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Seriously considering this as I have been eating clean and exercising well (mainly strength) for a while now.. but..

I have found that I get seriously skeletal up top (you can see my ribs ABOVE my boobs) and still I am carrying lots of fat around my bum and legs, also some on lower tummy.

I am and always will be a pear shape, but if I get moderate implants to boost my boobs and lipo on on lower body this will balance things out and I will finally stop fretting over my bad luck!

Has anyone done this and have any advice?

Should I carry on weight training or switch to cardio?

I don't want to gain loads of muscle and then get warped results when I lose it all from inactivity later... 

Am also super worried about not being able to exercise after the surgery. Given that it is 2 ops aswell, I may even have to go in twice :(

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not had either, but have read tons on both those procedures, having the same type of body (& having experienced similar effects).

lipo: +1 fat comes back distorted/in the wrong places, and, weight gain is inevitable for all but the most vigilant, even if it's 1-5 lbs a year (bc of age & other metabolic processes... this includes people who continue to monitor calories & work out regularly).

breast augmentation: i personally did not feel the risk profile was worth the benefit. as you know: multiple surgeries - most have to do a re-do in 5-10 years; scarring; fungal infections; unaesthetic results (bad placement, etc). even a top-rated surgeon can make a mistake; or, the surgery might not agree with the body, for whatever reason.

my solution: when my injury thingie gets worked out, more strength training to do what i can about leg shape.

also, working on thinking of this kind of body as beautiful. (btw, imo, if that's you in your profile pic, as others have said, you are that.)

i don't necessarily think you have BDD outright; the pear shape is really not valued in north america & it can be hard to work at appreciating it here (if you are here). cultural ideals recently came up in another forum; i know that my body image always changes for the better when i go to europe, and see - again - how many smaller-chested women proudly wear bikinis, and how gorgeous they are. if it's a help, think of celebrity pears who work it. (egs... milla jovovich, kate hudson, claire danes, jennifer aniston - look at line and silhouette.)

eta: jane birkin & her offspring (lou doillon); lol, here's more (if you can handle hearing boobage described as 'funbags' and 'chachas'. can't see the lower half, but *most* will be pears or pearish.)

I am seriously pear shaped like you.  I noticed that I could see my ribs above my boobs while still dealing with yuck on the bottom.  I know a few people who have had boob jobs and are happy with them.  I would try to avoid the lipo, though.  I have never heard of anyone who was fantastically happy long term with their lipo and you would need to do the maintenence anyway.  I would do more cardio to bun the fat stores as apposed to doing more weight training.  We know that lean muscle helps burn fat so you're good there but you should be doing cardio a few times a week for cardio health, if nothing else. 

Great advice from loads of you - thanks guys you are awesome!

Sounds like boobs are a no-brainer, who wouldn't be happy with a proud womanly breast

My prob isn't hips - front-on I look good / side-on the bum and back of thighs looks way too big and a bit saggy / from the back ... yikes.

So for me the lipo is about removing that big pocket of fat at the bottom of my, erm, bottom. So not about slimming down the lower half which I know is impossible from lipo. 

I am seeing a lipo specialist and will ask him lots of questions...

Thanks for all your help!

Original Post by fitnfierce:

Original Post by melinottawa:

Original Post by fitnfierce:

Girl rock that pear shape! I think pear shape is awesome! And boobs aren't everything! I think most of it is imagined--> even if you are a large pair, it will still look fine (*look at Charlotte/Kristen Davis on Sex in the City! She looks amazing!). 

also get those ribs OUT! nothing looks more unhealth/sickening than ribs in the chest. My sister was anorexic when she had ribs in her chest. Your hips may be bigger, but if there's ribs in your chest your hips are still not BIG just bigGER than your top half. 

Honestly, if you're so terribly uncomfortable do it. But it's kind of a waste unless you really want in it & people are going to gossip their heads off about you because, well, that's what people do and they might honestly think less of you. Don't let that stop you, but keep it in mind. 

