Life isn’t about big boobs but it is about being happy and comfortable in your own skin, I am definitely that now.
Why did you want the procedure?
After having my daughter in 1999 and breastfeeding, I noticed my breasts just weren’t the same. As the years went on I became more aware of the decreasing volume in my breast and became very self-conscious. It really began to affect me and my everyday life; I hated the way I looked.
For years everyone around me had to endure endless conversations about how I hated them and how I wanted a breast augmentation. I was always very vocal about wanting a BA as it was something I was definitely considering.
A few years ago I started losing a lot of weight due to an unknown medical condition. This has a serious effect on my breast and mental state of mind, so once again the ‘boob job’ conversations became an everyday thing. I hated my body and my self-esteem was nil, I wouldn’t get dressed around anyone. I’d spoken to my doctor about it because it was such an issue. Even my 15 year old daughter had always Known I wanted the procedure, I’m very open with her.
Why did you choose MYA?
Over a course of time I’d done my research and went for several consultations at various clinics. I’d been for a consultation at MYA on two separate occasions (years apart). The first time I had consultations (back in 2007) I wasn’t 100% sure who I wanted to go with. But, the second time around (in 2013) I visited several clinics, it was MYA that stood out for me. When you know, you know and I knew MYA was the clinic that I wanted to go with; the consultation sealed the deal for me.
How was your consultation?
People might think it’s irresponsible of me, but I took my very mature 15 year old daughter with me to the consultation as I wanted her to hear the facts/risks and see everything, rather than me just come home one day with great boobs and her then thinking it’s an easy option.
My consultation was so relaxed and easy going, no pushy jargon or sales pitches, just hard facts and information. I saw my patient coordinator and she was BRILLIANT!! So warming and friendly but I felt it was in a genuine way, not a ‘this is just my job’ kind of way. I felt at ease around her which is great when you’re conscious of your appearance.
My surgeon was very thorough and matter-of-fact. He listened to what I wanted and asked me why I wanted it doing. After assessing me and answering all my questions he gave me his opinion regarding size/shape/procedure etc. I then went back to my PC and tried the implants on with a bra. I left my consultation feeling like I knew everything. That confirmed to me that I was in the right place, as my other consultations elsewhere had felt robotic and they didn’t feel personal like this one did. I went home, sorted out my finances and paid and booked the procedure within 7 days of my consultation.
How was the day of your procedure?
On the day of my procedure it was weird, I wasn’t nervous in the slightest as it was something I knew I wanted doing. My daughter again came with me, the hospital was nice and clean and the staff were lovely too. They did all the forms and medical prepping and then my surgeon came in and drew on me, still no nerves. My daughter and I just sat and waited like we were at the dentist (in fact that’s a lie, as I’m probably more scared at the dentist), We were taking pictures of my chest drawings and giggling about it. The atmosphere was relaxing and reassuring that I was in a safe place. When it was my turn I said bye to my daughter and they wheeled me away, still no nerves. I remember joking with the anaethesist when he was prepping my cannula; he too was so happy and friendly. When they administered the general anaestetic I recall saying ‘I’m going now’ as I began to get sleepy ha-ha.
How was your recovery?
I know everyone is different but I genuinely woke up absolutely pain free. I remember looking at my daughter, who was sat there taking pictures of me looking spaced out, thinking have they done it. I sat up and looked towards my boobs to see the taping. I couldn’t believe it was done, I finally went through with it! Not long after my surgeon came to see me and told me how it went in surgery. He had no concerns with how it went or the amount of blood I had lost post-surgery via the drains. Having the drains taken out was a weird feeling, kind of felt like a hoover sucking your skin as it they were being taken out. The worst bit for me was being sick from the anesthetic*. A nurse came and gave me my medication (to prevent infection) and pain killers too to take home with me. After a while they gave me an injection to help with my nausea. Once I stopped being sick I was allowed to go home. My friend picked us up and off I went, It was all very straight forward. Days after I still felt no pain, I was up and about the next day moving around as normal, just not lifting as you’re advised not to. I felt totally fine, the bandage gave me a rash after 4 days so on Boxing Day I rang the out of hour’s nurse who said I could remove it. That was the first time I saw the results
Are you happy with your results?
I actually cried, I LOVED them!!! Even though they hadn’t settled yet. A year on they’re so natural and exactly what I wanted, the incisions have healed and faded amazingly. They don’t look ‘fake’ or ‘stuck on’, they look so natural that not many people even know that I finally went through with it. Even though I don’t wear low cut tops or revealing clothes, it has helped my confidence so much. I did it for me and it has done exactly what I’d hoped it would do for me, make me feel confident, and I suppose closer to ‘beautiful’ than I have ever felt. Life isn’t about big boobs but it is about being happy and comfortable in your own skin, I am definitely that now.
Would you recommend MYA?
I would recommend MYA to all who ask and I already have done several times. I did my research on both MYA and the surgeon and also the aftercare and I found them the best option and I have a nice set of boobs to prove it now too.