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I Have Pseudoptosis and Am Getting a Lift with Breast Implants - Beachwood, OH

I wanted a breast aug. only but after much debate...

I wanted a breast aug. only but after much debate and seeing 4 doctors, I have decided to get a lift along with implants. All the drs. on this site said that I do not need a lift, but I do not want large AND saggy breasts. First Dr. said I needed a full anchor lift, 2nd Dr. said no lift saline, 3rd Dr. said vertical lift without moving the nipple and saline, 4th Dr. said no lift silicone. So you could see my dilemma. I decided to go with the 3 doc since I felt most comfortable with her. She uses Microvascular echniques (smaller instruments) and blocks nerves so you are not in a lot of pain. And you can NOT even see her scars in post op pictures after a year. I will be getting 330 cc saline (my dr. says silicone can be very harmful) And it is what I feel most comfortable with. I have a lot of breast tissue already so I think they will still feel real. Very nervous...can anyone relate to my situation and share their expereince? Thanks and I will keep updating this as I go through the process.

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I agree with the other ladies, you have just beautiful breasts! You are working from such a great starting point that I think no matter what you do, you will look great. I have so far had a doctor say that I need a lift and two say that I don't and I'm totally torn myself! Please keep us updated!
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OMG, your breasts are gorgeous! But I agree with Aloha, you have to do what you think you'll love. Please keep us posted on what you decide to do!

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Thanks for the imput alohababy. I want to be a full D. I wear C bras now but pretty much measure a B cup. I just hate that extra saggyness under my boob. And that the fact that they go in my armpits when I lay down - hah.
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Getting nervous ....a week and a half away. I'm...

Getting nervous ....a week and a half away. I'm scared that the saline implants will feel unnatural. My dr assures me that you won't see or feel the difference because of the amount of breast tissue I have. Anyone have experience with saline ?

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I think you look great. I wouldn't do anything.
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1 week to go: I am getting nervous about the size....

1 week to go: I am getting nervous about the size. I measure 32" above breasts, 34.5 at breasts, and 29.5 under breasts. Not sure what size that is....32 b or c. Anyway I am thinking 300 to 330 saline implants. Are they going to be too big? I want to be a full d. But don't want to make me look "fat". Also, i only took 3 .5 days off from work .... Is this enough time? I have my pre op appt wednesday so I'll keep you updated.

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Thanks! It is so nice talk to people who are going through the same thing!!:-)
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Just tell them you tweaked your back. :) good luck!
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I don't want to scare you but 3.5 days would not be enough for you to take off! I started to feel myself after 7 days but was still a bit drowsy. I could go back to work maybe on day 7 but rather not. Kind of depends on your job. But 3 days is just not realistic with lift and augment. You will still be on painkillers and I could hardly walk and lift my arms. I went back after 10 days and it was still hard....I think 300-350 cc will be great for a full D. I was a saggy 34b or c and I had 375 cc that made me a little bit bigger than I wanted. I wanted full C or small D, and I'm a DD .(you can see my review pics) So I kind of wish I went with 300-350. Now I have to just make sure I wear tight clothing and not to gain weight so I don't end up looking too top heavy for my 5.4 height and 116lb. Your original breast is so pretty you will have real great results! Just try to take more days off, it's a big surgery!!! Good luck, hope I helped !
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Had my pre op appt today. De Feng answered all my...

Had my pre op appt today. De Feng answered all my concerns and my fiancé feels comfortable with her as well. The surgery is performed in her own clinic. I decided to go with 300 cc saline to go from a 32 b/c to a D. With a vertical lift. She may cut Hal's or the whole way around my nipple but not move it up. I go in this Monday at 6:15 am and should be home by 2pm my fiancé will be taking care of me and helping with my drains- which should be on about 3 or 5 days.

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Your breast look wonderful, most people on this site pay to have them look like what u have now!! Best wishes to you
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Well I did it! Had surgery 6am and was home by 2pm...

