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I have my surgery in 3 days (eeek) and am already having feelings of boob greed! I am petite - 156cm and 53 kg and settled on 300CC in the second consultation I had with my surgeon. The sizers looked good and proportional to my curvy lower body. However, reading through these forums has made me feel like I'm being too conservative and will come out of surgery disappointed. I have called my surgical coordinator to ask whether it's too late to change my size and she has said that it is too late because we can't fit in an appointment before the surgery. Is it possible to tell my surgeon right before the surgery that I'd like to go bigger? Would it be silly to go for a size that I haven't had the opportunity to try on? Thanks to anyone that responds!

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Big thanks to all you ladies for your responses. I ended up reaching my surgeon's after hours number and spoke to him about how I was feeling. He said obviously we could reschedule if I wanted but als

There are definitely people who downsize, as well as there are women who are thrilled with implants below 350cc.  It’s threads like this which have confused her. She was happy with the size she p

I'm not entirely sure why the issue of size always seems to turn into a slanging match. Each woman who turns to this forum is seeking advice and reassurance, not to see everyone attack each other and

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3 hours ago, Lanim said:

I have my surgery in 3 days (eeek) and am already having feelings of boob greed! I am petite - 156cm and 53 kg and settled on 300CC in the second consultation I had with my surgeon. The sizers looked good and proportional to my curvy lower body. However, reading through these forums has made me feel like I'm being too conservative and will come out of surgery disappointed. I have called my surgical coordinator to ask whether it's too late to change my size and she has said that it is too late because we can't fit in an appointment before the surgery. Is it possible to tell my surgeon right before the surgery that I'd like to go bigger? Would it be silly to go for a size that I haven't had the opportunity to try on? Thanks to anyone that responds!

That is a very conservative size for your stats...once the implants are inside your body they're way smaller looking than the sizers...you won't be in proportion (as in your breasts won't be the same size as your hips) if you're only going 300cc....your lower half will still be wider than your upper half...

You need to go at least 500cc to look proportional to a curvy lower body!

You can't tell your surgeon right before surgery that you need to go bigger as he/she won't have different sized implants on hand!

I would contact the surgical coordinator again and tell them exactly how you feel.

If your surgery needs to be rescheduled to fit in another sizing consult so be it - its better than paying a whole lot of money (and being in heaps of pain) for a size you're not happy with. You'll only have to pay again to go bigger in the future !!

 

Hope this helps :) 

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I was panicking as well about size, and wondering if I was going large enough. I contacted my surgeon and expressed my concern, he made an appointment with me and we talked about why bigger would not be better for my frame and active lifestyle. Just be honest with him, and reschedule if you need to. I even questioned the size the morning of. For me, and the look I was going for, I’m glad I stuck with my surgeon’s suggestion. You can drive yourself crazy looking at everyone’s pics!

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If you are having major doubts, I would call your surgeon ASAP and cancel the surgery even if you have to pay a cancellation fee. Never make a major decision unless you are very sure about it. The surgeon would have to order in your particular implants so to just change your mind right before surgery is not a good idea. It sounds like you do need another consult to make sure you are happy with the size chosen............and to determine whether this surgeon is the right one for you. You should not have to rush such a major decision especially when it is concerning your body. You want to be happy with the outcome.

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I’m 60kgs and a fair bit taller than you and I have 390ccs. I feel like they are perfect for me. I wouldn’t upsize. If anything I wish I went for a lower profile. Everyone is different in the look they want. I was worried they would be too small but they are perfect. It shouldn’t be too late to change your size even if you have to reschedule. There is no point in going ahead if you’re feeling this uncertain. There are also people on here who have followed the advice of others to go bigger and have regretted it and downsized. Make an appointment to try on more sizers so you are confident in your decision. It’s your body. 

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My surgeon had to order the implants 2 weeks before my surgery, so that was my cut off date for deciding.  I went with the advice of the women on here and went bigger.  Ask what the biggest you could get is, sometimes it's helpful to know.  I started at 2605cc and ended up with 320cc.  Surgeon said my max was 330cc.

