Post # 32
I had no idea so much was involved in getting a reduction. Im glad you are ok and didnt have any complications.
Post # 33
They remove skin from the bottom of the breast when reducing so that should help with the sagging (my mom had it done when I was a teen).
OP, I’m so glad to know that you are doing well in recovery!
Post # 34
I have thought so often about getting breast reduction, but I will wait until after I have kids… wouldn’t want to undo it!
Post # 35
Glad you are feeling well ! I don’t remember much after the surgery, except the shaking. DH says I begged him to bring me chicken mcnuggets, lol. It’s all kind of a haze. The worst part for me was the drains. I had them for almost a week and they were awful, I always felt like they were going ot fall out. My sister had a BR this past December and she got them out the next day, lucky her! Hope you get them out quickly, too.
It’s been almost 3 years since I had it done, and I still can’t get over how small and perky they are! 🙂 The scars have faded almost entirely, too. Best decision of my life!
Post # 36
There isn’t always that much involved in a reduction. I just figured if I’m going under, I may as well get the whole thing done. The surgeon said that the extra tissue that got smushed where it didn’t belong ‘might’ go back to normal, but probably not. So I figured I may as well get the whole thing done.
I contemplated waiting too, but over the past year my back pain and headaches have gotten REALLY bad. I started getting severe migrainse several times a month, severe to the point where I was incoherent. Fiance and I talked about it and waiting for kids just didn’t seem worth it. We’re not 100% sure we’ll have kids, and even if we decide we WANT kids, there’s no guarantee I’ll be able to get pregnant. So I just decided to get it done. Hopefully going down to a C will give me at least a little wiggle room in case we do have kids.
My drains actually didn’t give me much trouble at all. I was able to go home the same day as my surgery, but had to go back the next day to have the drains checked and my dressing changed. Since there was pretty much no fluid in my drains overnight I got to have them taken out. To be honest, I didn’t really notice them at all! I was pretty coherent after the surgery, and remember everything. My shakes were pretty bad. After I stopped shaking I got to sit in a recliner for about 2 hours waiting to ‘recover’ enough for my fiance to take me home. It was pretty boring. I wish I had brought a book or something with me!
Post # 37
i have 3 friends that had to get reductions 3 times because their boobs grew back after every time. now they all have big boobs again, opting not to have surgery done again. Weird.
I’m glad all worked out for you
Post # 38
Meant to mention too, If you should be a 36I but are buying 38H, you should consider getting your bras altered. The cup would technically be the same size, just the band would be the wrong size, and that can be easily fixed. And the band is the most important part of the bra, that’s really where all your support should be coming from, not from the bra straps. You could even do it at home if you have any sewing skills. You just need to carefully rip the stitching out of the flannel where the hooks and eyes are, cut a little bit off the edge of each band and then sew the flannel back on! I’ve had to do it a few times when I couldn’t find any bras in a 32 and had to go with a 34.
I finally got to shower today. The nurse told me to try either yesterday or today to shower. Fiance helped me yesterday but before we even got into the shower I was already feeling like I was going to pass out and ended up throwing up. So we decided to scrap showering and save it for today. This morning I woke up, took my pain meds and some gravol, then after about 1/2 hour, once the drugs had a chance to kick in, Fiance helped me shower. I felt a little faint when the dressings came off my nipples, but I didn’t throw up at least!
Today is actually almost more uncomfortable than the day of surgery because I am VERY itchy, and starting to feel almost like stabbing pain where I’m healing, but more like someone is stabbing me with electrodes. The surgeon said I’d probably feel that, it’s just the nerves healing and what not. But it sucks!!!
Post # 39
Really glad it all went well for you! I had mine done when I was 17, and it was the best thing I have EVER done.
Just don’t pick off the scabs like I did! (Darn it if I can’t bloody resist a good scab though…)
Post # 40
That’s great advice, thank you! I’ve never considered the possibility before. Take it easy, I hope your recovery goes smoothly!
Post # 41
I had a breast reduction/lift about 2 1/2 years ago. Best decision ever – wish I had done it years before. I went from a 32DDD to a 32D-DD (depending on the bra). Kinda wish I had gone smaller. I was really, really worried coming out from anesthesia but my anesthesiologist was the BEST ever. No problems at all. I was off work for about a week. Scares are still there but are fading over time. They will never be completely invisible but the trade-off is totally worth so I can work out now without any back problems.
Post # 42
How exciting!!!! 25 days to mine! it seems ages away! I cannot wait to be rid of this pain (going from 32h to 32 c/d) xx