Almost 5 months post op ! - Nashville, TN

About 10 years ago I was 220 pounds. I then lost...

About 10 years ago I was 220 pounds. I then lost to 180 pounds then regained with pregnancy to 220 then lost again then gained again. At the end- I had reached 220 pounds three times. I had one vaginal birth and one c-section. I am now 5'7 and 140 pounds and 31 years old and have maintained this weight for 5 years. I am very active with weight training and cardio and I eat pretty well. I have wanted this surgery for almost 3 years! About 3 years ago I went for my first two consults only to realize that I could not afford the procedure. Fast forward to now... and its finally time. I am WAY more nervous now! Was everyone else? I also have alot of guilt- not being able to go to my kids valentines day parties at school, not being able to take care of everyone for a week or two ( I get up early and prepare all meals for everyone and take care of the house and all errands) I am not used to having any help and I hate to be asking for it. I also have never had surgery (biggest thing I have had done is c-section) I also have never done drugs or had any pain killers or really anything but tylenol and epidural so I am nervous about how my body will react to the medicines. I am super excited too! I can't wait to be more comfortable in the bedroom!- That is the main reason I am doing this!- I also cant wait to stop layering my clothing, especially workout clothes. I am always scared they will rise up and my skin will flap about. LOL. Also- I want to go to water parks and play on all the kids stuff with my kiddos and not be worried my tank top swimsuit will raise up.
The other hard thing is when people make comments. One I heard yesterday was "I'm just sad that you are unhappy with yourself and feel like you need to do this." Truth is- I am happy. I am enhancing. Make sense? I love myself and if for some reason I couldnt get this procedure done- it wouldnt be the end of the world. I am excited and my husband is supportive and we finally have the money to move forward. I cant wait to have girl boobs again!! Ha!( I used to be a DD when I was heavier!) I also am getting excited that for the first time in my adult life I might even wear a bikini! :)
Anyway- I am so greatful to have found this site. It has really helped me alot! Thanks to everyone who posts!!

You sound just like myself! It's gonna be awesome. I'm wide awake this morning as the excitement and anticipation for TOMORROW is upon me. Ahhhhhhhhh. Congratulations on goals. You are going to rock a bikini!
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Love your story!!! Don't ever feel bad for wanting to make ur self better!!!!
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Good luck! My MMO is on the 15th! I totally get everything about the stress of the house and kids! I'm going to my parents house for three weeks to recover, and I hope my house is still standing when I get back!
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I'm getting so excited!! More excited than nervous...

I'm getting so excited!! More excited than nervous finally!! It is next week! I finally told my kids that I will be having a surgery and they will be going to grandma's for a couple of days. They are good with it all! This has been a very interesting process. I don't know if anyone else feels this way and perhaps I overanalyze it all- but throughout this process (thinking about surgery, waiting, telling friends and family, asking for help, paying for it, etc.) I have changed. It may sound ridiculous but I like myself more now than I did 3 months ago. Not because I am having a surgery- but because I have had to really think about why I wanted a surgery to change my body. I also had to grow a pair (LOL) I have always been a people pleaser and I was terrified to tell people what I was doing for fear of them judging me for it. Well, for once in my life I dont really care. Ha! I am doing what I want. If someone doesnt approve, I respect their opinion and concern, but quite frankly, I dont give a damn. It feels good to finally be like this. It has changed me. Also, I realized how much I do like myself. I really did have to think on this one. I am scared to death of surgery and it is a lot of money for our family to spend- so why was I doing this. I realized that I am doing it becausw I do like myself but these are enhancements and I think its going to make me more fun in the bedroom ,Lol ;) I also realized that there are risks in life- you just choose which ones you want to take. You have to choose to live- not just exist. Thats what I feel like I am doing. I am living- I am going to have a rockin body, better sex life, buy my first bikini, look forward to vacations that involve water, and for once I am going through with something that pleases me, not everyone else. Anyway- I may get some eye rolls when someone reads this because I might would and my husband would (Lol)- I have definitely thought about it all alot and as probably most would say I have WAY overanalyzed this... but maybe there are some others that feel like I do and have struggled with some guilt and anxiety. Anyway- just thought I would share. I will add before pics when I take some and figure out how to post- I'm not the best with techi stuff!
Ann-you will feel so much better if you own this surgery. I am an over analyzer, but I didn't with this. I spent years working towards goals (physical, mental, financial) to be able to achieve this. Being that I am a very healthy thin looking person in clothes I often got the "why? You are so small" but I kindly would tell them that under my clothing was lots of skin and I was beyond ready to part with it. I've told anyone that inquires about my surgery and most say "good for you" the others tired to scare me with "do you realize how painful the recovery will be" but I mentally have been preparing myself for that part since August of last year. And the pain never once made me second guess my decision. Best wishes to you. As long as you have support and assistance with your children you will do just fine! You will be in my prayers. To me the two weeks prior were the hardest weeks. Waiting sucked!
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Thanks! We have similar stories. I worked hard to get my body in physically great shape and actually became a personal trainer to make money for this surgery and because i love it. I also get all the time, why are you doing this, you are thin and flat. I usually just show my skin on my belly and then they see why. I also get a lot of supportive responses but for a while there the negative ones I got would get to me. I think I posted because it finally all clicked this past week and I am owning it now. I do feel better! I'm finally letting go of the anxiety and feeling way more excitement! Aren't you like 4 days out and off pain meds? i hope i recover like that!!!! Thank you for supporting me and praying for me I will pray for you as well that you will continue to recover so well. Thank you for sharing your story and being encouraging to others! :)
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I was blessed with healing immediately. Didn't take the first narcotic. Used muscle relaxer twice for the day time and took 1/2 a lortab to sleep through the night. My doctor uses an internal pain pump that last about 3 day and from what I've experienced that may be key to my lack of meds.
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Had another appointment today just to go over...

Had another appointment today just to go over everything again and be clear. I decided to go up in size to 425 cc- well actually one breast will be bigger like over 400 and the other slightly under 400. I have assymetrical breasts and we are doing this to see if it helps balance out without a lift. I can always go back in later for a lift. I also found out that he is not doing any lipo- just cutting off skin and fat and stretching down skin super tight and muscle repair. I am excited!! My husband seems a bit freaked out now though! He is scared I will have breasts that he doesnt like. He is EXTREMELY supportive but does have a preference in the look of the breasts. I told him not to worry - that anything is better than what I have now. LOL! Anyway- I am going to attempt to upload photos.
Oh my gosh! I felt like I was reading my story, but actually reading yours!! I look forward to hearing about your journey. The only difference b/w us is that I am getting a lift too. Mine are awful! My husband also does not want big breasts, he's sort of an all natural kind of guy and is worried I'll look plastic. Getting excited. I'm scheduled for March 6th, 26 days!
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I always get the "why". And my husband always said he'll do this to make me happy. I think we are mentally going into this better than most. We are happy. We just want to be better. I am physically prepared and am becoming more and more emotionally prepared. Some women use plastic surgery as a way to lose weight, find a man, help with depression. Luckily, I don't have any of these issues. I just want to look and feel the best that I can feel. I've done my part, with weight loss, now it's my PS's turn!! And another thing in common... while recovering I plan on studying for the group exercise certification test!
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Hey! I totally agree! I am so glad that I didn't get this done 3 years ago when I started looking into it.. I was not ready mentally. I am so much more confident and happy now. I'm looking at this as a way to enhance my life, not fix anything. When is your surgery? Congrats on your certification!!!!!!
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Okay, so I thought that the week of surgery would...

