I am a 77 yr old young lady, who has...
I am a 77 yr old young lady, who has the pep of a 39 yr old, wears in style clothes but realizes they have to be mostly conservative. I am married, have 5 children, 9 grandchildren and almost 6 great grandchildren (6th one due in June, I am an RN and retired 2 years ago and really miss my nursing. I've always kept my appearance up, but since retirement, my wt. is up.
So, I'm not going to the glue factory any time soon, so I've decided to improve where improvement is needed.
My experience thus far has been positive. I have a wonderful PS who in 2006 rescued me from loosing my leg after a motorcycle accident. Hes board certified and I have the utmost
respect for him and his skills.
I've had saline implants since 1974, never have had any problems with them and they are still soft and intact. My PS was amazed when he examined me. However, my breasts are sagging and I appear very matronly in whatever I wear. So, I am having explantation and a lift, aiming for the natural look. I am also having the mini TT at the same time, as a revision to an abdominoplasty scar, as I have gained weight and my tummy is not flat anymore...I know you may be thinking "now why would a senior citizen want to spend money on plastic surgery?"
Well, for one thing, its not comfortable to have saggy breasts that don't fit in a bra that is comfortable, and my belly is also uncomfortable especially when I'm doing exercises, so I pray that a nip and tuck will have me feeling comfortable till I meet the good Lord....which probably won't be for another 20 years, my family has longevity to middle 90's....I am healthy without any health issues at all and so I'm going to enjoy keeping myself attractive for my husband......I've had a face lift about 20 years ago, and my skin is glowing, I keep it that way by using the OBAGI skin care. so I'm going to be a real happy camper after I am in shape again...
I am seeing my PS for my pre-op appt on Mon. April 29th. My surgery is scheduled for
May 14th at 8 am. I am very excited and will keep you all posted...I guess with the "you all",
you can tell I'm a southern bell......:) God Bless you all and thank you for being interested in
My Story.... I have read and replied on many of your posts and I am truly proud of you gals.
Pre op appt today the 29th. Lab work, EKG,...
Pre op appt today the 29th. Lab work, EKG, pictures taken, physical, instructions for post op given and paid in full. Will be taking anti-inflammatory supplement Bromelain with Quercetin started 3days before surgery and continued seven more days. Always on empty stomach. Also, dr gave me Arnica sublinquil 3 tablets under tongue nothing by mouth for 15 minutes. Before and 15 minutes after, which is for bruising, swelling and pain. And Vicodin for pain and phenerghan suppositories for nausea and vomiting when and if needed.
I was told having my Mastopexy following my explantation, would require me to wear a support bra, not a compression, no ace bandage .
Tummy Tuck with lipo, will require the compression garment. I most likely will have a drain or two for the TT. That's about all I can share at this time. My
Renewal date is May 14th, 8 am. (Surgery :0)
Please pray a little prayer for me Please?
Just want to catch u up with my journey...
Just want to catch u up with my journey. I had my pre op appt....
HATE posing nude for a nurse or anyone. Wore my sleep eye blinders so I wouldn't see her expressions. Jus kidd'n. All went well, but golly they give you so many reasons for not going through with it pertaining to all the things that can go wrong with surgery and anesthesia.
However, I still want to experience feeling natural and looking natural and healthy. And so, May 14 th is
My big day and I am so excited..
Hug zzz to you all.
Lv each and every one of you for your support and encouragement.
Oops, forgot to tell Dancelighter that I have a BD...
oops, forgot to tell Dancelighter that I have a BD happening on May 6th, Monday,yep, gonna be 77 yrs young and really feel good. Golly, I don't feel
like an ole lady, my mind is still on the Beatles, Mick Jagger,Rod Stewart , and
at this time I'm really enjoying Country with Blake Shelton...I love to listen to music while out driving and well, I just want to keep going till I can't any more.
Soooo looking forward to May 14th, to get my body in shape....Say a little
prayer for me....please.....lv u all, Angelface
Golly, Miss Molly, they look like Torpedoes from...
Golly, Miss Molly, they look like Torpedoes from WWII.. Lol :0)..
Will be extra excited on May 14th...lets do a cheer!!!!!
Give me a. Boobies, Give me a B,
Give me a GONE.....
Can't wait for the SMALLS..:0)))
Lv to u all
Count down continues, Tues can't happen soon...
Count down continues, Tues can't happen soon enough. I'll post ASAP post op to let you know what's happening. Thank you for all your support... Happy Mother's Day to all Moms..
Only 3 days to go and started taking Bromelin...
Only 3 days to go and started taking Bromelin today. It's sunny and to work in my garden and enjoy. And to all you gals have a beautiful weekend and Happy Mothers Day to those who are celebrating. Hugs and fuzzies to all. Lv. Angelface
Tomorrow is my day to become
El Naturale. I want...
