Competitive Combat Athlete LOVES Results of Lift with Minor Augmentation

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BACKGROUND: I am 32 years old, 5'6", 127 lbs, approx 17% body fat.

I am a serious combat/ MMA athlete and for this reason was very concerned about recovery process and time. I train 25+ hours per week and often wrestle with 200 lb men. I couldn't find many blogs of info for women like me and their process of healing, so I am hoping this blog can help someone with similar concerns!

I had larger (32DD to 32D) breasts when I was younger, but the older I got the more I became involved in athletics and they shrank to 32Cs. As I became extremely competitive. For this I began to naturally get more lean and also to have to maintain low body fat % in order to fight at a competitive weight class. As a result I was down to a 32B or smaller. Thus, the sag had gotten pretty bad. I didn't want huge boobs but I did want them to be perky and a medium sized C I thought would fit my frame. So I did the following:

Anchor lift
304cc moderate profile implant subpectoral, silicone

I chose this for maximal lift with a bit of added volume and most natural appearance.

DAY 1 : Doctor Cruise and staff had amazing bedside manner. Also they do not use any gas anesthesia, only IV so I had no nausea AT ALL. I actually had a cupcake and chicken breast within a couple hours of waking up.

So happy to have had a recliner chair to use as my post-op bed. It made it very easy the sleep at a 45 degree angle as recommended. Just used some towels and pillows to prevent moving too much and to stay cozy. Drank tons of water even though it meant lots of annoying trips to bathroom. Sitting back in chair and on toilet were not a issue for me - strong legs meant no need for upper body bracing. So if you have time before surgery spend a few months doing squats as I can imagine not being able to lower myself without upper body bracing would be painful and constant annoyance.

Pain is only in my pectoral muscles and with vicaden is very manageable so far. The most annoying part so far has been that I walk a bit hunched because standing up straight stretches the sore pecs. This has been making my upper back sore. Still not to terrible though.

DAY 4: I am standing up straighter, don't need...

DAY 4:
I am standing up straighter, don't need vicaden anymore (though I take one at night to make falling asleep easier still). Feeling very antsy about laying around but definitely not ready to return to normal tasks. My implants are starting to fall a tiny tiny bit. They are still ultra high with nipples pointed to the ground for now but I am told this is normal. I can't wait for them to drop to a nice teardrop shape with nipples pointed slightly up!!

I guess the transition to them looking beautiful feels slow but it is only day 4 so I realize I need to be patient. I'm taking my first shower today which should be nice because sponge baths are starting to not be refreshing enough after four days! I was nervous about getting water on the tape over the stitches but the doc and nurses promised the tape would not come here I go.

I've been taking pictures every day so I can track progress. Will put them up as soon as I can work at the computer comfortably. I guess I can take some with my phone to upload directly in the meantime though.

DAY 7: Drs appt. He said everything looked great...

DAY 7: Drs appt. He said everything looked great (I disagree but I know that he means "great for 1week post op" - so that is reassuring. The most valuable thing I got out of the visit was that it is ok to relax my shoulders and back. I had been walking hunched over and with my shoulders up a bit because I was scared of the pressure on the stitches - felt like they were exploding when I relaxed my shoulders. Now that I've stopped hunching I am getting more and more comfortable. The swelling is down a bit but I'm still anxious for them to look more natural and less like round bolted on torpedoes.

WEEK 2: Every day is a bit better. Still abit...

WEEK 2: Every day is a bit better. Still abit hunched despite best efforts to relax. Feels like there are bowling balls under my pecs...tylenol is my friend as are the static squeeze "massages" my doc has me doing every 2 hours.

WEEK 3: Light at the end of the tunnel! I am...

WEEK 3: Light at the end of the tunnel! I am certainly not back to normal - still cant quite lift arms completely above my head, and light exercise (walking) makes me tired and feel swollen and frustrated - but I am seeing progress and the implants have started to drop ever so slightly from my collar bone and appear to be heading to wear they belong a tiny bit.

It was feeling like I would never be normal again / able to do day to day things, but now I feel more optimistic. The constant heavy feeling that made walking uncomfortable / my pecs feel like they were ripping out is subsiding to some extent. I am officially not hunched over anymore and I can raise my arms high enough to shave my armpits! Success! (Ill take what I can get haha)

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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