Hello all! A little about me....I'm a 34 year old...

Hello all! A little about me....I'm a 34 year old mother of 2 beautiful babies, ages 5 and 4. I am 5'1", ~114lbs and currently in a 32B/34A bra. I don't fill them out at all but when I go to a smaller cup my saggy gross skin seeps over the tops of the bras. I breast-fed both of my kids and my boobs ballooned! I believe I was in a 34DD/36D when I was pregnant/breast feeding. As a result of breast feeding my once perky, rarely had to wear a bra boobies have turned into saggy, jelly-feeling nastiness. I have been talking about getting a BL pretty much since my daughter (my youngest) was a year old and now that she is turning 4, I finally decided to take the plunge. I don't have enough courage to post pics yet but I will. I know they are so helpful for everyone as well as myself. My original thought was just a BL but after consult, Dr showed me what I would have left after a lift and it is pretty dreadful. I know that I need help in the fullness area for sure!

My pre-op appointment is this Thursday, 10/10, with my surgery on Wednesday, 10/23. I am so excited and anxious as well as extremely nervous. My goal is to be a full B, small C but everything I'm hearing/reading is to go a little bigger. I am pretty small and don't want it to be obvious that I've had a BA. I am a mom and just want natural-looking breasts that fit my body. Hopefully the fitting will help. PS said at consult that he thinks 300 or 325 might do the trick. We shall see!

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Question for runners

Any runners out there have any advice for me....how long until you were back to normal with your running? I am having surgery on 10/23 and dr said I could do cardio after 3 weeks. I have a half marathon on 12/1 and was wondering if I should prepare myself for a no-go on that or if I could muster through and do it. Have to mentally prepare myself either way :)

Thanks!

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What I've got now...

Nothing to write home about. Lol. Here they are as of now. In 16 days I will have some new perky ones :)

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Some more

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You are going to LOVE your results! I had a lift and augmentation and it truly is life-changing. For the BETTER!!! Anyway, I'm not a runner, but I will tell you what I've heard from many plastic surgeons - running is VERY difficult on the body - especially on women's skin and breasts. Not saying you can't run after - just that it's not the best thing to do for your body overall. When you do, I'd wear at least two bras, a very, very supportive athletic bra and a stretchy bra (like a genie bra - not the cami-top type with a built in bra) over that. I didn't even want to hike for a while after my surgery in fear of my new spectacular boobs falling or stretching out or anything else. :) Best of luck to you! Make sure you post some after pictures. I'm excited for you - it was truly the best thing I've ever done for myself. I'm having a posterior body lift and medial thigh lift in Feb. I need to get my lower body to better match my upper body!
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Thank you so much :) I do appreciate the feedback. I will definitely post pics. I am so anxious/nervous/excited! I will take your advice and wear two bras for sure. I cycle also so I'm going to get more details from my PS on Thursday. I will let you know what he says. Thanks again for your feedback. I really appreciate it!
Great! I'll be curious as to what he says. I have really crappy skin- no elasticity, so my surgeon used Strattice as an internal bra. Best thing ever for someone like me. Anyway- there is very little pain following a breast augmentation and lift and seriously- you'll be ecstatic with the results! Be more excited than nervous!! Lol. There's always anxiety with stuff like this, though.

Rice test

So I am sitting here at my computer with my rice test boobies in my sports bra. LOL. I have a huge grin on my face imagining having nice perky ones 2 weeks from tomorrow! AAAHHHH. I filled them with 1 1/4 cups of rice which is supposed to be equivalent to 300ccs. So far so good :) I have posted them above to see if this is what I want to shoot for :) I know, I'm a dork!

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Ugh...uploaded before finished.

Darn it. So the pic above is before rice test in sports bra

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Thank you for your comment and I can't wait to see the results, I also run and ride horses a big concern for me too, so keep us all posted, I take the plunge one day after you. - Little scared
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Another surgery buddy! YAY! I am making my list now for my pre-op appt tomorrow. Hoping I don't leave anything off the list! I'm scared too but it will be worth it :)
Good for you! I agree, you will love it. I am several years older than you (by 18 years), but I also am a runner, and do cross-fit training. I had my BL/BA on 8/16/13 and am happy I did it. I was training for a 1/2 marathon to be run on 10/6. Everyone heals differently, but putting that much demand on your body so soon could be difficult. Not only was I not able to do my 1/2, but because of some complications, I just ran my first couple miles today, 7 weeks post-op. I do not want to discourage you, but instead want to encourage you to give your body time to heal property. There will be another 13.1, and you will look great crossing the finish line:) Please keep us posted how everything goes. I hope you have a great experience.
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Day before Pre-Op

Spent an hour or so thinking about any questions or comments I have for my PS and writing them down so that I don't forget anything tomorrow. My hubby will be going with me to the appointment so that he can give the seal of approval on my new and improved boobies! :) I am really excited! I wish I was getting the surgery sooner although I am not prepared at all! Any suggestions on what to discuss at pre-op? I've got a decent list but wanted to put the feelers out there.

