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Happy 30th Birthday to Me =) - Virginia
- Wannabebarbiegirl in VA
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 11 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $13,000
- Zwicklbaur (Virginia)
Ok, so I just turned 30 on March 4th and I have...
- 19 Apr 2012
- 1 month pre
Ok, so I just turned 30 on March 4th and I have two wonderful children. I had my tubes blocked a year ago and know for a daggone fact that I DO NOT WANT any more lol.. My son did a little damage back in 05, but my darling daughter did the most damage in 2009. My belly looks like a road atlas because of the stretch marks and hanging skin. It's nasty!! I went in January to have my first consult and met with a doctor referred to me by a friend that was having a BA done. I was so excited that I scheduled the surgery and didn't remember a darn thing the doctor told me. So excited that I didn't realize that he had only spent a total of 15 minutes with me. After a few days I began thinking about the procedure and did a little research and realized that i should have went with a different doctor. I had another consult with a new doctor and boy what a difference. He spent about an hour with me and addressed all concerns and questions that I had. Pre-op is May 10th and surgery is May 21st. I even decided to have a breast lift and augmentation done at the same time. I have decided to go with saline for the breast augmentation, high profile.... but I haven't decided on the size yet. That will all be determined at the pre-op appointment. My major concerns that I have is basically the amount of time it will take to heal. I work as a legal assistant so there is not a lot of strenuous activity involved. I basically have taken a week off from work and am crossing my fingers that I will be okay to come back that soon.... yikes!
Well today is two weeks PO and I'm feeling GREAT!!...
- 4 Jun 2012
- 14 days post
The first week after surgery is pretty much a blur to me. I spent most of it in the recliner, taking my meds and sleeping. I made sure I walked around not to get blood clots in my legs as much as i was able to. I ended up going smaller with the implants than I originally anticipated. At the last minute, I changed my mind. I told my PS that I didn't want anything ridiculous. He told me he would make me look "hot, but not over the top". That is the last thing I remember before waking up to the new girls. Instead of 500cc like I originally was going to get, I ended up with 370cc, which i am happy with because it's more proportionate to my body. The BA did not cause me one bit of pain. I'm not sure if it's because I was more worried about the TT, or if it's just because my body tolerated the BA better. Even with the TT, I wouldn't say that I was in pain, it was more of being uncomfortable than anything.
I had my first follow up appointment 8 days PO and was soooo happy to hear that he would be removing my drains. At that point, my whole attitude changed. Once the drains were out, it made a world of a difference. It was probably just a coincidence, but i was able to stand up straight again shortly after that. I asked the doctor about returning to work (I'm a legal assistant) and he told me that I can go back when I feel like I am able to... he asked me if I was thinking of returning on Friday ( my appointment was on a Tuesday) and I looked at him and told him that I was thinking more like tomorrow. He looked at me like I was crazy lol .... he told me if i felt up to it, that he would give me the go ahead. He gave me a note to only work 6 hours per days, just in case I go there and felt like I couldn't handle it. I went to work for 6 hours on Wednesday and then worked a full day on Thursday and Friday.
I have my 2 week PO check up tomorrow to make sure the fluid isn't building up and to remove my bandages. I'm not as excited about this appointment as I was about the removal of the drains. I'm not sure I want to see what's under those bandages just yet. I will keep ya'll updated.....
Well, I had my 2 week PO visit with my PS nurse...
- 6 Jun 2012
- 16 days post
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Dr. Z was very informative and his bedside manner was awesome. I was not nervous at all going into the procedure. He made me feel very comfortable and that I was in competent hands. His demeanor has not changed at all from pre-op to post-op. Love him and highly highly recommend him!!!