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About Kaleidoscope_Eyes

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  • Birthday 09/20/1987

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  • Location
    SA
  • Surgery/ Procedure
    BA
    350cc HP Mentor Siltex Cohesive II
  • Name of Surgeon and Date of Surgery
    Dr Cooter - August 4th 2016
  • Measurements
    171cm / 49kg / 10A
  • Occupation
    Student
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    Medicine, Art, Music, Science

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  1. Revision done!

    25 days post op. I think they're looking tighter.
  2. Revision done!

    Thanks That's all I wanted the fist time around! A subtle enhancement. To me, they're still much larger than my pre-op boobs and I can still make them look big if I want to. How are you going with your decision now?? @JD*
  3. did anyone ever wish they'd chosen smaller or bigger?

    It's so hard to know how you're going to feel! Most people end up wishing they'd gone a little bigger but opinions also change over time. They look smaller initially because they're squashed by the muscle and then as they drop and fluff, they look bigger and some people who complained of being too small end up satisfied. But there are definitely those who feel too big afterwards too (me haha). I think it has a lot to do with your frame and your chest width. My surgeon pushed the biggest size I could go on me because of my height. I think if my chest had've been wider and more appropriate for my height, it might've been fine. I'm 171cm and about 52kg now with an 11cm BWD. I think most people my height have around 13-14cm BWD, which makes a big difference in how you carry the cc's. My underbust only measures 27.5 inches around and therefore, a small number of cc's goes a long way. I lost a whole cup by a 75cc decrease (which I still don't understand coz the math doesn't add up - maybe it's more like 3/4 cup? I've lost). According to many of the surgeons on real self, women who wear a 32 band size only need 100cc per cup size increase (rings true for me). Women who wear a 36 need closer to 200cc per cup. This totally makes sense coz you need more volume to fill the wider chest width. So, your measurements play a big role as well as your goals and the look you're trying to achieve. I know people say that 50cc isn't noticeable and while this may be true for people with a wider chest and more native breast tissue, if you're narrow and skinny with not much of your own tissue, it is noticeable. The difference might not be drastic but it can certainly be the difference between you feeling comfortable or uncomfortable with the size or content versus wishing you'd gone a little bigger. Oh, and my vectras looked awful! They made me rethink getting a BA altogether. Thankfully, they looked much better than that in real life.
  4. Revision done!

    Hi KLJ I had my first BA in 2016, less than 2 years ago. I always felt they were too big for me and what I wanted. I only downsized 3 weeks ago. I'm 171cm and 52kg. My BWD was only about 11cm and I ended up with an implant 11.7cm wide (surgeon said that was the maximum width I could take). So I kept the same width and just changed from HP to mod+.
  5. Revision done!

    Seeing changes every week! Skin is definitely retracting more in the upper pole Starting to look tight again!!
  6. Natrelle Inspira Soft Touch Implants

    I don't have these implants but they are a pretty popular choice. The first surgeon I saw was going to use these on me. The surgeon I ended up going with said that Mentor are softer and that's why I chose Mentor. Both are good choices. The Inspira have a higher fill ratio, which makes them less likely to ripple. Mentor are a bit softer but more prone to ripples. There are a few girls on this forum who have them but haven't replied. They probably don't visit this forum anymore coz they're happy with their BA and have moved on! I think they are a good choice. I was going to use these for my revision initially because the surgeon had a 'free set' he could use on me. I didn't do my revision until 6 months later so he used them on someone else. But I would've been totally happy using them. The only reason I went with Mentor again is because I was happy with my first Mentors and figured, why change? I just wanted to decrease the size. Also, the Mentor allowed me to go slightly lower in projection.
  7. Revision done!

    Thank you. I feel sooo much more comfortable with the size. It's hard to believe that 75cc can make such a big difference but it's quite noticeable to me, even looking at the photos you can see a fairly significant difference. And I still feel like I have plenty of boob! Tried on my 10C bras this morning that I bought last Friday. They're fitting great.
  8. Cooper's Ligaments and Bras

    Yes, thank you both! I will look at what exercises might be helpful.
  9. Cooper's Ligaments and Bras

    Yes, I think I will stick with the notion of 'support, support, support!' I taped my nipples up with duck tape last night and this morning I used hypafix to do the same thing. So I think for the next few months I'll use the hypafix and just wait and see. I do need to improve my diet haha.
  10. Revision done!

