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7 months post op and happy! :)

After reading several stories on here I finally...

After reading several stories on here I finally decided to make my own account. I elected to have my 2 boys young and now my body is paying for it. On April 1, 2013 I will undergo a breast lift with silicone implants as the first big step in getting my body back. I have severe sagging that is supposedly hereditary.

I'm 5'3", 118 pounds and I'm currently a 36 C, I'm hoping to go up at least 1 full cup size but I was told because of my skin elasticity that going much larger then that would not be the best idea. I'm currently a full time student so I will only be taking 1 week off. I'm hoping the recovery is not to awful but I've seen my mom do this procedure and I know it won't be a walk in the park. I'm incredibly nervous already but thank goodness I have school to keep my mind occupied until my procedure.

I can't believe I'm only 18 days away from doing...

I can't believe I'm only 18 days away from doing this! My mom has her plane ticket to come down and help with the kids and I'm slowly getting prepared. I bought 3 of the danskin bras that zip in the front at Walmart for $12 a piece. I read some other reviews and saw some good reviews on those bras so I snagged some. I officially have to pay off my surgery this Monday. Ah! I'm putting $3000 on a care credit card and $3000 from my savings. I'm getting more nervous by the day!

Holy cow surgery is paid off! It's officially...

Holy cow surgery is paid off! It's officially starting to feel real now. Only 2 more weeks. Ahhhh!

Omg only 7 more days! Can anyone tell me about...

Omg only 7 more days! Can anyone tell me about Bromelain the vitamin? I've heard it helps with post op pain, and swelling.

Thank god for other things keeping me busy or I'd...

Thank god for other things keeping me busy or I'd be having a total panic attack lol. I finished my school exams, my birthday is tomorrow, Easter is sunday and surgery is Monday morning. AHHHH.

I'm beyond the point of nerves. I feel like I'm...

I'm beyond the point of nerves. I feel like I'm going to go in for surgery and not wake up leaving my 3 and 1 year old without a mom, all for vanity. Tomorrow is Easter and I'm trying super hard to just focus my mind on that but it's nearly impossible. Somebody please tell me this is going to be worth it!

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Today is...

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Today is the day. It's almost 4am here and I'm about to get up and get myself ready since we have to be at the hospital at 5am. We took the 2.5 hour drive up last night and I'm pretty sure I only slept about an hour all night, so I'm pretty tired....and hungry since I haven't eaten since about 930pm. Wish me luck ladies ill update when I can. And good luck to my other breast buddy southerngal who is also having surgery this morning!

Surgery went well but I'm in a ton of pain. My...

Surgery went well but I'm in a ton of pain. My chest feels so heavy and I can hardly move my arms without causing terrible muscle spams. Even breathing is really hurting. He ended up doing 450cc!! Which is crazy because I had bigger boobs at the start of this, so they are massive right now especially with swelling. Eyes are getting heavy, ill try to post later. Pictures will take a few days because they are all covered up.

So I had my follow up today and actually found out...

So I had my follow up today and actually found out he only did the areolar lift instead of the anchor which is nice. I also got refunded $1350 which was awesome too. The pain and swelling are pretty awful today but at least I was able to take a shower. I've been icing them pretty much 24/7 to try and bring the swelling down.

So today has not been good, my back hurts from...

So today has not been good, my back hurts from laying on it so much and I'm still so incredibly swollen that one of my nipples started dripping blood because the skin is pulled so tight. I have terrible nausea and I cant remember the last bowel movement I had either so my gut hurts. I'm just ready to feel better. This sucks.

Today has been a little better, I was able to get...

Today has been a little better, I was able to get up and go for a drive with my mom but the car ride made me feel a little sick. Hopefully each day continues to get a little better.

So today was the first full day of doing stuff, we...

So today was the first full day of doing stuff, we took the kids to the zoo and had a good time. I took my muscle relaxer and some tylenol before going and I was fine. I'm home and little sore now so I'll probably take some meds tonight but I've pretty much weaned off of my hydrocodone and switched to tylenol. I only take it at night and in the morning if I'm hurting. I still have some bruising and swelling but its getting better. Overall I'm incredibly happy with how everything has turned out. Recovery has been much better then I expected. I go back to school on monday so hopefully its not too much of a struggle.

Had my stitches removed today, it wasn't too bad....

Had my stitches removed today, it wasn't too bad. It hurt worse when she pulled the tape off them. Ill post new pictures soon. They look good and other then minor soreness I feel great. I love how they look even with the scars :)

I would also like add a very important piece of...

I would also like add a very important piece of advice, if you go into surgery expecting perfection you'll never be happy. If you go in hoping to look better then you do now you'll be much happier and satisfied. I wasn't expecting perfection and I'm thrilled with my results, scar and all :)

I'll officially be 6 weeks post op on monday and I...

I'll officially be 6 weeks post op on monday and I can't wait because I'm ready to work out again! I'm absolutely thrilled with my results, my clothes fit better and I don't have to wear a bra all the time. Not to mention I'm much more confident! I don't have any pain, just a little discomfort sometimes or if I sleep funny on them.

7 months post op feeling great!

I can't believe it's been 7 almost 8 months since my surgery. Tonight I looked at my before pictures again and was just shocked at how awesome they look now compared to then. Every once in a while I'll get some nerve pain but it usually doesn't last long. Some mornings they will also hurt after waking up because I don't sleep with a bra but overall I'm thrilled with how far I've come. My clothes fit much better and I have more confidence. Only negative thing is underwire bras are still very uncomfortable for me so I wear a sports bra a lot and I can't do push ups anymore because it's very straining on my chest area. Other then that I feel great!
Dothan Plastic Surgeon

I found him through a mutual friend. Awesome doctor, made the best decision based on my body type not just trying to make money off me. Very nice guy!

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