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Everything posted by Minimel

  1. Yep 10 days after you'll be fine to be walking around etc etc....just no lifting!
  2. Yep pretty much the same as EJ! I had a great recovery too and was driving at 10-14 days PO. Still had a bit of tightness in my chest but that was all
  3. Hi girls, I don't do xfit but I do weights a few times a week. You really need to listen to your body and your surgeons advice. I was walking the week after my BA and got back into weight training about 6 weeks after. Nothing that causes bounce for that time too. No pushups or chest isolation exercises for a bit longer than that. Before my BA I could do pushups on my toes, nose to the ground, I've only in the last few months gotten back to that strength. My chest was really weakened after my BA and I really noticed the difference with pushups/chest press/flys etc and my surgeon said it was because I was quite muscular and he had to cut a bit of that away to fit the implants (I went under the muscle too). I was extra careful with weight training coz I got teardrops so I was a bit paranoid about them turning/moving in the pocket. Good luck!
  4. It's really difficult to judge what cup size you can gain from what implant and depends a lot on the type/profile of the implant and your body as well, eg my friend is asian, very slim and got round 250-260cc (around that somewhere) and fits a B-C cup. I got teardrop 315cc and am a 10C-D depending on bra brand. I was an A cup before. Mine also look a lot more natural than hers. A part of me wishes they were a bit bigger, but my surgeon said that was the biggest size he could fit and my husband thinks they're perfect so there you go Everyone will tell you (your surgeon included) not to focus on cup size, but the 'look' you want, I know it's a difficult concept to get your head around, but it's very true!
  5. I know the feeling, I had drains and was really apprehensive about having them, and was lucky enough to get the out the next day. It will make sleeping a little awkward but honestly in my humble opinion it does wonders for reducing pain and swelling, as annoying as they are to have in at the time. Plus when you see the gunk that comes out of them you'll be glad it's coming out of you! Congrats on your BA and rest up
  6. I had a really good recovery also, I was not bed ridden, but did stay on the couch for 2-3 days after, just resting and keeping the ice on to reduce swelling. I went out after that for coffee with friends and stuff, I just found I got a bit tired with walking around and particularly bouncing and bumping in the car, also you have to be careful of what kind of handbag you take with you so there's not to much weight etc,,,,and DEF no lifting of the kiddies for a good few weeks....
  7. it really depends on when you want your surgery, I had my consult with him in August last year but didn't book in for surgery until October.
  8. I am 3 months PO and still have numbness in some areas, very occasionally I still get a shooting pain every now and then but it goes as quick as it comes. Apart from that the only achy pain I get is if I sleep on my tummy or side accidentally for too long. I don't think you should be getting the pain you've described this long after your surgery, have you asked your surgeon if this in normal?? The numbness definitely is though....
  9. DON"T DO IT!!!! Besides the fact that my trainer hates scales anyway, she yelled at me for being stupid enough to weigh myself on Day 3 after my surgery, I think her exact words were, "well what did you expect you spaz?? Of course you've put on weight!" Haha - it's all fluid etc etc, and a little extra for the boobs but in all seriousness, you will lose it, don't stress a kilo or two is completely normal post surgery and once you start becoming more active you'll be fine
  10. Yep I had it too, I also went through a week or so where I could feel the implant inside me, it was the strangest feeling ever, when I mentioned it to my surgeon he said it was most likely air bubbles I could feel rather than the actual implant and they go away with time and massage...now they feel like me
  11. My surgeons instructions said no spray tan for 3-4 weeks after
  12. I am a size 10 up top since my surgery and size 12 on the bottom, so I guess you could say I've got curves. I did have some moments after my surgery where I felt fat, especially since I was stupid and made the mistake of weighing myself a couple of days after, all the bloating etc etc made the numbers go up and I was a bit depressed, sure enough a week or so later the scales came back down, but I've really only recently started getting back into harder training now so that helps too. As far as how you look, I don't think boobs make you look big at all! In fact I've found like some of these girls my waist looks even smaller coz I'm more in proportion, which is awesome
  13. I didn't go interstate for Dr T, I'm in Sydney, I guess to answer your question, to me I think it would be strange to have the consult the day before, for me it was something I wanted to mull over for a while, but having had a consult in melbourne already I'm assuming you probably would have had that time to do that already? I guess it really just depends on what you can afford and if you get a good feeling about Dr T when you have your consult. Personally I can speak highly of his work and I think he and his staff are lovely
  14. My surgeon said no driving for 10 days after surgery, I drive a manual and was a a bit ginger even driving on day 10, maneuvering the gear stick, especially into 5th, and you don't realise how much you use your chest muscles in steering etc, so I would say no less than 10 days and even then be careful, wait for 2 weeks if you can get away with it.
