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Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby MourningStar » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:55 am

I am 33 5'3 and currently 190lbs I don't look it......I had my first consultation appointment yesterday.... I am a 38DD and was told that I will be taken down to a 38C I am in the process of losing weight....I am a bit unsure of the things I will need post-op I won't see the doctor again for another 2-3 weeks I have to wait on my insurance....Besides losing weight what else is there I can do to better prepare myself for this life changing decision......I will post pictures of myself after my date has been set for my surgery
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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby boobsr2big » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:01 am

Hi- I was glad to look on here and see someone in the same spot as me right now. I am exactly the same size as you and will be taken down to a C also. I have a reduction and a tummy tuck scheduled June 21st! I'm SO excited! I would say the one thing I heard that you will need to get is a pillow wedge that keeps you reclined and/or a recliner as they will have you lay like this for a few days at least.
On a side note, I was looking at my size C bra's from way back before I was pregnant and OMG they look so tiny in comparison to my size DD's! I was told not to buy any bras for at least 3 months because you will not be your "final size" until the swelling goes down and you are a size again.

Hope this helps...
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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby 80sbutterfly » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:14 pm

Hi, I'm a 34 DD and have been schduled for August 8th! I'm so scared, but excited too! I keep thinking whether or not i'm doing the right thing, thinking about the pain etc....Keep us updated =)
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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby Nat. » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Congratulations to all of you on taking the first steps/scheduling appointments! I had a breast reduction December 20th of 2011, and just had a minor revision surgery two weeks ago today. Choosing to have breast reduction surgery was the single best decision that I have ever made. It's been completely life-changing for me in terms of self-confidence, physical comfort, and a million other things.

I went from a 32DDD to a 32D, and now after this revision I should end up a 32B or C. I wanted really small, firm, perky boobs, and I could them. Could not possibly be happier.

You will want several very supportive sports bras to wear for about a month after surgery (different surgeons have different directions though, so this is just a general rule). I found great ones at Sear's. They actually have a zipper up the front, which was key in the first few days (trying to wrestle something tight over your head is really hard at first when you are sore).

One other tip is to ask your surgeon about liposuction on your sides under your armpits (like where the sides of your bra would go). My doctor did this for free as part of the surgery, but many charge for it. Across the board, EVERYONE I know that has had this surgery wishes that they'd had it done. It improves the look so much more, and makes your clothes fit really smoothly. I'm fairly petite (5'1", and 119 pounds), and I didn't think that I had much to take out there. I was wrong! It really, really helped.

In terms of losing weight beforehand, that's a personal choice. Some people wait, and others go for surgery first. The only downside that I've heard for not losing weight first is that after surgery you'll have nice, firm boobs. If you lose weight later, you can lose some of that firmness (or you may not).

Don't be nervous! You will be sore for a couple of days, but you'll also have good medicine to get you through. Plan on sleeping in a recliner or propped up on the sofa for a few days (because you'll want to be more upright than you can attain in bed, even with a wedge pillow). Make sure that you have good food and drinks already in the house, and that you have someone to take care of you.
You guys will be fine, and you will be so happy to be on the other side!
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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby La3737 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Thanks for the supportive comments. I am 5'8", 150 lbs. I am 55 years old and having BR surgery July 18. I am nervous. I have wanted this for 35 years and finally got insurance approval. I tried to get approval about 15 years ago, but no go.

I will be going from a 34G to a34C. I really appreciate the advise and encouraging words.

I live alone, so no one to stay with me other than the first night. Any suggestions about self care?

Also, I'm concerned about depression after surgery. Being large breasted has been a problem for me since 8th grade. This is really going to effect my identity even though I really want this.
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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby kyra.h » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:36 pm

Hey Zatalia,

I know it is very difficult to go through a procedure so life defining, but I know you are going to get through it and I am sure you are going to love the results! :)

Here are a few items that you will need to make sure the healing process is as quick, easy and painless as possible!

ImageBiodermis/Epi-Derm Ultimate Breast Surgery Scar Reduction & Healing Sheet Kit (w/Anchor & Areola Circle)

This will help reduce the scar size, thickness, height, and color. It is designed specifically for breast reductions and the aftermath :); post-surgery scars, keloids, hypertrophic scars, and other scar types caused by injury. By flattening, softening, smoothing, and blending the scar with the surrounding healthy skin, these silicone sheets helps make the scar far less noticeable. Additionally, these silicone sheets may be used to help in the prevention of hypertrophic and keloid scarring when used on closed scars following surgery.

You may also want to consider anything with bromelain in it, because it helps speed up the recover process, and minimize bruising. All of our clients love it!!

ImageVitaMedica Bromelain (With Quercetin)

Vitamedica Bromelain (with Quercetin) is a natural remedy that helps reduce swelling and leads to faster healing time.In addition to helping reduce swelling, Bromelain can lessen postoperative pain, and help accelerate the overall healing process. This product also includes Quercetin, which which helps enhance the healing effects of Bromelain. Quercetin inhibits the release of histamine and further helps in reducing swelling.

I hope this helps!! Good Luck!!! :D

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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby missy36z » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:57 am

i would suggest you that instead of getting worried, be confident and trust your surgeon and also your decision if you will keep this thing in your mind than it will make troublez for you in future after surgery.
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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby theresathames » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:27 am

don't get scared. you will be very happy after the surgery and i am sure you will :)
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Re: Getting a reduction.......A little scared

Postby Debrahunsaker » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:13 pm

I'm 5f1in and I'm a size 42 I cup and thinking about having a breast reduction and wanted to see what everyone went through and how they recovered from the surgery if any one wants to message me and let me know.
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