5'6", 112, 339cc Natrelle Style 15 - Omaha, NE
So, um, I had a boob job today???!!!! I have...
So from the other consults, I had decided 350 mentor moderates. I identify more with a smaller chest and didn't want the round high profile look. If I had some breast tissue to conceal it, difference story, but I have nada. Unfortunately my PS prefers Allergan, thus we began the torture of deciding between the 339's and 371's. The PS, my husband, the nurse, a few friends, and even my mother-in-law all liked the the 339's in a sports bra. Problem is my PS said to get that look I would have to do the 371's. Well that freaked me out!!!! I know it's only 30 cc's. I know EVERYONE wishes they went bigger, I know the 304's looked a bit small in a sports bra (aka what the 339 is suppose to look like in,) but I could not shake the feeling that the 371's would be too big. Especially once you put an underwire bra on. The only difference between them is .5mm width, so really I just needed to decide if I wanted side boob. My PS said either one would look great on me, he just recommended the 371's because historically people wish they went bigger. I ultimately decided that I wanted to control them being bigger with a push up bra, but wanted them a little smaller for the pool and tight shirts. I didn't want to stick out or be obvious.
So I went with my gut, and got the 399's this morning!!! It was crazy, I went in at 8 and came home at noon with boobs. Surgery went fine, I just personally get really nauseous from anesthetic. But I'm past that now and just feel really sore. Probably due in large part to having all my stomach worked on too. So far I haven't seen them out of a surgical bra, but I think they look great and will be exactly what I wanted! Once they drop, fluff , and the swelling goes down. So far I'm glad I went with the smaller choice, but we'll see as the weeks go on :)
Day of surgery
Day 3: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
The Bad: the drain they put in for the diastasis/hernia repair feels SO weird! And the compression garment is getting itchy. But I can't believe how not bloated I am! I haven't even pooped yet, but haven't eaten much so I don't think I'm constipated. But I feel like my tummy is already flatter than it was before!! Oh, and yes, my boobs have been makin weird squelching, suction sounds. This is normal, for the first month, as the air pockets trapped in there are released. But right now it's like I have squeaker toys in my chest :)
The Ugly: the bellybutton looks totally weird and gross, I know. But I've seen some other umbilical hernia repairs and that's just how they are for a while. In about a month he said the swelling will go down and there will be a depression that will make it look like a cute little belly button. He'll take the stitches out when he takes the drain out, either this Friday or next Monday.
We had 3 consults in 2 months with Dr. Johnson, mostly because we were deciding between two implant sizes. He graciously put up with us and all our repeat questions :) He was also the only PS who didn't have to refer me to a general surgeon for my umbilical hernia and diastasis repair, he was able to it all. So far, very happy!