poling and breast implants...

 
Paulab
OK, so I am scheduled for surgery on the 17th of March for a breast lift and implants, does any one have an idea of how long I will have to stay off of my pole?
Feb 12, 2010
RoxyPink
I don't know first hand...but I'm curious to know myself. I plan on having the exact same thing done this year! I can only assume it will depend on if the implant is over or under the muscle, how fit you are now and how your body heels....everyone is different. I've heard some say 6 wk and some say 6 mths so I dunno! Whatever you do..follow dr's orders. You wouldn't want to mess us their handy work! Good luck and I hope to hear how it goes!
Feb 12, 2010
Sapphirecatzeye
I can SOOOOO help on this one, i want to share my story but dont be scared, everyone is different.
I've had mine before I started pole, 3 years ago. You will probaly be off the pole for more than a month.
I had mine done after my daughter was born and i lost all the weight but i went from a natural size C to a DD nursing and then i lost a LOT of weight and muscle mass and had nothing in my breasts, they were even damaged muscles from nursing. so I had a D size implant to fill up the space so i didnt have to get a lift or pay for one (they are expensive) my husband was just in the military and my daughter was still little.
So...story two, i started dancing, depending at what level you are at and how much you dance you should be really careful. if you notice there are not many competitive polers with breast implants.
I am left handed, and after so much pole in 3 years the pocket ripped all the way up to my sholder almost and the implant would slide out to the side when i was sleeping AND it was uneven and ugly lol.
So a year ago (when i was taking a break from pole) i got it fixed and now its back to normal, the doctor suggested i dont pole as much, but i would fix it again just to pole and hopefully get to uspdf at the end of the year
I would say though, that since i have been lifting weights it has helped my breasts alot, there is stronger muscles and they look alot more...eh...durable..?
just becareful what you do after, if you have any questions feel free to ask me, i've always felt alone on the fake boobs pole dancer department.
Feb 12, 2010
amcut
D:
Horror story no!

What the hell happened when the pocket ripped? Was it not the most painful thing ever? And then.. does that happen often with people who do lots of upper body things?!

I decided to answer my own questions by searching implants and body building or implants and weight lifting... and of course found more horror stories.
[www.bodybuilding.com]

Of course, also found some awesome looking boobs, but the horror stories are always what stand out in the mind! LOL.
Feb 12, 2010
litlbit Previous Paid Member
Okay...this is not something I share with anyone...I got implants the 1st time in 2006 because of a triple lumpectomy that caved in my right breast...I had the lumpectomy in 1994 so it took me a long time to take my doctors recommendation to do the implants. Anywho I had no probs with the pole. I had developed severe bilateral capsular contracture from scar tissue so I had a bilateral capsulectomy with removal of scar tissue and implants done on July 21st of 2009...they cleaned out all of the scar tissue in the pockets and placed new implants....I was back on the pole 7 wks post op...my Sept challenge videos (I posted the date wrong it was July not June post op! LOL) Any way...I've never had any problems with poling, you just have to go back into it slowly, not do too much and I went back to lifting wts upper body (light wts) at 3 wks post op. There is an excellent forum to answer any all questions and chat with other women...its implantinfo.com I know the owner of the site Nicole, she has info on everything including board certified plastic surgeons/financing/before and after pics of the members on that site.
Feb 12, 2010
Paulab
Thank you guys so much for sharing your stories. I am a little nervous, but I have been wanting a boob job for 10 years now. But I don't know what I would do without my pole.
Feb 12, 2010
margie
I got implants in 96. I was thin,small and exercised a lot. The doctor told me it would be best if I got mine above the muscle. Well that was fine until now. It is very painful when I get a mammogram. They have to pull the breast tissue away from the implant to get a good pic. I hate it and I say that I am going to get another implant before the next mammo. The only thing is, I was also told that if you work out a lot in the chest that if the implant is under the muscle that when the muscle builds it can push the implant to the sides of the chest wall. I am not ready to give up exercise or poling for 6 weeks, but I am not looking forward to my next mammo.
Feb 12, 2010
litlbit Previous Paid Member
Mine are under the muscle...I workout heavy for bodybuilding and have never had a problem with that and I have no distortion.
Feb 12, 2010
Paulab
I am going from a C TO A DD cup, and i am going to have them under the muscle. My surgeon told me about the new silicone implants called memory gel/gummy bears and that that you can't feel the ripeling on the side of the breast in these like you can in saline ones. So that is what I am getting. Ny more info would be much appriciated.
Feb 13, 2010
workingfire
I don't have breast implants myself, but when I was taking pole classes my teacher decided to get hers done. She was told it would take about a month to get back into her dancing, and to start out slow, but she ended up having to wait about three months. By the sound of what she told us the implants made it really tight feeling to lift her arms up over her head, therefore she couldn't lift her own body weight. She was also told that if you start exercising too soon you could end up with lumpy implants, but I'm not sure if that's true or not.
Feb 13, 2010
litlbit Previous Paid Member
LOL...implants can not get lumpy! as for the tight feeling it is normal...that's why you go slow, you need to stretch the muscles to loosen them just as any other muscle. It takes time and patience..I followed my PS's instructions to a T...she told me to resume light wts at 3 wks and do stretching exercises...it was strange at 1st trying to lift myself but I kept going and at 7 wks could do it just not as much as b4( you can see it in my SC Theme from Peter Gun video that I had no problem)...by 10 wks was back to normal. It's like anything else, you need to listen to your body because everyone is different.
Feb 13, 2010
litlbit Previous Paid Member
WOW! I can't believe your PS was so unprofessional to say that to you then laugh! I'm sorry that happened to you! I educated myself for 6 years and learned everything I could before I made the decision to do it.

