A little bit about me: 25 years old with a degree in health and sport science. I had the opportunity to pursue a BA when my partner decided to get his teeth done in Thailand. My friend had recently gone through an agency and got her BA in Thailand and couldn't talk highly enough of the experience. I'd always been self conscious about my breasts, as I have an athletic figure with broad shoulders, I've also been hypomastia in that I (feel) I don't have enough breast tissue in accordance with my body stats (166cm 60kg). I've been wearing a 12C bra for the past 5/6 years depending on birth control (which i recently came off as it's so bad for ones mental and physical health) and so my breasts have fluctuated in size according to the pill/implant etc. Also, I was never exactly a C in that my chest bone has quite a significant dip so I had to fit in C bras to compensate for this but realistically I was a B cup and hoped to be a full D. My plan was to see how my breast looked after having children (which after breast feeding would be around 35 years old - I hope!) but when this opportunity became available, i thought it would be amazing to actually have breasts for the next 10 years and feel a little more confident in my body! When I decided to book in for the treatment I set myself a goal to become my healthiest self before surgery to enable a quick recovery. I spent the better half of 8 months training 6 days a week (Pilates), competing in 2 half marathons, upping my vitamin intake (spiralina, vit c, chlorophyll, magnesium, multi vit etc) and eating a 80/20 diet. (80% healthy 20% cheat) I booked everything on my own by contacting Bangkok Hospital Phuket myself and organising my treatment with Dr. Jib. FYI I also organised for my teeth to be cleaned, scaled and whitened the day after I arrived (I landed on the 6th, 7th dentist, BA on the 10th, depart on the 20th) BPICS (a lady called Ailada in particular) was very efficient with her emails and answered my endless questions! She organised pick up from airport to hotel and hotel to all appointments (return). With my partners teeth we are in hospital 8 days altogether out of a 14 day "holiday". She also organised all my medical treatment and got me to send through photos and medical information. The night before surgery I had a full body massage so that my back and pecs were nice and supple. I booked this back in April and time flew, next minute it was the 10th of Jan and I was face timing my mum out of my presidential suite at BPICS (free upgrade). I was really nervous and regretting my decision that morning, 70% sure I was making the wrong decision and that I should just wait (sounds terribly vain but I was worried breasts would make me look fat!!!). I am also terrified of needles and was literally sweating so much in the waiting room waiting for what was to come. I had blood tests (which I LITERALLY didn't feel!) blood pressure test, x Ray and a test on my heart (unsure of name but they attach suctioned plugs to different areas on the chest). I was then taken to see the surgeon and he is such a lovely gentleman. He spoke about the complications of surgery and why he performs them. It was 100% recited and probably very boring for him to say over and over but because of this wonderful forum, I knew every word! I took off my top and he took photos, I was then advised that my breast and stature could only fit 250-300cc. This shocked me as girls on the forum whom I know to be smaller than me had 375cc + fitted. When I tried on the 250c they looked nice but just like I was wearing a padded bra, same for 275. But 300 felt so feminine! I wanted to try on 325 also as I didn't want to sell myself short. These did look very big but a lot of girls say on here to go as big as possible because you lose size going under the muscle. We decided in surgery to go for 250-325cc I had the drip put in my hand whilst face timing my mum who knew how terrified I was - it didn't hurt a bit and my god that just set the tone for the rest of the day!! I waited 20 minutes then was taken down to the operating theatre with my partner. He kissed me goodbye and I was greeted by the anaesthetist who told me she would look after me. On the bed I began to panic thinking - what if something awful happens! What if they put me to sleep but I can feel everything. Next minute Dr Jib came over and held my hand and stroked my arm telling me that everything would be great. They also explained the type of pain I'd be in and how I might shake when I wake up because of the GA. When I woke up I immediately vomited on myself - more of a reaction to the tube down my throat rather than being in any pain. I knew where I was and felt like I had been asleep for about 2 hours (which I was!) my chest felt VERY tight like an elephant was sat on me. Dr Jib was there and told me he managed 300cc in each breast as 325cc was to stretched - I was happy. I relaxed in post op for 30min/1 hour then went back to my room feeling pretty good. My partner jumped up to see me and he said I looked great. He took photos of me and my boobs didn't look big at all, if anything they looked like I just had a padded bra on underneath my bandages. I face timed my mum who was over the moon. Every hour I had nurses checking on me. I felt a little yucky having the drips next to me but I just hid them under the blankets. It's very hard to get up as your arms don't work because of the pec muscle attachment (knowing lots about muscle origin and insertion was helpful). The nurse took me to the toilet and I thought I'd feel embarrassed but luckily my sister is a nurse and has ensured me it's not a big deal - I was able to "dab" wipe but couldn't pull up my pants. I managed to eat some fruit and slept on and off. I was also given lots of anti inflams and muscle relaxants. Slept that night really well, and in the morning I was able to go to the toilet by myself and get myself dressed. I was also able to lift my arms above my head. Dr came in and took out my drips at 9. I prepared myself for the worse as my mum passed out with the pain. On the whole it was the worse pain overall but it's justifiable. It doesn't hurt once it's over which is about 4 seconds. I was discharged at 11 and the driver was asked to drive carefully. I spent most of the day in bed with a lot of back ache. The bandages were SO tight that I was hunched over so much. I ordered room service and that was me done for the day!! The next day I headed into jungceylon and on the car ride there wehit a huge bump. It hurt more than my drips getting removed and I broke down crying. It felt like my stitches had been ripped open. After I calmed myself down I was fine. I got foot reflexology and did some shopping. Feeling fine just hated my posture as my back was so sore. Now here's a little secret that I haven't seen anyone share!! I used my sport sci degree here and I hope this information helps my fellow boobie-sisters out!! I bought 3 tennis balls and when I got back to the hotel I massaged my back with them. Simply stand with your back on the wall and start with one ball running up and down the vertical muscles on the side of your spine (erector spina or QL's) and squat up and down whilst it releases your muscles. I also did it on my traps. I did it for about 20 minutes altogether and felt like a new woman!!! I was so pleased. I then got into bed and lay down on two water bottles to help extend my spine - sounds crazy but it worked wonders. Next day I went to the hospital to see my surgeon to get my bandages off. I must admit - I wasn't impressed. They looked exactly like my old boobs - just swollen and pointed (YUCK!!!!) I listened to what he had to say about showering and bathing then left and shopped at Central Festival in my post op bra. I was feeling pretty ***** about everything but tried to remember that I just had major surgery and my muscles would be all tense and holding in my implants rather than relaxing around it. 7 hours after we got back to the hotel and i got my new girls out of their bra - WOW!!!!!!!! They had already bloomed (photos attached) I was so impressed and happy with how they looked! They looked so natural and my pain is subsiding all the time. Day 4 and I am extremely bloated, 4kg heavier as a result from the GA and antibiotics. Not too concerned as I am eating well and I know this is a natural reaction. I can lift myself out of bed, only a bit of pain in my left stitch & I must admit I'm feeling pretty normal. I am aware I may relapse if I don't keep up with medication and relax (hence dedicating today to lay by the pool) but I am very happy. I did not think I would recover so well! I believe I have healed so quickly because of my routine, previously mentioned, leading up to my op. I hope this post, although so long I don't know if you've managed to get to the end (hehe!) helps someone who has yet to have their operation. My plan now is to relax until the 20th, I begin work on the 28th Jan and will begin my normal exercise routine 8 weeks after surgery (mid March) For now, I will begin light exercise and healthy eating Any questions, I'm happy to answer!!!