So Glad I Did . one year out YES! STILL GLAD I DID IT

4'4" 128 lbs 42 yes old mom of 4. 1st at...

4'4" 128 lbs 42 yes old mom of 4. 1st at 17. 2nd 15 months later he weighed 10 lbs and I gained 90lbs. Lost all of the weight. 3rd c-section. 4th weighed 7.5 but I weighted 220 AGAIN!I have lost it all and kept it off for over 13 years now. but my body and boobs paid the price. My husband and I met after my second was born (20+ yrs ago) so this is all he had ever known me to look like and he thinks I'm beautiful. I love him dearly for that. BUT ok here is the real me now. I'm SICK of wishing the lights were off. Sick of putting the boobs back in the bra when I bed over (or getting ugly bras becaude they cover it all) The who "fried egg on a nail" I'm using that when I see the PS next August 16th.

Tired of pulling the shirt down to hide the belly button (or what use to be one) UGG dont even get me started on the leaning over. It reminds me of a momma dog that had one to many litters of pupppies.lol ( I'll post pic) I want my husband to have the ME I was not the ME he ended up with. (no worries I love the rest of me just NOT the boobies and belly)

SO ladies. Thank you all who have posted before and for many of you your sence of humor!!! I will also post a pic of what I WANT to look like and maybe all of you can help me decide if its reasonable. (personally I would love to have Brook burke boobs lol)I would think a "D" cup would be beautiful.. THOUGHTS.. and saline would be my choice


Oh, i think you are going to get amazing results! I can't wait to see them.
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I am 5' 4" not 4' 4" lol

I am 5' 4" not 4' 4" lol

Adding a few pics because I am doing the TT too.

Adding a few pics because I am doing the TT too.
Oops I ment they are pretty much same in diameter ,,,,,, the exception is the hp stand to attention more sorry wrote that wrong
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I think most doc tell u to wait between 6 months an year for FINAL results , but I mean if there is an obvious error on the doc part I think yeah they wait 3-6 months to redo surgery ,,,
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ok ladies what is the difference in the HP and the Mod + that is aall a bit confusing to me. I do think ONE of thoes would be my choice but how do you choose? I wasnt upper fullness and no BOULDERS in bags... Any one have any advice on that? I do know one has more projection THAT I get. but what is the difference VISUALLY once in
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19 days till the consult. anyone want to share how...

19 days till the consult. anyone want to share how their PS helped them coose a size and profile so I have a little clue
ok I believe our area offers Mentor.. Not sure on the Natrelle. I WANT upper fullness THAT is a big one for me. I will look and see if I can even understand the whole thing.. Message me if you understand HOW to find the right diameter
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I am SERIOUSLY considering the 400-425 mod +...

I am SERIOUSLY considering the 400-425 mod + thinking they will look like 350 under muscle.. SO ???? AND BY THE WAY this site is addicting:).. I am thinking round upper fullness somewhere between fake and real... does that make sence?? IF I told that to the PS would HE get it?? I have so many photos I feel like Im a horder..lol
Edmonton8238 thank you. Hind site is 20/20 so I would rather learn from others...
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Tirby do this for you and only you! The rest just don't matter! Idiots will talk no matter what! At least if your hot and your boobs are where they should be then they can at least talk about how envious they are! I had a lift and now hind sight wish I'd had a little cushion put in LOL.
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http://www.realself.com/forum/what-did-you-tell-them#comment-138497 copy and paste that into the browser and it should take you to that forum discussion. Let me just say that you will NOT be disappointed when you do laydown and your boobs stay put! They really do and it is awsome! I didn't ask for lipo at all but my doctor did some around the back I guess he just thought it should be done and when you get the mommy makeover they do what they think needs done haha. I'm not sure. He didn't charge me anything more for doing it though. He was pretty intent on doing what he wanted and with him being a graduate from art school too I just let him go. The icon I have is a drawing of his, he did a glass wall etching full size about 12 feet high with a water fall flowing over it in his lobby so I said have at it doc. Even the way my tummy had the line that curved upwards in the center is straitening out so he knew what to do so that it would end up being straight by the time it healed. I'd tell anyone I knew to go to him, he is young but knows his stuff!!
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I will say my husband AND I felt right at home...

I will say my husband AND I felt right at home with this Dr. He spent an hour and 20 minutes with m answered EVERY question I had. Was VERY lighthearted when needed. Which I needed!!

He took my measurements and the "Pre" choice is 400cc Mod + silicone. He did not try to get me to go one way or another and I really went in with the saline mindset. For the stomach he said minimal repair on the muscles but it does need done. I left there feeling 100% better about the whole process! He was very impressed with my physical health and muscle tone considering the 4 babies one at 8lb9oz andone at 10lb and the weight loss which I did two times. ( that made me feel good that all the exersize did pay off)

SOOOOOO He said 99% sure he will be able to do first week of Januarywhich is when I choose. So I will talk to the financial lady tomorrow. (I was his last appointment and we stayed untill amost 6 so she was gone) and find out details cost deposit ect. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.... My husband and the Dr. just laughed at me because I was so excited about having a belly button......

The final laugh was when my husband walked out of the exam room after I redressed with the sizers in HIS shirt. hahaha..
now the hardest part.... THE WAIT!.. but with the holidays in between it will go by fast!

Now to save as much and as fast as possible between now and then!

I'm older than most of you girls, but I wish I could have seen this site earlier just to help educate myself. I actually had my first breast implants done 30 years ago! Told you I was older. I'm even a grandma now! I was very happy with the results then. I had absolutely nothing for breasts before that. So fast forward to 6 weeks ago. I was in a serious auto accident with several injuries, one of which included a horribly bruised right breast and ruptured implant. So I was faced with very little time to schedule my surgery and get going. I was in need of a lift as it was, but probably would never have done one before. But when I saw my Doc he asked if I'd ever thought of one. I opted to do the lift and new implants in both breasts.I'm doing well now, from the accident and the surgery. Those of you that are informed enough to know what things to consider and talk with the Dr. about are at an advantage! I really am pleased with my results. The lift has made a big difference. I look and feel so much better. I wish I had known more about what to consider and ask about the size though. I was already a C and thought going a little larger would result in a D cup for sure. Although I have better shape and position, the cup size went up very very little. I would be able to wear my old bras except for the under wire. So I've been a little disappointed there. I knew nothing about Mentor,Natrelle, MP,HP,etc.I also had no idea that the surgery could change the size of the nipples, and I'm not happy that mine are larger now. Nothing that is a big deal, but I would have preferred that they stayed the same as before.So you're all educating me, but after the fact. :( But really with the exception of one problem I have no regrets.I don't know if anyone has experienced this problem, but it's obvious that compared with my right breast my left breast isn't dropping. My last follow up appt. was 3 weeks ago and I was told that if it didn't change they would need to do a "procedure" (sounds more like surgery) where they would put me out and go back in and try to see what the problem is and make it drop.Could this have anything to do with when the breast can harden, and could it cause that in the future? I do not want to have to deal with this after the initial surgery and it's unplanned costs. (insurance refused to pay anything) I'm just finally well from the surgery and the accident. Has anyone heard of this and is it as simple as the Dr.made it sound? Sorry this was long! It won't be next time. Thanks!
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Well I did ask my PS the same thing about the nipple (areola) size changing he said it is a push and pull when you do lift and implants so the change should not be much. I LOVE the size of mine now but they are fairly small. the other issue you are having it COULD be the begining of Capsular contracture. OR maybe part due to the auto accident... I really DONT know. IF it is CC then the sooner they deal with it the better. It sould not be as hard of a procedue as the augment. and CERTANLY not as painful as the lift... I dont think it will be a big deal. be honest with your PS let him know your worried or concerned and you want 100% honest. My PS has answered EVERY email I have sent and I havent even had surgery yet!!.. DONT be affraid to ask questions.. YOU NEED to ask it does bring a peace of mind.. hugs to you... You'll be fine
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ITBLE!!! I know how you feel Like with me and my man now he loves me just like this and i feel like ok he more than deserves to see me looking good also! It is exciting for me too!
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Well I had me yearly physical... after 5 years of...

well I had me yearly physical... after 5 years of NOT having one. The results as of today. Low thyroid and low potassium. Now a BIG issue but I go back in 30 days so the potassium to me is easy to fix. But is important in wound healing so I need to be on top of that. The low thyroid suprised me! I told the doc I had to much energy to have that issue. apparently it's not the only symptom:( so not sure how to NATURALLY deal with that?? any thoughts or anyone delt with that naturally? I DONT like salt so possible iodine deficiency but I dont know that.
Any way I am waiting for the rest of the results, FIRST MAMOGRAM EVER tomorrow.. I will admit I am nervous because people say its terrible. I HOPE they are just dramatic people..After having kids I dont think most things are a big deal... MY PS said 45yrs was Government requirement but regular doc set me up for one any way and said the insurance has it on wellness and the age is 40... I didn't question but now I'm wondering? but it will give me a baseline before I get my BA and lift...
China I am sorry I dont know nothing about this and as far as I know nipple doesnt change but I have done plenty of research could be wrong alot of gurls will read your post you can also ask the board of drs they got here too.On another not I am glad you are ok from your accident!
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Humm. I asked an IN GENERAL question here. (doc to...

Humm. I asked an IN GENERAL question here. (doc to answer)"CBC Before Surgery- What Info Does It Show?" and I was a bit supprised to find him a bit snippy! Or sarcastic. I wish I could reply to his post. I was asking IN GENERAL!!!!!! not for JUST ME!. WOW! I had had no physical because I have been healthy as a horse my whole life! not because doc was concerned about any particular thing! ISH! well enough of my rant. it just annoys me!
Yup me too. What a jerk face!
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Hi WTE you cutie pie!
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HELLO here I am xoxoxoxo! How is my hotta mama!
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MAMMOGRAM! FIRST EVER came back......

MAMMOGRAM! FIRST EVER came back....NORMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. now for the pap to come back and I'm a happy camper
hehe we sure will but fo rthe mean time I dont mind waiting fo rmy ride =)
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Oh Yeah! I am so happy for you !!!!!!! already and I aint even a camper!
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HAHA we'll both be happy campers SOON!
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Ok so I have now gotten my LIST together of the...

Ok so I have now gotten my LIST together of the items and food for my recovery. My husband will be home for 2 days then my oldest son will be here for 1 week to cook do laundry store runs, taking my daughter to work or school ect.
I have or have on list
fiber one and Kashi ceral
yogurt
applesauce in small containers so they can be by my nightstand
Jello
fruit bites like pineapple, pears, peaches
Low sodium chicken broth and chicken soup (just 1 of each)
crackers
Gatoraid (low sugar kind) and prune+ apple juice..
I am going to make and freeze all main meals, no salt in them, they can salt their own.
(we do have 5 people in our home)
Healthy choice steamers
Enchiladas
Whole wheat Penne pasta bake (biggest loser recipe)
BBQ Shreded venison roast
Black, pinto Kidney bean mix. for baked potato toppers or over brown rice.
Shepards pie (with dear meat)
Bags of frosen vegies for steaming, 9for weekends when my daughter will cook)
Navy bean soup,
frosen chicken breasts
obviously fresh veggies and fruit will be bought as needed
After the holidays I will use the turkey to create other meals. I plan on having 30 days worth.
My son will cook the first week so all of that will be fresh. but after that this will help me to prep dinners with no troubles.
OH and hershey kisses!! my favorite. i will have one a day once I can stomach them.. chocolate does a world of good!

