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  1. Hey Girls I found this info on another message board/forum and thought it would be helpful for those wondering what the healing process involves. I wish I had this earlier. I'm a little behind (probably due to my age). Don't take this as gospel, just a guide. Hope it helps Bec Phase 1. 0-3 Days Post Op - Soreness on sides, ribs, sternum, and maybe back muscles. Swelling, tightness, shiny skin. Square-boob/highness of implants. In/out of it depending on pain medication being taken. Sleep is best in recliner or with a wedge to avoid swelling overnight and back pain. Almost everyone needs to sleep on their back only. Phase 2. 3 Days - 2 Weeks - Moodiness (also related to meds). Sore to raise arms/reach/lift anything (follow PS instructions carefully to avoid Hematomas). Ribs/sternum/sides still sore and/or swollen. May have burning/itching feeling on breasts as nerves wake up. Still very difficult to sleep on sides without pain/discomfort. "Morning Boob" begins. Implants start to move a little, but still sit very high. Phase 3. 2 Weeks - 3 Weeks - Comfort setting in as soreness dissipates. Nipples very sensitive, swollen, hard. Sunburn feeling on breasts more common. May begin lifting/reaching but no overextending abilities (if it hurts, don't do it - as always, follow PS advice closely). "Morning Boob" continues. Most are wearing sports bras by now and may be wearing wireless already. Some people have massages, some don't - depends on PS. Shopping is awesome! First sizing will be larger than pre-op but not yet what size will prevail - be patient . D&F is starting but one will more than likely drop faster than the other. Also swelling will subside uneven as well, so one side may look larger than other side temporarily (besides normal, that is). LOTS of changes going on during this time in looks - don't panic! Phase 4. 3 Weeks - 6 Weeks - Boobs feel a lot more comfortable now. Soreness is almost gone, incisions look pink/purple and are a little raised. Implants are starting their descent and feel softer and move around more. Able to sleep on sides without much discomfort, although "Morning Boob" still evident (not as bad, though). May have soreness along sides, air bubbles, or other weird noises happening - these are generally OK. Activities return to normal. Phase 5. 6 Weeks - 3 Months - Most healing is done and tenderness gone away. Scar gels/creams can be used. Exercising can begin again. Probably being instructed by PS to wear wire bra now (maybe 24 hours at a time). D&F slows and gets to where it's going. Boobs look and feel great! Morning boob fades away and becomes non-existent. Dropping progresses much more noticeably now and fluffing begins. Bra sizes begin to change as well, so don't overindulge just yet. Exercise can resume as usual, although will notice different feelings when working on peck muscles. This discomfort may be strong, and you may wish to avoid it. Also, you may find that the space between breasts is more oily than in the past. Phase 6.3 - 6 Months - Fluffing continues but bra size shouldn't change much more. The softness will increase as will comfortability. The scar tissue is still dark, but softer and not as sore. Sleeping can be done in any comfortable position and any bra usually can be worn.
  2. I had my surgery last Friday and recovery has been harder than I expected physically, mentally and emotionally. I am 37 with no kids and this was my first elective surgery. I'd like to say I did a lot of research before going into his, but I'm now wondering what I got myself into. I am having a hard time looking in the mirror and can't stop wondering if I'm ever going to forget the fact that I now have foreign objects inside my body. I feel like my breasts are 2 giant rocks pushing on my chest and I can't imagine them ever feeling like they belong there. I went from being so excited to being depressed and anxious. It hasn't been a week yet and I've had friends tell me to give it time, this was a major change, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had these feelings? I'd really appreciate any feedback! Thanks!
  3. Hey ladies,just wondering if anyone knows is it best to keep your bandages on as long as possible or take them off and let the scars breathe to heal best?
