Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Plastic Surgery!

Hey everyone, hope youre all keeping well! As many of you know, its just over a year now since I had my mastectomy and reconstruction done in St Vincents hospital.  I went to see my doctor/surgeon during the summer and she said that she would refer me to a plastic surgeon as my reconstructed boob is slightly 'square' shaped and while it doesnt bother me enormously obviously I would like to be able to wear vest tops and swimsuits or bikinis (if I win the lotto and have the money to go on holiday) and with any luck I will be around for at least another thirty years so I would like my boobs to have a nice shape! I seen the plastic surgeon in November and he said that he would be able to take some of the tissue out and give me a rounder shape. That's the first step in my plastic surgery, which will be taking place in 2 weeks time on Jan 27th. Its only a day operation so hopefully my recovery won't be too long! The only part I'm worried about is lifting Ryan and managing the buggy up and down the steps at home!
After the swelling etc has gone down I will be having another operation in which they will be giving me a new nipple! At the minute I have a patch of skin which was taken from my back where my nipple used to be.  To be honest I never really notice that I'm missing one!  After that operation I will have some surgery on my other boob (my good one!) as at the minute I have one hard one and one soft one so I will be getting an implant in my left boob to match them up! They're also slightly different sizes at the minute so I've opted to go for the bigger size of my reconstructed boob instead of my smaller real one so I can look forward to some bra shopping! Its going to be a busy few months for me surgery-wise and although I'm super nervous I'm also looking forward to getting my body back to the way it used to be! I suppose I'm getting the boob job I always talked about!
I know I should be really just thankful that I'm alive and here but I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to be happy with how your body looks! I wonder if they would do a bit of lip on my mummy tummy while I'm knocked out? Hmmmmmm..........
Once again, thanks for reading!

11 comments:

  1. On the subject of beauty, today I read a fairly recent article on cosmetic surgery (http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=WIV68S9CG2E&preview=article&linkid=970128b3-c8a3-4faa-a61f-4629c4472008&pdaffid=ZVFwBG5jk4Kvl9OaBJc5%2bg%3d%3d) which highlights in graphic detail the perils of such body alterations. Anyway, I found it an engrossing read, and thought you might appreciate a peak too. Cheers!

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  2. My had breast cancer also, then had reconstructive surgery and a new nipple.
    She very recently had corrective surgery too!
    Hope it all goes smooth for you xxx

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  3. Best of luck with the ops. I really admire your no nonsense/ getting on with it attitude. Great read

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  4. hurray! Lucky girl, I hope the operation goes well, and you come out of it exactly the way you want to.

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  5. Thanks everyone! I'm really happy with how the operation went and looking forward to the next stage now!

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  6. I salute you for fighting breast cancer and continuing your normal life. I'm sure the operation turned out just fine as expected. Anyway, when will be the next stage? Stay beautiful, with or without make-up!

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  7. I agree. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to feel good and beautiful. Breast augmentation is proven to increase the level of confidence of women and improve their social life. I do hope the operation goes well. Good luck!

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  8. You’re beautiful, Jacinta. No doubt about it. And yes, you deserve to feel like one in every way. With regards to your breast augmentation, now that you’ll go through one, there’s nothing wrong in trying to make it look perfect as possible. That’s an opportunity. Keep on inspiring people with your journey, you have proven to be a strong woman through everything. Good luck! ;)

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  9. Definitely! There’s nothing wrong with being happy as long as you are happy. Going through breast augmentation would definitely boost your confidence and self-esteem. Besides, at the end of the day, you are the only one who will truly appreciate yourself. By the way, I commend you for fighting breast cancer! Keep it up!

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  10. So how are you now Jacinta? Are you feeling okay? Did the procedure go well? I sure hope it did. I hope your breasts are finally on their best condition. Anyway, there are still a lot to be thankful for, so be happy. You still look beautiful and you will always be. Stay healthy!

    Jacinto Hukle

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  11. There’s absolutely no wrong about being conscious with your body, as we’re all a little mindful of other people’s opinion on how we look. A perfect candidate for the procedure has the right mind set and the right reasons – and I guess you have both! Kudos, Jacinta! =)

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