YES I did it! , 5 months post op new pics - Montreal, QC

Okay, here you go, I'm a 46 year old Mom of 2 and...

Okay, here you go, I'm a 46 year old Mom of 2 and grand-Mother of 2, I'm 5'4 and 112 lbs and realy dont remember ever having perkey breasts, I always called them my empty milk bags (breast fed) , I have been thinking about having this done for quite a while but you know my kids were my priority back then, but now , now I can do this. I want to do this, but still quite worried, mostly about the scars, not quite the pain cause I can handle pain, hey I gave birth to 2, 9 lbs over babies without any drugs, so I can handle the pain, just the scars worry me. Well my appointment for a cardiogramme is next Monday (yes at my age gotta do this prio) and I also need to give a deposit 6 weeks prior to operation then there is no going back ! so would like more feed back on this procedure....

Okay, forgot to mention the size I am now 34B, and...

Okay, forgot to mention the size I am now 34B, and the size I'm going for, well, no BIG bobies for me I just want them lifted and just a tad bigger, when I went to my first appointment, I tried on 350cc that was way to big for me, so then tried 300cc on left side (smaller breast as you can see on pics, which by the way I had no clue that one was that bigger then the other, well we all know we have one bigger, but did not realize until the Doc told me and when I took the pics LOL) and 275 on right, I said to Doc Okay that looks good, but now I'm not sure, think I will downsize to 250cc left and 225cc on right. I'm still concerned about scaring and my down period after surg....and to be honest still wondering if I should go ahead with this....my husband is very supportive and tells me what ever I want is okay with him, he says its all up to me my boddy my choice ! love him for that ! so now next step is my cardiogramme on Monday ! so for now would appreciate any feedback on scars and the down period after op. Cause I'm expecting to be up and going after 2 weeks is this realistic or not ?

Thanks for starting your story on RealSelf! Here's what some doctors have to say about breast lift/aug recovery times. I hope you'll keep us posted on your progress.

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Oh boy, still quite nervous about all this,...

Oh boy, still quite nervous about all this, wondering if I'm doing the right thing....some days (well no lots during a signle day) I want to cancel the whole thing then a few minutes later I'm all: bring it on ! I find this site very helpful, would like more updates from post-op's, totaly knowing that everyones own experience will be different I but I still find some confort reading these reviews.....I still havent told anyone about this (except my hub and all of you LOL ) and sometimes kinda wish I can just scream it out, but I'm not sure how they would react (not that it should bother me cause I dont realy let what others think of me bother me) but still want to stay away of any negative feedback, so I decided to keep it shut for now,

I would like to know how all you 1 month post-op are feeling like right now, are you all back to normal are you still in pain, I'm sure the scares are still in healing mode, but all in all how do you feel !

This pre-op would appreciate any feedback and updates , picks and all that.....well take care all !
Within 1 month I was doing light cardio at the gym, after 6 weeks I was free to do anything I wanted.

I had the surgery on a Wed afternoon and I was back to work Monday morning (desk job).

I can't begin to tell you how much I love the new tata's. They are a D, gorgeous, very sexy, symmetrical. Hubby Is happy. The twins manage to get a Lot of attention when I am out and about.

Its been almost 5 months now. The scars around the nipple cant be found. The vertical scars are barely visible. I have scars from other surgeries (eg gall bladder) that are almost impossible to find, and I know the lift scars are doing the same fade those scars did.

in my opinion the temporary inconvenience was sure worth what I am packing now!
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Oh I forgot to mention the most important thing, I...

Oh I forgot to mention the most important thing, I will be getting Mentor Saline implants via full anchor, and the anchor scars is what bothering me the most ! would like updates on post-op that had full anchor , much appreciated ! take care ladies !
My biggest fear was the pain, but it really wasn't too bad. I had my surgery 7/16 in Fl, travelled by plane on the 20th and back to work at a desk job on the 22nd. I had a few issues with the wound at the T scar on the nipple, sutures were poking thru, but those have since healed. I am using the Mederma scar treatment faithfully and the diagonal scar is fading. I went from a sagging B to a small D I almost regret not going a bit bigger, since I look the same size as in my padded push up bra I used to wear. Good luck to you!
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Hi all, well I've been getting some comments that...

Hi all, well I've been getting some comments that I appreciate LOTS ! it means alot for this pre-op to hear from all you wonderful post-op ladies ! I still have some concerns but guess that is normal right (especialy when I go read those bad reviews where things went wrong, why do I read those bad reviews..... ! ) well the hubby is back from work , he's been working so hard and then he's right there lisening to me gab about this booby job and never complains love him for that ! he still thinks that this is my choice and he will go with what ever I decide, but he does realize I will be in pain and that worries him ! Ahhhh this is not an easy decision...............I still havent told anyone else.........I wonder why I just dont scream it out and say: Hey everyone I'm getting a boob job and would like your support !!!!!!! I think it would make all this easier......
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I am 54 and had a breast lift 31/2 weeks ago. My breasts were nowhere in as good of shape as yours for a starting point. After children, age and weight changes, I have irrepairable stretch marks. My breasts were a very saggy 34D. My entire life they were saggy.... think they came in and fell immediately! I did an anchor lift without implants. From your starting point, I think you will be thrilled with the end result. I wish I had this done years ago. I am healing great. In this short amount of time, scars are already shifting and healing. I did go down a cup size, but it was worth it. I did not take any pain medication after the procedure. I was sent home for two days with drains and pain pumps. I never needed pain meds and was back to work within five days. I am still not in a regular bra, just a cami. It is beyond wonderful to for the first time in my life to be braless and look normal!!! I am 5' 7" and 120 pounds. I am in excellent health and did well. My only issue was severe nausea to the anaesthia.... make sure they patch you for that if it is a possible issue. I think you will be thrilled with the end result!
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Thank you JJrose for your comment it realy means alot to me :), being a pre-op I feel like I need these possitive comments from all you lovely possitive post-op ! you realy eased my concerns, I'm so happy for you that everything is going great with the healing process and WOW back to work after only five days that is just fantastic! I also want to thank you for taking the time to send me a comment, but I cant lie ! I'm still worried and concern about all this but I think its normal cause its quite a big deal, and I also have to say that I have been reading some reviews that are not that great, where some post-op ladies had a very bad experience and that is making me nervous.....I wish you the best and would appreciate any updates from your side .
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thank you suzy13 I'm happy for you that you are doing so well, your comment eased my worries, I'm glad I'm not the only 40something doing this, sometimes I tell myself, what am I thinking I'm too old for this ! but then again I dont feel old ! I wonder did you need any blood work done before the op, because I dont need to have any done, the only thing I need is an ECG done 6 weeks prior (this Monday) I did file a medical questionnaire for my past medical history, dont have much of a past medical history, only one minor operation in the 90's , no other medical history, did see the nurse she looked at it and everything looked ok.
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Hi you all ! Well did the ECG this morning, was...

Hi you all ! Well did the ECG this morning, was expecting more of it as I never had one before and it was nothing, I was in and out in about 5 minutes and my heart is great ! also got quite the compliment from the nurse she was asking me my age over and over cause she said this procedure for pre-op is done to people over 40 and she could not believe I was 46! she said whatever I'm doing to keep it up cause she thought I was in my 30's God bless her !

Well I also (finaly) told my daugther today, I was kinda worried about what she would say, and it turn out she was all gunhoe about it she said Mom for once you are doing something for you God bless her ! I told her about my concerns and she said it had to be normal for me to feel nervous but she tried to reasure me by saying : I'm sure your Doc has done this more then once and there is lots of women that do this ! talking to her today about this made me feel great, what a relief to finaly tell her !

