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It wasn’t until I met Todd that I decided to actually get breast implants. We dated for over a year. When I discussed the topic of breast augmentation with him I was surprised by how supportive he was. It was easy to share some of my intimate feelings and insecurities with him.

Whenever I discussed my desire for breast surgery with my girlfriends or family members most people didn’t encouraged me to pursue surgery. My grandmother was supportive because she too had been small chested most of her life. She told me that when she was growing up on the farm she would stuff her bra with straw! Ouch.
 My grandma bought me my first padded bra! I remember putting it on for the first time and admiring the instant curves it produced! Granny never had plastic surgery, but she joked about having a face lift from time to time.

My aunt and cousin were the only people I knew who ever had plastic surgery. They both had their noses done. I called my aunt and asked her for the name of her surgeon. I was living in a small city with a limited number of cosmetic surgeons. With the name and telephone number for my aunt’s plastic surgeon in hand, I called his office to book my first appointment to find out the details of breast augmentation.

I was so nervous calling for the first time. I was surprised to find out that it would take 6 months to get an appointment to see the plastic surgeon. I asked to be put on a patient cancellation list and eventually was called after 3 months to come in for an earlier appointment date. I was so excited!

After meeting the surgeon, feeling the silicone breast implants and discussing the surgery I was ready to finally have the surgery I had been dreaming of since a teen. My boyfriend Todd was very supportive and took time off work to drive me to my breast surgery and to take care of me.

I remember waking up from my first breast augmentation and being in a lot of pain! It felt like there was an elephant sitting on my chest. I knew it was going to hurt I just wasn’t prepared for the amount of pain. After the first day the pain subsided gradually and I felt brave enough to look at myself in the mirror wearing my surgical bra. My first thoughts were,”Oh my god these implants are heavy!” My second thoughts were I can’t believe these are my breasts. They were the perfect C cup.

Now in my early 20s I finally had the breasts I always dreamed of. I can honestly say that breast implants helped my self esteem tremendously. The change was pretty dramatic. I went from a barely B to a full C cup. As other models, friends, family members and acquaintances noticed my new breasts some were jealous and a few were supportive. I had plastic surgery for myself and not too please others so I didn’t care if they did not approve or support my decision to get breast implants I was the one who had to live with my decision.

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