NOW ITEMS:
Doc said he will send home 2 weeks worth of supplies. so tape gause ect.
I have
Neosporin
tape and gause
vitamin E and bio oil
Arnica, bromelin, quercetin
bags of frozen peas (ice packs)
Protien powder
Chia seeds
Magnesium
Cane (house to awkward for walker)
A folding chair (or plastic one) for a shower chair.. we alreasy have then so no need to buy
Hand held shower
big comphy PJ's that open in front
a few pair of sweat pants
An over sized hoodie
digital thermoter
alcohol wipes
peroxide
clorox wipes (kids will wipe bathroom and all lights ect daily
crossword puzzles ect.. (I WILL get sick of sitting)
magazines, books
Walkie Talkies ( so no yelling through the house)
Bendy straws
throat lozenges / cough drops
small flashlight for night time
granny panties :)
plastic bucket with lid (old icecream bucket) just in case i get sick.. hope not
med list with timer and pill box.I will be out of it for at least a day...it will help others
A few Camis to wear UNDER the binder
Get hair french braded so i dont have to worry to much about it
pillows King size for knees
FRESHETTE!!!!!!!! glad I got it
we have a recliner so I cam sleepthere for at least afor a while so my husband wont accidently hurt me

OK so what am I missing the count down is at 109 days!!!
106 Days today!! My husband too is an amazing man! I don't have any "Moms" :( But I do have a few nurse friend that live close. I totally understand giving and giving and then felt a bit selfish about recieving.. I even homeschooled all our children untill the youngest son graduated.. Then we put our daughter in Jr. High. (I didn't want her to feel alone) so I get it.. We are SO lucky to have the Men we do. My husband really never ASKS for much.. and doesn't expect anything. He loves his job and LOVES taking care of his family.. HAHA he said "We may be doing this for you, but I will reap the benifit's too!" Not only will I fell better about myself but that will translate to all areas of our life. (I'm sure you understand my meaning :).... I AM A BIG BIG BIG pre planner. ALSO and this is just me. because I do our taxes myself I am already getting folders ready and getting organized so I wont be hunting anything down when the time comes. (just in case I dont feel great)..... SO EXCITED!! I emailed the PS AGAIN today with a few questions and to let him know my Mammogram came back PERFECT!!....
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WOW!! Your list is amazing! I'm going to print it out to make sure that I didn't forget anything! Your 109 days out and so prepared! God Bless! My Mom and Mother-In-Law only live a half a mile down the road so they'll be over all the time to help and cook, the baby will go to his babysitter as usual and my husband will pick him up. Also, my husband owns his own business so he'll be with me, checkin in and taking care of me!! So happy for you to be getting this done!! You deserve it - remember that! I've come to realize for as much as men get we deserve whatever we want, I'm lucky my husband sees what I had to go through and give up for our son.
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tHAT RIGHT iBLE YOU GET YOUR ? ON THAT IS YOUR BODY!
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Well other than driving my PS crazy with questions...

well other than driving my PS crazy with questions (which he has been kind and understanding to answer every one of them) I think I am ready! I am still saving $ like crazy and God bless my husband for doing little extras here and there to add to my "fund". He is happy for me and I just love him to pieces. Dr said that he will decide on how far the insision needs to go around the morning of.. I do have a lot of loose skin. 5"4" and 220+ delivering a 10 lb it had to go somewhere!!. I am in great shape now just remenants of the past left. My physical pap ect all great!!!! now to get labs done again for the potassium and thyroid.. not worried they are both slightly low.. but the thyroid....that explains a few things. like me constantly saying " I just can't eat like that anymore.. Like it takes VERY LITTLE to cause a gain. and my hand and feet are cold a lot. even in summer.. my hair is very brittle. and a lot in the drain after a shower. well a lot compared to what it use to be.... so we will see. Oh and only 101 days to go EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
lol my daughter is a good gurl its just a slip up from her is uggghhhh so i feel you on this one~
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ewww I went through some teenager daughter issues man oh man! of course I will pray always in and out of season!
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I have 3 boys. all older than my daughter. NEVER had an issue with them. They were dream kids. really!! So ANY issue is a BIG thing. I have never delt with this. my boys didn't "date" they waited till they found THE ONE.. now two are married ... one is still waiting and he is fine with that..... so really this is all greek to me!... I love my daughter and I know I am making a mountain out of a moll hill. BUT I'M MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the prayers... really!
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Well I call to set up everything in 15 days. only...

well I call to set up everything in 15 days. only 78 days (and a wake up) to go. Life has been a little crazy which is good. It makes time go by faster.. With the holidays almost here I am sure if I blink the time will be done. Keeping my weight steady, eating right and if nothing else getting my walking in daily. SOOOOOO READY. It's been LONG enough!
I had a full lift with 420 saline MP. Very happy. I started as a saggy D. Best decision ever!
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HT you look GREAT! I am a saggy c so I would guess I would be just down one size.... I can live with that :) BUT I am going with silicone.... so I wonder what the REAL difference is. I do know the projection ect is different.. My skin is to thin for the saline. Doc did not think I would be very happy with that in the end. And we did look at that as an option to begin with... So anyone KNOW the projection difference? I am sure he will use 400 or 425 MP silicone. mentor brand.....
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I am so excited for you!
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Well ladies. 70 DAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I call...

Well ladies. 70 DAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I call in one week (next Friday) to get it all set in stone!! I do have a question, some of you I know have told your regular Dr. about the surgery before hand because you needed to... health reasons or concerns ect.... Well My regular Dr is a bit new to me and I am assuming I should say SOMETHING to him... right? I go back to see him Dec 5th. just to check up on the thyroid med.. Which is doing very well so far. (I am not as cold and need to eat a bit more(keep losing a little weight. and don't really want to, no biggie) Doc said it would take 2 months to fully kick in to see if the little bit he put me on is enough...ANYWAY so back to saying something to him about the whole thing. Do I just say "Oh and FYI I am getting a tummy tuck and breast lift/ Augmentation in a month, thought you might want to know:)" OR WHAT?????? what do you who have gone before me suggest... and I am VERY healthy no concerns there..

Well I am down to 69 days. (and a wake up) I have...

Well I am down to 69 days. (and a wake up) I have my pre op apt. and the surgery date (not the time yet) i told them the eairlier the better. My normal wake up is 4 am so I will be STARVING if they dont get me in early. I have paid 1/2 down and will do the rest at pre op. WOW time IS going by fast. now with the holidays I KNOW it will be even faster.. I AM SO EXCITED.... I am going to have a BELLY BUTTON again!! haha..

59 days NOT 69... 2 months to go!!

59 days NOT 69... 2 months to go!!

I have 6 weeks to go!!!! I think I am as prepared...

I have 6 weeks to go!!!! I think I am as prepared as I can be.. I have foods ready and in the freezer. (30 days worth of dinners) I will be making chicken soup with the holiday leftovers and freezing them into individual servings also. MAN TIME HAS REALLY GONE BY FAST!.. I will be taking a little trip with my wonderful husband on my birthday in December just to have some quiet time before surgery.. Excited about that!. I did add a toilet raiser to my list. it seems to be something a lot of PS seem to feel just makes things easier. I dont like asking for help and I prefer NOT to if I can avoid it.. also with my toilet seat at 13" this 4 extra inches will help.... I do not have a TON of pillows but I do have a few. IF I can sleep in my bed it would be WONDERFUL. I go in on the 27th of Dec. to finalize everything ask ANY last minute questions, and final Pmt. I am so greatful that my husband is so supportive, and that I have all of you here to share with.... very few people here know I am getting this done. AND I DON'T WANT them to know.... so 6 weeks and one wake up :)...
I'm set...
You won't regret the leg work, I promise!!! Read sone old posts of others about getting off the toilet, won't have that problem !!! Lol.... Legs and core, legs and core!!!! Lol
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My absolute best advice for you ladies who are preparing for your TT, is lunges, lunges, lunges!!! Work on your legs and core strength, I can't tell you how much you are going to use your legs !! It will really make things easier for you getting up and down. I am extremely independent and really didn't like asking for help!!! Work, work, work on those legs, I swear you will thank me later, lol
Good luck to you all, you are about to do the best thing you can ever do for yourself !!!! I couldn't be happier !!!
Lori
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@wte.. I just want everything to be as easy for everyone as can be. I dont want them running to the store for stuff.
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Well it is December 9th and I am at 27 days (and a...

well it is December 9th and I am at 27 days (and a wake up) I am feeling very good with my PS choice. I saw my regular Dr. Monday for a recheck on the thyroid meds. (I actually DO feel better. I can eat normal now.. and the weight is not as big of a struggle to maintain, I am warmer thank goodness!! ANYWAY I did tell him I was scheduled to have a TT and gave him the PS name.. he was happy for me and said I would be totally fine and that Dr.O does great work... So thats numerous "medical" people and paitents who have all said the same thing. And my husband and I are totally comfortable with him. I have only a few questions to ask when I go in. (he has been WONDERFUL at answering EVERY email..and there have been MANY)
So my questions are simple.
#1 the Cath... how long do I need it..
#2 The compression garment.. does it have a open bottom or what is it like.
#3 the meds.. muscle relaxer, anti nausia, and constipation recomendations..
Other than that I am good to go. My husband has been so supportive and has taken some time off work to help. So has my oldest son (he only knows about the TT and thats all he needs to know) The doc said he will decide how far the insision needs to be on the morning of.. I DID use to weigh over 200 so there is skin there.. BUT I AM SO BLESSED most people would never know I was that heavy. My body responded well. I do not need a body lift but wouldnt mind a little help on the thighs with the extended tuck.. BUT as long as I FINALLY HAVE A BELLY BUTTON AGAIN I will be tickled pink!! haha I am actually VERY excited about having a BB..
With the holidays coming I know people will be busy so Merry Christmas...
ahhhh how exciting ma!
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Are you ready your time is almost here
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as of right now I have 6 days 22 hours and 15 minutes till surgery :)
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Ok 5 days 18 hours.. I'm ready.. calm and ready. I...

ok 5 days 18 hours.. I'm ready.. calm and ready. I think my only worry is after surgery I will have to be careful. I am a go getter and a doer.. so sitting around is not my style..Doc said to DO but be wise because the more I do the more I'll swell.. He said the more I do the more I will swell, putting more pressure on the insision..I am hoping one week of help will be enough to make it so I can at LEAST feel human again...my treadmill is downstairs and that bums me out a bit..It's cold and going outside is not optional.. So I'm wondering how long it will be before I can go downstairs??
ok question ladies. I was given 2 pain meds he said because I was clueless as to what was what...only that pain meds like hydro makes me feel itchy and crawly (hope you understand) so he DID give me Hydro but also gave me TRAMADOL... the pharmasist said the tramadol didnt have the side effects like constipation.. SO any one have a clue on them?? I dont take even asprin or tylanol much so I'm hoping they wont make me loopy
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very mild meds with alot less side effects but they just never killed pain for me personally. There's nothing wrong with being loopy for a day or two you won't be out driving hahaha....
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Thanks everyone. i am ready and my husband and oldest sone have the whole week off! Foods rare ready and dinners are in the freezer... I'm ready.. I really am.... 4 days and 15 hours!!
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2 days 22 hours! I'm spending the day paying all...