Okay, so I thought that the week of surgery would drag on slowly... but NO it is flying by!!! I cant believe I only have like 2 and a half days left!! And those days are booked solid! I am very excited but also very nervous! My face is breaking out like a teenager, I am huge (hopefully from bloating and not mindless stress eating- LOL) and I am not sleeping at all really- I wake up all through the night and today woke up at 4:50 and couldn't go back to sleep. ! I think about the surgery every minute!! I am very ready to have this behind me. I have never been overly worried about the pain- I know it will be painful and that it will eventually pass - but now as we are getting closer I am thinking about it more and more! Also I am getting a cold. :( I am drinking tons of water and eating lots of fruits and veggies to try and keep it mild and help it pass. I also am freaking out about implant size now! I started at 350 cc and now I am at 400 on one side and 425 on the other. And now I am thinking about going up again to 425/450. I know so many women that regret not going bigger. I think the bigger would look better on me I just don't want them to stand out if I am in a fitted shirt. I wear fitted t shirts and jeans all the time. I also haven't bought any bras. Should I? My PS said I have to wear the bra they give me for 6 weeks! But I thought maybe I should go buy a cheapo just so I can try it out and see how they look the weeks after. Everyone else nervous in the days before? I am super blessed to have tons of support. People are trying to bring meals and offer tons of help. I even have 4 people coming to the surgery itself ( maybe akward. LOL) but they want to be there to support my husband and me. Anyway- as I said in last posts- this process have changed me. I am happy and more confident than ever ( even not having surgery yet) This has been a stressful, but very positive experience so far.
The last minute anxieties are normal! You will do fine. I had the same issues with sleep the week before. I was so excited and I would think about the procedure 24-7! I also kept thinking I wanted to go up in implant size. At the last 2 weeks I decided to add a lift and then I left the implant size up to my doctor. The end result for me was tge smaller size implant (300 silicone) I'm very content with my outcome. For me it's perfect. Explain to the doctor what you want and as long as y'all are on the same page and you trust him, you will be fine!
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I calle them today an they said that they new to know now what size so they can order it. They honestly didn't guide me very much at all on choosing size. I like them and trust my health with them but I definitely feel like I needed more guidance
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Crap :( my PS allowed me to give a range and he brought 3 sizes in the day of surgery. Well just pray about it. The ULTIMATE guidance!
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Well, I'm a wreck today! Yesterday was worse...

Well, I'm a wreck today! Yesterday was worse though. I'm feeling tremendous anxiety, fear, and mostly guilt. I know it's just anxiety but it's hard! I am less than 24 hours away!!! I just ate sushi, will I regret that? I'm also having boob size anxiety!! Too big? Too small? Can anyone calm me down?
Good luck to you too! You will look great! Happy Valentine's Day!
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I am originally from Tennessee. Good luck to my Tennessee friend
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Thank you!!!! :)
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Well, I'm awake and getting ready. I have to head...

Well, I'm awake and getting ready. I have to head for surgery in one hour. Surprisingly, I slept pretty well. I'm nervous and trying to not think too much about it all. Good luck to everyone else having surgery today or tomorrow.

I'm at home now. I hate the groggy feeling the...

I'm at home now. I hate the groggy feeling the most. I do have pain, about a 5-6 , but I'm trying to get up and walk a lot, eat, drink and stay on top of things. Hope everyone is doing well!
You did it!!!! Woo hoo! My turn tomorrow!!!
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Good luck girl!!!! You will do great! I will be thinking of you! :)
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Glad u got through ok!
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Well it's 4 am and I'm up an thought I would check...

Well it's 4 am and I'm up an thought I would check in. I'm taking some pain killer but nothing else. Oh wait, I'm on ibuprofen too. Pain has been about a 5/6 the entire time. I get up about every two or three hours to walk and pee and eat a cracker and drink something. How long / much walking should I be doing? So far I do about 3-4 minutes every two or three hours. Is that enough? I also flex my toes an legs periodically. My husband has helped so much!!!!! He wakes me up and helps me. He says my boobs are huge! Lol. I'm sure it's mainly swelling. Right now I'm setting small goals: make it to post op day 3/4, make it to appointment, make it to week one. As long as I'm laying ( I'm on couch using 5-6 pillows for support. ) then it's just minimal discomfort. Anyway, happy healing and fast healing to everyone out there! :)
I think the one day at a time approach is probably the best - can't wait to see pics
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I think you are right! Dr said they would be beautiful! I trust his words. I can't wait to see them myself! Just don't want to see them bruised!
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How many ccs did you end up with do you know?
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Well I'm entering post op day 2. Slept pretty good...

Well I'm entering post op day 2. Slept pretty good last night and pain wasn't too bad. I'm spacing my pain meds more often because I feel like I can tolerate the pain more than a drugged feeling. The best things I've had that I would recommend are : crackers, sprite, a walker, extra sets of pjs that are BIG! And lots of pillows. I smell horrible!!! I'm going to try and clean up with wet wipes today and brush teeth and hair! Woohoo! My dr said no shower until all drains are out. As long As I am laying around I pretty much feel okay. When I get up and walk or even sit up for a period of time that's when I feel worse . But I'm a nut about walking so I make myself walk around our house (not a big house) 2-3 times every couple of hours . The bra they gave me is so dang tight! That's my other complaint. So far though its been About what I expected. I have had to take a lot more help than I thought I would. I am a little scared of being alone too. I have low blood pressure already an I can tell its really low right now and I have a bp cuff And yesterday it read -103/64. So not too low but I am trying to watch it. For years I have had trouble with dizziness and near fainting from it. I just drink tons and eat what I can to help with nausea an bp. Anyway, I can't see my results because they said leave it all on until Tuesday. I know I have boobs though, cause they're up on my face! Lol! Well ladies, happy healing... One day at a time.
Congratulations! You did it! Its hard making yourself rest when we're so used to being busy all the time. isnt it? Youll heal quicker though if you continue to rest and baby yourself. Post new pics when you feel up to it. Get lots of rest! :)
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Good girl!!!! Put gauze in your bra and the pressure points. That helped me!!! Your doing great!! Can't wait to see pics! Wet wipes, deoderant and dry shampoo are ur friend!!!!
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So glad you are doing well. The walking is a good idea and what I plan to try and do too. I bet u will look great and can't wait to see too!!!
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I'm at the end of post op day 3. I am getting...

