I'm getting buttock implants with Dr. Stanton...
I'm getting buttock implants with Dr. Stanton tomorrow. I have been dreaming about doing this for years but I wanted to make sure that I was done having children. I have three small kids and I know that recovery will be though. I am fortunate that my sister and husband will be around to help me. I took three weeks off of work to recover. Hopefully that is enough time. My stats are:
I am getting the 450cc round implants. I will try to post tomorrow or the next few days to let you guys know how the recovery process is going. I picked up my medications today and my bags are packed.
2 antibiotics cipro and flagyl
1 anti-inflammatory celebrex
1 nausea patch scopolamine $50 (most expensive)
1 med to help with nerve pain nuerontin
I packed comfy clothes, meds, boppy pillow and snacks.
I showed up at surgery center at 7:00am filled out some forms and then they took me in the back. I said goodbye to my sister and the nurse said he would give her a call when I was done. I changed into a gown and the nurse took my vitals. Shortly after that I met the anesthesiologist and answered all of his questions. Next Doctor Stanton came and and marked me up. Before I knew it I was getting an IV and I got the good meds and then I was out. The procedure felt like the blink of an eye. But, I woke up in a lot of pain and they hooked me up with more pain meds and then called my sister to come pick me up. As soon as I got up to get in the wheel chair I instantly felt nauseous and the nurse gave me a puke bucket. Thank God the hotel was close by. I took some Percocet laid down and I felt so much better. So day one was definitely rough.
I got to take a shower today!
So it's been 48 hours and I was able to shower and take the bandages off. I noticed a little dent on one side of my buttock. Did anyone have this happen before? I'm still in a lot of pain. I've been taking 1 Percocet every 6 hours and Motrin to keep the pain tolerable.?I try to get up and walk around every 1-2 hours while awake. It's really hard though because I three small kids. Luckily, I do have my sister here to help for the first week. Also, I slept much better last night. I've been sleeping on my stomach with pillows under my abdomen and head. I also start to get nauseous when I stand up to long, but when I lay back down the nausea goes away. So far recovery is tough.
Felt much better today!
Today was the best day so far. I felt a little bit of pain and nausea went away completely. I was able to do the dishes and some laundry, but I'm still walking like a duck. I've been taking percocet and motrin every 8 hours and I feel like it is helping a lot. I've also been taking colace everyday and I finally had a BM. Sorry TMI, but make sure you take colace (stool softener).
I'm feeling better everyday! The top part of my butt is still slightly sore and definitely tight, but very tolerable. I stopped taking the Percocet after day 5 and I don't even need Motrin anymore. I took three weeks off of work for recovery but know I'm thinking that I should just asked for two weeks off. I would say that the first 4-5 days are the most painful but after that it gets a lot easier. I'm getting used to sleeping in my stomach. I really can't wait for week 2, so that I can sit in my butt for a little while.
2 weeks post-op
I love my new booty! It's everything I ever hoped for. I was able to sit today for 15-30 minutes. I sat with a pillow under my hamstrings. It hurt a little bit but not too bad. I seriously wish that I would have done this procedure a long time ago. The healing phase has been pretty good, once you get through the first five days. Dr. Stanton gave me my confidence back and I am eternally grateful for that. Dr. Stanton and his team did a great job. Don't hesitate to book a consultation with him if your lacking in the booty region.