    Just an update. They are definitely less swollen this week. I'm hoping the skin in the upper pole retracts back a bit more but overall, still feeling really good about my decision. The skin has definitely firmed up a lot. It felt really 'doughy' last week when I had the dressings removed and the skin flaked off like crazy! I've been using bio-oil this week and I'm feeling and seeing small improvements everyday. Before vs 2 weeks post revision and 1 vs 2 weeks post revision It looks like I have stretch marks in this weeks photo but I don't! It's just where I taped my nipples up with duck tape last night (trying to encourage upper pole skin retraction) . Side profile is definitely looking firmer than last week
  11. Cooper's Ligaments and Bras

    So, I've been doing some reading about breast support and increasing the perkiness of your breasts. I just had my revision a couple of weeks ago and while my boobs aren't sagging, my nipples are sitting lower than I'd like. I never had great nipple position with the larger implants either. I feel like the overfilled upper pole forced them down and outward and increased my nipple to clavicle distance. It was initially 19cm before surgery and is now 21cm. I'm willing to accept that they'll probably never be fully lifted to their pre-BA position without the help of a crescent lift or some surgical intervention. However, I know that I will experience some degree of skin retraction over the next few months and I've been looking into ways to support this as best I can. So some sources say that wearing a bra actually weakens your Cooper's ligaments (the ligaments that hold your boobs up and keep them perky). I guess the theory makes sense. If you don't use certain muscles or ligaments in the body, they atrophy because they're not needed. So wearing a bra takes all of the pressure off of the ligaments and they weaken. Then when you're not wearing a bra, they can't maintain the lift that they would otherwise be able to if the ligaments were strong and working hard. But there aren't any muscles in the breast so I don't know how much ligament strength alone can be improved by 'making them work' to keep your boobs perky. There is conflicting evidence and advice out there. Thoughts?
  12. Need reassurance

    I had 6 crowns and 14 veneers placed about 4 1/2 months after my first BA! Like you, I've had some dental issues and cavities that just keep appearing no matter how often I brush and floss. I didn't take any antibiotics and everything was fine. I was also concerned about the risk and remember freaking out beforehand. As far as I'm aware, I don't think it's considered necessary anymore but I could be wrong. If it makes you feel more comfortable, do it for your own peace of mind. For my revision, my PS actually prescribed a course of antibiotics. I'm not sure why that is because I don't remember taking them for my first BA. Maybe it was because I was downsizing? I also had drains placed with the revision, which I didn't need for the initial augment. Anyway, if you're concerned, just bring it up with Dr Kollias when you go back. And I totally get the overthinking things!!!!
  13. I've been looking at countless explant photos on real self and I am seriously amazed at how great some of them look. I won't lie, some are scary too. But most of them end up looking quite good. There was one woman who used some type of laser collagen stimulation each month for about 9 months and her skin looked sooooo much better afterwards! I think if you browse that website, you'll get an idea of what to expect. I think you're better of explanting first and seeing how they go before you add lift scars. I think sometimes a lift can actually make them more uneven because it's hard to remove the same amount of tissue from each breast and the tissue will also still retract. You know how you have a vertical incision from a lift, it's like there are 2 sides that then can retract inwards over the next few months and it can create a weird dent. I've seen it on a couple of women who've removed implants with a lift. Obviously, this isn't always the case and maybe it depends on surgical skill, I don't know. But I think if you're young and didn't have ptotic breasts to begin with, combined with the fact that they haven't been in that long, you might be very happy with just an explant.
  14. Revision done!

    I told Mum they were a little bit droopier than before and she was like 'well that's to be expected'. Then I showed her and she rolled her eyes and said 'Are you serious? I'll show you droopy!' Hahaha... So maybe they're actually ok and I know they'll only get better. Here is a comparison of before and after. I can already see the size difference, even with the swelling.
  15. Revision done!

    Just had my tape removed and I'm thrilled with how they're looking! They're soooo soft. They are a teeny bit droopier than before (not much and it's only me being super critical) but I'm only 8 days post op and real self has given me a huge amount of confidence in the body's ability to snap back over the first few months and up to a year even! They are looking a little bit more square along the bottom from where they've been restitched but again, I've seen how this improves and rounds out over time. So far I'm really happy and I can definitely notice a difference in size! I went and tried on some bras after I had my tape removed and I'm a 10C!! They're firm-fitting but I know I still have some swelling and i think I will end up comfortably wearing a C cup, down from a full D! It's amazing that 75cc was able to make that much of a difference for me, probably due to the profile change. But again, I think that shows when you have a small band size and you're really slim, a little can make a big difference. Happy I feel this size will be a much better fit for my frame once the swelling subsides.
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