I have decided to share my experience because I found during my waiting pre op that all the little things helped. I'll try and update with changes daily and I have already started posting pics so will also continue this daily too
Firstly a little about me. I'm 25 and a single mum with 2 kids (2 and 5) only breast fed for 2 weeks with my first and not at all with my second. After my second I decided I'd been lazy and wanted to get back to exercise, this is when I lost 16kg and obviously most of that was from my boobs lol I've just finished my cert 3 and 4 to become a personal trainer and had been considering a BA ever since the weight lose 1 1/2 years ago and thought timing wise it would be better to do it before started to work as a PT so I wouldn't have a take such a long time off in between. I booked it 9 weeks in advance and made all the arrangements as I live 6-7 hours drive from sydney (I flew though). I knew I wanted and needed to go a larger size given the amount my boobs were deflated. Prior to my first baby I was a 12D then after was a 12DD and after my second went back to a 12D then with weight lose 10B-C (but always wore amazing padded and push-up bras to make them look bigger). Around pregnancies I had gotten up to an E and this is what I was aiming for. I didn't want a lift as I didn't like the scarring and recovery time ect but Dr Tang said because my nipples were above my fold and pointing up I'd be ok with a larger implant.
I had my consult which was informative but at the same time I had spent many hours on here so was well prepared. Dr Tang said the largest he could go with me for my band width was 520cc and I was happy with that. We decided extra high profile, under the muscle.
I was booked for my surgery with Dr Tang at the cosmetic institute yesterday and had to be there at 8.30, I arrived at 8.20 and after a couple of quick question my friend left and they took me through to the waiting room. I was instructed to get dressed and wait for everyone to come and see me. Lisa, the nurse, was in first to do blood pressure, temp and explained how the day would go. Next was the anaesthesiologist who asked about previous anaesthetics and a few other question, then Dr Tang came in to take photos, draw on me and iron out any final questions, then I was taken through. It probably would have been about 9.30ish.
They put me on the operating table, there were 5 people in the room and everything happened fairly quickly with each person doing something. Before I knew it I was awake in recovery. I immediately burst into tears for no reason what so ever (and was very sensitive with emotions for the next few hours). Once I had calmed down a little they got me out of bed, sitting up and gave me a lollie pop, this is when my friend came in and bits n pieces are a little hazy.
They called us a taxi, we are staying at Novotel Paramatta so not far, they have a silver service that comes instantly and they usually charge $20 but we only had to pay $15 and we were back at the hotel by 1.15pm.
When we got back to the hotel I was feeling very tired so took some panadine forte and endone and positioned myself with pillows sitting up in bed and managed to get about 3 hours sleep before my back pain from the position became unbearable. I ate an apple at this stage which gave me instant indigestion. And have been taking coloxyl with senna every time I eat something to try and prevent the inevitable.
At this point it had been long enough for me to take more pain meds so given the pain from my back and a little tightness in the chest I took some panadine forte. I stayed awake the rest of day mostly on a computer like chair with my feet up on the bed, this is how I felt most comfortable.
I did have dinner (pasta) as I felt a little hungry but regret this now as I've woken a couple of times nauseous and vomited. Before bed I put an ice pack on the top of my breasts and cleavage as this is where Dr Tang said I'd get swelling, it isn't swollen yet but thought I'd try and prevent it a little. I took a sleeping tablet, panadine forte and endone. After reading another thread I decided to try sleeping lying down with a few pillows propping me up underneath and around me, this was so much more comfortable. I woke up twice, 1.30 and 4.30 nauseous and quickly went to the toilet to vomit It has now been 7-8 hours since any pain meds and I'm feeling ok pain wise. Unfortunately very awake for 5am but figure ill nap tomorrow anyway.
Sorry about the length but I read a few long surgery experiences and loved the detail so thought id do the same. please feel free to ask any questions, I will post updates on this thread so things don't get too messy in other places. Oh and anyone that is not already feel free to send a FR, if you could send a message with it that would be great xx