Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > the good and the bad of breast implants!!!

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Angels Dezire

Posts: 87

Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

yep i know this has been a topic for many many years and this has probably also been covered but i was just wondering for the females   that have had this operations what has it given to you and what has it taken away from you.


and also photographers what do you think of them what are your good and bad points on them ?

Sep 29 10 04:54 am Link

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Rebel Photo

Posts: 11446

Florence, South Carolina, US

I think breast implants are over blown.





Fatty tissue relocation is far better, more natural and a great deal safer.

Sep 29 10 04:59 am Link

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Key Mucciante

Posts: 47

Lakewood, Colorado, US

I'm no photographer or a woman who's had the operation but being a man with appreciation for such things I figure my opinion might contribute a bit.
I've seen some great jobs and some pretty horrid jobs.
About 4/5 of each job I've seen were pretty well done.

The upside to them is the generally stay in place for longer periods of time and are usually proportionate to a person's body.

The downside that I've noticed is that most (Not all) fake breasts look too similar and are generally easy to spot as fake.

Sep 29 10 05:00 am Link

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Tim Little Photography

Posts: 11667

Wilmington, Delaware, US

I find small breasts to be much more attractive than medium or large ones. I find the body of a woman with small breasts to be more sleek and graceful. But that is a personal preference. I think  women should do whatever they want with their breasts.

Sep 29 10 05:04 am Link

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Rebel Photo

Posts: 11446

Florence, South Carolina, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:
I find small breasts to be much more attractive than medium or large ones. I find the body of a woman with small breasts to be more sleek and graceful. But that is a personal preference. I think  women should do whatever they want with their breasts.

+1

Sep 29 10 05:04 am Link

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Bruce Denny P

Posts: 198

Sunningdale-Ascot, England, United Kingdom

As an artist and a photographer, I would not be interested in a model with breast implants.  The only time they really add anything is when they are exaggerated, creating an overtly sexual image.  I am not interested in this kind of image, but it has its place.

On the positive side, if cosmetic surgery of any kind helps boost a person's confidence, it can help them get more out of life.  Confidence in front of the camera is essential.  But I would prefer that confidence to come naturally from within.

Sep 29 10 05:09 am Link

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Angels Dezire

Posts: 87

Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

im very happy with all the outcome so far smile

Sep 29 10 05:09 am Link

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Digital Hands

Posts: 928

Milton, Ontario, Canada

Angels Dezire wrote:
yes i am going in for a operation my self in 14 days not to go overly huge but to get same size boobs as i had pre kids.

although i know they will not look the same.

Yes, it will good as NEW.  Not go overly huge.

Sep 29 10 05:23 am Link

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misszara

Posts: 6715

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tim Little Photography wrote:
I find small breasts to be much more attractive than medium or large ones. I find the body of a woman with small breasts to be more sleek and graceful. But that is a personal preference. I think  women should do whatever they want with their breasts.

+ 1.

I find that it's really, REALLY easy to tell whos breasts are fake and whose are not. I have a lot of friends who've just had boob jobs and you can see the outlines of the silicone bags through the skin (eeeek!).
Even if I didn't have boobs, I'd prefer that to a boob job. Especially since you have to have them replaced every few years too!

And I'd walk around like a robot and look like an idiot, because I'd be afraid of falling over, popping one and having all the toxins run through my body.
Fake boobs are complex, scary things!

Sep 29 10 05:36 am Link

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Steveba

Posts: 912

London, England, United Kingdom

If you actually look at naked breasts "Post op" it quickly becomes apparent that many surgeons must be laughing at the results, its as if they see who can make the weirdest shape, or who can stick the nipples int he weirdest position, they probably have a slide show at the christmas party and laugh at some of the results.

The amount of topless models that have surgery and then cease topless modeling  speaks volumes.

