Breast Lift w/Implants - 53 Yrs., 110-115 Lbs, 5' 6.5"; It's Past Time to Make a Change - San Antonio, TX

Hi - this is something I was hoping to have done...

Hi - this is something I was hoping to have done 10 yrs ago, but LIFE has a way of altering your path. So - am I too old for this? Society + my age may believe the answer is a Yes, but my body and spirit tell me NO. Go with your gut, ladies. I forgot to get my numbers for you ladies, but my physical stats are listed in my title. I've always been a 34B, and I'm hoping to get to be a full C cup afterwards. I've opted for silicone, under the muscle, 300 cc's. They are Mentor but I failed to ask if they are high profile, etc. I'll post if I remember to ask! My surgery is next week, 2 June. I'm actually wavering between the 300 and 325. I'm a modest person and I want a natural looking breast, with upper pole fullness, but the sizers are awkward at best and therefore I waver on the correct size for me...the 325's seem so much larger but as they sit on top of my rib-cage it's hard for me to imagine the finished look. My PS likes the 300s on me. I like my PS - she's nice, easy to talk with and patient. I like her staff, as well. All very nice people - very welcoming. I interviewed with 4 local plastic surgeons in SATX and 1 phone conversation with a 5th's office [no interview because it would not have been with the surgeon at all - weird, and so that was a big NO GO and thankfully so from all I've read here and seen], and I was very pleased with 3 of the 4 PS I interviewed. I believe they all would have done a very good job. I'm a perfectionist. I'm very hard on myself, I always do my very best and I expect others to do the same. I'm looking for an outstanding result and my fingers are crossed that I will get it with my choice in surgeon. Time will tell. I'm very nervous to go under anesthesia as that will be a first for me. I'm not nervous about the resulting pain but more of the results, obviously. Also, "Will I be able to sleep without rolling to my side?" LOL I've been practicing for the last month to sleep on my back at a slight angle. So, downstairs in the recliner will be my bed for the first day or two. Then pillows, etc to keep me on my back while in bed for the rest of the recovery. All my tests are done and my scripts are filled. I have a quick visit to the surgery center scheduled for next week. And, hubby is off for the first few days to assist me. I don't know if I'm overshooting but I'd like to be up and about, washing my hair and drying it on my own by day 3. I do walking and a few exercises 3 days a week - I hope to return to that no more than 2 weeks post op. FYI - If you are military, and in SATX this is what you should know regarding pharmacy, testing, etc. If Torodal is ordered, they will substitute with Tramadol - unless you fill your script 3 weeks out. Then you should have time for the whole special ordering process since Torodal is not in the formulary. Also, they'll give you the generic of Keflex if that is ordered for your nausea. Labs - you can have your labs done on post/base...just ensure your civilian orders are signed, but generally the labs are in your surgeons overall cost of procedure. Ask your PS staff before going to post/base to do labs as you may have already paid for it. EKG - you can get it done on post/base, as well - generally as a walk in [Cardiac Dept], no appt is necessary. Well, I guess that is all for now. My sad little Before Pics are posted. I'll d/load the Post Surg pics when I'm lucid. :-) Happy Memorial Day weekend, All.

Breast Lift w/Implants - 53 Yrs., 110-115 Lbs, 5' 6.5"; It's Past Time to Make a Change - San Antonio, TX

...Hi - this is something I was hoping to have done...
28 May 2016 4 days pre
Hi - this is something I was hoping to have done 10 yrs ago, but LIFE has a way of altering your path. So - am I too old for this? Society + my age may believe the answer is a Yes, but my body and spirit tell me NO. Go with your gut, ladies.

I forgot to get my numbers for you ladies, but my physical stats are listed in my title. I've always been a 34B, and I'm hoping to get to be a full C cup afterwards. I've opted for silicone, under the muscle, 300 cc's. They are Mentor but I failed to ask if they are high profile, etc. I'll post if I remember to ask!

