595cc & 535cc teardrop over muscle (after 45kgs weightloss & 1 child) - 26 yrs old, Brisbane, AU

First post! I lost a lot of weight in 11, I also...

First post! I lost a lot of weight in 11, I also breast fed my son for 8 months. I first had a consult with Dr Daniel Flemming in 2011, the first thing he said was that I needed a peri areola lift which shattered me. He said under the muscle after my lift healed and recommended a big size. I've been waiting for a few years and I'm ready!

Pre Op appointment booked for 28th May

Going to go over the sizes again on the 28th with Dr Ron Bezic. My surgery date is all booked in and has been brought forward to July 22nd!! I have a million questions I'm writing down for my surgeon. Can't wait! After the 28th I'll post some pre op pics and some sizing ones too :)

Pre-op stuff arrived!

My pre-op paperwork arrived! This is making it more real!! Can't wait for my next appointment on the 28th of May.

Before pics and DIY rice sizer pics

Just adding a few before pics and some sizer pics :) I made some at home with stockings and rice. I filled one side with the equivalent of 490cc's and the other with 540 cc's :)

Pre-op appointment done!

So today I had my pre-op appointment. I had several questions for Dr Bezic. He thoughtfully and truthfully answered each one. I was worried about not having a gap, I was worried that he had ordered low profile but he actually ordered high and ultra high. I really was worried about the size choice (like everyone else) and I had a few general questions. The original size I chose was 540 and 490 (due to asymmetry). After wearing rice sizers around, I decided I wanted bigger. I didn't know if it were an option. He said I may end up with a problem of side boob due to the width of the larger implant and a top line due to there being not enough tissue at the top to hide it. He said if we went higher we would go 595 in one and 535 in the other. I asked if there were a way for him to test it while I was under and if it looked no good, he would put the original choice in. He's going to order both choices, then test the pocket with some sizers. He'll try the big size first, if that looks ok, he'll open the box. If the sizers don't look good, he'll open the smaller box, that way he won't waste a set and can reuse them. Either way, I trust him and his opinion. I'm so, so excited and feel so much better about everything now!. Just waiting on my loan to come through so I can pay the balance!

55 days to go!!!

Before pictures

Just adding some before pics.

Boobs here we come!

I just signed my loan documents tonight!! I got approved! Woohoo!!! Boobs here we come!!!!

Money!!

Well, that's probably the last time I'm going to see $10,000 in my account! I've just transferred my balance over to the surgeons office. Everything is starting to feel real!

Waiting, waiting..

I suppose it doesn't feel real at the moment. I seem to be counting weeks on the Calendar.

I've been stressed lately, working full time and being a single mum is a tough gig. I quit smoking 1 week and 1 day ago. The first day after I quit was the worst by far. I was twitchy and couldn't sit still all day at work. I had a moment where I almost let go and gave in. My son had an epic tantrum, the kind of tantrums they have where they cry so hard they can't stop and they gasp for air and yawn because they wore themselves out. He hadn't had one like that since about 2 years ago! I was so close to buying cigarettes and smoking a dozen. I know quitting is good for my health and will be great for my recovery after surgery but I'm finding it a little tough at the moment without them.

Before pics

30 days and counting!!

I can't wait! 30 days to go!!!

3 weeks to go!

Three weeks to go, I can't believe this is creeping up so slowly! My op is on a Tuesday here in Aus and I'm now wondering if I have taken enough time off.. I took the week off and am supposed to be back to work the following Monday. Ladies, how much time did you take off? I'm getting over the muscle so I know the recovery is quicker than under.
Also, unrelated but I got my tattoo fixed over the weekend, I've been meaning to do it for ages and thought I better get it done before my op so it has time to heal. I'm going to be adding bits all the way around down to my elbow to make a sleeve :)

13 days!

13 days to go! My last update said that time was creeping up slowly. I had a brain fart, I meant quickly oops! I've been working 2 jobs and unfortunately ended up hurting my back very badly. On top of that, I'm sick!! Worst timing ever!! I really hope out of both of those that at least my back recovers before I get my surgery, I couldn't think of anything worse than recovering from surgery with a bad back!

Loopy!