Well when I got home I had a message on my phone from the Doc's office, saying, (probably because they got my ECG results) its time for the deposit, Oh boy did my heart started to pound ! I gotta send them the check, the problem is I know after sending the check there's no going back gotta do this , it makes it definite ! before today I could always cancel but I know now that after sending the deposit no more cancelling......Oh boy ! I wonder did any of you feel this way or is it just my (BIG) pessimist side trying to take over !

Well Ladies.....count down officialy starts today...

Well Ladies.....count down officialy starts today !!!!!! Sent my deposit today , but what a week, I was going to mail it on Monday but I would postpone everyday always finding excuses not to mail it, but I did it today (express mail, deposit has to be in by tomorrow LOL) do I fell better now, hummmmm NO, more nervous now ! anyway, count down is official and in six weeks from today I will be on the eve of my OP ! Oh boy ! hope this was the right decision !!!!!! Any POSITIVE feedback from all you post-op wonderful ladies would be greatly appreciated as this pre-op is very nervous !!!!!! thank you for reading !
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I had drains and pain pumps for two days. I wore them in a fanny pack they gave me after surgery. To be honest, I do not think the pain pumps were attached correctly and I did not recieve that medication. But... I really did not experience unbearable pain, nor pain that I even needed to take post op meds for. I even took a shower the next morning with the pumps and drains in! Ok... a fast one, but I just had to get that hospital smell off me and wash my hair! I had no restriction moving my arms and even blow dryed my hair that morning. ( I have very very thick hair!) You will likely feel engorged. The same feeling like when your milk comes in after having a baby. Once the drains are out, you will feel much better. I was more groggy from the general anaesthia than anything. The first two days I was tired and a bit fuzzy. You will want to have loose comfy button down shirts the first few days, especially when the drains are in. I really did not need any help. I was able to take care of myself, but it was nice to have the company of my daughters. (one in undergrad and one in grad school... they took shifts coming home). I was on a very high dose of an antibiotic for a week. I did not experience any issue with that either. My surgery was 21/2 hours. Your breasts will be sensitive for awhile. Its a bit strange to see them all bandaged up... And you will be swollen at first. You will look larger than you wiil end up settling. So. dont be freaked if they look enormous at first! I had absolutely no bruising! Will you have all disolvable sutures? I had a combination of both. Ten days after surgery I had some anchoring sutures removed. Also , ask about what type of suturing will be used underneath where the breast is attached higher to the chest wall. The best and most stabilzing sutures dissolve after four months. Many surgeons will only use ones that dissolve in a month. You want those girls to stay up there!!!! You can do this! feel free to ask me ANY questions!
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Thank you JJrose, thank you for your possitive comments, you dont know now much it makes me feel better ! I'm SOOOOO happy for you that everything is going great !!, Yes my daughter and husband are very supportive Love them dearly........I will not have any pain pump but I will have drains that they will remove day after. Your comments were so uplifting to me ! I will look into the biocorneum gel, I dont know if this is available in Canada but I will look into it for sure. I hope my experirence is as good as yours ! if you have any other tips you can give me for post-op it would be greatly appreciated. once again thank you JJrose for taking the time to confort this nervous pre-op !
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I just read some of the previous comments about age and doing this procedure. Laughing! I am 54....soon to be the speed limit...55. It is never to old nor too late. If you are in good health... go for it! I had ever pretest done possible! Most unecessary! But it was comforting to know I was in excellent health. I am tall and thin and doing this at my age , for certain added much youth to my figure. I was even at a concert last night with no bra!!!! I did not do that ever in my life!! Will you have pain pumps and drains in? I think that made a big difference in my recovery. I never took any pain medicine. At day two, the drains were removed and.... I went to a movie! Every day after that I went out. You are uncomfortable for a bit, but nothing you cannot handle. I have been given a special silicone gel called bioCorneum. My physician has many publishings on scar healing and recommeded this product. In two days, I have seen a huge difference in the scars. I am one month post op. Biodermis also sells silicone areola and scar strips that work well. Again, your starting point is great. I know you will be very very happy!
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Well, kinda in a fog, my deposit sent and done...

Well, kinda in a fog, my deposit sent and done with dont have to worry about that anymore but now its real this is going to happen in 6 weeks WOW !!!!! and now its the waiting time, its a good thing that I'm soooo busy at work so hopefully time will fly by ! been getting awesome comments that are making me feel good about my decision,thank you all and keep them coming !

My sister (she had her OP in July ) is coming down for a visit tomorrow, havent seen her yet and we only talked on the phone a few times since her OP , she had a hard time coping with pain and I didnt want to bother her with all kinds of questions and plus she does not know I'm going to have mine done so I've decided that I wont tell her right now because she is still coping with her own post-op, but it will be good to see her cant wait !
Hey Nowornever when is your ba? mine is in november 9...
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Check out Dr Gary Horndeski's before and after pics. His Ultimate Breast Lift technique gives women perky girls without implants or vertical scars!
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You are a Darling JJrose, thank you for the tips , I appreciate so much. My sister will be coming over tomorrow she had her's done in July havent seen her yet, we live quite a way from each other, we only have talked on the phone, she had a hard time with the pain so I didnt want to bother her with questions and all that, just wanted her to get over the pain, she does not know I'm going to have mine done in Nov. and I'm not sure I will tell her. I will let her talk about her experience and go from there. Anywho ! thank you again for taking the time to reasure me means alot !
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Had a great visit with my sister :) was great to...

Had a great visit with my sister :) was great to see her, we did talk about her B/A and she did show then to me and they look realy good, she is happy with them, the scars are healing pretty good almost all white, she only has them around the areola. I was asking her all kinds of question on her OP then I kinda said to her well I think I should have mine done, she said go for it girl, she said apart for the pain everything else went just fine and she loves her new breasts ! Well I broke down and told her I was getting mine done in Nov. by same doc and all and she was realy happy for me, so you can imagine what we talked about the rest of the evening LOL !
For me, vitamin E oil post surgery has been the key. After my breasts stopped leaking, I started applying it every morning and at night before bed. I feel like it's really sped up the healing process. My mother had a lift with implants a few years ago and she did the same thing and you can barely see the scars at all. The vitamin E oil was also effective in reducing her stretch marks when she was pregnant. Works wonders, I tell ya! You're gonna love em. Don't let the idea of scarring bother you. :)
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Hi Kuromixoxo, my B/A with lift is on November 8...
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Woo Hoo!! Thats Awesome we are only a day apart... im also getting a lift... At first i was scared a little bit but after seen all this boobs here i cant wait to get mines lol
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I've been wondering about antibiotics, almost all...

