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I'm considering breast augmentation.

Having gained A LOT of weight from antidepressants and then losing it rapidly has not been kind to the girls, although honestly, I don't think I ever felt very good about them.  I'm not personally a fan of large or fake-looking breasts...I'd love to have small perky ones, but instead I have small not-so-perky ones.  I have only had one man ever compliment them, and that was when I was heavier and they were fuller.  (Since men love breasts, this lack of feedback makes me feel they must be really bad.)

Thing is that it's a lot of money that I just don't have, but I could borrow.  I could also sell my car to pay for some of it.  I think it would make me feel better about my body.  As it is, I always feel that I have to hide them unless I'm lying down.  And I approach bra-shopping as an art form, because it's soooo hard for me to find a bra that gives me the shape and support I need.

Do any of you have them?  Are you happy with the results?  Do they look/feel real?  Did they help your self esteem?

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Hi Devon,

I very seriously considered vaser liposuction.  I KNOW it would do wonders for my self esteem if I could change my body.  After much research I didn't like what I learned regarding recovery and bad results many have achieved.  So I'm not going to do it.

I suggest research, research and more research.  Check out this forum.  I lived on the lip forum when I was obsessed with lip augmentation (that I did do!).  I've also had botox.

http://www.boobapalooza.com/messageboards.htm

If the risks are acceptable and you have done your homework, you are healthy, don't smoke and honestly feel it will help your self-esteem I say go for it.

Dee

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Hi Devon,

I'm losing a lot of weight I gained also and I know what you're talking about.  Things are never gonna be as firm as they once were.

I've seen that show Dr 90210 and the women are always thrilled with the results they get, although their breasts tend to look kind of balloonish.

I like natural and it's hard to say without seeing... ha! 

You could always go for some consultations and get some opinions.  If all goes well with the procedure it's almost certain you'll be very happy.

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The love of my life had very small breasts; my wife has very large breasts.  Damned if I could tell you which breasts I liked better.  I know it sounds dumb, but they are only a part of you.

Tommy

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Ballooned boobs?  No thanks.

Speaking from the guy perspective, I don't care whether a gal is big, small, whatever.  The personality is the real person I fall in love with, not the size of her bra.

Any guy who would only like you for your bosom size is a shallow minded jerk, which isn't the sort of guy you should be seeking to spend your life with.

You can't defeat time nor gravity no matter what you do.  Any plasticizing and stretching you do now will be overcome a few years down the road. Focus your mental and spiritual energy on more important things in life that will bring you real satisfaction and peace of mind.

A.M.

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Heya devon00,

Well, I've seen women who like their implants and others who wish they'd never had them.

Not one I've examined felt "real."

And, a *lot* of women who went for reductions b/c of back pain.

I'd thought about implants when I was younger, to not be mistaken for a boy.

Now?

I wish someone would've told me about pushup bras.  Cripes I'm a whole A cup with the right bra.

I want to say that as your friend I'll support you either way.  And, of course!!!  I will.

But.

I strongly encourage you to look at other options to make your clothes look better.

And with clothes off??

Hey, naked girl, whoa, naked girl.

Once you're naked they don't care.

;)

--ncc--

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i'll say that i have thought about this too.. they say that oh.. you still have time to grow.. well im in my 20s and nothings there..  it does make me feel very ugly and self concious, but then again i hate every part of my body.. so getting boobs wouldnt help much.. so I wont do it

i know a lot of people are against plastic surgery- but I say if it makes you feel better about your self and can raise your self esteem- then go with it.. of course there is the price and the risks to worry about.. but overall I dont think implants are that big of a deal.. to me its the same as dying (sp?) your hair or whitening your teeth.

your happiness is most important- do what will make you happy

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Speaking as a guy, I've never been a fan of fake breasts.  People are how they are, and generally how they are is better than how they would be with something artificial (of that sort) done to them (with exceptions made for burn victims and whatnot).  To me, it just doesn't make sense to spend all that money on something like that that usually ends up being kind of unnatural anyway.