I'm at the end of post op day 3. I am getting horrible headaches that I think are from the narcotics. I hate to take any narcotics so I only take them but about every 6-8 hours. They make me feel so drugged. I also haven't had a BM yet. I'm eating about 1/3 to 1/2 of normal calories so thats probably part of it. I'm actually up watching a movie right now and feel decent. I'm getting scared to be alone Tuesday which is the plan. I'm also scared for this binder to come off. I'm scared I will pass out when it finally comes off. My hair is falling out too. This is a pretty intense process but I just keep thinking one day at a time.
Your hair is coming out Ann because of the decrease in calories! Drink protein shakes. That will help! Take stool softener like colace or senna. One a day till u go! Girl your doing good! Keep your chin up!
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I'm on stool softener, fiber bars, Metamucil, and prune juice. Lol. It will eventually happen. I'm used to 2400-3000 cals a day so it's hard to get them in. Protein shakes will mess my stomach up. I'm trying to eat more calorie dense meals. Thanks for the encouragement!! I know it will get better and it's only been 4 days.
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I just had my binder taken off & it helps if you are laying down!
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Well, I'm up at 5 am because I had a BM!!...

Well, I'm up at 5 am because I had a BM!! Yippee!!! Seriously, I'm excited over this! I also haven't had anything but ibuprofen in 24 hours. The pain is so much more tolerable than the drugged feeling for me. I also washed my hair yesterday! It wAs so gross! We have a big farm house style sink so I just leaned over it and my mom washed it. I also say outside , that made a world if difference!!! The sun and fresh air cleared my head so much! My kids come home today! I'm excited an scared! They've only been gone from me this long maybe once before now. I know that's ridiculous! They've had a blast at grammas house but I know they are ready to be home. Yesterday was my emotional wreck day. I cried and cried. I didn't even care that it hurt from crying! I feel better today though. I've been sleeping in my daughters twin bed with mounds and mounds of pillows and stuffed animals. It's been so comfy! My feet are elevated on a mound and my upper body is elevated so I'm like in a v shape. When I'm asleep I sleep so deep! When I wake up it feels like its been 10 hours when it's only been 1 or 2. I have noticed that I'm having a lot of nightmares. My husband ran in last night worried because he said I was moaning and making noises. It woke him up! I was having a nightmare, weird. Anyway, I'm hoping as the drugs work out of my body those will go away. I feel pretty good right now and more important clear headed! I think I'm going to go back to sleep on my mounds of pillows!
I'm so happy for you! Better days are ahead! Sleep well my friend. Enjoy your babies!!
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Well, I go to the dr. Today. I honestly don't want...

Well, I go to the dr. Today. I honestly don't want to go at all!!!! I don't want drains out, I don't want binder off (even though I'm literally black and blue in places) I definitely don't want to see any reaults!! I don't care really about seeing because I know I won't handle the swelling, up high boobs, bruises, etc well at all! I don't really mind the no shower rule either. I've washed my hair and wiped down my body and even shaved. I honestly am not in much pain, I forget to take ibuprofen on time and Ive even off pain meds for 48 hours now. Overall I feel good, but I WANT to be normal soooo bad!!! I want to be able to sleep normal, hold my kids, and drive a car!! My 8 year old son asked me last night if this surgery was a choice or if I had to do it. It broke my heart! I cried!! I was honest and he said he just wished I would heal in a day. He is a very intelligent, very aware, extremely anxious child. He doesn't handle disruptions in his schedule well at all. My 6 year old is fine and happy go lucky! I just have so much guilt and wondering if I did the right thing when he asked me that. I know it will be on his mind all day at school. He's the type that watches the news in the mornings and has since he was about 3. He's like a little adult. So this is affecting him. I know he will get through it though, but its hard. I hate to sound so down because honestly I don't feel too bad and honestly I've cooked my own breakfast for two days ( my choice) and I'm getting around I guess it's that emotional roller coaster. When I sit outside it helps tremendously! anyway, I will update after appointment today! I think one drain will come out but not the other. And to think they almost just put one!! Anyway, my blinds are open, I don't hurt so I wil try and be more positive! Good luck to everyone! And truly thank you for sharing your stories.... It has been a tremendous help. And the encouraging words!!! When I tell my husband about the womn on here, I call you all "my friends."

Appointment went better than expected. I got to...

Appointment went better than expected. I got to loosen my binder and my drains are still in. I go back Friday.
your look awesome!!
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You look FABULOUS!!!! Whoop! Whoop!!!
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Do you think the bruising is from lipo? Your pre pics don't look like you needed lipo. I think your stomach looks alot like mine, so I am anxious to see your after pics. I believe you will look back and be glad :-)
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Wow!!! Every day gets better! It's amazing!! I...

Wow!!! Every day gets better! It's amazing!! I don't really sleep- haven't napped in days and wake every couple hours through the night and get up at the crack of dawn because apparently that's my new BM schedule. Lol!! But I don't mind at all because at least I'm going again! Ha! My husband just called me to check on me because this is my first day alone and I told him I swear it feels like the anesthesia wears off more and more every day (my least favorite part!) I'm feeling so much better! I still walk around hunched over and of course there's still some discomfort and pain at night but its all tolerable and the best way to say it is that I finally feel like I'm getting my life back and feeling more human again! Woohoo!!! I know I will have some emotional periods for a while but guys its amazing how much you change and feel better in 24 hours!! Also it has helped setting small goals- like I made it to Monday (4 day post op) my next goal is to make it to my first week (tommorrow!!!) and then I have a goal to walk outside down the street with my son this weekend an I think it's going to happen !! I wouldn't have dreamed it would happened 3 days ago and it might not be far but I think I can go a little bit. My feelings of regret an guilt are fading and wow I just want to cry (shocker!) with how much better I feel!! I'm listening to birds chirp outside and just appreciating that I feel good enough to hear and appreciate it! ( corny I know! Ha!) Anyway, my other updates have been downers so I just wanted to be more positive and let others know that it does get better! Also, some advice tht I have for people a couple months out: train your legs!! They will be your best friend! Spend that time now to train them and make them strong. My legs are very large and powerful ( honestly I've never liked them until now when they've come in handy) even if you don't go to a gym, get an exercise ball and do ball squats against a wall. Anyway, happy healing everyone!!!!
What size implants did you end up with?
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400 on one side and 425 on the other. They are much bigger than I expected and also I saw the card for them today and it said high profile. My rib cage is very small or narrow I guess because they look enormous. I'm bent over in the pics so its kinda hard to tell how they look. I think I will like them but was a bit shocked when we unleashed them and saw their true size! Lol!!
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I totally agree with training the legs....I was so glad for all the squats and lunges I did leading up to surgery it helped with getting up and down...I didn't feel like my legs were going to give out. Btw...you look awesome!!
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Well, today wasn't a great day. I started my...

