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The Start of a New Life Journey - Fairfax, VA

Hello! First and foremost I want to thank all of...

Hello! First and foremost I want to thank all of you brave courageous women for sharing your experiences. You have encouraged me to share mine and be a blessing to someone else like you are to me. I'm 26 y/o and have had boobs since 1st grade. I've always wished for smaller boobs and 2012 just happens to be the year that I get to move forward into a new season in my life. I don't know my current size for sure, but I'm going to get measured and find out. I would like to be a C/D. I'm nervous because I haven't had any surgeries before in my life except dental. I truly desire to get into shape physically but these breast have always been a hindrance. Not only physically but mentally as well. My surgery is a few weeks away and I'm excited and truly blessed to have an amazing support system of family and friends. As I walk this journey, I will share details along the way. Please give me some tips to help me along this journey. I'm happy to hear anything you want to tell me. Thanks for being here. Much love and hugs

Hey Ladies! 2 weeks and 4 days left before my life...

Hey Ladies! 2 weeks and 4 days left before my life changing experience takes place :-) I'm so excited about what's ahead of me and I'm ready to be FREE! I love sleeping on my stomach, so that's the main thing that concerns me. I'm praying that my doctor does the liposuction under my armpits to prevent those pouches, but I'm also thinking that I should be embracing some work outs to help me with that. Any suggestions? I'm hoping for nice light weight boobs that will be beautiful once they are healed and revealed...to myself that is since I'm single LoL! And proud :-) So much running through my mind and hoping that I can get everything done before the surgery. Does anyone have a helpful checklist that they used? LoL! I so appreciate you all. I'm thrilled about this whole process :-)

13 days to go. I feel so overwhelmed like there is...

13 days to go. I feel so overwhelmed like there is so much to do. I'm praying for peace and trying to rest as much as possible. Does anyone else experience that rush as well? I found out that my insurance doesn't require a precertification but I know I still need to go get my clearance for surgery from the primary care doctor. Did anyone go see a chiropractor to have their back x-rayed before their procedure to check to the before and after of things? Just curious :-)

Ok so I just finally found out my size by...

Ok so I just finally found out my size by measuring...I would have never known that I was a whopping 46H. Wow! I've been wearing triple D for a long time....whew! Well I'm glad to finally know. Hopefully I'll get my nice small C/D :-)

Whewwww ok...where do I start? LoL! I'm officially...

Whewwww ok...where do I start? LoL! I'm officially on the OTHER SIDE! Wooohoooo! November 8th @ 10:30am was my big day. I've been so tired these past few days that I have not felt like posting a thing LoL! I did miss you wonderful ladies and thought about you daily. I've finally seen my boobs and they're going to have to take some getting used to. I had 6pds removed. Three pds from each breast. I still have my drains in and will have them removed tomorrow. I have the greatest PS ever! She's so sweet, talented and professional. I had a great experience with her. It's been. Week for me, so ill post more pictures and update you as I go along :-) Much love

So I'm 11 days post op and the incisions made...

So I'm 11 days post op and the incisions made under the breast to the sides are driving me bonkers lol. I accidentally caught myself sleeping on my tummy 2 times. No damage but surely uncomfortable lol. What's up with the tightness that comes after a meal? Is anyone else experiencing that or just me? My body is completely different now too. I love it. I don't feel horribly proportioned or imbalanced anymore. I'm excited to begin working out once the healing/swelling subsides. I thought I would share some post op photos too. Thanks to everyone for support. Especially Ms. Sassycharly (?), you've been so encouraging to every gal on this site and its a blessing to know you. **Hugs*** Just thought you really deserve a shout out :-) Much love everyone and happpppppy healing :-)
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon

