29 yr. old, 5'7" 130 lbs, Natrelle Inspira SRF 485cc
I am 29.99 years old (turn 30 in a couple months)...
Picked a Doctor-- *happy dance*
3 weeks from surgery today *squeals like high school girl*
Had Pre-Op Today!
One week out from surgery
I am 7 days away from new boobies I seriously can't wait. I have not bought anything yet because I know I will go overboard (I'm a shopaholic). Here's my list of things I think I will need:
Batteries for tv remotes
White grape juice/prune juice
Zip up sports bras
TheraPearl Ice packs
Sweatsuit zip up
Soup, jello, granola bars, crackers, gingerale
Anything I'm missing?
I am super excited about my surgery tomorrow. I finally went shopping today and got a few bras from Walmart they look huge to me (currently 32B/C deflated) and to account for swelling I bought a 36D. If they don't fit I'll have my hubby exchange. I spent a lot of time cleaning today and laying out my kids clothes for the rest of the week. It is VERY hard for me not to be in control and let someone wait on me hand and foot but I do want this to be done right and heal right so I will force myself. I'm slightly (read extremely) OCD and had to fully clean all our bedrooms and do all laundry! Hubby said I act like I'm moving to Iraq for a year or having a baby lol. I'm trying to be as prepared as possible and as little of a burden as possible. I will try on all the bras in the AM and take nude selfies (I'll have some time since my surgery got moved down to 12:30pm *eye roll*). I will post my stats in every picture as I have found that to be helpful and document my experiences day 1-5, then at 3 week intervals unless there are big changes. This forum has been so helpful for me so I want to be as helpful to others. If you want to see me take a specific picture just ask, or in a certain type of clothing or have any questions! Let's be a support system. *sweet dreams of boobie land*
Surgery in Two Hours
Since I was up and starving this morning, I decided to take some before pictures to have as reference. Excuse my stomach, I gave up on the gym until post-BA LOL. I will also take pictures in the same things a few weeks following surgery to compare. See you on the other side in new boobie land ;)
Hello from the other side!
For reference, my stats:
29 year old, 5'7", 130lbs. Breastfed 2 kids. Natrelle Inspira 485ccs, smooth round, under the muscle, crease incision.
I waited in the lobby for about thirty minutes, they were finishing up a previous case I believe. Once I got into the room, Stephanie and Gurley took great care of me. I changed into a gown, compression stockings, socks and a hair net. They took my vitals and started my IV with antibiotics. The IV was placed in my hand and since my veins suck they had to stick me twice--my hand was killing me afterward. Dr. Gordon came in and drew the surgical markings on me in sharpie. I then met with the anesthesiologist, who was warm and friendly, he said he would give me some nausea meds while on the operating table to hopefully avoid nausea. I walked into the operating room and laid on the table with my arms outstretched. The anesthesiologist gave me some oxygen and the meds and I was out like a light.
I woke up feeling very groggy and out of it. I was not dying of thirst like others, the nurses said bc I drank half my weight in water for 3 days leading up to the BA, which ensured I wasn't dehydrated. I did however feel immense pressure on my chest and a STRONG pain (7-8 on pain scale). I was given several pain meds doses but none seemed to work at all . I finally got the maximum doses allowed and took 2 percocets, and it got MILDLY better (7 in pain). I am a very strong person with a high pain tolerance but this got me. They said I must have a high pain medication tolerance. I was very itchy, they said I was scratching excessively and they gave me Benadryl which did help for sure. The nurses helped me get into the car and I was off. They warned me about nausea bc I had so many meds on an empty stomach. I did not feel or get nauseous in the car ride. What did get me was each and every pothole, crack in the road or speed bump was PAINFUL!!! I was also extremely hungry and so we stopped and got me some strawberries, pineapple and blueberries (which I devoured). I was very sleepy in the car (think baby trying to stay awake) However because my surgery was moved down to 12:30 and I live about 45 min away, we had to stop and get my son, which prolonged my car ride torture. We got home, I needed help getting out of the car but everything else (walking upstairs and going to the restroom I did alone). I ate a can of chicken and wild rice soup, drank 13 ounces of water and had a slice of pizza. It is hard for me to concentrate and I am very sleepy, but I wanted to post something for you ladies! I just took a Percocet and some Benadryl and will be knocked out soon. Actually just fell asleep for a few minutes I writing this lol. My husband is already taking great care of me, and I feel so bad him handling our 3.5yr old and 16 month old by himself. They are sooo loud downstairs so I am glad I bought ear plugs and a sleep mask.
