Post Op 6wks Silicone Unders

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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After breast feeding two kids, my breasts are...

After breast feeding two kids, my breasts are uneven and deflated. I have been working out and feel that I am in better shape than ever...except up top. Finally decided to get what I can't fix, fixed. I saw two surgeons already and liked both of them. But they told me two different things. Its super confusing. The first recommended a donut lift on one side and two different profile implants to correct asymmetry, 320cc HP in the larger and and 400cc MP in the larger. He is a newer doctor, but has come highly recommended with impressive training. The second doctor, recommended waiting on the lift until implants have settled as I may be happy without it and that the areolas will change after the implants anyway. Size wise, he recommended either 371 and 397cc moderate profile or 450 and 475cc high profile. I am 5'5, 115-120#, wear a 32b (barely). I want a full but natural look. I want to be proportionate and have a nice curvy figure, but I don't want my chest to be the first thing you notice. When I was breastfeeding, I was up to a small D. I just want to be sure that I'll be happy with the results. Any suggestions, thoughts, input would be appreciated.

I've decided that the second doctor's advice to...

I've decided that the second doctor's advice to wait on the lift makes sense. Besides, I don't think I want a lift due to scarring. I'm hoping the implants alone will give me the look I want. So after much thought, I decided to go with the second doctor, Dr Sukkar. It seems like it has taken forever to work out a time when my husband can take off work for the surgery. We still were undecided when it would work, but the coordinator emailed me that there had been a cancellation before Labor Day weekend and if i was interested, that day could be booked for a discount. So we took it. Now that its official, I'm super nervous. I'm worried about the actual surgery, recovery, the results, what other people will think...Not to mention the size decision. Is this a bad sign, a sign I'm not actually ready or that I shouldn't do it?
I've been reading everyone's stories and learned a lot about what to expect and it seems a lot of you ladies have had the same concerns. It has actually helped just getting it of my chest (pun intended), so thanks for reading.

So after an embarrassingly long time, I figured...

So after an embarrassingly long time, I figured how to get my picture up there. It is the preop Vectra images from my consult. The left image is my before and the right is the "after". I was wondering if anyone else has had the Vectra and how accurate it was to their actual results.

Just returned from my pre op appt. It was pretty...

Just returned from my pre op appt. It was pretty straight forward. I got my prescriptions, instructions for before and after, and finalized the size. I took some pictures, but they didn't come out very well, so I won't post them. I've decided to go with the 450/475cc HP. The doctor will have final say in surgery though, in case they don't fit or are unnatural looking and I trust his opinion. Honestly, after trying them on again, I understood what people mean by "boobie greed". I've been wearing a Add 2 cup size bra, and the sizers really didn't seem much bigger. But I'm going to stick with that size. Just had to remind myself, its not size but fullness I'm after. Getting kind of nervous, but excited to lose the old lady boobs.
I've got my prescriptions, my bra tanks (no real/sports bras for 2 weeks) are on their way, and I've been freezing meals. What am I forgetting?

My surgery was yesterday. Everything went great. ...

My surgery was yesterday. Everything went great. I got silicone under the muscle via inframammary crease. i have one tiny bandage under each breast. I was told not to wear a bra, so I have seen them already, and other than being super high and hard, they look pretty good. They are smaller than i expe cted, but i know that will change. Pain has been tolerable. I was expecting sharp, excrutiating pain, but its really just soreness. It feels like i did a million pushups and engorged like I need to nurse. I have been taking Vicoprofen and Flexeril as directed. overall, I feell ok. Now its naptime though.

ps- sorry if this post is full of typos, i'm a little from the meds.

I am post op 3 days and feeling pretty good. No...

i am post op 3 days and feeling pretty good. No pain really, just sore and tired. i've been trying to take it easy, but i feel better than i expected. the implants are sitting really high and are hard. i call them spongebob square boobs. Even though i knew they would look weird at first, i'm still a .ittle disappointed that they do. some girls' day 1 photos look great and i was just hoping that's how mine would be. as of right now, i'm happy with the size and think they'll look great. i just want them to look great now! :-)

So far recovery has been pretty good. I'm not...

So far recovery has been pretty good. I'm not having any any pain. i do have a little numbness on my left side but its not completely numb, just kind of dulled sensation. I think they are dropping and looking less square but who knows. I can't help but keep checking on them. One of the bandages fell off, but the incision looks ok. Its shorter than i expected. It is thicker than I'd hoped, but i think that's my fault. I have felt pretty good and probably not taking it as easy as I should
Tomorrow will be my post op check up and I'm excited to hear how I'm doing. I hope that I'll be allowed to start massaging. My chest feels tight and engorged so the massage sounds like it'd be a relief. I've read other ladies reviews and they mention having to "move" the implant in the pocket. I can't even push mine together so i can't imagine pushing them to the collar bone. Am I misunderstanding this?

