A Different Perspective to BR..7 Weeks Post-Op - United Kingdom, GB
- updated 1 year ago
I've been coming onto this wonderful site since...
- 29 May 2012
I've been coming onto this wonderful site since before my surgery, and have found it hugely insightful as well as encouraging, it made me more excited for the procedure. I'm 21 years old, originally from Australia, but currently reside in London with my family. I was a rather late developer but eventually came into an unwanted ample chest. Previously I was a 32DDD, occasionally wearing E and F cups. UK sizing might be different to the states, but you know how bra companies all have such different sizes!! I've been wanting the surgery since I was 16, and was forever told it could become a reality when I turned 21, finally, it happened! In the hands of a fantastic surgeon I was ready to start this new chapter, which in turn has had a rather bumpy road throughout.
I don't want to dwell, but long story cut short, I had a pretty horrific time in hospital with the nurses, and my body has just had an unfortunate delayed healing response. There was fear of infection, but I've been cleared of it now. I had a hematoma blood clot which made my left breast feel like a stone, I've lost feeling in my right nipple (that may come back though!) I had persistent unusual swelling, intial bad bruising. I know I must be patience, and wait 6 months, but I really cannot get over the feeling of unhappiness. I'm glad I don't have what I had before, but nor am I loving what I am now. They still look so saggy and horrid to me, the distance of space between the nipple and areola is uneven. I feel like my breasts are nothing like the wonderful photos I see on here. I was in a lot of pain for about 4 straight weeks and I wish I had prepared myself to the idea that this can be a really emotionally draining experience..I know I probably sound a little neurotic but I really am trying to be as stoic and positive as I can be. I just wanted to come on here and give a different story, but try to exemplify patience, because this is a significant surgery to undergo, and all women who brave it should feel it was worth it.
Just wanted to share something, not sure if others...
- 5 Jun 2012
As for me, no changes, I have a pretty icky open wound on the underneath incision of my right breast (my left being the hematoma swollen one) and I'm permanently placing bed sheet strips over it, its causing a little bit of discomfort and tenderness. Seeing PS in 2 weeks, just trying to truck on!
I cannot fault my surgeon's gentle and kind nature. He was an absolute gem of a personality, I had 4 consultations over the period of 10 months where he made me feel absolutely sure about my decision, and he felt this was an appropriate move for my body and well being. Although there are things I wish he had done differently, I do not lay the entire blame on him for my opinion.