2 Months Post Op - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I was a 36g/gg (uk) and was getting more and more...

I was a 36g/gg (uk) and was getting more and more irritated with lugging them around. Finding clothes to fit was a nightmare, I had constant pains in my shoulders and HATED having my photo taken - somtimes my boobs looked bigger than my head! I was also sick of people making little "jokes" about the size of my breasts - people meant no harm or malice, but i ws sick of being identified by having big knockers.
I moved out to Abu Dhabi this summer and decided to take the plunge once and for all. Finally had the op on the 18th December - my mum flew out from England to look after me.
the op: I am a bit of a baby when itcomes to medical stuff. Getting the IV was oe of the worst things! I do remember coming round after op and thanking everyone in the room for "all the lovely wine".....and then swearing and saying " what the **** am I going on about " nd tghen laughing. Mortified!!! Stayed overnight in hospital, and then came home the next day. was tired, but surprisingly pain free.
2 weeks post op: Feeling very "stingy" - my nipples are sensitive, I am always itchy and I have a pain in my right breast. Hopefully that is all signs of healing....hopefully??! I still have the steri strips and will be seeing the surgeon on saturday 5th for second post op appointment. At first post op (five days after surgery) she seemed pleased with how I was getting on. Just feels odd that the pain is developing now rather than earlier....any thoughts guys?? Normal>!!?? Other than that, i am doing ok. Just seem to tire easily.
Will update soon!

So tomorrow I go back to surgeon for a follow up.....

So tomorrow I go back to surgeon for a follow up....am nervous! I am hoping my steri strips will come off and everything will be tickety boo, but at the same time feel like the steri strips are "keeping them together"!. Tomorrow Iwill be 17 days post op. the itching comes and goes, but sometimes it feels relentless! The pain is still there, but just localised really. Incisions sting and nipples sting too!! Bought myself 3 genie bras and they are so much more comfortable...I bought them in a dress size 18 (uk) and I was wearing a dress size 16 on top before I had boobs done.... I would be happy if I could fit into a dress size 14 now, but the 18 br is comfortable! Will update tomorrow and let you all know what happens. xx

Well today I went to see the surgeon. She removed...

well today I went to see the surgeon. She removed all the steri strips, picked off a few scabs, cleaned me up and sent me on my way. She said she was happy with how I was healing and no problems. However, when I came home i had a look and had a cry! It all looks so neat and tidy with the strips on - now there is bleeding and I have notice a lot of puckering and my nipples look misshapen. The anchor scars look puffed and pulled. I quickly redid my bra and had a boo hoo. Am not feeling so positive today..... :-( Cant bear to look again....god knows how I will shower tomorrow and apply the antibacterial gel she has given me.... the thought of toching those wounds makes me feel sick. Will post a photo on a few days when I have calmed down!!

I keep trying to upload new photos, but it does...

I keep trying to upload new photos, but it does not seem to be happening!

Finally worked out how to uplioad new photos!!...

Finally worked out how to uplioad new photos!! Tomorrow will be three weeks post op. I keep getting people to have a look at my scars....am such a baby. Luckily I have very good friends who are not disturbed by me shoving my boobs in their faces every 5 minutes.
I think everything is "ok"....ish. Started back at work yesterday; a bit nerve wracking and forgot how much running around after 6 year old "lively|" boys can tire you out....even stretching up to write on the board, or staple stuff was kind of ...ouch! Went out to the shops today and got a couple of OWWWWWW stabbing pains....
I am pleased with the shape of my breasts, just very anxious regarding the healing. At the moment i am alternating between surgical bra and genie bra. Am using fucidin gel and putting gauze in my bra. Fingers crossed all goes well.....

Thanks for the kind messages folks. Feeling a bit...

Thanks for the kind messages folks. Feeling a bit rubbish today. Have just had my first week back teaching at school, and am wondering of this is why I am feeling so crappy.. The pain along the incisions on my right breast as been pretty excruciting at times, There is redness at the t junction scars and also some weeping. some of the incision line is very raised and lumpy. It is funny- I have never been through this before so have no idea what is normal/what is not normal. i think i was lucky in that the first couple of weeks were pretty much a walk in the park.... I kind of wish I still had my steri strips on because they made me feel secure, and now it feels like things are falling apart!! Anyway - I have booked to go and see my surgeon on saturday, if only to put my mind at rest. Putting on the fucidin antibiotic ointment religiously, and gauze. Came home and slept - am done in! will post more photos in a few days. I am kind of thinking - well, everything is rectifiable, and I do trust my surgeon. On a positive note, i still do not regret my decision to have the op, as I love the shape and not having the big jugs anymore. Just want to heal and get over this blip.

Just over 3 weeks post op-off to see surgeon today...

just over 3 weeks post op-off to see surgeon today. have developed a painful wound opening which i can hardly bear to look at.... has this happened to anyone else???! feeling might sorry for myself. it will heal, right??!

Back to surgeon today - i have two openings, but...

back to surgeon today - i have two openings, but she was not unduly worried. she picked a bit and cleaned me up and told me i was overdoing the fucidin ointment (i was trwelling it on lol)... she reapplied steristrips and told me to keep everything dry. Feel a wee bit better as my mind is at rest but the opening on the left breast is extreeeeeeeemely painful!!!

Hey all.Now nearly 3 months post op. Have been up...

hey all.Now nearly 3 months post op. Have been up and down a little, and the incision under my left breast onlystoppedleaking last week!! breasts till feel a bit tender, but am pretty pleased overall. Please feel freetoask me any questions and I will help in any way i can!!
jennyxx

Firstly,thanks so much for the comments!Secondly,...

Firstly,thanks so much for the comments!Secondly, I AM 2 MONTHS post op and not 3 as i stated....do not know what I was thinking! :-) Had breast reduction 18th december. x
Abeer Sawwaf

I saw a few surgeons out here in Abu Dhabi and she was the one I felt most comfortable with. She is straight forward and upfront and answered all of my questions. I am a fairly anxious and overly cautious person, and my one (tiny!) gripe would be that i felt she could have offered more information re post op care, rather than me having to ask all the questions. But other than that, highly recommended.

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