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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Fitmummaof3 in June 2016 girls!   
    Heyy ladies! I haven't been on this for a little while.. have been catching up on work! Haha. The first few days were obviously the worst for me then I wanted to go back to work after a week hahaha. I told myself not to obviously as my body needed to heal! Then we moved house so that kept me busy  Although I picked up a heavy book and dropped it then went to reach out for it without thinking.. that hurt A LOT! I was still having weekly check ups with the nurse so it was checked out and all was ok! Just had a valium to relax the muscle again and took it easy for a few days  I've been in work for two weeks now and today is my 4 week mark! Aw. My boobs are one month old! hahaha. So funny. 
    I did have a little scare at the beginning at my first check up they thought I may have fluid on the left boob but I was sent for an ultrasound and everything was ok  My right side (right handed too) is still slightly higher than the left but i'm not really worried as I know they heal at different times etc.
     
    Going to read over what i've been missing now.. Hope we have lots of happy ladies in this thread  xxx
    Still in my surgical bra for another 2 weeks but I couldn't resist buying these two lil crops ?


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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Shygirl79 in June 2016 girls!   
    Heyy ladies! I haven't been on this for a little while.. have been catching up on work! Haha. The first few days were obviously the worst for me then I wanted to go back to work after a week hahaha. I told myself not to obviously as my body needed to heal! Then we moved house so that kept me busy  Although I picked up a heavy book and dropped it then went to reach out for it without thinking.. that hurt A LOT! I was still having weekly check ups with the nurse so it was checked out and all was ok! Just had a valium to relax the muscle again and took it easy for a few days  I've been in work for two weeks now and today is my 4 week mark! Aw. My boobs are one month old! hahaha. So funny. 
    I did have a little scare at the beginning at my first check up they thought I may have fluid on the left boob but I was sent for an ultrasound and everything was ok  My right side (right handed too) is still slightly higher than the left but i'm not really worried as I know they heal at different times etc.
     
    Going to read over what i've been missing now.. Hope we have lots of happy ladies in this thread  xxx
    Still in my surgical bra for another 2 weeks but I couldn't resist buying these two lil crops ?


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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from D e in June 2016 girls!   
    Heyy ladies! I haven't been on this for a little while.. have been catching up on work! Haha. The first few days were obviously the worst for me then I wanted to go back to work after a week hahaha. I told myself not to obviously as my body needed to heal! Then we moved house so that kept me busy  Although I picked up a heavy book and dropped it then went to reach out for it without thinking.. that hurt A LOT! I was still having weekly check ups with the nurse so it was checked out and all was ok! Just had a valium to relax the muscle again and took it easy for a few days  I've been in work for two weeks now and today is my 4 week mark! Aw. My boobs are one month old! hahaha. So funny. 
    I did have a little scare at the beginning at my first check up they thought I may have fluid on the left boob but I was sent for an ultrasound and everything was ok  My right side (right handed too) is still slightly higher than the left but i'm not really worried as I know they heal at different times etc.
     
    Going to read over what i've been missing now.. Hope we have lots of happy ladies in this thread  xxx
    Still in my surgical bra for another 2 weeks but I couldn't resist buying these two lil crops ?


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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to mycosmeticjourney in Before D&F and after D&F pics please   
    how far along are you??? God I am hoping that I fluff like you do!
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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Ranalicious in June 2016 girls!   
    Throwback to last week when I had nothing ? Happy 1 week to my new boobs and Happy Boobs to all the new assets!


    I'm 24  x
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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Ranalicious in June 2016 girls!   
    Well I finally plucked up the courage to take my bra off a little to take a real look and I literally cannot stop laughing in the mirror ?? I'm not too worried as I know they change etc look how funny they are hahha like little rectangle boobs ? I think it's safe to say I'm feeling better anyway!

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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Shygirl79 in June 2016 girls!   
    @expat oh my days, they are looking absolutely amazing!!! I really love them hahaha sorry for making you reiterate but what did you have again?
     @Shygirl79 hahaha I recently tried my old bras on, so much fun! I cant wait to have this bloody surgical bra off too 
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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to D e in June 2016 girls!   
    I got same ones as urs ? they aren't helping much tho ?

