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nbdx0645
I'm a huge Felicia Day fan. She's got it all -- brains, musical ability, adorableness and beauty. She's great!
KeraBear
QUOTE(nbdx0645 @ Nov 10 2010, 08:06 PM) *
I'm a huge Felicia Day fan. She's got it all -- brains, musical ability, adorableness and beauty. She's great!


Hey, I just looked her up. Seems like a cool chick worth checking out!

Some of you may have read this piece by Nora Ephram , but I just read it for the very first time. I can identify with alot of what she says here, especially that bit about her jr. high friends returning from summer break all young-womanified! (Did I just invent a word? LOL! I had a bestie who returned from break with breasts, too. So traumatic! ha ha) And how she felt like she was a magnet for all all sorts of comments from other girls. And this was written in 1975. I guess some things never change.

It was a funny read, though. She is a good writer.
spot-on
Hi Ladies
Just popping in with a boobjob update

My surgeon wouldn't do surgery without a mammogram due to my age (39 next month) and said it would be best to have a baseline for future mammograms. So I went for a mam' last weekend. Boy was that an experience! I felt rather sorry for the technician trying to smush what boob I have between the plates. She seemed to get lefty done pretty good, but righty was being difficult as it's smaller than the left.

Along with that I also had my bloodwork for surgery which was 3 vials! Damn bloodsuckers!

Hopefully no problems with either... guess I'll find out Friday at the pre-op when I try on boobs and decide on a size. Husband is coming that day too so we can decide together. I told him I don't want huge, just proportionate, so not to get carried away (or let me get carried away).

I'll post an update after the pre-op when I guess I'll have more details.
karategrrl
KeraBear, I really enjoyed that article. I SO related to the bit about being able to fake menstruation but not breasts--but in my case, it was me faking NOT being a woman! I wanted to avoid puberty like the plague (was a huge tomboy, and wished I was a boy). I couldn't avoid the periods (dang!) but you'd never know I'd gotten it, because I didn't tell a soul and my breasts did not give me away. wink.gif

Thanks for theupdate, spot-on. I have special interest b/c I'm about your age. Just started the mammos 2 years ago myself. It IS funny to have it doen when you're our size--my best friend is a mammographer (and also a sympathetic smallie) and she does mine, and we always laugh hysterically. I tell her I love the way it smooshes them down--it's the only time they look that large, ever--at least from the top! wink.gif
KeraBear
QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 15 2010, 03:11 PM) *
KeraBear, I really enjoyed that article. I SO related to the bit about being able to fake menstruation but not breasts--but in my case, it was me faking NOT being a woman! I wanted to avoid puberty like the plague (was a huge tomboy, and wished I was a boy). I couldn't avoid the periods (dang!) but you'd never know I'd gotten it, because I didn't tell a soul and my breasts did not give me away. wink.gif

Thanks for theupdate, spot-on. I have special interest b/c I'm about your age. Just started the mammos 2 years ago myself. It IS funny to have it doen when you're our size--my best friend is a mammographer (and also a sympathetic smallie) and she does mine, and we always laugh hysterically. I tell her I love the way it smooshes them down--it's the only time they look that large, ever--at least from the top! wink.gif


Karategrrl - glad to hear that having small boobies could work out for you in that way! I did not really have the option of faking my period. I knew my lil sis would have exposed the truth, so I figured why bother. So yeah, pretty much everyone knew that i was the last to get it... but lots of friends were jealous of me for that even though it made me feel like a girl.

Thanks for the update, Ssot-on. Keep em coming!
spot-on
Thanks girls for the encouragement, even though I am pursuing a different direction I hope that I can still provide some support or a different opinion for the group smile.gif

So yesterday I had my pre-op appointment. Basically the consult where I get a time, all the post-op recovery info, prescriptions for painkillers, antibiotics etc. We made a final decision on incision site (crease for me), and then we took 'before' photo's. After we took those I switched into a tight sports bra they told me to bring (I brought that along with a black tee and a white tee). Then the Dr picked out implant sizers he thought I wanted (not too big, MAXIMUM a C cup taking me to a 34C). They were perfect! I nearly cried they looked SO GOOD! I then tried on each t-shirt over them noting how each color made them look bigger/smaller. Tried one size up and we agreed on a cc amount of 300. For those that haven't researched implants this is pretty conservative. As you all know I'm in the fitness industry and I DO NOT want HUGE boobs bouncing up and down in class, I just want SOMETHING bouncing up and down wink.gif Anyways 300cc and I gave the surgeon the option of going up/down a size according to what he thought on the day, but no bigger than 325cc.