#! as we age our breast tissue thins as well as the skin #2 as you lose weight you lose fat in the breast tissue which is why the "deflate"so rippling happens (Breast tissue is composed of a lot of fatty tissue). #3 the pocket has nothing to do with "tightening up" unless it was made to small (some PS's place them to far apart as well so make sure you've researched your surgeon and spoken to previous patients). #$ what your describing sounds like a classic "capsular Contracture" It pulls the implant up and squeezes the implant...it is usually caused by your immune system attacking the capsule around the implant. #5 working the chest and upper body muscles does not cause the implant to sit higher and tighten unless you have a contrature. There are thousands of bodybuilding women that have implants sub muscular and they have never had that problem....I know several that are pro competitors...they lift extremely heavy. I also lift heavy 6 days a week and have since I was 50 then added pole at 51. I'm not saying your PS is wrong, I'm just saying it doesn't sound right from what I learned. My PS educated me thoroughly, she gave me tons of info and had me watch several videos during those 6 years. She also gave me the website to help me learn and understand every aspect of implants. I'm also a nurse so I was very grateful for what she did for me. Again this is just my thoughts based on what I've learned and experienced first hand. Check out bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/avacowan she has had implants for years...she is a pro competitor and lifts VERY heavy. She works her chest and arms really hard...she has never had a problem.
Feb 14, 2010
Dangermouse
Wow I can't believe this thread has appeared! I was looking for something about this just a couple of weeks ago! I get mine done March 10th. Silicone, under the muscle. I'm totally excited...and totally nervous - especially about being off the pole for a while. But I've done lots of research and feel if I take things slow I'll build up my strength again and muscle memory should work in my favor. So good to know there are people out there to talk me through the inevitable freak outs to come!!! Thanks in advance guys
Feb 21, 2010
Morgan1
Hey there..just thought I'd add my 2cents! I too have cohesive gel under the muscle, done last march. I didn't start poling until recently, but my PS told me after surgery to not lift my arms over my head for about 2 weeks, and then to not do any real lifting for about a month ( not neccessarily lifting weights, but rather to not lift med to heavy boxes, pushing and pulling a heavy vacuum, etc). Just make sure you give your body proper time to heal. Going under the muscle can be painful and take longer to heal...your chest will feel very tight, but massaging the pec muscle will help to relax it. My only complaint with my under the muscle is when the pec muscle contracts ( ex when doing pushup or pulling up the pole ) the girls shift a bit to move with the muscle. But I have no problems now, and they are much better than my previous set of saline! And I think there is validity to what honey rose wrote too...as with all muscles you want to make sure you stretch the fascia and everything to keep it from tightening up too much. Talk to your PS about your upper body workouts, and they will tell you the best recovery time before you get back on your pole. Cheers!
Feb 23, 2010
Morgan1
PaulaB : I forgot to add that I too had a lift when I replaced my implants, and this takes even more time to heal. Be very cautious after your surgery as a lift is more invasive and you may end up having stitches or suture lines re-open even several weeks after your surgery. I am very happy I went with the procedure and love the results now after 1 year, but be aware that a lift may keep you from poling for a couple months after surgery. There is a forum at [www.makemeheal.com] where you may find useful info about healing, vitamins, etc. for after your surgery.
Good luck!
M
Feb 24, 2010
legs
I looked all over for this info before I had mine done in November and couldn't find much, so here's my 2 cents.
I got under the muscle saline implants in early November, tummy tuck at the same time.
first 2 weeks were ugly but steadily improved from there.
implants gave me more trouble - felt like I was so swollen and sore! Anyone who has breast fed - it felt like the baby missed 2 or 3 feedings! worst part of tuck was 13 days of drain tubes!
doc gave ok for light workouts at 1 month and told me if it's legal I can do it at 3 months, I specified pushups, pullups - nothing will be a problem? he said go ahead.
so I went back to my 4 -5 times a week at the Y, bodypump (weightlifting) and cycling. Now at 3 1/2 months I'm back at what I could lift before surgery. under muscle is odd in that they flatten out a bit when I flex chest muscles, I can do that trick of making them alternately bounce lol!!
Anyway - we were changing house around a bit at 2 months so pole was down.
Hubby is reinstalling it this week ( getting it back up just didn't sound right!)
So I will let you no how it is getting back to it and what issues I have.
Basically I've been off for 4 months now and can't wait to get back to it!
Feb 24, 2010
psychoholicslag
I have complete under salines. My ps told me to stay off the pole for one month post-op. At the time I was just doing it for fun at home and wasn't instructing. He also told me to stop poling for a few weeks before the surgery so my muscles wouldn't be as tight. I tried getting back on the pole after one month, but it just felt too odd. It didn't hurt, just felt odd. To work back up, I did an exercise routine that worked my arms by just moving them around, not using weights or resistance. I was able to get back to poling after 3 to 4 months from my surgery date. I got them done 3 years ago. I don't have any problems with them and poling except they do distort some when I flex my pecs. I knew this was likely before the surgery though.

