I had wanted to get a breast augmentation for...
I took the Ibuprofen for the first 10 days after my surgery, 2 times a day and then at night before bed I would take one Norco. After the 10 days I decided that I wasnt going to take anymore pills (I dont like taking pills to start) and even with quitting them the pain was bearable. I got my surgery done on a Friday, flew back to New Mexico on Sunday and went back to work Monday. I work an office job so I didnt have to worry about heavy lifting. Turning was painful for a couple weeks along with sleeping. I like to sleep on my stomach but because of the surgery I wasnt able to do that. Sleeping was a little difficult to get used to though I did manage to. After 2-3 weeks I could sleep on my side with pillows by my chest to help reduce the amount that they pulled towards the bed. The first couple days were difficult when I would go to get into a vehicle or sit up in bed. But that is because the muscle is sore from the amount of strain put on them by the implant. Like I said that only lasted a couple days then I was good. I usually work out 5 days a week but because of the surgery I took the full 6 weeks off (even though I could have gone back sooner, I just wanted to enjoy the time away from the gym). Then I took leave and didnt work out during that time. I have been back in the gym now for the last two weeks. I wear one sports bra under my shirt and I dont have pain from push ups, sit ups, or arm exercises. There isnt any pain in running either, even though I can feel them move more than before the surgery.
Because of the last minute change in times/dates for my arrival to Grand Rapids I wasnt able to meet Dr. Bengston until shortly before my surgery. When I did meet him though he treated me with complete professionalism. After he measured me and figured out what size implant he wanted to use he fully answered all the questions I had. I had wanted to go with a 295 cc implant but since my end goal of bra size was only to be a big B/small C he said that the 280 was best for that. I was a little greedy because more is better right? But I trusted him, since this is his profession and he has the experiance to confidently inform me on the rough final size. He was fully correct also! The size that I am now is perfect for my body size and still gives me the 'natural' look, not the 3 sizes too big and they look horribly fake. Dr. Bengston made me feel comfortable about the surgery also and the recovery process. He made the incisions under my breasts and they are about 2" long. He said that when they are done properly there is a 99.95% (or 99.99%) chance that there is no bleeding from the incisions. He was absoulty correct! The only blood there was on the strips over the stitches were from the stitches themselves. He gave me a cream also to put on the incision line once the stitches had come out, so that it would help reduce the visability and here, two months after my surgery is hardly looks like there was any incsion at all! The following day I had my check up and though they were still swollen he said that they looked like they were going to heal well. I couldnt have asked for a better Doctor or staff for my surgery. Even the staff at the hospital were friendly and caring.