SO my kids are 7 and 3 yrs old. I breastfed both...
SO my kids are 7 and 3 yrs old. I breastfed both kids. I FINALLY booked my BL & BA after stalking everyone on real self. I am SO SO SO scared to do this! You have no idea, i have never had any kind of surgery and have never been put under anesthesia (I think the anesthesia for me is the scariest part) I'm not afraid of the cutting or the pain (although I'm not particulalty excited about that..lol) my boobs look absolutely horrible, i feel like I'm way to young to have them look this bad.
After kids they looked bad, but its when i started eating clean and work my but off to get a decent stomach that my kids also destroyed....ha ha my husband thinks I'm fine he way i am, i am not doing this for him or anyone else but ME! Any mother knows how hard it is and how we put ourselves last (even my dog comes before me) well this time its my turn while I'm still young ;)
before kids i was a large B, i was ok w the size i would just use ultra padded bras. i never liked my boobs but i also never contemplated surgery, until my kids were born :( i went from a B to a DD :( then a very saggy deflated C (according to VS)
originally a year ago before i started eating clean i went for a tummy tuck....then after reading tons of reviews i decided its a very big procedure with lots and lots of time for healing and swelling, so i decided to eat clean and work out.
it helped a lot! I'm still not happy amy tummy but i don't think its worth the $, the pain and the scar, right now. So i will get my boobs fixed!
if anyone has ANY tips for swelling, scars or what to purchase to help with the recovery please let me know! i am so so scared and cannot back out!!
Thinking of scar treatment
Has anyone used silicone sheets and/or scarguard? I am really hoping to diminish all the bl scars.
Profile for small person?
I have no idea what profile I want. I weigh 106. I'm getting 300-350ccs silicone under. Anyone have any advise?
I don't see the dr until sept 10th and I am very impatient. Lol I was thinkin mod plus but we will see. Thanks :)
Ps. Getting nervous. If anyone has a lost of things to buy that would be helpful as well :)
Oh my god the countdown is now so close!!! Nervous, excited, anxious. I just want to get it done so I can heal and have beautiful boobs!!!
I have my pre-op on Wednesday! Yikes!
I had my pre-op.. i have to say my PS is so sweet! He made me feel a little less nervous than i was...answered ALL my questions (There was a lot..lol) he did not rush me at all. We tried the sizers. My sister, the nurse and the PS all agreed that the 35o cc look best on my frame Mod+. My PS did ask me if he could make the final decision while i am on the table for cc's i said absolutely. I trust him! i am filling my prescriptions tomorrow. 4 total including the nausea patch. Any tips you lady want to give me I'm all ears!!!!!!! :)
I hate taking medicine. I barely take ib profen even when I have a bad headache.
I do not want to be in pain. But my question is for the ladies who already had this done did you take one or 2 of the percocets (mine medicine is oxycodone/acetaminophen 5-325mg pills. It is the generic pills for the Percocet) at a time or 1 every 4 hours?
I am a small person and have never taking these before so I guess I'm a little nervous on how I will feel on them but don't want to be in pain and have to catch up. I am only 106lbs so not sure if 2 at a time Is to much??! Just a little paranoid.
So close...im so scared I'm not even scared....lol
i still don't believe its really happening!
I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!
18 Sep 2014
Day of treatment
I CANNOT believe i not only did it but i took it SO well. I truly felt all the positive vibes sent from you ladies (sounds weird and dumb but i swear i did...lol) i slept well last night, woke up at 5am, threw my clothes on and got everything ready for my kids (my mom came over to send them off to school) i was a bit nervous but i just was trying not to think about what was happening. We got to the hospital (My husband and I) of course my husbands monster truck didn't fit in the garage..lol so we had to walk a little further (the good thing about that was we didn't pay parking bc it was so early the machine for tickets were off!) i go in sign papers,pee in a cup, get the iv, and get drawn on.
i got there at 6am surgery was 730am. When i was saying bye to my husband was the only time i shed a tear :/ that was a little hard...i got rolled down the hall. The nurse told me they put a cocktail in my iv, i was feeling good...we went into the OR and no joke within 30seconds i must have been out, no warning no mask, i have no idea how it happened..lol The nurse did tell me they put something in my IV to "forget" so that may be why i don't remember.
I woke up surprised it was over, very minimal pain (almost 12 hrs after surgery still minimal pain) i had to pee 2x while i was in post op- which is good, i want to get that anesthesia all out!
I took a perc right before we left the hospital (Just one) the ride home was good, i loved the wind blowing in my face from the window...felt good.
Now I'm in bed (walking a few times to help prevent blood clots) my husband is being amazing with helping me. i have my post op tomorrow at 12:00! i haven't seen them yet :/ impatient me took the bra off and couldn't see a thing with all the gauze lol.
I seriously recommend any who is considering this to do it!! I still can't believe i did it and i was so calm the entire time! Thank you everyone for your well wishes!!!! ill update tomorrow after my post op :)
First post op visit
Yesterday at 7:30am was surgery. Today at noon i went to my first post op, everything went well. Looks great although i am more swollen today (Just started..but I'm also due for another perch in 30mins) i iced for a short while, taking arnica pellets. Hoping to get off the meds by tomorrow and hoping the swelling goes down soon. I slept pretty well last night. I had my alarm set for my medicines the whole night.
