Finally decided to get BA done after 20yrs. When I...
10-18-13 - Surgery Day
I don't even remember falling asleep! I woke up, and nurse Sharon was there. She asked if I was cold, got a warmer, and called my friend Tracy to come to my bedside. I felt great. No sickness, no naseua, I was alert and ready to go. Sharon gave me some after care instructions and helped me get dressed. Dr. Kim came in and told me everything went well. He put in the maximum amt my body could handle. I asked for over 500cc'r or more, and he was able to put in 550cc's! He said I would feel alot of pressure and tightness since I have tight skin and chest muscles, (and I never had kids nor my breasts have never been stretched).
The nurse wheeled me to the car, Tracy drove me home, and I sat down to rest. Only took my antibiotics (instructed to take all of it). Did not take pain meds since I didn't have any. Just felt a little pressure -- like I did a 1000 pushups in the gym. LIke a good workout.
Spent the rest of the day watching movies and cruising online forums about post BA.
10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 1
So got up, walked around, ate as usual. Ate my usual meals - ground beef, kale, tuna, egg whites, etc.
One thing I didn't like is the bloating. Looked like I was pregnant! Only gained 5 extra lbs, but as a trainer - lost my definition in my abs. Tummy looks soft and bloated. Hope that goes away soon.
Got sick of being in the house, so I walked to my nail salon to get my nails done. The walking was a challenge. I'm usually a fast walker, and had to walk a slow grandma pace, cause everystep I took - my chest felt the bounce. Ouch. Went to Trader Joe's for groceries, then home.
My Dr. called me to see how I was doing. He warned me the 1st day or so is ok. But after that the pain will set in.
10-20-13 - Post-Op Day 2
I thought I was Superwoman, not needing to take my pain meds, But my Dr. was right -- pain set in today!
Pain and tenderness/soreness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. Thought it was the tight band on sports bra, but My Dr said the skin stretching -- the inframammary fold of this area bears the weight of the implant, and that's why he put steri strips around the bottom of my boob (for support). I was told this discomfort takes several mths to resolve, as the breasts adjusts to the implant size.
(Which the Dr. put the biggest size my body can hold, cause I did want bigger implants).
So I guess I have to suck it up, and take the pain.
The price you pay for beautiful breasts.
Painful. Can't sleep.
Update on Post-Op Day 2 - itchiness, tender, painful
Still have the bloated look. Hope that goes down soon. Taking some laxatives to help w/ the constipation.
The pain meds are helping alot. And also eating fresh pineapple to help w/ bruising and healing. (told by others).
I also noticed my breasts are high and wide. Is this normal?
5'4" 118lbs (102lbs Contest)
Post: 32DD or 34DD
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision
Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills
10-21-13 - Post-Op Day 3
It's been over 7years since I've taken a vaca. Im usually working/training clients at the gym from 530a-9p everyday. Yes, everyday. You get used to the hustle hustle hustle, then one day, it's like, I need a break! So I am enjoying every bit of this staycation
Upon judging, they are looking for the perfect physique - in Figure Bodybuilding - you must have muscularity, leanness, striations, proportions, symmetry. My chest, ribs and waist/hips were the same size (pencil body), we have to create the perfect physique in the Bodybuilding world. Everything has to balance out. And unfortunately you cannot make boobs in the gym.
Other before pics
10-22-13 - Post-Op Day 4
Went to the mall again. Found some cute sports bras and tops. Had to get some high neck tops for the gym, just so I can ease my way into showing my girls off. Unfortunately there's alot of drama/gossip in my gym, and I don't want to be a part of it.
Still some tenderness on lower part of implant and sides, and my upper ribs hurt, sore to touch. But like the Dr. said - it's common.
I also think some of the soreness is due to the UA Bra I was wearing. A little too tight. Had the 34DD -- and the band is so tight. Whey do companies do that? So I ordered the 36DD -- and it fits perfectly, band gives enough support w/out digging into my ribs, and holds my girls in nicely. I think I found my perfect training bra for the gym! Also found a Jockey Sport Bra which holds everything in place w/ adjustable straps in back and on the top.
Does anyone have a favorite sports bra they love to wear at the gym?
Will post pics later. Right now I still have to wear my bandages and surgical bra (Dr's orders), till' Post Op appt.
