Before and After

This blog is about breasts. Small ones, and large ones. Real ones, and fake ones. But more than that, it's a documentary about perceptions and feelings of inadequacy. And confidence, too.
“My favorite part of my body has always been my collarbone.”

My favorite part of my body has always been my collarbone.”

Feel them!

Feel them!

Closeup

Closeup

Victori’a Secret Dream Angel’s Demi with Lace

Victori’a Secret Dream Angel’s Demi with Lace

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angel’s Demi with Lace

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angel’s Demi with Lace

Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Pushup

Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Pushup

“This weekend, my husband got a new couch, and I got new bra’s!”

This weekend, my husband got a new couch, and I got new bra’s!

beautifulredheadoftheday asked: They look wonderful. But, have you ever regretted not going bigger?

No. They’re as large as proportionally can be for my body and still look natural. They do exactly what I want them to do.

“That was a great stretch!”

That was a great stretch!

“It’s been, what seems, a long road to this point: perfect breasts. Oh, are they ever! I am in love with my breasts once again. It has been 10 weeks and they feel wonderful. I have to be honest, I was a little worried for the first six weeks after surgery. It’s hard not to be. You go into surgery having an expectation and, in my case, not really knowing what the recovery is truly like and when you come out you have a mass on your chest up to your chin and nipples that point down, kinda discouraging. Of course I knew after the first week that everything was normal and that it would take time, thanks to some wonderful readers and discussing it with my doctor and other friends who had had the same procedure.
The settling seemed very slow for about the first 4-6 weeks, and then all of a sudden each week the implants seemed to get noticeably lower, softer and I began to feel more and more comfortable and confident with them. Even though they may have a teensy bit more settling to do, I feel great. 
Right now I go braless, sometimes wearing a shelf-top cami. I do look forward to being able to wear my beloved Victoria Secret bras (I like the support and nipple coverage), I just need to get my doctors opinion and view on wearing bras with wires. My husband purchased two very beautiful push-ups which I like, but don’t want as an everyday wear—they are more of an, I-want-a-good-cleavage-line-on-our-date-night kind of wear ;)
Now that my recovery is nearly 100%, I have returned to running, pushing my daughter in her jogging stroller. It’s been great and I don’t have any discomfort when running.
Lastly, life has been busy and promises to get busier as our oldest starts his baseball season this weekend, but I know we have plans for some great pictures. Hopefully some wonderful and artsy film ones.
Did I miss anything? Have any other questions about recovery or augmentation in general? Ask away!”
***edit: C’mon guys, please have at least a little bit of class with your questions…

It’s been, what seems, a long road to this point: perfect breasts. Oh, are they ever! I am in love with my breasts once again. It has been 10 weeks and they feel wonderful. I have to be honest, I was a little worried for the first six weeks after surgery. It’s hard not to be. You go into surgery having an expectation and, in my case, not really knowing what the recovery is truly like and when you come out you have a mass on your chest up to your chin and nipples that point down, kinda discouraging. Of course I knew after the first week that everything was normal and that it would take time, thanks to some wonderful readers and discussing it with my doctor and other friends who had had the same procedure.

The settling seemed very slow for about the first 4-6 weeks, and then all of a sudden each week the implants seemed to get noticeably lower, softer and I began to feel more and more comfortable and confident with them. Even though they may have a teensy bit more settling to do, I feel great. 

Right now I go braless, sometimes wearing a shelf-top cami. I do look forward to being able to wear my beloved Victoria Secret bras (I like the support and nipple coverage), I just need to get my doctors opinion and view on wearing bras with wires. My husband purchased two very beautiful push-ups which I like, but don’t want as an everyday wear—they are more of an, I-want-a-good-cleavage-line-on-our-date-night kind of wear ;)

Now that my recovery is nearly 100%, I have returned to running, pushing my daughter in her jogging stroller. It’s been great and I don’t have any discomfort when running.

Lastly, life has been busy and promises to get busier as our oldest starts his baseball season this weekend, but I know we have plans for some great pictures. Hopefully some wonderful and artsy film ones.

Did I miss anything? Have any other questions about recovery or augmentation in general? Ask away!

***edit: C’mon guys, please have at least a little bit of class with your questions…

Anonymous asked: your husband is cool with you posting topless photos? what a generous guy, sharing his girl with the world. anyways i just wanted to say not all guys are head over heels for large breasts. i however am a huge fan of small boobs. big breasts are sloppy and unattractive in my opinion

Well, I was a fan of the small boobs I had before having children. But, I don’t think my larger breasts are sloppy or unattractive. They’re… fitting.

Also, my husband is the photographer.

rosetintedmemories asked: do you have to get the implants replaced after 15 years? is that something you discussed with a doctor?

It really depends. There are many factors which can lead to replacement either before or after 15 years. For example, and this has been mentioned in earlier posts, if you have an augmentation prior to having children you may need to replace the implants after having a child because of the growth in the breasts that occurs while pregnant and nursing. Rupture can occur for a number of reasons and can occur before or after 15 years, again, it just depends. I don’t plant on having any issues for at least 15 years, hopefully 20. The doctor did discuss the risks involved if a rupture were to occur and that yearly exams and mammograms are required to monitor the implants and minimize any complications that could arise. I know of a few women who all went 20 years without a rupture, but right around the 20 year mark did have to have them replaced, because, well, it had been 20 years and your body goes through a lot and you can’t expect them to last forever—it’d be nice, but is unrealistic. 

Hope that answered your question… and thanks for reading!

“My new bras came tonight! I have a size!”

My new bras came tonight! I have a size!