I am so excited and nervous about my upcoming...
I am so excited and nervous about my upcoming breast reduction!! I'm about a DD (that's a guesstimate - I just buy whatever "fits" - and my surgeon anticipates removing 400 grams from one breast and 350 grams from the other. Has anyone else had similar amounts removed? I don't know what to expect! Thanks!!
It just got real!
I just called ARMC and got my arrival time! No turning back now! Thanks to you guys, I've calmed down and started getting excited! Today, on my lunch break, I bought everything I need for after care. I'm going home tonight to pack my bag and upload some before pictures. I know I will never be able to get to sleep tonight - I'm too pumped! So glad I'm staying overnight at the hospital!!!
I did it!
29 Aug 2013
Day of treatment
Well, it's a done deal! I'm in my private observation room now. Pain is moderate on my horizontal incisions, but I have absolutely none on my vertical incisions or around my nipple. I'm still wearing the leg squeezers, so my blood clot anxiety is next to none. The only thing I'm worried about now is whether or not I'm going to be able to fall asleep! Dr. Gumucio will be here in the am to take my drains out, and then I will finally be able to see myself without the gauze dressings and surgical bra! I can't WAIT! If I unzip the bra and turn sideways I can see that they're much smaller. They also seem firmer to the touch and I don't have "butt cleavage" anymore. ????????
Just getting my last round of antibiotics through the IV and then Ill sign my discharge papers. Dr. Gumucio came by first thing this morning and removed my drains. Thanks to Kimmers25 I took a pain pill about an hour prior so it didn't hurt much at all. Dr. G stated that he removed 500 grams from one breast and 350 from the other. I think they look fantastic!!!
1st Day pics at home
A little overwhelming to see it up close!
1 week post-op
It's crazy to look at last weeks pictures! Almost all of that bruising is gone. My vertical scars are so thin and pale that you can barely see them. I am feeling sorer and heavier now that I did last week, and I'm getting "lightning bolt" pains every once in a while. All are manageable with occasional OTC pain medication. Getting the nipple stitches out tomorrow morning - eek!!! I will post updated pictures after the stitches are out.