Well, today wasn't a great day. I started my period ( and mine are bad) and I'm super bloated and cramping. Usually it's not a big deal, but pairing it with healing sucks. I did get clean this morning, which was exciting! But since then Ive felt like crap. Still way better than 3 days ago, just was hoping for a better day. My stomach is killing me and when I took off my binder to adjust it I realized why I'm hurting.. I'm super swollen. Anyway, I go to the dr tomorrow. I was hoping to get drain out for the weekend but don't see that happening now. Still draining about 30-40 in each drain! Wonder why some people drain more than others? .
Please let us know about your dr appt! Keep your chin up!!
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I'm so sorry - you started & I finished. Not fair that on top of this surgery stuff, Mother Nature still makes her monthly visit!!!
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Got my drains out today! It does feel good. I also...

Got my drains out today! It does feel good. I also went out to two places (first time in 9 days I have went anywhere but dr. Office.) I realized very quickly that just walking into Publix and grabbing two things is a lot of walking. Very strange. Then, went to the sushi restaurant I go to every week and could only eat 1/3 of what I would normally eat. Bummer!!! I love to eat!!!! Then I came home and crashes for 2 hours! My nights are crappy an I really want to feel rested for my kids so hoping the nap helps. Also, I've been over doing it and paying for it so today when my mom offered help I took her up on it. She's coming later to do laundry and dishes! She's so nice!
Also, I am ready for my appetite back!! My hair is still falling out and I have lost weight. I don't want to lose weight as I figure I need the food to fuel this recovery! I'm good with gaining some weight if it will speed this process up! Well I will post new pic later as my boobs have changed.
You look terrific! Learn from my mistake though and slow down. You still need to take things slowly so that the swelling wont take over. Take care! Hugs xoxo
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Thanks! I learned that yesterday!! I truly am trying to take it easy now. Since getting my drains out today, I'm much more swollen and when I'm up for any period of time right above my incision puffs up. I'm going to lay around all weekend with my feet propped up. My husband got on me and said today, "Ann you were healing so well and now you are over doing it and paying for it and so are we all." He was right. Now I wil take it easy.
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Its so hard to force yourself to rest but so important. Its seems like it would be easy but I guess were used to running around and taking care of everyone else. This is YOUR time. Practice being a couch potaoe.....its your new job!!! lol :)
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Feeling really good today!! Swelling more around...

Feeling really good today!! Swelling more around drain sites since he took them out but nothing alarming. Still trying to take it easy. I can't wait to stand up straight!! I'm still pretty hunched over and I think it's going to be a while before I'm up right. It's hard to see how my boobs look because I am hunching over so much and it makes everything look different. Also, I want to wear real clothes! I thought I would easily fit into some pants of mine that are a little loose but yeah, that didn't happen. Back to pajama pants for me. Well, mainly I'm just super happy to be healing and feeling better! This Saturday beats the heck out of last Saturday!! Hope everyone is healing well! Question; will my boobs get bigger or smaller? Also, mine stick out past my sides a good amount, will that change?
You look great! Are you feeling well enough to at least leave the house once? I am going stir crazy. Hate tv, don't want to read, just want to go and do something normal! Also, having major swelling issues and all I do is lay around. Blah!
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I left yesterday and went to dr and lunch and ran in a store. It was nice being out but I am finding that I pay for it later in the day with pain and swelling. I might try and leave later and I definitely plan on leaving for a bit tomorrow. Also, despite no weight gain my dang clothes won't fit! Lol! I am tired of wearing men's clothes and pajamas! But all these things I can deal with. It feels so good to feel decent and make progress in healing!! Oh and it's so funny, at home I think I'm so fast at walking, like speedy Gonzales! Then, I go out in public and realize that I am terribly slow! Ha! How are you feeling? Any relief? Still on pain meds?
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Leggings and boots are my friend!!!
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Well, everyday I feel more normal!! Today will be...

Well, everyday I feel more normal!! Today will be my first shower in 10 days!!!!!! Still hunched over and still on ibuprofen all day and night. I am in my bed with lots of pillows for support for my legs and head. I'm sleeping longer now , last night I slept almost 6 hours in a row!! Usually I get up every 2-4 hours. Anyway, it's nice to be feeling more normal and capable of doing more. That's all good news, now the bad...

My husband is sick!!! I'm thinking flu or strep? We will see when I send him to a walk in clinic today.
My son dropped and shattered my iPad!! Well- honestly I'm lucky it never happened to me as I drop it all the time.
Next, my daughter spilled milk all over my laptop and fried it!
Well, it sucks that this is the time they broke because I need those things more now as I am laying around all day! But, it's still not getting to me too much because I'm still so dang excited that I'm feeling better! Now if we can get hubby better too!
You look great!! Sorry about the technical misfortunes, no iPad or laptop :(
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You look great, love the last pic of the before and after!
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Oh no!!! I'm so sorry!
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Well, I'm feeling good. Still some pain And...

Well, I'm feeling good. Still some pain And uncomfortable sleeping but overall much better! I don't really need ibuprofen or anything for pain any more. I do have swelling at incision above pubic area. My husband says it looks like I'm male. Ha! And when you push on it it looks like a water bed. I went in and nurse looked at it. She said it was a normal amount of fluid an it was gathering there because of gravity. She also said to take it easy so it didn't get worse. Just to clarify I asked specifically about shopping, cleaning, vacuuming, etc. and she said "no." Blah!! Well, I guess I don't want to make it worse and turn it into an issue so I'm trying really hard to rest ( I did mop my floor today ;) oops.... But I couldn't take it anymore! And it's a small area) but now for the rest of the day, my feet are up and honestly I will probably indulge in tv shows that are reality type junk and that I shouldn't admit to watching ( as my husband says) Lol.
I started driving again yesterday! Yay! I needed to be able to take kids to and from school. They are at different schools that start and end an hour apart so unfortunately it is an ordeal taking them and picking them up. But glad I'm back to doing it.
last, I'm afraid my boobs are too big. I'm not devastated or anything but I am not as excited. I didn't want too big but I guess I just was unclear about it all. I didn't realize how small my rib cage was which makes a huge difference!!! I ended up with high profile which i didn't know until after but honestly my rib cage probably couldn't handle any wider? i dont know maybe i don't understand it all? You can't just go off height and weight! I looked at pics of boobs for hours and hours and saw my size 5 '7 / 140 with 400 and 425 and sometimes they looked huge and sometimes not big at all. I wanted a full c or small d but not sure but feel like I'm at least a d. Maybe I'm just not used to them. My husband I think even wishes they were smaller. He keeps saying, wow they are huge and you're gonna get a lot of attention ( which I didn't want them to stand out when I walk in a room) maybe he's just not used to them yet? Maybe when they soften it will help? I wear fitted tees and jeans ALL the time and I think those days might be over :( if these knockers don't settle down. Also, in the very beginning my dr was on the fence about a lift ( the other three consults said yes and he was on the fence) so we decided to try without it. I am anxious to see if I end up back in there with a lift. I used to be a dd when I was heavy, so I had a good amount of skin to fill in an they were saggy. I'm not trying to look perfect but also don't want to sink so much money in an not be happy.
Well, I guess overall I'm happy, just getting all paranoid about monster boobies. Tomorrow I will be over it. That's how this process goes, right?! ;)
Honestly, I agree with the previous comments! Your breasts have undergone a drastic change, and I think it's just a matter of time before you are used to them and absolutely love them. I think they look very natural on your frame! Congratulations on your incredible transformation! Happy Healing!
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Thank you!!
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Ann I think they look good. Very proportion! And they will calm down and settle. Then all the bull will be underneath instead of in your chin! I know the feeling though! Funny I have worries I went too small!
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Well the weather is gloomy here today and I think...