I havent eaten much :/ I just don't have an appetite, i ate a few bites of watermelon last night and a few bites of soup. So far today i ate most of a bowl of cereal, a couple cookies (My sister brought me homade chocolate chip cookies, i could not pass that...lol) and a few bites of annies mac and cheese with a few crackers. Overall still doing good!!
350cc smooth round moderate plus profile gel
I have been off the percocets for 12 hrs. So far so good. I do wake up with "morning boob" which feels the same as being super full when breast feeding.
I'm only taking my antibiotics now every 8 hrs. I haven't eaten much :/ I don't have much of an appetite and I have acid reflux from probably the medication? It feels like air is trapped in my throat. I'm hoping if I eat that will go away although it almost hurts to swallow from the acid reflux (I'm just guessing it reflux) I don't get it often only sometimes when I take my vitamins without eating but it doesn't last this long! I'm hoping it goes away soon.
I've been sleeping pretty good which I'm surprised about bc I am a tummy/side sleeper! Happy healing everyone xoxox
Update day 4
I feel great! Still heavy chested and am not standing 100% straight. A little pain sometimes when I dost get up or lay down. Walking is done w the exemption of looking like the hunchback or Norte damn.
I went 26 hrs without a perc, I did however take one last night while I was in bed not for pain I was just uncomfortable bc I hate sleeping on my back !! That perc helped! I'm going to try not to take one tonight but I love sleep ;)
I see my doctor again tomorrow at 1:00 :)
Happy healing everyone!
2nd post op appt. day4
Saw the surgeon today. He said I am healing very nicely! I think they look great!
My chest feels a little lighter, more like 2 lb bowling balls on my chest vs 10 lb bowling balls :) I can completely stretch my lungs with a deep breathe without any pain. My right boob is the "troubled sister" lol both still look great. I go back to the PS on Monday (when i go back to work :/" i will keep you updated.
6 Days PO
I'm feeling really good. Still have heavy feeling on the boobs. A few zingers a day-not bad.
I can't wait to heal and show before and after pics with certain clothes :)
One week today
Morning boob is diminishing. The BL incisions are healing well. The bottom incision is tender. I slept on my side all night last night :)
I'm 9 days PO. Feeling great. At the end of the day I sometimes feel heavy, if I do a lot that day. Totally worth it :) I haven't started any scar treatment yet. I see my Ps in 2 days (monday) Maybe he will allow me to start soon :)
11 days PO
Saw my ps today. They took one stitch from under each of my breasts.
My right is still the more swollen one. That's why my nipples look uneven :/ hoping the swelling goes down. I'm going to try and not use my right arm as much and see if that helps.
Tomorrow makes 2 weeks :)
Feeling great. Still swollen. Morning boob is disappearing but I do still have it.
17 days PO
I feel great. My left boob feels almost 100%. My right boob is more swollen than the left, has a weird feeling with a tiny bit of pain sometimes.
3 weeks and 4 days PO :)
Feeling great! I see my ps in 2 days. Hoping to be able to start w scar treatment. As of now I am applying aquaphor once a day and applying gauze on the incisions. A couple times a week I do just coconut oil at night (w no gauze)
I am feeling great a little sensitivity on my right breast, she's been the troubled one :/
4 week update!
Today makes 4 weeks! i feel terrific, this is definitely one of the best decisions i have ever made for myself!! Especially when your a mom and put everyone first ALL the time!! I feel better about myself in lots of ways. My husband is enjoying the fact i want to have sex more since i feel better about myself ;) and he doesn't even really see my boobs yet (up until yesterday they were still wrapped in gauze!)
The PS said my boobs are definitely still swollen, a little squarish at the bottom and bc they are still swollen the areolas are a little larger.
PS told me to start using scar guard and he said i may not need the silicone strips bc my scarring is healing so well! I already bought the silicone sheets before the surgery so i will still use them since i already bought them :) i will just wait until I'm done w the scar guard. Ps said NO underwire bras yet (of course) but to be honest they look freakin amazing in a non padded, no underwire sports bra that i don't care :)
I used to have to always adjust my boobs during the day, i would get the "potato" boobs where the boob comes out of the bra and you can tell even with a shirt. They would fall underneath the bra...just gross. NOW they look better in shirts without padding and NO adjusting. SO besides looking and feeling better its way more comfortable!!!
i havent eaten clean since a week or 2 before surgery!! OH MY GOD i need to get back on track so my belly somewhat matches my boobs :)
I pretty much sleep on my side or on my belly with a soft pillow under my chest (i don't think i need the pillow but makes me feel better knowing its there and its comfy :) )
4 wks 4 days PO
I haven't regretted a second of this entire journey! A LOT of the ladies mentioned getting depressed/ second guessing their decision or hormone changes in the beginning. I thankfully felt none of that. I felt happy to be out of work for a wee in a half. Lol I never get to relax, so I enjoyed that :)
I expected to be moody and wasn't. The only thing that annoyed me was not being able to pull my self from a laying down position while on my back in my bed to a sitting position without help in the beginning...that was annoying. To people still deciding weather or not to do this I suggest 100% DO IT. The thinking and preparing is the worst :)
I hope everyone is well.
Happy healing XOXO
5 weeks :)
Starting silicone sheets!
3 months PO
16 Nov 2014
2 months post
3 months PO. I go in this Friday 11-21-14 for laser treatment to help reduce the redness. Free from my plastic surgeon! :)
3 months PO
17 Dec 2014
3 months post
I feel great! They feel SO Real!! They jiggle and are so soft. If anyone felt my boobs and didn't know they were fake they would never guess!!