Hi I have been looking on this website since last...

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I have been looking on this website since last year, I have finally been given a date for my surgery, Friday 14th March, I am so nervous and excited at the same time.

I don't really have much to say, I along with most people here have wanted this surgery for a long time. I decided after having my three children and losing weight that I needed the surgery. My current size is 32 GG/H
and being 5.2" puts a lot of strain on my shoulders and back, so I am hoping the surgery will help with this, I have been told they will make me a size C, which I am thrilled about. I am also having this done on the NHS in the UK, I know this is really hard to get now so I feel very lucky.

Not sure what else to say, it has been great reading all the stories on here and seeing the great results. I hope I can share my after op story next week. Wish me luck

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Welcome to the community.  This is your week and I am so excited for you.  Going down to a C cup is definitely going to ease your pain.  You will feel amazing and I can't wait to hear back from you.
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Few photos

These are just a few photos of before, not yet comfortable having none bra ones but will take some and post after lol

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Hi thank you for your comment, I'm so excited and scared at the same time, it feels a little bit unreal at the moment, 4 days to go

4 days to go

I am starting to feel more nervous now. I am a little concerned as I did not have time to look for a post surgery bra, I have ordered one from Amazon but it will not arrive on time, however I have bought two soft genie type bras from Sainsbury, not at all sure if they are going to be ok. ????

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who knows what sort of dressing your surgeon will use, i had a big stick on dressing and did not wear a bra until it came off after 1 week
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They have not mentioned anything about bras, so I have just gone by what everyone is saying on here lol xxx
Good luck on Friday!! I had purchased a post-surgical bra but it didn't fit me the first few days, so they had me in stretchy bandages instead.
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3 days

It is now only 3 days away, I have my pre op tomorrow, I'm kind of worried after my pre op they will say no, I they won't, I guess I'm scared of something getting in the way ????

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Trying to get healthy

Although I'm at my ideal weight, I have lost a few more Ibs as I want to be a bit healthier for the surgery.

Does or did anyone else feel scared of something going wrong, I know it's a common procedure now and women have it done all the time, I guess it is just fear of the unknown, my husband and my family are being so lovely and supportive, my mom is looking after our girls so hubby can come and stay with me, my dad is really worried, I feel bad for worrying everyone too, mmm I'm sure everything will be fine I just can not help feeling selfish, putting myself at risk for small boobs when I have my daughters to look after ????????????????

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Yes, I was scared of lots of things. I am a worrier by nature. Just the fact that it was surgery scared me. Then all the specifics like size,shape, dead tissue,etc. I had my surgery yesterday and I made it and you will too! Good luck!
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aww thank you, and yay, hope everything went well for you xx

Came across this today

http://www.boots.com/en/Remescar-Silicone-Scar-Stick-5-4g_1445604/

I saw this in my local Boots, I wonder if anyone has tried it? I wonder if it is any good.

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good luck, I hope all goes well for you :)
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Also: Friday, good luck :) I'll be here waiting for you to join me so we can hypothetically run to the ABCD club together :) lol xxxxx
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Aww good luck to you too, It feels so real today, I'm slightly freaking out, but all the support on here is keeping me under control :) wow the ABCD club sounds awesome :) xx

Pre Op

I had my pre op assessment today, got to see my hospital for the first time, (it is in a different town to where I live) It was so big, looked more like an airport/hotel.

Hopefully my assessment went well, have to wait for the all clear from MRSA (So if no calls tomorrow, then it is GO AHEAD)

I had a very big freak out after as it seems so real now, I'm so scared that it has taken over my excitement :( I had to buy two sports bras today as the nurse said what I have is a BIG NO NO :(

Also I will not be given a room until after my surgery and my poor hubby will have such a long wait.

