After months of looking online at Picts and...
After months of looking online at Picts and reviews I have finally booked a date!! I have always had asymmetric breasts and thought that if there was anything I would change it would be that.. After 2 kids, a total of 2.5 years of breast feeding, 2 episodes of mastitis later my husband and I decided to fulfill my dreams of near-symmetry (or as close as the surgeon can)! I am an RN and it took a lot of back and forth to finally decide.. From it is a lot of money to I am married so why need it to the polar I deserve it and will work the over time to pay it off. Knowing the risks also weigh heavily on me and I am athletic and wonder how that will impact my new boobies... But all in all I made the leap and scheduled.
I am still torn saline vs silicone but am leaning toward silicone because it is more natural feeling and my surgeon is going with a dual plane method but will let you know after per op appt in a few weeks!
I have been looking at so many pictures online I...
I have been looking at so many pictures online I feel cross eyed..! I pass a stranger in the store and all I think is I love her boobs, I wonder if they are real or fake and what cc? I wonder if this is kinda what guys think but all of the time? Hehehe
Ok, Did anyone else size in a regular bra or in a sports bra? One thing I read was that since I am going under the muscle if u size with regular bras u lose 20% since it is compressed under the muscle? I am also thinking about high profile because of this and I don't want to look to wide.. Thoughts?
I am reading wonderful post op stories but almost...
I am reading wonderful post op stories but almost no lollipops! I am just nervous because I am getting a vertical lift (lollipop) along with the implants.. Any one want to share who has gone through the lollipop and augmentation recovery?? What do I expect? PLEASE
Pre op tomarrow! Getting excited!!!!! I will...
Pre op tomarrow! Getting excited!!!!! I will update then with Picts of sizers in...
Oh did I mention I am 31 years old, 6ft tall, and...
Oh did I mention I am 31 years old, 6ft tall, and 200lbs? I can't believe I didn't put my stats down?!
Ok ladies back from my pre op appt! Decided on...
Ok ladies back from my pre op appt! Decided on saline due to the extra play for the surgeon on the OR table to get my crazy Picasso boobies aligned! :) he decided on two different profiles: high for my right (smaller) and mid for my left. Thanks to the blogs on here I wasn't nervous knowing how different profiles can end up amazing looking! (Thanks ladies) 395cc-420cc on left (saline comes in ranges I guess) and 490-505cc on right! I am hoping for a DD since that is what I was breast feeding (natures breast tease) and I routinely wear Victoria's Secret bombshell bra which has me at a DD. I know this sounds huge but I am currently a LT C/B RT, on my small boob and 6ft tall 200lbs. I am really active in BJJ and the gym so not 200lbs of flab..
Sorry had to pause to read my daughter a story. Anyway paid my check and drew blood and found they will use drains because I am getting a vertical (lolly pop) lift too. Everyone was wonderful answering all of my questions! I also printed several pictures (thanks for the recommendations) I am now set and counting down untill Feb 11th!!! Thank you to everyone for their support and comments you are all amazing!!!!
Ok did I mention that I OVER prepair? I placed an...
Ok did I mention that I OVER prepair? I placed an order for some silicone scar treatment lollipop strips (nervous about the scar) and I am still 13 days untill surgery?? Haha anyway still so excited!! Here is a 5%off cupon any one can use at an www.makeheal.com
My biggest thing now is my family :( my husband is supper supportive (go figure haha) but I told my mom. She is very conservative and I knew she would freak but we went from talking daily to an email if she needs something. My dad answers the phone if I call (he knows too) anyway right now that is the hardest :( I told my mom because I believe there are few people we are truly honest with and I wanted to share with her and I didn't expect her to be for it but now she is in this blaming herself crap for my "messed but self image" and that I should "not see a surgeon but a shrink!"
Anyway I feel better now. Thanks for letting me vent. My husband I love him just doesn't understand the bond between a daughter and her mother, he tries though :)
OMG after all that I didn't even paste the code...
OMG after all that I didn't even paste the code number!! Sorry. Here it is
COUPON # 1011
Getting so excited!! It's over a week away.. Still...
Getting so excited!! It's over a week away.. Still have to decide between lt 450cc rt 540cc or lt 420cc and rt 505cc. I have pretty bad asymmetry 1+cup size difference :( the prob is I have a fair amount of tissue in my left (large droopy C cup) and don't want to end up to big. Truly my boobs should be on two different people!!! I am active in BJJ and don't want them to get in the way with training. I am worried switching from silicone to saline that saline is already more projecting and going to 540cc (+ if they overfill) I won't be happy. All the larger I've scene are silicone which are lighter and not as projecting. HELP!
Ok MONDAY is the day!!!! WOOT WOOT!! I've decided...