Hope everyone is doing well! My appointment is at 9:10am so the plan is to drop the kids off at school and head straight there. I know PS is going to want me to have a mammogram so I am sure I will get a prescription for that and will have to make that lovely appointment tomorrow. So not looking forward to that! I will be in touch!

xoxo

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I'm 1 month post and feel like I could start running now if I wear two sports bars but honestly I probably couldn't have started sooner and I haven't tried it yet so maybe not even now. I think you could run it as long as you are already trained for it. You'll be in over a month post for it...just wear two sports bra cause right now they are still a lil tender (tolerable but bouncing at all hurts slightly)
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Gotcha. We shall see how it goes....PS said no running for 3 weeks so that will be cutting close on training. Only time will tell as well as my body (or dare I say boobies!)
YAYYY I know you are excited! I know the feeling to hurry and get it done already! Happy thoughts and wishes for you!! I cannot wait to see your results :)
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Pre-Op

Had pre-op appt this morning. Been running around all day since then...this is my first time home and I am about to run out to go cycling class. I wanted to let everyone know how it went....PS talked to my hubby about giving me my meds as he doesn't want me in any pain at all for the first 24 hours (very nice of him :) ) and he spoke about my prescriptions (3 in total, 1 antiobiotic, 1 for nausea, and 1 for pain). Then we jumped into sizing as my hubby had to see his own patients at 10am. Now that I look back I feel this part was a little rushed although my husband will tell you we were in there forever. We decided on 304cc, moderate profile, silicone implants but PS is going to bring in 331ccs as well as high profiles. After my hubby left, PS and I continued to talk and I told him I was feeling skeptical on the bigger ones and even the 304s because they seem so wide. I don't want a lot of side boob nor do I want torpedo boobs. I want a nice round, perky shape that fits my body and doesn't make me look wide. I should have taken pictures of myself in the shirt they had me put on because I honestly think I look like a big, wide boobed girl. I don't know if I am just second-guessing myself or if I should try on smaller sizes. Ugh! I am stressing so bad over this that I am making myself not feel well. I am a big worry wart!

Anyway, enough about that....I am paid in full and scheduled to be at the surgery center at 6:45am on 10/23. I believe my surgery will start at 8:30 because they told me to have my hubby pick me up at 12:30pm and it is a 4 hour time slot for the surgery. I am having a lollipop incision with a slight anchor possibly (but if I do it will be minimal). PS does not want me to have any issues with sagging and I have a lot of loose tissue/skin in my breasts. Have to run to class. I'll update more a little later.

xoxo

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Yayy so excited for you!! I have my pre-op appt. on Monday:) Trust your PS, he will know what will look good once he has you on the table, and 30cc really isn't that much of a difference. (we hope....just kidding!) No worries.....we are on our way to boobieville!!!
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Thank you. I actually burst into tears with my husband yesterday. I totally freaked myself out. When I went to class apparently he called PS (I know, weird but my hubby works with him on some cases) and told him I was so scared. PS was really nice and told him to tell me not worry that he will take good care of me. Easier said than done though!!! I just have to release control.....aaahhhh! Going to have my mammogram today as well as my blood work and then drop off my prescriptions. Its getting real!!! Hope your pre-op goes well :)

More on pre-op

Sorry I had to cut review short yesterday....got out a lot of aggression and nervousness at cycling class last night and then hubby and I went out to dinner (no kids last night!!! woohoo). Hope everyone had a great evening last night.

So, ended up being at the appointment for 2 hours. After sizing, PS talked to me further about any questions I had and we also talked about the implants again. He is going to bring in smaller and bigger implants in both high and moderate profile and make the final decision in the OR on what size I will end up with. He told me he knows what I am looking for and I will love them. Have to let the control freak in me trust him!! That is one of the reasons I am going to him, I like his work and know he does a good job. He has done two of my friends already and they love their new boobies!

Ok, ranting again....have to get a mammogram and blood work which I made appointments for today. Not really looking forward to the mammogram :( I've heard that they are not very fun. Going to drop prescriptions off at pharmacy and do some laundry today. Nothing too crazy.

Took pics in some tops/pjs that I am interested in seeing what I will look like after the procedure and attached them.

Going to start my day. Hope everyone has a good day and good weekend!

XOXO

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thank you. we have super similar story but you pro op boobies look better than mine. so sad. I can't wait to see your afters. I'm going in jan 28th. so exciting
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I haven't had mine done yet (scheduled for Nov 26!!!), but I would go for the bigger size. Are you going under them muscle? (sorry if I missed that in your blog). You do loose a size if you go under the muscle. I've been doing so much research on boobs it's insane! I am also looking at around the 300cc size but I am thinking that may be a little small.....trust the DR though. From what I've been reading, a lot of people get upset because they go too small, and 300 to even 350 isn't that big of a jump. Good luck!! I want to see pic's of those lovely ladies!!
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oh!! and take in A LOT of pictures! that is the best way to know what you want. That is the perfect way for the doctor to know what you want to look like, you may think you want a certain CC, but the picture could be something totally different (the Rice sizer trick isn't always right)

Hi everyone!

Its been a couple days but there hasn't been much to say. I have really been trying to keep busy and not think too much!! LOL.

