This is a guest post from Noell!
Growing up I have always obsessed over having large breasts, so let's just say I was a little disappointed to only be wearing a size 34A by the age of 18. Society has a way of making us view the primary function of boobs as sexual or aesthetic.
It wasn’t until 6 years ago after finding out I was pregnant with our first son and reading about the importance of breastfeeding that my personal view on breasts changed; I realized that they are primarily a means to provide sustenance to our children.
Perhaps it is slightly ironic that for the first time in my life I had slightly larger boobs while nursing...
Although it didn’t matter much because my son was suddenly more important to me than the beliefs of society or my own body for that matter.
My youngest son is now 2 years old, and although I will forever be grateful for the uncountable memories and moments of bonding shared between myself and my three kids, it became almost painful to stand in front of a mirror and look at the empty shells that were left behind from literally having all the consistency sucked from my chest by my children.
In recent years I found myself wanting to wear two padded bras just to feel comfortable enough to go out in public, the smaller of which was only a 34AA. Now that our family was complete it was time to allow my breasts to assume a new role in my life.
I decided I was finally ready to reclaim them as my own after giving them to my children for the past 6 years.
I no longer wanted the chest of a 12 year old boy. I wanted to feel like a woman again, I wanted to have curves again, I needed the self-confidence boost.
After countless hours of research and discussions with my husband I had a breast augmentation surgery on July 26, 2013. I am 24 years old, 5’ 2” and 110 pounds. I decided on an Allergan 339cc midrange round smooth silicone implant, placed under the muscle through an areola incision.
My recovery thus far has been dwarfed by the rigors of childbirth, it has been a breeze! Even though at this point I am only two weeks post-op I can already state with conviction what a profound impact this decision is making on my emotional stability, self-confidence, and overall state of mind.
For anyone who has breastfed their kids and experienced the same result as me, I highly recommend at the very least considering a breast augmentation to restore a little bit of what you have sacrificed for the ones you love.
My first priority with the breast implant surgery was to maintain a natural appearance, I really just wanted to be proportional again. It is not “vain” to want to feel sexy!