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    Nic#460cc reacted to Pepper9 in Getting back to pre op fitness   
    I know that fitness is important to a lot of girls on here so thought I'd post about my post op exercise and getting back to pre op fitness. 
    I had a pretty good recovery initially and live on my own so was completely self sufficient. 
    I first went for a walk at 5 days post op (following instructions) which was a short slow one, about half an hour. Felt fine afterwards so extended to an hour from then. From two weeks went back to gym to walk on treadmill, gradually increasing speed and incline. Initially I didn't think this was doing anything but a mental thing but afterwards think it really did help. 
    I kept to the leg cardio then until the six week post op point. I did treadmill, reclined bike and a circuit with lunges, glute bridges and air squats. I was so scared of damaging myself I followed instructions to the letter! 
    At six weeks I saw my PT who has had a BA and specialises in injury and post op recovery. I got a 4 week program which at that stage focused on really light weights and lots of mobility work. Shoulders especially needed lots of mobility work. This had strength mixed in with cardio and strict movements rather than dynamic ones that might put more pressure on them. I set myself some goals for incorporating old routines. 
    After those four weeks I started back at my normal pre op routine. Still building strength back up but participating in all classes etc with only a few modifications. However, the first day I went back I did something that hurt to my incision area on left side. Surgeon seemed to think it was unrelated to surgery. I went to gp who said it seemed some scar tissue had torn a bit maybe. I took a week off training then and that resolved after a few days. Still not really sure what it was but it hurt more than anything I had post op so was even more ultra cautious after then. 
    I am now 4 1/2 months post op and yesterday got my goal of being able to do one strict pull up before Christmas. Just one but I was pretty stoked! My weights are all back to where they were pre op. The only modifications I make to workouts is the dynamic bar work - can't do toes to bar, kipping pull-ups etc. I can hang off the bar and do knee raises and l-sits but moving still causes a little pressure so easing back in. Push ups are fine and back to full chest to ground. I don't get any animation and it doesn't feel werid for me so that's good. 
    My surgeon said no restrictions so my only hope now is that his advice is correct and in a few years I won't be posting about revision needed for lateral displacement etc!! 
    I got dual plane placement as had no breast tissue but it was really important to me to be able to exercise as per pre-op so asked surgeon many times! 
    This is a very long post already so not too specific but feel free to ask anything. also interested to hear of others experiences as to how long took them to get back to pre-op exercise and fitness. 
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    Nic#460cc reacted to sabP in Slowly Improving   
    Hey @Nic#460cc Your new breasts are looking fabulous already. You are healing really well, given all the things you've been through. So good that you're keeping a positive attitude to everything. xoxo
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    Nic#460cc reacted to esn77 in almost 5 weeks after BA - breasts still very high, no drop&fluff   
    dears, thanks a lot for your answers, yes they are textured, not anatomic but round, Arion implants. well, point is that they dont///melt eachother, my natural old breast is down, soft as before surgery while the up part of breast is hard like a rock and mainly these 2 totally different textures dont mix eachother, they are independent and therefore the look of breast looks horrible. i will try to upload some picts, from my phone and let you girls judge as well.
    i just want the 3 months to pass and then have a surgery and remove them. they are horrible, uncomfortable, i am horrified everytime i see them...the worst time of my life, this is what i did with this implants
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    Nic#460cc reacted to Moderator in Back in for surgery   
    sorry to hear this happened to you but very glad you are doing better. 
     
