Fat Transfer to Breasts, 37 with No Kids - Toronto, ON
I have been considering for years to get implants,...
I am using rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to clean the domes and to wipe around my breasts just before I put them on. This is because I did not get any cleaning wipes with my kit, so guessing based on past experience with 'chicken cutlets' as it seems to be the same material. Works okay so far, domes are fine and stick well and not hard to get off the next morning either.
I am using coconut oil instead of the lotion, I generally use coconut oil as a moisturizer anyway.
I got a bit of a rash the first few days, crazy itchy and I was going out of my mind. Then I was in the drug store and saw some Sudocrem (used for diaper rash) which I used to use it for acne (works pretty well for that too). I put it on only when it gets red/hivey and itchy and it calms right down.
That's what I've learned so far, keep reading for more updates!
Pre Body Measurements and Photos
Weight: 138 lbs
Body Type: Athletic, but hold on to fat around lower belly and thighs (have gained weight this winter though, pics were shocking to me yikes).
Cup Size: Full A/Small B
Lower Stomach: 34"
Widest part of thighs together" 39"
I forgot to take before Brava photos, but it's only been a week and not much has changed there. I just took the domes off to take these, that's why it is so red...
Last Pre Op Visit today...very long post :)
He also told me that I will need to put the Brava back on a day or two after surgery, to help keep the space enlarged(ish) for the new fat cells. He said whatever lives will be determined in the first five days. My surgery is next Thursday, so that means putting it back on Friday night or Saturday morning, then keeping it on as much as possible until the following Tuesday morning. Okay, I can deal with that because really WHERE WILL I BE GOING ANYWAY? Lol.
I am hoping I don't lose too much running fitness, I have worked my way back up to 3x/week with my long run up to 10K on Sundays (from 5K). Well, plus cross training with rowing and weights another two days a week. And I've knocked 30 seconds/mile off my 5K pace (thank you intervals!). This is after I took almost a year off running due to sloth and cold winters. It will be tough to go backwards a few steps after the last four months of improvement. Honestly, I am just terrified in general of gaining weight after my surgery too, I gain so easily I have to be very disciplined with my fitness to offset my love of food. I signed up for a half marathon (which I have done before) in late October to give me a goal afterwards.
Lots of research going on, books, internet, etc. It seems to me the most important things after surgery are clearing the liver of the anesthetic, building cells and keeping inflammation down, so I will be drinking lots of water(for every reason), eating pineapple (inflammation), asparagus (diuretic), beets (liver cleansing) and eggs (protein). Other things too but those will be on the menu daily, as well as going back to my wonderful Athletic Greens which I have had to give up for the two weeks prior to surgery. It's the best greens powder I have tried, and believe me over the years I have tried at least a dozen. There is one other good one from a results perspective that comes from BC (name escapes me right now), but it doesn't taste as good.
What else, oh yes I asked for my prescriptions today so I could get them filled ahead of time. Percocet, antibiotics and a stool softener. My sister has agreed to take me there and bring me home. My good friend is taking my dog for the first couple of days (play it by ear after that, main issue being bending over to pick up poo). Those two and my Mom are the only ones who know about this at all, I'm just not comfortable talking to people I know about it. A bit awkward when people are trying to make plans but hey what can you do? They've been great, as my sister said "you've been thinking about implants for at least 10 years, so just go ahead and do this already".
That's it for now, I will post again I am sure before the surgery. My toast to all of us: Here's to an easy surgery, little or no pain and bruising, rapid recovery, and a wonderful result!
1 Day After Surgery
3rd Day after surgery
Pics from 1 week post
2 Weeks Post, breasts holding in there and bruising update
I am not taking any pain meds anymore, and feel okay but pretty sore. It is manageable though, and I'd rather not be taking the meds. The worst is the morning, when I first get up. I have to kind of ease into getting out of bed because everything is pretty stiff. I feel like the tin man. Once I get moving, it gets better, though not pain free.
One good tip I have for people who have not have surgery yet, get a 'PEZ'. It's a little purple funnel meant for female runners so they can pee standing up. I bought it as a gag gift for a friend but never gave it to her. I think it saved my life, since I have been peeing about 1000 times a day and with this you don't have to sit down or undo anything. With the bruises on the backs of my legs sitting down is still sore, but not nearly as bad as the first two weeks.
Three Week Update
1 month update
So far the boobs have stuck around, getting softer except for the outside of my right one, but I'm assuming that will soften up like the rest. I went to Victorias secret for a fitting, drum roll please......I'm at 36D! What the? How did that happen? I'm not complaining, but am surprised.
Something else weird is that I did all of my body measurements, and the rest if me is exactly the same. How is that possible? Do you think I still have swelling and it will go down more? Because I don't know where the 850cc of fat came from then.
Definitely happy with my results, still stiff in my legs but less so each day. A couple of people asked where I got lipo, it was my stomach, flanks, thighs and knees.
PIcs from 1 month
15 Weeks (almost four months post)
As for the lipo, I am not super happy about the results with that, all of my measurements are almost exactly the same except I lost a combined half inch on my thighs, and 1" on my lower abs. I've actually gained 2 pounds as well, despite working out daily and eating clean for the last month. There are a couple of weird divots in my thighs and lower abs which were not there before. When I saw the doctor last month he said to wait and see for another month, but would be able to do something if they did not even out. Considering the cost (almost 13,000) and the extreme pain and downtime I went through, I would have hoped for a bigger difference there. I don't know, could there still be swelling? Any changes that I see could also been attributed to just working out, which may take dedication but certainly isn't as difficult as the surgery was.
Dr Kesarwani has been great throughout this whole procedure. From my first appointment where he answered all of the questions I had written down and even told me things I hadn't thought to ask. The day of surgery he was calming and friendly. Also the rest of the team was so good too me, I was very nervous and they helped put me at ease - no small thing! They called to check on me the next day, and the day after that I ended up paging him because I was panicked about all of the bruising I had. He called me back right away and talked me off the window. He asked me all kinds of questions and even though he thought I was okay he asked me if I wanted to come in (which I did). This was supposed to be his day off but he came in to see me anyway. I was just so worried that I had a blood clot or something, of course I didn't but you know in the middle of the night by yourself you can imagine anything. I am still healing now two and a half weeks post, but already I can see amazing results and I think it was absolutely worth it. I would highly recommend him for anyone considering fat transfer or even just lipo for that matter as I have a very smooth contour without a hint of a lump or bump anywhere.