All in all, I am set, paid up and informed and ready to go in for surgery on 7th Dec at 12.15

Will keep you all updated in December =)
karategrrl
QUOTE(spot-on @ Nov 20 2010, 08:34 PM) *
Thanks girls for the encouragement, even though I am pursuing a different direction I hope that I can still provide some support or a different opinion for the group smile.gif

Hey there, I'll be very curious how it is for you post-surgery as far as bouncing and getting back into fitness. I've heard it can be difficult to get back to "before" activities--like, there's a long time you can't really be very active at all. Which would kill me, since that's my sanity. wink.gif

Side story:
At the gym last week. Talking to semi-attractive guy (the one who, some of you may remember, was staring at my chest and complimenting me on how "lean and mean" I looked). Well, there he was again, talking to me but glancing down at my chest/upper body like, every .03 nanoseconds with a look of appreciation and wonder. As much as I hate being ogled, I must say, I've decided I will take the attention as a compliment!
buttercups
Best of luck with everything spot- on, I hope it works out the way that you've always hoped.

Karategrrl I have heard too that you can't be as active after, at least not for a few weeks-months(?), but I guess Spot-on will have to fill us in.

I'm having some big problems with my eyes and stupid contacts and things and have to wear my glasses- which I hate- and now I'm realizing that there are worse things than my flat chest- at least I can hide that! I can't hide my face, so now I'm going to trade up praying to the boobie goddess to bless me with a chest to praying to the eye goddess for a new set of eyes. I'll take my boobs if you can just fix these damn eyes! never thought I'd ever say/think that!

Karategrrl good for you, you are so hot-rock it!
buttercups
Best of luck with everything spot- on, I hope it works out the way that you've always hoped.

Karategrrl I have heard too that you can't be as active after, at least not for a few weeks-months(?), but I guess Spot-on will have to fill us in.

I'm having some big problems with my eyes and stupid contacts and things and have to wear my glasses- which I hate- and now I'm realizing that there are worse things than my flat chest- at least I can hide that! I can't hide my face, so now I'm going to trade up praying to the boobie goddess to bless me with a chest to praying to the eye goddess for a new set of eyes. I'll take my boobs if you can just fix these damn eyes! never thought I'd ever say/think that!

Karategrrl good for you, you are so hot-rock it!
strongirl
Karategrrl, there's ogling and then there's ogling. Based on your reactions, this guy sounds like a sincere admirer of your physique and not a jerk who wants to harass you. Personally, I love that kind of interaction - it's a natural high! Enjoy!

I have to confess to mixed reactions on reading your post, Spot-on. When I read that you almost cried with joy at seeing how you'll look, I felt so happy for you! I hope it is that good in real life and then some!!!! But at words like "surgery", "painkillers", "incision" etc...I have a visceral physical reaction - big cringe! My cute little boobies go "Ouch! Don't cut on me! Don't hurt me!" and I have to say "Ssshhh, little boobies, it's OK, no one is going any where near YOU with a scalpel." To each her own. And though it is not for me, I am sincere is hoping that this turns out to be truly wonderful for you.

Along the same lines, I had a facial thing done last week (Elos - helps build collagen but no real risk and minimal discomfort) and my nurse/aesthetician is married to a plastic surgeon - they are both former clients and good friends of mine. My bf knows about them but hasn't met them and since he also knows the nurse is part Asian like me and another friend describes her as "too skinny", he asked me "So her hubby does lots of implants, right?" And I said "yes". And he asked "Has she gotten implants?". I said "No...she's about the same size as me." And he goes "Ha! See! See! She could get them for free from a doctor she totally trusts, and she doesn't have them. Why? Because they both like her small natural ones better! See!" He's pretty cute.

KeraBear
QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 22 2010, 11:36 AM) *
Side story:
At the gym last week. Talking to semi-attractive guy (the one who, some of you may remember, was staring at my chest and complimenting me on how "lean and mean" I looked). Well, there he was again, talking to me but glancing down at my chest/upper body like, every .03 nanoseconds with a look of appreciation and wonder. As much as I hate being ogled, I must say, I've decided I will take the attention as a compliment!


Awwwwww go Karategrrl, rock it! wink.gif

Every once in a while i will find a guy glancing at my chest. For a lot of girls they might be annoyed but i get sorta flattered, ha ha. Except for this once time i caught a guy who was really obvious about looking down my blouse. I called him out on it and he said, "Just looking for evidence." What a winner, huh?
karategrrl
I'm having some big problems with my eyes and stupid contacts and things and have to wear my glasses- which I hate- and now I'm realizing that there are worse things than my flat chest- at least I can hide that! I can't hide my face, so now I'm going to trade up praying to the boobie goddess to bless me with a chest to praying to the eye goddess for a new set of eyes. I'll take my boobs if you can just fix these damn eyes! never thought I'd ever say/think that!

