3 weeks out
Monday I had an appointment with Dr. Pousti and was praying that he would take the bandages off my areolas. So I am waiting in the room and one of his assistants asked if I would like to share, Dr. Pousti comes in and asked me the same thing. He said, just a couple of women. Um, 6 women came in later..OMG! Don't get me wrong, I love to share with other women about my experience (hence why I am on here). I started thinking about that and MAN I should ask for commission. haha Afterwards I FINALLY had my bandages removed and my first look at my new areola's. Compared to my before pictures, I can't believe how much better they look and only being a couple of weeks out from surgery they didn't look too grotesque. I didn't realize but once they took the bandages off and the air hit my skin I was so sensitive and was in some pain for the rest of the day. I knew that my nerve endings were growing back before but once they took the bandages off..GOODNESS! That night I took 2 percocet which helped. One of the ladies that came in earlier to ask questions wanted to come back to see my areolas after the bandages were removed. She said that they were healing beautifully and she would know because she was a nurse. To my untrained eye they did look good but to hear it from someone who knows what they are talking about felt really good. I learned new exercises to do to help them drop more and am really excited to see how much they will change.
As far as my healing has been going, it's been good and every day I try to push myself a little bit more. I am thoroughly excited to say I am now sleeping on my side and am having much better nights since then. I still get sore when I use my chest muscles or when I work out (still not doing upper body). I have moments where when I stretch or use my chest muscle in a certain way, it's like I feel the implant rubbing up against something...like a gritty sensation. Not sure what that is but at my next appointment I am going to ask. I honestly don't think anything bad is happening but it can't hurt to ask. Also, my areolas have been really sensitive but that is expected and also is getting better. All in all, I am feeling much better and am buying cute tops and getting ready for another night out with my husband :D