25 Y/o, No Kids, 6'1 155 Lbs, 500cc HP Saline. San Antonio, TX
I can recall telling my mom that I wanted big...
Never having had any surgery other than wisdom teeth removal, I think the fear of the unknown was probably the worst part and provoked the most anxiety for me. I knew the discomfort would be bearable, but general anesthesia...so scary!! I was also terrified of post-operative nausea, I couldn't imagine anything more miserable than throwing up after surgery. The worry was needless. I told the anesthesiologist (who was wonderful) all of my concerns and felt more at ease before being wheeled into the OR. There was a mask over my nose and mouth and next thing I know I was being told I was "all done!" by my friendly nurse. I sipped some water, took a valium, used the restroom and my boyfriend took me home where I wasted no time eating some soup and chicken because not only was I not nauseated, I was HUNGRY haha. The next day at my post-op appt with Dr. Lawton he told me I was up and out of recovery "ridiculously quick" and that I did great. I went home, showered (on his advice) and took the first of many naps. Bottom line: take your pain meds on time, set alarms for 2am if you need to. Keep a snack nearby to take them with because the one time I didn't take the Norco with food was the only time I felt a little queasy. Follow your doctors instructions regarding activity and meds even if you feel good. Your body is using a ton of energy to repair itself so respect and listen to it. I felt able to stop taking the Norco/vicodin after 2 days and switch to Tylenol which covered most of the discomfort. Besides, I the Norco made me stoned out of my mind and, this is no secret, it "backs you up"! I wasn't trying to be constipated for four or five days!
I was fully prepared to be disenchanted with the look of my new breasts after Dr. Lawton took the wraps off and told me to take a look. He prefaced my look in the mirror by telling me to ignore the position of the implants (they were high) and that they will change a lot in the coming weeks and
months, which I knew. However, coming from a place of total dissatisfaction with my "before" boobs, I was already very happy with what I saw. So much volume! And they're only going to get better?! Yay!
I'm going to continue to take good care of myself, I can't wait to see how the implants fluff and I look forward to being able to go back to the gym and barre class :D
Reminder of my stats:
25 y/o, no children
500cc saline implants
Transaxillary (armpit) incision
OK one more day 3 pic!
5 days later
One week follow up
10 day old boobs
4 weeks later
Dr. Lawton was super professional and helpful from the jump. I actually had scheduled three other consults with docs in the area and my meeting with Dr. Lawton was my first. I canceled my other consults because I liked him so much! He gave me plenty of time to ask questions and was very thorough in his answers. He made me feel like my safety and my appearance goals were his top priority, and I was very much put at ease by his knowledge, his confidence and how he seemed like a real perfectionist. He can come off a little serious at first, but he's actually pretty warm and caring. During my sizing we worked down from 600cc to 450cc and decided together that 500cc looked best on me. I was a little freaked out because that seemed huge, but he assured me that they would look great because I'm so tall and would help the most with the projection and fullness I wanted so much. I would certainly recommend him. There are many talented PS in San Antonio, but his experience and investment in his work seem unparalleled.