My Recovery and Journey :) - Carmel, IN

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I had a BA, anchor BL, and areola reduction on...

I had a BA, anchor BL, and areola reduction on 5/30/12. I have never been really happy with my breasts as I have always had a little sag due to having a natural C cup, but in retrospect, they looked great before kids lol! I did breastfeed both children, my 1st for 6 months and my 2nd for only a few weeks. The kids for sure did the girls in! I have wanted my boobs done for a LONG time and I knew I'd need a lift, but was terrified of the scarring and put it off because of that - I had to come to terms with the scarring if I wanted what I have always called "stripper titties" lol! I also educated myself and realized that if you do what they say to do, you will have minimal scarring. All I can say is that the pain was intense after and I definitely had "buyer's remorse!" For the first week post-op I couldn't believe I willingly did this to myself, but that passed and I'd do it all over because I look great now!!!! I love my boobs so much!

It has been a rough recovery for sure. I have had no real complications. I "spit" a ton of stitches and have a fair amount of scar tissue forming under my left areola incision because I didn't know how hard to massage. Now I know, MASSAGE TILL IT HURTS! My hope is that it'll all break up as I have also increased massaging to 4 x's daily vs 2-3. I would die if I had to have a revision surgery. And that is where my mixed feeling come in with my ps.... I do not feel like he explained very well how hard to massage, the depth, and what will happen if I don't do it properly. Maybe it's just a man/woman thing or because I am a RN and he thinks I should just know, idk, but I am suffering a minor consequence now from his lack of explanation and I am a cardiac RN - not a plastics nurse! I am going to post lots of pics before and throughout my recovery up to today. I did have alot done and would love to answer any questions because there are many stages to this healing process., physically, psycologically, and emotionally. It sucks being on tight restrictions for so long. I thought I would love it because I'd get a break from the kids and housework.... Not so much!

I got depressed. It took a week before I could even sit up on my own lol! I don't want to scare anyone, but I want to be real about it. As I said, as awful as it was, I'd do it again in a heart beat! I was measured at VS and I am a 34DD!!!! My mouth hit the floor because my mind hasn't caught up with my boobs yet:) It's definitely an adjustment and I look in the mirror sometimes in awe that these are really mine! I feel so much better about my body. I have a wonderful doting husband and we have always had a great sex life, but it has gotten better and we haven't even been able to really play much yet! Hope that isn't TMI or inappropriate, but I was shocked at how much sexier I felt almost immediately. I haven't got to the point that I can wear like a backless shirt out without worrying about a bra, but can't wait for that. I do wear like a spanx tank top around the house some without a bra and love the way they look. I wish I would have done this years ago!

Interesting piece of info... I went to see my PS...

Interesting piece of info... I went to see my PS because my scars were starting to widen. He told Me to stop massaging:) that it was mostly for redness and scar tissue. Once the skin has healed, you can actually cause that newer, fragile skin to breakdown from too much massaging, thus causing my scar to widen. I am elated! I feel as though I've graduated lol. I'm still doing silicone sheets to minimize this and a raised area I have under my breast. However, that's easy compared to massaging 5-10 min twice daily :) I'm right at the 8 month mark and time has flown by! I can't believe it.
Stanley Harper

I am torn on my ratings. My ps did an amazing job with my surgery, however, I feel that I am rushed out by him and didn't get great after care instructions.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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