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If I were you I would definitely reschedule an appt with your surgeon to try on different sizers to clear your mind.

I am currently 16dpo and I'm slightly taller than you at  160cm and 52kg and I went 375cc mod + and I'm absolutely heartbroken that I never went bigger. I was so uncertain with the size right up until I got put to sleep and my gut just told me I had made the wrong choice. Everyone keeps telling me that they are going to change over the months and to be patient, but everyday that passes they are definitely getting smaller. It took me 10years to persuade my hubby (although glad now I waited until after I had kids) and I am gutted that I didn't get the outcome I had thought about for so long. In clothes you would never tell I even had boobs and my padded bras gave me the same effect. My surgeon has done a terrific job and they look great, I just never expressed myself the way I should. 

Im not telling you to go bigger, nor persuade you to change your mind on size but I'm definitely encouraging you to make another appt to express your concerns with your surgeon so your 100% confident in your decision! 

Good luck! 

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1 hour ago, Ss84 said:

If I were you I would definitely reschedule an appt with your surgeon to try on different sizers to clear your mind.

I am currently 16dpo and I'm slightly taller than you at  160cm and 52kg and I went 375cc mod + and I'm absolutely heartbroken that I never went bigger. I was so uncertain with the size right up until I got put to sleep and my gut just told me I had made the wrong choice. Everyone keeps telling me that they are going to change over the months and to be patient, but everyday that passes they are definitely getting smaller. It took me 10years to persuade my hubby (although glad now I waited until after I had kids) and I am gutted that I didn't get the outcome I had thought about for so long. In clothes you would never tell I even had boobs and my padded bras gave me the same effect. My surgeon has done a terrific job and they look great, I just never expressed myself the way I should. 

Im not telling you to go bigger, nor persuade you to change your mind on size but I'm definitely encouraging you to make another appt to express your concerns with your surgeon so your 100% confident in your decision! 

Good luck! 

Good advice :)

1 hour ago, Moderator said:

dont let others alter your decision. You tried on the sizers and you liked that size, I wouldnt be too worried.

Poor advice :(  I would have thought a moderator would have something more to add to the conversation than this...

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Maybe read the thread from the beginning? If the patient has stated she wanted to look proportional to a lower curvy body it is highly unlikely a 300cc implant would do this!

And if she is having any doubts about the size she has now chosen she should not go ahead with the surgery - it's that simple.

 The moderator didn't even suggest another sizing appointment before surgery, even though she's not 100% sure she's picked the right size now....that's poor advice.

Going "big" was never the issue here!  

Ensuring she has picked the correct size for the look she wants is the actual issue here - I don't think you understand this.

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Big thanks to all you ladies for your responses. I ended up reaching my surgeon's after hours number and spoke to him about how I was feeling. He said obviously we could reschedule if I wanted but also went through with me about how in his opinion I have a small frame and a short torso which could easily look bulky (I know this to be true with push up bras). He also took into consideration my active lifestyle, desire to look natural, and my amount of existing breast tissue. 

I'm feeling a lot better and more relaxed about the size. I think seeing all the images of women with big gorgeous boobies skewed my perception of what would actually work for me. Comparison is the thief of joy!

I can't say anyone's advice is right or wrong because it is advice after all. But everyone's responses helped me decide to speak to my surgeon and I ultimately ended up happy so thank you :)

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2 hours ago, Lanim said:

Big thanks to all you ladies for your responses. I ended up reaching my surgeon's after hours number and spoke to him about how I was feeling. He said obviously we could reschedule if I wanted but also went through with me about how in his opinion I have a small frame and a short torso which could easily look bulky (I know this to be true with push up bras). He also took into consideration my active lifestyle, desire to look natural, and my amount of existing breast tissue. 

I'm feeling a lot better and more relaxed about the size. I think seeing all the images of women with big gorgeous boobies skewed my perception of what would actually work for me. Comparison is the thief of joy!

