Breast Augmentation – 16 days post op

Peta Serras

by Peta Serras

Daily And Weekly Updates About My Experience Having A Breast Augmentation.

I will just post over how I have been the last few days. Basically all in all, really well. I can’t believe I am 16 days post op! From my last posts I am gradually being able to do more and more as the time progresses. I feel like I am getting stronger in the way of opening car doors now and lifting things such as my Macbook which I couldn’t do before. I just all in all feel bruised though. Like if you were to brush your finger against the skin, it would hurt. They feel hard which is understandable from all the swelling.

My scars look good too. I start applying vitamin E oil on Thursday and see Dr Anoop Rastogi in March. I am also back at work in about a week! I am excited but I am scared. I don’t know how I will cope going back to full days. Also the guy attention is weird. Coming from the A cup club and now basically having guys walk past bashing their heads into things as they aren’t paying attention to anything but my chest is… odd. Good odd. I like it. HOWEVER, I am now worried that guys will only want to date me because of my boobs. Even though after meeting me the other day someone did say to my face they do prefer ‘natural boobs to fake’. Well great for you.

Day 15

Pain: Day 15 was a bad pain day. I woke up crying feeling like crap. Basically boob job pain is chest tightness, so it feels like you are having a heart attack. I was due for breakfast with a friend so I woke up and had a bath and mum gave me my Panadene Forte and Valium to ease the pain. I have been having baths which I like but it has been a bit of a struggle to get out of as I am unable to use my arms you see. So all leg work! The reason for baths over showers is for the fact the shower pressure on my chest feels like bullets. It is so sensitive with all of the nerves now starting to work properly. I felt okay about 30 minutes after taking my meds but then I feel awful. They make me SO tired. To the point where we will be out and I will just fall asleep. So I hate taking them.

Day 16 is okay. Day 16 is today. When I bend forward it feels REALLY odd though like my boobs are about to fall off my chest. So I am avoiding bending over. Believe it or not we bend over a lot. To pull the doona down on my bed, to get something out of the fridge and to even pat my dog. I don’t know how long this will last. No pain killers today but I am still taking my Mobic which is the anti-inflammatory

Meds: I am occasionally taking Valium and Panadene Forte WHEN I need to. I don’t want to get reliant on them. I am also on the mobic for 28 days so I am more than halfway through it!

How I am feeling mentally: Well okay, I can look at them now. Before I couldn’t. Mum and I are calling it post boob depression. I had nothing before and now I have gone basically nothing to something. I couldn’t look at them when I got into the shower and despite everyone saying how good they look, its taken up until about day 15/16 to really start and think, okay, I am looking good. It’s also hard going from being so active to doing nothing and then with all this mental stuff going on, exercise is my release so its just been me and my taa taa’s.

Restrictions: I am fine putting a top on. Taking a top off is an entirely different story. For some reason it’s so much harder. I am still pretty weak in the arms and if I am carrying something like a shopping bag I have to hug it rather than carry it in my hands. Standing up for a while as well too is hard. Because I have been laying down a lot or sitting with my back supported, I haven’t been using my core or back muscles so to stand for long periods of time is really hurting the mid part of my back trying to stabilise it all.

I have been talking to people who were so much further along than I am but I guess every experience is personal so I am just going by that. I have had A LOT of pain on the side of my breast.  More the left side which is weird as the right side had to be worked on so much more. It’s got be concerned and I am worried about capsular contraction which the risk is about 1% with the furry brazilians so I am stressing over nothing really.

Sitting here right now I am aware of them. It just feels like my whole chest is bruised. Which it would be considering all of the muscles that were manipulated to put these babies in. Anyway here are some pictures for Day 16. As you can see I am swollen. My cleavage will come together closer when the swelling goes down.

Photo on 2012-01-01 at 18.52 #2 Photo on 2012-01-01 at 18.52 #3 Photo on 2012-01-01 at 18.53

Peta Serras

Editor of Professional Babe, Peta has a penchant for pretty things, Tom Hardy and ginger kittens. You can find her sipping a long black, creating killer content or making sure her winged eyeliner is even. Peta is a writer, model & Pilates Instructor based out of the Hunter Valley.

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