Hello my Love Bunnies, I have a secret I’ve been holding on to for the past four months. Of course I’m not obligated to tell you this. I choose to disclose this information because, I feel like sharing my journey might help someone else and to be honest it’s not a huge deal. Also y’all are my people 👩🏾💻💁🏾 – WE HERE 😘
I’m glad and I waited until now to get my boobs done even though I’ve thought about it on and off for years. I believe in timing and so I knew if the time ever came, it would be the perfect time. I said it in my YouTube video but I want to exaggerate on this point. Personally the reason why now was the best time to get breast implants, is simple. When I was in my 20’s going through life’s roller coasters, I didn’t appreciate or value myself the way I should have. I had to learn to truly love myself over the years, I had to get right mentally. I was and am still growing and learning, back then I never really had a home and I don’t mean the physical infrastructure of a home. I mean mentally my mind did not have a home it was all over the place. Over the years I have grown to appreciate myself, my body, who I am and my journey to self discovery. I own my flaws, my vices and my loudness in a way that no one can shake me today. So if I feel like fixing something, or changing it completely, I need no ones validation. I have never really relied on the outside world to validate me, but their criticisms used to affect me for a long time. I’m human after all.
I have become such a phenomenal version of myself over the past few years. No one is 100% perfect or confident and we all have things about ourselves we don’t love. Did I need to get breast implants? Absolutely not, does anyone need to wear makeup, does anyone need a new hand bag, but life isn’t just about fulfilling your needs. What would be the point of living a life like that, every now and again we have to get what we want. Our wants give us purpose too, wait am I getting philosophical even talking about breast implants, T.F.
It takes a lot of courage to be your unapologetic self. Society and the world is constantly slamming women – If WE DO or WE DO NOT. So no I don’t need to share this with you but I want to, because you shouldn’t have to feel guilty for getting any kind of work done. It’s 2020 the world literally has bigger problems.
Leading Up to The Surgery
I got in really good shape and was very diligent and careful with my diet, and by diet I mean eat healthy. I went out to dinner with my friends a week before and had a Boob Shower, I even had an Amazon registry for the fun of it. I saw this as another moment in my life that I was going to celebrate and to be honest I celebrate everything. I never had birthday parties as a child growing up, so that might be it.
Things I Bought
Large Reading Pillow – I knew I would have to sit upright most of the time and sleep on my back. I’m a side sleeper and sleeping on my back literally feels like I’m drowning. I was under the impression that I would have to sleep upright, but I found I was much more comfortable sleeping propped up on two pillows and using the reading pillow during the day.
Hot and Cold Compression Packs – These were a life saver even though my doctors office told me not to use them because they might cause frost bite or something if it’s too cold. They may or may not have said the frost bite thing, but they did recommend I be careful with them.
Travel Neck Pillow – If you get nothing at all, make sure you get this. I would have died without this I know it. This made sleeping propped up at night so much easier. It helped keep my back straight and prevented me from rolling around. The specific one I got which will be down below is like memory foam. So it’s not the one you have to blow up, it’s way better.
Button Down Pajama Sets – I wasn’t able to raise my arms above my head for a while. So zip up hoodies and button down sets were all I wore for the first two weeks.
Yuni Shower Sheets – Are my favorite I used to carry these around in my purse. I would leave from the gym and head straight to work and this brand was my go to. They were instrumental too when I was switching from regular deodorant to natural. You won’t be able to shower for at least a week so I HIGHLY recommend getting these. A little “wipe up” is better than nothing honey. Thank me later.
Thermometer – This is recommended so you can check your temperature and make sure you aren’t getting a fever or sick. This is the best way to keep track, they always suggest checking your temperature after the surgery for the first couple days.
Hemp Tea – This is said to be good for pain and bloating. I purchased this Hemp tea on Amazon I will put the exact one below and it helped with bloating and aiding my body to flush the anesthesia out . This also says it helps with pain, though I’m honestly not sure. Tea in general helps with everything. I loved this so much I bought more to drink daily even after my surgery, it definitely helped with the bloating. Im not sure why it happens, but I bloated after my surgery and I have friends who said they did too.
A few other things I picked up were Bio Oil, and Palmers stretch cream lotion for pregnant women. I used this on my boobs to prevent stretch marks. I also drink a lot of turmeric and aloe vera, to help heal my body from the inside. Zipped up sports bras are recommended as well. My main focus was making sure that I was doing right by my body first and everything else came after.
There are also some key foods, I purchased to help prevent constipation. Nobody talks about that, but that can happen. There is nothing fun, simple or practical about being constipated. Canned peaches, prunes, grapes, loads of Aloe water, almond turmeric milk and coconut water are some of your best friends to prevent something like this. I hope this blog post helps someone out there. Who is considering this procedure or who has recently gotten it done.
Also I want to add, I am NOT a doctor and this blog post is based on my PERSONAL experience. Please talk to your doctor, if you are unsure of what will work for you.
xoxo Lauren (feel free to ask away in the comments)