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I am one week post op. I had a reduction and lift....

I am one week post op. I had a reduction and lift. I think my PS did a remarkable job, but I am concerned that I am not small enough. I wore a 32D before surgery and was spilling out of that, so I probably should have been in a DD. My breasts were so saggy and I always felt out of proportion for my petite frame. I asked for a reduction to a B cup, but honestly, I can't tell anything has been reduced. I definitely got the lift....but I actually feel larger than before. Am I going crazy? I don't have the nerve to post pictures yet. I have been so encouraged by reading your stories as I go through this journey and would appreciate any insight. I paid for the procedure out of pocket, and thought long and hard about it before proceeding. Right now, I am so disappointed. I dreamed of a smaller outcome. I know that there is still some swelling....but I don't think I will end up with the size I hoped for.

Today, I went to my second post op appointment and...

Today, I went to my second post op appointment and the steri strips were removed. The right breast scar looks really good, but the left side is pretty scary. Also, what appeared to be symmetrical just yesterday, is now looking a little off. The left breast (scary scar) seems to not be as perky as the right one. Is anyone else experiencing this kind of healing?

My PS told me I could go into any kind of bra. I opted for one that is wireless and no cups....sort of like a sports bra, but with back hooks. Anybody out there have any suggestions about good first bras?

I feel like I am obsessing over these breasts. My husband is supportive, but I get the feeling he is ready for me to move on. He didn't oppose the procedure, but it was definitely my idea, not his. Wow....so many emotions here.

Today is day 11. I continue to be amazed at how...

Today is day 11. I continue to be amazed at how different the scars look on my left and right breast. The right side looks amazing; however, it looks completely different on the left side. Almost like it was stitched by a kindergarten student. I have jokingly said that to my husband, but honestly.....it is not too far from how I really feel. Another thing I am dealing with is my husband won't even look yet! Is there anyone out there who has had this experience? He has always been a squeamish, but really....seems like he would be a little curious. The final obsession for today is the lift. I am already worried that I will start sagging again. Again, anybody else have those worries? I sound like I am totally obsessing over these new breasts and I guess I am. I have waited so long for this and sitting around doing virtually nothing while I heal just makes me obsess more. Any input or thoughts would be so appreciated. Reading your comments and your experiences helps so much. Thanks!

Today is one day short of two weeks. The right...

Today is one day short of two weeks. The right breast still looks so much better than the left. My husband still doesn't have the nerve to look and I am still obsessing about size and lift. I feel pretty good, but am getting a little stir crazy. My appetite is still not good, so hopefully, I will drop a few pounds during this recovery.

My questions of the day are:
1. What is the best bra to wear post surgery?
2. How much is too much to do? My PS gave me very few limitations but I am still taking it easy, trying not to lift, clean, etc. I have gone to the grocery store and pushed a cart though, and I have been out to eat and to church.
3. How much do the breasts drop as they heal? I don't want mine to drop too much. I have no idea what my size is, but it still looks too big.

I read updates from ladies in this community everyday and appreciate all so much.

Today is either day 15 or 16. I am losing track,...

Today is either day 15 or 16. I am losing track, which I guess is a good thing. I ventured out today to run a few errands and I feel fine physically. I tried nor to overdo it, but I am at that place where I seem to be second guessing everything. I am experiencing the tingling that I have read about, and my left breast is sore around the incision, but it is not unbearable. I still don't know what size I am, but the mirror tells me it is still larger than I had hoped for. Patience has never been one of my virtues. Tomorrow I am going to eat with a couple of friends. I have only told a few people about my surgery, so it will be interesting to see if anyone notices. (Which I will probably be disappointed if they don't and it will further add to my opinion that not enough was removed.). I am still having a hard time understanding why my PS was so adamant that my desire for a B cup was too small. In the end, he settled on small C, large B, whatever that means!! So, overall...I guess I am still worried too much about the size, worried the lift is sagging too quickly, and wondering why my husband still won't look. I think I need him to tell me that everything looks okay. I sound like a mess on this post, but thanks for letting me get it out.

Today I am three weeks one day! I went to my PS...

Today I am three weeks one day! I went to my PS yesterday to get him to look at one of the places on my left breast. I wasn't sure if the incision had been compromised, but there was a dried bloody spot. He pronounced that all was okay. We are going on a long-planned trip out of the country to Nova Scotia on Friday (I'm a Southern girl from Georgia) and I wanted to know my limitations for pulling my luggage, etc. He said I was cleared for that. Sometimes, he is so laid back, compared to other PS I read about on this site that I get worried. He also said that I didn't need to do anything for the scars. The right breast looks good, no raised scar, but the left, is still scary, I think. He wasn't worried at all. He said I am still swollen, so hopefully my dream of a B cup will eventually come true. I am in a 34C right now, but still can't find a bra I like. So....I am continuing to do my layering thing.....the Ahh bra on bottom which comes down below my incisions, with the Balj Revolution on top. My husband thinks I am crazy for wearing 2 bras, but it seems to give me just the right amount of support. Either bra by itself doesn't feel like enough! So that's the big joke in my house right now...I paid for breast surgery and now have to wear 2 bras...go figure! Last but not least, I got sick last night. I think it was something I ate. Anyway, I was nauseated and ran a fever. Now here is the bad part....for the last 25+ years, the day after I run a fever, I have a rash on my torso. Praying that the fever rash will be kind to my new breasts!!!

Today I turned 50. My BR was on June 11th and I...

Today I turned 50. My BR was on June 11th and I am 2 days away from 5 weeks. Just returned from a trip to Nova Scotia. The day we left, I had a small place which had been scabbed over that began to bleed. Of course, I stressed out, since we were about to leave the country for 8 days. I put gauze in my bra and kept a close eye on things. It has since bled again several times, but doesn't seem to be infected. I go back to the PS on Wednesday, so hopefully he will tell me all is well. I think my right breast is quite swollen, probably due to using that arm more, but otherwise, the right side seems to be healing a little better than the left, which is where the scary spot is. Still haven't found a bra I like. My husband still refuses to look....but otherwise, all is well. I am glad I did this. It was a bigger surgery than I planned for....I had a hysterectomy last year and bounced back much, much quicker. But, if I had to do it all again, I would. I would definitely do it again!!

Today is my 6th week post op. This is the magic...

Today is my 6th week post op. This is the magic number that I have been shooting for! I would like to start wearing a different, more flattering bra, up my activity, and start feeling more normal. I am still using the neosporin on both sides on places where a few stitches popped and opened up the incisions, My left side, which was the one I was most concerned about is looking really good and the incision that looked horrible just a few weeks ago looks so much better. I am a little concerned that my previously perky self is a lot less perky now that the swelling has gone down considerably. I know I look more normal this way, but it was fun to have the super perky breasts for awhile. All in all, I am still glad i did this.
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