Went for mammogram and blood work on Friday. Mammogram went completely fine. Some friends had me totally freaked out by it but it was good. No pain. The pics that came up made my boobs look so perky and perfect...if only that were the case! LOL. I said something to that effect to the tech and she said, "Well, you can always have surgery to correct that." I turned to her and said, "that's exactly why I am here getting a mammogram in the first place!" Conversation went from there and come to find out, she had had a BA a year and a half ago and I could not tell at all that she had had them done. She really helped put my nerves at ease telling me that I won't regret it at all. I know I won't but these days leading up the surgery are absolutely killing me!!!

Went to walgreens and filled my prescriptions as well as picked up some items I will need for next week. Trying to slowly get things ready so that I'm not panicking the night before scrambling to get everything done. Nothing new to really report. Still checking in on everyone :)

Hope everyone is doing well. XOXO

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Best of luck!!! Can't wait for the results girl!
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The waiting can drive you crazy. Does your PS have 3D imaging? I would take pictures of wish boobs along with pictures of what you don't like too. We all have different ideas of the perfect boob! The thing is that a lot of the results are based on your own breast and their natural anatomy. I took in pictures of 21 year old wish boobs. My PS just smiled and handed them back to me. Lol He then very honestly explained that yes they were great wish boobs but at 60 years old not to expect that kind of result. You are young and I'm sure you will have beautiful results! Good luck with you upcoming surgery.
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Thank you Newme! I did bring in some wish boobs and showed the PS. Here's to hoping I get something along those lines. :)

Oh my....one week!

This time next week I will be home with my new girls!!!! It is really exciting, I must admit. Every time I think about it, I just smile even though I am scared out of my mind!!!!

I found one picture of the wish boobs and have attached it. I hope I get something along those lines. Do you ladies think that 300 moderate profile, under the muscle will give me that look or bigger? I told PS that I am looking for small C, full B (not that cup size is accurate). Appreciate any advice! :)

Ok....so what is really freaking me out today is this....some of you have these amazing post-op pictures. Please don't mind my bluntness (not sure if that's a real word but I'm going with it) but some of you have these amazing, smooth stitch lines and then some others are puckered. It is really freaking me out!!! I know that they go away but I am having really bad anxiety about it. What if the puckering doesn't go away?! I know that our saggy booby skin was stretched but oh my! I am just having a really hard time with it today. I guess I am just picturing perfection from day one and maybe some of the pictures I am looking at are those who did not undergo a breast lift??!! I think I need to put myself on probation from looking at anyone's pictures for the rest of the day! LOL

UGH! I'm nuts!!!

XOXO

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Don't look at mine! I love your honesty. So i will be too I hate my puckering. I don't understand How it will get smoothed out. BUT because I've seen so many women who documented their entire journey on here & had the same donut lift as I did I know it will happen. I see how beautiful they are once they heal. Are you getting the donut lift? If not then you don't have to worry about puckering. You trade In the scars with the full lift for puckering when you get the donut lift I'm so impatient & I do want to see the final results but it will heal beautifully.
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I did already...yours freaked me out already :) Today they really freaked me out as the reality of my surgery is really starting to sink in. I am having a lollipop with a possible slight anchor lift. I still think I would get the puckering with those though, right?! I don't know. I want to prepare myself for whatever may come my way. I have seen the boxes, the franken, the puckering....I'm going nuts! Then I see some of these gorgeous boobs from day one! They have to be just the BA girls....have to be. LOL I need to just know that I am going to have some scary wounds and even scarier looking boobies for a little bit. LOL
I don't think u r nuts. As a matter of fact u sound just like me!!! My surgery is 11/6/13 and my emotions r all over the place. Mostly excited but second guessing everything. What cc is the biggest question and scars is the biggest concern for me. I think what we need to do is just trust out PS. Take a pic of your wish boobs and go from there. I think 300 cc sounds reasonable. I think 325 would b fine too. It is so hard to determine what the end result will b like. Good luck to u!! I can't wait to follow your progress!!
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Trying...

Trying to behave myself.....step away from the c o m p u t e r !!!! !!!!!!!!!!

:)

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On my story you can see how terrifying they'll look the first 2 weeks lol...but they'll heal! My PS has me massaging the incisions and I believe that helps a lot with getting the scars to flatten down.
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Thank you so much!!! I was a nervous wreck yesterday. I am doing much better today. Your results look amazing!!! Have to keep reminding myself that it will take time to heal....can't believe I am in single digits on my number of sleeps left before the new girls arrive! ;)

It's normal to be concerned and stress yourself out 'til you feel ill. Hang in there! Regarding the scars, check out mom2mysweetboys. Her scars are barely visible at one month post op. I think your pre op photos are similar enough that hopefully you won't have to worry about puckering. Are you ready for your recovery? Take care!

