So happy - Sacramento, California

I'm scheduled for July 5 and feel completely solid...

I'm scheduled for July 5 and feel completely solid with this decision and my surgeon. I am 57 years, 4'11", 115 pounds, size 34 DD. Very healthy and exercise most days. I anticipate a good outcome and good healing. Still, I am so scared of the pictures on this site -- the bruises, weird-looking stitches, mis-shapen areolae and all that. I know this is just for the first few weeks, and they will look more normal after that, but it looks so darn gruesome, I don't want my husband to see my chest at all post-surgery. It will scare the daylights out of him even though I have explained it is temporary. It scares me as well, even though I want this change very badly.

Any words of wisdom out there?

Day three post-op. Spirits are good-! Of course...

Day three post-op. Spirits are good-! Of course still very sore and swollen, but I think the healing is going well. Easy to see why the arms must be kept at sides -- I can feel it even turning off a light switch. Took a tiny peek today (can't take off bra until tomorrow at doc's) and can see that I am much smaller-! The sides are swollen where they do lipo but that will decrease with time. Areola and nipples a bit inverted due to the swelled breast tissue but that also corrects itself, as I've seen in many pictures on this site. Proportions and location of areolae look really good. Today is the first day I feel like wow, I'm going to be happy I did this. It's hard to think that way the first couple of days when you are so sore. Like PMS tenderness to the 100th power. By the way I tried the Vicodin he prescribed and yuck I'll never to that again. Gave me a major druggie-headache. I do regular Tylenol now every four hours, which keeps the edge off, and I don't feel drugged at all. I don't want to eliminate all pain because it provides the signal that you shouldn't move a certain way. I am eating healthy meals and feeling stronger. This is going to be an interesting adventure! If you are truly unhappy with being big-busted I encourage you to have a reduction & lift and don't look back.

Post-Op Day Four: Today was my first post-op...

Post-Op Day Four: Today was my first post-op visit and first view of my bust -- I am STUNNED with the results. Oh my god they look small and fabulous, even with all the bruising and swelling and strange-looking areolae, which I know will self-correct. He did an amazing job with symmetry and shape. I am OVER THE MOON happy. He says the healing looks great. Still so sore and tender, I know there's a long road ahead, but frankly I had no idea the shape would look this good at only four days!

Post-op Day 8: First morning I didn't go for the...

Post-op Day 8: First morning I didn't go for the Tylenol, yay! Still crazy sore but tolerable. I find light activity helpful. Second post-op tomorrow, gosh I hope he says everything is healing nicely, considering I'm SO tender. The side area that received Lipo is still swollen and sore, but I assume this is normal?

Hi folks - post-op day 12. Should I be concerned...

Hi folks - post-op day 12. Should I be concerned that my new breasts, which are wonderful, are still so swollen and sore? My PS is not concerned at all of course. It's like I reached a certain level around day 7 that no longer required Tylenol, but it hasn't changed since then. I also know the Lipo bruising and swelling really takes its time. So......when will I turn that corner, maybe another month? Best to all-!

Sept 5th is two months post-op. Healing is...

Sept 5th is two months post-op. Healing is fantastic but boobs are still swollen and sore. I wear post-op bras 24/7 because I can feel pressure if I don't. A family member who has had two breast surgeries says I will not know my new "normal" for at least six months. Doc says the same. Not as small as I hoped to be, but from what I've researched, good results can be compromised if they take too much out. Meanwhile, I have to say the shape and symmetry are outstanding. PIcs might come later.
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