Long Time Coming - Birmingham, GB

I have know since my breasts developed that they...

I have know since my breasts developed that they weren't right. I struggled with coming to terms with this for years and didn't tell anyone until I was 19. I remember telling my Mom and sister and them being really shocked and having no idea. Neither of them have the same issue but my Mom informed me that my Nan had very similar breasts from a young age too. I used to hide my breasts in front of partners and would make excuses as to why I couldn't remove my bra. I got more comfortable with long term partners but would still make me feel awful showing them my breasts. No one can understand this unless you've been there.

I started researching and realised I wasn't on my own and that surgery was the answer. It wasn't something I could do straight away due to circumstances and finances. To cut a long story short I finally went for a consultation in March last year with Dr CC Kat in Birmingham, UK. I am 29 now so you can appreciate how long it has taken to comfortable with going. She immediately put me at ease and confirmed that I had a mild case of tubular breast syndrome along with grade 3 (the worst) ptosis. My breasts have increased and decreased in size with weight gain and loss but the shape has always been the same. Due to the tubular nature of my breasts, and the short distance between the bottom of my areola and chest wall she advised that an implant as well as mastopexy would be most beneficial.

At the time of consultation I weighed 180lbs. She recommended that I reduce my weight to a size that was maintainable to ensure that I got the best results after surgery. I now weigh 164lbs, I would like to lose at least another 20lbs before surgery. I also quit smoking.

At the time I had the money for the surgery, however circumstances changed and I needed the money towards a house deposit. However, I am now at the stage where I want to book my second consultation and fix a date for the start of next year. My current partner is supportive but understandably had reservations, particularly around scarring. As I have told him, there is nothing I want more than to feel completely comfortable in front of him and be myself without having this massive booby barrier!!

I found this site recently, and have found it so much more helpful than other similar sites. Everyone is so open, and it helps to see that others have been through or are going through similar things.

I will continue to update on progress and I wish all the best to everyone at any stage of these procedures.

Much Love
Xxx

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I got a hattrick!! Asymmetry, ptosis and tuberous!

So doing all this booby browsing and coming face to face with my pics (ugh) I noticed how odd my boobs are. I had always been so preoccupied with the tuberous sagginess that I had overlooked the size difference.

My PS mentioned it in consultation, but again I wasn't that bothered at the time. The camera never lies hey!?!...you can see in my second pic how different they are.

I'm not sure how this will be addressed, by taking more tissue from bigger breast or more cc's for smaller breast. Hmmmm...anyone had similar???

Thanks guys
Xxx
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon

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In reference to ur question about different sizes...(I too have different sizes). About 8 years ago I had a consult for a lift with Dr Egrari in Bellevue, WA and he told me on my bigger breast he would do the full anchor incision and do almost a reduction in that breast, in smaller one he would do less cutting. Plus he said I would want implants to fill out.
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I've been putting it off because we thought we'd try for another baby but have decided to adopt instead (I'm on meds that I can't be on when pregnant and stopping meds is too risky we've decided). So now I can finally start my search for a Dr.. I've wanted to do this my whole life! I can't wait to see ur results!!!
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Wow, sounds like you have lots of things happening. Loads of respect for your decision to adopt. I hope all of that goes well for you. Good luck with the search. Let me know how you're getting on. I think the thing I'm looking forward to discussing at my next consult is about what a realistic result will be for me. We all have "wish boobs" but I don't want to be wishful thinking too much :)
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I am so glad you found RealSelf. It's nice to see the community supporting you in your journey. Congrads on the weight loss and the quitting smoking. You're on the right track. Sounds like a lift and implant will be perfect for you. Do you know what size implant yet? Typically with asymmetry, you end up with different sized implants. Let us know what your PS says. Looking forward to following your story!

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OMG girl I have boobs like urs!!!! The space to the breast wall from nipple underneath is so short, it's like they're upside down!!?? I have hated them my whole life and have been researching quite awhile. Good luck girl I'm so happy for u, I totally understand what it feels like to have these breasts!
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Hey Slowhoney. Upside down...never thought of it like that, but yeah totally know what you mean!! :) Do you have any pics? Have you decided to take any action...would love to know where you're at on your booby journey!
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Congrats on quitting smoking! I quit a year and a half ago and my PS said it makes a huge difference in recovery and results. That's great!
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Imagine your breasts with no tissue left inside and you will know what mine looked like. At first I was only going to have the lift, but there just wasn't anything left and I would have been a A cup, so I went with a saline implant and I could not be happier...in just 5 months the scaring is almost all gone and they look great. Remember the pencil test? if the pencil doesn't stick under the breast then you don't need a bra...well the pencil falls every time, they are so perky....(I do wear a bra...lol)
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From this and your other comment you seem so happy with your results, it's brilliant! I know the pencil test well...it's the simple things isn't it?! Do you have any pics?
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I did have them on my old computer but it got a virus and died....so did most of my before pictures...I did copy some that I had posted on a private FB page of weight loss ladies, but that's it. At least I had my pre arm pictures they are the best. My PS has tons of pictures of me...but not sure if I want to see those...
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I know what you mean, found it super hard putting my pics up, but has kind of helped me accept the whole process and how I look. Are you considering any other surgery or are you all done?
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My PS wants me to have a lower body lift....I really want it, but am scared of having a scar running all around my lower body. He tells me it will make a huge difference and that my upper body doesn't match the bottom....I am thinking next spring early summer....
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Oh my you have waited a long time for this. Don't fret about the scars. They fade so quickly. Shape is so much more important. You will be so happy. I'm looking forward to seeing your results.
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The more I have seen on here, the less worried I have become about scarring. Your looks great by the way!
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It's great isn't it, been a massive help to me already.
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Thank for sharing, must've been a hard decision......good luck! & how great is the site :o)))
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