Well, I'm 29, 5'10 & 148 lbs., mother of 3....
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!
I'm on day 5. Swelling has gone down quite a bit....
I'm on day 5. Swelling has gone down quite a bit. I'm hoping they don't get any smaller. I tried on the bra I wore when I was pregnant (34D) and I didn't quite fill it out. I'm guessing I'll be a large C cup.. was hoping to be a bit bigger but, I love the shape so far. Time will tell. Pain level is totally tolerable. I stopped taking the pain med and am only taking the muscle relaxer and tylenol twice a day.
I'm 6 days post op and having a lot of anxiety. I...
I'm 6 days post op and having a lot of anxiety. I think I need to take a break from reading all the reviews on here. I felt fine the first couple of days because I was so happy w/ my results but the more I read, I'm finding that things can change as time goes on. ugh. There seems to be a million different things that 'could happen'. I'm not worried about the size so much anymore as I am about capsular whatcha-call-it and bottoming out.. and someone mentioned silicone poisoning. ahhhh!! I don't want to have to go thru surgery again any time soon to 'fix a problem'!! Gonna have to start reading positive posts!!
PS. just a piece of advice for those of you who are having your BA soon or are just post op...... take laxatives!!! Trust me.
So, today I am 1 week post op if you count the day...
So, today I am 1 week post op if you count the day of surgery as day 1. I was so happy w/ my results the first couple of days but, as the swelling has gone down, I am feeling really disappointed w/ the size!! They seem so small for my height/frame!! I love the shape and the lift, I'm so glad we decided to do the lift b/c the over all shape is perfect but, I cannot get over the size!! I am not even filling out the bras I wore when I was pregnant!! I feel myself getting a little depressed. We spent sooooo much $$$ and I feel like I will still have to buy push up bras to get the look I'm wanting. :( Did anyone else feel this way? I can't stand to think the size will just continue to decrease!!
Other than the disappointment I'm feeling, I think I'm healing well. The left side is softer than the right and a little smaller. Pain is tolerable. Having lots of anxiety tho!
Firstly, why can't I edit my original review?? I...
Firstly, why can't I edit my original review?? I mean, I was all doped up on pain meds and I start my story out by bragging that I had "great boobs" before kids. lol Just would word that differently if I could edit it. lol fyi, I had my first child right out of highschool so I didn't get to keep those 'great boobs' for long! And 'great boobs' become not so great the bigger they were to start out with. I started to envy my mama's little bitty ones.. she's 52 and still perky.
Annyway, today is day 8 post op. I figured I'd do an update. I can't say that I've 'dropped' any.. I'm not sure if I have or not b/c they weren't all that high and tight to begin with (my dr. says that's b/c I had so much loose breast tissue and had already been stretched out previously).. makes sense. Lefty is a little softer but, they're both fairly soft on top and on the sides. It's the middle that still feels a bit hard. I've been getting random shooting pains in the left breast.. feels like nerves which makes me think is a good sign. I was worried about loss of sensation but, I have a feeling I won't have much. I wish I could massage my breasts but, b/c of the lift, I guess I have to wait for a few weeks.
My pain level is pretty low... it's mostly in my back. Sleeping is still really uncomfortable and WOW, the dreams I'm having!!! OMG, anyone else having any crazy dreams?? Last night I had four boobs.. one on top of each and the incisions busted open and well... lets just say it was a seriously disturbing dream!!
Overall, I'm doing well. I have my highs and lows but, today i'm feeling pretty good!!
TWO WEEKS POST OP! I am feeling pretty good!!...
TWO WEEKS POST OP! I am feeling pretty good!! Breast have softened. Right is still a little firmer but, I am finally able to lightly massage and that feels good. PS says my tape will fall off probably w/ in the next 3 weeks and once the scabs come off I'll be left w/ pink scars that will fade over time. One thing that has been bothering me is that I'm having extreme nipple sensitivity. It's sooo uncomfortable wearing a sports bra! I took one of my old lace bras from when I was pregnant and cut the underwire out and surprisingly it is more comfortable than the sports/compression bra (plus, it's prettier). PS says, at this point, wear what's comfortable and massage my nipples to help w/ the sensitivity. I don't feel like I look any different in clothes than I did before when I wore padded bras except that now what you see is not padding and I love the way I look and feel naked (which is what matters most). Still having HORRIBLE dreams but, all in all, life is good. SO happy!
3weeksPO. I'm feeling pretty good. Not much to...
3weeksPO. I'm feeling pretty good. Not much to update. I'm still sore.. mostly in the morning. I think both sides are doin their thing, softening up nicely. I still have the tape on. I worry about them getting dirty but PS didn't mention anything about it. I figure I'll let them come off when they're ready.. i think it's probly good to protect my incisions. I've been using dial soap in the shower just cause i think it's a good anti bacterial soap. I can't remember if i already mentioned this but i notice my arms fall asleep at night!! That is creepy!
Overall I'm feeling fine. Still think my breasts look small in clothes but great w/ out. Still very happy with the result. Even tho i can feel the implant when i massage. It doesn't bother me.. as far as i know, that is very normal.. especially for thin women. Sorry my pics are all pretty much the same but i think you can finally see how they are starting to soften a bit!
Today i am 3 weeks and 3 days post op. I called...
Today i am 3 weeks and 3 days post op. I called the nurse to ask her about the tape around my incisions and she said to go ahead and take them off in the shower with soap and water. That was probably the worst part of this whole experience! They weren't coming off easily and i was just a nervous wreck the whole time. Not sure how i feel today. It's weird not having my incisions protected by the tape. they still seem.. fragile. But i do think the scars will heal nicely once all the scabs are gone...
Time will tell..
Hello Ladies! I am 4 weeks post op and having some...
13 May 2013
2 months post
Hello Ladies! I am 4 weeks post op and having some mixed feelings. I bought a scale last week b/c I knew I'd lost weight and wanted to see how much. I've lost 10 lbs since having surgery 4 weeks ago!! I was eating really healthy afterward b/c I wanted my body to heal so my surgeon doesn't think the weight loss is abnormal since I changed my diet and my body adjusted to that (decreasing my appetite). I wanted to eat healthy but not lose 10 lbs. Since the swelling has gone down and, I'm assuming b/c, again, I've lost weight, I can feel the implants on the sides and bottom of my breasts, more so on the left.. can even detect a bit of rippling. I know this can be normal in thin women but, I am afraid I've jeopardized my results by losing weight. I see my surgeon in a couple of weeks so I will ask him about this.
On a positive note, I am finally able to sleep comfortably on my side and I feel that my lift scars are healing well.
I've always heard that people gain after BA... has anyone else actually lost weight? And also my arms are still falling asleep at night.. what's up w/ that?? It's freakin me out..