  Really who cares what others think? You should do things for yourself!!! Besides those that gossip are generally jealous. I've had nothing but positive feedback from those close to me. Even my parents who were very against my surgery thins that it's well suited and find that it makes me look more balanced.  

Oh definitely. Do it for yourself. But if she's someone who naturally cares what other people think of her (I assume she does-she is trying to fit society's standards of having to have perfectly matching breasts and hips) than she should know the backlash. People will, of course, be nice to her face as they were to her but she shouldn't neglect to think of the backtalk that will occur. 

@fitnfierce - I just under went a breast augmentation to have the matching breast to hips ratio. Though this is the "ideal" body it is infact not the "norm". Most of my fetish clothing from companies that I model for now need to be custom made.

I'll point out that I did it to have the "ideal" body type but for myself. No one else influenced that and if there are people talking behind my back then why pay them heed? If they can't say it to my face then their opinion is just not worth my time is it? Besides I feel way better about my body.

For me I've always associated breast with womanhood as many people do. I find that I look and feel like a woman now whereas before I felt I looked like a girl. The whole psychology behind it is actually quite common and I noticed a post about going to counselling, this is not something that would help. Though I’m glad not everyone thinks this way it’s not something that those of us who do can easily forget.

So really whom really has the right to judge my perspective? Talk if they want life is not about the people that talk behind your back, it's about the people that are willing to support you and have the courage to say things to your face.

 

Original Post by pibblety:

My prob isn't hips - front-on I look good / side-on the bum and back of thighs looks way too big and a bit saggy / from the back ... yikes.

So for me the lipo is about removing that big pocket of fat at the bottom of my, erm, bottom. So not about slimming down the lower half which I know is impossible from lipo. 

I am seeing a lipo specialist and will ask him lots of questions...

Thanks for all your help!

I don't think any amount of lipo is going to boost the booty- if anything you'd need to add to it.  Do weight lifting to reshape what you have - if it's flat do deadlifts, squats, bulgarian split squats, lunges, step ups - use heavy weights and enjoy what develops!!  I saw a woman last summer at my pool who was very thin and she had no butt and it looked flabby and bleh- sucking the fat out of the thighs and butt won't change the shape, the only way to develop a good "two tortise shell" booty is to build the muscle.    Again I hope you try the weight lifting option first for the butt


@fitnfierce - I just under went a breast augmentation to have the matching breast to hips ratio. Though this is the "ideal" body it is infact not the "norm". Most of my fetish clothing from companies that I model for now need to be custom made.

I'll point out that I did it to have the "ideal" body type but for myself. No one else influenced that and if there are people talking behind my back then why pay them heed? If they can't say it to my face then their opinion is just not worth my time is it? Besides I feel way better about my body.

For me I've always associated breast with womanhood as many people do. I find that I look and feel like a woman now whereas before I felt I looked like a girl. The whole psychology behind it is actually quite common and I noticed a post about going to counselling, this is not something that would help. Though I’m glad not everyone thinks this way it’s not something that those of us who do can easily forget.

So really whom really has the right to judge my perspective? Talk if they want life is not about the people that talk behind your back, it's about the people that are willing to support you and have the courage to say things to your face.

 

@melinottawa: I'm not telling her to get breast augumentation or not. In fact, it seems to me she will get it. good for her, maybe she'll feel better about herself (like you, one person--don't forget--did) but many people don't or they expect some great slew of confidence to hit them and it doesn't. It's not like her breasts are the only thing holding her back--she thinks her hips are big, she wants lipo, she obviously has some body image issues. I'm not saying counseling or anything. I'm--again--not telling her to do it or not to do it. But honestly, you are basically advertising a boob job as if you are a plastic surgeon. It worked out for you, great. But it doesn't for everyone and you should at least acknowledge this when giving an informative response.

--also, not sure what you're saying, hourglass is the media/american ideal. I'm not saying that's a good or bad thing, but almost every model has an hourglass figure, small, but hourglass--such as 34-24-34 for such a tall height. Just look up some measurements of models. 

