37 Year Old, 2 Children, Fat Transfer with Slim Figure to Breasts - Charlotte, NC

I have been following your stories for about a...

I have been following your stories for about a month now and decided I should blog my story to hopefully help others like you all have helped me. I am a mother of 2 and like many of you, just wasn't happy with my deflated 34B cup. I am now 3 days post op of fat transfer to my breast so I will try to update as I can on my results. Everything with this experience has gone great so far. I can't wait to see my final results but am still only 3 days post op. ( I feel my "not sure" will definitely be a "Yes", it was worth it.)
I originally contacted his office to set up a consultation via Skype the first of January because I am located in Texas. After reading such excellent reviews about his work, I felt confident I had found the "one" I wanted to do my surgery.
Hi- I am from Texas as well and i was wondering how come you didnt go with a dr here? just didnt feel comfortable? Ive been looking at both fat transfer and regular breast augmentation. Im leaning towards fat transfer just to help with the extra fat i have on my stomach and enhance my boobs at the same time..lol..i hope you post more pics. I love your results...im very interested to see your 3month photos
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I really researched the doctors all around and didn't feel comfortable with anyone but the best. I am very slim to begin with and a lot of physicians won't even do the procedure if you don't have enough fat. (which tells me their lipo skills aren't perfected). Dr. Bednar appears to always get good results letting me know he's got the technique down.
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Thank you for sharing! You look great! I have a couple questions as I am 3 weeks out from my procedure. Do you have a before picture? Do you know how many cc's were put in each breast? Were you under local or general? How was your pain the day of and one day after. I have two children as well, 5 and 2, how are you doing caring for them and keeping your breast protected? My two year old is a boob man :). And someone already asked about the lipo, only one area!? Thank you again for sharing, you look amazing 3 days post!
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6 days post op

I'm still feeling very sore - since I am slim, Dr. Bednar took fat cells from ALL over (back, abdomen, flank, thighs, etc...) He injected 525 cc in each side which was great considering I didn't have a lot of extra fat in any one place. I was under general anesthesia for about 3 1/2 - 4 hours - this procedure takes a lot of time so you need to consider that when finding a PS. They have to have the patience to do a good job the entire procedure. I flew out of Texas on Tuesday to Charlotte, had my pre-op procedure on Tuesday afternoon and then had my procedure Wednesday morning at 8 am. My mom traveled with me so I was happy to have some help. Even after eating snacks, taking Zofran (anti-nausea) meds, and Phenergan suppositories, I still threw up twice Wednesday afternoon/early evening. I think the anesthesia just doesn't go well with some individuals. The lipo part is no joke - that is where I am still having pain from. My breasts are sore but nothing too bothersome. I traveled Saturday back to Texas but got wheelchair assistance at the airport which helped a ton!! I drove my son to school for the first time today and did fine. My children are 4 and 6 so they are not entirely dependent on me which helps my recovery. I am able to move around and get them what they want and still take care of them, but don't have to carry them around, etc... I feel you would definitely need help if your children were any younger.
hows it going now??? Any updates
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Congrats! You look good. How do your hips look? Do they still have a curve? How do your legs look?
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Congrats
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10 day Post op

I'm feeling better as each day goes by. I think it began on the 8th day where I didn't wake up and wonder what I had done to myself. My breasts and back of my legs are still bruised but I think that can take a few weeks to get better. It is still tough to get in and out of a vehicle but I have noticed I feel better the more I move around. After I have been inactive for awhile (at night in bed or sitting on the couch during day), I feel stiff until I start to move around. Just like others have explained, it feels like your muscles are very sore from an intense work out.

10 day post op

Hi. Thank you for your post and photos. I am amazed at how much they could place in one go. Did you have the Brava system to make space for the fat? Your result looks fantastic, great shape. I will be really interested to know how much of the fat survives after a month so do post other photos, they are so helpful. Did Mr. Bednar say what percentage of fat survival he manages to obtain with his method, and what method does he use please? I've had it done twice in UK, a bit each time and would like more volume in one go.
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No, I do not use the Brava system. My Doctor says to expect around 65% of fat cells to survive.
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may I ask how much you weighed before the procedure and did your Dr ask you to gain weight? Also, any bruising left after 3 weeks? Thanks!
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18th day Post Op

Yea! My recovery is progressing well! I can tell my breasts have dropped to a more natural position. My lipo areas are getting less sore every day but are still numb like. It really feels weird when I try to shave those areas on my legs. I'm still wearing the compression garment - I will be happy when I can get rid of it! My bruising is getting better as each day goes by - I still have slight bruising on my legs and boobs. I tried on some of my old bathing suits today and it was SO FUN!!
We need another update!
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I LOVE your results! You look amazing. I am going for the same surgery, although having my implants removed at the same time, on February 25th. Just about a week! I can hardly wait. I too think Dr. Bednar is an artist!! Let me know if you have any tips that helped you with your surgery/recovery etc. I would appreciate it. Again, your body is a work of art!!
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You look awesome! You have a very nice figure. Can;t wait to see your final results. Please keep us posted over a years time frame at least. We appreciate you sharing with and helping the community of women. We appreciate hearing all of the goods and bads so women know what to expect. Best, Amelia
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24 days Post op

