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Old 05-25-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy Scary looking boobs

Hi ladies,

I am 5 days post op and yesterday was able to remove my dressings and shower for the first time. I had a full anchor lift and was fully expecting the scars/stiches to look bad but combined with the bruising and swelling they look quite hideous.

I didnt expect beautiful boobs but it was quite shocking just how brutal they looked. I know I need to give it time and they will heal etc but did any of you experience these feelings of "oh my goodness". They look like something from a horror movie. I would post a photo but dont know how (not allowed in the alblums section yet?)

I guess I just need to hear that other lifters felt like this and that it will get better (and maybe how long it will take to be less scary?)

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Hi Karen, sorry I cannot offer any assistance regarding your lift but just wanted to offer some support. I have however experienced the omfg after having dressings removed. It does take your breath away at the time but hoping you heal quickly and you start to love your results. Big hugs xx
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Thanks Bebby. I swear they are scary as anything right now. The suture line is puckered and they are a scary shape under the nipples. My nipples are numb (which both me and my other half are hoping is temporary) and I just want to fast forward a few weeks. I REALLY appreciate the support. It's nice to talk to other women who have had their boobs done x
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Thats okay ~ the numbing was also a concern for me but it is normal and imo moreso with a lift aswell. You will be looking hot in no time... Take progress pics for your own piece of mind... X
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Hi Thanks for the reply.

He said to use the betadine and dressings for the next 10 days and then switch to bio oil. I have done some reading and have ordered some kelocote as my tummy tuck scar is 6 months old and still bright red so the bio oil isnt really doing much for me.

Do you know of anything better?

I really hate that I have gained 4lbs too - I know thats so dumb because I am swollen and of course the implants weigh but I am kind of a slave to the scale and it's made me feel a bit rubbish. Usually when I feel like this I go for a run ... that isnt happening for a few weeks either

OK, I will stop moaning now lol
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Thank you so much for your support - it means a LOT!! I will google the mederma to see if I can get it here in England.

I have had four kids (I am 41) and when I would lay down my "boobs" (cant really call them boobs) would go flat, sag to the side and my nipples were just baggy. I felt so self conscious of them. It didnt matter how much my other half would tell me he loved them and that he thought I was beautiful I felt gross. Everytime a woman with big, firm (or even just average sized) boobs walked by or was in the TV I would be looking at him out of the corner of my eye to see if he was looking and wondering if he secretly wished that was me. He probably wasnt but I sure as heck was and I always felt awful about myself.

Even now, with my black, blue and yellow swollen boobs that have scary (very scary) stitches I already cant stop looking at them. They are in a great position (not too high) and the skin feels so tight and YOUNG lol

I am feeling a bit more positive right now - definitley as a result of reading through this forum all day long - lots of encouragement and lovely people on here and I am so glad I found it

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I am having a lift in a few months so please keep me updated on how you heal x
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Hi

Thanks for your message I am still very sore today but to be honest I think the most frustrating part is that I cant do my dressings myself so I have to wait for my other half to come home from work to shower etc (daytime TV is getting a little dull too lol)

On a postivie note, my father bought me a beautiful (expensive) halter neck dress that I never wore because it is low cut and no way could you wear a bra with it and my deflated boobs before looked awful in it. I just tried it on (even with my bandaged boobies) and it was like "hellllllllooooooo girls" hahaha



Very excited for when they drop and fluff - they can only get better.

Keep me posted on when your lift is etc and I will support you all the way - you will need people who have been there - this site is awesome!

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Thanks Daddy!

Thank you, I will do!
I am having my lift and a tummy tuck all at once, so I am sure I am going to need lots of support
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I had a tummy tuck 6 months ago and it was a rough ride too but so totally worth it. I will be here for you all the way.
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Congratulations! You are past the physically rough part, now you just have to get through the emotionally tough waiting part. I was so gorssed out when I first took of my bandages that I wanted to cry and I HATED looking at them in the mirror that I would just stare in disgust, but now I look at them with wonder because they have changed so much and they are looking so much better.

All my puckering has gone down, the scars are smothing themselves out and my breasts are dropping. Do noe give up hope, it does get better and sooner than you think. Good luck and enjoy the journey!
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Mine are pretty scary looking too! Swollen, bruised and I still have the steri strips! And I still have marker all over me! But it hurts to rub it off! Ahh! But even though they are scary, I love them!!
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Hi Karen, I would love to know how you are comig on, I guess it's been almost 2 weeks now?
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Hi ladies,

I am 5 days post op and yesterday was able to remove my dressings and shower for the first time. I had a full anchor lift and was fully expecting the scars/stiches to look bad but combined with the bruising and swelling they look quite hideous.

I didnt expect beautiful boobs but it was quite shocking just how brutal they looked. I know I need to give it time and they will heal etc but did any of you experience these feelings of "oh my goodness". They look like something from a horror movie. I would post a photo but dont know how (not allowed in the alblums section yet?)

I guess I just need to hear that other lifters felt like this and that it will get better (and maybe how long it will take to be less scary?)

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it will definetly get better girl..i gave it almost a year and my scars went away. they were scary at first, but I knew that all would be ok. Just use Mederma and any other scar treatment of your choice, and you should be on the right path...Good Luck my friend!!
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Thanks ladies

They are definitely improved LOTS. I will be taking more pics on Friday as that will mark 3 weeks post op. I will be doing it weekly so that I can track progress.

Yesterday for the 1st time I looked at my boobs and I could see how they are going to look (hopefully) and I could see light at the end of the tunnel. The bruising is almost gone and the puckering is getting less. My PS said 6 weeks for this. I am *trying* to be patient.

@bossyamber - how soon can I start the mederma? I have kelo-cote for my TT scar but I am thinking of switching to the mederma for this too.
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It's been 8 months since my lift. My scars are still healing. It takes a while for everything to heal but it is so worth it. I do not have any regrets. The first month was the hardest and your boobs will start looking better. Hang in there! Message me if you want to see pics. I haven't updated in a while for you to see how much better my boobs look like now.
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