To think that I used to have perky boobs and a...
Unfortunately we can't know the answers to any of that until we actually DO IT! What I can say is that reading some of the stories on RS has really helped me mentally prepare (as much as one can be prepared) for what I am about to put my body through. I am scared, but so very excited to get on the other side - from Pre-op to Post-op.
Today is my pre-op appointment with Dr. Peterson. I am going to be picking the size of my implants, which I'm stressing out about picking the right size, and I will also be getting all of my pre-op instructions. I am getting a BL with saline implants (under the muscle) and a tummy tuck w/muscle repair (no lipo - been there done that lol).
I plan on getting all of my post-op supplies together this weekend (any tips would be very helpful). I can't believe it's almost here! Ok, I will keep updating and will be adding some Before pics soon.
Sad tummy . Before
2nd attempt at before Pics
3rd times a cham
Picking a size?!?!
2 DAYS AWAY!!!!
Will post a few more before pics tonight.
Less than 24 hours to go!
Well here are my last before photos... Tomorrow I will be on the other side... Recovery
Post op! Woohoo!
I haven't gotten to see them but I definitely see cleavage ;)
Show me show me!
Here are a few more cleavage pics since it's all I can see lol
Day 3 Post
I have to say that I thought recovery would be harder than this and a lot more painful... But I am pleasantly surprised. I'm not saying it doesn't hurt, but it's tolerable for sure. It's a whole lot of soreness and discomfort, but not hardcore pain. I've had tooth pain that is worse than this for sure. For me I'd say that the swelling is the worst part and the least expected. My thighs are almost double their size and they look like tree trunks :/. It's only temporary I know, but my pants that were loose before don't fit now lol.
Anyway, Went to my 2nd post op appt today and Dr. Peterson says I'm doing great and moving around very well :) hooray for mobility. I do require a lot of assistance for some things, but I am able to stand up on my own and go to the bathroom so I'm very happy about that! I got my catheter out on Wednesday, and my pain pump out today so all that's left are the two drains.
I am so grateful to my wonderful support of my hubby, my mom, and my doctor and all his staff. Everyone has been so wonderful!
I get to shower today so I will do it in a few hours and try to get some pics to post.
Time for a nap...Happy healing to all :)
5 days post
Thankfully the swelling in my legs has reduced significantly and I have lost about 5 lbs in fluid retention in the past 2 days. Please be prepared for frequent trips to the bathroom! Like every 30 mins to 2 hours. It seems like I'm getting up at night at least 4-5 times.
Everything. Just feels very very tight and uncomfortable but no pain at this point. And I'm nervous/excited that my left drain is ready to come out.
Here are a few more pics. I'm really going to get some better pics today but I have been so exhausted I haven't thought about it. Going to attempt another shower today too :)
Happy healing all!
9 days post
Overall I'm pretty amazed at how il feeling. I've been working remotely from home since Sunday and it's been working out pretty well. I'm feeling better every day. Even went shopping for some wireless bras and a spanx for my tummy today. Tried on a cute tank with NO BRA and I'm amazed that those were my boobs :)
Although I can't see my final results yet, I am confident that I picked the right surgeon. He and his staff are beyond amazing! Dr Peterson answers my emails personally, even on the weekends! And Joley in the office is wonderful! She has called me, texted me, walked me through things on the phone and been so invested in my success and well being! I truly feel cared about and it's pretty awesome! They even sent me a thank you card after my surgery. I really can't say enough about them and that's a pretty cool problem to have :)
I will update again after I take the steri strips off... Hope you're all doing great and feeling even greater!
So worth it
My interaction with Dr. Peterson and his staff have been wonderful! Dr. Peterson has personally responded to my many email both before and after my surgery. He even responds on the weekends! He seems to have a genuine care about the patients and I don't feel like it's just about $$. His staff have also been very friendly and very easy to talk to. Joley in the office is wonderful! She has called me, texted me, walked me through things over the phone and been so invested in my success and well being! I truly feel cared about and it's pretty awesome! Although I can't see my final results just yet, I am confident that I picked the right surgeon.