Luckily I have work tomorrow so that will keep my very distracted before the big. All I want to do it hide away and cry lol

I know this is going to be amazing and change my life for the better ( no more pain, feeling heavy, no more same price as my rent bras lol ) Need to get over this panic. But seeing how happy everyone is after their op is really helping. xxx

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Will be high on morphine thinking of you tomorrow :) you will be fine! Get ready for ABCD club!! xxxx
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I can not wait, still finding it hard to believe that I will be that small
Your doing the right thing so keep busy and distract yourself with anything...lol a day and a bit to go...yay!! Real happy for you x
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1 day

Well tomorrow is my Big day, I went to work today and that really helped distract me, home now and packing my last few bits, will have to eat so much before 12 lol this was the worst time to give up chocolate for Lent ????

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youhouuu you go girl I will think about you :)
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Aww thank you x
Prepare for mammoplectstacy!
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Bed

Well I'm off to sleep now ready for my 4am wake up call, hopefully the next time I post i will have joined the ABCD club, so much love to everyone xxx

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thinking of you and sending best wishes for boobtiful result
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With Peedie too, thinking of you :) xxxxx
Good luck tomorrow!!! So excited for you, can't wait to hear from you when you join us on the small side!
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Well made it to the smaller side

I have now officially joined the ABCD club, am a bit sleepy and in a tad bit if pain so will leave all the info until I'm more with it. Xx

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Thank you

Also I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent me lots of encouragement it helped so so much xxxxx

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Yay! Cannot wait to see you heal :) get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water!! xxx
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ok what is abcd club?
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Its just a thing to do with cup size :) small giggle thing! lol xx

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A before photo

Here are a few photos, before and after, to give you a better image lol

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Wow

Can not believe it is done, feel very sore and sleepy, still have my drains in but they will be taken out later and I can go home :) I have not seen them properly yet but I already love the look of them, so tiny x

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More

The surgeon lady told me she removed 2lbs from the left and just under 2lbs from the right, she said they might not look even but the left was already a tad bigger anyway and they look awesome to me, can not believe almost 4lbs were removed wow xx

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Sorry

Sorry I don't know what that is in OZ or KGs x

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The surgery

Well I arrived with hubby at 7.30am, waited around a few hours, I was marked up at about 9am, very strange experience but interesting, the PS was lovely and explained everything to me step by step.

Then more waiting, they finally came for me at 11am said bye to hubby and went off to theatre, went to sleep at about 11.30-12 I think then was awoken at about 5pm, can not really remember much after that but am happy it is over now xxx

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4 lb is 1.8kgs !!! good job I bet you feel so much better and lighter :) happy healing
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wow 4 lbs total.. this is amazing :) congrats and happy recovery
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So very happy for you. Glad your doing well. Once home relax and let hubby look after you. :-D
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Comparison

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Going home

Yay I get to go home now, drains out, hurt but not as bad as I thought, I put on a sports bra thing, from comparing them I think I am more like a D right now as the C cup one still looked too small, hopefully once the swelling has gone down I should be smaller, but you can already see the difference, already 4 cup sizes smaller :D so happy even though I feel like the world has jumped on my chest lol

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Great to get home, take it easy
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:D xxx
I am right on a C :) he did remove 486 gram from one and 591 from the other one .. I was probably at DD or DDD
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Support

I bought a shock absorber sports bra and a surgical compression one. The surgical one rely hurts when on, as it pushes them together, I'm just trying on the sports one which feels a lot better at the moment, hoping to see my consultant on Monday for my dressing change and wound check, hope everything is fine with them :) xx

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Glad you are out and getting support at home :) xxxx
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Im in uk too - had surgery march 4th so 12 days post op - my surgeon was amazing. I can highly recommend taking arnica tablets they have helped with the bruising i had on my right breast . Just thought i'd share that with you.
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Enjoy taking it easy, are you managing sleeping on your back OK?
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Is this normal

I just wondered if this was normal, I've started to be sick, once yesterday and this morning, mostly fluid but it's come on so quickly, not sure if something is wrong or if it is normal :( I'm off my food too which I expected, just a huh day I guess xxx

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no, being sick 3 days post op not usual so i would check with your doc. if you are taking antibiotics they can make you nauseous, take with food, or it could be a totally unconnected tummy bug. hope you are feeling better soon, stay hydrated
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Ooh ok, I have a dressing change and check up today so will ask them to check me :( xx

