24, Mother of 1, 110lbs 5'6 - Miami, FL
Breast Augmentation is something that I've always...
No Turning Back...
I haven't chosen a surgery date just yet but I've read somewhere that Krau only work at CG Cosmetics on Saturdays and his Private office during the week. (Not sure how true this is)
I've been watching some YouTube videos on the procedure and it really grossed me out. This is my first surgery and I wanted to know what to expect and how its all done!
I'm posting my "wish" pics below!
I'm very slim and petite 110lbs and about 5'6. Didn't want my implants to look like balloons but I wanted them to be large enough that I don't regret I went larger. What do you guys think about this size? Too big?
Best Decision I Ever Made!
RECOVERY HOUSE: The same day I flew in I had my pre op appointment. I had arrangements set up to stay at MIAMI ESCAPE RECOVERY HOUSE. If it wasn't for them I don't think my experience would have been as great as it was! I recommend any and everyone going to Miami to get surgery and seeking a recovery house stay there!!! The girls there are so nice, friendly, helpful, and down to earth! The food is good, they check on you often (not to the point where it is annoying but just enough) AND they provide transportation to and from the airport, get your prescriptions filled and to your appointments. I think it was a little over 400 total for 4 nights. (She was running a special.) Thank God for them.
PRE OP / DAY OF SURGERY: During my pre op I spent about 2 hours checking in, waiting, signing papers, and trying on sizers. I never met my coordinator, Catherine. I was scheduled for my surgery 2pm the next day. I was told to come in (I think 1 hour early) but that was pointless. I honestly think they forgot about me and my appointment because I was the last girl to go back. They even closed the office at 4pm and made me sit in a waiting room outside before I finally said something and they immediately took me back to take my pregnancy test! I was the last girl. After I took the pregnancy test the nurse gave me the IV and I waited some more until Dr Krau came in. We talked about 500 cc and recommend we do 475 because my frame was so small and it would be "overwhelming" i agreed, showed him two pics of what I wanted in volume and what I didn't want to look like. He took some pics gave me his cell just in case I had any questions or concerns and he left. I felt really comfortable and calm by then. Next thing you know the anesthesiologist came in ask me some questions and she said "it's time!" All I remember was it was a little after 5pm when I finally walked into the operating room. I lay myself on the bed put my arms out blinked once and was OUT! I woke up around 6:30 to call my ride and tell them I was ready. I guess the nurse was ready to go home because as soon as I woke up she was sitting beside me and told me to call my ride lol. Before i could get up I snapped a pic of my new boobs to see how they looked and sent them to my mom sisters and two of my friends. The nurse helped me downstairs to my ride and I wasn't in any pain but I was soooo drugged up I was talking in circles about anything lmaoooo! I hate drugs. I went inside the RECOVERY house I had my own room. They helped me in the bed ( again I wasn't in pain) I ate some pineapples the nurse there gave me my prescribed medicine and i went to sleep. So after surgery I wasn't in pain at all, I was able to walk and talk and I wasn't nauseous at all. It just felt like something heavy was sitting on my chest.
POST OP: I think day 1 had to be the worst day. I didn't cry or anything, it wasn't unbearable just really sore and uncomfortable. I took it easy and did everything slowly. I was able to get up on my own (SLOWLY) and use the bathroom on my own. The day after surgery was really the only day I took the percocets then after I stopped talking them because I didn't like how they made me feel. I replaced the Percs with extra strength Tylenol for like the first 5days and that worked for me! Everyday after day 1 the pain slowly eased up. I went back to work 3 days post opp. (I don't do anything at work but sit and a little walking) the pain to me the first couple days after surgery wasn't anything unbearable but after the first week or two I began to feel somewhat normal.
I removed my sterile strips at 10 days post opp
My insicions are healing great they are exactly in the crease under my boob you can't see them and I think that is amazing!!!
I haven't had any complications with my breasts so far and I think they after softening up and dropping nicely. They were never so high up just really swollen!!
At 4 weeks post opp they are really soft and squishy now.
I got measured at 4 weeks post opp at Victoria secret and they measured me a 32 DDD. I tried on a 34 C and that was a little too small and I tried on a D and it fit perfectly to my liking. Which is cool because I wanted to be a full C small D after surgery. :) It gave me a push up without the padding so I bought two 32D bras no padding for $46 !
When I put my hands on the outside of my boobs I do feel some rippling but I read that it is normal for bigger implants and I not necessarily a sign of a risk!
So far I think that is it! I'll post my pics from the day of surgery up until now, 1 month post opp.
6 week update!!
Quick 5 min interaction (if that), he was very friendly and made me feel comfortable as I was already nervous and shaking. I initially wanted to go super big (500cc) but He recommend I do 475 because my frame was so small. I showed him a picture of what I wanted and what I DID NOT want and he gave me exactly what I wanted. Like a magician. Lol.