my journey to better boobs, calgary, AB
I am 27 years old and have 38 H breasts. I can't...
consultation went well
My surgery is scheduled for June 11th and I've been put on a cancellation list as well. Hopefully I get in sooner.
The only concern that I have is a possible pregnancy after the surgery. My husband and I are 50/50 on whether we want another child. The doctor said I could have the surgery now and risk possible sagging after if I get pregnant and possibly not being able to breast feed(said about 50% chance). My other option is to wait until we are done having children to get the surgery(about 3+ years). Does anyone have any experience with having a breast reduction in between children? I'm leaning strongly towards having it. My quality of life sucks right now because of my giant boobs. I'm afraid that I can't be the best mom I can be because of them. I am constantly having to readjust them and can't just enjoy the moment. I refuse to swim as well since my boobs spill out over my bathing suit top.
I told my husband today that I would rather have small saggy boobs than big saggy boobs lol at least I won't have to go broke buying bras!
Anyways, I guess I will try and find some info on breast reduction in between kids! If anyone had any advice I would love to hear it!
Have a great day!
I asked the receptionist if people cancel often and she laughed and said no. This was the first one in over 6 months. realistically I'm not sure if I could have even had it that early since I only stopped breast feeding a couple months ago. Guess I keep waiting patiently for the days to pass! Hopefully I can lose some more baby weight before the surgery. I'm down 15lbs in a month and still have about 20lbs to go until I am at my pre baby weight.
One good thing that has happened lately, is that my breasts have shrunk a bit since I stopped breast feeding. Now they are even more saggy then before. I just can't win lol
It is starting to hit me!
We have talk to my mom and she is going to stay with us to help me. My husband works out of town and I have an 8 month old daughter. I can use all the help I can get. Mom just retired so I said I would fly her out. She said she could stay as long as I need. Does anyone know how long she will need to stay? I was thinking 2weeks if everything goes smooth. Is that a realistic time frame to be able to take care of my daughter again? She is under 20lbs.
Also, what is a good bra to get(I am in Canada). I'm going to get a couple pairs of button up PJ's as well. I seriously cannot believe this is happening so soon! I thought I was going to have lots of time to prepare mentally for this. I am just sooo freaking excited!
I already warned my husband that I'm going to buy a million bras and bathing suits. Oohh and sexy lingerie and nighties that I don't have to wear a bra with! I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in August too and I will be the only bridesmaid that has small boobs!! It is a sweetheart neckline and strapless. I'm going to rock that dress!
Anyways! Hope you are all getting ready for the holidays and healing well or waiting patiently! I'm off to dream of my future Boobies and probably do some online Window shopping ;)
--sorry for the formatting as I am on my phone--
some before pics
Question about stretch marks!
I'm really scared my husband is going to be grossed out by my new boobs and this comment just scared me even more. He loves me to death and understands why I want this but I still worry he will find them to be gross because of the scars. I thought the scars in the pic were great for 6 months. Ughh....
Anyone have a husband or partner not like them? I know it isn't his choice but I still want him to think I'm sexy obviously
Question for women with infants
Also, how long until you were given the go ahead for sports. .. More specifically I'm hoping I can get some more snowboarding in before the season is over!
Thanks in advance!!
Its hard to believe that my surgery is less than a week!!!! Getting super excited but also sad :( I'm going to havea really hard time not cuddling and playing with my daughter. She is 9 months and at that fun stage where she is learning so much! I swear if she learns to walk while I'm sleeping I'm going to bawl my eyes out .
Anyways... Hope you all are enjoying your day and recovering nicely....or waiting patiently!
starting to have a rough time :(
We are in the process of buying a house and things arn't going well so the deal might fall through :( not the best time to be worrying about that.
I picked my mom up from the airport today and that isn't going well either :( she seems to think I will be fine and dandy right after surgery. She is planning stuff for us and talking about how I can keep my same routine and take care of my daughter and she will just pick her up when needed. Ummmm wtf????? I flew her out here to take care of my daughter because I can't. Then she decides that the night before my surgery she is going to have my niece and SIL over for a cupcake decorating party.
I just feel like NO ONE is taking this serious and I'm feeling awful about it. My SIL actually told me the other day that it isn't even a major surgery so why am I worried? And why would anyone else be concerned.
I'm sorry for my rant and hopefully tomorrow will be better. Thanks for listening to me bitch (not like I gave youa choice) lol
got my surgery time!
time to sleep...
made it to the small Side!
So I had to be at the hospital for 9:10am. My friend drove me and came in with me. When I got to the hospital I was admitted and then went to the day surgery area. I waited there about an hour and bit until they called me back. They had me change into a gown, smock, booties and pants. I was allowed to keep my under garments on at this point since I had to go back into the waiting room fora bit after. So before I went back to the waiting room they took my height, weight, and some other info. I went back into the waiting room for about 20min until they called me back . At this point I peed and removed my under garments ( I was so tempted to just throw my big nasty bra in the garbage lol) I also had to remove my smock and pants. I climbed onto the bed and they wheeled me into the OR.
I waited in the OR for about 10 min until my dr came in. He marked me up and then introduced me to my anesthesiologist(sp?). After that I was wheeled into the operating room.
I the operating room they transferred me on the surgery bed. There were 4 nurses and the anesthesiologist in there. I asked if he could knock me out and then give me my IV(they normally have a really hard time finding my veins). He said he would give me some laughing gas to help. He put it over my face and told me it was going to smell bad but to breath in. I was laughing and saying I was so high and the nurses were all laughing at me for saying I felt like teenager again lol. That was the last thing i remembered.