If you ever have any questions about implants, http://www.justbreastimplants.com/ is a great resource! Nikki has a lot of information on her site and a very supportive forum of wonderful women. If you join the forum, look me up. My screen name is freakylizard.
Feb 25, 2010
Angel1201
Legs said it perfectly when she said "under muscle is odd in that they flatten out a bit when I flex chest muscles". This is exactly what happens. When you lift yourself up by your arms, the pec muscles engage and flatten out the implants underneath them. Your breasts end up looking misshapen. If you have on a very tiny top, people will be able to see this. For me, my implants move away from the center of my chest. They also look like they are being pressed from underneath and above at the same time. It's a very strange look. I always wear a darker, lycra top with ample coverage while I'm poling to mask this issue.

I've had my implants for about 8 years and started poling about 2 years ago. Since I started poling I have become even more muscular than I was and I have been upset to see that there is a spot about the size of a quarter on my right breast where the implant peeks out and creates a lump. I have spoken to my PS about this and he said that the pocket (made of tissue which forms naturally around the implant) has weakened in that area (due to my crazy strong pecs??) and that he could fix it by surgically placing Alloderm (tissue from deceased persons) in that area over the implant to add in more tissue so the implant wont bulge out. I've decided to pass on the Alloderm for now and live with the lump.

The bottom line is that an implant unnatural in the body. Problems do arise in the average surgical patient. They are great, yes. but problems definitely do arise. I am ashamed to admit that I have already had 3 breast surgeries! My first sugery was with anatomical saline. After a few months, one of them didn't drop and then that had to be repaired in a second surgery which thankfully was free. Then, because they were anatomical, after a few years they rotated and just looked horrible. I ended consulting with a fab PS in the DC area and he replaced those aweful things with these wonderful round silicones. My before and after pics are on his website b/c we were so pleased with the result. When I took off the bandages after the surgery I literally felt myself exhale a sigh of relief. Silicones have looked and felt so much better that the salines ever did. However now I have this weird lump. Also, as I have aged and lost breast tissue, now the implants are probably too big for me and they do ripple on the side below my armpit. Errr. It never ends. Breast augmentation is a big, expensive committment. I also have long scars under my breasts. How I envy those small breasted natural girls!!!
Feb 26, 2010
Dangermouse
So, I got mine done this morning - 375cc silicone under the muscle. So far so good! Will document as I resume walking the working out then, in about a month, poling. I;m hoping in a couple of days I can go for walks and do abs since it shouldn't raise my blood pressure too much. Watch this space!
Mar 10, 2010
luvlee
I am excited to see how you come along and when you can start poling. I don't think the surgens realize how much upper body strength it takes to pole. Cause they never seem concerned when people mention it to them. I usually ends up being lokger till you can pole.
Mar 11, 2010
Dangermouse
Thanks luvlee! Yeah Im gona take it very slow and only go back when I'm ready. In the interim I'm gona keep going to class and do some coaching from the sidelines - can't be pole-less for a month!!!
Mar 11, 2010
Dangermouse
Day two and an imaginary baby elephant is apparently sitting on my chest. But I feel pretty good - the drugs help. I feel like my upper body is still in shape and I'm gona start weights in a couple weeks once the risk of bleeding has passed. (Curls should be easy since my arms are working fine and with no pain to my chest. I'm also cashing in on the opportunity to focus on abs and lower body so I'm not concerned about getting too out of shape.) But I saw them today for the first time when I showered ad they are AMAZING! So far so good. Will keep reporting progress (feel very narcissistic talking about this stuff but may help a fellow poler out on day!)
Mar 12, 2010
psychoholicslag
Aren't they wonderful and exciting! Take it easy and listen to your body, don't rush the physical stuff. I think you are doing a good thing by posting about your experience. I'm sure others will find it helpful.
Mar 12, 2010
Dangermouse
Tomorrow is the twins' 3 week anniversary so I finally braved the pole tonight. It was surprisingly...unremarkable! Spins are still out - they put too much strain on the chest area for now. But I inverted fine and could do butterfly and the usual knee hangs no problem at all! Climbing was a little slow but not painful at all - plank, wrist seat, archer = all good. The incision lines feel a little sore but that's to be expected. The breasts themselves were absolutely fine - it just feels a little strange because the implants are being moved around (which by all accounts is very good for them). I am very happy that the muscle memory is still there and will take it gently back up to normal here on out. Will report back if anything changes!!!
Mar 31, 2010
beautifulsnow
wow u r back 2 poling just after 3 weeks? my surgeon said i couldnt work out for 4 weeks and then i could only ride the bike weeks 5 and 6 then everything else then i still had 2 take it easy.

