More Pain Than Expected, but Worth It - Coral Gables, FL
- updated 2 months ago
I'm 28, 98lbs, 5'5. Deflated A or B to D. 600cc in...
- 30 Sep 2013
- 5 days post
I feel a bit disappointed by my experience.
I wanted a large C, anatomical implants.
After paying my nonrefundable charge, the day before surgery I was told they only use round implants. This is an issue to me because I'm so thin that the round edges will be more noticeable than tear drop breasts might be.
Also, I'm only guessing that I'm a D right now, but my breasts are definitely larger than I the pictures I had shown my surgeon. They're possibly a DD. Ill figure it out in a month when I go bra shopping.
I was only given 15 pain pills, maybe that works for others, but I must have a low pain tolerance. Today is day 5, and I'm still in a lot of pain. My pain comes and goes... I can't sleep at night.. I wish he had prescribed at least 30 pills to get me through my first week. When I discussed my pain with him, he refused to prescribe more. I've been taking 600 mg ibuprofen, even 2x and it's not helping at all.
So far I think he did a great job. My breasts are swollen and high, but I know that's normal.
I feel the surgeons coordinators were only about the money, not the patient.
I traveled from WY to Miami for my procedure. My coordinator recommended that i leave Friday, my surgery was Wednesday. Not a good recommendation! My surgeon was unhappy that I did not stay longer and told me the coordinators work off commission and will say anything to get you there. Wow! So the coordinators did not care about my comfort nor health and safety.
The car rides and plane ride back home were incredibly painful due to the bumps. I wish I had stayed an extra few days to heal...
I also felt very rushed in the office, just a thing being passed through. Not a person.. I also wish I was given a more in depth list of post op instructions. My surgeon forgot to tell me when and how to massage my breasts. He discussed when I can workout, lotion, healing, etc. but none of it was written and now I can't remember all the details.
Because he's in Miami and I'm in Wy I can't just go back and have him show me.. So google has been my bf, lol.
Well there's my book.
6 days post op
- 1 Oct 2013
- 6 days post
Day 13, almost 2 weeks
- 8 Oct 2013
- 13 days post
I feel like I'm gaining 5lbs a day. I hate not working out, and am going to lose it soon. It makes me sad to have these amazing breasts, but to be losing my firm tummy, butt, and thighs.
I think I'll hit the treadmill at my 2 wk mark tomorrow.
My breasts hurt less all the time, but they do have their moments. I still can't pick up my 4 month baby without hurting myself :( morning boob still happens, but far less extreme.
I think my left breast is smaller than my right, it has been my whole life. I don't understand why both my breasts got 600cc when they were uneven sized. I hope they even out when the swelling and dropping/fluffing finishes up. You can see the difference in my breasts, size, shape, and height.
I'm very in love with my girls now.
I absolutely hate my sports bra that zips in the front, it hurts. But no other bra gives that extreme support. I still haven't decided how important the "extreme" support is.
Feeling a little down about the rest if my body and not being able to hold my baby..,
Left is not so round
- 9 Oct 2013
- 14 days post
I'm actually pretty happy that my surgeon went bigger than I had wanted! Didn't think I would be, but these girls are really growing on me. Im very tired of my sports bras, still can't find the perfect one. My zip fronts are uncomfortable with all the seams pressing into me, and the shoulder straps are lying on my trapezius and makes it swell.. But the support is outstanding. My other sports bras are more comfortable, but not as great support.
I can't wait to wear a lace bra.
I'm a little concerned as to why my left breast is not so round, I hope at this early it's still just my tight muscles. I suppose I'll post this question for the surgeons.
I get a lot of stinging pains during the day... And my girls get very itchy in the evening.
Otherwise I think all is going well
- 17 Oct 2013
- 22 days post
My left breast has dropped more than my right and looks pretty nice. Tho my right breast is still riding high and pretty swollen. My right breast is sore, very sensitive nipples, sometimes hurts to touch the right. Lifting is still uncomfortable, and my right arm periodically hurts.
I know it's too early to be getting all worried about capsular contracture and other conditions. But I am!
My surgeon is in Miami and I'm in WY, so I can't walk in and ask him to look at me.
I emailed him with my concerns and photos and he never responded. His secretary emailed me telling me to do the massages that he showed me in his office. But he never showed me the massages while I was in his office! She told me to stand against a wall while someone pushes my breast down. NO I'm not doing that, it hurts.
I'm so frustrated and even more disappointed in my doctor than I was. I paid for these, I deserve to have him answer me. I'm so worried and honestly scared, it's just a terrible feeling to have a doctor who doesn't care what you're going through :(
The price was right, but otherwise I do regret traveling so far for my BA.
Here's my photos, you can see the difference in my left and right.
3 wk and 5 days PO for BA
- 21 Oct 2013
- 26 days post
My coordinator finally got back to me about my painful swollen breast and arm. She and my doctor don't believe it's swollen, they said its just the angle if the camera. (I sent them pictures) that was very insulting, they acted like I don't see and feel my breast everyday, to know its swollen. So they just brushed me off. They also said the pain in my arm and breast is normal and in 6 months ill feel better. Has anyone else felt pain in their arm from a BA? This worries me.
I posted my pictures and concerns in the Q&A on this site and none of the doctors had anything good to say about it. But I don't have enough money nor insurance to get it checked right now. So forced to wait it out and see if it gets better or worse.
Here's my ladies now :) I'm still in love with them and getting used to the heaviness up top. Lol
They're both not as high anymore, but still have more dropping and fluffing to do.
The other night my bandages came off in the shower. My scars look really good. It was exciting to finally see them!
Dr him saker is blunt, quick, and witty. He seemed friendly enough. And I think he did a good job with my surgery. I just wish he had listened to me a bit more in what I wanted and my pain.