I woke up in recovery feeling great. My pain was at about a 6 maybe. They gave me morphine and it went to a 1 or 2. I wasnt sick or anything. They wheeled me to the day surgery recovery area where I am now and will be here until tomorrow.
They have me on perks and my pain is about a 1. I'm not tired or sick. I ate my dinner as well with no problems. I have also peed. All the nurses arepretty surprised how alert I am and have been since right after I woke up.
My friend is coming to visit me with some Timmies (all you Canadian ladies will know how great this is lol). I'm still not tired and I'm actually quite bored! I have drains in that will come out tomorrow morning.
I will probably post more later since I'm going stir crazy!
Again, I apologize for the horrible format, auto corrects and grammar---phones stuck for this type of thing!
Right now I am soooo happy but I really can't see anything so who knows!!
Side note--funny story--
When I was being admitted, the girl said there wasa girl the other day who had the same surgery with the same doctor. Apparently when she left the hospital she ran up to the admit window and competitive flashed her boobs to this women to show her how awesome they were. Lol. I don't think I will be doing that but it was pretty funny. The guy helping with admit was so awkward with all the boobs talk! Poor guy. Lol
amount removed and end of day update!
When I had my appendix out 9 months ago I was the same way. Wide awake after the anesthetic.
They removed 15ml (I'm assuming that the measurement) from each drain about 7 hours after the surgery. I still have the drains until the morning. I was supposed to have IV until then too but since I havent felt sick at all they took it out! Yay!!!!
I have an ice pack under each boobie too. All together since I got to recovery I have taken 4 percocets( about a 8 hr period)and have had a pain level of less the 1 on a scale of 1-10.
Im hoping this continues tomorrow but I think it might feel like i got hit by a bus tomorrow.
I'm so excited to see boobs today. Plastic Surgeon Gets here around 8am today!!!
Sorry for all the post! I was/am obsessed with this site and now that I can actually help others instead of just soaking up all the it is nice.
pics 1 day post op
I am home now and so feeling well. Pain is at a 0 or 1. Not taking much pain med. Moving around Pretty good but not taking any chances no matter how good im feeling. These bad boys need to heal good. I will update on my after care instructions either later today or tomorrow. Some of them seem quite relaxed, such as not sleeping on stomach for only the 1st week. Seems weird. Anyways.... Happy healing and patient waiting!
1 day post pic without bra
I need to lose weight so theylook better I think. I know it'sa common concern but they seem smaller then a big C (what we discussed).
I love you ladies!
I slept in my bed last night. Pain is still a 0-1. I surprisingly slept great which I didn't thinki would since I am 100% tummy sleeper. My hubby comes home today to see the girls in person! I will keep you posted and add a new pic tonight!
My husband had his first real life look at the girls and says they look great and that I look skinnier.
I have complete feeling in my right nipple but nothing in my left nipple. My left nipple looks to be swollen still. My right doesn't. I only took an extra strength Tylenol this morning in case I started to hurt. Nothing so far. The odd time the under incision would sting if i was on the ground paying with my daughter. Once I moved back to the couch I was pain free again.
I do have a question.... What have you all been told to do after a shower? I assume I shouldn't put gauze and bra over my wet steri strips. Do you just hangout braless while it dries? ??
Still doing well!
I bought some panty liners finally to use in my bra. I switched to bralette with the liners and my husband helped me pull it over my head. I keep lifting my arms above my head then remembering I'm not supposed too. Oops!
Sleeping sitting up is already getting annoying and i find myself trying to lay on my side with my bottom half while my top half stays on my back, needless to say that really isnt comfy at all.
I haven't taken any pain meds at all today. I am still taking arnica montana 3 times a day.
We are going out again tomorrow to see some more homes to possibly buy. Hopefully I'm not sore from today.
I will update again in few days i think since there really isn't any exciting news!
Have a great day and happy healing!
I was wondering if any of you can tell me when to expect zingers to start???
Hope you're all having a great day!
1 week update!!
First of all it is really hard to believe that it has been a week since my surgery. It is actually hard to believe that I have even had the reduction after so many years of wanting it. It all happened so fast.
My left nipple still had no feeling in it(anyone know when this feeling might come back if it does? ). I still have no pain although sometimes my bra band rubs the incision and its uncomfortable. My suggestion to anyone preop to look for post op bands that are really wide. My most comfortable bra seems to have about a 2" band. Most of my steri strips have fell off except around my nipple.
Emotionally I seem to go back and forth between thinking they are a good size and thinking they are a little too small. I think that that will pass and I will be happy 100% with my size. My husband and best friend both made comments about them being small and me being flat chested. It's funny because it bothered me but it also used to bother me when people would say how big my boobs were. Funny how that works....
I still can't pick up my daughter but I am back to most other activities no problem. I tried sleeping on my side last night but it really wasn't comfortable. I really worry about my incision opening up at the "T" since that seems to be the norm for complications.
I can't think of anything else that could be important to anyone so I will just upload some pics. I don't think there is any change but I will add any ways!
2 weeks post op
I still have very little pain, just a bit of a bruised feeling on the sides where the drains went in. I have been sleeping on my sides every night but still no stomach sleeping.
I have picked my daughter up couple times no problem but I am concerned I will open up an incision. I have help until Tuesday still so I am taking it easy.
Hope everyone is doing well and healing great!
3 week update!
4 week update!
Dr. Beveridge was very to the point. He was helpful answering all my questions. He had average bedside manner. I would use him again 100%. His secretary is a little cold but I didn't have to deal her much so it didn't bother me.