Is it me or does it seem like PS never wanna give reductions down to Bcups?

  • HappilyMarried34
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  • 1 year ago

I read story after story of women who want to be a Bcup, and no matter what their size small frame or large, it seems like Plastic Surgeons never want to take a women down to a Bcup. Its either bloodflow issues or you have wide ribs, or they would be out of proportion to your body. Arnt large breast out of proportion to my body? Dont most women have Bcups naturally? Are their breast out of proportioned? I think Bcups look great, I wish I could have Bcups. Im 34DDD/F cups, and thats way out of proportioned. My sister has Bcups and she dosnt look out of proportioned. Im worried that after speaking to my PS he's gonna sugest I have C/D cups, and thats way to big to me. Ive been reading hundreds of storys of women who started out with DDD's and their PS didnt take out enough grams and they were still to big. I really dont want that to happen to me. I would be ok with B/C's but I never want to be a D ever again! I hate being big! Im 5'4 and 135lbs with a small frame and all I want is to have small boobies, no more D's.

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I hope you get to be the size you want, after your surgery 23lizzie. That part about your bottom was funny :) I'm going for my first consultation with my PS in August. I'm not sure what he's going to say about my bottom, lol. I hope he can make mine as small as possible.
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I, too, had a PS state she thought my frame (5'7") is suited for bigger (Ds; I'd like Cs). I'm 3months post-op today, and I think I'm a 36D right now (yet very perky yet = was a 34G/H). If I'm even a bit concerned in July (the next time I see my PS), I'll talk with her about it. I recall asking her, post-op Day 1?, if I'd be a 34 or 36C & she said yes. So, I'm still swollen around... I think I need to be patient! :o)
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Be specific with your PS about what you want. Sometimes they can't make you that small without risk to blood flow and shape. If you have a free nipple graft they can go as small as you want but if they are using pedicle technique there are more restrictions. If they go too small there is more of a risk of necrosis or unflattering shape. I was a G but could only be D (wanted to be a C) because of my shape, the way I was built, and the fact that I didn't want a nipple graft because I didn't want to the risk of loss of sensation. I wish I was smaller but I am 100% happy to be 2lbs smaller. Good luck.
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Hi HappilyMarried, I am 5'1" and 110lbs. I've gone from a 30E/32DD to a 32B/sometimes small C depending on the manufacturer. I'm sure you'll be able to find a surgeon who will be able to take you to a small size. As Birch said, so much depends on blood supply and your tissue that no surgeon will ever make a guarantee before the surgery. Also cup sizes are not definitive and vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The most we can ever really do is give the surgeon our brief and, so long as we have confidence in our chosen PS, know that they will do everything they can to accomplish our goal. Good luck :)
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HappillyMarried, ^ this, what Top Heavy said, is almost word for word what my PS explained to me during my initial consultation with him. Very true! :)
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I think you have to make it very clear that is what you want, and since you are small/petite, your surgeon should not have an issue. I asked for a B cup in the preliminary interview and when he questioned me, I told the PS that I was afraid to say C because I wanted him to err on the small side, I did not want to go through all of this trauma and still be heavy breasted. I am an average size woman, slightly athletic build with broad shoulders and gain all my weight in my belly. We "agreed" on SMALL C prior to surgery and that's what I am... but in the past 3 weeks my boobs seem to have grown/settled into to a regular C (I have not gained weight). I had over 3 pounds total removed during surgery and my shoulders feel much better, I love my new bras and I love not having to powder my breasts to kingdom come every day & night. Stay firm in your request for smaller than D and good luck!
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Thankyou Patsfan1231, Im going to tell my PS I wanna be as small as possible, and as close to a Bcup look as possible, and to err on the small side too. And if I end up a C thats not too bad. Im just gonna tell him a C/D is too big, and I never wanna be big ever again after surgery. I want atractive healthy breast, but I also want them to be small, so I know I may not get everything I want out of this, but Im hoping to get as much as possible. Once I talk to my PS I'll know more, I hope he's open to being as agresive as I am in a safe and aesthetically pleasing way. Im normally pretty passive, but Im gonna try to be as firm, confident seaming and forward, as possible in the most respectful way, thankyou :)