I can't say anyone's advice is right or wrong because it is advice after all. But everyone's responses helped me decide to speak to my surgeon and I ultimately ended up happy so thank you

Great news :) So glad you were able to speak directly to your surgeon about this!  Another sizing discussion was definitely needed before your surgery.

I really hope this size implant achieves your desired look!

Just remember the sizes always look a little bigger.....you will find the implant looks a little smaller once inside your body. 

Best of luck for tomorrow too.  I'm sure everything will be fine and you'll get the look you're wanting! xx

 

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I'm glad you had another chat to your surgeon and are feeling better. You've explained your goals and wishes to him and he's measured your chest. I wish I had've been more true to myself and not got caught up in the whole 'you'll regret not going bigger thing' because now I feel top heavy. I can't ever play them up because they look massive and super rounded in the upper pole. Not the look I was going for.  I'm having surgery again this month to downsize from 350cc. I'm hoping for 250cc in a moderate or moderate plus. I have another consult on Tuesday to discuss sizes again. 

I think it's impossible to say 'you need at least 500cc to balance out a curvy lower half' if you haven't seen somebody's figure. 156cm is not very tall and even if the bottom is rounder than the top, too big an implant can end up making you look shorter and thicker (not necessarily in a flattering way). I'm not trying to have a go! I know we're all trying to help and everyone has different experiences and opinions. But remember it's just that, your own experience and opinion. Telling people their size is too small can really make them stress and can make them choose a bigger size than what they actually want or need. And then you end up like me :rolleyes: going back under the knife 2 years later. Of course that can work either way (too big or too small). I just think we need to be careful how we come across on here coz our words can hold a lot of weight when somebody is caught up in that anxious pre-op panic state. My advice to every single person is to show their surgeon photos of the look they want on people with a similar build. Let the surgeon then decide on what implant size and profile will give you that. Also let them know if you'd be more disappointed with too small or too large so that they can either err on the side of caution or go bigger if in doubt. It's so freaking hard. I remember how many hours I spent researching size, profile, shape, etc. and I still got it wrong for myself. What I thought I wanted before surgery is not what I wanted after all was said and done. For most people, 300cc is a good size. You will definitely get some nice fullness with that. If you're active and want to keep a leaner, more athletic look that you can play up, I probably wouldn't go any bigger. It sounds like that's what your surgeon thinks too. 

Good luck for tomorrow! 

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5 hours ago, Lanim said:

Big thanks to all you ladies for your responses. I ended up reaching my surgeon's after hours number and spoke to him about how I was feeling. He said obviously we could reschedule if I wanted but also went through with me about how in his opinion I have a small frame and a short torso which could easily look bulky (I know this to be true with push up bras). He also took into consideration my active lifestyle, desire to look natural, and my amount of existing breast tissue. 

I'm feeling a lot better and more relaxed about the size. I think seeing all the images of women with big gorgeous boobies skewed my perception of what would actually work for me. Comparison is the thief of joy!

I can't say anyone's advice is right or wrong because it is advice after all. But everyone's responses helped me decide to speak to my surgeon and I ultimately ended up happy so thank you

So happy you are feeling more at ease! I’m sure you will LOVE your new boobies!! ;) 

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1 hour ago, Kaleidoscope_Eyes said:

I'm glad you had another chat to your surgeon and are feeling better. You've explained your goals and wishes to him and he's measured your chest. I wish I had've been more true to myself and not got caught up in the whole 'you'll regret not going bigger thing' because now I feel top heavy. I can't ever play them up because they look massive and super rounded in the upper pole. Not the look I was going for.  I'm having surgery again this month to downsize from 350cc. I'm hoping for 250cc in a moderate or moderate plus. I have another consult on Tuesday to discuss sizes again. 

