In less than a month I'll be joining the boobie...
I've always had a small chest but after recently dropping a few pants sizes, l also lost some cup size! So after thinking it thru and finding a good surgeon I went for it and scheduled my date for surgery! I'm 34a/b now (depends on brand) but looking to go to a full C.
I know I'm getting silicone about 350cc inframmary incision, the doctor says they play with the size during surgery and will sit me up before stitches to be sure they look natural and perfect....kinda scared about being sat up and moved around and it kinda sounded like they'll test different sizes inside my boobs before actually picking the size, sounds like extra trauma.
I hope at my pre-op we can pick a size and not cause as much trauma to my body! I also think I for sure want to do under the muscle since there's a less chance of getting a capsular contracture and less chance of being ruptured (from what I've read)
I had 2 surgeries before where I was put under, wisdoms teeth and had a few teeth taken before getting braces on in high school. The wisdom teeth was horrible experience so I'm hoping this won't be as scary!
I've gotten some great tips of some of the profiles on this site, I'll take any tips or tricks you guys have for before and after surgery!
Particularly things to have on hand after and things that you couldn't have lived without or things you wish you would of had and any words of advice for before! :)
3 weeks from today is my big day! I have college...
Talked to the nurse at my ps office to ask if taking 1000mg of vitamin C is too much and asked if they recommend arnica gel for bruising. I was told they rarely see any bruising, but nurse will get back to me she said.
I also visited my stylist and scheduled to get an arm pit wax before the surgery. I'm big on getting a bikini wax every other month, but I've never had my arm pits waxed. SO that'll be interesting!
I finally have told all my immediate family of my plans and am quite impressed with their support! And of course all the support on this site, its like a God send!
In my last post I shared my concerns about the extra trauma with testing the implants during surgery. But since then, I am glad to know they should turn out perfectly because it'll be the best fit for my body. I hope lol.
working on staying positive so my anxiety doesn't eat me alive!!! Also having a hard time cutting back on smoking. I know after I won't be tempted to smoke since I'll be on meds and in bed for a week, sore. But until then I'll try to do my best!
count down. .. .
My pre-op was supposed to be next week but something came up at the PS office and I'm in for my pre-op tomorrow!!! I assume I'll be doing my before pictures and get to answer all my recovery questions!
So far I've been reorganizing my home so it can all be sorted (having a family garage sale this summer so I'm trying to price as many things as possible.) (Felt amazing to price all those double padded expensive bars!!!)
I've bought a couple of the Banduea (sp?) Bras. The target one is the best, beyond comfortable. I got it in a L cannot wait to actually fill it out!
I also bought straws, bed pillow, and a few other random neccesaties.
got less than 2 weeks till the big day! I get more nervous every day! But more excited too. I'm ready to get it done and start the healing process.
My PS mentioned my right has more breast tissue and he might have to 'score' the tissue to break it down -or- he might not be able to go below the muscle(which I'd prefer since it seems to lower risks).
So when I'm in surgery they'll play around with size and position. He made me a bit nervous I felt like I wasn't a good candidate for this anymore. But he assured me I'd be a-ok it might just take a little more time in the OR...
My PS also told me he's only done 1 very minor revision in 4 years, comforting thought?idk.
I'm more nervous now that this is all getting more real and can't believe I'm doing this!
Can't wait to get it over with and start healing!!!
Been keeping busy trying to not worry/obsess about my boobs lol . I helped by bf re-carpet our boat. ..what a chore! But turned out great! I was also able to finally put together from a family vaca in 2010!
I've got a few light cami style bras 2/$10 at Shopko(in picture) they have light removable pads and are so comfy I've been wearing them all the time cannot wait to fill them out!!
I decided I wanted to get my under arms waxed since I knew I wouldn't be lifting my arms for a while... I regularly get a bikini and eyebrow wax every other month or so and don't have horrible pain but holy s*** under arms are brutal I had it done this afternoon and the stinging is gone!
Other then waxing I've been preparing list for groceries including
nutrition drinks like 'boost'
and some other odd ends.
I'm going to be on the hunt for a back scratcher, good pillows + cases, slipper flip flops, & some light sweats and light zip front hoodies (mine are mostly size xs or thick wintery ones----were finally getting into the 60° temps up here in Northern Minnesota)lol so lighter less tight clothes will be way comfy!
Also plan to buy a swivel sweeper so I can still clean up a little if I need to without trying to get my huge vacuum out!
tigolbitties turn bigoltitties
I'll be running around all day getting my last minute things I need! I was getting a pedicure and my nails cleaned up for surgery and I've been coming to the same nail salon for about 3 years so when I said I won't be putting on polish today they all thought I was crazy...but it turned out good. So glad I did that because I had a gel manicure and that stuff sucks to get off!
Got everything put together for tomorrow, almost. Finishing up laundry and washing and extra set of sheets/pillow cases. I also bought a new bucket and lined a plastic bag in it, to have in car after surgery and the first few days in case I'm nauseated. It'll make for easier cleaning up, I hope.
