40 Yr Old 2 Kids and Waited on This for Yrs - Meridian, MS

Like most of you all I've had big breast since as...

Like most of you all I've had big breast since as long as I remember. Probably by the age of 11 or 12 I was a D cup and the cups kept getting bigger and by my late 20's I was every bit of 250 pounds. So after the birth of my daughter at age 27 I decided it was time to get healthy and lose some weight and I did. But my breasts didn't get much smaller they just traveled south. Along with shoulder, back, and neck pains I hated looking at my breasts just hang it was heartbreaking.
Going bra shopping was so depressing and costly as all of you probably know paying 65 dollars for one bra was a financial headache for a single mom. So I've had a hate-hate relationship with my breasts for yrs. Now here I am at age 40 finally had the procedure done it toke about 6 months to get approved by my insurance. I have read many reviews on the website for months now to get an understating of what to expect and what I would need to buy. Y'all have been soo helpful and I have been inspired by all the love that have been shown on here. So I have some questions for anyone to answer although I'm soo happy to have it done and I feel soo much better. How long does it take for the swelling to go down? And how long will it take for them to take a round shape? I'm new to it all.

One week today since surgery

Meltdown today! I'm soo overwhelmed with the way they look I know their still swollen but they look nothing like a breast. Praying .

Week two so far so good

Hello everyone it's been two wks since my surgery and I'm making progress. My stiches are dissolving and the scars are looking great. I've had problems with stomach issues has anyone else? Had to go to doctor for meds. Don't know if it's something to do with the surgery or not. Excessive gas and stomach pains nauseous and headaches. I hope the meds work Bc I'm ready to be back to my old self. I hope everyone is doing great ttyl.

3 wks update

Hello everyone I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday. Tomorrow will be 3 wks since my surgery and my stomach issues have gotten better but my right Breast have been causing me pain i have a hole underneath and a spot that just throbs. Anyone else had issues like this? I toke a pain pill to help with pain.
Meridian Plastic Surgeon

The doctor was very nice and very informative with the questions I had. Nurses was very nice also. I enjoyed my experience with them.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Honey you look amazing!! I'm only 8 days out and your breasts are so shapely and small & the incisions look all clear! Wow! Remember to check out your before pics!! ; ) My incisions are still taped, bloody and I look like I took a beating from Mike Tyson the bruising is so awful!! Ha ha! They will round and soften with massaging and oiling and TIME! Be patient lovely - very very early days. PS I take Bromelian and I don't honestly think it had made a difference yet - breasts rigid, firm, numb.....I guess without it they could be worse though? Arnica gives a tiny bit of temporary relief from swelling. Just topical cream. You look amazing! Xxxxxx
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Thanks I was feeling pretty good about my progress until I got the hole under my right breast so I'm praying it heals as good as the left one
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I have a spot underneath where the incisions meet, that looks similar to your hole. My spot is round, but is plugged up.
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Mines looks black inside and hurts. How long did I take for yours to close
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Mine is still black, probably dried blood I would think. It's that way on both sides. When's your next PS appt?
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Not till November but I'm calling them tomorrow
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what meds are you on because they are the likely cause of stomach issues. i got stomach pains from taking antibiotics without food post op. advil also upsets your stomach badly
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I wasn't on any other meds at the time.
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Looking good (: hope ur stomach pains ease up soon so u can focus on the new girls!
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Thanks I'm praying the meds work. I'm soo enjoying being lighter and having no back pains or shoulder pains its been very nice and life changing
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I'm sorry to hear you're having stomach issues. :( Are you feeling better about the size and shape?
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Yes they are shaping up great!
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sorry you are feeling low, they actually look great for 1 week post op
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They do look great..and will look even better once completely healed. It's a process! (: don't fret
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Thanks so much I'm trying to have more patience. Everybody's encouraging words has helped a lot.
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They look great. Don't fret over them. It's just your emotions, trust me. I went through this too, we all did. Try not to let it get to you, I know it's hard, but try.
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Yes im 3 and a half weeks post op and mine are still swollen and changing daily but healing good...and everyone seems to recommend Bromelain for swelling good luck..it was well worth it for me
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Thanks I've heard about bromelain but haven't picked up any yet. But I think I'm gone give it a try
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Don't u worry! The swelling will go down and they will take shape! And they look great anyway (: but rest and remember they say swelling can take a while. Don't b discouraged! (:
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Hi - did your ins. Co. Cover this? AND, did they require that you be a certain weight, I.e., your "normal" or a certain BMI?
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Yes my insurance paided for it and they didn't require any weight requirements
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You look great. You are just swollen, and it will take some time for the swelling to go completely down. You've got the weepy's something I had about a week after my surgery (I'm 3 wks post op). Get some rest. It will help.
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Thanks I'm praying for patience something I don't have. This experience has been more emotional than I thought I would be. Rest I will get
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Oh honey, trust me, they will soften, round out and fall into place. It just takes a little time. I'm 6 weeks post and mine are still changing. I think if you give yourself a little healing time you will love them. How do you feel they look when your new bra is on?
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I haven't tried on any new bras just a sports bra I'm still wearing thr surgical one it holds me secure and when I don't have it on they hurt around the stiches
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