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    Angel77 got a reaction from Jackattack in 7 weeks post op, my experience so far (mum of three)   
    I had my BA on 20th May and a hematoma removed from my breast on 27/5. For a few weeks I regretted my surgery, but now I feel like I am on the "other side" and really happy I went through with it. I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the journey so far, particularly for other women with kids:
    - I definitely underestimated how big the operation would be. Even with having to have the hematoma removed, it was still comparable, if not worse than any of my c-sections.
    - I had to have help lifting my 8/9 month old for the first few weeks. It definitely wouldn't be impossible to have the op with small kids but it's definitely harder and I needed all the help I had. My husband had over a week off and we had a nanny to help.
    - With regard to having kids, I had no idea that so many movements and actions use the pec muscles. While I had my husband to always lift the baby, I thought I'd be ok with my 3yo and 6yo but little things like buckling them into their car seats or holding their hands while we walked caused a bit of pain. Other small things like opening and closing windows, or heavy drawers used the sensitive muscles.
    - If you feel like something isn't right, definitely call your surgeon. My right breast was more swollen and sore and for a day or two I brushed it off, but eventually contacted my surgeon who diagnosed the hematoma. Now, I'd much rather be the Annoying Patient who calls a lot than the one who has serious damage.
    I have a big 7 seater SUV and although I was told I could drive once I stopped the heavy pain meds, I was a REALLY bad driver and scraped my car a few times as it was just too heavy. I should definitely have not driven (though quite impossible with kids!).
    - I wish I'd known about the common post op depression before I had it. I felt TERRIBLE mentally after my op and thought I was losing it. Very much regretted my decision to have the op. Am sure it was because of the heavy meds and that feeling of me choosing this pain. But it passed and now I'm fine.
    - The first few weeks I thought my boobs looked so high and fake, but they have dropped now and look quite natural. Still a wide gap but I'm fine with it.
     
    Anyway, hoping this may help someone who is either contemplating or just post surgery!
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    Angel77 got a reaction from Happy Again in Is there anything you CAN'T do once you have implants?   
    I'm 10 months post BA and I still don't feel comfortable lying on my stomach, which is a pain as I'm a tummy sleeper. Also goes for having a massage. It doesn't hurt, but just doesn't feel comfortable. And like the PPs I don't do any heavy chest exercises. Probably won't ever again as I have unders and I don't want to mess around with that muscle.
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    Angel77 got a reaction from MaisieF in Feeling yourself again after BA   
    I think i was about 8 weeks post before I felt completely normal again. I had a fair bit of pain and also felt emotionally down for a good 2 -3 weeks post op.
    I think i was about 8 weeks post before I felt completely normal again. I had a fair bit of pain and also felt emotionally down for a good 2 -3 weeks post op.
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    Angel77 got a reaction from JennaB89 in Melbourne surgeon recommendations   
    I'm looking for a good surgeon in Melbourne, preferably in inner eastern suburbs, to see for scarring issues following BA done in the US.
    Would love a recommendation before I blindly pick someone.
    TIA
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    Angel77 got a reaction from luzvbien in When is it good to call for a revision rhinoplasty?   
    I had mine done in June 2006. My septum was WAY more twisted than the surgeon had anticipated and after the op, it sort of collapsed on one side. Nothing TOO dramatic but it was noticable, which was a shame as I did it for my Feb 2007 wedding. I went and saw the surgeon in about the April/May 2007 and he immediately booked the revision. It's been pretty good since then, though I can tell it's slowly starting to warp again. I can't stand the thought of having to have it done again though.
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    Angel77 got a reaction from Natlovesherboobs in Please let them go down......   
    At two weeks I felt like the skin was stretching so so much, as well as the muscle across my sternum was burning. Definitely gets better.
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    Angel77 reacted to rad1977 in I want them removed   
    Hey Realme, I just had my BA surgery on Wednesday.  A decision I did not make lightly and I did research the risks involved. But I decided it was something that would help me with my self-esteem and confidence, especially being a busy mum of 2 and I never do anything for myself ! (call it vanity if you will)... anyway I'm sure most ladies would agree the first few days after surgery are tough, I could have done without your negative comment on the pictures I posted. Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but not sure why you are on this forum ??? To put others down ??
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    Angel77 reacted to Jugs in I want them removed   
    exactly! You can't bash women for doing something that you did yourself. If it's crazy to get a BA purely for cosmetic reasons then I guess that makes us (including yourself) crazy. I'm going from a B to a DD and I'm certain I will fit in all of my clothes so that's not really justification. There's risk in anything do in life, I'm willing to risk having a BA to be 100% satisfied with my body and to great about myself. 
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    Angel77 reacted to donatella in I want them removed   
    So you've had them for vanity reasons and now you're judging others who get them for personal reasons.  No wasted money here best money I ever spent! 
    How about we all spend our own money and adjust are own body as we see fit. 
    I hope you've prepared yourself for post explantation, I believe it can be very emotional and not so pretty. I'm taking my waste of money to the ground 
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    Angel77 got a reaction from Heather86 in Small girls - 5ft or 152cm   
    I'm 153cm and about 48kg with a very small frame. I got 304CC under muscle. I was a 10B-C pre kids, then a 10A post (actually probably 10AA). Am getting fitted on Sunday but I'm guessing I'll be a 10C which I'm rapt with.
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    Angel77 got a reaction from MezMoz in 7 weeks post op, my experience so far (mum of three)   
    I had my BA on 20th May and a hematoma removed from my breast on 27/5. For a few weeks I regretted my surgery, but now I feel like I am on the "other side" and really happy I went through with it. I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the journey so far, particularly for other women with kids:
    - I definitely underestimated how big the operation would be. Even with having to have the hematoma removed, it was still comparable, if not worse than any of my c-sections.
    - I had to have help lifting my 8/9 month old for the first few weeks. It definitely wouldn't be impossible to have the op with small kids but it's definitely harder and I needed all the help I had. My husband had over a week off and we had a nanny to help.
    - With regard to having kids, I had no idea that so many movements and actions use the pec muscles. While I had my husband to always lift the baby, I thought I'd be ok with my 3yo and 6yo but little things like buckling them into their car seats or holding their hands while we walked caused a bit of pain. Other small things like opening and closing windows, or heavy drawers used the sensitive muscles.
    - If you feel like something isn't right, definitely call your surgeon. My right breast was more swollen and sore and for a day or two I brushed it off, but eventually contacted my surgeon who diagnosed the hematoma. Now, I'd much rather be the Annoying Patient who calls a lot than the one who has serious damage.
    I have a big 7 seater SUV and although I was told I could drive once I stopped the heavy pain meds, I was a REALLY bad driver and scraped my car a few times as it was just too heavy. I should definitely have not driven (though quite impossible with kids!).
    - I wish I'd known about the common post op depression before I had it. I felt TERRIBLE mentally after my op and thought I was losing it. Very much regretted my decision to have the op. Am sure it was because of the heavy meds and that feeling of me choosing this pain. But it passed and now I'm fine.
    - The first few weeks I thought my boobs looked so high and fake, but they have dropped now and look quite natural. Still a wide gap but I'm fine with it.
     