I think it's impossible to say 'you need at least 500cc to balance out a curvy lower half' if you haven't seen somebody's figure. 156cm is not very tall and even if the bottom is rounder than the top, too big an implant can end up making you look shorter and thicker (not necessarily in a flattering way). I'm not trying to have a go! I know we're all trying to help and everyone has different experiences and opinions. But remember it's just that, your own experience and opinion. Telling people their size is too small can really make them stress and can make them choose a bigger size than what they actually want or need. And then you end up like me  going back under the knife 2 years later. Of course that can work either way (too big or too small). I just think we need to be careful how we come across on here coz our words can hold a lot of weight when somebody is caught up in that anxious pre-op panic state. My advice to every single person is to show their surgeon photos of the look they want on people with a similar build. Let the surgeon then decide on what implant size and profile will give you that. Also let them know if you'd be more disappointed with too small or too large so that they can either err on the side of caution or go bigger if in doubt. It's so freaking hard. I remember how many hours I spent researching size, profile, shape, etc. and I still got it wrong for myself. What I thought I wanted before surgery is not what I wanted after all was said and done. For most people, 300cc is a good size. You will definitely get some nice fullness with that. If you're active and want to keep a leaner, more athletic look that you can play up, I probably wouldn't go any bigger. It sounds like that's what your surgeon thinks too. 

Good luck for tomorrow! 

I completely agree with what you've said! 

No one size will look the same on anybody. Everyone's anatomy is completely different and even if people are comparing similar stats the chances are skin elasticity, muscle tightness ect will all be different and plays a role in the final outcome. I thought 375cc would look big on my as I'm a very small 160cm, 52kg with minimal curves but somehow they are lost on me. 

6 hours ago, Lanim said:

Big thanks to all you ladies for your responses. I ended up reaching my surgeon's after hours number and spoke to him about how I was feeling. He said obviously we could reschedule if I wanted but also went through with me about how in his opinion I have a small frame and a short torso which could easily look bulky (I know this to be true with push up bras). He also took into consideration my active lifestyle, desire to look natural, and my amount of existing breast tissue. 

I'm feeling a lot better and more relaxed about the size. I think seeing all the images of women with big gorgeous boobies skewed my perception of what would actually work for me. Comparison is the thief of joy!

I can't say anyone's advice is right or wrong because it is advice after all. But everyone's responses helped me decide to speak to my surgeon and I ultimately ended up happy so thank you

Good luck tomorrow! So happy for you, that you took the step to discuss your concerns with your surgeon and your at peace with your decision! 

I hope you enjoy your new boobs! 

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On 5/12/2018 at 1:10 PM, Missbolt-ons said:

Good advice

Poor advice   I would have thought a moderator would have something more to add to the conversation than this...

I disagree...she was happy with the size, had spoken about it with her surgeon and then came on here and read comments about everyone who went bigger or said to go bigger - this can be helpful but was obviosuly distracting to the OP.

Sometimes we let others get into our heads and we forget what it was we actually wanted in the first place

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3 hours ago, Kaleidoscope_Eyes said:

I'm glad you had another chat to your surgeon and are feeling better. You've explained your goals and wishes to him and he's measured your chest. I wish I had've been more true to myself and not got caught up in the whole 'you'll regret not going bigger thing' because now I feel top heavy. I can't ever play them up because they look massive and super rounded in the upper pole. Not the look I was going for.  I'm having surgery again this month to downsize from 350cc. I'm hoping for 250cc in a moderate or moderate plus. I have another consult on Tuesday to discuss sizes again. 

I think it's impossible to say 'you need at least 500cc to balance out a curvy lower half' if you haven't seen somebody's figure. 156cm is not very tall and even if the bottom is rounder than the top, too big an implant can end up making you look shorter and thicker (not necessarily in a flattering way). I'm not trying to have a go! I know we're all trying to help and everyone has different experiences and opinions. But remember it's just that, your own experience and opinion. Telling people their size is too small can really make them stress and can make them choose a bigger size than what they actually want or need. And then you end up like me :rolleyes: going back under the knife 2 years later. Of course that can work either way (too big or too small). I just think we need to be careful how we come across on here coz our words can hold a lot of weight when somebody is caught up in that anxious pre-op panic state. My advice to every single person is to show their surgeon photos of the look they want on people with a similar build. Let the surgeon then decide on what implant size and profile will give you that. Also let them know if you'd be more disappointed with too small or too large so that they can either err on the side of caution or go bigger if in doubt. It's so freaking hard. I remember how many hours I spent researching size, profile, shape, etc. and I still got it wrong for myself. What I thought I wanted before surgery is not what I wanted after all was said and done. For most people, 300cc is a good size. You will definitely get some nice fullness with that. If you're active and want to keep a leaner, more athletic look that you can play up, I probably wouldn't go any bigger. It sounds like that's what your surgeon thinks too. 

