I got my breast reduction not long after I turned 18. I am 5'2" and had 34DD breasts. I'm a slender girl my boobs definately got on my nerves. I complained ONCE to my doctor about back aches, got referred to a surgeon, and insurance called to tell me I was covered in two weeks.
I was really nervous about the surgery. I have never had to be cut open or stitched or had anything broken before but I am telling you the drugs they put in your body on surgery day are roooockin. I was so happy when they rolled me in and joking with the doctors about being "shanked". I was home the next day.
All in all I would say there was little to NO pain. None!
If boobs were to grow back every five years hypothetically I would get this surgery every time they grew back, over and over again. It was the best thing I ever did for myself and my cute little boobs are hott and healing up with small scars that don't even phase me. Get this surgery, and have a whole new cute body.