I met with my PS in June. He said because I'm so...

I met with my PS in June. He said because I'm so small, I need High profile implants and he won't go too much over 325cc's. which dissapointed me cause I wanted to be a d cup. I'm leaning toward silicone. I pay on aug 19 for surgery. Do you think there's a diffrence in recovery time for saline vs silicone?

Prescriptions before surgery??

Hi ladies...
I called the office and asked if I could pay for my surgery before aug 19 (my post op). It's more convent to pay early, this way I don't have to worry about it. 4,615$ is what I had to pay the PS, I don't understand why the hospital won't let me pay early either?? They said they can't run my card till the day before the surgery. Seems odd to me, usually drs and hospitals "jump" if you offer to pay early. Any who, I was wondering if at my pre-op they give me the prescriptions and I bring them to the surgery? Or if I get them after? What do you get, like a Motrin 800, or something like a muscle relaxer and an antibiotic? Just curious... Just as long as I don't have to take Tylenol 3's, cause I'm allergic to codine, it makes me coocoo, lol. Can I refuse to take the pain pills, if they prescribe them?

Before pic...

This is my before pic... As you can see one boob is completely bigger than the other and is up higher than the other. The PS said he can get them close to perfectly even. This lopsided-ness has gotten worse after every kid I had (only 2) it's just sooo annoying... One tit pops out of the bra and one falls in the cup, and I keep having to pull it up all the time.

Pre op

My pre-op is in a few hours... Excited!! I want to ask the PS, if he can do the ultra high profile so I can go bigger than 300cc of just HP. It's my $ and I don't want to go too small. I'm hoping he can do ultra high profile for me.

Pre-op office visit.

I went to my pre-op visit yesterday.... PS Sao he will be able to put a bigger implant in than he thought. He measured my BWD again and said its 11cm not the 10cm he originally noted. So, that's good cause he will be able to put in a bigger implant:-) my surgery is sept 3 @ 10:30 am, I have to be there @ 8am, I'm the 2nd surgery of his. He asked what pain pills I usually took for my past surgeries... I said I believe they were percocets. He said he wanted to try something else. He gave me an rx for norco, I am not framilar with this one. I have take Vicodin in the past and it doesn't web tough the pain. I'm hoping this isn't the case though and it helps. I just don't get why would he ask what I've taken for pain before and not use it? Oh well, we will see. As long as it doesn't hurt as bad as my csections, we will be ok. For those of you ladies that have had csections... Which hurts worse, the BA or the csections? I am also worried, I was not given a muscle relaxer or antibiotics, just the norco. I have muscle relaxers left over from a car accident I can take. I'm excited, it's 2 weeks from today!!!! I'm very happy the PS said he can go bigger though:-) that's what I wanted, and for so much $, why not go bigger?!

4 more days!!!!

YAY!!!! 4 more days till my surgery!!!! A few days ago the surgical hospital called to pre-register. They said I was supposed to be there at 6AM!! This left me confused, because my paper said I was supposed to be @ the hospital @ 8am and surgery is at 10:30am. I called the PS and asked, she said the first surgery cancelled so they moved me up to be the first surgery. I just hope my PS isn't hung over from Labor Day..... LOL!! I am so excited & nervous!! I'm going to upload a pew pics before and then after the surgery. I'm glad I found this site, I LOVE looking @ everyone's reviews, it's really helped me on what to expect after. Did anyone use bio-oil? And if so, when did u start using it?

Less than 12 hours...

Sooo... I gotta wake up at 4am and get ready for my sister to take me to the surgery. We are leaving at 5am to be there at 6. Surgery is at 7am. So nervous, will post pics when I'm straight enough to post.

Surgery was today....

Got to the surgical hospital @ 6am. My Plastic surgeon came early, so I got called back to the OR @ 7am. The dr asked me if he gave me my RX for pain pills, I said ya. He said he was going to give me an rx for percocet also. Percocet is what I have had for all my other surgeries cause Vicodin does NOT work for me. He never did give me the rx, he said if I need it he will give me the rx tomorrow at my post op appt. I'm wishing right now he gave me the Percs cause the Norcos he gave me don't even touch my pain! My gyno told me with people either Vicodin or percocets work ... One or the other. Which is right for me and other people I know too. The pain is terrible for me right no I'd say an 8/10. Anywho... I was released from the hospital at 11am. I just want to sleep and wake up tomorrow to go to the post op appt at noon. It's an odd kinda pain. It hurts in my arms and my chest, I cannot really use my arms. Getting dressed is hard, looks like ill be staying @ my sisters longer than I thought with the pain like this. I read other posts and it is either not hurting @ all or in pretty bad pain. Ill post a pic without my surgical bra tonight or tomorrow am.

Post op pics....

Here's some more pics.... Wishing he would have put bigger ones in there. He gave me natrelle style 20 (high profile) 325cc on my left and 300cc on my right. They are silicone. More pics tomorrow when I go for my post op appt.

Post op appt...

