(Closed) Gulp! Surgery (breast aug) just over a week away, advice?!?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hey shannon!  It’s been a while!  I hope that your job is going well overall.  I’ve never had a breast aug but a lot of surgeries.  If you are nervous before, you can ask them for a sedative before you get the anesthesia.  I have never had that done though.  The last place I had surgery, I had my own suite before with a TV and bathroom!  I hope the place you go is just as nice!

Post # 5
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I actually have a job offer!  I’m working on getting my clearance which is required for the job so I don’t have a start date yet.  Yup, on the Army base!  Sounds like you have good people at your job!

Post # 7
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah they better not have any problems since they researched all this stuff before for my husband!

Post # 8
Member
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

hey hey,

I havent had a breast aug before but coincidentally I was talking to a co-worker today who has…she had no problems before the surgery and some pain after…but she was not able to pick her daughter up for a while (which im sure you know) she did give me some advice though…she had saline implants put in…and they had to replace them twice due to leaks the second time she got the silicone “gummies” which she likes a lot better and she has no problems with them and they feel more “real” and they sit more like real boobs…not all the way up on your neck haha.

just thought I would share what i learned today…and dont worry…im sure your surgery will go great!

Post # 9
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You will be fine! I had essentially no breasts at all- and what was there was asymmetrical. I had a transaxillary breast augmentation surgery almost 4 years ago and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. My implants are saline. It was painful, but not as over-the-top excruciating as everyone said it was gonna be. I was driving a car 2 days later and was back to work in 10 days- but I could have gone back before that. I don’t have kids, but from what I hear, giving birth is much more painful- so you WILL be fine. If you’ve done all the research and asked all the imporant questions of your doctor, then that’s all you really can do. Get a good night’s sleep, and try not to worry too much.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me.

Good Luck! 🙂

P.S.: Mine cost $6,000 so don’t feel so bad about the money!
 

Post # 10
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a transaxillary BA 3 years ago. I was back to college within a week. The worst part was the “exercises” they made do after the procedure to keep the pocket open. I slept a lot for a couple days after the surgery. It was definitely a lot of money, but totally worth it. I don’t regret it at all.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I always take the sedative they offer before surgery. Also, if you have the option of a nurse anethetist, I would use him/her. I’ve found they’re a little more gentle, i.e. I don’t puke after surgery with a nurse anethetist 🙂

Post # 12
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63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I agree with the sedative suggestion, also have some ginger ale handy (I’m sure another sugary drink would have the same effect). When my friend had it done she felt kind of dizzy after and ginger ale made her feel much better, almost instantly! ( :

Post # 13
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I feel like I’ve been posting a lot on boobs lately!  

Hi Shannon!  Don’t worry, you will be fine. I am sure you chose a competent doctor that you have confidence in.  It’s normal to be nervous.  I had my BA about 6 weeks ago, and I was extremely nervous in the days leading up to it and even more nervous the day of surgery. The anesthesiologist gave me a little something to calm me down before they put me out completely.  When I woke up, the nurse gave me crackers and ginger ale.  I didn’t get sick at all from the meds/anesthesia.  After surgery, I took one pain pill that night and the next day. Honestly, if you’ve been through child birth, this should be a piece of cake.  I haven’t had any children, but I would think this doesn’t even compare to that.  The next day I was fine and ate lunch out with my fiance after my post-op appointment!  We just hung out at home after that watching movies.  By no means was I stuck in bed all day!

From your previous posts, it seemed like this was something you’ve wanted for a long time.  I am sure you made the right decision for yourself!  Best of luck next week.

Post # 15
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

“So far the only stories people have been wanting to tell me are the horror stories of anyone they possibly know so I was getting a little scared.”- Do NOT listen to them. You have obviously done all the research and chosen a competent surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery. There are risks associated with ALL surgeries, not just this one.

I also agree with hmaxwell77- the “exercises” are painful at first, but please, you HAVE to, HAVE to- do them. Please don’t forget. I did mine at night right before I went to bed (it was easiest to remember that way), and I used lotion to help make the exercises more manageable and the skin not so tight. In the very beginning I used to ice my breasts before to help numb them before doing the massage exercises. Whatever you do, keep doing the exercises until your doc says you can stop.

Oh, and another thing, especially for the beginning, get a couple sports bras that close in the front. They are MUCH easier and less painful to get on and off. Plus, for the first several days, I shoved mini ziplock sandwich bags full of ice cubes in my bra to help numb the pain, and having those front-close sports bras were a huge help holding the ice in there.

You’re gonna do great, girl! Be sure to keep us updated on your recovery and progress.

Post # 16
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You know. if it is something you want and you can afford it, it is perfectly fine to do it!  Be proud of taking a step to improve yourself and selfesteem.

I had a tummy tuck (abdominalplasty) to remove extra skin from when I lost 100+ lbs. (too bad I’ve gained a lot back).  It was all hanging around my stomach like an apron.  It was easy to hide from the public but I was sick of wearing control wear to hold me tight or EK! when I would be naked in front of my boyfriend.

I see breast augmentation as the same way.  Sure you can hide it from the public with push-up and padded bras but when you are in an intament setting, you aren’t comfortable.

My tip is to just REST!  Get a bunch of movies… nothing too funny since laughing hurts… magazines, books and make sure you have plenty of pillows and support wear.  Don’t forget to walk around the house even if it hurts.  It will prevent clotting.  Good luck!!

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