Week 11 Post Op

I have spent far too long disliking how I look out...

I have spent far too long disliking how I look out of a bra and even in one. I just looked at some pictures from High School and all I see is a big chest. I have had three consultations with 3 different doctors and decided immediately on the third. Within minutes of my consult I scheduled my surgery and now am just counting the days until I go from a large D to an average B. I don't care if I look small for my frame, 5'9', I'm not tall and thin but broad shouldered and athletic. If I want to make them a little bigger for some crazy reason, I can buy a padded bra!

One more week to deal with these girls...Met with...

One more week to deal with these girls...Met with my PS this week, all my post ops were good, off all meds to ensure minimal bleeding and optimal healing. Cannot wait to go down in size!!! D/DD to B+/C. I was very clear that I want the girls to be as small as possible but PS was sure to inform me that safety and blood supply will be the determining factor in final size... Please let the supply be enough to get me down to a B!
Counting the days!

Tomorrow is the day! From a large D to small C or...

Tomorrow is the day! From a large D to small C or B!!! Yay! Not nervous a bit, but cannot wait to see my new little girls...

One day after surgery and all is well. Outpatient...

One day after surgery and all is well. Outpatient surgery went very well, in at 8am out at 2pm. Left with drains but very little discharge so far. Pain is manageable with meds. Took a shower this morning, hardest part was washing my hair, but with a bit of help I got it all taken care of.

Worst part now is the itching from the tape on the incisions....any suggestions?

Glad I finally did this for myself, went from a 40 D+ to 36 B (at least that is the size of the support bra)

I have to say my experience with Dr. Soto and staff was top notch! Very pleased.

Day 3- Still taking it easy but pain is at a 2,...

Day 3- Still taking it easy but pain is at a 2, and drainage is down under 10cc per side. I cannot believe how good I feel. I have been taking Vitamin K and Arnica daily per my PS recommendation as well as using Arnica topically to relieve pain. So far so good!!
Cannot wait til Tuesday when I visit my PS for my first follow up. Hope to get the drains removed, they are just cumbersome.

Overall, very pleased with my results and feel very fortunate with my recovery.

The drains came out today. That was an odd...

The drains came out today. That was an odd sensation! But it feels so much better without the tubes and collection bulbs! PS was very happy with results so far! Shape is excellent, as is healing progress. I return next Monday for tape change. I hope that feels a bit better than drain removal.

Just had my week 3 post op visit. My PS thinks my...

Just had my week 3 post op visit. My PS thinks my results are excellent and after another 2 weeks, should be able to remove the tape for good and begin scar treatment. The nurse commented that I will have minimal to no scarring! Very excited... the suture removal was a bit of an ouch but very minor. So very glad I had this surgery...looks like I will be a small C or full B....either way happy to have perky smaller girls!

Finally...the suture tape is off! Not that it was...

Finally...the suture tape is off! Not that it was much trouble or annoyance, just making progress. I began scar treatment yesterday now that the tape is permanently off AND get to transition from the surgical compression bras to regular bras. I was encouraged not to wear underwire bras for a while as they can press on the scars and irritate the area. No problem as the new perky girls don't need much help looking good in any bra and besides I wore underwires for years, a break will be just great! I posted some new pics, I am so very happy with the results so far and am excited to get back to some yoga and spinning...have to wait another week to play golf.

I can see the tear drop shape now, I am so very...

I can see the tear drop shape now, I am so very pleased with the outcome so far. I am back to working out, sleeping on my stomach doing everything as pre-surgery except buying D/DD bras and shirts to fit the girls! I am still sleeping in a bra, not the surgical compression one just the Barely There Bandini, I use the compression for workouts...I want to minimize gravity as much as possible...I'd hate to lose these perky girls! I can only say why did I ever wait so long to have this surgery.
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Dr. Soto and his entire staff are true professionals. He spent quality time with me at the initial consult, during my pre-op visit and then on the day of surgery. I felt completely at ease with him and with his entire staff.

