NHS Breast Reduction Surgery Date Confirmed - Liverpool, GB

Hi! I read a lot of reviews on here but this is...

Hi! I read a lot of reviews on here but this is the first I've written.

I am 22 years old, 134lbs and 5ft 3. My boobs are a 34F and sometimes a G.
I initially went to my doctor in October. She was awful. Told me I would grow to love my chest and I just needed to lose weight ( at the time I weighed 145lbs but was by no means overweight. a UK size 10.

I was very upset. She did however refer me to a physiotherapist. I completed 10 weeks of physio which eased my back and shoulder pain but didn't rid me of it completely. I went back to the doctor at the end of Feb. A different doctor. He was very understanding and referred me to a plastic surgeon.

Appointment with plastic surgeon was terrifying, I stupidly went alone. But he told me then and there after inspecting me that I was eligible for the surgery and I would be put on the list. I did have to have photos of my breasts taken.

This morning I received a phone call exactly 2 months after my consultation to give me my date. My preop consultation is 2 weeks from today and my surgery is the Monday afterwards!

I'm just so excited!! I hope this wasn't too long winded! I intend on posting pictures but I'm just a bit nervous!

A-M

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Congratulations on being accepted! I am jealous that your surgery is so soon, mine is 6 weeks away but I'm sure it will go fast. I was SO nervous about posting pictures, and I purposely have not given my review details to anyone I know as I much prefer strangers in the same situation as me seeing pics of my naked breasts and not people I know! Go figure. Haha
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Hello! Congrats! I'm in liverpool too and just got told my op is 31 July :) Can't wait! My doc told me that same, to lose weight and learn to live with having big boobs. Amazing what difference a good and sympathetic doc can make!
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Which hospital are you at? My op is at St Helen's. congrats on getting a date! I'm not so much nervous as just waiting waiting!!

Boobs on the brain!

It's only been 3 days since the hospital contacted me with my date! The paperwork states I will have a general anaesthetic. I have so many question for my preop consultation which is in 11days! Eek!
What type of scars will I have lollipop or anchor?
Will I have drains?
When can I drive?
When can I fly?
How long do I need someone to look after me?
Why type and size of post-op bra should I buy?
What wil the anaesthetic be like?
How often will I be visiting the hospital afterwards?

Sorry for bombarding but if anyone can answer the more general questions I would really appreciate it. Also I intend on posting pics tomorrow.
My operation is in Liverpool but as I am a student here I would like to return to Ireland for the summer months. But as my op is in June I don't know how often il have to return to the hospital for check ups and how soon I can travel even though its only a very short flight (40mins).

Apologies for the long entry I'm just booby mad at the moment which I shouldn't be as I'm currently sitting my final exams at university. So much going on!!! Xxx

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Thanks for your post!! Congrats On ur upcoming op! I'm just boob crazy. I keep looking to see who has similar before sized breasts as me and then seeing what the after look like to give me an idea but really I know that it just depends on me and my doctor. I can't find any reviews on my doctor... Should I be concerned? It is on the NHS and not private though. I'm hoping I can ask to see before and afters at my consultant
Did you ask to see before and afters from your doctor? I would like to as I can find any info on my doctor online ... This is a bit concerning as I have no knowledge of his skill or abilities he could be a taxi driver for all I know. Lol
Hello! Yes, first thing I did was Google info on my surgeon. Luckily, there was lots about her online, but no reviews. On the upside...I couldn't find anything bad either. She's very experienced and specialises in breast reduction so...bonus! You definitely could do with some info on your surgeon...it will really put your mind at ease I think. I immediately liked my surgeon...she showed me loads of before and afters, especially similar to my size and what I'll be after. You really need to see those and definitely need need see examples from surgeries your surgeon has done, kind of like a portfolio. If I were you I'd definitely ask for those...I got a much better idea of what I would look like and that's when I started feeling like it would all turn out wonderfully :) I'm also on the nhs, that doesn't mean you shouldn't get the same info,treatment etc you'd get privately. Ask for anything you need to feel ok about your surgery. I felt a bit stalkerish the way I Googled my surgeon for hours but I feel pretty sure shes not a taxi driver and that's the main thing;)

Booby pictures

Here are some images. So nerve wrecking posting these!