2 days 22 hours! I'm spending the day paying all the bills and cleaning the house. Tomorrow I will do the shopping.
Thursday I am getting my roots (hair) done and then sanatizing the entire house AGAIN..
I hope I have all my ducks in a row for my husband, so this is easy for him too.
So now because my house is small. under 1000 sq feet. I am really wanting to be in my bedroom for the first few days.. but we will see. I would hate to have any visitors come over and have me laying in the recliner.. NO NOT my idea of a calm quiet recovery area.. So I am going to do my best to be in my own bed.. any suggestions as to making that easier? I have a small step stool I can use if needed to get up onto the bed. (I'm short and bed is not) pillows of course. I have 2 foam and 4 regular big pillows. I could steal more from the spare bed downstairs... I am sure I will be on again before surgery but keep me in your thoughts and prayers for a smooth and quick recovery.. and as painless as possible :) I was given Hydrocodone and also tramadol.. in cast hydro was to much (I have only taken pain meds once or twice in my life and not for long!) but no muscle relaxer which makes me nervous ONLY because it is something MANY ladies say GET... but Doc did say call anytime if I have a need.. I will say he has been GREAT to work with. My husband feels comfortable and THAT is big for me.. Well ladies I will go for now... Praying this week just goes by fast and I dont have to much down time to just sit and get nervous!!
A Just reading Loves JCs' blog and remembered TANK TOP UNDER THE BINDER!!! ish how could I have forgotten that. well praise the Lord I DID find that info again... OK tomorrow wash the hubbies old tanks in SUPER hot water and have a few ready to wear..
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loriWV I almost bought one. UNFORTUNATLY they do not have them here in my little home town.and now I dont have time to get one shipped. but thats ok.. ??? I COULD get one at a medic type store ?? I think we have one of thoes...Well I can look on Thursday.. what size is yours.. I mean how wide and how tall.. I have seen so many sizes... I DO NOT have a tv in my room so I actually dont want to be in there A LOT.. I have a recliner in the livingroom..
WTE.. Mom_me said Tramadol is not as strong and the pharmacy said it is like the hydros.. so I think the plan is..take the Hydros spot on time for the first 3 days then move over to the Tramadol for the next few days.. and HOPE by then I am good to go.. The Doc is great and has told us we can call him anytime with questions or concerns or med issues.. AND we live literally .64 miles from his office and his surgery center.. so like 1/2 mile from my house!!! makes post op visits a breeze!!
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Tramadol is generic for Ultram nonnarcotic pain med if you're going under muscle ask about Valium I only needed two tabs first post op day help you sleep and rest too!
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40 hrs 9 minutes. haha.. The garbage bag trick......

40 hrs 9 minutes. haha.. The garbage bag trick... putting the garbage bag on the seat of the car for sliding in and out.. works great. I did a trial run today.. great idea. I am wondering if one on the recliner would be good too.... My house is 100% cleaned. Tomorrow I will go get a few things from the store. salad fruit ect and get my hair colored, and vacuum that's all I have left!
unless any one has any other little tips??
Hi I'm new here . . I had a mastopexy with implants (36D silicone high profile)5'6" 176 lbs . . I love them and shirts dresses everything fits better. Tips . . Take button up top for when you go home . . Ice packs if your doc allows . .lots of pillows ( had to sleep on back and I'm a stomach sleeper ) ask for two post op bras just in case of drainage if they say no ask what kind of bra my doc said no underwire or padded bras until implants drop I'm wearing sleep bras like sports bras but not too tight.. . Stool softeners . . Narcotics cause constipation bad for me . . My post op Meds were lortabs, Valium, and phenergan ( I'm easily nauseated) surgery was 12/22/2011 and by the 24th I was taking plain Tylenol during day and lortab only in evening by Wednesday off all Meds and back at work . . Worth every penny! Good luck I wish you the best!
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Gosh . . Sorry just wanted to add that for me lying in bed day of was enough I'm a nurse and the more you get up a move the better . . If you have good pain tolerance I can assure by the third post op day feels like sore from gym ( ugh but that's my opinion) be positive and get your rest but moving around your house at least every couple of hours is good for you it'll hurt but once up and around you'll feel better eat at table I was at gym in 6 days walking on treadmill and doing light leg exercises my doc says good recovery cuz I didn't just stay in bed all day . . Plus helps with constipation ok i' shutting up right now cuz I feel like I'm doing Discharge instructions doc sounds awesome too!
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Thanks!!!! ok I have the neck pillow... and I HATE sitting still so YUP laying in bed all day NOT an option!! I do have a good pain tollerance.. My husband said "yes but when you had your c section you were 20 years younger" poo I still have lots of energy all day. and at night I get my 8 hours and no more!! My treadmill in in the basement (downstairs) the satirs are rather narrow and steep so I need to be OFF all pain meds and have some one go down with me the first time!!.. I have stool softeners I will start taking the night I come home I also have MOM IF needed. Doc said no underwire for a month.... but I will be seeing him numerous times between now and then so I will just do what he says. I know by day 3 of c section I was home and caring for our 2 young boys and the baby, and doing MOST of the housework... This time I have my son who will cook and clean and my husband who will help me up and down and get to the doc. Both home from day of surgery through the 15th so from day of plus 9 days... day 10 they will both be back to work.. By then I am sure I will be doing fine.. I am getting the muscle repair so leg work will be a no no till doc says otherwise... SO EXCITED!! my husband is more nervous than I am.... I am telling a few folks I am having surgery but simoply telling them its private issues (female) so that way they know why I am gone because they WILL wonder.....
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23 hours ! well so I am telling a few people I am...

23 hours ! well so I am telling a few people I am having surgery and thats is just some private issues (hoping thats the end of the conversation) if not I will just say female issues. because they will ask and will wonder why I am not at church. So Pastor knows and a few close friends so they dont just wonder.... What do you all think of that idea
IBLE I wait patiently for a e-mail to know you are ok!
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww man o man!!!! The day before and you are so very very ready! You are going to be golden by the time the guys go back to work. MercRN is right about moving around and the circulation has got to be good for the healing. I emailed you again of course because I don't think I can stand the excitement! My husband woke me this morning at 6 and the first thing I thought of when I looked at the time was YOU!!! I hope your calm remains steadfast you're almost there now!! I'll check back in again a little later. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WOWEEE
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heck yea lets do this! I mean you know !!
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Well it's Saturday and i am on my 2nd day post op....

Well it's Saturday and i am on my 2nd day post op. Really the pain is noot TO bad. I will say the doc gave me 2 different ones. one he felt was a better choice and the other was IN CASE i couldnt handle the the other.. nausia and loopy.. Well the one that was not as strong I am going to use during the day. And as far as swelling goes oddly enough I am but MOSTLY in my lower back... thats the only "uncompressed" place.. so its got to go somewhere..
If the spelling is off forgive me I am on the pain meds. For me the high back office chair is best for day use and I LOVED sleeping in the bed BUT HATED trings to get out of it.
I HAVE A BELLY BUTTON!! I still have streach marks and KNEW I would but no more wrinkley skin!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Dr. was great. The incision line is VERY low and fairly thin. honestly the first pain I noticed was the chest. Ice made them feel much better that and cold washwrags.. I DID have a Cath in that I took out today. AND I ONLY HAVE ONE DRAIN!! thats all I had, nice. 100% glad I got the toilet seat riser!!! and glad I had all the foods (dinners) in the freezer.. all homade heathy foods.. I was sick for just a tiny tiny minute yesterday! glad thats gone now. one thing I am noticing that the binder doesnt stay put.. not a big deal but it freaks my husband out when it needs rearranged..we did that this morning. FEELS SO MUCH BETTER!!!! we also changed the gause which was scary only because we didnt want it to pull on anything and it was drying . but again no big deal and not hard to do. We used small pieces of not very sticky surgery tape to hold the pads in place (barely) so the binder could be put back on with out hand in there trying to hold pads in place.... ...
I ate real food today and it was so good.
Ok just a QUICK updaye. I'm good the only issue so far is 1. meds make me feel a bit sick.
2 bunder needed to be rearanged. THANK GOD for my husband he has been SO helpful.. haha he said the need a "Realself, men be ready" page.. hes so tired but doing great... I do have the Cath and I AM GLAD. I have permission to take it out whenever I feel comfortable.... now on the the constipation. Well Today is day 2 so I DID take stool softerners (max dose) as soon as I could and took more lastnight. So I hope the MOM kicks in... and I can go today
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Ok just lost all my typing ad doing it again....

ok just lost all my typing ad doing it again..

so today is day 3 post op. Surgery was Friday I got out of surgery and was in recovery by 3 pm. So as far as how things look..(sorry not posting photos) I do still have strech marks above the belly button (remember this is plastic surgery not a miracle) we knew that they would not all be gone. so IF like me you have A LOT of strech marks just know they may not and probably will not all go away.. BUT no more HANGING skin. No more wrinkles. SO I say SUCCESS!! the boobs are very swollen today I slept upright but I think I was a bit crooked or angled because one is a tad more swollen than the other. no big deal. Swapped the binder I cam home in for a fresh one let me tell you IT FEELS much better!! I got to sponge bathe again.. but what I really want is to wash my hair!!!! I put on sweats and sweatshirt today, and I will change BACK to a gown (granny robe zips all the way up in front) it is WAY easier to keep care of bulb from drain and ANY binder stuff. I suggest IF you dont have something like that on your list GET ONE. I got mine on clearance at WalMart and that and a toilet seat riser are two things I am SO GLAD I got... all the incision look good and really my pain is not bad. Not that its not painful but now it's a dull ache. like I wourked out really hard and am now sore. YES LEGS!! The best thing when getting up and down? for me it's being able to get your legs under you like kitchen chair or office chair.. then just like a lunge raise the body up... I am standing straighter each day... I think having my husband to help me the first week is a God send. I believe that will help me heal faster. YOU WILL BE TIRED... so rest.. if you have any questions let me know I will give you an honest answer (opinion)..
I agree let me see wht I can find!
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@ WTE got mine at walmart for 21 dollers.... You could get away with out it but I am glad I did get it... the less pain we are in after the faster we heal...
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IBLE I was on pins and needles thinking abt you I am glad you are ok the toliet seat Iwas going to get but it is kind of exspensive!!! I am so glad you ar ok Ma!
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Post op day 4. well The drain is still in. but I...