april 10 i will be 1 year post-op and have been taking pole classes for 1 month now. my boobs hurt the first week but so did my friend who is naturally a C or D cup im not sure. I have 700cc saline unders 36DD and this weekend (last class was thursday nite) my left boob's been hurting, we last worked on the windmill spin with left arm higher than the right and leaning left side of body against the pole. I dont know if it's a coincidence or that partcuilar spin made my left breast hurt, today (sunday) has been the most pain. what do u think it is?
Apr 5, 2010
DesireeMann
I have not read all the replies on this post yet, however I was just thinking about this the other day. I am new to pole and I have had mine since March of 2005. I have a problem with the right side it has a "fold" so my doctor says. It sit's lower than the left and drives me insane!! I have to place a push up on the right side in order for it to sit up like the left one. The doctor see's no reason to replace it I wish he would!
This happen about 2 years ago. I have 270cc gel silicone above the muscle.
Thank you for starting this topic
Apr 5, 2010
poledanceromance
The doctor see's no reason to replace it I wish he would!
This happen about 2 years ago. I have 270cc gel silicone above the muscle.
Thank you for starting this topic

The most important thing in plastic surgery is that the patient be happy with the results. If you're not happy with the results, you should have the issue corrected so you are. If the Dr. doesn't understand that, IMO you need to get a second opinion. It's too big of an issue, it's too huge of an area for a woman's self confidence, and you spent too much money to not be 100% satisfied. A second opinion never hurts and you might discover a way to balance the girls out that doesn't involve replacing it altogether. Just my $.02.
Apr 5, 2010
DesireeMann
Thank You. Maybe I will do that.
Apr 5, 2010
PoleKitten
Dangermouse, your boobs and mine could be sisters! I had my done on March 1st, 2010. Since we are going through the same healing process at about the same rate it would be great to talk to some one who knows what I'm going through and also wants to return to pole dancing. My e-mail address is [poleforthesoul@gmail.com] - hope to hear from you!
Apr 7, 2010
Meleania
I can SOOOOO help on this one, i want to share my story but dont be scared, everyone is different.
I've had mine before I started pole, 3 years ago. You will probaly be off the pole for more than a month.
I had mine done after my daughter was born and i lost all the weight but i went from a natural size C to a DD nursing and then i lost a LOT of weight and muscle mass and had nothing in my breasts, they were even damaged muscles from nursing. so I had a D size implant to fill up the space so i didnt have to get a lift or pay for one (they are expensive) my husband was just in the military and my daughter was still little.
So...story two, i started dancing, depending at what level you are at and how much you dance you should be really careful. if you notice there are not many competitive polers with breast implants.
I am left handed, and after so much pole in 3 years the pocket ripped all the way up to my sholder almost and the implant would slide out to the side when i was sleeping AND it was uneven and ugly lol.
So a year ago (when i was taking a break from pole) i got it fixed and now its back to normal, the doctor suggested i dont pole as much, but i would fix it again just to pole and hopefully get to uspdf at the end of the year
I would say though, that since i have been lifting weights it has helped my breasts alot, there is stronger muscles and they look alot more...eh...durable..?
just becareful what you do after, if you have any questions feel free to ask me, i've always felt alone on the fake boobs pole dancer department.