Boobs and Questions:
I am so glad I went with the 485c they look great now--looks like the perfect size for my frame and my wish boobs so far and while firm they aren't hard as rocks--which I was surprised by! If I don't have Franken-boob now, does that mean I won't get it? Also I do not want to be constipated, should I drink some prune juice now (or daily) to get a head start and prevent it? I also have magnesium citrate as an option. Any first day post-op instructions or tips for me?
Day 1 more pictures
My stats: 5'7", 29 yrs old, 2 breast fed kids, pre-op deflated B; Natrelle Inspira 485cc SRF
Additional update: while the pain level is bearable (not sure if it's bearable bc of pain relievers), I did need help to get out of the bed for bathroom and close the bra after these pics. I rubbed some coconut oil on the parts that were particularly itchy (top breasts, stomach and lower back).
Does anyone else feel like they are missing something at this stage? I keep trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be eating and drinking, if I'm missing a medication to take, etc.
I also haven't been this drowsy in my life, this update should have been 5 min long yet I keep putting down words that make no sense. High as a kite lol
I am extremely happy with how they look, as soon as I get the green light from Dr. Gordon, I plan to hit the gym and the mall!
I came across the Vitamedica clinical support multivitamin ($80) and in looking at the ingredients my Hairfinity vitamins have all but three of the same ingredients and have no Vitamin E and were great for my hair and skin, I'm hoping I can resume taking those. I haven't had a huge appetite though I did eat some pizza and cheese and crackers last night.
I haven't had any nausea which I am surprised by because I even get car sick. I do think the lack of nausea is due to me drinking half my weight in water for three days prior to surgery and I am continuing to do so. This morning I had some eggs and yogurt for breakfast for protein (good for healing and tissue repair). I also had a smoothie with some protein powder and spinach for vitamin K (helps with blood clotting and preventing hematoma).
3 week update
For reference, I got 485cc Inspira Smooth Full Profile. I am 5'7" and 135ish lbs.
I am three weeks out today. And I can say that I have no pain, no morning boob, or discomfort. The only time I am uncomfortable is if I am trying to hold myself up on my arms for an extended period of time or too quickly lift up my 30lb daughter or 35 lb son. I feel so much more confident in clothing and without. I can't wait until they fully drop, I can't imagine them getting much softer bc they are already super squishy and feel real. I still have steri strips on my incisions, which I have trimmed down bc it was loose, but haven't seen my incisions yet. I am still wearing the strap to bed, and periodically throughout the day. My next appointment is in 1 week so I will do an update then and post pics in clothing.
Dr. Gordon was my 3rd consultation after feeling like something was missing with the other doctors and right away I knew he was the one. He listened to all of my concerns, answered all of my questions, did not rush me at all during the consult. I feel like he understands exactly what I'm looking for and I trust him to execute my vision going into surgery, I didn't get that with other surgeons. During my pre-op appointment, Dr. Gordon spent time going over my concerns about size and fit and showed me more of his work with a girl similar body frame and gave his honest opinion which I appreciate and trusted. The day of surgery Dr. Gordon came in and marked me up and afterwards noted that my muscles were very tight but everything looks good. I know the nurses talked to my husband about post op stuff but it would have been nice to get a call from him or his staff that night just to see if I had any questions or check on me. I was fine and I did have his pager number I will say. Overall so far I am extremely happy with my experience. The only reason I didn't give stars across the board are the lack of follow up, when I called and emailed the staff one day post op I didn't get a response, and whenever I did go I did have a bit of a wait time (30 minutes usually).