Tomorrow is my day to become
El Naturale. I want to express to each and every wonderful women who has befriended me, thank you for all your kindness and your encouragement. I will be in touch following my surgery, if God is willing. Goodnight! Angelfsce
Whoopee it's been a trip..I am home, NO pain but a...
14 May 2013
Day of treatment
Whoopee it's been a trip..I am home, NO pain but a little.. Thank God. I was shocked to find out that I had Saline implanted and God only knows that the left one ruptured between the time of my Pre op appt and me surgery date. A miracle happened and all of you gals prayed and brought me through this. My doctor did an awesome sculpting and I have come through with breasts of a nice size, haven't seen them yet.. I will take a shower tomorrowo and dr called called tonight ans said to keep compression bra on and I may shower in the morning.
He told me I sounded wonderful and not a lady recovering present day of double gig of Mini TT, lipo
And explantation..' I feel so good, I will continue to rest and heal with the Bromelin and Arnica.... Love you all for all your prayers
and support. Amgelface1
Surprise implants turned out to be Silicon, dr...
Surprise implants turned out to be Silicon, dr called me this am and told me that between my pre op appt and surgery my right implant ruptured but it was a small opening and was able to clean it out with no complications.
Didn't take a shower this morning, in error I took a sleeping pill last night and with anesthesia and Vicodin it wiped me out and too weak to take a shower , will take one this pm..My hubby took 2
Photos but taken too close. Happy with the results so far.
Talk later, taking a nap .
My Dr Tucker is amazing and worth every thousand I spent.
My surgical procedures were both successful.
Mastopexy, explant, lipo
Friday and feeling so much better, still draining from TT, will see Dr for post op appt.. Tues, 21st to get drain and sutures out ( I hope). Will take photo of smaller boobs today..hopefully. I'm behind on answering messages so please forgive. Lv & hugs to all of my new friends for all your support and info you have shared.
Explant. Mastopexy. TT
Just got out of shower, feeling great Here's a couple pics. I hope swelling goes down. I want smaller boobs. Just need more patience.
Explant. Mastopexy. Mini TT
Explant mastopexy TT Lipo
Today, 24th feeling much better.
Breasts are soft and full, with some swelling on left breast where implant ruptured. TT is all healed, some swelling and little tenderness but flat rock tummy,,
Really good results thus far. Will take pics and post.. Always forget to take pics when I'm put of shower, but will try to remember this weekend. I am satisfied but didn't realize howuch discomfort related to lipo/ TT , lots of swelling. Bloating and fluids a d drain is not comfortable,, it was removed 9 days post op when 24hr output is under 30cc.
Probably would have been easier on me if I were younger..just really was wiped out, today 1st day feel like I'm human.. Lol. angelface
Mesopexy lipo TT
Hi ladies, went to dr today, 2wks post op. a couple sutures removed-others dissolved on TT.
Rt breast okay, left breast swollen
but healing and its soft, so dr said
Continue to wear sports bras and
Come back in 2 weeks, don't remove tape on nips, sutures are
also dissolve. I have no more body aches or headaches, now
That I can take Aleve. I still get tired easily, dr said it may be weeks before I'm feeling my self
And it has everything to do with age. So I was and am very fortunate to have excellent health.
Dr said he would never risk anything performing my surgery if I were not in such good health..
Well, Lv to u all and thank you for all your prayer, support and the
strength you have given me to have the positive feelings to go through with the procedures.
I took photos, not to good at it, I'm going to see if I can post :0)
TT Mastopexy. Explant. Lipo
May 28th drs visit. All A O K
TT lipo. Mastopexy explant
Today, June 4, 3weeks post.. Well, coming along fine. TT all healed and successfully flat. Breasts, left one still draining from a small incision site under breast, a clear amber fluid, just takes time for it to heal,,,,,just bothersome keeping dressing on for absorption. I am still needing to rest alot as I feel tired yet when up trying, to do things. But it's all worth it, just wish my breasts were smaller.. 40-D. More than I wanted. I'm sure theirs still much swelling , so I'll just be patient.
Thank you to all my new friends for being concerned and caring about my recovery. Lv & hugs and much blessings to those who are due to cross over. It is so comfortable and Naturale .
Mastopexy, Lipo,Mini TT
Hello to all my gal friends,
I hadn't had any luck replying to you messages, so very sorry....So I thought if I went to post a new review, Maybe I can have some luck to get the message to you....I am 99% healed from my TT, just some fluid on my left hip....My breasts are like a set of twins....the left one has fluid and it is draining well, it had the ruptured caps.......the right one has not drained but swells and goes down and now is about a DD cup size......so neither of them are of a discomfort to me....The.Nurse at my PS told me to take Bromelin and Arnica again, that it would help with the swelling and fluids...( I do not want any needle stuck in my breast) as there is no redness, pain or throbbing....just has fluids... When I had a lot more fluids in me from the TT/lipo and Mastopexy, it caused my BP to go up to 160/94 when I was up and doing things/ This is when I felt fatigued, dizzy and short of breath....it was caused by my elevated BP....so....if any of you gals are having the feelings I experienced, the weakness etc.....check out your BP.....because it makes sense if you are on overload from fluid retention, its not unusual to have an elevated BP and you should notify the dr.