Haven't really felt too anxious or worried and I feel I should be more nervous. .I mean it IS surgery.! I'm pretty nervous about getting the IV...that freaks me out. When you get a shot it's quick- you don't have to see it in you. .. the iV is there and how do I avoid seeing it, I can't even handle seeing other peoples IV..ohhh boy and seeing the surgery room seems scary too. BUT I have been trying to ignore those thoughts and stay positive!!!
My bf and I will be leaving my house about 6 a m. Tomorrow to head the the surgery center about 20 minutes from my house. Surgery is supposed to be at 7:30 but at my pre-op the ps said they'll begin the surgery closer to 8a.m.
So this is crazy I guess after all these stories I've read and all the results the awesome ladies on this site have shared, I'll finally have some results to share too!!! I've been anticipating getting to the recovery phase and getting it over with and here I am not even 24 hours and I'll be post-op...praying/hoping/wishing my surgery/recovered goes smoothly and everyone else's as well!!!
Been doing pretty good so far! Minor pain lots of pressure especially right in the middle of the new girls. But tolerable with the pain meds I've been staying on track with those.
getting up and outta bed is the worst thing but otherwise I feel it's been pretty smooth I was very prepared I think so highly recommend getting any/every thing you think you'll need set up and ready!
Good Luck to the ladies going in this week and happy healing to the rest of us dolls!
so far_so good!
Been staying up on my antibiotic and petcosets taking .5 usually unless I'm feeling real sore. My appetite has been bad the pills make me nauseated. So Watermelon, cherries, pineapple, string cheese, and Smart Water has been mainly my diet. Some how I was only bloated day 1 and 2 but otherwise my digestive system is doing good suprises me because I have moderate ibs!
on Thursday I got a ride to see my stylist to wash my hair and get a blow out, which was really nice treat since I was already sick of being in my house. Which is getting worse n worse! I'm used to doing laundry, making beds, cooking, cleaning, glamorizing myself pretty much daily and now it's getting to me not being able to lift, reach, or carry things out like normal! My anxiety got to me last night/this morning real good...very thankful I already am on ativan for anxiety disorder so that helped me too. The day before my surgery I went out fishing with the bf and caught a bunch n had fun so I'm glad I had fun before being bored for days!
I've been wondering how long is there is a period of time to wait to have sex after surgery I was worried I'd hurt myself but got a quicky in today and that too brought my feelings up and erase a little stress! Maybe tmi?
Hope everyone's enjoying their weekends and good luck to the girls going next week hope your all prepared and excited and us others healing are getting the R&R well deserve!!
I'll likely update Tuesdays night with finally a picture of my new boobies!!! I feel like its Christmas time and I have the biggest best present under the tree but have to wait to open and see whats inside!!! Only 3 days left can't wait to meet them =)
finally got to see!!!
They are still very hard and I'll get the stitches out and some massage techniques next week!
It's going to be hard not to focus on other girls results and compare them to myself but really going to try and stay positive! Really like the bathing suit top picture, in April I was wearing that top on vacation all flat and now ohhh lalaaa they look nice lol!
Hope all is well ladies ??
So I got a bra at Walmart today one of the danskin brands that clasps infront and has sort of a plunging style for $12. I struggled today getting dressed the post surgery bra isn't easy to hide!!! I ended up going out in a cami style bra that's very comfy. I was worried about driving n not having enough support but it went good. Today was the first time I actually had to deal with my incisions. ...OMG...so far thats the worst part!
They look so scary!! There about the size of my pinky the left one is a inch longer which seems odd. And the right one has a 'puckering' look I'm not a fan of!: But I'm SOO thankful the 1st week I didn't have to see anything at all. I've only had dissolving stitches in my mouth and had a biopsy on my scalp that had a few stitches but I never had to see them.... I tried showering normal today for the first time. ...didn't go so well I was so scared of getting soap in the incision..or something bad like that!
patted the area dry, put some "polysporine" gel on them (as I was directed by my nurse to do) then set a no stick gauze pad on and put on my post op bra. I feel like a Frankenstein with the incisions. ..my stitches wont be out till next Wednesday and I'll start mederma & silicone sheets right away!!!
I'm going to be scared showering the next week I feel like the implant will fall out the incision. ..freeeaky! Even though I know that won't happen still the scariest part for me so far!!! Keep telling myself it'll be okay in a month--gotta stay tough!lol
well hope everyones girls are healing well and getting nice n squishy!!! =) & there's a few sweet ladies who are going in this week and wish them the best of luck!!!
getting easier every day!
I have been taking it easy still, I did manage to clean this weekend a little bit which felt rewarding. I get pretty exhausted after going anywhere and doing stuff but keep reminding myself it's still so soon in my recovery gotta take it easy! My recovery has been SO much easier then I ever expected--I think this site prepared me for recovery and my PS and nurse are outstanding!--. I still worry about how their healing on the inside.
My oldest sister is planning to get a "flash recovery" BA...she boggles my mind with how uninformed she is and ignorant. She thinks after being under anesthesia she'll go out and bra shop right when she wakes up! Has anyone had a "flash ba"? From what I've read it is just a marketing term!
Seems like all the ladies are doing great from what I've read which is awesome!! (:
dropping n fluffing
I have realized its much easier to massage with some cocobutter lotion its much easier on my skin then massaging it dry!
