415cc OVERS Recovery thread

Hey y’all! It’s so hard to find information about overs so I thought I would share my recovery!

 

STATS: 5’4 around 126-132lbs on any given day. Nurses four babies and had glorious boobs. They deflated to maybe a 34B. Still had quite a bit of tissue, but not pretty. Decided on 415cc Sientra Highly cohesive silicone gels with a mod+ profile. I wish I knew my BWD, but I don’t remember it. 

 

Why I chose overs: Many reasons! First of all, I did TONS of research. Listened to tons of podcasts, all the reading, all the pictures. I thought overs would be good for me because I’m a CrossFit Coach and Box owner by career, have four young children at home, and my husband is gone right now for his job. I was also “boarderline” on a lift. I needed the EASIEST recovery possible. I went to the Consultations. Two agreed overs were best to fill the breast without needing a lift. It would also give me an easier recovery with less concerns about displacement or rupture when I lifted. One would only do unders in every single circumstance, which rubbed me the wrong way. Went with PS #1.

 

Day 1: Terrified of anesthesia. Almost backed out. Couldn’t stop crying. My anesthesiologists and nurses were amazing. Was basically asleep by the time they got me on the delivery bed, and I woke up just feeling a little groggy. The night before and four hours before surgery, they had me take gabapentin and Celebrex along with a patch for nausea. I declined pain meds after waking up and only took tylenol (my PS does not prescribe narcotics but did offer Percocet or Hydracodine (sp?) for a one-time pain control options directly after surgery. I didn’t need it. Had some water and a Diet Coke 😂 once I was fully awake, they wheeled me down to the car, and my sister and I grabbed lunch on the way home. Kept the food down just fine! Surgery was at 9am and took about 2 hours due to the fact that my breasts apparently thought I still needed to nurse and had milk in them despite not having nursed my youngest since Dec.

 

Currently laying in bed because I feel obligated, but I can easily get around with little to no pain. Keeping up with Tylenol and Celebrex during the day, and I’ll take the gabapentin before bed to sleep. Have to sleep sitting up, and I have to wear the surgical bra for a month. I get to see them tomorrow at my check up, and I can shower in 48 hours!

 

I’ll keep you updated. 

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  • Welcome to the overs club! Happy healing girl 🤞❤

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  • Day 2; Still feeling great. I got to see them today! Post-op went well. If anything, I feel TOO good. It’s hard to remember to take it easy. I have to wear my surgical bra 24/7 except for showers the next two weeks, and then at least half the day after two weeks. 

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  • Feeling super restless today! Four days post op. I am used to working out every day. My kids are sick of being inside, and I’m up four pounds 😭😬 I’ve been kind of eating whatever these past few days as my stomach was sick from antibiotics. Time to rein it in! Hoping this week goes by quickly. 

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  • Hi I am very curious how you’re feeling and liking everything at this point because we have nearly the exact same stats and I’m getting overs in 8 weeks.. just can’t decide what size between 400-450. I’m 5’6, 125, deflated C, 3 nursed babies. ☺️

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      • Spduren
      • Mama of Four, CrossFit Coach
      • Spduren
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      shaunacastellanos I feel great and love them so much. Have some residual tenderness, but feeling pretty close to 100%! 

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    • Spduren you look amazing!! My surgery was just moved up to Sept 18th so I have until 9/5 to decide one size. What are you measuring in bras at this point?

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      • Spduren
      • Mama of Four, CrossFit Coach
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      • 1 mth ago
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      shaunacastellanos thank you!! 34E Hahha. But I’ll probably settle around a DD.

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  • Thought I should update! I’m 5 weeks and some change post op. Week three had me feeling low emotionally because I was so sick of not being capable of picking up things and doing my normal routine. It passed, and every week since has gotten better. I still love my results! They are getting softer each day, and I can feel them move more during normal activities. Starting low body slow state cardio week one, body weight lower body weeks 2-3, and I’ve been cleared for “everything” at five weeks. With that said, my everything usually includes heavy weights, pull ups, toes to bar, etc. I’m going to just slowly ease in with light weights and lots of modifications. 

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    • Spduren you look awesome! So happy you are doing well. I’m heading in to surgery in one hour...nervous but very ready to just get it done... will probably bug you for advice post-op!

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      • Elle
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      shaunacastellanos mine is in 11 hours... good luck girl! 😄

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    • Elle how are you doing?? I’m actually a lot more sore than I was anticipating.. mainly my ribs underneath. Kinda like torture to sit up/stand. I’m only taking Tylenol which doesn’t seem to do anything. Also I feel like they are HUGE!!

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      shaunacastellanos thank you for asking! I’m feeling ok. Some burning sensation on the bottom of the breasts. I took one stronger painkiller for the first night but now taking only paracetamol. I was advised not to rise my hands and it has been hard... i have to ask my husband and boys to do stuff for me 🙈 for example washing my hair and  brushing it 😆 my back is sore after laying in the bed... do you have sore back allready?

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    • Elle oh man yes my back is killing me! Sleeping is also awful.. I’m a side sleeper usually.. I’m just ready to be back to normal.

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  • I’m so excited to follow this! I am an active lifter and climber. My first doctor didn’t even give me the option for overs, so here I am two years later getting a revision. I’ll go from unders to overs in one surgery. Hopeful they turn out soft and beautiful like I’ve been hoping! 

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      • Spduren
      • Mama of Four, CrossFit Coach
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      Katie Lynn I cant wait to hear how it goes! 

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  • I just got my overs done today! 💕💃🏼💕

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      • Spduren
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      How do you feel??

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      • Elle
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      Spduren thanks for asking! I’m feeling great. I only took some pain killers during the first week. 

      I have ordered online some new bras from VS but ofcourse I can wear them after a few months... waiting forward to that and my order to arrive! 

      It has been a motional rollercoaster as I can not fit some of my clothes anymore... I need to figure out my new silouet and buy or sew new clothing to fit my figure. Anyone else had this kind of motional rollercoaster? 

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      • Spduren
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      Elle yes! I used to be big on flowy tops. I’ve found fitted works best for me now. Body suits and boyfriend jeans are my go-to!

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  • LOVE. MY. OVERS! And love you sharing! I also hear lots of surgeons refuse overs and it’s like why? There’s no proof it is better/worse it all depends on anatomy and desired look ect! You will love them. They feel amazing too! Get softer and softer while still being firm! 

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      • Spduren
      • Mama of Four, CrossFit Coach
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      Auna Thomas they are super common everywhere else in the world but the US! My surgeon said many surgeons just aren’t familiar with them. Some surgeons just don’t want to learn a different method. I hate that, though! There’s no “better” placement. Every woman should be treated differently instead of surgeons just doing a “one way fits all.”

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