46 y.o. 2 Kids getting a Lift+ Mild Reduction - Miami, FL

Surgery is paid today, super excited. Currently...

Surgery is paid today, super excited. Currently saggy 34D - going for a small youthful B cup. Have been dreaming of spaghetti strap tops and backless dresses my WHOLE life!!! OMG!! I can't believe I'm doing it!... The nurse and PS were super nice today at the preop apptmt., put me so much at ease. I'm not as nervous as before.

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oh wow! your surgeon did a fabulous job. HOT body!!!
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Thank you! He is really wonderful...
YAAY! I am super excited for you!
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Some before pics...

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I can relate to the spilling out. I hated that so so so much. Now.... I am plumping out. Its amazing!!
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Surgical bra arrived today

Ordered both Large and Medium. Medium fits better, more snug. I will send the Large back to exchange for another Medium

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Thank you for your kinds words, everyone! One more day to go...
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you look so awesome and perfect to me just the way you are. I hope your surgery provides the results you are looking for. I'm sure you will look and feel wonderful. Please do provide your doctor's name and the amount of the procedure. I look forward to your results.
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I'm soo excited for you. Can't wait to see your results. I too can relate to the spilling out. And who can forget laying down without a bra on and the girls falling ALL THE WAY to each side. Ugh! But not any moooore!!!
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Decided to get a bed wedge pillow.

Better safe than sorry. Reading all your reviews, I thought would get one and keep it for the future.

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How did it go? Best of luck!!
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Good Luck for your Surgery ! Before you know it - You'll be all DONE and on the other Side !
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Good luck! I'm on Wednesday so I'm anxious to hear you are doing.
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Still waiting for my turn...

Arrived at the Surgery Center, feeling pretty good except is very weak and dehydrated. I've had a great night sleep (about 9 hours), was not expecting that.. My stomach got upset in the morning probably due to an antibiotic taken yesterday, so I feel like I have no food in my system... Lol!

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I wish you a speedy recovery!! x
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Hi how are you feeling? Hope all went well. Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery. I'm 6 weeks post op and couldn't be happier-feel like a completely different person! Each day will get a little easier and you will love your new boobs :0)
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I made it!!

More later..

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YAY ! WELCOME to THE OTHER SIDE ! :-)
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Hope everything went well! Can't wait to hear all about it!
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Recovery started...

The surgery went fine, was surprised that they did not give me morphine right after, just some drug like Demerol, which is much weaker. So I was quite in a bit of pain. On the way home I've started dripping blood from my left breast incision, because the bra was already soaked. Surprisingly, they did not provide much padded dressing to avoid it. I had panty liners with me (just in case, as one blogger suggested) and was glad I had them!! When I got home, I went to bed with 1 Percocet pill and that was it. The pain diminished up to the point that I did not need painkiller anymore. Woke up this morning, with pain level 2 in my left and 0 in the right breast. I do not know what to expect pain wise from today's post op appointment, but will have Percocet handy for sure..

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Congrats! I hope the next few days go really smoothly for you. Tomorrow is my big day do I will be watching your progress
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Post op appointment

Pain free bra change, all my fears were for nothing! PS was pretty pleased, me too. Still hard to believe...

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Sleep position

I am normally is a stomach sleeper, now not even 2 days out and my back is killing me already. I just cannot find a comfortable position in bed.. Have a wedge pillow and a neck pillow, blankets, other pillows - nothing really helps. I was sort of expecting that, but I am really miserable, thinking of taking Percocet for my BACK in order to sleep and not for breast pain! Ridiculous.

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Yes, sore back is the worst part. Try Advil pm or a sleeping pm version of your OTC pain meds. Memory foam pillows may help. I am 1 month out & sleeping great. You can try sleeping on your side after a few days & that may help. Ask your dr. The back pain will gradually get better i promise!
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You look great! Congrats!
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Congrats!! Happy Healing!
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First shower

I took my first shower yesterday, as instructed by a nurse, was a bit scared to get all steristrips wet, but actually it felt pretty good and relaxing with no pain. Sleeping is still a problem for me, my entire back is so sore! I have been using Icy hot gel for temporary relief. I get up during night 2-3 times and walk like a ghost around the house to give my poor back a break...