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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to expat in June 2016 girls!   
    POD23, probably pretty far overdue for an update. ?
    My recovery wasn't nearly as smooth and quick as I somehow expected it to be. I felt human again around POD8-10 (my criteria for that was putting on pants unassisted, haha). Over the last week, my recovery has picked up considerably and I feel almost completely normal again. My nipples are still a bit puffy and sensitive/throbby, and about an inch of each underboob still has dulled sensation. Other than that, I'm all good. Went clubbing til 5am yesterday in a bralette - pain free on the night and today. I'm back at work on Monday.
    D&F is coming along. As expected, my dominant side is moving slower but I am happy with everything so far. A bit more time and I'll have exactly what I was hoping for (which is amazing, when you think about it).
    I'm glad everyone else seems happy and healing well. A lot of you I Iove seeing on IG! I know I scoured photos on here of before and after shots to see what I could expect, so here's a few of mine for the other girls who haven't taken the leap yet.
    Split photo is before POD19, quad is POD1, POD9, POD14, POD21, and single photo is today, POD23. ?
     



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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Jennalee in June 2016 girls!   
    Hey @D e I bought mine from BoobieSupplies.com they have a Facebook page too. I just got my partner to fill them with cold water for me and I just sat with them on. Then when I put the ice in wowww.. It felt amazing haha such a relief! Which ones did you get? 

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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Shygirl79 in June 2016 girls!   
    @Shygirl79 wow they're fabbbb!!! 
    I can see you were flat before too, you've got such a great result!
    I'm 2 weeks now, I imagine I could go out with my friends, just not for very long Hahahaha I get tired so easily now it's crazy. I think my body has just got used to resting ? 
    Also, mine are healing at slightly different times too, I wouldn't worry too much. It's essentially like having two different surgeries as they're two different boobs haha plus one of the muscles will be tighter from it being your dominant one which can affect healing times. But they'll both catch up with eachother eventually  xx 
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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to kura in June 2016 girls!   
    First time changing my own tape on my incisions so finally got my first look at my scars. Looked much better than I was expecting, so very happy so far.

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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Fitmummaof3 in June 2016 girls!   
    @Fitmummaof3 wow, they're looking amazing!! Love the crop too  
    Mine are still a tad numb underneath but apart from that they're feeling good now! I've noticed that as I've started getting out of the house just running errands with my partner etc nothing too excessive.. I'm getting tired very quickly! Need to realise that even though I'm feeling good, my body is still healing from surgery I guess 
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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to ms.bolton in June 2016 girls!   
    I'm 17 days post op now, my boobs are still very tender to touch around the outside on the lower part, especially on the edge closest to my ribs. So funny, I have to be careful not to nudge them with my arms when im driving, (big boob problems ?? haha) Headbutts from the kids when the my snuggle up next to me almost send me through the roof! But it's getting better each day. Incisions are still a bit numb but also getting a little itchy, it's a very strange sensation!
    I hope everyone is healing well and getting used to their new assets. I can't believe we are all done now! 
    Loving them, very happy with how they are settling in ? Been having some fun with bralettes now that I can get them on and off by myself!! 

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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Fitmummaof3 in June 2016 girls!   
    Ok just had my scan and everything is ok! It's funny to see breast tissue & implants on an ultra sound haha I'm glad my mind is at ease. I'm glad the PS sent me though, I definitely think it's always best to be cautious just incase  
    @Melicass they're looking amazing!
    Sorry for the diagonal pic hahaha my partner took it for me when I was getting my tapes changed. You can see the incision though

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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Teresa2182 in July 2016 Boobs!   
    July tomorrow! I'm excited for you all!xx
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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from sparkles16 in June 2016 girls!   
    Ok just had my scan and everything is ok! It's funny to see breast tissue & implants on an ultra sound haha I'm glad my mind is at ease. I'm glad the PS sent me though, I definitely think it's always best to be cautious just incase  
    @Melicass they're looking amazing!
    Sorry for the diagonal pic hahaha my partner took it for me when I was getting my tapes changed. You can see the incision though

