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Get off my Lap...- Atlanta, GA
- onedey at a time
- posted 11 months ago
- updated 11 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $1,600
- Atlanta, GA
Wow...it is finally here. I have had large breast...
- 12 Jun 2012
- 1 day pre
Wow...it is finally here. I have had large breast since the age of 12. I have wanted a breast reduction for as long as I can remember but never followed through with it. My main concern was scarring. I would say I'll get a BR at 18, then it was 21, then it was when I lost 50 lbs (that one never happened) but everything else has come and gone. I recently turned 36 y/o, I weigh 175 and wear a 36 J. I get my bras from a specialty shop and they range from $50-$75. They can also be ordered online @ www.goddessbra.com (just in case you are not having the BR at this time). Anywho, in March (I don't do New Year’s Resolutions) I half way got serious about trying to lose those same 50lbs. I was doing the Insanity Work (and it is insane) and gave it all that I had. While in the shower, I noticed that my shoulders were burning. I was thinking, they say feel the burn, but damn...I looked in the mirror and realized that the plastic hook thingy on the strap cut into my shoulders and they were raw and bleeding. I then knew it was time to get a BR, no more excuses. I phoned a friend to ask about her experience. She gave me some pointers and then I immediately called my doctor.
I had my first appointment on April 9. I had never really complained to my doctor about the neck and back pain because was I never 100% sure that I wanted a BR. I told my doctor about the Insanity fiasco and she immediately referred me to a PS. FYI...the doctor said I had lost 15lbs since my last visit in 2011.
I was at the PS the following week on April 16. The doctor gave me a brochure of the procedure, asked a bunch of questions and took pictures from every angle (watch out Next Top Model). He explained that since I never had physical therapy or seen a chiropractor, it was a possibility that the insurance may not approve it. He suggested that I get a mammogram and a letter from my primary doctor and he would submit it to my insurance company.
The mammogram was done the following week on April 23. Things were moving along quickly or so I thought. I called the PS and they had not received my mammogram results or the letter from my doctor. I called the following week. Still nothing. I went back to the PS and had them to call. The doctor said that they would fax the results and letter over immediately. I called the following week. Mammogram results are in but no letter. I had made up my mind that I was going to the doctors office the following day, without a bra and ask, is there a reason I can't get the letter. Luckily (for all parties involved) the PS called and said, they received everything and was submitting it to the insurance company on May 9.
The PS called me at work on May 10 (yes, the very next day) and said that I was approved. I was so excited. I told everyone in the office (after I prefaced it with the non-sexual harassment policy) that I was about to be a part of the itty bitty tittie committee. The surgery is scheduled for June 14.
I had my first pre-op appt on June 4. The PS answered all of my questions as to what to expect, healing time, when to return to work and when I can have sex (the ONLY question my husband wanted answered). I asked if I could be a full C cup. The PS explained that I have too much breast tissue to go that small so I would be a D cup. I was slightly bummed because, a D cup still sounds so big. He told me not to worry and that I would be pleased with the results. I then went to the hospital to pre-register and received all of that information.
So here I am, less than 48 hours away. I have been prepping and preparing. I filled my prescriptions (pain pills, antibiotics and monistat), went grocery shopping (lots of broth, jello and pudding) and cleaned house. I was talking to my girlfriend and she suggested this site. I am so thankful for it and her. It was great reading your stories and seeing the before and after pictures. As I told her, I am nervous about the unknown. I have never had major surgery and only been in the hospital once over night (after giving birth). Nonetheless, I am excited about being able to buy my actual size (I’m a 14 on bottom and 18 on top). I am excited not to have to spend a small fortune on bras. I am excited not to have my boobs "clap" when not wearing a bra. But most of all I am excited to get them off of my lap...
I will keep ya posted....
Quick follow up from surgery. Thank you Jesus, all...
- 16 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
Day 1 Post Opt was fine. Thankfully the pain is minimal. I only had to take two Vicodens and the antibiotics. I have been eating soup and drinking a lot of fluids.
Day 2 Post Opt. I woke up very stiff. Although I propped up several pillows, I slid down throughout the night. My husband changed my dressings. I was not ready to look at my new boobs (scars) but he said, they look small. But not in a bad way. Some of the guaze stuck to the stitches so it was a little painful. I have sensation in my nipples.
I will post pictures as soon as I am able to look...
Added a post op pic. It was taken laying down...
- 17 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
1 Week Post Opt Appt. The doctor said that...
- 21 Jun 2012
- 7 days post
2 Week Post Opt Appt. All is well. I complained...
- 28 Jun 2012
- 14 days post