post op day 4. well The drain is still in. but I was able to at least get my hair washed! My husband was so careful and it felt SO good to get it washed. I am in little pain really I would say 1-5 it would be a 2.. my back hurts for sure. I had been in the recliner up untill today so NO MORE RECLINER. One thing I noticed was the "bra" they gave me, with all the swelling it was way tight. So ice bags galore and I had to loosen it up. It was pulling my neck so hard it was painful. Also the binder needed to be loosened just a tad.. its a balancing game for sure!.. I think between feeling better and added doing I OVER did it a bit and felt a bit sick this morning. so Lesson learned!. I did have a BM yesterday and it was no big deal othe than THINKING it was going to be a big deal. lol I am able to eat about 1/12 to 2 cups of food at a time so thats plenty. I do have snacks regularly. I was so thrilled to get this done and have not even once had the sad or depressed or the WHY DID I DO THIS... I am 100% glad I did. swelling on the boobies is far worse than the tummy. I had the lift done.. MAN talk about bruised.. I have never had a bruise that big..of course I really have not had much trama othe than the kids. Ice Cold apple juice was the best thing for the sore throat. that did last till day 3. One of our church friends stopped by and insisted on seeing me. (she really is a sweet sweet person) she asked "so what did they do?) I just said personal girl issues.. and left it at that.. it was good enough.. that is the only info I am giving out no matter how much people ask. I dont want to lie so I am chose to go about it telling the truth and leaving out details.. thats fine... I believe I will look very close to the "stuffing" of the bra look so no one will notice... well except my husband HE notices!!!..
oh feeling.. I actually have a lot of feeling just a triangle shape from above the BB down to the incision is all that is numb. also the left nipple is a bit numb BUT I think its better today, color looks fine and so I think it will be all good. I did take hydracodone the first few days but taking tramadol right now. The PS said Ibuprophin is fine now we are postop. and it did help with swelling...
I will also add that we are so glad we chose Dr.O. he has just been great. him and his office staff and his surgery center staff. simply couldnt have asked for more.
tell him be nice no laughing for you!!! I am glad when you rest he heal also!!!
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i am excited for you and glad you are doing ok!
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thank you! I am realizing how it doesnt take much to make me tired. I am not a napper and never have been but I have been taking 2 naps a day. So rest is a 100% needed thing for sure. Husband washed my hair for me today, and that felt so good. I do have to adjust the binder about two or three times a day. the lower part just wants to go up. I assuume its because it wants to raise over the hips. But then it digs into the breast stiches. NOT GOOD!! so its a game of how to get comfortable. I vhave only needed 3 pillows at any given time. Then also we bought 2 small travel pillows at walmart ($3 each) I love them. in the recliner I can rest my arms on them in bed I can lay it over my belly if I laugh its hels hold it on my tummy. BUT DONT LAUGH! OOOOUUCCHHH!!!!
lastnight hubby was being so funny and I tried SO hard not to laugh oh man that was painful, I made him go in the kitchen just so I could stop!!
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Wednesday Post op day 5. Well just to update on...

Wednesday Post op day 5.
Well just to update on things. lesson learned the last few days TAKE A NAP IF YOUR TIRED!
just 10 - 50 minutes is all my body will sleep but it needs it. if I dont I get ill feeling so just nap so it won't take longer to heal. The swelling is not to bad, although it is a bit uncomfortable. With the boobies the pressure is worse than the tummy. My swelling is in the upper and outer edges of the breast, like armpit ish area. cold wash wrags and ice feel great. I also very lightly just rub that area (with doc permission) it seems to be worse in the morning. I assume it is from laying down at night. I am eating normal foods now, not totally normal amounts but thats ok, I eat a little all day long.
I know everyone says dont weigh but I had to! SO I DID AND maybe its not normal but I am up only 4 lbs. I FEEL like I am up 25 lbs with all the compression and gause! lol
I put on lounge pants today and it feels good to be semi normal..
My drain (only had one) put out 10 cc the last 12 hours. At that rate I will have them out by friday. CROSSING MY FINGERS!
left nipple still not "feeling" normal but color is fine, doc was not concerned and I am noticing today a little odd "spark" like feeling not sure whet to call it. like nerves are reconnecting kind of feeling.
my incisions all look good. OH the lovley binder, I dont believe everyone has the same kind but mine wants to ride up all the time so I have to adjust it at LEAST 2 times a day. It raised up above my incision yesterday and I had not noticed for a while ( I think it was while I was napping) anyway the incision line was not compressed. YES IT WAS PAINFUL when I woke up and noticed. so check often.. we dont want extra pressure there.

IF I had to buy things again these are (so far) things I WOULD get again
1. Toilet seat raiser 100%
2. step ladder (I am using that in the shower instead of a shower chair, its taller and will be used for the house when I no longer need it)
3. Bendy straws
4. garbage bag on the car seat 100%
5. have a timer for the meds
6. Alcahol pads or wipes
and for me the high back office chair that I borrowed has been a blessing

paper plates and plastic silverware.



Now with that said My PS sent us home with EVERYTHING needed for wound care so I did not need to buy thoes types of things.

DAY 6 post op Well my drain came out this...

DAY 6 post op
Well my drain came out this morning!!! I CAN SHOWER!! oh how exciting!
I had a little swelling I was concerned about butthe PS said it was just normal. That it is from surgery and to just take it easy. (possibly trying to do to much to soon) I honestly feel very good. I will get the stitches out next week. Some are disolvable some are not. I was also told I could switch to a different compression garment (more of a girdle type) but to be sure to keep things good and compressed. Other than my husband making me laugh I am not doing to bad..
YAY
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woot drain is out. Any ladies ever use this shapewear for a compression garment? let me know http://www.maidenform.com/collections/collections/easy-up/flexees-easy-up-pull-on-waistnipper-2368#shape1
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Day 7 post op (friday) Well at 3pm today I will...

Day 7 post op (friday)
Well at 3pm today I will have made it officially 1 week.
Last night was actually one of the harder nights of the week. I had a new compression garment the doc gave me I think it was to tight. I ended up taking it off and going back to the one I got from the OR. So I feel better today.
I didnt realise how when everyone said EVERYTHING is exausting...they ment it!
I went with my husband to the store, got pineapple, gause pads, and looked at some compression garments just for something to do.. By the time I got to the car. I was Exausted. I really am suprised.. But I thinks its good that I see it..I NEED to listen to my body and rest.
The drain came out yesterday and the drain was in a line across my abs. down along the incision line from hip to hip. it is tender there now. Not painful just a little more tender than the rest.
The breast look good. They arent sure if they want to swell or just look like barbie boobs at this point. lol. I know the swelling will go down and they will feel better but it's funny to me that they dont move at all.. HEY I'M NOT complaining.... just saying.
I didnt have lipo at least I dont think. I forgot to ask the Doc if he had decided to do any on the pubic area so there would not be a "love mound" when all was said and done.
I am VERY tender to the touch on one spot of the pubic area. but its like a swollen painful to the touch feeling.. Does that make any sence? I dont know why for sure but doc was not worried.
ok going outside of the house is exausting. I was glad I went but I took 4 naps.
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At 9 days post op now. thinks that are running...

at 9 days post op now. thinks that are running through my mind:
1. I MADE IT I am actually going to see some results now.
2. How long does this breast swelling last?
3. How long should I , do I need to wear this beautiful bra, hate to go buy one yet as I know it wont fit right
4. When can I streach!! I so want to just take a big morning streach!
5. I want to get back to normal now, but I know I am not quite ready.
6. when can my husband enjoy these new.....
(just being realalistic here)
the pain in my back is over riding any other pain at this point. which even at that is not bad. More annoying than anything else.
It will all be over soon and this will be a wonderful distant memory.
At least I'm not the only one. I did a lift too. are you still as swollen as you were? or is is mostly just sore now? pictures are something I HAD up and took down after an issue where the photos were put on facebook. this is a public website so it makes me and the hubby nervous. I KNOW how helpful photos were for me so I MIGHT again I just dont know
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So I have to comment on the breast thing..I got 380cc under the muscle and a lift 4 weeks ago and I am still sore!! It is getting better but can not believe how long it is taking to feel normal! Maybe because I got the lift? Are you going to post pics? Glad you are doing well!
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I just wanted to share the feeling today. LONG day...

I just wanted to share the feeling today. LONG day. first day with husband and Oldest Son (my other helper) back to work. I was up at 4:30 thats actually normal in our home. Then was taking a nap at 7 I say I slept 45 min. My daughter needed something from the store. Tomorrow is school so I rode with her (she has a permit) WE WENT IN CAME OUT JUST IN THE STORE 5 MINUTES 10 MAX. Came home and I was exausted. I think I pushed it a bit. I ate lunch then slept 2 hours!! now mind you I have NEVER in my life taken naps. other than when I had the flu.. I didn't nap when I had my babies even. so this is very unusual for me. I think I am forgetting to eat all my nutrition so I am going to be more careful tomorrow... so IT DOES TAKE A BIT OF ENERGY TO HEAL.. I feel good today. that is untill I had a coughing attack.. OH MY GOSH that was not fun. it actually hurt enough to make me cry.. Ice Cold apple juice through a straw was the only thing that helped.
I have been on my side for a while. I am sure it is fine to do it as long as it is comfortable for you! Everyday gets easier! I just cant wait until summer when we can feel great and flaunt our stuff..lol!
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He just keeps telling me to massage it. It has dropped a little but it still higher. I am not sure anyone would notice except me. The only other issue is that on my stomach incision on the ends are puckers. They stick out...he said to just wait to see if they go away and if not then he can fix them easily. All of my stitches are disolvable so I have not had any out let me know how that goes! I am sorry about that coughing attack I am sure that it is awful!! Keep drinking water!
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I am drinking as much as I can. I think I am going to start measuring it. on another note, what about laying on your side? I am beyond sick of laying on my back all propped up on a pillow. I will ask tomorrow but is is ok with the implants still fresh and things still just healing up to lay on one side? I just want to be comfortable
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Stiches that are removeable come out today!! I...

Stiches that are removeable come out today!! I have a list of questions ready to ask my PS.. and the biggest one the sleeping on my side..

Well nothing! nope no stitches got to come out...

