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Everything posted by Kaleidoscope_Eyes

  1. They are looking a lot better after a week. Still a little more than I would like but I've read that some people feel it takes 2 weeks for them to look good. The bruising has gone now so that makes a big difference!
  2. It didn't hurt as much as I expected! I think my nurse did a really good job of numbing me beforehand. She put the numbing cream on a good 10-15 minutes before she injected. She did my anti-wrinkle stuff first while the numbing cream worked it's magic. The initial prick was a little painful but not too bad at all, no worse than the dysport/botox. It's more just a strange feeling coz you can feel something is going into your lip and it feels tight. I think if the numbing cream hadn't had time to work properly it might be pretty painful though!
  3. Hey, so I finally bit the bullet and got lip filler on Saturday. Just 1ml. More in the top than the bottom as I basically had no upper lip. I'm pretty bruised and swollen, which I've read is normal. I have a few lumpy bits in my top lip that I can feel but not see. I'm just wondering how long before I can expect them to look 'good' or at least decent. Coz at the moment I definitely look much worse than my before pic 😆
  4. Absolutely. I do think now after having lived with both that I preferred the 350 though. I'm in no hurry to go back under the knife just yet. I'll give it some time and if I still feel this way in 6 months, maybe I will.
  5. You totally have a point and I agree. I've decided not to rush into anything. I'm not unhappy with the 275's. I do actually think they look great. And you're right. Trying to be perfect is impossible. I guess I am a bit of a perfectionist and having no control over something like this is hard! It's not like you can spend a few days trying out all the different sizes and shapes in your body until you find what you like best and then go ahead with the surgery. Now that I've started work I'm a lot busier and have a lot less time to criticise myself in front of the mirror so that's probably a good thing. I think I'm just gonna sit on it for now. x
  6. I'll probably go back to the same surgeon. I think they were actually perfect first time around. I'm in 2 minds about going any bigger than that. I wear size 6/8 in clothes and with my 350's they would only just fit around my boobs in dresses so I think any bigger than that and I'd have problems. But at the same time I'm like, maybe a little bit bigger would be nice? And to go through 2 surgeries to end up exactly where I started makes me feel like it was all a waste of money (which it is). But at the same time, I want to go with what I'm gonna be happy with long term and I don't want to end up feeling too big again. I think the 350's were perfect. I should've left them alone! Haha.
  7. I had my implants reduced form 350cc HP last year to 275cc Mod+. I was super happy initially coz I'd felt 'heavy' with my 350's and felt like my old, slim self with my 275's. Despite what a lot of people might say, 75cc was definitely a significant difference for me. However, I now feel like my boobs looked great before and I was being overly critical and maybe just not used to having a fuller figure. I'm a very stubborn person and it's very hard for me to accept something (other people's opinions) unless I can see/learn for myself. I'm now working full-time and considering a revision again. I either want to go back to the 350cc HP or even go for something 'slightly' larger. I'm looking into ultra HP but I'm worried. Not a lot of surgeons seem to use ultra HP. Has anybody had ultra HP that is willing to share pics? I'm really struggling to know what is the right choice for me. There is part of me that really admires something more voluptuous but I'm also afraid I may feel uncomfortable again 😕
  8. I'm actually really happy with my downsize but every now and then I miss my bigger implants. I'd say 90% of the time I'm happy. I don't know if I'd actually bother with a revision to increase the size again, especially seeing as I felt 'top heavy' with the 350's. I wish I could just swap between the 2 sizes when the occasion called for it haha. But I am looking into getting private health cover and I figure a future surgery is a possibility so want to get myself the best cover!
  9. Hey, I'm just wondering what the best medical insurance company is that may assist with costs of cosmetic surgery, whether it be BA or rhinoplasty, etc. I may be getting a BA revision in the next 12 months and am also considering rhinoplasty. Now that I'm finally working again, I figure I can plan ahead and pay into something that may be able to give back in terms of what I want.
  10. That's interesting. I went to Dr Cooter and I'm pretty sure I got a medicare rebate on my consult. However, I remember the first consult was quite expensive, like $240. Consults after that were significantly cheaper though and my follow-up appointments didn't cost anything, even when I returned 2 years later to downsize.
  11. I completely agree @TheFox I looked so much thinner before I had implants and even downsizing has made me appear a lot slimmer again. And yes, I know what you mean about them making you look healthier and less skeletal. You can be the exact same weight with bones sticking out but if you have some boobs on you, people will say you look great. Take away the boobs and people go 'omg, you're sick!'
  12. @TheFox It's been 12 months already?! Wow, that's gone fast.
  13. Hey I recently downsized (5 months ago). I always felt that the implants were too big for me and I didn't like the projection. My skin has tightened up nicely. My surgeon put sutures at the lower borders of the capsule to help support the smaller implant. They look great! I only downsized by 75cc and switched from HP to mod+. Of course, how well they recover depends on your skin elasticity, how much natural droop you have, how long you've had the implants, etc. I found looking at explant and downsize without lift photos on real self gave me an idea of how skin retracts and improves over time.
  14. Yes, definitely! I'll update tomorrow. I have my 5-week follow up with the PS tomorrow morning.
  15. I'm not a surgeon but at first glance, it looks like the boob on the right (in the picture) maybe has CC?
  16. 25 days post op. I think they're looking tighter.
  17. 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*
  18. 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+.
  19. Seeing changes every week! Skin is definitely retracting more in the upper pole Starting to look tight again!!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Yes, thank you both! I will look at what exercises might be helpful.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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?
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