theyre so tiny its great!
they’re healing up and I have feeling in my nipples but everything itches lightly but its ok
My scars after a year and a half :)
I hope this picture helps anyone concerned with the surgery. These scars are healing very well from the looks of it.
So I’ve had problems with my breasts since I started high school. I actually used to be as flat as you could be until I hit grade ten and went up three cup sizes . Having large breasts was a huge problem for me, and the back pain was awful. I couldn’t find any relief, and was even prescribed anti-inflammatories. I couldn’t buy anything that wasn’t baggy, and everything just looked gross on my body. Shopping for bras ended with me crying in the changing room from frustration.
My mother is actually the person who suggested a breast reduction to me. She had one about twenty or so years ago because she had breasts like mine, so I guess it ran in the family.
Anyways, my doctor also suggested it to me, so I made the appointment with the surgeon for a consultation in grade 11. It was incredibly awkward to take my shirt off in front of someone, despite her being a plastic surgeon, considering I had what some bra lines considered DD or E cup breasts. (And gravity is NOT friendly to large breasted women.) I was very ashamed of my breasts, and I was even embarrassed to look at myself in a mirror at that point. She talked me through the whole surgery, and told me how I was eligible to get the reduction and everything.
I was VERY skeptical, though. I was worried about the chance of losing feeling, not being able to breastfeed (both of which my mother still was able to do), so I was terrified.
My family and friends were very supportive though, so in the end I agreed to the surgery when they set a date for me one year later (there was a waiting list).
So ONE WEEK after prom, on the 24th, I was taken to a children’s hospital (the surgery was booked before I turned 18, which a few days before prom) for day surgery. I was brought in at around 10:30am for preparation and pre-op. I was given freezing cream for my hands (for the IVs), and I was given a set of hospital pants and two gowns. There was also another girl with me in the waiting room who was waiting to get the same surgery, actually!
Anyways, after a few hours of waiting, I was told what to expect, what my operating room would look like (the hospital is for children, so even though I was 18, they still went through regular procedure to make me comfortable. I have bad anxiety, so this actually helped SO much. Being around children was quite calming as well, actually.)
I was finally called in for my surgery, and my mom was allowed to walk me to the operating room. So many nice volunteers and nurses were helping to keep me calm at that point. I finally had to lie down on the table as they did my IVs and slipped the oxygen mask over my face. I didn’t feel the IVs, but one “popped” at one point, so they had to use my other hand (both ended up bruising, but I felt nothing.)
Anyways, my mom was still holding my hand when they asked me what I was planning for college. I asked when I would be put to sleep, and the nurse simply said “when I put this good medicine in” and coaxed me to talk about my program. I began to tell them that I was going into Animation, and how much I loved drawing. I didn’t realize they’d put the anesthetic in, and I don’t remember fading out or anything. (My mom said I went out with a smile on my face.)
When I finally woke up, it felt like my eyelids were made of lead. And I heard beeping. So I finally opened my eyes and realized I was in the post-op area. Glancing around, I could see all of the children who’d been in the day surgery waiting room with me, and realized it was over.
I proceeded to tug my gown open, and stare at my chest (which was covered in bandages). I quickly realized that I had nothing else on, and covered up.
I don’t know why, but I was suddenly hit by a wave of emotion, and as a nurse came to check on me, I started crying. When she asked how I was feeling, I simply managed to get out “T-They’re gone!” and they all laughed and said “Yes, of course they are!” and laughed more when I asked if I could see my mom. I couldn’t believe it! I could finally see down my bed! It was exciting!
My mother came to see me, and I was still crying (not sure why it affected me so much), and then after she left, my dad came to see me and I was moved to a room to sleep off the anesthetic.
I was taken home shortly after, at 7pm, and recovery was quite simple.
I really didn’t like the antibiotics, though, and they made me nauseous and it was just awful. Anyways! After accidentally overdosing on morphine and nearly fainting in the shower when I finally got to take the bandages off, I felt so.. different. Lighter.
I lost 3 pounds from the surgery, and was lowered to a 36C (a bit bigger than normal, though. The surgeon wanted to keep me “proportionate”.)
It’s been a year and a half since my surgery, and recovery’s been pretty simple, to be honest with you.
Though the stables and glue were a pain in the ass and hurt a lot.
I’ve never been happier with my breasts since I got my reduction, and I’ll suggest it to ANYONE who isn’t comfortable with having large breasts.
A bit of advice, though. If you DO have sharp pains in your nipples even long after your surgery, it is normal. My nerves are still trying to re-attach and go back to “normal” still. My mother said it could be 2-3 years before one feels ordinary again.
Also, I still have my scars, and the skin under my breasts is still bunched together. It irks me sometimes, but recovery can take a long time, so I’m willing to wait.
Otherwise, it’s awesome. I’m very happy with my decision, and I’m thrilled to buy bras at a normal store and get COLOURS! Clothes fit better, there’s no more crying in changing rooms, and I feel fabulous.
It’s a HUGE change, but for the better. I’m super happy that I did it. C:
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Sorry I ramble so much! Anyway, a video concerning breast reduction surgery and any women out there considering one, or who have gotten one.
PS - Sorry, I had no idea the Christmas music would be so loud….. Hope someone replies! Bye ! (:
You should check out some of the posts on my blog here, and feel free to send me an ask! I would love to talk to you about your decision!
Those of you girls who are brave enough to post before and after pictures are seriously helping me so much.
When I look at how much pain I am in, or I just get nervous about the surgery .. I look at these pictures and I feel so much better.
Knowing how much it helps with pain makes me so happy..
Seeing beautiful results makes me happy.
Do you have before and after pics? Let me see in my ask box!
Here is my first video about my breast reduction. Check it out, subscribe , and don’t be afraid to ask questions or request videos!
why is there this pressure for me to explain myself? who i am, what i’ve done, and what i want?
in regards to appearance- i made the decision to get breast reduction surgery. a guy’s response today, “didn’t know people actually did that.” i replied with, “maybe people don’t, but i do.” i’m over people’s reactions. for the first couple months i was really sensitive to people’s reactions to it. but now, i couldn’t give less of a fuck. i’ve never ever liked how i look more than i do at this point in my life. this surgery gave me the confidence i was missing. this surgery took a huge part of who i am away, but it gave me so much more.