Mastoplexy with Lipo Assist. Welcome Back Breasts of my Youth!
I will be turning 62 in December, and I feel OK...
Scheduling surgery through 24 hours post op
I have read so many of your stories that I was prepared for anything after coming home. My husband, who is a sweet guy, took the week off to take care of me.
My surgery date came, and again was lucky as I was scheduled first at 7:30 am, so I wasn't even hungry when we left home at 5:45am.
From arrival, I waited no time to be taken to pre op, changed, has IV set, and Dr. Rex was there to mark me up....needless to say plenty of drawing was necessary since me breasts were to hanging close to my navel!!
I was taken off for surgery, and the next thing I was awake and it was finished.....them I was starving, so are anything they would give me and by early afternoon I was on my way home. Little to no pain at that time, but I could feel that my chest was tighter although strapped into a post surgical bra. Thank you Dr. Rex who encouraged showering and if you don't like the your torture bra you are in then get another! His other instructions were to resume your life as you can.
I am lucky because I have a lazy boy recliner and a craftmatic like bed, so it was easy to stay propped up.
I found that most of the pain I had came from the lipo Dr. Rex did on the sides of my breast under the arm and from the pressure of having everything out back up to where it once was. Being what they are doing is really superficial, after 24 hours I was good with some Advil when needed.
Week One...What are these strange looking things?
16 days and counting....
I'm the past few days I have noticed redness as long the bottom suture line, and last night what looked like a dine size blister/access (not sure what it is), along bottom suture line. I have no fever, not is it warm to toych, so I can only think this has to do with chafing of my sports bra on a section of skin that was located somewhere else on September 28th, and needs to get used to its new home. I will call the doctor today to see if there is anything else I can do, or if this is just part of the process of healing.....
I like Dr. Rex. Sure, His name, and two others kept coming to me while reading all stories on Real Self. Good marketing, but I made the right choice with the first name on the list. Nice guy..makes you feel comfortable, answers your questions, gives you options. Within 30 minutes I was all in. I worked in the medical arena until I retired and I just really found him refreshing after knowing as many surgeons as I have in my life. Dr Rex makes you feel like it's ok to be naked to the waist and having pictures of your breasts taken. If you can feel comfortable with a doctor doing that well.... he's your guy. That's Dr. Rex