Another Revision

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Following the poor healing of my last procedure to transfer fat from my belly to my chest, and the prior placement of 700mL implants, instead of the promised 800mL that we had stretched for, I was left with loose, over-stretched skin, wrinkly indented breasts and visible impressions above the implants.

 

I went in yesterday to have the proper implants placed, and additional fat-grafting to smooth the edges.  Fingers-crossed that this did the trick and no more surgeries will be necessary.  I’ll post more pictures as I am able to remove the new dressing.

Reconstructive Surgery

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I had to resist posting too soon after the implant surgery, because all I wanted to do was scream, ‘what in the fuck have I done to myself?!?!?’  I woke up with pancake-flat implants, no fat grafting, no more big boobs.  I spent these last two weeks freaking out about the end product, waiting for my post-op visit, and knowing that things are healing and I have to wait for things to ‘settle.’

5 Days post implant reconstructive surgery

5 Days post implant reconstructive surgery

At my post-op visit today, the surgeon explained that they put in a smaller implant, because the next size bigger was ‘bulgy.’  They didn’t do fat grafting, because they had to do extra work in my left side, in order to lower the fold and even out the implants, and they had to cut away a lot of scar tissue on the left side.  He said he figured we would discuss a revision surgery anyway, in case I changed my mind and wanted nipples, which we rediscussed and still decided no on.

5 days post-op implant reconstruction

5 days post-op implant reconstruction

I will now wait a month and heal and continue to let things settle.  In a month, I can decide if I want to have a revision surgery to have fat grafting to fill in the large impressions above each implant.  I anticipate wanting fat grafting to fill in those indentations.

Two weeks post-op implant placement.

Two weeks post-op implant placement.

Indentation above implant.

Indentation above implant.

Count down to surgery #2

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In about 12 hours I’ll be heading to the hospital to check in for my implant surgery and fat grafting procedure.  As you can see from the picture below, the expanders are crooked and boxy.  It feels like there are baseballs under my skin, that’s how hard they are in some places.

Last day of expanders

Last day of expanders

Here is a close up to see why fat grafting is necessary.

Expander up close.

Expander up close.

The fat will help create a slope, and hide my bones.  It’s unnatural to see half your ribs when you aren’t flat chested!  And there is a pretty big divot on the right side below my collar-bone.

Finally, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  This is not a cosmetic procedure.  It is reconstruction to try to create a natural looking breast, not an enhanced breast.  My chest now consists of two gigantic scars, so anyone who thinks I’m getting a free boob job can seriously just piss off after looking at this picture below.

Scar up close.

Scar up close.