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Tomorrow is the BIG Day - Saint Louis, MO

I am a 30 year old mother of 4. I am 5,6 and 129...

I am a 30 year old mother of 4. I am 5,6 and 129 lbs. I have always been a 36A and have been waiting for this for the last 10 years. Tomorrow is the BIG day. It is 10:00pm and I am scheduled for surgery at noon tomorrow. I have decided to go with mid range 350cc cohesive gel implants under the muscle.

My best friend used this surgeon for her augmentation and my sister works for him so hopefully I am in the best hands I could find. I did previously interview Dr's 2 years ago. After spending the last 10 years having babies I have decided it is time to do something for me. I am hoping and praying I love my results and that it is all worth it. I am not really nervous just excited. I will be posting before and after pics in the days to come. I did decide to go with the pain pump because I do not want to regret not having it. Wish me luck! Results to follow.....

So I am now 24 hours post op. I was able to sleep...

So I am now 24 hours post op. I was able to sleep all night and most of the day today. I have a pain pump and the pain is not too bad as long as I stay on top on the Percocet. I woke up in a lot of pain a 3am 6+ hrs since I had taken anything. But as soon as I took the pain medicine I was fine in about 30 min. The docter ended up going with 371cc mid range (Style 15 Natrelle Cohesive Gel) under the muscle and incinsion at nipple. I can not wait to see the results after everything settles and the bandages are off. The surgery took 2.5 hrs and the only discomfort I had after surgery was the tightness in my chest. Nurses instructed to take deep breaths which actually felt good cause it did relieve some tightness. So far I think it will be sooooo worth it. I will post pics as soon as I am a little more with it...
Dr. Copeland

The doctor and his staff have been amazing and extremely professional.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
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
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Oh, almost forgot. The one thing that I didi which in retrospect could have been a big no/no was I took my steri strips off of the areola incisions at about 8 days. Just had to be fiddling and while it didn't cause a "real" problem, it could have. By do this prematurely, one of my incision "opened" just a little and probably didn't fill back in or heal as fast as it would have. Had I followed (reread) my doctor's instructions, it was written in big bold letters, leave the steri strips on until they come off on their own. That first week for me being pain med me erroneously feel like the BA was going to be a cakewalk. Once I switched to Tylenol, the realization began that this is a quite a big deal operation and rest, rest, rest, is really needed to recover without setbacks. Sorry to run on so....just excited for you. Take care. p.
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Congratulations and glad to hear that you've got your surgery behind you. Your incision is the same as mine and I'm coming up on 7 week post op on Monday. This past week I felt completely normal for the first time since January 23. We had similar cc, mine being 360 Natrelle HP under the muscle. Your quite a bit younger than I am and suspect your recovery is going to go very fast. Good luck to you and keep us posted on your progress. Try not to rush your recovery in any way and get plenty of rest....I found that by eating plenty of strawberries, blue an blackberries and drinking mass quantities of water that I really didn't get as much of that bloated feeling in the stomach that many ladies experince after BA. Again, all the best. p.
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I am also in St. Louis and would love to know what surgeon you went with. I am trying to decide between two different ones! Can't wait to see pics!
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You're in surgery right now, I think! I hope all is going well and let us know how you feel when you come out of it.

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Good luck for today! Keep us posted on your progress.

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