Ok MONDAY is the day!!!! WOOT WOOT!! I've decided on 450 MOD LT and 500cc HP RT saline. I am getting nervous... My house hold is sick and to top it off I started my period today! Sigh. I just want Monday to come already!!!
Well surg is MONDAY! I have all my shopping done...
Well surg is MONDAY! I have all my shopping done just have some more cleaning.. My husband is being super supportive and taking 2 weeks off of work to help with our young kids. I love him so much.
Now I am working on what to bring to surg with me because it is just over an hour away depending on traffic. So far I have:
A pillow for the car
Anything else you can think of? So far able to keep away from cold running through house.. :)
Strange to think this time tomarrow I will be in...
Strange to think this time tomarrow I will be in surgery.... I have wanted a BA since I was 18. I am reading all sorts of posts and I am actually worried I went to big?!? I have a decent amt of tissue and am going saline 540cc HP RT and 450MOD LT. I am a 36 c/d in lt and b/c in right. I am looking to end up a full DD (like I was breast feeding my kids). i guess if i went smaller then i would worry i went to small.. geeze. LOL anyway to late now... Just finishing cleaning the house.. Got all my stuff together. And I am so excited!!!! I will make a list of the items I have ready:
4x4 medical pads
Waterless shampoo ( I can't shower for a week)
Heat pad for my back
Paper and pen to write down med times
Zip front bras in reach
Tylenol and Benadryl (just in case)
Tea bags for sore throat after intubation
Few extra pillows (I also bought a wedge pillow)
Extra bobby pins (I am having drains put in)
Ok I thing that is everything. LOL I tend to over plan :)
Thsnks to everyone who has opened up to share there stories. thos site has been so unbeleavibly awsome! Wish me luck and will see you on the other side!!!
LOL I put "bobby pins" on my list and I meant...
LOL I put "bobby pins" on my list and I meant safety pins!! Oh am medical tape for drains as needed, i have a hat ready incase i need to go out with yuck hair, and have laid out all my cloths I will need. Haha ok I am done :)
On may way. Just took Emend and Visteril. :) see...
11 Feb 2013
On day of treatment
On may way. Just took Emend and Visteril. :) see you ladies on other side
Ok posting quick update. Surg went well 550HP in...
11 Feb 2013
On day of treatment
Ok posting quick update. Surg went well 550HP in rt and 450MOD in lt. I am having ALOT if pressure and only intermittent pain. On pain meds round clock.my husband is amazing tucked in and ready for bed. Will text more tomorrow. Night all :)
Post op day 1 up and Arround a bit much today I am...
Post op day 1 up and Arround a bit much today I am tired and more sore all of a sudden but pain really isn't that bad (I am on 2mg dilaidid every 6 hrs) sleeping stirring up was interesting. Taking pain pills scheduled (thanks ladies). Rains in place but I can't wait to have them out.. Afraid I will accidentally pull on them.
They are hard and high (heavily engorged is a good description) but I love them!!! They are still swollen but great! I was afraid I went to big but I actually could go bigger!! ;) hahah yeah!!
Drains pulled out today (ouch) and finally was...
Drains pulled out today (ouch) and finally was able to see my beauties!! There is still some swelling and surgeon stated there was still some assymetry. But I am not going to judge untill the selling goes down more. Also found out stitches that are left are dizzolveable!! Yippy! Now just have to rest and not overdue it!!!!!
Have some chills and a slight fever (100.1) anyone...
Have some chills and a slight fever (100.1) anyone else experiencing this?? Taking meds still no change in boobs( not harder)
Day 4- fever broke last night. Still no nausea......
Day 4- fever broke last night. Still no nausea... And now bowel movement.. Ill have to keep an eye on that. Anyway I am still on dilaidid every 6 hrs but I have more energy today then any day prior! Yippy. The girls are still swollen but incisions look wonderful. Rt side (larger implant) is taking longer to drop. I still get a sharp pain at my incisions if I move a certain way. All in all today is a good day!!!!!!
Day6- so much less pain! All pain is consitrated...
Day6- so much less pain! All pain is consitrated on vertical incision from nipple to breast fold. Still taking it easy and need meds at night to sleep sitting up. unable to use pects still. Nipples numb still and puffy. Plan to attempt shower today or tomarrrrow. In my under armor zip front bra 38 DD. I don't know if it is the drains or my larger frame but my boobs have dropped significantly since surg Monday!! I love LOVE them!!!! my surgeon says there is still some asymetry but i am waiting at least 6weeks to judge. Ok attempting to nap :) happy healing
Day 10- finally off pain Meds for 24 hrs now! I...
