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    Gastric Sleeve Member Katrina's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Katrina
    Surgery date
    11/04/2014
    Surgeon
    Dr. Borland
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    Default 8 weeks post augmentation/6 months post lift

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    I had my 7 week check up with my doctor last week. He is thrilled with my results. I'm a tad less thrilled, but still happy. My only real complaint is that my implants are too wide. I'm a wide person already, and these things are even wider. It makes me feel linebackerish which isn't a good feeling to have as a woman. There's so much side boob!

    These things are heavy, too! They feel like 10lb boulders sitting on my chest, but in reality they only weigh 2lbs total. They feel much heavier than the huge natural breasts I had 4 years ago when they actually weigh less. It's a strange feeling.

    They have dropped into place and are softening up (jiggling) as they should. They still feel very much like foreign objects. It's only been 8 weeks, so I am hopeful that with time they will begin to feel like part of my body instead of heavy lumps placed on my chest.

    They have this weird tingly numb yet not numb feeling to them. It's hard to explain it. I still have no feeling in my nipples, but am told that can take months to come back.

    I also wasn't aware of how high maintenance fake boobs are. No one told me until after the fact that you have to do a specific massage on them every damn day, twice a day for the rest of forever.

    As of this morning, I am 5'4", 117.2 lbs, and 32DDD (Victoria's Secret). I do need to go get properly sized because my nippy nips like to make an appearance out of my bras. That is WEIRD as I was so used to my nipples being down around my belly button.

    Overall, I think I'm pleased with them. I have mixed feelings. I think for having spent over 10k on them that I just expected to LOVE them so much more.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    13 months: 111
    14 months: 106
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113


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    Gastric Sleeve Member DutchSleeve's Avatar
    Surgery date
    01/03/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Pablo Enriquez Valens
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    Dec 2016
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    Default Re: 8 weeks post augmentation/6 months post lift

    I had no idea those things were so "high maintenance", that really comes as a surprise.
    What exactly is the purpose of those massages?
    Twice a day? Wow...

    Did you ask for a specific size?
    Or was that a joined decision, with you and your surgeon?
    I can see what you mean, with the wide implant.
    Wouldn't it be nice if you could add some more saline (or whatever is in it) on occasions, like with the gastric band?
    And after the "big-boob event" deflate them a little bit again?
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



  4. #3
    Gastric Sleeve Member Katrina's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Katrina
    Surgery date
    11/04/2014
    Surgeon
    Dr. Borland
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Last Activity
    11-15-2018 01:37 PM
    Location
    Mobile, Alabama
    Posts
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    Default Re: 8 weeks post augmentation/6 months post lift

    The massages are to keep them soft and to help prevent capsular contracture. That can happen at any time even years down the road.

    I have Natrelle cohesive silicone gel. I was given three different sizes to try and I picked the smallest one offered to me which was 405 cc. My husband was rooting for the 450's. My doctor said after surgery that he would have chosen 600 for me. WHAT?! That's insane, and I'm glad he didn't put that pressure on me.

    I was encouraged by my doctor to select the cohesive gel over the saline as it feels more natural and it is better for thin people to prevent rippling. I do still have rippling that I can feel on the bottoms and sides. Thankfully you can't see it, but i hate the way it feels to touch. He says it's because I'm so thin. (It blows my mind when he talks about me being so thin. I sure don't feel that way.) Well, if that's the case, why the heck would he have suggested 600? Men are crazy!

    And YES! Wouldn't it be amazing if we could just take our boobs off at bedtime? Not only can I not take my boobs off, but i can't take my bra off either. I'm supposed to wear an underwire 24/7. I hate it! I sometimes find myself waking up at night and stripping it off. In fact, I didn't even attempt to sleep in a bra last night, and I havent put one on yet this morning. I'm a rebel.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    13 months: 111
    14 months: 106
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Carla
    Surgery date
    03/02/2018
    Surgeon
    Professor Bulbuller
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    Default Re: 8 weeks post augmentation/6 months post lift

    Hey Katrina

    You are looking so Good!

    Enjoy your new babies.

    I think you look awesome.
    Good for you.

    I can totally get why you would want your beloved boobs back.

    My client who is a Glamour model said the same thing about nipples pointing out of her bra.

    You look AMAZING!

    Hope you feel more excited about them!
    Take Care, lovely girl!

    Your figure is absolutely fantastic.

    Thanks for the photos. x



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