2.5 months out, still have a issue with right breast!

I think I am happy, I really am conflicted. Had...

I think I am happy, I really am conflicted. Had mine done on November 20, 2012. I did this as I have lost alot of weight in the past years and breast fed two kids, My boobs looked horrible, I am 49 years old, 5'5" and about 151lbs. Mother of two breas fed kids. My goal is to lose about 10-15lbs more. I was so disappointed when I looked in the mirror, my boobs were so saggy - totally embarrassed to wear certain clothes or god forbid go without a bra. Everything I owned had to be a push up type bra or bathing suit. When I decided to do this, I did some online research and the price was way too high - that was two years ago. This time, the price was much better and I thought what they hey - I am going to do this.

The first few days after surgery, I was actually kind of depressed. I didn't feel it looked much different. In fact some family didn't even notice. It is a work in progress, as they drop, heal and the swelling goes down they look better. I have been taking weekly pictures to see the difference, because sometime it is hard to tell. I also have bought new tops that actually show them off alittle more and I do notice a difference.

I did take advice from others and from the web and did the rice bag thing to get an idea what size I wanted to be, but let me warn you - this is good, but when they place this under the muscle, I feel it may be misleading. I was also told because I had a lift and augmentation they could only go so big on me. I wanted 450cc he did 480cc, he said he tried 500 cc but it didn't look right - really 2 ounces made that much differnce. I do still feel I would like to have been alittle bigger, alittle more clevage, but I trusted my Dr's opinion as he has been doing this for years and has seen alot of boobs and body types.
So maybe for a soon to be 50 year old having a lift, this was the best they could do.

Well, they certainly healed nicely, but still have...

Well, they certainly healed nicely, but still have issues with the right side looking boxy, or high. There is a hard area on my right breast on the bottom just above the scar tissue, that is hard. Doctor feels it may be edema - took photos wants me to massage and come back in two months for review. It has a darker tint to it. The Dr said may have to re-open and help it drop. If that is alot of $$$ that is not going to happen, I took out a loan for this. They look great in clothes, and I am proud of the lift, such a difference from the old saggy mom boobs. I just will not be able to be a topless dancer with this noticeable issue. :)

I am happy overall, but wish they both looked more alike, the left looks great . I also wanted to know how come some questions "to The doctors" are longer then others, every time I post a question, I can't elaborate as I am confined to 500 characters, any help there would be great. I can never give enough info. I am back to working out and wonder if lifting the weights is keeping it from dropping, over working the muscle, doc didn't seem to think so.

Also I hate pictures, I look so much worse on these boob shots then I feel I look, I guess incentive to keep working out. I have gotten a lot of comments about them, so that it good, hopefully it will all work out.
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I do feel if I had not come prepared with pictures and questions I gleaned from the web, they would not have asked as much. I took it upon my self to see how big I wanted to be. I am not saying they were not nice or helpful, but I think as a patient leave nothing to chance, know exactly what yu want when you go in. I really wish I had some personal friends I could have spoken to before, but I didn't.

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