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    Ranalicious got a reaction from Chinchilla in October 2016 Girls   
    How exciting! I have a scar revision also in two days but bating the winter virus she so it may be postponed!! Push for hp, good luck!
     
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    Ranalicious reacted to Wowbcscott in October 2016 Girls   
    @Honeycakes hello long time no speak!  I have my surgery apt next month in September and then booked in for the 30th oct for revision- haven't really thought about my girls in a while not looking forward to the pain again but hey being on the other side I know it doesn't really last that long- will keep yas updated pushing for hp 
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    Ranalicious reacted to Honey Bunch in My Liposuction Experience - Dr Chen, Brisbane   
    I thought I would share my surgery experience, even though I haven't felt particularly welcomed on this forum.  I think that is because I am one liposuction patient in a sea of breast augmentations.  I hope others in a similar situation find this review helpful.
    My journey initially started about 2 years ago when I decided that my weight was becoming a problem and I thought that lipo would be the answer.  I had a consultation with Dr Chen at Ashbury in Brisbane as a friend had a breast augmentation by him a few years ago and raved about him and the clinic.  At the initial consultation he advised that I would need liposuction to my stomach, love handles and inner and outer thighs to get the result I was after.  This came in at more than $10k which was just too expensive.
    I knew I had to make a mental change before I looked at surgery so I knuckled down and lost about 15kg - problem was while I did lose weight from my belly there was still a pocket of fat that I just couldn't remove - so back to Dr Chen I went in March this year.  He said he was impressed that I had lost weight on my own and we talked about what I would like to see.  Honestly, I just wanted to have a flat stomach so we agreed to liposuction fat from my upper and lower abdominals and also my flanks.  I felt very at ease with Dr Chen and I booked the surgery for June 24th.
    I was beyond excited about the surgery, but I did get nervous as the date approached, I was quite worried about the pain I would be in after the surgery and also any yucky side effects from the pain medication and antibiotics.
    On the morning of the surgery I showered at home with an antibacterial wash and then headed into the clinic at 7.30am.  I seemed to be the only patient there on the day, which was kind of nice, the receptionist greeted me by name, as did the lovely nurse.  I was pretty much taken straight into the consultation room where I had a good chat with the nurse and she took me through all the paperwork, let me know exactly what would be happening, the risks, the aftercare, everything - she was so thorough which was reassuring.  Once we had finished she let me get changed into the gown and I took 2 valium to get me "into the right headspace for surgery" as she put it.  I laid down for probably an hour on a bed under a really nice soft warm blanket.  I didn't sleep, but shut my eyes and was just very relaxed.
    Dr Chen came in next and he marked me up for surgery and took some photos.  He asked if I was ready and if I had any last questions for him which I didn't as the nurse had been so thorough earlier.  We went into the room where the surgery would take place, I stood on a mat and they wiped me with the antibacterial solution over my whole mid section which was quite cold!  I laid down on the table with my arms out and they put the needle into my wrist, and the heart rate monitor on.  With the liposuction I was lucky enough to just have twilight sedation.  I was semi with it during the surgery, I can vaguely remember the incisions for the tubes be made, and not too much after that.  At one stage I did wake a bit because my shoulder was hurting from laying on my side.  At no stage did I feel any pain or discomfort.
    The next thing I remember is the nurse sitting me up and helping me into my compression garment.  Let me say it is not attractive at all - your post op bras are one thing, this suit takes it to another level, it goes from just under my boobs to my knees and it's crotchless!  She took me into the recovery room and I sat down to have a few cups of tea and some cheese and bickies.  My husband was in and out of meetings for a lot of the day so I had to wait in recovery for about 90 minutes for him - but they would have let me go about 30 minutes after surgery if he was there.
    You are advised to bring some old towels with you to pop on the car seat for the drive home to catch the fluid that leaks from the wounds in the first 72 hours.  I really only had leakage for the first 24 hours, I think because I wasn't having a huge amount of fat removed.  My best advise is to fold a small towel in half and safety pin it around the sections suctioned to catch any leakage once you are at home.  I was given a few plastic sheets to bring home with me too which was great, I put one on the bed and one on the couch.
    Pain - I was so surprised with the pain, it was NOTHING like I expected in a GOOD way!  I wanted to stay on top of the pain initially so I took 2 panadeine forte once I got home and then again for the next 3 nights, however during the day I wasn't having any pain relief.  Yes, there was pain and discomfort, especially when getting up and down, but if I was just still it was fine.  
    I wanted to get up and moving pretty much straight away so I went for a walk each day after surgery, the first day was pretty slow and sore, but I think it has helped get the swelling moving.  I am now 9 days post op and am feeling great, pain is pretty much gone and I am itching to get back into running again, I think I will give that a go in another week.  
    I am still wearing the compression garment, and will for about 4 weeks.  For another week I also have a thin foam pad over my belly too, this is helping the skin flatten out as there was a small roll of loose skin above my belly button, to be expected when you are getting the fat sucked out!  I have had the pad on there since my follow up appointment last Saturday, and it looks like it is pretty much flat, but I will keep it there for another week just to be sure.
    I haven't really had much bruising, but my abdomen has never really bruised.  I'm not saying there's none, but it's pretty mild.  The numbness is real, and very weird - it's important to massage the areas suctioned to prevent scar tissue and it's weird to do when those areas are numb.  I'm used to it now, and I'm getting slightly more feeling back each day.
    So, am I happy?? YES, I am so happy with my results so far, I know there is still a bit of swelling in the areas but it's going down each day.  I cannot wait to be in a bikini again in summer, and it's so nice not to have a roll of fat to hide everytime I sit down.
    I hope this novel is useful for anyone considering liposuction - I would recommend being very honest with yourself about weight you can lose on your own, and then using liposuction to just sculpt the last little bits that you may not be able to lose on your own.
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    Ranalicious reacted to DrMGirl_Oct2016 in October 2016 Girls   
    @Ranalicious I could'nt agree more to what @Kenzo said. I still wish that I went for high profiles. I wanted the upper pole take off and more projection as well :-(
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    Ranalicious reacted to Renni in sizing try on vs what you ended up with   
    All I can say is go as big as you can, and I'm not saying that what you doctor says is the biggest you can go is always correct but question them on it, do your research on implants actual sizes not the cc size but the actual measurements of the implant, during my visits to the five doctors I seen I was told that a range of sizes from 350 to  600 was the biggest, another thing I tried and there are a few opinions on this but the rice test was pretty spot on for me, 
    Im petite 47kg 160cm and have 590UHP under muscle by Dr Lee
    I wouldn't say that 450 is too big trust me you will love them. I can wear clothes that make them look normal or I can show them off in other clothes. 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from Renni in sizing try on vs what you ended up with   
    I agree with teh girls, I have 350 hp and my stats are 1.58/49kg. I never wanted big breast but I am glad my doctor anticipated boob greed, I love my size now everything settled, looks in proportion to my frame. Anything smaller would Ve been like meh for me, so go for teh 400. Ps from my reading many aren't as happy with moderates so consider hp if you can 
    Ah and my Sixers likes huge, of. De the rice test with a diameter circumference of the implant, 
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    Ranalicious reacted to Kenzo in October 2016 Girls   
    It depends what look she wants. If she is after a more natural look Moderate plus will give her that. In my case my surgeon said no to high profile as I would have needed a larger implant to fit my diameter and I already had fair amount of my own breast tissue as well as a smaller frame, he said would be too large for me. I think what most of us in this October thread who got mods were wishing we had was more projection, that is given with HP. Mine are a nice shape, I have plenty of side boob but they look natural and lack the projection and upper pole take off i wish I had 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from Kenzo in October 2016 Girls   
    Ladies, I have a friend that has been recommended moderate plus implants but I remember how unhappy some of you wee for not getting high profiles, do you have any feedback/advise from your experience?
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    Ranalicious reacted to Kaleidoscope_Eyes in Boob selfie!   
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from Daisyjane in Size/back pain   
    I have 350 cc and I d t have any back pan at all, I feel lIggy as always but sexier, in havthe boobs now ?
     
