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  1. I'm 9 wks post op but still yet to be given the go ahead to use silicone sheets etc.. My scars are itchy at times, with symptoms of eczema, red(alittle raised)..not very pretty generally. You Lucky girls to be healing so well so early on..good job
  2. yes, the throat hurt heaps. Bring the lozenges! I wish i could have taken them too for morning breath(plus acid reflux..yikes!)...but unfortunately, no food n drinks 6 hours prior at least i remembr feeling like a joke- no makeup, bad breath..but before i knew it, i emerged waking up with boobs Yay to boobies:-)
  3. do i need to wear the strap ? I've uploaded pics of how they look now in my 'post op week 1-4' album. i feel they are kinda low enough, but my left side still seems higher? comments appreciated..thank you.
  4. dear Mrs B, i will post pics once i recieve those bras and model them LOL. I'm looking forwrad to them heaps...my boobs are getting apart more and more every day. when i bend down. i don't even get a hint of cleavage. everything is just so..far apart.yikes.
  5. Thanks LilyM. The pleasurestate bras look awesome. I find the bumps don't quite work for me- i need wide wires to scoop it all in and lock it in place with wide & tight 'wings'. my bra size is a UK 30e at the moment. Found it out Through trial and error on ebay. My hubby ain't happy I'm using Paypal so much on those trials and errors LOL. I had 1 bra sent back to UK because the 30 dd was tight. there is a refund on the bra fortunately. I just ordered a Gossard superfit wonderbra on eBay. in case u r keen it's this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GOSSARD-SUPERBOOST-PLUNGE-BRA-5771-BLACK-32E-NEW-TAGGED-FREE-P-P-/280829582238?pt=UK_Women_s_Lingerie&hash=item4162bf5b9e Hopefully the structure of the wires and formation of the cup can push the breasts together a bit. apparently, this brand also has this popular series that pushes armpit boobs centre and upfront: http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=fantasie+shannon&_sacat=0&_odkw=gossard+32e&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313 oh and as you can tell, i'm really desperate..i even ordered this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Breast-Push-Up-Body-Shaper-Bra-Back-Posture-Support-M-/260647618379?pt=AU_WomensLingerie&hash=item3cafcf074b it's supposedly a posture bra that forces you to stand straight and pushes all the side boob to the centre
  6. ...not neccesarily to push up, but to push all that side boob and centre it, if that makes sense. Any suggestions pls?
  7. chacha, i know that feeling..it will arrive too soon..just hang in there:-) no one has did a double take since my BA. Thanks to me overstuffing my bras haha. My hubby did do many double takes though-He was suggesting i could try on swimsuits and bras for him to see LOL I fit into a DD bra but look only like a small C. I guess the DD is to accomodate for the width of my mod plus implants. Yay to boobies for all..and to those of you awaiting your BA..it will come before you know it..time really flies.
  8. Hi Nikbri, yeah i need to get them removed by the GP. I emailed Dr Teerasit and he repliied that I can get my stitches removed next week..yay..and Yikes LOL. i sent him the pic u saw, he told me to remove ALL the steri strips so he could gauge better. i sent him a pic of that too. i couldnt quite see the strips clearly(blocked by boobs LOL) so got my hubby to remove them- minimal crusty blood spots and dried pus like wat u mentioned. i think showering really helped loosen the strips with the crusty gunk dropping off all at once.my nipples are less sensitive now-even to shower water. i shall use Bio Oil on the tiny pin pricks once the stitches are off..thanks:-)
  9. Dear Aussiemum, It's only the early stages..i promise you it WILL get betta. I went through hell the first night after i was discharged, cried heaps after a series of nightmares. I was off my antidepressant(Lexapro) for a week or so, so i'm not sure if this had contributed to the extra blues.I'm weaning off (on a maintenance dosage) though, so I'm quite sure it could be the combi of Rohypnol+ paracetamol I had taken. And the morphine drip the day before perhaps. You are lucky you went with your hubby and kids. Aww..they are so sweet to stay there with you..so sweet that they were waiting on the couch asleep..aww! I had major blues day9 post op- i remember thinking damn stitches..stupid weight of boobs..why did i go through all this..my boobs were still high and hard then, but guess what..I'm now 21 days PO and they semm to be significantly softer..well abit high..but given time, i'm sure they will drop. Your worries about the foreign object in your perfectly healthy body are unfounded. i was very jittery about the foreign implant too..it just deosn't feel right the first few days post op.. i couldnt move naturally this way and that because of that unnatural feeling. But trust me, it will pass. By day 7 i was glad i have boobs. The rollercoaster emotions do come back now and then, but they significantly fade very quickly. And i can tell you this now even without taking my antidepressant. Do you look forward to shopping at Myers,Bras N Things etc? You may not be able to fit into that sexy bra by Valentines, but beleive me in the next few weeks or so..the boobs get softer and you can witness the dropp n fluff before you know it. Has the doc started you on massages? it hurt heaps to massage the first week..but as i started doing more, the boobs just got better very quickly. Hang in there..if you have anything worrying, you know you can onfide in us girls at this forum:-) Now look forward to bra shopping...know that the days of super padded fake hard bras are over..in comes sexy lacy sweet nothings oh yes
