45 Years old size 40 F and seriously thinking about Breast Reduction

  • Burgh Lady
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • 3 years ago

Hi I'am considering Breast Reduction. I'am back and forth on this issue and to tell you the truth after seeing the after pictures with all the stitches and cuts it is very Scary! I developed early in the fourth grade actually one of the first girls, and mine just didn't start out like little buds they were like apples! and I have always been teased about them from everyone! I hate them I would love to wear cute tank tops and i could never wear bikini tops or tube tops (without losing it) and half shirts were just a total no no when i was growing up i would fall out the bottom. I have always had terrible headaches and back aches neck and shoulder pain. Horrible indents on my shoulders.Sexy lingerie forget it i can never wear that! I went for new bras about a month ago i swear i tried on 55 of them and finally i have a size 40F! All I'am is BOOBS! All BOOBS! so sick and tired of them. My hubby has always said get a reduction but i have always said no way i don't want to get cut! I had one surgery for an ectopic pregnatacy and had to have my tube removed. and i was cut in the bikini area and that was unbearable.But now I am seriously thinking of doing this. Any advice on this for me?????????

Comments (6)

I felt the same way as you. I was scared of going under the knife! Now that I have done it, the actually surgery part was easiest part....you are asleep the entire time. I was in pain the first few days, but now that is a distant memory.

I'm seven weeks out and I love my new breast. I was a 40J and now a 42D....different bra brand. I have no more pain and my clothes look great. I had 6lbs of breast tissue removed and I know I look like lost at least 10-15lbs.

I say....find a good plastic surgeon and do it. I have no regrets.
I too have spent a lot of years thinking about this. One thing that I found was there are a lot more women than you would think that have had a reduction. All I did was talk about it with a couple of close friends and they both knew people who had it done, and they knew other people, etc. I have now talked to many women. The thing I find interesting is that they all are very open about discussing it, and many even were willing to show me their "work" I can't imagine being that proud of mine...but hope that I will be once I am a fabulous "C" Good luck with your decision!
Hi Burgh Lady,

I'm 43 and the same size that you are with the same frustrations you have. You're not alone. I have had a few surgeries in my life, so that has helped with the anxiety of having surgery. BUT - I am so fed up living with these, that I KNOW I want to get this done ASAP. Maybe that's what you need to wait for -although it seems to me that you ARE fed up enough. Maybe you should look at more before and after pics. that are after the scars have faded. You may feel better about it. After all - you don't feel anything when it's happening - you're out like a light;) But I understand your apprehension. I made the mistake of watching a breast reduction surgery on cable about 10 years ago and it totally turned me off the surgery for awhile (well that and the fact that I hadn't finished having babies yet;) - Good luck with your decision. I'll let you know when (hopefully) I get approval to schedule mine and fill you in on my recovery.

This is a very personal decision but you will know when you have had enough and want relief. 

What I can tell you is that this is the best thing I have ever done for myself.  Total relief an no regrets at all.  I would do it all over again if necessary. 

Please do not be afraid of the scars.  They heal and fade quickly.  Having the lifted, lighter and perky boobs far out weighs the scars. 

Make sure you have researched and met with several surgeons so that you pick the correct one.  This is the most critical part of this process.  Take your time with this decision.

I have had an amazing transformation and love it!  It is the best feeling ever to be able to sit and not have your breasts hanging to your waist. 

Thanks for taking the time to reply to me.
I still am thinking about this I know it is a big decision.
Wish i knew of some good surgeons in my area.

Glad to be here for you:)

Here is a link to some of the surgeons on the site.  You could start with this and then build on that.


Research is the most critical part of this process so please feel free to ask any questions that come to mind.  I know when I was doing my research I had some serious OCD issues...LOL