Hi I have been looking on this website since last...
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
4 days to go
Trying to get healthy
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 ????????????????
Came across this today
I saw this in my local Boots, I wonder if anyone has tried it? I wonder if it is any good.
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
Well made it to the smaller side
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
Is this normal
Brief check up
Washed my hair
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
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
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
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,
Has any one tried this
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
Just a quick question re support bras
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
:) two weeks post op today
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
Just a small update
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
Just a little update
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?
3 weeks today
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
Not much to update
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.
4 weeks post op today
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?
Before and after
Almost my 5th week
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
5 weeks post op
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,
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.
6 weeks today
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?
7 weeks post op
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??
8 week check up
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.
13 weeks post
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 :)
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.
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 :)
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