Karategrrl good for you, you are so hot-rock it!


rolleyes.gif Aw shucks!! thank you--I need that little lift today!! And I totally hear ya about the eyes. I loooooooooooooove my contacts and have worn them for like 25 years (not the same pair, of course!).

"I called him out on it and he said, "Just looking for evidence." What a winner, huh?"
Huh? What an asshat! (Or am I missing something???)

"But at words like "surgery", "painkillers", "incision" etc...I have a visceral physical reaction - big cringe! My cute little boobies go "Ouch! Don't cut on me! Don't hurt me!" and I have to say "Ssshhh, little boobies, it's OK, no one is going any where near YOU with a scalpel." To each her own. And though it is not for me, I am sincere is hoping that this turns out to be truly wonderful for you."
Strongirl, I hear ya totally. I protectively grab my booblets when I hear or see sugmentation surgery. me no like blood and scalpels and such. and I love that story about the plastic surgeon! smile.gif
spot-on
Thanks Strongirl. I actually MADE myself watch a few implant surgery videos on youtube etc. I'm not that squeamish but I have phobia's. I will say that when I had ear surgery a couple of years ago the worst thing for me is the injection/IV. Or the first cut. After that I am ok. Something about that first incision makes me shudder, but seeing the insides I am fine with. Yeah I'm weird I know!

I'm purposefully not going BIG. They looked proportional. One of the women in the surgeons office got implants in Sept and IMO she looks too big for her frame. But each to their own right?



QUOTE(strongirl @ Nov 22 2010, 03:22 PM) *
I have to confess to mixed reactions on reading your post, Spot-on. When I read that you almost cried with joy at seeing how you'll look, I felt so happy for you! I hope it is that good in real life and then some!!!! But at words like "surgery", "painkillers", "incision" etc...I have a visceral physical reaction - big cringe! My cute little boobies go "Ouch! Don't cut on me! Don't hurt me!" and I have to say "Ssshhh, little boobies, it's OK, no one is going any where near YOU with a scalpel." To each her own. And though it is not for me, I am sincere is hoping that this turns out to be truly wonderful for you.

spot-on

Karategrrl
The recover was one of the things I grilled the surgeon about. How long till I could run? exercise? yoga? pilates? lift weights? do push ups? etc etc. Like you said being in fitness this is a PRIORITY for me. I know I can modify for myself but I NEED to be able to perform at least one repetition of each exercise and it's progressions for demonstration.

I am taking almost 4 weeks off work, it's December so quiet time for us anyway. The surgeon said no exercise for 3 weeks so I'll have a week to assess my pecs and range of movement and get back some kind of fitness level. I am lucky in that my surgeon advocates movement immediately, no "sit there with your arms by your sides for 3 weeks and don't move at all". My surgeon is of the new school that advises stretching on the day of surgery and thereafter. This is proven to help recovery so guess we'll see.

I'll keep you all posted though smile.gif

QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 22 2010, 08:36 AM) *
Hey there, I'll be very curious how it is for you post-surgery as far as bouncing and getting back into fitness. I've heard it can be difficult to get back to "before" activities--like, there's a long time you can't really be very active at all. Which would kill me, since that's my sanity. wink.gif

KeraBear
QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 23 2010, 08:15 AM) *
"I called him out on it and he said, "Just looking for evidence." What a winner, huh?"
Huh? What an asshat! (Or am I missing something???)


No, you are not missing anything. I was like, "evidence of what?" And he said, "puberty." Asshat indeed. *rolling eyes*
karategrrl
QUOTE(KeraBear @ Nov 23 2010, 08:14 PM) *
No, you are not missing anything. I was like, "evidence of what?" And he said, "puberty." Asshat indeed. *rolling eyes*

WHAT A FUCKING ASSHOLE! Needless to say, in that exhange lay YOUR evidence--of his lack of intelligence, maturity and tact.

Spot-on, sounds like you have the post-surgery situation covered! I'm really glad and proud of you for doing your research, as so many women just leap into it (ha, I just typo-ed "tit!") uneducated.

I read an account of someone who had it done (implants under the chest muscle) who could not use her arms at all for almost a week--too painful--to wipe herself post-peeing, brush hair, lift a glass, etc. Not to scare you but just to prep you in case you might need someone around 24/7 to really help you out. But I'm sure you have that covered as well. wink.gif Of course, everyone is different, and you seem to be really healthy and in touch with your body so you may very well fare better. And the stretching sounds like a good idea. Wishing you so much luck!
spot-on
Thanks, yes I researched for MONTHS before consulting with surgeons, and even then went on three consults till I found the guy for me. Kinda like dating I guess? lol! I think if anyone does go for this they need to do LOTS of research, into the surgery, into surgeons, incision sites, complications, etc. There is SO MUCH to consider with any surgery, and elective surgery especially!!