    Anyway, hoping this may help someone who is either contemplating or just post surgery!
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    Angel77 got a reaction from Boobies83 in 7 weeks post op, my experience so far (mum of three)   
    I had my BA on 20th May and a hematoma removed from my breast on 27/5. For a few weeks I regretted my surgery, but now I feel like I am on the "other side" and really happy I went through with it. I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the journey so far, particularly for other women with kids:
    - I definitely underestimated how big the operation would be. Even with having to have the hematoma removed, it was still comparable, if not worse than any of my c-sections.
    - I had to have help lifting my 8/9 month old for the first few weeks. It definitely wouldn't be impossible to have the op with small kids but it's definitely harder and I needed all the help I had. My husband had over a week off and we had a nanny to help.
    - With regard to having kids, I had no idea that so many movements and actions use the pec muscles. While I had my husband to always lift the baby, I thought I'd be ok with my 3yo and 6yo but little things like buckling them into their car seats or holding their hands while we walked caused a bit of pain. Other small things like opening and closing windows, or heavy drawers used the sensitive muscles.
    - If you feel like something isn't right, definitely call your surgeon. My right breast was more swollen and sore and for a day or two I brushed it off, but eventually contacted my surgeon who diagnosed the hematoma. Now, I'd much rather be the Annoying Patient who calls a lot than the one who has serious damage.
    I have a big 7 seater SUV and although I was told I could drive once I stopped the heavy pain meds, I was a REALLY bad driver and scraped my car a few times as it was just too heavy. I should definitely have not driven (though quite impossible with kids!).
    - I wish I'd known about the common post op depression before I had it. I felt TERRIBLE mentally after my op and thought I was losing it. Very much regretted my decision to have the op. Am sure it was because of the heavy meds and that feeling of me choosing this pain. But it passed and now I'm fine.
    - The first few weeks I thought my boobs looked so high and fake, but they have dropped now and look quite natural. Still a wide gap but I'm fine with it.
     
