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Breast Implant Recovery

Breast Implant Recovery by fitness blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes



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For those of you who follow on Instastories, you know I got breast implants about 6 weeks ago.  I’ve had a lot of questions and emails about how it went, did it hurt? etc…  So I’m going to answer questions and tell you all about the process. 

Breast Implant Recovery

The most important thing is finding a doctor you’re comfortable with!  I went to four different doctors.  Three of them were men and pushed me to go big or go home.  Or get a lift, which I’m not ready to do yet.  I’m not 100% sure I’m done having kids!  The fourth doctor I visited was recommended to me by a friend whose opinion I trust 100%.  The doctor’s name is Dr. Difrancesco and I knew right away she’d be my doctor.  She listened to my concerns and what I wanted and came up with a plan then and there that I was not only ok with, but excited about!  Dr. D has been amazing to work with through this entire process: from my initial consultation to my last checkup appointment.  She really listens to her patients in terms of breast implant recovery, provides the best plan to give them what they want, and above all has such a passion for what she does!  When I do get a lift, I know Dr. D will be the one doing it. 

Breast Implant Recovery by fitness blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes
Before Breast Implants

A little background: I’m 5’8″ and 145 pounds.  I used to have D or double D boobs until after Henley, when they shrunk to like a negative A.  It made me so sad!  I am very active so I didn’t want huge breasts, but just enough to give me cleavage and fill out my clothes.  Dr. D recommended 330cc shaped implants.  At one point I came in wanting 375s, which Dr. D let me try on.  She said she’d be happy to put them in for me, but she thought I’d be more pleased with the 330s.  Goodness was she right!

Breast Implant Recovery by fitness blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes
After Breast Implants

The surgery went fantastic, and when I woke up from anesthesia I felt fine.  Obviously I was still drugged because I kept looking at my new boobs and telling the nurses how excited I was.  I even offered all of them a peek at my new goodies! LOL.  In all honesty, my breast implant recovery during the first five days was hard.  The first three I could barely move and it felt like there was a weight on my chest.  The second two I started getting nerve pain.  But after those first five days it started getting easier.  The weight on my chest eased up and the nerve pain slowly subsided.  By week two I was just swollen and a little sore.  It was hard getting used to picking up the kids again, as I had to engage those chest muscles that had been stretched.  

Breast Implant Recovery by fitness blogger Jessica of Happily Hughes

6 weeks post-op I couldn’t be happier with the end result.  They look natural and I feel great!  I’m also really enjoying the ability to wear only bralettes, or going totally braless some days.  Let the ladies be FREEE! 

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24 thoughts on “Breast Implant Recovery”

  1. I have a really large chest at the moment (well large for me lol). At 5’1 I’ve always had a large chest but like you kids tend to change things about your body. I’ve looked into a lift but am still unsure. Thanks for sharing your experience!!!

  2. I love love love this. I’m so excited for my mommy makeover. I’m lifting the girls since I’m still a D. But I keep thinking maybe implants but my Dr thinks I will be happier with just a lift because I live at the gym. Eeeekk July 11 can’t come soon enough! thanks for being there to answer all my questions!!

  3. You look so great! It is nice to hear first hand about someone’s experience. I have been considering implants for years, and I have decided to wait until I am done having kids. I will have to keep this in mind and take my time finding a doctor. Great advice!

  4. This is why I prefer women surgeons than men because they know our bodies more and they can help us decide on what we want! I’m glad yours went great!

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I am happy for you. It is really up to us to decide what we feel is right for our bodies. Although I am perfectly content with my body, I would still want some improvements here and there. 🙂 Anyway, you look great!

  6. Wow. What a confidence booster! I am happy you went through with the surgery and heeded the advice of your doctor. You look great!

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  8. Breast implant improves the self-confidence of those females that are not happy with their breasts. However recovery after breast surgery is also an issue. As a patient you might be doing the exercising, and trying your best to keep the enhanced figure in good shape. But simultaneously you have to take care of your diet for example by eating fat free foods.

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  10. I know this is an old post, but I’m wondering how you’re doing now? I’m thinking about getting implants and I’m worried about recovery. How long before you could actually do push-ups again? I’m also bummed about not being able to rough house with my kids. You look great btw!

  11. Thank you for sharing your experience!! I have a lift and augmentation scheduled for 11/7 and this helps!

    I was always a full D cup and also shrunk after two kids & breastfeeding. I believe she’s doing 300cc on me. I want a natural look like yours, but still perky! Lol ? The ladies can be free and perky- hallelujah.

    I cannot wait for my breast augmentation!! When did you start working out again post surgery??

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  13. When were you able to pick up and hold your kids again? I have an almost three year old and am trying to find a good timeframe.

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