September Breast Reductions Check In Here

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I had my reduction at the end of Sept. putting me 4 and half months out to date. I went from a DD to between a B and C cup size. I am happy with the results and when I passed the 3 month mark noticed the numbness, tingling and sharp pains remarkably subside. I have a very low pain threshold and drove my doctor crazy calling at all hours. . . that was the worst, for me anyway. I'm to the point now that I can say, "I'm glad I had the surgery," I'm sure in a few months I might be able to say "Why did I wait so long?" Honestly I can't wait for that day! And I know it will arrive. Best wishes to all of you!
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Surprised that no one has posted progress since October. I am having nipple sensitivity and changes in midriff and not knowing what breasts will eventually look like. (Everyone tells me it will be about a year before I see the final results) Would love to know how everyone else is healing and if you
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A year is about right for total results but honestly I noticed mine at bout 6 months.   The sensitivity did last about 4 months for me so I think what you are feeling is normal.

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3 1/2 weeks post- surgery. Have gone back to gym classes that include aerobics, weights (only below my shoulders) and spinning class. A little sore but it's my muscles, not the incisions. I have been a very active adult (I'm 64) and I truly believe that my physical - and mental - condition have a lot to do with the positive experience I have had with the healing process. So please, everyone, move that body. Don't be stupid and listen to how you feel. But the sooner you get back to an active life, the quicker you are going to heal.
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How odd, I had totally forgotten he migraines. I am 3 months and have just realised I have not had one of those headaches and 'lie in the dark' days since my opration.
Thanks for reminding me of another benefit :-)
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I had my surgery 3 weeks ago yesterday and today I got back to gym classes (I had been riding the stationary bike and walking for a couple of weeks but nothing like a real class). Felt so empowering - and nothing bouncing around!
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Had my 5week post op today! My surgeon used the word "fantastic" when referring to my incisions. All I could do was thank him for giving me back the lifestyle I love. I am also very happy to report that so far I have not had a migraine since the surgery, I really hope its related to the surgery and not just coincidence.
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Had surgery nearly 3 weeks ago. skin feels itchy and burning wearing bra 24/7 but no rash. also yellow discharge from vertical cut in left breast. anyone having same experience?
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If you have yellow discharge you need to have the doctor check this out.  Could be nothing but don't take the chance.  

See what some of our RealSelf doctors have to say about Yellow Discharge.  

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Called my doctor. Nurse called back and said it was normal part of healing.
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Perfect!   

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New member today. Sept BR checking in! 4 wks post op and very happy so far!
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Welcome to RealSelf:)

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i am a little over 2 weeks. curious about swelling and shape of breasts
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Hi Bonzo the shape will gradually take place over the next few weeks.  Gravity will set in and they will be nice.   The swelling and bruising can also last a while but generally by 4-6 weeks post op you are pretty good.  You will still have some tender spots but nothing painful.  More annoying than anything.  

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That's encouraging. I have a tough time sleeping flat on my back and have started to be able to sort of lean on the right side when I sleep - and that's the breast that seems a bit asymmetrical so I'm worried I'm doing damage to the surgery.

I never approached this as cosmetic surgery but as a way to enable me to be more comfortable playing sports - golf, running, downhill skiing, aerobics, etc. So it sort of came as a surprise how different my body looks now. It's taking some getting used to. Should be interesting to see what i can wear once things settle down - went from a 34DDDD to a 34C/D. Haven't been this small since I was a teenager - and I'm 64!
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So I accidentally slept on my stomach a few days ago and woke up with dark redness all surrounding the areola and it's painful. Any idea what it could be?
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Sounds like bruising..if this still bothers you tomorrow call the doctor.  

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Good question. My left seems a bit of a strange shape and I tend to lie on that side. I hve the same question!
However they look the same in bra, and my way thinking is that anyone seeing it naked deserves to be able to see a slight difference, it'll be a talking point!
H
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Left breast starting to have good shape but right breast has swelling below stitches so breast looks smaller than left one. I have been sleeping leaning towardw right side. do you think that is causing swelling below incision? Is it causing harm?
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very well. the fitter has worked with me for yrs and was so happy that I had the reduction. lots of beautiful bras to wear now. she thinks i will be a 34D in a few months. Right now I bought a 38C and will only wear it for a fews hours when I have special events
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Bonzo, how did the fitting go?
H
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My breasts are very dense and have a relatively small amount of fat so they don't change much with weight. And I am within 10 pounds of my "normal? weight so I will be in proportion. Maybe that is my new body image - that I have a more normal figure than one that is out of proportion with huge breasts. My main resson for having the surgery was to enhance my ability to enjoy athletic activities - running, down hall skiing, golf. Can't do any of that for couple of months but I have a feeling once I can, I'll be a lot more comfortable with what I've got. It's just such a shock not to see these huge boobs handing down on my chest.
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Lol very true.
And fo me, I had a lovelylady surgeon who told be at the start that to take off more would be more risky in trms of healing etc and that I would look out of proportion with C cups. I trust hr and believe her so have to accept some things.
I dont have push up bras but can lose a stone of weight and still be 'rounded' so thats what I shll do.
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It is so difficult and I feel sorry for the PS sometimes. I would like to have been smaller and you would like to have been bigger. I guess the main thing is we are both better than we were. But it is so difficult no to have pangs of disappointment alongside the euphoria.
Have a good weeknd anyway. :-)
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