Well nothing! nope no stitches got to come out today. I did want to mention something just in case anyone els has this come up. I did get a lift and Aug. but on the incision line under the breast I had tape. well I noticed a light yellow fluid coming from under the tape. I had no pain, no smell no anything else. YES I FREAKED OUT!
Went to the Doc. he removed the tape and everything looks wonderful. so the fluid?? He said sometimes (not a lot and not everyone) there will be a fat deposit in the area they do the surgery and that is actually fat seeping out.. it will stop and its no big deal. Now mind you I DID NOT notice it at first it was not untill day 10. so IF you have the same issue that may be something to consider. BUT if your like 99% of the ladies youll worry anyway.. :) other than that I am doing good. VERY sore from the coughing I have done the last 2 days but that is only temporary and no sutures are compromised.
HI MOM!! YES I will do that! I emailed ya!!
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I couldn't lay on my side and then continued to sleep with two big pillows under my knees while on my back (I was a belly sleeper)so I'm not sure why this feels so good. I sure hope you got your stitches out!! Prop a pillow under the boobs, under the tummy and between your knees when you are on your side...it will feel great!!
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HI MOM!! YES I will do that! I emailed ya!!
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Post op day 13. I will say I am not sure if this...

post op day 13.
I will say I am not sure if this last two weeks flew by or took forever.. I am amazed it has only been 2 weeks. Funny yesterday I asked the Doc how long before I was back to normal, the feeling tired and things. and I asked about the treadmill, vacuuming, pulling laundry out of the washer ect. just normal everyday life things.. for some he said 4 weeks. But he just looked at me funny and said "You DO realise that you JUST had MAJOR surgery right? I mean 5 hours IN surgery, thats a lot." Again I guess I didn't and maybe still don't quite grasp that. Not sure what it is or why. Maybe I am just SO EXCITED that I have a belly button and actually have boobies that are where they belong!? Maybe because I just have never been in this situation of being down and semi helpless really ever. (2 days in hosp after C-Section is all)... BUT he did say if I WANTED things to swell to go ahead and vacuum..... ummmmm no thank you. :)

Evening of Post op day 13.. OK so I felt great the...

Evening of Post op day 13.. OK so I felt great the last few days. I actually have driven a few times. NOT my best form but I did. NOW the reason for posting tonight is I am swollen and sore...Feeling good feels great untill you realise that the body still needs time. So I have promissed myself and my husband verbally that I will ask for help and I will no try to keep the house clean during the day. I will LEARN to enjoy?? word search, Card games, maybea book and movies..This is REALLY I think more emotionally hard for me than anything. I actually cried... My husband reminded me that we have some plans to go do some things together and IF I am not healing well because of my own stubborness then I have no one to blame and I wont be able to go... I am swollen above the incision area. (first time sence inital surgery swelling went down) and the boobs are swollen on the sides.. I have decided to go back to the origional binders during the day. or at least as much as possible. If I HAVE to go somewhere I will wear the thinner one.. Also the Bra they sent me home in feels more secure SO for now. I think I learned my lesson..Mind you I did not do much. I picked up my room and cleaned the kitchen. thats it. BUT I will say that having people calling all day does not help. So the phone is going to be off the hook for the next WEEK so I CAN NAP (haven the last two days) AND when I'm not sleeping I will turn it down. My hubby or kids or sister can all text me if they want to talk and need the phone answered.. what do ya think of my plan???
FINALLY! I slept about 4 GOOD hours at a time last night!! I slept from 8 to 12 maybe not perfect but WAY BETTER! had to get up and go potty, and rearrange a little then went back to sleep from 12 ish to 4:30... OH I missed my sleep!. I was almost flat on my back.. I had a thin pillow kind of doubled over under one side of my back. Just enough so I was a LITTLE on my side. Then had my knee pillow. one leg bent on the bed the other over the knee pillow. Arms folded over on the tummy.. ahhhhhh I was so comphy....
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Well its saturday. I made it 2 weeks!! haha Well...

Well its saturday. I made it 2 weeks!! haha
Well I did tell ya all I overdid it last week and now just a little tired again..
I need to look at a few spots that are concerning me, but not the doc. I have one spot on the vertical incision that was bleeding a bit. and then the tummy swelling. So I was talking to my hubby and we started thinking about WHAT I did or change that was a bit much.. well I went and got a sportsbra from walmart-Danskin Now zip front.. but I noticed it actually has a "shape" to the cup and my breasts were very sore wearing it.. maybe that contributed to it. I may go with a better brand from JCpennys or Macys (NOT today or course)
then I tried to JUST use a different wrap.. and NOT the CG at all. well that wasent the best idea I dont think. after the cough attack and having to drive on horrific roads due to snowstorm (day 10 post op)( I had to drive my daughter to school. to nasty to make her walk) all of thoes things combined I think just made my body go SLOW DOWN DARN IT!!
So today my husband doesnt want me to do ANYTHING. ok fine. I am NOT going to be driving for at least one more week.. I do not want to continue this pattern. so IF aanyone is keeping up with this please give me the tips you feel helped you NOT swell. or got rid if it if you did..
so I did overdo it and sewlled up a little I would love to hear the few things you feel helped you the most. also I am having a hard time getting out of bed. how on earth do you get up from sleeping without basicly doing a situp?? and when does takinga shower stop feeling like a major workout?
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Http://www.realself...

http://www.realself.com/review/idaho-mommy-makeover-glad-did-time-heal

moved to MommyMakeover reviews.
Ma what does that mean!
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Post op day 22 doing good ..go to my MM review for...

post op day 22 doing good ..go to my MM review for info
ugh lost all my typing. ok basicly.. went to costco and walmart today with help pushing the cart. did great. also paper tape over the TT scar (all stitches are gone and no scabbing) seems for me, for some reason to help prevent the wierd pulling sensation I had when I would swell. I origionally did it just to cushion one small area that was on my hip bone... finding out it helped the other was a side bonus.
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Im here u on that date ma lol no fish n
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So I have a question. ok a few...
1. did any of you get a BRA FITTING done after your surgery? how long should I wait before I do that.. sorry small hick town I have never had one and I would like to...So WHERE? VS? Macys? JC Pennys?
2. How long before your husband could touch or "enjoy" the new breasts (BLUSHING) I am just so nervous and afraid of hurting something and he is too.. ok thats it no more questions (Still Blushing)
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Went to Macys and got a smaller binder :)...

went to Macys and got a smaller binder :)
http://comfortfirst.com/p-43205-scott-specialties-loving-comfort-postpartum-support.aspx
they are $25 at the Macy's here in town.. $18.5 on this site. this is BY FAR my favorite binder after the post op one. I wear this one at night and in the day. I only wear spanks IF I need to wear slacks and things. These fit under my yoga pants just fine. Be sure you go by your WAIST size. I will post a picture tomorrow to show you why.. IF you get one to large for the waist then there is not enough compression up above BB.. i have tried MULTIPLE ones this is my fav. I have boyshort spanks from walmart that I will wear if needed. Doing good today. It is amazing how just in a few days I notice changes now. I DID take aadvice on the tank under the bra.. MUCH BETTER... really glad you are all here to help. I will get post op photos from the Doc on Wednesday. and will post pics for a while. ( hubby still not sure on that so I will see what he says)... anyway LOVE the new binder and the Tanks under the Bra...Still hurts when I sneeze coughing is a little better...

Post op at 30 days (4 weeks and 3days) sneezing...

post op at 30 days (4 weeks and 3days) sneezing has gotten a lot less painful the last two days. (thank goodness) things are setteling down. I go in in 2 days (wednesday) my only cooncern is my left breast. the "lift" incision is still red and looks ...I dont know just maybe it's gettin rubbed by bra?... anyway I will have doc look. noticing a few white stitches pokin out in 2 spots, i will ask about thoes... other than that..just normal evening swelling nothing enough to complain about.... good day all together.
Not sure who is still with me but today was a GOOD day for me.
1. I sneezed and didn't think I was going to explode. huge plus
2. my boobies feel more like human boobies and not mannequin boobs!
3. Love this...I tried on a few of my lingerie babydoll and teddy outfits that I had before and my husband said "You didn't have that one before!" haha oh I did they just look SO different now.. SERIOUSLY different.. I FEEL like a woman and not a sack of lumpy potatoes. I WANT to show off to him or show him me...before I wanted to hide me.
3. our 19th anniversary is Valentines day, we have been together 22 years, I have always been SO proud to be his wife, to me he is absolutly the most handsome man alive, I adore him, now I feel like I match his good looks with out having to push up and pad up.. (does this make any sence to anyone? my husband was a body builder and I was a frumpy old lady ( in my eyes NOT his) now I match)
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Well today I noticed that the boobies actually...

Well today I noticed that the boobies actually move.. I mean the have some give to them. before they didnt move at all. it was like they were glued to my chest. things are softening up a bit and now they ahve some give...still massaging.. must be helping.. I wish the bruised feeling would go away
Glad to hear things are settling comfortably. It never occured to me that until they settle they would not move. So thanks for saying that. I will know not to panic. lol. (writing that down in my every growing list of things to know before/during and after surgery)
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It is an odd feeling! but things are softening up. I am getting photos of PRE op today AND surgery photos.. I am very excited about that.. I will put them up tomorrow morning. And then also photos of now. If I can help or you have any "personal" guestions to ask dont hesitat to message me... I know I have a few ladies I couldnt have made it without.. haha hope you wrote "learn to shave my armpits" on that list... I now have a dip instead of flat armipt. haha
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Updated on 23 Jan 2012: Post op day 17. Well...

Updated on 23 Jan 2012:
Post op day 17.
Well hellow my friends. I just wanted to be sure to update how the weekend went. I was able to go to church this weekend. First time sence surgery. It was so nice to get out and pretty up a bit. It was a lot for sure, and I had to nap when I got home. My husband has been a great help but is still a bit overprotective. He doesnt want me to pour coffee or OJ or milk if I dont HAVE to. He just tells me to go sit down and he will get it. I am begining to feel like I NEED to use my arms! But I do know It's because he loves me.... I couldnt ask for moe.

I have ONE area of concern on my tummy. I am going to talk to the PS on Wednesday about it. IF you ladies have read of anyone else having something like this going on I would like to know. I had one spot that was SO sore and looked uneven. It seemed hard but puffy.. Doc said it is just from surgery but will subside. It is now bruised looking but IS getting better just as he said it would. Now just above that next to the BB it seems to be doing the same thing only THIS did not seem to happen until AFTER my cough attack. it is a firm area that is very sore and a bit puffy looking...

Updated on 25 Jan 2012:
well HOPEFULLY I get the stitches out today! ugh they are driving me BONKERS. one right on the hip bone (may be disolvable but OUCH) the binder just irratates it.... feeling lopsides today on top.. When does that go away. the left has some swelling the right does not. they are both in the same place just one still swells pretty good (well not good...)
I know this is all normal but MAN it's annoying, maybe because there is no "date" to put on the calander as to when it will be done... Sorry to whine. I think the lack of sleeping at night has cought up with me. I just am not comfortable.. any ideas? Cant lay on my side boobs hurt, cant lay flat HATE laying all crunched up :(
OK OK so now let me stop.. I have made it through the worst of it and I AM on the mending end, I have 2 1/2 weeks behind me so instead of 6 to 8 weeks in front of me I only have 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 weeks .... So I can stop whining now and be happy... I actually am happy AND I would at this point do it again.