Ok so I went to the doctors today hoping I could get some strong painkillers. First she checked my temperature and then she looked in my ears and at the back of my throat she said I have a terrible sinus infection. Apparently My ears were so red and swollen inside that she could hardly see!! So I got antibiotics for that. Then came the painkillers she wouldn't give me endone or anything really morphine-based/really strong but she gave me this medication and I took it today while I was at work which was the worst mistake ever because I went Loopy!! I could hardly concentrate and my boss actually asked me to look in the mirror because apparently my eyes were so glazed over and that I looked like I was stoned hahaha. Luckily my boss understands that the back pain is uncontrollable and really affects the way that you live and he knows that I'm a single mum and I've been working really hard lately so he said that I should've taken time off but I can't because I have my surgery and I want to use my holiday pay for that. I also got some anti-Inflammitories and have actually been able to move around more without so much pain. Ohh also I'm officially a non smoker, it's been 40 days since I had a ciggy! 12 days to go until surgery!!!

Medications

My clinic called to do a pre-op phone call. She said my time has changed to 2:30pm and need to be there at 1:30pm. 1 front closing bra will be provided, I have to fast from 7am onward (no water, nothing!) I must have a shower in the morning and wash my hair. No jewellery (I have no idea how I'm going to get my septum piercing out!) no wearing deodorant or perfume. No nail polish. I can't shower for 2 days after. I have an appointment booked the next day to see Dr Bezic at the clinic. I also asked about the medications I've been taking, she said I should have stopped them 2 weeks ago. The thing is, I wouldn't have survived the last week without them with the way my back is at the moment :( anyway, that's all I can think off. I'm looking forward to surgery but more looking forward to the forced rest I'll have after. I can't wait!!

Disappointed

I'm really very disappointed, not excited :( My back hasn't repaired, it's just been getting worse. I've been working 2 jobs, getting home late and just crashing, then trying to clean the whole house and do washing on the weekends so I can come home with nothing to do. Really, I just haven't stopped. It's no wonder my back hasn't started getting better. Not being able to take pain killers is awful. I've also now developed sciatica in my legs :( I can't believe my rotten luck. I'm not putting the surgery off, although I think I should. I can imagine the recovery will be horrible because I currently use my arms to push/pull myself up and I imagine my arms will be sore after surgery :( 3 days to go.. Wish my back was better :(

Today's the day!

Here we go! I'm just waiting for the surgeon to see me to draw on me. I'm so excited now and a tiny bit nervous. Bye bye boobs! It's been good knowing you.

Couldn't be happier!

The hospital called me in a little earlier yesterday (1pm instead of 2) so I finished packing my bags at the last minute and got my father to rush me to hospital. The excited feeling was finally kicking in! I went through pre-op checks (blood pressure, temperature, weight etc) then I got dressed into a gown, cap and booties. They were running behind so I probably didn't need to come in early but a few more hours of waiting wasn't going to kill me! Dr Ron Bezic is lovely, he drew on me and did a few measurements and we decided to go with the bigger size (595cc on one side and 535cc on the other) I was led away into the operating theatre and had to move over to the table, that was the worst part because of my back. The anesthetist was lovely, he put a cannula in my arm to administer the anesthetic and stuck some sticky things on my head etc. I saw Ron come in and he gave me a pat on the arm and a big smile asking how I felt and if I was ready. The anesthetist gave me the first dose then I remember asking a question but anything after that is gone! I woke up in recovery and tried to open my eyes but couldn't see. I was very aware of the conversation around me but just wished I could open my eyes. When I finally could I looked down. WOW!! They are huge! Haha. The nurse came over and asked how I was, I'm quite the chatter so we talked for a bit. She gave me a cup of lemonade and she said I seemed to have recovered very quickly and did I think I would be ok to get up! So they helped me sit up (back hurt) and I got a look from above. They popped a front closing bra on me and were debating over whether I would end up an E or F cup!! They helped me get dressed, I went to a recliner and had a cup of tea, some sandwiches and some Panadol (mainly for my back, my breasts were fine!) if you've had kids before it feels similar to the tightness you get when your milk comes in. They are essentially numb all over except for the tops. I think I went under at 3:30pm and was collected to go home at 6:45pm! Talk about quick recovery! They used the 24hr rapid recovery method and aside from some tightness and discomfort, I'm feeling fantastic. I had a hard time sleeping on a 45 degree angle but managed to nap through the night. Pillows, pillows, pillows! They are your best friend! That's all I can think of for now, I have a nice relaxing day ahead of me before going to see Dr Bezic at 1pm before he flys back down to Sydney. Over all, I'm very happy with the result so far, they can only get better from here!!

