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6 weeks post op!
- posted 3 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,500
- Michael Horn, MD (Chicago, IL)
Hey everyone! I'll get straight to the point here!...
- 6 Feb 2013
- 8 days pre
Hey everyone! I'll get straight to the point here! I am 22 and i have an athletic build: broad shoulders, hips, but no boobs! This has always been something that has lowered my self esteem. I have been considering a breast augmentation for YEARS! and finally decided why not? I'm young and nows the time i would want to live for myself and be confident. I definitely have some concerns such as am i doing this too young, will i have money for more surgeries later, will i have money for MRI's, safety, and of course regret. definitely something im the most nervous about. Currently im a 38B (with a lot of padding) so im really a 38A im sure. With this surgery I will become a 38/40 Full C/Small D. Big - but propotioned to my athletic frame.
So far I have had my consultation and pre-op. The day is coming closer and I am getting nervous! Dr. Horn and his staff are extremely nice and comfortable to be around. There was no awkwardness regarding my body or my decision. So excited!! Ill keep updating!
So today is exactly one week till my surgery and...
- 8 Feb 2013
- 7 days pre
Any advice how to calm down? Haha
Tomorrow is the big day! Definitely nervous but...
- 14 Feb 2013
- 1 day pre
Still nervous. Extremely tired though from.working so much lately. Off to bed I go. I will definitely update tomorrow before and after the.surgery ..how I'm feeling, etc. I can't believe this.is really happening! So excited!
Alright! I did it! Today was the day and I just...
- 15 Feb 2013
- On day of treatment
I have a high pain tolerance but the pain was pretty intense. Looking down I still can't see anything since the ace wrap is so tight. Apparently I have a high medication tolerance as well because I had to get a lot.of.meds at the doctor to make the pain manageable. I'm not tthat sleepy..pretty alert and watching the blackhawks game..waiting for some food to get here with an ice pack on my chest. Definitely already starting to bruise I can see it. Sitting down not doing much it's not.too bad. But its amazing what we use our.chest muscles for! Flushing the toilet, putting a chapstick cap back on, etc. It definitely is painful but hopefully worth it. Tomorrows my follow up.where I put on the sports bra so ill update.in the morning and how I'm feeling!
Ok today is the day after the surgery and I'm...
- 16 Feb 2013
- 1 day post
Felt amazing to take off the ace bandage and put...
- 16 Feb 2013
- 1 day post
Today is my 2nd day post op and i finally uploaded...
- 17 Feb 2013
- 2 days post
Ok finally updating. Today is 5 days post op..so...
- 20 Feb 2013
- 5 days post
I.had some scares and ccalled the.nurse with some.questions but everything seems to be going well. I have some.pains here and there but we know that's normal. They are still riding high and my skin is still stretching and itchy and shiny! The side of my boobs hurt the most still and the bruising is not yellowing and looking nasty! But hey! Its healing!!! I started work again today....and it was tough. The pressure on my chest, the weight, and the layers.of.clothes.is heavy on my shoulders.and body.but I just have to get used to it! Ill update more!
Today is 2 weeks post op. posted some pics. get to...
- 1 Mar 2013
- 14 days post
Okay so I'm just about 4 weeks post op. Feeling...
- 13 Mar 2013
- 25 days post
So friday was 6 weeks post op and im feeling...
- 31 Mar 2013
- 1 month post
The sides of my breasts and under near the incision are the only parts that are still a little sensitive. Not really sore..just not feeling normal. Hoping that will pass and i still have 2 tiny bruises - one on the side of my left breast and a little one near my cleavage on my right breast. Hoping those will pass over time as well.
My incisions are pretty dark. I started scaraway silicone strips on wednesday of last week so I will update how those are. I thnk i can notice a difference already and they say you wont notice a difference until 4 weeks. They are not any lighter yet but i think they are thinner.
I still massage but probably not as much as i should be! I still find sports bras more comfortable..as of now my incisions are still sensitive to wear an underwire. But im sure I'll get there! I think thats it I'll post again soon! Added some pics!
My Doctor: Michael Horn, MD
I found Dr. Horn through an internet search of plastic surgeons in Chicago. After looking through his before and after photos, his background, and testimonials, i felt this was definitely a doctor I could trust.