Dr. Marcelo Ghersi was realistic about how much he had to cut me, unlike other doctors who minimized it and told me that during the surgery he would make the final decision. He also explained to me that I was still going to have the regular drop since I wasn't getting implants. So that I shouldn't expect my boobs to reach my collarbone, like many people do.
After this, I made up my mind of who I wanted my surgeon to be. I had surgery 8 days after I met Dr. Ghersi.
Since it was my first surgery with full anesthesia, I was extremely terrified of how it was going to go. Once I got to the clinic, I met once again with Dr. Ghersi and later with the anesthesiologist right before the surgery. They were able to calm me down, and assure me that everything was going to go well.
A few minutes later, I was taken to the operation room and don't remember anything until waking up.
When I woke up, I had minor comfort. I remember the first thing I did was check under the covers and look at my perfectly lifted breasts. Even though they were covered with gauges, I could still see the huge difference. Thirty minutes later, I was able to go home.
I ate some chicken soup as soon as I got home, and one pain medication (I was allowed to take 2 at a time, but 1 was enough since I didn't have much pain).
I would say the most difficult part of the post op would be the sleeping position. You have to sleep in an inclined position, so you're not in pain. When I would try to sleep straight, the pain was unbearable because of the position. I slept inclined the first 4 nights, and then began sleeping straight since it wasn't painful anymore. Also, regarding the pain medication I stopped taking it two days after my surgery since I didn't need it anymore.
Now it's been almost a month after my surgery, and I can honestly say I don't regret anything about it. I would definitely get it done again if needed in the future (after breastfeeding or when I'm older due to aging). And I would without a doubt recommend it to any family member or close friend.
The scars are already less noticeable. But you do have to be realistic that you are having surgery, and scars are inevitable. I knew this before having surgery, but in my opinion I rather have perfectly lifted breasts with some scarring, then saggy breasts. But to each their own, right?
I know the thought of having surgery is scary, especially if it's your first time like it was mine, but it's definitely worth it if you have the doctor that you feel is right for you.