did you get yours over or under the muscle? how many CCs? whats your band measurement? how did you get it put in? do you have any scars?
Apr 9, 2010
hethmares
I've been really really really worried about this as well, as I got my boobies a year ago and just started pole dancing this year. I noticed that women who did have implants and poled their boobies looked hard and restricted from the tightened muscles in the chest. I paid too much money for these puppies, so I definately don't want that! Sometimes I think about keeping my poling to a minimum, so that I can try and avoid a similar outcome to my beautiful boobies. But I really want to get into more of the advanced moves eventually, so I have been trying to find out if there is anything a girl can do to keep her muscles in line, so the boobies stay looking good and stay soft. Any tips?
Sep 21, 2010
lilblondie
Mine don't bother me at all. I got them 5 years ago (saline under the muscle) and have been poling, working out in the gym, and doing yoga and gymnastics for the last 3 years. I did experience a LOT of pain after the surgery and couldn't exercise comfortably for a full 3 months. It's true that with under the muscle, your breast deforms slightly when you lift using your chest muscles, but I have never noticed it while on the pole. They still look extremely natural and soft despite my best attempts in the gym -- more so every year, actually. Good luck with yours!!
Oct 4, 2010
spinnygirl

Anyone able to update how implants affect poling?  I'm ten days post-op and all I can do is walk around the pole in my new pleaser platforms.  But in my mind I'm doing insane routines, lol.
Mar 31, 2011
psychoholicslag

My ps told me I could get back on the pole about 2-3 months after.  But it took about 4-5 months for me to actually get back into it.  Be patient, don't rush yourself and risk injury.
Mar 31, 2011
spinnygirl

Thanks for the update!

How did you start up again?  How long and often did you pole for and which moves did you do at first?

 
Mar 31, 2011
big strong girl

I just had mine redone yesterday -- gummy bear over the muscle. They were supposed to do it last week to remove scar tissue but when they got in there, they found a mass they hadn't expected.  Everything is ok and they went ahead with putting new ones in yesterday.  I feel pretty good but I'm going to take it slow.  My doctor thought I'd only need a couple weeks off of the pole and he's seen some pics so he knows what level of tricks i'm doing. 

I've been poling for a little over a year and I'm missing it already.  I'm really worried I'll lose too much upper body strength.  At least  I'll be walking tomorrow and hopefully spinning by Sunday.
Mar 31, 2011
spinnygirl

big strong girl!

That's impressive, spinning by Sunday!

It must have been scary to wake up from surgery and finding out they didn't go ahead with the implants and instead you had a potential complication.

I'm glad it all turned out well!

I was so hoping to be back at six weeks.  I don't really even know how to start up again since everything relies on upper body, even getting on the pole to do a sit requires upper body.
Mar 31, 2011
psychoholicslag

Spinnygirl, when I was released for exercise, I started off with Tae Bo.  Something to get my arms moving, but nothing too strenuous so I could see how that felt.  I had to do that for a couple of months.  When I stopped poling for my ba, I was at an intermediate level.  When I started back, I started back at the beginning and progressed as I felt was in my ability.  Luckily, muscle memory is prett good, so it won't take you nearly as long to get back to where you left off.  It's not like learning it all again.  But please, take it easy and listen to your body.  You want to make sure you don't injure yourself or strain your pecs and risk doing damage to your incision site.  What placement are your implants?
Mar 31, 2011
spinnygirl

I'm silicone, full unders, crease incision, 375cc modplus.

I was cleared for lower body workout as I am fully dropped but I'm only doing BBL and abripper from P90X.  I've got good mobility in my arms but I'm not lifting anything at all.

I'm just scared of ruining my pockets and don't know what kind of progression for upperbody is healthy without being too slow.

Thanks for reminding me to take it slow, its just so hard to feel normal again and not be able to resume full physical activity.  I miss poling so bad.
Mar 31, 2011
psychoholicslag

I have complete unders too.  Keep in mind they need to drop and fluff.  Another good reason to not do anything crazy involving your pecs for a little while.  The muscles need to stretch out and relax a bit so your implants can settle into place.
Mar 31, 2011
spinnygirl

Is that justbreastimplants.com lingo?  D&F?

Do you mind if I ask how much you went with?  And your profile?

