Don't Get Fat and then Loose Weight, 400cc high profile gel, REPOSTED ALL PICS 10 weeks - Hagerstown, MD

So a quick back story. I am 26 and have a 6 yr old...

So a quick back story. I am 26 and have a 6 yr old daughter. In high school I was a C, 140 lbs 5'2" then over the course of 4 years ended up at 215 lbs a size 20. I was up to a DD. I spent a year and a few months loosing 90 lbs, and am currently at 125 lbs. size 2 and the flattest deflated boobs ever.

I had a consultation and set the surgery schedule date, and have a follow up appointment next week. I am going to be nailing down my size and have a ballpark of where I want to be. I have plenty of photos of what I would like but wanted some opinions on whether the moderate plus or high profile is the way to go.

I am also having a crescent mastoplexy to move my nipples back up since as you can see they are really low. I have extra skin and literally like no breast tissue. So obviously having enough skin is not the issue on implant size. I want to make sure I go big enough to fill in the whole breast but not be any larger then a D. I obviously will discuss this more with my surgeon but wanted to get some opinions or advice from others.

Also does anyone have any suggestion or tips on anything that I would need or would make the process easier?

So I am 8 days out from surgery. Is there anything...

So I am 8 days out from surgery. Is there anything special any of you would recommend I get to make recovery easier? I've been reading and re-reading posts and pre op check lists but the best advice is from people who have already done it.Things to buy, do, get in order? I'm pretty set on 375-400cc high profile gels. I'm hoping this will fill in my saggy wrinkly breasts and that they will be round and smooth. My main concern is getting rid of the wrinkles! I'm hoping this will make me a full C/small D at best, obviously the doctor will give me more insight on size to expect after they settle. Pre-op appointment on Fri!

I had my last appt yesterday. Got my pre op...

I had my last appt yesterday. Got my pre op instructions. Filled my meds. Decided on 400cc high profile silicone mentor gel implants. Surgery is tuesday at 1pm. I can't wait. Working on getting everything done around the house. Grocery shopping tomorrow. Ahhh the waiting is hard lol. Have to keep busy. I'm working mon and tues morning to make time go faster.

I forgot to mention under the muscle. Incision...

I forgot to mention under the muscle. Incision under the breast. Also getting a crescent mastopexy to move the nips up a little and even them out because the right is a little lower. 1 and a wake-up. Anything I'm forgetting or need to do ????

So tomorrow is surgery day and of course my sister...

So tomorrow is surgery day and of course my sister who was going to take me has some kind of stomach bug bs. A friend of hers has had it for 3 days. I told her thanks but no thanks and to stay far far away from me. My mom is watching my daughter today and tomorrow and taking her to school wed morning. Trying to get the husband to take the afternoon off, but so far when I bring it up is like pulling teeth. He cops an attitude about having to take me, or take time off. Are you allowed to go to surgery by yourself? I was wondering if I could just take a cab to and from the surgery since I actually only live about 10-15 minutes away from the plastic surgeon/center.

So surgery went great. 400Cc high profile under...

So surgery went great. 400Cc high profile under the muscle with a wedge lift. Got there at noon. Marked up by the doc, vitals, and gown time. Had the husband with me. had to pee in the cup. Went back to the OR got under the warm blanket. Chatted with the nurse and anesthesiaologist and was out in a minute lol. Woke up like a light switch back on. 2 cups of water, got dressed, set post op appt time. No nausea at all. I was starving so we grabbed burgers on the way home. Lol. It was delicious as i never eat that. Have been home 3 hours hanging out watching tv. Took my antibiotic and 2 hours later a laxative.... no pain meds yet. Just feels like sore muscles from working out right now. Will definitely take one before bed. Will update after post op tomorrow.

So I took tylenol before bed around 9:30-10ish...

So I took tylenol before bed around 9:30-10ish last night and figured sometime during the night I was going to have extreme pain. I slept on the couch basically sitting up. I can sleep anywhere anytime. Thank goodness for that. Woke up a few times as I usually do for a few minutes, readjust myself, and right back to sleep. I set myself up for the worst kind of pain imaginable, but after having a kid nothing tops that. lol. I got up at my usual time this morning, and just took the antibiotic and tylenol again. I usually never take any kinds of meds so the tylenol is doing the trick for now. I can tell they are more swollen this morning, as to be expected. Had the hubby help me change shirts lol. Walked around for about 20-25 minutes this morning. Just trying to keep from being a lump. I have my post up appt this morning at 10:30a. My mom was going to take me after dropping my daughter off at school, but unfortunately my daughter is sick :( I feel bad I'm not there to take care of her but I know my mom will do a great job. I am glad she is keeping her because obviously compromised immune system after surgery, being around anyone who is sick is not good. I am putting up the pic of my bandaged up boobies not that you can see much. Will post up more pics as time goes on. I'm in the sports bra for a few weeks, but I can tell I'm going to be really pleased. The fullness up at the top is already 100% improvement. As you can see from my pre op pics there was nothing there lol. Just excited to see them in person without the bra and gauze today. :)

Post up appt went great. no pain meds at all today...

post up appt went great. no pain meds at all today either. i doubt im going to use them. the tylenol seems to be doing the trick. the doc gave me the strap to wear so far no issues with it. i get my stitches out monday next week. cleared to shower. just relaxing watching tv for the new few days. finally got to see them! they look great so far albeit stitches arent so attractive. i know in a few weeks when they drop and arent swollen i am going to love love love them. ill try and get a picture tomorrow to post up when i take a shower. no bruising which is a plus. thank goodness my legs and abs are in good shape i think it makes it much easier. just feeling like pressure on my chest no biggie. i actually feel fine other then that pressure over worked muscle feeling. not sleepy or constipated so cant complain.

