I had some blog posts queued up regarding the official Week Four and Week Five journal entries but failed to get them posted before vacation. In my haste to get SOME kind of an update, I did a general, One Month and Beyond post. Here is an after the fact update. So here are Week Four and Week Five, posted post-datedly to before the One Month post for chronological purposes (I feel like Back to the Future)
It’s officially 4 weeks after the surgery. Things seem to be improving but it’s hard to gauge how quickly. There is still some soreness at some of the lipo sites, mainly the areas on my inside thighs and the “love handle” area.
I picked up some shapewear before last weekend to wear during the day instead of the compression suit. They had said the more I wear the compression suit the quicker the healing and the better the results but the suit itself is so cumbersome (not to mention it makes my breasts look HORRIBLE) I figured this would be comparable. I got the high waist shaper which is shorts up to the ribs. Covers all of the lipo areas perfectly!
There is still some soreness in the breasts, but their size hasn’t seemed to change much in the last week. They are less red, but there still seems to be some splotchy bruising. I’ve noticed the right breast seems slightly smaller than the left breast, but I’m not sure if this is something that will get worse, is permanent, or will resolve itself. It could be that one is swollen more than the other? We’ll have to see next week when I have my one month appointment. They are almost completely soft at this point!
I started using the Progest cream a couple days ago and though it’s hard to tell for sure what the cause is, they DO seem fuller. I’ll start using it mixed with the L’Arginine tonight.
Some of the weight is starting to come off and my boyfriend and I have been hitting the gym and going for walks. The scale hit 134 the other day! I was 137 before the surgery and around 140 after the surgery. My pants are beginning to fit again, but I’ve been wearing a lot of dresses since they are looser around the waist and won’t cut into my stomach and since it’s been so nice and warm in Minnesota!
I’m still struggling with how “big” I still am. Especially trying on dresses I bought before I gained weight for the surgery – one of which I can no longer sit down in…much crying was had.
My measurements before I started gaining weight for the surgery:
- Waist 26 inches
- Hip/butt 35 inches
- Bust 32 inches
Currently my measurements are:
- Waist 27 inches
- Hip/butt 38 inches
- Bust 35 1/2 inches
So the one positive thing is my body looks more BALANCED because of my new bust measurement.
I’ve been back on the MyFitnessPal diet as well as taking vitamins. I’ve also given up drinking coffee daily (for the time being) because it was suggested that this could stunt the “growth” process for the breasts.
Another positive is – I LOVE my breasts! I fill out shirts a lot better now and actually have some cleavage on the v-neck or lower cut tops.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how my body looks in the next month as I continue to eat healthier and work out.
Hormone Cream Enhancement?
I’ve continued to use the hormone cream mixed with L’Arginine tablets. This has been interesting. The powder in the L’Arginine capsules isn’t very fine. The first time I tried mixing it with the Progest cream there were white specks all over. You almost need a mortar and pestle to mash up the powder before you mix it with the cream. I’ve gotten pretty good at applying enough pressure with my hands I can do this, but it’s not quick. As for results? It’s hard to say. They seem to be slightly fuller.
Read the next chapter to my stem cell fat transfer breast augmentation journey: One Month After Surgery And Beyond
Previous Posts on Stem Cell Breast Augmentation:
Week Three After Surgery And Hormone Cream For Extra Enhancement
Week Two After Surgery
Week One After Surgery
My Cosmetic Surgery Journey Begins
If You Could Enhance Your Breast Size Naturally, Would You?