Well I did it! Had surgery 6am and was home by 2pm. I had a vertical lift with 300 cc saline implants. My dr showed me a picture and they look great! I prob could have gone bigger but I was so afraid of looking too top heavy since I am only 5'4" 116 lbs and am a size 0/2. We will c though. I'll post pics as soon as I can lift my arms. My fiancé is so much help! It is hard to even pull my pants up.
I was so scared of the scarring but after seeing the picture I think they will heal just fine. My dr is so great. I am in a lot of pain but only in my chest....it feels like an elephant is sitting on me. The incisions don't hurt just the top of my chest.

I'll keep updating:-)

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Congrats. As you feel comfortable pls send pix.

You are petite, I bet the new girls will look great on you

I was also afraid of scarring but, I can't hardly even see the cut already ,it's only been 3 weeks
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Thanks angel5280..... Yours look great! Did you have a vertical cut as well as around the nipple? Because I can't even see the vertical scar! What size did you go? I am still in so much pain...it is day 3, better than yesterday but still hurts. I had my mom give me a wash cloth bath. I get my drains out tomorrow AM and can't wait! I'm hoping to be able to function by myself by tomorrow evening.

You are lucky to have such a wonderful fiancé!  Keep us opted on how you are feeling, I really hope you feel better soon!
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Day 4: just got my drains out..... I feel so...

Day 4: just got my drains out..... I feel so better & I can move so much more. Not sure if it was that Percocet that I took. I only have one Vicodin left & my doctor wouldn't prescribe me anymore. My back was starting to hurt from being stiff. I will upload pictures in a little bit. I am happy with the results so far. I have to push them in towards each other twice a day.... anyone else have to do this adjustment??

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I am a little concerned after looking at the pics...

I am a little concerned after looking at the pics I posted (day 4) that they are too small? Or too far apart? Can anyone relate? I know they will drop but will they come closer together?? I guess I am just second guessing going 300 cc. But I started a small C and didn't want to be too big for my body (5'4" 116 lbs size 0/2)

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You are petite - don't need huge bazooka's at your size!
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I had the full anchor lift. The cut that goes in the fold was TRULY put in the fold (I have seen so many in here that were put on the bottom of the boob instead of in the fold). The cut that goes from nipple to the fold - I can hardly see it. My old scars from gall bladder removal and c section turned white quickly - I am VERY blessed in that regard. I have to hunt for those scars to find them
Did u decide which direction to go? :-)

Day 5: Went to work today. I tried to drive but...

Day 5:
Went to work today. I tried to drive but then realized that it hurt to turn the steering wheel??? So my fiance drove me. I am in so much pain right now (the Dr would not give me more pain meds) so I only have taken tylonol. I think maybe I wrapped myself too tight with the ace bandages?

I feel that I should be able to drive by now?? I do feel a little bloated too (even though I took a lazative to go to the bathroom) Did anyone feel bloated for a while after surgery? Or still be in this much pain?

Thanks for any advice/feedback :)

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I didn't think I would be in so much pain but day 2 was soooo painful. It felt like all my ribs were broken. The actual incisions around my nipple and the vertical cut have been painless though. My dr. Only prescribed me 5 Vicodin and Celebrex ( she is an all-natural dr and doesn't believe in narcotics) so if your de gives you pain meds then you should do better than me. I also think the drains were very painful because as soon as she took them out, I could sit right up with out pain.
Upload pics when you get a chance and I will help you through the process!! It helps to talk to people who have done this.
What are the drains? Does everyone get them? That sound vicious.. lol

Day 6 Update: I loosened the wrap and it seemed...

Day 6 Update:
I loosened the wrap and it seemed to help my breast pain but I have severe back pain! I think it is worse than the breast pain. I woke up twice not being able to move from sharp pains in my upper and middle back.
Anyone else exsperience this?
I am not a whimpy person and thought I had a high pain tollerance so I am very fustrated that I still can not drive and feel this pain. I updated day 5 pics.....I am very happy with the results so far :)

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Why is the mark still on chest after 5 days? Is this for real?
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From the sides those tata's look marvelous
Thanks! I can't get the marks off! I have scrubbed with soap. Tried rubbing alcohol and even baby oil. Any suggestions??