Sep 29 10 05:43 am Link

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Karl Baxter

Posts: 3531

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

if they work with a person.. then why not. From a photographic perspective... they are part of the individual being photographed.. does the subject suit the implant (fake looking or otherwise).. do they tell the story.. aid the story.. distract from the story in a way that you want? if yes, then they're useful.. same goes ink, piercings, hair style, make up and wardrobe.

it's about the shot and the assets in front of you.

Would I want my partner to have breast augmentation? no, not really.. I married her, not her and her silicone friends, but if it made her happy, i'd roll with it.

Sep 29 10 05:57 am Link

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Sirensong

Posts: 2173

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

I had mine done in late April this year.
After 4 children including breastfeeding they had lost all shape and fullness and after a long time considering to make sure I went ahead and had the op.
I had teardrop anotomicals, kept a fairly small size(just enough to refill so back up two sizes) in under the muscle so my recovery was a little longer, but it wasnt half as bad as I had been warned previously.
No lifting, no arms above the head and so on for 6 weeks.

Personaly, I love them and my confidence level has shot up, as I have my shape back for the first time in about 10 years..its made a big change, bigger than I thought it would have had..

Yes, some photographers dont like them and wouldnt consider working with me because if it, and thats fine, weirdly although I thought I would get less work with them I have had more offers(decent ones too) since the first new topless shots went up.

Sep 29 10 06:05 am Link

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Geoff Jones

Posts: 1572

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

I find them quite horrible. Even the ones that were done well.

Sep 29 10 06:13 am Link

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Page Photography inc

Posts: 437

Sherman, Texas, US

Rebel Photo wrote:
I think breast implants are over blown.





Fatty tissue relocation is far better, more natural and a great deal safer.

I shot with a model 2 years ago from Houston Tx that had the Fatty Tissue Relocation and she has permanent Knots on her back and beside her left breast from where the Dr Goofed on this Safer Surgery.

Sep 29 10 06:13 am Link

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Farenell Photography

Posts: 18267

Albany, New York, US

Its none of my business overall whether a woman gets breast implants.

All I can do is HOPE they are doing it for the right reasons & heavily research the subject & make a decision based on what's best for THEM.

Sep 29 10 06:15 am Link

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Farenell Photography

Posts: 18267

Albany, New York, US

Rebel Photo wrote:
Fatty tissue relocation is far better, more natural and a great deal safer.

That carries its own set of complications. Namely peoples weight fluctuates & w/ it a lot of times loses the relocated fat tissue.

Sep 29 10 06:16 am Link

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GER Photography

Posts: 8292

Imperial, California, US

If it's not Dr. Rey, run away!!!;-))

Sep 29 10 06:20 am Link

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Beach Photo and Video

Posts: 2360

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Angels Dezire wrote:
yep i know this has been a topic for many many years and this has probably also been covered but i was just wondering for the females   that have had this operations what has it given to you and what has it taken away from you.


and also photographers what do you think of them what are your good and bad points on them ?

I know MANY MANY models who have had this operation done.  I shot them before AND after.  I ALWAYS ALWAYS tell them - DONT GET TRIPLE D's FOR PETES SAKE!   There is one fitness model getting implants very soon.  She's shorter and has a KILLER ROCK HARD body.  She's getting small C's and when they're done I'm sure they'll look great! 


GET BREASTS NOT "ORBS"  (i've seen some that just look WAY too big and appear more as orbs than breasts.........)

Sep 29 10 06:24 am Link

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Angels Dezire

Posts: 87

Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Sirensong wrote:
I had mine done in late April this year.
After 4 children including breastfeeding they had lost all shape and fullness and after a long time considering to make sure I went ahead and had the op.
I had teardrop anotomicals in under the muscle so my recovery was a little longer, but it wasnt half as bad as I had been warned previously.
No lifting, no arms above the head and so on for 6 weeks.

Personaly, I love them and my confidence level has shot up, as I have my shape back for the first time in about 10 years..its made a big change, bigger than I thought it would have had..