I can't believe it's getting close to a month since surgery. I'm still very numb on my legs and back - It feels so weird. I can tell my swelling has gone done so I'm starting to get a better idea of what my lipo areas might look like in the end. Most of my scabs are falling off but the lipo areas are still red. I haven't noticed any loose skin but not sure if that is something you notice from the beginning or over time?? Still wearing a sports bra the majority of the time because that is still the most comfortable and I don't want to go out and purchase a lot of bras and then lose some of the fat and need new sizes. I measured last night and am 31 right under the breast and 38 1/2 around the nipple. I don't want to be obsessive about the tape measure like some girls but wanted to have at least an idea with where I was somewhat at the beginning.
How is the swelling in your lipo areas? I keep seeing it takes 3-6 weeks to see a big improvement in these areas. I'm frustrated because I actually put on a pair of jeans today, my big girl jeans, and they were like skinny jeans! I'm definitely bigger now than before the lipo. I know It hasn't even been a week for me yet, but I'm kind of using your progress as my gauge. Thanks for the info, hope you're doing well!
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My swelling is fine now - I'll be 5 weeks post surgery on Wednesday. My weight is the same as pre surgery.
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You look great. I am only having transfer from my abdomen and my flanks...how sore were you in these areas after surgery?
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32 days post surgery

I was able to take my compression garment off at 4 weeks. I thought I was going to be so relieved and I am. But, at first, it feels really weird without it. The very first night without it was tough - I itched all over. It felt like something deeper down than just my skin was itching. Its hard to explain but I felt like I was going to go crazy for about 30 minutes. Ha! After that first night, I've done well without it. I can tell my breasts have gone down some more. I'll try to take some pictures soon of my lipo areas - they are looking good as far as I can tell. I don't have any major loose skin - I am just hoping my little lipo marks continue to fade quickly. All and all - everything is going good so far.
How much fat did he transfer? How much (if any) have you lost? I'm booked with Dr. Bednar for the summer and your results have really kept me encouraged about my own results. You look fab!
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I'm considering this procedure with Dr. Bednar in 2-3 months. Can you please upload your updated pictures?
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Wow you have a very nice body stagecoach. Hard to believe that's the body of a mother of two :) and now your breasts are gorgeous!
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6 weeks post surger

I can't believe its been a little over 6 weeks since surgery. I've started drinking caffeine again occasionally but am still avoiding alcohol. My size still is holding up. I've been very pleased with the amount of fat I've retained thus far. The pic shows me in a 34D bra which is actually a little tight. I think a DD would be a better fit for now but I am still not that far out from surgery so I suspect it will go down further. My lipo areas on my back and legs are still numb - I suspect that might take awhile to come back. You can see from the pictures my lipo marks are still visible. I think they will continue to fade - it will just take some time!! Still very happy with the procedure!!

6 weeks post pics

6 week post

Can we have an update pleaaaase?
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your results are fantastic!
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I just had this procedure done and wanted to know from you ladies at what point do you experience the most fat loss? Would it be the days right after surgery or is gradually over time?
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12 weeks post op

Sorry I haven't updated sooner. I can't believe tomorrow I will be 12 weeks post op. My breast size has definitely gone down since my last post. At about 24 days post op, I measured 38 1/2 across the nipple and am now measuring 37. As long as I don't lose anymore, I will be happy. My lipo marks are still visible - I am still hoping for them to fade. Sooner than later would be better since we are approaching swim suit season. My feeling in my lower back and legs is getting better but I still have some numbness.
Hey Stagecoach. It's been almost nine months since your surgery, and we need another update :) I hope it's all going well...
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Hey Stagecoach! How are you doing? Have you had any more shrinkage in your breasts? How about your lipo marks.. Have they faded any? I'm scheduled for surgery with Dr. Bednar July 22nd and I'm starting to get very anxious. Please update! :)
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You look very good! Congrtas! Are you still the same size? Can you update please?
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8 months post

I can't believe its been 8 months since my procedure. I'm still in a 36D (pre surgery 34B) bra size. My numbness seems to be almost completely gone and my lipo scars are looking much better. My main concern is a mass in my left breast. It is about half the size of a lemon so it is hard to ignore. I'm checking with Dr. Bednar to see what my next line of action should be.
Wow, you had a great rate of retention. Your breasts are awesome. Hope your lump is not an issue.
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Thanks for the update stagecoach. You look as good as in your previous update. I really hope the lump in your breast becomes smaller and gets absorbed over time.
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Looking good! Hope you figure out that mass soon and get some resolution.
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Charlotte Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Bednar (as well as his staff and nurses) are all exceptional - personable, professional, and caring. Dr. Bednar's eye for the artistry of your body is very obvious - it just comes natural for him. I highly recommend visiting him for a consultation - his work is exceptional!

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