Tummy Tuck and Breast Implants After Twins! - Post Falls, ID
- updated 10 months ago
I have 1.5 year old twins. I carried them 40 weeks...
- 4 Jan 2013
- 6 days pre
I have 1.5 year old twins. I carried them 40 weeks and 5 days. They were 7lbs and 7lbs 6 oz. They are the best thing that's ever happened to me but my body is taking it's toll. My abdomen is separated my skin is saggy and my breast are slightly more deflated. My breasts really don't look bad, but I've always wanted larger ones. I thought I would get 350cc implants based on my research online, surprisingly I chose 575cc implants, they seem to fit well on my frame. I weigh what I did before my children and know that I'm not having more so I've decided to get these procedures done. I'm extremely excited and even more nervous. I'm only one week away! FYI I'm 5'5'' and 135lbs.
I had my pre op appointment a couple of days ago. They gave me a soap to wash with the night before and the morning of surgery. I can't drink 3 day prior to surgery and nothing to eat or drink after midnight the day of.
So I am only 5 days away from surgery. I had my...
- 6 Jan 2013
- 5 days pre
I have all of my prescriptions in order and organized with notes. I pre-made meals and froze them. I bought benadryl in case I get itch from the medication and picked out all of my comfortable loose clothes that zip/button in the front. I'm attaching a couple of more pictures of me sitting and bending over to give you a better idea of what I look like.
Overall I'm super excited but nervous about how much of a burden I'm going to be on everyone else.
So I had my surgery Friday the 11th. It is now...
- 13 Jan 2013
- 2 days post
I woke up with an oxygen mask which bugged me quite a bit, I was a little out of it and kept trying to take it off. It took me about an hour after surgery to get with the program. One of the first sensations I felt was a tons of sharp pain around my incision and along my sides especially my left side. Everything I read spoke about pressure being uncomfortable but the implants and my upper abdomen haven't bothered me at all, it feels mostly like I got in a really good chest workout.
My Dr used glue on my incisions instead of sutures or steri strips. I'm not sure if this contributes to the burning sensation or not. I had to go back to my Dr at 10am the following morning of the surgery. My scar looked this and low, which I'm really excited about of course there are a lot of marker marks so some things were hard for me to make out. My breast are up so high that they appear more pec like than breasts but they should start to drop soon. They also don't look too big at all which was of slight concern for me.
1st day post op I was able to walk around quite a bit, but in pain and almost at a 90 degree angle, sitting and standing weren't bad unless it was getting up or down onto a soft comfy surface, which is where I wanted to be. Toilets and hard chairs are easier to manage.
2nd day post op (today) I am standing up much better today but with a definite hunch. I thought I was feeling good enough to visit with others today but it ended up being overwhelming with 7 people in my house I ended up getting grumpy and I think sitting in a regular chair like position increased swelling. So now I am back on my recliner with my legs up. I feel much better. I still enjoy getting up to walk around every hour or so.
I'm looking forward to more and more improvements as the day go by and to get this drain out on the 21st! It's already annoying me! Pictures soon to come for the day after surgery!
So I just got done taking my first shower, today...
- 14 Jan 2013
- 3 days post
Today is day 4 of recovery. I'm starting to space...
- 15 Jan 2013
- 4 days post
I think my breast are starting to migrate down into place and I'm not even going to take a look at my stomach today I'll wait until I shower again tomorrow and I'll post pics! I have a feeling patients is key because this tummy tuck did a number on me! I'm just riding it out and can't wait for the end restults.
4 days down!
Today is day 6 PO. My breast are more sore today...
- 17 Jan 2013
- 6 days post
So i don't know if I mentioned some things which...
- 18 Jan 2013
- 7 days post
Also going number 2 at first was horrible, on day 4 PO is when it happened and I'm still paying the price lol. I took stool softener a and probiotics and I'm eating a ton of fiber which I'm thankful for but my system went from holding everything in to letting it all out and my tummy is still a rumbly mess!
So I'm still retaining a lot of fluid and the sides of my incisions hurt especially where my zippers dig in but it's not horrible and I'm only taking my medications at night or once through the day if I need to.
Things have been going really well. I have felt...
- 9 Feb 2013
- 1 month post
I went to three consultations in my area. He took the time, explained everything well and I liked what he had to say and noticed about my situation. I wasn't as comfortable with the other doctors.