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How painful is it??

How painful is it??

Postby dawngrl » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:08 am

Fixing to get a breast reduction-lift. I am a size 44DD. I've had so much back pain I don't care how small I am when I come out of there. I'm just wondering about the pain. Was it really bad and how long did it last ? Thanks :shock:
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Re: How painful is it??

Postby lookyourbest » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:12 pm

I've heard most patients are “laid up” for a few days and return to light activities within 7 to 10 days. Heavy lifting should be delayed for 4 to 6 weeks.
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Re: How painful is it??

Postby prodgirl » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:54 pm

I went from a 36dd to a 36c on one sde and a 36d on the other, then another reduction to a full 36c. I wanted my dr to take me to a 36b for the first reduction/lift, but he did not think I'd be happy. So, if you want to go much smaller, put your foot down!! I wish I had.

My first surgery was in July 3rd, in Vegas. It was hot!
My recovery sucked!! It was hot, I was miserable, you have all the gauze and wrap and it just adds to the misery of hot weather. I had allergic reactions to the sutures, developed an abscess under one of the sutures, had to have it drained twice. I was in bed with ice packs for a 2-3 weeks? Finally went back to work one month later, (I freelance and have long days and somewhat labor intensive). I was still not ready to return to my work, but had to because of contractual obligations. I want to say it was a good 3-4 months to be 100% recovered.

After all the healing, I ended up a full C on one side and full D on the other. It does happen. So find a dr who will guarantee his results, or perform a modification at no cost like mine did.

My second surgery was in March, (same dr), it was much better recovery with the cooler weather. Dr used a different suture and I still had allergic reaction.

They recommend staying AHEAD of your pain and take pain meds when you should and not wait for the pain to set in. This also helps heal because you are not stressing about pain. And unless you enjoy running an air conditioner at low temps, (I hate AC), or if you live in a cool climate, I'd think about the time of year.

If you are doing a lift and reduction, be prepared for scars. I have them around my nipple, down to the crease, and then about half the circle of under my breast.

I don't care about my scars, they are worth having the reduction/lift. If the recovery and my allergic reactions weren't so bad, I'd absolutely go in to be a B cup!
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