Updated on 25 Jan 2012:
He removed ALL of my stitches!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my goodness I feel so much better!!!!!

He removed all from tummy and breast and belly button!!

I did have a few questions for him he said everything is looking great! The one spot I mentioned by the BB the one we noticed AFTER the cough attack.. he said I MAY have ripped a stitch BUT he doesnt want to do anything because it may not be as bad as we think. He wants the swelling to go down and to give it time. IF we end up feeling like something needs done then he said we can deal with it by going in right through a strech mark that was left so there would be no additional scar..BUT it may not be anything to worry about.


I dont go back for 2 weeks. that will put me at 4 /12 weeks..

He put me on 2 more weeks of light duty. and no arms overhead. But he does want me to do like range of motion. SO bring arms up in front then out to the sides AT shoulder height. Just to keep them moving and keep the muscle active.

NO laundry, no vaccuming, no dishes to cuboard.... ect So just little stuff still
just for two weeks....

I can drive as long as it is not a BIG trip, or all day...

OH MY GOSH I AM THRILLED!

Maybe tonight I will sleep better!

Updated on 27 Jan 2012:
3 weeks today! I made it. I did have more energy this week which was nice but sheesh no one will really let me do anything. I am feeling swollen. But realizing that it only takes a tiny bit of swelling to feel really swollen..
The tummy looks good.. The boobs are still swollen and UP to my EARS.. when I lean over they feel like they are swelling.. But I think its just not being use to them... maybe...

I did go to macys today and buy that miraclesuit #2750.. not the exact one I wanted but close I am hoping it will be just right. it is sure snug enough.. it says extra firm control on it. I bought the larg in this style the medium was mot gonna work.. ( I still need to breath lol)

Updated on 28 Jan 2012:
Post op day 22- well I can say I think week 3 is another turn point.. I feel better and am sleeping better. not perfect but better.. If it werent for getting up to go potty at nigh I think I would be doing really well.. getting up from bed is still a pain but not as bad as it was. It incision is looking very good

Updated on 30 Jan 2012:
3 weeks and 3 days post op.
First I want to say how excited I am.. My incisions look good and my scars are really smooth. (with a small spot of exception) I was abolt to get into my pre op jeans again WOOT! I was never intending or thinking I would be a smaller size. I had very little to no fat and so the skin itself did nottake up a lot of room. It just looked so bad. I feel so much better. I am doing pretty good with getting things back to normal. My husband is a bit over protective but thats fine.. I DO tend to be one to over do it. At my last PS appointment the doc asked IF Ihe gave me some freedom would I over do it? I just looked at him and pointed to my husband and told him that I wasent the one to ask... I wold over do it and would NOT want to admit it or be put on restriction. BUT wisdom is the best guide here. So he put me on 2 more weeks of light duty. SO what to do during light duty??? Clean or organize the drawers in my room. Going through the shirts pants ect that I WONT or cant wear any more. :) I do realize how many things I wore to hide behind.. because I didn't like me.. Now I dont expect this surgery to "change" my life.. I love my life I just hated hiding or feeling embarrassed when my husband saw me or touched me. I know I am no different than anyone else. SO in that I do feel better. I still have strech marks and thoes dont bother me AT ALL.. I never had problems with thoes..
So at the 24 day mark I an doing good.
It is still a bit hard to drive. I dont like having to back up out of a parking spot. I find it hard to turn to my side in bed. and standing for more than 45 min (in one place) makes my tummy feel tight. But that is more so in the evening.
I guess thats normal To feel more swollen as the day goes on. Feels good to be DOING something again.. now to be wise and NOT overdo it :)

Updated on 1 Feb 2012:
well doing better today 3 weeks and 4 days I think. I was ALLOWED to go grocery shopping ( with a helper) but I did it. I went to Costco!! Felt good to get out of the house. But it did let me know I was not at 100% yet.. You know what though I think I am finally ready to say."IT'S OK" It's ok if my floor has not been mopped in a little while..Maybe all my OCD with keeping things so clean was NOT as much of a need as I thought? MAYBE.... The weather has been warmer and I want to be outside but not yet I know.. I am still waiting for the Doc to release me the pre op photos.. and surgery photos... YES I ASKED him to take DURING surgery photos... It was actually very amazing to me.. and I was shocked to see the amount of skin that they removed.. my husband said aprox 16 "... but when we see the photos acain we will be able to tell better.... I showed my sister my BB today..She was so happy for me. Feels good.... She knows how long I hated the way I looked.. not me just the way I looked..
I still have a few sore spots. the binder rubbing on the hip bone accross the scar. the boobies are still pretty tender. but it really has been a much better week. I think week 4 must be the turn around week?? well at least MUCH better..

I had my appointment today and asked about the ONE...

I had my appointment today and asked about the ONE side feeling like it swells if I lean over or hurting a bit..and being flat on the bottom where the other one looks freat..He said because there is no "fresh" bruising everything looks and "feels" fine that he believes it is residual swelling and POSSIBLY blood from surgery but he feels that will all be absorbed in time AND (do I feel dumb)THEN He asked which side I layed on at night...ummmm yup the side that is still swelling. so THAT is the reason.. Wow I feel a little silly.. ALL the swelling is setteling on the ONE boobie and on the SPOT that is hurting. but hurting is ok, the nerves are coming back.

Now the stitch that was bugging me on my hip.. He DID numb me up, it was a disolvable one, and cut it upen enough to grab the stitch.. BUT it basicly disolved when he did so he pulled out the little pieces. lol so it would have healed soon on it's own.

He said I didn't need to come back in for 2 months.

Then reasured me that if there was any concern any issues , ANYTHING to call or make an appointment. I live less than a mile from his office.

I DID get the pictures on CD so I will look at them in the morning and post my pre op.

OH OH OH On Friday I am allowed to start using the treadmill and begin to do the housework.. :) YEAH!

He said start slow and things like the laundry, where we have the stacked washer and dryer, to be careful or have someone do that for a while, so I dont aggravate the boobie. No grocery shopping for any real amount of stuff alone either.. BUT YEA! I feel like I have turned the corner. AND I havent had real problems, I just think that because I HAD the help around and Doc knew it he felt might as well not give her the chance to over do it.. and I would have ..

he also said I was "good to go" for the hot tub! Again with caution.. but I'm SOOOOO excited!!.
lamo. When I read your comment about the armpits I had to look at mine! I will learn whatever I need to. After 40yrs of having A/AA size momma is ready to blow em' up!! This site and all of you ladies stories have helped me to decide to do this. I went for my first consult 16yrs ago and chickened out. Then I had no clue what to expect but now I am a bit more prepared. I know that I can not fully be prepared but it is so much better than going at it blind. So THANK YOU ALL BRAVE LADIES!!
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Wonderful! I had always WISHED I could but never gave it much thought. Raising 4 kids in a small town with one income ment Mom was last..(my choice and normal) My husband and I talked and agreed that as long as this was for ME.. he didn't mind :) He loved me the way I was. I should be able to post my before photos in the morning.. EEK SO scary... I will jump to your review and be keeping tabs:) I USE to just shave in the shower. now I need to double check in the mirror (mor light) just to be sure. and UGH that first few weeks is killer because I COULDNT shave... (shudder)
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EEK pre op

EEK pre op
YOU look Amazing! SO fantastic! I am looking forward to getting my breast done! Wow~~ I'm so impressed!
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OH thank you! I am at 5 weeks (real close) I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new Tummy.. I HAVE A BELLY BUTTON!!!!!
And the breasts I like them too :)
So good to see you back.. HUGS
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You look fabulous!
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Well I am at 5 weeks today. I wa allowed to start...

well I am at 5 weeks today. I wa allowed to start doing normal things today! House work and treadmill! My husband asked me to wait untill he got home to get on the treadmill. ( I tend to over do stuff) What a cutie! So we only did 10 min and 2 mph. (snail pace but ok) I normally go 5 miles at 4 mph every day, then my other work out stuff as I can fit in in. It is 55 degreese today and I am DYING to go outside to walk.
Each day the boobies feel better, I am worried that I am not massaging correctly, an I being to rough, and I doing it enough, long enough ech time?? my PS was a bit vague on details.. But I do think he is great. I vacuumed the laminate floor today and started a load of laundry, all simple things but when you havent been allowed it's really an eye opener to how much movement makes me swell. More swollen today but NOT painfully so.
oh an I have gained 4 lbs from surgery date. ugh, but not bad considering. nip in in the bud now! I will be good to go soon I just need to NOT munch. It will be easier now that I dont have to chill ALL day...
Still waiting for the boobie swelling to go down compleatly... with a lift and aug I assume it takes a little longer, and it is not even in the swelling and stuff... so how long did it take for YOU for it to REALLY subside?
I was doing them so that my left one would drop. It has dropped a lot but still has a tiny bit more to go. Dr. said it may never go completely but I honestly dont think anyone would ever notice! I was laughing when you said that you want your hubby to be able to touch them and that he is afraid..so is mine! He has been quite happy this last week...I am telling you major improvement for me from week 7 to 8! Heading to Fl in 7 days but really dont think I can wear a bikini...my belly button is so red..yuck! I dont like it one bit! Any suggestions to hide is so I can wear a bikini? I was thinking either a baindaid or even a tanning sticker for the whole belly button? Will that look stupid?!
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I havent wore a bikini in well 26 years so ?? I dont know. I am a tankini girl. (maybe that will change. My BB is red to. is there water proof makup or tanning spray? Personally I think the sticker is a good idea because youDON'T want the scar in the sun. it will cause permanent discoloration.. So suffer now or forever. Also I DO know the "keep it out of the sun" is true. I cut my leg last year and was on the boat all summer and YES I have a dark scar.. unusually dark.. thank goodness it's just a straight line so it's not crazy looking just dark.. so DO cover it somehow..
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well girl.. I am 8 weeks today and I can honestly say that with in the last week I have felt a difference in my boobs! I can touch them, move them almost pain free!! Also when I get up in the morning they dont hurt anymore. What a long process this has been but it is so worth it! You are looking fab!
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5 weeks 3 days post op Yesterday was a nice doay...

