A note from Jenny Eden: This is a guest post from my friend Sabrina Maree, who is one of the kindest women I've had the pleasure of meeting since creating this site. I've asked her to share some of her breast augmentation story with us today, and I know she's going to have some really powerful perspective and advice. Thanks so much for doing this, Sabrina!
First, thanks to Jenny Eden for having me on your site! I hope I can be of some service to other women considering breast implants. Let me tell you a little bit about myself...
I have been "blessed" with fire in my heart, a love of travel, and severe impatience, which all combined has made my life interesting to say the least. The best stories are the ones I could never tell ;-) I studied abroad in London during college, and moved to New Zealand for a relationship.
I had no idea how well known my then boyfriend was there, and I was on the covers of all the tabloids "Kiwi Playboy's centerfold girlfriend". It didn't last long, being on the other side of the world without any friends of my own. But it was a great experience and we remain good friends. I have been lucky enough to travel the world, but I will never be done traveling! One of my favorite accomplishments was being named Penthouse Pet of the Month December 2010. I have also been the cover and centerfold of Hustler in April 2012 and in Playboy, but Penthouse was my favorite.
Why I Decided to Get Breast Implants
My breasts were very saggy for their size (way too saggy for a 19 year old) so much so that my mom actually paid for my breast implants. And thank goodness she did, because we discovered a tumor I may not have found out about for years. So my reasons were not just "I want bigger boobs", but mostly about shape.
I was so embarrassed by my breasts.
I wouldn't even take off my bra sleeping with my boyfriend at the time. Prior to breast augmentation surgery I was a B-cup, and we were aiming for full C-cup. Using saline (because I was under 22 and law requires girls that young get saline, not silicone) I had 350 cc's in one breast and 325cc's in the other because they were slightly uneven. For the incision, we went through the nipple (in fact, my nipples are now MORE sensitive than before, but thats not the norm).
Today, I wear a 32DD. I know girls with way more cc's and smaller bra sizes, but thats because all bodies are different. Since my skin is so elastic, most people have no idea I have breast implants unless I'm wearing a push up bra. They act like real big boobs, and I have slept with men who were later surprised when I told them I had breast implants. I have fun with that one :-) lol
For Those Unsure About Breast Implants
I will say this one thing: it will not change anything but your breast size and shape. It will not automatically give you more confidence. It is not a quick fix. I hated my breast implants the first year; black, blue, and yellow for 9 months. After that they started to drop and once they really dropped (about 2 years in) I loved them. Still do.
Also, breast implants, at this point, are a lifetime commitment.
Do not finance your breast implants.
That can end in tragedy. Pay in full with what you have saved, and try to save more for "just in case". I know of an implant horror story, and if that happens to you and you already financed your breastimplants, how are you gonna pay to get them fixed?
Breast Augmentation Considerations
I recently did a consult with my plastic surgeon because I have had them for coming up on 9 years now, and I've heard they are supposed to last 10-15 years. I was thinking about not waiting and getting new ones with silicone (I have LOVED my saline, but I can feel the bag sometimes), but he said that because of the elasticity of my boobs (the bane of my existence obviously) he doesn't want to do another breast augmentation surgery on me until after I have children. And then I will have to get a breast lift also, even before my future kids ruin my boobs! So if your skin is very stretchy, consider all that first.
Also, lose all the weight you want to lose before you get breast implants. I was 126 lbs, but after I got breast implants I felt so great and started eating better and exercising and got down to 109 lbs at one point, so I lost a lot of my real boob fat. That affects things. So my advice would be to get to your goal weight, then get breast implants. If you gain a little weight that won't hurt them as much as if you lose a bunch of weight after.
A Few of My Favorite Things
Oh yeah, my favorite part!
My favorite parts about having breast implants is the opportunities it provides me. I am a model living in Hollywood, and I would not have anything close to the life I've lived in my twenties without them. I would probably still be in that tiny cow town I grew up in working at the local diner.
Instead I am living in LA with the man of my dreams, doing my dream job, volunteering with animal rescue, and having adoring fans doesn't suck either. I am very blessed, and I hope that my story is helpful during your breast augmentation journey :-)