I've been a member of RealSelf for about 2-3 yrs...
I've been a member of RealSelf for about 2-3 yrs now and I am at the point where I've saved up my $ to finally get the procedure I want.
I am getting fat transfer to the breast with Dr Bednar and i am super excited! I have thought about this for a longgg time and done extensive research on doctors, reviews, results, recovery etc.
I am excited to share my journey with you all and thanks for sharing yours!
Tomorrow is the Big Day!
29 Jun 2016
Day of treatment
So I arrived in Charlotte this morning from NY. I am staying at a really awesome Air bnb nearby the docs office. I have my offical consultation in an hour to pay the rest of my dues and discuss my wants. I AM SO EXCITED!! I will post a ton of pics tonight hopefully if my husband is not too tired to take them. We were up all night last night packing and cleaning the house. I am hoping for dramatic lipo results so we shall see! I will keep you guys posted.
The deed is done!! I had my surgery this morning 6/29 at 9a.m. I arrived to the office at 8 and did the pre op prep, urine, blood pressure, hemoglobin check, IV etc.Doc Bednar came a few mintues after 9 a.m and marked me up then I went in the O.R. Only thing I remember is climbing onto the bed and being told that I was going to be put to sleep. Next thing I know I was waking up. PIECE OF CAKE! I wasn't too out of it upon waking up so I ordered an uber and went back to my air bnb. The entire procedure was about 3hours then 1 hour in recovery. I must say that the staff are soooooo amazing and nice!! Very helpful and personable. I suck with names but I cannot thank the staff enough for just being awesome. I am wrapped up like a mummy but I cannot wait to see what they look like!! I had 654 cc put in my left and 534cc in my right to even them out (roughly). I took a pain pill about 5 hours ago but I seriously feel really good. Just ALOT of pressure. If you have children, it feels like when your breast are engorged with milk, that's the best way to describe it. Not too bad. My lipo sites are super numb and leaking which is grossing me out lol but I feel good. I am eager to know what sleeping tonight will be like but I am sure I will be tired because of the meds I plan to take right b4 bed. Oh and btw my period came this morning as I was preparing to go
Thigh and hip comparison
I asked not to take too much from my thighs because I like my large thighs :-)
Feeling the Burn!
Today 7/8 makes 9 days since my surgery. Thus far I feel pretty good still but I am definitely feeling the burn. I was told that I would feel burning sensation in my lipo sites and boy do I!? Man, my lower back is on fire every time I move from a sitting to standing position. My hips burn depending on how I move and the pain in my groin (the public area mainly) has turned into a burning sensation. It is not so bad that I have to take pain med (which I stopped taking since day 2 or 3)but it is surely noticeable. I apply pressure with my hands to my lower back every time I get up which my hubby and baby find hilarious saying I look like an old lady lol. I will be glad when I start to feel more like myself. My bruises are still very prominent on the backs of my legs and knees and they make sitting for long uncomfortable. The bruises on my breast have lightened up and the girls are feeling much softer. They have dropped too which is nice. They are still huge! Which hubby likes of course but I cannot wit until they get a bit smaller and I can play them up in some cute bras! I am going to buy some witch hazel to apply to my bruises before using my arnica cream to see if that helps. I emailed Sylvia at Dr Bednar office, who has been amazing throughout this whole thing, and she gave me a suggestion for an essential oil to try so I will also do that because I bruise really easily and they take forever to go away. Smh. I go back to work on Monday, which I honestly don't know if I am ready for. I have a very demanding job which requires a lot of standing, moving around and long hours. I am nervous. I will let you all know how it goes.
The 29th made 4 weeks since my surgery. I feel...
The 29th made 4 weeks since my surgery. I feel almost 100%. As I stated in my previous post there is still this lingering numbness in my lipoed areas. My breast look good and are soft.
Yesterday I had my 1st post surgical massage. I know some people do it sooner but Dr Bednar said one month post to begin.
I went to a place in the city (NYC) and the woman was great. The massage was a little pricey but it was good. My hars spots already feel a little softer. The masseuse kept saying how great my body felt for only being 4 weeks post. And how my scar placement was the best she's seen. Eh, I guess.
Anyway, no long post here. I will post photos of all I can below. Thanks for keeping up with my journey!!
2 and 3 Month Update!!
22 Oct 2016
4 months post
It's been a while I know. I was locked out of my account for some time and just lazy for the rest of the time. I did take very straight forward photos on the 29th of each month since my surgery so I will post them. It's been almost 4 months! Wow how time flys!
Since my 1 month update, things have been pretty much the same. I still have a pretty large section of lumped fat in my right (smaller) breast. He put a larger amount of cc's in that breast to even out asymmetry. I spoke to him about it and he says to just massage it and that it is normal. I am just hoping it goes away. I can't imagine that others won't be able to feel it because I feel it and I feel like it is also visible. This is the main annoying part of the entire process.
My scars are also pretty annoying. They are still very dark and a little raised too. I use cream and strips and all kind of other crap and they still look the same to me. I may just get tattoos to cover the ones that I can. I hate seeing them. I also feel like more fat was taken out of one side of my hip than the other and the sculpting is noticeable. I will try to take pics of these things to show you all.
Aside from all of that, my breasts look great and the look super cute in lace bras, which I was never able to wear before.
I'm not sure what else you want to know but feel free to ask below in the comments. Thank you all for keeping up with my journey!