Yep my surgeon says 48 hours for constant care 24/7, just incase. More to do with the anesthetic recovery than anything. So my husband is on "boob-op watch" Tues/Weds. He has to be off Weds anyway as I have a post op appt where they check you over post op.

Like you said it depends on the person, but also a lot depends on the surgeon, the incision you choose etc. I read that the transax (armpit) incision is worse, longer recovery, as they cut through more muscles. That wasn't an option for me as the recovery is too long, plus I don't like the idea of cutting into MORE muscle than necessary.

QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 24 2010, 05:17 AM) *
Spot-on, sounds like you have the post-surgery situation covered! I'm really glad and proud of you for doing your research, as so many women just leap into it (ha, I just typo-ed "tit!") uneducated.

I read an account of someone who had it done (implants under the chest muscle) who could not use her arms at all for almost a week--too painful--to wipe herself post-peeing, brush hair, lift a glass, etc. Not to scare you but just to prep you in case you might need someone around 24/7 to really help you out. But I'm sure you have that covered as well. wink.gif Of course, everyone is different, and you seem to be really healthy and in touch with your body so you may very well fare better. And the stretching sounds like a good idea. Wishing you so much luck!

KeraBear
QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 24 2010, 08:17 AM) *
WHAT A FUCKING ASSHOLE! Needless to say, in that exhange lay YOUR evidence--of his lack of intelligence, maturity and tact.


Ha ha... that is for sure! I never think of the best comebacks until waaaaaaay after. I did give him the finger, though. wink.gif Can I take you to school with me some time, Karategrrrl? Nobody will mess with me then! smile.gif

Oh and spot-on, i am glad to hear that you did some serious homework. STILL sounds super scary to me though! Good luck, girl and keep the updates coming!
wondermist
Hi, I'm new here, and I'm so incredibly happy that this thread is still ongoing! I stumbled upon this site by typing in something for a "small breast support group".

This thread led me to this wonderful site and made me feel much more in terms with myself. I've not read all of the pages yet which I'm in the process of. Going to take quite a while so I hope I'm not posting anything too redundant to everybody who's been in this thread! tongue.gif

I've a bit of a problem with my breasts, or body in general. My build is petite, but like a column, measuring at 30"27"34" at 5'2" and 100lbs-ish. I don't have a nice behind or legs with a non-uppity behind and thick thighs. My breasts are not pert (32A, though I measured today and they were 30? Perhaps I'm not measuring right). Not to mention my facial structures with thick eyebrows and it looks like I have a mustache! It's little fuzzy stuffs that leave a bluish tinge/shadow to make it appear as though I have a mustache. Bad skin. Let's leave it at that.
(Could I be any manlier?)

As far as I've seen, many of you have great behinds, legs, and nice thin waists.

How should I improve my self esteem when I don't have any good features?
wondermist
Sorry for the double post!

One reason why I'm very thankful for my small breasts is the fact that I do Chinese dancing (though not very well), and some moves require to lie down on the floor. I've only learned the worm, but it really squishes your breasts, even if you feel as if you don't have very large ones!

I couldn't imagine doing any of these moves with a larger chest. Ouch!
buttercups
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for all of my busties- big or small! *hugs*

Welcome wondermist, so much to say but not enough time to say it, but first off it is not true that you do not have any good features- of course you do because we all do! It just might be that right now you are unable to see it because all you are doing is criticizing yourself- I know because I do the same thing to myself too. Now is the time to start seeing how beautiful you are, and we'll all be here to help!

On another note, I was watching some show last night on celebrity plastic surgery and Heidi Montag was on there. She basically said she regrets ever getting any surgery and if she could take it all back she would. They also had a 16 year old girl on there whos parents got her breast implants to a C. When she woke up from the surgery she said it was like someone had thrown bricks at her breasts! It looked pretty sickening and suddenly the idea seemed sickening to me.I am going to try to love myself how I am and be thankful that I was able to keep talking myself out of putting plastic in my body -cause lord knows I've thought about it!

strongirl
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Buttercups, and likewise hugs and thanks to all the wonderful Busties who post here!

Welcome, Wondermist! Chinese dancing sounds very cool, good for you for moving and engaging your body even if you don't sound very happy with its appearance. I agree with Buttercups - now is a great time to start seeing how beautiful you are. And I would add that it is possible to enjoy and appreciate one's own beauty while still trying maximize and enhance it. If you don't like your eyebrows or "mustache", those are easily modified with tweezers, wax, or bleach. Your "thick" thighs might benefit from running (the dancing is also probably great). Experiment with clothes and makeup to express your own personal style.