I've been wondering about antibiotics, almost all of you on this site has taken it after OP, but my Doc never mentionned it, wonder why, the only thing he mentionned was anti-inflammatory meds and pain meds , and also no special treatment before just keep off 10 days before OP anything that has aspirin in it or any blood thiner medication well I'm not on any meds only Vitamines C, D and B12 and that is not a problem, and he also said no smoking 10 days before and after and no booze a few days before and after, I didnt say this before but I am a smoker well I was a 15 cigs a day smoker but I'm now down to only 3 cigs a day and only at night my goal is to be done with that before the big day, I think I'm doing good considering I'm doing this with no meds, next week I will cut down to 2 cigs and the week after only 1 then I should be done with that I know I should have quite way back but I never realy had any motivation before but now I do and Its going great ! I know Its a bad habit but I'm possitive I will do this ! but now I'm still wondering why he didnt mention any antibiotics........
It sounds as though we have a lot in common (as do a lot of us on this board)! I am staring at the big 4-5 coming up quickly and for some reason had always said if I didn't do it (surgery) by then, I never would. For a little history, I am 5' nothing and around 125 lbs (like to be closer to 120), have given birth 4 times and the first pregnancy starting when I was 18. I don't think I ever really knew what my body was capable of looking like as a full grown woman and 3 more kids over the next 12 yrs took their toll. Add that wonderful thing called gravity and we can all guess that I looked nothing like those beautiful models in the Vicky's ad. I had ALL my reproductive parts removed at the age of 32 and in 7 years I turned into an 80 yr old woman! By the time I worked my way through every type of doctor I hoped could help and received lots of useless drugs & worse advise, I was sure I was as old as I felt and the calendar was just wrong. That was all until I saw a segment on the news about Bio Hrt pellets! I made an apt the very next day and within 4 weeks I morphed into a very young feeling 30'ish woman. Problem was, no matter how healthy and sexy I felt, no amount of hormones would bring back my 18 yr old breast. Don't get me wrong, this wasn't the first time I had found issue with my breasts, in fact, my husband and I had been talking about "fixing" them since I was 30. We just never got past the talking phase. But now I found myself thinking about it nearly daily. I had a great, though sometimes over-active libido, I was able to exercise and not only lose that 15-20 lbs that never wanted to leave but was even able to build muscle again. For the first time since I was a teenager, I wanted to show a little skin but for all my 'want to' my breast held me back. It's not like we can really wear those beautiful maxi dresses when you need an under-wire & push'em up bra to fill it out! I think that it is when I really got serious about the surgery. I will admit, I only went to one doctor but I went for consults several times over a year and 1/2 before I even scheduled a date or introduced my husband to him and 10 days ago (9/24/12) I finally did it!!!!!!!!!!!! I had a donut lift with an augmentation and even now I am very pleased with the results. As stupid as it sounds, I really don't even know what size of implant I have but I know that they are Mentor silicone. I guess when I go back on the 10th, I will find out the details. Going in the cc amount was undetermined b/c we were not sure how much breast tissue I would have after the lift and I was adamant to stay a C cup. I have been a 36/C all my life, except with the babies and I felt it was just the right size for my 5 foot athletic build. I have had over a dozen surgeries all over my body but this was my very first elective. Because I have had complications both minor and major after some of those surgeries, I took all the time I could getting myself in the best possible mental and physical health beforehand. I did hours of research and came up with a whole list of vitamins, minerals and exercises to help as well as what I needed to avoid. I started all of it at least 4 weeks before. Even with all that I had come up with, my doctor provided what I believe to be the most crucial aids. At my 2 week pre-op visit he gave me his paper work to read over, in it an herb that I had not read about anywhere else was on the list of supplements to begin before a surgery. The herb was Arnica Montana and I was to take 4 tabs, sublingually 4 times a day for the 5 days prior to surgery and for 10 days after. It’s benefit is said to aid in muscle soreness and to lessen bleeding & bruising. I cannot sing the praises of this herb enough!! Considering the amount of cutting and sewing done to my chest you would expect some type of bruising but I have NONE! I didn’t even bruise where my I.V. was and I always bruise there. I am still taking the full line up of vitamins & herbs and am eating a diet high in protein and believe it has helped tremendously. Unfortunately, I do still have the need for pain meds but in all likelihood it is self inflected. By Friday & Saturday last week I only had to take a couple of the whole day but then b/c I felt so good I got a little carried away cleaning on Sunday and have been back at to square one b/c of over doing it. Lesson learned and I hope to be w/o the need for them by the 2 week mark! I am so sorry this turned out to be so long but I can completely empathize with all of your fears/concerns and general questioning of your decision and I wanted you to know that I was just in your shoes and the only question I have for myself now is WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as your big day drawers near and please feel free to ask anything I can help with. I think you can tell, there isn’t much I won’t tell on myself and have appreciated everyone who was so supported of me before & during such a scary/exciting time. If you want to see some before/after pics I go back to the doc on the 10th and will get the CD then
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Wow, I know how you feel! I too am scheduled for a lift with slight augmentation on the 8th of November. Who is your Doc?
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I am 11 weeks post op now, still a little tender, like during my cycle. Scars are healing well, still using Mederma. I brought a couple of sports bras with me to wear during recovery. I would recommend front closure ones initially. I bought 3 Bali sports bras that I am still wearing since they are so comfortable. I have only bought 1 regular bra in a D cup :) I had pain between my breasts on the sternum, I thought the skin was going to pull away it was so tight. The other thing I didn't anticipate was the stretch marks that appeared on my breasts. Have ice packs available and lots of pillows. Have your bed ready before your procedure. I went for my first post-op the day after and felt great, but over did it walking around south beach. I was prescribed an antibiotic, muscle relaxer, Percocet for pain, I took along my own Zofran for nausea since I usually have a problem with anesthesia. I am mostly pleased with the outcome, I do wish I'd gone a little bigger, and the seem to have settled a little lower than I would like, but still a great improvement! You will do fine. Remember not to over do it, even if you feel good the first few days.
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Well had quite a weekend......some family issues,...

Well had quite a weekend......some family issues, but all good now gave my mind a break from the bood job LOL . WOW I'm comming up to the 4 week until the big day, still cant believe I'm going to do this........very excited and nervous at the same time, wish it was all behind me :)
Hello MsThomas, thank you for your comment means alot to me, I'm happy for you that everything is going good, I've heard about Arnica Montana , I will definetely consider taking that if I can find it here in Canada. So being over 10 days post-op can you tell me what I can expect, you mention cleaning, I was wondering when I will feel normal again and be back doing my normal routine stuff, well my hubby said not to worry about anything he will take care of everything, but I dont want to be down for a long period, I'm a go all the time kinda girl, so I'm hoping I will be up and going soon after the op. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers that is so kind of you.
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Hi Tamara WOW we are on the same day unreal, dont know if I can mention my Doc on this site without asking him first, but he's office is in Montreal, Unreal same day , how are you dealing with all this you must be as excited as I am, are you prepared, I'm not and leaving it all for the week before ! well let me know how you are doing.
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Tic Toc Tic Toc, I'm 4 weeks to the big day ! WOW...