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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to 8l0ndey in scar reducing supplies   
    heres what other people are saying about it from various forums:
    Hey girls,
    I think many of you have seen me recommend these bandages here and there, so I thought I would start a thread on them!
    As far as scar treatment, I SWEAR by hydrocolloids. That is their technicial name but they are a type of cushiony bandage where the whole surface is adhesive but doesn't stick to the wound. After my week 1 post op appointment, my PS took the steri strips off and told me about hydrocolloids... that they and silicone scar sheets are cousins but since hydrocolloids are cheaper (hospitals use them the most so they are made in bulk and thus lower prices) I bought the hydrocolloids and BOY were they fabulous!! I went out to the drug store and got them and put them on the day after my week 1 post op visit. At this point my inicisions were thin lines but they looked like incisions and not scars. I used the hydrocolloids for 3 weeks, changing every 5-7 days and at the end of the period my incisions had changed to thin scars. Then I started a regimin of raw organic shea butter on the scars (the yellow kind) because it is supposed to help hydrate the area and reduce redness and make the scars fade to natural skin color.
    There are tons of different brands and off brands out there and the only real differences are the thicknesses and absorption rates. The hydrocolloids that were at my drug store (CVS) are called Johnson & Johnson Tough Pads. Four, 4x4 inch bandages come in a box for $6. I then used scissors and cut each bandage into 4 strips, so then I had 16 strips! To put the bandages on, you have to strip off the top protective layer that has the brand name printed on it, then warm the bandage in your hands (I did between my thighs, lol) until it is warm and pliable... then peel off the backing and apply to your incision site. (I used a compact mirror to see) Hold the bandage against your skin with your hand to allow adhesion to the skin for a few seconds. Then you're good. They are waterproof and cushiony and protect you from your bra band. The bandages are semi permeable to let the skin breathe but the main thing about them is that they absorb excess moisture. I have used them on cuts before and they form a little bubble over the cut and after a few days, if you take the bandage off, the cut is completely healed! Well as you an see in my albums, my scars look pretty dang fabulous! (not that I can really see them anymore as my D&F has put my scars right in my crease...but I still check them out with a compact mirror)
    Like I said, I kept the bandages on for 5-7 days and changed them when they started to look a little 'linty' around the edges. Left them off for a few hours and then put them back on. I did this for 3 weeks and loved the appearance of my scars when I took them off on the end of the 3rd week.
    I call these things maintenance free band-aids... The great thing about these bandages is that you can adhere them to moist/wet sites (as a replacement for steri-strips over stitches). You can use the tough pads and cut out a hole for the nipple and use them onareola incisions. They protect the wound and keep bacteria out, while providing a cushiony surface to protect you from your bra and clothes. In some of the clinical trials, it has been shown that the bandages help prevent keloids and hypertrophic scarring by keeping the incision/scar in a moist environment that promotes skin healing and rehydration.
    After I took the hydrocolloid off, I started using yellow raw organic shea butter. EbonyMuscle told me that if you have an African market in your town you can buy it there, but I don't, so the cheapest place I could find was on Etsy. I saw some at Whole Foods but it was like $16 for 2oz.

    "I used it last year when I was in Brazil....it's expensive (as you know) but a good incision dressing (imho)."

    http://www.worldwidewounds.com/1998/...questions.html

    Hydrocolloids and silicone scar sheets are cousins in the same family. They are what I used and my scars turned out great. I am also using shea butter on my scars and they are fading to be even with my skin color.

    My 4 year old fell and bashed his head on the driveway a few weeks ago and got a nasty, split open gusher on his upper forehead. The mom of the kid he was having a play date with is a doctor and insisted on driving home to bring back some DuoDerm bandaids. I had never heard of this stuff before. I cannot BELIEVE how well they work and how quickly and beautifully his cut healed. I've never seen anything like it. There is barely a line there now and this was very recent. Plus they are stretchy and you can almost use them like butterflies to hold the would closed. Plus they are easy and painless to take off.
    I am going to ask my ps about using them for the incisions. Thanks for the post.

    Well, the intersesting thing is that I am positive that people have used this type of dressing-and from the articles that I have read on mednetbrazil.com the scars do heal better and smoother!! But unfortunately their forum is not kept up well, like this one is ,and I can't get to anyone who has used it and can testify their experiences. Interestingly enough, I know for a fact that duoderm is not only used for pressure ulcers-such as "bed sores". I am a nurse and I use it on my tracheostomy patients to prevent breakdown. The store on this website also sells Duoderm CGF for PS dressings.



    I've used this before. It covers skin openings without unsightly or messy bandages, or dressings and tape. You can leave it on while showering - it is waterproof! It is expensive, but if you have sores on your face or arms it is so much better than anything else!