My surgery is next week, 2 June. I'm actually wavering between the 300 and 325. I'm a modest person and I want a natural looking breast, with upper pole fullness, but the sizers are awkward at best and therefore I waver on the correct size for me...the 325's seem so much larger but as they sit on top of my rib-cage it's hard for me to imagine the finished look. My PS likes the 300s on me. I like my PS - she's nice, easy to talk with and patient. I like her staff, as well. All very nice people - very welcoming.

I interviewed with 4 local plastic surgeons in SATX and 1 phone conversation with a 5th's office [no interview because it would not have been with the surgeon at all - weird, and so that was a big NO GO and thankfully so from all I've read here and seen], and I was very pleased with 3 of the 4 PS I interviewed. I believe they all would have done a very good job. I'm a perfectionist. I'm very hard on myself, I always do my very best and I expect others to do the same. I'm looking for an outstanding result and my fingers are crossed that I will get it with my choice in surgeon. Time will tell.

I'm very nervous to go under anesthesia as that will be a first for me. I'm not nervous about the resulting pain but more of the results, obviously. Also, "Will I be able to sleep without rolling to my side?" LOL I've been practicing for the last month to sleep on my back at a slight angle. So, downstairs in the recliner will be my bed for the first day or two. Then pillows, etc to keep me on my back while in bed for the rest of the recovery.

All my tests are done and my scripts are filled. I have a quick visit to the surgery center scheduled for next week. And, hubby is off for the first few days to assist me. I don't know if I'm overshooting but I'd like to be up and about, washing my hair and drying it on my own by day 3. I do walking and a few exercises 3 days a week - I hope to return to that no more than 2 weeks post op.

FYI - If you are military, and in SATX this is what you should know regarding pharmacy, testing, etc. If Torodal is ordered, they will substitute with Tramadol - unless you fill your script 3 weeks out. Then you should have time for the whole special ordering process since Torodal is not in the formulary. Also, they'll give you the generic of Keflex if that is ordered for your nausea. Labs - you can have your labs done on post/base...just ensure your civilian orders are signed, but generally the labs are in your surgeons overall cost of procedure. Ask your PS staff before going to post/base to do labs as you may have already paid for it. EKG - you can get it done on post/base, as well - generally as a walk in [Cardiac Dept], no appt is necessary.

Well, I guess that is all for now. My sad little Before Pics are posted. I'll d/load the Post Surg pics when I'm lucid. :-) Happy Memorial Day weekend, All.

Well, I screwed this up...

I was trying to update the original title to state Breast Lift w/Implants....so sorry for the double post!

Opted for the slightly larger size

So - I did email the PS office and asked if it was too late to change to the larger implant [300 vs. 325] since my surgery is scheduled for this Thursday at zeroDark30. :-) I don't know if this is standard in most PS offices, but Yes I could change the size but it cost me an additional $100 for FED Ex'ing. I was told if it was saline implants then it wouldn't be an issue, but the silicone had to be ordered and shipped in time hence the fee. So ladies - don't assume that your PS office 'stocks' all sizes. If you're going to change your mind in the last week, it's possible that it will cost you.

Today, I started my Arnica pills. Super tiny sweet pellets that you place under your tongue and let dissolve 3x/day.

This evening I pulled out a piece of lingerie sleepwear that I really haven't worn due to that I have nothing to hold it up with - you know the type, spaghetti straps, no real cups to help hold your boobs up. Had hubby take my pic in it so I will have something to compare to later....that ought to be interesting. :-)

This will be my last night of real sleep I'm thinking...no more practicing laying on my back slightly elevated - side sleeping tonight because I think I'll get no sleep tomorrow night!

Good night All.

Measurements and Tour of Surgery Center

Hello. I rec'd my measurements the other day but forgot to include them...so, if anyone is around my size and is interested here it all is:
ME: 5'6.5" inches, 110 lbs, sad saggy 34B.
My measurements read nipple to sternum on the left side 22 ½ cm and on the right.
Right and left base are 15cm and my areola to fold is 7cm on both breast.
My left breast is bigger and right shoulder sits a little higher.