Post-op appointment and photos

Just adding some more photos. Post op appointment done! The nurse and Dr Bezic were very happy with the result. The nurse said that if she didn't know I had asymmetry before, she never would have guessed! I have to leave my nipple piercing out, was hoping to put it back in but don't want to run the risk of an infection. I can shower tonight which is great then I'll go back in a week to get my strips changed. Only one more night of sleeping upright and then I can do what is comfortable from there. I can't wait to see the results further down the track! Both the nurse and Ron said there was a fair but of fluid/swelling which will go down with time. I also have little shelves on the tops which will go down too. Feeling a little bruised and sore but overall, not in a great deal of pain. Just tired!
Dr Ron Bezic

From the first moment I met Dr Bezic I knew he would be the right surgeon for me. I felt instantly relaxed and comfortable. He listened to all of my concerns and answered my lists of questions thoroughly. He was careful in his consideration of going larger and explained the risks but was agreeable on my size choice unlike previous opinions from other surgeons. I don't believe that he would have led me astray if the information wasn't thought out. Dr Bezic also has lovely bed side manner, is wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone. Ron did a fantastix job with my breasts and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I cannot wait to see the final result in a few months!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hey! I'm great!! Will post pics shortly then once I've visited my surgeon this afternoon I'll update more :) hope yours went well and you're as happy as I am! xxx
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day 1 thought : "yes!! i have boobs!"
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Haha! Yes indeed!
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Happy boobie day :)
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that should be an official holiday :)
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Thank you!! xx
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I agree!!
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Thinking of you honey!!! Go get those big boobies today hugs shelly xoxo
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Thanks lovely, just in the waiting room!
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good luck! positive thoughts for you today!!
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Thank you!!!
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Hi! I just read your post. I'm over the muscle too! Most go under. I look forward to seeing your results! Just curious why your doctor suggested overs. In planning a second revision hoping to go larger and fix lateral displacement using internal sutures aka internal bra... 3 consults and was informed it would prevent future problems with the implants... 2 doctors said to stay with the overs and one suggested that I change to under the muscle... I still haven't made a decision. Leaning toward Dr. Tebis in Fla. that would be. 14 hr drive for me. My boyfriend doesn't fly. Congrats on 40 days of no smoking I hear it's tough! I would say if on fought definitely go larger... Oh btw my first BA was 15 years ago and I had surgery on Thursday and I wax back to work on Monday. I had an office job that didn't require lifting.. I had my revision Jan. of this year and it was a breeze however the Dr. used the sme pocket. I was up moving around the same day... Hope this helps!!! Best wishes on your new boobies. :)
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Dr. Revis in Fla. silly auto spell...
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Wow! That's a hard choice when your doc is so far away! The reason I'm going over not under is because my surgeon said if I went under I would end up with a double bubble or a "snoopy" effect. The reason is because I have tissue (unlike girls that have nothing to start with) and the tissue may "hang" off the implant. That's also the reason I am getting tear drop, the too will appear full which is what I want and the bottom won't hang off the implant, it will take on the shape. Wow Thursday and back on Monday? You've given me hope! Thanks so much and best of luck with your decision :)
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Btw I quit smoking mid June. Hardest thing ever!!!!! But, it'll get better. Smoking shisha is good but I would keep from doing that now with our dates so close.
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I quit on the first and really the first week was horrible but after that I was all good. Had a few stressful moments where I almost broke but I know ultimately I'll be better off without them :) you hang in there!!
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Take off the 28th as well. That's what I'm doing. I'm positive that extra day will help especially since you have back pain too. We are almost there! I'll keep checking on you :) feel better.
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Hey Mandy, thanks! I think I will just play it by ear and chuck a sickie if I'm not ok. I'm so excited! 1 week of work left!
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Hey girl...not long to go now ! Looks like you're gonna get some nice big boobies soon...exciting hugs shelly xoxo
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Thanks Shel! OMG I'm so excited!!! More so that I'll wake up with a surprise and won't even know what size he went with!! xx
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stay strong!!
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Thanks gorgeous xx trying!!
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U got this!!
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Love the tattoos and good luck ill be keeping up with your posts
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