October Breast Reductions Check In Here

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3 1/2 weeks post BR. all is going great. back to gym at 3 week mark and everything feels good!! feels good to being active again. Wearing regular bras during the day now but still wear the compression one from surgeon at night. what a difference when the tape came off after two weeks!!! now putting Palmers Oil on scars and things are looking good. I know most people have posted on this site to wait before bra shopping but since healing went so well decided to go and have a bra fitting. So nice that bras fit they way they should!!
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Hahaha! I didn't notice that either.
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Lol
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OMG! Hasn't been 24 hours yet and I have a 99.8 fever. Started out at 99 and just now went up again!! I'm so scared!!! Please has this happened to anyone else????
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oh wow, what has the doctor said? and this is the october breast reduction forum from 2012 lol, no wonder I didn't get a notification, just browsing online and saw your name.
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Six Months Later These past six months have been great. I asked my doctor to make me a D cup but I have discovered that depending on which store I shop at I am a large B or a small C. I have not been able to find a bra that fits me. After so many years of wearing bras that didn’t completely cover me up, now I have bras that I cannot fill up….lol. I have tried on probably 20 different bras in the store in the past 3 months and the only bras I can wear now that fit me are sports bras. But I am fine with that. I still have quite a bit of numbed skin six months later. The entire bottom/underneath of each boob is completely numb on the surface but itches on the inside. How is that even possible. Well one day I broke out in hives on my boobs because I used a new soap and I was thankful that I could not feel my skin that was hived up. I had hives the size of dimes all over my boobs and could feel nothing so I was glad for that. My nipples are two different colors: an outer ring color of brown and an inside color of bright pink. Looks kinda weird and I don’t know if it will ever all be the same color. I worry about explaining how a new boyfriend would feel about me not having nipples anymore. I don’t have nipples like I did before. The surface of my nipples are smooth as butter and no longer project but responds to temperature. I still have these side pockets near my arm pits that wont go away. I am hoping as I lose my weight that it will go away. I don’t regret a thing because I haven’t had back pain or neck pain once since my surgery. All of my shirts and dresses fit better. I can rock a tank top around the house with no bra and everything is not flopping everywhere. When I lay down my boobs no longer collect in my armpits. The one thing that scares me is getting a mammogram. When they squeeze them down will it rip my inside sutures?? LOL to follow my journey see my profile.
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Hi Ladies, I haven't been on here in months. I hope everyone's recover is going well! I remember we had lots of discussions about scar creams, but it's not easy to wade through that here. Can you all recommend scar creams you think worked? My PS recommended Kelo-Cote, a silicone-based sticky gel. I just hate how sticky it is, and heavy feeling even a day or two later. Or...maybe I just need to suck it up and use it without complaining???
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I know this is a bit late, but for anyone else that is checking out the site.....I used 100% Vitamin E liquid which contained 54,600 IU of d-alpha Tocopherol....I found it very effective and scars healed very nicely.....For itching I used Nature's Aid skin gel, which contains Aloe Vera, Vit E, Witch Hazel, rosemary and Tea tree....
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Hi Ladies, I haven't been here in a while. For anyone who's interested, I updated my profile and added updated photos. I'm 5 1/2 post-op. I hope everyone is having success!
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Hi I'm going to have BR on march 25, I'm so excited I can't wait I'm a size g now and am going to a c cup. I'm 43 yrs and been wanting this or a long time
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Thought I would update everyone, been 3.5 months, haven't had one day of back/neck pain since the surgery. Feel great even though my breasts still swell now and then and I am not fully "soft." Hope everyone is doing well and for those of you with future dates, yes I would do it all over again.
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Hi everyone. I've been looking around on this wonderful forum for a couple of months now, finally joined in Nov. I just thought I would post something about my experience with BR. I had mine on 20th oct. it was life changing and the best thing I have ever done except have my kids! I am so happy with the results. I've gone from huge pendulous breasts that on a very petite lady looked ridiculous, to gorgeous small perky boobs that I actually can't stop looking at!.cant wait for the warmer weather (if there is such a thing in the north east of UK). To go swimming with my grandchild, to go to the gym without being totally embarrassed and Oh to wear whatever I want. apart from spitting stitches all is going so well. my PS was wonderful and would totally recommend him to anyone considering BR.
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Hi Gail, I am so with you. Had my reduction on nov. 1. Also huge pendulous breasts.. I' m about a 38 B now and I love them. I am finding I can wear anything I want let alone the relief on my shoulders and back. Merry Christmas to me !
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Question for the younger women. My 21 year old daughter is having her BR in December. I am 50 and had mine 17 days ago. The worst part for me besides the anticipation was the anesthesia. I felt groggy for days, but the pain was minimal and so far (knock on wood) I haven't had any major complications. I'm really worried for her because she is so young, and I'm wondering what your experiences were like. On most of the posts, it's hard for me to tell how old women are. Thanks!
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I'm 34 and I didn't have much problem waking u. I had issues with the morphine and the pain meds causing more problems than helping. I would figure with her being younger that she will bounce back much easier.
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I am 38 and was very dizzy for the first couple of hours and nauseas the first day. The second day, it was all gone. I has general anesthesia at 18 for getting my tonsils out and again at 23 for lipo. The experience was the same. Dizzy at first, then nauseas the first day. I actually threw up once then felt much better.
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At 33 I'm hardly 21 (I wish!) but I came to easily had nausea the first day and I have been complication free ever since I'm sure she will be absolutely fine and good on her for doing this at a young age
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7 weeks here and for all those still waiting for BR or who are in the process of healing post-BR just want you all to know that things are pretty awesome at this stage. I still have some stiffness and swelling in my right breast but other than that I have no complaints and my scars are already fading (I am really fair skinned so I think that has something to do with it.) Happy Thanksgiving all!
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I am three weeks post-op now and I'm hoping next week is better than last. I ended up with a nasty and painful urinary tract infection. I have only had two in my entire life and I just finished a round of prophylactic antibiotics. What the heck? At my third post-op appointment, when the nurse was changing my bandages, she noticed the bottom of my vertical incision was "wet" and oozing. Great. It was dry and closed last week. I am healing but still feel incredibly sore, bruised and tender. This recovery is slower than I ever imagined ...
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You're doing ok. Everyone revivers differently. And while your skin may have some infection, your boobies are still healing overall. In a week or two when the incisions are all better, your boonies will be post op 5 weeks and you'll feel great. You don't have to start back at square one. :) Hang in there!
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I'm with you! I was 3 weeks PO yesterday. On Tuesday, I got an infection at the bottom of my vertical in incision that was treated with clindamycin. I had a horrible allergic reaction to that and went off it. Doc said my breast looked OK for now, but gave me a Cipro script in case it got infected again. It did, and I am on my second day of Cipro. My right breast looks perfect. On my left breast, my vertical incision has crusty yellow in the middle and it is red around it. At the bottom, it is yellow crust surrounded by red, too. Anyone else?
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Wow. I just happened upon this post... revivers and boonies. Nice. Stupid phone. :) Hope you're feeling better this week!
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Hi everyone, I'm 4 weeks post op and the nurse told me I can start doing scar massages and using lotion or oil. Has anyoine else been told this? I'm not sure how long to massage, etc...My scars underneath my breasts seem to be tender when I massage and the scar tissue is hard and a little knotty. Is anyone else doing massages?
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Not yet. Just adding Rosehip oil to my bath water at this stage in the hope of keeping my skin soft. Can not believe how much my skin is flaking.
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