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Thank you so much for your support! I cannot take any Advil products yet, my nurse said I have to wait at least 10 days post op. Today I had a mild back massage that brought some relief.
Feeling much better today, thanks for asking!... I might give up my wedge pillow tonight and just try a bunch of regular ones. The wedge seems too firm
It's worth trying a few different ways. In the end I was just so tired I slept any which way! I'm almost 7 weeks lost op and about to embark on a 23 mile walk for the Alzheimer's charity. Just hoping my boobs can take it! Healing has gone really well, massaging them with bio oil really seems to help. Hope you manage some sleep!

Steristrips dressings changed

My PS decided to change my dressings today instead of one week later... That was a surprise...
Did not hurt much. I think my PS have done an outstanding job.

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You look great. Did the PS tell you how much he weight they took off?
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First before & after ... :)

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You look great!!!!!!
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WOW Curlyqueen, they look fantastic!!! Make me super excited as I am 30G (or 32E) so not far off your size and appearance and I've been really looking forward to seeing your results. I can't wait till October.
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Oh, you'll love plastic surgery.. It's addictive! LOL!!

Bromelain time!...

It's the time of the recovery process when everybody start to talk about Bromelain as swelling becomes kind of bothersome... To me it feels like tight engorgement, like the boobs are about to pop! No pain really, just enormous pressure. But thinking of so many women that went through this process calms me down a bit. Browsing through some before & after BR pictures on the internet definitely helps to keep my spirits up. Just a little longer...

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Your breast look amazing. I can only dream of the day when I have saved up enouhh to have my surgery done. I am exactly where you started. You give me hope. Thank you for sharing and I hope you are back pain free soon.
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Thank you for your kind words and wishes. One day you also will enjoy your transformation! Too bad no insurance will cover a milder case like this. Good luck!
Thank you Curlyqueen

Loosing weight

It seems now I'm starting to get an idea why most people tend to loose weight after a BR. You don't want to spoil something you've worked so hard to achieve and have your results looking their best by keeping the rest of your body in shape. It only gets better from now on. ??

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Can you notice a difference right away with the bromelian?
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Not really... But I am still very early in my recovery - 7th day post op..
You are so right, i am losing weight and have joined a gym, something i never saw myself doing
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One week mark

Pain is gone, some mild itching and lots of swelling, of course. Trying to take it easy. My legs get extra work - instead if bending over and reaching down with my arms - I squat, also I much more use my legs and feet in situations when I would normally use hands. Here is more before and after (taken today)

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You look great! How exciting!
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I just can't get over how fab your boobs look :) so pleased for you!!!
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Thanks so much! I am loving the results so far. I hope they stay that way. Have you picked your surgeon yet?

Itching attack

I woke up last night itching like crazy!... Some people say that it can be due to an allergy to the adhesive in the dressing. I checked - no redness, I guess my body is just desperately heals itself! LOL

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At the 11 days post op appt. today my Micropore tape dressing was changed to Mepiform silicone scar tape. I also found out that my reduction was 125 g from the left and 150 g from the right breast.
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Your Surgeon did a GREAT job. Congrats!
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Post op day 11

At the 11 days post op appt. today my Micropore tape dressing was changed to Mepiform silicone scar tape. I also found out that my reduction was 125 g from the left and 150 g from the right breast.

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Benadryl will help a LOT for the Itching. It looks like you are healing very nicely.
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wow I must have had a huge reduction 900g from right side and 600g from left side set up for revision
Yeah, in my case it was mostly a lift that I desired, with a mild reduction as a bonus. :)

2 weeks

Experience some soreness today probably due to sensation coming back or whatever... I also overdid it a little yesterday, today taking it easy. Hoping that from this point on things will be slowly improving. I also noticed that I am not hunching up as much as before, was finally able to pull my shoulders back a bit!... ????

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You look great! So exciting to hear how many changes you are noticing already!
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Thanks, Boobeez!
Glad you're doing week. I had to read your update a couple times just to make sure I didn't write it haha. I am at 13 days post op, and it sounds like we are at the same place in our healing.
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Update

Today is the second day that I'm noticing significant improvement pain wise as well as energy. I was able to color my hair all by myself today- can you believe that?!!
I've also tried a couple of dresses that I own, and boy, do they fit nice in the chest area!! I also look like I've lost 20 pounds. Can't wait to heal up to the point when I can go shopping for cute bras. Hope to be a B cup by then (keeping my fingers crossed!)

