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What does 5 weeks post-op look like?

  • One Little Bug
  • Herndon, VA
  • 2 years ago

Long story short, I have wanted to have a BR (or maybe just lift?) for YEARS.  I finally have everything lined up and ready to go for early November.... what will this look like at about 5 weeks post-op?  My significant other will be coming back from Afghanistan and I am wondering how shocking the Frankenboobie effect will be at that point? I know he will love the eventual result and has been completely supportive of me but I have read the numerous posts about warning the significant other.  What will he be coming home to?  I don't want to freak him out unnecessarily but I want to give him a fair warning.  How healed will I be?  What will the scars look like that soon after?  Swelling/bruising?    Thanks for sharing your experience Ladies!

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Fantastic, see my review
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i am 2 months post op, i had incisions pop under both breast, thought they were healed up, did a bit more at work with moving, typing, filing, and now they are worse than before. just raw. planning a trip in 10 days to the ocean, guess i'll just look at it,cuz i think the salt water will kill me.
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I also have been applying Neosporin twice daily and changing nonstick surgical pads. seems to be a slow process, my dr. as well doesn't seem to be concerned, I feel things pull when I try to push myself, but am finally more erect when walking as I don't have to protect them as much as I did originally. I'm sure it will be worth the wait, but wish it would go faster
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How did you end up? Are you healed now?
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I would like to know how your doing as well. Thanks!
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I'm 5 weeks post reduction and my incisions are opening as well. First it was my right verticle now my left horizontal and I've had to be aspirated twice on both sides for a seroma. I'm getting really discouraged and feels like Im never going to be mysel again. Any advice or tips?
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I'm four days post op. everything is good. Pain is minimal. My concern is my nipples look dry. PS didn't advise me to use cream. I see PS on Wednesday. Nipples have started to tingle a bit.
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I am five weeks post op right now- I've had the same issue with my incisions opening up, mostly the incision under my left breast- I popped quite a few stitches and the incision kept opening. I went to see my doc- the nurse gave me an antibiotic and silver sulfadiazine- since then the incision has opened up more, although I'm told that's normal and will heal. It looks rather gross right now and feels awful, basically just raw meat and anytime something touches it it hurts. I have to put the cream on and put pads in my bra because they ooze and bleed a lot. Going to see my doc tomorrow to check on them but from what I've read this has happened to a lot of patients post op and I'm hoping will heal with minimal scarring.
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Happened to me as well. I am a "small" 34D now and the doctor said that when the breasts are kept a bit larger (more than a C cup), there is a chance of this happening. I also used pads but no cream. It took quite a while to totally close but I am now a couple of weeks shy of my one year mark and both breasts look about same so not to worry
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Same thing here im 4 weeks post op and the incision under my areola (T incision) is leaking this reddish/brownish stuff thats staining my bras im going to call my ps tomorrow hopefully hell see me im so scared and im starting to regret this surgery im so confused hate this :(
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Hey how so i see its been more than a year how long this the 2 openings finally closed ? Im currently on 4 weeks going on 5 weeks and have to openings under both nipples the left on is big you can see raw skin the right one very small. My doc said to put antibiotic cream and bandaid and change it daily. I will go back next thursday if it hasnt healed hell put another stitch (ouch) ugh im hating this
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Mine didn't close on their own. The nurse gave me silver sulfadiazine cream to put on the openings and bandage for a while but they got to big and meaty so I had to have a second surgery to close the incisions. If they are as big as you say and right below the nipple like you say, you need to go in and get looked at. Have you been seen yet? If the doc just said to put antibiotic cream chances are he hasn't seen them. And under the nipple is especially sensitive
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Oh wow. Yes hes seen it that's when he told me to put antibiotic :/
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I'm very surprised he didn't give you anything. I got the burn cream because mine were pretty severe. If they are big enough they won't close on their own. And I don't even see my doctor, my nurse gave me the cream. Hopefully your doc gives you something next week
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He said if its not closed next week hell put 1 more stitch
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Oh wow he actually pulls the stitches? That's odd
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Yeah thats what he told me. I just made an appointment for tomorrow lets see what he says
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HI there, just checking to see how your doing so far. Did everything turn out alright?
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Hi Bonzo, how you are now?
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Hi everyone, I just had a BR. I am litterally hours out of surgery. I am not sure if it is the medication, but i feel wonderful--at the moment, lol--and I must say I am suprised because I thought i was going to be in imense pain for a week.

Is this normal or will I go through spurst of feeling good and then having pain?
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I never really felt horrible, Meche. I know some of the girls had some significant pain, but mostly I was just stiff and tired. Sleeping was the biggest challenge, but after the first week that even was better. Good luck and I hope you continue to feel so amazing!!
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had my surgery last September and left breast vertical incision opened and took a couple of months to heal. used bandage pads that had to be changed couple of times daily . but incision did heal and breast looks great.

you've made a truly life-changing experience but be patient . it is going to take several months before you see the real look of your new body
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Hi Bonzo, I'm having the same issues, my incision opened up on my right breast, its 3 weeks so far, it kinda hurts and it bleeds when change gauze its raw and nasty looking, I know I have to be patient, but it just doesn't seem like it will close I put Neosporin 2-3x a day and there is really no difference to the open wound. and I want to exercise but my PS say's not yet, I'm guessing because of open wound so I haven't done any, Just feel a little stress,
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Oh my gosh! So sorry to hear that! That pad should work really well. Does it have a silver color to it? If so then it should help it heal rather quickly from the inside out. Good luck!
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I had a breast reduction surgery on may 3rd and a week and a half ago under my left breast the incision opened up 2 inches wide my dr has me using a nonstick medicated gauze pad over it daily but it is so big andugly looking I'm freaking out?anyonehave any advice ?
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