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Title: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 07, 2006, 10:14:46 AM
it seems this board gets more action than the surgery board where i posted earlier.  I'm 4 weeks post op with lipo only.  Flat as a board but I still have pain behind both nipples.  I used to have pain in the entire breast but now just behind nipples.  It is still very sore to the touch. Has anyone had pain at 4 weeks? What are your thoughts? any input would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: SC GameCOCKS on June 07, 2006, 10:20:25 AM
With lipo you will have pain for quite some time. My first surgery was lipo only and I had pain for atleast 5 weeks
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 07, 2006, 10:23:25 AM
that's reassuring to hear.  I had alot more pain than i thought i would.  It hurt like a mother. I thought it would be over by now since I was told I could work out at 4 weeks.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: SC GameCOCKS on June 07, 2006, 10:41:43 AM
ya lipo hurt like a bitc h
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: nukem2k5 on June 08, 2006, 07:47:03 PM
Yeah the nipple pain takes a long time to go away.  My nipples haven't even regained any real feeling yet and I'm over a year post-op from excision / lipo.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 12, 2006, 07:25:56 AM
it is almost 5 weeks and still painful.  it hurts the entire breast if something just rubs against it.  Sheets or a shirt for instance.  Jump in with opinions.  Seeing the doctor next week

Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: monty on June 12, 2006, 03:08:47 PM
2.5 weeks and and still pretty numb. Can't tell if the surgery or the vest is causing the burning around my chest.but when I take off the vest sometimes I fell some minor pain i guess as a result of a blood rush(look at me Ma I'm a doctor). But right now I'm rock hard and dead numb. Somebody said one year out and still no feeling?
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 13, 2006, 04:21:07 AM
took off the  vest yesterday for good.  It still hurts but not the constant rubbing of the vest.  Hopefully in a few weeks the pain won't be so bad.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 22, 2006, 04:11:47 AM
At six weeks the pain is finally subsided.  It is only sore if I press around the nipple area.  The way it is going, I probably will be pain free in about 2 weeks.  I guess lipo is more painful than excision or I have a low tolerance for pain, or both.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: SC GameCOCKS on June 22, 2006, 10:41:08 AM
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At six weeks the pain is finally subsided.  It is only sore if I press around the nipple area.  The way it is going, I probably will be pain free in about 2 weeks.  I guess lipo is more painful than excision or I have a low tolerance for pain, or both.



lipo sucked
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 23, 2006, 02:02:56 AM
I am sore, but not that mad.  3 days out now.  When do you guys think I will be able to hold my 3 year old son? BTW.. When you first woke up from lipo, did you think you were in the worst pain of your life?  I thought I was going to die.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 23, 2006, 07:57:01 AM
I had local so I was only sleepy.  Since I had tumescent lipo it really didn't hurt until the next day.  You should be able to hold your son as soon as it is comfortable to do so.  I was helping my kids with sport stuff soon afterwards but I only did what felt comfortable.  At six weeks I still am not ready to golf.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 23, 2006, 09:50:12 AM
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I had local so I was only sleepy.  Since I had tumescent lipo it really didn't hurt until the next day.  You should be able to hold your son as soon as it is comfortable to do so.  I was helping my kids with sport stuff soon afterwards but I only did what felt comfortable.  At six weeks I still am not ready to golf.


How was it with local?  My PS told me that it would have been rough on me with just local.  I tried to get himto do twilight and he wouldn't. I had my gut and love handles done too, so that may have added to his reason to put me under.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: who123 on June 24, 2006, 10:49:40 AM
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I am sore, but not that mad.  3 days out now.  When do you guys think I will be able to hold my 3 year old son? BTW.. When you first woke up from lipo, did you think you were in the worst pain of your life?  I thought I was going to die.



When I woke up after my sugery, I felt pain, like a buring sensation. I told my nurse, and she increased my pain killer dose through the IV. After that I was cool, and has been almost 5 weeks post opt.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 24, 2006, 11:31:38 AM
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When I woke up after my sugery, I felt pain, like a buring sensation. I told my nurse, and she increased my pain killer dose through the IV. After that I was cool, and has been almost 5 weeks post opt.

 How are your results? Can you take your shirt off in public? Golf? Workout?
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: hiufung88319 on June 24, 2006, 08:14:25 PM
Wow....lucky my docotor tell me do not do liposuction,it will very pain,and he say he have method to cut the gland and fat out....Now is 9 day post op,the pain is gone,but still can not run fastly,it will pain,but little.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: AUSTIN on June 25, 2006, 09:59:30 AM
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Yeah the nipple pain takes a long time to go away.  My nipples haven't even regained any real feeling yet and I'm over a year post-op from excision / lipo.


Dude, to my understanding, ur nipples are dead after the surgery, isn't that the case people?
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 25, 2006, 10:09:51 AM
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Dude, to my understanding, ur nipples are dead after the surgery, isn't that the case people?



I hope not.  My PS didn't tell me that. I would be surprised, because I have seen people post pics when they are post-op and their nips look hard.  I don't think they get hard is there is no feeling.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: who123 on June 25, 2006, 12:12:28 PM
It’s been 5 weeks now post opt. My left side gland is completely removed. I have no feelings on my left nipple and areola area. As for my right side the PS did not completely remove the breast gland (round lump behind the areola when pressed with my fingers).

The point is my right side has feelings, just like before the sugary. Even before the sugary my PS told me I would lose nipple and areola sensation when the gland is completely removed. I guess he was right only one side...the left side. lol

Hoping to get a revision in 4-6 months, to get the right side done correctly.