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Hi HappilyMarried, I agree with you. I think PS's are trained to develop an eye for what is proportioned. Of course, just like us ladies, PS's have their own personal opinion of what they think is beautiful and proportioned. Even more important, PS's are limited by what each patients unique build is... They are limited by how your blood supply and skin quality are for your specific breasts, and this is something they do not truly have knowledge of until they open you up during your surgery. At my initial consultation, I told my PS the size I was hoping for if it was safe to take me down to that size without a FNG. I wanted to go down to a B, and he strongly felt that a C would be much more proportioned to my frame. He said a cup size smaller than a C would not be aesthetically pleasing on me. lol... I told him "That's why God made push up bras!!". I thought about this for a few weeks and went to stores and looked at my band size with B and C cups. I looked at tons of photos. I decided that my personal preference was to have very little boobies (I spent my whole adult life out of proportioned with big F cup boobies... so now I wanted to be out of proportioned with perky little B boobies!). In addition to this, my lifestyle would be MUCH more comfortable with smaller boobies. I'm a runner and an equestrian.... challenging with my big boobies. I am also fairly confident that when I go through menopause, my boobs will get larger (since this happens to all the ladies in my family, and since my boobies have steadily been getting larger my whole adult life, no matter what my weight is). I made an additional appointment with my PS a few weeks before my BR so that we could discuss my goal size. I explained to my PS my reasons for wanting to go smaller than what he recommended, and explained my lifestyle as further reasons for my goal size of B. lol... I told him if I though I could walk in there and talk him into A's, I would!! I also explained that I respected his professional opinion and I understand he is limited by what he discovers once I am in surgery. He also had my medical history showing how much neck and shoulder pain I had been dealing with. He agreed to take me down to a B if it was possible to do so safely without a FNG, and he asked his nurse to take detailed notes documenting this conversation and to show him the notes right before he marked me pre op. I am 5'6&1/2" tall, and was wearing size 38F pre op. I had VERY dense breast tissue (so dense that it made getting pictures during mammograms very difficult), so my breasts were very heavy. I am 21 days post op today, and have been fortunate that on most days, my swelling is minimal so far. My PS took off over 4 lbs total when I had my BR, and my PS did take me down to a 38B. I can't even begin to express how much I love my boobies now! That being said, my boobies ARE little, and while I LOVE love love how small they are, I'm pretty sure that a lot of ladies would want just a little bit more cleavage. I have thanked my PS repeatedly for being bold enough to take me down to the size I was hoping for. My best advice would be to speak VERY candidly with your PS, and do your research about cup size to make SURE you know what your preference is. Then, most importantly, make sure you trust your PS and then, above all, remember through the whole journey that your PS is limited by how your body is built, how your blood supply is set up leading to your nipples, and what your skin quality is. These are things they can not know, no matter how skilled they are, until they open you up during your BR. Good luck on your journey to smaller boobies!!
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Thankyou so much for your story, it gives me hope. Your very lucky to get what you were hoping for. I will try very hard to be respectfuly clear on what I want and why for my size. Thankyou so much for sharing Birch, its people like you who gave me courage to share my story, Im very shy in person. Im glad to share my experience with women like me and you, who understand and sympathize with our Big boobie journey :)
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Hi HappilyMarried, you are welcome. I too am modest when it comes to discussing my boobies... In fact, I think the only reason I became very comfortable talking with my PS about my boobies and the size I was hoping for if possible, was because of chatting with the ladies on here. It created a new comfort zone for me, which ultimately greatly effected my results. I think I would have gone into my BR leaving my post op size up to my PS if I had not done so much research and chatted with ladies here. In the end though, I approached my surgery date at peace with the fact that PS's have to work within the boundaries of what each of our personal builds/blood supply/skin quality allows them to. Be bold and speak your mind with your PS. Ask him lots of questions, and ask his nurses lots of questions too; they are a wonderful resource and offer a slightly different perspective than your PS's.
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Thanks for sharing all of that! This forum is just the best thing. I really really REALLY want small boobies too! ;) But have also found that PSs try to talk me into C or even Ds. I'm 32H at the moment, and *I* think that Bs would look just fine on my ribcage, but one surgeon actually had the audacity to say they wouldn't balance well with my bottom! Finally found a surgeon who listened, and I think having been to different clinics etc, I got more courageous about it and just learnt to say what it is that I want. My surgery is booked for next month (so excited!), and hopefully the internal structure of my breasts will allow for Bs.
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