Okay, let's start from the beginning.. I have...
okay, let's start from the beginning.. I have always wanted a breast augmentation since I was young. When I was younger I was would put socks in my bra and try to stuff it for cleavage.. at least that was until somebody in middle school saw made a scene about it and laughed at me.. Embarrassing I know.. I didn't hate or dislike my boobs, they were small and had zero upper pole but they were mine and they were somewhat perky? I was a 32A (at least I think I was a 32A) with nice cleavage if I wore a push-up or double push up bra. But there were always issues with them that no one but me really knew. My right was much smaller than my left.. no matter what bra I wore there was always a gap. I was never able to wear anything strapless or cut out or low cut because it would make me look flat as a board. So after years of contemplating if I should have a BA, last year around September 2014, I decided to do my research about breast augmentations and the pros and cons about them. I finally came across Coral Gables Cosmetics Center in Miami. It featured discounts for many medical procedures. Of course right away I was skeptical about it. Being the curious person I am I looked deeper at the good & BAD reviews about the place. The doctor I had my eye on was Dr. Jacob Freiman. Based on before and afters and patient reviews, I knew he was the doctor for me right away. Most poor reviews on him were mostly concerning bedside manner and time with patient but nothing bad about his work. Fast forward to Feb/March I took a leap and scheduled my BA in September over the phone. Booked the flight, hotel & car rental in advance and played the waiting game. I wanted 6 months to fully prepare and give myself time to research even more. I made an Instagram page and followed many BA sisters that have gone through the procedure and have posted their day to day/week to week updates - these helped a lot! A few months later I paid in full and took the labs required for surgery. Now in between the months of March and August the only way for me to really contact them was by phone - these were terrible. Every time I make a phone call it's like pulling teeth.. and all I was trying to do was to talk to the correct person or get to my coordinator.. I would call maybe 3 times a day.. and would have to leave a voicemail because they were not able to pick up. Now I wouldn't be upset if they had actually given me a call back... which almost never happens. I would say that this was the worse part so far in this entire process. So let's fast forward to September 2nd.. I was told to be there at 8:30AM in order to take my pre-op photos and fill out paperwork and no food, water or gum after 10PM. My surgery was schedule for 10AM. After work I hopped onto a plane at 8:45PM and landed in Miami at 11:53PM. I got to my hotel room at around 1ish and went straight to bed.
The big day!
On the day of preop + surgery I was actually a little late. Ended up arriving 30 minutes late due to crazy traffic & getting lost. Once there I signed a bunch of papers that basically informed me of risks, complications and instructions. When that was completed I was led to a small room where I took my pre-op pics. The pre-op nurse was such a sweetheart and answered all the questions. After all that was done I took a pregnancy test and was led away to a room where I met Dr. Freiman for the first time. This unfortunately was the first and probably last time I saw him. He was very informative and seemed like he knew exactly what I wanted after I showed him my boob inspirations. When he told me that he was going to put in 400ccs XHP on my right and 460ccs XHP on my left i was really shocked. I consider myself to be a pretty petite person, I didn't think that I would be able to fit 460cc.. But he reassured me that it would give me the size I wanted so after going back and forth we decided to stick with what he recommended. After the consultation he left the room and the anesthesiologist came in a couple of minutes later, hooked the IV and led me to the operating room. While laying down on the table I was given a oxygen mask and after what seemed to be a couple of milliseconds, I was out. The next thing I knew was waking up in the recovery room with someone asking me if I was nauseous. At the time I had no idea what was going on.. I forgot I was in Miami.. I didn't even realize I had boobs! I was put onto a wheelchair and pushed to the exit where my boyfriend was waiting. From there they helped me into the car. To be honest I felt fine, I never had surgery before but I felt alright. I navigated my boyfriend back to our hotel and once there I went straight to bed. Throughout that entire night I would wake up every few hours and attempt to read/watch tv and fail miserably. The pain was minimum, I just felt extremely sleepy. Pain level 2? That night was also the first time I saw my new additions and boy were they huge and rock-like. This of course was to be expected and I was wayyyyy too sleepy to really focus too much.
Post Op day 1-5
So currently I'm on day 5 post op. I had my post op appointment the day after surgery. Dr. Freiman was unavailable but that was to be expected after reading a lot of reviews from other BA sisters. I had my post op with Dr. Ortega who took a look at my new boobs and provided me with information about post op care. Everything was pretty straight to the point. Towards the end I was told to purchase a compression strap which I was glad he did because my implants were riding high. Fast forward to days 2-3 I was literally like a baby T-Rex and relied heavily on my boyfriend. On day 2 I was off pain medication and muscle relaxers. I was never big on pills. When there was pain it went away fairly quickly. I did have back and shoulder pain but they weren't terrible. On day 3 I left Miami and took a 3 hour flight home - pretty scared something was going to go terribly wrong but everything was fine and I had a smooth flight. On post op day 4-5 I stayed home and rested in a reclining chair. Currently have most of my arm mobility back. The implants however seems to be quite high still which gives me the boobie blues. It doesn't seem like they have dropped since day 2 even with the compression strap. I know I'll just have to give it some time.. I'm going back to work again on POD7 and I have no idea on how to hide the strap.. ????