One Day Post-Op... SHOCKED by How GREAT my Mini-UBL Went! - Sugar Land, TX

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Hi ladies, I'm a 50 year old mom of two grown...

Hi ladies,
I'm a 50 year old mom of two grown children. I have always taken my sagging breasts with a grain of salt.... until the past few years. The last 6 months i have been obsessed about how bad I thought my breasts looked. I sort of put my toe in the water by researching doctors in my area (Massachusetts) I made two consults and only went to one. He showed me pictures of previous surgery's he did. I did not want implants AT ALL but he explained that was the only way i would have the upper pole fullness. I was also freaked out by the scarring I saw on these ladies. With all of my questions he suggested I go on RealSelf and look around. He said I would find lots of women that have had the "lollipop" breast lift. I can't tell you how happy I am that this doctor referred me to this site. Little does he know he lead me to Dr. Horndeski from Sugarland, TX I was obsessed with finding out everything I could about they type of surgery he performed. No scars! I researched and researched and I could not find anything that was negative about Dr. H So.... I called his office and set up a Skype consult. It went so well I set up the appointment for 4 weeks later.

There was a lot of paperwork to complete and lab work to have done plus a mammogram. They do offer to have you do it hear and it would be part of the fee but I chose to do it using my own doctor because I didn't want there to be an issue if there was anything wrong with my lab work. I also picked up all my prescriptions I would need before I left. (albeit during my haste to leave I forgot all my medicines at home!) Thanks goodness CVS is here in Texas too!

I arrived in Houston 3 days before my surgery and I'm staying 3 days after. Weather is nice and gives me a few days downtime to lounge by the pool and take drives around the city. Monday was my first live visit with Dr. H. He is as animated in person as on Skype. Very kind, very gentle. Answers any questions you may have with patience. His staff is amazing. I can not say enough kind words them. They guide you through this process from beginning to end. My surgery was yesterday. I don't remember to much about it to tell you. I only remember arriving back at the hotel in a high amount of pain but nothing i couldn't tolerate. My boyfriend tucked me in and that's where i stayed for the next 12 hours. It certainly helps if you can bring someone with you because you really need the care, especially the first night. I even needed help sitting on the toilet.... I woke only to take another pain pill. At this point i was taking them every 3-4 hours. The cast he puts on after surgery is bothersome and makes it difficult to sleep lying down. At 2 AM I found myself on the chaise reading a book for a few hours. It helped sitting at that point. Looking at my breasts through all of the gauze and ace bandage they appeared to be HUGE and I was a little frightened by this. Not anymore....

I just returned from Dr. H and my first post-op visit. My pain is a lot less than last night but I'm still taking the pain pills. So in his office we talked a bit and he was quick to remove the cast and bandages. I looked in the mirror and i could not believe my eyes. One day after surgery and I already loved how my breasts looked, bruises, stitches and swollen - I still loved them. He showed me photos before, during and after surgery. Did I mentioned I love them! I have one last visit with Dr. H before going home. Overall, I don't expect much change but happy to see him once more. I then will be under the care of my own doctor to monitor my progress. I promised to send Dr. H progress photos for the next 12 months. He doesn't have many once the ladies are 4 months post-op.

My final word and advise: if you are considering a breast lift DO NOT look anywhere else but Dr. H He knows his craft and he knows it well.

I am now at 4 days post-op. I went all day...

I am now at 4 days post-op. I went all day yesterday and today without any pain pills - I did take one at night before bed. So the constant pain in my pecs is gone. Don't get me wrong it's still very tender just doesn't hurt anytime i move now. I went out yesterday for a pedi and to have my hair washed and dried. (yep, you don't think of those little things you can't do...). I went out for dinner with my boyfriend and called it a night. Today was a whole different. Woke up early and went spent the day at the PGA Houston open. Was up and walking for the better part of 4 hours around the course. Rested here and there and overall was a great day. Never would have thought 4 days ago that i would be out at a golf tournament, so things are moving along much better than i anticipated.

The pain on a level of 1/10 is about a 3. Yep a 3. Pleasant surprise. The bruising is worse than the 2nd day but that is normal from what I understand about bruising. Still swollen but I do notice it's not as tight and the girls are moving now. The shape is still odd but that is what the 24/7 wearing of the bra is going to fix/shape you. It is god awful wearing this all the time but hey, the price we women pay....

I am heading back to Massachusetts tomorrow and going back to work. Will keep you posted on my progress. For now, still think this was a great decision on my part.
Texas Plastic Surgeon

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