Well, I'm 29, 5'10 & 148 lbs., mother of 3. Breastfed them all. Before having children I was a large C cup. The woman in my family swore my mom allowed me to have a boob job when I was 16 because I had such great boobs! I loved every second I spent nursing my babies and I'd do it all over again if I had the choice.
However, with that said, when you have larger breast to start out with pregnancy and childbirth can really take a toll on them. I went from a DD while breastfeeding to an A cup one year later. They were completely deflated and my self esteem really went down hill. I was no longer comfortable being intimate w/ my husband so, long story short, we decided to look into breast augmentation.
My surgery was scheduled for April 15, 2013. Check in time was 10:30. We decided on 397cc silicone under the muscle w/ a lift. The nurses were so warm and caring and had me laughing the entire time before surgery (I am an extremely anxious person by nature but, I felt really at ease). Before I knew it, I was in recovery, feeling fine. Just very tired. My husband was able to take me home after about 45 min and thats when things started to change.
We had a 2 hour drive home that ended up taking 4 hours due to the snow and ice (Gotta love Colorado in April). I was in A LOT of pain! The nurse warned me that things would start hurting once my muscles started to 'wake up' and the anastasia wore off. My husband would stop every hour and have me get out of the car to walk around so to prevent blood clots.
We got home and, I have to be honest, that was the most painful day of my life. I think the worst part of all was the fact that the oxycodone made me so sick to my stomack and gave me such a terrible headache, I couldn't take it. My husband had to help me sit up and go to the bathroom and I would drive heave from the pain. Finally, in the middle of the night I decided to eat crackers and take the pain med w/ the muscle relaxer and that seemed to help. The next day was better and each day since has been better too. I'm on my 4th day post op today and I'm feeling pretty good. I am still taking it easy (milking it a little) but, I think by tomorrow I should be able to get up and do some things, maybe go on a walk. As far as my breasts go, they are just sore. Nothing I can't tolerate. I'm able to reach my arms up to brush my hair, etc. I think they look really good so far!! My instincts told me I could trust Dr. Vath and I believe he has done an amazing job!