Breast Augmentation – 3 days post op

Peta Serras

by Peta Serras

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

I just want to start by saying I am not telling people this to turn them off getting their boobs done. I am just telling you MY experience. Everyone’s experience is completely different and I think a lot of the time some details are left out which are important. That is why I am blogging about it.

So much has happened over the last few days I don’t even know where to begin. Sunday was a pretty bad day. I couldn’t sleep all Saturday night. I kept waking up and was REALLY awake. I probably woke up about 12 or so times throughout the night and when I took my antibiotics at 6am I felt so nauseous I just went back to sleep. I ended up getting out of bed at say 11am and felt really groggy. Mum and I decided to go for a little drive which is what the Dr advised so I don’t end up going stir crazy.

I decided I needed to have a shower as I have this weird paranoia against smelling so take 2 of having a shower was completely unsuccessful. By this time I was getting a bit shitted off. I managed to have a bit of a make shift shower with a wet face washer and then got in my trusty Abi and Joseph clothing but couldn’t believe how much fluid I was retaining as everything was so tight and uncomfortable. All underneath my bust line was even more swollen than on Saturday to have my arms by my sides almost had me crying. I was in a pretty shit mood. I kept saying I wish I never got the operation and why on earth am I putting myself through this pain, is it even worth it? I forgot to take my meds with me so all I was wanting was my pain killers the whole time we were out.

So after venturing to the nearest Westfield to find some singlets to fit my enormous chest, we had something quick to eat and started to drive back to the hotel.

And got in a car accident.

Yes. It wasn’t as bad as what it could have been so we were extremely fortunate. It just annoys me SO much when people actually admit they did the wrong thing and have no idea why they did it. It wasn’t an accident, it was a stupid mistake that could have easily killed someone. Mum and I were both fine but I didn’t realise how shaken I was until I got back to the hotel room and realised that the impact from the accident could have easily moved my implant meaning another operation. As soon as we got back to the Mercure I started crying and couldn’t stop. To make it worse mum kept trying to hug me which almost had me vomiting in pain due to the swelling around the sides and back. The only thing I could think about was having to get another operation and going through all the pain again.

I was getting myself so worked up (I am prone to panic attacks) so mum put me to bed and dosed me up with some Valium to calm me down, sooth the pain and I ended up going to sleep. This was probably the worst experience from the weekend. I was SO worried the whole night so again the same thing happened with the lack of sleep on Sunday evening. By the time I got out of bed to get ready to see the surgeon on Monday my side where the impact of the car hit was THROBBING. So needless to say I was a bundle of joy to deal with in the morning.

We saw Dr Rastogi at 10 who checked my entire back, arm, sides and breasts to make sure that everything was okay. Which it was and just put it down to the shock of the accident and said I had to keep taking my pain killers considering the trauma that was caused and how much the swelling had increased. It made me feel a lot better knowing that my operation wasn’t botched by some stupid driver. I could have cried in relief.

Pain: I’m okay right now. I’m on a cocktail of Valium, Panadene Forte, Mobic, Antibiotics, Probiotics and something else I can’t even remember, sounds delightful hey! I am quite pain-free though, just uncomfortable. I tend to get really sleepy though that I just fall asleep at the drop of a hat so I am not allowed to drive, needless to say.

Feeling: The feeling is starting to come back into my breasts which feels odd. But good. I am still super tender in surrounding areas. The implants still feel REALLY hot though which is such an odd sensation.

Swelling: I am one big bloody puffer fish. My waist measurement is usually 62cm. Today its 74cm. That will tell you how much fluid I am retaining all over. It’s really hard for me mentally, dealing with that. I just have to see this as temporary. But then, I had surgery Friday, its only Monday and I had no drains so this will take time.

Bruising and scars: Scars look AMAZING as according to the DR, he is so surprised how well they are healing so quickly and I have no bruising. I start to apply Vitamin E after 3 weeks.

What I can and can’t do: I still can’t open a car door or do too many things that involve bending down, twisting or picking things up. I have been advised, especially since to accident to stay extremely careful for three weeks. I am allowed to return to Pilates after 6 weeks.

What I can wear: I am wearing tight fitted singlets for 3 weeks and yoga bras for 3 after that.

Photo on 2011-12-23 at 14.20 #3

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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