  15. Hi aleisha! Congrats on your upcoming surgery! How exciting!! I am a Dr T patient and very very happy with my results!!! I only got 315cc and Dr T said that was the most he could fit in me, and I am filling a C nicely
  16. Hi there, I can't comment on BA or lipo from personal experience, but I went to him a few years ago for a scar revsision (after a car accident I had an ugly scar on my forehead) and he did a fabulous job. I was referred to him by my GP, whose opinion I trust without question. I also know 3 girls I've worked with who have had BA's done by him and they were really happy with their results. He would have been my 2nd choice if I hadn't been happy with my initial consult with Dr T...
  17. I know a lot of girls who go to see 2-3 different surgeons, I wold have, but felt very comfortable with my choice straight away...the $250 fee for each one also made me a bit hesitant! I also think you can get too many opinions and as you've probably seen on here every surgeon is very different so I think if you see any more than 2 or maybe 3 you could get a bit confused...
  18. Hi! Just thought I'd add my two cents...I had my BA with Dr T almost 4 months ago now and I am REALLY happy with my results!! I really hope people are not fake posting just to pump him up coz trust me, he doesn't need it. I went with him coz in my first consult he and his staff made me feel really comfortable and he immediately 'got' the look I wanted. He pretty much looked at me and went "Yep, we'll do this, this and this for these reasons", I felt like he really knew what he was talking about. My recovery was also amazing...I was hardly in any pain with the meds they gave me, I was up and about on days 3/4 from memory and I was really more in discomfort than pain as such. Personally I think this has a lot to do with how gentle your surgeon is during surgery. Also my mum and 2 sisters are all nurses and they made many comments on how great my incisions looked too
  19. Hey Nic, Depends on your surgeon, some will give you a PO bra which they will put on you after your surgery, others will tell you to get something yourself and bring it with you. Th size really depends on the individual, but to give you an idea I was about a 10a/10b before surgery and now I'm a 12C, but then even the 12 bands were a bit sore and tight for the first week or so just with the swelling etc...some surgeons strap and bandage you up, others don't, you don't want a loose comfy bra coz you want the support
  20. A lot of people have a lot of opinions abut OS surgery and many of them I believe are misinformed by glorified media stories...there are many girls on here who have been OS and had great success and are very happy with their results. I looked into it before I had mine done and decided it wasnt for me. I personally couldn't bring myself to fly OS, to a non-english speaking country and have surgery. I wanted to be close to home and to be able to recover with my fiance and family here and be at home. I also didn't want to risk the lack of PO care that you get with OS surgery. Here, my surgeon is available (not only via email, but in person) if I have an issue, and I've seen him 3 weeks PO and will see him 3 months and 6 months PO before being discharged from his care. You don't get that with OS surgery. Also I have been to Thailand and the thought of baking in that heat without being able to swim was enough to turn me off! lol.... But really, it is such a personal experience and choice and all I would say is do your research, as you would if you were having it done here of course!!
  21. Yep you'll be fine, its got nothing to do with your boobies, and if anything if you havn't had any surgery before you'll get an idea of how your body reacts to GA, which is a good thing! The last thing you want is to be throwing up with painful boobies to boot!
  22. Hi Mum05! I don't know if it's just because bras feel so different now, but when I started wearing underwire bras again I didn't ike them - I pretty much live in crop tops unless I'm going out, they are SO much more comfortable! But I think its just a matter of getting used to them again after the change in size and so long wearing crops/PO bras....I have bought most of mine fom La Senza, they have lovely bras for pretty good prices and always have sales on!
  23. Miss K I would trust Dr T's opinion! I went in to my first consult with him and told him my 2 priorities were I didn't want to go too big and I wanted to look as natural as possible. He got that straight away and when I showed him a pic of what I wanted (my avatar pic) he said that was exactly what he pictured for my body and had I wanted a more 'fake' look (ie more upper pole fullness) he would have tried to talk me out of it as that would look too fake. He was honest about that and I felt like we were on the same page with what I wanted, which is ultimately what made my decision to book with him. For the ladies mentioning his consult style - I agree, most of my consult was with his staff and I really only saw him for about 10mins out of the 40odd min consult, but having a mum and sisters as nurses and having seen a couple of other surgeons/specialists in the past for different things I honestly didn't expect much more anyway! lol...
  24. If you're getting bad morning boob I would recommend sleeping on your back only and a little upright if you can. I'm almost 3 months PO and still get a little 'morning boob' if I sleep on my side for long periods or end up on my stomach, although thats not burning pain, its more like a bit of soreness, but it does go away once I'm up and moving about!
  25. Hi Jax I had my BA with Dr T 2 months ago now....I felt the same way you have about him and his team, they were all so lovely!! I was so nervous and a little embarrassed before my first consult but that went away like you said straight away! Dr T must have soft gentle hands because my recovery was fantastic, I was in very little pain and had good movement in days... Almost 3 months on and VERY happy with my results good luck!!!
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