Personally, I place a very high value on beauty and attractiveness and go to some effort attain it in my appearance and my surroundings. But I flat-out refuse to buy into an oppressive or sexist cultural standard that is so narrow that only a small percentage of women "measure up". Beauty comes in many different shapes, sizes, colors, etc. It isn't a matter of how your collection of "features" rates - it's about expressing your individuality in a physical or visual way that is pleasing to you (and thus probably pleasing to other like-minded people as well).

Oh - also on the eyebrows and mustache - look at photos of Frida Kahlo and Alice B. Toklas before you pluck or wax. Both of those women were regarded as very sexually attractive in their day and had numerous and noteworthy lovers, and their brows and 'staches were most impressive.

nbdx0645
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving smile.gif and welcome to the lounge, Wondermist. I hope that you find inspiration and comfort in the backposts on this forum -- I certainly have. It feels good to vent out frustrations and ask for advice.

There are also a few other cites online that are a big help, too. Maybe you've checked them out:
007b: On small breasts
Extra small (a website for petites)
Small Bust, Big Heart (centers around fashion and news)

Also, it's good to be gentle to yourself. Like Buttercups said, it's time to start seeing how beautiful you are. I've also thought about surgery when I was younger (thank goodness I was poor!) but now, I enjoy representing a perfectly normal and perfectly healthy body type. I think it's important since humans look to one another for support and reassurance on what's 'normal.'

I'm sure you'll find what works for you. There are some moments where I am a little down, but those feelings are significantly less frequent and less intense since joining. I'm a little curious what large boobies would be like, but I wouldn't want to commit to anything that's permanent. It's the same curiosity of "what's it like to be a man?" I don't see large/small as better/worse, it's simply different.
wondermist
Thank you all for the support! Though tweezing and waxing is very painful for me (I've tried). I assume that bleaching would have to be done by a professional. Am I digressing too much in this thread and should ask about this elsewhere?

I'm currently trying to get my hands via internet pages on fashion advice. Being a shorty with a small bust, the advice is very conflicting such as frills for a small bust yet shorter gals shouldn't wear anything that messes up the vertical line of the outfit. Perhaps I'll have to look further back into the forum or I maybe am digressing! If so, I do apologize. Any sites you have regarding fashion that you find absolutely useful for anybody of any size would be wondrous.

Even though I haven't been on this site very long, this thread has given me much peace of mind.
auralpoison
I bumped the body hair thread for you, Wondermist.

Glad to see you are all still around after the recent dramz. It would have been sad if you no longer felt this a cool place to be.

Has anybody heard anymore from Angie_21 about her exploits?
karategrrl
I few things: spot-on, forgive the nosy question, but having not known anyone well enough who's had augmentation, I'm dying to ask. Okay--so they are going in under the breast crease, and cutting through some muscle? I thought when you went under the crease it was only to put the implant OVER the muscle, but I guess I was wrong.

Wondermist, a thousand welcomes. I found this site in just the same way, and I think you will find lots of support here. Hugs and warm wlecomes! And I'm sure you have plenty to feel beautiful about, and great features to boast about. Everyone has something beautiful, which I must say is something I've really learned here. I have to chime in about the facial hair thing, since I'm over 40 and that seems to be the age when you get more male hormones kicking in or some shit, so I am well versed in the facial hair thing. wink.gif I tried everythign and I finally found the "REM spring" at an online retailer. Yes, it hurts, but the more you do it, the less it hurts each time--like your follicles get a bit desensitized, I think. there are lots of options for hair removal. If it bothers you, removing it is a pretty easy fix, at least compared to a lot of other changes we make to ourselves. smile.gif We support you whatever you do. And the Chinese dancing sounds amazing! I'm sure you're great at it and no one would watch you and say, "wow, look at her small breasts--I'll bet they would say, "wow, look how great she moves!"

And I totally hear ya on not having big ones gettingin your way. wink.gif I did a lot of work on building my house and spent lots of time in tight spaces. Also I did lots of martial arts earlier in my life. Both were times I felt very grateful for my build.


Kerabear, as far as the comebacks, I wish I was quicker with them myself. I know it is hard when you're in the situation to think of these things quickly.

spot-on
Nope you can go over/under with any incision. The reason I personally chose the crease was that there is increase risk of infection with nipple incision (and the thought of a nipple incision skeeves me out!), and also I would HATE to loose nipple sensation completely which is a risk with that incision. Transax (armpit) incision meant cutting into MORE muscle and longer recover, again not optimal. And Tuba (belly button) is only for saline implants and with saline implants and me being small there is increase risk of rippling/creasing/leakage. It's funny but even before all that all the 'nice' boob jobs I'd seen were silicone, crease incision so my gut was heading that way anyway. I made sure I was fully away of the pro's/cons of each implant and incision site though, it's a personal choice.