Tic Toc Tic Toc, I'm 4 weeks to the big day ! WOW cant believe this ! wondering any of you post-op in pre-menopause or menopause with the hot flashes and night sweats how did you deal with that because I'm pre-menopause havent had a period since Feb. and I have the nightly sweats and it can get realy wet under my boobies and if I have this now what is going to happen after OP wont that be hard on my scars and that concerns me alot !
Hi Now.... I read all these posts and realize.... I am the oldest bird on here!! I cannot emphasize enough that your starting point is excellent!!!! I know you will be happy with this decision. At 54... I really wish I had done this earlier! I only did a breast lift without augmentation... and wish I had added a little to even them out.. But, it is beyond wonderful to have breasts that can actually stay up on there own! Has added much you to my appearance! I am a psychotherapist and also integrate mind body healing into my practice. I am still in perimenopause...yep.. getting periods at 54 still... (dont mind it actually at all). I have seen many many clients attempt to balance hormones with natural approaches including bioidenticals, herbs etc. One thing to say to you... get yourself on some HRT! It will be a night and day difference for you! Those nights sweats will calm down, your energy will increase , as you will be sleeping better... In regards to activity afterwards.. You will not want to be carrying anything heavy, vacuuming, lifting weight or pulling on the muscles of the chest wall. I am seven weeks post op and can do absolutely everything now. I returned to my regular work out, which includes reformer Pilates and yoga.. with no problems now. Scars are diminshing every day. I did not have any bruising at all... anywhere. I do think you should get on an antibiotic. This is a major surgery and anytime you are cut open..you want to be protected from outside bacteria, especially as you heal. I cant wait to see your end result! You will be thrilled!!!!!
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Hi JJrose, thanks for taking the time and post means alot to me, I'm so happy you are doing great makes me feel better about my decision. I've already talked about HRT with my family Doc and right now that is not an option for me (sucks!) so I'm dealing with my premenopause systoms "au natural" and I'm okay with it, just wondering how to keep them new boobies dry.......as for the antibiotics my doc didnt event mention it and my sister didnt take any and she did great, however it is a concern for me ah well.....wonder why some docs give them and others dont.....I will be taking it easy after the OP cause my hubby will be taking care of everything he does not want me doing anything only get better, love him for that, once again thanks for all the great tips, will continue to update, take care JJrose _
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I had my 2 week post-op check yesterday (was actually 2 weeks last Monday). He took off the tape covering my scars and advise I go by the pre-cut silicone sheeting. Says the store brand at Walgreens/CVS is just as good as any name brand and no need to spend the extra money. They come pre-cut for all types of incision and his belief is they work better than any "scar oil". Best thing is it isn't something you have to think about daily. You wear them for 3 to 4 days till they starting coming off, then just replace. I think I heard him say I would be using them for a very long time so I am sure I will know which ones I like and ones I don't by the time I'm done with them :) As for "feeling normal" again, this has been my experience. I am a cleaner also and am blessed to work from home. After over doing it before the one week mark, I have really been more cautious about what I do but am able to do more and more all the time. Seems my biggest problem has been I don't realize that I am doing something that is going to hurt, until it's done and too late. I haven't had any problem raising my arms (which I was anticipating and bought several pj's and new shirts b/c of?) but pushing and pulling really hurt. I thought the arm raising was going to be a huge issue (like washing & drying hair, getting clothes on, ect..) but that has never bothered me. My biggest pain inducers are the pushing/pulling actions, even simply things (like yanking open the fridge door!) Keeping that mind, I have really tried to adjust my actions. With 4 of us, going to the grocery can fill up a cart quickly, so I made sure I took my teenager to handle the cart. I don't have any small kids around but if your grand-kids are small, really be carefully about lifting them. OH, on a "cleaning note" I have found that wiping things really hurts! Something about that motion is something I am still not able to do comfortably and pulling clothes out of the washer isn't something I do (did that one day I over did and haven't made that mistake again!) As for the pain, there are very specific areas that hurt: 1st and worse is bi-lateral running from sternum to under both breast; 2nd down the middle of my sternum & 3rd under my areola's (specially the right side that I have totally feeling of my nipple vs my numb left). Doc says my main pain has something to do with the pectoral muscle and to give it time. He reminded me several times that I am only 2 weeks out!! Guess my expectations were a little high? That is kinda normal for me too :) Please continue to keep the updates coming and I will do the same. Again, I am open to any questions. BTW I forgot to get my pics yesterday but from looking at your pic's, we are/were at a very similar starting point. I did find out that I ended up with 280 cc silicone on both sides and even thought I was told not to, I went to Kohls for a couple of the Bali bras that are mentioned by a few on here and even with the amount of swelling I still have, I fit into both C & D's depending on which bra it was. For me that is exactly what I had in mind!
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Well last few days I've been getting the cold...

Well last few days I've been getting the cold boobies feeling (aka cold feet) .......hopefuly this is part of the pre-op feelings....

WOW, cant believe only 21 days to go.....OH BOY...

WOW, cant believe only 21 days to go.....OH BOY !!!!! I'm big time nervous, anxious, excited, some days I still dont want to do this but then other days I'm all for it WOW hope all these feelings are normal !!!!! , the other night I dreampt it was all done and I was like looking at by boobs and said wow that was easy ! but hey it was a dream, was kinda disappointed when I woke up cause the dream felt sooooo real ! anywho.....tic toc tic toc......one day at a time I guess :)
Ok, pre-op is done. Doc says Mentor Saline implants 300 - 350 fill, but will most likely be different in each breast due to size difference, but anticipate DD's. She thinks this will be a good fit for my body frame, while not placing too much strain on flaps and suture lines. The deal is all paid for today..., so no backing out now, just need to get the blood work done & EKG tomorrow, then wait. Went and had all my perscriptions filled today, no antibiotics after, but I will do a hibacleanse & bactroban pre-op (decontamination) for 1 week (just to make sure that any bugs from work, do not interfere with my surgery). I was given ambien (sleep), xanax (anxiety), percocet (pain) and zofran (nausea) for after surgery. Told to sleep, short walks every hour, and stay hydrated..all to recover quickly, so we will see. Still can't believe that I am doing this....but it's either now or never ;-) I guess you know what I mean..lol
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Nowornever2012, I know how you are feeling...I am scheduled for a breast lift with augmentation on Nov 7 @ 11 (gulp), and I am in freak out mode. I have waited for years to do this, and now wonder if I am making the right decision. I worry about being healthy enough to undergo surgery, anesthesia, infection, loss of blood flow to the girls..etc..etc.. I find myself taking deep breaths and telling myself not to be so paranoid :-)... I see bad stuff all the time..and as someone with a bit of knowledge and a LOT of imagination, well...the scenario goes from bright to dim.. I see my PS on 10/22 and will lay down my $$ then for the surgery ( I have already paid to secure my surgery date) and await the next week and a half...I have a million questions, and I almost feel sorry for my PS :-)..she will have an anxious nurse to drill her with questions and scenarios. As it is, I feel as if I have checked out more boobs than a 16 year old boy! haha. I wish you luck and will continue to follow your journey..
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Hi CaliRN, WOW we are a day apart :) thank you for your comment, reasures me that I'm not the only one feeling this way ! may I ask what kind of procedure you will be having : full anchor ? silicone or saline implants ? Let us know how it goes tomorrow with your PS ! best of luck to you also !
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Unreal how time is flying! Excited and still nervous!

Unreal how time is flying! Excited and still nervous!
I am really looking forward to seeing your post op photo's. I am very similar to you in breast size and shape. I am hoping to have a lift with augmentation in January. The doctor suggested between 280 and 300cc so once again, similar size to you. All the very best and try not to be so nervous. It will all be over quickly and you will be thrilled I am sure!
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Hi CaliRN happy your preop went well well looks like you are all set! You must be so existed and understand cause I am almost ! will keep following your journey keep us posted!
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OMG !!!!! unreal time is flying so fast, I'm I...

OMG !!!!! unreal time is flying so fast, I'm I ready NO, NO, NO, still quite nervous but hey will get there, not realy ready, got some sports bras that all, will focust more next week as my last day of work is this Friday, so will have a few days to get ready ! OMG WOW ! cant believe its next week WOW !
I am concerned about the scars. Do they really fade to almost nothing and how long?
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Hi nowornever2012 :) stay calm I imagine how anxious you and nerves you feel. The last 2 weeks before my surgery I barely could sleep and couldn't help it I was just looking pictures internet to see boobs alike mine and how they looked after surgery ;) and I see your pictures and remind me my boobs before surgery ;) right after surgery you will need patience and care that's all and you will see how pretty you will see your boobs day by day;) keep us updated! ohh..I almost forgot to say this but for 2 weeks before my surgery I didn't take any medication not even for headache ;) I never get headache but around those days I had headache every afternoon (thinking too much in my boobs i guess) and at night time I use to have my laptop just searching pictures of before and after ;) all that goes away when finally is the surgery day. Take care.
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thank you Baystater, and yes I will be posting some after photo's, thank you for taking the time to comment, I will also follow your journey ! take care for now !
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WOW 3 more days to go !!!!!! still need to get a...

