One Month after sugery....

Hello All! I am planning on scheduling a...

Hello All!

I am planning on scheduling a Breast Aug with Dr. Laverson in Encinitas, CA. Has anyone else gone to him? He made me REALLY comfortable at my 1st appt, but I'm still confused about over or under the muscle and very nervous to go into surgery. I am 31, 5'3", 100 lbs, 34 A with one child.

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I went through with the surgery on April 8, 2013....

I went through with the surgery on April 8, 2013. Here's my info:

304 CC's Natrelle, Above the muscle, Inframammary fold incision.

I'm on Day 5 of Recovery. I'm still really sore and the breasts are quite hard and high. Has anyone else had itchy incisions at this point? Mine itch and it takes everything in me not to scratch them (which obviously I CAN'T), but I want to scratch around the area and I know it's best to just leave it alone! Going crazy!!

Congratulations!  And yes, itching is quite common...sometimes from the anesthesia medication and sometimes from the scars healing. This should subside fairly quickly. Are you taking something to counteract the potential constipating side effects of the pain pills? Looking forward to more updates!  :)

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POST-OP DAY 6: I am feeling my best today so far -...

POST-OP DAY 6: I am feeling my best today so far - yay! :) Here are a few reasons why...

1. I finally broke my, um, constipation streak this morning :) I feel SO much better the bloat tummy is pretty much gone, and I don't have the "full" feeling I've had since surgery.

2. I woke up this morning without that heave, sore "morning boob" feeling for the first time today. I sat up (slowly, but) all on my own.

3. I took 2 Tylenol instead of Percocet for the first time. The Percocet definitely works for pain relief, but I feel "floaty" and tired for about 3 hours after taking it. With a 2 year old running around, that doesn't really work for me. I need to be alert and ready for action, so it feels nice not to be all drugged up.

4. I feel that my boobies, if only slightly, are starting to lower a bit. Today I put on a "normal" bra for the first time and you can see that the cleavage isn't sitting up by my collarbone anymore. It's encouraging.

I have another check-up with Dr. Laverson in 3 days, so we'll see what he says from there. I seem to feel a few "bubbles" when I push on my breasts, almost like air bubbles?? Again, I have silicone above the muscle. Does anyone else know what what I'm talking about? You can't SEE anything when you look at my breast, but I can feel them.

Also, I'm on Day 2 of the Augmentin anti-biotic for the redness near my scar. Doctor wants to rule out infection. The incisions don't really hurt, just REALLY itch. Anyone else experience this?

Thanks!

Hi guys! I've been noticing that my right breast...

Hi guys! I've been noticing that my right breast has been much more sore than my left the last couple days. Today when I had the bra off, I saw that I have some light bruising on the side of the right breast. I haven't seen that up until now! It's a very light green and my husband could hardly see it until I got in the light, but it's definitely there and wasn't before. Is this ok?? Is it normal? Thank you!!!

Looking good! I'd say that if what you're noticing is already kinda green, it's well on its way to healing. Usually the lovely shades of green and yellow that occur with bruising are due to the byproducts created as the bruise is broken down and reabsorbed. I wouldn't worry too much about it at this point..
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Thank you, hm331! That makes me feel better; you are right. I made the mistake of reading a lot of BAD stories online about bruising and the pictures looked nothing like me (they were more like black, blue & purple) and it just got me worried. Luckily I see my PS in 2 days for a check-up. He can check it out for himself.
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Wow! They look perfect!!
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Well, I am 13 days post-op now. I've been off pain...

Well, I am 13 days post-op now. I've been off pain meds for a while, but I still don't feel "normal". In my right breast, it's almost as if I can FEEL the implant against my skin (I did go over the muscle). Can anyone tell me...will I ever feel normal and like these are my boobs and just part of my body? Or will it always feel foreign?? It kinda freaks me out. I know it's soon, but I want to feel natural...like these are part of me. Does that make sense??
Also....please check out my new pics. Does it seem like they're getting smaller? I hope so! I WANT THEM TO!! I really just want to be a B. I'm a smaller frame, as you can see. Thanks!

Sorry......the site won't let me add photos...

Sorry......the site won't let me add photos tonight!!!! GRR!!

I love them!! You look amazing!!
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Thank you, Serena75! I appreciate that :)
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You look great! I'm just over a month out and also went with over's. Do they feel like mine? Yes for the most part, I can't imagine not having them now. I do however still have a lot of numbness in both boobs which I'm getting a little frustrated with. My doctor did tell me that it can take up to a year for nerves to completely wake up. Hope mine won't be that slow. I still get some minor discomfort by the end of my work day as my job is physical. They tend to feel a bit heavier. It takes times for things to settle down and your body to completely adjust to the changes but I'm confident that it will happen for us and then we'll hardly even remember that they weren't always there. :)
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Well, today is 3 weeks Post-Op. I still don't...

Well, today is 3 weeks Post-Op. I still don't feel "normal". I'm very aware of the implants and I almost feel as if I can feel them moving around when I bend over, etc. I don't like that :(
Also...the skin around my nipples is very tingly and almost "burns" when it rubs against the bra (still wearing the surgery bra, per my Dr's orders) and clothes. Has anyone else experienced this??

I thought I'd feel better EMOTIONALLY at this point. I'm still thinking that this wasn't worth is and that they're just too big for me :(
I was like that too when I first got my implants; you can feel the implant moving around inside you and it just doesn't feel natural; that feeling does subside and after awhile they began to feel natural; like they are apart of you; just give it a couple more weeks; that feeling should go away; I had tingling too; its called zingers. I sill have those here and there in my nipples; they feel kinds weird but they will go away with time as well; just be patient; your breast are going to go through so many changes!
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Thank you for the kind words, Viloet! I certainly hope so. I can't wait to feel normal again and start feeling as good as I look ;) How far out from surgery are you?
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I'm 6 weeks post op
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Well, it's ONE MONTH post-op and I'm feeling...

Well, it's ONE MONTH post-op and I'm feeling really good and really "normal". My incisions are looking good, no more tape or bandages on them. I'm still wearing my surgical bra at the suggestion of my PS. He said it just keeps them more secure and tight while they're "settling". But I'm ready to go bra shopping now!! :)
The "tingles" and feelings that the "implant was moving" are pretty much gone now. I sleep on my side AND my stomach and it's great. I'm getting used to the size and think it looks natural for my body. I still feel that my boobs look "rounder" than I'd like, but this may be due to the fact that I went OVER the muscle. My PS still insists that they will settle and look more like "real boobs" in time.
I posted new pics as of today! Would you say they are still pretty round?? I'm so used to looking at them, it's hard to know an outside opinion. Thanks!
Did you get natrelle silicone or saline? They look great!
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DominicanaDes - Thank you! I got Natrelle Silicone 304 CC's OVER the muscle.
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I think that you look really good! Glad to hear that you are sleeping on you side and stomach already! I can only hope that I will be able to, SOON! I'm only 9 days post op and not really getting much sleep due to the tingles and a nerve thing in my left arm (which my ps said is fairly normal and will take time to heal, god I hope) and not being able to sleep on my stomach! I too wonder a little if I did the right thing and hope that they will soon feel like they are really part of me. Good luck with the continued healing process :-)
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