“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love!”Brene Brown
I swear I think the surgeon plumped up the booty. 🍑 😂
This is a follow-up to my mommy makeover blogs, “The Revitalization Part 1 and Part 2“. Yes at 55, I decided to undergo a makeover for medical and cosmetic reasons. If you are considering getting a breast reduction and/or tummy tuck, please read my blogs, for awareness purposes.
Breast Reduction (mammaplasty)
Year plus later, my breasts are still sore and sporadic pain in the left breast. The pain is due to scar tissue, which has hardened my breasts. Scar tissue can be removed with surgery but my surgeon does not recommend any further surgeon because of my healing problems, which I agreed hundred percent. Also, it may take three to five years for scar tissue to soften. 😳 HOLY MOLY!
WARNING, the following information is graphic:
Due to necrosis, I do not have a nipple. The nipple/areola area is flat and discolored. The area reminds me of healed burned skin. My surgeon informed over time the discoloration on my left breast will fade.
While typing this, I am flooded with thoughts of women and men with breast cancer. Here I am feeling sad because I have a “special” left breast; not allowing any negative words to enter.
TIP: wear a bra (non-underwire) to help shape your breasts.
Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
I am told the soreness and pain, at this stage, is normal. Swelling on the top of my stomach is normal. My healing is slow and was told it may take two years to be fully healed. 😳 WOWZER! Perform light stretches that are recommended by your surgeon. Do not do what I did, performed exercises found on Pinterest, from a person who said they were a doctor. I ended up in the emergency room with a swollen and strain sternum. 🤦🏾♀️
Surgeon: “Overall, your healing looks good and I will see you in 6 months”. 🥰.
I find that I keep asking myself and responding to others, “Do you have regrets?” I have to tell you, “NOT AT ALL!” The surgery was about becoming a healthy version of myself, the best version of myself. 💃🏽 The backaches are gone and I no longer look like a drumstick!😆
Read the Fine Print
It’s been over a year after the procedure and I am still receiving medical invoices. Regardless if your insurance is covering the procedure, read the fine print. You are responsible for any fees when the surgeon goes over the allotted time. I got stuck with an $899.00 anesthesiologist bill.