6 weeks postop. New pics! - Matthews, NC

Ok, so I am 24 years old, 5ft 4in and 145 lbs, I...

Ok, so I am 24 years old, 5ft 4in and 145 lbs, I am pear shaped and have to have a XL bathing suit bottom and XS top. I have one child, a three year old, whom I did breastfeed. I was a 34A pre-pregnancy got up to a 36b while breastfeeding, but after loosing weight post pregnancy, I am now a 34AA (sigh). I have been wanting implants since I was in middle school and everyone else started growing boobs and I didn't. I am sick of wearing VS bombshell bras and am super excited to finally be going through with this. I have been to my previsit and after using the sizers I have chosen to go between 350 - 400 cc. I am hoping that this will get me to around a full C. I am a nurse and am a little apprehensive about going too big and it being very noticeable, but I don't want to be too small and regret not going bigger. I enjoy reading all the reviews on this site and I think it is helping me feel more comfortable with the decision to go for around 400cc.

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I didn't know anything about cc until reading these forums. I tried on the 350 and 450 and want to be bigger than 350 but a little smaller than 450 so that is why I'm going with 400. Choosing 400 was a lot easier after looking up picture of people around my height / weight who have gotten from 375-425. I am getting nervous slightly.
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Hey there! We are practically neighbors. I live in Wesley Chapel, I'm a Registered Nurse too AND we are scheduled on the same day!!! My surgery is at Presby Matthews with Dr. Liszka. The whole size thing has me stressed out. I set my max at 350, now I'm not so sure after reading everyone's posts. We are on the count down...10 more days:)
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I just had my first appt and then was told it was last meeting with dr. That really surprised me. Next meeting is sizing. Dr said 300 silicone would be good. I was shocked because I want 400 cc. Or at least that's what I think I want. This crazy! Help!
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Ok so 9 days to go, I'm getting super excited and...

Ok so 9 days to go, I'm getting super excited and nervous. I plan on getting a lot prepared this week, laying clothes out, getting prescriptions filled, planning meals, etc. Question... Did you buy bras beforehand, not sure if I should buy a sports bra or not ? I've read that you don't wear a regular bra for weeks so just curious if I should buy some before or after.

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Sorry my pics uploaded sideways. I did it on the iPhone.
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FYI - I just bought 2 front closure sports bras at the Walmart in the Arboretum. They are made by Danskin and only cost $11.97 each. They are in the bra section on a wall display. If I don't end up needing them, I'll just take them back. Sizes are kind of hit or miss. They didn't have any 34C, so I got 36C. They actually fit pretty good.
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I bought a couple of front closure bras (Fruit of the Loom - Front Closure) from Walmart. They were only about $9 each. They run very small so I ended up getting a 38 C (I'm currently a 34), but they are comfortable. I ordered a Champion Zip Tech sports bra, but had to send it back. The medium was so tight. My doctor is going to send me home in a bra. I may wait until afterward to buy another one. I picked up my Rx today. I really need to clean my house. I think I will run out and try to find a couple more button up tops. I don't have many. I am going to do most of my cooking next week. My mother-in-law lives with us and does a lot of the cooking, so I'm not too worried about that. I haven't told her I'm getting the BA, only the hernia repair. Hope I can hide it! Do you have help for afterwards with your 3 year old? My kids are adults, so I don't have to worry about that! 9 days...so excited!
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So we're getting down to the wire. :) trying to...

So we're getting down to the wire. :) trying to get everything prepared, I'm in online BSN classes so I've been trying to work ahead some so I can relax for a couple days after. Picking up my scripts tomorrow. Gotta calling to verify time of arrival as my dr said may shift around as he originally told me 0900, said it could be as early as 0730. Not too nervous- definitely more excited than nervous. Planning on doing some major cleaning the next two days, only problem with that is I work weekends, so my husband and lil girl will be home for two days to destroy it. Maybe i can restore order when i get home Sunday night. Monday is the big day! Can't wait!

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So excited for you!!! Are you going with the 400's? Check out my pics .. I have 457 ccs and they are easily disguised lol! Good luck!!! :)
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I went to Dr. Farrari. Great Doctor, FANTASTIC staff! They are so nice and caring. I had my surgery about a month ago and things are going great! You are in good hands. Good luck!
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Thanks !

Hi all, so 2 days to go. House is clean. Clothes...

Hi all, so 2 days to go. House is clean. Clothes are laid out. Scripts are filled. Thank goodness I am working this weekend to kind of keep me busy. Getting slightly nervous but definitely more excited than nervous. Can't wait.

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Sooooo excited for you!!! Keep us posted!
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Good Luck! I bought some bras beforehand but probably shouldn't have. I got a Genie bra to wear during recovery and right now have been sporting a Bali Revolution bra- which is super comfy and doesn't put pressure on my incisions. My PS does not want me to wear a sports bra any time soon- guess these docs have their own philosophies! So excited for you! Just remember to take it easy and don't over due anything no matter how good you feel!!
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Thanks, I know but my hubby is super supportive and will put me in my place if I try to over do it. I'm not sure what my doc wants yet, i have to wear an ace wrap home and be back the next morning to have it removed. though i have bought a few sports bras for later and a few strapless bands just in case.

