I am a 28 year old, whom a lil over a month ago had a full TT, breast lift and reduction. After reading for months about the procedures I was going to get done, viewing surgeries on Youtube, learning all pro's and con's, I decided to go for it. THUS FAR NO REGRETS. However, I strongly believe that whomever decides to get these types of procedures should educate themselves more, SPECIALLY for recovery purposes. My experience HAS NOT being rough at all. The firtst 2 days were the only days I actually felt pain, after that it has just been normal discomforts here and there. THE DRAIN, make it your BEST FRIEND, it is extremely important for you to keep it clean and to follow all Doc's care instructions. Keep it in there as much as necessary, it helps A LOT. It is also important to mention that if you get a "seroma" (collection of fluid under the skin), after the drain is removes, DONT FREAK OUT, the needle might be long but it won't hurt, it is not dangerous and it is common for women who had a lot of excess skin and/or fat. I got a med leave for 14 days, I requested it, although you might feel GOOD, give your body at least 3 weeks of rest. I was feeling very tired and unfocused, and I have an office job... The belly button might take a LONG time to heal, don't be scared, it is normal. LADIES, make sure you keep that girdle ON as much as you can, IT HELPS! And you will feel WAY better with it on since your body will be week for a long time. Today, I am 7 weeks post-op and to be honest, it is a roller coaster, some days my body feels FANTASTIC, some other days I just wamna lay down and rest. Beware that this is due to al the effort your body is making to heal. Again, I DO NOT REGRET MY DECISION, everytime I look in the mirror, makes everything worth it.
About my breast lift and reduction, all I can say is I LOVE THE RESULTS. Pain has been very mild, take it easy on the healing, although you won't feel much pain, lifting arms and heavy things is not recommended.
I am really hoping my results continue to show, swelling will take some time to go away but my bff the girdle sure does help!
Have no fear to feel more confident about yourself, before you go through this make a healthy life style a habit and what comes next will be a walk in the park.