So, for 3 months I've been reading reviews on RealSelf and it has been so helpful, so I HAVE to share my own experience. I just turned 30 years old, but I been thinking about breast surgery since I was a teen. My breasts have ALWAYS been too asymmetrical, so much that I've always had to fill one side of my bra. In the last few years the bigger breast became saggy which made the appearance even worse. So, even though I haven't had children yet, I decided that for my 30th birthday I would go ahead and get the surgery. I hope to have children in 4 or 5 years, but right now is my time and I want to be confortable with myself. Im getting silicone round implants and a breast lift (lollipop scar). My goal is for my breasts to be more symmetrical.
Breast Lift and Implants to Improve the Appearance of my Very Asymmetrical Breasts - Dominican Republic, DO
Hi! I had my surgery on Wednesday morning and I...
The doctor gave me painkillers to take every 8 hours, but I haven't taken any because I don't feel a lot of pain. I DO need help getting up and I can't lift my arms, but I feel better than I expected. Also, the day after the surgery I got to peek at my boobs when the doctor was putting on the bra and I was happy to see no bruising. I didn't see the scars, but my husband said they don't look scary or anything (before the surgery I told him that they would look scary because I wanted him to expect the worse hehe).
Im taking Nexium and a antibiotic. The only time I have felt sick was yesterday after I took the 1st antibiotic, I started to feel nausea and wanted to puke, but I decided to lay down and take deep breaths and felt better.
I know this is just the beginning of my recovery, but I already feel more confident about myself. Knowing that I don't have to fill my bra on one side feels great. I think that's the reason Im not in pain, it's hard to feel pain when you're so happy inside :) It shows you everything is mental.
My next consultation is on Tuesday, I look forward to seeing my boobies!
Hi, today I had my 1st post op consultation and...
Breasts are still very swollen, but they feel softer. The right breast the more swollen, but the doctor said it will go down and they will look more even.
Something really funny is that I thought I had stitches, but today I found out I don't have any (except 1 on the right breast). So, I guess is like glue or tape on my breasts, not stitches. Also, Im allowed to shower completely now!
Feeling good. Going back to my desktop job...
Hi! last Thursday I went to my 2 weeks post op, my...
It's been 27 days and the healing has been good. I...
It's been a month since the surgery! Went to my...
Breasts feel softer everyday and look more symmetrical everyday. I thought maybe this was going to be my last post op, but I have to go back in 2 weeks. I feel that my doctor really cares for my wellbeing.
I would like to add that this surgery requires A LOT of patience, if you are not a patient person then this is not for you.
Hi! it's been 1 month and 24 days and still...
I will post a pic of the scars when I take off the strips.
Almost 2 months
it's been 2 1/2 months
Just over 5 months
It's been a process, Im grateful for the results, didn't have any complications, my doctor was AMAZING.
Im still getting used to my new boobs, I feel more confident, my husband likes them too. At first it was WEIRD, the first time he touched them in a "sexy" way hehe. He thought they felt weird, but overtime, they don't feel strange anymore, just have to get used to them.
I don't need/want to wear push up bras anymore, gave them all away, now I only wear comfortable sports bras or delicate lace bras.
I also want to talk a little about scars, oils and concealers...
My scars have improved A LOT, however they're still there... I use Bio oil and it works. I also started using hemp oil a few weeks ago to massage the scars every morning and night. I can see they are getting lighter and massaging really helps because it makes the scars smoother. I wash my boobs with Palmer's cocoa butter soap.
My scars are very smooth, but with some small red areas, when I want to hide them I apply concealer + powder and that works fine. However, my goal is for the red areas to fade, if they would fade to white they would look like a stretch mark, that would be great!
On my right boob you can feel the implant if you try, Im trying to gain some weight (Im only 105 pounds), I know if I gain weight my boobs will look more natural.
Overall Im very happy with my boobs, I will keep trying different oils to improve the appearance of my skin and I will keep updating. If anybody has any tips for me, let me know!
1 1/2 year
I thought after 1 year they had dropped completely into their place, but it turns out the right one still needed to drop a little more and it did, less than a month ago... Im very happy about that, they feel great.
1 year and 9 months after...
I made a mistake in the summer and started using make up (Dermablend) to cover the scars... they became dry... and then I needed to put more and more make up everytime... I learned that only putting Bio Oil EVERYDAY the skin is hydrated and I can see the scars fading... no more make up for me.
Before and after...
I chose to have my surgery in Santo Domingo because that's where I live and I have friends that had very good experiences with this doctor. He's a member of the Dominican Plastic Surgery Society. I will rate the doctor after my surgery, I will also upload post-op pics after the surgery.