I had my first
Breast Augmentation in February 2006. I was starting out a 38B/C and aiming for
a DD. My Plastic Surgeon and I had agreed on getting the implants under the
muscle, smooth, round, crease incision, moderate-plus. Additionally I was
getting a mini-lift. I also opted for an additional cost to get my breast
augmentation to be done at a local Surgery Center and not his Surgical Suite.
I arrived at the
Center and 6:00 am and was met by my plastic surgeon who drew on me where
everything was going to be done and confirmed what we would do. Then I was
wheeled into surgery and given general anesthesia.
Two hours later I
was wheeled back to my room and allowed to recover fully before I was allowed to
go home with my husband. We were also told by my PS what had been done. We
were told that it took 575/550 cc’s to reach a DD size because of my wide breast
width, then he told us that once he got inside me, I had plenty of dense breast
tissue, so he ended up going with over the muscle placement to make my recovery
faster and easier. I then was allowed to recover and told to come to his office
in two days to be checked, unless I felt anything weird or out of the ordinary –
in which I was instructed to either call or come in immediately.
At my first
post-op my plastic surgeon took the bandages off and my husband and I got the
first look of my new assets. I was swollen and of course the implants were high,
my stitches around my halo look good and we were very happy. He told me I could
go back to work, but be careful and no heavy lifting. I continued to heal over
the next few weeks, and only had several days were I felt like the pressure was
intense, like someone sitting on my chest tearing apart my chest!
During the 4th
week is when I had a problem arise. One day I was at home laying down waiting
for my husband to come home from work. I had fallen a sleep, when I awoke I was
in intense pain. I went to the mirror and my right side of my boob towards my
shoulder had blown up like the “hunchback”! I quickly called my PS and he said
come right in. At that time my husband had just arrived home and we rushed to
his office. Upon arriving he checked me out and told me it looked like a
hematoma, and from the size I needed emergency surgery. He took me, prepped me,
and got me into his surgical suite.
After two hours
of emergency surgery my husband was told by my plastic surgeon what had
happened. Yes, I had a hematoma, and he drained 1400 ccs. of blood out of my
chest. He removed my implant, found the leak and sealed it. The plastic
surgeon then re-inserted my implant and refilled it back up. But during the
procedure, due to my great loss of blood my blood pressure dropped very low and
he almost rushed me into the actual hospital. He gave me fluid and it slowly
went back up. He kept me another two hours and then let my husband take me
home. But I had to start recovery all over again from the start!
Once that was
corrected I healed and within 3 months with my over the muscle placement I
dropped and fluffed into a full DD. I have since had a tummy tuck, with muscle
repair and another Breast Augmentation to go larger. I am now a 32G.