Brief check up

I have a brief check up this morning, was feeling so sick, explained to the nurse and we both agreed it was the Codeine, so have stopped taking it, feel so much better and my apatite has come back a little bit. Was a little annoyed that my dressings were not changed, the nurse told me to come back next week as she saw no blood, but she didn't look properly, so when I got home I checked myself and under one boob it is covered in blood, not sure if this will be ok for another week, might pop to my own drs this week :) xxx

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Glad to see you feeling better - my dressing wasn't removed for a week because I had a free nipple graft.
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they removed mine after 2 days I did not have any drainage... after 2 days just dried blood ;)
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Yeah codeine will do that to you I use it regularly and have to take Cyclizine hydrochloride with it or there would be nothing left of me..not a nice pain killer at all. Glad you're feeling better now. :-D
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Washed my hair

Feel so much more human now, had my hair washed by hubby, was lovely. I'm starting to feel so much better, had a double check of my dressings today and the nurse said everything looks great phew. I have no energy but I am enjoying the rest :)

I'm so excited to get the dressings off but scared at the same time as I've no idea what to expect, hope I'm not to freaked at the stitches lol

I planned an outing on Friday but it will only be 1 week post op, not sure how fit I'll be but hubby will be with me if I feel tired out, more worried what the day will do to my boobs though lol xx

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My husband washed my hair the first week when my dressing was still on. Look at pics on other people's reviews to get an idea what to expect. Did you have dissolving stitches, glue, staples removable stitches?
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I have no idea what stitches I have lol no one has actually mentioned it mmm yeah I have seen lots of pics on here, just preparing myself :) xx

Little outing

I popped to the supermarket with hubby today, was nice to be out but boy has it worn me out :D

Also I have found that I have feeling in my right nipple, did not expect that :) the other nipple I'm a tad worried about, it reacts to touch and cold but I don't feel it :( also there is a tiny dark bit on it and a small build of of yellow fluid, :( hope it doesn't mean anything bad xx

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Sounds like you are doing great, good to get out and have a change of scene. yellow fluid can be fat necrosis, nothing to worry about, it just has to find a way out.
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Ooh hopefully it's something like that, the hospital said I can ask for a dressing change, so will do that tomorrow, thank you xx
well if your nipple reacts to touch and cold I do think this is a good sign :)
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Clothes

I forgot to add, I put on my regular coat today and for the first time ever I was able to zip it all the way, such a small but very emotional thing, having all my clothes fit me normally without my boobs taking over the whole of the top half :D I have a waist that isn't crushed by bras, although I'm in pain and so tired I feel amazing.

If anyone is thinking about doing this I would recommend it with all my heart, I was terrified before I went it but like all you lovely ladies say, there is nothing to fear and it's life changing :D xxxx

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Hay curlygirl so happy you are happy and doing well. On day to go for me I can only hope I do as well :-D
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Aww good luck you will be fine, sending happy healing vibes for you :D xxx
Good luck - I am 14 days post had op done in Leeds - amazing ! So pleased i did it and so Will you be - all the best

Stitches

Ooh today I found out that I have dissolvable stitches in, thank goodness as I was scared of having them out :D whoo

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Your results are amazing! I can't wait for my operation :)
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A few photos

Here are a few photos 1 week post surgery :)

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I'm not sure how noticeable it is the one is a bit bigger than the other, the one with more bruising, I'm hoping it is just because of that x

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My fave

This is a bit silly but I am so excited to wear a towel normally without have to hold my boobs up :) x

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Looking really good! Did you have lipo???
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Aww thank you, I just love them even if they are not perfect, they are to me, good luck with yours xxx
My Stitches are all the Dissolving Kind. None to be removed.

