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Everything posted by sapphire19

  1. I can get the occasional pimple if I use a heavy moisturiser/oil on my chest area. Have you changed products since BA to moisturise your new assets?
  2. I'm a tummy/side sleeper too, so I wasn't looking forward to sleeping on my back during recovery. I'd already done it during 2 pregnancies though, so knew I'd cope It was a bit annoying - I don't find it uncomfortable being on my back, I just find it difficult to fall asleep / stay asleep in that position. I started sleeping on my side again (sometimes end up on my tummy) a few weeks ago and it's been fine I am 8wks post-op now. I have been running again a few times and doesn't feel any different. They shouldn't restrict your lifestyle - I would still play netball, touch footy etc now that I've healed. I can also pick my kids up and bear hug them etc just like I did pre-op.
  3. Thanks ladies ? Gecko - I need to go buy a new sports bra. I just wore an old LJ crop, size S, but I removed the padding! The girls didn't get sore. Don't think they moved, but I have furries lol
  4. Throat felt not so great and I went at the worst possible time (work and school traffic - route takes me past school and crosses highway twice!! Lol), but I did my first jog since BA. 5km in 30mins. Considering I got stopped 4 times and is icky time of month, I think that's not too bad. Feels great to get that first one out of the way. Can only get better from here. Love handles you're on notice - you have to go!!
  5. As the other girls have said, listen to your body. My surgeon said lower body after 3wks and upper body, running, whatever @ 6wks, but to start slowly. At my 10 day check up he advised to wait til 8wks for running just to be on the safe side. I am 7.5wks and went for my first 5km jog this morning - no discomfort whatsoever. My body has felt back to normal since the 5/6wk mark. You will know when you're ready. It's worth waiting an extra couple of weeks in the long run. I was still fairly tired at 9 days post op. I wouldn't do anything too strenuous for the first month. Get outside in the sunshine and go for a nice walk
  6. I was leaning towards either textured or brazilian during my research. I opted for brazilian because I wanted teardrops and wanted to minimise rotational issues. So far I'm very happy with them, though they are still quite firm (I'm only 6wks post-op and had very little natural breast tissue).
  7. Hi DivaMoo...I haven't been fitted yet. I'm allowed to wear underwire at 6wks, so I guess I could go try on pretty bras now, but I'm trying to be patient for a bit longer - don't want anything digging into my incisions. I bought a Lovable softcup bra at 2wks, but it's tagged a M lol Also tried on one in same brand that looked the same - it was a 10D.
  8. Lol I know what you mean kaytee! My friends are like just get 'em out and I'm like no I'm not ready yet Bet it was an awesome feeling filling out that dress
  9. I'll be 6wks postop tomorrow and feel like they've gotten smaller lately. Not sure if it's just coz I'm used to them now or they're settling into shape more. I know I could have gone bigger but I just remind myself that I never wanted big boobs (though there's some great ones on here!) - I just wanted to feel in proportion and feel good in tops/dresses, which I now do with the added bonus that it's not obvious to my family/friends that I got a boob job!
  10. I had my BA just shy of 4 months after finishing breastfeeding, but was down to just a morning feed for 3-4 weeks prior to that. I'm sure if your milk dried up you would be fine, but I wouldn't want to sign a waiver (I've heard of them doing this before too). My surgeon's office has a 4mth policy, so I guess PIAC just likes to wait a bit longer. An extra $170 in plane fares is worth peace of mind that you'll be covered for post-op care if required.
  11. Not sure about solarium, but exposing your new scar to UV rays definitely won't do it any favours. You can get a spray tan with incisions uncovered once they have healed over properly, otherwise just cover with some tape as the others have said. I got one last week at almost 4wks so it was fine. Maybe just cover them this time to be on the safe side
  12. Looking great BreastsToBe! I actually showed my surgeon one of your dropbox pics right before my surgery. Couldn't remember who the boobies belonged to lol
  13. Hey Ottie, I am 4wks post op today and very happy with my results (will be stoked with them when they soften up). You are a fair bit taller than me, though you've definitely got more of a starting base than I had. Dr Rastogi initially looked at HP 295/335cc for me, but then decided the XHP would be a better projection on me (the equivalent "width" implants in that profile were 360/400cc. We chose 400, but he went with 360 on the day of surgery after remeasuring my BWD. I was scared of being too big, but I love the size. I don't think they look big or fake at all. 420cc sounds like a good size for you. Tell him any concerns you have and then trust his judgement. When are you thinking of getting your BA?
