(Closed) YAY! I’m getting a breast reduction!

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper

Congratulations!  I haven’t had one, but I know a girl who did and she actually had to have two because they got bigger again.  I hope you have a smooth recovery and a wonderful time shopping for bathing suits soon!

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom had one (she waited until she was done having kids) and, considering I’m already a 36F, I plan to do the same once I have kids.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

@futuremrste:  congratulations!

I had a reduction/lift about 2 years ago – after my wedding.  And I now wish I had it done years sooner – I hate how I look in most of my wedding photos because of my massive cleavage.  I was a 32DDD and now am a C-D depending on the bra.  I almost wish I’d gone a little smaller but it’s sooooo much better than it was – I feel great with NO back pain!  And I can work out with problems now.  I did lose a lot of nipple sensation 🙁 but I figure the trade-off was worth it.

I was terrified going into surgery but my anesthesiologist was fabulous – no side effects from going under and woke up feeling good (not sick or headachy).  And I love my surgeon.  Really no pain afterward at all and I didn’t have to have drains so the recovery was fairly easy.  I started working out with a trainer when I got the ok from the doc to start rebuilding and strengthening my chest muscles.

And I agree with everything pilotsgirls56 said! 

Post # 20
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Helper bee

congrats! i had a friend who got one and it seemed to really lift her spirits. she’s since gotten into a lot more phsyical activity that i think she might have skipped on otherwise. i send you all the happy feelings and hope the surgery and healing goes well.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

So is your fiance already mourning the loss of his “fun bags”? *joking* My coworker had it done. she felt 1000x times better. but she gained weight and they came back. Good luck!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

How exciting!  Good luck and I hope for a speedy recovery!

I’m a 32G and thought about getting a reduction, but I don’t have much back problems, it’s just hard for me to find proper bras, tops, swimsuits, etc.  DH doesn’t want me to get one, though, claims he likes them too much.  But we did agree that after we have kids, we’ll see what they’re like.  I for sure would like to get a lift since they’re already a nuisance, so we’ll see when the time comes if I’ll get them reduced as well.

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

congratulations and good luck!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Have a serious conversation with the surgeon about sutures, and scaring.  When you are extra endowed they seem to think its about boobage reduction and not aesthetics. Im not happy with the size of the stitches.  I really think they could have been smaller, and more sightly  I went from 38JJ to 40DDD  and personally I think she just got tired of sewing, so some of the stitches are much larger than they should be.  so HAVE that conversation.

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

I had a reduction when I was only 16 in 2005. It was a great decision and experience for me. I had back/neck pain so my surgery was covered by insurance. It didn’t help my pain, but I have other health problems that cause my pain. I danced all my life so being able to finally wear costumes without duct tape was awesome.

As soon as I saw myself in the mirror after surgery (clothes on) I smiled, and my feelings have never changed. Never once have I missed them. Seriously, I can’t even think of one time.

The first time I saw them, I thought “omg a third grader cut and pasted me back together” but now, my scars are very faint white. They don’t bother me at all, and truthfully they aren’t that noticeable. Post surgical care is important to reduce scarring, but your surgeon should tell you all that. Don’t let them see the sunlight, ever. Find swimsuits that cover the scars totally.

I have weird sensation in them…hard to explain. Some areas are very sensitive, and others have diminished sensation. But it has not been a problem for me. I am childless, so I won’t now about breastfeeding until I try.

Mine have not grown back. I have read others have that problem, but I haven’t. Actually I may have grown slightly, but I have also gained weight. I still wear the same bra I got right afterwards, so Amy growth is small. They are, however, very perky. I can get away with a camisole or even no bra sometimes.

Overall, I would recommend it all day long. Recovery wasn’t too bad from what I remember. I was dancing about 4 weeks later no problems.

Good luck and feel free to ask any questions you have!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper

Btw, regarding scarring, make sure your surgeon is good and you shouldn’t have a problem. My surgeon was bight recommended and his portfolio was available to view, and all of his patients look great.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Congrats! You’re so brave and I think it’ll be so worth it!

I think I will be following your footsteps eventually. I still have a lot of weight to lose before I take the plunge, but even after losing 45 pounds I haven’t even dropped a cup size (currently 36F!) so I’m not sure where I’ll be at in another 40lbs when I get to my goal weight. I can’t even imagine what they’ll look like when we have kids. Eesh.

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