1 Week post - Op: I am feeling a lot better...

1 Week post - Op:
I am feeling a lot better today! yay! I still have to sleep almost sitting straight up or I get back spasims. The breast are still very sore but the pain is tolerable. My fiance has to help me wrap with the ace bandage and put my surgical bra on and put shirts on over my head. It helps to let the ta-tas "breath" without the ace wrap and bra for about 10 min a day when I am bathing or getting readyf or bed. I will drive tomorrow for the first day.

My am able to sqeeze them and they feel pretty soft and real :) I get the bandages taken out in 2 days and will post pics and update then :)

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Does anyone have a good sports bra that closes in the front that you recommend?? I got an Under Armour that zips in the front but not sure if it has enough support on the bottom and sides or if it is just compressing me in. Thanks!
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Those are simply gorgeous! Surgeon did a good job. I, too, was surprised at how close to real they feel! I think this size is perfect!
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Thanks! I am happy with them so far. I am still a little numb under my left armpit and they are still so sore.

Day 15: went to post op appt. today. I am still so...

Day 15: went to post op appt. today. I am still so sore! But only in my breasts and chest muscle now...back is feeling ok though. I still can not raise my hands above my head (annoying because I need to get my underarms waxed-haha) My Dr. said the pain is normal and may never go away because I went so big compared to my frame. I dont think 300 cc is that big???

Did anyone else have a lot of pain 2 weeks after?

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I go in on Friday for my aug and lift, so thanks so much all this great info! I was wondering about the bra as well. Good advice thanks. And jsidea, your new ta-tas look amazing. Are you still worried about them being too far apart, etc.? I've heard it takes awhile til they settle in their "pockets" so to say. My doc says to do breast exercises everyday!
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Thanks! I think they're are settling nicely. My main concern now is just that I'm still in a lot of pain. I wish I got my underarms waxed before the surgery because I still cannot lift my arms above my head. My breast exercises consist of just pushing them together three times a day. I just orderhandsome bras and I'll let you know if I like them once they come in:-)
Very little pain after 2weeks. I went 375. I am 5' 7". At 2 weeks I had Just occasional shooting pains for a few seconds (doc said nerves were healing). Other than that maybe a tiny bit of pain opening heavy doors at work etc but no major pain. It has been 5weeks now and zero pain... I hope your pain stops soon!
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3 WEEK UPDATE: see pics I am feeling so much...

3 WEEK UPDATE: see pics

I am feeling so much better now. Have a lot more range of motion...but left side still hurts when I do certain things. I have not started using any scar treatment yet...hopefully will get to go ahead from Dr. today. I am thinking of getting Maderma and silicone sheets. Anyone use these?

So far, I am happy with them....wish I went bigger though because in clothes I kinda look like I did when I wore a push up bra. But my Dr. said I could not go bigger because of my small frame. But girls that are tiny get big implants all the time????

Nipple sensitivity has gone done a lot...my fiance can actually touch me now- hah.

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4 week update- feeling better everyday. still...

4 week update-
feeling better everyday. still cant raise both arms all the way above my head. Or push myself up using only my arms. I got sized at Victoria's Secret ... 32 DD!!! yay. Still wish I went bigger though.

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So glad u r feeling better!!! DD eh? I need to get sized...i suspect I am there too

Update pix?
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Ok I love the shape of my boobs but at the same...

Ok I love the shape of my boobs but at the same time I'm so disappointed I didn't go bigger! And that I spent so much money on this. Most people can't tell that I even got implants!!! How long do I have to wait to get bigger implants???? Since I'm still not healed. Whould increasing to 400 make that big a difference??? Also is the recovery time less? I did take 4 days off of work and couldn't drive for a week....I don't have that much vacation time left.

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Those are gorgeous!!! I'll definitely be showing your pics to my dr. when the time comes!!
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I think you could go larger. I had mine done may 30th, went from a 32 a to a 34 c. Def planning on goin bigger myself for some of the dame reasons you stated.
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Dr. Feng

Love the shape but wish I went bigger:-(:-(

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