Today I toured the surgery center. It's not a large complex building to get lost in. 1 OR room and 2 recovery beds. I met my nurse for tomorrow [Savannah] - she was informative, personable and I am comfortable with her. In fact, she's my new best friend because of the compliment she paid to me! LOL I don't disbelieve her when she stated that of the surgeons who use their facility that she would choose Dr. Hiers for her future [if needed] breast surgery and she recommends Dr. Hiers to her friends. I'm medical myself and guide my family and friends in such a manner, as well - so, I don't take it lightly or that she was cheesing me on to relax me. My confidence in an outstanding job being performed is growing a bit. The facility is certified [I looked - another part of my job!] and clean. Well I did point out that a couple of air intake screens needed a vacuum, but otherwise very clean, modern and the wait room for hubby is comfortable and stocked with coffee and snacks.

I'll be the only patient in the morning. We drive up to the door and exit the same...so, no Lookie Lou's about and I'll be wearing a set of PJ's to my surgery. :-) So, I'll be all prepared to fall into the recliner when I get home.

I was nervous about the anesthesia and not coming out on the good side of it, but you know what? If it's your time, it's your time and who could ask for a more pleasant way to go - totally unconscious! LOL

This time tomorrow I'll have porn star boobs! Well, compared to what I have now. LOL Good night.

My surgery was today.

Hi All - had massive thunderstorms here overnight and continuing at this time. Had to be at the surgery center by 5:30 - a dark, wet ride. Hubby did the driving so I was nervous!! LOL And I was admonished to don't be a backseat driver. Everything went easily. I was waked the few steps to the OR room and made comfortable on the table. Anesthesiologist had me take 3 full breaths of the oxygen, and he said to count back 100 by 3's! I was curious how far I could count back by 3's before I was unconscious. I made it to 94 - good stuff Maynard! I had been in the recovery area for 1 hour before I noticed the RN trying to wake me. I never fully awakened until right about now [7 PM]. Was home by 10:30 even with my pokey driving hubby at the wheel. :-) Initially, when I was awakened asked how I felt - all I could manage to get out was it's too tight, regarding the booby wrap. I felt I could handle the pain better if it wasn't as tight as it was. Also, I felt that tightness might be contributing to my nausea. I had a little dry heaving on the escort out to my car. So, other than that - at this point, I'm awake, fed and the band isn't' that tight after all. Additionally, I can now move more than just my forearms and hand. I can get my arms up parallel, and that is a good thing. The pain is practically non-existent. I've been in the recliner sleeping the day away, until hubby takes care of my waking moments needs. Dr. Hiers spoke w/hubby while I was in recovery and said All went well . Also, she called earlier to check on me [I was sleeping - spoke w/hubby]....has did my hematologist. In early May, I was diagnosed with leukemia [CLL] ater routine blood work...anyways, I had to bet a permission letter from my hematologist in order to get the surgery. And he remembered and called hubby to check on me. Only the one picture for today = not undoing anything until told to do so. Feeling all around bandage each side appears swollen in exactly the same spots. :-) Now, my only worry is will I be able to fall asleep tonight after sleeping the day away! I return to Dr. Hiers tomorrow morning. Guess I'll get my first look then. :-)

Pain is very tolerable, and the boobs are very weird looking!

Slept decently last night, took a Tramadol before bedtime, and slept propped up. Yesterday, it was hard to move the arms about....could only really feel no pain/soreness if I used the T-Rex hand/arm gestures. Today, I can reach out better with soreness or twinges...nothing major. No nausea, eating very well. So far no pain pills.