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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
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How many grams did he take out per breast?
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You look great!! AWESOME results!!!
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Thank you so much for sharing, you are looking absolutely brilliant!!! You have GOT to be pleased!!! x
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Very pleased with the results...wish I would have done it years ago...
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Hi Colette, you look amazing! I am just three weeks post op yesterday. I have just started re-doing the tape myself this week, My incisions look great. I have that little opening at the bottom of the T, but nothing unusual. I can't wait to get to where you are!
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You'll be at 11 weeks before you know it. I can't believe it's been almost 3 months! Be careful taping...I had a bit of an adhesive reaction at about 4-5 weeks. I took the tape off in the shower and didn't know it was pulling skin outside the incision around my nipple... It took about 7-10 days to heal. Kirsten told not to tape the areas that are sensitive, or oozing she said to let them dry then tape. Great advice!
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Thanks Colette! I did that today. I patted (lightly!) dry then kind of hung out with no bra for a bit til I was good and dry. I wanted to be sure the bottom of my T was good and dry before I covered it in the gauze.
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Looking awesome. I will be over the moon if I attain a similar result the week after next! Well done you!
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Sooo happy for you huni! You look fab :)
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Colette, Did you know ahead of time that you were getting Lipo under your arms, or is this something they decide when they go in to do the surgery? Just curious, as it's a question I never thought to ask, but I see so many people that say they have had it.
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Also, I am a 40, so I would be thrilled beyond words if I went down in band size too!
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Looking awesome!! It feels so good to be perky doesnt it!! Have u tried bras on yet?? Wondering if u got ur b cup!
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Thanks!! Loving my new little girls... I finally got to try bras on Monday, C's were too big, B's were a bit small on the sides... I got a suggestion to try full figure B's. I also read your reply somewhere on here of how much more change will happen over the next few months. So for now I am happily wearing Barely there large, which would NEVER have been an option before surgery!! :-)
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thats just so amazing.im so happy fot you! i cant wait for my turn!
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You look fantastic - congrats!
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Thanks! Best think I have done for myself, ever...well I guess third best..husband and daughter are tied for #1! ;-)
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I am having mine done by Dr, Soto also. I am starting much larger than you did, but I hope my results look anywhere as good as yours!
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He is just wonderful and so talented. Wait to you see the surgeon/artist in action on the day of your reduction. He is so precise in the measurements and markings! According to Kirsten and Morgan, he is top notch so expect the best. Keep me posted!
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They're perfect! So perky!
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Wow you look perfect already! Congratulations
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Holy smokes, you look fantastic! It's wierd there doesn't seem to be any risidual blood on the incisions or the tape. I can only hope to look this good after mine. Amazing!!
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Hi syoungs, I never had any blood residual on the tape, not even at day 1. My PS is amazing. I never had any bruising on the breast itself, had a bit on the side under my right arm where there was a bit of lipo. I don't know if the Arnica Montana, or Vitamin K were the reasons or just an excellent surgery because usually I do bruise.
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Hi Colette, How are things going? Hope all is well with you!
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Hi Heide, All is healing very well. Shape and size are great...I will post a few pics tomorrow. I have been feeling a bit of twinging at the drain sites and occasionally on the nipple suture line. I think it may be some swelling. I stopped taking the Arnica on Friday when I ran out but am back on it and feeling better. My PS still wants me to wear tape on the suture sites which are minimal and stay in the compression bras for 6-8 weeks. He has been nothing but excellent so far, so I will follow doctor's orders. Overall, very happy with results to date. I can't tell yet if I will be a small C or a full B, but either way it's so nice to see perky girls! I don't think I ever had perky girls...maybe when I had buds! HA!! Keep me posted!
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I'm so glad to hear things have been smooth sailing for you! Your PS did an amazing job, they look so pretty and perky!!!
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