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    Nic#460cc reacted to I HaveBoobs in Back in for surgery   
    Glad to hear that things went well with the seccond surgery and kerping fingers crossed that all heals well. 
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    Nic#460cc reacted to sabP in Back in for surgery   
    You look so much better this time around. Hopefully your recovery goes smoothly now, rest and recuperate and be gentle with yourself xoxo
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    Nic#460cc got a reaction from sabP in Back in for surgery   
    So, thanks girls for your support. I had my surgery on Tuesday night 7.30pm. Dr Marie Rostek was the plastic surgeon who did my surgery as Tim Brown was overseas. I was the last person on surgery list late in the day which bothered me a little (because people are obviously tired etc) but after meeting her I felt like I was the first person she was seeing for the day. All of the support staff & nurses were truly amazing (at Belura Private Mornington) at a time when I was utterly devastated and vulnerable. They really cared. I had both implants removed, my right breast had a 60ml haematoma which had pooled under the nipple and my left breast had 15ml haematoma. Right breast implant was replaced with a fresh implant and my left was removed, cleaned out and replaced. So I'm back to square one with recovery but feel better this time. I was terrified my boobs would look like a dogs breakfast after second round of surgery so soon but this is not the case. They look amazing now and will hopefully continued to so so. This has been a massive setback for myself and especially my family who rely on my. I will be very interested to see how well I recover without complications. The blood clots were the reason I felt no improvement over 3 weeks after the 1st surgery, but it's hard to know what to expect when you're traveling down a new path. 
    I am still in hospital taking IV antibiotics and pain relief and will possibly go home tomorrow or Saturday. 
    I have attached a picture I took yesterday when dressings were removed. I am also wearing stretchy tubing to help keep things firm. 
    This is obviously not what I anticipated (apparently 1 in 20 BA/BL patients experience haematoma) but I am grateful and happy to have been in such wonderful hands to correct the problems.
    Now I'll get busy (Not busy) healing! Hope you are all well xxx

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    Nic#460cc reacted to margaretriver in Back in for surgery   
    Oh Nic, they look better already! Lightening can’t strike twice so I’m sure you will have a smooth recovery this time around. Enjoy resting up if you can and looking forward to this all being behind you in a few weeks when you will be rocking that bikini at the beach! Xxx
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    Nic#460cc reacted to Kit in Back in for surgery   
    So glad the surgery went well and you are getting great medical care from everyone.  So interesting that the pain levels you were experiencing from the first op were obviously a sign something was not quite right.  Hopefully everything will be back on track for you now.
    Your scars look suprisingly good for just having a 2nd op three weeks after your first.
    Take care and all the best with your recovery ?
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    Nic#460cc got a reaction from margaretriver in Back in for surgery   
    So, thanks girls for your support. I had my surgery on Tuesday night 7.30pm. Dr Marie Rostek was the plastic surgeon who did my surgery as Tim Brown was overseas. I was the last person on surgery list late in the day which bothered me a little (because people are obviously tired etc) but after meeting her I felt like I was the first person she was seeing for the day. All of the support staff & nurses were truly amazing (at Belura Private Mornington) at a time when I was utterly devastated and vulnerable. They really cared. I had both implants removed, my right breast had a 60ml haematoma which had pooled under the nipple and my left breast had 15ml haematoma. Right breast implant was replaced with a fresh implant and my left was removed, cleaned out and replaced. So I'm back to square one with recovery but feel better this time. I was terrified my boobs would look like a dogs breakfast after second round of surgery so soon but this is not the case. They look amazing now and will hopefully continued to so so. This has been a massive setback for myself and especially my family who rely on my. I will be very interested to see how well I recover without complications. The blood clots were the reason I felt no improvement over 3 weeks after the 1st surgery, but it's hard to know what to expect when you're traveling down a new path. 
    I am still in hospital taking IV antibiotics and pain relief and will possibly go home tomorrow or Saturday. 
    I have attached a picture I took yesterday when dressings were removed. I am also wearing stretchy tubing to help keep things firm. 
    This is obviously not what I anticipated (apparently 1 in 20 BA/BL patients experience haematoma) but I am grateful and happy to have been in such wonderful hands to correct the problems.
    Now I'll get busy (Not busy) healing! Hope you are all well xxx