Saw my PS this a.m., and she said I did very well yesterday, they removed the ace wraps, gave me my lovely white post-op bra which I'm to wear for the next 3-4 weeks day and night...around the 4th week I either wear it daytime only or nighttime only - I've already forgotten! I had the Lollipop incision. PS mentioned before surgery that she won't be going all the way down to the fold with the cut, and she didn't. From what I can see the stick part of the lollipop is not long at all - that pleases me very much!

PS showed me the first massage to start today, & perform around 5 times a day, each breast for 1 minute. That rather hurts, especially my RT boob. That is going to be the problem child, as it sits almost to my arm pit at the moment compared to my LT - but, PS wasn't concerned and at the moment neither am I as I've perused this websites pictures for many months...so I wasn't shocked at what I saw on myself - maybe a tad disappointed in how high they are sitting, which probably means it's going to be several weeks before a hint of a drop is noticeable. Probably not until August!! So, I'm thinking maybe I should take that Ativan since it's a muscle relaxer and these muscles need to settle down.

The new boobs are quite ugly looking in shape and still have the crease marks from yesterday's ace bandages. Again the RT is very swollen. Each breast is very tender, but I'm really not in any pain and I've been eating regularly since yesterday. So, overall I did well - now for the boobs to do their thing.

See the PS again next week and get new massage technique instructions. Hopefully some swelling will have gone down by then. Can't state that I'm happy with how they look, cause they are certainly in the ugly duckling stage, and probably for the next couple months. Patience.

Will someone tell me exactly what 'morning boob' is, please?

The twinges are slowly arriving

Hello. Not much to report, the swelling on the RT breast is still there and oh so tender! Found a Real Self post by my PS where she says ice packs are ok to use, so I've been doing that all day, between Internet cruising and napping.
Also tried my hand at breast selfies but ultimately had hubby take some pics for me.
I have developed bruising under my RT breast and to the side. That wasn't there yesterday. I'm thinking the surgical bra has made a few of these bruises but not completely convinced it's the culprit for the bruises directly in my fold. It has caused a bruise between my breasts around the bottom of my sternum. Yesterday that area was bugging me so I keep small napkin rolled up in that spot so it won't touch me. After all I'm supposed to wear this for 3 or 4 weeks!
And starting this afternoon I've been getting some mild to medium zingers in each breast. So when bedtime rolls around I'll take my tramodol and Valium.
The only other thing that's has occurred is the frequency In which I'm hitting the toilet. So I expect that perhaps some of the fluid is managing to escape, thankfully! Hana's
I've attached today's pic. Breasts are still ugly duckling phase. Sorry I couldn't get a nice one of the left is lower than the right, like I mentioned it is the problem child. the left underneath ....never have been good at selfies. LOL
While doc said I could shower the day after, I'm opting until tomorrow mainly because I'd like better range of movement. If I let hubby do it there's bound to be water everywhere . ????

Today is similar to yesterday

I slept well last night. It was the first time I took a Valium, since I was having occasional zingers I wanted to sleep peacefully.
This morning, I noticed the bruising under the LT breast has increased significantly, and no zingers are happening at the moment. No pics today as all seems the same as yesterday.

The surgery bra is tight - it leaves marks. I looked and it's a size 36, and my PS said they came from Walmart, so I'm thinking tomorrow I'll call my PS office and see if I can wear a 38 instead.
I did one set of my 5 required implant 'massages' today and the RT is still tender and swollen giving me side boobage, as well. Today I am able to move my arms more freely without significant pain/twinges, so I'm looking forward to my shower and shampoo! :-) Also, it's easier today to get up and down out of the chair/sofa using my arms. But, I'll still scootch my rear to the edge and use my legs to be on the safe side. I figure the less I use my arms the more my muscles [on dominant side - RT] will relax and give the implant a chance to move down a tiny bit.

I am curious how the implant gets so high in the chest wall to begin with. I assumed the pocket that is made for the implant wouldn't extend quite that high up. A question I'll have to ask my PS...unless someone here has that answer for me??