The massages definitely are waking up my muscles though-damn is that uncomfortable-its hard to move my arms sometimes and really worries me if I'll be able to hold myself in yoga poses and planks ever again!!! Hopefully I'll regain strength in the next few weeks.
I go back in for another post op in 2 weeks and we'll take after photos(:
It's crazy how often they charge in appearance! Yesterday I almost cried the left looked so normal and right was so smaller and higher and a few hours later they evened out a little bit...gotta love the UPS&downs of boobie heaven!
Can't believe its 4 weeks already! I was nervous I'd have issues getting used to my new additions but they seem like we've been together forever!!! I measured in at a 32D last week at Victoria secret which was awesome! There was a girl in the dressing room next to me she was a 36B and asking for major push ups. ...I was SO that girl a few months ago and just made me SOOO happy I went thru with this surgery! I didn't purchase a real bra yet since I'm banned from underwire. I'm actually supposed to be in my post-op bra 24/7 unless I go out on a date or something. BUT I'm naughty and usually the 1st thing I do when I wake up is get outta the granny bra and into a cute light bandeau or cami style bra. It is summer after all and I've come to realize my new bigger boobs get sweaty (SO gross-i hope its not just me) so the granny bra sucks to wear.
Life is getting back to normal! Still not exercising at all so I've gained 5lbs :( but I know to take it easy so I don't swell or get sore! After a day of cooking/cleaning/errands I get so tired and sore it's not fun! I'm able to sleep on my side and can be on my tummy for a short time with out pain, which I'm very happy about, I thought for sure I'd be stuck sleeping on my back for months!
I really am in love with myself much more then I have ever been the size I got fits me perfect and I am pretty happy with the results so far--still hoping for a little more softening but I can't complain! Feeling sexy naked is like the best thing in life!
I've been using mederma religiously-daily about 3X. I think it's been working ok but the silicone strips I bought we're so sticky when I remove them they like yank on the incision, so I may try a different brand (any recommendations fellow titty sisters? ;))
Hope everyone is healing well and enjoying summer!!! Hope all you ladies have a safe and fun 4th of July &&show off all your new assets =)
Ups & downs 6wks POST
I had my LAST post op a couple weeks ago and my only big concern was the difference between my left and right. Right seems to be SO much softer then my left. Doctor said its a very slight difference because I'm right handed so I guess it dropped faster so my left needs to catch up...I figured that but since then the right seems to be getting softer and left is still stubborn and a little tighter. They took my post op pictures and said to call about anything. (I'll be making a check up appt. Nexr week if my lefty doesn't catch up!) It really gives me anxiety thinking there so different and maybe R popped and L has a contracture...but I think I notice it as a major difference while the doc , my bf and sister said they aren't drastically different. TIME will tell I guess! Really hoping the left gets softer soon! I'm not having any pain but the R feels awfully weird when I push it around it moves all over and then L is not as movable. ..lol other downs include boob sweating WOW is that irritating and how sensitive the new girls are to the sun! Started using my bb cream (has spf in it) on my chest too everyday to avoid any burning!
I got to wear a normal bra with underwire yesterday was my 6 week mark. Since I'm still not feeling their done fluffing completely I didn't go buy a Victoria secret bra just yet....but I did go to TJ Maxx and found a $3 34C bra that fit good so I bought my first bra for my new $5000 tits on clearance...lol whatever works I guess!
I've been having a blast dressing up though and having boobs is the best thing in life. LOVE tube tops now! My go-to going out top choice. I think everyone I know in my country ass town has discovered my new assets. Everyone is surprised they look so natural and surprised they do boob jobs in Duluth MN lol. They sure do and my surgeon rocks ;) I'm sure there's more to add but can't think of anything else too exciting! I'll post more pictures a little later!
I think I entered BOOB HEAVEN!
I have been concerned of my 10lb weight gain! I am not over weight in any way but just the extra volume reminds me of years back and I hate it! I had lost so much weight before surgery I couldn't wear my 'promise ring' anymore and now it fits again (only + side of weight lol) but I keep remembering I have been not allowed to do any sort of athletic activities and had my pec muscles sliced. But last week its was 6 weeks so I've been doing light workouts getting back in the swing of using my muscles! /
Since I was feeling down I went to buy my 1st new bra at VS! I went with a 34D ( (2 weeks ago I was sized at 32DD definitely major changes with the girls in such a short period of time! I hope they don't change too much more!) ) and got a new top for a swim suit I got there since my xs top I have is incredibly too small!!!
I'll post some pictures later on to share!
Hope all you gals are doing great!!!
I've only been worried that my right is still much more loose than my lefty. I was told initially that it was b/c I am right handed and eventually they would even out in squishyness. I never had another follow up after the 2month mark it was just 'goodbye thanks for picking us and let us no if your boobs fall apart' so I never called for a check up. I'm interested to start reading up on my other boobie sisters and see if anyone has has experienced this uneven squishy ratio!
Very professional and made me feel completely comfortable during my consultation. I brought in 2 pages of questions andh3e urged me to ask everything and spent time explaining everything to me.