25 Years Old, Extended Breastfed 2 Kids. Tampa, FL
As of right now I am scheduled for my breast...
Few days before surgery
I feel like It hasn't even hit me that my surgery is on Friday 2/19 because I've been working so much to stay busy and to prepare me for the time off. I currently work as a hair stylist so no work for 2 weeks as I'd hate to pull or damage anything by trying to go back to work so soon. I'm doing under the muscle implants so if any hairstylist in here wanna give me some good advice for a fast, safe recovery that would be awesome.
1 day post op
3 days post op
The first day after surgery was kinda foggy to me. I woke up extremely sore and swollen. Could barely lift my arms and I wasn't able to eat or drink much that day. I think the anesthesia in combination to the medications made me very sick. I threw up at least 4 times. I slept most the day away which I have no idea how I managed that as I'm naturally a tummy sleeper and with these new twins it's very hard and uncomfortable to sleep on my back.
However I will say that the next day (day 2) I had way more energy. I was able to walk around, make smoothies and actually hold food and liquids down. Sleep wasn't any better.. Can't wait to get good sleep again.
Day 3, my right breast seems to be settling some.. I feel barely any pain in my right breast, minus the new fullness feeling, but my left breast seems to be bothering me still.. Mainly where my incision was made which was the inframammary and then also I feel soreness where my breast meets my armpit. I used ice packs and heating pads today mainly on that breast to see if that would help with the pain. And it did but only for a little bit.
5 days post op
Anyway I still have a week off before I return to work and I hope 2 weeks off will have been enough as I have clients who want their hair done lol
So far I have felt very comfortable with Dr. Halpern and his staff. I went on many consults and he was definitely by far my best positive experience! The entire office is clean, and well kept, Cynthia his coordinator was very helpful, and everyone has thoroughly explained my procedure risks and expectations. I had no doubt in my mind that I was putting my breast in the best hands! Dr. Halpern is a true artist, and my breast look amazing! I am truly embracing my new lady curves and cannot wait to see how much more beautiful they'll become as they soften and settle into place. If I ever decide to have more work done, I will absolutely be going back to Dr. Halpern.