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Vent Sesh: I’m Getting Boobs

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Yup, I said it. This girl is getting boobs.

And, I’m soooooo freaking excited!

I’m over these pancake things that hang somewhere down there.

I should be blessed, happy with what I have and the fact that my twins were able to nurse my daughter. But….

I’m ready to look in the mirror and love what I see. Don’t get me wrong, I am really proud of my body, of what it looks like, of how I maintain it, and everything it has helped me accomplished. Our bodies are phenomenal and powerful.

Yet all the working out in the world won’t improve sagging boobs. They hang where they want, like it or not. (I’m giving you all a really hot visual, I know!).

I’m ready for clothes to fit, to try on strappy tanks without the chest coming half way down my torso or literally having a gap in the chest area of dresses because I have nothing to fill it out. To not be nervous if my bathing suit top will fall down because there’s hardly anything holding them up. I’m ready for curves to balance out my shoulders and booty.

My husband has never seen my struggle, and in fact, took a while to get on board with this breast aug idea. With my health concerns, this seemed unnecessary.  He’s approached my breasts in the same enthusiastic way most straight men approach a set. So why change what works?

Funny enough back in high school when I weighed about 30 lbs. more I was a C cup, then in college I recall being a large B, and somehow between then and now and kids and life and age, I’m now a barely there A. I can chuckle about my shrinking breasts — if only I could work the same magic on my hips. #agirlcandream

This girl isn’t asking for the world; you know, just a big B kind of chest.

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Breast augmentations have gotten a bad wrap.

Everyone envisions 20-somethings getting abnormally large sized breasts when really, my goal is to restore my body to my pre-pregnancy shape and feel confident.

We all deserve that.

A breast augmentation is a procedure that shouldn’t sound superficial, and where women shouldn’t feel bashful, shy or secretive.

I’ve had an influx of friends who have hopped on the same train this year. Some moms, after nursing or just changes over time, are ready to have theirs lifted, reshaped and blown back up. Some women want to feel proportionate and confident in bathing suits. Others want that feminine curve.

I love how boobs have actually become a hot topic with my girlfriends. Maybe it’s the approaching swimsuit season (it’s currently 98 degrees with 110% humidity), that our children are getting older or the realization that we’re officially out of college at least 10-15 years (still. in. shock!). We are taking a moment to prioritize ourselves, and how we can make ourselves feel our best.

While I was still on the fence a few months ago I decided knowledge is power. I impulsively made a consult with a plastic surgeon with an excellent reputation. I had no idea what to expect. After taking mortifying topless photos, I actually learned more fascinating facts about my chest than I could have imagined.

Apparently I am in fact short from my collar bone to my nipple (and with nothing to round out clothing, hence ill fit) and have a long torso because the fold below my breast is actually a bit higher than it should be. These nuances go on.

I left energized and empowered. That all my frustrations could be remedied with a not-too-large implant proportionate for me.

I know some of you will think, “way to go, Alyson!” and others will think I’m completely absurd and that larger breasts won’t change a thing. I debated sharing this here to be honest, knowing that clients and others read my content and how would this change their opinion of me? But I put things out there and I’m honest with you guys. You’re going to notice and I’m here as another woman who’s ready to feel more confident in her skin and to restore my body. It doesn’t change my professional capabilities or make me any different. Just a little more curvaceous to dance to the booty music I love so much (kitchen dance parties, anyone?).

My husband and close friends know I’ve been debating this for about for six years, so honestly, I’m really proud that I took control, took the first steps with the consult, and that feeling good about the situation, that I’m going through with this. It’s a big decision.

My surgery is in a few days and I can’t wait to see the result.

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    aGuyonClematis
    June 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Thanks for sharing the journey, there’s always more than meets the eye. Hope you recover quickly!

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    jennifer
    June 8, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    oh my!!! you are going to love them! coming from a gal that has done the same 😉 good luck!

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    Tara
    June 8, 2016 at 5:44 AM

    You go girl! I’m sure you will love the results!

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    June 8, 2016 at 12:58 AM

    I feel the same way that I want to have larger breast so clothes fit me better. I am excited for your decision and can’t wait to hear your experience on how you expected to make you feel and if it meets the expectations.

    Either way, you are beautiful and thanks for sharing this with us.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    Chrissie
    June 7, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Good for you!! I’ve always had a small chest and have been debating getting mine done lately more and more. Can’t wait to see the results. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Lacey
    June 7, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Best decision I ever made! Enjoy the girls. Get a couple bags of frozen peas. You’re going to need them those first two or three days. Yay for the girls!!!!

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    Shanna
    June 7, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    Please share the results! I’m in same boat.

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    Zoedenn
    June 7, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Good for you! I’m all for anything that makes you feel confident, sexy, and whole! There is too much stigma attached to “plastic” surgery, when, in fact, it can be a life changing experience! Enjoy your new girls!

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    JillGG
    June 7, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    I’m a little jealous actually because I went from an A in college to a B after kids and now I’m a C and I’m not loving the extra “baggage” so much these days. Wanna trade!?!?! haha! BUT I am super happy for you and I hope the procedure goes smoothly and they are all you hoped for. You deserve to feel amazing in your body!