Tomorrow is the day! Yay!

Tomorrow is the day! Yay!

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Excitef for you!
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Whoo hoo!!!! So excited for you for tomorrow!
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you will do great and be so happy once you have them!!
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Ok so I have been home for around 2 hours. So far...

Ok so I have been home for around 2 hours. So far so good. I am just feeling more pressure than pain. The Valium is really helping with that. My husband has been truly amazing and is waiting on me hand and foot. I think they showed them too me before I went to recovery but I don't too much remember. I am in an ace wrap and a clasp front bra now so I can't tell much but from what I can tell , I LOVE THEM! He went with 350cc and I can not wait until my 3pm appt tomorrow for the removal of the ace wrap. I haven't been nauseas yet, but have only felt like eating dry toast so far. Thank you all so much for the support and good lucks. Pictures coming tomorrow!

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That's awesome! Can't wait to see your pictures. I think I'm going with 450 cc's. :)
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Hooray!!! Welcome to the other side! Valium and Vicodin = my best friends for a few days LOL! =) xoxo
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Yes Lord, the Valium and lortabs are def my best or breast (lol) friends right now.

So I was getting worried that I didn't go big...

So I was getting worried that I didn't go big enough with the ace wrap on, couldn't wait for my appt to actually see them. Well..... I LOVE THEM!!!!! Don't think I would have loved them any bigger. Perfect for me and my frame! Congrats to all others who joined me on the other side yesterday!

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I am also an RN and infection rate is HUGE for me. Did you find any other surgeons in the Charlotte area with 0%? Good luck with your recovery!!
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You look awesome! Good luck with your recovery!
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Congrats! Glad ur on the road to recovery. Im a RN too and im courious how we are going to feel going back to work. With all of the pulling on patients idk !! How long are u off work?
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Can I just say WOW I was worried about being too...

Can I just say WOW I was worried about being too small and I am so glad my PS did NOT go with 400cc. See new pics.

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No I looked into a few others but really after speaking with Ferrari and hearing all the work he is done..... He really knows what he is doing. He told me in my initial consult the length he goes to prevent infections and about the shortcuts out there that exist that he does not use. The consult is free, you should go talk with him. Thanks. The pain is slowly getting better.
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So I attempted to sleep on my back last night, not...

So I attempted to sleep on my back last night, not a good idea. I was higher and harder this morning, and it was painful. I did start my massages today. And they seem to be going softer and back to where they were yesterday , maybe even a lil lower :) I did note some minor bruising today though nothing I'm concerned about yet. I held a VS bra I bought presurg up to me and they fill it up :) hope I don't drop and go too big though. I'm feeling well and am usually a busy person so I keep having to tell myself to slow down and continue to take it easy. Hope all of you are well. I'm posting some postop day 3 pics.

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Looking good! The sleeping thing is annoying. Just remember that it's temporary!
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The look like a really good size! The bruising doesn't look too bad, hopefully that's the worst it'll get :) How are you finding it easiest to sleep at this point?
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Day 5. Off the lortab and Valium. How are people...

Day 5. Off the lortab and Valium. How are people addicted to pain pills? Ugh. I feel icky, all I want to do is sleep, and I'm constipated. The girls feel ok though, only mild pain for which I too Tylenol. I want to be out of this pain med haze I'm in and feel like me again. Hope you all are well.

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I know, I thought the same thing too. (How are people addicted to pain pills.) I couldn't get off them fast enough. I hated feeling so spaced out. Take it easy though, you still have a lot of healing to do.
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Glad you are doing better. I d/c'd the pain med today, but I'm still taking the Soma b.i.d. I am having so many muscle spasms and it is really uncomfortable. Thankfully I haven't had any problems with constipation. I know that can be miserable. I'm hoping my drug induced haze starts to clear today. Happy healing!
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Thanks and you too. Are the spasms boob or hernia related. I started drinking that smooth move tea I've seen on here today. Hope it helps. You look great!

Woke up today feeling like ME again! :) no pain...

Woke up today feeling like ME again! :) no pain and way more energy than in the last few days postop. I did a lil cleaning , not too much as to over do it but it made me feel good to be up and doing again. The girls are dropping quite nice and I love how they look and feel now. The sensations in my lower breast and nipple are starting to return so that makes me happy too. And the smooth move tea worked and was AMAZING (lol). Will update pics later tonight.

