I'm going for my breast lift commutation...
I'm going for my breast lift commutation this week. I have always had heavy breasts and they are extremely saggy, which I find very depressing. I can't not wear a bra even to bed as I hate the feel of my breasts hanging down. My areloas too are huge and I feel like I have the breasts of a much older woman. I'm single and feel like part of why I'm not confident to 'get out there' and start dating is in a small way because of my breasts. My main concerns that I will address tomorrow are that I would need to know my breasts would end up the same shape and size with the nipples the same as well. As one of my breasts and one nipple is bigger than the other at the moment. I know there are no guarantees with cosmetic surgery though. I would hate to spend all the money though and still not be happy with my breasts. I'm really excited to see what the surgeon has to say. This surgery is something I have always wanted to do!
Consultation went so well :)
Consultation went so well and gave me hope that what I wanted was achievable. I can't afford the quote I was given there though, which is a shame as I would be confident in the hands of that surgeon. I'm hoping that I will find another surgeon who seems as capable and more affordable.
Just booked my surgery date!!
After so long wanting a breast lift, I have finally found the right surgeon for me and have booked my date!!
3 weeks away! I'm mega excited! No nerves yet but I'm sure they will come!
16 days to go! Goodbye saggy bosoms :)
Hello! Any one else close to my surgery date? Would be nice to have a forum buddy to stress out and get excited with! I'm not really nervous yet but I'm sure that will come. I'm just so relieved to have found a surgeon that is right for me in both price and reputation. This site really helped me in choosing. I have my 2nd consult on Thursday. Before then I need to draw on areolas to see what sort of size in going to go for! I know that most are cut to 4cms. I'm thinking of going perhaps 3 cms though as I think smaller ary's look more youthful ????. I've always had such large ones- dinner plates I call them lol. It will be surreal to have smaller ones!! I'm worried they will get larger again after.. One surgeon I saw said there is such a thing as 'nipple memory' and they may try to go back to how big they were! :/ Anyone heard of that? Another thing I'm thinking about is if I should have a bit of tissue removed from both breasts (at this stage I'm only having some removed from the bigger one to make them more even). It would be nice to still have my current size breasts, however as the tissue is so heavy, will I still feel much 'lighter' after the lift? I don't want them at risk of sagging more quickly after due to the weight. One thing I'm concerned about during recovery is sleeping on my back as I never do and I move around a lot when I sleep. Does anyone who has gone through the surgery have any tips?? Should I buy a special pillow or sleep in a recliner the first couple of nights? My mum is going to stay with me until I feel I will be ok on my own. Not sure what to expect recovery wise. Will I feel human again after 5 days? I just can't wait to fit in bras better and not feel the horrible weight hanging down. It seems too good to be true that soon I won't have to be ashamed of my breasts and feel like a much older woman. I just can't wait to be on the other side of the surgery. I can't wait to wake up and know it's over and see the tape on! Good luck to everyone who is planning on surgery or recovering from it. Congrats to all those that have taken the step and are enjoying their new breasts :)
Hi all, I already did a review regarding my up...
I already did a review regarding my up coming breast lift on the 20/10. However I posted it under the breast 'reduction' area so just putting up another one as I can't edit it.
Is anyone else approaching their surgery date?
I have been wanting this surgery for a long time. I'm ashamed of my breasts and hate how they make me feel. If I don't wear my 'granny' bra I get sore and uncomfortable.
My 2nd consult is tomorrow. I have a few more questions so I'm looking forward to it.
I'm thinking about going a little smaller with my areolas..
Also, thinking of getting some extra tissue taken out as they are so heavy - I'm wondering if they will still make me feel uncomfortable if they are 'lifted' but still weigh pretty much the same?
One of my concerns post op is sleeping on my back..as I have a tummy/side sleeper and move around all the time when I'm asleep. Any advice from anyone who's been through it? Is there a special cushion I can buy? Should I sleep on a recliner for the first couple nights?
2 more sleeeeeeeeps! B4 pics
I can't believe the day I've been waiting for is finally nearly here!
I have everything prepared.
Working up until the last minute so hopefully that will keep my mind of it.
