My Breast Lift Journey So Far ! - Brussels / UK

This site has been such a help to me that I feel...

This site has been such a help to me that I feel it would be unfair not to add my story.

I have waited for over 20 years to have this surgery, not because I couldn't afford it but because I didn't want to take any risks with my body.... I suppose I was just scared.

I am 42 years old and a mother of two, my first child was born when I was 18, my second when I was 21, my sagging breasts were a result of having children and weight gain/weight loss over the following 24 years.... Constantly struggling to find bikinis was my main issue (love my holidays) in normal clothing you would never know how saggy they were, I had years of practice making them look pert !

I started looking into having the breast lift this year and went for a consultation in June on my 42nd birthday, I booked the surgery for October knowing I was on 2 weeks annual leave, and here is my journey so far.
I gave up smoking, got fit, ate healthy and took my vitamins in the 4 months prior to surgery.

My surgery took 2.5 hrs, and I had a full anchor lift, I woke to find myself in a support bra, the only pain I felt was a stinging sensation.

I left the clinic a few hours later and returned to my hotel, I didn't have much of an appetite but knew I should eat something so ordered room service and had some pasta, that night I slept well with a combination of painkillers taken every 4 hrs and antibiotics, the next morning when going down for breakfast I felt like I was going to pass out but I managed to get some tea inside me and I was fine, I spent the next few days recovering in the hotel sleeping on and off, reading and just chilling I went for a long walk in the sunshine on day 3 before leaving for home on the 4th day.

I struggled with the resting side of things when I got home as I didn't feel tired and was no longer on any pain medication, but I still took it easy as I was worried about my incisions bleeding or weeping ect.

I was instructed by my PS to keep my dressings on until my PO appointment, to sleep on my back and to keep my support bra on 24/7's but to take it off for a shower, I did shower daily but sponge washed around that area leaving my bra on !!!! I had a small yellow patch of fluid on my dressing on day 5 along the anchor line which really freaked me out as I couldn't see what was going on under there.... the rest of the marks on the dressing were from the initial surgery.

So day 10 and the PS took my external dressings off and removed my anchor incision tape I was so happy to see that my nipples were a healthy colour and everything looked ok. My nipple strips and my vertical strips are still on and my PS told my I can shower from tomorrow 14 days and get them wet they will come off themselves.

The swelling has gone down a lot over the past few days....they are changing shape, tomorrow is day 14 I will update then, I am terrified of holes appearing, but sofar this is the best thing i have ever done.

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Who and where is your PS located?? Your breasts are the best that I have seen.
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wow what a result! congratulations!
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your piccies are amazing tummy tuck and lift for me 21st Jan 2013 xx
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Thought I'd take some pics of how the healing of...

Thought I'd take some pics of how the healing of my anchor incisions are coming along ! I am 3 weeks today

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THANK YOU FOR THE PICS YOU LOOK GREAT
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Great results! My doctor said it's incredibly rare to have any holes pop up after 2 weeks. I'd say you're in the clear!
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Ooh fingers crossed then, I'm really hoping so ! the only problem I have had so far is a tiny hole at he top of the vertical incision next to the nipple it wasn't healing due to a stitch, so this was trimmed and a silver gauze dressing put on.. appears to be fine now... thanks for your comments !

Hi, well I will am 4 weeks PO now and things are...

Hi, well I will am 4 weeks PO now and things are going well, a couple of minor irritations have occurred both to do with spiting stitches, the first one was on day 15 I had a tiny area that was not healing very well on the vertical incision (right breast), I has my local nurse trim/remove the stitch and dress it, its healing fine now, then last night just before going to bed I checked my incision and on the right breast again at the T-Junction I could feel a little raise lump, I went to bed and woke this morning to find that the area had opened and found this cute little knotted stitch sitting on top (See picture), I am not worried but happy that this is out it has left me with nothing but a small superficial spot which will clear now the little creature is out !

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Your results look great...Congrats...
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oh thats reassuring to here kitten thanks for that. x
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hi kitten once again thanks for the pics - im counting down thd days until 5th march until mine. i have my first saving gone over to my mum to keep for me £700 just another 2k to go. my flights and hotel is booked and paid for. I cant really see your scars post op at a month on. The shape looks well lifted and smart. Can i ask, the bot underneath (the red arch bit) i have seen this on another girls pic, is this normal as part of the lift? i have scars after my last BA but they were just tiny incisions that now are about an inch white scar. i dont understand the whole uplift thing. I know im having an anchor lift which i assumed was a fine line underneath wher they open then a line up the front and stitches around the areola. what do you understand will happen underneath as time goes on? sorry for being personal but im just curious. xx thanks kerry
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3 months now no problems and happy with results,...

3 months now no problems and happy with results, they actually jiggle like normal boobs now, and are getting softer each day. I took up running at 6 weeks and other gym work fully at 8 weeks...

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I am 4 weeks post op from my breast lift and am amazed at how similar your breasts look to mine! I hope my final results are as good as yours in a few months. I had some irritation with spitting stitches as well. I actually had five work their way out and my surgeon removed them without any real problems developing. Thanks for posting your pictures. It is helpful to see the end results.
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Hi hon, I love your boobs just had mine done a week ago with dr plovier, can you please put up another pic of yours just want to see how they are looking now. thanks you look amazing. x
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Hi Everyone and specially Kitten if you are still checking this thread! I'm writing my experience here as I'm very grateful for the useful information I have received from this website. Kitten, thank you so much for your posts, reading your experience has been my best source of information and encouragement during the whole process of my breast uplift. I therefore feel that I must also share my experiences here in the hope that it helps other women to make an informed decision. Please click on this link if you'd like to know about my journey http://www.realself.com/review/brussels-belgium-breast-lift-breast-uplift-london-brussels-dr-frank-plovier#/dr-review
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My breast uplift 2 years on !

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Omg you don't understand how much you have helped me so much data ..it's too cool you look fab the result can be different but I'm willing to take the risk !thank you soooo much now I'm confident to go ahead keep you update xxxxx
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