Feeling great

One week after my surgery and I feel normal, still sore and trying to take it easy as I don't want to wreck my new boobs but I feel great, I just wondered if that was ok or should I expect to be hit with something once my bandages are off lol

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Best gift

Today is my 30th birthday and the best gift given to myself are my new boons : D feels so great to have them today, I can wear something nice and not feel yak :D xxx

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Happy BIRTHDAY!!!! Celebrate 30 with awesome boobies!!!!!
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Aww thank you, xxxx
Happy birthday, glad you are feeling good but take it easy, don't risk getting a hole. I felt great lost of the time but was strangely tired during week 4. lots of people get a bit down around week 3, but there is no telling what will happen. Just be prepared for anything and if you have a weepy day, just indulge yourself :)
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Shooting pains

I'm experiencing lots of shooting pains today, I'm not sure if that is because I over did things yesterday, they just feel generally more achy today xx

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have a quiet day and let them calm down! I have posted an update on my review with a picture sequence showing pre-op to 8 weeks.
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Thank - You for Posting. It helps so Much to read others Stories and see the Pics.
yes but you can't use cream for another week or so - hence I used the tablet form - boots sold them

Bandages off

Well all my bandages have been removed, the nurse put some more back as I need a bit more healing there :) the nurse said everything looks great and I'm healing well.

But I got to see them for the first time today, I'm really please with them, I didn't have any shape preference but I love what she has done, I know that they will change and settle but I have a good idea how they will go but very happy with them,

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Photos

Here are some photos

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Looking great
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Driving

I just wondered when it would be safe to start driving, how long did everyone take? Xx

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Has any one tried this

https://www.lush.co.uk/product/271/Lovely-Jubblies-Breast-Cream

I came across a lady from America on YouTube that had a BR, she mentioned using this cream and said it was amazing, that is firmed and made them feel tighter, just wondered if anyone else has used it. I went to my local Lush store and had a look, it's a tad expensive but they said it's good for softening scars and just a great cream for boobs lol xx

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Bras

I'm so excited about Bras, at the moment I fit into a 34 C or a 32D, soft cup ( I do not ever want underwire again lol) I'm not sure how much more they will go down, but I'm loving them at the moment, I've been using Bio oil on them everyday and it seems to be helping lots, that's all really :)

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In drove 13 days post op x
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Miss Curly, they look FANTASTIC! :D and I am glad you are doing as well as me. FYI - that top looks stunning :) When I am home, I am going to give that breast cream a try and will let you know :) for now I am using a silicone based one, but have to wait for my incisions to be closed! xxxx
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Aww thank you, I'm so pleased with them, been told I have to keep my sports bra on all the time for 6 weeks Eeek, I've been so busy being excited I've not lol so starting today I'll be good and keep it on :( lol ooh what is that like? I've been using bio oil which has been great but would like to try the silicone one, anything to help the healing, yeah I'm going to try the other one once I'm all healed :D xxx

Just a quick question re support bras

My surgeon has said to wear mine at all times for 6 weeks, only found out today as I was letting them breath and wearing a soft genie bra one,

But I will listen to my surgeon and keep it on from now on, only problem I have is that my bruised boob really hurts in the sports bra that I have, it was a recommended one from the hospital, so I guess I just wondered why they say to keep them on for 6 weeks ( it is probably a silly question) will it help with swelling and keeping them from wrecking? Just hope it doesn't make my sore boob worse xx

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letting them out in the air uncovered can do nothing but good, i do this nightly. if the bra is uncomfortable, you either need to pad any areas that rub or get a more comfortable bra. are you using bromelain for swelling?
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This is the only sports bra that fits well and not a racer back but it's firm which is good but not on my bruises, I have a white softer one that fastens at the front, more comfy but rubs my under my boobs lol No I've not got that, is it any good xx
Bromelain is miraculous, 3 - 4 times a day between meals, Buy it from Holland and Barrett.

:) two weeks post op today

It has gone so quickly, I had a shower for the first time last night, felt amazing, all my bandages have come off so just healing now, the left boob is still really sore, the Dr said I probably had a small bleed inside and to keep my eye on it :( but apart from the I'm very happy.

