Amanda Stanton

My Recent Surgery

May 31, 2018 72 Comments

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.

WHY?

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Before

After

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 econsultationplasticsurgery@yahoo.com. 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!

xxAmanda

72 Comments

  1. Reply

    Mary

    May 31, 2018

    This is so brave of you- I’ve been contemplating this same thing for a while and am most nervous about going under…. did your doctor reassure you that this was safe? I’ve been asking around but haven’t gotten a straight answer! Once again thank you for taking the time to write this, I’m sure it wasn’t an easy choice!

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      Amanda Stanton

      May 31, 2018

      Yes! I knew that Dr. Ip would only suggest or do things that were safe and he had experience with. He definitely wouldn’t have done it if he thought it wasn’t the best choice for me and my medical history! I’m sorry if that doesn’t help more! x

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      Jessi

      June 1, 2018

      Thanks for this post. I’m a mom of two and breastfeed them both for a year and I can definitely relate. On 5/21/18 I got a verticle lift, silicone implants 325cc and a fat transfer of 140cc/70cc per boob (to top part to make look more natural). I will say my recover had been pretty brutal, mostly from the fat transfer and lift….. but I am 100% happy with my decision. I too had nice perky c cups prior to breastfeeding and then went down to basically nothing. Nothing fit right and it was just embarrassing. You look amazing!

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      Erin F

      June 1, 2018

      Breastfeedibc certainly does it’s damage and I would love love to get my boobs done once having kids. And you’re right, it’s not about trying to look better or impress someone, you just want your body back to the way it was / and that’s totally okay!

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    Michelle

    May 31, 2018

    I’m a little too young to get mine done, I’m 21 but I’ve thought about getting them done when I was a little older. Isn’t it pricy?

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      Amanda Stanton

      May 31, 2018

      I would definitely say wait on it for a few years! A major reason why I did it was after having kids and how breastfeeding affected my body. You might change your mind in a few years. And yes, it is a little expensive, so all the more reason to wait to see if it’s 100% for you!

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    Nicole

    May 31, 2018

    Weren’t you so nervous to have it done or about being put to sleep? How did you deal with anxiety (if any) of it all?

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      Amanda Stanton

      May 31, 2018

      ONE HUNDRED percent nervous, if not one thousand! ANY surgery at all is scary, which is why I met with so many doctors until I felt completely comfortable and at ease with the right one. The anxiety doesn’t going away, especially the moments leading up to the surgery, but I knew that I could trust Dr. Ip and the team I went with.

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    Makayla

    May 31, 2018

    Amanda,

    Girl you look amazing, and happy! I as well had boob surgery done in December over Christmas break; instead of adding I took off. I was a 34DD and now I’m 34B, now I can buy any bra my size instead of having to get custom made since I struggled finding some that fit. All that matters is that your happy with you body!

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      Amanda Stanton

      May 31, 2018

      Ah! Thanks so much for sharing your story. I totally agree. All that matters is what you decide at the end of the day when it comes to your body! xx

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      Sarah

      June 1, 2018

      How was the recovery after a reduction? How are the scars? Was it expensive? Do you have any volume?

      Lol I have so many questions! I’m also 33DD and would LOVE to be a B… but I’m nervous!

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    Melody Ruiz

    May 31, 2018

    Hi Amanda I don’t if it is rude of me to ask, but if you don’t mind me asking, about how much did the surgery cost?

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    Jessica

    May 31, 2018

    You look amazing. I think you are a great role model for young women. I have two young girls (6 and 8) and was a single mom up until 2 years ago, and you do such an amazing job at showing the world of motherhood. I am glad you did this for yourself. I am also in the boat of “breastfed two kids and need some help” in the breast department lol thank you for the blog and keep shining and being a light to all of us who follow you and love your posts!!

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      Amanda Stanton

      May 31, 2018

      So, so sweet. THANK YOU! xxxx

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    Emma

    May 31, 2018

    I love this story and you so much! Thank you for sharing your story! I am 19 and I think you are such an inspiration to myself and a bunch of girls my age. I have thought about after having babies of course of having the surgery but like you said scared of pain and the anxiety about it! Was it very painful or could you feel any of it during!? Lots of love to you and your girls!

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      Amanda Stanton

      May 31, 2018

      So sweet! Thank you so much!!

      I felt no pain during the procedure and only a little but of discomfort after because the pain medication was probably still active. It was Day 2 where I mostly felt the soreness and surgical aspect, but it only got better and hurt less and less as time went on.

      Lots of love to you. X

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    Gianna

    May 31, 2018

    I am so excited for you, you look amazing as always. Though I’m only 22, I went through early puberty so my boobs stopped growing at around age 14. I’ve wanted a boob job for a long time but am nervous that I won’t be able to breast feed when I have kids. Is this something you considered or asked Dr. Ip about in case you decide to have more babies? Kinsley is my spirit animal by the way xox

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    Mel

    May 31, 2018

    Girl!! So happy for you! When I got mine I finally felt like a woman and hope you feel the same! I waited a long time too and wish I would have just done it initially. Now I just need to upgrade to silicone after babies haha! Looking stunning per usual and the size fits you PERFECTLY! 💕

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    Cassie

    May 31, 2018

    Would you ever be able to breastfeed again if you decided to have more babies down the road?