Yes, some photographers dont like them and wouldnt consider working with me because if it, and thats fine, weirdly although I thought I would get less work with them I have had more offers(decent ones too) since the first new topless shots went up.

i know how you feel i breast feed my two beautiful children and i had lost my shape to thank you for you comment it was very speckfull to me and made sence

Sep 29 10 06:26 am Link

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Angels Dezire

Posts: 87

Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Beach Photo wrote:
I know MANY MANY models who have had this operation done.  I shot them before AND after.  I ALWAYS ALWAYS tell them - DONT GET TRIPLE D's FOR PETES SAKE!   There is one fitness model getting implants very soon.  She's shorter and has a KILLER ROCK HARD body.  She's getting small C's and when they're done I'm sure they'll look great! 






GET BREASTS NOT "ORBS"  (i've seen some that just look WAY too big and appear more as orbs than breasts.........)

ow god no im not goign to a double d im just going to a small d cup where i was pre kids

Sep 29 10 06:28 am Link

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Samantha Liana

Posts: 2639

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Personally... I don't see how ANY woman would consider that.

I don't like the idea of knowing that I'm not all real and natural.

I ain't a D cup but my tits feel and look amazing just the way they are! smile

Sep 29 10 08:22 am Link

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Sander van der Veen

Posts: 242

Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Be happy with what you get, I personal dislike implants in any way..
Not only in breasts, also lips or whatever..

Sep 29 10 08:28 am Link

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-Jen-

Posts: 46851

Howell, Michigan, US

Moderator Warning!
moving to OT

This does not belong here.

Sep 29 10 08:30 am Link

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KC King

Posts: 848

Brea, California, US

I've just seen way too many at this point and can almost spot them immediately, although there are exceptions.

I was watching Boardwalk Empire and spotted them on Buscemi's squeeze and it immediately broke the 4th wall.  They didn't do implant surgery in the 20's... I don't think.

Oops... I was wrong... They have actually been done since 1895... Wild! 

Yet, they're still being done badly??  Yikes!

Sep 29 10 08:31 am Link

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-Jen-

Posts: 46851

Howell, Michigan, US

Rebel Photo wrote:
I think breast implants are over blown.





Fatty tissue relocation is far better, more natural and a great deal safer.

1. They have no idea if the fatty tissue relocation will deposit properly. 
2. its is not safer at all
3. the breast can be lumpy, malformed and the fat deposited may not even stay where it is supposed to be.

Sep 29 10 08:32 am Link

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-Jen-

Posts: 46851

Howell, Michigan, US

Steveba wrote:
If you actually look at naked breasts "Post op" it quickly becomes apparent that many surgeons must be laughing at the results, its as if they see who can make the weirdest shape, or who can stick the nipples int he weirdest position, they probably have a slide show at the christmas party and laugh at some of the results.

The amount of topless models that have surgery and then cease topless modeling  speaks volumes.

:rolls eyes:

so not true.

Sep 29 10 08:35 am Link

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-Jen-

Posts: 46851

Howell, Michigan, US

misszara wrote:

+ 1.

I find that it's really, REALLY easy to tell whos breasts are fake and whose are not. I have a lot of friends who've just had boob jobs and you can see the outlines of the silicone bags through the skin (eeeek!).
Even if I didn't have boobs, I'd prefer that to a boob job. Especially since you have to have them replaced every few years too!

And I'd walk around like a robot and look like an idiot, because I'd be afraid of falling over, popping one and having all the toxins run through my body.
Fake boobs are complex, scary things!

This is hilarious and obviously written by someone who knows NOTHING about implants.

The implants have saline in them, which is absorbed into the tissues.  There is not hing toxic about saline.  Its sterile. 
The implants that are silicone are made of silicone memory gel.  It does not ooze out like they old kind of silicone implants.  It stays in the capsule, even if its being squeezed.  It takes A LOT of pressure to "pop one".  You cant just fall and it pop. Thats stupid.  Its not a fucking balloon.