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Shopping

Ok ladies...I am starting my list for the grocery store. Any items that any of you can think of that I may need? I want to make it as painless as possible for my hubby and kids. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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If your family likes 'comfort food', you can make a meatloaf, a huge batch of spaghetti sauce, a big batch of chili and freeze them into family size portions. And have those steamer packets of veggies, instant mashed potatoes, a few 'bagged' salads, maybe some soups. All easy enough to reheat or boil noodles. Healthy foods are a lot more difficult to think of that freeze well! lol. You can always find take out coupons, too. :) I'd have saltines, little jello cups, sour dough bread, low salt soup and protein powders/shakes handy for yourself. Oh! And some of that Naked green machine juice - one of the few juices that's actually pretty good for you. :) I'm so excited for you!
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Thank you. I will put the Naked green machine juice on my list! I grabbed some lowfat honey grahams...I loved them when I was in the hospital with my kids so I figured I would try them again. LOL. I read somewhere that peaches were good to eat so I grabbed some of those. I don't know! LOL
yeh! this is so exciting! next summer we can wear our sundresses without a bra!!

So close!!!

I cannot believe that my surgery is on Wednesday! I am really excited about it. :)

I just ran my last 5k race for awhile. It was at 5:30pm and it was brutally hot down here in Florida. My worst time ever and I still managed to get 3rd place for my age group! Go figure! My plan is to run again tomorrow and then go to cycling class on Monday and Tuesday. Then it is relaxation time for 3 long weeks! I am so used to working out that I am afraid I will gain a ton of weight being so sedentary. Praying for the best all the way around!

So anxious for my surgery buddies! I believe there 3 others going around the same time as me!! :) Wishing all of you the best of luck this week and I look forward to seeing pics when you get up to it! XOXO

Talk soon friends!

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Do not worry about gaining weight...you will be fine. Someone on this site said you burn more calories after surgery because your body is trying to heal. So excited for you!
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Some before pics

Just wanted to put up some before pics for comparisons in a couple days :)

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U r so close!!! Good luck. Can't wait to hear how it goes!! U will do great!!
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Thank you :) 2 more sleeps and 1 full day! So close and so exciting but also nervous. I know it will all be worth it. I will try to get pics up asap! XOXO
good luck! :)
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So anxious....

Excited, nervous...that about sums it up in a nut shell. 2 more sleeps and 1 more full day of these pitiful breasts...LOL. I am getting ready and nesting. Laundry is on so it can be folded and put away tonight/tomorrow. Kids are in their own beds sleeping (for now...lol). Lunches will be ready for the remainder of the week and I will be cooking dinner for them tomorrow so they have some left overs for the next few days. I have the pest control guy coming tomorrow to treat the house (one of the yucky parts of living in Florida) and an appointment at 2 to get the kids their passports for our trip after Christmas (just a 3 day cruise). Going to run around and pick up some last minute things and hang with my Mom. I just realized that the cruise will be the first trip that I will be on with my new girls! :) I am grinning ear to ear thinking about that :) Hubby is really excited for my new girls....I have to keep reminding him that they are not going to be humongous as he is wishing. LOL. MEN!

Hope all of my surgery buddies this week are doing well. I am thinking about all of you!!! Best of luck and a speedy recovery for each and every one of you! XOXO

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Good luck you will be fine
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Yay good luck tomorrow
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So excited for you for tomorrow! I'm sure it will go well. You are in good shape and will heal fast. But because you are so active, really try to enjoy your time off, even if it ends up being more than three weeks. Better to not push too hard (which I did and now I'm paying for it) than to try and jump back in the game too soon. I also ran my worst time for a 5K on Saturday - my first race back after 8 weeks. It was raining and muddy and big, long hills. But, I was running and it felt SO good! And I know it will only improve from here. I really didn't gain any weight after my surgery. I guess I lost some muscle, but I can feel it starting to firm up now. Best wishes to you!
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TOMORROW!!!

WOW!!! I cannot believe that I go in tomorrow :) Unreal how time flies. I am going to put the kids to bed in a little bit, eat dinner, shower, and get my room ready for when I come home. All the laundry is done just have one load to fold and put away. I have to be at the surgery center at 6:45am with my surgery scheduled to start at 7:30am. I will update everyone as soon as I possibly can! XOXO

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Good Luck darling. See you on the otherside
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Good luck !!! Can't wait to see your results :) ... I go in on Friday but in trying to get my house clean and laundry ready too ! ... Wish you a quick recovery
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Happy surgery to you!
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Ready to go!

First of all I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind words. I am ready to go! Words cannot express how great you have all made me feel today :)

Wanted to post pics of my set up for when I get home. Looking forward to relaxing for the next week with my new girls :)

Be in touch soon! Xoxo

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Good luck sweetie! Take it easy.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! you are probably getting them done as i'm writing, I'm so excited for you!
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Yaiii!!! Good luck :)
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The girls and I are home!

Sorry it's taken me while to check-in. Been very sleepy! No clue why....oh yes I do! My new girls!!

Surgery went really well. PS told my hubby that everything went perfect! I freaked a little when I saw how far apart they were but they are already getting closer. :) PS ended up using 300ccs and a high profile implant. He said the moderate profile just looked way too wide. I'm very pleased that he listened to my concerns. He put in 3 different implants too and chose what he felt was going to make me happy.

Post op is tomorrow at 4:20pm. Then I will really get to see them! :) I have attached a pic of what is available to view thus far!

Thank you so much for all of your support! Xoxo

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Congratulations! You're going to have some amazing before and after photos. Remember, don't freak out when you first see your breasts. You'll recall that it takes some time for them to heal, drop and fluff. ;) I forgot to ask you, where are the kiddos the first few days of your recovery? If they're around, take it easy if you can. Happy healing!

