Breast Augmentation FAQ

Peta Serras

by Peta Serras

Around 2 and a half years ago I made a decision that changed my life – I had a breast augmentation. Not a decision that I made spontaneously either. I researched for about 6 years prior and knew every possible risk that could happen from surgery including death – yes, you can die from plastic surgery. Among infections, your implants being rejected and scar tissue forming requiring further surgery.

Any surgery is risky. So I urge people to think about that when they make a choice that is life altering. Although surgery has come so far in the last few years I still think people should do their research and know the ins and outs of any procedure.

When I had my surgery I made sure I blogged regularly and shared how I was feeling throughout and shared pictures too. Disclaimer – I was so fucking off my face when writing that I probably don’t make sense.

For an in depth read of every stage at the bottom of this post I will list by day’s the post so you can refer back to this blog post and then read up on whatever ones you like!

I’d also like to say that I ended up with post operative depression. I still don’t know why. I didn’t actually think that could happen.

I think it’s because it was such a dramatic physical change and I had trouble adjusting. Oh and shit with a boy happened which also escalated the sadness. I lost a few friends too. But were they really friends? People were so nasty to me about them as well and did end up in tears several times from nasty comments.

However I remember the first time of getting with a guy and flinging a bra off was fabulous. As was shopping and buying an amazing dress and feeling like a Supermodel because it fit like a glove. OH! And if I see girls out eyeing my cleavage I will tell them they’re fake. No point having boob envy when you could easily have your own pair. You’d be surprised the amount of girls who have implants. Just come up with a number in your head and then triple that figure.

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My details relating to surgery

My surgeon: Anoop Rastogi (he’s AMAZING. If you are Sydney based or near Sydney I can definitely recommend)
My implant size: 335CC
Implant type: Furry brazilians
Implant shape: Anatomical
Placement: Half under muscle
Scars: Breast line, so where your underwire sits, about 5cm long and 2mm thick
Size before surgery: 8C but needed padding. If I didn’t bra’s would gape. If I went to a B cup it would cut into the sides of my natural breast
Size after surgery: 10E-F
Surgery date: December 16th, 2011
Weeks off work: 3.5
Cost: $13,500 from memory. I think $150 for consult, $350 booking fee and then remainder 2 weeks before surgery

Why I decided to have breast augmentation

I had no confidence. I had gone from a 10DD to having absolutely nothing. Dr Rastogi said my breast tissue has atrophied from all my intense dieting and exercise. My right breast was slightly larger and my nipple sat about 2cm lower. I was so unsymmetrical and I hated being topless with a guy. Shopping trips were traumatic. Swimwear and underwear shopping was worse and I would always end up in tears.

The great things about having fake boobs

1. I can now call out fake people by stating they are faker than my tits
2. If you are naturally hippy, they will make you look more in proportion and smaller!
3. Confidence will go through the roof, especially in intimate fun times with a man (or lady… or both if you’re into that)
4. Most things look amazing on. Skimpy triangle bikinis sit perfectly
5. Stuff wearing necklaces when your boobs are the only amazing accessory you need
6. Constantly perky boobs
7. Even if you are having a fat day your boobs still look amazing
8. If I ever have children they are placed so I can still breast feed. AND if I want to get a lift after they can do it around the existing implant

The not so great things about having fake boobs

1. I can’t feel my nipples. Sensation is slooooowwly coming back but it doesn’t bother me all that much
2. I can’t stand people touching my boobs… at all. Sorry guys, please don’t suck or fondle, treat them as expensive ornaments
3. Implants are still pretty rigid so bras have to fit PERFECTLY otherwise you’ll be uncomfortable all day
4. I hate sleeping without a bra. I have ‘my boobs are going to sag’ paranoia
5. Most people will want to touch them and won’t ask prior. So expect a number of people to just randomly cop a feel without your permission
7. The fact my sensation is only about 70% there, I have often been out and had a full on boob slip without realising. Whoops!
8. Say goodbye to all your old tight fitting clothes and sexy bras. I literally gave away $4000 worth of designer bras I can never wear again

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Points to consider and advice I would give for anyone wanting to go under the knife

1. Really get clear on WHY you want it. If you current guy suggests, he’s a douche and please kick him to the curb. If it’s it for confidence make sure that you won’t just want something else done to feel confident straight after. Remember if a guy is just attracted to your big fake boobies then he’s a douche. Get the surgery for YOU.

2. Understand complications can happen. Research research research. You’re surgeon should go over all of this in your consult and if he doesn’t go see someone else.

3. See at least 2 surgeons and get an idea of the look you are going for. I took pictures in of Bianca Balti in French Playboy. I saw 2 different surgeons from recommendations from different people and I thought they did a really great job. Also keep in mind my size might look terrible on me. So go to someone great and trust their opinion.

4. You won’t be perfect after surgery. Nup you won’t but you will be really close. If you are so dreadfully unhappy with your appearance with it affecting you on a daily basis, then you should be over the moon and absolutely stoked with your awesome result.

