Tummy Tuck & Breast Augmentation 6 weeks later
- walking Mom 46
- updated 1 year ago
My surgery was 6 weeks ago, I am so glad I did it....
- 11 Mar 2012
My surgery was 6 weeks ago, I am so glad I did it. It took me 20 months to finally decide, a number for appts. It was so nice, when I paid $130.00 Canadian for the consultation the Administrative assistant told me it covers as many return visits to answer any questions/concerns I may have. I went in an additional 3 times & afew phone calls before I booked a date. I paid a deposit & then final payment was 3 weeks prior to surgery minus the consult charge. So I'm happy about their policy. Ok, so my experience pre-op was fairly painless, did my bloodwork & the EKG everything was perfect.
Day of surgery arrived & was taken upstairs to my room as I was staying overnight. I was fitted for a compression garmet that I would wearing. I was given a tablet just to relax me cuz of course even though it was all planned I just got a little nervous which is normal but, all was good. In the operating room which I just walked into it was great the nurses etc., were very comforting & off to sleep I went. When I woke up it didnt hurt the pain meds were kept up every 3-4 hours , I wasn't ill just up about every 2 hours to go to the bathroom, all the fluids they give you I think. The nurse advise to take deep breaths, so you are breathing properly & it's better for the TT, also wiggling the toes to avoid blood clots . So I was discharge at 7am the next morning & prescribed Oxycodone for pain.
So surgery Monday & Friday day 4 follow up & removal of drain & all looked good , I had been icing my eyes as well as cool packs on my belly for the first 4 days as well. I kept on the oxy for the next 5 days, 2 Every 4 hours for 5 days then 2 at dinner & bedtime & 1 in the morning & just basically rested, getting up only to use the bathroom & eat, so lots of sleep & movies was the just of it for 10 days & after that I was still just relaxing, right up until 3 weeks absolutely no lifting of any kind & even moving too fast, not that I thought I was moving too fast but, obviously I was because I had to get some fluid extracted at the 3 week mark. From 3-5 weeks , still no excessive lifting & at that point because your body has been concentrating on healing you don't realize & because you have been resting , you do still tire easy.
I'm 6 weeks Post OP tomorrow & feeling back to normal I will post a photo of my scar, it's looking awesome, I have swelling still but, will start exercising again & I think that will help. I'm counting the days.....15 days to March 26th & my Breast Augmentation, In hind sight I should have done both at once but, I was too chicken & I did have Blepharoplasty (uppper/lower eyelids) done at the same time., so now I have 2 weeks of feeling awesome & then I'll be down again for a week or two. I'll blog that experience too. Anyway, I'm going to attempt to upload a photo of my TT
Well it's early Friday morning March 23, I'm 3...
- 23 Mar 2012
oh, btw my tummy tuck is doing well, I use a uv protected sunscreen silicone scar cream last week when we went to Mexico, my scar in the middle was slightly red but otherwise did well.
Sorry in addition to the post I just did, I'm...
- 23 Mar 2012
16 hours & counting, excited yet calm................
- 25 Mar 2012
My Breast Augmentation was yesterday afternoon and...
- 27 Mar 2012
I ended up staying overnight at a hotel as the doctor said the surgery took a long time ( went in at 3pm appox & lasted until around 7:00pm discharge 10pm - so she wanted to make sure I was okay & I live a long drive from the Hospital. Seems I had alot of muscle & I had my implants placed under the muscle through my armpit, I do recall the technician when I had my mammogram last Thursday commenting that I had alot of breast/muscle tissue very little fat so perhaps that's why, not sure, I'm not a doctor. :)
Okay so here is my latest info/ experience so far:
As usual everyone at the hospital was wonderful., admin staff, nurse Teresa & Nancy & another nurse but shame on me I've forgotten her name (must be the percocet lol)
1st Type of Implant:
Mentor Saline implants (smooth round Moderate Plus Profile) & ended up with 450cc's in the Right & 475cc's in my Left breast. They are good for life & I confirmed if I had any issues with them I would go to the hospital where she has privelages & any required procedures would be covered under OHIP so that makes me feel better.
