27, 5'4" 140lbs,560 & 525ccs, Natrelle submuscular silicone round
I booked my surgery! Pre-op appointment is...
Two weeks till surgery!
I added "bare" pictures... I know I need to lose a few... It just seems hard to find the time with my two little ones (2 1/2 & 1). Hopefully I'll get it in gear soon.
What do you ladies recommend for recovery items that I need to have ready?
And tips on how to care for little ones while recovering? My mom will be here for a week and of course I have my hubby:) but it still makes me nervous... I keep the household running.... Ya know?
Thanks for listening to my rambling!!! I wish all you girls best wishes in your surgeries
I'll keep it short. The picture is the recommended multivitamin and pills to help with swelling and bruising.. Etc.
They let me try on the sizes again and I believe I will be going with high profile 450cc. The surgeon will put pictures in the surgery room of what I like and don't like. I'm so excited!
Next post I will be on the other side!
Wish me luck!
Sientra implants issues
I'm sure if you are getting sientra you have been told but if not just fyi and ask your doctor.
Today's the day!
Officially on the other side
I'm home eating food.. Light food mind you.. I'm not allowed to eat heavy or spicy food for 24 hrs. I attached a picture. I'll update again soon!
Day 1 post op
So far so good. Still feel a bit of pressure up top and have been icing as much as possible. It's still hard up top but squishy on bottom..weird. but anyway feeling good...went to the store with my mom and have been walking around the house staying mobile. Got to take a shower which felt so good! I'm pretty self sufficient, hubby just helps me put shirts on and off. I can go to the bathroom just fine on my own... speaking of which, I haven't gone number 2 yet..Nurse said if I haven't gone by tomorrow night I have to take a laxative..let's hope I go soon.
I have a pretty good range of motion with my arms..just can't raise them to far away from my body.
Doctor had recommended an app for prescriptions called rxmindme, but its for iPhones only. So for any android users out there I found one called mango health(weird name) but it works great and notifies me when to take my pill, which one, and how many. It's very very useful!
My boobs I feel, are a bit torpedo like but once they drop I'm sure that will diminish:)
That's all I can think of to say now!
Much love ladies
Day two post op
I feel sad I can't put her in her crib at night and rock her for a bit...but it'll pass.
I took off the top bandages after shower and was instructed to leave the others on...I believe they are superglued and will be removed at next week's appointment.
I don't see any bruising so that's good. The whole bottom half of my boobs are numb which is a weird feeling for sure!
Have a great evening ladies!
November 23, 2015
Anyway.. I can lift my one year old up and off of things if I keep her close to my chest but it's minimal that I do it. I'm only taking muscle relaxant before bed and then two Tylenol, arnica, bromelain , antibiotic, and multivitamin during day. I think it's too soon to compare to see if they've dropped. The sides are sore and I am more aware of the incision areas.. I get a little twinge every once in a while. My first appointment is Wednesday so I'll update again after that!
I hope all you ladies have a great day!
Before n after
I also tried to do a body shot to show proportions
November 25, 2015
I'm more aware of them when walking around.. Maybe the weight of them are putting pressure on my incisions..
I think maybe I should have taken two Tylenol instead of one because I was extra drained yesterday and my back hurt.. Everything hurt... So I'm sticking to two Tylenol till further notice;)
Doctors appointment went well. She showed me some massage techniques to do... Basically squishing each boob moving up and down and then pushing them together and rubbing the top part of my chest. I told her I was still wary of touching them but she said they are tougher than you think. She gave me my card ...560cc in left, 525cc in the right. High profile. I am allowed to sleep on back now and don't have to wear a bra to bed if I don't want to. Still no exercising. Only soft bras... She gave me tape to put over my incisions that I leave on 5-7 days at a time for 3/4 months to help the incisions heal flat. I've been squishing them since I got home.. Hehe.. Husband is still nervous to touch them though. The bruising scares him:) but that's ok. He's just concerned for me
November 28, 2015
I don't think I have any swelling left.. My bruising looks terrible. I can't wait till it goes away.. Husband says it looks like someone beat my boob with a stick.. Haha.
