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  1. Hello there Ladies (& Gents i guess!) I finally made the plunge and had a small reduction / lift (mainly removal of excess skin) in August 2015. WOOOHOO, BEST thing i have ever done!! Good-bye saggy boobs Right from the get go my recovery has been slow, bruised a lot more than 'normal' etc. I feel fine, have had no bad pain or infections etc. I have been taking it easy and doing as I am told in terms of limitations with returning to exercise etc. I have anchor + lollipop scars However! A month post op i had a small 'split' just under the nipple when i was in Bali for a wedding (worst timing) - there was no pain and I got stitched back up when I returned to Perth. At this stage i was still on weekly visits to the surgeons room since i was recovering slow, but the skin still hasnt fully headed back together even now the stitches are dissolved.... I also have a patch under one of my breasts near the junction of the scars which is almost like it is 'dead' it isnt on the actual scar that it all healed fine. After all of this going on and carefully monitoring by my surgeon he has suggested i go back into surgery to have these bits removed. He said it is likely it has occurred due to blood supply to the area (cant remember if those are his exact words) - and a number of other stressors my bodys been though in the past year. Has anyone had a similar experience with recovery? or any tips?! Feeling a little disheartened i need to go under the knife again xox
  2. Hey I really want to get a BA. Just wondering if anyone knows how long I'll have to wait before I can go swimming at the beach? Need to work out the best month to get it done.
  3. Hi ladies Has anyone tried any of the above silicone gels for assisting scars to dissappear? ?? Which is better??
  4. Hi ladies! I am new here and I am currently getting my deposit together so I can book my BA with The Cosmetic Institute. I am hoping for a full C/small D cup on my petite frame and most likely going to go with moderate profile. So excited!!! Has anyone used the Lorna Jane seamless bras for post op? the ones with the boob cups in each side, not just a regular sports bra.I seen them in store today and I'm about to start getting prepared for my surgery so I was wondering if anyone would know how the support is in these bras etc? They are a lot cheaper than most of the Post-Op bras I have seen. Also I know someone has probably already got a topic going but at what time did you guys switch from post op bra to sports bras? I'd much rather wear sports bras for a few months after surgery. Would love to hear your advice! Jaide
  5. I'm going to keep this short... It's nearly 5 months since undergoing rhinoplasty under Dr.Tobias Pincock and thought this may be a good time to update. Stuff I like... 1.My nose is smaller 2 Dorsum is straight 3.Nose is reshaped looks better then before 4.I can breathe a lot better The below comments is just to share my experience and in no way or form should be taking to account when deciding who to go to for Rhinoplasty... everyone case is different and as Dr.pincock said pre-op theres a saying in reconstructive surgery never reconstruct in one surgery something you can do Better in two! 1. I had a complected Alar base reduction in my primary surgery and Dr.Pincock has identified from an aesthetic views the alar base needs some more work.. he even said that in pre-op there's a high risk in you needing a revision surgery in the Alar region! 2. I had a crease in the forehead nose region which I allays hated as I feel it takes away my aesthetics makes me look mad or sad and was hoping the deep crease would be taken out surgically unfortunately to my disappointment the crease reappeared post-op. Dr.Pincock did inject fillers but the area to me is noticeable.. I wear a sleep apena mask and when I wake up in the morning the top part of the mask makes a very noticeable red line as its sunken into the crease even after the fillers injected! So mornings I really hate as I have to massage the area to get rid of the red line :(I really want something surgically done to build up a solid structure inside in order to remove the crease So don't know still researching and willing to do anything!! Problem with me I notice the smallest imperfection mainly on myself! and take it really hard to the heart see how I go ... Thanks to Dr.Pincock colleague for identifying I have sleepapena and working out a surgical solution which may include a genioplasty or chin implant Any questions please pm me will update photos soon...