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Hey Redeemed. Just checking on you. How's your lift so far? I just had sx a week ago. Hope all is well.
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I can't wait my surgery is scheduled for Dec 19th. You look great! You have truly been an encouragement to me. Keep updating...
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looking great.!!! yeah my incisions are still sensitive after 8 weeks. They dont hurt but i definitely know they are there when fabric rubs or a towel goes over them when i take a shower but it gets better each week. i think u look great. much nicer to be lighter and in more proportionate. The swelling gets better each week as well. but u will swell as u are more active and feeling better. make sure get lots of water and do low salt diet. happy healing!!
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go girl ! you look great you can barely see you scars already! thats awesome.. I do agree the incisions underneath are the worst for me..and love saasy charly as well! very encouraging! :) oh and did your doctor suggest anything for scar treatment?? im looking now for some so when its time will be good to go!
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You are looking amazing!! Is it not really nice to feel the freedom of less boobie? I know it does for me! I can move my arms in place I had forgotten they could go! I can see my toes without bending forward! I can BREATHE!!!! My girls are healing really nicely! They are starting to take shape and fall a little. I had noticed them getting a lot tighter by days end. I slept on my stomach lastnight for the first time! Keep the updates flowing! I totally agree about Sassycharly!
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Glad things are going well for u!! Keep updating ur progress and happy healing!!!
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My big day is November 30. I' m stilling having nervous feelings. But reading all these stories is definitely a big help.
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Hey Girly! I was nervous too but it was like the minute I went to sleep, I woke up and it was over. The anesthesia seems like it takes so long to pass from my body because I still feel tired. Like being reset lol! After the first week you begin feeling better :-)
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I am so glad your doing well...good healing
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Awwww thanks Mia1 :-) same to you Love
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Awwww thanks Mia1 :-) same to you Love
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Awwww thanks Mia1 :-) same to you Love
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Hi, I had my surgery the same day as you! Isn't it just awesome! I love my new little girls, went from a 40D/DD to a 36 B (at least that is what the compression bra is that my PS provided) Wait until you get the drains out! My healing feels like it progressed 10 fold after my drains came out on Tuesday! Enjoy your new girls....I am!
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Hi Collette! YES it is awesome! My drains were taken out 8 days after surgery (Friday). I'm glad that I waited. This is truly a great feeling:-) spring is just around the corner in a few months and were going to be ready :-)
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Hey Girl, Did you notice a quicker feeling of healing over the weekend...I saw my PS today and his comment was...Wow, it looks like we did implants! I am so very happy with my new little girls! I was driving home today and though OMG I did it and just smiled!!! Keep me posted on your progress!
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I will have my surgery a few days before you as I go on Nov 2 but we can heal and enjoy the new boobs together! I am so excited for my big chop I am sure you are too! Keep on posting your journey!
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Hey Girly! How are you doing on the Post Op side of things? I know you're feeling a lot better :-)
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I am feeling amazing! I was looking at the girls this morning and the incision lines are so pale, no redness honestly quick glance you can barely tell they were cut and ripped apart! LOL
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It will be a start of a new journey. You will love it!!! I had my surgery yesterday and I'm in love already!!
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Yay! I'm happy for you Girly and you're right! I do love it. This was the best decision I've ever made :-) how are you coming along Hun?
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I was shocked to find out my size too- 38J or 42DDD depending on. Always shoved'em into whatever fit well enough.I was not the one to spend$50+ on bras, so I just went with whatever was economical and fit halfway decent. Was a nice swollen D after surg. Now after 3 1/2 weeks post op I am definitely a C. Still dealing with the change in body image, but love the way the new bubbies look!
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wow u will so feel a difference after u had the surgery!
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Sassycharlie!!! You are right girl! I feel so different and so much better after everything! The first week was the hardest, but it gets easier as time progresses. You are an awesome gal and your encouragement all over the breast reduction section has been a blessing. Thanks so much!
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Sassycharly* sorry I misspelled it :-)
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What size are you right now? This is a good guide: http://bustyresources.wikia.com/wiki/How-to_determine_bra_size Bending over while measuring was a huge lightbulb moment for me. Good luck on your surgery!
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