44 Yrs Old 2 Kids 10 and 23. - Tacoma, WA

I have thought about this for a long time but...

I have thought about this for a long time but never had the $. Always went to kids, bills or house. I finally said its my turn to do something for ME. now looking at photos im scared to death! I will only have 5 days off and have to go to my office job. Hoping it will be enough time! Anyone do the same? Getting lift and implants.

had my preop and picked my size!

Had my preop may 6. The consult. Dr. Recommended range from 500 to 780! Guess for my frame type. I chose 400 at consult and when talking to the surgeon he said "why dont you go half way" so I went 450. He seems to think with the lift and my breast tissue I have now I should get the look I want. I hope he's right. When trying on the 500 they just looked so big! Here are before pics. Surgery is May 14th! Hope I chose wisely.

preop pic of one of my favorite bras from VS.

Must have 8 of these "underwire, push up, makes you two sizes bigger bras"! Soon I will not need them! Yipeeee.

8 hours!!!!

Only 8 more hours and it's time! Got everything all together and ready to go. My mom is here and ready to take care of me for the next few days! Excited and just want this to be over!

about an hr away!

Starting to freak out a bit. Going to go shower and take my valium and then hit the road! Wish me luck! I'll post pics later if I can.

bandages.

My daughter freaked when she walked in yesterday! The bandages just make me look so huge!

love them!!!

Had my apt this am and they took off the bandages so I took a quick picture!!! WOWSA! Hope they don't go down too much! I like this size. Pain is pretty tolerable now. They gave me some shot to help with inflammation. Dr. Said they look excellent. YAY! Go back in two weeks!!!

3rd post op day.

Slept horribly last night. Kept getting the shakes and couldn't get my muscles to stop twitching. Ouch! Had to really focus on calming my body down and relaxing it. I did get up and take a shower though! Boy did that feel good! I like I think most of you on here think I could have gone bigger. But we'll see what the next week or so does to them. Im feeling more confident that I should be ok by Monday to go back to work. Here is a picture from below

bruising!!!

Did anyone else bruise this bad? I am 5 days post op.

1 full week post op!!!!

Bruising is almost gone. Mostly on the sides now. Which that's where it hurts the most! Still bloated from not going much. Done with pain pills as of last night so will stop and get laxative today. Dont want to be all bloated for my nephews graduation! Cant wait to wear a sundress with no bra this weekend! Here are my full week post op pics.

BAD night of sleep last night. 1st week back to work sucked!

No more percocet so I have just been taking 4 advil. Forgot to take b4 bed last night and oh man that was not smart. Finally took some but a little too late. Work was rough. Back hurt real bad sitting there all day for that long. Half days would have been better. Going to try and get some good sleep tonight then off to Pendleton, OR to see my nephew graduate. No rest for this girl. Boooo!

2 week post op = tape off!!!

Well THAT hurt! Ugggghh! Looks horrible I think! And they gave me "paper tape" to put on for only 2 days. Said it doesn't hurt taking it off....bull crap! Still hurts and I feel like I'll wear it more than 2 days because I can't imagine the incisions being bare against my clothing! Here's a couple pics. Its not pretty! I just want to heal already!

3 weeks post op today!

They still hurt pretty bad mid day. Like a stinging/burning sensation. Like they are sunburned and you want nothing touching them. I feel they have dropped too much but guess this us normal by looking at other pics. Glad I didn't go bigger because they do feel heavy and like they would sag even more over time. Here are a few pics.

1 month post op!!

Doing better every day. Still hurt pretty bad at night after long day of work. Dont want to do a whole lot at home once I get home but do any way. Thats just me. Trying to take it easy when I can. I think they look ok......I have to keep looking at pre op pictures for sure. Plus still have to wear the sports bra and hate that. Have an apt. Next wed. The 18th to see if he's going to release me for "dirty dash" (5k obstacle course in the mud) next weekend the 21st. Will probably die since I haven't worked out!!!! Here are a couple pics.

5 weeks and released for dirty dash!

Dr. Wanted to see me at 5 weeks so he could see if I was good to go on the run/obstacle course. Said everything looks great and healing wonderful and it should be no problem. The nurse did spot a suture so there is a small open wound but gave me some band aid thing to put on it for the race. Said I can wear any type bra I want now!!!! Yipee. So ready to start working out too. Have gained an ez 5lbs! Hope everyone is healing well and im so glad to have found this website. Peace out.
Dr. Ecklund

Avalon. Great place. Very sweet. Have preop may 6th!

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 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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Hi . How r you doing ? I know you are right after me ! I just post new pics of two months .. Hope all is well .
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They look great! Thanks for sharing. Your befores look similar to mine, so it's good to get a frame of reference of what the outcome could be :)
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Your very welcome. This website really helped me too. I hope all goes well. Its a hard decision to make.
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I think they look great!
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Thank you,!
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The tape will close it .. Will look better next week .. Gets better every week . It's still sore when they touch anything . lol when I went in she told me to buy the cheap panty liners , use them ..
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Omgosh! Yes. They feel like they are sun burned. Ughhhhhh. I hate for anything to touch them. I wonder if the round nursing pads work. As soon as I get home from work I just want to lay with them out!!! Hubby don't mind but kids.....not so much. LOL!! They have dropped quite a bit too. Will post some pics in a.m. night all!
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Are you still wearing the tape? My friend went today for consult and they said to wear tape for like 6 weeks. Mine said two days!
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No just two weeks for me .. Look at my pics .. Just in the sports bra . Cream they gave me .. And pads for my bottom cause I am still open .
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Hmmm. Ok. Ill go look. Thank you. What kind of cream? My friend used coconut oil. Said it worked awesome! They gave me bio oil but almost gone.
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Not sure . They gave me a lil bit in small cups . It's for the open parts still on the bottom of my twins ..
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Oh ok. Not for the scars. Ya they gave me something for the scarring. Ok well take care and good luck on that one side closing up! Hope it happens soon.
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I put the no stick gauze pads in my bra over my nips :)
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Looking great!!
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How are you doing ? I hope all is well with your new twins . :)
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Doing ok. Work is killing me. I cant get comfy at my desk. My back is killing me! Its just such a looooong day. Leave house at 6:00 and dont get back home until 8:00 or 9:00 at night because my daughter has softball. Husband is out of town this week so no help there. The twins are looking better though. Bruising is better. Tomorrow is my 8th day!!! Ill post pics in a.m. thank you for checking on me!
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Looking good .. I am lucky . I work at home .. Caregiver for my dad and Computer work.. I still get so tried after doing to much .. So I understand how you feel .. I keep just thinking at the end this pain will be worth it :) . Oh and I love how outfits look on me now . Can't stop shopping ... :)
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Thanks! Its gonna freak me out when they take these bandages off thats for sure. Im worried its going to hurt like a mother! I cant wait to start shopping either. I just cant wait for summer to get here period!
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Are u iceing ? Frozen peas.ice packs .i have bruising to . Will help . 20 min on 20 mins off .
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My dr. Didnt mention anything about icing nor is it in my paperwork so I havent iced at all. Maybe I should call.
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Always safer to call :).  Some doctors say it's okay and others say not to do it.
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True , not all docs are the same .. My doc had everything in the paperwork even to the peas . Lol
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Is that high or moderate profile ?
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Moderate plus saline 450 cc plus lift.
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Yay! They look awesome!n
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