I am 6 days post op and am having some feelings of...
I am 6 days post op and am having some feelings of regret about the TT part of my Mommy make over. I am very please with the breast lift. And the TT made my stomach very flat and tight. My concern is the placement of the scar. I made it very clear to my PS that I wanted my scar as low as possible. We even discussed the possibility of having to do a vertical cut to get it low into my public area. I told him I was not wanting a vertical cut because I didn't want anything to show above my underwear, but wanted it as low as possible without it. On day 2 when I was able to take off the bandages to shower and saw where the scar placement was, I just cried. I have since tried on underwear and swimsuits to which the scar is above all. I have not seen my PS for my follow up but his nurse is telling me that to wait till the swelling goes down to see where it ends up. I have done enough reading on here to understand that if anything the scar will move up, not down. Her other response was it that there was not much they could do about the scar placement now. REALLY??? I was just wondering if anyone felt the way I do this soon after surgery but ended up with it working out, or did you have to have a scar revision?
Gonna be patient
I am 8 days po got out the drain today and feel like a new person today!!! I just left my ps and he was in agreement that the incision was high but he explained that I did not have enough skin to take it any lower without a vertical incision. I had lost down to 124 lbs before the surgery. He says wait until the swelling goes down and if I am still not happy, as soon as he is able, he will do another procedure to move it down! I totally trust him so i will just be patient! Not much else I can do at this point. I am very pleased with the breast lift and lipo he did to give me a waist again. Let me know if anyone finds a cute bikini that the bottoms come to my belly button:) Now to wait patiently for all the swelling to disappear!!!!!!!
Almost three weeks po and doing good!!
Tomorrow will be three weeks po. I am feeling pretty well. Probably trying to do too much though! Yesterday started having some sharp muscle pain upper and lower. But having the same pangs in my breast as well from the lift. Should I be concerned? I am assuming it is just my nerves coming back to life and feeling all coming back. One nipple has feeling, one does not yet. Hope that can still change! Seems my scar placement is a tad better but still not where it is hidden in anything. Swelling is horrible by end of day with compression garment. Can a compression garment be too tight? Have every seam mark embedded in my body by end of day! I put my binder back on at night as tight as I can get it and swelling usually gone by morning. Go to ps on Thursday but if any of you can help with my questions before then I would appreciate it!
3 weeks post op
My last update should have been titled two weeks post op. The last couple of days have been trying. My breasts have been more painful than right after surgery. My ps says it is my nerves growing back....but i am PMSing also. Would that be causing the painful sensations i am feeling? Or am i overdoing it? (back to laundry, house cleaning, normal activity except trying to limit lifting to 10 lbs or less) I have scabs under each breast at T , which I read on here is fairly common. But read conflicting reviews whether to keep scabs dry, even by sleeping bra less and naked at night to air dry or to keep moist with ointment and cover with non stick pads? Then the whole debate on which ointment, I am so confused. Just want to do the right thing so I can heal as quickly and with least scarring as possible. Which I know is everyone's goal on here. My TT incision is looking and feeling great, I think it has lowered just a bit, but still experiencing swelling through the day. By morning all is good though. How long does this go on? Still wearing spanx during day and compression wrap at night. My ps didn't want to see me this week, which makes me full of questions. Thanks for all your input girls!!
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