I've been pretty good though, I know arriving at the hospital though will be when my anxiety kicks in.
I can't wait to feel lighter and be able to wear more clothes and be more comfortable.
I did it :)
20 Oct 2016
Day of treatment
So relieved the hard part is over! Except for major anxiousness which had my heart rate up mega high before and after the surgery- it all went well!
Back at home now. It's lovely to be home kicked back in the recliner with my puppy.
The drive home was awful as my dad got lost, went the extra long way, almost had an accident and slammed the breaks on and stopped for petrol! I never realised how many speed bumps were in Sydbey! I really didn't want him to be the one driving me home as he's prone to driving like a maniac.. so it really upset me that I was so stressed on the way home :( the trip took over 2 hours.
Pain is not too bad. I had Nurofen, antibiotics and a slow release pain killer at hospital and need to continue the nurofen and antibiotics (and mersyndol at home if I feel the need).
Sleeping on my back was hard I didn't sleep well so thinking I will try and zonc myself out tonight for a good nights sleep!
The first thing I did this morning was to go look at my chest in the mirror and see if they were still 'up' lol.
I can't see much at the moment (which is a good thing I think). But I'm happy with what I can see :) These waterproof bandages will stay on for one week until my first post op appointment where my stitches will be removed.
It's such a weird feeling wondering what my nipples and the incisions look like. After the drive home my right breast has bled a lot more.
I still can't believe it's over and I did it! Yesterday was really hard. It was stressful for the medical team to keep asking me why I had high heart rate and have I had it before. It was just cause I was freaked the f out! I thought most people would be before a major operation.
My surgeon was really nice and calming as where the rest of the medical team and I quite enjoyed my stay in my private room :)
3 days post op
I feel like I'm getting there now! My mum will most likely go home tomorrow and my 12 yr old daughter comes back tonight! My daughter is a great help and will be able to help but I'm hoping tomorrow I will be even more improved :) Still haven't had a bm- might have two laxatives before bed. Too much info? Lol. My pups keep stealing my recliner when I get up! They have been really good and now mummas not 100% I think. My boobs are looking pretty gross but actually feel like more a part of my body now :)
5 days post op.
Feeling a little blue today. Due for my period - that's prob why. Going through stages when I think my breasts will turn out great and when I think they still look really big and I should've had more tissue taken out. I'm apprehensive about Thursday (big reveal) but also want it over and done with. My breasts have bled a bit more but I'm sure it's fine - see pics. Anyhoo I'm sure I will cheer up. Everyone goes through this I'm sure with too much time to think.
7 days post op. Bandages off!
Wow! It's been a week already :) Had my post op appointment today. I was a whuss and didn't look until the tape was on. The bandage removal and the few stitches that needed removal didn't hurt at all. I was told all looking good and healing well. Still swollen obviously. I'm so happy with how they look!! I'm feeling a lot better today after lots of tummy pains and constant trips to the loo. My back is much better now that I'm sleeping on the recliner again (booked it for another week). The drive into the city and shopping and visiting at my sisters today has made me feel super tired! Overall feeling so happy I've done this and thankful to my mum and other family members who have been such a help to me :)
10 days post op & feeling great!
Well it's been 10 days now since my surgery and I'm feelinh great :)
I had a bad day yesterday with vomitting and headache. Not sure why but couldve been my body adjusting after stopping all the anti-biotics ect. Only thing I'm popping now is vitamins and arnica (when i remember).
I'm really looking forward to getting out of the house again and going back to work.
I tried on some swimwear this morning. It was a wonderful feeling! Bring on the 2 holidays i have booked for dec & jan :) :) ????
11 days post op
Feeling great! Washed my hair today and went shopping and did other errands & a bit of cleaning. Was a bit tired but so good to get out of the house!!! Was my first proper drive since the surgery too and it felt fine. I'm looking forward to going back to work in a couple of days. I can't explain the feeling of looking down at my chest and seeing perky boobs! It's the best feeling especially when in the shower or bath and before i get dressed. Usually I'd be getting that bra on as soom as possible as I was uncomfortable. It's amazing not to have the sagging weight anymore. I ordered some lacey braletts I will wear to bed. I could never have considered buying something like that before.
