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Jul 20, 2012 12:45 AM Loucinda wrote:
UPDATE: I talked to Vinnie, and it seems that he doesn't make it out here to the Utah area often at all and I was afraid I'd never get to see him. While I was waiting I looked into prosthetic nipples a bit and ended up finding a company about 45 minutes from my house that does custom prosthetics, and for the same price as tatooing. I just about died from excitemement! I ended up getting a lovely set of prosthetics from them instead of the tattos and could not be happier! They look AMAZING and stay on as long as I want them to. The first words out of my girlfriend's mouths when they see them is something to the effect of "Shut the fuuuu...ront door!"
After we finished custom coloring them (I got to direct the coloring process step by step since I was there in the room while it was done) I went into the bathroom, put them on, and then stood there crying like a baby. I finally feel normal again!!!!!!! Ok, so they don't feel real. I don't care. They LOOK totally real and right now that is the best I think I can get unless they find a way to regrow whole breasts from stem cells or something. Don't we all wish. I am so glad that I did this instead of getting the tattoos or nipple reconstruction. Since appearance is the most important thing to me I am happy, happy, HAPPY!
One drawback, sort of. I suppose it depends on what your "modesty level" is set at. The maker said that they are collapsible since the actual part of the nipple that projects is flexible and air filled. Nuh-uh. Maybe it is because the ones I got have nipps on the larger side and they have a good 1/4 inch projection, but you can see the outline of my nipples under everything except fairly thick padded bras. Not that I mind, to be honest. I have felt terrible about losing my breasts and have felt ugly and totally asexual for ages. To suddenly be able to put my nipples exactly where I want them (perky!) and look like I have flawless, perfect headlights is great!! (Well, perfect as long as I am dressed, at least) But for you non-exhibitionist ladies who prefer not to be the object of attention, you may want to go with a smaller nipple projection. Just sayin.
The picture here is of them after about five days of wearing them, so the edges are lifting just a tiny bit. For the first several days they stay flush to my skin, and I'm oily so that is something.
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Dx 8/2009, LCIS, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2-Surgery 10/20/2009 Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left)Surgery 12/28/2009 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)