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  1. I’ve felt the same, one is great, other is not. A lot smaller and I have more fullness at the top than bottom, why I’m wondering if it’s moved. Out of curiosity how is a rotation diagnosed? Ultrasound? If there is a rotated implant does Medicare have a number for repair?
  2. Wow, I just found this thread, I’ve been concerned about the difference of mine for awhile (same dr, approx 6 months post now) I am worried that one is either rotated, contracted or something. It sits a different shape and is a lot more full on top. I also still have pain, more on that side and behind the nipple. I have been wondering if this is normal so have been planning to make an appointment in the new year. Can I please see photos of others concerns to compare? I will try and take one of my issue later. I’m worried now that I’ve found this thread, I haven’t seen any feedback of concern before until this, just that problems are slightly similar is worrying. Also glad that I found it though!
  3. I had a long recovery, initial phase I was really uncomfortable until day 3 (then I stopped pain meds as they were making me sick) from there I was ok but couldn't use my arms much at all for ages and sleeping was to be blunt, a nightmare. Somewhere between 2 and 3 months I began to feel normal again, now at 4.5 months I am back to doing everything I could before (just about, still have discomfort and trouble doing some things with my arms). Until about the 2.5/3 month mark I was thinking that the pain and change to my everyday activities were not worth the end result. Now though its ok and I am starting to feel good about my decision to have had it done. I definitely wasn't one of the lucky ones who had an straight forward recovery. I would recommend lots of remedial massage as it made a huge difference for me after having to sleep upright etc and the changes my body went through.
  4. Just a quick update for others who my have a similar concern, things seem to be evening out somewhat more now at 4.5 mpo. Left side is still painful on occasion and my thoughts are that it’s just a bit behind in the healing process🌞 it will be interesting to be able to put a timeline on this stage of having ba surgery, it definitely seems to ring true that healing will take at least 6-12 mths for me! 😅
  5. Slightly off question.. I had my ba about 4.5 mths ago and got 305 tall height teardrops. I’m cleared to wear any bras etc I choose but I’m having trouble with underwired bras/bikinis, they fit at the side but the middle of the underwire sits on the inners sides of my boobs, not on my chest/sternum (hope that makes sense) the next size up is too big. its as though my boobs are too close together. I feel as though my left is still setting and healing somewhat as I get pain on that side still. Is this just related to settling and healing still at this point or not heard of at all from others experience. It’s a bit hard to explain but I just can’t seem to find any underwires that fit. Bikinis are even worse. I can’t seem to find any that fit well yet. It’s the part of the bra/top in the centre. Crops are totally fine or tops without underwire. Thanks ladies!
  6. I know that boobs are never identical, just that the difference wasn't that noticeable before (I had never noticed) and now it is pretty much a cup size. I think I would be a C on the right and a B on the left - if I was a D on one and a C on the other I wouldn't mind so much haha I just wasn't sure if the settling would be complete now or if there was a glimmer of hope the left side might relax out more. I guess the opposite is also possible and the right side could still have swelling thats going down making it seem larger - hope not!! Hindsight is wishing I had of listened to a lot of the ladies on here and chosen my bigger size option, too nervous at the time though at the thought of ending up too bi.g for my activities. thanks ladies.
  7. I saw my surgeon last week but I hadn't noticed the difference then, I have not really been paying much attention to my progress really has I had another injury that I've been dealing with on top of the surgery. I think having had my appointment brought it to my attention again. I hope that rings true that the implant will come out more on that side. it almost feels a whole cup size smaller at times. Fingers crossed as ultimately I'm happy with the right side. I haven't taken any photos since the first month.
  8. Just curious if at 3 1/2 months post ba my boobs will stop getting any smaller from the swelling going down. One side looks great but the other is a good deal smaller, I had a very slight assymetry pre ba which didn’t need to be addressed but now there seems to be a big difference. I’m already unhappy with the size I was advised so I don’t want them to get smaller. I had 305 tall height anatomicals. 😊
  9. Trying to ignore it all and focus on other things, considering booking a massage to take my mind off healing and relax from the inside out!
  10. Wow thank ladies, I was expecting to feel more or less back to normal by 8 weeks. My shoulder is definitely wearing me down but the pain on my left side is unrelated. I have been able to go back to decent exercise in the last 2 weeks which is awesome but the ongoing pain is starting to get me down. It’s good to hear that more time isn’t unusual for discomfort to linger, most things I’ve read make it seem like patients bounce back really quickly. Although I guess if you went through this before kids and with youth on your side it would be an easier recovery.
  11. I’m about 8 weeks post op and I’m still uncomfortable and having burning pain in my chest. Unfortunately I have a rotor cuff injury on top as due to the muscle tightness in my back and arms after surgery I hurt myself. Apart from that though, I’m wondering how long to expect discomfort for? Just in terms of the pec muscles and healing post op. I also have one side that has a ridge at the top and just looks really fake compared to how the other side has healed. Today it’s just starting to get to me and I’m really unsure if all this healing and pain was all worth it, need a bit of light at the end of the tunnel I think!