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    Nic#460cc reacted to margaretriver in Back in for surgery   
    Oh no hun! How devastating! Wishing you the speediest of recoveries! Hang in there xx
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    Nic#460cc reacted to sabP in Back in for surgery   
    Oh hunny that is not good, I really do feel for you. I hope they can correct and fix and that you can re-start your recovery - sending you all good vibes and hugs xoxo
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    Nic#460cc reacted to Glissm in Back in for surgery   
    Oh my gosh! I’m so so sorry to hear this! Fingers crossed for a smooth surgery and recovery. When are u going in for surgery?
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    Nic#460cc reacted to Kit in Back in for surgery   
    Oh @Nic#460cc, I am so sorry to hear.  How devastating for you to be going in for another surgery......Wishing you all the best for a successful outcome ???
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    Nic#460cc reacted to I HaveBoobs in Pain after Breast Lift & Augmentation   
    Everyone recovers diffrently and yes the surgery can knock it out of you by the sounds of things it sounds like your not over doing it its just your body's way of saying remember to take it easy , porrering around can sometimes tire you out , the ach's and pains will get better soon be kind to yourself and try to be patient,  hoping you feel better soon. 
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    Nic#460cc reacted to margaretriver in Pain after Breast Lift & Augmentation   
    Hang in there. It’s funny as we all feel we should bounce back quicker than we do as we are all pretty active people! Rest up while you can, as others have said, it’s still early and your surgery was significant. It took ages for my body to metabolise the drugs too. I looked pregnant for s solid 10 days! We are all so different in the end xx
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    Nic#460cc got a reaction from sabP in Pain after Breast Lift & Augmentation   
    Thank you for your support xxx 
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    Nic#460cc reacted to sabP in Pain after Breast Lift & Augmentation   
    Hey hun, it's perfectly normal to feel up and down and crappy and good, it's all part of the healing and recovery process I didn't have a lift and I'm sure that having both a lift and implants makes the recovery longer and more painful, so I do feel for you. 

    if you feel you need to lay down at the end of the day go with it - just listen to your body and rest when you need to. Two weeks is still very early days and I promise you it will get better. Take it easy, appreciate that your husband can take time to help with the kids and give yourself the time and space to recover. You have had really major surgery and it will take a bit longer for you to start to feel normal But it will happen. Take it one day at a time and be patient and kind to yourself. We are here to offer you support whenever you need it xoxo
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    Nic#460cc reacted to Kit in Pain after Breast Lift & Augmentation   
    Hi @Nic#460cc, you have had some pretty major surgery, so I would say your post op pain is quite normal.  I only had implants and was still taking regular panadol for quite a few weeks after.  I stopped the prescription meds after 7 days.
    Maybe your surgeon can prescribe some different/more pain relief to help make your recovery abit more comfortable. ?
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    Nic#460cc reacted to Mumma-K in Pain after Breast Lift & Augmentation   
    Recovery is a hard journey and everyone is different. I only had a BA (no lift) and it took me about 3 weeks to start feeling better. For me, it was breast pain as well as severe upper back pain from the weight of my new additions. 
    I know it’s hard but try to be patient, it will get better soon x
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    Nic#460cc got a reaction from Mumma-K in Pain after Breast Lift & Augmentation   
    Thank you for your kind words, perhaps I'm putting too much pressure on myself to feel well....I'm closer to 50 not 20/30/40....I keep forgetting that!! I'll keep working on my patience! ??
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    Nic#460cc reacted to Glissm in Anyone else worried about uneven dropping?   
    Awww damn! At least I’m not alone! I’m sure time is what will make this all better but I can’t help but scrutinise them every damn day! 
     
    My PS told me I’m just going to have to be patient... he also said up to 3 months... . He did tell me that he may have contributed to it because he thinks my ribs are slightly asymmetrical but my video immediately post op was pretty much perfect! My left one (which is the one which has dropped already) was a bit saggier and had more loose skin pre op due to breastfeeding..... but my boobs weren’t obviously asymmetrical.... my right one now needs to drop and fluff like crazy and it’s almost like my left is already D&F completely.... but not sure that can happen in 2 weeks! But it looks pretty perfect right now to me! Not sure I really want my left to D&F anymore than it already has!
    ill post a pic of them in the morning!
    i hope your recovering well! I’m sure we all just need to be patient! 
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    Nic#460cc reacted to sabP in Surgery Day   
    They look wonderful already and you are healing really well. And yes you need to be patient with the healing process, then the drop and fluff. But such a great difference already in your before and after xo
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    Nic#460cc reacted to pink butterfly in Surgery Day   
    They look great already! Hope you keep healing smoothly. x
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    Nic#460cc reacted to I HaveBoobs in Surgery Day   
    Glad you're feeling better and your results look great so far,  once the brusing and swelling has settled i think they are going to look amazing.  Hope the recovery goes smoothly. 
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