DO you ever miss your boobs?

  • elly28
  • 2 years ago

For those of you that have had a reduction, i was wondering if there are times you miss having big boobs? Im just starting on my journey, im 28, 5'1 around 155lbs with 34G/GG breasts and suffer often from body aches which i think is being caused by having such large breasts. After i had my second child i got under 140lbs and my breasts stayed pretty much the same size. so i know weight loss isnt going to make a huge difference. One of my fears about the surgery is if il miss them, they are a huge part of my identity, i was always the girl with the big boobs. On the other hand i dont want the pain anymore.   

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Yea I guess I'm still not quite "owning" the new girls! I started about 38 J-K and now almost 7 weeks post op I'm fitting a 38 DD. I love that the new boobies are higher and tighter but somehow still feel like I've lost part of my identity. I hated the negative and even sometimes the "positive" comments about my size before and definitely HATED when guys would actually talk to me while staring down my shirt or at my chest instead to LOOKING at me in the face! Like, "HEELLLLOOOO I'm up here!! Those tits ain't gonna talk back to ya!" Those situations I don't miss. What I do miss is knowing how to shop and know what styles will look good. I tried on so many styles recently but had to return some tank style shirts because the arm holes are suddenly too big but my boobs are still too big for the next size down! Plus I miss having nipple sensation. I am hoping that after a few months the feeling will come back! Good luck deciding! I still am so happy I did the surgery! I know it doesn't maybe seem like it right now but I know that I'll get used of the changes before long.
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I am thinking about booking an appointment with a consultant at a department store for advice when I get my new shape.
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It's amazing the many wonderful changes that's ahead for you. I'm excited and happy for you..
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I'm a little over a year post op - Things will only get better!!!! I am so very grateful for the surgery.
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I can't wait to not be the girl with the big boobs!!!!!
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Had my reduction about 4 weeks ago - don't miss them at all! I went from a 34HH to a 34C/D - Lovely! I wake up in NO PAIN, I can bend down, wash dishes, sit upstraight for hours. It's the small things that make this the best decision ever, like the way my clothes actually fit, I'm not self conscious...it's amazing. Will never ever regret it, wish I'd done it ten years ago!! I was abit emotional last week, which was three weeks post op, but that was really because since having my boobs done away with, I need to really find other things to worry about and focus on, which made me feel abit overwhelmed. But I am loving it. 100%
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I miss them...with every bullet so far. Use something else for your identity. I had it done 9 days ago. I don't miss them one damn bit. My breasts were as large as a 48I/J. They were a 36H right before my surgery last week. I'm currently a 36 C or D
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Hi elly, I had a BR on 29th Aug this year. I went from a 34 GG/H (uk size) to a 34 B. I do not miss my boobs at all. I think after carrying all that extra weight and putting up with discomfort and pain I now have a pain free life. I can understand your fear of missing the boobs as you have lived with them for a while as I did. My brain is still thinking I have big boobs as i look at big tops and then i have to remind myself i am now 5 clothes sizes smaller now!! I would suggest speaking to a counsellor to establish your personal identity and what aspects of your body and life make up exactly who you are. I have never enjoyed being 'the woman with big boobs'. I covered up my feelings as i hated being reminded of them all the time and I spent too much effort (looking back) on hiding my boobs and having a retort to any comments made about them. Now i can dance, wear what i like and no one mentions them!! Men don't stare either - it's great. Look at what your boobs mean to you and weight up what negative effects they have and compare the two lists? Look at what you would gain from smaller boobs and how that would impact on your self perception and body image. Good luck in your decision making x
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NO! And I don't understand why people are so concerned with scarring. I'd take scars over 32H any day! And it's not like I walk around naked.
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I am struggling with the same issue. I am so looking forward to less, hopefully no, back and neck pain or headaches, but am so nervous about how I'll look-not just the girls, but my proportion overall. I carry my weight around my middle and although I have been losing (25 lbs now, yeah!), it's harder to hide a larger tummy if I'm smaller on top. Why do I feel so vain saying that?? The reality is I'll probably look smaller anyway, right?! It really is about the benefits - less back/neck pain, headaches, fewer chiropractic adjustments and rounds and rounds of physical therapy, my comfort, being able to easily buy a swimsuit, bra, or dare I say it -strapless top, being able to sleep on my sides without my arm going to sleep, etc. Reading your posts is very encouraging!
