Today was my 2 week pre-op appointment. My primary...
Today was my 2 week pre-op appointment. My primary concern (next to something going wrong of course) has been sizing. Based on the photos I've shown my PS he suggested 550cc. But I worry about it since I'm so flat and don't have a very wide chest space to work with. I compared projection and diameter of both the 500cc and 550cc and have decided I'm going with 500cc. There is really not much difference in projection...maybe .2 centimeters. But the 500 has a slightly larger diameter, which is what I would rather have over more projection.
I had my before photos taken today and can't wait to see the after pics in just a couple weeks!
Just wanted to give an update ....will post next week! :-)
3 DAYS TO GO!!!!
I'm getting nervous!!!! I'm...
3 DAYS TO GO!!!!
I'm getting nervous!!!! I'm only taking mon-thurs off work and its back to it on Friday. My mom has done this operation twice and the first time she had a slow recovery, but the 2nd time was a breeze because the pockets were already made and such. So I'm worried I'm gonna be in bad shape still, once next Friday gets here! And I worry about what sort of comments I will receive from my regular customers. I work in the construction industry, dealing with men all day long so I know they will have some "smart" remarks. Hopefully my skin is thick enough to brush it off and move on.
I've struggled with depression after the birth of my daugther and sometimes still do. I've read that some people have a difficult time with depression after the operation, so that is another worry of mine. Maybe these are common feelings before getting this done?? I worry about everything, so maybe it's just me.
Guess there's nothing I can do but try and relax!
Good luck to all of you out there getting ready to go through this and those of you who are now recovering afterwards! :-)
Its all over. I'm in my 3rd day of recovery and...
Its all over. I'm in my 3rd day of recovery and feeling PERFECT. The size is just right for me and as of right now I couldn't be happier with the results.
Day 2 of recovery I was severly dehydrated and felt nauseous (even with taking that tiny $70 pill before surgery monday morning). So I had to be given 2 bags of IV and some medication that made me warm and itchy for just a minute. After both bags were finished I had energy, most of my color back, and was actually ready to eat (chick-fil-a OF COURSE). And now I'm as good as new. Doing some shopping for sports bras of some sort. Got my wrapping removed yesterday too and scars are healing quite well.
So over all this has been smooth sailing and if you are nervous as I was, don't be. They knock u out and before you even know what happened u are awake and they are kicking you out. My PS was great. He was clear about all potential safety concerns that could happen and was quick to get me on the IV yesterday.
Great experience. I won't mind doing it again maybe in 5 yrs. :-)
9 days post op today. Got my tape removed from...
9 days post op today. Got my tape removed from incisions and everything looks great. Been back to work since Tuesday and although I'm probably over-working my body I seem to be doing well and healing as I should be. My PS showed me the appropriate excercises to be doing, which weren't all that fun as of right now, but very necessary so they don't become hard.
I'm quite happy with the results. I am still a bit bloated and wishing it would go away!!!!!
I will have one additional appointment in 3 weeks to make sure recovery is still going as it should be, but so far so good!
The pain was not nearly as terrible as I expected, thank goodness and feel like I've bounced back quite well. I always hear, from people who have had multiple operations, that the first time is the worst. But if this was awful then the 2nd time will be like a walk in the park!
Good luck to everyone about to go through with your operations! :-)
It has been over 3 months since my BA and I've...
It has been over 3 months since my BA and I've healed perfectly, with no complications. I'm still very satisfied with my decision to finally have this operation done after multiple years of needing it. The only cons I've experienced so far, is my disappointment in sizing and how much they have dropped.
My plastic surgeon informed me I could do a lift along with my BA, but also believed that I chose a large enough implant I wouldn't necessarily need the lift. But oh how I wish I had just done them together, even though I would have needed to save money for several months to make it happen. So if you have had one or more kids and your PS says you could stand to have a lift but "might" be ok because of sizing you have chosen, reconsider adding the lift to your operation. This is something I wish I would have known beforehand, because now I'm really dissatisfied with how low they are and am hoping in the next 6 months-year I will have saved up enough/paid off my previous operation enough that I can have another.
As far as my issues with sizing, I have been a D cup and larger, naturally, during my pregnancy and for at least 2 years after. So sometimes I feel like I needed to go bigger so I could experience something I've never been before BUT when I put on a swimsuit I don't feel I am too small, in fact just the opposite. I haven't been able to find an appropriate swimsuit top for a family-friendly pool. I don't want everyone staring at my boobs when I'm trying to enjoy the day with husband and daughter. So I guess I'd rather be larger and not wear a swimsuit again, then be disappointed for the majority of the year because I feel too small under my every day clothes. So if I can re-do my BA sometime next year I imagine I will go larger, knowing what I do now.
This operation hasn't really changed my life, because it wasn't exactly intended for confidence issues, but rather just a desire to not be flat and droopy anymore and be able to wear the twenty-some D and DD bras I've had hanging around for over a year just waiting to be wore again.
Overall I am satisfied with the BA, think my PS was great. I will definitely have him operate on me again, when I can financially take on another surgery expense.