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  1. 2 points
    I know its pretty easy for us to say but if you can for the first week to 10 day's try not to lift your youngest as you risk internal damage, like what Cupcake said nappy changes on the floor, nap time on the kiddy flip out sofa and maybe your older child could help you lift your youngest in/out of the bath . Definitely pre prepare some meals ahead of time to freeze as you probably wont feel up to cooking for the first few days and if you do have to lify your little one like Sabp said squat down have them put their arms around your neck and legs around your waist hands under their bottom then stand using your legs (do not bend and scoop) . Best of luck with the surgery and hope recovery goes well
  2. 2 points
    Please do not lift your little one if your post op instructions say not to. I have been doing nappy changes on the floor. At bath time my 6 year old carefully lifts her nearly 2 year old brother in and then out of the bath. For nap time could you get one of those kids fold out sofas? My boy is in a toddler bed as he was climbing out of his cot a few months ago and we were scared he could hurt himself. My instructions were nothing over 2kgs for 6 weeks. I’m 3.5 weeks post revision. I will be honest I have lifted my 12.5kg son when I’ve had no choice. We were alone and he climbs in and out of his car seat but he fell asleep and he was having trouble waking I tried but he was just too tired. Apart from that I’ve followed the rules. I’m not sure how old your kids are but is the older one able to help?
  3. 2 points
    Hey @MellieMoo There's a couple of threads on the forum re what to expect. Pre-op is fairly straightforward and your surgeon will advise what you need to do prior to arriving for your surgery. Post-op, pack your post-op bra and a button up loose fitting top and shorts or trackies to slip into. If you have long hair braid it as it might be a few days before you can wash your hair, unless your partner or a friend can help you. The surgeon will give you your post-op instructions and you need to follow them. They differ a bit from surgeon to surgeon. You can't lift anything for the first two weeks and definitely not a little one out of the cot. If your partner can't help, is there anyone else who can help you? Or get your little one to put their arms around your neck and legs around your waist, rather than you lifting them. Rest and recuperate and take it really easy and be gentle with yourself. Recovery differs from person to person. Some struggle and some cruise through. I was lucky to cruise through and I hope you do too :) Maybe have some pre-prepared meals you can take out of the freezer, it'll be hard to cut up veggies and things for a couple of weeks. You also can't lift your arms above your head for the first week or so. For me driving was out for the first week. In your other post you ask about what to say to your 4 year old. Not a lot really, just say mummy had an operation and they need to be gentle with you. They may not notice your boobs or they might - it's up to you how much you tell them. You could say mummy needed to get her boobs fixed after breastfeeding or something like that. Simple and not too complicated. Good luck with your surgery, we'll be thinking of you and keep us posted as to how you go xoxox
  4. 2 points
    I HaveBoobs

    Sports bra recommendations

    I like Berlie high impact sports bra for running it really holds the girls in place and for a bit of extra support i sometimes put a soft cup crop over the top if im doing HITT as for T shirt bras i can't go past the body bliss contour bras (Bras n Things ) they are so comfrey and come in a variety of colours ans they even have lacy options, i have one in every colour 😂
  5. 2 points
    Cupcake85

    2 week post op pic

    Because I can’t upload it to my avatar and am useless at technology I will post it here. 2 weeks post op today. Tried on my old bikini top. Size 16 from Target. Filling it out so much better with my new implants. Opinions - would the top be ok to wear in public with high waisted bikini bottoms? As I will be with my kids. I’m having so much trouble finding a more covered up option without underwire. Even the crop Top style options I liked yesterday had underwire in them.
  6. 1 point
    Cupcake85

    Sports bra recommendations

    Funny I’ve just read the recommendations on sports bras. I went bra shopping and bought 2 x sexy lacy wirefree bras (I can’t believe sexy wirefree exists!). I tried on the Berlei sports bra (unsure which exact one) and it was incredible. I jumped up and down in the fitting room and my boobs didn’t go anywhere. Unfortunately it does have underwire in it and until I see my surgeon in January I’m not allowed to wear wired bras but once I’m cleared I will be buying it. I got 2 x Lorna Jane high neck bras which I wear over a crop. Fairly supportive for the treadmill, etc but looks like I’m not going to be running until mid January. Also if you are in Perth I highly recommend Hidden Lace in Subiaco. Yes a lot of the stuff is expensive $90 bras but the ones I chose were on sale for $39.95 each. They are very good at fitting. One of the bras I tried was not sitting in between my cleavage but on top of it. My fitter straight out said it wasn’t a good fit. They also sell post surgical bras for those who are pre op. That’s where I got mine.
  7. 1 point
    MellieMoo

    Surgery booked!

