What Happens After Getting a Boob Job?
I had a pretty unusual breast augmentation surgery experience in Korea. Seoul is the Plastic Surgery capital of the world. Leaving Korea without fixing my wonky-ass breasts would have been a mistake. Even though I always prided myself on changing my body for the better naturally, this was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up.
Why Was My Breast Augmentation Surgery Different?
My breast augmentation surgery was unique for a few reasons. Apparently I had something called “tuberous breasts” or “constricted breasts”. As you can see in the above images, I was as flat as a board, but I didn’t realize that the surgery would be any more challenging than normal. My surgeon essentially had to pop my breast tissue out before inserting my 300 cc (left) and 320 cc (right) Motiva teardrop implants. Since I had my appendix removed in 2013, I also had some liposuction and my fat was grafted underneath the breast. I’ve seen other posts about fat grafting in Korea. One woman who was about 5’1″ had 1,600 cc extracted via liposuction. I only had 100 cc removed. The liposuction definitely helped with the area where my appendix had been removed through laparoscopic surgery, but the grafting didn’t really stick. I was back to the gym pretty quickly after surgery, so I worked it off fast. As you can see in the image up top, I was left with some serious bruising!
What Happens After Breast Augmentation Surgery in Seoul, Korea?
Click the play button above to check out my experience coming out of anesthesia at TL Plastic Surgery in Seoul, Korea. Mona and Dean from Seoul Cosmetic Surgery (a medical tourism service designed for foreigners) were there to help me every step of the way. Mona even came with me to stay in my hotel overnight. The first night is definitely the toughest, so it’s awesome to have someone around to help you in and out of bed and with any errands or even bag carrying. Once we got to the hotel things were pretty easy and I was maneuvering pretty well. Once it was time to sleep, however, breathing became tougher, getting comfortable was impossible, and getting up to go to the bathroom was a scene and a half. It definitely didn’t help that I had my period, either! For questions to ask your doctor before surgery, click here.
The Worst Part of Boob Job Recovery
Before surgery I made a promise to myself that I was going to get through the whole process easily and without complaining. I had my surgery Friday October 20th at 12:30 PM, and by Monday October 23rd I was back at work at 9 AM. What was the worst part of my breast implants recovery? The pressure was the worst part of the whole experience! I had a giant soft cast situation around my abdomen I had to keep on for several days after the itty bitty liposuction. I had several balls of rolled up cotton and gauze shoved around my new breasts and a band wrapped around several times to keep it all in place. I also had to wear my compression garment (a bra-like situation which looked like a costume out of some 1970’s bondage porn) for the first 2 months. The first night it was just a bit too much to handle. I couldn’t move properly in the bathroom. I couldn’t naturally pull myself out of bed. Even just breathing was absolutely exhausting. Let’s not talk about how bloated I was after anesthesia…
How Long After a Boob Job Can I…
- Boob Job Recovery Day 2: Went to my first follow up appointment at TL Plastic Surgery. Slept by myself in my own bed. Had a friend over.
- Boob Job Recovery Day 3: Back to work!
- Boob Job Recovery Day 4: Flipped my head over and washed my hair by myself. I removed all the gauze and bandages and actually felt like a human again!
- Boob Job Recovery Day 5: Rocked the compression garment and a loose top. Showered normally. Two very grateful thumbs up!
- Boob Job Recovery Day 11: Went to the gym and walked at 6 km/ hr for 30 minutes. Took it nice and easy and built back up to 5 km in 28 minutes over the next few months.
Are you considering plastic surgery in Korea? Make sure to reach out to the team at Seoul Cosmetic Surgery (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the most transparent Q&A and easiest consultation experience. For more information about getting my breast implants in Seoul, check out the Booby Blog Archives!