 
Mar 31, 2011
Tarapebbles

HELP on SYMMASTIA.  I have 300cc, silicone unders for 1.5 years now and I've been poling and doing tons of pull ups recently and noticed last week that I now have slight symmastia (where the skin at your cleavage comes off the breast bone and in severe cases looks like a uniboob).  Its only a little but I'm scared it might be getting worse with pole and pull ups, going to make a Dr. appt this week but wanted to see if anyone has has it or know of any polers with it.  I also have pectus excavatum, where my chest bone concaves so I think the implants are slowly starting to move fwd.  Anyone have any words on the subjectt?  THANKS
Mar 19, 2012
PixiLouBell
i will b getting a breast lift, i am happy with my As believe it or not lol but breastfeeding has left them a little droopy :/ i like perky little things haha i wonder how that recovery will b for poling, idk if there r more incisions etc. anyone polers out there who hav had just a lift???
Mar 19, 2012
PixiLouBell
any polers***
Mar 19, 2012
Brumby

Oh gosh this sounds scary.  I think I will stick with my slowly sinking (lol) naturals if I can bear it. 
Mar 19, 2012
Lyme Lyte

I had implant plus a lift.  In order to look like they lift the breast, they basically cut a circle around your areola and nipple (the colored part on your boob) and move it up higher on the breast.  Mine looks terrible, I have a scar around each  areola.  I would NEVER do anything to my natural breast again.  Even if they were small and somewhat saggy!  Would love to have mine removed, but it cost too much $$$$.
Mar 19, 2012
Tarapebbles

I went from A-C and I love them but if it came down to reconstructive surgery or taking them out I'd probably just remove them, poling makes me feel sexier than filling out a bikini, (although thats nice too)  My scar is in the arm pit and you can't see it, I am SO GLAD I didn't cut my breast or nipple.
Mar 19, 2012
PixiLouBell

@LL hunny u still look great!!
Mar 19, 2012
tarah

i had implants (saline 225cc under muscle) for 6 years.  loved them the first few years, but then got tired of the maintenance.  what the docs don't tell you is that your boobs will have to be massaged and squeezed just about every day, or else the capsule (scar tissue) around the implant will harden (contracture).  i got tired of it.  and i am so happy that i had them removed this past december!!!!  i wish everyone good luck with theirs, though... 
Mar 21, 2012
azblanco

ok- i read this blog and was thinking... what about just a breast lift! and then I seen Rixi's comment.

Has anyone  had just a breast lift and poled after? any info =) 
Mar 27, 2012
pegasusaerialfitness

With only a breast lift you will have more scaring then just an augment. They have to go under the breast and make a keyhole shaped incinsion...the aeroles are the circle or top of the keyhole and they pull the breast tissue together. so scar under, then a scar line vertical to a scar around the aerioles. I had a modified lift with implants over the muscle 15 years ago. I've never had a problem with mine. I have a lot of breast tissue to begin with so I opted for a modified reduction with an implant. I still ended up a little bigger. Went from a 32DD to a 32DDD. I would love to be just a D. Boobs are awkward, but I didnt want the "scars" at the time. If I could do it over agian I would have just done the reduction/lift. 

Some people encapsulate some dont. Remember...if you get implants you WILL have to get them replaced/removed at some point.. they wear out eventually. Dont get an implant larger then you should...you could have the skin start to pull away from the sternum wall. If you dont have very much breast tissue on your own..going under the muscle will help hide the implant sack...but you will have the muscle contract on it and it will change the shape of the implant during the contraction. If you go over the muscle and you do not have very much breast tissue to start with you will see the ripples of the implant. It will be more noticable when you bend over. Silicone feel more real, but saline you will know right away if the implant has ruptured. 
Mar 29, 2012
pegasusaerialfitness

Ps...I recommend that you take a month off of arm stuff after the surgery
Mar 29, 2012
beautifulsnow
I've. Had my. 700cc. Saline implants 36DDD. I had to stop. Pole. Dancing after 1 month. Because I was having pain in. The left. My surgeon said pole. Dancing is strenuous and if. It causes. Pain. To stop. So I did. I. Miss it! I had to sell. My. Pole! :c( I. Never had to massage them that maybe with silicone. My. Surgeon said implants these days. can last a lifetime as long as they don't rupture such as in a car accident with. Great impact. I envy those who can still poledance with implants
Mar 29, 2012
beautifulsnow
P.s. I also had. A lift because I breastfed for. 4 years! The incision is known as. A lollipop incision u can google it to see what. It looks like. I have a very light vertical. Scar from bottom of aerola down breast to. Chest. Wall. Just make sure. U wear supportive bras 24/7 if u can because nothing can beat gravity! Gravity wins! Lol
Mar 29, 2012
tarah

i didn't necessarily have to massage mine, but they were nice and soft when massaged, and then when i stopped doing it (because i didn't know you were supposed to do it forever) i noticed that they didn't "move" naturally when i walked, etc. - and felt somewhat harder.  my doc had me take a high dose of vitamin e (3,000/day) with massage and they got soft again...  i know everyone is different thought.  mine were the smooth round saline type.
Mar 30, 2012
PaulettePoles

I had a lift w augmentation, 550cc. ive never had any problems w them and they dont prevent me from doing anything on the pole. However, Im a size 32DDD and I agree w Pegasus and wish I had just gone w a D. Clothing and bras that fit properly are my major issues! I decided on that volume becasue I had so much skin after breastfeeding my 3 childrens even after the lift. I loved them when I first got them but am over the size now! If I ever have another surgery I will definitely reduce the size next time.
Mar 30, 2012
beautifulsnow

Tarah...