Well the weather is gloomy here today and I think it's messing with me. I'm just down today. I feel good but have a lot of fluid at incision/ pubic area. I've laid around but it's increased over the last couple days. I've massaged it. I've alternated heat and ice. I'm hoping they drain it Friday! I feel so fat from it! It's presence when I sit down is annoying like when I sat down and had extra skin.
Also, I miss being active! I was excited about a break from the gym but now it's getting to me!!!!!! My muscles tingle! My skin hurts in my legs when I touch it- from bad food and no exercise. I love fitness! I LoVE heavy squats, I love bench press ( you don't see many gals over there) I love powerlifting style dead lifts, I love running, I miss stair climbers, I miss fatigued muscles, I miss that drained feeling in my body that puts me to sleep like a baby at night, I miss pull ups, I miss push ups!
And when I don't work out, I eat crap! The other day I had 2 Cadbury eggs , snickers ice cream, and a bunch of other crap!! Everyday I've eaten crap! My butt looks the worst it's looked in years! I'm weighing a pound less than before surgery but I look really different. I'm bigger and squishy. And that's not helping my poor attitude today. I should be grateful that I feel good enough to want to work out. And I am still grateful that I got to do this. But I guess it's just a blah day. Oh, and my strips are mostly off and the scar is not pretty and it's very irritated from the strips. Raised areas that are red and itchy. I scratched so hard I bruised around an area.
I think Friday will be my turnaround day! If they'll drain this fluid or tell me it's normal an that I can be up an about more. I am so sick of being in my house alone. An I want to go to a grocery store and buy some healthy foods and prep and cook again! My husband gets upset if I'm up doing anything like that! I'm out of fresh fruit and veggies and I hate to ask anyone to go get them for me , especially when I feel capable. My husband has a business to run and taking our kids to their activities at night and just life to take care of so I hate to be like, hey can you stop and get me some blueberries and salad. So for now, we will live off the frozen meals I prepped for this surgery. - thank goodness I did that!!!
I really do feel good, just a crappy emotional day. Thanks for letting me vent y'all!!
If I could have a glass of wine it would help! ;)
Ann, Im so sorry that your having worries about possibly being too big on top. I dont know if this helps but Ill give you my experience and that of my 25 year old daughter who had a BA 8 months ago. My experience the first 4 weeks was up and down. I didnt feel that the shape was right and I was so worried about what they would look like. Now at 6 weeks PO, I am finally thrilled with the size and shape. My daughter is about the same height and weight as you and she got 450cc's silicone. At first they seemed huge to her because she was used to being so flat. Now at 8 months she wishes that she'd gone a bit bigger. I think they look great on her but I guess its hard to not be self critical sometimes. I think that it takes time and that you will grow into your new boobs. They will change shape and your mind will get used to seeing them this size. I really do think that with time you will be very happy with them. Hang in there! Its kind of a long, frustrating, up and down road weve gone down. I personally think that you look great!!! Hugs!
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Thank you!!! That really does help. I've been just as you said, up an down about all of this.
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Just remember that in the long road- it will be worth it!! And Im just wondering if maybe your husband thinks theyre a bit big because HES worried about all the attention you will be getting. Maybe hes feeling a bit insecure. He'll get over it if thats the case....Just a thought..
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Well I went to ps today. I like him a lot but he...

Well I went to ps today. I like him a lot but he seems much more relaxed than most. No breast massage, no scar creams, no real restrictions, no ugly bra anymore. Even said i could vacuum. He said everything looked good. I figure I will trust him but also still take it easy. I don't want to undo everything they did ( which can happen)
I feel good. Swelling SUCkS! I was honestly hoping he would drain it, but he said there was not enough fluid to drain. I have way more of a pooch now than before surgery. And still under pre surgery weight but still not fitting jn clothes. :( But I know it will go away.
I don't really have any pain, just discomfort from time to time and fatigue.
I quit wearing my boob strap a week ago. I don't want my breasts to drop much more so I took it off. My nipples sit lower than I like but I prefer that over pushing the implant down more to make the nipple rise. I knew my nipples would not be in an ideal spot when I chose to not get the lift. I'm okay with that though. I'm not trying to be perfect and they still look good. My husband still thinks they are too big. And he originally said go bigger!! He says they look unnatural on my frame ( I'm tall and thin- hard to tell in my pics) I think he will grow to love em . The nurse and dr both said they are the size they will be and they aren't getting much smaller if any. I think I'm a 36 d. They did say they'll change, just that they are the size they will be pretty much.
I also finally got good from grocery store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Fresh produce!!!!!! So happy!! Donut days are over! Lol. Time to clean up my food !! So happy about my fresh food! Well, I have to go back to Nashville tonight for a dinner ( hour drive) so I'm sure I will be a swollen mess again!! But I feel great!!! And I will start walking next week!! Yay!!! All is good!
I think your post op pics looks awesome! I hope my stomach ends up being that flat! Your boobs might seem extra big because 1) they are swollen and 2) you aren't used to seeing them on your body. I think that in a few weeks when everything drops and settles a little more and the swelling completely goes away, you'll be happier with them. I think they look fantastic!
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Thank you!! I'm getting used to the boobs! :)
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You look awesome! I think the boobs look great and I don't think they look unnatural at all. I hope mine look that good once they drop. Mine are not dropping at all. I was told to massage and moisturize as much as I can to soften them up.
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Well its been 3 weeks and one day since my MM...

