First 3 days after breast implants: Q&A with a RealFriend

  • 1 year ago

One of the most frequently asked questions I see on RealSelf is What are the first three days post-op like?

RealFriend Scrappy37 agreed to a Q&A where she recalls those hazy days after surgery.

 

RS: How did you feel when you first woke up from surgery?

I could barely keep my eyes open or stay awake. My mouth was dry.

 

RS: What was the most difficult thing for you immediately post op?
I couldn't eat much after the surgery or keep it down. I threw up twice after the surgery. Next day was better, but I was still tired.

 

RS: What was your first concern when you woke up from anesthesia?
Once I remembered where I was, I took a peek in my gown and didnt think i looked any bigger!

 

RS: How did you sleep the first night after surgery?
I slept fine as far as I can remember. Pillows that were propping me up would get displaced and I would find myself flat on my back which doesnt feel good on the boobs. I started icing immediately.

 

RS: How did you feel the next morning?
I had morning boob! Very tight in the chest. I was not wearing any kind of compression or post-surgical bra.

 

RS: By day 2, how did you feel?
I was flashing myself every time I walked by a mirror. Lol. I noticed some slight bruising between my breasts and my skin would gurgle when depressed, but otherwise I felt fine. I would tire easily. I was also able to shower on day 2.

 

RS: What were some foods you felt like eating?
toasted bagel and cream cheese with cottage cheese and fruit.

 

RS: What was your biggest issue on day 2?
I couldn't open my prescription bottles myself, had to walk the dog since my hubby had to leave town for work and found I was very exhausted to walk any distance. Still icing constantly and trying to take it easy.

 

RS: And day 3? What was that like?

Day 3 was good in general. I think I stayed on the couch for the most part icing. I had some bruising and my skin squished and gurgled some between my breasts. The bruising was on the side and in the center. Was very light bruising. I tried to walk my dog off leash and just the walk half way up the block was too much. I had to go back home and lay down. I tired very easily.

 

RS: When did you start feeling 100% again?

50%: at 3-4 weeks. At this point I went swimming but it didnt feel good when I used my kickboard and had my arms straight out. morning boob is better, skin sensitivity is better, still large numb patches present, some positions laying down are still uncomfortable

 

100%: Month 2 I feel well enough to bike and kayak but not long distances. But Month 3 is probably the 100% mark as I feel that I am able to function normally and not be so concerned about hurting myself or exerting myself.

 

Thanks for your candor, Scrappy37!

