Hey beauties, how have you all been? I seem to have been neglecting my blog lately so I do apologise for that... I have just been so busy with work and mum duties I haven't had the chance to sit down and write. But anyway it feels so good to be finally getting up a new post up for you all.
I have been thinking about writing this post for quite some time now, but I really wasn't sure what the response would be. But after asking you guys if you'd be interested in reading a long term breast augmentation update on my Instagram and many of you said YES :-) here we are!
A little background...
From a very young age I always loved the curvy look and big boobs so I knew as soon as I could I wanted to get a boob job. As soon as I tuned 18 (in 2009) I went ahead and had a breast enlargement.
For me personally, I just really love that hourglass shape and to be honest the look of fake boobs haha.
I believe pre op my natural boobs were around a full B cup, I was happy with my natural shape I just wanted them bigger. I went for 560cc size inspira implants over the muscle (which has made my cup size around a DD). If I remember correctly I think this was the biggest size my surgeon said I could get with my size/body frame. Any bigger would have been too wide. This particular brand of implants came with a lifetime guarantee and I was told I should never need them changing unless I wanted to.
These photos were taken within the first couple of years after having my implants done. I could only find my modelling photos rather than 'normal' ones that showed my implants so sorry if they are a bit posey haha!
As this post is focused on the longer term i'm not going to go into any detail about the actual operation or healing process. It was all pretty straight forward and usual from what I remember.
Changes over time & pregnancy
Of course during the first few months after the operation you will see quite a few changes with size and softening ect. However I really noticed after a couple of years my implants felt completely settled in. They seemed a lot softer and bouncy rather than having that 'stuck on' not moving look (sorry for my wording i'm not sure else how to describe it aha).
During pregnancy I found they were extremely sensitive, like they hurt from the water in the shower touching them but as I have only ever been pregnant with breast implants I can't say if this had anything to do with the implants themselves or just something that happens to all pregnant women. They also got HUGEEEE it was quite ridiculous! During my pregnancy they were so big I couldn't fit into any of my DD bras, I just lived in sports bras or none at all. Before having implants I was told by my surgeon that I should still be able to breastfeed if I wanted to. I did choose to bottle feed in the end so unfortunately I can't say if that whole process would have still worked the same.
I do feel like after having a baby they have dropped a bit, I'm guessing due to the stretching of the breasts getting bigger then back to 'normal' size again after pregnancy. However i'm not sure if this is something anyone else would notice other than me, I will put photos below so you can see what I mean. I still don't NEED to wear a bra but I do feel like they are slightly lower and less perky than they were a few years ago. They just sort of feel heavier to me. Having said that they are almost 9 years old so these types of changes are expected!
Something else I have noticed is that in the first couple of years after having them done wearing a push up bra wouldn't really make any difference as they always looked like that anyway but now I feel it does make some difference to the look.
In terms of feeling and sensitivity I don't feel like this has really changed at all since they healed. I know I mentioned changes during pregnancy but other than that feeling has all been normal. I have heard that some people can get numbness after having breast implants but I never experienced that issue personally.
On another note I do have a constant back ache, I don't solely put this down to having breast implants but I do think it's a contributing factor as they are fairly big and heavy!
Of course all these changes are quite personal to me, I can imagine if you had smaller implants under the muscle the changes may show less or if you had naturally bigger breasts before implants then sagging could be more... I think it will be quite individual depending on your natural size, size of implant, skin elasticity, surgeon, technique used ect ect.
This is how my implants look today...a few months away from being 9 years old and post baby! On the left I just have a bikini on to show you how they look with no support, this is exactly how they sit with no bra at all. On the right is with my fav Victoria Secret push up bra.
Overall I am still very happy with my implants and I still think I made the right decision getting them done :-) Would I get another boob job? Yes I would! I always remember my surgeon saying to me the boobs you want as an 18 year old are probably not the same as what you'd choose at 40, I totally get this and I would consider changing the size in the future if I feel they are too big once I'm a lot older.
I'm not sure why but I felt quite nervous posting this blog! I think it's quite a personal one and not really something i've spoken about a lot before. When I have looked up 'boob job' blog posts they all seem to be about the operation and immediate healing process rather than any long term effects. So hopefully this post has been helpful to some of you and given an insight on what implants are like longer down the line!
If you think i've missed anything or you have any questions please feel free to send me a message/comment.
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