Prior to the op I was a 36HH and now am a 38 D but that is with bruising so this will change further.
My PS choses to use the 'lollipop' technique which means the horizontal anchor incision is not made. All stitches are disolvable and no drains were used.
I had an overnight stay in hospital and then had no shower/bathing until I returned the following week to have the gauze removed. The microtape stayed on for a further week, but at least I was able to shower and use iodine on the under breast vertical incisions.
Although it wasnt painful as such, there is bruising which is not comfortable against the Zbras that I have to wear for the first 6 months. And shooting pains as the nerves regenerate, which take my breath away and make driving not safe at the moment.
All of this fades into insignificance when I see my reflection in the mirror and the weight off my shoulders. 1.2kg off each breast is literally the weight of a canbtaloup melon!