instead of these darn fruit rollups
8 pregnancies and breastfeeding 4 kids
has left me with!!!!!)
Anyway, since she's been thinking about it, she actually took the next step and went to see a doctor about it.
They explained to her about the sizing (which surprisingly is not in cups...such as adding a tiny cup worth or my cup runneth over...just kidding....A, B, C or D size...) They measure them in cc's. Which, if you think about it makes sense...you know a medical procedure and all. But, seriously, what does a cc correlate to? I have no idea... Does anybody that's not in the medical field know?
What she learned is the smallest size implant they even make is well, pretty sizable! :-P
Well, already this causes alarm in her because she has a smaller frame and only wants to add a little, not a lot. Ok, she wants to actually feel like she has "something."
So, they give her this "special bra" with the smallest sized boobies to try on.
***now, this is where I'd love to post her pics that they took, to ask for your honest opinions....but she would KILL ME!! So, I will refrain, unless she gives her blessing***
::hint, hint!! wink, wink!!:: ;-)
From the front, it looks nice. Different, but nice. But, she is seriously scared when she turns to the side. I mean, how does a woman of our age who has never had any sizeable boobies react to going thru puberty now. Well, just like any 14 year old...it is a shocking sight to see. And she is quickly overwhelmed by what she sees.
Oh. My. Gosh.
But, can you really blame her??
Maybe, she should consider re-reading this....
It might make her feel better....
You know, I have often joked about this as a "goal" for me when I lose my weight. And yes, I would love my boobies to come back up where they belong. (again, if you have to roll those babies up to get them in your bra....that's not really a good thing....) But, honestly, I don't know if I would ever actually do it. I mean, seriously, I even hate IV's and wouldn't I have to do that? Ummm...yep, I would.
So, I just don't know I'd go thru with it.
And, anytime you have surgery, there are risks.
Here are a list of 48 reasons not to get a boob job
that I found. (It does contain lightly censored nudity. After all, we are talking about boobs, here...)
**and I swear, they are looking at me!!!***
Do not read this, my thinking about surgery friend,
unless you are willing to be freaked out.
But, most surgeries come with benefits, as well. Or they wouldn't bother to do them. Some surgeries give you life. Some surgeries give you a second chance at life. Some surgeries give you the chance to have a different life. And breast augmentation surgery is one of those. It gives you the opportunity to live your life and feel different. Feel better about yourself. Gain some confidence. Feel womanly.
(no...I'm not saying that your boobs determine how much of a woman you are....I'm just saying that society causes us to judge ourselves so harshly. Trying always to fit in. To meet the insane standards put out there in the media.)
But the question is, do the benefits outweigh the risks?
I don't know.....
So, in the interest of being a good friend....
I'm doing research. Starting with you, my internet buddies...
Have you ever had a breast enhancing procedure done?
Were you happy with the results? Did you regret it?
Really....how painful was it?
How long did it take you to recover?
If you had it all to do over again, would you?
Do you know someone who has done this?
What was their experience?
Seriously, everyone tell me what you think.....
Anyone who wishes to respond privately, then I email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will repost it for you anonymously.......
(stacy....maybe with your job you could give us all some interesting and informative insight....)
On with the research.........
Next, I hit the internet.
I found this article on CNN.com and I thought it was
well-rounded and reliable (from Mayo Clinic.)
Obviously there is a lot of info, of every opinion on this subject. I guess the important thing is....to consider the source and only choose reliable sources of information.
Everything else...should be taken with "a grain of salt."
Oh, and beware, there are some frightening pics and info out there.....just remember to weigh both sides and
decide what is right for you......
...nobody can tell you what's right for YOU.
Only YOU can make that choice.....
After hearing those cons, it makes me want to check out
other options rather than surgery.....
Now, if you want to consider less "invasive" methods of
ENHANCEMENT....here are some recommendations of what you might want to try:
First, our "pre-teen" 1980's boobie exercises:
**endorsed in the movie Grease by Marty...
**also by Margaret (see book above)...
...so this must help, right?!
(Well, if not.....doing a billion breast exercises in front of the mirror while flapping your arms and flexing your chest walls has got to be considered as an exercise that raises your heart rate and does something for your body, right?!)
Ok, fine....naysayers.....try these:
The "super-duper push-up bra"
officially known at JCP as
Flirtitude Racerback Push-UP BraObviously, this bra has some major "push-up" power to it.
First, racer back, automatically "lifts the girls up" because of the angles that it is cut in. And it's only $15!
Then, this bra has "push up padding" to take what
you've got and "bring it to the forefront!!"
Can you say CLEAVAGE, BABY?!?!
I have some similar bras and they work wonders!
The other options I found....I am in love with this companies' cute and clever marketing ideas!
(and apparently Oprah likes their undies!)
The company makes 2 different breast enhancing products with super cute names....
The first is "Takeouts," (get it?) which are silicone bra inserts that will add a full cup size with out permanent commitment. (this is exactly what I was talking to you about, MY FRIEND, that you should get and wear them around all the time for at least a month...to see how you like the "look" of bigger boobs.) But, you'd have to be committed to the project, wearing them all the time. You won't be able to remove your inplants...ya know! (even sleep in them....it's different to sleep w/ boobs, especially if you are a stomach sleeper.)
The second is "Cleavage Cupcakes."
This is the description from their website:
What is the difference between takeouts and cleavage cupcakes?
Takeouts, our first product, are a bit softer and allow for a variety of useful placements within the bra/bathing suit (below for push up, on the sides for cleavage or just over for volume). Cupcakes are all about PUSH UP POWER, and generally are put below the breasts for oomph! Both are made of medical grade silicone and are great at what they do, with cupcakes feeling noticeably firmer and takeouts a bit closer to real breast cushiness.
Either way, I think either of those products could help you decide if you like the "look" before you take the "next big step!"
And, if she wouldn't kill me.....
I'd buy her this, just because I think it's funny!