Ever since I was young I’ve been fascinated by fake breasts. I mean, how could anyone who has the chance to have perfect boobs not want them? Even by the age of 12 I was determined to have a breast augmentation in the future.
I grew up in a very small town, and along with a small town comes small minds. Growing up, the thought was that only porn stars would have them. Of course, I was the odd one out who thought they were incredible.
I’m a very petite girl (5’2, 110 lbs. and a lovely 32A), so during puberty my “mosquito bites” turned into a slightly swollen size of the exact same thing—leaving me very depressed and self conscious. At times I was bullied because of it, being asked, “Where did your boobs go?” I never wore tight clothing out of embarrassment. Little did anyone know, for the next few years I was constantly researching the nearest plastic surgeons to get rid of this mess the moment I turned 18.
Now-fast forward a few years...
I finally moved to the city of Edmonton with my parents where I bought two Bombshell bras from Victoria’s secret that I wore religiously, thinking of how amazing having that size for real would be. I’m slightly bigger on the lower section of my body, so having 32A boobs made me look incredibly disproportionate.
I ended up discovering the BA community on Instagram, which pushed me to begin my journey. I met a girl who was going to a plastic surgeon in my area, and after researching him like crazy I decided to make an appointment with him as well. Telling my parents was the easy part; surprisingly they were 100% okay with it.
Telling my boyfriend was a whole other story.
He was completely against it. We fought about it constantly, almost every day, which really brought me down and stressed me out. Thankfully, by the time breast augmentation surgery came around, he had warmed up to it.
At my consult, Dr. Louie did not use sizers, just looked at me and decided what would be best. As much as I would have liked to have options, I felt I could trust his opinion and I’m glad I did.
Once the surgery day came, I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I thought I’d be. This was my first time being put under anesthesia so I had no idea what to expect. I was given 415CC Ultra High Profile Allergan breast implants. I had a VERY lucky surgery. The only pain was immediately upon waking up, where the nurses gave me 2 Percocet. After that I had 0 pain while healing, only tightness which was bearable.
The only complications I can say I’ve had are numbness in the left nipple and the bottom of both my breasts, which I hear will likely fix itself soon. I’m only 1 ½ month post-op, so I know I have a lot of healing to do.
No matter what complication arises, I am so happy I’ve done this. It was very expensive to have the breast augmentation surgery in Canada ($9200!), but I feel much better knowing my doctor is in the same city in case of emergency. Being unhappy with your body brings a person down more than you’d think. This boost of confidence has made me a lot happier and willing to go out in public more as well (I’m a big introvert with social anxiety so going out is the last thing on my mind).
It’s the best decision I’ve ever made and not once have I had any regrets.