Talking About Plastic Surgery and My Experience 

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I am a firm believer that you should do whatever makes you happy! That includes plastic surgery. For instance, if you’ve never liked your nose and you know that changing it will make you more comfortable in your skin and therefore make you more happy, then go for it. You do you.

I’ve been wanting to share my own experience with plastic surgery. I want to help out whoever is reading this that might be going through the same ginormous issues I suffered from for almost 15 years. At 29 years old, I got a breast reduction and the only thing I regret is not having done it sooner.

I developed pretty early on and for as long as I can remember, I was that girl with the big boobs. It’s hard enough being a teenager , but add in being 4’10 with size DDs-DDDs…it was horrible. They would bring me so much unwanted attention. I thought the older I got the more I would come to terms with them, but I never did. It only got harder. My back would hurt constantly from all the extra weight I carried, I couldn’t hardly run on the treadmill, I absolutely hated how I looked in my clothes, and they just weren’t pretty anymore (gravity definitely had taken its toll on them!)

I had enough and a year after giving birth to my son, I told my husband in so many words I was sick of this shit. I had thought about looking into surgery for years but I never actually went through with it. Honestly everything after that was a blur, it moved so fast. I got a referral from my primary doctor and had to sit in on a class on breast reduction, which was super informative. From there I met with the surgeon who would be the one working on me. I feel like as soon as my top came off, he was thinking like whoa yeah, you’re a candidate! He explained to me the different types of incisions he could make and we decided on one based on my size. We also talked about how small I should go based on my height and body type. Just a couple days later I had my surgery scheduled for a month later in July of 2015.

I was pretty nervous on the day of surgery but more than anything I was just excited. Is it strange that I was way more anxious about getting my IV than the actual surgery?! Thank goodness the nurse was a pro and it didn’t hurt that bad. After a little waiting my surgeon came in and he marked on my body with a pen where he was going to cut me. From there, I was wheeled into the surgical room and given the anesthesia and don’t remember a thing after that. I remember bits and pieces after waking up but after staying a few hours postop, my husband drove us home. Recovery wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I was a little nauseous but that went away after a day or so and the pain wasn’t too bad. The worst part was just being sore and uncomfortable, I had a very hard time sleeping. I remember the first time taking the bandages off to look at myself…I was so scared to look lol. Trust me, it wasn’t pretty at all. But over time they started to look better.

Recovery went great, I went back to work after just 3 weeks off. I couldn’t have done it without the help from my husband and in laws. They all took turns watching our son around the clock since I wasn’t able to hold him or lift him for the first 6 weeks after surgery. That was so hard! Now I have perfectly proportionate, perky breasts and I love them! I can go braless if I need to, I can run on the treadmill with no problem, and the backaches have disappeared. I had such a great surgeon who knew exactly what I wanted!

So that is my experience, I’m sorry it ended up being so long but this didn’t even go into that much detail. I’m so happy I did it for both the medical and cosmetic reasons. I would say if you were considering doing it, then go for it. Life is too short and you have to do what you want to do! Luckily I have a great husband who was supportive of my decision but if you have negative people in your life who don’t support you, please listen to me…you do not need them! The people who love you will support you no matter what you decide to do.

Please feel free to share your comments on this below. If you have any questions about the procedure, etc, please ask me as well and I will get back to you!

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– Jess

Talking About Plastic Surgery

(BEFORE SURGERY)

Talking About Plastic Surgery

(AFTER SURGERY)

8 Comments
  • Lily

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    Jessica,

    Thanks so much for sharing such a personal part of your life with us. I really enjoyed reading about your bravery and your rational behind your decision. You’re absolutely right, life is way too short to be unhappy – I totally agree with everything you’ve said! Always always always surround yourself with others that love and support you. Ain’t nobody got time for negativity!

    -Lily

  • Tien Angie

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    It took a lot of courage to post such a personal post but you’ve inspired me to just do what makes me happy no matter what anyone thinks. This was a great read for anyone who struggles with getting plastic surgery! You’re killing it girl, stay that way <3

  • Shantel Collins

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    What a coincidence. I’m watching a plastic surgery show on E! right now! As a big busty woman myself I have struggled constantly with back pain from carrying such large breasts. So, I commend you for being so brave!

  • Alice

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    I think plastic surgery gets a bad rap because of people going under the knife for the wrong reasons, but in reality there’s absolutely nothing wrong with improving the comfort of being in your own skin. I’m so glad recovery wasn’t bad; thanks for sharing your experience!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Diana

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    I agree that plastic surgery is no one’s else choice but your own. Each one of us has a choice, but we all have to respect each other. I’m glad your procedure went well! You were smart to ask for help during recovery. My sister had a similar surgery done, and she was carrying grocery bags and lifting weights soon after. Sure enough, some crazy shit happened.

  • Fatima Zehra

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    Jessica, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST! Its always a treat to read insightful, informative, yet personal posts on such topics as we need more people to understand the dilemmas and the stigmas associated with plastic surgery. I have always been pro-choice no matter what it is. Kudos to you for being bold and taking charge of yourself 🙂

    xoxoxo Fatima

  • Candy

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    Such a great post. So nice to hear your husband and family were so supportive of your choice and helped with your recovery.

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