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I am scheduled to have BA on August 1st. I know it...

I am scheduled to have BA on August 1st. I know it is normal to feel some anxiety and for the most part I am hopeful I will like the outcome. I have never had any plastic surgery or any procedures whatsoever, don't even have pierced ears, so this it huge for me (no pun intended). I goal is to restore volume. I always had D cups but from working out and resculpting my body I have shrunk to B cups.
I need to know, how much and when do I start the Arnica 30c and the Boswellia supplements, if anyone can tell me? Thanks so much.
I will add before and after pics later.

Adding two 'before' pictures. Four days until...

Adding two 'before' pictures. Four days until surgery, feeling anxious but hopeful. Work really hard at staying in shape and just want my breasts to match the rest of my body.

I should add that I am 57, 106 lbs and have never...

I should add that I am 57, 106 lbs and have never had children.

One whole day since I had surgery. Here is what it...

One whole day since I had surgery. Here is what it looks like- I also posted a pic of
the breast fold incision.
If anyone told me I would be posting naked pics of my boobs on the internet, I would
have said they are crazy! I am the girl at a hot-tub party that keeps all her clothes on and is
sitting on the edge with only my feet in while everyone else is naked.
But RealSelf has been such a great source of support and information so I want others to be
helped as I have.
The bra they put me in after the surgery is super uncomfortable-in these 'after' pics, it looks like
I had a lift but the marks are from that bra. Also, the surgeon's markings are still on me and make
me look like either I have bad blood vessels or tattoos.
I am finding I can do most everything by squatting- if you have time b/4 your surgery, do as many squats
and lunges as possible, and sit-ups, too. This will all help after the surgery.

Today is a full 3 days since the surgery. Very...

Today is a full 3 days since the surgery. Very very swollen, the biggest since the operation. There is a great bra-let I would like to recommend to everyone. It is from Forever 21, costs $4.80 and comes in several colors. What I like about it is the edge at the bottom is built into it, not a separate piece of elastic sewn onto the bra so it does not dig into the incisions like the surgical bra they sent me home in. For me, I have liked having a little something on as opposed to no bra at all, just feels better like they are being supported somewhat. Hopefully this link will take you to the right place on their website:

Just eating little bits of healthy foods, reading (I don't watch tv), and sleeping, walk a little bit, repeat. Head is in a good place except extremely and uncomfortably constipated even though I have been taking stool softeners, aloe vera pills and even an enema. Nothing is moving and my tummy is painfully distended.

Today is day 5 since the surgery. I have only...

Today is day 5 since the surgery. I have only taken one pain pill and have had much more energy. Went for a nice walk this morning and did light cleaning, etc.
My breasts look the worst they have since the surgery because of swelling and bruising. They look almost 'boxy'- I know this will pass eventually. Posting a new picture showing the odd shape from the swelling as well as the bruising. Hope it doesn't take two months for this swelling to go down? They are really firm to the touch, kind of hard.
Still struggling with constipation, very distended abdomen even though I have taken the stool softeners and aloe vera all along.

Today is one week since surgery and yesterday I...

Today is one week since surgery and yesterday I started the massage. When I woke up this morning, they looked more swollen and the biggest yet! Very very sore and I am wondering if anyone else is having this same thing happen with beginning the massaging? Thanks.

Two weeks now. The breast 'manipulations' (not...

Two weeks now. The breast 'manipulations' (not really massage) have really helped the implants to begin to drop. Boobs are slightly less square and are now a little softer. Back to walking vigorously and doing arm exercises without weights and very simple ab exercises. Breasts still feel like they are in the mammogram vise, still sore but everyday is better... beginning to really love my new girls- I know they are not perfect breasts but my goal was to restore volume and I am happy with my results so far. Wonderful doctor and staff.
Still taking Bromelain and Boswellia for swelling and Arnica tabs and gel, rub the gel in when I do the massage/exercises. The steri tape is still on the incisions, supposed to leave them on until they fall off. Go back next week for my second post-op. Everything going well! Not an easy surgery but for me, well worth it. Hope my story can help someone as so many on here have helped me. Thanks to RealSelf for a great forum!

Portland Plastic Surgeon

Internet research and meeting him. Very detail oriented and his reviews and credentials are flawless.

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