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I'm 5'11" and 125 lbs. breastfed 2 children, I'm a...
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Has anybody gotten their BA done at the cosmetic surgery care center in beverly hills? What was your experience? Worth it, or not worth it?
Sugery date booked! Need more "realistic" wish photos :/
After talking with him I had a better understanding of what my body could hold, and I actually went back to searching for "wish boobs" and found myself wanting to go smaller anyways. I really appreciate that he is a thorough surgeon and wont do something to my body that will actually end up hurting me or making me look terrible. What I originally wanted would have made me incredibly top heavy and I definitely don't want that!
Even the littlest bit of breast tissue and skin goes a long way, and I just don't have any! Has anybody else have this awakening? He told me that my original photos were unrealistic, but I couldn't quite get an idea of what was in his mind when he envisioned what he could do for me. I'm uploading new wish boobs and at my pre-op I plan to bring in MANY photos this time so that he and I can go through them. What I feel good about is that he is such an experienced surgeon so when I don't quite know what I'm doing, I can still relax and trust him. I have NO BOOBS, so what I wake up with will be better than what ive got now..hopefully!
April 6th sugery date, final wish photos?!
As for gaining clearance, Kaiser won't clear their patients anymore. They're idea of clearance is to just release the summary of the visit to the surgeon. If there is any problem then the office will call me in the morning. I just don't want to pay out of pocket to see an outside doctor just for a hand written note that restates my summary--- which says I'm perfectly healthy for surgery.
He also said to just bring in 2 final photos and he'll work on getting me the look I'm going for. I just don't want to wake up and realize that my pictures aren't even what I wanted. I'm all mixed up! I don't want to be huge!
Today the day!
Can't believe I'm on the other side!
It's so hard to do anything; especially type and take photos. I don't know how anybody does it.
Anyways, here's some post op pics!
Painkiller side effects!
Implants have softened just a touch and it feels so awesome :)
Medical tape was driving me nuts, so I put bandaids over my stitches. Gonna hop in the shower soon so I'll post pics of the incisions.
I believe I can spend the day off of painkillers and just take tylonel pm later today if I need to and just sleep. Sleeping through the pain and healing helps me loads.
A ton of air bubbles moving throughout my chest and stomach is funny. I wasn't told to massage, but it just feels good to lightly massage my lymph node area and upper chest.
I though icing was ridiculous yesterday but now I feel like it really helped and I just wanna keep icing today :)
Skin tightness has decreased a lot!! No More burning hot skin.
4 days post op!
Crazy to see the difference in only 4 days!
8 days post op
10 days post op
On 4th, 6th, and 9th days I actually had sex. Not sure if I really should have, but it was in positions that were manageable and my husband did most of the work haha. I've also been putting on pullover shirts since it doesnt bother me one bit to do so, but my nurse really suggested not to do that whether I could feel anything or not. Oops!
On my 1 week post op visit I got my stitches removed, and i didn't feel a thing! Completely numb. So that's another part of healing that is different for every patient, because I prepared for the worst. They're also not as raised as I thought they'd be and falling they're into the crease pretty well!
Ever since surgery day I've had full feeling in my left nipple, but my right side has been numb and is just now starting to slowly get feeling again! Woo! That was my biggest fear and I was ready to wait 6-12 months for feeling to come back. I'm very happy :)
There isn't a real need for any pain meds now, but since I have them I'll take 1 at night and some benedryl still just so that I can sleep comfortably. Skipped that regime last night and regretted it as I woke up here and there with discomfort, but nothing agonizing.
This morning I didn't have help with my son so I sort of guided him into his carseat that way I wouldnt be lifting him but I ended up doing a little lifting and felt something strange in my left breast. i've been paranoid all day, but that breast is also dropping more than my right. If I flex my right side its stiffer, and flexing my left is just....different? But so is my strength on both sides! I think im ok, but I heard of someone else doing a stretch that didn't hurt her but she ended up in the hospital having to fix whatever happened after the breast turned red. Mine is still fine, so I think I'll just wait before calling the office.
Costanzo is actually located in Thousand Oaks, CA. Ironically, my home town! I really don't know what to say. He's sort of a no nonsense kind of doctor which I find very reassuring. His entire staff is warm and friendly. I first came in with unrealistic wish photos and when I returned for my pre op he said that I can move forward wth my second set of photos that I brought in for his approval. I narrowed it down to 2, which happened to be both patients of his own, and when I compare his work on me to the wish photos I brought in I can see how on point he was! I'm thrilled!!!!