Excited, Nervous, but Ready! - Virginia Beach, VA

My BA is scheduled for 4 weeks from today. I am...

My BA is scheduled for 4 weeks from today. I am 42, 5'3, approximately 120 lbs. I will be getting saline, under muscle, anywhere from 300-350 cc's. I have always been a 34 "almost" B. I always wanted larger breasts, but never thought about it much due to what I thought would be high cost and high pain! However, a friend had hers done a few weeks ago and said it was so much simpler than I had previously thought. I made an appt with her PS and really liked her. After a couple of days of thinking about it and discussing it with my husband, I decided to go for it! I am a major "planner" and always want to be very prepared for every situation. I have become obsessed with the great info on this site and am so ready for May 15th! thanks for all the great info from everyone here!

So I have my pre-op appt tomorrow morning. I am...

So I have my pre-op appt tomorrow morning. I am taking a couple of shirts to try on to decide on size. I am taking my mom with me because she is skeptical of my choice and I want her to see that my PS is a professional, knowledgeable woman! I have been cruising this site several times for suggestions, so thanks to everyone for your honest, detailed accounts! Any suggestions for questions/concerns I should bring up in the pre-op tomorrow?

So tomorrow at this time I will have boobies...

So tomorrow at this time I will have boobies :-)--nervous today, hard to concentrate at work. Going to make last minute preps tonight--fixing up recliner with a sheet and pillows, popping the ice pack in the freezer, pre-making some dinners, etc. I feel like I have over-prepared but ultimately will forget something! Really worried about vomiting, have the patch to put on tonight and some anti--nausea meds. Going to try drink lots of water today! Thanks again to all for yout honest reviews and great advice!

All went well yesterday.Great professional care at...

All went well yesterday.Great professional care at the Surgery Center. No vomiting or nausea, had the patch and an oral anti-nausea pill as well. Did go with saline 350 cc's, under muscle, aereola incisions. Showered this AM before my post-op appt. She had me start moving my arms a bit, which I must say hurts considerably! I am trying though, because every time I get up, the pain in kinda rough! I am down to 1 percocet along with a reg strength Tylenol every 4 hours. Thanks to all out there for your reviews, I couldn't have done this without you!

**Day 9** Each day gets a little better! Worked a...

**Day 9**
Each day gets a little better! Worked a full da yesterday and took a long walk! Had some back pain last night, think it is from always sleeping on my back--Had my 1 week follow up yesterday, PS said everything looks good! Swelling decreasing daily and they look less like torpedoes :-)

*2 weeks post-op* Each day gets better and...

*2 weeks post-op*
Each day gets better and better! Still sleeping on my back, but someone's review had suggested a pillow under the knees...very helpful! No real pain anymore, just very sensitive nipples and I can almost feel my skin stretching! Can't wait to get out of these sports bras, but my PS says six weeks, so that is what I will do! Still have a pretty nasty bruise under my right breast, bought some arnica montana cream today from GNC...hopefully will help with the bruise and remaining swelling. Still so glad I did this! I can't imagine women who go through this procedure without Realself, it is a god-send!

*3 weeks post-op* Healing pretty well...went to...

*3 weeks post-op*
Healing pretty well...went to the gym today for a short workout--treadmill/bike/some leg weights. Also go fitted at VS today, looks like I am a 34D! Got the ok from my PS to wear the genie bra....so sick of the racerback/high back sports bras! LOL Morningboob pretty much gone...still not totally comfortable sleeping, as I am doing sort of back and side. Massaging a few times a day. My only concern is my right brest has some slight rippling on the underside...will get my PS to look at it next week. Still riding a little high, but they seem to be dropping evenly and getting softer every day!

It has been 2 months since my BA, and I am so...

It has been 2 months since my BA, and I am so happy! I am pretty much 100% and sometimes forget that I recently had the surgery! My only reminder is some lingering faint bruising under my right breast. I do agree with several others that I wish I had gone a tad bigger! I am still massaging twice a day, and wearing a sports bra at night. Since I have to remain in a wireless bra for a few more weeks, I wear the Genie bra mostly during the day and love them! For the price, you can't beat them. I did not want to pay $40 or more for a wireless bra that I probably will not want to wear when I don't have to. All in all, I am SO glad I did this.....it was well worth it! I must say AGAIN what a blessing this site has been.....could not have gone through this process without it!
Dr. Anna Drzewiecki

Dr. Anna is great--takes time to answer my questions and is professional yet friendly!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Comments (9)

Hello, glad to read your update and that you are doing well. How great is it wearing a bathing suit this summer? I felt so much more confident this summer! ;)
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You are so right! I have purchased so many new ones, my husband said I need an intervention :-)
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So glad to hear you are doing well. The back pain is normal I think, I had that too from sleeping on my back all the time. Have a great weekend! :)
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thanks Christine...hope yours is good too!
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thanks so much for the encouraging words...much better today, just extremely tight! I am trying to move my arms around as much as possible, but still just want to rest! I am only taking Ibuprofen now, but feel like I should be up doing more on day 3/4.
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Congrats to you Wendi so glad you posted an update, it will get better each day give it some time. :) Christine
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Wendi, how are you doing?? I know by now you have your new boobies!! Congrats, hope you are healing well look forward to hearing how you are feeling. Christine :)
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Good luck
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I'm glad you found us and that the great ladies here have been helpful! Have you checked out Makenzie's review? It's full of great info (and videos!).

Keep us posted on how you're feeling as your big day gets closer.

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