Happy Sunday All

Took myself for a drive today

Hi All - yesterday [Monday] I was a sloth! LOL Laid around, ate, napped, tried to read, tried to catch up on one of my shows - tried is the operative word because the Sandman was on my rear all day and night. Weird because I slept really well. So, I succumbed and Monday I was a sloth. Today was I was much more my usual energetic self. Got up early, got myself together and hit the road to go see my PS about the bruising. No swelling where the bruising is just bruising - almost black in color. She assured me it wasn't the bra, that the bruising is associated with the surgery and that my LT seemed to have dropped a little. I agreed that it did appear to be that way. She gave me a couple more different exercises to do including raising my arms above the head and said everything looked fine. And I do feel fine. :-) So, I made a follow up appt to see her in 3 weeks & then the tapes will come off. I find that exciting! Oh, and she said I could sleep on my back now....and only very slightly angled to the side, if necessary. I'm fine with flat on my back - who knew that would be exciting, as well? LOL
Stopped by WallyWorld to see about an additional surgical/front opening bra's. I really wanted to go bra shopping [anywhere] but knowing these boobies are still in changing mode I simply window shopped for a bit. But soon, very soon - watch out! LOL

I hope all of you are doing well. And, maybe on Friday I'll post a pic of the black lace bra I couldn't help but buy.... :-) Later Breasties!!

Update for week 2?

Hello All, Ive not forgotten to update, I've been busy busy running around is all. Since the last update, I've been diligent with the massages and raising arms as instructed. I'm still concerned with my RT breast, but that is my dominant side and I've been a bowler for years so while I'm not muscular per se, that arm/side has been worked 3 or more times a week forever! So, I'm trying to be patient and tell myself that is why I have side boob still. It truly needs to gravitate over to the middle before I lose my mind! The left is behaving normally. No real soreness in LT unless someone gives me an especially tight hug! The RT is the one that hurts a bit even during massage. There is one spot in particular, so while I massage I also believe I should give that spot a rest as it feels aggravated. Make sense? :-) I take long showers and do my best to keep the girls out of the water stream as well as possible - for the tapes, you understand. But the outer tapes are coming loose, and Dr. Hiers said they could be trimmed if that happens. So I did. It was the weekend. So, Then I look up posts on Real Self cause was I supposed to just let the scars be out in the open, should I put scar cream on them (no scabs present), silicone tape...what?? Basically, I learned that the tape is good to keep on so the scars don't widen. So, I paper taped where they came off....just being cautious. I figure no harm done. I did wear a regular bra for a few hours a couple days due to washing of surgical one (sweaty Texas heat), and a few shirts demanded a different bra be worn....otherwise, the girls are in the white bra or a supportive sports bra. I've added some pics from 9 June which would be exactly 1 week post op. Next time I'll have hubby take the pics as I'm really no good at these. I hope all of you are doing well and Happy Monday!!!

week 3?

Hello - I hope all is well with everyone and their recovery. These past days, I did a little retail therapy...well not therapy exactly! LOL Saw some bra's I would have like to have bought, but since I don't know the finished result, I walked away. I wound up returning the sun dress as I'm not used to showing my chest that much. :-) And with the RT breast still not moving this dress makes my chest look very wide...But, it was fun for a bit!!

These past days my RT arm and the RT side boob SKIN are both feeling very irritated - I don't want to use the word pain..but it is a similar feeling. Chaffed but not red - probably describes the feeling better. They constantly touch, and while nothing is red or any visible irritation is seen, the skin on skin contact has to the be culprit of this feeling. Additionally, this surgical bra (wearing 24/7) is slightly rubbing on my arm. I don't know but it's a damn irritating feeling overall on that side, that I don't have on the LT side. :-(

Overall, both breasts feel good. The bruising under the breasts are practically gone as well as on my sternum - barely yellow now. I had used a bruise cream the first few days, but I'm a bit lazy with creams and stopped after like the 3rd day, so I can't say they help.
The RT breast is still tender when doing the massages, and again only in a particular spot - so, I sort of change up the massaging. Almost like if the hubby was checking them out. LOL Any movement of the implant should be effective at breaking up any bad internal scarring.
I believe the nerves in the nipple/areola region are connecting a little because there is some sensitivity off and on there...no zingers, just sensitivity.

