Since my mastectomy, I've been visiting my breast surgeon, Dr. Ross Cooperman every other week to get my expanders filled 60 ml. Yesterday's fifth expansions resulted in mounds, that when I looked down, are finally full enough to simulate boobs! The answer to the most common question since my mastectomy, will you get bigger breasts with reconstruction? is a resounding YES! But how far down the alphabet will I go?
While walking around NYC last night with my girl friend, I felt something familiar that I hadn't felt in over a year: sexy. I once again have what so many beauties accessorize on the streets of Manhattan - BOOBS, those wonderful shapes that protrude from my blouse, defining my sex. Finally, I could compete again; I'm not physically "less than" because my breasts have been removed and altered.
So, if I go bigger, will I feel sexy-er? I'm not looking to go gigantic, just bigger than the B/C cup I genetically inherited, because, well, why not? I've seen some perfect breasts - recalling the Paris burlesque shows; most women, given the choice, would like to alter their size or shape, and I am one of them.
Since my fate was breast cancer, resulting in a double mastectomy, I mine as well go for the look I want - not for you guys, but for my own comfort zone. The few of you that think "Well, at least you get a free boob job!" I'd like to clarify that nothing about this horrifying, draining, life-altering and life-threatening breast cancer experience was free; I would trade it all to have my natural, imperfect breasts back any day.
I'm making lemonade out of lemons, or cantaloupes, and trusting my plastic surgeon in the process. #ingoodhands