Liposuction to Abdomen/flanks, with Fat-to-breast Transfer -Fort Myers, FL
Just had my surgery this morning. Not going to...
6 hours post op, after a nap lol
12 hours post op, bandage/gauze change before bed
36 hours post-op
3 days post op, worst pain so far
5 days post op appointment
Still very concerned about the size difference in my breasts… He says I need to wait between four and five weeks to see proof of an actual difference... But as you can see from the picture, currently, there IS quite a difference Even the nurse agreed; the left one is noticeable bigger. She made sure to tell me that "we put the same amount of fat into each breast", but based on physics alone, that doesn't guarantee they will give the same final appearance. Especially since most breasts are naturally slightly different sizes anyway.
Will be going back for another post op visit this Friday, and getting a "lymphatic massage" to help with the abdominal swelling. He also recommended I do ice rubs to my abdomen twice a day. Not looking forward to that, going to be very cold!
10 days post op
2 months post op! Lipo = AWESOME! Fat-to- Breast = Fail :-(
The liposuction looks great. My stomach has never been so flat, and I have never been so confident. :-)
Unfortunately, my breasts have returned to the same size they were before surgery. I have included in this update, side-by-side before and after pictures showing this. :-(
I was told that I would lose a lot of the transferred fat, and be left with about a half cup size increase. But as you can tell, I did not get that.... I understand there were no guarantees, but I'm hoping for this to be rectified somehow at my next postop appointment! Feel free to ask any questions!!
I went to Dr. Marc Schneider, at Schneider Center for Plastic Surgery, in Fort Myers, Florida. I had three consultations, and I can easily say that Dr. Schneider was by far the best choice. He is not your typical doctor, in the sense of "all work, no play". He is a super funny guy, and can easily bond with you on a personal level. But when it's time for business, he is knowledgeable, serious, and incredibly honest. He answered all the questions I had, even the goofy and joking ones lol (I'm a goofy girl!) He was very detailed in explaining what outcome I should expect. Just an all-around down-to-earth guy! I have never felt so at ease with a doctor before, in my entire life. His office also has a Snapchat account and (with permission) he posts snaps of his surgeries. This was really cool to me, because I was sent home in bandages. So being able to look at it later on Snapchat was AWESOME, because now I'm not so antsy to rip off the bandages and see the results LOL. From what I can tell so far, he did great work. Being completely honest when I say this, every staff member that I encountered, was amazing. I loved chatting with Melissa, the office manager. I like being able to joke around with people, I feel it helps to take some of the edge off of something that can be really scary- such as plastic surgery! And all of the staff joked around right along with me, while still maintaining absolute professionalism. They put me totally at ease.