36yo 34H W 2kids (1 & 2 1/2) I'm Ready!!

I've met with my PS and I have my pre - op next...

I've met with my PS and I have my pre - op next week. Like everyone here I have disproportionate Breasts and want to correct it. I finished breastfeeding my daughters and the shape and firmness were gone. This summer I haven't wanted to go to the beach or Lake with my family bc I don't want to be flopping all over the place. I owe it to my daughters to get out there and have some fun. I want to show them we can always improve and be our best selves.
So here I go! !

Has anyone here gone through this with very small children?

My PS has said that I should be able to "do everything except put them in their car seats by the end if the first week". Has everyone's recovery been like their surgeon said it would be or should I be skeptical?

I have read lots of reviews and I know that recovery differs by person... just wondering if the PS really does best predict.

I'm 36 5'3" 140# with very pendulous 34H Breasts hoping for a 34E.

I have BCBS and they are covering all but $150 as a medical necessity due to pain and shoulder grooving.

Pre-op today

Today really felt like the surgery is happening. When I was 30 I had a pulmonary embolism that has been attributed to birth control. My PS wanted carrying orders from my hematologist to determine how to handle possible blood clots. So I met with him this morning and he recommended no treatment! My PS is erring on the side of caution however and prescribing lovenox injections during and after surgery which makes me more comfortable.

My PS took all the time I needed to answer my questions and gave me her email in case I had any others come up. Her confidence is catching and I can't wait for my surgery.

I got all my prescriptions and post op instructions. My insurance covers up to 23 hours in the hospital so I'm staying overnight just to get used to myself before heading home to my little girls (with my new little girls!)

Cold & cough

Yuck... I woke up this morning to a sore throat, itchy ears and a stuffy nose. Both kids have it too along with low grade fevers. I let my PS know and if no better in the morning she will call me in a z-pak. Please please please go away!

adding some pics!

Finally getting around to it.

Things are looking up today!

Not sure that I mentioned, but my husband lives in another state... He just flew in today to be here with me for the procedure on tuesday and for a week afterward. My stress just literally went out the car window on the way here. Knowing he is def here gives me more strength and resolve to have the surgery.

Also my cold and cough are subsiding and I'm feeling confident I can go with thru with the surgery healthwise! That was a scare!

And we have beautiful puffy clouds I a blue sky with perfect breezes and sunshine. It's a great day for me!!

Super excited!

48 hours from now I will be headed to the surgery center! Now that my husband is here my fears and doubts have subsided since I know my daughters will be well taken care of. It's just exciting now! I'm finally gong to have nice perky boobies instead of sad deflated floppy weights on the chest! Woo hoo :)

sitting in pre-op!

So I've had my vitals checked and scrubbed myself down and gotten my iv... way less nervous than thought I'd be. :) everyone has been lovely....

Will update from the otherside!!

On the otherside!

So far it has been easy peasy and simple as pie! My sister picked my up about 6:30am and we arrive jut in time t the hospital. I checked in while she parked and then headed back to pre-op. Met with the anesthesiologist and got marks up by my PS. In just a few more minutes they wheeled me to the operating room and placed them ask on my face and off to sleep I went. I woke up very groggy... Speaking of groggy I think I will take a nap and finish in a bit!

I love them :)

Surgery day continued.

So... I was super groggy when I woke up but very little pain. Apparently when they first woke me I was a bit "aggressive"... Not sure what happened there but I have a couple of new bruises no where near the surgery site. But hey... I'm always grumpy when I wake up so I think I'm going to let it be and be thankful I DID wake up. The pain has been very manageable and I haven't had any nausea at all. They gave me 3 different anti-nausea meds by IV as well as a patch. My doctor ordered morphine, dilaudid, and Percocet 7.5 and I've had the dilaudid 3 times and the Percocet every 4 hours. I'm staying at the hospital in the "extended recovery unit" as an outpatient so it's covered on my insurance under the $100 copay as long as I don't stay past 23 hours. They are having me walk the halls because I have had a prior pulmonary embolism and it's after the walks that the pain sets in and I ask for the stronger meds. I'm wondering if maybe my surgical bra is not tight enough and the movement is what is making it hurt more. It's super comfy tho... Maybe I'm just used to my Prima Donna bras that really keep me in place? I have no idea what size I am but I'm thinking a 34DD once the swelling goes down. I told my PS I still wanted large breasts, just ones that were out of control. I'm a bargain hunter and I can't wait to buy adorable little bras out the bins at Victoria's Secret for $20! My Prima Donnas were $125+ but worth every penny as I've never actually worn one out and I've been buying them for 7 years now. (So if you're still just considering the surgery and can't find bras that fit you or support you well I highly recommend them!)

I'm so pleased with the size and shape of my breasts for far and am so thankful to have had this surgery.

So happy I did this!

I honestly didn't realize how big of a difference this would make in how I view myself. I have just hated my big breasts for so long it is strange to look in the mirror and see smaller perkier ones and like them. I'm glad I waited til after breastfeeding because that was a wonderful experience that i would hate to lose. However, 10 more years of liking my body would have been a fair trade.

