Hey, I’m Melanie! I want to share my story with you, and I hope it helps if you’re considering breast augmentation. It’s a huge decision, I know—but hopefully my experiences can help shed light on what to expect from the whole process!
Well, let me start by saying I’m a proud mother of 4; ages 12, 10, 7 and 3 (my husband and I definitely have our hands full with the last one).
My husband and I met in college and were married right after graduation. We’re your typical couple; we have our share of silly arguments but nothing major has ever happened that made us question our marriage.
Anyway, the older we got, the busier we got (“Tell me something I don’t know,” right?) and by the time we were finished making dinner every night, helping the kids with homework, keeping our house from falling apart…well, we just didn’t have much energy left!
We tried to make time for the gym, but it was just too hard with our busy schedules. And after my four pregnancies, my body had definitely seen better days.
I think a combination of our lack of time and both of us kind of “letting ourselves go” added up, and eventually we just weren’t having much sex anymore. Not just that, but after 15 years I could tell my husband didn’t look at me with the same eyes he did in college.
One day I was looking at myself in the mirror, feeling a little jealous of my 21-year-old self. I missed how perky my chest used to be—really, I thought that was the major difference between the body I saw in the mirror and the body I saw in my head. Hmmm…my brain went to work.
One of my co-workers (who is a few years older than me) had a breast augmentation done several years ago. I’m always a little stunned at how much younger she looks, especially for a busy fellow mother.
One day, I asked my co-worker about her boob job, and if she could recommend to me any good doctors. She’d had the procedure done out of state several years ago, we talked about the pro’s and con’s of breast implants and she said, and couldn’t really point me in the right direction. So, in my spare time (definitely NOT at work) I began looking up local plastic surgeons.
Well, let me tell you, there are a LOT of surgeons! Weeding out the average ones was no small task, but eventually I settled on a couple who looked promising. After I got home, I told my husband I was thinking about surgery.
“That’s great!” he said, unable to hide his excitement. “But, uh, you know you don’t have to,” he went on, trying to cover his tracks. But I wasn’t offended, after all this was my choice. I was doing it more for myself than my husband, but his support was definitely more than welcome.
Anyway, I met with three different surgeons for an initial consultation. Even though they all seemed great, I really felt a connection with Dr. Jones. He had the credentials, but more than that he really listened to me—how I felt about myself, and how I dreamed to look.
As you can probably imagine, I went through with the surgery…no complications, and super-attentive follow-ups with great tips to recover from the implants provided by Dr. Jones helped make my recovery as painless as possible (and my husband helped a little, too).
Well, I have to say…the end results were better than my wildest imagination. It’s like Dr. Jones could read my thoughts. I’m being completely honest; I looked as good as I did in college. College!
Now, I’m not going to sit here and lecture any women about trying to “save their marriage” by getting a breast augmentation. That’s not what I was trying to do—just add a little spark, that’s all.
Getting a boob job is more than trying to win people over or impress someone. It’s about making yourself feel wanted, for your own sake.
Did it work for me? You bet! My husband and I are like teenagers again, and I can truly say that getting a breast augmentation was a life-changing moment for the better.