My recovery was painful because I was trying to take as little pain medication as possible and just literally feel what had been done to my body. When I saw the doctor the next day he really encouraged me not to be a super hero and take the pain medication, he said that if I'm in too much pain my blood pressure could rise and that could cause complications and bleeding, and so I would take halves instead of whole pills. I felt better but nauseated. With in three weeks time I was almost back to full capacity. I do West African dance which involves much arm and chest movement, and I was able to participate in an intensive that was held three weeks after my surgery, however I did still feel some pain and a little soreness in my chest with all the bouncing and whatnot, but I couldn't resist the dance floor. Week four I felt that I was completely back to normal although I did loose a lot of my strength in my chest muscles.
I absolutely love them! Because I began with so much breast tissue already they feel incredibly soft and some partners didn't even know I had them until I told them! No one suspects that I had anything done because I look more proportioned now overall given that I am a little bottom-heavy. These photos don't do them justice, they look a little unnatural in that light, but in natural light they look completely real.