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    Em

    May 31, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your story! I have a couple questions as I’ve been considering this procedure… did you have to have someone help you stand up, go to the restroom, bring you food, etc? Or could you move around ok after? Also – if you had more children in the future would it make them change after kids, or would it go back to the way it was? Like I’m wondering if I’d need to get them redone in the future…
    Thanks girl!

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    Val

    June 1, 2018

    Was the cost pricey??

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    gianna

    June 1, 2018

    was it a lot of money? i’m only asking because i’ve been thinking of doing this but i can’t find anywhere online how much it would cost! thanks x

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    Miranda

    June 1, 2018

    Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for sharing this post! I was hoping to ask please, what was the recovery time line like? I’m 27 and have thought about a boob job for a long time, but being very active and passionate about fitness, I worry about not being able to exercise for an extended period after the surgery, how long did you have to recover until you were okay per your doctor to workout? Thank you!!

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    Abby Dittmann

    June 1, 2018

    Hey! This doesn’t have much to do with your blog but I just want to say how much of an inspiration you are to me! I am still in high school and I really aspire to be like you when I am your age. I love your style so much and I hope I am as cool as a mom as you some day!! Thanks so much for being so open about your life, I know it must be really crazy sometimes, but I have learned so much from all your posts. Thanks for being the best!!

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    Kinga

    June 1, 2018

    You look gorgeous no matter what! But it’s nice to see other moms in this boat! I’m a single mom and at age 25 I debate having mine done! So thanks for opening up and sharing with us!!

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    Kyli

    June 1, 2018

    I go in for my surgery on this coming Tuesday with Dr. Ip. Super nervous but excited at the same time. He measured me and said 520cc would give me the C I want. Sounds like a crazy big number but with my broad chest, I’m putting my faith in him. Can’t wait to see my results. Yours are amazing. So glad you did this for yourself. This kind of decision takes a lot of consideration, but if you do it for the right reasons, it’s something you look forward to as something you are adding to your life. Thank you for sharing your story and opening up. It truly helps hearing this from someone who went to the doctor I chose. 5 more days!

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    Olivia

    June 1, 2018

    Amanda, you look amazing! So impressed with your openness and honesty in the public eye! Could you tell us what your final size is now? Does it change over time or did you know right after the surgery like what bras to get and such? I’ve thought about it for years… and will probably continue to think about it for a few more haha 😆 thanks!

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    Courtney

    June 1, 2018

    I love this post! Thank you for sharing! I have never been super blessed in the boob department and have wanted to get the surgery for a long time. I recently got a little more content with my body, I kinda grew a tad. Haha I’m 25 though and still consider doing it after children! My mom got it done when I was a kid and I always knew about it and never thought she thought negatively about herself. Her reasons were similar to yours- even about the after breastfeeding part. You are a confident and sweet woman and I’m sure that your daughters will grow up seeing those things shine through the most! Love all your instagram pictures and you!!

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    Kristen

    June 1, 2018

    Did you get your implants under the muscle? Thank you for sharing! You look beautiful as always!

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    Tomi Obebe

    June 1, 2018

    I’ve always thought about getting one! However I’m petite like you and I’ve been scared that I won’t like how they feel after being used to being just a 34B. Has it been weird adjusting??

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    Samantha

    June 1, 2018

    Amanda- they look so natural and amazing! You’re beautiful girl.

    Question—how did you go about finding Dr. Ip or all the other surgeons? I’ve been thinking of getting one after breastfeeding (my girls are gone now too). I live in Tampa so cant try your Dr!

    How’d you find him; did you do a google search? Thanks for the help!

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    Zoe

    June 1, 2018

    I admire your strength and have always wanted to do it! I’ve been super tiny all my life and weigh about 110 (115 was my highest at one point) and have always been a 32 DD so you can imagine my struggles. How many days after did the pain linger for?! Thanks in advance! xo

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    Amanda

    June 1, 2018

    You look amazing! I just had mine done in March. Like you, mine were gone after 2 babies. I wanted to feel more confident and be able to wear certain clothes without a bra. I am extremely happy with my decision also.

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    Ciera

    June 1, 2018

    Hey girl!

    I actually met you one time at chrissys! It was your first time there. Anyways, I just love how honest you are and how genuine and sweet you are. There’s truly not a bad bone in your body. I don’t know how you deal with all the judgement or hate, but I hope you know how many people adore you and look up to you. You’re beyond precious and your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you! I hope you continue to be as inspiring and strong as you are!

    Xoxo,
    Ciera

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    CINDY

    June 1, 2018

    So curious you mention ” 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”… so what IS the reason you had it done if it wasn’t in your mind to make you look or feel better about yourself???

