Cool Your Tatas

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I just heard about an odd, yet very appealing product which is sold by Polar Products, a company which specializes in body cooling and hot and cold therapy. Under the section entitled “Women’s Health”, among all the cooling vests, scarves, etc., are Bra Coolers. These nifty cotton pockets house small cold packs which can be placed on the underside of each breast inside your bra to keep your girls cool. This would be especially delightful for larger chested ladies who often have overhang issues, which can be pretty uncomfortable in hot weather.

I think I need these for my next trip to Thailand!

Click on this link to check it out:

https://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/Pair-of-Cool58-Bra-Coolers-p258.htm

Bigger Breasts Are Not Better

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There is such a thing as TOO BIG when it comes to breasts that are surgically augmented. In my humble opinion the limit has been reached when each of a woman’s breasts is larger than her face. Some women don’t have a choice and have to deal with what Mother Nature bestowed upon them, but other women actually choose to go under the knife to have excessively large implants surgically installed. I have even heard women say pre-surgery that they were hoping to achieve a cartoonish Jessica Rabbit look with extremely large, round implants. In other words, they wanted their breasts to look fake.

When breasts look like distorted balloons, the natural curved architecture is lost. Another problem with extremely large implants is that men (and women) tend to regard women who have them as cheap, slutty, and lacking in intelligence. I realize that these are gross generalizations, but they are so common that any woman who tries to deny this is a fool. It’s important to be aware of how people may potentially regard you once you have a surgical augmentation, and if you have a problem with society’s impression of very large breasts, you might want to reconsider the size you are getting (if you don’t care, then more power to you!). Every once in a while I will see a beautiful woman with a delicate face and petite body who went overboard with the implants and as a result looks top heavy. For women who compete in the bodybuilding world, large implants can be very distracting, and not in a positive way.

Some augmented breasts may look alluring or eye catching when clothed, but horrifying when uncovered as a result of surgical revisions, scarring, ripples, unevenness, improper nipple position or capsular contracture. Almost every single woman I have talked to who has had extremely large implants (i.e., implants which have created a DDD or larger cup size) has had to have surgical revision. Some women who have had breast augmentation surgery also lose sensation in the nipples and in the breasts, obliterating that area of the body as an erogenous zone. It is also important to consider the anterior load on the chest which results from large implants and how it impacts posture. And forget about finding clothes off the rack that fit an extremely large bust.

The breast area is quite prone to body dysmorphia, which in large part explains why gargantuan breast implants are sometimes requested. Since the breast’s primary function is to provide nutrients to a baby, women and men will often equate a fuller or larger breast with greater fertility and femininity. While it is fine for a woman to desire larger breasts, selecting an extremely large implant size may only reinforce any insecurities about a woman’s sense of self and sexuality.

Thinking of Having Breast Augmentation Surgery? – Part 2

breast augmentation part 2I am devoting this blogpost to what to expect post-surgery at least through my own experience with breast augmentation surgery.  Though recovery from breast augmentation surgery is relatively tolerable, you should know what to expect.

First of all, when the procedure is completed, you will be wheeled over to a recovery unit where you will come out of anesthesia.  Some women may become very emotional or confused when coming out of anesthesia. What was strange about my experience coming out of anesthesia, other than the fact that it took me an unusually long time to come out of anesthesia, was that I was very chipper and even joked around with the nurses that it was time to party (what a goofball I was!).  My friend Mara picked me up from the hospital and drove me home.  Let me tell you, that car ride was the most painful one I have ever experienced as my very swollen and scalpel-assaulted chest bore the brunt of every single dip and bump in the road.  I sat in the passenger’s seat wearing a support bra.  Once home, I got in the habit of applying a sandwich of ice packs, one above my breasts and one below them, and began taking Vicodin three times a day to take the edge off the pain.  Some women may experience full pain relief from their prescription pain meds, while others (like me) might only receive some relief.

Do not make the mistake of assuming that you are tough enough to take care of yourself immediately post-surgery.  I am tough and I work out regularly, but I was not prepared for the need for complete assistance in sitting up in bed from a supine position.  This went on for four days.  I was very sore and had to stay home for three days before I felt strong enough to return to work.  I also had to apply the ice pack sandwich constantly for those first three days and was constantly alarmed by the fact that my new breasts sat so high on my chest that they abutted my clavicles.  It was truly bizarre.  As the days and weeks passed, my newly augmented chest began to relax and settle and the feeling that my skin and muscles were stretched to the hilt began to subside.

In addition to the constant pain which I experienced over the first two weeks following surgery, I experienced “zingers”.  Women may not be aware of zingers but they should be if they are preparing to go under the knife.  Zingers feel like sudden electric jolts which are felt at the nipple and which I imagine are akin to getting electrocuted.  They are strange but a direct result of local nerve damage which occurs as a result of the surgery.  This will also subside over time so don’t be alarmed!

After two weeks I was allowed to return to lower body weight training and after four weeks I was allowed to hit my upper body workouts.  To this day, however (and it has been almost ten years since I had my surgery), I cannot do heavy chest workouts and experience lateral movement of the implants when I work my chest.  This movement makes my boyfriend laugh and I can honestly say that I don’t blame him for laughing!

I have never had a single regret about having had the surgery and would do it again in a heartbeat.