Possible full nipple graft

  • Mmmr
  • 1 year ago

Hi everyone, I've had back pain for years and years that I kept under control with Ibuprofen.  Then last spring I started having sort of a constant stomach ache/heart burn/gurgle thing going on.  I went to the my primary dr. who said it sounded like a Peptic ulcer.  She tested me for H. Pilori which was negative, so we narrowed it down to years and years of Ibuprofen use.  So, I quit taking Ibuprofen, started taking a prescription tummy medicine and the stomach issue is 99% gone--only acts up when I eat greasy food--I felt that McDonald's cheeseburger & fries for a couple hours the other day.  However, that left me with back, neck, shoulder and upper arm pain that Tylenol doesn't really help.  So, I thought it was time to check into what I knew I ultimately needed, a br. I had a consult with a ps last Thursday.  He said I'm a good candidate for a br and would need a fng for best result.  This is due to n2n measurements of 40 & 52, lots of sag and my request to be a c cup.  He said for insurance to cover my surgery, he'd need to take out 500 grams, and he says he'll be taking out 3 times that to get where I'd like to be.  I suspected that's what would be the best bet for me before the consult, but was hoping! that maybe I'd luck out and not need it.  I'm 5'3'' and about 165 pounds.  My bra band size is 36, who knows what cup size, I've never found one that fits right,so I just sort of wing it. However,  I measured the other day using the link I found here where I leaned over and measured and the measurement  around was 49 inches, which would be a K.   I'd love anyone's thoughts.

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I just had my surgery on 4/1 and had to get a free nipple graft. I thought I wore a 42DDD but when my PS measured me she said I was 42J!! She said I would need a free nipple graft for sure. I looked at my incisions when the nurse came in to check me after surgery and got a brief look at my nipples. there is a round shaped gauze they is attached with stitches. They also told me that when I use ice packs, to keep them off of the nipple so it would stop the blood flow to the nipple. Ice slows down blood flow. I know a lot of people said I would lose all nipple sensation but I don't think that's true because I keep getting little twinges in my nipples and when I move around they hurt so, I can feel something. You will be fine as long as you follow your PS instructions to the letter. I am so glad to be getting rid of the constant stream of Ibuprofen 800 on a daily basis for the past 10 years, the constant taking of muscle relaxers too. It was messing up my stomach something terrible. Tylenol would do absolutely nothing for me. I hope your surgery goes well. Since I know you are getting a FNG, I will keep you updated on my nipple progress.
Sounds like you live in constant chronic pain too. Time to be pain free:)
Let the church say amen girl!!!