Considering breast reduction surgery

posted 6 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2021 - Glacier National Park-Montana

I know several people who had it, including my sister and all said it was the best thing ever.  Do your research on a reputable surgeon.    I was going to do it but it never worked out.  I’m happy with my DDD now :-). 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I really want to get it done, but I’m waiting to get down to a goal weight first. I’m lucky in that I don’t really have any issues with them visually, but they are really large and it’s SO much weight to carry around. My bras are a bit small at DDD so I think I’m probably a G cup and it’s murder on my back and shoulders. It’s hard to find anything to wear and things that fit my chest basically look like a sack on me and I look bigger than I am. 

I have known some people to get it done and they LOVED it. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

After the epidemic, talk to two plastic surgeons in different practices. If they disagree sharply, talk to a third surgeon. Don’t try to save money by going with someone less reputable. The process is not going to be fun, but the results could be a great relief.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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bluejaybride :  I had a breast augmentation a year ago and it was a great decision. I had gained and lost a lot of weight rapidly around age 18-20 from my antidepressant. I want from B/C to DOuble D and then down to B. This left me deflated and I would stress about it all the time, always thinking about it… age 29, I did my homework (well), asked questions, went to consults, found the perfect plastic surgeon, and am grateful that I am not thinking about it every day still.

I know it’s the opposite procedure, but it seems it’s for similar reasons and it sounds like you think about it A LOT. It will 100% be worth it, just find a plastic surgeon whose work you really respect. Also, don’t even think about cutting corners with cost. My plastic surgeon was actually cheaper than most others I tAlked to (I think a location thing), but I would’ve still gone there if he was more expensive. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Hi, I haven’t had a breast reduction but I am no stranger to plastic surgery. I have 3 friends who have had a breast reduction and they are all thrilled with their results and haven’t ever regretted it. If you are looking to lose weight they recommend you do that before you have this procedure, just something to keep in mind.

Always a good idea to meet with more than one surgeon and real self is a great resource for pictures and reviews. 

good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

It’s really normal for one breast to be larger than the other.  I doubt most women’s nipples line up perfectly.  Unless the difference is really dramatic, I wouldn’t worry about that part.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I really really want this too. You might even be able to get it covered by insurance. Start documenting the back pain and go see your doctor for it…probably not now but later. But you’re gonna need to document it. Back pain is a legit concern.  And pay attention to your neck and upper shoulder area. I noticed that I have a ton of pain there. And I’m realizing now it’s  my damn boobs. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

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sharkey38 :  What do you do to help the back pain and strain? 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m 32DDD and have been since I was 18. Developing them later in life isn’t why they would be “saggy”. I’ve been this size for 5 years now and mine aren’t as perky as I’d like either. I think it’s just part of having large breasts and a small frame unfortunately. Best of luck to you bee. I may get a reduction after I have all of my children and finish breast feeding later on in life. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

A good friend of mine was in a similar position. She waited a few months to be certain that is was what she wanted and then got pregnant during that time.

While breast feeding and the subsequent change in her boobs she was 1,000% happier that they then went with the reconstructive surgery after she’d had her kid and settled into her mom body. 

You should definitely feel good in your own skin, I only mention that motherhood can completely change how you feel and you may want to think of the different stages your body will go through as well. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

Best decision I’ve ever made! I just had my surgery late January, so I’m still technically in the healing process. I started out as a 36DDD and I believe I’m somewhere around a 36C now… still “dropping and fluffing” so I won’t know a true size for another couple months. Anywho, I had a breast reduction, lift and implant. My goal was to be smaller, but also perky! I could have achieved this with just the reduction and lift, but I also didn’t want to be pissed in 10 years that once again my boobs were saggy SO I opted for an implant as well. My surgeon ended up giving me the smallest silcone implant available. In my opinion, it’s helped with shape and of course “staying power” lol. They look so natural, they feel natural (I went with the “gummy bear” implants) and the scarring isn’t terrible! Hallelujah! I will be honest, because I did all three procedures my scarring is the probably the most you can have. I got the lollipop anchor incision. So, around my nipple and down (like a lollipop) and then fully underneath my breast at the fold. I have been using silicone tape to help with the color and size (so far I do think they’re working, but it’s way too early to know what the final results will be). That being said, recovery was sore for sure! My future mother-in-law had implants about 2 weeks before I had my surgery and she was almost completely normal it seemed… my recovery on the other hand, while definitely manageable, was more extensive. I only missed 2 days of work (the day of surgery was on a Thursday so I had the weekend to recover) and when I did go back to work on that Monday, I was sore and would be out of breath quickly. Those symptoms subsided over time and in about a week I was able to be somewhat normal lol. BEST DECISION EVER! I am SO excited to shop for swimsuits this year!!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

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greeneyedbride123 :  I had exactly the same thing done – reduction, lift and implant. I really wish that I had done it years sooner. I was having so many back issues – I was a solid 32DDD+. I too have the lollipop scars but it has been 10 years now and you can barely notice them and only if you are really looking for them. I will say that I have noticed a difference in nipple sensitivity (less now) which is ok because they were overly so before my surgery. 

I can’t encourage OP enough to consult with different surgeons and talk through ALL of your fears, expectations, etc. so that you end up with the right surgeon and the result you are seeking. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I agree with greeneyedbride123…..BEST decision I ever made. I had my breast reduction surgery done right after I weaned my son, and have never looked back. 

I will say that the recovery was a bit slower than I was lead to believe, meaning it was difficult to lift my toddler for about a month. But it’s been years now and I’m still happy I did it.

I’m more comfortable, clothes fit better, and I became quite a bit more active when I didn’t have the weight of my very large breasts (44E) to drag me down. 

 

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