When I first had my breast augmentation, I had the same thought every time I hugged someone...
Can they tell I have breast implants?
I knew that I could feel them, but was that just because they were a new part of my body? Or were people thinking to themselves, "What in the world does she have in her bra??"
It's not that I cared if most people knew I had breast implants, but there was something about the "not knowing how they feel" that was bothering me. The last thing I wanted was to go around being super self conscious about every hug that I gave someone, so I did the only logical thing I could think of...
I decided to ask the next 50 people I hugged if they could feel my breast implants.
Crazy, right? I did it so that you don't have to... I took one for the team. And when I say I hugged 50 people, I'm not talking about a "tent hug" or a quick pat on the back. I'm talking about full on squeeze. After all, accurate data is important, right?
The Results Are In!
I'm really happy to report back to you, that almost no one could feel my breast implants. The only folks who said they could tell any difference are those who I have hugged a bazillion times, like my husband and my mom. But even then, they didn't think my boobs felt hard or anything like that... they could just tell it felt different than before.
I even have saline breast implants, which are admittedly firmer than their silicone counterparts. So if people weren't able to tell with saline, women with silicone breast implants are definitely in the clear.
I hope this helps you relax when it comes to hugging people after you get breast implants. Today when I hug someone, I don't even think about it and I'm able to fully enjoy the moment.