  10. Thanks Nikbri.I'm a little apprehensive but hearing you chart your progression..i shall gingerly try the light stuff first.You can't imagine how muh i appreciate your posts:-) thanks pal! I posted a pic of how my stitches look after i showered(in the 'post op 3-4 weeks' folder)..Can u help see if anything looks abnormal? i feel something is still quite raw in there even at 3 weeks post op. *Gross pic alert* Dr Teerasit said i can remove stitches at 4 wks post op, but at this rate I'm not sure
  11. Dear Nikbri, Lucky you..Sydney is cool and nice..Singapore is just damn humid- year round! I'm lucky to do the BA in Jan and not June when it's hottest. I had wanted November but couldnt due to the floods.I'm just thankful it's over and done with:-) I didn't sweat much whilst in Melb & Sydney-perfect weather..miss that heaps! Not working out makes me icky. It sounds weird..but i think a good sweat from a heavy workout makes you feel purged,cleansed and cool longer even after a shower. It may be just psychological Berlei makes good bras. I loved Simone Perele too but as a uni student in Melb..i couldnt afford that LOL! It was Bonds all the way. Is Bonds bras and undies discontinued btw? I'm searching for underwired bras from M&S, Moving Comfort on eBay too! it seems MC only carries the Maia bra(which is a tad mumsy and covering too much in front haha).. Yes you are right..we paid so much for our boobs we gotta show them off a bit! Happy for you that you are back on track at work and enjoying the kids and all:-) It's lovely being able to give them a tight squeeze and cuddle, isn't it. I kinda miss scooping them off the ground at ease and swinging them but that's strictly off limits for now haha. (Major sore side boob!) I tried to bounce a bit "jogging" at home in front of a mirror..wanted to test how much i can go..and stopped after 2 minutes haha. About those flabby bits..u are spot on, Nikbri. I compared Post Op day 14 & day 2 pics..and noticed some the tummy bloat and flabby arm developing-all within a short span of 12 days. I think at Post Op week 2 and 3, the fats would be most apparent in photos as we havent been working out say the past 2-3 weeks or so. what exercises did u start doing at 3 weeks post op? Could you manage leg lifts, squats and ab work?
  12. In my humble opinion, no lift. They look perfectly ok to me.
  13. Hi Linlin, Antihistamines You can ask Dr Sorawuth if you can take antihistamines. I asked Dr Teerasit if it interfered with the antibiotics he gave me,and he said it's ok. I even took Zyrtec D a week prior to my BA because i accidentally ate something wrong and had a little itch. I'm allergic to shellfish, are you? Skincare for eczema Do take QV wash or QV oil to bathe the areas of eczema, then slather some QV cream after.Bring along some hydrocortisone cream along, in case of sudden uncontrolled flareups.. Boots sell Dermovate(strong stuff!) if you are VERY itchy. As with some other bethamethasone-based creams.Boots stock Zyrtec and Clarinase too. Eczema in Thailand I had the worst case of eczema after i wore some rattan slippers bought near the Floating Market in Bangkok back in 2005. It may be some chemicals on the slippers or whatever, but my leg had welt like rashes..some areas looked like hives. So glad i'm not that sensitive now..but I've to watch my diet constantly. Oh yes..another thing..Pls watch out for what you eat after the BA. If you are allergic to shellfish like me: -Things like Pad Thai and some curries do have shrimp based flavoring. I attended a cooking school session in Thailand, and realised that. The Thais love to sprinkle inconspicuous dried shrimp over a lot of their dishes..it's defintely yummy but at a cost. Some of their delish chilli paste have dried shrimp pounded in. - Safe alternatives include: Beef soup noodles, fish congee(porridge), braised pork with rice. These 3 are safe bets as I've eaten them post BA without itching. For fear of upset tummy,I had mine at airconditioned food stalls not roadside stalls. The roadside stalls look terribly tempting but my hubby suggested it may be a safer and more comfy to eat at a/c places..trust me..u don't want to perspire as it aggravates itching. BKK is very humid. I hadn't itched in Phuket or Koh Samui too..only BKK..what a coincidence. But too much of the ocean and sun makes my skin scaly and itchy once more..so it's such a fine line, isn't it? oh well Prunes and Diet I bought a packet of Sunsweet prunes over, for fear of constipation and not being able to find prunes readily LOL! I dread taking those laxatives that make you fart and gives you nasty cramps, so thanks but not thanks to Dulcolax etc. I try to eat healthily as I'm conscious of the fact I can't go to the gym for like 1-2 months.I'm now 17 days post op, and craving a run. But I don't feel ready yet. Boobs still fell a tad weird and heavy,maybe it's a feeling i have to get used to as i started off with nothing! I'm hoping to sign up for a 10km marathon this December but I shall play it by ear.. my back actually feels really weak now:-( partly from bad posture. I was hunching over in discomfort, so if you can..try to stand tall stand proud..it's better for everything! 2 months to go..u must be so excited...!!