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    melissa
    June 7, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    this is awesome. Definitely plan to do this in my future post-kids. I hope you update us with details!!

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    Heidi
    June 7, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Woohoo! I’m so excited for you! I did the same after I finished nursing my daughter and realized I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror after getting out of the shower. I’ve never looked back, one of the best decisions I ever made and I did it for no one other than myself.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    Jennie
    June 7, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Hi Alyson, I am glad that we rescheduled lunch – now I will be able to meet the new girls. Ha! Good for you!

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    Dana
    June 7, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Good luck with your operation! It was the best decision I made (almost 6 years ago) and I am still soooooo happy! Clothes fit better, you just feel better. I totally understand your reasoning and am super excited for you!

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    Shira
    June 7, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Good luck Alyson! I’ve had the opposite problem but do whatever makes you comfortable!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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    Lauren
    June 7, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Good for you and kudos for putting it out there! I dont think women should be ashamed at all for whatever they want to do to their body to make themselves feel better! I agree that fake boobs got a bad name from all the recent elective surgeries by young women, which is fine as well… but after kids sometimes your boobs really DO need medical intervention! ha! I have gone back and forth about this myself for years, but since I still have something to “work” with I am good… for now. 😉 I hope you have a quick and painless recovery and I cant wait to see your new look!

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    Mallory
    June 7, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Good for you! I got a breast aug back in December for the same reasons as you. I’m 6 months post-op, and I can tell you it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My husband was also hesitant to get on board at first, but he ultimately was understanding of my reasons and I mean, come on, he loves them! I am now a small C cup and they are proportionate to my body. And I feel 100% more confident and happier in my own skin, which was my ultimate goal. Sounds like you know exactly what you want and found a great doctor. Good luck girl! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    Dianna
    June 7, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    I completely identify with what you’re saying. I’ve never had much of a chest and have actually had many breast-related issues throughout my life. There were many years where I gave serious thought to an augmentation. Since then, I’ve made peace with my body and I think I’m finally ok with things as they are {though bathing suit season most definitely makes me think about it time and time again!}, but I admire you for doing what makes you feel good. I think you’re beautiful no matter what, but I’m excited that you’ll now have more confidence and satisfaction when you look in the mirror with the new additions! 😉 Prayers for a safe, successful surgery, friend!

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    Emily
    June 7, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    You go! I’ve contemplated the opposite. Mine are too big and weight loss doesn’t seem to help. But I’m working on the weight loss, so we’ll see.
    Thank you for your honesty.

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    Alyssa
    June 7, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Good for you! Everyone I know that has gotten it done has loved it and has said it’s a pretty speedy recovery!

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    Pam A.
    June 7, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Good for you Allison! I’m a firm believer in doing things that make us feel good about ourselves. Sounds like you have put a lot of time, thought and research in your decision. Can’t wait to see your new look!! Good luck!!

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    Katrina
    June 7, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    I had this done several years and I do not regret it. This was like reading my own story!
    I, as well, had to convince my husband. It was about feeling confident and comfortable with my body. And I’m so happy with my results and how I feel!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    LP
    June 7, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    I cant wait to get my done after the breastfeeding years are behind me! I can completely relate to the barely A-cup situation also! Thanks for being so candid about this! Do what makes you happy and feel good about yourself!

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    Tiffany M
    June 7, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Good for you! I think that only you can make the decision that is right for you because you’re the one that will have to live with it forever. If I were in the right place to get it done I’d be on the bus with you 🙂 I find nothing wrong with fixing your body to get it back to where it used to be and to be 100% happy with how you look. Good luck with your surgery and I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers during the process! Can’t wait to see the results.

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    Patricia
    June 7, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    I have been debating this myself for 6 years! I will have it done but I had another baby ( my last) who just turned 1. I’m waiting a little longer since I am just now stopping nursing. I feel the same way about my breasts! Thank you for putting it all out there and not being ashamed! I won’t feel ashamed either, I want to feel confident in my own skin again!

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    Sidney
    June 7, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Awesome! I love how you just put it out there.

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    Janis lyn johnson
    June 7, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    You deserve to take care of your body the way you want. You look beautiful now and you will look beautiful after, too! And, I think you are quite brave to share this with everyone! God bless, and speedy recovery to you! ~Janis at http://jljbacktoclassic.com/

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    Kellyann
    June 7, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    Good for you! Everyone deserves to be happy and only you can make the decision that is right for you. Way to go, girl!

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    Lauren Small
    June 7, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Way to go Allison! I think it’s a phenomenal idea! I, too, toyed with the idea of a breast augmentation about 10 years ago, before marriage and kids and my forties. At that time there was nothing wrong with my boobs, just my ego, and I ultimately opted out. Now that my chest has had the life sucked out of it, twice, I’m so glad I waited and you have inspired me to revisit this idea. Good luck with your surgery and I can’t wait to see the results (in clothes, of course).

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