Tomorrow, I am having a full breast lift with Dr....
Tomorrow, I am having a full breast lift with Dr. Thomassen. I am extremely excited to have my nice 34DD become perky. I am surprised with how nice, caring, informative and friendly the staff are...especially Michelle who answered every single call and email within 30 mins or less. I went from wanting implants to no implants; wanting an areola lift to a full list, wanting no scars to not caring about scars. There was never a push to get me to do anything. It was simply. ..let us tell you what we believe and then we will help you understand the decision you made. But each decision was my own, with absolutely no pressure.
Dr. Thomassen was the first doctor my husband and I met and we felt comfortable, which is a big statement coming from two detailed, perfectionist and want nothing but the best individuals. I was especially surprised how he took his time to answer 150 questions when we were only visiting for a free, no obligation consultation. He is also precise and you can read his face well and he explains his thought processes. His voice is soothing, as well as his personality. My husband actually felt comfortable with me and my breast just hanging out in from of Dr. Thomassen (Lol). I simply cancelled all other appointments as our comfort level was extremely high without any doubts.
Michelle's laughter and kindness is contagious and she has called me almost each day leading up to the surgery to remind me of things she has already told me....compression garmet, vitamins, prescriptions, no alcohol, whose driving you home, don't forget, etc. Love her and we just met in October. She doesn't owe me all this kindness, but it continued from day one.
With all of this being said, my surgery is tomorrow...liposuction and anchor breast lift without implants.
1 Day Post Surgery
Just wanted to give an update on how I'm feeling. I have a Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed which came in handy for sitting up and sleeping comfortably. When my husband joined me in the bed, we put the bed down, and I used a V-shape pillow that I purchased from Amazon, called the V Boomeragn Shaped-Premium Neck ...and I absolutely love this pillow and I slept well. I expected to come into the house and hide from my children, but they wanted to see and they had questions. I simply explained that I wanted perky breast and in order to get my breast perky, I need to do a breast lift. I also had abdominal lipo, but I did not go into the lipo portion. They checked on me throughout the night. I also used a bullhorn (that I already owned for fun purposes) that came in handy when I need to call for anyone. I would use either the siren or the speaker and water, food, medicine, help, etc. was in my room within minutes. Last night I did not use my phone, but I was able to watch a little TV, as well as speak to the doctor. I could not feel any pain from the lipo, but I could feel the cuts on my breast (very minor, tolerable pain). When I was asleep, I could not feel anything and I slept well.
The pciture shows the blood spots that were there on day one and when I see Dr. Thomassen today, I believe he will remove them and tell me when I can wear my compression garment.
I did not have the full, anchor lift, but the vertical lift only and Dr. Thomassen stated that he thought that was all I needed for great results. I shall see today. Currently, my breast is sitting up high, but from some of the readings on realself, my breast will drop.
Although I have not seen the scars, I must say that I am feeling pretty happy. I continue to feel very comfortable with Dr. Thomassen. Yesterday, my husband was in the room when he drew on my chest and from the look and sound of everything, my husband was happy with the drawing. He asked Dr. Thomassen several questions and Dr. Thomassen answered them completely. Yesterday, around 5 p.m., when I got home, I took my medicine, ate yogart, noodle soup and drink water. Dr. Thomassen called and said I could eat dinner too...Thus, around 8 p.m. (so I think) my famiy had pizza and I had Roman noodles. For some odd reason, I just wanted something light. I enjoyed watching TV and not thinking about pain, unbelievable how I could not feel pain at times. Today, I see Dr. Thomassen and I will be able to see my vertical cuts, I will also have my husband go by WholeFoods and purchase Miso Soup. A lady told me miso soup is a healing soup, so I will try it. Oh, and this morning I had a banana, yogart, and tangerine. My drink was water and hot green tea with lemon and honey. Okay, back to resting before my doctor's appointment.
1 Day Post Op Review With Doctor
Dr. Thomassen does amazing work. While he was unwrapping my breast, I watched my husband's smile. If his smile changed slightly I would have known something didn't look good. He continued to smile and when I looked down at my breast, they were so perky and pretty. I didn't feel any pain, but I just took paon medicine 5 mins before meeting with Dr. Thomassen. I was feeling so great, that Michelle reminded me to take it easy.
Dr. Thomassen left the surgical bra and the compression garment he provided on me and reminded me not to take a shower until Saturday. One nipple has sensation and the other nipple does not. Today, I was able to avoid pain medicine from 1 to 8 pm. I simply rested in the family room all day after leaving Dr. Thomassen. Yes, breast are high, even, and swollen. I am glad i did not go with an implant, as suggested by Dr. Thomassen. My breast look very youthful. I do have stretch marks on my breast, but the stretch marks look better and less visible. Now it's bed time, I put two pads per nipple and a zip up bra over the surgical bra.
I have no problem raising my arms, although I am taking it easy. My breast look like I have implants, with fullness in my upper pole. I was a 34DD before surgery and I hope to continue at 34DD or at least a 34D. I also showed my breast to my daughters and they like the way my breast look. My husband is not going to like me posting pictures, thus, I hope my description and high level of satisfaction helps. My next meeting with Dr. Thomassen is next week. Look no further, as his work and bedside manners are top notch. I have not seen my cuts yet, as the tape covers them up. Next week he will remove the tape. I will go to work on Monday. At minimum, you should take 2 days off from work...this is if you MUST work and will suffer financially. Otherwise, take at least 3 days adyer the surgery date (4 days).
Glad I did it
19 Aug 2016
9 months post
For years I was worried about scars. Shame on me. I can wear dresses without a bra, my breast are not hanging to the floor and I was able to minimize scars on breast using emu oil. I got it from https://squareup.com/store/skinnytea. Not all emu oil works the same, but this stuff is amazing. Me nor my husband will let me post pic. But trust emu oil as soon as your bandages are removed.