That's basically all I have to say and I don't mean to criticize, just defend what I think is a valid opinion. 

yikes

everyone has a super strong opinion... why? I think because they don't know all the facts and they don't listen! (or in this case read properly!)

I don't hate the size of my hips.. just the bum is disproportionately large at the bottom.. so that I have basically a really looong bum if that makes sense. So it is shape change rather than de-sizing I am aiming for.

I ALREADY strength train - I do so much on my bum already! and there is loads of muscles built up there now.. UNDERNEATH all the fat

The only way to see the effects of the nice round booty muscles? lose the fat!

the problem? I am already almost skeletal on my upper half

And here we are.

Interesting there are lots of people here who have had boobs done but barely anyone who's had lipo. I would have thought it was super popular. 

There are so many people here with big issues against cosmetic surgery, and really, I wasn't asking for your opinions. I was asking for the advice of the people with first hand knowledge of breast aug and lipo. Anyone else who answers this thread is just butting their nose in where it doesn't belong. 

Wow.  You post a question in a public forum to solicit advice from random strangers and get your panties all in a twist because you don't like the results.  

I actually agree with her, if you ask a question you want an answer to your question, not a bunch of semi-related opinions.

On that note. My advice would be to go for a consultation with a good surgeon, bring lots of pictures of what you want and ask tons of questions. The surgeon can't guess what you want and a picture is worth 1000 words. Even write down your questions so you don't forget.

 

Try prosthetics for a week or two before making your final decision. Once you see the surgeon and decide on a size ask if he has samples on the implant that you can wear, if not you can order a kit for 50-100$(Canadian) online from all implant companies with the style and size implant you want.  

 

Talk to girls you know or ask the surgeon if he has a client referral so you can talk to the client about the process and what everything was like. The client might even be willing to let you see and give you advice.

 

I've had a breast augmentation, I'm super happy with it (not everyone is) I went with the best surgeon in my province and paid a little extra however he guarantees his work and fixes them for free if I was too have issues or be unhappy with the results. The best surgeons will offer free revision if you aren’t satisfied with placement or there is a problem.

 

Also listen to the surgeon if he’s/she’s a good surgeon they will know what can and can’t be changed and will give you better advice than anyone can. If you aren’t satisfied with the first surgeon’s opinion/advice see another surgeon. You want to make sure you have the same ideas and opinions as your surgeon not just get them to give you something they think is nice.  

Sorry I got upset. I just don't understand why people need to judge others and it bothers me that they post about talking behind people back. obviously some people never get out of high school mentality.

Original Post by keira_m_:

I actually agree with her, if you ask a question you want an answer to your question, not a bunch of semi-related opinions.

I want to be 5'10 and a millionaire. You can want anything or anything in the world, but that doesn't mena it's going to happen, especially if you don't do anything to make it happen.  

I'm sure there are plenty of forums and support groups for people who have had or want to have plastic surgery, but she couldn't even be bothered to ask on such a forum.  She instead posts questions about plastic surgery on a fitness forum and is angry when fitness oriented people don't have anything useful to say.

Thanks for your advice melinottawa! And ;) to Kiera_m

Yes I totally ignore other people's reactionary opinions (I'm not even reading smashley's!). SO many people are so insecure about themselves that they have to bring other people down and criticise them to make themselves feel better. I hope they find something to make themselves happier in the long run too.

@smashley. How do you know she hasn't posted on other forums? I've always found your replies on these forums really helpful so I'm somewhat confused by the response that 'you don't get what you want'. People on these forums can be horribly judgmental almost to the point of nastiness and there's so need for it, we all have enough to deal with day to say without being made to feel stupid for asking for advice

I see in your profile you want to be a fitness model - explains a lot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2G1DgTdD2U&nb sp; Go to 3:30 if you don't have time to watch it all!!Laughing

The op has every right to post here.Even though it is a fitness oriented board it is related because doesn't everyone work out to look good to some degree? There are plenty of fit people who also have had cosmetic surgery and I think the op wanted advice from those who have HAD cosmetic surgery procedures not those who criticize the idea. Just sayin?
Original Post by dbackerfan:

I see in your profile you want to be a fitness model - explains a lot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2G1DgTdD2U&nb sp; Go to 3:30 if you don't have time to watch it all!!

hahahahahahah I love it!!