Overs are ok for those with some breast tissue already, but when you are small/lean overs look obviously fake and you can see the ridge of the implant. For me though the reason for unders is that it's easier for mammograms and the risks of capsular contraction are lessened going under the muscle, plus they look more natural. One thing I have explicitly told my surgeon over and over is I want it to look natural, not Victoria Beckham or Pamela Anderson. I just want to look proportional!

Gosh I'm sounding like some kind of booby perv! tongue.gif But I've just spent a LOT of time this year doing research on this. Good job really I guess cos I only have 8 days to go till permanent padding! When I'll be here updating with surgery info I guess...



QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 28 2010, 09:49 AM) *
I few things: spot-on, forgive the nosy question, but having not known anyone well enough who's had augmentation, I'm dying to ask. Okay--so they are going in under the breast crease, and cutting through some muscle? I thought when you went under the crease it was only to put the implant OVER the muscle, but I guess I was wrong.

karategrrl
QUOTE(spot-on @ Nov 28 2010, 10:47 PM) *
Gosh I'm sounding like some kind of booby perv! tongue.gif But I've just spent a LOT of time this year doing research on this. Good job really I guess cos I only have 8 days to go till permanent padding! When I'll be here updating with surgery info I guess...

No, you don't sound like a boobie perv!

So you're getting the silicone-filled ones? They ARE supposed to look and feel more natural.
spot-on
Yes I am going for silicone. It's what the surgeons I went to see recommended due to having little breast tissue, it will look and feel more natural. I've held both and they do feel more like boobs than the saline. Other problems with saline are you can sometimes here the slosh of the fluid in the sac, and they ripple more than silicone's which can be a problem for us smallies with not much in the first place. Also the salines have an increase risk of rupture compared to silicone, so that was a HUGE factor too!

In-case anyone doesn't know the new silicone's aren't liquid or runny gel they are cohesive gel, which when you cut into it, it's like a jelly baby, it all stays together. Leakage risks are MUCH lower than they ever were with the new gels. There are vids online of them being cut in half and staying in two separate pieces with no leakage, very cool to see.

QUOTE(karategrrl @ Nov 29 2010, 05:29 AM) *
No, you don't sound like a boobie perv!

So you're getting the silicone-filled ones? They ARE supposed to look and feel more natural.

KeraBear
Welcome Wondermist! I love the name! I also found this place by doing a search for "Small Breast Support Group." I was doing it just for the hell of it, I was surprised when comething actually came up! But this place has been so incredibly supportive and really helped me adjust to life in high school with small breasts (not easy!). I am just like you - short 5'3" and 100ish pounds. So feel free to PM me anytime if you wanna share notes. Although i am not so sure how helpful i would be considering I started puberty like six years ago, and i've only had anything that has remotely resembled breasts since freshman year of high school (now i am a senior. Woot!). LOL! So... yeah... not much to offer with life experience here. I believe I am the youngest one here.

Chinese dancing? Nice! I may have to look that up on youtube or something, because I have no idea what that is all about. Keep rockin' those small boobies extra hard! wink.gif
strongirl
Hey Wondermist, personally I think fashion "rules" are counterproductive. Wear frills if you like them and feel pretty in them. Go for the vertical monochrome thing if you like an austere, sophisticated look (like Emma Peel in The Avengers, LOL). Don't get hung up on whether you're "doing it right" or your body language will show tension and a lack of confidence and then it won't matter what you're wearing, you won't look good because you don't feel good.

Check out the Free People clothing website - cool stuff and some very attractive small-breasted models.

Some months ago there was a discussion in here about necklines and it was amazing how differently we all felt. Some of us loved V-necks, some hated them, some liked crew necks, others never wore them, etc etc. So even with a body-type similarity (small bust) there is a lot of individual variation in what looks good on us or what we like. Experiment! (Goodwill is a great place to do this for cheap and you can just re-donate what you end up not lking.)

nbdx0645
I agree with strongirl; well said!

Also, don't be shy to find a tailor that can make your evening dresses or business wear absolutely perfect for you. I do some easy alterations myself, like shortening tank top straps and pinch-and-pinning garments that are too large in the bust and waist. The best clothes are the ones you don't have to pull or tug into place. And don't feel bad about alterations -- the grand majority of women can't buy everything off the rack and have it fit perfectly.

I remember seeing this fashion article a while back. I really liked how the author caters the piece to different preferences. Some women want to maximize their bust, others want to conceal it, and others want to flaunt it.

Style advice

I really want to try the cashmere sweater look, but I think I'd also wear a bra that's 'meant to be seen' if I lean over a bit too far. Something like this.
KeraBear
QUOTE(nbdx0645 @ Nov 30 2010, 07:24 PM) *
I agree with strongirl; well said!