Free the nipple!! ????
Finally saw my bare breasts today. I know most people couldn't understand why I waited this long but I needed to be ready. I'm very pleased overall! Obviously it's a shock to see the scars but I know from all the reviews I've read just how quickly they fade. My nipples/areolas were always my main concern and I'm just so happy that I think they don't look freakish or lopsided. What a relief!!!! My arealoas are a bit on the smaller side which I'm sure I will get used to and they may stretch as they heal. I'm very emotional right now, I wish I could go back to myself pre-surgery and reassure myself Id be happy with the results. What an emotional roller coaster! What a great feeling to be able to change something you've always hated (shouldn't use such a strong word but I have) about my body. I've always been happy with everything about my body except for my breasts. Now I can't wait to continue healing and be able to start toning and getting in great physical shape.
If anyone considering having this ever wants to ask any questions, please don't hesitate as this site and some women in particular have been such a great support to me through this process.
Going bralett shopping today. Now got to go to tape my self up for this first time!
Can't believe my surgery was 20 days ago.
Swelling has gone down a lot. These were taken yesterday. I have been really lucky and have got to stay home and take it pretty easy this week. Working the next two days. I have been going on walks daily and doing the regular house chores..vaccing and mopping the floors etc without any difficulty. Still icing the incisions every now and again. So good to now be able to sleep on my sides!! :) :)
I have another post op in 5 days.
Scars looking less scary :)
Just took the tape off again, had a shower, used some alcohol wipes and letting them get some air.
I wonder if it's too early to use the silicone tape? Hmm seeing my PS on Tuesday so I think I better keep using the paper tape till then.
4 week update
My one month boob-aversery! I took off the silicone tape and massaged bio oil in. I read somewhere to do it for 5 minutes. My boobs have never had so much attention lol. I'm happy with how my incisions look. There is one area on the left breast where the incisions end ...that looks bumpy (in the cleavage.) Going to ask my PS about that. I'm wondering if the silicone tape will improve it? Does any one have any advice? I'm still reminding myself to take it easy. I really wanted to go to a music festival today but the thought of travelling to the city ect was too much for me :( I'm coping fine at work though and it feels good to be back to normalish. Going to a water park tomorrow & not sure if I would be OK to swim? Anyhoo I
Can't wait to wear one of my new swimmers! Happy healing to all :)
More B & A's
Here's some before & afters! Probably doesn't seem much different to an onlooker- but to me it has made the world of difference!
Also a pick of my fave new comfy bralett :) :)
It just gets better & better
Still continuing with silicone tape and bio oil. Really happy still overall :) Hardly get any pain now. Wore an under wire bra yesterday which made me a tad sore on one side. Tried on my Christmas party dress today which I will be able to wear with no bra!! Happy days :) :)
Am waiting until next week to attempt more rigorous exercise. I have just been walking (have been quite happy to put it off lol). Can't wait to tone up though, especially my arms. Will do another update at 8 weeks. Bye for now.
2 month update
25 Dec 2016
2 months post
Hello ya'll. I'm two months in and feel completely back to normal. It's a pain wearing the tape but I've been diligent with it hoping my scars will continue to fade. They have settled a lot which make me miss the 'fuller' look they had just after the lift. Overall I'm still very happy. Even just the difference with my areolas has made the surgery worth it and losing the heavy sag feeling :) The wonky bit of scar in the cleavage area is getting a bit better I think. Now if only I could get the motivation to start working out now that I can!
21 Jan 2017
3 months post
Still using the tape. Not much to report except I love them more every day.
Still very happy with result, concerned about scars..
G'day all. Just thought I'd do a quick update! Still happy with outcome.. lately though my vertical scars have been aching (more so on the right side). Also the scars seem to be widening? (See pic). I have realised that I still need to wear supportive bras as the Dr did not remove much tissue and my breast tissue is still very heavy. I wish I'd perhaps worn the silicone tape longer. I have a follow up with my Dr in September.. at which I'm also booked in for getting a dog ear seen to & lips in underarm area... yeeep!