  4. Ahhhhhhh! I can barely sleep my incision sites are so itchy! I know this is part of the healing process but seriously I don't know what to do with myself its that irritable! This has been way worse than any pain has for me since my BL. Does/did anyone have this to the same extent? It's just I've not read much about it on here. I'm taking Cetirizine daily to try and help and I'm applying Baclofen cream regularly. By the way everything looks normal - there's no redness, swelling etc.. Any ideas would be much appreciated, thanks Danni x
  5. Hi Everyone, Has anyone experienced much change in the dopping/fluffing and general appearance of their breasts from 6 months onwards? So at the 1 year mark is there much difference from the 6 month mark? Thanks!
  6. Just a little heads up for those out there worrying about recovery after a TT. This is my journey and mine only as I understand everyone is different. I had a TT, muscle repair, lipo to the hips and BL. TT was nowhere near as bad as I expected. Today I am officially 8 weeks post op and just completed a 3 day roller derby tournament. I was back on short walks and exercise bike by 10 days jogging by 3 weeks, had my skates back on for endurance training by 4 weeks and back to full contact sports by 6 weeks. I do truly believe that a good diet, good nutrition had a massive impact to my healing as well as a positive mind space, clear goals and listening and trusting my own body. ( I am not a health freak by any means either. Normally) but it has been the best most positive action I have taken. I feel on a daily basis my self esteem growing, my confidence is back and I walk proud and happy again as I finally feel I look on the outside the person I feel on the inside. My scar is long it is still looking fresh but I am proud of it. It is finally something I did for me in my life!! I had the drains taken out day 4 was in hospital till day 5, I work a desk job from home so was back to work by day 7. I did and still do get swelling especially on my hips and below the scar on my pubic line. But I believe this will be part and parcel of it all for a couple of months. Things that caused problems were a small blood clot in the scaring of one breast and a stitch that did not dissolve properly. I had no infections or other problems. For me it has been a very interesting journey, but only the start of my new self discovery.
  7. Hi all, I have been asked to give an explanation to Oxgen Therapy or Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy. I chose to have the treatment due to being a type 1 diabetic and really because I didn't want my or my husbands holiday doing nothing and worrying about what I could or couldn't do. I had 4 x 1 hour sessions in the chamber and it cost $400.00 additional and worth every cent. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO, HBO2 or HBOT) is a treatment where a patient breathes 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a chamber at a pressure higher than sea level. Benefit of HBO2 Increase oxygen concentration up to 10 times normal concentration in all body tissues, even with reduced or blocked blood flow. Stimulates growth of new blood vessels to locations with reduced circulation, improving blood flow to area wiht arterial blockage. Stimulates an adaptive increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD), one of the body's principal, internally produce antioxidants and free radical scavengers. Aids the treatment of infection by enhancing white blood cell action. Immediate bubble volume reduction in tissue and/or blood that occurs from diving. HBOT is a non-invasive, painless course of treatment used for various conditions and illnesses. It allows patients to breathe pure oxygen under increased air pressure, with a typical treatment lasting 60-90 minutes. The number of sessions needed depends on the purpose of the treatment. While my boobs are high and still need to drop and fluf,f I am moving about like normal and the drain holes are but gone. I hope this helps cheers BP X
  8. hey ladies, im now 13 days out from my first BA my 1 year anniversary is 2 weeks after my op... when do you get the tape removed? gosh im hoping it will be off by then Thanks heaps A x
  9. Hey girls just wondering if anyone has had any trouble with their incision/stitches post op? I'm on my 3rd day post op and the actual breasts seem to be healing very well (can move around a lot easier with minimal pain today and also softening up quite well) but last night my right sides stitch because very painful, when I sit up or move the wrong way it feels like its being ripped open or something sharp is scraping across it... I don't feel that it's normal as it only just started last night and its such a horrible feeling. I'm thinking maybe I've stretched too far at some point and pulled the stitch open a bit? Iv never even had stitches so I'm not sure what to expect! Theres no discharge or blood from it on the sticky bandage at all (theres actually a little bit of blood on the opposite stitch!) just not sure what to do, this pain is killer!
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