Rapid recovery information

Hi everyone, 

I am scheduled for BA on 9/18.  Surgeon says they do rapid recovery.  Anyone follow this plan and if so how did it work for you? 

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    • B. Kind
    • Pre BA was 34B/36A received Mentor smooth silicone gel 350(L) and 425(R) on 12/19
    • Brenna_KristinLiesma_Ki
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    I wanted rapid recovery also but my PS doesn't do it. She said that as long as we eat healthy and take our meds its about the same. Some swear by the meds they irrigate your pocket with, some don't.  She said lidocaine (the main pain killer) is meant to work deeper in fatty tissues so it's rather pointless to be used for BA. To each their own! Lol. But if mine did it I'd def try it so why not?! Lol. 

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  • I had rapid recovery done and it was amazing!! I went out to lunch and dinner the same day as my surgery, about the third day it was a little tight but as long as I did my stretches I felt good 馃憤 I was laying on my belly the day of, and only took Tylenol for the pain 

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      Shalane Sorensen Shalane Sorensen 

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      Shalane Sorensen I am so glad to hear this!!!  I think I have a high pain threshold but obviously don鈥檛 want to be miserable with pain.  Did you take off work? I work from home and am hoping I am ok to do light work on the computer a day or so after.  

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    • Deedee72  I鈥檓 a stay at home mom to a 1 and 3 year old but I was back to taking care of them the next day I would say that you wouldn鈥檛 have to take off any work but that鈥檚 just from my experience 馃槉

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  • Hi! Not sure if it鈥檚 the same but my surgeon did a 24 hour recovery. I couldn鈥檛 recommend it enough. No pain at all. Just discomfort. No pain meds. Didn鈥檛 have to wear a compression bra. I was able to raise my arms before I left. I drove the very next day. Went to the beach on day 3. Very few restrictions. Highly recommend if you want to be able to get back to your every day life as soon as possible. 

    The only requirements were to do your exercises every day (lift your arms over your head) and to lay on your chest for 15 minutes before bed every night.

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      • Deedee72
      • Deedee72
      • 8 mths ago
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      Jessica Lynn yes that sounds like the same plan.  They say get shower 6 hours after, lay on the breasts 15 minutes a day and arm exercises frequently for days.  You make me feel so encouraged. I am not good at sitting around and have 4 kids so need to be mobile ASAP.  

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    • Deedee72 this is perfect for someone who is not very good at sitting still (that鈥檚 me too).  It was such an incredible experience. I was worried about the down time that was needed for recovery. I went in on a Tuesday and life continued without a hiccup. 

      **This procedure doesn鈥檛 require drains**. This knowledge was huge to me. 

      Hope this helped :)

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      Jessica Lynn Jessica Lynn tomorrow is the big day and I was re-reading this because I鈥檓 so nervous.  How are you doing?  

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      • Elle
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      Deedee72 

      good luck! I鈥檓 also having my surgery tomorrow... so exited! 鈽猴笍

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    • Deedee72 good luck! 

      Im 2.5 months post op and I鈥檓 doing great.  No complaints. My job is physical...I teach dance. I was able to fully go back and teach with in 4 weeks. I also went back to the gym within 4 weeks as well. I just listened to my body and stopped when something felt off. No need to push it when you are still healing. 

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      Elle how are you feeling?

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      • B. Kind
      • Pre BA was 34B/36A received Mentor smooth silicone gel 350(L) and 425(R) on 12/19
      • Brenna_KristinLiesma_Ki
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      Jessica Lynn I knew exercise was involved but from my reading/talking to doc they also put extra meds in the pockets. Can I do the exercises anyway even if my PS wont do rapid recovery?

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    • hey! B. Kind sorry but I鈥檓 not sure what you are asking. 

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      • Elle
      • Elle.1
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      Deedee72  I鈥檓 feeling great. Can鈥檛 believe it鈥檚 allready three weeks since the surgery! How are you feeling? 

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      • B. Kind
      • Pre BA was 34B/36A received Mentor smooth silicone gel 350(L) and 425(R) on 12/19
      • Brenna_KristinLiesma_Ki
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      Jessica Lynn rapid recovery is a mix of special exercises and meds (the PS places a slow acting medication-lidocaine I believe- in the pockets they create). My PS doesn't do this. She says the meds aren't very effective because they are meant for deeper tissues, so they work very little. What I'm wondering is if maybe the exercises alone could achieve the same results, ie; rapid recovery. 

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  • What is the difference between a rapid recovery BA vs. regular BA surgery? What makes it rapid recovery?

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      • Deedee72
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      azn_sensat10n for me I was told that the difference is getting in the shower and starting exercises 6 hours later.  I am only one day post-op but you lay on your breasts for 15 minutes a day and do Em exercises every 30 minutes plus they put some type of numbing stuff in during surgery that is to last a few days 

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    • Deedee72 no I meant surgically. During the actual surgery, what do they do different in 鈥渞apid recovery鈥 cases that they do not do in the regular ba cases?

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      • B. Kind
      • Pre BA was 34B/36A received Mentor smooth silicone gel 350(L) and 425(R) on 12/19
      • Brenna_KristinLiesma_Ki
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      Deedee72 Lidocaine 

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    • copied from my surgeons website this is what he says:

      鈥 Based upon the measurement of breast tissue parameters,
      鈥 A minimally traumatic surgical technique,
      鈥 Almost no blood loss whatsoever,
      鈥 Minimal discomfort after surgery

      https://www.epsteinplasticsurgery.com/blog/breast-augmentation/24-hour-recovery-from-breast-augmentation-how-to-know-you-are-getting-the-real-thing

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  • My PS says this is all a marketing gimmick. He says most surgeons use the same methods now (cauterizing to decrease bleeding,  using the kennel funnel, etc...) and you cannot guarantee recovery time as it varies from patient to patient. 

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      • B. Kind
      • Pre BA was 34B/36A received Mentor smooth silicone gel 350(L) and 425(R) on 12/19
      • Brenna_KristinLiesma_Ki
      • 8 mths ago
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      Confuzzled that's what mine said but everyone that does it swears by it. Some surgeons refuse to even give pain meds and do this instead. 

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      • Deedee72
      • Deedee72
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      B. Kind  I work from home but worked the next day. Other than not lifting I was Right back to normal life and didn鈥檛 need more than Tylenol after the first day so whether it was rapid recovery method or not, I had a smooth experience 

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      • B. Kind
      • Pre BA was 34B/36A received Mentor smooth silicone gel 350(L) and 425(R) on 12/19
      • Brenna_KristinLiesma_Ki
      • 7 mths ago
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      Deedee72 you are very fortunate!

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