WOW 3 more days to go !!!!!! still need to get a few more last minute things and also get the house all nice and clean ! got my flu shot last Thursday so thats out of the way .and been staying aware from people with a cold, washing my hands like crazy dont want to catch it cause they will postponed my operation if I get it and I DONT want that to happen.......

So I should be getting THE phone call any time now, they will let me know what time I need to be there on Thursday !

Oh boy !!! unreal 3 more days !!!! will keep updating ..................
Good luck
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Good luck! I am in the same boat, only I still have 6 weeks of waiting and being nervous. Keep us posted.
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Down to 2 days ! ......found it hard to sleep last...

Down to 2 days ! ......found it hard to sleep last night , just thinking and thinking.....all part of it I'm sure !
thank you anewmethisyear !
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thank you finallyhere, I will keep updating !
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OMG !!!! in less then 24 hrs I will be getting...

OMG !!!! in less then 24 hrs I will be getting prep for my BL/A, I got the call yesterday, I need to be there at 7:00 am tomorrow morning, my operation is at 8:15 a.m.......I'm soooooo nevous and excited. I have kept the house cleaning for today so it will keep me busy for part of the day, I'll try and have a nape this afternoon (yeah right) cause I imagine I wont be sleeping that good tonight !

Well the house is nice and clean, no nap (figure...

Well the house is nice and clean, no nap (figure that would not hapen I'm not a nap person anyway) , took a long hot shower washed my hair, had a good supper with my hubby, now its the waiting game...tic toc tic toc......hope I will get some sleep tonight !

I'm realy calm right now, weird because I thought I would be a basket case right about now but nope !

Will update as soon as I can !

thank you all for your good wishes, I realy appreciate lots !
Hey nowornever, It's DONE! Had my surgery at 0800 this morning. All is going well, burning pain for a few hours, then pressure, but all tolerable. I have stayed up on my Percocet & have been taking it with 1/2 dose of Xanax (friends recommended) and so far, so good. I got a Iv dose of zofran prior to dc, then went home, had some crackers and peanut butter, water and slept. Been following ps advice of drinking, peeing and short little walks about every other hour and feel ok. Sore throat was a bit unexpected and the Iv site hurt, but resolving. I am propped up w tons of pillows on comfy couch @ 45 degrees, easy to get up and down. Dressings have some visible blood, but normal per ps, all covered with plastic opsites, I have a dressing change on Friday. I have no idea how many cc's, but no sag and no regrets at this point! I am keeping you in prayer for your surgery tomorrow and for a speedy wonderful recovery . Off to sleep
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I have been following your story and I am very excited for you. Try not to worry, it will all be worth it in the end. Good luck and speedy recovery. :-)
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Wishing you a safe,swift and successful surgery. When you are feeling up to it, please write to let us know how you are doing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Try to sleep well tonight!
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5:20 am - Leaving in 1/2 hr its an 1 hr drive +...

5:20 am - Leaving in 1/2 hr its an 1 hr drive + traffic, WOW I Slept REALY good amazing, I thought I would be up all night but no woke up maybe 2 times and fell right back to sleep, I'm realy calm and that is weird, I took another hot shower (just dont like not being able to apply and lotion my skin is dry and tight.......) I'm dress and ready to go, got my pillow, some snacks for the return home. OKAY new bobbies here I come...............;)

WELL ITS DONE ! so far all is well, I was not...

WELL ITS DONE ! so far all is well, I was not nervous at all, I'm in little pain nothing major for now, gotta keep up with the meds, next pills at 5:00 also gotta empty my drains, cant remember how ??? hubby will need to figure out, gotta go back tomorrow at 10;30 to have them taken out, theres a little blood on bandages, I took a picture will post tomorrow because right now I'm a little stoned from the meds ;)
Yay its done! happy healing!
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Awesome...congrats! So glad to hear all is well.
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Glad you are ok (stoned ones is good now). Drains are easy, open bottom of drain and drain out fluid onto Little cup they gave to measure amount, then press middle drain together with thumb and forefinger, til middles are together and cap :-), have a good nights rest, I sat phone for med times and took, drank and walked then..today has been easier, and I have appt to remove old dressings tomorrow, but if everything stays the same, I will be thrilled. Sleep well and I look forward to photos being posted. Happy for you!
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Well first day and night done, pain is manageable...

Well first day and night done, pain is manageable more pressure then pain, and my back hurts probably because I'm stiff slept in recliner all night hubby gave me my meds every 4 hrs and over been walking, took only one picture will take more before we leave for my appointment and after and I will post. And what I can see so far is they are up there ;) they seam to be bigger then I expected but that could be the bandages and swelling ,can't wait to get the drains out wonder if they will cause still blood in them even after I empty them twice? Will try and post pics when I come back from docs office, thank you all for your good wishes must appreciated

So the bandages and drain are off :) that took...

So the bandages and drain are off :) that took alot of the pressure off, they gave me a bra to wear 24/7, everything looks good they said and now I only go back in 2 weeks , the scares are covered with a tape (pictures) she said that would slowly come off by its own and if not she will take it off when I go back, I'm also allowed to take showers now and will be my next sept. I'm walking around okay, just find it hard to sleep siting up in the lazy I just cant get myself or hubby to push it back cause it feels like its pulling on the stiches , I guess I will get use to that, oh and my back hurts also, I'm thinking that tomorrow I will try and go an extra hr or two between pain meds, will see tomorrow, but they said I had to take all of the anti-inflammatory meds I have some for 7 days. Well as you can see from the photos I'm now in frankinboobie mode LOL, but they look good to me and my hubby, just gotta let the swelling go down.

Will update with more pictures soon :)
Hi Nowornever2012 :) your boobs look fabulous! the areola very small and perky boobs;) I know the happiness you feel and let me tell you it will get even better;) Happy healing honey!
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Thank you KUromixoxo and I will be thinking of you today
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I just left his clinic! Spent the night due to the fact that I live far from the clinic. Great staff. Had a lift\reduction\ augmentation. Completely satisfied! : )
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Well I slept good last night moved from LAzyboy to...

Well I slept good last night moved from LAzyboy to sofa made a big difference even slept over my 1:00 am pain meds only woke up at 3:15 am to take them, there's still pressure guess that will last a while..... Oh I got 275 cc in, don't think I mentioned that. Today will try and wash my hair with hubby's help,

Okay took my shower and it felt great! Hubby...

Okay took my shower and it felt great! Hubby helped thank goodness he is here to help can't thank him enough for all he is doing for me! We looked them over during the shower and they are looking good! But I Think I might get some bruising ,I guess its part of the healing process will see as the days go by.
I cannot believe how amazing 2 days post op! Glad you are not super uncomfortable. I would be thrilled with your results! They are going to look more beautiful every day.
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Thank you Baystater, pain is manageable with the pain meds, they are tender and swollen by that's normal the nurse said, now I need two things 1 = shower and 2 = #2 LOL, I have increased my fiber intake and my pharmacist suggested I take senekot that I've been taking, so hope that will solve the problem ;)
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Pro biotic yogurt is amazing along with dried figs! : ) trust me, they know what needs to be done lol|
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3 days post-op and getting better each day, no...

3 days post-op and getting better each day, no pain medication needed :), new sensations ; itchy, and wavy sounds, swelling is down lots, less pressure also, can move around easier , feeling pretty good but I'm still taking it easy don't want to over do anything. Taking advantage of this resting / healing time to the max!
Yes definitely! We ladies are multitaskers by nature and don't tend to properly take care of ourselves at times. Rest and recover :)
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Day 4 post-op finally a BM! The dried prunes,...

