I HAVE 2 BALLOONS!!
Bandage Off!! In hospital ward after my breast augmentation. From the pain I'm getting, I was anxiously expecting to see fully BLUE-BLACK boobs, but amusingly nearly no bruises on the outer since Day 1 post-operation. I had chosen the "TEARDROP" shape implant which is similar to natural breasts, instead of the typical "round" shape implant. Ha. Wait! Don't be shock by the big round look in this picture, it is swollen in the inside, once the swelling goes down, it will fall into the implant shape of "teardrop", which is less volume on the upper pole & more fullness on the lower pole. I only put in a 315cc IMPLANT which will be quite similar to my small D before weight-loss of 10kg. Of course me as Ms Greedy would have wanted to go for a GIGANTIC G cup.. Joking!! Anyway what hold me to go "too big" is because fear of the most common breast complication called CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE. Too large implant increases the risk of capsular contracture whereby capsule of inner scar tissue becomes unusually hard & start to contract around the implant. This will cause the breast to turn into overly ROUND & HARD, & in more severe case might even go into misshape. Hollywood celebrity like Victoria Beckham pictured gotten capsular contracture & later opened up about getting her implants removed. Therefore, it’s important to follow its preventative strategies.
I used the lately in favour cohesive silicone-gel breast implant, commonly known as GUMMY BEAR implants. Not because it’s in gummy bear shape. LOL! These implants are designed to hold its shape better than traditional silicone even if implant is cut in half, the form-stable gel within the implant should maintain its shape, similar to what would happen if you CUT a gummy bear in half- hence the nickname. Gummy structure lining keep gel molecules from leaking out which can happen with regular silicone implants. The textured surface of gummy implants makes it more difficult for thick scar tissue to develop about the implant, hence lower risk of capsular contracture.
Everything’s well prepared, ha.. but one thing, well…. I had definitely underestimated was the ‘PAIN’. People have been telling me breast implant is the most painful plastic surgery. I go “Nah!”..
I have high tolerance for pain after having been through 2 car accidents & and several health operations. I thought pain was not something I should be worried about. However, on that day out of the operating theatre, when the general anesthesia was wearing off and I was gaining consciousness …. I was taken aback by the shooting pain… like my breasts were about to EXPLODE. Seriously! Luckily, I was taken to the ward with the care of beneficent nurses. I was so in pain connected to the painkiller drip on one side, while having blood drainage tube on the other side. It’s killer when I need to go PEE, it’s impossible to get up from the lying position by my own. Each time the nurse need to lift me up, it hurt me the most, as the implant will shift downward with sudden force into the wounded stretched muscle.
Bandage and blood drainage was removed a week after the surgery. While my armpit stitches were removed on the 10th day, everything was well. I am glad that I had passed through this torment period & I regained my FULLER BOSOM back. I had quietly tried on my usual low-cut dresses and I love my perfect hour-glass silhouette now. For all these, I’m grateful for to Dr. Kim Byung Gun and Dr. Kum In Seop. I feel blessed to be the ambassador of BK Hospital.