I may have had a few extra potholes along the way, but the journey has been good!
I just had a mastoplexy ( had arms done at the same time) on Nov 7th. I also didn't get implants. There has been virtually no pain which my breasts. (The arms did have some pain but minor) Other than the drains and the weird sensation of the chest being swollen, there's nothing special about caring for yourself at home. Had I just done the mastoplexy, my doctor would have allowed me to return to work in 3 days. You will have a lot more mobility after this surgery than you did with your LBL.
I had mastopexy at the same time as I had my arms done.
I went home with one drain in each underarm which were pulled the very next day when I went for a wound check.
really, very little pain from the breasts. I wore the self close bra they gave me around the clock, took it off to shower and changed to a clean one.
I put ABD pads on the incisions, then a soft tshirt and then the bra.
the sorest part for me was on my sides ... I am a side sleeper and that was tender for a few weeks, but not a huge deal.
compared to an LBL, this should be a breeze.
on Nov 6, I had an extended mastopexy, no implants, as well as a abdominiplasty. My breast drains were removed on day 3 post op and breasts required very little attention other than I wore pads between the supplied compression bra and suture line until I had no more oozing (about 2-3 days) and then nothing other than the compression bra 24-7 (still wear). The pain was very minimal.
I am creating my own revolution and PAMdemonium reigns!
SW 270, CW 155, GW 135
1st 5k time 40:34 (Dec 2013)