Day 4 post-op finally a BM! The dried prunes, prune juice, high fiber cereal,brand muffins , lots of water and Senokot.S finally working! Let me tell you what a relief!

Did not sleep that good last night, Still some pressure, had to take some extra strength Tylenol, now going to take a long hot shower that will help my muscles to relax.

WOW! That shower felt great! Got to check out my...

WOW! That shower felt great! Got to check out my new girlfriends :). The swelling in my right one is down considerably, can't say the same for my left, my left also hurts like a cramping feeling, and of course I have also started to bruise , but I do feel better !
Hey lady! I've been keeping up with your progress. How are you doing today? Did you sleep well last night? Hope all is well.
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Glad you are feeling better! Each day it gets easier, keep doing what you are doing and take care of yourself!
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Thank you 911 RN :) hope you are doing well?
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Well survive the first week post-op so far..........

Well survive the first week post-op so far........

Still not sleeping well, I'm starting to hate my sofa......cant wait to move back to my bedroom and sleep in my bed on MY SIDE !!!!

I'm moving around really good, no more help needed for showers or getting dress, I only need help to get stuff that is too high, still cant lift my arms over my head it pulls to much on the stiches.

My new boobies are still looking like frankenboobies :( , cant wait for the strips to come off, cant stand to see that dried up blood underneeth them :[ , I also have some yellow /purple bruising (conbination of both does not help them to look pretty right now), there's still some pressure and they are tender to the touch but its much more tolerable then a few days ago, but on the good side they are less swollen and are not as high on my chest as they were and I am feeling better each day, so right now I'm just taking it one day at a time :)
OMG...You were so right...it IS like looking in a mirror! LOL. Wishing you a restful sleep : )
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Stopping by to check on you hope you are doing good take care
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Hi there, thanks for checking up you are sweet :) yes doing good can't say that I'm out of the woods yet but getting there slowly but surely ;)
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WOW already 10 days post-op ! I took more...

WOW already 10 days post-op ! I took more pictures but I'm not going to post them because no big change from last pics I took on day 6, except a little more bruising.

I'm feeling pretty good :) the new girls are doing good they are healing up fine slowly but surely I hope, they do feel more swollen and heavy first thing in the morning but as the day goes by they settle down and there's less pressure, they are also tender to the touch but nothing major very tolerable. My left breast is still higher and more swollen then the right one, hope this is normal and will correct with time. Still have feeling in my nipples :) , and let me tell you its quite the experience when I get a chill LOL ;), I havent use any pain meds since post-op day 3 and I'm all done with the anti-inflammatory meds also :) all in all everything is good, of course I still have some restrictions; cant lift my arms too high and cant pick up anything too heavy but every day it gets better and easier :) now I'm looking forward to my next follow up appointment on Friday and getting these strips taken off so I can get a real good look at them :)
How are you feeling dear? hope all is great;) I see you bruises are yellow already and after few day they go away;) and start looking natural. How are you feeling emotionally? Don't be surprise if you feel kind of desperate at times;) all that will go away when the scars get clear and start maturing;) you will feel like a million bucks(:
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Nowornever, looking great!! Glad your recovery is going so well. I laughed at your 'cold' remark :-) got a small taste if the cold (well cold for Cali) yesterday and was like "oh my". It's weird to suddenly have sensations I had years ago when engorged with breast milk (lol) it's like the girls woke up again ;-) Good luck with your steri-strip removal on Friday. I go on tues for suture removal (all steri strips were removed on Wednesday, then reapplied after cleaning with alcohol, so I know you will be thrilled! Happy Holidays!!
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Took the car for a drive yesterday first time...

Took the car for a drive yesterday first time since the surgery, went to the grocery store for a few things, hubby was going to go but I told him I wanted to give it a try, it went pretty good, some things were harder to do like: closing car door, oh and the seat belt was annoying, backing out of parking space, and then at the store this wasn't easy to do; pulling on door, reaching for something that was on higher shelf, but hey I did it and felt good doing it and it was about time !
You look awesome! I still hate driving! Do you feel ripping and burning when you're driving?
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Hi AesSedai, thank you so kind of you, well I've only driven once since my surgery and I was so cautious with my moves I didn't really notice, I'm going to drive again tomorrow I will pay more attention and let you know, you are looking great also!
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Wow! Very nice work!
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Post-op 15: So happy going back to PS today...

Post-op 15: So happy going back to PS today getting the steri-strips taken off :) but also nervous to see my scars and hope they are healing up nicely with no holes cause that would freak me out.

Back from PS, strips off, they still look...

Back from PS, strips off, they still look freaky, bruised and my right boob has superficial scabs at the junction that my PS wants to look at again next week, of course when I got home I had to look at them again and when I took my bra off there was a little spot of blood on the pad from my right boob :{ that freaked me out! so I got nervous had my hubby look at it and he said it looked okay and he tried to reassure me by saying it was probably just irritated from the stripes being taken off but I'm still nervous and scared that a hole will appear .......I'm probably over reacting , so still not out of the woods, but on the bright side I can sleep on my side if I wish and no need to have the bra on 24/7 , I just can't convince myself right now to take pictures, maybe tomorrow.

Okay I did it finally convinced myself for the...

okay I did it finally convinced myself for the sake of all of us going through this procedure, here are a couple of pics after the steri-strips came off, you can see that the right one, (left for you on the pics) the scar at the junction has more scabing but Doc is not concern he said it was superficial no need to do anything just let it heal up, my left boob is more swollen then the right and again Doc said not to worry and way too soon to say, I still have lots of brusing and again he said is was normal and will go away with time and not to worry , he wants to see me again next Friday but just for my own sake cause I was concerned and freaking out and I thank him for that because he was only going to see me again in 6 months, so hoping they will heal up nicely with no complications.....oh boy I'm not out of the woods yet.....I think I will ask Santa for a bottle of patience and optimist for Christmas cause I need it bad ! got to remind myself one day at a time, one day at a time for now !
Hi dear;) how are you? hope everything is okay;) I see your incisions are healing great;) I know this is the stage that you might want to see progress day over day;) but I was desperate at some points and the key is just to be patience;) I am 3 months post op now and my breast looks so natural no pain, I am shopping bras and flirting with myself every time I see myself in the mirror;) you will feel the same, just be patience and take care your boobies like your babies;) healing hugs for you and stay calm with positive mind;)
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Hi thedolcevita, I'm doing good, no pain and much less pressure, scar/scab on right one is freaking me out, but slept last night without a bra to give it some air will see if that will help any , left one still higher than the right and can't lie I wish recovery would be faster but I also know that it takes time and alot of patiences, so I'm taking it one day at a time, your comments are always reassuring :) thank you for checking up much appreciated !
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I know how you feel darling i keep telling myself patient is the key. Try not to think about it, you are going to be fine....
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Its been 3 weeks now, I think they are looking...