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    Ranalicious reacted to mycosmeticjourney in Boob greed has hit   
    go as big as you can go, if you're already questioning it, there's no doubt you'll get boob greed 
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    Ranalicious reacted to Wowbcscott in October 2016 Girls   
    I currently have 345cc mod round implants @Yollie. I will have to post some new photos it has been a while. I'm really thinking I want high profile I wouldn't want anymore than 400cc I don't know what he will let me have - can't wait to find out! I'll post some pics today 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from DrMGirl_Oct2016 in October 2016 Girls   
    Yep I have been thinking about the same this last few days they don't look swollen anymore although I love th size, I am glad my doctor anticipated and got a tad bigger that scared me so much, 1.5 months ago I felt very different and thought they were huge for m liking... sorry to hear about some disappointment about getting mods etc, but I am sure you look stunning anyway
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    Ranalicious reacted to Mama_Milks in Size vs Looks   
    I've been wearing the sister sizes, but I'm finding it harder now, I'm not sure why. Maybe implants *need* the perfect cup size.
    I used to wear a 12 comfortably, now I'm finding 10's too big.
    I tried a 10e bnt removable underwire bra, the cup was too small, but the 12D band was massive. Unfortunately those bras don't have F cups.
    The 8G was the first time everything fit perfectly.
    But I like hearing the sizes compared to implant cc's - the differences are interesting! 
    @Abevemi 12B?! Ha!  
    @Beautiful_Mind how many cc's did you get?
    @Ranalicious 8F from 350?! Phwoar!
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from Mama_Milks in Size vs Looks   
    I am an 8f and looking like a d? Just guessing no idea I don't know friends tell
    me they are big but I didn't have much before, honestly I was in shock to learn my size I went to 10 Dd and 8e all too small! I have 350hp 
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    Ranalicious reacted to thesinglemumma in October 2016 Girls   
    I have - it's weird. I have my days when I'm like damn that looks awesome and then others that one looks lower than the other? It super weird but part of the process I guess ??
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from TT@09 in October 2016 Girls   
    Has anyone experienced breast dropping and fluffing and t different times? One breats sits lower and nd fuller and ten other since to need to catch up aghhh 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from MyTurnNow in October 2016 Girls   
    Me ! I went bra shopping today and it has been horrible, lady old me that playboy is t bet since teh E's at normal bra stores are higher to th armpits for support i the bras reached almost mine!! 
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    Ranalicious reacted to DrMGirl_Oct2016 in October 2016 Girls   
    @Chinchilla @Honeycakes @Nichola Thank you for all your kind and helpful replies ladies! You're all just awesome!! 
    @Kenzo did you see your Surgeons Nurse today? Hoping that everything is ok with your girls? 
    @Chinchilla did you see Dr M already? What did he say? Hoping he could put your mind at ease.....
     