Well its been 3 weeks and one day since my MM surgery. I feel so good! I still don't sleep well and oh how I wish I could get under a heavy squat bar or do some push ups- or even walk at a brisk pace, but I know all of that will come!! I am feeling almost normal. I still cant stand completely upright and I still swell ALOT (more now than ever) and I still have some shooting pains and some discomfort but nothing too bad. I pretty much am back to normal life minus the exercise. I clean my house (vacuuming, laundry, everything) I cook, I go shopping, I go up and down stairs, etc. I would definitely say I am more active than if I had a desk job. Yesterday I was out and about from 7:15-5:00 I was at dr office, eating lunch with my new friend from realself :) dropping off kids, picking up kids, gymnastics practice, grocery store, shopping for a gift for a friend.- see life is back to normal! And today I got up and cleaned the house and had lunch with my husband. I just wanted to share all of that boring crap because I remember wondering how long after surgery until I was back to normal. Getting more active and laying around less has seemed to help a ton too! It has helped mentally and also it just gets me out and not thinking about healing and the pain.
The biggest complaint I have is not being able to wear my clothes and dressing in sweats ALL THE TIME! It's half my fault and half swelling- as being lazy and not working out makes me want to eat bad.- so I have. I haven't really gained weight- still weighing in my normal range but my body is super squishy and larger. Ha! I know better than to weigh myself and to get worried about it all because I will get back into shape quickly and it'll all be fine. But also- I want to dress in cute clothes with my new body and yet I cant- because they don't fit and because this binder adds ALOT of bulk , oh yeah plus the spanx!
well- I will add pics tomorrow because the belly is so FULL right now and I def don't want to be taking any pics! I just had sushi - ALOT of it! Lol! I pretty much look the same as last week but I will post tomorrow. (can't post pics tonight because I have a dessert date with my son- and I'd say my belly is gonna stay big today!) Happy healing to everyone!!!
Hey Girlie - just saw your pics! Your boobs look soooooo good!!!! I'm so swollen its depressing, but....I am loving my boobs. My PS keeps telling me to be patient with the swelling, & I get to go to the gym now! I can't do anything involving bouncing, which basically leaves the bike & eliptical (eliptical is my favorite thing) but never the less, I GET TO WORK OUT, because I feel like a big jelly blob!
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Hey!!! Thanks for the boob compliment! :) I just got back from my first walk. 1 mile! Woohoo!!! I'm tired of swelling too! And my butt and legs hurt when you touch them- they always do when I don't work out and eat bad. You should see my legs- I wear spanx that go up tummy and down legs and my thighs bulge out of them! Lol. We will get back at it though, we did just have a major surgery! Are you at home yet??
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Yes!!!! Just got home last night and slept in my bed - and it was heaven!!! My house looked great (hubby got an A on playing Mr. Mom) - and I swear my kids have grown. Husband had to work graveyard shift last night, but I was able to spend the day with him! Even Chase was glad to be home!
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Feeling great!!! And I got into my jean...

Feeling great!!! And I got into my jean today!!!!!!!!!! They're tight, but they're on!!!! Woohoo!!
New pictures look awesome. My incisions freak my husband out too. But then he gets a chubby every-time he looks at me, so it's mind over matter. Lmao. Sorry if its TMI. :)))
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Your pics are so beautiful! I know you said you aren't back to working out yet, but you look more toned in your recent photos! I also noticed that your waistline is more defined now, and you're totally rocking that hourglass figure! I'm so happy for you!
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You are so FLAT & your hooters look great!!!!
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Well I got a new laptop and apparently I can't...

Well I got a new laptop and apparently I can't work it because this is my third attempt at updating today.
I am 4 weeks and a day since my MM. I feel great! There is some discomfort from time to time but that's it. I would compare it to having a period (not pain and cramps wise) but you know how most of your period you don't even think about your period, but then some parts are like, man this is a pain in the ass. LOL. I feel like I have good energy levels and don't tire as easily as I expected at this point. I will say, the elliptical kicked my butt and I did feel like I overdid it the other day after my workout and then I had a super busy 14 hours that day. I felt kinda puny that night.
I saw PS today. He said I can wear ANY bra and even go without at night. He is a very relaxed surgeon it seems. He let me start vacuuming weeks ago. I am SO HAPPY I went with him. I am very pleased with my results. I feel like he did a great job. If I ever did any procedure in the future (no plans to) I would definitely go to him. I highly recommend him if you live in middle Tennessee. And the entire staff at Vanderbilt is amazing. They provide everything you need and always greet you with a smiling face when you come in. It is very comfortable and welcoming.
One issue that I have had is that my husband doesn't love the new me. This has been VERY hard.It is very tough to go through all of this and then your husband doesn't find you attractive. He supported me in this from day one. He went to appointments, changed my drains, he looked at so many breasts online that even he got tired of boobs! Neither of us expected this response. He said he loves my results and they are exactly what we asked for- but that it just isn't me. He misses the old me. He told me all along that he loved me the way I was but that he supported me in this since I wanted it and since we thought it would help my confidence (which it has). Since we had a long talk about it all things are getting better. He even looked at my boobs in a good way today! I do think in 6 months we will both be used to the new me. It will be our new normal.
I am glad I did this. I like that when I tried on bikinis the other day, they all looked good!- usually swim suit shopping is torture! I like that when I crawl into bed there isn't excess skin hanging down, I like that I am happier and more confident. I honestly look in the mirror less now than before surgery. I don't nitpic at my flaws now.
For all those waiting and healing- the time will FLY!!!

Wow! Amazing results. Thank you so much for being so generous with sharing your experience!

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You look very very nice. And the scar is so very thin! Once it loses it redbess, it'll barely be visible.
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So sorry about your hubby's reaction. It might be the scars. My surgeon said men usu have a hard time with that until it fades. I think you look smokin hot!! Glad you're feeling so good. I am too at 3 weeks. Looking forward to how I'll feel at this time next week.
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New pics. I think my boobs settled so fast because...

New pics. I think my boobs settled so fast because I use to be a dd. ( before kids) not sure though?
Wish they were softer!
Oh Ann - how I wish that were my case! One of the reasons my husband cheated on me was because of my body (didn't matter that said body produced his children)! I wanted this surgery about 5 yrs ago and he told me I didn't need it - I was beautiful enough! Bunch of BS crap out of his mouth. I know not every male is like my husband, and there's no guarantee that if I had done the surgery, he would of remained faithful, but at least I would of had this new confidence (that I'm still struggling with). This was for you, and he will come around!!!!!!! Stay strong!!!
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You look wonderful...the boobs will get softer..ok we have opposite probs with the husbands..mine did not absolutely did not want me getting the surgery..he did support me after he realized I was doing it...now at 5 weeks po ...he said, he liked the results really liked the results...so give him some time...someone on here back in January said...they go to bed with us one night all soft and extra skin saggy boobs the next we have like a 6 pack...once he is use to the new look and remember how you felt before kids...he will love the results..
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Thank you! Tht really does help. It's pretty crappy to go through this ordeal to have him missing the old me. I do think he will like it an get used to it, just gonna take some time. :)
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My dumb ol husband! Lol! My boobies aren't too big...

