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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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Am so glad that ur soo happy I just sent my pics to my doctor in Florida I live in NYC I will get that bra that you spoke of I hope I can have my done in 6 months... You look sooo good
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Great advice! If you go in expecting perfection you'll ever be happy. If you go in expecting to look better than you do now you will be happy. I needed to hear that. Thanks
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Looking really good. I'm bummed to hear u can't do push-ups. I am 3 weeks post and really want to do push-ups again in the future!
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what is scar therapy? I have a lift scheduled. Totally freaking out and I made appt for end of August. Now getting worried about scars. Showed hubby pic's of people whose scars were healed. he doesn't know how bad it will be @ first.
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Where did he make the lift? U have no scar under the aorala
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I have a circular scar around my areola. During surgery he decided I didn't need the full anchor lift.
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Looking to have surgery with dr baker soon. I saw you had the lift with implants which is what I'm looking into. I was wondering how the scaring is? I'm worried bc of the cut being made down the front and under the breast. Thanks
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The scaring is nothing compared to how much better your breasts will look. The scaring honestly doesn't bother me a bit seeing how bad my before pictures are.
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You look great! What is scar therapy?
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Thank you! Scar therapy for me was using scar guard patches that help your scars to fade and blend better :)
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wow....6 weeks out and your girls look fantastic!!!
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My surgery is tomorrow...I'm scared but so excited!
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good luck! you'll do great! keep us posted!
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You look great!
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Looking great! I can't wait to start myself.
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Hi, I was reading your post. It is very important that you take a stool softener, with all those pain Meds it makes it impossible . I don't know what they don't tell everybody that. But with the Meds they gave to durning surgery and after it will makes it to where you can't go. I really hope that you get them in time and are not in pain from that.. They are a must :) good luck thanks for sharing your story.
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Hi! I also had a lift and augmentation 3 days before you (Friday 3/29). We're also just about the same size in all regards (height, weight, starting/ending breast size). Just thought that was all a big coincidence! Anyways, I started feeling much better (pain was tolerable) on day 4. Also...I didn't have a BM until Tuesday. It's the painkillers. Definitely take stool softeners while you're on them. Hope you're feeling better today! You look great. Just remember that these few days of pain will be so worth it in the long run! Looking forward to hearing more updates.
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How's it going girl? Stitches still feel like stingy. The pain in my right arm pit is gone. I get stitches out Tuesday.
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Hey hun, I actually felt pretty good today. We went to the zoo for the day and I only took some tylenol and muscle relaxers before going and I was fine. Wow you get your stitches out early, mine don't come out until monday the 15th. I'm hoping it won't hurt too bad!
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Well some come out Tuesday and some get trimmed? If I remember correctly. I've been taking it easy. Scared to do anything but walk around the house. I can't wait to get another week over. I feel confined.
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You look great. I had mine done yesterday aand the pain was horrible for me. it made me irritable I just wanted to be left alone im pretty swollen too I wanna try to take less pain meds today. I ended up with 520cc on the left and 600 cc on the left. Didnt know there was that much difference in my breast. Oh yeah and I got an anchor lift and implants under the muscle. I hope day two is better than day one. Hope you feel better soon. Keep us posted on how your doing. I know it makes me feel better knowing that some else is going thru what I am and feeling the same way.
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I think that if your irritable and sore, take the pain meds. I took them for 4 days and weaned off to tylenol for a few days. (I also had lipo too....) Just take 'em. Drink LOTS of water! It'll help!
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Yeah that's what my ps just said at my post visit. Wow they look pretty bad! I know they start off looking scary can't wait for them heal up sum. Well thanks for the advice. I guess I can't be super woman this time. Lol
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I had 400 on right and 320 on left so I'm right there with you in cc differences.
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I haven't had a bowel movement yet either but I am taking stool softened. I'm itchy,tingly, and miserable. Your looking great!
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