I don't really remember waking up, once I did, I could feel that my chest was tight & sore but, they had the pain meds right there for me. Also, orange juice and digestive cookies. I wasn't really feeling nausea but, I think because I was under for so long I did get ill from the anasthetic . I slept propped with pillows behind my back as I thought it would be most comfortable. My wonderful husband booked an extended stay hotel with a kitchenette & prepared some toasted bacon & Tomatoe with Mayo, my favorite, I was able to eat half as I was nodding off in between lol.......the pain meds made me sleepy., so I ate in shifts kinda, I layed down for a couple of hours then up ate a little more., seemed to work well eating in shifts. It was kind of a last minute suprise as we had planned on going home but, he was so good, it had already been a very long day for him to linger around . I was awake through the night, about every 1 1/2 - 2 hours & finally stayed awake at 6:00am. I called the doctors cell at 7am to confirm the time she wanted to see me in the morning, which was 10:00am , all went well, my tapes were changed & instead of support bra I have the elastic band over my upper chest & once my swelling settles by next week hopefully I will start the massage routine. I'm swollen & look like I did when I was nursing my daughter, so hopefully when the swelling goes down & my breasts settle they will look exactly the way I want them to. I'm going to stay on the Percocets for the next couple of days & then see if I can avoid taking anymore. I will keep you posted on how I feel tonight & tomorrow.
Oh also, since I had the TT 8 weeks ago, I asked the doctor if she would put in a belly ring while I was asleep & she did, I figured that would be painless & it was, so I am looking forward to surprising my hubby with that once my breasts are in working order. I don't feel too bad now, a little sore throat from the breathing tube but, otherwise just a little loopy from the meds. So I apologize in advance if I've repeated myself. I must say my armpit incisions are a little irritated due to a little sweating & rubbying, I have put a cotton camisole on & then the elastic band above my boobs to avoid any more irritation as my doctor recommended. Well all for now ladies will touch base over the next couple of days. Time for a nap :)
Hello, Well it's me walking mom 46, had my Breast...
- 31 Mar 2012
Well it's me walking mom 46, had my Breast Augmentation Monday afternoon, came home Tuesday afternoon. Was very sore, a different kinda sore then my TT which I had Jan 30th. I'll be honest, don't try to be brave & go off the percocets too soon, Lets see I made sure I got topped up on Monday night when I left the hospital with 2 percocets & took 2 every 4 hours Tues , Wed & Thurs in the morning, during the day on Thursday I took 2 xtra strength tylenol about every 3 1/2 to 4 hours & at 11pm for bedtime 2 percocets but, with the TT I did the perc's for 7 or 8 straight days every 4 hours, no point in hurting if you don't have to & have help & my husband was awesome, better then expected since he was very nervous about it all & then when I wanted to complete my Mommy makeover & do the BA he went with the flo,( ok back again, started this update this morning & now it's afternoon) - he makes sure I'm not doing too much & watches over me, jokes a little about the floatation devices/ jugs lol but seriously he's not letting me do anything I shouldn't be doing. If I get up to do anything he tells me to go sit down & about mid afternoon I usually hit a wall & need a nap anyway lol, healing does tire your body out for sure. Today is the first day we ventured out for a drive , just to get me out, so that was nice, only took 2 xtra strength tylenols, have the band on my chest fairly snug as instructed, still swollen & a little more sore on one side then the other., will try & massage more often especially on the one side as I think there may be a slight bit of blood due to me catching my slipper & jerking my arm forward, I know it felt like a slight rip perhaps in the pocket made for the implant, hope it heals cuz it really hurt when I did it on day 2 :( Otherwise , I think it seems to be going as expected. Bought an UnderArmour 38 DD (LG) sports bra that zips up the front, it's a bit too tight now but, I think it'll be perfect once my boobs settle down & swelling etc. Hoping the bruising is gone by next week for Easter so I can where the top I want to wear . My armpit scars seem to be settling quite well, I've been using polysporin triple action since 2 days after when the tape bandages fell off, so hopefully won't be sore much longer. Well, I've got next week off then back to work, light duties, hope most of this is settled down by then.
Anyone else who's had a BA accidently jerk there body & feel a slight rip in a breast, like it's the pocket of the implant? Like I mentioned I think there may be a bit of blood or fluid cuz I hear/feel a slight squishyness in my one boob, not alot or anything but, just abit but, not in the other so I'm hoping it will go away.
Well I have an appt Monday after calling the...
- 10 Apr 2012
oh & today my first day back was tough, it's a very physical job & even on modified work I'm exhausted . So I worked 5 hrs, hope each day gets easier, I'm quite sore & tired . Mostly upper body work & wow did I feel my abdomen today too & the TT was Jan30th. Feel so out of shape :(
A little nervous about Monday, hoping they don't have to operate again .
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- 18 Apr 2012
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- 1 May 2012
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- 15 May 2012
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- 17 May 2012
Wonderful doctor & staff, very attentive to what I was saying & answered all questions, completely supportive. No pressure what so ever. As a patient , very well looked after