  12. It’s normal to over analyse too when you get close to surgery, he may have elaborated as much as he could while maintaining confidentiality but if you’re really concerned it’s an elective procedure and you don’t need to go ahead until you feel safe and ready. Lots of ice packs, lemonade or something similar for the first couple days (I was battleing nausea from the anaesthetic and pain drugs) decent tv viewing. Bathroom set up with essentials in easy access and same with kitchen snacks and some meals ready to go. Lots and lots of pillows haha
  13. Yes I will at my next appointment but it was more of a general question to what others have found were safe and comfortable for them.
  14. Wow I hadn’t realised there were exercises to be avoided. I have anatomicals too so i’d best be doing some research before I start attempting to build up to my weights and push ups in a few weeks. What is considered a ‘safe’ upper body weighed exercise? Can you still do bent over rows, flys with light weight, biceps etc? Is yoga still ok where you put a lot of weight through the arms in certain poses? I hope everything works out ok @boobiebuf once you see your ps, there’s so many questions that need answering it’s so easy to miss something!! Good luck
  15. Curious how long others felt pain after their ba, everyday I notice that I have more movement, today was the first time I’ve driven and been able to do a load of washing. I wasn’t expecting recovery to be so intense. This week I’m sleeping better which is awesome 👏
  16. http://saferbreastimplants.org/about/the-14-point-plan/ i found this website site very helpful when making my decision to have implants put in, I cancelled my first surgery last year because I was concerned. This More or less mirrored what my surgeon told me during my consult. How did you get back into training @I HaveBoobs I’m only 2 weeks post and just walking on the treadmill and did 5 mins of lowest resistance bike today, felt fine afterwards and I had been told it was fine to do so. The bike wasn’t the best tbh so it’s just walking for a bit longer for me. I’m curious how you felt going back to exercise at 6 weeks, did it take awhile to build up to your old routine or were you able to do most things at 6 weeks comfortably. Thank you
  17. during my pre med call, the nurses advised me to bring track pants or something else loose to put on, they have to help to dress you and said you'll just want to go straight home to bed. I bought a couple of cheap soft big stretchy t's from target for $5 that were easy to stretch into, comfy to sleep in and apply ice packs. whatever you choose, make it soft, loose and comfortable. I did find it painful to move my arms in the first few days especially, I couldn't even manage to put a cardi on without help, I found my tops easy enough with a little help from my husband or son. In spring you may want to consider some loose fitting shorts or harem pants with a loose baggy top/tshirt, you won't want to be wearing a tank as you'll have a lot of swelling and your compression top on, just plan on what you can go to bed in easily.
  18. I have a new strange sensation that I’ve been considering ringing my doc’s office to check, I haven’t had any issues that I’ve been overly concerned about apart from using my arms too much too soon. I have weird flu like feeling in my boobs, it’s like mastitis, they feel like they have a fever 😆 no redness, swelling or heat, just this strange shivery hold cold type feeling. Anyone else have this or other strange feelings at 2 weeks post?
  19. @JD mine don't feel heavy at all but I don't have large implants, I can't feel them but its early days so my upper pole swelling still has to go down. as I mentioned before, the lower half is numb so it kinda doesn't feel like my tissue yet, I'm not sure if you've had babies yet but all the sensations I have had apart from the pain feels a lot like engorgement and mastitis in the first week of your milk coming in 😛 good luck with yours @Tori14
  20. It’s a strange sensation! How are you going with your recoveries now you are nearly at the 6 week mark @Mumma-K @Mmm22 starting to feel like you’re healed and back to normal hopefully 😊 I’m so bored! Missing my barre classes badly 😂 it’s my me time from kids
  21. Out of curiosity, I am about day 10 po I am very numb on the lower half of my boobs, ladies that have been there, done that before me, how long did it take for feeling to return? It’s a bizarre sensation! 😄
  22. my PS said the anatomicals age better because of how they don't pull down on your tissues as much as rounds, that made the decision for me, I had been thinking of rounds too for the softer feel. However I want them to look good for a long time and having a natural look that will age well was more important to me, mine are too new to know how they feel yet but I've seen some ladies videos of the 'squish' test and they seem pretty soft. I think its better to make the decision on the look you want more than the feel possibly. Recovery is ok, I am so bored this week though, I miss exercise a lot! My range of movement with my arms is limited, despite doing my stretches, but everyday is better. The first 4-5 days were hell! Glad to be through that bit. Swelling is starting to go down, still very swollen in the upper part of my chest, so its too early for me to get a good idea on what my result will be like once it goes. I'm able to breathe better now too which is awesome, I think that must mean my chest muscles are stretching and relaxing finally.
  23. I can't wait to be able to stretch my back and shoulders - so tight from sleeping semi upright and keeping my arms in limited motion!
  24. So please to hear stories of being able to pick up little ones, my 4 year old is over 20kgs so I’ve been snuggling on the couch with him but I miss picking him up already! When did everyone return to light exercises to keep their muscles awake? I was thinking about stationary bike or treadmill at the gym soon, it’s raining so much where I live so getting outside is hard. I usually do barre classes and play badminton but I do think I can return to those for a long while yet.
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