Day 10- finally off pain Meds for 24 hrs now! I can move my arms up and down still trying to resist the urge to pick up my 18 month old daughter... No picking up things over 5 lbs for 2 weeks. :( hubby still making me take it easy so my Awsome recovery due to him! Breasts feeling softer and have dropped almost all the way in just 10 days, I know there is still some to drop by I am amazed by how quickly they dropped already. Don't mind the tape on my lt breast my ps placed it for a better final result after swelling. Happy healing ladies!!!!
Well did a bit to much today but trying to rest up...
Well did a bit to much today but trying to rest up now. Pain in my rt breast after closing the slider door. :(. Also there is still NO sensation in my nipples or lower 1/2 on my breasts. I knew this may be a side effect but still sucks. It is eairly though so here's hoping for the best!!
Day 14! Wow 2 weeks. Had an episodes of vomiting...
Day 14! Wow 2 weeks. Had an episodes of vomiting and diarrhea last couple of days. I think my system it trying to get back to normal after stopping pain/nausea Meds (finished them completely 5 days ago) and went to eat pizza which I guess my body wasn't ready for yet. I am able to put arms up over my head and can lift a bit but have to be careful. Steri strips in place still (nervous to see them off *gulp*) I know we are over critical of our own bodies but my lt and right still appear way off :( not freaking out untill 6 weeks. Lets see... Oh measuring out at 36DDD or 38 DD so right on to what I was envisioning!!! once i heal more iknow i will be more chipper.. i am just sore and tired all the time (makes for a grumpy mommy) :( oh by the way, Www.barenecessitites.com has some Awsome bras!! Ok I think that is all. My follow-follow up is march 6th! Have a great day ladies!!!!!!!!!
Went to commicon this weekend. Needed Underarmor...
Went to commicon this weekend. Needed Underarmor zip front sports bra (heavy duty) to make it through the day but good overall. Can't wait to show puppies off next commicon in a costume poss Starfire, Slave Leia, or She-Hulk? :)
My tape and steri-strips still in place. I am getting more sensation in nipples and breasts YIPPY!! Swelling way down and now able to sleep on side again.. Oh and I am getting my lumbar disc replaced April 30th, it seems a year for surgeries.
I am a Happy Girl!!
Had post op on Thursday. Went well. My PS said my...
Had post op on Thursday. Went well. My PS said my Lt boob was settling in a "boxie" shape and I needed underwire ASAP! The steri strips came off (sorry didnt get picts) then my PS re-placed the tape. There was a gap under my lt nipple and bottom of right breast but except for that every thing looks great!! I bought silicone strips for my scars but untill my sites are closed my PS believes tape is best. I even think I am re-gaining feeling in my nipples and under my breasts!!! :)
Then I went right from my appt to my local mall.. Vs had a nice Demi bra 36DDD yippy! And then to Macy's for some 38 DD underwire bras to sleep in. They are ugly as can be are so comfortable (large racer back with front closure)
Next appt at my 6 week mark.. :) good luck ladies. I am loving them boxie and all. I can't stop smiling. :)
My new VS 36 DDD bras arrived!! I need to wear...
My new VS 36 DDD bras arrived!! I need to wear underwire 24/7 to help shape my lt "boxy" (or wide settling) breast. ):
I have way less upper pole fullness in it but they were so different (100cc difference and two diff profiles) anyway still TOTALLY worth it!! Nipples still numb but regaining sensation in lower breasts, finally!!!!!!!!!
No pain back to normal energy wise.. Able to sleep on side!! Yippy! Tape still in place to help vertical scars should be all off by 6week appt!! I have silicone scar sheets already when the tape comes off!
My first date night with my husband is next week!! I finally get to dress them up (or down haha) happy healing ladies! Keep me posted!!!!
Heading into week 7... Tape off at PS office...
Heading into week 7... Tape off at PS office yesterday!!!! Internal sutures still dizzolving. Lt breast needs more lift and aprox 50cc more to get it even with right but they are SOOOO much better then pre surgery! I have lollipop silicone scar sheets I wear 24/7 and I still have to wear an underwire 24/7 for next couple of months to try and shape the "boxy" lt boob. We will see... Hope everyone is doing great. Thanks for reading!!! :)
Week 8 approaching! My left still looks like an...
Week 8 approaching! My left still looks like an egg over easy and I need a second lift and poss 50 more cc all in the Left. But my PS wont touch it untill the 6 month mark. You can still feel the ring of dizzolveable sutures especially in lt nipple so he thinks more changes may come... I still am wearing an under wire bra 24/7 :( but hey they are still worth it!! The staff and the PS have been wonderful!!! I am just anxious to hit the 6 month mark!! Hope all you ladies are doing well... My thoughts are with you :)