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I'm on my second day and I can hardly breath without discomfort! Every now and then I huff out some air and feel light headed! D: Aaaak! Thankfully my boyfriend has been an absolute dream, I feel sorry for those going at it alone. My nurses told me to use my stomach muscles to sit up in bed (not my arms!) but I just can't! It feels like my ribcage is going to split. I ask my fella to push me up from my back and even that is painful! I'm not sure if everyone has to wear a bandage strain just under the arms. It's a elasticated, velcro fitting bandage that is bound tight above the breasts and is used to keep them from dropping during the first week. I find this to be far more uncomfortable than swollen breasts alone. It is sooooo bloody tight and is hurting my lungs haha! Can't wait for this bugger off in a week :S Going to risk a very very shallow bath later. I know the pain is a lot but I just keep thinking about the end results! thank you all for your words of wisdom and passing of knowledge :) Good luck with the recovery! ^-^ xox
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I have the same compression garment, and I agree with you, it's a killer! I feel like it's causing me to hunch forward almost. And I'm sooo tired all the time! Wishing you all the best x
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PO 6days ago and they look great! BUT.. i regret had them done.. help me! I still feel.pain here and there swelling and bruising too.. but i deal with pain well.. but the problem is i want them out......
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I'm on day 4 and I feel awful. I feel dizzy and sick. My ribcage is killing and my belly is really swollen. I can't sleep because my back hurts too much. Feel exhausted and disorientated. I have tape over the wounds which feels really tight and stings when I move. Anyone else feeling this bad?
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Hi hun I too feel the same had my breast done on Monday th26 May felt better yesterday than today and my right boob is tight feels painful and swollen .. How are you feeling today? Xx
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Hi QB, still feeling nauseous and tired. Been in bed most of the day but can't sleep as too uncomfortable. I get my dressings off tomorrow. Maybe that will ease the pain. I feel like I've got two tennis balls stuck in my bra, very odd feeling. Which implants did u get? I have 340cc round moderates. I was a 34b before x
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oh babe that sounds reallly awful :-( have you tried to sleep on a chair or setee propped up i did last night and was so much better this morning and the swelling isnt too bad eaither was in some pain tho what pain relife you taking could be that making you sick? I had Co codamol and was sick dizzy light headed ect but now having Co Dydrmol much better :-) and help with sleep too.....i hear you about the tennis balls mine like bricks!! i got MHP410 i was a deflated 36b before ... what size are you hoping for ? xxx
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Hoping for a good handful, a D would be good. I had the dressings yesterday and they look pretty good, just very high and round for now. Where did you go for your op QB? I went to the Nuffield in Newcastle. I've been sleeping propped up in bed but can't do more than 2 hours still before having to get up to stretch my back. Nurse at hospital yesterday said it's because I'm hunched over all the time and I need to stand up straight but I think that's a symptom not a cause. How are you feeling today? Is this day six for you? Xx
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Hi Lanieloo so sorry for the late reply I have only just see it in my email and still getting used to this site!! How are you feeling now hun? Did you change the codeine? Yes D will really good for me also :-) I had my dressings off Monday and very pleased with the results but like you very round at min not that high though as I'm wearing a breasts band constantly. I had them done with Transform xxx I drive yesterday throught was ok but have an awful pain now in my right booby :-( xxx
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After my first job which saw me earning $2500 a month I thought it was all over for me and that my life has come to an end. That was what I thought with an age d mother and my wife dying of cancer and 3 kids all I could said to myself was how was I going to take care of them. That was when I was introduce to Dr abgbodospell home when I contacted him and told he all I have been facing in my life. He said he was going to make me smile and he actually did because he made me got my job back and companies I did not applied for begging for my service. That is not all he also cure my wife cancer and my 2 years weak erection problem. You can get to him at dragbodospell@gmail.com or call +2348169591194 and for any of the following Cancer Weak erection Barrenness Quick job Promotion at work How to get your back And any spiritual problems please get to him dragbodospell@gmail.com or call +2348169591194
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After my first job which saw me earning $2500 a month I thought it was all over for me and that my life has come to an end. That was what I thought with an age d mother and my wife dying of cancer and 3 kids all I could said to myself was how was I going to take care of them. That was when I was introduce to Dr abgbodospell home when I contacted him and told he all I have been facing in my life. He said he was going to make me smile and he actually did because he made me got my job back and companies I did not applied for begging for my service. That is not all he also cure my wife cancer and my 2 years weak erection problem. You can get to him at dragbodospell@gmail.com or call +2348169591194 and for any of the following Cancer Weak erection Barrenness Quick job Promotion at work How to get your back And any spiritual problems please get to him dragbodospell@gmail.com or call +2348169591194
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Appreciation is the key to doing more that is why I have took some time out to thank some one who cured me of my 4 years weak erection problem. It became a major problem to me as it was affecting my marital life and I was no longer comfortable so I decided to look for a solution and I came across a post of Dr Alaska and how he has been helping people of the same problem I contacted him and told him all I have been facing in my life. He told me how to get his product and how to take it after every thing I find out that all was now okay with me and that my weak erection problem was gone that is why I have come out today to say thank you to him and for any weak erection problem either from man or woman. Contact him on dralaskajohn@gmail.com or call him +2348169591194
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Any thoughts on when you could have gone back to work if you had an office (sit at a computer all day) job?
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Hi , I do sit at a computer all day and I went back to work after a week absolutely fine
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My first three days were pretty easy compared to what I expected. I had silicone implants put under the muscle with the incision below the breast. The day of surgery I basically slept that whole day. I woke up that night to eat and went back to sleep. Ice packs helped a lot especially at night or first thing in the morning. The next day I went to my follow up appointment and then to lunch and a bit of shopping. I even went to my kids ball game that night. Day 1 and day 2 I took my pain medicine every 4 hours and took my sleeping pill at night along with using ice packs. Day 3 I only took my pain medicine in the morning when I woke up because I felt very tight. That was the last day I took pain meds. On day 5 I helped shag some balls in softball. I couldn't throw them in but could somewhat catch them. I feel about 90% normal (energy wise) after day 5. I never expected my recovery to be as easy as it was with all the things I read online and expected. Also as of day 5 I still have no bruising which I'm not sure if that's normal or not!
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My biggest fear was getting sick when I woke up! I had hardest time with anesthesia before violent vomiting where it would painful. My ps suggested a patch that went behind my ear 10 hours before surgery. Omg!! It's was Amazing didn't sick or even light headed. I recommend anyone who gets sick to ask about it
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What is this magical patch you speak of??
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I don't have mine yet but I have my pre op in the morning at 10 am and my surgery date is the 6th of this month
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Just got out of surgery at 10 this morning.. Left breast more swollen than right... Just curious for those who have had their new girls for awhile, how long does it take for the swelling to go down and did you notice a big change in shape after they went down?
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I took a lot of anti-nausea medicine and precautions, per hospitals' assistance so I was not nauseous once except when first leaving the house (it was cold out and the heat in the car was not feeling good so I drove home with the windows down). Day 1 was fine with some medium to strong soreness. I was not able to eat much lunch but after drinking tons of water and a nap I felt much better by dinner and could eat normal. Later that night and throughout the way early morning hours of the next morning, I noticed my chest feeling tighter and significantly more sore.
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