5. If you are quibbling about money – wait and save. I worked my ass off to afford these babies. I started waitressing. Doing terrible promo modelling work and basically sold so much shit I owned to save up $13,000. DON’T GO TO SOMEONE CHEAPER! Remember it’s your body, it’s not a fucking handbag you can replace.

6. Make sure you can schedule surgery and recovery time into your current life and work schedule. Are you able to have surgery with your current lifestyle? Can you take time off work? Will someone be able to look after the kids – keep in mind no heavy lifting for 6 weeks.

7. Have a support person. Do you have someone like a mum, a BFF or partner who can look after you the first few days or weeks while you are in recovery.

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Peta Serras

Editor of Professional Babe, Peta has a penchant for pretty things, Tom Hardy and ginger kittens. You can find her sipping a long black, creating killer content or making sure her winged eyeliner is even. Peta is a writer, model & Pilates Instructor based out of the Hunter Valley.

  • Mickey

    Thank you for your honest account, I am very surprised that you can lose nipple sensation for so long for under the muscle implants with under the boon incisions. I have been researching for sometime and was not made aware of this so may have to have a rethink as I don’t know If I want to spend two years without nipple sensation…that’s my foreplay hahahaha

    • Thank you! It doesn’t bother me because I was so unhappy, but it does get annoying when I am with a guy and I’m like ‘woah, they’re ornaments, don’t touch okay?’.

  • Nat

    Hi Peta
    Thank you for posting this followup blog, it has really helped me in making a decision to proceed with surgery.
    I’m book for surgery in September with Rastogi, so I am super excited, and your blogs have mentally prepared me for whats to come, so I am absofu*kenlutely grateful that you shared your experience.

    I wanted to ask you what type of profile implants you got, are they medium, high or extra high profile?
    I too don’t want the ‘porn’ look, and I love your results.

    Your an inspiration to us girls. Keep up the great work beautiful! xx

    • Hello lovely! This is SO exciting! Yay for boobies! Hmmm let me have a think, I think they are medium profile from memory! We had made a few last minute decisions before I went in for my surgery as he was marking my up and I was a bit stressed! But I am sure I have medium profile!


      • Nat

        I am getting 315cc medium profiles, so just a little smaller than yours. I asked for the boobs on the cover of his Breast Art book. Haha.
        Rastogi knows his stuff! I guess that is who I chose him XD

        Thanks Peta! xxxx

      • Nat

        I am getting 315cc medium profiles, so just a little smaller than yours. I asked for the boobs on the cover of his Breast Art book. Haha.
        Rastogi knows his stuff! I guess that is why I chose him XD

        Thanks Peta! xxxx

        • Nat

          Hi Peta
          I am just one week post op and Dr Rastogi ended up putting 360cc implants in me, haha.
          I love doing HIIT, Yoga and Pilates and I feel like an absolute slob right now not being able to work out for over a week.
          I can start lower body exercises from week three and my main concerns is my belly/core.
          Can you please suggest some core exercises I could do that won’t involve using my chest muscles, I was thinking of single leg circles, single leg stretches, double straight leg… but with a smaller range of motion.. what are your thoughts? Is there anything else I could do or shouldn’t do?
          Or please share what did when you got back into Pilates after surgery.

          Thanks heaps x

          • Hello!

            I would avoid any exercise where you would create tension with your upper body. I did some light walking! Don’t feel like a slog either, just swelling, promise! I didn’t do any pilates for 6 weeks straight. almost killed me!

            I think you’ve inspired me to do a blog post for post surgery exercise! x

  • Ali


    I’ve been reading your blog all week for research πŸ™‚ i got mine done today with dr rastogi .. seeing your results (and how amazing you look) made me feel at ease ..
    Thank you !

    • Omg that’s so exciting!!! You are going to love your new boobies come summer! Xxx

  • Virginia

    Hi Peta, I too am a previous patient of rastogi’s and had read about your progress before I went ahead with surgery. I am about 1.5 years post op. I just wish you wrote about the down side of breast numbness in your older post. One thing that is the most disappointing and devastating part post surgery (I had such high hopes for this dr’s work)) is the 90% numbness of my entire breast area that I am now burdened with. I would like to know if yours is anywhere near this bad and how does it not bother you and how do you cope with it? Even if it just the nipples, it is still bodily sensation that is lost permanently. For me it is such an uncomfortable feeling and I feel almost crippled for not being able to experience any sensory touch in my chest area. Apparently, we are not the only ones of his patients who have experienced this complication as there are other patients who have reviewed and mentioned similar numbness of about 80%.

    • Hey lovely! In my older posts I did mention that I did have numbness in that area. I think I had mentioned in my 6 week roundup and then my followups after that. It’s hard to tell with the numbness as when it’s me touching them it’s hard to tell sometimes if I’m just feeling the skin on my hand or my breast. But when I am with a guy I would say about 70% are numb, especially my nipples. It has gotten a little better but to be honest it doesn’t bother me too much because I was so unhappy and extremely self conscious prior Xx

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