Its been 3 weeks now, I think they are looking pretty good, I'm starting to see a shape to them and that makes me feel great :) , I'm still taking it one day at a time, nothing more we can do right ! I'm feeling alot better almost back to my normal routine, I can clean the house except for vaccumimg and washing the floors my hubby is still doing that :), I still have issues when reaching for stuff and I dont dare lift anything too heavy, driving is also still an issue, like when I back out of a parking spot, Its not easy to turn my shoulders around to look and see whats back there :) I still feel some pressure but mostly first thing in the morning and as the day progresses they feel better, theres still some bruising on both, my left one is still higher then my right one but she did come down some, and I have more scabing on the vertical and t-junction scar on my right one and had a little discharge from it some mix of blood and yellow stuff :[ that freaked my out ! so I decided two nights ago to stop wearing my bra when I sleep so the scabs can breathe and after my shower I blow dry them (on cool) to keep them nice and dry before I put on my bra cause moisture is no friend to any scab, and havent seen anymore discharge (cross my fingers) I think this is helping the healing process, I will know more tomorrow when I go see the nurse at the PS office, hopefully she will say the same:) Oh yeah theres also something else bizarre I'm experiencing; I have little tiny pimples popping out here and there on my breasts, they iche like crazy then they form a little white head (gross :[ ) they stick around for a couple a days then disappear, anyone else having this issue? I've posted some new pics :)
Hey there my " surgery sister", happy to learn that you are getting back into the swing of things. It is comforting to see your pics, we are healing at the same rate. I too had an issue with my right incision just below the right nipple; blood, small discharge...too much moisture. I called the PS, the nurse had me send her a pic (too far from the clinic); she said not to worry and had me take 1TBSP of bleach to 1L of H2O (boiled of course), take a Q tip and hold the swab to the scab to dry it out. It works well, three times/day...I too took a hair dryer to dry it out! LOL! Do you have stitches "popping" out? Dr B mentioned this could happen. Take care.
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Hi, happy to hear back from you I was concerned when you said you called the nurse! I'm happy it's nothing serious :) no I don't have (and don't want) any stitches popping out do you? I'm still quite bruised you would think that after 3 weeks it would be all gone! Will see what the nurse says today, I will update, take good care of your girls and yourself keep me updated on your progress also ok take care my "surgery sister " ;)
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How did the Dr's visit go...?
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Well its been 4 weeks now, I'm loving my new...

Well its been 4 weeks now, I'm loving my new boobies, the size and the shape, but still some minor issues, my scars still have some healing to do, still some bruising :(, they are super itchy, and my nipples are super sensitive , I've also noticed sitting in the car when the sun shins on them I get a big burning sensation even though they are covered up with bra and top , I had to shade them from the sun, I hope this is not a permanent thing , all in all things are looking good, however I can not lie I do find the recovery long, I just can't wait to feel natural /normal again, post a new pic :)
Hi there! I had my breast lift/aug nov 16, I was doing good, but I fell and my left breast, I have the lollipop incision, an underneath my breast is open a little, an a little on my crease, I didn't know until days later, cuz I couldn't see under my breast, until I layed down, an that's when I freaked out, I sent the pics to my ps, he said just to put Vaseline, an cover it with a big bandaid, an gauze, I'm sore, an my breasts are heavy, so I hold them b4 I lay down, cuz I'm so scared I might do more damage, there is yellow leakage, on the gauze, he put me on doxycycline, I'm only taking baths now, I'm just to scared to wet them, everything was going smoothly, I was taking showers an everything, until I fell, my rite breast is fine, just sore trying to b careful, driving is hard, an the seatbelt hurts, can't even shave under my arms right, cuz I'm so scared of hurting myself again, and it hurts when I try to shut the car door, only the right breast tho, I didn't realize evry movement u make, u feel under that muscle, an it hurts, glad ur healing well!! Happy Holidays!!!
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Looking GOOD! Happy for you : )
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Wow I think they look great!!! Your scarfs and scabs are looking better than mine, and I'm almost at 6 weeks =( It's worrying me a little that I still have 2 big scabs on the vertican incision right under the nipple, do you know if it's normal?? Anyhow, congradulations!!!
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Hi ladies :) its been a while since I've updated, ...

Hi ladies :) its been a while since I've updated, just wanted to let you all know that I'm doing great! The new girls are doing well healing nicely, my left one is pretty much all healed up no scabs, my right one still has 2 small scabs that look like they will be falling any day now and I'm just waiting for that to happen so I can start to treat the scars with silicone sheets and scar guard, they are not as tender and they have dropped nicely, but they still are hard and swollen first thing in the morning but as soon as I walk around they settle down, still have some very small bruises , still wearing the sports bra but only during the day, I've been back sleeping in my bed for about two weeks now and can now sleep on my side, left side better than the right side for some reason , I feel that I can do pretty much anything I want to but still careful lifting, all in all its going great, I check out my new girls all the time ;) they are getting there, it has (still is) been quite a journey but it will be all worth it ;) new pics to follow .
HI ;) how are you feeling? I see you new babies are looking great and they are healing beautifully ;) take care
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Where were you able to find silicone sheets???? Seems like the only place to get them here is online?
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Hi sugar900, yes only online in Canada , I'm traveling in US and they are available at most pharmacies.
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Hi girls, posting new pics 6 week post-op, just a...

Hi girls, posting new pics 6 week post-op, just a tiny little scab left on my right booby, I feel great, and loving my new girls more and more each day !
I swear it is like looking in the mirror. LOL. I guess every surgeon has his "style". Looking FAB! Happy Holidays!
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Merry Christmas surgery sister!
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I am also using silicone sheets to treat my lift scars and they seem to really be helping and I have only worn them for about 2.5 weeks now. My surgeon sells them in his office but after my first purchase I found them directly through the company at about 30% cheaper than my PS office. He recommends newgel plus and they can be bought at newgelplus.com. They are suppose to last up to 4 weeks and my PS has said he has found these ones to be the best. I ordered a second pair for when my first ones are no longer reusable and they came super fast in the mail. I have the beige type because they are suppose to more durable than clear. Hope this helps folks...
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Can't believe it's been 7 weeks today since my...

Can't believe it's been 7 weeks today since my surgery, I feel great, the girls are doing great also, they still remind me (mornings) that even though 7 weeks seams like a long time to me, that it's still early in recovery for them, they are still hard and swollen first thing in the morning and more so for my right one,and they are still tender, good news no more bruising and no more scabs on my scars :) and I started to use the silicone sheets will see how that goes. Posting new pics
Lookin good girly! I'm following your lead and rating to the max! I get up to eat or go to restroom & then I'm right back sleep. Congrats on 7 weeks!!
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Congrats,looking great!
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Hi Bordeaux, thank you, when is your big day?
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Hi all, well I'm now 8 weeks post op, can't...

Hi all, well I'm now 8 weeks post op, can't believe it's been that long , I feel great, still having some issues but minor ;

1- sleeping is still a little uncomfortable, I sleep sideways and they feel heavy so I find myself switching sides often during the night
2- they are still hard and tender first thing in the morning but settle once I start walking around.
3- when I'm sitting doing nothing they feel natural, when I do stuff I can definitely feel them
4- notice if I over do something they ache, especially my right one, I'm a righty
5- started the silicone sheets and gel on my scars , don't really like them I find the gel messy and for some reason when I wear the sheets it feels like my girls harden up and are more tender, maybe I was wearing them for to long? Anyway I decided to stop using for now and I will try Bio-oil for a while
6- really don't care for my scars, especially the ones on my right one, hopefully they will fade with time
7- love the size and shape, no one can tell I had them done except for my hubby and I and that's exactly what I wanted :)
8- I'm still wearing my post op bras and still don't know what size I am now, but I am getting curious, thinking of going bra shopping but wonder if its too soon?

I'm posting new pics, wishing you all only the best for 2013!
You are looking great! I am curious about the Bio oil myself. Would love to hear what you think once you've used it. I am not there yet since my incisions are not healed but I do want to start researching scar treatments.
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Check out this site, very informative. http://scarremovalcenter.org/
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Thank you. I will check it out.
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Okay its been already 9 weeks post op and you...

