I am a mother of 2, and my boobs were never what I would call perky. But after my 2nd child, they were terrible. I was so sick of having to stuff my bras, and barely fitting into an A! It was really hindering my choices in clothing and swimsuits. I wasn't concerned as much with the size, as the sagginess and uneveness of my breasts.
I went to a few doctors before I decided to do it. The consensus was that I needed a lift and implants to fill me out as I didn't have too much tissue going on. I really liked one PS in particular, so I decided to go with him. He does his surgery in the hospital, rather than a surgery center, and I really just felt more comfortable with that. I had never been put under before, and I was terrified.
I arrived at the hospital at 6 am. The doctor came and talked to me and did his markings. They started the IV, gave me something to calm me, and the last thing I remember was being rolled into the operating room.
I woke up at 1:15. I was scheduled to be done at 11:30! The Dr explained that he had to take some extra time to get the asymmetry corrected perfectly. That is why I love my doctor! He really cares about getting the "perfect" result! I felt okay, and the ride home was uneventful. I felt pressure in my chest, but it was much better than I had anticipated.
I got home and was tired, I looked like a corpse from the anesthesia, my lips were blue. After a few hours, I got extremely nauseous. I was afraid to take my meds, but took the antinausea med they gave me. It made me puke. My mouth was as dry as the sahara desert. I couldn't even chew a piece of bread my mouth was so dry. The nausea and dry mouth were the worst part of the surgery experience. Thank goodness it ended around midnight.
I never really experienced much pain. It was more discomfort than anything. My mom and sisters took care of me thank goodness, as I couldn't use my arms at all for the first 36 hours. It was frustrating to not be able to do the things I normally do, that was also really hard. I went to my post op and my bandages were removed. They looked totally crazy. I expected this, but its different when you see it on yourself! They were also ginormous with all of the swelling!
By the 4th day post op, I was pretty functional. I spent the day with my kids(5 and 1) alone. It was tiring, but no major problems. I only lifted my little one in and out of his bed. The Dr said this was okay, as long as I was very slow and careful. Of course I would not have done it had I experienced any pain. It was fine.
By day 5 the swelling had diminished majorly. They are looking smaller and I am starting to envision the final result. I had a donut lift and the areolas are healing nicely. All my stitches are internal and dissolving, so I don't have to deal with stitch removal. They have dropped a bit, and are getting softer, but I know I still have a long way to go!
Weight: 140 lbs.
Size: I went from an A cup to aD cup
Implant Manufacturer: Inamed / Allergan (formerly McGhan)
Implant Fill: Silicone Implant Size: 500 cc's
Implant Profile: High Profile
Implant Shape: Round Implant
Implant Placement: Under the muscle
Incision: Donut / Benelli