Hello Everyone!!!...I have been reading all the comments before and after my surgery and I have to say to everyone that your comments and photos have reallyyyy helped. Because of all the info I found here I went to my PS's office on my pre-op with a long list of questions... but you guys have helped me TREMENDOUSLY. THANK YOU.
I have wanted to do this reduction since teenage yrs. Finally did it on 8/20/12. No insurance because I am 52 and wanted it done like NOW. Waited long enough and did NOT want to wait for insurance approval etc.
Surgery was 10 am 8/20/12... got home at around 3pm and don't even recall the ride home. I have somewhat of a high tolerance for pain and so I did not take any of the pain meds or any OTC. My husband had already prepared his man cave for me... so when I got home I was placed in his recliner with everything one could possibly need. He then prepared the air mattress so he could be in the room with me at all times. It has now been over three weeks and we are both still in his man cave with him on the air mattress.
I am healing perfectly I think. I am just STILL very sensitive/tender/takes a min or so to straighten up after I get up from sitting/laying for any long period of time. I still wear the surgical bra because whenever I go without it and wear a sports bra I end up having little pains here and there.
I am also feeling these really sharp cram pings here and there (nipples/breast). My nipples are EXTREMELY sensitive so even today I cannot let anything touch them. So I wear a gauze pad inside the bra at all times. Still need help putting on that bra. I feel that whenever I shower I get little cramping at the incision areas under the breast... I guess when they get wet/damp. I try not to push it by bending all the way down to do my toes/feet etc.
I went from a G to what seems to be maybe a C. My next visit is on Tues 9/18 so I will get measurements then.
Did anyone still have sharp cramps and overly sensitivity to their nipples even at this time? almost a month. I had the Lollipop cut.
Also wanted to ask how long does the pouch under the arm/sides of breast where they did the lipo.... How long does that take to go away? or does it?