Sep 29 10 08:39 am Link

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DarcieK

Posts: 10874

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

This post made me giggle because for years people used to think my boobs were fake.

So, if I was comfortable with the person, I'd let them touch the top so they can tell they were real. lol

Sep 29 10 08:41 am Link

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The Duchess of Dork

Posts: 7812

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Sirensong wrote:
I had mine done in late April this year.
After 4 children including breastfeeding they had lost all shape and fullness and after a long time considering to make sure I went ahead and had the op.
I had teardrop anotomicals, kept a fairly small size(just enough to refill so back up two sizes) in under the muscle so my recovery was a little longer, but it wasnt half as bad as I had been warned previously.
No lifting, no arms above the head and so on for 6 weeks.

Yours look very nice, and very natural! I love breast implants that enhance what is naturally there. I hate the kind that look like oranges shoved under one's skin. To me, it's just unattractive. My husband and I recently watched Zombie Strippers, and the implants were so prevailant that it didn't even feel like the women were really topless. At one point, my husband just goes, "Can we stop watching this, now? I'm getting really tired of seeing Jenna Jameson's chest. Like.. really tired."

Personally, I feel sad for never studying medicine. I would have been an awesome plastic surgeon, and breast implants would have been my specialty.

Sep 29 10 08:41 am Link

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Ed Woodson Photography

Posts: 2644

Savannah, Georgia, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:
I find small breasts to be much more attractive than medium or large ones. I find the body of a woman with small breasts to be more sleek and graceful. But that is a personal preference. I think  women should do whatever they want with their breasts.

+ another.

I think Breasts that look look someone cut a basketball in half and used the halves for the implants look horrible.

What I find humorous is...  Many women with small Breasts want them to be larger.  While many women with large breasts have reduction surgery.

Sep 29 10 08:41 am Link

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-Jen-

Posts: 46851

Howell, Michigan, US

Ed Woodson Photography wrote:

+ another.

I think Breasts that look look someone cut a basketball in half and used the halves for the implants look horrible.

What I find humorous is...  Many women with small Breasts want them to be larger.  While many women with large breasts have reduction surgery.

sometimes when they are really big, the womens back will hurt.

Sep 29 10 08:51 am Link

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MJ Images

Posts: 2907

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Sirensong wrote:
I had mine done in late April this year.
After 4 children including breastfeeding they had lost all shape and fullness and after a long time considering to make sure I went ahead and had the op.
I had teardrop anotomicals, kept a fairly small size(just enough to refill so back up two sizes) in under the muscle so my recovery was a little longer, but it wasnt half as bad as I had been warned previously.
No lifting, no arms above the head and so on for 6 weeks.

Personaly, I love them and my confidence level has shot up, as I have my shape back for the first time in about 10 years..its made a big change, bigger than I thought it would have had..

Yes, some photographers dont like them and wouldnt consider working with me because if it, and thats fine, weirdly although I thought I would get less work with them I have had more offers(decent ones too) since the first new topless shots went up.

Very well said.  My wife had this done about 11 years ago after breastfeeding our two children had taken it's toll on her body.  She's always been very happy with the results, and more confident about her appearance.  She is a beautiful woman anyway, as you are, and absolutely deserves to be feel good about how she looks.  You obviously had yours done by a skilled surgeon with a keen eye for his craft, because you look wonderful smile.  If you feel good, and you feel confident, and YOU love how you look, then it was definitely a success. 
     To the OP, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a cosmetic procedure if it makes you feel even more sexy and self-confident.  It's your life, and you only get to live it once.  If being curvier makes you feel great then it's for you.  Photographing a girl with implants is just like photographing a girl without implants, meaning there are always optimum angles and lighting that make someone look their best.  Good luck in all you do!

Sep 29 10 08:53 am Link

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David Westlake

Posts: 1535

Mansfield Center, Connecticut, US

Several women I know have had implants. IMO they were fixing something that wasn't broke. The outcome depends on the skill of the surgeon. One was a model I have seen nude both before and after surgery. She went from an A to a DD. She also had her nose done and in the process lost a very exotic middle eastern look and a toned gymnasts body. I thought she looked great to begin with. Hers was well done with no visible scarring.