Hmmm strange...I guess all surgeons are different...I asked my surgeon that about having to massage them and he said u don't....he said if u get a capsular contraction it will happen regardless if u massage or don't. I have 3 friends and their coworkers all go to him and none of them massaged them and/or had problems.

Just wish I could pole dance still :c(
Mar 30, 2012
pegasusaerialfitness

@Paulette...sister! where do you find a cute pole top that fits? They never fit my rib cage (too big) and the "bottom" of the top always ends up across the middle of my boob..nice look if I was trying out for the dukes of hazard. We should design a top that fits girls with small ribacages! Hope you aerial biz is taking off. 

 

Okay back on topic. Not everyone is going to have problems with their implants...but I have seen a lot people with the encapsulation problem (scaring) and a lot of people who have had problems or pain with them..most implants will wear out, or like mine now need to be refreshed again. Your body changes as you age. I find the only problems with pole is the fact that they get in my way. Forarm grip..... is pushing you on your boob or its on one side of the pole or the other.. Some spins. ouch.. can you say pinch and role..or its hard to find the right amount of coverage without compromising grip.  
Mar 30, 2012
spinnylady
Has any1 had them done after they've been poling for a while, so already have built up a lot of mucle around the chest.

I'm advanced and my boobs have decreased at least a fu cup size and now look quite empty. I feel I look really butch as I'm quite muscly with these small lumps that seem quite low. They are still perky but have lost their fullness but was wondering how implants would fit/ set in already muscly surroundings. Not feeling the stuck on look.
Aug 18, 2012
psychoholicslag

Your surgeon should be able to give you a good idea of whether or not they will slope naturally, how they will fill out, etc. but one option you might like would be anatomical ("tear drop") implants. Instead of being round, they have a tear drop shape to give more of a natural slope for ladies with less breast tissue concerned about the "stuck on globe" look.
Aug 18, 2012
calipolepixie
I've been poling 2 1/2 years & I got my implants (saline, under the muscle, went from a saggy small B to a D) about 3 months into starting pole. I stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery & didnt start pole classes again until 5-6 months post op & i started slow back @ the beginning level...

I still continue to massage my boobies everyday & take vitamin e still a couple times a week to keep them soft & maintain my pocket. I am now starting to do advanced moves & I pole 1-2x a week & my boobies are doing well....no distortion, change in their shape or how they sit on my chest either, they are perfect & look & feel natural. I make sure to wear a sports bra or cami top w/bra to bed & i rarely go braless. I paid alot for these babies, so i baby them & take good care of them.

It was one of the best things i have ever done for myself, I would do it again in a heart beat :) I love my boobies!

Aug 18, 2012
Angie La
Hi Spinnylady :) I am 3 months post-op and have been doing pole for just under a years and a half. Talking to a few different surgeons and really doing your research is the best advice I can give. I do not recommend anatomical breast implants (tear drop shape) and they have been known to flip around and make the breast lopsided--it was not recommended for me with doing pole "acrobatics." I was very descriptive with the kinds of things we do with pole and he recommended the size and shape for me and my lifestyle. He recommended that i not go large and gave me the plus and minuses for different placement options. I have round, silicone gel (gummy bear), under muscle, high profile implants. I went from a large A/small B (very saggy) to a full C/small D, so far. I am still new at this since I am only 3 months out and my pole strength is really coming back. I have technically only been back on my pole for about 6 weeks, with a 2 week vacation in there. I have been amazed at what I have been able to jump right on and nail first try (even new moves I had not tried) and others that I will need to build up to strength-wise. Pull ups are my bigger challenge but it gets better each time I am at my pole. Iguana mounts are no problem, tg handspring either. Reverse grab spins have given me a tugging sensation so I try to keep them to a minimum for now. I have been assured by my dr, and other ladies with implants who pole, that I will have no restrictions when I am back full swing. Handstands didnt hurt, but were just awkward at first. About distortion, this is a broad topic. With under muscle implants there is going to be some distortion when flexing the pectoral but I believe it must be less noticeable with the smaller implant... I can flex each pec individually and make the ladies bounce back and forth. Technically this is from muscle "distortion" but it doesn't look distorted in the sense I would have thought. I think it is really funny and awesome at the same time.

