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2 weeks post-op - Towson, MD
- updated 6 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $6,600
- Michael D. Cohen, MD (Towson, MD)
I've never been a fan of "fake boobs". I have...
- 21 Oct 2012
- 1 day pre
I've never been a fan of "fake boobs". I have always been a small 34A while having larger hips (pants size 6/8). Recently something (not sure what exactly) changed my thoughts on BA. I hate not being able to fit into dresses properly due to my uneven proportions, I hate wearing bras that are all padding, and I just want to feel better about my body.
My original goal was a B/C cup but now I'm thinking more like C/D cup. I had my consult a week ago after much research. I tried on the sizers, highest I tried was 350cc, decided that looked good. I'll be getting Mentor silicone HP under the muscle. When discussing when they had openings, they had an availability for 10/23 - only a week away!!! I am a very impulsive person so I decided to go for it. Because of the close date of surgery, they did my pre-op visit at the same time. I was given a package of supplements for before, during, and after. I was also given a silicone based scar cream for after. I was given prescriptions for Ativan (anti-anxiety) for the night before surgery, keflex antibiotic, phenergan for nausea, scopolamine patches for nausea also, and Vicodin for pain.
So far I have told friends/close coworkers and my younger sister who will be taking care of me for the first 24 hours. I haven't told my mother yet because she is a negative person and I don't want to deal with that just yet. I'm sure she has already found out though from multiple sources! Oh well!
After more research and looking at before/afters online of women with similar stats (5'7" 135 lbs, semi-broad shouldered, 34A), I'm thinking I want to go with 400cc. My friend who had her BA with the same Dr said her stats were almost identical to mine pre-op and she got 425cc.
I will post my before pics soon!
I just emailed my coordinator and let her know...
- 21 Oct 2012
- 1 day pre
Well I am less than 24 hours post-op. ...
- 24 Oct 2012
- 1 day post
Well yesterday afternoon/evening was horrible. I...
- 25 Oct 2012
- 2 days post
I woke up this morning still stiff, swollen, and in pain. I've been trying to just take Tylenol instead of the narcotic pain meds because they just make me sleep. I haven't been doing too well in remembering to ice. :(
I'm hoping I can drive by tomorrow morning because I have a certification renewal course for work at 8am tomorrow that can't be rescheduled. But thankfully I don't go back to work for another week - I'm a nurse so it will be challenging to not lift people. A bunch of coworkers know about my surgery so they should be willing to help.
Well I'm thinking its time for a nap. I'll update more later. Thanks to you all for the support!
I'm finally starting to feel human again! The...
- 27 Oct 2012
- 4 days post
I have my first follow-up appointment on Monday which is right when Hurricane Sandy is supposed to hit here. I'm not looking forward to driving through that if the office is open - they are 45 minutes away from me. Another bummer: it is gorgeous outside and my new motorcycle is sitting outside and I can't ride it. :(
What has everyone done to prevent stretch marks on their new boobies? I have some Vitamin E oil I was thinking about using. I also have Palmers Cocoa Butter massage cream I was gonna start using when they show me the massage techniques. My skin is just so shiny and tight right now and I really don't want stretch marks!
I'll try and update with pics later.
So I've had some bruising to my left breast area...
- 28 Oct 2012
- 5 days post
I feel bad for not updating sooner, things have...
- 8 Nov 2012
- 16 days post
I've had 2 follow-up appointments and my next one is in about 3 weeks. At the first appointment post-op, I was told to stop wearing any type of bra and was given the strap to wear cuz they're riding high, which they said is normal since I'm young and my muscles are tight. I have to wear the strap pretty much 24/7. It makes it pretty difficult to find clothes to cover it that aren't ugly, but at least for work, my scrub tops cover it. At my second appointment 2 days ago, my sutures were removed and I was given the okay to start using the silicone scar cream I got from them. They are still riding high, more so the left one, but they are slowly improving. I don't have much pain now and just take ibuprofen as needed. I have 2 types of massages to do - one pushes them together from the outside and the other is pushing them up from the bottom.
I went back to work on Halloween and that first day was rough. I felt like my chest was larger than my body at the end of my 12-hour shift! Everyone was supportive and helped me out. I had 1 day off before 4 12's in a row over the weekend - that was rough but tons better than the first day back. I just need to remember to not do so much lifting! Between helping patients and trips to Target, I have definitely been lifting more than I should!
I will post some updated pics later when I finish my school assignments.
My Doctor: Michael D. Cohen, MD
A friend went to him for breast implants and had great results. He has a great reputation.