Almost 9 weeks post op! New pic

I developed early on and over the years my breast...

I developed early on and over the years my breast just continued to grow bigger and bigger. Now at 25 yrs old I carry around the added weight of size 40G breasts. My large breasts put alot of strain on my 5'2 frame. I have contemplated this surgery for many years but never really had the nerve to take it further than just thinking about it. Well finally a few months ago I decided to take a step towards the surgery that I had been dreaming about for years. I met with a PS who came highly reccomended from family as well as friends. I instantly felt like he was the right doctor for the job and that this in fact was something that I wanted to do. My insurance actually approved me on the spot while I was still in the office. ( very surprising) my pre op is scheduled for the 9th and the nervousness and excitement are all kicking in now. Anyone got any helpful advice r/t pre op and recovery ?

Soo.. Today was my last day of work until after...

Soo.. Today was my last day of work until after the recovery phase. Should be going back to work around the 1st of next month. Lots to do in the next two days. Got to get everything situated , house cleaned and all that hooplah. Started on my meds today my oral antibiotic as well as nasal oint. Antibiotics. It's really starting to sink in. I've waited for this for so long and now here I am just a couple days away. I was wondering in regards to those of you whose surgery was covered by insurance approx what amount did you have to pay out of pocket for the surgery. They won't tell me until I call tues( day before surgery) and its just driving me crazy. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!

Today's my big little day as I like to call it....

Today's my big little day as I like to call it. Feeling good so far. Lol heading out to the surgery center now. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers you guys :)

So today I had a bit of a meltdown :( . I have...

So today I had a bit of a meltdown :( . I have actually been concerned since my bandages were removed and I saw my new girls for the first time that they didn't exactly look the same and I felt that my nipple placement was not symmetrical. I've tried to continue to remind myself that I am still fairly early on post op and that I have a significant amount of swelling and things are going to fall in order as they should but today looking in the mirror I broke down. I just can't bring myself to believe that my breasts will ever actually look nice and symmetrical because one of my nipples is gonna be higher than the other. I feel disappointed and at this point have kind of lost some of my positivity

And idk why my pictures are uploading upside down....

And idk why my pictures are uploading upside down.. :( anyone know how to fix this??

5 weeks post op and everything is going great....

5 weeks post op and everything is going great. Incisions are all closed up and now to just start working on fading the scars away some. Back to work and at it full force. So pleased with the way my new boobies look. Hands down one of the best decisions I've ever made!

Everything is going great. Did have to get three...

Everything is going great. Did have to get three steroid injections into my breasts on fri for some inflammation( which wasn't all that fun) but other than that my ladies are looking and feeling great and the fiancé is quite pleased with them as well :) .
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Thanks ladies for your words of reassurance and encouragement. I now feel content that once everything has had ample time to heal and fall in to place that my new " ladies" will look great and I will feel so much better
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I so understand you about your meltdown! When I first saw them, I thought they were never gonna look normal again. I am 8 days post-op so we are around the same frame. All I have to say is keep your head up! We are both still so early in the post-op stage and it will get better
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Miranda, I haven't had my surgery yet but from looking at TONS of pics on this site, there is often a LOT of swelling and asymmetry during the healing stages. It's amazing to look at the progression from shortly post-op to 3 months later. Have faith! They call it "settling" and once the swelling is down and they soften up you will know better. But even if the nipples are not PERFECTLY even, you will be so happy that you are smaller and perkier! Right? Give your body time. Good luck!
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Last night was rough. Had an adverse reaction to some of the medicine which caused very vivid hallucinations which were very scary to me. Didn't sleep much but I'm just kicked back taking it easy at the moment. Post op appt in the am. Looking forward to seeing my new tata's
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I hope you are feeling great!!
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Thinking of you ...I will be leaving soon for surgery center..
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Hi i didn't have to pay anything out of pocket for BR but I also had lipo under arms which wasn't covered under my insurance as its cosmetic and that cost me $600 . Good luck with your surgery
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Miranda, thinking of u girlie:) use pain meds.. Mine worked well but I tried to move off Vicodin the 2nd day and that was too early... Consider sleeping in a recliner for a few days.. I used a body pillow over my lap to support my arms and used a u shaped neck pillow to alleviate neck soreness while sleeping. Worked soooo well! Once drains came out I had so much less pain. I have been using crushed ice bags under armpits which helps with discomfort... Keep me posted on how you are doing sister:) xoxo
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Thank you so much!! I'm very excited but super anxious at the same time. I've waited so long for this and I just want everything to go smoothly you know. Tomorrow is my last day of work until the 31st. Got so much to get done within the next few days .
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Hello, how exciting!! I had my pre op yesterday and i am scheduled for the 16th too...looking forward to sharing our journeys while recovering :-)
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Welcome to the community!  You will feel amazing when you are rid of this load on your body.  Another week and you will be home recovering and loving your new perkies.  

My best advice for recovery is to relax, be patient and allow your body to heal.  You can't rush it so just roll with it.

I am happy you are here with us and look forward to hearing from you.

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