However, I don't have anything against people doing "unnatural" things to their bodies (piercings, tattoos, and whatever) if that's what they want (and a lot of it is very interesting).  I think it's the reasoning behind it in cases like this.  If it's something someone wants to do for themselves for a positive reason, then I'm all in favor of it.  If, like this, it's for a negative reason, because they don't feel like they're good enough in some way, that doesn't seem, to me, at least, like a healthy reason to make a major, surgical modification to one's body.

Just my personal feelings on the matter, though.  I'm not one to tell anyone else what they can and can't do to themself, just make sure they think about it before they do it.

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I think the problem is, many women who get implants tend to go overboard. Waaaay overboard.

I know there are men out there who like massive breasts, but I think they are probably in the minority, contrary to what many women seem to think.

In my eyes, it's all about being proportional. Being top heavy doesn't make any mose sense than ass implants would.

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Devon00, my 22 yr old daughter recently had implants. She told the Dr. to be proportional in size. He was. My daughter is 5"11 and 150. She probably is a lg B or small C. She feels so much better about herself. Another thing you can do is buy your bras at Victoria's Secrets. Great padded and push ups. But do what is best for you.

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Being top heavy doesn't make any mose sense than ass implants would.

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threadjack

Butt implants actually do exist! And people get them!

(Not me, I'll stick with the "original equipment" aside from weight loss).

Fiona

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threadjack

Butt implants actually do exist! And people get them!

(Not me, I'll stick with the "original equipment" aside from weight loss).

Fiona

/threadjack

If memory serves me right, they're pretty popular in Brazil.

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What Dee said.

They need replacement, and though saline isn't biologically risky  like silicone, when they rupture - you deflate fast.  Had a minor bike accident two years after mine were installed, and the handbar did a number on Rightie which has ever since been two cup sizes different. :)   ;)   They are NOT cheap to replace, even if Mentor pays for one of them.    It's the surgery and anesthesia and all the rest that eat up the contents of your wallet.  Thus I haven't gotten around to balancing mine out - matter of time AND money.  Mental and dental health came first and aesthetics have had to take a back seat since (not to mention a big med-induced weight swing later on too!). 

What's more, it is NOT an area to economize on.    Even Cher when she was already well off, got a terrible job (or two), before they looked OK.    They can come out cross eyed and all kinds of oddball shapes.  And I don't know what your social circle is, but mine was such that I couldn't go around asking for referrals and a peek. 

JFTR, saline sloshes.

Anyhow, I would say go for it, but do be prepared to shell out for a good surgeon.  And to be sure to have the same amount (plus inflation, no pun),  for a redo within  a decade even  if you don't have any bike accidents.    If you haven't had kids (and want to) I'd say, wait! And be super sure your weight has stabilized  beforehand too.

RealityBust

PS They DO interfere with mammogram readings - just a bit.  There's a  dark side of the moon effect you can never be sure about.  Only about 10% but if you're a worrier,  take that into consideration as well.

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i am an enduring fan of boobies, larger to a larger extent. however, i am not at all a fan of augmentation.

and yes, when a person is naked, i would imagine that it would not matter because then things would be different.

for me , a larger breast is something that catches my eye (moreso if there's two), not something that makes someone attractive to me. someone who is attractive beyond mere eye candy is someone who i'd get to know.

geez, hope that doesn't sound pretentious.

grouse.

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just adding to the original question

my cousin, who is her own breed of mentally interesting but would strongly deny it (hey she thinks chewing on food and spitting it out is as good as swallowing a whole meal!) had her breasts done.

As the information presented above left her body very skeletal and she basically had no breasts and no hair (it fell out in junks, but once again she insists there is nothing wrong) she got her boobs done. She went from a cup to c cup and they look "ok" when covered by clothing but obviously fake in singlets and swim wear.

she says she got it done because she had such low self esteem from having a boyish figure. a boyish figure she developed after she stopped eating and started chewing and spitting. her short hair cut is a result of dramatic hairloss.

i guess the point i am making is that my cousin has HUGE mental health issues, but this jackass doc was happy to take her $10k or however much it was and not ask any of those questions, she even got a discount cause she is an airline hostess for virgin (good on u richard branson)

please really think about this and make sure the doc u see if u start inquiries is asking the right questions and u r getting the right answers.

