What I Wish I Knew Before Getting A Lift - Jacksonville, FL

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First my background: 31 yrs old, 125 lbs, used to...

First my background:
31 yrs old, 125 lbs, used to be a 38DDD but weight loss brought be down to a 34C.
My first breast lift:
I shopped around and paid ALOT of money for a breast lift, but clearly 1 surgeon had done one boob and a different surgeon did a different boob. They looked completely different, and you could tell which one the surgeon did, and which one the student did. Luckily, I was refunded the money for my surgery, but I definitely needed to get my boobs fixed after that.
My second breast lift:
Oddly enough, my second surgeon was much cheaper than my first, and he did a much better job. He actually did both boobs himself!
There was a full year between my surgeries, so I got to see how my body healed.
Now to what I wish I had known:
1. If you are stressing about the vertical scar and pushing to just have someone go around the areolae, - DON'T. The thing a lot of women don't realize is that your vertical scar heals WAY EARLIER than the scar around the areolae, and the even though you would think the scar around the areola blends more -- it doesn't. My plastic surgeon told me that the vertical scar heals first, but I didn't believe him, but as I said earlier in my post, I had 1 year between surgeries, and my vertical scar was almost completely invisible by the end of that time. My areolae scars were not. The reason for the confusion is that when you take a picture, the opposite appears to be true. Somehow, the way the camera hits the skin, it makes the vertical scars appear much more noticeable than they are. Weird, right? I wouldn't have believed it, if I wasn't comparing pictures of my boobs to my own reflection.
2. How you scar is almost entirely determined by genetics, sad but true. (You can help mother nature, just only so much). Look at your old scars. Are they raised? If so, chances are good you will have raised scars. That is just how your body heals. But if your old scars have faded nicely, that's a good sign. That means the scars on your boobs will fade really well too.
3. Your boobs will not be perfect. Even the best plastic surgeon cannot predict how your skin will stretch and heal. It's an art, not a science. The best you can hope for is a good boob job, maybe even a great one, just not a perfect one. So if you are OK with your boobs looking 90% great, that you're a good candidate.
4. It's not the so much the scar healing that you have to wait for as much as the redness. If you look closely at the scars around my areolae, they are very fine white lines, but they are red on either side of the white line. It's the redness that stands out, rather than the white. On that same note, the reason why the lines are so fine is because they didn't stretch, which can be a problem if you get a baby lift when you really need a t-lift. It seems counter-intuitive, but more scars before can equal less visible scars after.
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