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      Amanda Stanton

      June 11, 2018

      Hi Cindy! Good point — I can see how it comes off as contradictory. I just meant that, if you’re making the decision because you think it will make you feel better or look better, then maybe wait it out. I was 100% okay with the original size of my breasts, and I didn’t get them done because I was unhappy with the way I looked before. I did it because well… I wanted to! Hopefully that clarifies that a bit.

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        cindy carl

        June 12, 2018

        You dont just go thru a surgery and put foreign things in your body that may potentially impact your health just because “you wanted to” …be honest and just say you did it to look and feel better about yourself…its ok if thats your sole reason.

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    Megan

    June 1, 2018

    How much did it cost? And how long was the total recovery time? I’m super small like you and have had two kids as well! They def shrank and I feel so insecure about them:/ Did it take awhile to get used to?

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    Jessie

    June 1, 2018

    I’ve been thinking a lot about getting a similar procedure. One of my biggest concerns is how it will feel post-recovery. I’m a pretty active person, and think about this new weight on my chest. Has it felt weird to you? Do you ever feel uncomfortable like you have a foreign material in your body?

    Thanks for sharing this! You look wonderful!

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    Andrea Johnson

    June 1, 2018

    Did you get over the muscle or under? you look awesome 🙂

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    Lindsay

    June 1, 2018

    I’m glad you’re talking about this! I just had mine done 6 weeks ago and it’s amazing how people are uncomfortable talking about it. I’m a newly divorced single mom and breast fed both my boys too. This decision wasn’t about anyone else but me. Feeling good about your body is a personal decision and I think it should be ok to talk more openly about. Recovery was easier than I anticipated and I couldn’t be happier.

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    April

    June 1, 2018

    When are you going to do a blog on your nose job? I’m interested in how the healing time worked for that procedure.

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    Karen

    June 4, 2018

    Hi Amanda!

    Awww you are so cute always but Damn girl they look amazing!! Looks very natural and suits your body so well!! I was wondering if you would mind sharing which type of silicone tape did you use? There’s so many out there but not many reviews. I recently got mine done and need to get some soon! 🙂

    Thanks in advance

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    Mimi

    June 19, 2018

    Your nipples are showing..lol
    Your a nitwit

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    Andrey GolubJal

    June 24, 2018

    Stanton also told her fans that if they are thinking in getting a breast augmentation, she recommends “taking a LOT of time to do your research and really making sure that the decision is for yourself and no one else.”

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    Catherine

    June 25, 2018

    Hi Amanda!

    They look amazing! One question – Did you go under or over the muscle?

    Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to comments 🙂

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    Bonnie

    July 27, 2018

    Your breats look amazing! Very natural looking! I have DD and I’m only 24.. I want a reduction and some what lift I know it’s completely different but just so scared of the pain. I’ve Been thinking about this for years. But I’ve been told to wait after children..

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    Jeff

    August 3, 2018

    Amanda,
    The first time I saw you was when I stumbled across Bachelor in Paradise. I was never a Bachelor watcher, but the way you were presented changed that. You came across as a real, what you see is what you get, individual. You weren’t trying to impress anyone, draw attention to yourself, or flaunt a persona except for what appeared to be the true you. Then I found out you were a single parent of TWO beautiful children. WOW! What I mean is WWWWOOOOWWWWW! Your strength, honesty, calmness, and other adjectives describing a powerful individual was so refreshing.
    From what tv showed of you, in my opinion, I couldn’t place my finger on anything that needed an upgrade.
    Your girls have an impressive role model.
    I live in Hawai’i, born & raised in this land of Aloha. I’ve yet to have met someone here that has the same characteristics you’ve shown.
    I wish more of the best for you!

    With Aloha fr Hawai’i…

    Jeff

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    Anonymous

    September 10, 2018

    I’m sorry but this disappointed me so much! I hope it’s not a lesson from the Universe and I hope you don’t get sick from them like so many girls have. I would be very surprised if you aren’t sick from them and learning your lesson soon enough, as that has been my experience with plastic surgery and the experience of so many others. The Universe has a plan designed for you, so while I hope this is positive for you, I’m extremely concerned it’s going to end up being a challenge/lesson and would advise you to prepare ahead of time, especially because you have two daughters. I think you posted on your blog way too soon before your body has even had time to tell you how it feels (and probably is freaking out due to the tears in the energy and your immune system) about having foreign silicone objects in it.

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    Rory

    September 16, 2018

    You placed the fact that you barely had A cups on breast feeding. Its okay to not feel confident in your size of your breast. Why like about it? So many women are unsatisfied with the breast size and get implants, you did the same thing. It had nothing to do with breastfeeding, it was your insecurity. Why couldn’t you just be honest with us?

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    Ashley

    November 23, 2018

    I think it’s super brave that you opened up to everyone about this. I think a surgery like this is very personal. Most people always think women do it for attention. Honestly, I want it to feel more like a woman. I want my shirts to fit me and not just drop straight down. I breast fed my son, I pretty much have nothing left and gravity took it!
    I am super Interested in hearing more about it!!!

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