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So glad you are doing better. I just wish I had a little more energy. I go back to work tomorrow. Maybe that's a good thing. All this laying around the house is making me lazy! Enjoy the rest of your time off. Can't wait to see more pictures.
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Glad you're doing so well! Congrats for making it through the first week - so many great ones to follow as you keep getting better.
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Im an online student myself and of course i have a math exam next week,my surg is on tuesday afternoon so im hoping i can get through all of my homework before surg time!

Here are new pics. No pain and feeling great, just...

Here are new pics. No pain and feeling great, just tire easily.

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Amazing what a week will do! One week from today at this time ill have boobies! Getting excited
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Yay!!!
They look great. :)
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Hey all, I fell asleep sitting up on pillows again...

Hey all, I fell asleep sitting up on pillows again last night and woke up on my side now sometimes when i move my right arm a certain way a sharp pain shoots through my right breast. Has anyone else had this happen? It's not all the time. Just some.

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Hummmm... a week after my surgery, I had sharp shooting pain in my right arm (well from my armpit to down to my bicep). I'm not sure what kind of pain you are having, but I looked up what I was feeling and it was called "Mondor's Cord." Take a look at it and see if that sounds like the pain you are feeling.
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the swish or gurgle is air but your body should take care of it
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It's funny you would post about pain today because I was having weird things happen today too. We had ours done the same day. I almost took a muscle relaxer tonight, but decided against it. They were tight and really sore today. Righty was gurgling and I could feel things moving around in there. I guess things are just dropping. Lefty is not doing much of anything. Have you noticed any changes? On a happy note, I don't have to sleep sitting up anymore. I can't wait until I can sleep on my side. Are you massaging yet? My PS didn't want me to just yet because of all the bruising. Hope your pain gets better..
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Back to work today. Good thing it was just for a...

Back to work today. Good thing it was just for a class. Didn't realize how lazy I've gotten over the last 12 days. Pain is much better. rarely have that shooting pain now. Still loving them!

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Did you feel like u had enough time off?
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I do, I had 10 postop days off. I think it was enough, any less and I don't know If it would have been. I felt good at a week but felt like I was over doing it and tired very easy. I've done ok, Friday was a half day for me as it was a class , but this is my 2nd twelve hr shift and I feel ok. My only suggestion is to not get used to sleeping in to 10 o clock for 10 days, it spoiled me.
Agree with wifey! I was working a little from home on the Monday (5th day after surgery) and was not productive at all. At 1 week post op I was much more productive but my energy level was really low for several weeks and mentally it was hard to get motivated again lol

So my boobs have been super tender. Certain...

So my boobs have been super tender. Certain movements send shocks trough them. My nipple sensation is coming back, is this the reason for the new feelings? Not really pain just tightness and tenderness and its uncomfortable with or without a bra.

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Same here. It's kind of like when they are tender and sensitive before my cycle. It's worse for me with my bra on. That's why I'm so happy I don't have to wear it 24/7 anymore. My PS said this is all normal. It's probably just nerves regenerating.
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So last night I was able to sleep on my side the...

So last night I was able to sleep on my side the entire night. Went from one side to the other without any problems. Started back walking again today and feel great. Today was the first day they really felt part of me and not foreign. I had been having pains bending and turning. None today. They feel real, and normal to me. Loving them. They are softer and def have dropped. Will upload pics.

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Yay!!! I'm only able to side sleep for short periods of time. I have been walking for about a week and start with light weights today. I wouldn't say they feel normal yet. Glad to hear you are healing so well.
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Tomorrow will make Three weeks. I am loving them...

Tomorrow will make Three weeks. I am loving them and rarely having any pain now. So happy that my sensations are back since I have a nipple incision. I still have the Steri-Strips on per doctors orders he wants them to stay home until late fall off Or until my next check up. Feeling a little bit of boob greed but I know he couldn't really go any bigger because I had no extra tissue or skin. But I am definitely happy with what I have now. Good luck to all of you ladies out there with your booby days coming up.

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Glad it has arrived. I was really worried when I got my BA. I was checking them on the drive home to make sure I could still feel them. I know you are truly happy now!!! Enjoy your babies!!!
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I am because I had no sensation before yesterday. It's still a little duller than normal but hey I'll take it.
So I have a consultation set up with Dr. Ferrari (he did a great job with you) and also with Dr. Klein. I am so excited!! You look awesome!
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Hi all! So it's been 6 weeks now with the girls...

Hi all! So it's been 6 weeks now with the girls and I absolutely love them. I've been to my PO appt and all is well except from some assymetry which was already present prior to the surgery and was expected. Had to start doing carpet squashes per my PS and was worried about lying on a floor on my chest at first but it has been fine. I actually feel better after doing them as it keeps the capsule open and to me makes them feel softer. Ive started weight watchers to get the 15 lbs ive gained the past year off and i feel great! It's still freezing cold in SC so I'm wishing for some warmer weather to get these babies in some cute clothes.

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I'm going with Dr. Ferrari too, when I do go through with it. Glad to see such great work! You look fantastic!!
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Oh I forgot to ask you what profile did you get?
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