I find waiting times vary. I had 3 lots of lipomodelling over the implant and had to wait 6 months on 2 occasions and the last time was 9 months.Then after the last lot I saw my consultant in August when he agreed to do the lift and reduction and out of the blue had a telephone call asking if I could go in on 13th October. It took 2 years from having the implant As to booking a holiday I have always phoned his sectretary and told her of dates I will be away. He did the nipple reconstruction at the same time. Please don't loose your nerve this is the best bit. I can't explain how wonderful it is to lay in the bath with 2 level boobs and 2 nipples. I have bought some pyjamas from M & S top is a camisole with gentle support it's great to be level again
Hi, I am hoping to have my "good" breast uplifted - my surgeon was very keen to do it. I have been waiting 6 months since last consultation and it has been over a year since I had my left breast reconstructed with silicone implants (still waiting for a nipple !!) so I am desperate to have matching boobs. Can't buy bras with 2 diferent cup sizes. Just wondered if everyone else has had to wait this long. Don't want to pester the surgeon if this is the normal waiting time. Find I can't plan ahead knowing my luck I'll book a holiday and then get an appointment for the same time! The longer it takes the more I'm starting to lose my nerve.
Hi, no it has been amazingly pain free. I was given a strong pain killer before surgery, I only know because I said to the anaesthetist I feel funny and that was why. I was given codeine in hospital and some to bring home which I haven't taken. I live alone and have been able to look after myself. I have been tired and permanently hungry and did feel ill at first if I forced myself to do too much the nurse said let your body tell you and it does by too much I mean picking up leaves after 4 days (well it was sunny thought fresh air would do me good) I have cut my lawn today! I was in hospital one night, they took my drain out as there was nothing in it then it all flew out so I came home with plastic one stuck on which I took off myself after 2 days. The nurse said it is ok to sleep on my side. I was driving within a week, although they do say 3 but I felt ready and had a check up last Wednesday and go back this week for stitches out. It looks really good no droop!! It is still swollen so can't tell how well the nipples line up. I have been told to wear a sports bra all the time they put one on as soon as you come out of theatre. I haven't had any restricted movement and am showering and washing my hair as normal. My breast has the same feeling and the nipple is sensitive but a bit tender still. Good luck hope they look after you as well as St James hospital did me.
How did it go? Was it painful? Do you have any sensitivity left in the nipple and breast?
I would be very grateful if you could give me an idea. I m booked for 5/11.
thank you that is really helpful. Can't get hold of my breast care nurse I know they are busy but she never rings back. When I got the date I realised I knew about the operation but not what it would be like afterwards. I am hoping to be able to drive to make most of my time off. How long were the dressings on? I hate not being able to shower when I know it would make me feel better
Hi Rebeldog - sorry I can't really help but just wanted to say good luck for your surgery next week! I will be going through the same in December or January so I would be really grateful if you could let me know how you get on?
The only piece of info I have to go on regarding time off work is that my surgeon said it might be 3 weeks after the op before I can drive, if that helps you at all?
Hope all goes well x
I have finally got my date 13th October. I am having my natural breast reduced and lifted and nipple reconstruction on the implant. I am wondering what to expect after surgery such as how much will I be able to do and how long I will need to have off work. The secretary says I may be in overnight. I would love to hear from anyone who has had this.