Good luck for tomorrow! 

This is a very long winded response! Don't agree with you at all. 300cc is actually quite a small sized implant and coming from experience most people who get this size initially want to go bigger asap. They're unhappy with their result.

This was my first size of implant I've ever had and I'm tiny and no it didn't balance out my lower curvier backside at all :(  Unless you start with a 'c/d' cup naturally you're not going to get "nice fullness" with that size of implant !

Without wearing a padded bra people didn't even know I had my boobs done :( 

I don't look shorter and thicker with my present 590ccs either so I really doubt a 500cc implant would make this person "look shorter and thicker" either.

I think you need to be careful what you write because a lot of your information is inaccurate.

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I think this depends on what you call 'nice fullness'. I think 300cc can definitely give you that. I think there a lot of people on this forum who prefer a much fuller, top-heavy look and want their boob job to be noticeable. A lot of us don't want that and don't want it to be obvious though. A lot of people just want to look better in dresses and bikinis. The OP said she led an active lifestyle and said that she'd discussed this with her surgeon. I don't think I actually said ANYTHING incorrect. I said it's impossible to know what will balance her out without seeing her in person. That's where her surgeon is the best person to consult. I also said it works both ways. People regret going too small but they also regret going too big so don't be too influenced by people telling you to go bigger and that 300cc is too small. It's her decision and she has to do what's right for her. What's right for one person is not necessarily right for someone else. 

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19 minutes ago, Kaleidoscope_Eyes said:

I think this depends on what you call 'nice fullness'. I think 300cc can definitely give you that. I think there a lot of people on this forum who prefer a much fuller, top-heavy look and want their boob job to be noticeable. A lot of us don't want that and don't want it to be obvious though. A lot of people just want to look better in dresses and bikinis. The OP said she led an active lifestyle and said that she'd discussed this with her surgeon. I don't think I actually said ANYTHING incorrect. I said it's impossible to know what will balance her out without seeing her in person. That's where her surgeon is the best person to consult. I also said it works both ways. People regret going too small but they also regret going too big so don't be too influenced by people telling you to go bigger and that 300cc is too small. It's her decision and she has to do what's right for her. What's right for one person is not necessarily right for someone else. 

Well I do Pilates, yoga, play tennis and netball and my 590cc's still don't get in my way - I have a very active lifestyle.

I think we can just agree to disagree whether a 300cc implant can give 'nice fullness'. In my case I still needed padded bras to get any kind of fullness.

I work in plastic surgery and I've actually never come across a patient that's found their implants to be too big, but plenty have come back for revisions because they feel they went too small, and all of these woman had 350cc or less as well.

Anyway, the main thing is that this member achieves the result she desires ?

 

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There are definitely people who downsize, as well as there are women who are thrilled with implants below 350cc. 

It’s threads like this which have confused her. She was happy with the size she picked. Her surgeon has suggested sized based on her body and lifestyle. I’m sure he knows a lot more than us and she chose him based on his experience and reputation. Everyone has different bodies and preferences. She has decided to go with her original choice. Let’s all be happy and wish her the best. She doesn’t need to start second guessing her choice again. 

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15 hours ago, Jugs said:

There are definitely people who downsize, as well as there are women who are thrilled with implants below 350cc. 

It’s threads like this which have confused her. She was happy with the size she picked. Her surgeon has suggested sized based on her body and lifestyle. I’m sure he knows a lot more than us and she chose him based on his experience and reputation. Everyone has different bodies and preferences. She has decided to go with her original choice. Let’s all be happy and wish her the best. She doesn’t need to start second guessing her choice again. 