  14. i hi Cs1982, I think having mods pushes the boundaries of the pockets near our armpits- the wideness of it possibly causes our muscles near the pits to feel really sore.I felt really sore the 1st 4-5 days too. The discomfort was especially bad at the boobs directly underneath the armpit. i was cringeing a little in public while shopping at day 4 post op! I get the occasional pulsating feeling..shooting pains on off(nerves trying to reconnec i think)..it feels like milk is coming through doesn't it?? i do some cardio(running, elliptical etc) and light weights but stopped 2 weeks before the BA. Even then my chest muscles seem to be clinging on tight to the implants and refuse to relax. But as of today,I'm starting to see improvement slowly but surely, so hang in there If you are given a strap to wear to push the implants down, wear it faithfully.. Has your PS started you on the massage yet?
  15. I second what Nikbri and mybodybliss suggested in the above threadlink that cbrezni provided..those are invaluable tips..may i also add: Dietary/Vitamin supplements - Quercetin and Bromelaine I sound like a broken record player but I'm a big advocate for this as it helps reduce all kinds of swelling and inflammation i helped that would've otherwise gotten to me. I've atropic eczema and found my stitches not as itchy. I itch at the merest cut or wound and it would get awfully swollen and inflamed as I'm very sensitive.My crease stitches didn't itch bigtime or get really inflamed. Though it's covered in steri strips, i can't see but can feel the difference. My boobs don't have much swelling either. Just a lot of underarm boob swelling but that's because i walked and shopped quite a bit to make up for lost time! - Vitamin C 100mg effervescent tablets my throat was really inflamed after the tubing from the GA. I even got 2 ulcers from forceful tubing down my dry throat i reckoned. I fasted since 12 midnight the night before and had my op done at 12 noon the next day so my throat was REALLY dry, you couldnt even imagine. The fizzy Vit C was a saviour. - GNC womens ultra mega vit A good multiple to cover all the vitamins needed for energy and good wound healing. The first 3 days you wouldnt have much appetite so a gd multi keeps all bases covered if you aren't eating right. I think immediately post op it's impt to start eating right but that can be difficult if you are nauseous from the GA and antibiotics.Do take a bit of Saltine crackers with a multi to buffer your tummy to prevent vommitting. - Prunes At Bumrungrad, I think they give Paracetamol and Codeine(something like Panadeine) for painkillers. If you are like me and get constipated from painkillers, do eat prunes. It also helps relieve the post BA tummy bloat I've experienced..as it gets all the gunk out LOL! -Yogurt Yogurt was a godsend on the 1st 3 days post op when i found it hard to swallow stuff due to my in flamed throat. It's cool slithery tart goodness was such a relief down my throat! I got my hubby to buy unsweetened, natural yogurt but it's kinda hard to find at the 7-11 or Family Mart over there. If you are a fussy yogurt eater like me who only eats Greek Yogurt(specifically the good ol'aussie Dairy Farmers' brand LOL), you can try your luck at the Emporium supermarket. A tad pricey over there but a 1 litre tub can last you for a week's stay(faster if you have your kids and family with you who can help you eat it up) Oh yes, and yogurt can replenish the gd bacteria that your antibiotics kill. But do space it at least 2 hours after antibiotics. - Water Good ol plain h20. it helps flush out your system and get rid of tummy bloat too. i also got the clearest skin ever upon my return to Singapore as all the toxins were flushed out. Other tips: - Try to avoid bacons and cured meat no matter how tempting it is during the brekkie in your hotel at b'fast.Other options like cereal tend to go down better on an upset tummy the first 3 days. After post op day 3, you may wean into that a good ol farmers brekkie! My hubby exclaimed that I'm finally eating like a human on day 4 post op haha. Before that i was grazing on salads and cereals mainly, he just rolled his eyes LOL! ~~~~~ Skincare - Fellow poster Nikbri recommended me Bio Oil. I applied it a tad late. She applied it 2 months prior to BA, which was ideal. I'm beginning to get mini stretch marks so if you can start early apply it now like her. It's non greasy yet gives skin that much needed elasticity- do not apply it near the incisions though*common sense LOL*. a little goes a long way as you don't want to be greasy all over. (Not bathing+ greasy skin in humid BKK = YIKES bigtime.) - Antimicrobial wash Give yourself a wipedown with clean hotel face towel mixed with some antibac soap that's preferably pH5 and lower.I wiped myself at least twice daily as i dreaded being grimy. I brought a luffa along in the luggage and got my hubby to use it on my back every day or so,then wipe it down with a cloth after to remove soap residue. Voila..a cleansed scruubed back without your boobs touching water.