10-23-13 - Post-Op Day 5
Now I did go to the gym. BUT I did light cardio on the recumbent bike at the easiest level. I didn't even break a sweat. I don't think I ever could on a recumbent bike. I just needed to get moving somehow. Then did some light leg presses, leg ext and calf raises. Nothing intense like my usual training. This was super light. (which I hate, but I'd rather have my breasts heal and protect my investment). I think I would get more tired and a headache if I stayed at home for too long.
My healing is going great. Doc said they are sitting perfectly, and I'm allowed to wear wire bras now. So went crazeey buying bras. I noticed I am not a 34DD (the wires dig into my side boobage). Got measured by my friend who is a costume designer in the hollywood industry (she knows my body like the back of her hand - she's done so many costumes for some of my comps), my tailor in west hollywood, and my competition suit designer. I am a 34DDD or 34E. Luckily found some great ones at Nordstrom's and Nordstrom's Rack! They sell every size.
And finally decided to show off my new tatas! Wearing a Fedora hat, 34DDD hot pink bra, tank, and (jeans ofcourse). I am absolutely happy w/ my new physique!
6wk Post-Op pic
Wearing a sheer, lace, underwire bra -- NO padding! Totally happy w/ the new boobs.
8wk Post-Op pics
Breasts changing shape.
So here are my new stats:
Post: 32DDD = 32F
Since I'm no longer having soreness at inframammary fold, and no more swelling, my 34 bras are too loose. I have tightened up, and my implant still has the fullness and roundness. Time to get some 32F bras!
Getting most of my strength back!
Can't wait to bring a new Figure Physique to the stage in 2014!
Updated Stats - my body keeps changing
5'4" 112lbs (102lbs Contest)
Post: 32F - 32G
Frame size: 28" | Breast size: 36"
Natrelle | Style 20 | Silicone 550cc's HP (proj 5.6cm) | Unders | Peri-Areola Incision w/ Nipple Reduction
Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills
2nd pic (mid) - 1 day Post-Op BA
3rd pic (right) - 3mth Post-Op BA, 550cc's HP Under, Areola incision, 32F/32G
Dr. Kim, Angel and the entire staff provide the best level of care in Beverly Hills. ____________________________________________ CONSULT went smoothly. Dr. Kim answered all my questions and concerns, and took his time w/ me explaining what was the best for me (my body) and lifestyle. He explains the benefits and risks of every procedure he performs. I believe you should have a good relationship w/ your doctor. (many think as long as the Dr does the job, who cares about bedside manner). Not me. I want my doctor to understand me, emotionally and mentally, and my life. Breast Augmentation or any surgery is a life changing event. And Dr. Kim understood me from the get go! Doctor/Patient relationship is absolutely important. He made absolutely sure that he took into consideration my needs and the look that I wanted. ___________________________________________ THE TEAM - He has a high-class talented team of professionals. The staff and Angel the manager called me several times to check up on me and confirm my appts and answer any questions I have. She also talked to me about her experience as well. Angel is a great person to talk to. Even the Surgical team (nurse Sharon) and the Anesthesiologist called me up the day before, to be thorough, precise and informative about the procedure. Both Dr. Kim and Dr. Badillo (the Anesthesiologist) were very patient and understanding since I have a fear of going under. I was less nervous, and more excited! My fears were gone. I felt comfortable knowing I am in good hands w/ an exceptionally highly trained medical staff of professionals. ___________________________________________ SURGERY DAY - The nurses, the assistants,the Anesthesiologist and Dr.Kim made me feel soo comfortable. They all explained to me in detail what they were doing, before I went under. I don't even remember going under! I woke up in the recovery room feeling alert ,great and in no pain. ____________________________________________ POST - Follow-up care, post-op visits, check-ins, phone calls, availability around the clock -- to ensure an excellent recovery process, and get the best results possible. _____________________________________________ PARKING STRUCTURE - is right below the office. Very convenient, especially if you have surgery or any other procedure, and you need privacy when you leave the office. (elevator goes straight from office to parking structure). _____________________________________________ TALENTED - Dr. Kim has the education, yrs of experience, knowledge and is highly skilled in his profession. Dr. Eugene Kim is a talented artist! _______________________________________________ SO HAPPY! - I am very happy getting my Breast Augmentation done by the BEST Dr. and professional team in Beverly Hills. My breasts look absolutely perfect on my frame. This has been the best experience of my life, and I'm completely happy w/ my results. ___________________________________________ I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Eugene Kim, Angel and his awesome staff of Beverly Hills!