Hi guys! I have been so anxious to get this post shared with you that I can’t believe it’s finally the day I’m going to officially talk about it.
I mentioned it on my Instagram back in February when I first had the surgery done and I got a million questions. The way that I’m going to write this blog post is going to be a little different! I pretty much noted all the most frequent questions and it’s going to be in basic Q&A form! So let’s get to it! xx
Who did you go to and why?
This was seriously the most asked question, and I am SO happy to refer my surgeon, Dr. Steven Ip. I went to six different consultations before I met Dr. Ip. He made me feel the most comfortable with the procedure and answered a million of my questions without hesitation.
He made sure I was aware of every single option and wasn’t pushy about anything. I could tell that my concerns were his priority. He also made me feel the most reassured that it would look natural and the recovery process would be easy and manageable.
What size did you get/what kind did you get?
Once you start doing your research, you’ll see countless options out there. I got 250cc soft touch silicone implants. I originally always wanted saline because I know that it’s safer, but once I compared the two, silicone just felt so much better.
To be honest, I don’t know a single mom who has breastfed in my world who didn’t *contemplate* the idea of getting a boob job or a lift of some sort. Before I was pregnant, I had full Bs. Once I had Kins & Char and breastfed them both for a year, they were basically… gone. Any mamas out there relate to this?
Before moving on, I really want to say: My body or any physical part of me is not something that I am or was super insecure about. I have my days (just like everybody else) where I nitpick at my face (sometimes I really hate my nose) or where I feel bloated or just… blah. It’s really, really important for me to share that I thought about this for YEARS. This was not a hasty decision and I held back for various reasons:
- My clothes. HAHA. I was nervous my clothes wouldn’t fit the same and that my favorite off-the-shoulder flowy tops would end up looking different. Truthfully, I didn’t overdo it with the size, so everything still fits. If anything, my clothes fit me a little better than they did before.
- I love the way that God made me. And I also realize the responsibility I have as “public figure” with young girls following me. I don’t want anyone to think they have to change their body to look BETTER. It’s not about that, truly. But I did make this decision for myself, for my own body. When the time comes where I have to talk to my girls about this in the future, I will always tell them they are beautiful in every single way, but will also be mindful about being real with them and why I chose to do what I did.
- The recovery (which I will talk about in a sec.) Having two little girls and being a single mom wasn’t an ideal time to have surgery. I had to be able to be mobile and active. Now that the girls are older and my mom is officially moved back to California, I was able to have a couple days to just rest up and heal properly.
What was the recovery like?
Okay, honestly, this part scared me the most. I’ve heard so many horror stories about what it was going to be like, but Dr. Ip was someone I really trusted.
The night of the surgery, I was coherent enough to know what was going on. My mom brought the girls over (because I missed them so much!) and the only thing I couldn’t do was pick them up.
The second day the surgery was the most painful. I don’t like taking medication, so I tried my best not to take the prescribed pain meds. I was able to get by with just Tylenol, but I have a pretty high pain tolerance!
I was also able to fly to Italy by myself 8 days later… Probably not the best decision, hahaha, but it was a pre-planned work trip. It went okay! I just needed help with my luggage and was super careful not to do any heavy lifting.
As for scarring, I went under the boob and my scar is basically gone. I used the silicone scar strips that were super helpful.
Would I recommend this?
I recommend taking a LOT of time to do your research and really making sure that the decision is for yourself and no one else. I am sooo happy with my results from Dr. Ip and I am also so, so happy that I waited until this point in order to get the surgery done.
If you’re considering even getting consultation, I 100% vouch for Dr. Ip and you can schedule a free consultation with him by emailing his super sweet assistant, Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions at all, you can call their office number at (949) 548-0300 or text Megan at (949) 547-1611.
THANK YOU for reading through this long blog post and I hope I was able to answer your questions. If you go to Dr. Ip, be sure to mention my name to also get complimentary Botox (if you want!) with your surgery.
As always, leave any questions below, and I’ll do my best to answer them!