Documenting my Adventure- 32A/AA to Full C -New York, NY
- updated 8 months ago
So, after years of thought, I've finally decided...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 5 days pre
So, after years of thought, I've finally decided to take "the plunge". A lot of this decision stems from recently losing 15lbs, substantively decreasing my breast size- I've never been a B though and have always felt I've been disproportionate in this area. I just had my first consultation 3/29/13. I initially had two consultations scheduled for that day but the second surgeon's office was a complete joke so I ran out before I was even called into an exam room. But it's alright- I was very pleased with the first doctor. I am 5ft 1in, 98lbs, in my early 20s and wear a 32A (when there is a lot of padding). I would like to achieve a full C. I was lucky enough to find a surgery date really soon- I'm scheduled for 4/11/13. I'm so excited!!!! But very nervous.
Today was my pre-op appointment with my surgeon. He said he will have a range from 300-400cc implants available. I have also decided to use silicon under the muscle with an incision under the breasts. Because of my small chest size/stature he is also going to have high profile implants available although he doesn't normally like to use these implants because of their look... Everything is paid in full and I have filled my prescriptions (vicodin and clindamycin) but he didn't prescribe muscle relaxers. Not sure if this is normal or if I should speak to him about it...
Since almost no one knows about this adventure I'm about to begin (other than my boyfriend and his family), I want to share my story with others, maybe get some advice, and possibly help others. I'm super nervous my co-workers will notice the change. I hope it's not too noticeable when I choose for it not to be. I'm a pretty shy person so this is quite a big step for me. Advise or comments would be appreciated.
My surgery went well this morning. I get motion...
- 11 Apr 2013
- Day of treatment
I was told my surgeon spoke to me right after the surgery in the recovery room but I don't remember anything. He also spoke to my boyfriend and said I have 339 CCs on both sides but he didn't go into detail. I guess I will find out more information tomorrow at my post-op appointment.
When I woke up in recovery I was very thirsty regardless that I though I was well hydrated and on a low sodium diet for about a week. Some of it had to do with have a breathing tube placed (I didn't know that was going to happen...). I felt super light headed and nauseous before the cab ride back home but the nurses where so nice trying to help me (they gave me an ice pack for the back of my neck, tried to have me smell alcohol wipes to get over sick feeling, and gave me crackers, soda and ginger ale). Also my heart rate was high (120 bpm) but it always is even at my medical clearance before the surgery.
I've been sleeping a lot and have been using my Vicodin. I feel so sleepy. I'm surprised how often you use your chest muscles in day to day life. It feels like a challenge to get in and out of bed. My surgical bra/bandages are very itchy too. I will update more tomorrow.. maybe even pictures. Thanks for the support everyone!
So now that I'm not so drugged up I have some more...
- 12 Apr 2013
- 1 day post
It turns out my surgeon used moderate plus profile and 339cc Natrelle gel style 15 in both my left and right breasts. I just had my post-op appointment and all of the bandages have been removed.
The doctor said everything looks good and he gave me a stabilizing strap to wear under my surgical bra but I really hate this bra. He said I could switch it out at any time with another bra as long as there's no under wire and it provides support.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good bra. I really don't like how I cant wear any shirt without someone seeing I'm wearing a huge white bra underneath.
Do these pictures look okay? This is only my second day post op but they look a little asymmetrical to me but maybe one is dropping more than the other.
I have some bruises as well on my neck for some reason and really large blood red bags under my eyes... dr said it was nothing to worry about.
My pain level isn't too bad but worse than yesterday. I'm just very sleepy all the time.
It's post-op day 3. I'm feeling a lot better than...
- 13 Apr 2013
- 2 days post