I Did It with no Regrets and I'm Loving it 4 Days Post-op Houston, TX

I am a 23 year old mother of two. I am in a 42 F...

I am a 23 year old mother of two. I am in a 42 F cup size and I plan to be in a D by the end of my surgery. My breast begin to seem larger after my first pregnancy. I was a 36 C before my first pregnancy and after I was a 42 DD. I stayed that size until I became pregnant again. I am so happy that my surgery is near,I've been waiting for this day for years!!!

So i'm going in for surgery tomorrow & excited and...

So i'm going in for surgery tomorrow & excited and nervous. I know that God has all the power in his hands can't wait to see my results and I'm so excited to go shopping. My surgery is for 7:15 am and I have to be there by 6:15 so I'm waking up at five and this going to be a whole new journey for me :0

So I had my Surgery yesterday morning at 8 am....

So I had my Surgery yesterday morning at 8 am. When I arrived at the hospital I went to patient check in then after that they made me pee in a cup to make sure I wasn't pregnant then afterwards. Then my docotor came in did my marking for surgery. They did my IV gave me my narcotics for surgery then weeled me to the OR. Oh yeah and I signed paperwork. The next thing I remeber I was in the recovery room relaxing getting pumped with morphine then after that l was taken to my room. My mom sat up there with me she waited in the wating room for 3 hours and then was taken to private room. My night went well I was given morphine through my IV every 6 minutes, so i remained comfortable majority of the time. I did feel nauseated and dizzy and I also threw up, but I was told that my anestia caused all these symptomes. The next morning I felt great. There was a time when I had to pee but was unable to because I had a bladder spasm. During this time my nurse came in scanned my bladder and come to find out I had a liter of pee inside so he gave me a catheter and I peed 900 ccs in to three pans.

So its been 4 days since my surgery still really...

So its been 4 days since my surgery still really sore. I am getting my drains removed this coming Monday 11/3/12 I am so excited about that!! This will be my first time seeing my boobs with out the bandage. I have been feeling really week so the doctor told me to start taking Iron Supplements. I haven't started taking them yet but when I do I hope I feel better. I slept okay for the first time since the BR. I have a crap load of pillows supporting my back so it makes it easier to get up unassisted. I am still taking my antibiotics and Vicodin but besides everything is pretty much the same. I am able to move around a lot better.

So today I went and had my drains removed. The...

So today I went and had my drains removed. The right side was a lot more pain full than the left on a scale from one to ten I give it a 6.I finally got to see my breast and they are beautiful and I so surprised that I have no bruising just swelling so I am very happy about that. I finally get to take a real shower and I so glad this is the best feeling ever!! I get my stitches removed in 7 days so im looking forward to that next. but besides that my pain level has decreased substantially. I am able to drive and get up and move around by myself.

Almost my one year anniversary!!!!

Its been almost a year since my surgery and although I'm happy for my relief I cant say that I'm happy to have had the surgery. Don't get me wrong I really needed for my health so for that I am grateful. A couple of weeks after my surgery I developed a stitch cyst on my right nipple that became infected it would later pop on its on within a day or so, so I had no need to go to the emergency room. However, I did see my surgeon the following day and he said that it was common and it was no need to worry. Everything to him seemed fine and that I was healing perfectly. Now that I believe my healing is done and my breast have taken there shape I can really see the outcome and I don't like what I see. I guess with the swelling I couldn't tell how small they made them and how deformed my nipple is now after the cyst. My breast still seem uneven and in my right breast I have 3 large lumps that feel like rocks. I went back to him 6 months later for a follow up and he told me that everything still looked normal so, I gave him the benefit of doubt. Now that's its been a year I still see no change and I'm very unhappy. I am considering contacting a new surgeon to see if this can be fixed. Is there anyone else out there experiencing similar issues? If so please let me know because I am so confused.
Houston Plastic Surgeon

I had a few friends who also had breast reductions and was referred to him.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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So sorry you are unhappy with your final results. You look great. And, you did a great thing getting your reduction. Did anyone give you any advice for post surgery after the initial medical necessities? Many reviews have great information on all the massaging, and creams/oils to put on the breasts (and when), and the tapes or silicone strips, plus more. All things that seem to help with healing and final results. I'm sorry if no one advised you of those things. Or, if they didn't work. Hopefully you will get your breasts repaired to your satisfaction. Cheer up. They can be changed. And you do look great.
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sounds like your moving forward very nicely. congratulations!
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hi i am getting my surgery done in 4 days im so nervous how are you feeling what size where you at first?
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congrats!
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thanks so much hun!!!
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glad u relaxing. i was that way too for the first two weeks. but after the 3rd week i started to feel alot more energy and didnt need more than a few tylenol if i felt sore. hope u continue to heal!!
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thanks for checking in!!!
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congratulations!!!
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thanks sweetie!!
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so happy for u. iI know it is a big weight off. iI cant wait until mine will be off 11-28. hope u feel better
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thanks for the support!!
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WOW CONGRATS ON YOUR SURGERY OMG MINE IS NOV 9TH IM SO EXCITED....
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You will love the new you!!!
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belinda im actually from texas as well. im moving in a few weeks back to dallas but potentially may end up in houston lol.
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yeah its a great city to live in
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Thanks for sharing BBB! I just realized I have NO button up PJ's! I guess that is on the shopping list for tomorrow! Keep us updated!!
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You are so welcomed. Yes you will need a button up or zipped up top. It makes it so much easier to manage your drainage tubes.
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Congrates Why did you stay in the hospital?
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I live in Houston,TX I had my surgery done at The Methodist Hospital in the Medical Center Downtown. After surgery I was sent to an outpatient center inside the Main Hospital.
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Welcome to the recovery side!! Now u Can relax and let others do for u xxxx. Happy healing
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Thank you so much!! And it feels good to be pampered so I'm taking everything slow.
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Welcome to the community:)   I look forward to following you on this journey.

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Good luck, Belinda! You will be amazed at the amount of relief this surgery will provide you!
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oh I can't wait!!!!
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