I bought Bromelain recommended by Peediewife, I started taking it yesterday, so fingers crossed some of the swelling will go down soon :)

The scars are still taking some getting used to, so scared of them coming open :S

Not much else to report, but it's great still reading everyone's progress xxx

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Just one photo

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As long as you are careful about stretching, pulling or lifting with your arms, and avoid the bra rubbing on the incisions you should not get any holes. Just remember that your boobs are held together with internal stitching so the surface incisions are not "structural:. Some people imagine the surface incisions failing and everything falling apart but that cannot happen!!!! I dries my boobs with kitchen roll after showering for the first week or so, it felt more hygienic and lets you see if there is any bleeding or oozing.
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Just a small update

I measured myself today as I want to keep track of swelling and my size. When first measured I was 36 1/2 inches that was all around my boobs, and now I measure 35, so I'm pleased they are going down, I'm now convinced this is due to taking the Bromelain :D

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Hay curlygirl! You are looking fabulous, your incisions look great! I hope you are taking it easy. Xx
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Photo update

Here are a few photos of my progress, this is 2 weeks post op, the left is still very swollen and bruised, no idea what happened to that side lol but the right looks really good, I'm so happy with the shape and size, hoping they will go down a bit more :)

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Looking great
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So excited

I went shopping today and saw this style of time, the type that big boobed girls only dream of wearing ( well me anyway ) but I thought I would try it on, it fit perfectly and a size 8 which is madness for me :D very excited about the summer, normally I would dread it as I could not wear anything thin strapped summer style and then I had always put a cardigan over it to cover my boobs. but not this year :D

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Such a sweet top, I love anything with butterflies.
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You look great!!
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Yay you! I cant wait to get out and see how different types of clothes look and feel. Question 'are you experiencing any oozing at all? :-D X
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Bit worried

My bruised boob has suddenly become more hard underneath and gone up a bit, it started to soften but not feels hard again :( mmm my good boob is purfect, lovely and soft like a proper boob lol

I'm popping to the Drs Thursday for a back to work note, hoping she will remove some of the stitches that are poking out.

Is there anything else that would help with swelling bruising, Bromelain has been amazing and I'll keep taking that, just want something else to help too xx

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Hi I still have swelling in my right boob after 5 weeks and I had a hard spot too. I went to Dr last Thursday and it said it completely normal to have some continued swelling and my bruising is starting to subside. I been using bromelain but I also ice them everyday. The hard knot he said was a hematoma that my body is absorbing to heal. Not sure is what is going on with yours but it sure sounds like what I'm going through good luck sweetie
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unlikely to be a major issue after 18 days but no harm getting it checked out. i have one lumpier boob but that is the boob where they found lumpy tissue. sounds like you are doing all the right things, it is normal to worry over every little change
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I would call the doctor for advice. It might be a hematoma. Let me know how you get on. x
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Just a little update

Here are just some more photos, my bruised boob is a tad better today, booked in to see the Dr tomorrow just to check out my boob. Having these awesome boobs has given me so much confidence, I even got a tattoo today :D

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aww Curly you are looking fab!! So happy you are healing great :) 3 weeks post op soon!! Time really does fly :) xxx
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Lovely neat result!
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Hi, I am booked in for my reduction a week today and, although I'm really excited, I'm starting to get a bit scared too. Feel a bit better after reading this, you look amazing and are obviously really happy.
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Check up

I have seen my Dr and she examined me, she said that is felt and that it is normal for the bruising to move and drop as my boobs soften and gravity takes over lol all the hardness is just bruising, which is a relief to know. So I just need to be patient and wait for the bruising to fade.

I also go back to work next week, I wonder how many people will notice a difference, I have also lost so much weight, obviously 4lbs from the op but I've lost an additional 4lbs, is this normal after surgery?

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That's good news. It's just a matter of time.
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I have been losing weight on purpose after the surgery but a lot of people actually put on weight by being less active.
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Yay curly im really glad everything is fine and the doc gave you the all clear. Im sure people will notice but with political correctness maybe wont say anything...lol
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3 weeks today

Wow it has gone so quick, they haven't changed in shape just become more soft and bouncy lol

My bruised naughty boob is still healing but softer,

The incisions are looking great, still a long way off smoothing out but the nipple ones and the one going down look great, it's just the underneath ones that are still healing.

