The Ultimate Boob Job FAQ, Everything you Should Know About the Breast Enhamcements
I knew for a long time that some day I wanted a boob job. I always said I would get one before my wedding, but as time would have it that ended up not working out. (Graduating college the same week as my wedding meant that I was still one poor college student who cringed every time she had to buy gas or food.) I always kept a stash of cash that I deemed my “boob job fund” and slowly but surely it began to add up. I ended up having a breast augmentation (boob job) in 2012, and quickly noticed that for some reason there is a stigma around boob jobs. Any time one of my readers asks me a question about my boobs, they always start off by saying “I’m so sorry to ask” or “don’t feel like you have to answer this!” To be honest, I take it as a compliment when people ask for advice when they are considering a boob job and don’t mind answering questions at all.
That’s why today I’m here to do a little Boob Job FAQ to answer all of the questions that my readers submitted to me; don’t forget to scroll down to the end of the post to see the photos too!
Before I get into this, let me start off by saying that choosing your doctor is one of the most important parts. I always recommend to friends and readers that they consult with a few different doctors. Trust me, the second you meet your match you will know! At least that was my case with Dr. Reynolds. I did shoot him an email before writing this post to make sure I had all of my facts straight on exactly what he did since it’s been about 5 years since my procedure, but this is in no way sponsored by him or his office. (They did send over some really helpful facts and tips for this post!) But I will say that I owe the happiness from my procedure to him. He is a true artist and I trusted his opinion every step of the way. Obviously not all of my readers live in Las Vegas, so I think finding a doctor through friends and speaking to past patients is the best route to go. Anyone can figure out how to pay to be at the top of search results on google but that doesn’t mean they are the best option in your area.
Going into an office for a consultation sounds a little nerve racking, but when I was there I felt so comfortable and so confident that Dr. Reynolds really understood the look that I was going for. I felt so good about the appointment that I ended up cancelling my next consultation and scheduling the surgery date.
Are your breast enhancements in front or behind muscle?
Underneath the muscle!
What is your size?
I did 300CC which brought me from an 34A to a 32DD. One of my biggest fears was looking “fake” or having a size that was too big for my body. Sometimes I see people get implants that are too big for their body and it can be really unflattering in my opinion. *A note from Dr. Reynolds and his staff on sizing:
“Bra sizes are different depending on the brand. That’s why when women come in asking for a certain cup size, it’s super helpful in determining the volume of the implants, but that’s just the starting point. Breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc). Projection refers to the side profile or the distance that the implant will project from your body. The size and projection that a person needs will depend on their body type and the shape and fullness that they want. Your particular implants were high profile.”
Can you still feel your nipples?
Yes I did not lose any feeling. Some people do lose some or all sensitivity in their nipples but I did not.
Are breast enhancements worth it/do I recommend it?
I absolutely recommend it if it is something that you really want or are self conscious about. I have always been very happy with my decision and fully support anyone who wants to do it! It makes me sick to think that some women think so negatively of it. It is your body and if it will make you feel more confident then don’t worry about what anyone else thinks! I remember getting it done and hearing family members making comments about how they couldn’t understand how women would “alter their body.” Funny enough the girls saying this are already blessed with a chest. This is your decision and you just have to ignore what others have to say!
Did I have my boob job pre kids and If so, how are they now?
Yes! I had my procedure done about 5 years ago and Michael just turned three. I didn’t want to wait until I was done having kids to finally have the boobs that I wanted. I figured you have to get them redone eventually anyways, so why wait to have what I really wanted? I am honestly really impressed with how they have held up. I still think they look great even after breastfeeding two babies. Eventually you get your boobs redone anyways, so I figure having kids wasn’t a big issue at all.
Did your breast enhamcements affect breastfeeding or your milk supply?
Nope! This is one of my most frequently asked questions or comments. “I would never do something to my body that would effect breastfeeding my children” is a passive aggressive comment I’ve heard from a handful of people. I have successfully breastfed both of my children! I nursed Michael for exactly one year, and I’m currently nursing my 11 month old.
Who is your Doctor?
Dr. Reynolds at Reynolds Plastic Surgery! I have probably sent about 15 friends to him and they all love him just as much as I do! He is located in Las Vegas, NV.
