I met with Dr. Teitelbaum for a consultation in February 2015 after doing research online and viewing his photos on his website. After our consultation together I decided to go with the Natrelle 410 in size 215MM. I am very thin, athletic build and I wanted a natural look. Since I did experience rippling with my saline implants the first time around I thought the Natrelle 410 would be a good choice for me. I did have some hesitation up until my surgery date as I read online that the gummy bears tend to be a bit more firm than the round silicone, but for me the pros outweighed the cons as I needed something that would give my flat chest a natural tear drop shape.
My surgery was on Thursday June 18th. I went straight to my hotel afterwards to rest. After resting I took a shower and let the water hit my breasts. Might have been too soon as when I got out of the shower my incision started to bleed. I patted it dry with tissue but I was scared to apply pressure. It stopped temporarily and so I went out for dinner. At dinner I started to have weird stomach pains and felt really bloated so decided to head back to the hotel. As I was walking to the car I felt blood stream down the inside of my shirt. I called Dr. T and he told me to place a piece of cotton or maxi pad material overnight and to see him first thing in the morning. He said I didn't do anything wrong with the shower. The next day at my follow up they said I was fine but for some reason there was a tiny opening in the skin. They cleaned me up and I was breasts/incision were fine for the rest of the day. What wasn't fine was my bloating. I could barely walk and with all of the medicine in my system I was extremely "backed up". It took a whole day of remedies to get all out of the anesthesia and whatever else out of my system.
I am now 4 days post opp, feeling much better. I couldn't even focus on my boobs because the bloating was so bad and now thats taken care of and I am able to pay attention to how my breasts are changing. My swelling has gone down day by day. I've been doing the exercises that Dr. T has instructed and I'm hopeful for a great result in the end. I know its really early so I am trying not to look at what they look like today and judge the final result. They do look a bit more cone shaped that I thought they would but I hope after some time they will settle. They feel a little firm but thats to be expected and I hope that they will soften over time.
I will be seeing Dr. T one more time tomorrow morning before I head home, he won't likely do anything but wanted to see me one more time to just make sure everything was okay before I left.
Sorry for the horrible photos. They look better in person. The right breast where I had the bleeding has a bit of bruising at the incision but I think it will go away over time
Will update as the saga continues.....