I am a 35 year old mommy of four great kiddos,...
I am a 35 year old mommy of four great kiddos, (the two youngest are 4year old twinners!) And a happily married wifey. I finally got a breast augmentation after wanting one since i got married almost 12 years ago. No soecial reason besides the fact that i had small ones. I really enjoy lifting and workingout bloody hard, but with that hard work comes the price of loosing breast fat!! I was sceptical for YEARS of breast augmentation and the pro's and con's, deciding wether it was truly right for me. Plus i knew it wasn't going to be just a "one time" proceedure (although it woukd be nice if it was, wouldn't it?!), so that weighed heavy on my decision making over the years and I finally decided I wanted to wait until we were done having children so there would be absolutely no risk of not being able to breastfeed.
After the twins, we were done! Wow, twins are more like quadrupolets quadrupolets!! I breast fed my first two kiddos for 12 and 13 months a piece but the twins I had a harder time and was only able to breastfeed for 6 months. after my milk was gone, I was left with a smaller breast size than ever which was a very small B (almost an A), and with my right breast smaller than my left- which had never happened before!
so after saving up the cash, researching more, and overcoming my fears, I finally flew out to sunny Florida and got it done with wonderful Dr Revis, almost 2 weeks ago. (10 days post op as i type).
I Will fill in more a bit later on my experience and on how my post op is going, but for now, kids are calling! :) Here are a few pre photos.
700 cc of silicone healing! 2 weeks post op
As of today i am 2 weeks post op, woohoo! i don't know what it is about a two week mark, but no matter what it is, that mark always seems to be a milestone: having a baby (its like you're finally getting it figured out, workout goal, diet goal, and surgery too!!) Yes its been a SLOW going proccess, but everyday seems a tad better than the last.
A quick overview:
700cc silicone, high profile, full sub muscular
Pre-op: 5'10', 150 lbs, small 36B
Post op: still 5'10' ;), and 153!! Not sure on a cup yet, but my HOPES are at leasr a DD.
When i woke up from surgery i was in PAIN!! Not ganna lie, fortunately they gave me pain medicine right away when I needed it, but it only seemed to kill about how to the pain. And even with my pain meds, thats kinda how i felt for the first 24 hours. I know some women don't experience too much pain but my PA said Since i was getting XL implants, i might a little bit longer recovery. Day 2 was a tad better, but really i just hung at the hotel for the first 2 days and rested/slept (get ready though pain pills and muscle relaxers really knock you out). Day 4 i flew back home. I only took the Lorbatol for the first 3 days, and switch to extra strenght Tylenol but kept on the muscle relaxer for a few more day, my chest muscles were SUPER STRETCHED AND TIGHT!! Couldn't lift my arms for about 6 days. Heres a few more pics. I'll have to type more later- bedtime story for the kiddos is calling!!
3 weeks out, still soar, but getting better every week
Three weeks and things seem to be "settling". I finally have full rang of motion in my arms (something we really take for granted!) And the muscles are loosening up, but still a little tight. My breast still FEEL hard (outside and inside), which i was hoping they would be softening up by now, but i did go big, so i have to remember to be a little more patient! The last few days my boobs have been really tender and soar to the touch. I suppose i will take this as a continued sign of healing. My nipple sesation has returned (already!) And OUCH!! They are soar and healing up. So general consensus for week 3: 'pain' is gone, and 'soarness' has set in. I started the massaging last week (my doc said wait 10-14 days to allow the pain to subside) and that helps ALOT with the stiffness and soarness! I don't think my implants have dropped yet.
I finally took My steri strips off today! (Those things are better than duct tape!) The scaring isn't as bad as i was expecting and i am now applying scargaurd that i got from my Doctor.
Still not sure what i think of my boobs yet.
1.)I have boobs!
2.)My husband really likes them ;)
3.)They seem to be healing well, which honostly was always my biggest concern.
1.)They are not turning out to be as big as i hoped ( i don't don't know why this bothers me, i should be happy, they are WAY bigger than before and everything seems healthy healing so far.)
2.)I do have a stinging pain in my left breast near my sternum that is healing a little each day,but gosh it hurts!! I only feel it when i turn my arm a certain way or jerk around suddenly, but it a pain! My doc says its normal and just more nerves waking up and it will e gone in a few weeks. i hope so!
3.) Was hoping to feel good enough to start workingout again at 3 weeks, but no way. The muscles are still too tight (and soar) and i'm afraid i would possibly injure or pull something.
Still don't know what size i am as i am following the docs orders to a tee!: NO bra's except the bra i got from surgery or a sports bra, until 3-6 weeks. He says the underwire could keep the implants from dropping. YES SIR!!
Ps- muscle cream works WONDERS on those soar boobie muscles and a heating pad for the achy back muscles! Happy healing!
Here are some week 3pics of my 700cc's!!
6 weeks out and feeling GREAT!
6 weeks and i can finally say they feel a part of me. They don't feel like a foreigner anymore! No more soarness just the occasional tightness in the evening after a long day, but nothing about 15 minutes of massaging can't normally eliviate.
I waited to start working out untill week 5. Truly there is no point in pushing anything and having a life time of injury or capsluar contracture due to not allowing the muscles to heal and loosen. Its not worth it! After doing some light exercises the last few weeks i am slowly easing back into cardio but have decided to still hold off on my lifting and pushups (i do ALOT of pushups with bootcamp stuff!) My chest just isn't ready and i've invested to much to have an injury!! It will come....patience is key through this whole post-op and healing process!!
The nipples are still a little soar and still about half numb, but i am slowly getting feeling back. They have dropped quite a bit in just the last 2 weeks and have FLUFFED. I gained some volume (thankfully!! with them dropping into place- yeah! As my husband likes to say: "THANK YOU DR. REVIS!" Haha)
Overall i feel great! I massage about 15 minuted 3-4 times a day which has made a huge difference in them softening up and helping the painful muscles as they stretch and accommodate.
I think i can finally say this has bern "worth it"! Good luck all and happy healing!