Scar revision pics day 1
- updated 8 months ago
I have 5 children, currently 5' 2' 112lbs. With my...
- 21 May 2012
- 7 days pre
I have 5 children, currently 5' 2' 112lbs. With my first baby I gained 81lbs, I managed to get most of might wait off after each pregnancy but never back to prepregnancy weight. I finally just lost 20 more pounds and I'm happy with my weight however my skin has always haunted me. In clothes I look fine, intimitely I look disgusting with skin and boobs hanging. So I have finally decided to take the plunge and surgery is scheduled for May 29.
Officially one week from today I will have my...
- 23 May 2012
- 6 days pre
PO day 1- I got a TT with BA 425cc in each and MR....
- 30 May 2012
- 1 day post
I can see my breast as all that is on them is a top strap to push them down, right now one side is much bigger and the nipple is pointing outward so I'm worried abou that but then again they are both really swollen.
My tummy is completely covered by the binder (i just have a wrap around waist binder) so i can't see that but I could catch a glimpse at the bottom of the binder of some surgical tape and my husband kind of looked and he said the incision looks pretty low, I will be so happy of it is, I think I reminded my PS like 5 times that I really wanted it as low as possible. I can't wait to see my BB. I go for my post op today so we will see. Oh and another thing is the binder is on so tight it's very uncomfortable. I also only have one drain and in almost 24 hours it hang even out out 25cc of fluid.
Things that have really helped me so far:
Back scratcher - my legs and arms are so itchy and I can't stretch to reach it so that is sooo good to have.
That's all I figured out so far, will post pics if I can get some today at the office later
PO day3 - today is kind of off and on, it started...
- 1 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
I was cleared to shower so I showered yesterday while sitting on a chair any husband helped wash my hair and stuff. My drain has only been putting out 5cc of fluid for tr past 2 days so I'm really hoping when I go back to my post op on Monday that I can have that take out, I'm scared though, he has that tube taped really good to my pubic area and it looks like that will hurt.
I'm dying to get a look at my belly button also.
Oh and the most annoying thing is the type of binder I have on my boobies, it's an elastic binder that is on tight to push them down, it's so sore and I can wait to be able to wear a sports bra type of thing.
Hopefully recovery gets better from here.
4 dpo - Best day for me yet, I really felt much...
- 3 Jun 2012
- 5 days post
I also weighed myself this morning I knew I was going to be way over my preop weight but I just wanted know know how much swelling im dropping each day and I knot I had to give a little for the new boobs. So I started off the morning 11lbs more then preop weight. I started the cucumber water that someone mentioned on here that was good for swelling (I hate cucumbers) but chugged 3 glass fulls throughout the day and I went down but 3lbs, I think thats really good for one day, and I have to say right now my boobs are probably 1-2lbs :) I wish I went bigger on them especially since I know they are swollen right now and will go down more.
Had my 2nd shower tonight and this time I didnt use the shower chair I stood up but had my husband in there with me helping wash my hair and just in case I felt faint. I took one more picture since I didn't catch a side view picture last time, sorry my husband is the worst at getting photos.
6 Days PO - This morning I feel really good, I'm...
- 4 Jun 2012
- 6 days post
I go to the PS today and I'm hoping he takes out my drain, I have been bare draining a teaspoon fulls so I really don't see the need for it. I'm so scared it's going to hurt coming out, its actually in my pubic area and has a lot of dried blood around it which make it look like it secured it to my body with the blood and that area is so tender......uggghhh pray for me I don't scream like I'm in labor.
I'm going to try to see if I can get a new compression garment too, the current one is so bulky it makes dressing very tricky. I will see if I can get new pics today and maybe I can ask him to get a peek at my belly button since that is all taped up.
7 DPO - So I read about the dreaded depression...
- 5 Jun 2012
- 7 days post
I usually wait to have my husband under my CG for me and take pictures of my belly but he takes the worst pics and to wait around for him so this morning when I woke up I did it myself, phew lets just say that I seen stars and had to sit down after awhile, I don't know if it was from looking at my BB incision when I was puting oinment on it or what but I had to sit for a good few minutes before puting it back on.
I feel pretty good for the most party, still not standnig straight at all and the biggest pain I have is a groin area pulling burning feelnig.
So I got pictures to explain the puckering of my incision area, the pictures show it with two layers of tape on it and you can still see how bad the puckering is, looks worst right at my incision area, I'm just going to pray they smooth out, otherwise I'm happy with the flat belly. Still unsure about my BB.
9 dpo - I'm really surprised at how good I feel...
- 7 Jun 2012
- 9 days post
I still have my binder on which of course I no it probably supports me but I can't wait until I can get it off, I also still have a binder on my boobs which I can't wait until that comes off, that one makes them hurt. I go to the PS again tomorrow so hoping I can get those two things off.