5 weeks 3 days post op
Yesterday was a nice doay out so my husband and I went for a walk outside. It felt so good. We didn't walk real fast but went around our neighbourhood. Went to church, did some laundry..ect. By the end of the day I was a bit swollen but not bad. The hardest thing was trying to sleep. My boobies were sore and woke me up a few times at night. Maybe it's the nerves growing back... I am wearing a good bra but not my most comfortable, that one is in the wash.
When the boobies do swell and hurt (usually the end of the day) I get the nervous little "what if this is CC"... I dont believe it is but the worry is there non the less..The swelling goes away and they feel better.. I will say they dont feel as sensative as they did a week ago. so yes like all the girls say each week is a noticeable improvement.
Scars on the tummy are flat and smooth, but the ends of the lift scars are not yet and they are a bit tender still. Not BAD but tender. any suggestions?
One of mine is larger too. Even natural breasts are uneven. That really doesn't bother me.
The 2 for $40 at about a month out and then at 3 months, I got measured and tried on every bra they had and bought the basics,, a black one, a beige one, and a hot pink lace one ( for fun, lol)
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I was given the go ahead to begin getting use to wearing underwires.. (or other comphy bra) YEAH ME!!! oh gosh how EXCITING.. I have been hating the sports bra and where I live 34 D or DD Is next to impossible to find... So I have a question..WHERE do you ladies suggest getting fitted for a bra? I know here we have a Macys and JC Pennys. BUT as far as getting fitted well the problem, small town NO selection unless your a teen, need MASSIVE push up pads, or a granny.. I am none of the above now :)
So I will be going to Spokane WA. I know they have VS, Nordstroms, JC Pennys, Macys ect.. possible other options too. I will look. But I need to know where to go. I KNOW I dont want to buy a $60 bra but I would like to have one at least for going out in as opposed to a sports bra.. maybe a "cute /sexy" one but really that is not a must... Thanks girls!
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VS for sure! You will spend a little bit, but look at it as supporting ( pun intended, lol) your investment . You've already spent the money on the boobs , now you have to take care of them . You'll be happy you did it.
:-)
Lori
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My tummy looks and feels great! the boobs...Well...

My tummy looks and feels great! the boobs...Well right feels fine a bit firm but not a big deal (I dont think) the left..SWELL and HURT.. everyone says swell hell for the tummy well mine is in my left boob!
Ice compression ibuprophin and my water... any other ideas. I did ask the docs on here. and messaged my doc this AM.. we will see.. OH SO ready to not have the swelling! actually if it didnt hurt the swelling would be ok with me :)
I don't mean to sound not supportive, but, I had a breast lift in 2009 and a revision in 2011 (no augmentation) and both surgeons emphatically stated the inframammary incision should lie in the crease. Any surgeon worth his/her weight in gold wants to make any scar as inconspicuous as possible. Sorry.
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much, it's fine but maybe you should find a different way of putting it. I know numerous people who also used my PS. They love their results. Some of them are nurses.... I did my homework and chose the PS I wanted. so The swelling is going down and my incisions are les conspicuous all the time. NON of the PS on hear have even remotely mentioned the incision placement when I did post photos..... maybe the camera angle has made it seem worse "to you"... but I am happy and I would think THAT would be more important than anything...
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Ible u dnt have to explain to her hun
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Photos were temporary.

photos were temporary.
@ ible ok sweetie
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Do wht u must and please keep me updated ma
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I will.. emotionally today is hard. First week day with a empty house... But on the bright side my hubby and I can go do a lot more things together.. Gonna email ya
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Well I am at 8 weeks today. not 100% perfect but I...

well I am at 8 weeks today. not 100% perfect but I feel GREAT. I went to see my PS and he agreed that the right implant was not dropping like the left. All the swelling has gone down and the right is still high and firm. SO
Band over right side. (I look like a pirate) and I need to get VERY AGGRESSIVE with that side.. The breast does not hurt but I need to get on it to prevent CC . SO anyone else ever have one side high and tight at 2 months out and the other side soft and moveable??
Looking for tips or anyone who has been there done this.. it's just ONE side thats and issue.. My PS said to have hubby help and he is, It is easier for him to put a greater amount of pressure then me. IN and DOWN thats the instructions. So basicly from armpit toward opposite hip.. AND PULL AND HOLD!

Well this is week 9 post op. Things are not...

Well this is week 9 post op. Things are not perfect but still pleased. Doc will look at revision at week 12 when I go in. Just small issues that can be done with out going back to surgery center so no charge.
The right breast still has not dropped, (may be slight contracture :( but we are hopeful it will be ok) I will say that it not a BIG deal but it does bug me. My PS has been very helpful in answering qquestions and my husband has been helping me with the massages. I have been wearing the band as directed.
I will say my scars look great and in a few spots are almost invisable. I know 2 months out things are still changing so that is why doc is waiting untill 3 months... has anyone else had one side not drop? what did you do?
Your looking fantastic! It looks like your healing nicely!
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WSL. Thanks I feel great and other than the one breast giving me trouble all is fine. Reading some post from the Doc Q&A leads me to believe that being asymetrical at this point is totally normal. and In looking at my before photos you can see that my breasts were not symetrical to begin with. no big deal unless I'm standing necked in a crowd. ( point being THAT would never happen so it's not a big deal) I am a fairly modest person and dress modest so nothing is going to be out there for the world to see anyway. dressed everything is perfect so I'm good. my husband said he thinks things are getting better. he is helping me with the massage. Just easier to relax the muscle when he does it as opposed to me trying to DO and RELAX at the same time..
I am excited for you to begin your journey! What is you date?
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He has me on 4000 mg a day! He said it has been proven to help with it?? Normal dose is 400...so 4000 is a bit alarming to me. But I will do it I guess. I am supposed to just push down from the top and rub across for 5 minutes at a time. He wants me to run hard. Are you having any pain at all? Mine hurts when I bend over.. feels like pressure and pain. Not to much just a little bit and only the left one so I think that is the main concern right now. Happy rubbing to us I guess..lol!
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Ok 2 1/2 months now and in a bikini....

ok 2 1/2 months now and in a bikini. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
I dont know if this is the right one for me but I do love that no scars show:)
I love that bikini, you look awesome! Glad to hear how well you are doing at 2 1/2 months post op. I hope to be there before I know it!!!
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Megan thanks! You will be there before you know it I'm Sure!! sadly the cups on the bikini were to narrow. I honestly think I am a a 34DD it sounds big but its not..I am in a 36D but the band really could be a bit snugger. so I need to go DOWN in band size which means UP in cup size.. I really need a fitting done but I'm sure thats close..
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Well time sure goes by fast once you begin to heal...

Well time sure goes by fast once you begin to heal. I have been fishing with my husband and just spending time ENJOYING the new belly and boobs!!
I am in almost no pain. (was having an issue with the left breast) and I do swell if I dont wear some sort of compression on the tummy... just a pair of walmart sweet nothings. (or something like that) is all I need. I go back in in two weeks and Doc will look at the minor revisions at that point.. All said and done I am happy with my results and I think the 3 month mark is where all the pain and worry seems to become ( or is becoming) a distant memory.. oh and the Bikini...needed to be returned as the cups were to narrow. cute but not a excellent fit. so on the hunt I go again!!
Thank You! it is a bit of a waiting game and the farther out we get the less paitent we seem to become... but it will be worth the wait!
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You really look fantastic. Thanks for posting so many pics - it's nice to see others results and gives me hope for how I will look in the weeks to come (if I am lucky). I can tell mine have dropped in just this week but feel like it will be forever before I can wear a cute bra or swimsuit. Guess this is just to teach me patience. Thanks again!
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Well at 3 months on friday! And I think everything...

well at 3 months on friday! And I think everything is softening up now. I am comfortable and confident with my new body..actually I look SO MUCH like I use to my sister helped me pick out my new swimsuite and didnt even question the "girls" haha I will add pictures of my blue polka dote bikini soon.. anyway Things lookg good and feel good

Well I am at 12 weeks and HAPPY EASTER everyone....

well I am at 12 weeks and HAPPY EASTER everyone. today was a great day with family around. BUT I think I ate to much. my stomach hurts. not like normal ..I mean I think I realy did over do it. I had 2 diet sodas and this is the first I have had in at least 6 months.. at least!!! So no more soda for me. I did eat a bit more than normal but man! The pain I felt from the cough attack..it seems to be back. I am wondering if it is from to much food. has ANYONE ever had that issue? I HAVE gained 5 lbs from surgery date.. I hope that is not going to be to hard to get off. I am going to put my foot down. TODAY is the LAST DAY of this.. winter has been long enough and it is time to get back in shape. I am wearing the store bought snug undergarments for support but am still swollen... I go see my ps a week from this coming wednesday..
I bet you're so happy. Are you feeling pretty much back to all normal activities? When did you feel you were extremely comfortable with exercise again? I can't wait to be able to run again. Since you were a C before, adding the 400 was probably just enough to bump you up a cup size. I was barely a B and got 450 CC mentor brand too in the moderate plus. Your boobies look much rounder than mine, but I wonder what mine will look like when they settle? You were great with your timing on your surgery. You'll be all ready for swim season. BTW - where did you get that adorable polka dot bikini. I just LOVE it!
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got the swim suit at walmart believe it or not....

And I AM happy. THRILLED actually.

I am a full D your right ( but really in a 34 band I am a DD but now I have boobs all around not just hanging in the bottom of a bag. lol  Much rounder? you think so? I think I had a lot of tissue still. I think a lot of that is just body type. the shape to begin with. 450 would have actually been to wide for my breast width so I must be smaller framed than you. How tall are you again? and weight?.. if you look at my photos from the begining to now you can get an idea of what yours will do.... at least for the most part.. I have to go in on Monday to get a few things fixed. tiny things so no big deal. the little BB issue and then a little end of a breast scar.. One thing for sure, I was not symetrical before and am not now..... haha but not enough to worry about. :)  
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forgot to answer one thing. EXERCISE!! ok I honestly dont remember. I hope I wrote it down. I had a sore spot for a long time. but at 3 months I was exercising. no ab work because of the tummy pain but by all means walking , lunges ect. one thing to note.. and this IS IMPORTANT. Did you get under muscle implants? if you did (and if you flex.. DO NOT DO IT NOW) you will notice a distortion. it has a name and is normal. basicly the muscle squeezes the implant and tries to push it up and out.... I think thats right..... anyway it IS something you will notice. (I noticed it when I was VERY cold and basicly tenced up.. oh yup sore...  but its fine. Doc will give you the go ahead. Walking on the treadmill lightly was how I started. then raised the incline a bit instead of going faster..Going faster was harder for me than incline. Faster caused the twisting which caused swelling.. so vacumming and any twisting motion caused me to swell. But now I am good. I dont go TO hard just because I am still getting the endurance back up. But it wont be long. I can run lightly just fine. (wear a good sports bra and the girls stay put just fine) I can walk at 3 - 3.5 but after 3.5 for about 1 mile I need to adjust back down for a bit then I can go back up.. just still have a sore spot. ( a cough attack and oh man it was SO BAD) but it is almost gone now.
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OK so revisions done. i will post tomorrow am pics...

