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BIG REVEAL!!! New Pics - 2 months post-op - Wayzata, MN
- posted 6 months ago
- updated 5 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $4,900
- Ralph W. Bashioum, MD (Wayzata, MN)
I am a young looking 41 year old wife and mother....
- 2 Nov 2012
I am a young looking 41 year old wife and mother. I have always been busty, 34D, but due to having kids, gravity, and weight loss, my breasts lost their fullness. I decided to get implants to restore them to a more youthful look. I wasn't sure if I would also need a lift, and thankfully my PS said I didn't need one.
Just a few stats about me: I am 5'1", 125 lbs. I was a 34D prior to surgery. I went with Mentor, Smooth Moderate at 475cc on both sides. I had my surgery on October 11, 2012.
My surgery went well. I am now 3 weeks and 1 day post Op. The hardest thing for me has been sleeping. It has been very uncomfortable and I wake up very stiff and sore. I am also wondering why my implants seem so firm when I am sleeping and wake up in the morning. does anyone else have this issue? They do soften up after I start to move around, so that's reassuring. My left side has been more bothersome than my right, which has been consistent from day 1. My right side has been perfect! So my left is still a little more swollen and seems to be more sore than the right if I do too much. Is this normal?
It's hard waiting for them to drop. I worry that they either won't, or that they will be uneven. My doctor didn't wrap me after surgery and does not recommend massage either. He says he has found it doesn't make a difference in the recovery process. He says it's better to leave them alone and let nature take it's course. I do worry though because it seems that most doctors are the opposite. Any thoughts?
I am going through a little depression now. I don't have any regrets, it's just hard to wait to look "normal" again. It's also hard hiding my condition because I haven't really told anyone.
Okay, sorry I haven't posted an update! After...
- 8 Nov 2012
Today I finally found a bra that is comfortable....
- 12 Nov 2012
According to my PS, about 80% of women who have a...
- 27 Nov 2012
7 wks Post-Op So my update is this: I feel...
- 30 Nov 2012
So my update is this: I feel like I someone is poking my nipples with a thousand needles! Not really, of course. Apparently I am at the point of recovery when the nerves in and around my nips are starting to "wake up". I have had most of the feeling back in them since about week #2, but now it seems the rest is coming back. It's not a constant pain, it comes and goes, but it definitely is not pleasant. Yesterday we were at the Mall of America and it started, so I was nonchalantly trying to "hold" my left breast as we shopped. LOL! I'm still numb on the lower part of each breast, but it doesn't bother me, just is kinda weird. I'm just happy i have feeling back in both my nips. That's more important, right!?! LOL!!! Needless to say, this boob recovery thing is very interesting. I hope everyone else is doing well! :)
So, I know that every style of bra is different,...
- 2 Dec 2012
I am 7 1/2 weeks post op and the incision site...
- 2 Dec 2012
I am now just over 2 months post-op and everyday I...
- 16 Dec 2012
So, I asked my PS to send me the pictures that...
- 18 Dec 2012
My Doctor: Ralph W. Bashioum, MD
Dr. Bashioum was referred to me by a co-worker. I also had previous knowledge of him due to his high community profile. Him and his clinic are definitely the best! I would have no problem seeing him for other surgeries and I recommend him to anyone.