Today was my first expander fill. The surgeon used a tiny magnet to locate the center of the port under my skin, that made a tiny x on my skin when he pressed down.
He then stabbed a 20 gauge needle into the port and used a caulking gun to inject somewhere around 100mL of saline into each side.
I didn’t feel the needle going in at all, and all I really felt was pressure as the expanders filled. He said I should expect more pain tonight, and offered up meds, which I rejected. I can take some of my leftover Valium or Oxy if need be, but so far I just feel mildly sore a few hours later. They also feel heavier than before, and are visibly bigger. Good, now I don’t have to look like a little boy.
The next fill will be in two weeks. Once I decide on the ideal implant size, I will get one additional fill to expand to make sure there’s enough space for corrections and the fat to soften the edges. I haven’t decided if this is the ideal size. I will take the next two weeks to try on some clothes and bras to see how it looks and feels.