OK so revisions done. i will post tomorrow am pics.
I had BB redundant skin done. and some skin on breast... and lift on areola just to get them as close to perfect as can be...
Yes, a few months is worth it!! Your revision pics look good! I will be posting my pics again soon and you will be able to see that it will look even better to raise mine and fix my left areola. The shape just bothers me. But like you said, I am sooo much better than I was before I would not go back for anything!
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I do hope you post. IF you feel safe from nosy people. I agree I would never go back. My one that had the lift on areola is SO swollen so it looks much larger than it is. you can see in the before pics. (before revision) they are much closer in size than they appear in revision...
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I'm also getting a revision in about 5 months from now. I am getting both areolas raised and my left one is a bit oblong shaped. My hubby said he thought they were fine but I let him know i was doing this for me and I had to be happy with them too!LOL! Hey, I spent all that money might as well get what you want. Im still happy with the way they turned out and I'm glad I made this decision. I'm glad my PS does free revisions. It really makes me sad when I hear ladies say that they have to pay for minor revisions or they are in a battle with their PS because they are not happy.
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Well I am at about 4 1/2 months out now. I had my...

Well I am at about 4 1/2 months out now. I had my revision stiches out last Friday. So I am updating photos. 99% of the time I dont think about the scars or slight pain .. But there are a few times i am reminded.. Just a zing of pain here and there. no big problem. I am ready to get back to summer activities, So as far as scar protection goes all my PS said was a goof sunscreen ......So is that all any one did here? I am concerned aboutthe BB scar for sure. and I am one that IF my scars are in the sum they do get dark.... so any tips would be great!
I am also wondering about the sun protection.
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Well let me know if you find anything out ok? i may get "tape" to cover my BB and scar ends on the inner side of my breast lift. I dont want them exposed at all.. The TT scar I can put sunscreen on  and most of the lift scars but just the very ends show in my Swim suit..
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Well I did get permission to go get measured. My...

Well I did get permission to go get measured. My PS and nurse said VS was fine. That or nordstroms. SO VS it was!! They were so nice. I was SO nervous. I just told the gal "I just got my MM and Doc said come up. " I also told he I needed great side support and underwire. SO many choices. but she helped narow it down. check the fit of each bra for me.. asked my opinion on little thing... So long story short I bought 3 bras with matching fun panties... and I measured at a 34DD... (.Y.)
Congrats on the A OK to go shopping at VS. I bet you had a blast!!
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I DID! Hubby gave me a generous amount (I thought) to spend and I had never been measured or fitted so it turned out to be great!
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HELP! I am wanting to wear a bra at nicht but am...

HELP! I am wanting to wear a bra at nicht but am having NO luck in the comfort department so has ANYONE used the ahh bra or genie bra for a sleeping bra? if you have PLEASE let me know
This is what my ps sent me home in. I am very comfy in it 24 x 7. Only 12 bucks

http://www.qtbras.com/Bras/basics/225R-Nylon-Leisure-Bra.html
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EXACTLY what I was looking for oh thank you!!!!!! quick question. I am a 34 DD in VS and a 34D in Bali.. so get the 34? and I dont see cup sizes. would that fit me???
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Ok ladies it has been 5 months from surgery date....

ok ladies it has been 5 months from surgery date. and about 1 from revision. things look and feel good. some parts of the scar are almost gone so thats a plus.
I read through all of your review :). Such wonderful information. I am curious though; what was the list and what did it all have on it? Also, what was your final decision in going with the mod + verus the hp?
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LIST

look at sept 17th portion or January maybe around 7th portion of my review. one was things I had planned or was going to make. ect the latter was a list of things I thought were a must have...if I had to do it all over again. final decision I left up to my PS with my input and we decided on Mod Plus.... hope that helps.. anything else??
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Ok question what do you guys think. PLEASE be...

ok question what do you guys think. PLEASE be honest. I feel like my one breast is a bit square still. He did some revisions but NOT on this breast. he is SUPER nice but for my sake "AM I being a perfectionist?" hMy PS by no means has implied that..but I know me and I know I can be that way. so KINDLY and POLITELY please give me you opinion.. thanks my left so its the right side in the photos I believe :) The side that we had the areola revision.. the inner portion just seems a bit square to me. hubby said it looks fine to him.

ok thank you ladies. Now to answer a few questions.VickyL we did have a small issue with contracture. BUT they are much lower now. I also did ask for them to be UP as much as possible as they are gonna sag in time. Also camera angle is not in ideal spot.. so no worries. they are dropping and feel much better. also by measurements my BWD was 13.5 and had the MOD PLUS 400 mentor.. according to that they are the correct size... every doc I saw had the same opinion on size...soooo?? just me and how I look.. they are wide to begin with . haha

Angela R.. thanks girl I knew you would be honest :)

Angel5280- you know I am not 100% sure WHY it is that way. I will say camera angle is not helping. when I stand and look in the mirror..I cant see them. also I know that they were up just a bit due to me being put in an underwire ASAP.. I do love my look. I mean look atthe before photos.. in all his other photos they are not visable.. so Im not to concerned with that.... I think with the dropping in time they will be fine

 
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I believe that u overthinking it ...I know how it is to want to be perfect but u look really well the before and the after...JUST WOW!!!! And I get it about the UP thing my doc said to me that he is going to put them up as much as he can because I have a fine and non elastic skin and the will sag in time again :(
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Good. The cuts are in the wrong place (IMO) and he needs to be advised to learn his profession (IMO). but sounds like they are fading fast... Awesome!
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Ok so because I do have lax skin the revision will...

ok so because I do have lax skin the revision will be made to round up the inner part of the breast. (we did one side already now they are settled in place so at 6 months we will . Well in August we will.. so now someone mentioned how "noticeable" my scars are and the scar is not where it should be... well it is where it is BUT cam I do ANYTHING to help fade them? REALLY do ANY of the over the counter creams help. I am at 6 M out so it needs to work on that age of a scar... ugh not having a good day on that:( no offence was ment but now im just a bit self concious about it.... urrrrgggg. I am my own worst critic.
What size bra do you wear now?
What did you wear before?
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36C before but "puddly"  and it was NOT the correct band size.. go figure and a perkey 34DD now. OF COURSE the 34DD is VS
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I am not sure what the revision you still have is but you look HOT!! Are you loving your new body...You should be!!
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Ok so I DID get the last little breast in office...

Ok so I DID get the last little breast in office revision done. the stitches are in at this point and will come out the end of August. I think this is the last I will have done. Perfect , no ... but SO MUCH BETTER than what I started with.. I mean REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I havent been on her simply because I am LIVING my life with my hubby and loving the refurbished me :) 100% would do it again. I only have one little issue but it is not any issue really. my scar coes over my hip bone and it itches.. lol at least my tummy doesnt hang out now :). so scars itching is truly my only problem. other than that.. Im good!
Hi there! I don't know if you will be checking these comments again since it been a while since you've been on, but I just want you to know I used your pictures to show my surgeon how I want to look!! My breasts were very similar to your "befores". And I loved your after pics! So it has been 16 days since my anchor lift/augmentation. Thank you so much for being an inspiration :)
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it has been a while but THANKYOU so flattered.. I will be checking you review!
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Well I am coming up on my 1 year mark in 30 days!...

well I am coming up on my 1 year mark in 30 days! so at 11 months now. I have had a few revisions but as my Dr said with such streched skin it is not abnormal to have to do a little. I will update tummy and "twin" photos soon. I have had NO issues other than the scar itching.... but that to is no longer an issue. Thank you to all who have been such a great support!!
Looking good. Congrats & thanks for sharing.
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What did you use for itching?
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for itching of the scars? or the itching in the begining shortly after surgery?
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OK LADIES! I am going to post pics because I wont...

OK LADIES! I am going to post pics because I wont do it if I put it off. now it has been almost a year. When I got the implants I told doc get rid of inframery fold as much as possible (in other words LIFT as much as possible) he did. I also said I want to be proportionate again 38 28 38...I didnt want obvious FAKE but I told him I liked the slightly rounded look on top.... I GOT IT! I had NO lipo or anything just 15" of loose skin removed from tummy belly button anchored it all in place, what a nice DRAPE look. ugh. no issues fith tummy. I AM one who scars dark first then things lighten up.. but it takes time.. the joy of naturally dark skin I guess :) but now reality. and advice..I LOVED to walk run exercise HOW do I keep these boobs in place? ANSWER for me Victoria Secret is now making sports bras for BIG breasted gals and I LOVE MINE! I am dong the Insanity workout and all that jumping ect doesnt bug or budge me a bit! tummy ? well I had very strong abs and all I had was remove skin and repair muscle. YES THAT took the MOST recovery for me. but love love love it. anyway do as your told dont think OH I can do anything and ill be fine in a few days... no I actually did really really well my doc said and I wanted to do more. He looked at me funny and said... "UMM you DO realize your JUST had MAJOR surgery. right?" so be have ladies lol. I still have a bit of numbness on my tummy. will it ever come back? who knows but who cares :) my boobies are healing nice from the scars and the pictures IN MY OPINION dont look as good as they do to me in the mirror.. so if I like thats all I care.. and now for the Debbie Downers. and there will be DO NOT... I REPEAT DO NOT give them a moment of your time... YES YOUR TIME. they do not have premission to make you feel bad or self concious or anything! do you gals hear me!? I had a few and I will tell you brush them off with a what ever! You didnt ask them for money or for anything so they have no right to complain or nit pick!
ok now the other thing.. I vwill say that although I look TOTALLY different naked I dont dressed. no one other than thoes WE TOLD know I had anything done... that was my choice. so its all good. AND if they ever did question it.. I would just look at them and say "Really? and then ask them to work out as hard or as much as I do and see how good they can look too... " no one will I assure you haha
Girl I knew I liked you. I 10000% agree with everything you said. You can't give in to people like that. Staying positive is always best, no matter what. So glad I learned this at a young age. Thanks for that :-)
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I did go through letting them get to me. I WILL NEVER EVER do that again! I am a very positive person. haha my hubby says I am a happy hater. haha there are people who have hurtt me and been so rude. (not about this procedure per say) but I do NOT like them and I am totally happy about it haha .. basicly simple I dont care what they think because THEY are not whats important to me.. My hubby and my family is :)  THRILLED to have had this procedure and have a supportive hubby.
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You sound exactly like me. My hubby says I need to thank God I have naturally beautiful teeth because I'm always smiling & laughing. Life is too short. Mines is going to be happy with my hubby & family as well. So glad I'm not the only one :)
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Sorry all I have been gone! but my 1 year mark has...

Sorry all I have been gone! but my 1 year mark has come and gone and Im great. I just asked the doc for before and after photos so I will get things on and updated in just a week I hope..
Enjoying life and feeling good about the decision to get it done. 100% would do it again!!!
Glad I found your post. Make me feel like I have a chance at getting this square shape and protruding sides to change. Your results turned out nice and natural.
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thank you! I did have some revisions if you need to ask me anything DO! I will try to get photos the doc took at 1 year put in.. they are online so it MAY or may not let me save or copy them.. but the last ones I do have still look good.  
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You look beautiful and I am so happy for you ...but grandmas being HOT...that's just too damn cool!!
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