Hi ladies - so I'm day 3 post op
I was booked in for 730am - first patient in with Dr Southwick (yourbreast). I arrived at 730 and was brought into the consultation room at around 745. I was given diazepam to help me to relax (not that i was overly nervous, but it did take the edge off). The anaesthetist came and gave me the once over and i was asked to change into my lovely operation gown.
At around 815, Dr Southwick came in for the final chat to confirm what he was going to do and what size he was going to use. I made sure I showed him a picture of what I wanted the result to look like (as I was tossing up between 300cc and 365cc). After a few minutes, i was walked into theatre and lay myself down for the operation. The last thing I remember was talking crap with the nurse (the diazapam maybe? lol) and then i was out.
Upon waking, I was in the recovery room covered with blankets, but I was absolutely FREEZING. I also felt like I couldn't breath properly, like an elephant was sitting on my chest. My chest was already strapped up in the bra so it felt extremely tight. I was tended to straight away and was made as comfortable as they could make me. As soon as I was warmed up, the nurses got me dressed and moved me into a recliner chair and gave me a warm cup of tea a valium and biscuits (I hadn't eaten since lunch the day before). Dr Southwick popped by to let me know that he'd used the 365cc and that they would absolutely give me the look that I was after. I almost cried happy tears (valium maybe?).
After a few instructions on what to do and what not to do, i was discharged and allowed to go home.
I was pretty groggy day one and it was hard to move around as you're not allowed to use your arms at all. Dr Southwick gave me exercises to do, which was near impossible that day. I had a script for Endone and antibiotics, but i haven't needed the endone at all.
Overall, apart from having to sleep sitting upright and the limited use of my arms, my surgery, the staff, Dr Southwick and my recovery has been better than i had ever expected. I have virtually ZERO pain and nearly full use of my arms now. On day two, I literally got a phone call from Dr Southwick, Dr Wallace (the anaesthetist) and TWO nurses that looked after me to check in on how I was going. They were just so caring and had my recovery in mind. I chose Dr Southwick because of his expertise and experience - he was abrupt at times, but seriously, this surgeon knows what he is doing and I honestly have no doubt in my mind now that I have made the right decision with going with Yourbreast. I am just SO happy with the result and cannot wait to see how they look when they drop and settle down.
I'll post a before pic and a day 1 pic from my phone soon. Feel free to ask me ANY questions at all.
I saw Dr Greensmith when I was in recovery! He was very caring and was checking on his patient that was in recovery like me. Seemed very nice - you'll be in good hands!