@MissMedic: Hi! I am almost 23 and had a breast reduction 2 days before my 21st birthday. I was falling out of my 32FF, my my spine was bent, pushing my neck foward, constantly it would feel as if someone has stuck a needle in my upper spine and I would get lots of tingling. I couldnt breathe properly whether is was laying on my back or even sitting on the couch, I had to hold them down. It was terrible.
It took a while to get insurance to cover my reduction, I had to go to a chiropractor and have them write my insurance a letter saying that I needed the surgery.
-I am curvy but my breast problem was not totally weight related, when my mom was 21 she was 105lbs and a DD.. So it is definitely genetics
-I was falling out of my 32 FF and requested a D, I walked out of there with a DD, so I definitely wish I said I wanted a C… (I was afraid that a C would be too small,I am still a curvy girl)
– I was definitely concerned about the breast feeding possibly being effected, but my doctor assured me that since they actually don’t dissconnect the nipple, but only “cookie cutter” around it and move it that the chances of not being able to breast feed was small.
-I also considered the lack of sensation but I actually have more sensation than I have ever had! I think it is because my nerves dont have to stretch so far (tmi, but true)
-I looked a lot online about before and after pictures, some looking okay…. there was one picture I remember that I turned to my BF and was like “I want those!” haha My surgeon did a lift and reduction, so they basically removed 4+inches of skin about the nipple and raised it all up and took out fat. I think the “bad” breast reduction pictures didnt include a lift from my educatued guess looking at the result, so I would definitely talk to your surgeon about lifting you up.
This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Recovery was very painful, but after the first week it got so much better! I was back to light work at my job after 2 weeks.
-Oh and they also lipo’s the fat pockets by my armpits, a major plus! 🙂
-They did say i would probably return after I had kids, because the would kinda regrow back after pregnancies, I am prepared and willing to return.
-I would reccoment this 100%, dont hold off till you have kids, it is too painful to have large breast.