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from AndyDe in October 2016 Girls   
    @Yollie you look amazing and big, i don't think that is small at all!! And is still early days I breastfed, I think that is why they dropped faster in size, @Nichola gee I hope that's it!! I am happy but a bit confused I really didn't want big, and  have under the muscle, I wasn't prepared mentally so s taking me a while to adjust, for instance all my tops are high neck lol I rarely shown anything Hahha 
     I am glad everyone is happy! That what this should be about! I may need a scar revision fr my tummy, sucks tho going through pain again but I had a belly pierced  and the scar end up a bit funny so if has to be fixed,  my family cannot believe the crazy recovery I went through just for this!! I still didn't have the time to just embrace it and be happy about all this!  I don't know if I can exercise either so annoying seeing doctor next week ?
     
    So you get teh idea before my chest looked allost like my waist and hips pretty much straight from top to bottom 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from OldMeSurgery in I keep doing too much   
    I started to be active after a week and my doctor wasn't happy. I was told to stop and to take it easy and have lots of rest for 6 weeks even if I feel well,I still remember the look like I am nuts... no long walks like yours, just walking on and off around the house, and lots of rest Andy taking it easy for proper healing. Don't you get swollen at teh end of the day after being active? I did...I started to feel ok from week 6 actually but I had my breast done and a hernia repaired also. 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from SexyJM in October 2016 Girls   
    Sooo... All sorted for me, bloods, payment... I feel poor now Hahha, count down begins 18 days to go!!
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from Kenzo in October 2016 Girls   
    @Yollie you look amazing and big, i don't think that is small at all!! And is still early days I breastfed, I think that is why they dropped faster in size, @Nichola gee I hope that's it!! I am happy but a bit confused I really didn't want big, and  have under the muscle, I wasn't prepared mentally so s taking me a while to adjust, for instance all my tops are high neck lol I rarely shown anything Hahha 
     I am glad everyone is happy! That what this should be about! I may need a scar revision fr my tummy, sucks tho going through pain again but I had a belly pierced  and the scar end up a bit funny so if has to be fixed,  my family cannot believe the crazy recovery I went through just for this!! I still didn't have the time to just embrace it and be happy about all this!  I don't know if I can exercise either so annoying seeing doctor next week ?
     
    So you get teh idea before my chest looked allost like my waist and hips pretty much straight from top to bottom 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from DrMGirl_Oct2016 in October 2016 Girls   
    @Yollie you look amazing and big, i don't think that is small at all!! And is still early days I breastfed, I think that is why they dropped faster in size, @Nichola gee I hope that's it!! I am happy but a bit confused I really didn't want big, and  have under the muscle, I wasn't prepared mentally so s taking me a while to adjust, for instance all my tops are high neck lol I rarely shown anything Hahha 
     I am glad everyone is happy! That what this should be about! I may need a scar revision fr my tummy, sucks tho going through pain again but I had a belly pierced  and the scar end up a bit funny so if has to be fixed,  my family cannot believe the crazy recovery I went through just for this!! I still didn't have the time to just embrace it and be happy about all this!  I don't know if I can exercise either so annoying seeing doctor next week ?
     
    So you get teh idea before my chest looked allost like my waist and hips pretty much straight from top to bottom 
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    Ranalicious got a reaction from AndyDe in October 2016 Girls   
    Soju swq
    So no more push up bra for me... I got 350 hp, I went bra fitting today and to my shock I am a  10 E!! Geee I am still like ?, although I love how they look I have lots to learn on how to dress and how to manage the guys looking, I am not used that .. it meant to be a subtle change big c/small d as I didn't want big boobs being only a size 6... I can't hide now... bloody hell?
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