Also, don't be shy to find a tailor that can make your evening dresses or business wear absolutely perfect for you. I do some easy alterations myself, like shortening tank top straps and pinch-and-pinning garments that are too large in the bust and waist. The best clothes are the ones you don't have to pull or tug into place. And don't feel bad about alterations -- the grand majority of women can't buy everything off the rack and have it fit perfectly.

I remember seeing this fashion article a while back. I really liked how the author caters the piece to different preferences. Some women want to maximize their bust, others want to conceal it, and others want to flaunt it.

Style advice

I really want to try the cashmere sweater look, but I think I'd also wear a bra that's 'meant to be seen' if I lean over a bit too far. Something like this.


Oh yes!! I have my mom alter things for me all the time. And had a few taylor made dresses too . For sure, don't feel bad about that!

Cool article. And major props to Strongirl, yes! So many different preferences around here. Plus isn't experimenting half the fun? wink.gif

Yea, nbdx. Lean over. Show dat off! wink.gif
KeraBear
btw... I AM a booobie perv. I'll admit it. tongue.gif
wondermist
Thank you all for the advice. I'll certainly look into alterations, though they seem a bit intimidating (such as pinning and pinching things). I'll have to research more on this.

I guess half the battle is mustering up the courage!
strongirl
LOL, me too, Kera! There's nothing wrong with enjoying our bodies! wink.gif
karategrrl
QUOTE(strongirl @ Nov 30 2010, 03:12 PM) *
Experiment! (Goodwill is a great place to do this for cheap and you can just re-donate what you end up not lking.)

Sheeet yeah! This is one of my fave things!!!!! Treasure hunting!
And I'm also all for the alterations. I've not had good luck finding a tailor so I learned to do a lot of it myself. It's really not that hard, and inexpensive, get-the-job-done sewing machines are not hard to come by!!! I took a basic sewing class years back and learned all I needed to know. Or you can find any number of books in the library or have someone teach you.

and yeah, I admit it--I'm a boobie perv too! I'm kinda obsessed with them. Dont' know if I would be if I had bigger ones. I just have a fascination--I see bigger ones than mine and wonder what it's like to "wear" them.
karategrrl
QUOTE(nbdx0645 @ Dec 1 2010, 12:24 AM) *

I would have added Milla Jovovich and Lou Doillon to that list! they have small chests and just don't give a shit!!!
Allison-Shine
QUOTE(strongirl @ Dec 1 2010, 06:36 AM) *
LOL, me too, Kera! There's nothing wrong with enjoying our bodies! wink.gif



I second that !
KeraBear
I would suggest that BUST start a "boobie perv" thread, but it would probably attract the wrong kinds of people, ha ha!
KeraBear
I am making this post because I am sitting at 99 and am wondering if this would push me over to Hardcore Bustie status. I've never been hardcore bustie before! LOL!

EDIT: YAY, it worked! smile.gif
karategrrl
QUOTE(KeraBear @ Dec 3 2010, 02:38 AM) *
I am making this post because I am sitting at 99 and am wondering if this would push me over to Hardcore Bustie status. I've never been hardcore bustie before! LOL!

EDIT: YAY, it worked! smile.gif

You're too cute!
Welcome to the sisterhood. I knight thee Hardcore Bustie Extraordinaire. wink.gif
enfermera
So, this is partly just me sharing a funny link, but I thought it was nice to see pics of ladies with large-to-tiny-sized breasts as burlesque performers. I would say Miss Piggy, Count von Count, and Cookie Monster are all as small as I am, or maybe even smaller. Nothing graphic, but probably NSFW: Muppets Burlesque!
karategrrl
QUOTE(enfermera @ Dec 7 2010, 02:10 PM) *
So, this is partly just me sharing a funny link, but I thought it was nice to see pics of ladies with large-to-tiny-sized breasts as burlesque performers. I would say Miss Piggy, Count von Count, and Cookie Monster are all as small as I am, or maybe even smaller. Nothing graphic, but probably NSFW: Muppets Burlesque!

Very interesting muppet concept. Yes, I think burlesque is generally one of the more body-diversity types of entertainment. I SO want to do burlesque!
spot-on
Good morning everyone! Just letting you know I am in for surgery today. Came around quick huh? I know some of you are wanting an update so here is today's update.

Things have gone well the last week or so, the only doubts I've had are my thinking about overs vs unders, but I am sticking with my original decision of unders for ease of mammograms and less risk of complications. I have all my post op meds, and supplies (books, dvds, husband of work lol). Slept really well last night and honestly the only thing bothering me this morning is the fact that I cannot eat anything. It's weird but I have no nerves. I think that's possibly because I researched the Sh!t out of this and have been considering it so long that it just feels right for me now. Kinda like I've made my peace with the decision after many years back and forth with the whole deal.