I have been very pleased with my decision to have a BA, especially since I finally have my deep fears at rest now that I am progressing on my pole again.

;)
Sep 10, 2012
luvlee

Next year I am hoping to go to a full B-Small C cup. I am going to hate the time off of pole, but it sounds like you are coming right along!!!
Sep 10, 2012
Angie La
I dreaded the time off more than the surgery itself!! That time was torture but I really cant believe it has already come and went. Good luck luvlee! It was one of the best things I ever did for myself.
Sep 10, 2012
luvlee

I am excited and scared. I have never really had any breasts and wear a foam strap on B cup thing. I have Hypoplasia (never developed breasts) so it will be real weird. I sleep on my stomach, waer little girls bikini tops, and do not have to worry with them at all. I want to still fit in my cloths so I think the B cup will be perfect. Then I can wear all these pole cloths I love!!!! Havong to get bras will be different. I really do not fit bras, so that will be the biggest change. LOL! A lot of stuff gaps and shows my nipples and I am looking forward to filling things out and no gappng!!! I want to even out my body too. I am a XS or smaller top and M-L bottom. PEAR!!!!! I have been this way for 31 years though!
Sep 10, 2012
Pulse Fitness
the only time i wish i did not have them....is when i am on the pole :)
May 13, 2013
Angie La
I can't believe it's almost been one year since my surgery and I have not regretted it once.  I went small, and they even shrank more after everything settled and the swelling is fully gone. This is also after a year of doing pole regularly so needless to day they have dropped and everything looks so natural.  No one would ever guess if I did not tell them ;). How did it go luvlee?
May 13, 2013
calipolepixie
I have saline under the muscle & since i last posted in this thread, i have now been poling 3 years with my breast implants & no tightening or deformation of the breasts has occurred :)
May 13, 2013
DesireeMann
I know this thread is old, but question? I have implants above the muscle for 9 years now. I just started working on the brass monkey from the floor and the pressure on the implant is killing me. Suggestions?? Also has anyone had problems with implant rupture due to pole? Thank you! ~Dez
Mar 26, 2014
Angie La
I can not speak for above the muscle bc I have mine under the muscle. I didn't go large bc I didn't want to have problems. I have had them almost two years and had been doing pole for over a year already before my OP. I get regular massages where the therapist massages my pec muscle when working on my upper body. I also have cohesive gel/gummi bear implants. There isn't anything to "rupture" in my case but I did worry about one going into my arm pit ;) so far, they are great and people are amazed when I share that I had them done. I am certain there are many other pole ladies who have implants as well and it seems like they are able to maneuver just fine ;). I know everyone's body is different and I had a TON of questions and concerns. I was just thinking though, I wonder what it is about the brass monkey that bothers you--I wouldn't pin that move as any more taxing on the pec muscles as many other moves that are. Have you tried massaging the area?
Mar 26, 2014
AiaOmega Paid Member
I'm getting implants for the first time in about 6 weeks 😃 I'm almost 40 and will be going from a AA to a D HAHA 😅😂😂 I'm getting silicone implants over the muscle.

So my doctor says dancers should always get implants over not under the muscle because the muscles will cause the implant to move around unnaturally-looking when you're dancing if you go under the muscle. Also, I'm getting Sinestra brand implants - After I expressed concern about my..ahem... love of rough sex lol...my doctor showed me a video where they literally ran the implants over with a car... and they still didn't rupture HAHA. They are very strong and rupture-resistant, but still feel natural. So also consider Sinestra-brand implants, and from what I have been told, go over not under the muscle.

I'll update after I get my boobies! 😃
Jun 27, 2021
PrettyPoleNinja Paid Member
I've had the same implants for over 10 years. They're saline and under the muscle. I went from a B to a full C. I think when it comes to worrying about whether they're going to rupture, it all comes down to how good your surgeon is and how big you go. However, going over the muscle would be very concerning to me. Not only is the implant more exposed to potential damage, but I can guarantee that regardless of what type of implant you get, "rippling" is much more likely to happen and it will be more visible to the naked eye. My implants have held up beautifully, considering how old they are, but it happens to all implants over time. My opinion is that if you walk outta the office w/ concerns that they might rupture during any kind of physical activity you enjoy, they're either too big or they did a poor job. My advice is go smaller than you think, they'll only get bigger over time and you won't regret that you have a natural look rather than frankenstein boobs.
Aug 5, 2021
 
bformosa922163
I've been poling on and off for about 3 years and only just started Veena lessons. I had done pole classes before but they did not help with building strength. Using studio Veena has made more aware about what my body is capable of.
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