How much did your boob job cost?
The cost is different for every doctor, so I can’t speak on exactly what you will be paying however Dr. Reynolds has incredible pricing. This is their current special (Not sure how long this pricing is going on.)
- $5465 for Traditional Round Silicone Implants
- $5865 for Soft Touch Silicone Implants
- $6265 for Highly Cohesive Silicone Implants
Did you scar/Where is your scar?/ What incision did you do?
There are a few different ways that Implants can be placed: The arm pit, around the areola, and in the fold beneath the breast are the three most common. I did the fold beneath the breast. I do have a scar that has faded over time, but the nice thing is the scar is essentially covered unless I raise my hands over my head.
Are you nervous about breast implant illness?
Honestly, no. I don’t have a long explanation why I am, and I don’t have all of the facts about breast implant illness, however I had many questions about this. If you are interested in implants but are nervous about this, I recommend getting more facts from your doctor. I think they will have the best insight on this! (Obviously this goes back to going to a doctor that you can trust in rather than seeing a doctor who only has dollar signs in their eyes.)
What type of breast implants did you do?
From Dr. Reynolds staff:
“Yours were the traditional silicone. Back then we didn’t have the option of soft touch or highly cohesive. Basically the difference is how “gummy” the implants are. The traditional silicone implants provide a full look with slight roundness in the upper pole of the breast, while the soft touch give a fuller look with more roundness on top and the highly cohesive gives the fullest look with a very rounded look on top. Choosing the right implant depends on the breast shape, amount of tissue the person has and even whether or not they’ve had implants before. Some common reasons why women come see Dr. Reynolds are because they feel flat, deflated post-breastfeeding, they want more fullness overall, they want more fullness on top, or they need a revision. The nice thing about “gummy” implants (all of the silicone implants we offer are “gummy”) is that they still feel soft, with varying levels of squishiness. The best way for someone to determine with implant they would prefer for their breast augmentation is to feel each implant during their consultation and try them on when they are sizing for their implants.”
How long was the surgery?
The procedure took about an hour and a half if I remember correctly! I remember going into my surgery so nervous but so excited. I had never had anesthesia before so I was freaking out a little bit about that. Dr. Reynolds and his anesthesiologist made the perfect team. They made me laugh when I was feeling nervous and even called the night before to make sure I was ready to go for the surgery. (I borderline cry when I get the flu shot so a surgery was a big deal for me haha!)
Do you still wear a bra after your boob job?
Yes and no. Around the house I do not, but If I’m going out I do. It’s not that I need the lift, but I just always look cold if you know what I mean.
How was your recovery?
I think I went into my surgery expecting the absolute worst recovery so I was actually pleasantly surprised. Don’t get me wrong, I was in pain. I actually had no bruising which was so crazy to me. My friends came to bring us food and were so surprised at how I was doing. I took pain pills the day of and the day after and then I was good enough to tough it out. You sort of learn how to slide out of bed in the mornings without using any of those muscles. You will feel a lot of pressure on your chest, especially in the process or sitting up or laying down.
My breast enhancement surgery is scheduled. Any tips?
YES. Pack a pillow in your car and a sprite for the ride home after. Be sure to bring either a zip up hoodie and sweats or a zip up night gown and slippers. Buy some rainbow sherbet because it is a really good treat when you’re feeling under the weather. Also buy a couple comfortable front clasp bras. You doctor should provide you with one, but you will definitely want a couple to rotate through since you will be wearing them for a while. Keep in mind that you will be swollen at first and it will be slightly different from what you actual end result will be. (See photos below.)
Does a boob job affect working out?
You can’t work out for about 6 weeks. I am really into working out so when the 6 week mark started to approach I would go on a lot of walks and did some leg exercises that didn’t use my upper body whatsoever. Push ups and pull ups felt very weird for a long time for me, but now they feel totally normal. I believe it is recommended to not do a lot of pushups.
Did your clothing size change after your boob job?
No! I thought it would, however I found that everything just fits me so much better now! It’s actually trickier to find swimsuits that fit me perfectly. I prefer wireless bras, sports bras, and swimsuits.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this boob job FAQ! If there are any questions I haven’t answered, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or send me a message on Instagram!