POD12: I went to my follow up, Dr said everything...

POD12: I went to my follow up, Dr said everything is healing well. They taught me to massage and took off the remaining bandage. They also said no bra until they drop to where I want them and to start massaging the scars with scar cream at 3 wks. The pain/soreness has been getting less each day. They still look high and hard, but the dr says that's to be expected and that thry actually are not too bad. He thinks that in the next 2 weeks I'll really start to see a difference.

POD 19: Sorry for the lack of posting. I really...

POD 19: Sorry for the lack of posting. I really should post more b/c people's stories really helped me prepare. Maybe mine can help someone. We went out of town this weekend. Everything went pretty well. Mid-late last week, I really started to feel like my old self. This week, I feel like probably I over did it. Had to carry my 10month old through the airport. My chest muscles are sore and the scar massaging is not pleasant. I also am having some almost burning pain. The location changes, so I am thinking its those "zingers" I've heard about. But that means the nerves are healing, right? My sensation is dulled on the left, but a little heightened on the right, as of now. Today, I really felt like they looked almost normal, a little high, but better. Definitely better than before the surgery. To celebrate, I tried on my bathing suits and went through my old bras. I was surprised that my bikinis fit, although they look much better now! Only 2 of my bras (34d, from when I was nursing) fit. If I stay this size, I'll be thrilled. I know they still have some changing to do, but I'm really happy with my results. If someone asked now, I would say it has been worth it. A week ago, I was on the fence. At this point, my advice to anyone considering it is to really understand that its not an overnight thing. It can take weeks or even months to get the results. Even though I had been reading stories and looking at pictures on this site, I still found myself frustrated and disappointed at times because they weren't "ready" yet.

Today I noticed a couple of things. One, while...

Today I noticed a couple of things. One, while massaging I kind of felt like a gurgle and I think the implant shifted more than it usually does. So I feel like that's a good sign of progress. Another was that if I lift my arms straight out to the side, they look perfect' no frankenboob or anything. I guess I can't walk around like that :). But it did make me hopeful!

So tomorrow will be one month since my surgery. I...

So tomorrow will be one month since my surgery. I started back to pilates on Monday. Since it is more of a core workout, I was only unable to the push ups. I did notice tightness while doing moves that required to spread your arms. Probably, a combination of still healing and not having worked out for 3 weeks. But overall, felt great to get back with it. And my new tape was really good! I have not had any pain this week, although the tingling in my left breast is driving me crazy. But its just a relief to have feeling coming back.
I am liking them more and more each day. They are still high and kind of long looking. But getting better everyday. They look pretty good head on and in clothes. (Still a little weird from the side) I'm really excited for them to settle, I think I'm going to love them. While trying to decide if i should go ahead with the surgery, one of my main concerns was would people judge me for getting implants. Now, having done it, I am so happy with my decision, that I really don't care about that. I realize how much my old boobs were bothering me. I feel much more confident and can't wait to buy pretty bras and bikinis finally!

Its been 6 wks since my surgery. I'm am getting...

Its been 6 wks since my surgery. I'm am getting used to them, they no longer feel foreign. The pain is non existent and has been for a while. I'm starting to get zingers again on the left. It was more numb than the right to start, so maybe sensation will return to normal? The left side is still high, but it was the smaller breast and has a larger implant. The asymmetry is not a severeer as it was preop, but not as closely matching as it was a few weeks ago. r I don't know if this is b/c they are still dropping or if this is my end result...But it is better than preop, They look perfect in a bikini, bra or top. I am hoping they will even up a little more, but if they don't i'm still happy with them. Having the surgery was definitely the right decision for me. I had commented on someone's post about hp implants making the square look. I hope it came out right. I just meant it seemed like immediately post op, they looked "longer" and seemed like they took longer to settle. I just was trying to be realistic based on my experience. Immediately postop, i was disappointed how square mine were and other ladies woke up ready for a bikini photo shoot. For me it has been a longer process. I researched for months and still was a little unprepared for that. I know there was several points while trying to decide, I wished someone would just decide for me. I was tired of going back and forth. Obviously, no one can make the decision for you, but these reviews really helped me make the decision.

I knew of Dr Sukkar from when I used to work in a hospital. I chose him over the other dr i consulted with because he had more experience and seemed more conservative in his thoughts on a lift. He was realistic about results and professional. He has his own accredited surgery center, which also helped with the cost. He also acts as an inspector of independent surgery center. His office staff, nurses and coordinator have been great. Really knowledgable and friendly.

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