Anyway, I have a couple of hours to go so final clean through the house, shower then off to surgery. Thanks for all your support with my decision to opt for surgery. I will let you know how it all went soon.
enfermera
~~~~~~surgery/recovery vibes for spot-on~~~~~~
buttercups
***seconding those vibes***

I'll be thinking about you today spot-on!

Hope everyone else is doing well, I'm in the midst of finals so haven't been able to post much but I miss you guys!
karategrrl
spot-on, thanks for sharing so much. I'm glad you are giving us updates instead of just opting to bow out of the group without explanation.

Sending good vibes!
spot-on
thanks everyone for the good vibes!

Well here is the details so far:
I went in yesterday at 12.15, they took my blood pressure etc, giving me a check over before the surgery. Dr came in and marked me up. I gave him my pics of boobs I like, natural, natural, natural. Not TOO big, I want proportionate. I guess I was lucky as 3/4 of the pics were from his website of boobs he'd enhanced lol. He said he'd take a couple of sizers in and see what they looked like, I trust him to give me good boobs smile.gif Then the anesthesiologist came in to double check details, then the nurse was back for the IV. Then few minutes later kissed hubby bye and I was off to the OR. Laid on table, they strapped me to the bed, and the anesthesiologist said he was gonna give me something to relax in th IV. The room went a little blurry and... zonk...

Next thing it was 1 1/2 hours later and I am in the recover room. I felt some pressure on my chest and some pain on my sternum but nothing other than that. Though I was still pretty out of it with the drugs still in my system. I heard the nurse call my husband and he came over. He said "they don't look huge" cos he knew I didn't want bazooka boobs smile.gif Dr came in to check me over and I got to drink some ginger ale, then 30 mins later they took the IV out, unhooked me, I got dressed and we went home.

Pretty much the rest of the day was a breeze. I felt a little nausea on the ride home but got home had some crackers and juice and that passed. I was just REALLY hungry!!! Spent some time watching TV and stretching every hour (Dr recommends pec stretches). Boobs themselves are numbed with meds still from the op and I have percocet for the pain (every 4 hours) and antibiotics to take (3x day). Other than that feeling good. I was reading, watching tv, and online surfing the web in the evening. Dr called to check on me around 9.30pm smile.gif Took 2 pain pills and went to bed around 11pm.

Sleeping was tough, not gonna lie. Mostly that was because I am usually a side/front sleeper and I have to sleep elevated on cushions for a few days, on my back. I seemed to wake every hour or 2 just because I was uncomfortable sad.gif hopefully that gets better. But then I have nothing else to do whilst recovering so midday naps are an option wink.gif

Yesterday I was having a weird spacial awareness issue with my arms, Where I'd reach for something but my arm wouldn't behave. Put that ddown to the numbing meds cos that went away when the numbness wore off. Basically this morning I am back to normal smile.gif I feel good, just a little sore. Most of the pain right now is on my sternum and side of ribcage/bra line. Only having 1 pain pill it basically feels like the day after a tough chest workout. The stretching exercises help, just reaching arms behind my back and then overhead. Overhead hurts a little, but it's doable.

The Dr said he put in 350cc, which is a little more than the sizers I tried on at the pre-op but he said that going under the muscle takes a little off the projection, and that when he was "in there" the 350 gave me the look I was after comparing to the pics I bought it, whilst remainining within my breast width distance. I have a surgical bra on that I'm not allowed to remove yet, and so far the boobs are firm and feeling has returned as the numbing meds wore off, they are a little high, not square (if you've seen some post-op pics you'll know how they CAN look), they look like inflated versions of my previous boobs, or filled out version is probably more apt. As I head into recovery weeks they should 'drop' into the pocket and fill out a little more and soften up. Honestly they look better already even in their firm state. In clothes I look just like I did in the VS +2 sizes bra! So if you are looking for a comparrisson to get an idea those things are a good indication! Aside from the shape is a little different (VS bra tended to look like 2 torpedo's)

I have another appt today so the Dr can check on my surgery recovery then I should have another appt next week.

Will keep you all up to date! Feel free to ask questions I am going to be open and honest about it all cos I know that it's hard for us to get REAL information about these things! I wish I'd had someone to talk to throughout this so I want to be that person for you guys. Like Karategrrl said I'd rather be here as the voice of someone who has been a small bustie but opted out and be able to provid us with information that just disappear!

Allison-Shine
Wow, Spot-On, you are a brave soul ! Reading about you being strapped to the bed and being zonked gave me the chills ohmy.gif Your account of your experience was very informative and sobering at the same time about this procedure. I hope you are feeling better and got what you desired, I hope your new look turns out good and you stay in good health, the latter being way more important indeed.
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