    My daughter had a very infected ankle wound, so the Dr. wanted us to use these. These were a lot better than the traditional dressings we had been using. It seemed like a second skin, it wrapped well around the ankle and kept things clean and dry. The whole bandage is sticky, so you can cut it to the right size. This dressing is meant to drain away some of the infected area, and it did so. It stretches out as you take it off, so it may hurt if it is a hairy area. The other day, I had a cut on my thumb joint and didn't want to get paint in it, so I cut a piece of the DuoDERM and stuck it on. It worked great and I couldn't even really feel it, three days later i could barley see where the cut was.
    So, the only downside is price. My insurance covered one box at $174. I bought this box online, including shipping, for $33.

    DuoDerm is simply a miracle for wounded, irritated, raw skin. I had a bike crash that left me with painful road rash across almost my entire knee. After an emergency room visit and almost 7 days of following instructions (keeping it moist, polybacterin, nonstick bandages) there was still little improvement. A friend sent me this article [...] which essentially said, just spend the money on the best bandages you can. One DuoDerm bandage later and I was healing at 2-3x the rate. My pain and early infection immediately subsided, and within 24 hours I was back on my bike whereas before I was limping in horrible pain.

















    as you can see the only downfall is the price... but during my search of getting everything ready for kmy procedure - i came across this website - which seams to have it ALL,including silicone scar strips and i think its free post to australia. http://store.independenceaustralia.com/wound-care/wound-dressings/hydrocolloids.html



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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from Jennalee in June 2016 girls!   
    ohh this sounds gorgeous!! I'd love to see it  Yess, theres literally nothing better than a good hair wash haha. 
    I haven't managed to get to the salon so my partner has to shower with me tonight and wash my hair hahaha. Plus, because of the pastel hair he will also need to put more colour on for me. This should be fun! 
    Haha yep its me! Aw really? Have you tried Olaplex?
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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to PSGir in Scars   
    I had the same worry, my scars looked like they were on my chest wall a few weeks post op. I'm now 4.5 weeks post op and they've traveled to my crease. I think as my boobs drop more the scars will end up hidden. If you Google it, it seems quite common than the scars move a lot as things settle, and the surgeon has to guess where to put them! Let me how you go though, I'm going for a post op apt in a few weeks and will ask about it as well.
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    MermaidUnicorn reacted to D e in June 2016 girls!   
    I'm same as u, worrying about shower ?
    I think if u get them wet u can dry them with a hair dryer on cool setting? I'm just scared of getting mine wet full stop lol, U are not an over thinker, listen to me lol I'm already worrying about my shower and haven't even had my op yet ?
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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from D e in June 2016 girls!   
    Haha yess @jstev7 i'm definitely happy with them! I had a Keller Funnel used to put in the implant, thats why the incisions are small . Ok soo.... I am literally afraid of showering! Hahaha. I am now 1 week post op and so far I have only had thorough washes, not an actual shower. I had my tapes changed today and I NEED a real shower. Whats the deal with the tapes etc? I am scared of them getting wet and then ending up getting all gammy and horrible like things do when they're left wet. Haha I am such an over thinker - its stupid! My shower is like a square fixture that just falls down so its not like I can just move the shower head or anything :/ x 
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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from D e in June 2016 girls!   
    Ok just had my scan and everything is ok! It's funny to see breast tissue & implants on an ultra sound haha I'm glad my mind is at ease. I'm glad the PS sent me though, I definitely think it's always best to be cautious just incase  
    @Melicass they're looking amazing!
    Sorry for the diagonal pic hahaha my partner took it for me when I was getting my tapes changed. You can see the incision though

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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from jstev7 in June 2016 girls!   
    ohh this sounds gorgeous!! I'd love to see it  Yess, theres literally nothing better than a good hair wash haha. 
    I haven't managed to get to the salon so my partner has to shower with me tonight and wash my hair hahaha. Plus, because of the pastel hair he will also need to put more colour on for me. This should be fun! 
    Haha yep its me! Aw really? Have you tried Olaplex?
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    MermaidUnicorn got a reaction from kura in June 2016 girls!   
    Ok just had my scan and everything is ok! It's funny to see breast tissue & implants on an ultra sound haha I'm glad my mind is at ease. I'm glad the PS sent me though, I definitely think it's always best to be cautious just incase  
    @Melicass they're looking amazing!
    Sorry for the diagonal pic hahaha my partner took it for me when I was getting my tapes changed. You can see the incision though

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