It feels weird sleeping on my back... Not because it hurts or anything... Maybe just because I had been sleeping upright for a while I got used to it.... Who knows.
They are getting softer... I wish they would get there faster but I know I need patience.....
I can pick up kiddos as long as I keep them close to my body when lifting. It feels uncomfortable to have my baby on my chest so I carry her on my hip if needed. I have most of my arm "range" back except when reaching too far overhead. My incisions are starting to itch and my right nipple area is numb as well as both under sides of my boobs. I put an ice packs all over in places to see if I could feel the cold. Mostly though every thing is back to normal, which I'm happy about:)
So husband's family hasn't noticed! No looks or anything... I'm glad. It's not their business I don't think anyway;) my sister in law did make a remark that I "kept my boobs" after kids and I just smiled. But that was that. A fleeting thought did cross my mind to tell her then but I don't want her telling others (because she would). Having family here is nice but it is also very tiring and I keep reminding myself I just had this surgery a little over a week ago so of course my body is more tired!
I feel like I'm ok though and recovering very quickly... It feels like I shouldn't be able to heal this quickly... Maybe I'll just credit it to my doctor doing an amazing job and the vitamedica kit I purchased?
I am just on the arnica, multivitamin, and muscle relaxants.. Along with two Tylenol a day.
I bought a couple of cheap bras at Walmart again. They were really cute and for $5 a piece why not?
Well, I think that's it for now!
I hope all you ladies pre-op have great surgeries and all you ladies post op are doing well and healing nicely!
I'm hoping when they are done d&f they will look a little bigger? I'm not sure....
Tell me I'm crazy ladies!!!
December 3, 2015
Have a great evening girls!
Today is a good boobie day:)
Hubs says they are still hard.. even though I think they are getting softer every day. ;)
Overall I'm feeling more and more confident and I love the feeling! I am so happy with my results!
December 20, 2015
January 6, 2016
Still pretty numb in the right breast.. Although I do have a few twinges of feeling every once in a while.. Like in the shower if the water hits it, it kind of is a sore/bruised feeling. Husband said maybe it's my nerves healing... I am looking forward to having the feeling back though... It's weird being numb.
I can feel the implants every once in a while... When I bend over to pick something up it feels very weird, hard to explain the feeling.. Like a pulling on my skin. Also if I move my boobs around and massage them pretty vigorously I think I can feel them moving around in there.. But all in all, it's not enough to bother me and I am beyond happy with them!
Everything is back to normal daily life:)
Day one and two month comparison
Well here's the pics! The red one is my favorite.. I'll definitely have to buy some more colorful ones next time;)
Couple more bras
February 25, 2016
Still very happy I did this! My scars are still red but over time I believe they will fade. I'm pretty sure they have settled in their position and won't drop anymore. They have a nice slope and look quite natural I think:)
Bottom and nipple of right breast still have no feeling but I hope it returns soon.
That's about it! Until next time ladies xoxo
March 24, 2016
They are pretty soft and jiggly and look like natural breasts.. And when I lay down they do kind of fall to the side like natural ones do so that's good.
I'm having a hard time finding a swimsuit.. I have a 3 and 1 year old so I'm trying to make sure they can't accidentally pull my top off or something and... they definitely are noticeable in a bathing suit and I feel like I want to be a tad conservative.. Lol I'm not sure where to look though.. Any suggestions?
Well.. That's all I can think of as of now. :)
Happy healing ladies!
9 month update
The staff is amazing. Very informative and nice. Dr. Gordon listens and makes you feel very comfortable. It's the day of treatment that I'm writing this but I just love her! UPDATED 1-2-16** Still very happy with Dr. Gordon. She went in after my surgery and let my husband know how I was doing. She gave me the results I asked for. Nurses at surgery center were very nice and informative, they answered any questions I had. Nurses in office are super sweet and personable. They answer emails promptly or call if anything requires further explanation. My 6 week check up is soon and so far all of the Restora staff have exceeded my expectations.