For the first time today I tried on a bikini bottom (didn't buy the top yet since I didn't know what size I would be) to test out to see if my scar is hidden and it is! I'm excited about that, I have never used a bikini since probably 9 years old and not sure if I will have the guts to wear one out but if I do the scar wont show, but I still have a ton of wide stretch marks on my hips and thighs but I will take that any day over flabby jiggly skin.
10 dpo- saw the PS today and got rid of my bulky...
- 8 Jun 2012
- 10 days post
I will take pics soon to show the puckering of my incision that I explained in my previous update. My binder also was taken off the boobs and I now feel so free, with both of them off and just the spanx I feel I can stand up so much more straight.
11 dpo- updated to show the picture of the...
- 9 Jun 2012
- 11 days post
13 DPO - Feeling really good, for most of the day...
- 11 Jun 2012
- 13 days post
15 days today and I feel really good, by the end...
- 13 Jun 2012
- 15 days post
I'm dying to sleep on my side but I too scared to even try it, I was sleeping propped up with a lot of pillows behind my head and more under my leg up until a couple of nights ago I'm slow trying to bring my self back down to a normal level. My but and tailbone were taking a beating in that position.
Update on my uneven boobs, ok so the left side looked a lot larger and sat lower (about 1/2" or 3/4" lower) and the right side smaller and had more fill on top. PS advised me at 8 dpo to not use a bra, a binder, sports bra nothing on my breasts and them them hang natural. But I was concerned, they were already hanging lower than I want (I didn't have a lift) already sitting pretty low and I was worried they would stay low. So like a rebel I am......... I went and bought a nice soft no wire bra from Victoria secrets Body by victoria I think its called. It push my boobies together adding cleavage (boobs are very far apart) and lifted the left side which breast pocket was too low up higher. after wearing it all day and taking it off, amazingly they are on the same level and look the same size. hmmmm I may continue to rebel?
Ok enough of my long rambling review
3 weeks PO - the last week has gone by so fast,...
- 19 Jun 2012
- 21 days post
So my incision is closed and looks healed well I do have a few scabs that look like they are falling off in some areas and I want to start scar therapy but when I asked my PS last week about scar therapy he says "NONE, dont have to do any"
hmm really are you serious you give me this hideous looking incision and then you say no scar therapy? I'm really really unhappy about my choice in PS.
So I have to do it on my own, I bought scar away strips, for now I have them on my areola incision since that is completely sealed with no scabbing and on my TT scar at the very edge where its really healed I just started putting some Palmers oil on it and massaged that little area as a test until the rest heals a little more and wow the skin feels so silky soft in that area. I also put some on my BB which is very dry, I really want to get the dark ring around my BB to fade a bit that line is so dark.
8 weeks post op - I haven't updated in awhile,...
- 26 Jul 2012
- 2 months post
My new issue??? I have Capsular contracture on my left breast............sheesh can't anything go right, so my left breast is about 1 1/2" higher then the other and tighter pocket, I massage it about 10 times a day, they have me on a anti asma meds (supposed to soften tissue) and I'm doing steroid shots into the breast pocket, had my first one last week and need to go back every month for about 4 months but I don't know if that will work.
I've been back at the gym for about 5 weeks now, I pretty much do everything and have no restrictions.
Scar treatment - I have been using bio oil on the TT scar for about 2 weeks I don't notice any difference other than its softer and I use Mederma on my belly button and mole scar for about 2 weeks and I don't notice any change there.
10/12/12 - 4 Months post op. I'm loving my...
- 12 Oct 2012
- 5 months post
On to my boobs which I did have done, I had the a very bad case of capsular contracture where my left boob had popped up a whole 2" above the other. On September 4th I had to go in for a revision which cost me another $2100 @#@$%%%#$####!!!!!! to fix, he then made the pocket lower then the other one because he said its easier to get it back up then push it down...............ugghhhh!!!! couldn't you just make them even, so now every since that surgery I have to wear a wire bra (like the one in the pics) 24/7 to mold that boobie up to its position, when I take off the bra and massage them, the left breast sags back down, so frustrated already. So I had another boobie post op the other day and they said for faster results on making them even I can use a baseball belt very tightly under my breast 24/7 and I mean 24/7 I have to even shower with one one then afterwards lay down and change the band. they said if I do this they should be set within a week.
Overall I'm extremely happy about my results from where I came from, I'm so much more confident, I actually use a bikini on the each and haven't done so since I was 10 years old.
Revision day 1- I had my 2nd revision on my left...
- 10 Apr 2013
- 11 months post
I also had my scar revised, as you see in my pictures I had rippling on the outer edges of the scar and he failed to completely remove a. Appendix scar I had which now instead of a horizontal scar the appendix scar was standing straight up vertically.
So under general anesthesia I had both corrected.
I will try to post pics after all the bandages come off.