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.

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!!

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!!!

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!!

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 :(

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!
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