32E to 32B/C I'm Nervous and Excited! - Auburn, CA
- updated 11 months ago
I am ready! I am ready for being able to feel...
- 27 Aug 2012
- 4 months pre
I am ready! I am ready for being able to feel better and ready to move better. I am 19 years old and in college. My major is dance and my chest is holding me back from dancing and many other things I am doing or plan to do in life. As mentioned above I am a 32E. To dance (Jazz, Ballet, Modern etc...), I wear a normal tight fitting bra and a sports bra. And I don't think I need to go on about the neck and shoulder pain (we can all relate!). My older sister has had a reduction and I decided that I am ready for one too. It sucks not being able to breath with so many binding things around my ribs!
My general doctor recommended me to Dr. Freed in Auburn, CA. My first visit with him was amazing. They took me right in and he sat down and told me to tell him about myself and why I wanted this surgery. After I nervously rambled on, he started talking and answered every question I had. And when he was showing me how the surgery was going to be performed I could actually visualize what I might look like afterwards. It made me very excited and reassured that I wanted this surgery.
The way he said he was going to perform the surgery is to cut the skin around the areola then take a "cookie-cutter" and cut a hole approximately 21cm from my collar bone. Then the areola gets pushed under the bridge of skin up to the new hole. Then he would cut a pie kind of shape from the new location of the areola, take all of the tissue from between the two cuts and bring them together. He said the only scars I will have will be about an inch under my breast then a line coming down from the areola. Cool, right?!
After he left my mom and I (she came with me) went to a room where the receptionist sat down with us and talked to us about all of the financial business. I do not have insurance so I am going to have to pay out of pocket about $6700. It is a big decision. But I am ready for the other BIG problems to be solved :)
My surgery is going to be on December 27th. I had to choose it so far off because I am at college in a different city then where I live. I also have 5 weeks off for Winter break so I thought it would be a perfect time range to let me heal! I wouldn't have to take any school off or much dance off :)
And just to keep this updated I will probably write something once a week about what I am excited for or what I am NOT going to miss. :)
Something I am not going to miss: Getting crumbs...
- 8 Sep 2012
- 3 months pre
School has been keeping me very very very busy! (I...
- 9 Nov 2012
- 1 month pre
So here are a few things I will NOT miss:
-Rashes on the sides of my boobs from chaffing.
-Feeling insecure in tight shirts
-Not finding bras that don't fit (I am trying not to go bra shopping because it is so close! But all of my bras are giving out :/)
-Two words: Double Boob.
If any of you ladies have anything that you don't/aren't going to miss please feel free to add on! I would love any input :) I do have those days were I get really nervous about the surgery! I keep reminding myself how comfortable I will feel afterwards and that helps :)
I am home and feeling wonderful and happy!! Thank...
- 28 Dec 2012
- 1 day post
From my general doctor and a few family friends.