There and Back Again, A Titty's Tale (Lump Removal then Back Again for Reduction) - Irvine, CA
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Hello! So I stumbled upon this forum while on my...
- 20 Jan 2013
- 2 months pre
Hello! So I stumbled upon this forum while on my adventure to breast reduction. I'm 23 and for a long time I've really hated how large my breasts are. My measurements are currently 40-28-35, 5'7.5 and 150 pounds. I've suffered from random headaches, back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. Heck, sometimes I get so tired carrying these things around that I just rest them on the table when I'm sitting down. I started considering a breast reduction when my step-mother brought it up, she said, "You complain about their size so much, why not just DO something about it?" I had actually never thought it was something I could change or that was even necessary to change. I hunch over, wear baggy shirts most of the time, feel fat or like some sex toy because for some reason having big breasts means men can say and do whatever they want, right? So I've decided to just take the plunge. My goal is to try and loose as much weight as I can before the surgery and to get these puppies down to an E cup or maybe even a small D. I'm a little afraid of loosing the ability to breast feed and horrible scaring, but seeing how many of you on here are such successes and how happy you are I can't imagine regretting a thing!
Also, partly what spurned this on is I am getting five VERY large lumps removed from both breasts (three on one side two on the other), which will unbalance and change the size of my breasts, so I would have had to go in for some reconstruction anyway. My surgery for lump removal is scheduled for the 7th of Feb and the surgery goal for reduction is the 25th of march!
- 9 Aug 2013
- 5 months post
Day 6 and 7 Stitch Removal!
- 10 Aug 2013
- 5 months post
So today was a really good day overall. However, this morning I took a pain pill for the stitch removal, unfortunately yogurt is not enough for Vicodin and I received the lovely side effect of nausea and vomiting. For those taking Vicodin for pain it is imperative that you get adequate carbs and protein BEFORE you take it. I had been so well taken care of by my step-mom that I forgot how important it was to properly eat on my own. I promptly threw up everything, slept through lunch but managed dinner.
ONTO THE DR APPOINTMENT!
Today was the first day I actually saw myself without stitches, bandages and even clothing! I have to say it was a little shocking. Right now they are the size I want, maybe a little smaller, they are still riding very high and stiff on my chest. However, this is to be expected and is common with surgery. They don’t look boxy, just high and immovable. There is bruising all around the incisions, but a great thing is that I’ve retained all sensation in my nipples and breasts! Though that means it hurts a little more I am so pleased, since for some women it can take years to not-at-all for feeling to return. It also means I’ve retained my ability to breast feed if I ever want kids. The stitches are healing incredibly well, and quickly, according to the doctor. The stitch removal was okay, pinching and a pulling feeling but no true pain (all that Vicodin drama for nothing). My surgeon does his stitches in a way that cause minimal pain upon removal. After they were removed I got Gel strips for my scars to wear for the next 6weeks and I’m to keep it moisturized with ointment for the next two days. I was able to properly move around and got permission to shower today! It felt so wonderful! Anyway, sorry for the dry post. I hope it helps the ladies know just how fast this recovery is! No, you still can’t lift more than 10 pounds and have to sleep upright, but after a week there isn’t much pain and you can return to most normal, non strenuous, activity.
-back pain is gone
-clothing fits (I just tried on all of my clothes)
-no more awkward stares! I didn’t get one today!
-I feel balanced
-movement is much easier!
I just tried on a 34D bra today over my surgical bra and it was even a little big on the sides ._. I guess I’m a true blue 32D! After another 2 weeks ill know my real size!
- 17 Aug 2013
- 5 months post
The best part of this reduction ATM are my friends and acquaintances reactions (especially since they aren't totally healed yet). Everyone is shocked at how skinny I am and how tall I stand. They swear I grew another inch! I love being able to take in the scope of what my whole body looks like, not just my boobs. Some of my friends are even commenting on how they are actually noticing my face more (strange, right) because they used to only see boobs. The best compliment I got was when out shopping with a girlfriend of mine when she said, "I didn't know you could get hotter by making boobs smaller!" I know she might have just been patting my ass, but that comment actually meant a lot!
I can't really comment on how movement and sports are easier just yet (I suspect they will be) because I'm still not allowed to do anything strenuous with my body. So far what I've continued to notice is the same as above:
-No back pain, zlich, nada. To go into this further:
I never full realized how much pain I was in until I got my reduction. Before my reduction I would slouch heavily while sitting, causing long drives or desk work to be painful and strenuous. I would slouch while walking which, at the end of the day, caused me a lot of leg and back pain that I would be cracking out during my nighttime stretching for hours. Now, I don't have any kind of back or muscular pain doing anything at all. IT IS AMAZING. I can't wait until the surgical pain wears off so I can enjoy this fully.
-Clothing fits better. I really can't emphasize how awesome this is enough. My closet of stuff I hated is now a closet of everything I love. I splurged on some new tops and skirts because I can wear blouses now! Not just dresses with shirring!
- People actually listen to me or take interest in me as a person (don't know how to describe this) as if I have evolved past just being some floating boobs with a vague consciousness attached to them.
-I feel balanced. I used to always trip over myself, fall over, rock from side to side and now that doesn't happen. Walking is easier...even if that sounds odd.
I really can't wait until my six weeks are up and I can exercise. At week four I can actually start trying on bras!
Still three weeks in and a bump in the road
- 22 Aug 2013
- 5 months post
3 Months out
- 8 Oct 2013
- 7 months post
I found this plastic surgeon from my GP