3 months post op - Super happy!
- updated 5 months ago
I have wanted this since I was 20 years old and...
- 4 Mar 2013
- 1 month pre
I have wanted this since I was 20 years old and lost 70lbs. I was always somewhat small chested but after the weight loss I became painfully aware of just how small chested I was.
Now I'm 31 years old 5'8" 140lbs and a size um, training bra. I wear a 36A and there's a gap. I have curvy hips and thighs and am small up top. I can't wait to have a more proportionate body. I have 3 kids all of which were breastfed for about 10 months each. Even while I was nursing my boobs were really only big for the first couple of weeks when I was engorged. I'm tired of feeling embarrassed to be naked in front of my husband (even though he loves me the way I am). I cover my tiny breasts when he catches me naked, ugh. I want to look better in my clothes and out of them, haha. I'm sure that having boobs would make me more confident.
So I think it's time to start a review here and hoping to get some good advice from those who have gone before me. I had my consultation a few weeks ago and went ahead and called back the next week to schedule for April 4th. I had another consultation scheduled in April but I really liked the first PS I met with so I'm just going for it.
My youngest boys are almost 4 yrs and 2 1/2 years old. I also take care of my 4 year old nephew and pick up my 8 yr old niece from school during the week. I'm really worried about recovery and being able to care for the little ones. I scheduled the OP during Spring break so that my sister can find alternate care for her kids and so I can have a few days without the extra obligation. But now I'm worried that 4 days is not enough so I'm trying to get in a week earlier on March 28th to have a whole 11 days off. I'll still need some help with my own boys but it will be much less chaotic :) I was really hoping for an answer from the PS office today but, looks like I'll have to wait till tomorrow.
So I do know for sure that I'll be getting Sientra Memory Gel under the muscle. I think I want moderate plus profile but don't know what size. PS suggested 330 to 375 but we'll figure that out at the pre-op. I don't want to go huge but don't want to wish I had gone bigger. I want a "natural" look.
I ordered some zip front sports bras online but realized I have NO idea what size to order. So....I ordered all of them, lol 36B, 36C and 36D. And a couple that come in L and XL. I think now I was just in boob dreamland when I ordered the XL because I'm sure I wouldn't be that big, right?! But really, what size have you all ordered?
Just 48 hours to go and it still doesn't quite...
- 2 Apr 2013
- 2 days pre
So I posted the embarrassing before pics. Can't wait to see these little flaps of skin filled out!!!
I love them already!! Got to surgery center at 830...
- 4 Apr 2013
- Day of treatment
Then i started to feel sleepy , took an hour and a half nap. And now the soreness is starting to set it. I have an icepack under each boob and an ice pack in each armpit. They feel sore and hot on the top but the nurses said to ice under the boob not the top. Don't know why...the top it where it feels like u need the ice. I am having trouble getting my pants back up over my butt after using the bathroom, can't open the fridge or reach into the cupboards but, iit's WAY easier than I expected!
I hope the swelling doesn't go down too much! I really love what I can see. I have gauze and take over the incision an a front close sports bra. I was asked not to remove the bra until my post op, so ill get my first good look at them tomorrow at 11. :D I hope the rest of you ladies are healing nicely. And the ladies still waiting, relax and good luck! It's not nearly as bad as I thought it'd be. And bendy straws are a great idea!
So today has definitely been more painful than...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 1 day post
So dr says everything looks good. They took off the gauze and tape so now i just have the stiches covered in steristrips. So glad to have that itchy tape off. I'm swollen on my lower side boobs and the tops of my boobs. I'm feeling like I've overdone it today but ill post another pic when I get up out of bed again :)
So I'm post op day 3. My PS didn't tell me to...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
I just wanted to add a couple pics. Still have a...
- 9 Apr 2013
- 5 days post
A lot of ladies have reported trouble sleeping after surgery but I seem to have the opposite. I could fall asleep on que. Today will be my first day without a nap. Darn it, I could get used to naps, haha. Also, I've slept in my bed since the day of surgery and the last 2 nights I've slept almost flat on my back. I've never been a back sleeper but I haven't had any problems.
Starting today ill only be taking Tylenol since I start watching my nephew again and can't be sleepy or groggy.
I am SO happy I did this.
Ok, so I love my boobs and hate my belly bloat!...
- 9 Apr 2013
- 5 days post
Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since my surgery. I would...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 13 days post
Sometimes I wish they were a little bigger, hahaha! My PS is conservative (which I wanted) and doesn't really offer you an option of size. He chooses between 3 sizes in the operating room, based on the chest wall measurements using moderate profile. At my pre-op he said he almost always uses moderate profile unless his patient is petite then he uses HP. His main concern is making a woman look more proportionate, not fake. I didn't know to ask this question about profiles at my initial consultation and didn't know of his moderate profile preference until my pre-op which I had already paid for the surgery. I just decided to let go and trust his opinion. I am still very happy with the results. Just thought I should share in case someone else forgets or doesn't think to discuss profiles with their PS. I didn't want to go huge or fake. But sometimes I do wish I had a little more projection. So down the road, when I need a revision, I'll get mod + and a little bigger :D
Anyway, all in all I am super happy. Before the procedure I felt insecure about my boobs, my jiggly thighs, and cellulite. After the procedure I feel confident, I feel feminine and love my new boobs. Now I'm not saying that a boob job fixes your whole body, haha. But for me, it has made me feel so much better about my body in general. I finally walk around naked in front of my husband and I feel sexy!!
- 22 Jul 2013
- 3 months post