So I had surgery tues afternoon and it is now...

So I had surgery tues afternoon and it is now thurs evening so a little over 48 hours. finally took my first shower. glorious. i was worried it would hurt but it felt so good to be clean lol. the hubby helped me with the washing and dressing. they are obviously riding super high, and are waayyyy swollen. compared to where they were right after surgery and where they are now i feel like they puffed up a good inch and are at my collar bone. i know they will be great once they drop and fluff. just kind of scary looking being so high and the stitches. i still haven't taken a single pain med just the tylenol. don't feel like i need it. was up walking around for about an hour in total today. still not lifting anything or doing much of anything. the anesthesiologist called to check on me tonight too. he laughed when i told him i literally left surgery went across the street and had a burger before heading home. so now it is basically the waiting game for the swelling to go down and the implants to drop. i know once that happens im going to be very pleased.

Oh and on another note i have full feeling in my...

oh and on another note i have full feeling in my nipples. yay for good news! lol also no bruising!

Day 3 not much change. just a tiny bit of bruising...

day 3 not much change. just a tiny bit of bruising. still wearing the strap. posted up a few pics, i'm holding the camera.

Today is day 5 post op. still wearing the strap....

today is day 5 post op. still wearing the strap. not really any complaints with it. swelling is a tiny tiny bit less on my left side or maybe it's a little lower, not by much. the frontal pic shows it is a little lower at the top of the breast. good signs in the right direction. i did manage to give myself a shower. lol. the bruising showed up yesterday morning when i looked. the stitches are looking good. i get them out tomorrow morning. have my 2nd post op appt in the am. i feel great and am just tired of sitting around. im hoping the doc says im ok to drive short distances and go back to work. does anyone have any recommendation on what to use on the stitch lines for scarring? im white so obviously they will fade over time, but just thought I'd ask if anyone has anything that works for the or speeds up the process.

Day 8 post op. not much change. still swollen,...

day 8 post op. not much change. still swollen, still bruised. still riding high. no pressure feeling which is nice. Had 2nd post op appt 2 days ago, cleared to drive and start doing light massaging at the top. Had stitches out and steri strips put on. I wasn't sore this morning when I woke up. Yay! I went back to work yesterday, still taking it easy, and not lifting anything. Wearing the strap and sports bra still. I go back to the doc on Fri for my 3rd post op appt to talk about massaging techniques and get my steri strips changed. The tops are still swollen but not nearly as hard feeling as they were the first few days. Just waiting impatiently for the next few weeks to hurry up so the swelling goes down and they drop. So excited :) I love them already!

So I had my 3rd post op appt today with the ps to...

So I had my 3rd post op appt today with the ps to check on my progress. Today is day 10 post op. They took some photos as well. He gave me the go ahead to start doing more aggressive massages, tighten my strap, which is suffocating by the way lol, and to take the flexeril muscle relaxer "round the clock" til Wednesday morning. Whomp Whomp. He said my muscles are tightening on the implant so it slows down the dropping progress. I thought they were for after surgery for pain/discomfort? As much as I don't want to take them I guess I'm going to. I have another appt Wed morning with him to check on the progress and he might change the steri strips. I'll post up some more pics this weekend. Not much change in the last few days.

Sorry i haven't updated in a few days. busy with...

Sorry i haven't updated in a few days. busy with the holidays already. on day 15 (11/21) I had another post op appt. The doctor removed the tape strips, and told me to start wearing my strap and go bra less for the next 2 weeks. Braless! I have never been small enough or perky enough to walk around without a bra. lol. Still wearing the strap for the 2 weeks as well. I am definitely seeing a difference as they are starting to drop some. More fullness in the bottom of the boobs as well. yay! I ordered scar strips through walgreens, and was told by the doc to start using lotion and do more aggressive massaging. My next appt is 12/3 at which I will be a few days short of 4 weeks. I am posting pics of today day 19. The bruising is fading. They feel normal. No pain no tightness the last 4 days or so. I can reach over my head no problems. I was cleared to start sleeping on my side if I choose which was nice :) Hopefully at my next appt I will be cleared to start working out again!

So i had my 1 month post op appt yesterday. Still...

so i had my 1 month post op appt yesterday. Still stuck in the strap and braless for another 2 weeks. lol. ps also said to hold off on exercise for another 2 weeks. they are starting to settle even the hubby has noticed. sorry no pics my comp crashed and for some reason the site won't let me upload photos from my phone????

I am about 5 and half weeks. Monday I have a 6...

I am about 5 and half weeks. Monday I have a 6 week consultation. I have noticed they are dropping and filling in more now. LOVE them. I am dying to buy a bra since I'm still wearing the strap and no bra. It is cold up here! 3 layers of shirts to keep the nips down lol. My scar away strips are definitey helping. My scars have smoothed down and are light pink now. I'll post on monday after my appt.

I was cleared by the doc last week to resume all...

I was cleared by the doc last week to resume all activity and finally 9 weeks later, go bra shopping! yay! ended up a 34dd! ha. they look amazing and i love them :) i had pics up before but for some reason they were all deleted :( im reposting them now.
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