My dumb ol husband! Lol! My boobies aren't too big at all!!! I finally got sized and I'm a 34d/36c ( in between) at VS. exactly where I wanted to be! Silly man has me all self conscious for nothing! :)
Why they are prefect size
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Thank ya!! :) I like them more now that I know size. Ridiculous, huh! Lol
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Lol.... Well no
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So I had my first real workout today!! I worked...

So I had my first real workout today!! I worked legs and did some cardio. Honestly, I probably did too much as i ran into a friend and finished up with her. I was there about an hour and a half. I did light weights and just focused on tension in the muscles i was targeting. It felt great ( and burning legs and shaking legs, Lol) I have no swelling so far from it and now I'm relaxing and drinking my green tea.
I don't have much swelling anymore. My bigger issue is when I over eat (which I do alot!) it hurts and pushes everything out. You'd think if learn! Lol.
I'm so excited that Thursday I will be the magic 6 weeks post op number! For me, that's huge! It went by so much faster than I expected! I'm so happy about that!
I wear binder at all times still, but this week I might take breaks from it here and there- while relaxing. I wear underwire bra during the day and no bra at night. I still have pain in a specific part of abdomen especially when I stretch in the morning. Sneezing is still a tiny bit uncomfortable. I also don't have 100 percent feeling/ sensitivity in abdomen below bb.
My boobs are still firm but have softened alot the last couple days. I have complete feeling in them. One still hurts if you massage or push it up. One thing I didnt expect, you can feel the actual implant and move it around. It's weird . I had no real breast tissue so that might be why I feel it more? My friend says she can grab hers too though an she's had them for years
My husband is doing better with it. He says I have a hot body, but still says he wouldn't do it again.he still misses old me. It's all good though, at least he saying its a rockin hot bod now. Ha!!! I'll take it. I'm glad I did it. I feel so much more confident and comfortAble. I have forgotten my old body, this all feels normal now. It's pretty cool!!!! I want to wear sexy lingerie now! Thats why I did this- confidence. Mission accomplished.
Ann, I'm so proud of you! You are looking great too!!
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Thanks! Felt good to be really back in the gym among the weights! Definitely found some stuff I can't do yet, but also found some stuff I can - which is good! :)
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It's funny that you say that about wear lingerie...I wanted the same thing but I can't keep my husband off of me...lol...it's a curse and a blessing at the same time. I can't keep his ass off me... sexy lingerie or not...and looking at you..Honey your in trouble...lol...
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Everything is good!! Posted new pic, in...

Everything is good!! Posted new pic, in underwear!!! Yes, I own them! Lol!! Other pics would suggest otherwise. Ha!
Overdid it at gym this week, but still all Is good... Just have to learn to ease back in. Can't wait to be able to stretch again!- like really stretch out. Boobs are getting softer and are still changing.
All is good, and I'm happy I did this. It's fun to like your body :)
You have the most motivating pictures ever! I hope I get through this and have suck clean lines and looking like a hot mama too! You make me have less nerves and get excited about my surgery. I still have 13 days. I am so happy you are looking so fabulous, I know you're husband will love it once he gets used to having a hot wife!
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Thank you!!!! 13 days will fly by! I'm excited for you!! This is such a big deal that I think only gals on here or girls who've been through it understand. I will be thinking of you!!!
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OMG, I just saw I had a typo. Suck clean lines? wtf? Sorry, I meant "such" clean lines. Darn iPad is so hard to type on. Thanks for all the support.
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I have a question guys for those going without...

I have a question guys for those going without binders? I'm 6 and a half weeks out from mm.
When I go without binder for too long ( 2-3 hours) I have pain in abdomen ( like muscle pain) and also as I go without, it seems like my bowels are all messed up. I get gassy, cramps like before i go to the bathroom, like im constipated or something? Like the other day, I went without for 3 hours in the morning and 3 more in the afternoon and I got sick feeling, like I was going to throw up, sweaty face nd all! i put on the binder and felt better within hours. I know it's bothering me to go without the binder. Even at night, if I try to go without I wake in pain. Does this happen to everyone else? Is it because I'm still numb and not contracting muscles in belly to help move things along?? ( does that Even make sense?)
I don't have much swelling at all and the pain isn't unbearable. I'm just curious if this happens with everyone else?
I am 9 weeks po and don't think I've ever had the problems that you are having when not wearing my binder. I haven't worn it since Sat and have swelling, but not the rest. I do have the numbness, but just about used the that now.
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Thanks for responding. I went without for 2 hours last night and woke up feeling okay. I think I'm just going to have to take it slow? I will ask ps when I go back.
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Definitely take things slow and take care of yourself.
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So, everything is great!!! Any depression type...

So, everything is great!!! Any depression type issues have been much better the last 4 days!!!! I'm not usually emotional, so that was an unexpected doozy!
Feeling good mostly! Working out! Life is pretty much normal!
I swell, but not too much at all.
My only concern: my boobs- I hope that I made the right choice going without the lift! I can always get it later ( like in a year or two!!)
Ps said my breasts naturally sit low on chest. I like them now, but don't want much more movement! We will see! I'm still happy I did this. The further out I get, the happier I am I did it! Husband is doing better with it all too! Still says he wishes he'd got a Harley instead of this surgery (hahaha!! I'm not!) but I'm glad I did it and he's coming around! :)
Happy healing y'all!!!!!!!
I'm 5 days post op and your pictures are so beautiful! Gives me the hope I need to be patient with the process! I had a less invasive TT done so I'm supposed to heal quickly...we will see. How long until you didn't feel your tummy stretching? My skin is so tight!
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I still feel stretching! But not near as bad! It took 3 weeks to walk all the way upright. It is such a process!!! But hang in there, it gets easier and better very quickly. The first 3-5 days were the hardest for me. Thank you so much for the kind words!!! Happy healing! :)
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You look great!
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Okay, the last 2 days my right breast has a dent...

Okay, the last 2 days my right breast has a dent in it. It's very hard to see unless I point it out. If I flex my pecs, you know where to look and you can watch the muscle contract and look all nasty over both breasts. But unflexed, the right one still has a dent where the muscle is over the implant. Also, it feels like its moving and even falling down with every movement ( right one only) . Is this normal? Anyone else experienced this? I'm calling ps first thing in the morning.is it because I opted out of lift and indeed needed it?
I also have a dent! Look at my pics and see if you think yours is similar..mine is on right breast only also, I'm worried too!
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Mine looks similar but at a different spot. Mine isn't noticeable unless pointed out. My friends with implants at the gym think mine is rippling. I go tomorrow to dr an I will post what he says.
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Well, I'm glad I did this MM. The other day I was...

