Wasn't Sure at First, but Now So Happy.... - Tyler, TX

Had mine on March 28. Took two weeks off of work....

Had mine on March 28. Took two weeks off of work. Had my drains for 3 days. No pain getting the drains out at all. Days 3 and 4 were my hardest days. I was very sore but not really in pain. Took pain meds for about five days. I was a 38 DDD and look to be about a 38 C or D right now. Still have a little swelling but my scars are healing great. I have been wearing silicone sheeting during the day and Palmer's vitamin E lotion at night. I am very pleased with the scars so far. They do get a little itchy but the lotion helps. I wore a sports bra from Walmart, about 6 bucks for the first three weeks around the clock. Now I love wearing my Ahh bra but during the day only now.

I am about seven weeks out and I have no more neck pain, no more sweaty under the boobs moments, and they are so perky. If you would have asked me during the first three weeks if I was glad I did the surgery, I would have paused a little to decide the answer. But now, I will jump up and down and shout to the world, YES I am very glad. This surgery isn't for sissys. It is a major surgery. But just like with child birth, you forget about the pain after a while. It is emotionally and physically challenging in the early weeks, but compared to how happy I am now, it is a walk in the park.. If you are considering this surgery, don't wait, go for it.

The $2000 is after my insurance helped pay for my...

The $2000 is after my insurance helped pay for my surgery. I am very grateful my insurance helped me. Also, another very big challenge was hypersensitivity in my nipples. Wow that was so annoying, but they are just about back to normal now. 10 days to two weeks was just right for me to take off work. I tired easily for a week after I went back to work, but nothing I could not handle. No stitches on the outside, but I did leave my tape on for about two weeks post op. I just now can sleep on my stomach, that was a challenge as well because I am a stomach sleeper. My back hurt at about day three cause I was tired of sleeping on it. Propped myself with a lot of pillows and that
helped. I feel great and I have started a light workout at the gym yesterday. I can't wait to get back to running. Will try to slowly get back at it next week. I feel at 8 wks out I will be ready to get back to the gym. Good luck to all my fellow BR peeps... :)

Oh wow. Eight weeks out, feeling great and boom......

Oh wow. Eight weeks out, feeling great and boom.... I have been sleeping on my stomach, finally, and just the other night, I flopped over and felt a very sharp pain in my right breast. It brought me to tears. I told my husband I thought I had pulled something inside my boob. Well for the rest of the night it hurt really bad. The next morning it was just a dull, sore, ache. I told myself I would give it a day or two to see how it felt before i
called my surgeon. Well, after day two, my nipple got so sensitive again. Man, they were just getting back to normal. Anyway, I think I pulled the nerves that were growing back together around my nipple. No big deal, but it took about a week before the soreness and sensitivity went away. Back to normal now. Moral of the story is: be careful sleeping on your stomach. Lol

It has been a very long time since my last update....

It has been a very long time since my last update. It's been almost 8 months since my surgery. I can't believe it has been this long it feels like just yesterday I was going in to surgery. I can not put into words how much this surgery has changed my life. I use to be so self conscious about how I looked, especially when I was in the nude! Now, I kid with my husband all the time about how awesome my boobs look. He just laughs at me and says, yes they do. I am very active now at the gym. I love Zumba. I love the fact that I can dance without my breasts moving all over the place. I can wear a regular sports bra now. My favorite is still my Enell bra for dancing, it just holds me better, but some days I can just wear my regular sports bra that i bought at Target. I never would have been able to wear a regular one before my BR. Also, the pain in my neck and between my shoulder blades is non existent. I feel so much lighter, I feel free. My scars are noticeable of course, but they are not bad. I still have not tried an underwire bra yet. I don't feel like I'm ready for that kind. I will eventually go back to underwires, but I'm in no hurry. I have purchased several cheap bras over the past months, but I made my first trip to the Playtex outlet about a month ago. I had so much fun trying on bras. I was at a 36DDD before and I bought 36Cs and still feel don't fill the cups completely. I go back to my PS in December for a checkup. My last visit with her was in June. She said there was an area on my right breast that she thought needed a revision, but honestly, it does not bother me in the least. She said she could trim it a little if I choose to, but I think they look fine. That's what I love about my PS, she is VERY concerned about how I feel and what I need. She is awesome. I love my new self. I'm even considering discussing a panniculectomy (getting the fat apron under my belly button removed) when I see her next month. I've had 4c-sections and had very large babies. My last one was the biggest at close to 10 lbs. I workout and I'm in good shape but I just can't get rid of my extra skin. I've always heard that plastic surgery can be addicting. I understand why! I hope any woman that can not decide if she wants to go through with a BR reads the forums here. My OB doctor told me when we were discussing it that her patients that had BRs were happier than any other kind of cosmetic or reconstructive surgeries. I can totally relate to that because it is the best thing that I've done for my body. I am so thankful I found this site. I read so many forums here while I was deciding if I should do it or not. Realself truly helped me get through every stage of my surgery, from deciding, to preparing, to recovery tips, and encouragement. To all the ladies that I read your stories, thank you for sharing them. If I can help future BR women, I would be honored to share ANY of my experiences.
Tyler Plastic Surgeon

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