Athletic - 400 Cc Silicone Breast Augmentation - Under the Muscle - Walnut Creek, CA
Very athletic. Started doing Crossfit a year ago...
Recovery - first 10 days post-op after BA
Once home and in bed I felt a lot of tightness and getting out of bed to go to the bathroom was really hard. The pain originated mostly from where the incisions wre below the breast. Looking back now, I wish I had gotten a wedge pillow to easily get out of bed/be raised more in bed. I took pain killers every 6 hours.
Day 2- Again getting out of bed was not a fun experience. My chest felt extremely tight and taking deep breathes felt like my skin was being stretched out. Also once standing the heaviness of the implant made my skin feel really tight. I stayed in bed most of the day.
Day 3 – I was able to be a little more mobile and sit on the couch for awhile and walk around the house, very slowly. Noticed that once the pain meds wore off is when I’d feel the tightness again.
Day 4- Felt better. Was able to feel almost human again and walk around more easily. My right side felt more pain than my left and I think its because I use my right arm more.
Day 5- Last day I took oxycodone. Only one dose in the morning. I noticed my swelling wasn’t really in my breasts but my stomach. My stomach was extremely swollen for days.
Day 6- Started taking Bromelain and Arnica Montana and the swelling and pain have decreased substantially.
Day 7 – Post-Op with my PS : Saw my PS today. Was told everything was looking good. Had my stitches trimmed where my incisions were and tape changed. Don’t have to change the tape myself for another week and then every other ay after that for the next 3 months. I noticed my right side near where my incisions are have had some throbbing but was told this was normal. Don’t have to wear the surgical bra anymore and was told its better to wear no bra for a while in order for my breasts to drop. They also sell soft bras, which are good for when you do want to wear a bra. I also don’t have to do anything to the incision site, was told that removing the tape is enough to exfoliate the site and just replace the tape every few days is enough.
I am seeing my PS again in 3 weeks. He said that after 4 weeks I’ll be able to work out again. Being a gym rat its hard not to work out but need to remember I have to heal and recover in order to have good looking breasts and need to protect my investment.
Day 9 – I got a light lymphatic drainage massage. I told the massage therapist I got a BA so she avoided touching the breast area but lightly massaged the lymph nodes around my armpits and my sides and below my ribcage and the skin felt a lot more loose. Today was my last day taking antibiotics, hoping my stomach bloating starts to go down, can tell its starting to get a little better.
Day 10 – I have been taking Bromelain and Arnica Montana for 3 days now and have noticed a huge decrease in swelling and feel like I’ve been feeling so much better. Was able to go on a light walk to day for the first time. The bromelain is supposed to decrease inflammation after major trauma to the body (surgery). The arnica is supposed to reduce swelling and pain in reference to physical stress to the body. I got all supplements at Whole Foods. Also at night I rub coconut oil on my chest to help my skin recover from feeling stretched. Still feels slightly numb so touching them is kind of an odd feeling. No more pain, just a few twinges of pain when I make certain movements.
1 month post op
Incisions have been a little sensitive I've noticed lately and I think it's bc I went back to working out and the sports bra and sweating may be irritating them. Also left breast has felt a little uncomfortable so I don't want to overdo it at the gym until I reach 6 weeks.
Crossfit exercise at 6 weeks
7 week check up
Considering downsizing my BA from 400 cc to 300 or 200 cc
I highly recommend Dr. Behmand. He advised me to go bigger considering how far apart my breasts were naturally. More for roundness rather than how far out they came because the width needed to be bigger in order to look natural rather than going smaller it would look too far apart. So he suggested 400cc in order to get this look. I think this was good advice as well as going under the muscle in order to have a natural look. I trusted him with this advice since he knew what would look best for my frame. Dr. Behmand as well as all the women in the office had very good and trustworthy advice and were very accommodating and helpful. I felt very well taken care of and very happy so far.