    Yay Yay! Congratulations! So happy for you and glad to hear it all went well 😊 Good luck with the D &F, look forward to hearing about your process. 1wk and 6 days to go for mine 😬
  8. 1 point
    sabP

    Slowly Improving

    Hey @Nic#460cc Your new breasts are looking fabulous already. You are healing really well, given all the things you've been through. So good that you're keeping a positive attitude to everything. xoxo
  9. 1 point
    MellieMoo

    Pre and Post Op expectations and advice

    Thanks so much @sabP i do have family in Adelaide but they are 1.5hrs away from me and have their hands full with little ones also. I really appreciate you taking the time to reply, I didn't even think about the button up tops, great idea! here's hoping to a speedy recovery. MM
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    Moderator

    Surgery booked!

    good luck tomorrow
  11. 1 point
    sabP

    Sports bra recommendations

    I'm with @I HaveBoobs on the Berlei sports bras, they are the best at keeping the girls in place with minimal/no movement. I run a lot, so needed a good sports bra or three!! I wore my compression bra at night for a bit longer than recommended, then swapped to crop tops. I still wear a crop bra/top to bed most nights as I like that little bit of support - I'm almost 2 years post-op
  12. 1 point
    Glissm

    Sports bra recommendations

    I second the body bliss contour bras from bras n things! I recently bought one black and one beige. as for sports bras I just bought one from Lorna Jane.... one of their high impact crops (no underwire) kind of expensive but figured I’ve spent that much on them already why not invest in some good quality bras!
  13. 1 point
    I HaveBoobs

    2 week post op pic

    @Cupcake85 wow your new boobies look amazing for 2 wpo, Dr Connell is a very talented surgeon. I think the bikini top looks great , enough covered but enough exposed 😘 if you know what I mean. As for high waisted bottoms hwve you tried Big W or K Mart or even Best N Less. I wandered into Cotton on the other day and tried a bathers crop top on and pissed myself laughing as it barley covered my nipples 😂 ( wish I'd taken a photo it was so funny) so safe to say Cotton on is definitely not designed for fake boobies 😂
  14. 1 point
    arahia

    2 week post op pic

    It looks hot on you mamacita 😍😍😍go for it !!
  15. 1 point
    Moderator

    Sports bra recommendations

    If you are Melbourne based I highly recommend She Science https://shescience.com.au/ https://shescience.com.au/collections/all/products/active-d-classic this bra will lock them down nice and tight - can recommend
  16. 1 point
    sabP

    Wirefree bra help

    Hey @Cupcake85 I'm in Perth too A friend of mine is a G cup and small back/band. She has found some bras at Myers, although it is difficult to get wire-free, but maybe check online or even call them.
  17. 1 point
    Sandy_

    Sizing ladies!

    Hey ladies, Just had my first consult today with Dr. kollias in Adelaide. He recommended me 375cc, round, high profile implants, dual plane. I liked the look too in my sports bra but have zero idea what they will look like nude. Anyone have similar sizing want to give me a look 😅 or what size did you get with pictures?
  18. 1 point
    Bec Bec

    Phases of Healing following BA

    Hey Girls I found this info on another message board/forum and thought it would be helpful for those wondering what the healing process involves. I wish I had this earlier. I'm a little behind (probably due to my age). Don't take this as gospel, just a guide. Hope it helps Bec Phase 1. 0-3 Days Post Op - Soreness on sides, ribs, sternum, and maybe back muscles. Swelling, tightness, shiny skin. Square-boob/highness of implants. In/out of it depending on pain medication being taken. Sleep is best in recliner or with a wedge to avoid swelling overnight and back pain. Almost everyone needs to sleep on their back only. Phase 2. 3 Days - 2 Weeks - Moodiness (also related to meds). Sore to raise arms/reach/lift anything (follow PS instructions carefully to avoid Hematomas). Ribs/sternum/sides still sore and/or swollen. May have burning/itching feeling on breasts as nerves wake up. Still very difficult to sleep on sides without pain/discomfort. "Morning Boob" begins. Implants start to move a little, but still sit very high. Phase 3. 2 Weeks - 3 Weeks - Comfort setting in as soreness dissipates. Nipples very sensitive, swollen, hard. Sunburn feeling on breasts more common. May begin lifting/reaching but no overextending abilities (if it hurts, don't do it - as always, follow PS advice closely). "Morning Boob" continues. Most are wearing sports bras by now and may be wearing wireless already. Some people have massages, some don't - depends on PS. Shopping is awesome! First sizing will be larger than pre-op but not yet what size will prevail - be patient . D&F is starting but one will more than likely drop faster than the other. Also swelling will subside uneven as well, so one side may look larger than other side temporarily (besides normal, that is). LOTS of changes going on during this time in looks - don't panic! Phase 4. 3 Weeks - 6 Weeks - Boobs feel a lot more comfortable now. Soreness is almost gone, incisions look pink/purple and are a little raised. Implants are starting their descent and feel softer and move around more. Able to sleep on sides without much discomfort, although "Morning Boob" still evident (not as bad, though). May have soreness along sides, air bubbles, or other weird noises happening - these are generally OK. Activities return to normal. Phase 5. 6 Weeks - 3 Months - Most healing is done and tenderness gone away. Scar gels/creams can be used. Exercising can begin again. Probably being instructed by PS to wear wire bra now (maybe 24 hours at a time). D&F slows and gets to where it's going. Boobs look and feel great! Morning boob fades away and becomes non-existent. Dropping progresses much more noticeably now and fluffing begins. Bra sizes begin to change as well, so don't overindulge just yet. Exercise can resume as usual, although will notice different feelings when working on peck muscles. This discomfort may be strong, and you may wish to avoid it. Also, you may find that the space between breasts is more oily than in the past. Phase 6.3 - 6 Months - Fluffing continues but bra size shouldn't change much more. The softness will increase as will comfortability. The scar tissue is still dark, but softer and not as sore. Sleeping can be done in any comfortable position and any bra usually can be worn.
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