1 year ago
Long Awaited Breast Augmentation
I am so excited to be able to start my own review after reading so many on this website for so long. I have been wanting a breast augmentation for the last....what seems like forever. I am 36 and have one child that was breast fed. My breasts were not large to begin with: 34AA most of my life and as we all know, after breast feeding, the boobs deflate. So here I am now, 5'3" 135lbs, a 34AA only more deflated lol. I chose Dr. Blake after careful research in my area. My surgery is scheduled for 10/22/20 and I couldn't be more excited! Dr. Blake has a great bedside manner and I felt very comfortable throughout the consultation, never rushed. He and his staff answered all of my questions. His Surgery coordinator, Julie, is also great and very responsive. They got me in for my surgery a short 6 weeks after my consultation. I am not certain of the "cc's" I will be going with, but I am doing silicone, under the muscle, no lift. Dr. Blake has you print out three pics of breasts you DON"T like and three pics of breasts that look ideal to you. They post them in the OR while doing the surgery. Dr. Blake gives the option for General Anesthesia or Twilight sedation with local anesthesia, although he has the final say based upon your health history. He does most of his breast augmentations (without a lift) using the twilight with local method. I have to admit, as a Nurse, I am a little nervous about this but have done quite a bit of research. The procedure is quick, approximately 1 hour. I am three weeks out from my surgery right now and coudln't be more excited! I'd love any feedback from people that have had this procedure with twilight and local.
I received an email with my presurgical info about medications to avoid, what to expect the day of and after surgery, and then I will receive a call 2-3 days prior to go over information again and ask any questions I have. I am unsure if I will need a COVID test; as an ER nurse, I am not sure if they would test me or not being that I am constantly exposed to all kinds of illness.
I will post another update probably one week out from surgery.
Updated on 20 Oct 2020:
Two days left until surgery and I am beyond excited! I am also getting nervous. I am a nurse so I am having to put an antibiotic ointment in my nose 2 days before and for 5 days after my procedure to prevent a MRSA infection. I will add some before pictures. After looking at tons of reviews on here, I am hoping to do 375-400cc silicone, under the muscle. I will ultimately leave it to my surgeon to make the final call on what my body can handle. So so excited!
Updated on 21 Oct 2020:
34A; 1 child; I did breastfeed. 5’3” 135lbs; Under the muscle, mentor silicone. Night before surgery and I am so excited and also so nervous. I have to be there at 7:45am. Surgery around 9 and recovery 2 hours after.
Updated on 22 Oct 2020:
Today was the day! I arrived at 7:45am and for checked in. They did a urine preg right away and I got changed. The nurse came in and took pictures, gave me a Valium and Zofran, and the doctor marked me up. 10 min later I was brought to the OR hooked up to monitoring, and my IV started. That’s the last I remember and then woke up in recovery. The pain wasn’t as bad as I was expecting; it was just a tightness and pressure. I spent 90 min in recovery and then got to go home. I ended up with 375cc Mentor silicone ultra high profile implants. I am dying to see what they look like. I will update again soon
Updated on 25 Oct 2020:
Well, day 2 was a little bit more uncomfortable, not because of pain, but just because I felt run down, a little sore, and have had not much of an appetite. I am managing my pain on Tylenol, except before bed. I take 1 Percocet and am good through the night. I got to shower tonight and it felt good, but I also realized how much support the post-surgical bra and band give. My incisions look good from what I can tell. I am so excited to see my new boobs settle into position. I love them already!!!
Updated on 28 Oct 2020:
6 days post-op today. I have not had to take any pain medications. Not even Tylenol! I continue to wear the band above my breasts, which is the most irritating part. One more week and hopefully I don’t have to wear it anymore. I also switched to a zip front sports bra, which was approved by my plastic surgeon. It’s more comfortable than the surgical bra, but even that isn’t bad. My bruising is slowly fading away. I’m looking forward to my first follow up appointment!
Updated on 3 Nov 2020:
Wow! I feel really good! I have been wearing zip front sports bras as they are comfortable and easy to put on. My healing is going great (see incision pics attached). No pain really, but a little nerve pain across the top of my left breast. Nothing crazy. I can’t wait to see how they look at 1 month!
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