REQUESTED REVIEW I did it!
Byon 01 Jan 2013
I had my breast reduction on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. I had so much anxiety leading up to it that I almost cancelled. My mom's comments of "you aren't THAT big" were annoying, and made me start to question my decision. At 5'2", 130 lbs, I wore a 34 DD or DDD, so I knew I wasn't THAT big compared to others who undergo the procedure, but I still had all the problems associated with large breasts on a small frame. Because I've had such negative reactions to in-surgery narcotics in the past, my PS and the anesthesiologist decided to try something new with me in surgery - they decided to try a nerve block with the anesthesia. This is a procedure they've done for a long time on abdominal surgeries and mastectomies, but is relatively new (at least at this hospital) for breast reduction surgery. It made it so that I didn't need as many narcotics, along with the nasty side effects. It worked great! At 4 days post - op, I'm completely off pain meds. Some things I didn't know to expect were how sore my ass would be and the migraine I rang in the New Year with. (I believe that both are associated with laying low for the past few days.) My husband has been incredibly supportive through all this. I have very little bruising, no drainage, and even with the steri-strips and visible stitches, they are PRETTY. So far, I'm very happy that I did this. My first post op appointment is on Thursday. While I'm too self conscious to post photos, I'm grateful to those of you that did. It was helpful to know what to expect.