I got them! 350ccs under muscle, 28, no kids, Sacramento CA
Right now I'm searching for the right surgeon. 3...
Dr. Christa Clark
consults, sizes and stats
In the mean time I've been obsessing over size.
My current stats
28 years old
32B in VS, but I think really A cup
28 rib cage
Aiming for a 35 bust as that seems to be standard dress measurement for my waist and hips.
I've also been looking at breast REDUCTION reviews on real self. This has been extremely helpful because I was falling into the boobie greed and "go big or go home." But I don't want to be the gal with big boobs. I want to be the gal with proportional boobs and no upper back problems.
Will discuss sizes at my next two consults and report back.
Surgery date set!
I have my pre op on the 14th of March and surgery on April 1st. I still need to decide on size range and fill. Which has been a hard decision.
Horrible first night
Surgery itself very well and I arrived at 6:30 preop and went into surgery about 7:30 zip remember the nurse put warm blankets and booties on my feet and then putting compression cuffs my legs to help with circulation and she gave me an IV as I had IV sedation. Next thing I am waking up and dresses in the recovery room. And can hear an other patient taking about her lipo. And my husdand took me home. Don't remember the ride in wheelchair to car or getting in bed. The night was really rough got me. I think because I was trying to take the minimum dose pain meds. Take the Max dose! It will be easier for you and the person taking care. Sleeping elevated it was probably the worst part and made my back hurt so much. Partway through the night husband discovered putting a yoga mat under me with a pillow between my butt and my knees kept me from sliding down and after that it was much easier since to sleep. Taking my full dose of have pain meds probably help as well. The nurse called this morning and after speaking with her about my rough night she promised me it will get easier. I also have bruises on the sides of my ribs that she said are from holding my body in place during surgery and that is normal. Post op Friday and hopefully ever tuning will be okay. Post more when I have more energy.
Pain meds barf and straws are your BFF
Another positive: I got a vs gift card from my BFF, boobie cookies from coworkers and books from another friend. My SIL also offered her services when I'm ready for company so it nice to know I have a wonderful support system. And of course my husband had been amazing. I'm glad we have barfed in front of each other before because that made it so much easier!
How do you girls do it?
I've been opiate free for 18 hours (taking Tylenol and Tylenol pm and I had my first real BM since pre surgery morning (which is good for me since I'm normally very regular).
The pain with just Tylenol is moderate. Nothing to cry about, and they feel a bit softer- though everytimebmy husband catches me poking at them he tells me to stop because the doctor said to leave them be. He following directions to a T which is nice.
Things I'm glad I did preop
1. Stock up on easy to digest/ eat meals: crackers, applesauce, canned fruits, veggies, etcetera, benefiber, bendy straws and lots of liquid or lightly flavored waters.
2. Make Husband's favorite pre made meals in freezer (with directions) since his cooking skills are not the best and my recovery is affecting his quality of life too. Happy tummy equals happy helper.
3. Working out!!!! Especially lower abs, full back and neck to help remove stress from your chest and upper abs and ribs while sitting up.
4. If it's very difficult to sit up have you care taker grab the pillow under your upper back and use it as a sling to pull you forward. I think it better distributes pressure on the upper back.
5. Test out your elevated sleeping position pre surgery. For me the most effective way to keep from sliding down was angling the pillows (or wedge) just right and then sleeping on a (clean) yoga mat with a pillow between my butt and knees.
6. Put the toilet paper in your lap or on an elevated something within very close arms reach right in front of you
7. Wash your hands!!! Use bar soap or liquid soap in a dish because some liquid pump soaps take much more pressure to dispense than you realize .
8. I'm very lucky to have sisters and a husband who can braid hair. That has helped keep knots more manageable.
9. If you are flexible and have decent balance get creative with your feet. I've been lifting the toilet seat, flushing and picking up stuff with my toes.
I'm sure there are more little random things I'll think of, but these seemed most helpful for me and many were not listed in other articles.
Post op visit
After dinner I took the most hilarious and awkward shower ever. Told husband I wanted to try by myself, but he was right outside just incase. I felt like my implants were going to fall out the bottom of my chest with no bra on so I'd cradle them with one hand, wash half my hair and body and then do the other side. Sounds so silly, but I'm so paranoid they will somehow fall out of my body.
One more thing
Maybe obvious tips, but I still want to include them
2. Keep a log of pain meds, liquids and food taken. This will help keep you on track and determine if anything makes you ill (too much meds/not enough food etc.)
3. Keep a barf receptacle in easy reach (small plastic lined trash can worked great)
4. Remind your caretaker how much you appreciate all they do.
5. Travel neck pillow has been very helpful.
6. "Whore's bath" can be helpful. Lol. Seriously. If showering daily is to tiring (or you don't have the okay from the PS) get some babywipes for your body and antibacterial wet ones for arm pits (I camp a lot a these really help with stinky pits)
7. Manual can openers... Have someone else open the can and transfer the contents to a microwaveable dish if you will be alone during meal time.
8. Use both hands to do things like opening car doors, the fridge, juice containers.
9. Maybe don't be a paranoid as me. Haha. After ready through my "tips" some seem slightly ridiculous, but I want to have the most comfortable healing and best outcome so I may be being extra cautious.
10. When in doubt ask your PS.
I'm seeing him today for my 1 week post op so I'll report back progress.
He and his staff have been great so far. Answered all my questions and both my head OR nurse and Dr. Yamahata called to check on me 1 day post op. I'm still all wrapped up, but so far I couldn't have picked a better doctor and staff.