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Thank you :) I feel like I have a really big gap between my breasts. Hoping that it will get smaller as I heal. Going to see them at post op and I will ask PS about it. The kids stayed with my brother yesterday and slept at his house. They are in school until 1 and then going to hang with him again. I believe we will be getting them after my post op. I have lots of help :) thank you for checking in :)
Hi there I was just checking in on you jkd. Already in a bra, cool! I am all bandaged but I go tomorrow to take the yucky dressings off and get fitted. I hope I can see my boobies properly then - I've had a peek down the bandage but it looks pretty gross still. My boobs feel half the size :) I hope no shocks await me!! I hope all goes very well with your recovery. xxx
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The girls

Went to post op this afternoon and finally got to see the beauties. They are pretty high and tight but I think they wil be perfect once the swelling goes down. Go back next week for check up.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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already beautiful, wow!!! you must be so happy!! Your surgeon did a great job, perfect size, nips look great! I see mine today for the first time.
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YAY!!! How do you feel mentally??
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You look fantastic!!
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2 days post pics

I noticed this morning that I am swollen not only in my belly area but also under my armpit into my back. Sore but tolerable. My hubby took our kids to visit his family and my mom is on her way over. I asked her to take me out of the house for a little bit. It's so sad, I just tried to open a bottle of water and I can't do it! It's ridiculous! I'm trying to behave. PS wants me to stay on pain pills until tonight...ugh. Took one so far. Feeling good. Hope all my other girls are doing well! Xoxo

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Your shape is looking really good. You'll have to drink tap water until you can find someone to open your water bottle, haha. Ps. My tummy is swollen, it's irritating me now. 5 laxatives and a ton of fruit ate just not working! Grrrrr
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This morning

Swelling has come down a little bit. One is a little bit more swollen than the other. Still a little wide but PS said my cleavage should come back. He said he had to cut my muscle around the gap so that the implants would move over and also that he basically had to reconstruct my breasts as I had virtually no breast tissue. Crazy!

Haven't taken a pain pill since 10am and boy am I feeling the pressure now. Feels like a ton of bricks! Time to ice again!

Hope everyone is well!

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Lol. I haven't gone since last night and it wasn't anything to write home about. Lol. I took a colace and ate some prunes and it did the trick. Hang in there, it will happen! Lol
Thank you :) Yes. Had an anchor lift. Lots of skin and no breast tissue. So happy with them! They are big but I know they will settle down in time :)
Oh good! I will try to be good about posting updates. So excited for you! It is so worth it!

3 days post op pics

Took some quick pics. Hoping to try on some clothes/bathing suits soon for comparison.

Feeling pretty good today. Fighting a headache :( Going to take some Tylenol shortly and prob take a nap. Hope all f my ladies are doing well! Xoxo

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You look AMAZING too jkd!! The swelling has went down a ton!! We both are doing so well its almost scary!! Lmbo..keep up the great work love..xoxox
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Playing :)

Took a shower and took some more pics. Hope these pics are helping! Xoxo

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alright, are you overjoyed or what? I'm elated. I'm mean the difference from our before to after is incredible. I knew we would love it!!!!
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We had our surgeries the same day! How are you feeling today. I haven't taken my pain pills today because they make me itchy. I'm jealous of your recliner! I have 4 pillows to prop me up in the hotel room. A recliner would have been nice for the first few nights. When is your next follow up? My first one is tomorrow morning.
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They look amazing! You must be trilled. Good luck with the healing process, I hope it's smooth :)
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Sunday

Hi ladies! Today was a busy day! Went to church with the fam and then had a baby shower for my cousin's girlfriend. I was out most of the day and let me just tell you, I was absolutely exhausted!!! My girls felt like they were going to jump off my chest!!! Wow! Guess I am still in active recovery stage...geeze!

Took some quick pics this morning. I have swelling on the sides which is very sore :( Not liking that but loving the ladies! I am very very happy :)

Hope all of you are doing well and had a good weekend! Be in touch soon! Xoxo

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Looking great!!!
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Your resultado are amazing !! You look great :) I'm glad you are healing well .
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I am ecstatic! Love love love! Huge grin and can't stop staring at them! I keep checking to make sure they are mine and its not just a dream! One of the best things I've ever done for myself :) xoxo

Monday

Hope all is well with everyone. One week post op is on Thursday afternoon at 3pm. Hopefully I will get the clear on some things :)

Here's pics from this am.

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They look really natural on you!!!
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Thank you :) I love them!! :)
I was looking at your pics...there is such a difference between your 3 day and 5 day pics. Do u feel that the swelling went down dramatically? Or maybe it's just the way they look in the pic. I'm just trying to get an idea of what to expect. R u happy with the size? I know I'm going to b somewhere around the 300 cc range. Preop tomorrow!!
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Daily pic update

Tried to take pictures of bruising underneath both breasts but you can't really see it. Woke up this morning laying flat on my back instead of reclined at an angle :( oops. May sleep in recliner until I go to PS on Thursday and he gives me the clear to sleep however. I also found myself sleeping sort of on my side when I woke up in the middle of the night. Feeling more "normal" today than I have in awhile so that's promising. Hoping this morning boob will stop soon...feels like I'm engorged and need to pump all the time! Lol.

