Arranging surgery from the UK was no mean feat and a few misunderstandings took place, that in the end did not matter, and were sorted out, although for a short term it was hard, and traveling solo, without support when things go wrong and having sugary while jet lagged is not wise!
I had a very brife meeting with Dr H before surgery, he was professional but clearly busy, he answered my few questions and spent time assessing my breasts. he asked to see my wish pic, of which i had chosen from his past work. TBH his seemed to be drawing an image in his own head and at one point said 'i see', i took this to mean, he understood what he would do to improve them. With so much experience i went to him for a his skills and was happy to let him advise which shape he thought would work best for me.
The surgery team were amazing and from that point the process it all went like clockwork, i was in at 7.30 am and awake in recovery at around 11.30 am. They have a lovely blow heater they place under the blanket to keep you warm, for which i was very grateful. the nureses kindly checked on me and and called my family member to pick me up.
The pain meds meant i was not in much pain and i slept well that night. Overall the pain was bearable , lots of pressure more than pain. i was able to prop myself up on pillows and get a good nights sleep. Ensuring i took my meds as recommended and on time, the pain has been manageable.
I needed to fly back to the UK the following day and was lucky to have a doctor's not saying i was safe to fly, virgin staff at check in made a big fuss and i had to be signed off by their doctor before i could board the flight. Thankfully one of the checkout staff kindly put me on a row on my own and i was able to again prop myself up and sleep through most of the flight back to the UK.
I was very grateful to have arranged wheel chair assistance at both ends of the journey, both ends meant i was wheeled through customs / x ray and helped with my bags, which i could not lift.
Day 3 and i had to go back to work for 1 day as i had a long standing event i could not get out of, the event was fine, but did notice one boob seemed to be bigger and harder than the other by the end of the day, i am really hoping it will be the swelling and not the end result as one boob was always bigger than the other. Dr h said he would correct this by not tightening one so much, fingers crossed its not over corrected and its just me over worrying.
Day 6: the tape started to come off around the nipple, i paniked, brought more strips and taped it back again, Rang the office who informed me this was natural and fine and just to let it fall off, after thinking about it, is nearly a week since the op, it just feels like a couple of days ago. so i am relaxing a little and not taping everything back up :)
one breast looks perfect, the other i have a slight worry, it looks puckered, but again, i know i need to give it time, and am fully prepared to wait 6 weeks before questioning if these will be lasting results.. i really hope not!!
overall the implants are really high and need to drop, even by day 6 i think i can see them starting to drop, although others have said this is in my mind :)
Having perky breast is amazing and freaking me out, they do not disappear under my armpits when i lay down... lol.. yay, that never happened before. the nipples are still low, but i assume this will fix its self once the implants have dropped. i have faith the end result will be nice.. i am sending postive vibes to my boobs :)
However i am reservering judgement until the tape comes off and i can see the scars,i know this will be the real test, what they look like without tape, how the scars match up, what my nipples look like, will the feeling in them every return, so many things i cant wait to discover.. I am hopeful and will carry on updating as much as i can.