Okay its been already 9 weeks post op and you would think that I would be done worrying about stitches NOT! One has decided to play peekaboo with me! Its on my right booby around my areola near the vertical incision, I can really feel it and see it, don't know if I should pull it out or let it be....I can't go to my PS because I'm out of the country, it doesn't really hurt just annoying, probably should still give my PS a call before doing anything, has this happen to anyone this advanced in recovery???????
Hi, my surgery was Nov 16, an I also fell a couple weeks later an busted my stitches, i had problems with my stitches to, jus let it b, eventually it will go away like mine did... U will b ok
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Hi Sacramento gurlie44, the stitch is disappearing slowly almost all gone, I did cut off some of it because it was really annoying, then a few days later when I was in the shower, another piece fell off, and now there's really not much left sticking out and really happy about that :) How are you doing?
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I am doing a lot better now, everything is closed up now, I think my breasts are settled in now, I'm ready to go back to the gym now, it was a slow process.... Are ur breasts settled in yet?
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Well it has now been 12 weeks since my BL/BA,...

Well it has now been 12 weeks since my BL/BA, can't believe it's been that long ago, I remember how I couldn't wait to be at my 3 month post op mark! Thought that I would for sure be back to normal, my girls would be all healed up! Well not quite, but don't get me wrong, I feel like I'm back to normal, if you can call it that, as normal as I think I should be, this whole thing/change is still so surreal to me, I've been dreaming about this for such a long time and now it's done and has been for 3 months now! Okay now some updates on my recovery, my girls are great, nice and soft, I think they have found their place although I know that still can change, I still have the morning boobs but not as intense, they are still somewhat tender, I also get, from time to time, what I call electro shock pains around my areolas uncomfortable but manageable I guess there's still some nerves recovering , and I got a second stitch just starting to peek out so I guess I will need to deal with that again :( sleeping on my side is (unbelievable) still an issue but getting better, now about the SCARS well I hate them :( they are not fading as fast as I would want them to, I am applying Bio-oil on them and I know I need to be patient and with time they will fade but for now I hate them, I went bra shopping the other day and when I got in the changing room I got to see my new girls in a very, very well lit environment and the only thing I could see were my scars and I really didn't like what I saw so much that I didn't even try the bras on and I got out of there as fast as I could, and since then, it's always on my mind , will they fade????? Most likely will, with time and alot of patience. Apart of that issue, I really like the shape they have and how perky they are :) my hubby tells me all the time that they look great, now I just need to get over my scar paranoia and go back bra shopping because I still don't know what cup size I am and I'm still wearing sport bras. Posting new pics.
hey its good to see that u healed without any complications :) well i am 7 days post op 375cc overs i am realy perturbed because of something. there is some fluid coming out of my scars . it is yellow and a little blood. i am worried. is it normal? my ps told me it is fine if there are 2-3 drops. but evryday i see this fluid on my bra. is that realy ok? does same happened with u?
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Hey Vini11! I am just over two weeks p/o and I still have a small area that "leaks" a little yellow too. I was told that it was okay. Mine is where the vertical incision meets the breast fold. I just put a piece of medical tape over it until I go back next week! Happy healing!
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Hi vini 11 :), I understand your concerns and how nerve racking this can be, this did happen to me at my 3rd week post op , after each shower I used the blow dryer on cool on my incisions to make sure that they were dry and I slept without my bra so they could get some air, but please contact your PS before doing anything they will tell you what is the correct thing to do , take care and let me know how it goes.
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It will be 14 weeks tomorrow since my surgery and...

It will be 14 weeks tomorrow since my surgery and yesterday I noticed a small wound under where my stitch was peeking out on my left breast at the vertical incision it's really small but it's bleeding a little :( I had a stitch peek out on my right breast a few weeks ago but once the stitch was gone it healed up nicely without even leaving a scar, can't believe this is happening now, I really thought I wouldn't have to worry about wounds anymore especially at this stage , I really don't know what to think about it, I've applied some polysporin on it and I'm hoping it's nothing serious , anyone else experience this at this stage???
How are things going?
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Hey sis ;) so glad to hear from you its been awhile, things are going well, I was wondering the same thing about you? I have taken new pics will post soon, my right girl is still giving me issues, some pain, I'm hoping it's just muscle pain, can't believe it will be 5 months on the 8th , gotta call PS soon and schedule that 6 months post op follow up, cant wait to go and see him need to know if everything is healing like it should be, how about you , how are you doing?
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Wow, same goes for me Sis...my right side is STILL not quite "right". It is as if the muscles around the right are not willing to relax.When I extend my arm straight up shoulder height in front righty sits well; when my arms are at my sides she seems tense. I have my appointment mid May. I have another Mondors Cord on the right side again?! I have reverted back to my old post op bra when at home, much more comfortable than La Senza ; ) Had a couple of "pimples" around the nip incisions which ended up having pieces of sutures in them. Hope you had a great winter & are enjoying the new you. Keep me posted xxxx
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April 8th will be my 5 month post op anniversary! ...

April 8th will be my 5 month post op anniversary! What a journey it has been and still is! I love my new girls, the size, shape, how perky they are ;) I love how my tops look on me now, LOVE that I can wear tops without a bra! But I only do that at home can't get myself to go out in public without a bra yet.

Now as far as the recovery goes, well I still have some issues, my scars are slowly fading and that's good, I still get that engorge feeling in the morning but not at all as intense, I still have some pain in my right girl , I'm hoping it's just muscle pain, seems to hurt more if I over do it, I'm still experience some "zapping / shocks" on both, probably nerves still healing, I also think there's another stitch that's going to pop out , found a small pimple this morning :( my next follow up appointment is next month so hopefully my PS will confirm all this and find nothing else serious. All in all I'm quite happy with my decision to have this done, when I look at my before /after pics I can't believe how far I've come wow! posting new pics. Best of luck to those who will be having the op shortly and happy healing to those on the other side !
Hi honey:) how are you? I know you are about 8 months post op? I was looking your pictures 5 months after and you look incredible! very perky boobs;) I know the feeling dear when we look before and after pictures;) I just posted pictures today 11 months post op. Hope to hear from you.
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Hey there darling great to hear from you! Yep 8 months already unreal how time just flys by! I'm doing great love the girls, went for my 6 months post and doctor said I still have some healing to do, scars are still kinda redish but should fade with time, went and saw my family doctor today, she looked them over and did a breast exam and everything looked okay to her but she wants me to go for a Mammogram in the fall, not looking forward to that :( had one done about 6 years ago and it wasn't a pleasant experience so really not looking forward to it, actually kinda nervous, have you had one since you're op? A part of that I'm doing pretty well. Will post new pics soon, you look fantastic! Hope you feel as fantastic! Take care !
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Nice to hear from you (: yes my family Dr. Also asked me to have done a mammogram but I just want to ask my surgeon before I do it. I've never had it done before this will be my first time :( other than that all great with my and yes the scars take time to mature and fade mines were pink and now turning like white. Keep shinning! Take care! :)
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YES I did it! 9 months post op....loving my girls!

Well it's been awhile since I've posted, guess I'm enjoying my new girls, my new life! It's been 9 months post op, quite the journey its been, still some issues nothing major, would like my scars to fade faster but I guess for me it's going to take longer, if I over do things they still get sore for a couple of days, for example I pulled out some rose bushes the other day took all I had to get them out well my girls hurt pretty bad for a few days :(. I wish I hadn't done that :( just don't realize that I'm still in healing process even at 9 months post op, but I'm loving them ! Posting new pics, there not that clear taking them myself but you'll get the picture ;)

Yes I did it. 9 months post op new pics

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Thanks for sharing your experiences! I have been thinking about going through the surgery myself, but fear is taking over right now. Maybe in the future but definitely not ready yet. However reading your diary is really helping with my decision. Thanks again!
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