Hope all of my ladies are doing well! Xoxo

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I think as long as you're at an incline "most" of the time you'll be ok. Just keep trying! I didn't have much morning boob at first but I think that was because I was taking pain meds every 6 hours to avoid pain. Now I get morning tightness and evening soreness ugh! You're looking great by the way! Very nice shape!
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Congratulations on the new girls. They are looking great. Your surgeon did a wonderful job. I tried doing the rice sizers, but they seemed huge. Ugh!! Decisions, decisions. Happy healing
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Thank you. The rice sizers are not completely accurate. I thought 300 was going to be enormous but I think they are not that big at all. Trust your PS. Tell him/her what you are looking for and you will be very happy. I was freaking out before my surgery but am so happy. Go with your gut too! I'm here if you need anything! Xoxo

Debbie Downer :(

I'm having a Debbie Downer moment. I am feeling really disgusting! I know it hasn't even been a week but I feel like I have gained 20 lbs! My stomach is sticking out. The swelling in my boobs and back is almost gone but I feel like my gut is taking the blunt of the swelling now. I told my husband tonight that I want to feel sexy! I have this hideous bra that I have to wear 24/7 and a gut that is bloated like I'm 3 months pregnant! Oh, it doesn't help that my BMs are not the greatest either. Ugh! Sorry all, having a case of the yucks!

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Hope you feel better soon :-( hang in there.
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Hang in there - this will pass - keep telling yourself it'll all be worth it. hugs
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Hey surgery buddy, dont be so hard on yourself..Im having the same issues with itching taking a side runner also lmbo..this is just the storm before the calm. Soon we'll be back to working out & talking about margaritas lmao..xoxox
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One week later...

Feeling better today. Took pericolace last night and was able to go to the bathroom today. Yay! Took some pics today in a sports bra and another in a really comfy sort of bra that I'm hoping PS will give me permission to wear tomorrow. I am really over this bulky surgical bra!

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween tomorrow. :) Kids have a parade at school in the morning and then have my appt at 3pm before we get back in costumes for trick or treating around the neighborhood! No costume for me but have a cute shirt that I hope looks ok with this stupid bra! Lol

Night all!

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You telling me jdk!! I wish I could take this compression bra & burn it..such a eyesore & rope around my chest. I notice that the more the swelling go down the looser it gets too..ugh! Lmbo
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Gosh, You are running around a lot, I'm still in recovery, not even doing anything, I want to clean so bad! Good for you, that is awesome!
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Aww girl I know how you feel , idk if it's the surgery but I feel bloated too :/ I hope with time it goes back to normal ... But like all the girls say here " you look awesome" :) and you sere look sexy :)
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Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween! We just got back from taking the kids trick or treating around the neighborhood. It was too cute :)

Went to the PS today for my one week post op. It was one of the best feelings in the world getting those steristrips taken off! He said I was getting irritated under both breasts from them. I now have a different tape that is skin colored and aids in scar treatment. I was given permission to wear any bra I wanted :) Woohoo! And I don't have to wear a bra 24/7 anymore :) Today was filled with lots of good news :) Also got the ok go start massaging mt breasts. It felt really strange but also feels really good at the same time. Hubby is very excited to start helping massage :) Overall, I left a very happy camper. I go back in two weeks when I will get the clear to go back to full activity. This appt was walking only and light chores (blah...lol). I can actually wear underwire too if I so choose :) can anyone say bra shopping?!

I will take pics tomorrow with the new nude colored tape. The pics above are from this am. Have a great night!

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Hi JKD you are really looking great! I think you're over the worst xxx
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Wow the new girls look so amazing!!!!! Like they're six months out already! Woohoo!
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Everyday is easier

Good morning all! Took some pics this am so that you can all see the new tape. I bought a genie bra based on some people's comments so I took a pic in it. I played around with some of my old bras too but I'm. It ready for underwire yet. I am really irritated from the steristrips underneath both boobs so hopefully in another week or so I can try again :) I want to get a bra with no underwire that pushes me in and up a little. PS mentioned VS bra but I believe it has underwire. I will go on a hunt in a little bit once my plumber leaves. Darn water bill doubled! Have a leak in a darn hose spicket! Who would've thought that could double your electric bill!

Heading to Orlando tonight with the family. Taking the little ones to Magic Kingdom in the morning. My daughter will be 4 the end of this month and all she asked for was to go to the Princess Castle. She has an appt to be made into a princess at 9:20am and then lunch with princesses at the castle at 2pm. She is so unbelievably excited :) I prob won't post until i get home on Sunday unless I jump on my cell. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Xoxo

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I also had surgery by Dr engel,please look at my review,he totally destroyed my breasts,picture will be uploaded shortly. Looks like he did yours alot better time will tell!congrats!
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You look great!!
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omg, you should be so happy!!, look at that flat stomach and big boobies!
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I'm back!