  16. Oh yes beka87..the tube gave me 2 small ulcers but maybe that's because my throat didn't cooperate with the anaesthetist and was giving trouble..i also had a very dry throat that mroning to begin with- no water and food pass 12 midnight the night before..i only had my BA at 12 noon the next day! do tell your surgeon about your sensitivity to Doxycycline- i remembered i was precribed that for an acne flareup by my dermatologist, and my tummy didnt agree with that..it had to be taken on a very full stomach. i'm not as experiecned as LilyM, but i feel sorry to hear what you both went through. Man it must have been tough.I think it's wise to bring up all your injuries..they do ask in the pre op form if you had been hospitalised before and for what..i think it's impt for u to mention again to your doc just in case.
  17. Hey mrs B, i think we have around the same height and weight..though i think you are slimmer than me. i'm a Witchery size 10 / Bonds undies in size 10. my ribcage measures 27.5 inches so i'm a bit of a pear shape. i was surfing the internet and saw www.bravissimo.com-nice bras for small bands and large cups. they also have a clothing arm that sells tailored stuff for boobsy petite girls. www.bravissimo.com/pepperberry i requested for a catalogue for fun. Pricing is in pounds though(they are based in the UK) so shipping isn;t the cheapest. i remember some labels in David Jones stock clothes for petite boobsy girls some time back, but i can't remember the labels sorry.
  18. i had mine 3 days after my BA. you girls are lucky to have it before! Prior to my BA i was really worried like Mrs B..I thought i couldnt wear undies under the gown, and it'd be awkard to feel so unprotected knowing that menses can arrive anytime. But Thank God..the menses only came once i'm discharged and back at the hotel. By then my mobility improved heaps. It was very bad 1st day post op though. I had a dizzy spell and nearly had a blackout when getting up after peeing. The nurse shouted for my hubby in the room to come help LOL i do agree that the painkillers help to numb out everything, but the tummy bloat is the worse ever- i looked and felt 3 months preggers
  19. Dear Aussiemum, Post op mobility I was stuck in bed the first 2 days post op. ok 1st day post op i was really sore and could hardly get out of bed to pee.But after a night's sleep(yes, i could sleep),i was up and about walking along the corridors of the hospital as i was bored. I had brekkie at my hotel on day3,but i didn't have much of an appetite. I needed some food to buffer the antibiotics though. You are lucky to have 2 weeks! I'm sure you and your family could have fun- i was out shopping on day 4 post op..i think i walked a fair bit so it did leave me sore and heavy. i think by day 5 i felt pretty ok, but with the occasional heaviness on the chest, and side boob hurting(near the underarm).i was back in my country day 6 post op. taking a plane to Singapore was no prob..i even enjoyed my inflight food and entertainment Sightseeing You defintely have time to do some sightseeing..i think a good one would be enjoying a river cruise lesiurely dinner onboard the Chao Phraya. I did one with my hubby with Yok Yor a year back. It's cheap and yummy, not at all overly touristy which is how i like it. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d1012593-Reviews-Yok_Yor_Marina_Restaurant-Bangkok.html if you want those with Thai cultural dance, they have more expensive ones too http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293916-d1216746-r54978547-Thai_River_Cruise-Bangkok.html Painkillers I stopped painkillers by day 4/5 post op.and haven't taken it since. The discomfort after day 5 is more of a dull ache and overall heaviness, but not pain. the incisions do sting VERY slightly once in a blue moon, but that's it. I was given Paracetamol+Codeine. I think it's like Panadeine.(2 tabs every 4 hours)..But I'm left with a lot since i only took 1 tab every 4 hours. I can be blocked up quite abit by painkillers so if you are like me,bring prunes to help with the constipation
