I kept a diary during my recovery from breast augmentation. Looking at it, I was miserable beyond description the first week and doing fine after that. Isn’t it obvious why I got it done? ROFL I wanted bigger boobs! At least I can admit it was a total vanity experience. Before the procedure I was a B and now I’m a D. BIG difference. For the first week I had so much trouble with my drains and I didn’t sleep at all. They gave me painkillers and I called three times to try to get higher doses but they wouldn’t give them to me. OMG it was the worst! I went through periods of being very hot and very cold and couldn’t do anything about it. The aches were HORRIBLE and I also was constipated (TMI, sorry) for 6 days and I didn’t feel well again until 7-8 days later. Then the second week everything started improving. My drains came out and I had my follow-up chat with my doc. I got the first glimpse of my new boobs as the nurse redressed me and it was GREAT. OMG! What motivation! My advice: Prepare for the pain. Recovery HURTS. If it’s still worth it then it’s a successful procedure. Also, choose your doc wisely. Some regular docs try to get away with doing plastic surgery and they can mess you up. I don’t believe in personal recommendations. Everyone’s experience is different. It’s embarrassing to ask but a good doc won’t be afraid to show you his certificates and diplomas. You can also check online with whoever certified him to make sure he’s telling the truth.
One Week of Pain for Bigger Boobs? Sign Me Up!
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,000
- Chicago, IL
I kept a diary during my recovery from breast...
- 29 Aug 2007
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