Hi everyone! Hope all is well. Trip was a success with the kiddos :) My daughter was in heaven!! :) The girls did well too. Didn't do any crazy rides and ate like garbage! Ugh! Time to get back on the healthy train. I don't want to be a gross mess when I can finally get back into my routine. I'm already signed up for class next Thursday night! Cannot wait!

I was measured the other day and am a 32 DD at both VS and in DKNY. Bought one of each and am loving them so far.

Took some pics this am and will take pics soon of the new bras. Hope everyone is well!

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Looking fantastic!  What kind of exercise are you cleared for?
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Oh I wish! The only thing I was clears to do was walk. Lol. So, that's what I've been doing! Took my kids on their bikes and I walked around the block. Anything is better than nothing at this point ;) and thank you for your kind words :) xoxo
You look wonderful! :)
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Bras

Took some pics in my new bras. I apologize for the flabby gross belly as I just had my mid afternoon snack. Also took my usual morning pics.

I also just tried to change my sheets as my son peed in my bed in the brief hour that he was in my bed this morning and I can't do it! I had trouble just getting the mattress pad on and it's not even on right! So frustrating! I will wait until my hubby gets home to finish. Besides not pushing the stroller and picking up heavy things, that is the first time I've felt handicapped, per se, since my new boobies. Don't like that! I know I'm not even two weeks out but yuck!

Ok, I'm going to stop complaining. Hope you enjoy the new bras. All white bra is a Hanes non-underwire bra I picked up at WalMart, second is polka dot Body by Victoria Demi bra from VS, and third is black customized lift DKNY bra from Macy's. Last two are 32 DD! They were pricey and I know I am going D&F but I was really tired of the gross fat straps from the sports bras!

Let me know if you have any questions! Xoxo

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They look great!!!!!!
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Thank you :) Now to just get this belly back to the way it was. I feel like I am constantly hungry lately! Ugh! You look amazing! Xoxo
Aww thanks! And I hear ya! I was doing so good on my healthier eating plan and had lost @13 lbs before surgery. Now I'm just eating and sitting around. Ughhhhhh. lol

Sore today :(

I must have over done it a bit yesterday because the girls are sore today!! I'm icing now and taking it easy for the rest of the day.

I went to return a bra today and ended up buying two in its place and it only cost me an extra buck :) I got no underwire by Warner's. They were comfy when I tried them on so I'm hoping they are good all day long :) While I was trying on bras I noticed my left boob looked really weird. It freaked me out! I took a pic and attached I above...it's the first one. Doesn't it look like snoopy boob?! I hope it's temporary and goes away. I'm so freaked out! Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks everyone! Xoxo

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I agree with the other ladies...just need to drop and fluff. (At least that's my opinion with my vast medical knowledge!! LOL)
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Thank you :) I'm discouraged but I will do what I'm told and massage, massage, massage! Oh and wear a wire free bra! 
you look sooo good, I cant wait to put on something sexy!
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Still sore and right nipple hypersensitive

Oh my nipple and aerial soreness! The right one is killing me and the left is starting to get very sensitive. My hubby told me its normal with the nerves coming back to life.,..lovely. Not sure if I mentioned or not but he is a Physician Assistant. He does Ortho but learned about it all. Lol. Anyway, the girls are creeping up something fierce. Had to change my tape today so I took some pics with the tape off especially since I haven't seen the incisions from my nipple down. Lol. I'm still irritated from the tape but its not as bad as the steristrips.

Hubby text PS last night the pic of my boob from yesterday and he said exactly what you ladies said....implant hasn't dropped yet..massage and wear a supportive wire free bra. So, needless to say, I went back to WalMart and bought more of the Hanes polka dot one in different colors for $12.94 each. They are comfy and give me good support. My lift bras will just have to be patient. Lol.

Hope you ladies have a good day! Xoxo

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Ugh

Arreola...darn it! Lol

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Agh I'm with you :/ my left nipple is very sensitive too plus I'm still sore ... I wish we were on the other side already ! Btw you are healing very nicely ,I'm having some problem with in the T part of the scar on my left boob /:
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This nipple sensitivity might be the worst part so far. By mid day, I'm dying even in my soft bras. Oh, and speaking of bras, I'm going crazy trying to get comfy ones. I have prob spent 200 bucks. My wire ones have to sit and wait until I D&F. I saw you have a coobie bra so I just ordered one. Hoping it comes fast. I have some similar to the coobie but I don't think it gives me any support. Ugh, such issues :) Can't complain over bra issues though ;) Hope your left scar does better healing. It's just being difficult. Xoxo
you look amazing, I was wondering what the pins and needles in the Nips were so intense. I feel the pain if I bend over or if I walk around. ok, that makes me feel better too, tell your hubby thanks.
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Good morning!

Pics from this am. They look funky. D&F, D&F!!!!

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Nothing new

Hi girls! Nothing really new to report. Boobies are still the same. Still high and tight. Massaging as much as I can. My left actually feels like my muscle is just constricted really bad. I'm doing what I can to help the implants drop (as is my hubby...lol. TMI sorry).