  20. hey nikbri, congrats on the 6th week mark..it's such a milestone to get past the aches and sensitivities..niggles..etc etc..i think you can relax a bit now Yay. I was surprised when you opted for 425cc(from the initial 375cc?)..but i can fully understand it now..and did the same!:-) Had i chosen 350/375cc, i would've regretted it a bit as I definitely see my swelling gone down. And with the Drop and Fluff, I'm not sure how much bigger they would be. I don't mind if they go a wee bit smaller than what I'm having now, but i hope it won't be too small. Ah..size matters!LOL i think yours already look great at 2 wks post o, can only imagine they look even betta now. I'm 2 wks post op today ,and will be posting pics soon..and heading to Marks and Spencers later to look at bras(a bit early I know but it had to be done LOL) I bought some amazing bras(albeit lacy) from eBay. It took merely 10days-2 weeks to arrive..it's supposed to be one of the more supportive bras in the UK market. The brand's Fantasie.http://www.fantasie.com/lingerie.aspx I'm fitting snug with the 30DD:rolleyes: I will be checking out your Le Mystere soon. Am eyeing their strapless bra. You cango to www.bravissimo for a catalogue (it drove my hubby crazy haha) - pretty designs from big cup brands like Freya,Panache, Fantasie. i've been seeing this bra garner gd reviews online if u are keen on functional,unlacy underwired sports bras..http://www.herroom.com/wacoal-855170-sport-underwire-bra.shtml
  21. i had my surgery 2 weeks ago at Thailand, and am given a Mentor warranty card after my BA was done. please tell me it is not void LOL.My surgery was at Bumrungrad Hospital with Dr Teerasit.
  22. i'm told to make it a little tighter, and to pull it down behind- That's when u feel the pressing action on your upper pole!
  23. Hi ladies... just so i could share: i think a point to note when we wear the strap, could be that it has to be all the way up under the armpits, and pulled down low behind for the straop to REALLY work? My hubby was suggesting that i was wearing it differently from what the surgeon ordered. I wasnt pulling it low behind underneath. Once i did, i swear i felt the pressing coming on strong- that's when the strap is WORKING. Very uncomfy for me the first week post op, i swore i had difficulty breathing. I'm 2 weeks post op, with nipples still pointing downwards and upper pole still pronounced. i think it had to do with me wearing the strap incorrectly.. and also i lifted my arms quite a bit(to tie hair and reach for stuff etc)..so the pec muscles kept tensing up the implants.
  24. Thanks bodybliss, 8 wks seem encouraging.. i will put on that gd sports bra, with a firm crop top:) i just can't wait to do my ab crunches, tricep curls, and butt exercises. i don't think i can run just yet, but maybe brisk walking. i swear i can see flab at those areas already from 2 weeks of not working out. *what with christmas and chinese new year celebrations in succession and me snacking on carbos without working out* yikes:p
  25. Hi Nikbri:-) I didn't quite exactly run but chased her a bit. It felt a tad sore and HARD. I'm constantly trying to find squishy parts of my breasts with every massage. My hubby commented they are getting softer with every hug*i think he's just trying to be nice haha!*- i think he looks forward to the cupping softly part LOL I remembered you stopped wearing the strap at 2 wks post op, only on and off to push one side down? That's lucky:)! I hate the strap but wear it cos i want it to drop fast. I no longer have that hard to breathe feeling anymore though- i think the elastic of the strap has been stretched out a bit. Fitness wise, i can walk quickly, but can't run. i was running errands like walking around my neighbourhood developing kids' photos etc and felt good. But i just felt the sweat running down the 'cleavage' a very weird feeling.i was driving beforehand and hadnt changed out of the compression bra,and by the time i finished running those errands..i was so sweaty at the boobs..yikes! i can't imagine working out in it as it doesnt seem to wick sweat at the boobs. Or maybe it's because now i have more boobs so i have to get used to that I feel like trying the treadmill by next 2 wks but wonder if I'm pushing it.i will proceed with caution though. nothing like hearing from an expert first hand,so thanks Nikbri:-) What did u wear to hold the boobs in place securely when u first hit the gym? i always wonder..how do u run after those kids? my toddlers were evry active so i can't imagine.. glad to know you now enjoy the soft squishy boobs..i'm looking forward to mine too!:-)
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