Cause at the end of the day my cousin is still eating like a rabbit, chewing and spitting out her food and running to the bathroom after every meal. not a happy person, no major change in self esteem. its actually really sad for her.

I know how hard it is to accept your own body for how it looks, but at the end of the day really it is your opion and only yours that matters so be wise in this decision, and make sure u have your head right when u make it. good luck!

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Just a thought,

If you do indeed get the implants, they will eventually sag (replacements needed not withstanding) just from the sheer weight of them. Then when replacement time comes, you'll probably have to get a lift as well.

As a former c cup and now a d cup after giving birth and breastfeeding, I'm having my own issues. I'm probably going to get a small reduction then a lift. Problem is, to lift them, they gotta cut the muscles over the breasts. You wanna talk about pain! I'm not looking forward to it.

The push up bras, cutlets, etc, allow you to look great in clothing and you don't have to worry about the sag factor. I'd highly recommend looking into it. The cutlets can go in bathing suits too.

I've felt fake boobs. They're hard as rocks. Think about that. Soft and natural is so much more sexy imho. Then you gotta worry about scar tissue. There's alot to consider. I'm not saying don't do it. Just find a great surgeon who's honest about what to expect, and weigh you options very carefully. Good luck in your decision. I'm behind you no matter what you choose.

Croix

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Just a thought,

If you do indeed get the implants, they will eventually sag (replacements needed not withstanding) just from the sheer weight of them. Then when replacement time comes, you'll probably have to get a lift as well.

As a former c cup and now a d cup after giving birth and breastfeeding, I'm having my own issues. I'm probably going to get a small reduction then a lift. Problem is, to lift them, they gotta cut the muscles over the breasts. You wanna talk about pain! I'm not looking forward to it.

..I.'ve felt fake boobs. They're hard as rocks. Think about that. Soft and natural is so much more sexy imho. Then you gotta worry about scar tissue. There's alot to consider. I'm not saying don't do it. Just find a great surgeon who's honest about what to expect, and weigh you options very carefully. Good luck in your decision. I'm behind you no matter what you choose.

Croix

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Actually, croix (having researched this a good bit before diving in) they only feel hard if there's a problem with the healing - called "capsular contraction". And they hold up a lot better under the sag effect than regular breast tissue, maybe because saline is lighter.  My surgeon told me I could go without a bra afterwards, and it was true - more than naturals anyhow (though I recommend bras owing to the stretching of tissue over time, especially if you run  or have weight swings). 

JFTR I went for the augmentation as a way of getting a lift without all that cutting and scarring of a lift - moving the nipple etc.    And it would have worked but for the accident.  At least for a decade of so anyhow. (Should have budgeted more.  Interviewing surgeons is a pain too especially from my location.) There are boards devoted to this, but they must be read with great caution as some are surgeon sponsored.

It DID hurt a lot more than I expected but I imagine some approaches  (thru the armpit, or inserted near the nipple) are probably less so. 

Um, to name a name, if he hasn't retired, Fritz Barton in Houston is one of the best in the business - in EVERYTHING cosmetic. Extremely nice and responsible as well as being a brilliant surgeon.  And for reconstruction after mastectomy, he can't be topped. 

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My cousin is 5'5, 115lbs, and used to wear something like an AA or A cup bra. She was happy she went up to a C while pregnant, but her breasts deflated when not pregnant, and she says they sagged (I did not see them so do not know).

So she got breast implants. She loves them, and says her hubby does too.

I personally would like to be perky and natural, no matter what the size. I've never had anyone complain my breasts were too big (34D), but one did complain they were too large! Well, screw them! My breasts are a part of me.

Look at it that way. Your breasts are a part of you. If you are unhappy, be prepared to shell out some $$ for your fake boobs, and be prepared to deal with it should they either look stupid or pop or something. Get a warranty like my cousin did. Yes, a warranty on the implants and work! lol

loon (woman happy in her skin)

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