It all started years ago. Even though never had big chest, it always pointed down. Well, with bra on, it was ok.. Got married, moved to Florida, around 34 years old, went to see PS about my boobs, just for a Lift. Little guy, doctor, walked into the office, told me, let me see your breast;, then he looked at my boobs, then my face again and again, he said, nothing wrong with your boobs, but the face, the face, I could really work on! OMG, this was hilarious ! It has become the joke thru my whole life! Particularly since I thought my face looked just fine, lol! Many years went by since then, my boobs grown from C to DDD, I think due to menopause , here I was 5'8", 165lbs,DDD , 60 years old... My old girlfriend visited me fr Atlanta sow my boobs and said, are you crazy! Why have not you done them yet! With these words she pulled her blouse up and said, you must fix yourself! Stop looking like a cow (she is a New Yorker , doesnot hold back much :-) ) Ok, she got the ball rolling! I joined this website. Read many many reviews. Made my final decision on the doctor, Dr. Ary Krau, in Miami. Set a date, and got it done! Every time I look at my boobs, makes me want to smile! Cannot believe I did it!
The reason I have selected dr. Krau: Well, it is always about the shape before and after, kind of thing ...he makes beautiful breast shape and areola perfectly round... Not that I am planning to parade my boobs, but still it is important. He is a pleasant fellow, nice office, but most importantly, his work on breasts is fantastic.
One of my most concerns was anesthesia, I just did not want to have general., but in the end the anesthesiologist said it is the way to go, while I was already in the chair, well, did not give me much time to agonize over it, so it was gen. Anesthesia.
I was in surgery 3 hours. 2 hours in recovery. I did not get sick after. Got some meds from nosea (sp?). Had saltines and gingeral for next two days, and never got sick after much feared anesthesia..
Meds: I took 2 Percocet pills first day, every four hours, 4 total, then just stayed with Tylenol . 2 every four hours. Pain was manageable. Took Mirolax for constipation, it worked! Highly recommend.
Sleeping: put several pillows behind my back, one under each arm. I would advise to sleep on a lower bed , my bed is very high, even for me, with my long legs, was hard to get in and out.. Also, I put a small tray right next to me in bed, so I could reach pills or water and my phone as needed. Don't waste your money on special pillows..
Shower: doc said I can take shower third day.. Well, I did not.. Right it wrong, I waited for one week to get into shower. Felt good. Went to see doctor to remove stitches and replace tape. It was not painful. My doc did not use drains. I liked that!
Days 10, 11,12 --- well, there is some importance about these days, other women described it too. My pain was most severe these days. Pretty bad.. Continue taking Tylenol, did not hep much, but I would not want to go back to Percocet... I just decided to tough it out! This morning, day 13 after surgery, what a difference! No pain! How can it be?,! Is it psychological ? Who knows, but the pain had subsided so significantly that I am not sure if I took Tylenol yet today!
So, here you go girls, if anybody out there, contemplating to have this procedure or not, I would say do it! You will love it! Recovery is not peace of cake, but manageable . I am so happy I did it! I am also happy that I did it after menopause, because I probably would get huge again.
Now is the difficult part, I need to post before and after pictures! I will post some more pictures when the tape is removed..