"Are your boob implants under the muscles or over the muscle? Mine are both"

I have actually seen this type of implant advertised. Laughing a lot.

Original Post by Dees2Boys:

The op has every right to post here.Even though it is a fitness oriented board it is related because doesn't everyone work out to look good to some degree? There are plenty of fit people who also have had cosmetic surgery and I think the op wanted advice from those who have HAD cosmetic surgery procedures not those who criticize the idea. Just sayin?

Well put!

I am doing it anyways.. just wanted advice on how much strength-training/diet/cardio to do before and after.

well, i'd like to at least point you to a forum where you can get all the first-hand points of view you want: http://www.realself.com/

ps: seriously, rethink the lipo, at least. idk, there are other treatments, which are newer (so less tested) but slightly more logical in theory. look around that site.

Original Post by fitnfierce:


@fitnfierce - I just under went a breast augmentation to have the matching breast to hips ratio. Though this is the "ideal" body it is infact not the "norm". Most of my fetish clothing from companies that I model for now need to be custom made.

I'll point out that I did it to have the "ideal" body type but for myself. No one else influenced that and if there are people talking behind my back then why pay them heed? If they can't say it to my face then their opinion is just not worth my time is it? Besides I feel way better about my body.

For me I've always associated breast with womanhood as many people do. I find that I look and feel like a woman now whereas before I felt I looked like a girl. The whole psychology behind it is actually quite common and I noticed a post about going to counselling, this is not something that would help. Though I’m glad not everyone thinks this way it’s not something that those of us who do can easily forget.

So really whom really has the right to judge my perspective? Talk if they want life is not about the people that talk behind your back, it's about the people that are willing to support you and have the courage to say things to your face.

 

@melinottawa: I'm not telling her to get breast augumentation or not. In fact, it seems to me she will get it. good for her, maybe she'll feel better about herself (like you, one person--don't forget--did) but many people don't or they expect some great slew of confidence to hit them and it doesn't. It's not like her breasts are the only thing holding her back--she thinks her hips are big, she wants lipo, she obviously has some body image issues. I'm not saying counseling or anything. I'm--again--not telling her to do it or not to do it. But honestly, you are basically advertising a boob job as if you are a plastic surgeon. It worked out for you, great. But it doesn't for everyone and you should at least acknowledge this when giving an informative response.

--also, not sure what you're saying, hourglass is the media/american ideal. I'm not saying that's a good or bad thing, but almost every model has an hourglass figure, small, but hourglass--such as 34-24-34 for such a tall height. Just look up some measurements of models. 

That's basically all I have to say and I don't mean to criticize, just defend what I think is a valid opinion. 

I was saying that the hour glass is the "ideal" figure however it's not the norm. Even clothing is mostly made bigger in the hips.


I have to point out that there are lots of different types of models. You are talking about playboy models 34-24-34. If you look up fitness models are on average 34-28-34, pin-up models 36-24-36, fetish models 38-24-36 if they are "top" moddels and 36-24-38 if they are "bottom" models, then you have plus size models on average they are 40-30-40, underwear models 35-24-35.

Fashion models are hard to find and often kept secret the perfect fashion model is 32-22-32. You have look for them by name and do some digging. The fashion industry doesn't want people to know. I was once a fashion model in early teens I was told I was too fat a couple of times with a BMI of 17.5 and was forced to quit as not eating was starting to kill me.

(It's kind of hypocritical to applaud people for improving their bodies one way (like working out) while condemning them for improving their bodies in an other (like getting plastic sugery).)

Original Post by melinottawa:

(It's kind of hypocritical to applaud people for improving their bodies one way (like working out) while condemning them for improving their bodies in an other (like getting plastic sugery).)

Are you telling me you don't see a difference between having surgery and working out?

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