6 Month Surgery Update! [NSFW]

Well gang, here we are: 6 months post-op.

Still pale and skinny, still rockin’ crooked nipples.

Physical Update I have regained most of the sensation in my chest, but still lack erotic sensation in my nipples.  This I may regain someday, or I may not, but, for now, I’m just glad to have most of the feeling back.  My right side still has some intermittent aches and pains, mostly due to the drain that was in that side.  When I lay in bed on my left side and my right arm is resting on my right side, it’s quite painful.  Also, when I wake up in the morning, my chest feels tight, around my armpits and above the incision lines, but just moving my arms around a bit dissipates this tension.  Nonetheless, it is tension that was not there before the surgery.  Yoga obviously helps out quite a bit in this area. My nipples are staying, I think, for the long term.  They still expunge a stitch now and then (as do the incision lines), and in those moments I get a bit of blood, but the spot heals up very quickly, like a popped zit.  The nipple color is still a bit splotchy, but they are continuing to heal and settle and I think they will even out over the years.  I seem to have some scar tissue on my left side that pulls the symmetry out of whack a bit, but that is not something I am concerned with. I have regained full range of motion at this point, and this month, have gone back to regular workouts.  Cardio I keep at 20-30 minutes a day, 5-6 days a week, weights I rotate upper and lower body every other day, 5 days a week.  Upper body weights, just this week, are starting to reach and surpass pre-surgery limits.  For example, I’m doing 55 lbs. on the bicep machine, whereas pre-surgery I was only up to 50.  And I am up to 45 lbs. on my pecs, the same as pre-surgery. I’ve stopped wearing the silicone strips, many months ago, basically because I was so over wearing a sports bra.  And while they might have reduced the level of scarring, I am still happy with the results.  I am planning on getting a rather large chest tattoo, say six months or so from now, but the specifics of that are still TBD.  I do lather on a good amount of shea butter at least twice a day, as the scars tend to dry out rather easily, and it keeps loose the skin in my upper chest, which I think also helps with minimizing scar tissue.  No matter the benefit of it otherwise, rubbing lotion on my chest just feels good. Emotional/Psychological Update I love my new chest.  Just love it.  Of course, it will be nice to see some more definition as I continue to work the pecs and in the event that I start T, but even without, I dig it, how it looks and how it feels, both when I touch it and when it is touched by one sweet K. What does hurt is when little miss Violet steps on me when I’m laying down.  She manages every time to find the incision lines and basically gives me an impromptu deep tissue massage.  It is good for breaking up the scar tissue, though. Having a flat chest, has, not surprisingly, but still disappointingly, accentuated my hips.  Before, my tits sort of evened things out.  Now, without more muscle in my upper body, I think my hips appear slightly wider than they are.  This is probably mostly in my head, but when I look in the mirror, I don’t like those proportions.  Continuing the gym routine will undoubtedly move that ratio in the right direction. Overall, I know I have some more healing to do, but I am very happy with my six month progress. Let’s end with some more pics:

Right side profile: teenage boy.

and the left:

Flat-chested never looked better.

Some nipple and incision close-ups:

Right side

and the left:

You can see a bit of that scar tissue swelling on the outer side of the scar here, not a big deal, but something to be aware of if you’re weighing the pros and cons of the surgery.

And one more for the adoring fans:

I’m sorry ladies, I have a girlfriend.

Be nice to yourselves, Your Pal Eli

17 thoughts on “6 Month Surgery Update! [NSFW]

  1. Wow Eli, I’m so proud of you for doing this. Your muscle definition is looking great as well. I’m looking forward to us working out together so you can be even more badass.

  2. Probably something you already know, but…two good exercises for the chest other than the bench press are the butterfly press ( http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/butterfly ) and the front dumbbell raise ( http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/front-dumbbell-raise ).

    This website says do the butterfly press on a machine, but I prefer to do it with dumbbells on an incline bench. The butterfly builds definition in the medial and medial-superior pec. The front dumbbell raise builds definition mostly in the front deltoid, but also the superior pec. Good chest definition comes from big shoulders as much as it does from pecs, just as big arms come more from triceps than from biceps.

    Looking good beefcake!

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