  6. Dear all, I would like to hear your post-op experience ! What was promised pre-op ? Was it delivered post-op ? Did your surgeon keep telling you different things everytime you saw them post-op ? Was there a minor or major aesthetic issue? Did your surgeon address it through surgical methods or some sort of short term quick fix ? It would mean alot to hear your experince as I am will be very honest with my recent surgical rhinoplasty with Dr.P Thanks guys
  7. I have just found the most comfy bra! The bonds wire free tshirt bra. It has a moulded cup and is supportive. They are $27 at Big-W and IMO totally worth it.
  8. I had my BA on Thursday, 27 February with Dr Val at The Cosmetic Institute. I am a Brisbane girl so I flew down on Wednesday morning with my Mum and had my consult on Wednesday morning. Dr Val immediately relaxed me and my Mum (a hard task!) and I left there feeling excited, confident and very ready for my surgery. Dr Val is highly professional, passionate and listens intently to what his patients wish to achieve. I am thrilled with my choice of surgeon and would highly recommend him. The surgery itself was a breeze. I was admitted at 8:30am and put into my gown and booties and sexy hair net and sat on a beautiful hot blanket next to another lovely girl from Tasmania who was having her surgery that morning. The anaesthetist inserted a canular into my arm and talked to me about what to expect, then Dr Val took some photos, did some drawings and we had a final chat about sizing and placement. I was walked into the operating room, laid on the bed, I told the nurse I was nervous and then goodnight nurse! That is the last thing I remember before waking up in the recovery room feeling a little drowsy but otherwise great. The nurse sat me up and helped me get dressed, walked me to a recliner and gave me water and biscuits. I felt amazing! Bright and chirpy and pain free, the only noticeable change was a tight feeling in my chest. My mum was then brought in to see me – so good to have a familiar face! The nurse then gave us both a post-care briefing and called me a taxi. I spent the remainder of the day in my apartment relaxing and watching a movie. I felt incredibly normal other than a tight feeling in my chest. I have used Panadol forte previously for back pain and found it provided me little relief so I skipped that and started straight on endone. I can honestly tell you that I did not, and have not, felt a single ounce of pain from my BA by using endone every four hours for the first 4 days. Hot tip – set your alarm for 4 hours after you have gone to sleep to make sure you stay on top of the pain. Don’t wait until you’re waking up uncomfortable or in pain to take your next tablet. I flew home to Brisbane on Saturday afternoon and Saturday was probably my toughest day, I felt tired and was just eager to get home. Unfortunately we had a 5pm flight but had to check out of the room at midday which meant a bit of stuffing around, the pouring rain didn’t help! I had my 1 week post-op check-up last night with my local GP and amazingly the incisions have healed incredibly well. They are SO small (about an inch long) and very faint. I had absolutely no bruising at any stage following my surgery, the worst part was swelling on the sides of my rib cage near my underarms, the majority of that has now subsided completely. I returned to work on Wednesday, 5 March exactly 1 week post op and this was adequate time for recovery. For anyone travelling to TCI for the BA or any other surgery, I stayed at Fiori apartments for the sole reason of price and space. I paid about $560 for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment which meant we had a full kitchen and me and mum weren’t on top of each other. It isn’t fancy and yes there are finger prints on the glass and a few marks on the walls , but the linen and bathrooms are clean and the rooms are quiet so it was perfect for us. The convenience store directly downstairs is a bonus too. I was perfectly happy with staying here, especially the very short walk to TCI, the train station and Westfield. I have had a fabulous experience with TCI and my BA and 1 week and 1 day post op I am 100% pain and medication free and looking forward to life with my new assets. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr Val and if you’re unsure about which surgeon to go with, he is your man!