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I'm glad you're healing well. I keep buying bras, just not cute ones yet. I'm glad you were able to color your hair. I'm still trying to figure out how to wash mine without getting wet...not successful with that one yet lol
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I kneeled in front of a faucet in my jacuzzi ... :)
Hallyluhopper, me too! My old bras with the wires removed weren't providing the support I need so I've purchased new practical bras. Looking forward to when I can buy pretty bras in my new size!!!

3 weeks update

I have been feeling better for the past 4 days, still use caution while walking and driving, arms range of motion has improved, but definitely not 100% back to normal yet. Breasts shape has not changed much, they became slightly softer though. I feel things are improving but at amazingly slow rate...

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You look so amazing! Do you happen to know how many cc's you had removed?
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Thanks! I am not sure in cc's but he said 150g and 175g
Curlyqueen, you continue to look amazing! I'm so happy you are feeling better. Wednesday will be three weeks for me and I am also noticing steady but slow improvement .
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My progress..

It's hard to believe the difference in body proportions correct position of the breast makes...

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You look so great!!
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Those breasts were made for you. You look great.
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you look so great!
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4 weeks

My PS is famous for the most natural looking breast lifts and augmentations. So he managed to lift my breasts at a dramatically higher position achieving the shape people usually get with implants without having them! That probably involved a lot of tissue reorganization, which seems as a miracle to me.

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Thank you for sharing. I'm exactly same measurement as you & going for same size too. I've been feeling quite anxious but now I'm getting excited!!!
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Very Nice Results !
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Thank you.

Recovery progress comparison

Just a little encouragement for all if you out there who has just had the surgery. Only 3 weeks difference between these pictures. Notice improved posture and faded bruising... We are getting there everybody!!..

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Wonderful! Lovely results.
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Thank you! I like your username..
Did you have the anchor lift (inverted T incision) also called wise lift??
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5 1/2 weeks...

You know what's the most fun?... Making before & after collages! Hope all of you are healing well. :)

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Aren't you glad you took before pics! I almost didn't but so happy I did.
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Oh, I wouldn't miss it!! I hated myself so much!... LOL!!
Yay! That's a great feeling isn't it? And you're right, it is fun. Congrats
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Miraculous 6 week mark!...

I remember thinking I would NEVER get there... It just seemed unreal - and here I am, it's hard to believe. Boobs start to feel normal again, I saw them bouncing for the first time since surgery ( they were like rocks). I find myself doing most things without much thinking and caution as before... I even lifted my 7 y.o. when he asked me to! (That was a bit foolish, but did not cause any damage, thank God!) I've also started to sleep in my sides a week ago - what a relieve!...

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it just gets better and better
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Oh to sleep on my side, I'm jealous lol.
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That is awesome! The things we used to take for granted!
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7 weeks today...

Slept on my stomach for the first time since surgery - that was like heaven!.. Breasts have softened quite a bit but not 100% back to normal yet. I went to the gym yesterday to do some cardio and light weights, felt so good to be able to use the muscles again. Incisions are pretty much healed. Not sure if I want to get rid of the tape for good at this point, will ask my PS on Wednesday what he thinks.

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This is honestly the best reduction I've ever seen. Makes me want to fly across the country to go to Dr.Krau
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Thanks for your comment. I'm sure there are a lot of talented PSs around, but I can't say about them. As for Dr. Krau - you can expect amazing results once you choose him. To me my results still seem unreal...
Thank you so much for your story. I too am a saggy D wanting to be a perky B. This was so helpful for me.
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2 months update

No more tapes! Still wear sports bra daily and a compression bra at night. Scars are starting to fade...

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you look amazing!!
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Before and 2 mo after

Quarter turn view - my favorite! lol

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You look amazing Curly!!
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Thank you, girl!
hi curlyqueen, congrats you look amazing. I am a 43 y/o mother of 2, my surgery is scheduled for 11/4/07. I'm currently a 34D, my first visit to the PS we discussed I'd go down to a small C. However after doing more internet searching and especially after seeing your post I think I want to go down to a B. What made you chose B over C? Can you also tell me more about your post op weightl oss? I'm on panic mode although its almost a month away. Thank you so much hot momma :)
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Wearing sports clothes

Definitely feels more pleasant and confident. Yesss!!

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Bra shopping!!

Went bra shopping yesterday at Victoria's Secret. Current size: 36B.
Yay!!!

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