BIG REVEAL!!! New Pics - 2 months post-op - Wayzata, MN

I am a young looking 41 year old wife and mother....

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...

Okay, sorry I haven't posted an update! After talking to my PS's nurse, I decided to just wait to see the doctor at my 6 week check-up like originally planned. I talked over the concerns I was having and she said as long as I didn't have any sudden swelling, redness/rashes, sudden pain, and no fever, that there wasn't anything to be alarmed about. I am exactly 4 weeks post-op today, and the nurse said that since I was displaying any of those symptoms, the doc wouldn't be able to do anything. I am still too early in my recovery and he doesn't do any corrective surgeries until after 4-6 months of recovery. I guess it takes that long for things to heal and settle. It's so hard waiting!!! But I am feeling better everyday, and I FINALLY feel like I am back to my pre-surgery self, as far as sleeping and being able to regular daily things. I'm still trying not to over-do, as I'm still healing and I don't want to "ruin" anything or cause problems. I really feel like 3 1/2 weeks was the turning point for me. I can now tell that they are starting to settle down more into place and they are starting to soften up. They also don't seen to be as high at the end of the day. I realize that at 1 month of recovery, I just need to relax and let nature takes its course. I also have noticed that being more active is helping them drop and soften up.

Today I finally found a bra that is comfortable....

Today I finally found a bra that is comfortable. My husband wasn't very thrilled because I chose comfort over looks. He understands though and is just happy that I am finally more comfortable, and now I am able to start wearing more things. I am anxious to see my PS this Friday for my 5/6 week check-up. I have MANY questions!

According to my PS, about 80% of women who have a...

According to my PS, about 80% of women who have a BA, wish they had gone bigger. I NEVER thought I would say this, but now that they have settled more and pretty much all the swelling has gone down, I wish had done 500cc. I know it's crazy! I was sorta of scared going up to 475cc from my original plan of 400-425cc. I guess it's just nerve wracking not really knowing exactly how they will turn out. It's not like a blowing up a balloon where you can easily just let the air out if it gets too big. Oh well, I am still VERY happy with my results and would rather not look like a freak. LOL!

7 wks Post-Op So my update is this: I feel...

7 wks Post-Op

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,...

So, I know that every style of bra is different, and this may change the size needed for that type of bra. I was wondering though if anyone else feels like they are getting bigger as they drop and fluff. I think this is happening to me, and I really don't want them to get much bigger! YIKES!!!!!!!

I am 7 1/2 weeks post op and the incision site...

I am 7 1/2 weeks post op and the incision site under my left implant started to itch a lot in the last 2 days. There doesn't seem to be any redness and it looks fully healed to me. I have not had any issues with it in the past. Should I be worried? What could it be?

I am now just over 2 months post-op and everyday I...

I am now just over 2 months post-op and everyday I am more happy about my decision to get implants. The uncomfortable recovery is soooo worth it. I decided to take the plunge and post a pic so everyone can really see my results so far.

So, I asked my PS to send me the pictures that...

So, I asked my PS to send me the pictures that were taken right before I had my surgery. I am grossed out and embarrassed that I even looked like that before surgery! I didn't realize how bad I looked. I really don't want anyone to see, but I know that it might help someone else with their own surgery decision.

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