Hi everyone, I have been reading BA stories on...
3 Oct 2013
Day of treatment
Hi everyone, I have been reading BA stories on this site a lot. I was so nervous about anesthesia (I am a single mom with two little ones). I was freaking out about what happen if the anesthesia went wrong, who is going to take care of my babies, ect ect. But on the other hand, my divorce was finally over and I wanted to do this for couple years now. I was always self conscious and never wore a Bikini.
Anyway, so the surgery day finally arrived (today!). I tried to stay as calm as I possibly could. I told myself that "nobody forces you to do it. You are doing this for your self!" And that helped a lot.
When I got to the surgery center (I think it's called Plaza Day surgery center) at 8:40am (surgery time was at 9:30am), the nurses there were absolutely amazing. I felt like I was a child and they were my moms taking care of me lol
The wait time was short, and as soon as I got into the operating room, they hooked up IV on my right hand, I didn't even remember when I fell asleep. I woke up in the recovery area and asked them what time was it. It was about 1pm already. I was so happy I was able to wake up (I thought of the worst before the surgery) that I didn't feel much pain. Maybe my pain was a 2 (out of 10).
My mom and my sons came to pick me up, and as soon as I got home I ate something then went to bed at 2:30 or 3pm. Now it's 4:45pm and I am wide awake!
I will keep posting my recovery and look forward reading your BA journey too!
Post Op Day 1
Last night was kind of rough. Woke up in pain, couldn't get out of bed or even reached to get my cell phone. Luckily my mom heard me calling her and came to help me to get up. I got up, took some pain reliever and muscle relaxant. Sat for awhile (less painful when I was sitting down), then went back to bed.
This morning I still couldn't get out of bed myself. Kind of worry if I will be able to go back to work next Monday or not. I heard that the first three days are the hardest.
Still haven't removed my dressing, doctor said I can remove my dressing two days after the surgery. I can't wait to remove it tomorrow and see how my new boobs look Like. I hope I won't be disappointed...
Here is a picture of my boobs - post op day 2. They seem huge but I think it may just because of all the swelling.
Post op day 2
Today is post op day 2. I removed my dressing and my new boobs looked huge! I don't know if I like them this big or not. But they are much better than the small breasts I had before so I can't complaint :)
My boobs are still hard and sore. Getting out of bed is still the most painful part of the recovery process for me.
When will this tightness feeling go away? When will my implants start to drop and fluff ?
Post op day 3
I managed to go through today without taking pain med and muscle relaxant. But I still slept most of the day. I am worry how I would be able to work tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow will be better than today.
My boobs are still hard and sore. But I can feel my nipples so I am glad they didn't lose any sensation.
Oh and my mom helped me to wash my hair today. Felt so good afterwards. My face and hair were so oily and I just couldn't stand it anymore lol.
I can't wait for my implants to drop and fluff and can't wait to feel normal again. I need to be patient this is only day 3...
Post op day 4
Went back to work today. Probably not a good idea. First of all, my commute to work was 1 1/2 hour drive each way. I was exhausted just driving to work.
Second, my doctor said I shouldn't wear any bra until I see him this Thursday. I felt so awkward wearing no bra at work today. Whenever people looked at my boobs, I got really self conscious @@
I didn't take any pain med or muscle relaxant today because I didn't want to get sleepy, so my boobs were really right the whole day. And on top of that, my coworkers invited me to go out for lunch. So I had to get up and walk to the car (almost in tears). I wish this week will go by super fast because I don't know how I am going to go through the next 4 days like this (cry ) sigh .....
I left work at 4:30pm, drove another 1 1/2 hours home. Now I just had dinner and I will take my muscle relaxant right away. Ouch ouch ouch
Post op day 5 and day 6
Yesterday (post op day 5) was probably the worst day in terms of pain and tightness. I wanted to take a day off but we just secured a very big client so I had to come to work. My breasts were extremely tight and uncomfortable. They hurt a lot when I walked. Driving was a pain. Overall I felt post op day 5 was the hardest for me and the swelling was at its highest.
I went home and went to bed at 7:30pm yesterday. This morning I woke up feeling great. Most of the tightness had magically disappeared overnight. It's the weirdest thing. I took my first real shower this morning. The drive to work today wasn't bad at all either. The swelling went down a lot too. My side boobs don't hurt as much when I touch them now. I am a happy camper today woohoo! I hope it's all uphill from now on!
And I really miss wearing a bra. I hope I get to wear a bra soon. I will have my first post op doctor's appointment tomorrow to remove the stitches.
Post op day 9
Post op day 7: went to Dr Lavine and got my stitches removed. A nurse there told me I could wear sports bra now but no underwire bra yet because my implants still need to drop some more. So after work I immediately went to Kohl's and bought two sports bra! Happy !
Post op day 9: I feel my swelling has gone down some more. My new boobs don't look as huge as they were right after the surgery now (or is it just because I got more used to them now? I don't know). I think it's a good size for me and I am starting to like them more and more as days go by :) i can't wait to start working out again though ... I have gained 4 pounds in one week :(
Almost post op 2 weeks !!
I don't really have any discomfort now. I am so surprised how easy the recovery is. I think both implants drop nicely and they drop almost at the same speed (good team work) haha
But I am constantly checking to make sure they are not "bottoming out". I think bottoming out is one of my biggest fears so far.
I am really looking forward to wear a normal bra now. Sports bra gets old really fast ...
Sometimes when I bent down I can feel my implants moving its so weird and a little scary .. But that's about it
Another two weeks post op pic
Post op day 19
Almost 3 weeks post op. I cannot be happier. I think Dr Lavine did a great job :) I don't know if they have dropped to where they need to be yet or not, but I will have another follow up appointment next Thursday. My incisions are healing nicely too.
I think I am a 34D
I went to victoria secret today and tried on a 34D bra. I think it fits great. Although I would like to try on a 34DD bra next time. I am really looking forward to wear a push up bra soon because i think they make my boobs look perkier and it will look better when I have clothes on. But I know my incisions need to heal first so just be patient.
Post op week 7
Almost two months after my BA surgery. I can wear any bra I want now :) so happy! But actually I am still wearing my sports bra most of the time. I feel more comfortable in them for some reason. Victoria push-up bras are amazing but maybe because I am still healing so push up bra tends to make my boobs hurt a little.
I think I am officially a 34DD (see pic). They are exactly the size I wanted. Dr Lavine is great ! I am really happy with the size. My new boobs give me more confidence and sometimes I even forgot how my old boobs looked like until I came back to this site and saw my old photos lol