I'm back wearing my sports bra all day but I change into a soft one as I just cannot wear the sports one at night, it's so uncomfortable.

Also still taking the Bromelain which is amazing stuff, my good boob has no swelling :)

On the good advice from Peediewife I have refrained from using any oils or creams, I'm waiting until next week, which is my 4th week ( as I can see that the incisions have become tougher and healed)

Erm I guess that is it, happy healing to everyone

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Yay my spam is gone
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Mmm spam
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glad everything is going well, do you let them out in the air to watch TV in the evenings? Mine love it!!!!
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Not much to update

Everything is going well, healing nicely and most of my swelling has gone down, still waiting for that bruise to soften and go.

I'm feeling a tad more tired the last few days, so getting some early nights, this Friday will be my one month mark Eeek, so will update with photos then.

Mine and hubbiy's 12 year ( first date) anniversary is coming up this weekend so might go out, all the possibilities of what to wear is so exciting :D

I will share this one photo of a dress I tried on today, so excited for the summer and all the lovely dresses I've never been able to wear, I also tried on a bra today and I comfortably fit into a 34 C. Does this mean I'm a big C and small D as if I try on a 32 I become a D.

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Great news about the spammer...what a loser. Anyway congrats on your upcoming anniversary and your miraculous recovery. Can I ask what kind of bras your wearing now? Im still in my surgical as sports are too uncomfortable but im starting to giggle and bounce now lol and would hate to jeopardise my results. Xx
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Me too, glad it was sorted out, still feel worried, don't want all my private info just out there lol Aww thank you, well I'm in a sports bra now as my surgical was became too loose and yes I become too jiggly hehe, I can't wear my sports bra all day as it hurts my bruise, so I wear it as much as I can and if I go out, but on an evening I wear one of those soft genie type bras, they give me just enough support without hurting and I can sleep in it fine. I find the sports bra lifts them up from the incisions so I guess it helps them heal, I don't want to wreck my boobs but I do realise them will become more soft and naturally down more, but as they are so small it looks nice ( not like my huge boobs lol )
My surgical bras still fit nicely I just wasnt sure if I should move on. But why fix it if it aint broke...I do also have some genie bras that I use at night but I measure a 38d 36dd at the moment so want to support them as much as possible...you know I have this stupid thing in my head where Im going to wake up one morning and theyll be as they were before...lol Also agree with peedie on sizing xx

4 weeks post op today

Wow can not believe it has been 4 weeks, I went back to work this week, very exhausting but I managed it :) hoping next week will be better, more energy.

I'm still loving my boobs and how they look, they still have a lot of healing to do, but it's going great, the bruise is finally starting to soften and fade. I've been using Bio oil but I'm not sure it's working for me, is there any other types that are good?

I have one question, as my surgeon has told me to wear my sports bra for 6 weeks, after that time do I start to wear every day bras?

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You are healing so well. Thanks for all the updates they are so helpful and encouraging. Xxxx
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Aww thank you, glad it's helping, it's been the most amazing decision ever :)

Before and after

I thought I would put my before and after photos together to show the progress, hope it helps.

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Great Healing & Results ! You'll feel just like Cinderella - at the Ball ! Have a GREAT TIME !
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Omg curly! You look fantastic a huge difference and for the better. Glad to hear you're back at work I cant wait to rejoin the real world...lol so happy for you hope you thoroughly enjoy your anniversary and whatever you guys deside to do to celebrate ;-) xx
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Aww thank you, compared to my before boobs, I'm so happy with my new boobs, they really match my shape and don't make me look huge, everyone has commented that I look loads thinner, amazing how big and big pair of boobs make you look lol We are going to a ball tonight as a pre Anniversary celebration, might even dance a little hehe xx

Almost my 5th week

I will be celebrating my 5th week with Easter and lots of chocolate. That brings me to my question, when is it advisable to start exercising? Swimming/jogging/Yoga

Although I'm healing really good and back to sleeping in my one side, but I still can not stretch too far :)
I just do not want to start putting on weight :S

My boobs have softened completely, very very jiggly now, although I can go without a bra, I imagine I'll be very bouncy lol

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I was able to return to swimming at around 8 weeks post op.
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Ooh I'd love to start swimming, I wanted to do some Yoga but the stretching might be too much, lol xxxx
swimsuits without wires!