Although, I being a nurse, started process of elimination to determine why I was feeling
so darn bad..and discovered it was my BP......I have never had an elevated BP before this surgery......so check it after your up and start feeling the symptoms, take care of yourself....
I am doing so much better and drink alot of water to flush the extra fluids from my system and since my breast is draining the BP is almost normal again....
Miss talking to you all, especially LTT, ET and Dancelite who have left messages to me, I am sorry but I'm having some kind of problem with the site.....love and hugs and God Bless you all..............Angelface1.
Been having alittle ouches with my beautiful 38 c 's. lft is finally settled into a soft cloud and the right had aspiration last Mon of a Seroma 70cc. Over this past weekend on Sat woke up with a fluid blister in crease under rt breast no pain. On sun woke up with a larger blood and drainage blister, but not draining till
Later that evening. All of a sudden when I got out of the shower it burst
Like a water balloon. What a mess, about 200cc if not more. Kept dressing on it. I saw my PS today. He cleaned it out, cultured it and cut tissue from the wound thinks it was the Seroma sac that did not dissolve and held on to fluids. It was tender but my doctor is so gentle he did his best not to make it hurt too much.
I am on Keflex , but the culture will show if I need a different antibiotic.
So gals ill be going back in 3 days, Thursday for dr to check me and get the results of my culture. It is nothing that is disabling to me and I am not a bit discouraged , getting my strength back. And just can't wait
To wear some lacy soft bras . I will post my beautiful boobs someday soon when they're both soft clouds
I did have a heart break a week ago, Sunday , my precious little Misty, 15 year old chihuahua passed away in my arms. She's never been sick a day in her life, she just started major slow down on Fri and just went off to heaven on Sunday...miss my little girl
Anyway, that was a major happening , not the boobs. :0). Love you gals and thanks for asking about me. Love and hugs to u all
Mastopexy, TT, Explant, lipo
Hey all my supportive and loving gals. Yes, rt boob had a Seroma, now a pocket where it was, filling with drainage. Went to PS this am,
Opened it up to drain more and put
Packing in it so it will heal from the inside out. I have to change the packing every day and am on Bactrim E'S antibiotics now. It's more of a bother than discomfort.
I will see him next Wed to be checked. I am otherwise feeling really good. Have my strength back and driving and getting out some.
Thank you all for your caring about the loss of Misty, I was her Mommie for 15 years, weighed 2 lbs, she was my precious little girl and I do miss her terribly. Especially at bedtime, she snuggled with me every night.
Anyway gals, thanks for checking on me and please all have a Happy 4th
Of July Holiday.. Lv and hugs to all.
13 Jul 2013
2 months post
All healed and feeling wonderful. My
Breasts are still alittle swollen, rt side
More than left. Check out the photo
A full C. So happy with results and my TT is flat and looks good. Got my strength back finally and out and about. Love to all for your love and
concern and all the support you gave
13 Jul 2013
2 months post
13 Jul 2013
2 months post
17 Aug 2013
3 months post
TT wonderfully flat. Mastopexy is
Successful. Rt breast some lumps.
I am due for yearly mammogram, so that should give my PS the info. he
needs to know concerning the
Mastopexy. Explant. TT
17 Aug 2013
3 months post
TT - successful. Flat and healed nicely.
Explantation- feels wonderfully light
Mastopexy- successful, rt breast lumpy, mammogram to be done for
PS to determine course of treatment
15 Oct 2013
5 months post
Well, it's about 7 mos. post op.
My TT is continually flattening and I feel so much more shapely. My breasts are still re shaping and becoming fuller because of slow
processing of fatty lumps. My P
had removed some fatty fluid from my R. Breast to determine the lump is benign, which also wss determined by my Mamogram. Yes, I did remove my photos, to update my appearance. I'm feeling great now...
It was determined that my post op
Exhaustion and high blood pressure
Was fro being sedentary, not getting out of the bed and walking at least 5 minutes every AM and PM. I was so
Surprised that by not being active, I
could be so I'll... It took about 5 days of pushing my self to walk and become active to solve my problem and feel great again.
Many good wishes to all of you who have had these surgeries, and pray
for you all to heal and be healthy again. I feel so light and look really shapely again, getting in to my skinny clothes...
Love to all my on line super support friends...
No edit of update
15 Oct 2013
5 months post
Some words are misspelled.
Sorry, hope you can figure out
what I'm trying to say... I will post
New photos real soon...