I only took the Torodal pills for the first 2 days, and Valium (at night to encourage muscle relaxation) for the first 5 days. All my other pain scripts are still full. I've had no issues with horrible pains so, I'm glad I didn't pay cash money for them! Yesterday night, I finished my Arnica pills.

Still no dropping that I can see, even perceptively of the RT breast - which makes me a bit unhappy. Overall it appears that the RT contains a different size implant, which I realize it doesn't...but, it looks that way.

I'm thinking I'll be back to post pics after the bandages come off around 1 July...unless I have major droppage of the RT breast. LOL Then I'll definitely take a picture. Going back to work on Monday....and truthfully, I could have gone back last week as I have had no issues that would have prevented me from my work. I actually feel like I could have started back up bowling - maybe with a lighter ball weight - but, I'm following doctors orders to the T. :-) My poor floors! LOL

Happy Friday, and everyone have a great weekend!!

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3 weeks post op

Hola All - hope everyone is doing great and Happy Summer! quick update and a couple pics to follow.
So, last Friday/Saturday my LT breast acquired those Mondor's chords and by Wed of this week my RT has a tiny one going on. How funny that with all the massaging I've been doing that I've acquired them. Makes no sense to me - treatment I've read is massaging, ibuprofen...but, since I was dropping by my PS office on Thursday [yesterday] I waited to see what she recommended. She told me ibuprofen and heat. Will do. The left doesn't hurt until you start the massaging of it [LOL] and I don't notice it unless I'm lifting my arm up, then you notice the pulling. So no pain, and I understand it resolves in time with or without treatment from what I've read. No issue for me.

Issue 1 - RT is still off to my armpit and I'm already thinking this is going to have to be revised. Can't help thinking that because as I look at my breast face on in the mirror - I believe they are hanging at the same level, so I do believe there is something not quite right with that implant's placement.
Issue 2 - Last night, after my shower the surgical tapes just kept coming off...so, I got a look at the scars. I'm not pleased with the LT areolar scar. The top of the cut is not in conjunction with the areolar perimeter...its off and wide looking. And below at the very end of the lollipop stick there is a thickening. The RT breast scars seems to be on point...there is a tiny spot where it may have pulled apart slightly - most likely due to massaging - but it's negligible.
So, not sure what to do at midnight with the tapes coming off left and right, I pulled out the paper tape again and held my breast up and re-taped over the scars, as I'm not certain if its time to start using the scar creams and silicone sheets. My breast follow-up is next Friday and I'm sure I'll be informed at that point. They do look better without the bloody tapes that were in place! LOL


I did this for my peace of mind, my body issues. I didn't expect this surgery to make me some instant hottie. I didn't go into this looking for porn star boobs or something spectacular. I went into this knowing that twins were not always going to be the case, but as I had pretty much twins to begin with I was expecting to have the same coming out...it's a routine procedure [lift and implants].
The breasts look great in a bra/clothes. The breasts look great from the side - with or without clothes. My breasts do not look Good from the front shape-wise when naked. The front is what I see. The front is what hubby will see. They are significantly different for having the same size implant. I'm disappointed at this time. Yes, at 3 weeks - I'm disappointed. I know too early for disappointment. I keep telling myself that.
So - I'm not happy with the RT breast implant and not happy with the LT breast scar [on top!]....but, if the RT breast would act as the LT placement-wise has then I probably would come to terms quicker with the LT top scar being outside the perimeter of the areola. I'm wondering if I should have just taken the Valium as a muscle relaxer rather than thinking of it as a pain medication. I'm probably overthinking that aspect.

