Breast Augmentation at 31; 1 Child - Indianapolis, IN

I've always had small breasts and now, I've...

I've always had small breasts and now, I've finally decided to do something about it. I'm scheduled for BA tomorrow, 2/18/11. I'm nervous, excited, and a little anxious. I'm praying that all goes well and that I'm very happy with the results. I'm concerned with what types of shirts I can wear post surgery. Also, I welcome any advice to make recovery as painless as possible.

Well, surgery went successful....praise God!!! I...

Well, surgery went successful....praise God!!! I was very nervous when I arrived at the surgery center, but all the staff went out of their way to make me as informed and comfortable as possible. That meant so much to me. I try to think back and I don't remember when I went to sleep with the anesthesia and when I woke, I didn't know where I was or what happened. Then it dawned on me and the first thing I did was look down. I was glad to see that I didn't have two big bowling balls on my chest ( I didn't want to go to big). I wanted to go from an A cup to a full C cup....I think that's where I'll be once the swelling goes down. I must say that the pain is minimal. I'm sore, but the medication and the stretches have helped alot. The nausea from the anesthesia was worse than the soreness of my breasts. It's now been several surgery was at 11:30 am and I basically slept all day. The meds make me very groggy. My right side seems a little more swollen then my left, but I'm using ice packs for that. So far, all is well. I go for my 1st postop visit on Monday and I'll continue to update throughout my progress. Pics to come soon!
My big day is 2/28/11. Let me know how everything goes.
All went well so far. See my update and good luck with your surgery as well!

Today's your big day! Thinking about you.

You might want to check out Trikkegirl's 10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Breast Augmentation. Hope it helps.


Day 2 - Post Op. No nausea! Yay!!! A little...

Day 2 - Post Op.

No nausea! Yay!!! A little more soreness, some pain, but nothing unbearable. I went to breakfast this morning with my bestfriend, who's been so kind to let me stay at her house during my recovery. My daughter is with her father so I can truly get some rest. Tonight, I'm going to dinner with friends....we'll see how that goes. I'll keep you updated.

Well dinner last night wasn't too good. I was in a...

Well dinner last night wasn't too good. I was in a little more pain and I just wanted to lay in the bed. I feel like I'm more sore and stiff and the pain is worse. Hopefully, today is a better day.....I'm taking it easy. No going out for me! But on a good note, my breasts look great. No bruising!

Well, I'm feeling alot better. I decided to take 2...

Well, I'm feeling alot better. I decided to take 2 vicodin instead of the 1 and boy, did that make a big difference. I'm not as stiff and not as sore. I'm continuing to do my stretches and use ice packs.

How many cc's did you get? Silicone or Saline?
I went with the Mentor Smooth Round Moderate Plus Profile Saline-filled. He went with 400cc filled to, I believe, 460cc or 480cc. I was so out of it, I forgot to confirm what he actually did. I hope this helps!

Well, my post op visit went well. The Dr. said...

Well, my post op visit went well. The Dr. said everything looked great. However, I'm still in some pain (I know it takes time and I can't wait for the pain to totally go away). I noticed I have more pain on my right side then the left. Any suggestions on how to ease the pain? I've reduced my meds to motrin...I didn't like the feeling drunk from the vicodin and I returned to work today. So the vicodin was a definite no no. I go back on 3/7 for my second post op visit. Hopefully by then, I won't have any pain. Also, any alternatives to this sports bra? This is so uncomfortable and I find myself unhooking it just for some relief.

Great--thanks so much for your response! I'll come back to check out your pictures after you've posted more. Thanks again!
I'm african american and am considering getting implants. A big concern of mine is scarring. As you know, we tend to scar (and even keloid) more often. This makes me nervous. Did you have a lot of scarring? Is it noticeable? If it's not too much to ask, could you post pictures of the scars now that it's been a few months. Thanks.
I completely understand your nervousness. I was nervous as well, but as long as you do your homework and if you don't normally have issues with scarring ,you should be ok. I did not have alot of scarring. I have a tattoo above my right breast and he noticed how well it looks and believed that I wouldn't have any issue with scarring. He gave me an ointment (similar to Mederma) to use daily for the scarring. Honestly, I haven't used it consistently, but the scarring is still barely visible. I'll post more recent pics soon.

I say if you're serious about it, go for it. I'm so glad that I did. My clothes fit better, which has definitely boosted my confidence!
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