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I also carry my weight in my middle and I went from 38DD to 36B/C, I am 5.2" and now weigh 135lbs from 146lbs. I would like to go down another 5lbs. Honestly, I feel so much better that the middle doesn't really bother me. I will work on that later (maybe)! My overall size for clothing has changed and people think I have just lost weight all around. My clothing looks so much better and I wear tops I would never wear before. It feels absolutely wonderful!!! Good Luck!
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Ella, I could have opened my mouth and said your exact words.... I am amazed at what fits the way it does and I am still looking to go down another 10 pounds, but the change in my top has made my clothes look better.... I move and exercise better because "the girls" are now part of me instead of excess weight hanging off of me.... Happy for you `~~~ continue to heal and I wish you continued wonderful!!!
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I am hoping to lose weight too after my surgery. It is so hard to do anything with this weight hanging from me, and if I try to bend over, It comes part way out of my bra! I am so looking forward to being able to move again.
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Bella, know that you will, and the amazing thing for me is that the BR made me feel so good about myself that I have just continued to lose weight with minimum effort. Best of Luck to you!
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So good to hear this Ella13, I a, desperately needing to lose weight after this. I hope mine starts falling off after tues!
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Im only 4 days post op so I really shouldn't weigh in on this yet, but yes I miss mine. Not like I want them back because I think the final outcome is going to be good but because right now they are kinda hidious. They are swollen and bruised and lumpy and I had to have skin grafts of my nipples putv back on. I think I am having a normal reaction. I bawled my eyes out the first night home thinking "what have I done to myself." The big boobs wern't pretty but they were mine. These don't look like mine and so far they don't look pretty! I hope I am able to repost on here in couple of weeks that they look way better and that I am liking them more. I hope!!
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They will continue to change as the swelling goes down, but it will only be for the better for sure!! Looking forward to your happy updates. When you are cleared for scar massage, ask them to show you how at the PS office and massage the scars that you see - but don't forget the lumps and bumps from the internal sutures.... sensitive at first but will give you great results as you continue to do it.
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Thanks! I want to do everything right and everything I can to get the beat possible results that I can. It's done now so I just need to adapt and heal.
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Hello no!!! I feel so much better with smaller breasts and nomore back pain
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Not a chance. I hated my saggy, uncomfortable, aging breasts. I am just over 3mos post op and I continue to be amazed and feel better than I have ever felt about my body and my breasts. The only negative for me is I still do not have the nipple sensation I had before the surgery. I am still hoping it will return but I am not sure. But the comfort level I have with my B/C size is definitely is something I never imagined I would have.
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Nope! I've had two reductions (one in high school and another this year [in my late 30s]) and didn't miss them either time! In high school, I believe I went from a 36DDD to a 36 full-C. (I remember being disappointed that I wasn't smaller post-surgery.) After 3 babies and breastfeeding, plus some weight gain, I was a 38G. Post reduction and weight loss (30 pounds post-reduction), I'm a 36A/B. I *love* my new size. And I've even started RUNNING, which was impossible before. If I need a little more fullness, I'll buy a padded bra. But IMO, size isn't as important as shape. My shape is perky and perfect.
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Thank you Ladies.....Nov. 1
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I have hated my boobs since 6th grade (when I developed ) am 58 now. No, hell no I don't miss them!! :)
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I don't miss mine at all! I look and feel so much more proportionate now!!!
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Absolutely NO!!!! and I surely do not miss the back and shoulder pain....it stayed in the OR!
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