The annoying thing was I arrived late, so naturally I attracted a lot of attention because the door to the event was beside the stage. After the event one of my friends commented that I looked hot, and the current girl with him said "Yeah it's sexy, but I'm still bigger". [cues TaylorSwift-style gawk]. Completely. No. Emotional. Quotient.
In my mind I went "Of course you're bigger, because you're shorter and fatter, and fats are distributed throughout the entire body". Though of course in reality I just smiled politely. Now, look what you made me do?
The deal about bigger breasts.
In my previous rant, my new-equilibrium is around 50kg, and I was a 34B before the breast surgery. Everything was fine, and I had built an impressive lingerie collection, which is actually the greatest deterrent against breast augmentation. To be absolutely sure, I even went for a second consultation. After all its a life-changing decision. But the reality remains that with a more pronounced cleavage, you look much better in a lot (if not all) of styles.
Dr Samuel Ho is someone whom I feel would always be honest. Throughout the consultations, he allayed my worries and concerns with his wealth of knowledge and experience. He knows what he is talking about. I'd read up a lot of articles online and had questions that he patiently answered.
Breast Implants - I chose teardrop shaped implants which look natural, and were from Johnson & Johnson's Mentor line. I believe going for proper products from established brands is important because they're going to be in your body after all.
This is actually the first surgery I've EVER had. I thought I would feel afraid, and kept waiting for the moment when that fear would hit, and that I would regret or want to back out, but that didn't happen at all because I really felt I was in safe hands. Honestly, zero moment of fear.
I went through general anaesthesia, and the anaesthetist Dr Alvin was such a reassuring presence. He gave off this zen aura, so I knew he was very experienced, and he was calm and very nice. If he had wanted to inject poison into me I probably wouldn't even have suspected. He then told me the worst part was the injection, and asked me to clench my fist a few times for the veins to be raised. After the jab I told him it wasn't really that bad, and he praised me for doing well *beams*.
The next thing I knew.. the operation was over and I was waking up to a stiff chest because it was wrapped up. No pain at all for a few hours, but it's not an issue because I was issued antibiotics, sleeping aids, pain killers of different types for the morning and throughout the day. With the medication, there wasn't unbearable pains, its mostly just sore and getting used to the stiffness.
I actually went back to work on the evening of my operation because I had to, but do have someone pick you up after the operation because you will feel disoriented and groggy.
The first review (or second technically because Dr Ho saw me after I woke up from the anaesthesia) was Operation + 1 Day. So I went back the next day and was told that everything was going well (yay!). Not much time to worry excessively. I did have a few worries between the first day and the second, because I went and pulled heavy sliding doors, had weird feelings and thoughts etc, so they were all answered the very next day.
I dressed like this for a few days to hide the compression bandage, and also because I didn't really want to raise my arms. Bath times consisted of awkwardly showering the lower half of my body, and sponging the top half of my body to prevent the bandage from getting wet. And it was so expensive going to different hair salons every other day to have my hair washed. I eventually learnt to flip my hair over to wash it.
I also spent a week eating fresh pineapples and "healing foods" everyday, and gaining weight without a care because healing is more important and I can lose the weight later.
Recovery and Checkups After Breast Augmentation Singapore
The next review was a week after the breast implant operation, and I was a little disappointed because I thought I would be able to remove the bandage (and bathe). Surprises of surprises, I heal very quickly (yay again), and therefore I would wear relatively more "normal" clothes instead of having to hide the white compression band - The bandage is under the bralette, but you really can't tell. In the above pictures you can see that the top of the breast has settled somewhat, and looks natural.
There're many scary pictures online if you google "Frankenboob", but its a testament to the skill of Dr Samuel Ho that the swelling was minimal. The longer a surgeon takes, the worse the post-surgery experience and swelling, so the fact that I looked like that a week after the surgery is amazing.
2 weeks post-surgery: The Annual F1 weekend!
I actually scheduled the surgery to avoid F1.
Picture was the day of the craziest outfit I guess, on the third day I wore the Team Mercedes T-shirt and shorts and got rained on during Calvin Harris's concert =.= I was worried about the bandage, but there wasn't anything I could do about it, and I was right in front of Calvin Harris.
I did flout the restrictions about not drinking during recovery though, it's extremely difficult not to drink beer during the F1 weekend. Basically, life went on normally :)
While I was re-fitting my wardrobe, I found an old top. By old I mean circa 2012 when I was really skinny. It's an XS piece (US sizing), but it still fits, albeit being much lower down that it used to be, and my breasts were tightly squashed. But still wearable. Pieces like this are extremely hard to find, so I hoard them for occasions. And besides, post-augmentation the cleavage looks so much better in all clothing :)
I used to be a 34B, so now it's between a 34C and 32D depending on the cut of the bra.
As Dr Samuel Ho says, it's not about becoming someone completely different, but rather becoming a better version of yourself.