5 weeks post op

I am now 5 weeks post op, feeling great, all the swelling has gone, my bruised boob has improved a lot, the bruise has gone down and softened. They are now very jiggly and bouncy, they look more natural now too, they have not dropped much so you can still see my scars underneath, as they are so small I don't see how they can drop anymore than they already have.

I felt very emotional last week as I it is so overwhelming the impact having smaller boobs has had on my life ( for the better ) just everyday taken for granted things, ( not stressing about what to wear, not feeling self conscious, not having to move my boobs out the way every time, not being embarrassed when having husband and wife time, lol it has had such an impact on me and I'll be forever grateful to my surgeon.

Here are a few updated pics,

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Looking great, that is a very pretty bra
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Love the bras.. you look great :) should you wait before wearing one underwire?
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Hi ooh yes, I was just trying it on lol, do not plan on wearing underwire, I kept this one as I bought it just after my surgeon said yes to me, kind of like a ( remember why I'm doing this and look how small I will be) this was my dream size, I much prefer soft cup or genie type bras, I'm still in my sports bra everyday until next week xxx

Bra shopping

So in a few weeks I'm going bra shopping with a friend, will be getting measured for the first time. All swelling has gone now and I think my boobs will stay this size, hopefully, I think the shape might even out and the incisions smooth over.

I'm so excited, joining in on bra shopping is something I've never been able to do :)

I have one question. For ladies that are further along, do you ever go bra-less? Or have you found that the softer and jiggly they become that bra-less is impossible??

Also I'm wearing my sports bra a lot less this week, (I'm coming into my 6th week) I hope that is ok to do, as it's hard with some of my clothes to wear a sports bra, it shows too much.

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You seem to have settled very quickly, bra shopping is not usually recommended before 4 months, especially for underwires. I am at 3 months and a 36DD and plan to go braless sometimes.
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Ooh I didn't know that, was just hoping to find some comfortable non wire bras from when I'm not wearing my sports one lol
Yes, I have done that, got some good boxed ones from Matalan. It is OK as long as you are not spending too much. the supermarkets are quite good too.

6 weeks today

So I'm 6 weeks post op today, nothing to add really, my boobs are the same, no real change.

Everything is still healing nicely, I was told to wear my sports bra for 6 weeks, I'm assuming it is now ok to not wear it all the time? Struggling to find a good cream/lotion for them, everything I use makes my scars more red, mmm

I'm still totally loving them, I almost forgot today while shopping that I can fit into pretty much any top I try on lol still so exciting.
Just over a week until I have my first post op check with my surgeon, what can I expect?

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You look fantastic! Congratulations, and have a wonderful summer in cute clothes: )
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aww curly you are looking fantastic!! Your scars are really fading! I am so happy for you. Sorry I haven't been around, work got busy as I thought. :) but so happy your doing so well! And bra shopping!?!? I'm so envious! :) xxx
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You healed really well!! Congrats on wearing the strapless shirt, I have experienced the same recent joys of feeling good in my clothes.
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7 weeks post op

I don't really have much to report, I don't see much change only that my scars are improving daily, as for my boobs they have not really changed, I'm still measuring a 34 C which I'm super happy about :)
My left boob the one that was really bruised is so much better, a little different to the right, I think it is still stitched inside so it has not dropped as much as the right.

I still love them so so much I just want to find a really good bra for them, finding it hard though lol
I tried on one underwire bra that fit really nice and felt comfortable so I might have a look at more later on.

I really want to give my surgeon a thank you card but I'm not sure if it would be ok or not, did any give a thank you card??

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Some photos

7 weeks post op progress

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I think a thank you card will be very appreciated! Congrats on your new boobies!
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Oh and send your surgeon a thank you card :) I think they'd appreciate it! I'm planning to send one this week to mine :) xx
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Omg! Curly your scars are looking good :) mine still are dead purple! Keep going :) have started using bio oil, it was better then the Demix I was using. I highly recommend it!! xxx
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8 week check up

Well I had my 8 week post op check up yesterday, I will be 8 weeks tomorrow.