Next pics updates will be without the bloody tapes. :-)

Mondor's chords

pics of the chords...forgot them.

couple pics

a few pics without the bloody tapes. Fresh out the shower, so some of the scars are evident through the wet paper tapes.
Various angles show how the RT breast is listing off to the outside of my body.

Had my follow-up with Dr. Hiers

Friday last week, I had my follow-up. I was given the green light to resume my bowling, hop in the pool [no natural water, lake/ocean], keep scars out of sunlight and to wear normal bra's again, but no push-up bra - unless it's a special occasion and for a few hours, not daily. So, maybe a bit of bra shopping tomorrow...get sized.

Again, I'm not happy with the scarring on the LT as mentioned previously, but if they fade and the RT implant position is corrected with minimal fuss but huge improvement then I'll be a happy camper. The surgery scar is very nice on the right when comparing it to the left scar. Also, I've noticed the left scar has a small bulge at the very bottom of the stick of the lollipop...hopefully, the silicone sheets will fix that. [fingers crossed it's not too big to be flattened]. ATM, I'm dissatisfied with the overall results of my surgery.

As mentioned before, besides hanging out in my armpit, the RT is lacking the same fullness on the top and towards the mid line that the left implant is displaying. Dr. Hiers agreed that the RT breast is off to the side and her opinion is that it's because of my rib cage structure being slightly higher on that side. I was laid down and shown in a mirror the difference. I do wish that had been taken into account prior to placing the implants in me, because I want to be happy about my body NOW not later. All in all, Dr. Hiers agreed that an adjustment to the pocket on the RT could be made and would/should bring the RT breast implant back to center. She mentioned finding a bra that has side support for my side boob [it really does hit my arm when my arm swings] and to continue breast massages but to stop the massaging outwards of the RT breast.

I was given permission to use scar creams or silicone sheets. So, when I cycle or walk for exercise and sleep at night, I use the cream. Otherwise I have the silicone sheets on for 12+ hours a day.

The Mondor's chords are still there but is not painful anymore. I expect with time, it will go away on it's own. I'll return in early Aug for a 3-month follow-up. At that time I hope to get more details about the adjustment to the RT pocket [revision is the word, I think], as I'd like it to occur in Dec when I can be off from work and bowling, plus that would be 6 months from the initial surgery.

That's it ...I've included a couple pics but no real changes to either breast...some bruising, and very red jagged looking scars.

3 mths post op

Hello All - I put off doing this because I'm still very unhappy overall with my results. I don't like taking the pics because it depresses me very much. Not the scars, but the positioning. I was originally only dissatisfied with the RT as it is in my arm pit, smaller looking and creates a huge gap between my breasts. Now both breasts depress me because, as you can see from the frontal pics, the LT hangs so low, like I didn't have a breast lift performed at all. Is that called bottoming out? They look like sacks. They look like my original breasts [minus the arm pit placement] but only larger.
I'm not happy, and I'm trying to remain hopeful that Dr. Hiers can fix them both. My self esteem is very low, especially when I try on bras. OMG, that is such a waste of my time. The right breast moves the bra over from the mid-line, and neither breast seems to be fitting well into the cups of any size that I try on - gaps are everywhere [cup, shoulder strap, mid-line bra gaping]. I have had to resort to sport bras only. I can't keep putting myself through that experience as it makes me sad.
When I lay down I didn't expect my breasts to fall over and totally touch my arms...I expected some touching but I thought they'd stay a bit more front and center. Again, they act like my old breasts only with more weight. I find myself grabbing them and pushing them to my chest when I lay back to read a book or play on my ipad, as I have done for many years to my breasts prior to surgery.
So - same breast issues only with more weight but with the added RT breast being well off to the side.
I hope everyone is doing well and surviving the summer. Best to All.
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon

Doctor to Staff - all are extremely nice, and made me feel welcomed and comfortable.

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