(Closed) Breast Reduction?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know of two people that had it done but they waited until after having kids.  I don’t think it’s recommended if you want to breastfeed since it’s hard to tell how it will affect the ability to breastfeed.

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It’s true, you may lose the ability to breastfeed, although if they aren’t taking all that much and can leave the nipple intact, you should be fine. I waited until after having kids because I wanted to breastfeed. Turned out I couldn’t because my breasts were too large. The baby couldn’t latch on and I needed 6 hands to keep her from suffocating under my breast. I pumped for a month, but had to give it up. Pre-baby I was a 38J, after my breasts became engorged I couldn’t jam them into an L and was basically housebound and braless. I’m an extreme case, obviously, but I wish someone had mentioned this to me. I held off on the reduction for YEARS so I could breastfeed. I’m now scheduled for this summer and I am counting the minutes!

Post # 6
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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.

Post # 7
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5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MissMedic:

Hey, I didn’t see this when it was first posted.  I had mine in 1998 when I was 18 (insurance paid for it and everything). I haven’t had children yet, so I don’t know whether I’ll be able to breastfeed. BUT, I’ve heard that in the last decade+ they’ve refined the techniques a lot so that most women can do so.  Talk to the surgeon, see what they say.

I know I will regret it if I can’t breastfeed. But other than that, I am SO happy I did it. I cannot even tell you. it’s just so great to be proportionate, to be able to buy dresses and bathing suits, and not to have as much back pain.

Post # 8
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh and they took 4lbs off! 

Good luck! If you have any questions feel free to message me!

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