When I was a child, I developed early, around 4th grade. I always had a normal size chest, as far as I was concerned. I was able to wear pretty much what I wanted and didn’t feel self-conscious or wasn’t so large that it was inappropriate either.
As I grew up, I did everything I could to maintain a healthy body size, and was pretty successful until I reached my mid-twenties. It was then, as I was a wife and mother, that I didn’t have time to watch everything that I ate and had time to exercise.
Finally, a year and a half ago, I lost 45 pounds which was amazing to me, but with the weight, also went my chest. I was finding that none of my bras would fit; I didn’t feel comfortable in a swimsuit, even though my weight was where I wanted it to be. I found myself trying to find push up swimsuits and taking what seemed like half the water out of the pool or lake in my swimsuit top when I got out of the water in the padding. I felt more self-conscious when I would be intimate with my husband because of course, I noticed my lack of chest then even more. He always told me I was beautiful no matter what, but I just didn’t have the confidence and feel beautiful like I wanted. It seems like the running joke for every woman is that someday they are going to buy new boobs, or we hide our frustration with the fact that other people have treated themselves to augmentation by calling them fake or thinking bad of them. The truth though I have found out is far from that.
My husband and I had a deep conversation one day after I mentioned that I wanted to go in for a free no obligation appointment to talk about all that getting breast implants would involve and cost. He was very understanding to where I was coming from and knew that it wasn’t about having a perfect body or being a sex symbol but to restore my confidence and a piece of myself that was missing. He again reassured me that I was perfect how I was and he didn’t think that I needed to do this, but it was up to me. (and yet what man wouldn’t love a new set of perfect boobs on their wife).
I set up the appointment and had my free consultation. Everyone was very professional and answered all my questions that I had. It was a very relaxing environment and never once did I feel embarrassed or bad. I was told how to decide what size that I wanted to do and I remember saying I didn’t want to look like a “porn star.” They completely understood and reassured me that I would be the size that I picked. Like I say, I didn’t want to go unrealistic, I didn’t want to have people look at me and say, yikes, look at those fake boobs, I just wanted to feel whole again. That is when my husband and I dove into the conversation and decision more. Was this procedure worth it financially? Is this the best use of our money as far as our family is concerned? Could I just spend more money on buying bra shapers, or lifters or just always feel a little unease? Or was it that it makes more sense to do it now, if I eventually someday would do it when I was older. Wouldn’t it make more sense to do it in my 30s than my 60s? Isn’t it maybe the time to do something for myself?
The final decision was made and I set up my appointment. In July, I went in for my procedure and by a couple hours later, I was already on my way out the door with my “new boobs.” Recovery time was very fast, after a day and a half I was already at my family reunion and off my pain pills.
So, how has life been since you may ask? Amazing! I am so confident. I can wear what I want without trying to find the pushup bra to give the allusion that I actually have a chest. I can go most days without even wearing a bra and my chest stays where it’s supposed to. I don’t have the painful bra straps or underwires or anything. I can wear whatever dresses or shirts I want without having to try to find an uncomfortable strapless bra that will eventually end up sliding down or having to tug on it all day long.
As a mom, we are always putting our spouse or children first. But I cannot say enough, how this was one of the best things we have ever spent our money on. I have always been so grateful for my life, my family and all my blessings, but being able to be comfortable in my skin again and feel complete again has been such a blessing and I am forever grateful to Dr. Sult and all of his amazing staff at Aesthetics. But I guarantee you, when you see me out and about though, the first thing you will notice will still be my huge smile.