I feel like this will all be worth it once I see...
Surprise Coughs .. OOOUCCCHHH! Day 4 PO & Totally Bored :-/
I bought a bath seat online and it arrived today .. YAY for Amazon Prime! Fortunately I have a detachable shower head and I can have my husband wash my hair .. I feel like a living oil gland. I can't wait to be "normal" because I am bored out of my mind!
11 days post op and still hunched over :-/ but overall doing well ..
Well I'm 11 days post of and still a little hunched over from the surgery. My breasts are also so swollen because I'm just one of those girls that swell easily. My doc allowed me to take pics and send it to them via email since it was after hours so he can see if there was any bruising (this was wed 7/17) and we spoke and he said no - they just looked swollen and for me to just re-wrap, take motrin and stop the massaging until I saw him the next day. The intense "vavoom" feeling subsided. I felt like my boobs had their own heartbeat! and I felt some numbing in my armpit and behind my should area. When I saw him the next day Thurs, he told me to really relax because he suspected I may have not been resting as much as I should be - which is kinda true *guilty* .. He basically told me "your mind is ready but your body is not .. slow down because you really need to heal to get the best results and avoid complications" .... So like an obedient patient .. I haven't done anything - the house is upside down but so long as my kids are fed well and safe - I'm just going to have to let the other stuff go ..
I won't lie - I would really like to stand up straight, sleep in my own bed (I've been in this recliner since Day 1) and cuddle with my babies ... I miss them! When is that magic day when you start to feel like a normal person?!
21 Days Post OP .. body rejecting internal sutures ..
I'm in Oahu .. and healing :)
I just emailed him to give him a quick update with this photos on this beautiful sunny day here in the Ko 'Olina Marriott Beach Club in Oahu .. and my PS actually responded :)
I truly believe that not only should we select a PS that is truly experienced but also a surgeon that is compassionate and cares about your well being and definitely one you can communicate comfortably with. It's so important .. The money we all spend to improve our image is a long awaited wish I'm sure we all can attest to .. The aftercare post surgery is so key in choosing your surgeon .. I am truly grateful for mine :) Thank you Dr. Park .. though you are not an active PS here on RealSelf .. I am still giving you a shout out!
I first went to Dr. Parks office as a referral from a friend. She had amazing results and I knew she can be quite particular and picky and that she did her homework. After meeting him, I just knew that Dr. Park was a young and quite intelligent doctor who thoroughly went over the reason why a lift wasn't as necessary as a few of the other PS I visited had suggested. He knew exactly what I wanted and I felt confident about his expertise even though I was still in "shopping" mode. I went to 9 different doctors from Newport Beach, San Diego, Beverly Hills and other cities in-between. It's kinda like buying a wedding dress .. you just know when it's "your dress" .. I visited a few more docs after my consult with Dr. Park and actually visited with Dr. Park 1 more time just to make sure if the consults were consistent with my feelings of proceeding with him. After the 2nd meeting, I completely felt that I had built the rapport needed for me to clearly convey what I wanted and I liked that I never felt rushed .. I showed Dr. Park several pics, spoke about the look I was wanting to achieve and he provided me with very reasonable outcomes that I could expect from the surgery results. The only reason why I say I'm undecided if it was worth it is because I need to see the final result - but as each day passes and I start to see the subtle changes, I can just feel that Dr. Park was worth every dollar spent. Today (7/16) I had my 1 Week Post Op apt. and again, his thoroughness on the massaging techniques and his beside manner is extremely professional. I can't emphasize that enough. Even on the day of surgery when he was marking me, he took about 15-20 minutes to do it and I felt extremely secure because I knew my incisions would be evenly placed and clean .. and from the looks of it .. they totally are!!! The incisions are all uniform and neat because of his meticulous technique and attention to detail. I often times got a little weirded out when I would see pics of TT's with the incision somewhat wavy, crooked or too high .. not mine :) After the surgery and to date, he and his staff have always been responsive even in emails for a quick question/concern. His team is dedicated, personable yet professional and attentive - Ashley, Desiree, Jenn & Lori are the sweetest girls ever! His anesthesiologist Billy has been doing been doing her thing for 40 years! So far I could not be happier to have gone thru Dr. Park and his amazing team. He is a hidden gem of a surgeon and as each day passes and I look in the mirror, I am beginning to appreciate his work more and more.