Ended up returning my black DKNY bra. I can't wear underwire for awhile so I figured I should return it and get a wire free bra. I bought the Bali comfort revolution bra and I am so happy! Macy's had them for buy one and get one for 10 bucks plus you could use their coupon. Nice deal so I got black and white. Been icing randomly too. Boobies a little sore still so anything is helpful. :)

Hope all my girls are doing well whether recovering, anxiously waiting, or just being supportive! Have a great weekend! Xoxo

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You look great!!!
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Thank you very much :)
Hi- how long did it take to lose all the water weight you mentioned in your tummy area? Thanks!
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Football Sunday

Hi all! Just a quick hi with my daily pics. Boobies are feeling a little better today. Going to church in a little bit and then hanging home watching football! Going to dinner tonight with my girlfriend who is having her BL/BA on Wed with the same PS as me :) She is nervous so I'm going to try to ease her nerves and answer as many questions as I can :) Have a great Sunday!

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Hope you got to ease some of your friends nerves. Your looking great!
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Looking fantastic!  I don't know why you worry about D & F.  I think everything looks good right now!  BTW your tummy looks nice and flat..lucky you!
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I came across your reviews when I was searching for anyone who went to Dr. Engel. I am scheduled for a BA with him on Nov. 26th. You look great and I am glad I chose Dr. Engel :) I too am a runner and am curious to see how long before you get back to running as that is one of my concerns. I didn't schedule any runs until after Christmas because I don't want to be disappointed if I can't do them. I just did my last 5k before my surgery :( kinda sucks cuz this is the height of race season down here so I am going to miss some of the ones I always do. Rambling sorry :) Anyway just wanted to tell you that you look amazing, Dr. Engel did a wonderful job and I hope mine goes as good as yours!
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It's been a couple days :)

Haven't had anything to report. Going to the PS tomorrow for my 3 week post op. I will fill everyone in on how that goes.

My friend had her surgery today. I'm heading over to her house tomorrow after I drop my kids off at school to be with her while my cousin is at work. I'm looking forward to girl time :) I hope I take care of her good too :) We scheduled our appointments at the same time to make things easier. Don't want her to have to wait too long.

A Nordstom Rack just opened up by me so I went there today. I am in awe! The DKNY bra that I just returned at Macy's and spent 44 bucks plus tax on is at Nordstrom Rack for, I believe it was, $18.97! Thy also had a wacoal bra that I was really close to buying for 30 but I didn't. I will be back once I can wear underwire ;)

Hope everyone is doing well! Sorry I've been MIA ;) xoxo

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Good pic!! That's awesome you and your friend have each other got support!!!!
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*for support
It's nice. She is in the blobby day after stage. Doing what I can but I feel a little helpless sometimes. :(

MIA

Hi Ladies! I have been MIA for a week! I got the okay to start doing my workouts again and I have been keeping myself very busy. I ran on Sunday night and have been doing my cycling and barre classes....so much fun and so happy! The girls look the same...haven't changed much at all. PS gave me a bando to wear for 3 hours a day because my left was not dropping like my right. I absolutely hate that thing!! So unbelievably uncomfortable :( Trying to be good with it. I think my left is finally loosening up and starting to drop but it may just be my mind playing tricks on me. :) I was also given the clear to start scar therapy last week. I was asked by PS's office to participate in a scar gel study so I received kelo-cote (PS's recommendation) and a new scar gel that the office was going to try by SkinMedica for free!!!! :) Over 200 bucks worth of gels for nothing! I am putting one on each breast and then going back in a month to see if one is doing a better job than the other. I was over the moon getting the gels for free! :)

That's about it for me. Hope everyone is doing well! XOXO

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Oh Koodoos for the Freebies!! Lucky you Chicka!! Lmbo
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Looking Great surgery buddy!! Ive been dealing with a small issuse myself, but loving my new boobies too. Im sooo jealous you got the clearance to workout lol! Ive been sneaking in a few circuts here & there myself..So happy for you & Im glad your doing great!! Glad your friend is doing good also. Tell her I said, Welcome to the Pak!! Lmbo xoxo
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may i know any Scar Gel/cream for healing the surgical scar on breast? thanks.
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Quick update

My father in law is in the hospital so I'm going to be quick and I promise I will write more when things settle down. I noticed the other night that I have a hole under my left breast. Sent pic to PS and he said its ok just a stitch and should heal up fine. Scary! My left still hasn't dropped much but muscle is loosening up. Praying it will drop soon! I'm tired of my left looking saggy on the bottom...it's waiting anxiously for that darn implant as am I!

Will be in touch again soon! Xoxo

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How did they turn out ? Post a pic please its been several months! In your case im curious how they can drop since he did not make your pocket correctly..can tell just by looking at your pics.
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Just checking in to see how your healing is going. Hope all is ok with you and your family. Are you back to running? I remember you had a half-marathon scheduled for 12/1. Did you decide to do it? Best wishes!
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Hey lady! Hope all is well with you..sending love to you & your family..xoxo
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Sarasota Plastic Surgeon

Dr Engel is absolutely amazing! From the consultation to post op, he calmed my nerves, answered all questions and asked me what I wanted and what my concerns are. I felt that my wants and desires were the most important to him. I trusted Dr Engel with my breast lift and augmentation and I was not disappointed at all. He is truly an artist! I am beyond happy with my results and already have friends who want to have Dr Engel do their surgeries. Amazing work!

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