The others were co-workers that I never saw unclothed so I can't comment on visible scars or nipple placement. One went from an A to a C. If one hadn't seen her before the implants were not obvious. Before she had the surgery we were on a business trip together and she told me she was considering implants and asked my opinion. It was a bit awkward, I told her I thought she looked great the way she was and advised her against doing it. The other co-worker had the bigger is better philosophy and really looked like she had aftermarket parts installed that defied the laws of gravity.

They all looked great before they had surgery. I really don't know their motivation for getting implants and my comment to those who choose to get them is to make sure they use a skilled plastic surgeon and don't overdo it.

Sep 29 10 09:02 am Link

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-CAKE-

Posts: 1

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

-Jen- wrote:

sometimes when they are really big, the womens back will hurt.

My Grandmother had DDD cup and my mom DD, by the time i was 16 I was 5'4, 115 lbs with a DD cup. My gramma had back problems her entire life and ended up having not one, but two reductions. First one to a C, second one down to a B. She was happy with that. I had major back problems for the past few years, until I was lucky enough recently to lose 18 lbs by changing up my diet and exercising more. Now I am just slightly smaller and able to walk a bit better, with a small D cup. Any woman who feels uncomfortable with her own body should try whatever they can first without surgery to feel good again. If that is not possible, go to what means you must to make yourself happy, just make sure you think of consequence and risks etc. cheers smile

Sep 29 10 09:03 am Link

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Jay Edwards

Posts: 18616

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Angels Dezire wrote:
and also photographers what do you think ...

Fake boobs?

Yes, please.

Sep 29 10 09:08 am Link

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Sirensong

Posts: 2173

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Samanthaa LC wrote:
Personally... I don't see how ANY woman would consider that.

I don't like the idea of knowing that I'm not all real and natural.

I ain't a D cup but my tits feel and look amazing just the way they are! smile

That then for you is wonderful, its good to like and feel comfortable with yourself

But come back in 20 years if and when children, age and gravity have taken its long ol toll and I would be interested to see if you felt the same way.
I know that when I was 19 I wouldnt have considered surgery either, hated the idea in fact..but time and kids change things..

Sep 29 10 09:15 am Link

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Sabrina Maree

Posts: 9506

West Hollywood, California, US

It's given me everything... I didn't have a career before implants.

I don't think it's taken away a thing.

Sep 29 10 09:54 am Link

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MJ Images

Posts: 2907

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Sabrina Maree wrote:
It's given me everything... I didn't have a career before implants.

I don't think it's taken away a thing.

Another beautiful model with an augmentation who looks fantastic!  She would be gorgeous either way, but chose this way, and she is awesome.  It really comes down to finding a good surgeon who is skilled at matching your breasts to your build and not over-doing it.  Sabrina Maree looks very glamorous in her port, AND very natural.

Sep 29 10 10:21 am Link

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-Jen-

Posts: 46851

Howell, Michigan, US

Sabrina Maree wrote:
It's given me everything... I didn't have a career before implants.

I don't think it's taken away a thing.

was waitin for you to pop in!

I totally agree.  I get more work now than I did before I got my implants.

Sep 29 10 10:23 am Link

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Natasha240

Posts: 6438

Cassina de' Pecchi, Lombardy, Italy

Angels Dezire wrote:
yep i know this has been a topic for many many years and this has probably also been covered but i was just wondering for the females   that have had this operations what has it given to you and what has it taken away from you.


and also photographers what do you think of them what are your good and bad points on them ?

Well, it's given me a more positive outlook on my femininity. Feeling like a boy, or a preadolescent girl from the waist up is kind of a drag on the self image. It's taken away my ability to run without a bra on smile

Sep 29 10 10:58 am Link