I've always wanted a breast augmentation and...
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My main concern is trying to decide between moderate profile plus or high profile. Regardless of each profile, I would like to have a DD. I think that would be up to my doctor's choice in deciding which profile will better suit me. I've been so excited though and the days feel like it's slowly passing. April 21st can't come soon enough! I bought a VS front close bra on Sunday in a 34DD because that is my dream size lol so I'm definitely bringing it in to my PS so he can see what I want lol
Weight: 115 lb
Bra Size: Deflated 32B
Size: Full 34 D-DD Bra Size
CC: 450-475 CC
Type: Silicone Mentor Memory Gel
Profile: Moderation Plus Profile
Placement: Sub muscular Placement
6 MORE DAYS TILL THE BIG CHANGE! :D
Unfortunately the biggest problem I have now is that my mother is so against this Breast Augmentation.... Which makes me feel bad and sad, but she can't seem to grasp the concept that this is for me and not for her. This decision has nothing to do with her. Le sigh.... The only thing I can do is just get it done and over with and then she'll have no choice or say but to accept me as I am.
Anyway I have my prescriptions filled, I set some clothes aside that I can wear easily, I got some jello and crackers, I prepared food for the week, I got 3 post op bras, but aside from that I don't really have anything else prepared. I'm kind of just winging it lol. Horrible! I know that I'm under prepared, but I've just been spending my whole time researching and reading for the past 3 weeks and trying not to spend so much money. Lol
I know I'm rambling but I did read that anesthesia could make you depress. Is it worth getting some anti depressants? I do get bad anxiety already. What do you ladies think?
I got my vitals taken, pregnancy test done, and waited for the doctor till 11:30. He came in and we started talking sizes. I told him I wanted to be a full D to DD and my husband told him that what I really wanted was a DD. He asked me how many CCs I was thinking of and I told him 450CC-500CC. The doctor agreed, marked me up and told me he'll see me in the OR.
The nurse OR came, took me in the OR, the anesthesiologist hooked my IV up, and next thing I knew I has awoken in the recovery room with Dr. Greenwald beside me and telling me he put in 600CC! I had to ask him again like seriously?! 600CC?! I was flabbergasted! I never even considered it! So he walked away as I was in awe and trying to wake up from my anesthesia....
So fast forward to 1 day post up and I'm in so much pain. The majority of my pain is on my upper back and then there's the pressure of my new girls. My right side is higher and harder than my left. Also on top of that I have a 18 month old son who's attached to me by the hip and he's constantly trying to get me to carry him but I can't. I've been on antibiotics, muscle relaxer, and vicodin. Thank god for my husband's help because I probably wouldn't have done this if it weren't for his support.
I hope this pain goes away because it feels like it's never ending :(
2 Days Post Op
I also took my postop bra off today to try on a bra I bought before surgery in the size I want 34DD and it filled out really well. However when I had no bra on, it felt so heavy and pressured. It feels weird with these new girls. I loveeee them, but this pain is so off putting. :'(
Nipple Sensation? Where art thou?
Anyway what I've noticed is that I don't feel my nipples lol. I have them pierced, but I never lost the sensation before so it's weird that I don't have any sensation now. When I feel my boobs and get to the nipple area, it feels like nothing. I do hope I'll get the feeling back eventually.
On the pain scale today, I think it has come down to a 7 or 6? I think due to the bigger size implant, I have more pain. My spring break is over and I have yet to go back to clinicals/class. My husband took my 18 month old son to the babysitter and I'm home with my 4 year old today. The majority of my pain on my boob itself is on the lateral sides of my boobs near my armpit, but more painful on my right side because I'm predominantly right handed?
On a side note, I really need to shower lol I feel so icky today, but I'm so scared about the incision area. I haven't even looked at it yet. Anyway going back to sleep now, will post up pictures later!
My husband showered me yesterday and it was disastrous, but I feel better. It felt so weird without a bra, I couldn't breathe, and I actually started getting an anxiety attack while he was showering me that I had to get out. I then started crying so bad and I couldn't explain why. But it felt like everyone was so against me and I felt all alone. But I'm glad I'm over it today. I woke up today loving my girls :)
I went back to work 1 week after the BA and it was a horrible first day because I had to drive to work and it takes approximately 40 minutes from my house to drop off my daughter and to get to work and not even counting the time it takes to find parking in Manhattan. This past monday gave me so much tension on my breast and it gave me a lot of back pain. And I realized I've been having a lot of upper back pain because I had slept wrong for the first week after the BA. Currently I just sleep on my back and I haven't even attempted to sleep on my side yet and I don't think I will for a while lol. The pain goes away more and more each day. Whenever I feel tense on my boobs, I always find a place and do my breasticize and it eases the tension.
Anyway, back to my boobies! My right side is still high and my left side has dropped a little more and is more fuller. I really hope my right side drops soon because the unevenness of my nipples drives me crazy. And I can't wear a shirt that shows my CRAZY cleavage because I can see the unevenness and I don't want it to be obvious to other people. Oh so during my post op appointment, the doctor said everything looks great and also I have to wear an underwire bra during the day and a sports bra at night when I sleep to prevent bottoming out. I found my bra when I was breast feeding and it's a 36D and I fit it pretty well. I also fit into a 34DD which is its sister size but I'm liking the 36D much better for the comfort. But so far I am LOVING my girls! I love that it's huge and so does my husband lol! He can't keep his hands off them lol
1 month later!
Dr. Greenwald is in fact the Boob God! I was googling him for weeks trying to find anything negative, but nope! I couldn't find anything wrong. He was straight to the point, informative, and super helpful. I didn't even mention his staff! They were all helpful as well and super nice! After researching and researching for many other plastic surgeons, I feel like Dr. Greenwald is the best at what he does! Also for the price that I paid, it was not only the cheapest, but the best quality work I've seen online. Meanwhile, I live in New York and the majority of the prices I've seen ranges from 8000-12000. On top of that Dr. Greenwald's work shows that in his breast augmentations, the nipples are even which is important to me lol. I've only gotten a breast augmentation with him, but I've got to say he's a perfectionist. He also gave me what I wanted and exceeded my own expectations. I knew he'd be the plastic surgeon for me as soon as I met him. He was also there by my side as I woke up from surgery and called me personally the next day to check up on me. I'm so happy to have found him and he's definitely worth it!