Today marks a week with my new boobs.
Surgery was Friday. Clay drove us the hour trip to the surgical center, and at 7am I was taken back to a cold, bright room. The anesthetist was warm and engaging, but that did little to ease my nerves. The last thing I remember was a story she was telling about her new puppy and then I woke up with a foggy head and a weight on my chest. The surgery itself took less than a half hour.
The first 48 hours were tough. The implants were inserted into my body through a small incision in my naval, making the entire procedure virtually scar-less, but as a result my whole core was affected. I couldn’t sit up on my own and walking was difficult. Luckily I had painkillers, which I only used the first day, and after two days the pain felt more like the aftereffects of an incredibly hard upper body workout as opposed to surgery.
The fourth day I went back to work, which was fine with my doctor. I had initially planned on working from home, but it was necessary that I be in the office so I was and I was fine.
The pain is completely gone today, the seventh day. In fact, I took a shower by myself this morning; I needed Clay previously because I couldn’t lift my arms over my head to wash my hair. I still can’t raise my arms, and have been advised not to for the first three weeks, but I’m much more comfortable and less afraid to move my chest muscles, so I was able to wash my hair by lowering my head to side.
Later this afternoon I have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon. Besides observing how I’ve been healing, he’s going to show me how to begin massaging my breasts, a process that I’ve heard is much more painful that it sounds.
I got 275cc of saline inserted over my chest muscles and this has resulted in a gorgeous pair of boobs that I’m obsessed with. It’s difficult to say what size they are as I haven’t even attempted to wear a bra since surgery, but ultimately the size is a non-issue because these breasts fully compliment my frame. It’s only been a week, but I’m amazed at how much more proportional and self-confident I feel.
I can say with 100% certainty that this was the best decision for me. If you have questions, let me know; I am more than happy to answer. Also, I have before and after pictures that I will share through email or text if you're interested. I know how helpful it can be to those considering a boob job to hear firsthand accounts from those who have had one.