10 Days Post-Op! - OR

I have considered breast implants for a long time...

I have considered breast implants for a long time but never wanted it more than after my last kiddo. I went back to work at 12 weeks and pretty much pumped for about 11 months exclusively and let’s just say that pumping isn’t quite the best thing for your body. My breasts have last any and all fullness.

Goals: I want my new breasts to look and feel as natural as possible and would like to be a full C or small D. I have looked at Naturelle 371cc and 394cc moderate plus profile silicone gel implants and will go with one of those two sizes.

I am being so very indecisive, and have no idea...

I am being so very indecisive, and have no idea what size to go with. I know that there is such a small difference between the 371 and 397 but this also seems like a huge decision to make. What do you guys think? And how do you decide between moderate plus and high profile? I am being completely obsessive over this boobie issue for sure ;)

Pre-op is scheduled for October 10th at 2:00PM. I...

Pre-op is scheduled for October 10th at 2:00PM. I am so excited and can't even believe that surgery is now only 18 days away! ,

Had my pre-op yesterday and everything went great....

Had my pre-op yesterday and everything went great. The doctor went over any/ all questions, tried on sizers, signed paperwork, got prescriptions that need to be filled, received arnica tablets to help reduce swelling, and paid for the surgery in full. I also get a prescription for a Patch to help reduce the nausea/ vomiting (can’t think of the name now) did any of you get this? You’re supposed to put it behind your ear on your neck the evening before surgery.

I have decided to go with Allergan 371cc moderate plus silicone implants under the muscle. I was really torn (still am) between the 371cc and 397cc but ultimately think I will be happier with the smaller size. My goal is not to have HUGE ta-ta’s but rather look proportional and natural. Any thoughts/ input on size? I don't have much to work with to start so really anything will be an improvement ;)

They will be doing IV sedation rather than general anesthesia (unless requested otherwise by the patient), what is your though on that? What anesthesia were you under for the surgery?

Well its’ only two weeks away now and I am truly feeling every emotion under the sun!

Well time is flying and I will be under the knife...

Well time is flying and I will be under the knife in exactly one week. MY prescriptions have been filled, kid’s rooms and closets are organized, yummy meals are in the freezer and this mama is ready to adopt some girls ;)
After a LOT of back and forth I have decided to go with 371cc FOR SURE. So thankful for all your input and stories it’s nice to at least somewhat know what to expect. It’s crazy how many different outcomes I have read about and each and every journey is so very different.
Question about recliners, I don’t have one and can’t quite justify buying one just to put in our bedroom for me to sleep in the first few days. We do have a chaise lounge that I will put in the bedroom with a lot of pillows and hopefully that will be sufficient.
What do you guys think? Is a recliner a ‘necessity’? What was sleeping like after the surgery? I can do A LOT of things but being sleep deprived is ultimate torture... what can I expect?
I am terrified of the implant not dropping and having them up to my neck… what if anything can I do to prevent that from happening?
Also, I am scheduled to get back to work after 10 days. How much time did you take off before returning to work? What was it like?

Question for the working girls: What if anything...

Question for the working girls: What if anything did you tell your boss/ coworkers? Did anybody notice/ make remarks? Also, as far as sleeping goes: how long before you felt comfortable sleeping on your side?

Wow... so so close to the big day that is almost...

Wow... so so close to the big day that is almost feels surreal; let me take that back it DOES feel surreal! Funny enough I am not feeling very nervous but rather ready, I have started taking arnica tablets and washing my body with antibacterial soap. There are a few other things I need to do the evening before surgery, put on the transdermal patch to help with nausea/ vomiting, take Pepcid AC, and cipro antibiotic.
Silly questions; I wanted to go tanning before the surgery… do you think that would be a problem? Any of you ladies use tanning beds regularly? I go about once a week and I guess it’s something that slipped my mind so I haven’t asked my PS about it.

Surgery went great, waking up from anestheisa was...

surgery went great, waking up from anestheisa was a breeze and I was on my way home in no time. There was zero pain until about 6pm, and then it kicked in. Had to take narcotics to make my self some what comfortable. Sleeping wasn't a huge problem, I just used a lot of pillows to prop my self up as well as elevate the legs.
Today I am feeling alright, still taking narcotics about every 4ish hours. Tomorrow I can take a shower and will hopefully get a better look at the girls once all the drawings and color is washed off.

Where to start. Recovery is not all that easy...

Where to start. Recovery is not all that easy breezy! Last night was the first night I actually slept through the night and I only took pain medication before bed and did not wake up in pain, which was glorious. I still feel quite a bit of pressure and numbness but the pain seems to be subsiding. This morning was also the first time I was able to go to the bathroom; this constipation business is no joke. The first shower felt wonderful, and I was able to take the wrap off. Still wearing the strap around the clock. My follow up appointment with the PS in on the 31st and I am really hoping that I can ditch the strap and maybe wear a supportive sports bra.
So far I am truly happy with the results BUT there is a difference in size, the left boob is bigger. I am not sure if it’s the swelling or anatomy but I do see a size difference.
Hope all you girls are doing well and loving your result!

How time flies when your having fun! Well we are...

How time flies when your having fun! Well we are now 10 days post-op and things are great … for the most part. The left breast is bigger than the right and also feels a little bit harder BUT it gets softer and softer by the day and I can’t really complain because I do think they look pretty darn good.
I had my one week follow up last week on the 31st; got the steri strip removed, started massaging the breast, got rid of the strap AND got the go ahead to wear any bra I like. So what’s a girl to do other then go on a small little shopping spree? I am measuring a 32D/ DD depending on the style and need NO padding to show these girls off, picked up ten super fun bras to start my new under-garment wardrobe ;) Recovery has not been problematic for me at all (knock on wood), the first 2-3 days were a bit of a blur but other than that it really is nothing you can’t handle.
Next appointment with the doctor is at the end of this week. I will bring up the concerns I have with the left breast and hopefully everything will be alright. I mean it has only been ten days and I am sure that I am being more than a little bit anal but I did spend thousands of dollars on this surgery and I just want to make sure that everything turns out the BEST that it can.

underwent revision on june 7th

It has been a LONG time since I have done any sort of update. Things were going great, healing well, and looking fabulous BUT then the left breast started bottoming out and shortly after that the right one followed. Boobs looked great in clothing but not so great naked. Figured since I payed a pretty penny for boobs I wanted the best outcome possible and therefore decided that a revision was in order.

My doctor has been phenomenal through this entire journey and I truly can't blame him for anything.

The pain this time around has been sever and I am pretty drugged up around the clock but I am hoping that things will look up soon and that all this will be worth it in the end. The bandages have not yet been removed so hopefully tomorrow I will have a better look at things and may be able to give a better update.

Hope everyone is doing well and even with this minor complication I would not change a thing.

xo
Dr. G

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