fast forward a few months later and i discover that i have a lateral displacement and a lot of the pain is from the pulling of the implant and it not being underneath the muscle! i was able to flex my right implant and that sucker moved! but i couldnt even jiggle my left one no matter how much i flexed. thats when i decided to look for a surgeon to do a revision and ,maybe go a bit bigger (i was going under the risks of anesthesia anyways...) i went to several different consultations, but after looking at Dr Pousti's website and reading the patient testimonials and seeing his before and after pictures i made an appointment. Prior to this appointment my crazy ass wanted to make sure this guy was legit and experienced so i looked up his name in each board that he was certified in (the medical board, the plastic/reconstructive surgery board) and everything he had gotten a certification in, to see if there had been any lawsuits or complaints brought up against him. Dr. Pousti was clean as a whistle. I even had to sign up for a few websites to access their databases. but he weas legit, and really double board certified, AND a real doctor...lol...
moving on to my consultation. Dr. Pousti was so gentle and understanding of my situation. right away to saw what had happened with my first BA and said "I see this a lot and I work on this a lot. I wont guarantee you 100% fixed, but 90-99% of the time with this repair, the pain goes away and I think we have a good chance at that happening here." He wasnt cocky or over confident of condescending. I myself am a medical professional and can smell medical bullshit a mile away, but I felt he was being sincere and giving me realistic goals. I felt like our goal for the surgery was the same and that we had the same expectations with the outcome. what finally tipped me over was when i voiced my concern about the asymmetry i was having and how my first surgeon and even another surgeon i has consulted had said they dont see it and sister not twins whatever blah i dont even see it whatever. but Dr Pousti say, "no, that is not symmetrical and that is not acceptable. we will fix that." then everything got hazy and i swear to God he started glowing lol. i was just so happy to have someone recognize my problem and provide me with a realistic solution. i then emailed his office that next week to schedule an appointment for internal sutures/internal bra/capsulorhapphy (yeah i dunno how to spell and too lazy to check)
April 4 2013
Pre op appointment. We went over the details and i decided i wanted to go bigger and we looked at pictures and he told me to research styles and you know look at boobs and whatnot. got my meds and was on my way back up to SF until my surgery 3 weeks later. a lot of time i went back and forth on how big, and who to model my boobs after. it was a huge decision and i didnt want to make a mistake AGAIN. i wanted to make the change worth it, big enough to make a difference, but small enough where i didnt need to change my profession..lol j/k to prepare for surgery i completely game up soda (I FREAKIN LOVE SODA) and most fast foods. i started drinking more water with lemon slices, and going to yoga once a day when i had work and twice when i didnt, just to detox and stuff. i didnt lose any weight (i was like seriously?? i used to drink HELLA soda and i just stopped...sad) but i felt better about hoe my body looked so i was excited for the big day.
April 22 2013
i flew down from SF to stay with my sister, who lives in San Diego, for the week while i recover. i gouged myself with chips and water until 1130 and tried to go to sleep early. i had also decided on 375cc mod+ profile for my new gals so that was exciting...
April 23 2013 "B" day
woke up super early at 7...(7 is early for me) and showered. went to the surgery center and filled out more paperwork. the wonderful PreOP RN susan started my IV and we chatted and she made me feel at ease. i had a bair hug on to keep me warm before i got all marked up. then the OR RN came in and introduced herself and now i was starting to freak out...getting a little sweaty and jittery and hungry..but then Dr Pousti came in and i was immediately at ease. He marked me up all calm and pousti-like and walked me to the gurney. i laid down on it and he marked more where my lateral displacement went and then i met with anesthesia and took a quick pee break before walking into the OR. before going under Dr Pousit and my nurse Kate held both my hands and i seriously almost cried before i went off to lala land.
i woke up on the gurney and they game me pain meds, because i already had a prior BA this one that bad to me, i think i have a high pain tolerance. i took a percocet and went home with my sister. i even walked up the stairs to my bed and slept for like 3 hours. then i woke up and ate some soup..BAD IDEA..and took a percocet. i immediately threw up and drank some vitamin water and went back to bed. then 5 hours later i tried it again and i discovered that i can really only handle 1/2 a tab or else i throw up. (but i threw up 3 more times before i realized this) in this time the surgery center called my, Dr pousti called me, and so did another gal from his office, just to check on me. that night i woke up about every 4 hours and took 1/2 a tab of percocet and 1 valium to knock out.
POST OP DAY 1
the next day i was able to walk around pretty well and check out the new girl (bangin' by the way..super bangin' and symmetrical) I had a super supportive surgical bra and a bolster dressing that i will have to keep on for about 4-6 weeks..sexy i know...i still had to take 1/2 a percocet every 5 hours and 1 valium every like 10 but i was overall ok. walking around, going to the bathroom. eating soup. so recovery on this day wasnt so bad.
POST OP DAY 2
my other sister had come down to help take care of me so we decided to do sister stuff and we went to that safari place to walk around and see animals. im not allowed to lift my right arm at all really and no yoga or upper body working out for 3 months..beautiful..just as wedding season is starting! but i can walk. so i premedicated myself and we walked around..very slowly...i also wore an underarmor compression bra over all my other dressings and bra for added support lol..it was crazy. what has been killing me the most is the itching....DAMN ITCHING EVERYWHERE!! so i put cold compresses over the itchy parts and it helps to quell it. sleeping sitting up sucks too..but im not gonna do anything to screw this $7100 procedure up. so yeah...walking was fun and so was getting out of the house. so when we got home i napped hardcore...also pseudo obsessed with taking colace right now...
POST OP DAY 3
Today i have TONS more energy and can do more things on my own, i can change and i did a nice wipe down with baby wipes. changed clothes etc etc. i also went for my post op appt. which was fun. Dr pousti said everything looked good and that i should be a good girl and not do anything im not supposed to. Im to see him in one month to look at my dressings. oh one CRAZY ASS thing happened..i was scratching underneath my bolster dressing on the L side and i felt a lot of fluid and pain and i freaked out. i thought i had ripped a suture even though i had periareolar incisions...and i was like OMG WHAT DID I DO. we got home and peeled back a part of the dressing and discovered that i had a freakin BLISTER from my tight bras CHAFFING!! and it created a blister..which i then popped..ugh. almost had a heart attack. anyways tingling coming back on my right side. Dr says thats good. so i cannot wait for these next few months to be over!!! also the women in his office are SO nice and they called everyday to check on me AND Dr Pousti gave me flowers!! so touching! i was like i should be giving you flowers and naming my first born son after you!! I really didnt go into much detail, but before this 2nd surgery i was in a lot of pain. i couldnt run, i couldnt jog, i couldnt go braless at all. i could feel the previous implant slipping around across my chest wall...it was torture. im so glad im healing now.
POST OP DAY 4
i feel good. SO good i woke my ass up at 6 am and started this. realself thing. i really feel like people should know how amazing Dr. Pousti is. i head home to the bay area today to i'll keep you posted on how my pain is..which right now is none...i'll update when im all unpacked at home =) but pretty much full range of motion with my right arm and my left side feels good.