Second Fat Transfer to Breasts - Sweden

Last monday, January 27, I had another suurgery to...

Last monday, January 27, I had another suurgery to my breast (you can read my previous review here). I'm 42 years old, had my first set of implants hen I was 19, change of implants at 38, corrective surgery 2012, at 40, and explantation in december the same year. I was so tired of my boobs and the same time curious how boobs would look without implant. The looked fine, or at least ok, but very small, and the more I thought of fat transfer to fill out the whinkles and empty skin above the over the nipples, the better sounded the idea. But now I am not so sure, 6 days post op I don't feel very well and boobs are purple, very very swollen an hot. Doctor says it's normal to reach maximum swelling after a week, but I am worrying about infection even though I am on antibiotics. Well, can only wait and see. Already tired of wearing the compression pants as well. I'll upload some pictures, and this worries me too, when I have glances at other women's pictures here, my boobs seem extranordinarily bruised?
I had fat taken from outside of thighs and a little from flanks, 280 cc was transferred to each breast.

Soon 2 weeks post op, feeling better

This thursday I was back on check with a nurse and stitches were taken. I have only 4 little scars, one on each hip and one under each breast. Thighs look ok, most of bruising is gone but it still hurts like muscle pain. I am so, so tired of these compression pants, and nurse told med I am supposed to wear these 24/7 for 5 weeks and then day or night for 5 more weeks! Gah, I thought I could throw these away soon. So I have ordered a new pair and I hope that they will itch less.
Boobs are ok, less and less purple for each day, and their shape look much as before only a little bigger. Unfortenately it looks like my scar tissue under the right breast is still there. I have had this since former breast surgery and it causes the skin to be drawn in under the right breast. Actually it is more visible now as my crease is a little lowered, fat is not only filled in the middle of the breast but on a bigger area around the breast. I am not sure if I made the right desicion to do this, the look of my breasts now doesn't make me jump of joy but still I know I have to wait much longer for the final result.

Please don't shrink more!

Yesterday it was 16 days post FT and from morning when I got dressed and until night when I got undressed and went to bed, help! I think boobs shrunk a lot, what did I do, have I've not rested properly and worked too much or lifted my child? No work out for 4 weeks PS said but everyday life is hard to escape from. I really hope that they wont get smaller, or it just won't be worth the money or pain. Well, apart from thighs, they look fine but still a bit swelling.
I am a little sad about my dent or scar tissue, I posted a new picture and in the picture it really shows how the right boob is a little misshaped. I've tried to contact PS but he is on vacation. I understand that nothing can be done about it right now, but I would like to know if it is fixable or I will need to learn to live with it.

3,5 weeks and I long for being pain free

Well, I have told you here that I haven't been been in much pain, and thats true. The pain from lipo and FT haven't been similar to pain after breast augmentation and not so hard to bear. But now I am tired of the sore breasts and legs. I long for not yelling in pain when my 5 year old jumps into my lap.
About the result, I think my thighs look fine, no loose skin and no bumps. Breasts are much smaller than right after surgery, and I thought myself that it is not much difference from before. But maybe there is, I think I do suffer from incorrect body perception or what to call it. There may be a change worth it, but it is quite stressfull not knowing at all how long the shrinking will go on and when the final result is here.

I did it again

Well, after some consideration I did a second fat transfer, this Monday, 3 days ago. My biggest issue with the boobs have been my scar tissue, and this time I saw the PS at 2 consultations just to make sure that we were on the same page about that. He said that rigottomy (that's the name for when you release subcutaneous tissue) needs to be done at the same time as FT, as the fat fills in where the tissue is released so it won't grow back again in the same way.
When I woke up from anesthesia, PS came to my bed and said that it looked very fine, he had transferred 320 cc to the right breast and 290 cc to the left, and had filled out the lower pole of the breasts so it wasn't necessary with the rigottomy. I did not belive my ears, but still I was so blurred, I could hardly argue with him there.
Boobs look OK, a little swelling on the upper parts, but I am so so disappointed, the scar tissue looks very much the same as before. I have contacted the PS as he clearly has not followed our signed agreement, but he just says we will see at check up in 6 weeks.
And it is very strange, first time I was so bruised, this time there is very little bruising, funny as it has been the same volume, same doctor and close donor sites. Fat has been taken from thighs again, from just under my bum and back and outer sides of the thighs. Tummy, inner thighs and flanks were optional, but there was enough fat on my legs for a second refill. It feels weird, how fat were my thighs really? Have I went to the beach with these thighs that were holding som much fat?
After surgery, I am not in much pain, but I am tired and this time I have taken a week off from work, not just 2 days as I did first time.
Per Windh

