breast surgery diary - Breast
augmentation and lift
am a 45 year old single parent of a 15 year old son, I am
having a breast lift with silicone gel implants on April 27,
2006 with Dr. Corbin. I know many of his patients and he did
my nose many years ago. I totally trust Dr. Corbin because
he always wants the best for his patients. I've always wore
c cup bra but my breast and nipples drooped down ward especially
after I had a child.
I've always wanted to have a lift breast but I was in a relationship
were my ex-boyfriend didn't want me to have anything done
to my breast, now I know why. He was too jealous and was afraid
other guys would stare at me and give my attention. After
12 years of his possessive behavior I couldn't take it any
more so last year we we broke up. I scheduled my surgery in
December, I also lost about 25 pounds which made my breast
droop even more.
I looked around at other surgeons work, but I knew after looking
at the breast expert website that Dr. Corbin was still the
surgeon for me, I even came in with a picture from one of
the patients off the breast expert site to show Dr. Corbin
what I wanted (a miracle), if anybody could do it he could.
He also came very highly recommended by family members and
April 26, 2006 10:00 P.M.
night before surgery, I am nervous and I have to get everything
ready for me and my son. I try to sleep. I'm tossing and turning.
April 27, 2006 6: 00 a.m. I get
up and take a shower. I didn't sleep very well last night,
oh well I'll sleep after surgery. I feel nervous and excited.
I got my son breakfast and almost took a drink of water and
tea. Oops! I hugged my son and told him that I love him, my
son felt a little sick so he stayed home. ( I think he was
worried about my surgery too)
I went to pick up my sister who will drive me to Dr. Corbin's
office in Brea and take my truck back home. And wait for my
good friend will take me home after my surgery. Now I feel
excited. The girls in Dr. Corbin office are quite calming
and for some strange reason I don't feel nervous anymore just
excited. I just keep imagining how I will look once my surgery
My friends and family are calling me and wishing me luck.
I keep reaching for something to drink. I am not supposed
to eat or drink anything before my breast augmentation surgery.
We arrive at the surgery center and it's time to go into the
exam room and speak to the nurse, anesthesiologist, dr. Payne,
who is wonderful
. I would totally recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Corbin takes my before photos and marks and measures me
for surgery. He is such a perfectionist. He measured me and
measured and measured and measured, probably because my left
breast was so different from the right breast by about 1oo
cc's and a good inch lower.
Now its show time the nurse takes me back to the operating
room. She is a wonderful caring nurse. Valerie. She held my
hand while dr. Payne gave me what felt like four margaritas
to knock me out. Then I fell asleep, the next thing I remember
was waking up fully clothed and pressure in my chest but I
was warned about the pressure on my chest.
Recovery room: Valerie the nurse
called my name and said you did great. Dr. Corbin did
a beautiful job on your breasts. You are perky and full breasted
the nurse helped me to the restroom, got me dressed and wheeled
me out to my family. I felt a little hungry and thirsty but
not a lot of pain which surprised me. I fell asleep on the
drive home and when I woke up my friend and son were helping
out of the car. I immediately went to my bed and ask for some
soup and 7 up. I fell a sleep again waking up only to go to
the bathroom and take my medicines and vitamins I am still
not in a lot of pain I just feel pressure on my breasts.
April 28, 2006 woke up sore feeling
pressure and time for pain medicine. I went to the bathroom
by myself and my other two sisters came over. I ate breakfast,
just oatmeal and pineapple juice. Dr. Corbin and Marilyn the
nurse called to see how I was, feeling. I told them only pressure
and some discomfort. Today I am sitting in bed talking and
watching TV I had lunch, took several cat naps still feel
the same symptoms and pressure. I had dinner and walked to
the bathroom by myself. I am doing great and doing everything
they told me to do after surgery, resting. Later in the evening
I took off the compression ace wrap and took a peek
Wow!!!! They're large! My three sisters are amazed and so
am i. I put on my strap again it just felt better to me to
have the support.
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