37 Yr Old Fitness Instructor with 4 Kids - Detroit, MI
I've always been fairly fit but a few years ago I...
1 week post-op
Wondering how soon I'll be back exercising
2 weeks post-op
Here are my 2 week photos of the breasts.
One month review
The incision on the left is quite irritated and I've been put on antibiotics. I feel like something else is going on though. It feels like a nerve issue.
The tummy is really tight and it's hard to remember to have correct posture. I get back pain especially if I do too much work around the house. I've got people at work reminding me to stand straight.
Teaching my exercise classes is going well, I just have to know my limitations.
The tummy incision is sore on the two ends, especially where the knot was tied off. I find my hips bother me if I wear anything but exercise pants. There isn't much flesh on them to protect them. The tummy gets really tight and achy near the end of the day; I think just from me eating and the stomach expanding. Got to eat though :). I 'm still very numb and probably still swollen so I'm hoping that tightness will lessen over time.
The breasts pull on the skin under them when I raise my hands up too. I'm sure when the breast finish settling it won't be so tight as well.
Overall I think I'm doing pretty good. It's only been a month so I should still see changes happening as the my new body settles in.
It's been 10 weeks!
The breast feel great. I would have liked it if I could push them together but no luck there. I had a space before and now with the implants set in place there's not much movement horizontally.
I still am qute numb in the abdomen. Not sure how long it will take to get the feeling back. I use Scar Esthetics Advanced Scar Therapy cream and Emu oil on the scars. I'm not too happy about the belly button. It's hard and dark and kind of small (the hole) now. I really hope it will lighten and soften.
Over a year
Dr. Freedland is very friendly. I liked how he didn't push for a beast lift but didn't like how he tried for lipo to be included. I have a pretty low body fat percentage and I was told that in order to lose the fat deposits in my "flank" and inner / outer thighs I'd have to be dangerously under weight to do it on my own. The nurse who I discussed procedure options with was clear that I should do what I'm comfortable with. There was some push but well with in professional business boundaries. The procedure for the implant and tuck was explained very well. On the day of surgery Dr Freedland made sure my husband had his pager number. A few days later he called me at my home when I had expressed some concerns with the nurse. Because I live a few hours away I communicate with the nurse via email and phone. It makes things a little more difficult but I think the nurse does a good job responding to me. Communication is primarily with the nurse not the surgeon.