4 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 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 times
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How are you going? How are your beautiful breasts?
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Mary- you look great! Congrats on your 2nd transfer!! I am sending you tons of retention wishes. The shape and fullness of your breasts look very nice!
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Thanks Amelia! Yes I think it looks fine too, just waiting for the fat to settle and boobs to soften a bit. PS said it would be better take the second time, more fat that stays.
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Wow, your breasts look so beautiful! Sending wishes for all that marvellous fat to take xxx
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Thanks Exq! Yes, I want the fat to settle in its new position, as before I am very impatient and long for softer and not so swollen boobs. With the padding for keeping the boobs warm, I just look fat now.
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I got my third set of silicone implants on 2/20/14 due to capsular contracture. It's good to know there are other options. I got them at 28, 39, 63. I could have gotten more years out of the last ones but I changed because of changes to our health care system. You look great. Thank you for sharing. I wish I has been educated about this procedure in January. Are you glad you did it? Would you do it again?
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Thanks for your comment! Yes I am glad that I did it, it is worth it for the result and I did not want anymore implants. But still, it is very expensive. I would do it again and I'm thinking of doing it a second time, but I have not decided yet.
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Is it cheaper in Sweden then ohio!?
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Yes, maybe it is. Sweden seems to be a low cost country in plastic surgery when I have compared to other European countries.
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Hi Mary, I am sorry that you have so much bruising to your breasts. I did not have very much bruising on the breasts at all. The lipo areas I did. Did you take vitamin E or anything that could have been a blood thinner before or after surgery? I realized after surgery, that I was drinking a protein powder that had vitamin e in it. I now attribute this as part of the reason I had so much leg bruising and anemia. I had discontinued all vitamins & meds pre surgery but I never realized that my vegan protein powder had so many vitamins in it. And, I took it up to the day of surgery & after in not realizing. I can see that you have lost a fair amount of volume quickly. Hopefully, things will settle. I am also sorry about your dent. I wonder if you need a 2nd transfer if it would be possible to see a different doctor or even come to the US. Are they doing alot of fat transfers to the breast in Sweden? I think you may be our first person from Sweden on real self. I will say a prayer for you. Amelia
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Hi Amelia, Thanks for your comment. No, I haven't taken any E vitamine or any herbal remedies that could make my blood thinner. I do take aspirin frequently for head and neck ache, but I didn't take any 2 weeks before surgery, but maybe it had something to do with it anyway. I was actually a little shocked by the sight of my purple boobs right after surgery, I did not expect that. Now I'm adjusting to the result, when I look at myself in the mirror I think my boobs still look small, but in clothes it is different. When wearing a sports bra my boobs now look like they did before when wearing a padded bra. I will check my dent properly when I see my PS on March 20, and also discuss a second FT. Now I really don't know. I'm not sure how many FT:s that are done in Sweden, but it is increasing. The PS I choose has very good reputation, I guess I wouldn't have dared to do it if I hadn't read about his work. But still, on Swedish communities it is very few women who write about their FT:s. I found the real self when I was considering explantantation and it was so helpful and friendly, it was natural to post my FT story here too. Best wishes
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I think you look great Mary! I'm looking to have the fat transfer maybe this summer (I'm having to same up the money). How much fat did your doctor transfer? Do your breasts feel lumpy or natural? Thanks s much for posting your story!
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Thanks Shantel! I had 280 cc of fat transferred to each breast. When I had implants I had 325 cc, so the size looked very much the same right after surgery. Breasts do feel very soft and natural, no lumps, but nipples are still kind of oversensitive, I hope this will go away. Thighs don't hurt now, but are a bit sore to touch. I am so impatient, I have to remind myself that only 4,5 weeks have passed. Best wishes.
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Please keep us posted -- I was just reading another girls fat transfer to breasts --- but totally different looking -- hope all keeps getting better for you ---
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Thanks for your comment! I will keep posting and add pictures. It is only 4 days since my last picture ( sorry about it upside down) but when I look at it now I think boobs are even smaller today. How I dislike this boob focus that takes over my brain. When I decided for this procedure I was definitive on not doing it a second time. I just wanted a little more to fill out the emptiness. Well, where is my mind going now? Already thinking of a refill as there is clearly so much more to take on my legs. I will post pictures on thighs soon but it is hard to take good pics on legs by yourself. Best wishes.
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I jys had fat graft on my face 5 days ago n i m devastated.. I look out of proportion with long chin.. Wat should i do i jus need it to be reversed
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Five days is to soon -- it takes about 6 weeks for the graft to take or not take -- you are best to leave alone so it doesn't get all misplaced. It should be bumpy and swollen --- give it some time to settle down and you probably will love the results.
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Thx darl!! In fact i m flashing suicidal feeling ... I look like a cat lady... 6wks.. Thas reassuring as i knw i ve enough time fr it to change..
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I know it's so frustrating -- I was writing to people on this web-site saying was it normal not to be able to smile -- it was awful -- my surgeon said "you can smile" I'm thinking "yea, but not like I use too" BUT, I know can smile BETTER -- face still swollen in those areas but I can smile!! Yea!! Oh, seems like some fat took and some did not on the smile creases -- but I am just leaving alone - minus touching somewhat - but it's just to soon ---I am up and about -- one eye needs more concealer than the other -- but no more hiding -- that is the good news.
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Marathon i want to die at this stsge... I ve to say i looked v pretty before n nw ev thg is gone.. My face got too long with ft on upper cheeks n chin.. I can see my chin shortenin ev day but m afraid to smild as my face got longer
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His are you doing Mary? Are you satisfied wit your results so far?
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Hi Shantel, I am ok, thanks for asking! Bruising is mostly gone but boobs are a bit sore. I still can not say if I'm satisified with the result. My worst fear of lumps has not happened but size, I really do not know, I hope that boobs will not shrink any more. Thighs look fine though! Even if I think a little more could have been taken away, but maybe PS saved some for another round of FT.
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Hi! In april I am having my implants removed, getting a lift, and getting fat transfer to my breasts from my inner thighs. Thank you for sharing your story and making me aware of what I can expect. Am I going to have to wear compression pants?? Where do u get them? Online Thanks and any tips or advice is appreciated!
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Hi Derasha! I understand you have a big transformation ahead of you! Yes, I think you always have to wear compression garment after lipo. I got my pair at the clinic and I have ordered another pair on internet. I live in Sweden, Europe and I ordered from a Swedish web shop. Just google it and I guess you will find some. It is to minimize swelling and to make tissue hela properly. Nurse told me; your adipose tissue is now like Schweizer cheese and it needs compression to heal. Hm, sounds a little scary to me.
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Welcome to Rs! I pray your recovery is speedy and free from infections ...just stay onto of your post opt recovery and keep your ps aware of everything!
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