    Anyway, hoping this may help someone who is either contemplating or just post surgery!
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    Angel77 got a reaction from lwiz in 3 Days Post-Op - My Experience So Far   
    I can't believe they were trying to just give you panadol straight after the surgery, may as well have given you tic tacs, poor thing! I loved on Percocet/OxyContin for nearly two weeks, panadol wouldn't have touched the sides of the pain!
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    Angel77 got a reaction from Win in One breast larger than the other?   
    Oh no!! I'm so sorry, fingers crossed the massaging will stop it from developing.
    ill definitely let you know what my surgeon says too.
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    Angel77 reacted to Lolos in Breast Lump at 5 Months Post Op   
    I think this will be the last update on this topic.... today I got the all clear. The results of my biopsies came back and both lumps are fibroadenomas. I don't need to go back now unless I feel a change or see or feel growth in the lumps. Phew!
    Also today I was refunded what I paid for my last appointment and wasn't charged today. I was apologised to by the nurse and the specialist. The specialist checked me out and we agree i will be fine (the scratches are almost completely healed) and he showed me where the blades are stored and how it was accidently left out after biopsy by mistake. He assured me it was definitely what was used on me and there is no risk of contamination. He was very apologetic and said they have implemented an extra step in their process to make sure it never happens again.
    Success! Having a cider to celebrate. Thank you all for your support through this, lovely ladies x
     
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    Angel77 reacted to natty in Damage after a random accident   
    My last set I had stacked dirt bikes, fallen over drunk many times oops.. But they were still in perfect condition when taken out. They can take a fair bit once your healed properly around them... If worried go get them checked of course :-) 
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    Angel77 reacted to RH4K in petite girl   
    I'm still getting past the 8 kids bit lol I have 4 and that's a lot to me haha 
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    Angel77 reacted to Rustnut in petite girl   
    holy shizballs - that is a lot of kids!!! 
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    Angel77 reacted to dee envy in Ladies into fitness   
    Dr B told me no working the chest ever. What for he said! You have big nice chest now! Lol.. i plank now and short sets of pushups but otherwise absolutely no more heavy chest exercises here ever again. Girls competing should really only consider overs if they want to lift heavy. Ive seen two friends rip pockets under muscle and need mega redos. Good luck.
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    Angel77 reacted to pink butterfly in Ladies into fitness   
    My surgeon said that push ups are fine but not chin ups. I guess every surgeon has their guidelines. It is something to ask your surgeon if these exercises are really important to you. I still do some chest work but not as much as I used to. But I don't do competitions. I just go to the gym. As I said before, perhaps getting a personal trainer who has lots of knowledge about BA and BL + chest exercises would be the way to go. I know that for a couple of months, I could not open a jam jar lid. I never realised how much we use our chest muscles for everyday things.
     
    Louboobs - that is fine to FR me.
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    Angel77 reacted to Nikstar in When does it get better?   
    It won't be much longer before you are feeling better. If you are more comfortable on your side, then sleep that way. Prop a pillow under your breast and as long as you're comfortable, you should be fine. Do you have any other meds that you can take? I was taking Tramadol and it made me feel blurgh,  but stopped taking them and took panadine Forte and felt much better. Make sure you continue to ice the sore areas and breasts. Hard in winter I know (had my BAin May) but it really does help. Hang in there and you'll be feeling much better soon.x
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    Angel77 got a reaction from BrizzyGal0994 in Severe Nerve Pain   
    I found one side to be particularly painful until a good three weeks post. Taking a very strong ibuprofen helped more than any other pain killers. It has definitely gotten better though.
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    Angel77 got a reaction from Subtle and discrete in 3rd opinion?   
    I only saw two surgeons as I liked them both but preferred the first one and have definitely been happy with my choice. I think sometimes you can just get the right feeling, which seems like you have with the second one you saw. You could always see a third just to back up your judgement. Also never hurts to get another opinion on size, placement etc. I found the two I saw said the same size and placement so that definitely made me feel more confident.
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    Angel77 reacted to Louboobs in Recovery stories   
    Who needs to shave when you can't lift your arms above your head
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    Angel77 reacted to pink butterfly in Need positive stories - is it worth it? What about long-term?   
    This is what my surgeon outlined for me re gym. But keep in mind you should follow your own surgeon's instructions first just to be safe.
     
    No exercise for first week - I wasn't up to it but on day 5 post op I did go for a slow 30 minute walk. I was stuffed afterwards!
    Second week - I could walk on treadmill, do squats and lunges. No weights at all. No ab work or upper body work
    Third week - I could do ab work, squats, lunges, treadmill. I did very light weights with 1 - 2 kg weights with tricep and bicep curls. I was allowed to jog but had to wear 2 sport bras.
    By fifth week, I increased the weights a little. I just listened to my body as I could feel the implants pulling.
    I left any chest work until week 8/9. But again, I really decreased my weights. And then slowly over the following weeks built the weights up.
    I can never do any pull ups again EVER. My surgeon really stressed this as he said he has done 3 to 4 layers of internal stitching and if I do pull ups I could rip those layers. I don't do any competitions or anything. The gym work is just to keep me toned.
     
    Hope this helps.
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