It's time for my tummy tuck and lipo to my flanks...
It's time for my tummy tuck and lipo to my flanks and because I was unhappy with my recent breast implant 485 moderate profile that was done 6 months ago, I decided to get it switched out to HP 700/800cc. I looked around for other surgeons but the first time I met with DR Franco I knew he'd be the one for me. I also met with him for a second consultation with my hubby and Dr gave his insights but did not forced me into doing what he wants. He measured me and put me in a bra with silicone to see the look I wanted. He told me that he'll be able to go aggressive because my skin was stretched. Hubby was pleased with him also so I paid my down payment and scheduled my surgery for Sept 29th.
On Sept 15th I saw him for my pre-op. He measured me and had me try on the bra again. He told me he'll bring 700-750 &800cc to surgery then he'll decided which one fits best. My breast is also asymmetrical so he'll use 50cc more to my right. I hated the way my right nipple look. They are lap sided. I asked if he can fix. He said he'll try. He listened closely and answered all my questions. I like the fact that he does the no drains system. He'll inject Exparel throughout my stomach and liposuction area.
Sept 28th my surgery day. I went in at 5am for Surgery to begin at 7am. Well I checked in at the surgery center and the lady was so pleasant. She took my info and got me all registered. A nurse Michelle came and took me back to my room. Had me pee ina cup, hanged into gown and cap, started my IV and next thing I was given meds then I was off.
Post op pic
I love how they look in clothes.
I am feeling a lot better today but I'm still taking it easy.
More bathing suit
I hate taking off my compression garment because I feel like my belly will explode but while it was washing I took the pleasuring in taking some pictures. It's a long journey but so far so good. I'm seeing my doc today for my 1 week follow up. He'll let me know if Im have seroma going on. As for my breast, Im so glad he maxed me out because they are not humongous as I thought. I do have boob greed which is expected with every BA but they are growing on me plus my hubby loves them which is a plus. I do hope they don't get much smaller though. Anyways, I'm still waiting on my second BM. I'm not worried because I was never a everyday type person. I plan to go to this appointment then back on the recliner. Happy healing everyone!
More comparison pics
It makes such difference to see side by side pictures. Today I am feeling so much better. The days do get easier but I force myself to take it easy. Swell hell is still a struggle though but I'm hanging in there.
Will swell hell pass?
I'm really trying to hang in there but this swelling is no joke. I hope it subsidies more before I go back to work. I'm going to drink plenty more water today to see if this will help.
More back pain than TT pain????
So I find that I'm having more back pain more than bleed or boob pain. Is this normal? I mean I'm walking more now. And the darn compression garment is getting on my nerves. I can't wait to get out of it but the problem is that I feel more secure with it on. Does this makes sense???
I'm loving my bod
I can go 20 mins without wearing compression garments before feeling like I'm going to die. Here are some pics I took while waiting on garment to wash. I want to buy a new one but don't know good one.
Not much has changed but I am so so bored. I've always love taking pics so here is some more.
I still can't believe it!
I am exactly 2 weeks and cannot believe that I did this. I am so pleased with my results and I know It will get better with time. I'm now able to walk without feeling weird. I walked my daughter to her. Us stop and back and did not have any distress. Swelling is still there. It not as much. I can feel about 80% of my belly. My back is still a little numb and sore where I had lipo. Overall I am feeling wonderful. I post a pic of new bra 36c but will not know my right size until later. I feel pretty good. So y'all know I have scoliosis so my left size is more inward but oh well. It is what it is. Happy healing everyone
Omg this is the best In my opinion. I ordered medium from Amazon. I'm 5'3 130lbs. It's tight but with hubby help I was able to get it up. I was able to take off and put back on myself this morning. The material is fantastic quality. I am impressed. The CG my my surgeon gave me is too big now. I can't wait To see my results over time.
I am very pleased
Getting my implant exchange have been the best decision of my life. I know I will never be perfect but I am very happy with my transformation. I was so unhappy before this, composed with depression every day. Now I wake up with a smile. My surgeon really tried to give me what I wanted. I will rest and enjoy the look I have now. I am also happy that my hubby love my body.
So I started working my 12 hr shift this week and oh the swelling is serious. I get some muscle spasms here and there but Other than that I did pretty good.
1 months already
Where is time going? 1 months already!!! I am feeling fabtastic. I can't wait to start running in 2 weeks. No complaints on my end. I am just so grateful to have found my surgeon. He hooked me up!!
Feeling like myself
Words cannot explain how excited I am about they way my body looks. My surgeon did an outstanding job. I still get swelling but it's very minimal. I cannot wait to start running again but I plan to start walking at a fast paste. I measured myself using an online calculator. Says I'm a 32ff. I purchased a bra and they fit perfect. I am so happy!! VS measured me yesterday at 32DDD. I figured they'd say this. My scar is healing so well. I was a red becauSe I have keloid history. All in all I am 100% satisfied.
I'm liking how I'm healing. I was scared of keloid because I have history of it. So far so good.
10 Nov 2016
2 months post
I am ecstatic about my journey. Today makes 6 weeks. I feel so much like myself. I started mild workout without feeling hurt. I do get some swellings but it's very mild. Will be seeing my surgeon next week for follow up. I am not nervous about it because things are healing well. I am so happy about my BB and my scar.
12 Nov 2016
2 months post
I purchased this waist trainer from Amazon. I was going to buy a medium but I was slightly off for the small so I forced myself to buy the Size small and I'm glad I did. Although it took me 5 minutes to get this sucker on, I did it. It feels so good. I think this might even help my position with scoliosis. I can't wait to see my result in a month from now.
22 Nov 2016
2 months post
I feel like myself although I still have some numbness in my belly and back from lipo. I'm able to sleep on my stomach now. Surgeon cleared me to go back to normal lifestyle. Overall I am happy.