Breast implants

  1. Ok, I have been doing alot of research but can't seem to find an UNBIASED source. This has nothing to do with nursing but I figured I'd post it here anyway to see if you all have any input.

    I'm thinking of getting implants. I'm about 4 foot 11, weigh about 94 lbs. and am a 32a. Anyway, I am not MISERABLE with my body but would like a fuller chest, obviously. I had to practically beg my husband to go along with it. I am concerned though -- about the HEALTH implications. If anyone has any advice to share, please do.

    Thanks !
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    Go for it. It's your body. If you want to enhance it I say why not?
    -Russell
  4. by   SmallTexan
    Oh I agree ! I am just concerned about possible health implications!
  5. by   Flynurse
    Girl, I would do it too, but, Ahem....I'm too well endowed at the moment.

    If, I weren't these are the questions I would concern myself with:
    1) My age.
    2) Bearing children and my WANT to breastfeed.
    3) My current self-image/self-esteem.

    Plus, there are other factors which play a role in what type of implant surgery you should have.

    YOU GO GIRL!

  6. by   Spidey's mom
    You know, I'd love to have my old small firm breasts back but after four children . . .well . . . But I just can't justify spending that much money . . we have kids going off to college (one is $11,000 a semester - yikes!) . . our house was built in the 1920's and needs a new roof and paint and the kitchen is so old and run down and the dining room has peeling wallpaper and . . well, you get the picture.

    I'd have the same concerns as Flynurse if I was younger . . . will I be able to breastfeed my children? What are the health ramifications relating to mammograms and diagnosing breast cancer? What does this say about my self-esteem?

    One of the nurses I work with did it and loves it.

    Just do some soul-searching . . . . and do what your heart tells you.

    steph (and my husband is like Rusty . .. he says if I really want to, go for it. And he isn't even a breast man . . .:chuckle
  7. by   SmallTexan
    Originally posted by Flynurse
    Girl, I would do it too, but, Ahem....I'm too well endowed at the moment.

    If, I weren't these are the questions I would concern myself with:
    1) My age.
    2) Bearing children and my WANT to breastfeed.
    3) My current self-image/self-esteem.

    Plus, there are other factors which play a role in what type of implant surgery you should have.

    YOU GO GIRL!

    thanks for the positive vibes !!!!!!! much appreciated ! To answer your questions:

    1. I'm 26
    2. No plans to have children anytime soon -- maybe never.
    3. Self esteem is OK for the most part, just wish I had a larger chest to help clothes fit better, wear cute lingerie, etc. etc.

    Hubby is Ok with it. He claims he likes them the way they are now but I try and explain to him it's not because of HIM it's because of Me ! :chuckle
  8. by   P_RN
    When I got married 5'2, 89 lbs, 32A would have been generous.
    Three years later 1 child, 2 years after that another one.......needless to say NOW I need no enhancement....I say do what you want to, but you might not be 94 lbs forever. Research the surgeon well though.
  9. by   Flynurse
    You didn't have to answer! Glad you did though, I was curious!I'm 25 myself.

    Good Luck and like P_RN said research the surgeon as well!
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    For me the issue would be FIRM . . .not big.

    steph
  11. by   SmallTexan
    Yeah i've wondered what I'd do if I gained weight. I am pretty sure my bbs. would STILL be small :x

    Thanks for all the input. Does anyone know about MAMMOS ? This is a biggie for me, as BC runs in my family
  12. by   dianah
    It is not impossible, rather more difficult to get a GOOD diagnostic mammo on someone with implants. You must tell the techs in advance you have implants so they can schedule more time for more or different views. Call a mammo imaging center (or two or three) in your area and ask about the quality of the mammos for implant-receivers, and ask how to know which techs are good at getting the diagnostic images. Do tell them of the family hx of breast CA.
  13. by   jnette
    Originally posted by P_RN
    When I got married 5'2, 89 lbs, 32A would have been generous.
    Three years later 1 child, 2 years after that another one.......needless to say NOW I need no enhancement....I say do what you want to, but you might not be 94 lbs forever. Research the surgeon well though.
    Hey ! No FAIR !!! How did I miss out ? 32 A (AA?) 30 years ago, 2 kids and 30some years later STILL 32 A (AA?) How come YOU need no enhancement and I do ?

    Ah well... I'm sure not worried about it anymore. Wasn't back then, either, 'cuz there were no options, and now I'm old enough not to care anymore ! (except for those darn spandex bathing suits which flatten what little you don't even have to begin with !)

    Geeesh.
  14. by   TX Guy
    I say go for it!

    Paul

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