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What happened the day of my breast augmentation surgery

The big (no pun intended) day of my breast augmentation surgery had finally arrived! I received my appointment time the day before – 5:30 a.m. – and I made sure to tell the Hubster so that he could get plenty of rest because I would be freaking out the entire way over there and wouldn’t be much help.

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I followed the instructions given to me at my breast augmentation pre-op appointment and wore a comfortable pair of bottoms and a pink zippered sweater. I was the first patient of the day and so I went through the paperwork and first part of the process pretty quick. Before I knew it, I was standing in a small office, changed into the gown provided by CosmetiCare and took a pill to help combat any nausea.

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

I went into the operating room, laid down on a narrow bed and waited for the anesthesiologist to come in. Soon after, Dr. Niccole came in to say hi and helped me calm my nerves a bit. I was SUPER nervous about the anesthesia. More than anything, I was freaking out about the possibility of not waking up from the procedure. It may sound crazy and unreasonable, but it was the only thing that I could think of. It was too late to turn back. So I laid down, looked at the lights hanging over my head and next thing I knew, I was in the recovery room.

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

Before I lost complete consciousness, I told the nurses to feel free to grab my phone and snap a couple of pictures so that I could share with you. It was a little eerie to go through my phone later and see these pictures, knowing that it had happened while I was away in la-la-land.

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

I woke up and I literally had no idea where I was. A few moments later, I realized what had happened and just a few minutes after that, I was helped into a wheelchair and into the Hubster’s car. Every bump on the road home was painful. I felt every pebble on the road, every turn and I asked him to get me home as soon as possible because I couldn’t stand the pain.

I was given Tylenol with Codeine to take every four hours for the pain, and Extra Strength Tylenol every two hours after that (if needed), which I did for the first full day. The Hubster and I had both gone over the post-surgery instructions over and over a million times so we knew that I had to be kept elevated, that I probably wouldn’t be hungry and that I might have nausea. I was given a new antibiotic medicine to take because the other one gave me nausea.

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

I asked the Hubster to take this pic so I could document the process. While I may look very serene and calm in the photo, I can tell you that inside I felt like I was suffocating and I could not take deep breaths. I needed a lot of help from the Hubster to do anything. My chest felt like it was being pulled apart and even when I tried to lie down I really couldn’t. I had to have a lot of help (and a lot of pillows). Also, I felt like a T-rex. Yes, the dinosaur. I couldn’t use much of my upper body because of my limited movement. So I had to rely on my leg muscles a lot. If you’re in the process of getting a breast augmentation, I would like to offer you these tips to make your day go a little smoother:

Tips for Day of Breast Augmentation

  • Have water close to you and bendy straws to go with it.
  • Go with desk-type pillows and stack them to help you sit up
  • Sleep well elevated to avoid swelling
  • Have a button shirt available to change into when needed
  • Have your pills readily available in a pill box because opening the pill containers will hurt your chest

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

At the end of the day, I was only too happy to be drugged up for this day and get me on the road to recovery. The following day I would have to go in for my first follow-up appointment. Check back later for that post. Meanwhile, this is a first look at my new breasts PLUS a video that I made the day I got home.

What happened on the day of my breast augmentation surgery - livingmividaloca.com

Watch: Breast augmentation Day 1 update

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Pattie Cordova is the founder and editor of LivingMiVidaLoca.com. She's a Latina lifestyle blogger con dos niños who loves to be out and about. She’s a first-generation Chicana with years of experience in bringing organic exposure to some of the best products on the market. Pattie and her familia, including her hubster of 13 years, live in the LA area and they love to travel.

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