The PS said that my muscles were a lot thicker than the thought they would be. He said that is good cause I'm muscular but bad for the surgery cause its more difficult to recover. The ps gave me the Percs for the pain. Took just 1 and it helps so much better for the pain compared to the Norcos. Tonight I will post pics without the bra.

New post op pics...

Continued...

I feel so much better today. I only have taken 1 percocet so far this morning, I probably could have done without it. I think they do look good, I do wish they were bigger though:-( my left side still hurts worse than my right (it was the smaller side). My post op appt is Monday afternoon and I go back to work Tuesday:,-( I LOVE being off work..,, I don't want to go back!!!! LOL!!!! I do have one concern though, I have noticed that when I move my arm a certain way, I hear a weird squishing sound. Anyone have this before?? I got natrelle style 20 silicone (HP) I was 32b (deflated b cup) 93 LBS, 4'11".

Feeling better...

Today is 3 days post op. I feel better and so does the pain. I really feel tightness in my chest. I'm so glad I go this done for MYSELF!! I got a lot of "shit" for wanting to get this done. Everything from selfish to vain. The females that give u trouble for getting this surgery are jealous in some way. It is a big expense, and my kids have everything they need and want, no one is doing without. Make the choice of a BA for YOUrSELF and NO ONE else. My man friend saw them for the first time, he said they are big and he liked them. He looked scared, lol. I did notice that I have very little feeling on my breasts, I guess it could be from cutting through the muscle and nerves?

When will these babies drop?!

So, I'm 1 week post op today. I feel like these things will NEVER drop!! My chest is sooo tight, there are times I wanna take them out and put them back in later:-/. How long until they soften up? I can't start massaging them till next Tuesday. Thanks!!!! Xoxo

2 weeks post op...

Today was my 2 week post op mark. This tape over my incision is bugging the crap outta me!! My dr top me not to take it off, but to wait and let it fall off, no joke this shit is like freakin glued on there :-/ still wishing they were bigger!! No regrets about the surgery itself... I am feeling well. They are still sitting high and hard.

Incision...

Hello ladies...
I took the tape off my incisions today. I have sensitive skin and my skin was starting to itch around the tape, which is bad cause I usually get TERRIBLE tape burns from tape on my skin:-( my right incision looks GREAT! Where as my left isn't as great, it's red and tender. Hopefully it will look as good as the right side, maybe needs some extra time to catch up. My boobs are softening up.... Just a LITTLE softer, not too much softer though. As for pain... mostly some muscle twitches radiating muscular pain.

1 month update

So, I think my implants may have dropped. They aren't as high as they were in the beginning, but my right boob is still higher than the left. I thought silicone implants were supposed to be soft like a real breast?! Mine are still hard, not as hard as the first few weeks, but no where close to real breast tissue. When I lye down they are hard as rocks. When I'm standing they are soft, but not real soft. I'll have to as the PS on Friday. I'll post a few pics for your ladies opinions on my progress ????. My incisions are still sore, I can't wait to go buy some regular bras and bombshell bras ??. I'm getting comments from ladies at work saying I look the exact same.... Well I wore bombshell bras before, which gave me the illusion of 2 cup sizes, now I'm wearing bralettes. So, technically I would look the same ( I'm a 32d now in vs bras)

Wishing I could see a difference....

So, I'm 6 almost 7 weeks post-op. I'm so upset that after paying all that money, I cannot tell much of a difference! Don't get me wrong, I can tell that I fill out a bra better, but not what I wanted. I wanted maybe 400cc high profile. I'm a 32d in some bras and a 32dd in other, but it just doesn't look like I am. I have a little over a handful of boob????. My coworkers and friends all say, "I can't believe you spent all that money on those and can't even tell a difference." My male friend said he can tell when my shirt is off, but maybe he's making me feel better?

New

I sot some new nighties ???? I'm 2 months post op. I do feel like they are getting smaller. January I go for my post op after pics @ the ps. I was thinking of getting my man professional pics taken of the boobs and maybe some lingere pics. Not sure if I'll do it, don't know if it's a good gift for him . It would be part of his gift, not the whole thing for Christmas, lol!! But other than that things are good. Just hoping the incision will fade soon, it's too dark still.

Recived a bill!!!

So I recieved a bill from the hospital where I had my surgery for my BA, I paid them the day of the surgery $1,100. I opened a letter from a collection agency saying I owed them $9,937 for the surgery!!! WTF?!?! I paid them obviously it was due the day of the surgery!! How in the hell do I owe them almost 10 grand?!?! I have my reciept and it was paid in full. My new boobs weren't even 10 grand total!! I called the hospital and they said I owe them nothing, it's all so confusing!! Any-who, I rescheduled my before and after pics at the PS to February 7th. Just mad!!????

Victoria's Secret sale...

I got 3 plunge bras (my favorite push up bra) @ Victoria's Secret semi annual sale for 15$ a piece orig $60. Should be the sale at every VS store...
Dr garatanio

Dr. Daniel Garritano

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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