  9. Hi Ladies, So... The first night was ok but I found my back got really sore from trying to sleep upright and it then gave me a sore back all day. I was taking my painkillers for my back and not my boobs. Lol. Day 1 post op was great. Took all my meds as instructed. Last night was the 2nd night since the surgery and I found a much better way to sleep and thought i'd share in case you ladies want to give it a try and find it helps! First of all make sure you have everything you need in reaching distance to you, because as soon as you are down that will be it for the night and you will need to be lifted up. Lol. The first night I was so scared of lying flat on my back because I was worried I would roll over etc but actually I've found it is so comfortable for me. I lay my pillows flat under me so the whole of my back is supported, then another one under my legs. Also put a flattish pillow under the lower of your back to also help with support. Then I put my u-pillow behind my head and lift the sides of it over my shoulders so that if my head rolls to either side it is supported aswell so that it doesn't get sore. The first night I was waking up every hour or so and having to move around a but last night I took my valium before bed, went to sleep, then the next thing I woke up this morning feeling great after a fantastic nights sleep. Just beware that when you wake, as it is only day 2 post op for me, that you will not be able to get up from a lying flat position. My Fiance had to scoop his hands under my back and lift me up. Do not try and use your arms to lift yourself up. So as far as the boobies go they feel great. I am feeling no pain as such but more tenderness and slightly uncomfortable. I just feel like I've done a million sit ups. Also.... Laughing and coughing is a little uncomfortable so maybe no comedy movies. Lol. My Fiance was laughing at me in bed this morning because I could only move my head and I couldn't get up and he was making me laugh and... owch!! Lol. I'll do another post tonight to let you know how my 2nd day post op goes and if any changes occur. I will also post some photos one week post op. Can't really post any at the moment because the tape doesn't really allow me to see much. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask xo
  10. Hi Ladies, So just thought I'd update on how my first day post op went. Everything went great I was more sore from my back from the sleeping upright rather than pain from my boobs. I took all my meds as instructed. The farting noises are pretty funny and feel so grose, but if you've not heard of this before then please don't panic - completely normal. It's just the trapped air from when the implants were placed. I didn't have drains after my surgery (this was my surgeons preference.) I had a phone call from the hospital to see how I was doing and also had a phone call from Dr Mertens nurse to check up on me which was lovely. She told me I was allowed to shower which was great. I have that tape that goes around your boobs and then down the middle and is completely waterproof. She also advised for met to make sure I keep my surgical bra on at all times apart from when I'm showering. This comes off after a week. Also she advised me that my sutures are disolvable to don't have to worry about having them removed which is a nice little bonus aswell. Showering went great and wasn't uncomfortable. Also I noticed that quite alot swelling developed throughout the day. This is around the sides of my chest and is the air and the blood. This looks a tad freaky because it will look like you are rounded at the side of your boobs, but again this is completely normal, nothing to worry about and will go down over time. I will let you know how long it takes to go down once it has gone Also I am eating and drinking normally. Please feel free to ask any questions. Hope everyones recoveries are going great! xo
  11. Hey everyone, I'm a newbie and haven't booked anything yet (still in the researching stage) but I'm really interested in going to Bumrungrad Hospital but not sure what hotel to pick for post-op recovery. I'm planning to get breast lift with implants and I'm going alone. After surgery, my plan is to catch a taxi back to hotel and recover in hotel room with delivered food or food I've bought before surgery from markets or 7-11. Does anyone see a problem with this? I wouldn't want to have this planned and then find out that it doesn't work . Does anyone know any good hotels for a budget traveller in Bangkok (i'm actually not picky on where in Bangkok), I've found some nice 3/4-star hotels for $40-$50 a night on agoda near the skytrain, but i am really worried I won't be able to do anything for a few days post-op like get food or even get dressed. Any advice?
  12. Hello! I just had a consultation and am just trying to figure out what size to go. Dr Richardson advised 330cc or 390cc under the muscle. Whilst trying them both on the 330cc to me was not much difference to my normal size and to me wouldnt be worth the surgery and i know i would be unhappy and want them bigger. He advised the 390cc would be very big on me as i am petite. My boyfriend also said the 390 was huge. Im really torn as to what size to go....im wondering if there is an in between size.. I am a bit confused as i saw another surgeon and he suggested to go 380cc over the muscle.... I keep reading that everyone wishes they went bigger so am a bit nervous. After deciding size i am booking in for 25th March 2013. Just want to figure out the size and its stressing me out!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Hey everyone, I am booked in for BA at PIAC in April. I am starting to have second thoughts about getting the procedure done. I'm worried about when I get back to Aus not having the surgeon over here to help if anything goes wrong. Am I being a sook or has anyone else gone through this
  14. Evening all! I'm trying to plan accommodation in Phuket in April 2013, and am unsure as to how far from the hospital I should venture. How many post op checks do you have and on what days general, ie day 2,5,10 etc etc. I'm wondering whether going to Koh Samui or Phi Phi island for the latter part of our 12 day trip is/isn't a good idea?? We're booked to arrive in Phuket late on 30/3/13, surgery booked on Monday 1/4/13, and booked to leave 11/4/13, but am considering pushing that out to 13/4/13. Any advice??
