I have loved reading all the posts and personal experiences here as its really helped me to become more comfortable in making this decision and a lot of personal stories have also help me with an idea of what to expect. I wasn't able to find too many experiences with females of Hispanic descent with darker skin such as mine which is why I'm posting my story and pictures here in hope it can help someone with a similar body and skin type as mine. My husband has been very un supportive of my decision so I am leaning to friends and other women who have had the same procedure as support.
My surgery date was 7/14/16. My friend chauffer ed me that day and was so supportive. The nurses doctors and staff were very helpful and explained everything in great detail on my day of surgery. They made sure to check my blood sugar and everything was good before giving me the medications and anesthesia. I don't remember much other than sitting on the surgery bed and then next thing I know I'm waking up in recovery feeling a lot of pressure on my breasts which was expected. The first night was rough as the pain meds only seemed to last for 2 hrs so I had bursts of sleep. The ice packs have been my best friend these last few days lol.
I am now 2 days post op now and in quite a bit of pain but taking the pain killers and trying to hydrate so its manageable. The muscle relaxers are helpong me get some rest. since I'm not getting much help at home I am eating soup and shakes plus easy food to prepare but have been unable to use the bathroom yet so I feel bloated.
I have not been able to take a peek at them to see how they look yet but I will take pictures and post here throughout this recovery.. nervous and anxious to see the outcome.