As for how I am healing, pretty good. Just a bit sore in the chest area, when touched. The swelling has gone down. No fluid buildup. I wore my compression garment religiously.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 26, 2006, 05:52:37 AM
Jones,

It was fine with local.  I was in that twilight sleep.  It's over 6 weeks and the pain is basically gone except for right behind the nipples. Odd because I only had lipo. Good news is that the feeling in nips is coming back. They aren't as numb as last week and they don't hurt if touched, rather the pain is in the tissue behind them.

As for going without a shirt, I have no problem. I boat a lot, so I was without a shirt quite often in the summer.  If you've seen most boaters they don't have the best bodies, so I sort of fit in.  My problem was that I was embarrassed about having a pretty good body with a fata$$ chest.  Now I am not covering up at all.  In fact I mowed the lawn shirtless the other day and a neighbor told my wife that she couldn't believe that I was still in such good shape while most guys my age have beer guts.  Wish I knew about this surgery 10 years ago.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 26, 2006, 06:09:32 AM
Jack9- So, how long exactly b4 you could take your shirt off?  I am just curious, because I have a few things coming up and I want to set the stage if it looks like I will be still a mutant.

who123-  Can your left nipple still get hard?
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 26, 2006, 06:38:19 AM
Jones, I was black-and-blue for a little over 2 weeks, so I kept my shirt on. 3rd week I had a business trip and darned a bathing suit for a few minutes.  I was concerned about not wearing the under armour and self-conscious about the small scars so I put on a t-shirt and went back to my room.  By 4 1/2 weeks, I was out on the boat without a shirt the whole day.  I must say that the constant up, down, and rocking of the ocean did cause some pain. That's what led me to start this post.  I had been told by the doctor that I would be back lifting weights at 4 weeks, so the level of pain I was feeling had me quite concerned. Thankfully, it has finally subsided.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 26, 2006, 06:42:47 AM
Jones,
tried to drive a few balls this weekend but could only wack a half-bucket.  Had to give the rest to my son.  Maybe next week.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: who123 on June 26, 2006, 02:21:11 PM
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who123-  Can your left nipple still get hard?


Both my nipples get hard. I can't feel my fingers touching my left nipple, but it gets hard(looking in the mirror). The PS said my sensation would resturn in time.  
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 26, 2006, 05:41:26 PM
Jack9-

Thanks, I have to lie my way out of a tee time on the 3rd.  The shirt off is a pretty good guarge for my Vegas trip.  I wasn't planning on going to the pool, but it let's me know I should be cool walking around in a tank top. Thanks.

Who123-

Thanks, I have been asking people that question for a while and for some reason could not get an answer.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 30, 2006, 05:46:45 AM
7 weeks post op.  almost all the pain is gone except for just a little behind nipple.  Chest still looks perfectly flat.  Feeling in nips is back--actually quite erotic last night.  Can finally lift arms all the way up.  Played nine holes yesterday without a hitch.  Lipo scars can still be noticed.  They actually look like mosquito bites or blemishes so who cares. I'm sure they will disappear eventually.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: Lifes2short on June 30, 2006, 08:16:56 AM
Congrats man. I hope mine goes as well as your did.

Chuck
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 30, 2006, 08:48:46 AM
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7 weeks post op.  almost all the pain is gone except for just a little behind nipple.  Chest still looks perfectly flat.  Feeling in nips is back--actually quite erotic last night.  Can finally lift arms all the way up.  Played nine holes yesterday without a hitch.  Lipo scars can still be noticed.  They actually look like mosquito bites or blemishes so who cares. I'm sure they will disappear eventually.


Has your game improved now that you don't have to swing around the boobs:)  I feel so much better now, that I think I could gold Monday.  I am just scared when I get past the 3rd hole I will regret it.  I can lift my arms all the way up, but if I try to really reach for something it is a bit tough.  I had to kill a bug on the ceiling lastnight.  If the thing would have seen me coming, and made a break for it, I would have had a hard time menuvering to cath it.  I just hop  keep improving this much everyday.  
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on June 30, 2006, 09:07:10 AM
Jones, my game still sucks, but I have fun.  you sound like you are progressing faster than I did.  Just don't overdo it.  A week or two more isn't going to hurt your game.  Good luck.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on June 30, 2006, 12:03:35 PM
Good point. I, like most people on this site,  m eager to do things I didn't like to do b4.  I also don't want to miss the things I did already.  But, I would hate to regret something, so I will wait until my PS gives me  the okay.  
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on July 13, 2006, 10:20:07 AM
9 weeks plus post op.  still have a little pain behind nipples when massaging.  Everything looks great.  Just keep in mind that it took about double the time that the ps quoted for my pain to diminish, so if you're still in pain at 4 weeks you aren't alone.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jones357 on July 13, 2006, 11:22:56 AM
I did the eliptical machine on Tuesday, because my first two attempts at the treadmill were painful.  This morning I ran three miles outside.  The first mile was wierd.  I hd a bit of a stinging sensation from the impact.  But if I flexed, or heard my arms against my chest (like a woman who doesn't want her boobs to flop) I was fine.  After the first mile everything fealt normal.  I fealt totally out of shape, but my skin was fine.  I am going to put in a few tomorrow and if all goes well I will build my mileage back up over the next few weeks.  If I swell or wake up sore, I will go back to the eliptical machine for a few weeks.
Title: Re: pain 4 weeks post op
Post by: jack9 on July 14, 2006, 03:50:02 AM
jones,

Running is no problem at this point. I tried lifting but it still hurt my chest. Can do most arm routines but not much back and shoulders yet. Can only do flies on a machine because free weights still hurt.  Sit ups aren't a problem and legs do not bother the chest.