  15. Okay so excuse if it's TMI ladies but I figured since a few of you mentioned thrush from antibiotics post-surgery I thought I'd share the best, most fast acting thrush home remedy in the world. If you have experienced full-blown thrush you know you would NEVER wish it on your worst enemy. I figure if you are already sore, tired, miserable from the painkillers etc the last thing you want is a bad attack of thrush! I figure given how prone I am to it I'm a fair authority on the matter lol, so my pain is your gain! WHAT TO DO: If you have had thrush before you know what it feels like, if you haven't, basically if you are on antibiotics, the second you become aware of your vagina feeling uncomfortable, a bit prickly or like you need to "adjust" your knickers frequently, get thee to a chemist pronto and get a once-off oral thrush tablet like Diflucan or Fluconazole. This usually takes about 2 days to become effective and if you just leave it at that your thrush will get WAY worse before it gets better, so while you are out, grab a tub of natural Greek yoghurt, and a bottle of Tea Tree Oil, and a packet of slim tampons. Sprinkle about 10-15 drops of the tea tree oil into the yoghurt, dip the tampon in then quickly insert as per normal. The cold yoghurt and cooling sensation of the tea tree oil will soothe the itch and burn, and subside the symptoms quickly. Change the tampon for a fresh one on the hour. Keep it up for about 4 days, or until you are SURE it's gone. Even if you only start this once your thrush is really bad, you will feel a massive drop in symptoms within about 12 hours. For immediate relief of symptoms, put one of your ice packs between your legs, and take a few Panadol. Wear cotton knickers and PJ pants, no tight clothing, and change your towel EVERY time you use it. This works because thrush is a fungal infection, and tea-tree oil is a powerful anti-fungal treatment, combined with the "good" bacteria in the Greek yoghurt, it will quickly and effectively restore balance. Tea tree oil and natural Greek yoghurt are perfectly safe to use inside your vagina. You can also throw some tea tree oil into your wash to help sterilize your knickers & towels while you have a thrush infection as well. I promise you, this works a million times better than any of the pessaries or creams from the chemist, and is much cheaper and better for your body!! I hope this helps ladies!
  16. Hi everyone, I am researching my butt off and picking my friends brains and people in forums brains about breast surgery. I was looking at getting my BA done at home here in Melbourne but have starting hearing GREAT reviews about doctors in Thailand at Bumrungrad Hospital. From what I have gathered the post op care in Thailand is very different to the post op care in Australia... After reading about BA's in Thailand I know that post-op requires the patient to wear a band around their chest for a number of weeks following the surgery, the use of ice packs is also used, and the breasts are bandaged up after surgery. My friends who have had their breasts done here - one by Dr. Tim Brown in Melbourne and one by a surgeon in Sydney - said that she woke up wearing a compression bra (so she was not bandaged up, as I have seen in some Thailand BA surgeries. Also the ice packs have been un heard of! Thanks for any advice guys!!
  17. Hi girls! Well, I've finally made the big decision to get my boobs done. After recommendations from friends, and visiting three surgeons, I have decided to go with Dr Kim Harwood in Brisbane. My surgery is 15 August. I'm still very scared (it's surgery, so it's a big deal - plus I've had like, no boobs all my life so it will be strange!) but have great support and encouragement from friends, so excited for the big day. A question I have is about post operative care and healing - I guess you're not supposed to really raise your arms over your head for some days (weeks?), and so I'm wondering how did you all shower and wash your hair and well, style your hair?! I'm already telling my husband he's going to have to do it for me! Just wondering how people dealt with their recovery with regard to 'every day life'. Thanks girls!
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