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Happy, Happy - Coventry, England

I had my op on 01st Feb 11 so I am only 9 days...

I had my op on 01st Feb 11 so I am only 9 days post op and am already ecstatic at the results. I approached my GP in July after a history of shoulder and back pain and the strapless dress i was made to wear as maid of honour for my sister was the last straw!. He referred me for the reduction. I saw the surgeon in Aug who after talking to me in depth and showing me scar results, gave me 2 further months to think about it. I went back in October and was put on the NHS waiting list until now! My surgeon was amazing and the hospital care I received was first class. I had my dressings removed today and I'm pleasantly surpised at the scars. Stitches are internal and suture strips were used around the nipple and external skin, giving a very thin scar, much better that anicipated. I was a 34 F/G size 12 and because of the swelling I'm currently in a 34d support bra but should settle to a C cup and the i can already feel the difference in weight. I have no cons as of yet, and the pain was uncomfortable but bearable. If you are thinking of a reduction, make sure you are realistic about the scarring and go for it.

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I think it depends where you are. I was told it was unlikely een though I was HH/J. So I went private. It has its benefits, not least chosing the day etc.
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I can't believe how quickly you were seen by your surgeon following your GP referral. I was referred recently and have been told it will be up to 18 months at the least before I get an outpatient appointment. I am a 34H and am looking into going down the private route even though I can't afford it. My consultation is on 7 November. You look great congratulations.
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congratulations Aitch, I hope you're ok and healing well. The fact that you have stopped smoking proves you're committed. The signals all sound good. The surgeon asked you stop because it can seriously hamper the success and healing process. I was sent away for 3 months and told to think about it and when i went back i was put straight on the waiting list. I can only advise you to focus on the health problems and discomfort they cause you. Ihad shoulder indents, back pain, stinky sweaty cleavage no matter how often i showered and boils and stuff to
also found it very hard to excercise as theyconstantly were in the way. I hope this helps good luck and let me know how it goes xx
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I am not sure Ruth. I am in the UK and did not get funding so cant advise on that. My GP told me that it was very are to get funding here on the NHS so I had pay myself.
Maybe ask on the forum page?
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I am going for my consultation on the 7th Sep 2011, already been there in May and the doctor said that i am a good candidate, but i was told to stop smoking and come back.I have stopped smoking now,my only fear is that they might not give me the funding. Is there anything you can advice me? since i really really needs this to be done.
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I am going for my consultation on the 7th Sep 2011, already been there in May and the doctor said that i am a good candidate, but i was told to stop smoking and come back.I have stopped smoking now,my only fear is that they might not give me the funding. Is there anything you can advice me? since i really really needs this to be done.
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Its Monday now 5 days after op and just cant wait to get rid of the TED stockings and be able to shower properly. Was told not to take support bra off till Thursdays appointment to re-dress things. As you can imagine that is so horrid it is nto true.
Washing hair and having shallow baths is not as good as a full shower!
Getting stabbing pains in right breast so just about to call the nurse and check it is healing pain and nothing else.
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Hello H....how are you?? less crabby and sore i hope!...
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Not too bad, fairly mobile. just a bit crabby with people if I am awake for more than 20 minutes or so! Best warn your other half on that one, or your friends etc.
Feel quite light headed and as I say, bruised.
Sleep time again now!
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Ahhh bless you ! ... so happy for you and that all went welll. Does it feel like you have someone else's body ? ? How are you finding getting around? I am suprised that you've been able to write the message i kind of thought you would be very limited on movement.I just want to get it done now!!!! .... Thank you so very much again and happy boob day!!!!
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Had a night in hospital and came home today. I have to wear the bra day and night til next thursday when they will re dress the wound. Very uncomfortable and bra is not so nice against the bruising, but no pain as such.
Hospital gave me some senna tabs which I thing is a good idea, general anaesthetic and co-codomol mixed does not bode well and everything seems to have stopped if you know what I mean!
Looooovvvvely pert boobies though!
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One more sleep and you'l be a new woman!!! At least the wait is over ive still got 2 week's ... oh my day's !!!
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Carmina, I am updating on the forum to save it all being in someone elses review page.
Getting more nervous by the minute!
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Hello .... you must be so nervous !! ... Im due to have mine on the 4 th August and now im having those thought's that you do ... like am i overeacting ... do i really need to do this? & how quickly will i be mobile! ... Please please keep us infomed ( as best you can ) & the very best of luck ...
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You probably dont come to this site any more, but thanks for this thread anyway.
I am having my op on the 20th July in solihull so its nice to see a UK discussion too, especially as I am in Cov.
Bit scared but excited too. Going from 36HH to a D cup all being well.
Carmina, you will have had yours recently, how did it go?
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I've been following you're progress and actually you have dispelled any concern's that i may have had.Due to undergo mine in 16 weeks and am apprehensive about recovery time as i own a coffee shop so need to get back to work as soon as.Also extreemly needle phobic but that said eagar to have it done as i'm only 5' 3 & 8st 11 & a 30gg ( well one breast is the other ff )I'm hoping that not only will i reduce in cup size but i regain inches height wise as my posture is appalling.Hope it goes as well for me as it has you.
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good luck hun. I was driving within 3 weeks and went back to work after 4 weeks but everything with my op went smoothly and I had no problems. I was really tired for the first week back. I'm now 7 weeks post op and still get shocked at my reflection. I look at tops thinking they wont fit then i try them on and their too big!! still in my support bra as my new friends are still settling lol. I'm still very happy and have no single regret. my posture has completely changed and i can see the top half of my tummy for the first time in years. Try not to worry, remember you'll go to sleep and wake up a whole new you. keep in touch xxx
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Just had my surgery on 17 feb 11!!! Went from a 34ddd to a 34c:-) soooo thrilled!!! Glad to know about this website
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I also just have dressings and was told to wear a support bra only if I wanted to. I think things are a lot more chilled in the UK as I have had no long list of intructions and supplements/ointments just told to keep them dry and not to smoke (not that I do). I am now 4 days post op and my left breast is a little red and the dressing is bloody so the nurse (that I rang at 1.30am) has said not to worry and come in the next day for a change and check. I have to say you appear to have had no such problems with yours they look completely perfect! X
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just read your message. Hope all turned out ok and it was a minor blip and you doing well xxxx
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Hi Congratulations to you too. Mr Parks originally referred me but it was Ms Skillman that did the op. What dressings do you have, I expected to be bandaged but just had tape where the incisions were. Are you pleased so far. xx
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Hi I have just had my surgery in Coventry gone from 34G to 34D spookily similar to you! Did you have Mr Parks? Congratulations your photos look great. Im only 2 days post op so have not seen them without dressings.
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