As far as my recovery, I thought it was going to be a lot harder. I've not needed the pain medication constantly for the past 3 days, just taking half of one here and there after probably having done too much with my kids. I am resting a great deal as well but the babies do need some mommy love and I'm being sure they get it in a controlled way rather than them dog piling me!

I've tried on some lingerie, dresses, sports tanks, and bathing suits that I bought in the past that had been on sale hoping I would lose a few lbs... They looked great on me! I'm so excited for everything to settle down so I can go shopping for clothes other than knit shirts and sweaters!

I've still not seen my incisions as I was told to leave the brown tape on until my one week post op visit. However, I've realized already I don't care about the scars. I'll do what I can to minimize them but even if they end up as bad as the worst I've seen, it's still worth it! If you are considering the surgery... I can't recommend it with more confidence. It's a life changing thing.

New pics!

Recovery is going really well. No pain meds at all yesterday or last night. Had my first zinger this morning and it was over pretty quickly. I have more energy than I was expecting. However, I am still taking it easy so as to heal as quickly as possible. I didn't quite realize how much smaller I am until taking the pics today. I'm glad because I've been afraid of being too small. I've kind of gotten used to my new size before realizing the difference if that makes since.... Still super glad I did it!

*sense :)

Oops

Recovery going well so far.

I woke up one morning on my side and found a small opening at the bottom of my incision on my right breast and am having some drainage which kinda freaked me out. My PS saw me and calmed me right down. "Better out than in." That makes sense so I'm ok with it. I've been feeling great with plenty of energy running after the kids and all. I am picking up my 1 yo to put in and out of the crib and into her high chair and am just being super careful. It's been a lot easier than I was afraid of so far.... I hope I didn't just jinx myself! :)
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I'm glad it's going well! And glad to know about picking stuff up. My surgery is Tuesday and I'm making a bunch of meals today to freeze.
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Are you wearing a bra at night? Glad to hear everything I'd going smoothly for you!!
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Wow! I can't imagine lifting anything I'm do sore I can feel the pressure just lifting my 16oz water bottle ! Go easy on yourself good luck and happy healing!
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Glad to hear you are doing so well!
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I love hearing this!!! I have surgery on Tuesday, and am most concerned about not being able to put bebe in and out of bed/help him out of the highchair. I have no clue if my healing will be like yours, but it's nice to hear of such an uneventful recovery with such great results! How much did you have taken out?
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doing great
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Looking good happy healing! I too still wanted big boobs lol!
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CONGRATS !!! keep us updated with pics, its important to us pre-op girls !!!!
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Sure thing! I'll get some up today!
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What kind of incision did they use on you? I had the lollipop.
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Lollipop here as well. I've still got brown tape plastered all over them so won't be able to see the actual incision until my first post op appt on 9/16.
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I love that you're calling them rockstar boobs! That is exactly how I feel!! I haven't gotten a go look at mine yet! Sounds like our experiences are very similar. Do you have drains?
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Nope.. No drains thank goodness. My kids are being great too. My 2.5yo is being my "nurse" and I'm just getting down on the floor when my 1 year old asks me to pick her up. So far everything awesome! I had showed my older one some pics on here so she would know what to expect... When I showed her mine today she said they weren't flat anymore and that they are beautiful. Love that kid! :)
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Hope your recovery is continuing to go well! LOL Porn star boobs! Take it easy, enjoy your recovery time!
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Thanks boobeez! I am totally planning to milk this while my husband is in town. He is playing Mr. mom while I'm relaxing. He is getting an idea of how busy I stay all day just making sure they are fed and clean! I rarely get a babysitter so this is totally like a vacation.
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looking great with your high, swollen porn star boobs!!!! I hope you are having very little pain as managing without painkillers is much better. I was fine by 28 hours post op and this is not unusual. rest as much as you need to now
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I love the porn star boobs! I know they only stay like this a bit... But I love love love them. Thanks so much for all your advice and encouragement. I was reading in this app while waiting for my ride to the hospital and your advice about the pillow is the only reason I remembered. I was actually sitting on my porch waiting on my sister and had to go back inside to grab it. So thanks!
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I too am curious about recovery w/ small children. my youngest is 2 and very very clinging to me. wants to be held all the time. Please keep us updated on your healing and how it is managing children. I am still waiting for my insurance approval.
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hope it has all gone well. happy healing
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Good luck
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excited for you, remember the prune juice to prevent constipation and a pillow for the seatbelt on the way home, small side here you come!!!!!
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We're almost there!! Last minute grocery shopping, laundry and house cleaning! Taking the kiddos to their Nana's tomorrow night then here we go!!!
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I double checked on the recovery with my doctor at my pre-op. She ensured me that I'd be fine and that moms tend to make it happen when they need to and my body will let me know if I need to slow down. Since there is no altering of the muscular structure it's the easiest to recover from. Fingers crossed :)
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hope you get over your cold, it happened to me and put back my surgery
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Me too peedie... My husband lives out of state for work right now so he is flying home tomorrow and taking FMLA time to help with me and the kids. A delay would be a huge inconvenience for us! Fingers crossed! :)
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