Hi. this site has helped me so much. Adding my...
Hi. this site has helped me so much. Adding my experience to get some more real support and perhaps help others with my experience as well. I am getting a TT, lift, and implants. So Nervous!! I am 38, 5'5, weigh 175, and have a Saggy D size Breast. Getting Silicone, but still deciding on CC...
Took a friend with me to try on implants today
I went with a friend today to my PS to get a few questions answered and try on sizers...I think I am going with 450cc Silicone....I think!! Ahhhh, I am nervous for that size, but when my friend who has had implants showed me how to place them in the bra, and pull it tight by your shoulders, they looked good!! I still don't know! Man, this is a hard decision to make not knowing the end result. I am thinking 400 or 450. Either way, I have to decide soon! What a great problem to have, huh? As my husband would say, "First-world problems, yo!"
15 days and counting!
Ahhhh!! I am a planner and a gatherer of random stuff when I am anxious and getting ready for anything, and NOT feeling prepared at all! BUT I am so excited. Two weeks, ladies! Two weeks! Fear of the unknown, the pain, and so excited for (hopefully) fabulous results. Just bought three Coobie bras (buy 2 get one free with code right now). Ordered some bioCorneum plus SPF 30, a neck pillow, and scaraway silicone sheets. Going to a store this week to try on compression garments. (They look so weird online, thinking it's a must try on kind of item.) Going with 400cc Silicone. Not sure of profile. My doc. said he would choose that based on my measurements. Is that typical? IDK. So pretty much just rambling now to myself....but I am needing to put this somewhere! Thank you.
Here I got it's my shot....feet fail me not! One week and counting til MM.
One week and one day! but who is counting?? Ha. Nervous. Excited. Scared. Been wanting this for four plus years and it's a week away! AAHHH!!!!
Pics trying on sizers. Not the best, but gave me an idea. Still impossible to choose. I had the nurse order two sizes and I am letting the doctor decide in the OR.
Two more sleeps!!
Surgery scheduled for Monday at 6:30 a.m. So nervous I could pee my pants!! Do any of you stay in an after-care facility the first night? My doctor requires that, which I am very grateful for. It will help ease my nerves to have a morphine pump for the first night and to be watched by nurses to make sure everything is going okay. I got my Faja compression garments and they were both so ridiculously tight. I measured myself too, and ordered an 2XX which I have never worn that size in Anything, and I couldn't even get the hooks to latch. I overnighted a 2X Marena and it fits perfect. Returning the Fajas. I think I have everything I need. I feel like I have been nesting!! Cleaning, organizing, stocking kitchen, getting random supplies. I think it's what I do when I feel out of control of what is about to happen. Makes me feel like I have a bit of control if I buy body pillows, supplies, bras, treats, random stuff! My husband is going to be here all week and can do anything I need, but I have this strange overwhelming feeling to "fix" everything. AAHH!! Don't like that feeling of the unknown, so I control everything I do know. Ha. Wish me luck, ladies!! Will follow up with pics next week sometime.
I did it. Week one of recovery.
Whew!!! I survived my first week! I spent my first night in an after care facility. Rough!!! The place sucked to say the least, but the liquid morphine was worth it. Getting into the car from the surgical center was a painful JOKE! These pics are two days post op, and I am already looking a ton better today. My tummy is still so swollen I ask myself if it's worth it, and my boobs look so weird....but I have to remember it takes time, right??? Please tell me I'm right. Ha. Then I look at before pics, and realize the tummy is in a improvement and is already a bit flatter than even these pics. Ask me day one or two if it was worth it, I'd say no way. Today, absolutely! The first few days of pain are REAL pain. The rest of the week has been bearable with compression garments, pain killers, valium, and a doting husband! I am worried about my boobies looking "normal." They need to drop more, but I am not sure about massaging them if it will affect my sutures? Advice there would be fabulous!
massage and follow up apt. tomorrow
How do y'all massage your breasts? I nervous I am not doing enough to get my implants moving but don't want to do anything to press too hard on my incisions. Feeling pretty good! Lower back hurts. First follow up tomorrow and praying to get the drains out!!!! Have a happy day ladies!
12 days post op.
Not the best pics. Hoping my belly is still swollen and will flatten out more. Feeling happy with results so far and very happy that I am feeling better very day. Getting one tube out on Thursday worked wonders for my psyche. Getting second drain out on Tuesday and stitches out of belly button. Oh happy recovery!!
drain removed and stitches out of bb
I got my second drain out yesterday and stitches out of my bellybutton. Neither hurt. Just felt weird. That was a real turning point from feeling like a Frankenstein patient to feeling normal ish. Those drains were a pain in the butt!! My seven year old boy thought it was hysterical that I told him I had big balls. :). I love my results more every day. My tummy feels flatter every day and my boobs are moving into their "home." I didn't have any tape on my incisions. Just glue. It is almost all the way off. Blown away at how thin my scar is!!! Excited for the purple pen and rest of the glue comes off. Baby step! Walking almost upright too!
cute comment from doc.
When I was at my appointment I complimented my doctor on his fabulous work. He told me it was easy with a perfect palate!! What a cute thing to say!!
Amazed at my thin scars first day back to work.
I can't believe that 17 days post op my nipple scars look this amazing. I am so grateful for a doctor that is so skilled. I worked for a few hours yesterday. That took a toll on me! I am used to laying around and still get fatigued so easy. I need to remember I am only 17 days out from a major surgery. Baby steps. Happy day, ladies.
Pain and open incision on nipple. 4 weeks po
I am bummed today. My incision on my nipple and the base of my right boob popped open. They aren't really big but they are taking what feels like a long time to heal. My doc has me on an antibiotic and I am putting betodine on them so they don't get infected. Trying not to lift much so they don't get worse. I am bummed that my incisions were so small and now I'll have a bigger scar. When does the pain in boobs and belly subside? It's not that bad just nagging and occasional sharp pains. I am still very happy with my results. I just tend to get easily flipped out. Still fatigued. Man. Complaining today!!!! Getting my butt up and moving. Have a happy day.