Well, the cat’s out of the bag! I’m getting a breast augmentation and my surgery is scheduled for February 2nd…so just over a week away! I’ve been up in the air about sharing this blog post because there is so much controversy and judgement out there about people who decide to get cosmetic surgery. However, after I thought about it for a while, I decided that sharing my experience could benefit so many women. And maybe even help them decide if this procedure is right for them if they’re on the fence about it.
I did SO much research leading up to making my decision to have surgery. While I was doing my homework I realized that, while there is a lot of information out there, there isn’t a lot of blog posts about personal experiences from start to finish. As a blogger I choose to share a majority of my life with my readers, so I feel like it’s important for me to be transparent and honest with all of you. That being said, I plan on doing a series of posts about my experience throughout the process. Everything from why I decided to get a breast augmentation (today’s post) to what to expect at your consultations, what surgery day was like and then my recovery.
Am I going to post before and after pictures? No. That isn’t my style and never has been. I may share pictures of what the bandages/wrapping look like post surgery and what sports bras I plan to wear until I am cleared to wear normal bras again. But I will not be sharing straight up pictures of my chest. What I plan to share will be tasteful and informative. If you are thinking of having this procedure done or have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to me in the comment section below and I will help in any way I can! Now, on to the first post in the series!
Why I Decided To Have A Breast Augmentation
I want to start this series off by saying that I decided to do this procedure for me and me alone. I know this is a cliché response, but it’s true. It has been something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time, and my reasoning behind it is solely for me. My husband has made it clear that he loves me just the way that I am but supports my decision 100%. He has always wanted me to do whatever makes me happy!
I think it’s also important to note that I didn’t make the decision to have a breast augmentation off of a negative emotion. I’ve never been one to body shame myself or suffer from a major insecurity because of how my body looked. I’ve grown into a very confident woman who is comfortable in her skin. And I’m very happy with how my body looks right now. But if I have the opportunity and the means to make a change that will make me happier, I am going to consider it.
To Feel More Balanced
As you all probably know, I lead (and have always lead) a pretty active lifestyle. I played softball from T Ball all the way up to college. I also did cheerleading, dance and gymnastics. During my college years I got into lifting weights and even trained and participated in an NPC competition. So, over the years, I’ve developed a very athletic physique that is on the leaner side, especially my upper body. I’ve always longed to feel more ‘balanced’ and proportional in the chest area and I’ve gotten tired of having to wear massively padded bras all the time.
To Fill Out My Clothes Better
Another reason I decided to have a breast augmentation is because I wanted to fill out my clothes better. The bras I wore were heavily padded because that was the only way I could fill out my t-shirts. My sports bras were even padded because I couldn’t fill out workout tank tops at all without some help. It will be so nice to wear a swimsuit without worrying about the padding falling out! I felt like my small chest has made me look less feminine, which brings me to my next point…
To Feel More Feminine
I think that this reason goes hand in hand with wanting to fill out my clothes better. It’s really hard to describe what I mean by ‘feeling more feminine’. Other ladies who have the same thoughts and feelings that I do behind having this procedure will know what I mean. I just feel like my figure will be more curvy and feminine looking if I enhance my breast size a bit while still looking proportional.
The next post in this series will be about everything to expect during your initial and pre-op consultations, stay tuned!