So I have some new additions!
I thought I would share my experience with you since I loved reading your stories and found them very helpful - so thank you
On Monday I had my BA with Dr Tavakoli and am now currently 3 days post op. So here is my storey...
On Monday morning my mum and I drove from my place on the central coast to the North Shore Day Surgery, we had to be there by 9am. When I arrived I was surprised about how nice the hospital was and how it didn't seem like a hospital, I think because I of this I felt ok and not anxious. I have had panic attacks in hospitals previously so I was worried this would happen again! We waited in the waiting area for about an hour and finally the nurse took me down to another waiting area and I had to say goodbye to mum. I was taken to my own little room and was asked to change into a beautiful plush robe and some slippers, after this I waiting and read some magazines. The nurse came back in and took my blood pressure and temperature, my blood pressure was high but nothing to worry about. I waiting in this room for about 1/2 hour and then was moved into another room where the nurse out this heated blanket on me, some new magazines to read and she gave me a Valium, so a you am imagine I was feeling quite relaxed haha. I felt like I was in a beauty palor rather then a hospital, it was great. Dr Tavakoli came in a few moments later and drew me up, this literally took him about 1 min, I couldn't beleive how quick he did it! The only thing I said to him then was 'They are not going to be too massive are they' and he replied 'not at all'... I have mild tuberous breast and they are very asymmetrical so I wasn't wanting huge boobs but just for the shape to be fixed, so I was worried about coming out with these huge basketballs lol.
So a few minutes later the nurse walked me into the operating theatre and this is when reality kicked in and I felt nervous. Next minute I was laying on the bed with the anthestist (Dr Da Sailva) on my right hand side and two nurses on my left hand side, all of a sudden I had this strange taste in my mouth and a sensation through my body and I was out! I didn't even get to count from 10 (which I was expecting haha). This was the first time I have ever been 'under' so I was a bit scared of this but Dr Da Silva made me feel very at ease.
After this I woke up in recovery, I don't know if I woke up myself or if I had a nurse wake me up, because I remember hearing my name. I felt very relaxed and at ease, I wasn't confused at all. Dr Tavakoli quickly seen me and told me everything went well. I remember looking down at my breasts and thinking 'yep there they are!'. The nurse helped me put my post op bra on and got me dressed. I was moved into another recovery room and given some food then my mum came in, I was excited about seeing mum. I didn't have much pain but was just really tired. I had to wear drains for the first night so the nurse showed me how to do this and then we were out!
In the afternoon I just rested and kept looking at my new boobs, I think I was a little high from the meds too lol. I could not move much or get in and out of beds/chairs and I could feel the pain. I was up every 3 hours the first night emptying the drains, so didnt have a good sleep.
So now I am home and have been sleeping better, although I get uncomfortable and really sore at about 4-5am and have to take some endomes. The swelling up the top has reduced alot but still very sore and tight on the lower pole, the cleavage and the sides. The meds help a little when I am sitting still but whenever I try to move it kills! I feel like in going to rip the skin or something, it is such a strange pain to explain. I have been feeling a bit air heading from the pain killers but I don't mind as I feel relaxed hehe I am very happy about the new shape of my boobs - they are now the same size! They are not as big as I thought they would be and am sort of wishing I went bigger now the only thing bothering me at the moment is that my nipples are really puffy, so the breasts look pointy side on, the nurse said that it could be from the swelling, did any of you girls have this? Did it go down? I have tapped them down as the nurse said this may help... I did already have slightly puffy nipples so hoping they won't stay like this :/ another thing is that they have not gotten hard yet! I have been freezing cold and my nipples have just stayed soft, is this normal?
Overall I feel much more confident already (even have been walking around with them out with my huband!) and am so happy I got them done 😄
I am looking forward for the pain to reduce and for them to start softening.
Anyways this is a very long post - sorry!!!
Good luck to any girls out there about to get their BA, you will feel like a new woman
P.S I will post some pics soon!!!