My surgeon was very happy with my progress and her work, I could not be happier.

She said I still have a long way to go with scar healing but so far it's great.

I've been informed I can start excercising now. I can also start wearing underwire bras if I so wish.

The little part I'm not happy with, my surgeon said if it does not settle she can fix it under local anaesthetic :D so all happy from me.

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The scars hit a angry stage and stay red as they heal Looks like you are healing good Im right at 5 weeks post opt!!!Waiting for mine to drop face center and fluff LOL
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Super review, Ive found this so helpful. Im three days out already. Nhs like you and same size previously, soooo grateful for this opportunity. Its changed my life already :-)
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What a dramatic result! They look great you must feel so much better.
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13 weeks post

Hello, it's been a while since I last updated, been so busy.

Well not much has changed, they have settled really great, I love them, such a life improvement :)
This is the first summer I have enjoyed without having to layer up lol

Being pain free, my back and shoulders have felt great, I can walk around for ages now without feeling the pain from the weight of my boobs, so that has been lovely.

I can comfortablely sleep on my front now :)

The confidence that has come with my small boobs has been amazing, I'm so much more happier and comfortable.

I still feel so lucky to have had this op and would recommend it to anyone :)

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Photos

Here are a few photos, feel free to comment as I'm not sure how much they have changed :) I know they have softened and feel like normal boobs, no lumps or hard bits not, scars are fine, flat going down but a bit raised underneath. I fit in 34 C bras, or 32 D but not the Next brand mmm so I'll be getting myself professionally measured, but I think this is my size, I can not really see them getting any smaller.

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You look amazing. Isn't in fun to have boobies that actually fit into bras on the sales rack? Your scars will totally continue to fade. I got the weird zaps three to six months after. Im guessing its the nerves regenerating which is awesome. I would say it took about a year to have feeling again. SO excited for you as I know exactly how you felt prior to having them done.
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Aww thank you, I have normal feeling in one nipple but nothing in the other one, but the boobs themselves I have full feeling, :) I'm happy with that. I saw from other reviews that the scars become redder before healing but to be honest they don't bother me in the slightest, I'm enjoying having small boobs too much lol xxx
Yah I never cared, I was happy to have nipples that didn't point to the ground anymore.

5 months

Wow it has been 5 months since I had my op and a while since I last posted. ( it has been a busy few months)

Well I am doing really well, all swelling went really early on but I have noticed that they are super soft now. Still the same size 32/34 C which has been my dream.

I have no more back or shoulder or rib pain. I started running and it feels great without all that weight. I am trying to be careful though as I do not know the impact losing weight will have on my new boobs, don't want to ruin them and I'm at a happy weight :)

My scars are fading nicely, I think, I don't really pay much attention to them, I still love the shape.

I have added a few pics just to show what 5 months is like, well on me anyway as everyone is different.

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wow you look incredible. I love how you are wearing all the no-bra outfits. I'm still trying to get my head around buying something that has no straps or very tony straps and going without a bra x
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Aww thank you, it still leave me in amazement :) they have really softened now but they are so small that I can strapless and no bra a lot of the time, I rarely wear bras with wires :) Your results look amazing, you must be over the moon :) happy healing xxx
all looking good, weight loss will make little difference unless it is drastic, how much are you hoping to lose? I have lost 20 lbs and am aiming to lose 12 lbs more. myftnesspal website is a big help
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Exciting news

This is only a small update, I have my 7month check up in Oct so will do a proper update with picks then.

I have recently bought a bra from Matalan, soft cup no wires and the only size left was a 34 B and it completely fit :) so excited. I do think that it is a one off as I am normally a 34 C. But to buy a B cup bra felt just so amazing.

I will be always in awe of having this operation :)

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Lilly

My surgeon was lovely, she was very caring and explained everything to me, it was lively having a lady as I felt she really understood. She put me at ease all through. I am happy with how they look so far even though I have not seen them fully yet

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