Do you work in this industry?? Yes, there are some people who downsize but a lot more who want to upsize.  The majority of patients who come in for consults for revisions where I work are asking to upsize!

I don't think she's confused now, her surgeon has made the decision for her, hopefully he has her best interests at heart.

A great deal of surgeons for women who undergo their first augmentation will choose a conservative size for the patient....were you aware of this?? The reason for this is that they're trying to minimise the chance of a complication occuring.  They would also rather make you a little too small than too big for your first augmentation.  I wanted to initially go 450cc but was only allowed 350cc for my first set of implants. I've gradually increased my size to 590cc.

Eddy Dona in Sydney is one of the few exceptions to this rule, he's not conservative in sizing, even for first augmentations, you can go as big as you want.

Maybe if you're not that familiar with the industry best not to comment? I speak to loads of women daily here in Brisbane about their implants and the ones that want to revise pretty much always want to go bigger, especially younger women!

You have no experience about this so I wouldn't venture into a topic you know nothing about.

 

 

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18 hours ago, Kaleidoscope_Eyes said:

I think this depends on what you call 'nice fullness'. I think 300cc can definitely give you that. I think there a lot of people on this forum who prefer a much fuller, top-heavy look and want their boob job to be noticeable. A lot of us don't want that and don't want it to be obvious though. A lot of people just want to look better in dresses and bikinis. The OP said she led an active lifestyle and said that she'd discussed this with her surgeon. I don't think I actually said ANYTHING incorrect. I said it's impossible to know what will balance her out without seeing her in person. That's where her surgeon is the best person to consult. I also said it works both ways. People regret going too small but they also regret going too big so don't be too influenced by people telling you to go bigger and that 300cc is too small. It's her decision and she has to do what's right for her. What's right for one person is not necessarily right for someone else. 

300cc is tiny, I don’t care how you justify it and on what body. If that’s someone’s choice then kudos but stop trying to make something it’s not.

4 hours ago, Emmabree said:

Do you work in this industry?? Yes, there are some people who downsize but a lot more who want to upsize.  The majority of patients who come in for consults for revisions where I work are asking to upsize!

I don't think she's confused now, her surgeon has made the decision for her, hopefully he has her best interests at heart.

A great deal of surgeons for women who undergo their first augmentation will choose a conservative size for the patient....were you aware of this?? The reason for this is that they're trying to minimise the chance of a complication occuring.  They would also rather make you a little too small than too big for your first augmentation.  I wanted to initially go 450cc but was only allowed 350cc for my first set of implants. I've gradually increased my size to 590cc.

Eddy Dona in Sydney is one of the few exceptions to this rule, he's not conservative in sizing, even for first augmentations, you can go as big as you want.

Maybe if you're not that familiar with the industry best not to comment? I speak to loads of women daily here in Brisbane about their implants and the ones that want to revise pretty much always want to go bigger, especially younger women!

You have no experience about this so I wouldn't venture into a topic you know nothing about.

 

 

Wasted breath babe ??

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I’m getting my new Bolt on’s on the 21st, and have been worried in the opposite direction 

That my implant sizes where too big had a couple of freak outs, as I’m only 155cm tall sit around 53-55kg and was a A-  very sad B cup 

have gone with a 295cc under the muscle 

quite active with horses and shooting and work in a processing mill so I have many a stair to go up and down for 12 hrs 

was after the natural not out there to feel more female, fill out my shirts I already have never had boob envy,

spoke to my surgeon about going down but there was a big drop in size so I’m just trying to relax n stop stressing bout the unknown that is what am finding the scariest 

but please I spoke to my surgeon as he said the size below wouldn’t give me the look I wanted barely make a difference n he believes that my size will suit n not look out of wack.

Did offer if I wished to come in for another try of the sizes I was more then welcome 

but I live a good 12hrs away so that’s not a option 

 

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