Well, I'm glad I did this MM. The other day I was in a crappy "I'm getting fat"kinda mood and I went in a store an tried on bikinis. I left the store in the best mood ever!!!!!! Seriously, all 5 looked amazing! I think we all know tht bikini shopping before a MM SUCKS and use to would've sent me to a bakery to drown my sorrows. Ha!! Not now! It was my best day of- "heck yeAh!!! I'm so gla I did this!!!!!" I called my husbnd so thrilled!! I also realized tht I need to stop being so damn ungrateful. I swore that after my surgery I would love my body , yet lately I've found myself criticizing my less tight, flabbier body. ( Havibg to take workouts easier)I realize tht I was being ungrateful and I need to love my new bod! So I am choosing to be grateful and not obsess over other little things... If I continue to criticize then this was all for nothing and I will never be happy.
I still have some pains in abdomen. All along its been in the same place ( at or above belly button to the right. It'll heal, and it's not too bad - I just HAVE to take it easier. I went to dr and he said don't activate core so much. No abs, but also don't activate it much in other workouts. I tried to jump back in and do circuit style workouts and lot of walking lunges ( LOTS) and controlled step ups all that takes a good amount of core. So I am laying off of it all and just trying to heal. Still walking but staying out of gym a bit longer. I feel like I'm on the verge of being healed up and then I go in an screw it up and set myself back each workout.
Boob dent- dr coul not see it until I flexed and showed him. He said not to nit pick and it'll fix itself. We all get so worked up over these imperfections.
Anyway, all is good! I am pretty much normal. I mow, shop, walk an hour a day, don't swell super bad, dont get tired anymore etc.. I'm glad I did this. It was just a little part out of my life tht I had some discomfort and changes an now I have this body that I am excited about and that pain and not being able to do things Is over and just a memory. I added a pic but there's not too much change in me.
You look very very good, well done,
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Ann.....can I just say that I am in love with your boobs :) They look so natural. I hope that when my settles and everything is in place that mine will look as good as yours....you look great! I, too, need to stop being ungrateful. My husband and I looked at my before and after pictures together and he said there are no words to describe the amazing "positive" changes my body has gone through. If you look at your before pictures it really does help you become a little more grateful for what you have. You kind of forget how bad it was prior to surgery because you have other things that you are obsessing over now. P.S....thanks for the support that you have given me....I appreciate it :)
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:) thanks for the compliment. I am happy most days with the new body. Just a couple critical, self conscience days here and there. You are right, looking at before pic helps a lot. It also helps to try on a bikini- pretty cool!
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Well I think I'm 12 weeks now! It flies by!!! Life...

Well I think I'm 12 weeks now! It flies by!!! Life is normal. I'm back to working out 5 days a week. I still cannot do push ups or anything that really takes Much core. It feels like you are ripping me apart! Other than that, I'm doing stadium runs, lunges, most weights, etc. I hate how you can see and feel the pec muscles flex over the implants. Blah! But I'm still glad and they are such an improvement that I don't are too much.
I can sleep on belly more now! Kinda. Haha! My belly is still half numb and the other half feels like I have a mild sunburn if you touch it. Anyway- just checking in. :)
Happy healing to all the girls going in now- time will fly!
You look amazing!!!
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It's been 12 weeks!!!!!! Wow! I'm so glad did this...

It's been 12 weeks!!!!!! Wow! I'm so glad did this MM! I love my body now- and I NEVER have before. I don't mind the couple stretch marks I have left or the cellulite.
I still can't do ab work- ps said at least 6 months plus every time I do anything that engages my core too much it really hurts!! Even rolling over in bed still kinda hurts. Push ups feel like I'm being ripped down my upper abs!! I'm still healing, and that's okay with me. This is a process, but the hard part is behind me now.
You look amazing. You could be the "poster girl" for great results of a MM :)
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Those cartoon faces always make me chuckle - you look incredible, girl!
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Thanks for posting and you look great! Its been almost 8 weeks for me I am still trying to get past swelling and fluid and have been told 12 weeks will be a target time. I am glad to also hear its normal to feel tender when turning over and doing ab work - I feel it too and have worried about it.
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Almost 5 months po.

Everything is great! Still have swelling and pain and discoloration in abdomen if I push to hard on my workouts- but it all goes away with a day of rest. Does that happen to anyone else? My belly in the middle turns all white and splotchy. It does go away but it's weird. I sometimes worry about my breasts- as one is lower and they are still asymmetrical. The dr told me they would be without a lift. I'm still so much happier with them and try to ignore it. I know eventually (in years) I will get a lift and they can work on it then. They still look good.
I wore a bikini for the first time in 13 years last week!!!! My confidence is soooo much better!!! - in the gym I don't worry about my belly showing, in the bedroom I feel sexy, and swim suit shopping is actually fun! I'm so glad I did this! I worried and stressed sooo sooo much! And it goes by in the blink of an eye.
My scar is still quite red and pronounced. It will fade though. Honestly, it just becomes normal and part of you. My breasts have no real visible scars. The breasts incisions are thin and blend with nipples.
I still can't do abs and push ups hurt. I swell if I drink too much alcohol. It is a process and I see what they mean about a year for full recovery. I still feel pretty much normal and am so glad I did this. :)
Nice results! You look great!
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You look great I can see you have been enjoying the new you..now tell me...don't you just love shopping now...lol....
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You look amazing!!! I'm 6 mo po and still experience some swelling and I'm still having a hard time doing any type of ab work out. I am so worry that if I don't push myself to doing the ab exercise, I may go back to being flabby :(
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1 year and one month PO

Well- it's been a year. I am so glad I did this. I really love my body. And honestly- I've put on about 5 pounds since surgery. Also- one boob settled more than the other. But through all of this- I realized that we all have "flaws" and little imperfections and I could pick it apart forever and never be happy. Well- a mommy makeover is hell (not gonna lie) and it's not fair to obsess over the little things when I went through all that. I LOVE and am so appreciative that we had the financial means to do this and the support from my husband and family. It's also easier (to be honest) to accept the 5 extra pounds when I have pretty boobs and a flat tummy. Lol. The loose skin and deflated boobs no longer stand out in the mirror.
Anyway- I do still have abdominal pain during some exercises. I still swell in the lower abdomen. My scar has faded so so much and it doesn't bother me or my husband at all!!! It's part if me now and my journey- just like the stretch marks were. One boob is lower and more settled than the other but doesn't look bad. I probably will have to get a lift one day (needed to anyway when I went into this Mm)- but for now I'm in no rush. They still look good.
Also- I will tell anyone about my surgery. I'm open about it. At first I was embarrassed. Now- I'm proud that I had the guts to do it and it's my choice. I like my body- and not many people say that- so yeah I'm proud that I made the effort to change that.
The MM was a huge thing for me... hUGE!!! But I am so glad I did it. I would post a pic- and maybe will next week- but I never take them anymore and honestly I'm too lazy to take one now. Haha! Good luck and happy healing y'all!!
This is exactly what I want to look like! Absolutely beautiful results. Congrats on your journey. You should feel incredible!
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I'm so happy for you ann!!!! It's amazing the transformation inside matching the one outside. So glad to b friends!!!
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Yes- I think the mental transformation is as much or more than the physical. I'm so glad we are friends now too!!!!
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