14 Days Post Op
The surgery went great. I have had little soreness, and only took pain meds for a week. I cut them in half on the 3rd day. This surgery was a breeze compared to the smartlipo, which wasn't too bad, but there was a longer physical recovery.
On surgery day, I arrived and was quickly brought into the room and prepped. I then talked with the surgen about the size of the silicone implates I was wanting. I couldn't decide whether I wanted 350cc or 400cc. I said I wanted a D, just not huge! He advised me that if I was contemplating on two different sizes, that he would suggest picking the larger size. The nurses mentioned that prior to the surgery also. They said that was the biggest complaint most women had.... that they never went larger. Well, I'm here to say I'm glad I did. :)
The surgen then measured and marked me then made a decision on which implant to put in. There were several options, one is the high profile, and the other are wider ones. The surgen made a decision on which one to use. I'm not sure which one he DID use, and I don't think I care to know. Either way, he has preformed more surgeries than I have and I left that decision up to him. He took into conscideration my body structure and they look of my breasts during that time.
After surgery I went got right up without pain and went directly home for a nap. They gave me vallum for the next 3 nights to help relax the breast muscles. ( since they went under the breast) I was also given pain relievers, but I only needed them the first 3 days. The pain was low to moderate. Just a little sore when lifting my arms. I wore a strap over my breasts which pushed then down and was told to sleep sitting up. I did that for like 2 nights. I should of had done it longer, but I did not. I was sore in the morning though! The strap was uncomfortable too, it hurt my breasts a bit.
After the first week, it was great! I no longer needed the strap and was told to wear a sports bra for 6 weeks. I felt fine. My breasts are sore to a point, but only if someone hugs me really tight. I'm surprised at how much it doesn't hurt.
I had little ripples around the areola and down the incision line. I was told these were the stitches and they would dissolve and that would go away. As of now, the ripples are gone, but I now can kinda see the stitches through my skin. The stitches are on the inside, as the outside was glued together. ( I've had this done on a prior removal of a mole and it is almost unnoticeable.) I for one was really scared about the scarring, but I think it will be great. This is the reason for the upclose picture of the scare. I could not find one online prior to surgery and wanted to share with others what the scarring my look like up close. ( for those who care like me) :)
Went back for the week checkup and he told me that I needed to massage them to soften them up, and to also help my left on drop lower. As of now, it was sitting higher than the right. He said there was a pocket that it needs to slide down into. So every day for the past week I've been massaging them. They have definatly softened up, and the swelling is going down. It does not hurt at all to massage them. I can tell they have dropped a bit, both have. I have really tried to push the left one down though. He said if it doesn't drop, he may have to go in and pull it down so they are perfect. I'm working hard to make that happen w/o the surgery, lol. They are expected to drop over the next 3 months... I'm happy for this. I felt that they were a tad high.
Why did I go w/Silicone?
I was told it looks and feels more real.
I asked about the saftey of it. I was told that they are safe. They went into some explaination, but I can't remember all the details. He said they are insured for life. If one does happen to puncture, that the surgery and implant is covered by implant manufacturer. I even have little serial numbers for them.. ha ha. I found this kinda funny. Anyway, he said that the filling silicone is like a tacky substance, that it won't "leak" per say, but you literally have to pull it out. But that if some did ever escape, it would be perfectly safe. He made a point to note that they are very resilient
I'll update this threat posted.