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OT--has anyone had breast augmentation surgery?

i dont know where else to ask this; but i am considered getting breast augmentation surgery if DH will cave LOL...have any of you had it done?
i was lucky enough to escape pregnancy without my breasts sagging, but i still think they could be perkier and a little bigger. ( wear a B/C depending on the bra )
i know its more expensive to get a lift by itself, but i what i REALLY want is implants AND a lift. but im scared how much that will cost.
did anyone get JUST implants? did it give you a natural lift without actually getting a lift?
all in all, what were the results of your augmentation, no matter what you had done?
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1276121 tn?1420864200
well i myself have not had anything done. My mom did get implants back in 1992 and it cost her $3400 to go from a B to a full D. As far as the whole lift thing im not sure but i hope this helps some.
1035252 tn?1427231433
No hon I haven't...in fact I'm contemplating reduction. I'm a 36 DDD/EE....and I'm still losing weight but the cup size isn't budging. I can literally stand up straight and all the vertibrae in my back pop at once because they're being pulled out of alignment by my breasts...so don't go too big. trust me it may look great to have a D chest but it's not all it's cracked up to be...I used to be a 28DD and it HURT.

but I can't give you advice about the surgery....I just know that I'm going the other direction if I can get my neurologist to convince my insurance to cover it.
419158 tn?1316575204
I had mine done in 1998 and it cost me 5000. I went from a small A to a full C. I had just the implants, no lift.  I didnt have much to work with and went as large as I could at the time. Now that I have had 4 kids they look very natrual and no one knows the diffrence. But the only thing I can compare them to is the way your breasts look after having a baby. Full, firm and perky, lol!
964234 tn?1331952807
I have not had it done (about same size as you and also lucked out with no sagging), but I have had two friends that have had it who look great.  They both had the kind where they go in through the belly button/have the implants filled after they are in place.  They both had very smalls chests before (like A/B cups).  They both went to a large C (they are small girls so they look like a nice size on them) but still look fairly natural and not too implant like.  Recovery was about a week. =)
1303813 tn?1303162962
You can get natural implants... basically they take the fat/muscle from like your bum or legs and inject it into your boobs and it will grow or something, and therefore are naturall as well...

Its happened in England but you can talk to your doc and see if they can try it over here... Offer to be a guinea pig therefore get it for free LOL... anyways I found this



BRITISH women may be offered a “natural” form of breast enlargement that uses stem cells and fat from a woman’s own body, under plans being considered by doctors.

The technique, pioneered in Japan, results in breasts that look and feel smoother than conventional cosmetic surgery using implants. This is because the stem cells enable the fat to grow its own blood supply, thus becoming an integral part of the breast rather than a foreign lump.

Stem cells have the potential to change into any cells in the body. They are found in most tissues, especially fat.

Dozens of women in Japan have received the breast enlargements during trials. Last week German medical authorities gave approval to the process. Under Brussels rules, this means that the procedure is now legal throughout the European Union, including Britain. Doctors here said last week they found the technique “appealing”. The technique’s long-term effectiveness without side–effects still needs further tests, but doctors are already enthusiastic.

“I’m newly convinced,” said Venkat Ramakrishnan, a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. “A lot more people have to use it and prove it, but it does seem to have something to it.”

In addition to cosmetic breast enlargements, which 26,000 women in Britain underwent last year, the procedure can be used for rebuilding breasts after cancer surgery and to repair facial disfigurements.

In a further variation of the technique, a Spanish hospital last week treated a patient with fat-derived stem cells to repair a severely damaged heart.

Both types of treatment rely on a process developed by Cytori, a Californian firm, for extracting adipose tissue and concentrating its stem cells. It has mechanised the process so that procedures which used to take weeks can be done in hours.

Much stem cell research has been directed at finding therapies for diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, motor neurone and muscular wasting.

The use of the cells for cosmetic breast surgery was begun in 2004 by Kotaro Yoshimura, a surgeon at Tokyo University medical school. He said last week: “I believe that within five years my procedure will be available as plastic surgery and that it will prove very popular.”

“Scientists and doctors are starting to believe that the best clues to curing and improving our bodies are inside our bodies in the form of stem cells,” said Cynthia Fox, author of Cell of Cells, a new book about the worldwide race to master stem cell technology.

“Breast augmentation is cosmetic but these cells have the potential to treat diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s.”

Yoshimura said last week he had had “no major problems” with the 39 women to whom he had so far administered the treatment. He has also used it to grow new tissue on the faces of three people with disfigurements.

He claims his technique has advantages over, for example, silicon and water implants which can leak. In addition, some 50% of implants that use plain fat — without the stem cells “boost” — die. This is usually caused by the fat losing blood supply when it is transplanted from the patient’s buttocks or thighs.

The process used by Yoshimura, Cytori and others involves extracting twice as much fat as is required for the implant. Half is treated to separate out the stem cells. These are then added back into the remaining fat to be injected into the breast in a series of treatments.

Some stem cells form more fat and others develop into a living blood supply for the new tissue which can grow into the surrounding breast.

The main drawback is that the stem cell implant gives only half the extra volume of new breast compared with conventional enhancements — 150 cubic cm per side compared with 300 cubic cm for implants. Another limitation is that thin patients may not have enough spare fat.

Eva Weiler-Mithoff, a consultant at Canniesburn hospital in Glasgow, said the technique offered particular benefits for patients needing reconstructive surgery after having mastectomies.

“The most distressing effect of radiotherapy is that the blood vessels shrivel up,” she said. “Stem cells can differentiate into new blood vessels, which could mean that more fat cells will survive.”

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1287128 tn?1331138138
My cousin just had implants done. She went from a full B to a full D. They look nice she said its like pregnancy, watching your body change over time. At first they were really tight super round and she showed me them bare and her nipples stuck out all the time then gradually they fell a little still perky but more natural. Now they look very nice and she loves them.
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