  14. Hi Taurus, it's a very personal decision and I would think that everyone has at least some doubt/anxiety prior to BA. Before kids, whenever I thought of getting a BA I was just like you...I liked my boobs, just wished they were a cup size bigger and fuller on top. After Bf'ing, well it wasn't much of a decision to make lol they had deflated to nothing! You can definitely still retain your shape and just add volume - make sure you go to a reputable surgeon who has examples of the results you're after. I would book that consult, because it might put an end to the angst - you could walk out thinking yes! or nope, not for me. Only one way to find out. Good luck xx
  15. Hey Ottie, I think Dr Rastogi has done a fantastic job. Feel free to PM me any questions. FR accepted
  16. I was told I could drive after 48hrs. They won't let you leave without someone to collect you afterwards. I don't know your logistics, but could your partner maybe look after your daughter and your sister go with you?
  17. Congrats on your new assets I have been managing well, however my 2yr old luckily doesn't want to be picked up so often (moved onto the grabbing my hand and saying 'walk' stage). The novelty of seeing so much of their dad has been great too. I let him eat at his little table and chairs if hubby not home to put in highchair. Got caught out yesterday after getting home from a dr appt. My SIL (who I haven't told) put him to bed for his day sleep, but she moved his mattress off the floor back into his cot! I built a pillow/cushion bridge up and over the rail so he could climb out. I haven't taken them driving by myself yet. When we were coming home from Sydney (10 day post-op appt) we ended up in our separate cars a bit before the freeway. Well I got a fantastic run and my husband didn't, but I had the baby! lol Asked my neighbour to get her out of the capsule for me...so the whole neighbourhood will probably know soon ha ha I would suggest not driving anywhere with them alone for a few weeks if you can and order your groceries online through Coles or Woolies. You will manage just fine, but you will also have moments where you feel crap because one of them wants to be picked up, has hurt themselves, is crying for food etc and you might feel a bit useless (I felt like that after my caesar too). Just remember it's temporary - they'll be fine - and do as little as possible for the first week so you have time to rest and recuperate and not set back your recovery. Best of luck xx
  18. Glad to hear your little one is safe, but can imagine how you're feeling you poor thing. I just punched my steering wheel a bunch of times in a rage on the way home (hello anger issues) and my sternum between my boobs is sore now. You've actually put my crappy day back into perspective, so really wish that didn't happen to you, but thank you for sharing. Hope you have been icing up and feeling loads better now xox
  19. I showed my surgeon a pic on my phone of one of the girls on here (can't remember who!?) right before I went into theatre and said will they look anything like this? He said yes and asked if it was his work. Had to tell him it wasn't haha He wasn't offended. They expect you to source photos from wherever. I think it was a Dr H girl actually! Good luck with your consult
  20. Hi KiKi C, I feel for you. I have to agree with the other ladies...he is guilting you to get his own way. You shouldn't feel guilty about getting your BA (and he shouldn't want you to feel bad) and as you said you were fine with him getting the expensive car he wanted. I think he's being very immature and it's not ok to hold this over you every time he wants something. Unfortunately, this reminds me of my ex in my youth (so I might be slightly biased!). He was a total rev head and was always modifying his car and buying gadgets...and then one time I found out his rego had expired! I mean surely paying for your rego is a little more important! The fact you've stated he doesn't get his licence back for a year sets off alarm bells for me. He can't even drive it for a year, so why does he need the supercharger right now? Sounds like he needs to grow up hun. This would be a good time for all these "petrol savings" to go into house deposit fund. I think you really need to have a serious talk with him about your future plans. Good luck xx
  21. Hi Beachgirl32, I had my BA with Dr Rastogi (office in Double Bay, surgery performed in Hurstville). I'm only early days, but very happy so far. He is definitely into more natural look v fake look, so worth checking out depending on your budget. He only does brazilians though I think.
  22. Lol you crack me up Bozogirl!
  23. Yeah, this can be an emotional time, plus meds, plus sleep pattern out of whack, but whenever we're excited about something in life we wanna share it with those we love. Don't let others' negativity get you down. You look hawt
  24. Sorry to hear you've been down hun. I just finished a husband imposed social media ban for 2 days in exchange for him cooking me pancakes for dinner lol You look fantastic and you did it for you, but it can be a bit upsetting when your nearest and dearest don't take an interest...I remember it well with my so-called best friends when I was planning my wedding years ago. As the others have said, they could be jealous or not think it's a big deal or just bad timing that they're having a self absorbed week. Maybe you just need to make the first move. One of my friends was dying for a pic, but I didn't know that. I guess she didn't know if it was ok to ask. I'm sure the first time you catch up with them they'll be very interested. Hope you hear from them soon xxx P.S. I'm definitely interested in your progress pics, so keep 'em coming! lol
  25. That's awesome!!! Have you signed up for your first half marathon hun?
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