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Just saw your questions in the review - the doc told me to get really cheap stretchy bras in a couple of sizes - ie if I'm expecting to be a 34C, then I should get a bra to fit 34C, 34D, 36C and 36D. He said it's cause breast size will vary with swelling, healing, etc. So he said don't spend alot on post surgery bras, just make sure you have a couple of different sizes just incase. I found some great ones at TK Maxx in store ( Marilyn Monroe Intimates is what they're called!) and it just says 'Soft Lightweight Seamless Bras'. These seem pretty good and cost just 7.99 for two! Your waist is so tiny your new boobs will look amazing!! I
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Aw thanks! I'm gona go out straight after my pre op and get myself post op bras! I'm terrified that I'm going to go and then they tell me they have changed their minds or something!
I haven't heard any reviews about my surgeon either, but after meeting with him I really trust him, he was so thorough and genuine. My doctor is unfamiliar with bra sizing (doesn't surprise me, he's a male!) but I know he will take whatever amount he needs to make them look the best they can :) I am so excited! The black bra you are wearing is beautiful, but it's still so depressing to have to wear one so big, eh. I have a whole Word Doc dedicated to other women's before and after pictures so I can figure out what would look best on me! I do like having larger breasts, it's part of me now, so if I can get to a 10D I will be thrilled. I actually went into bra stores to look at sizes, and a 10C looks SO tiny! But I wouldn't be disappointed if I end up that size, anyway. I'll be grateful with any result.

NHS info

I thought I would update this for anyone in the UK who might read it.
I went to my GP who was a b*tch and told me to basically go away and lose a stone. She did refer me to physio and I completed 10 weeks for my back and shoulder pain.
A few months later I went to another GP. He asked my about physical pain and emotional distress. I spoke honestly and openly about the attention I received and how my huge boobies affected my sex life with my bf because I though they we like granny t*ts. He asked me to remove my top (kept bra on) to see my chest. Weighed me and took my height.
Your BMI must be under 25 which mine is. He referred me to a plastic surgeon.
Plastic surgeon appointment. They weighed me and took my height. I went over everything I said to the GP. He asked to examine me (minus bra) there was always a female nurse present to make sure everything was above board.
This was terrifying for me and I was extremely nervous and shaking. I didn't cry but was very close as I found this very over wheeling. He said I fit all the criteria but he would need to speak to the surgeon who was carrying out the surgery who was his superior.
Then a second doctor came in. So I was topless infront of 3 people... Eek!
He ask me to show him infront of a mirror what size I would like and positioning. He suggested a life rather than a reduction and I said that was not what I wanted. I wanted a reduction and lift wouldn't suffice so he then said that was fine and I would receive a date in the post.
I received a phone call 2 months later with a date for 3 weeks time.

They did state I shouldn't plan to have a child in the next 4-5years. Also I believe you shouldn't be on birth control either. My doctor didn't tell me this but a friend told me that she was told to stop taking the pill in order to have her BR.

I think that's everything NHS related. This all happened within a couple of months. Also it is dependent on where u live. I am in the north west so just because I was given the go ahead here doesn't mean if I lived in Surrey I would be ok-ed there.
I hope this is useful for UK girlies. The waiting lists aren't years long and the main part of the criteria is your weight as shoulder grooves, discomfort, back pain etc are all a given for us big boobies girlies. If ur GP says no GO TO ANOTHER ONE! They do no have the power to say yes or no it is the plastic surgeons job! Badger them but do make sure u fit the majority of the criteria otherwise u are wasting your time!

Sorry for the long post xxxx

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Hi Amarie300! Thought id answer your list of questions, as I had all the same questions and now that ive had the surgery - everything feels so easy to answer :) What type of scars will I have lollipop or anchor? Im sure it'll be the anchor scar, i think that seems to be the most common one unless your quite a lot smaller. Will I have drains? I had drains for 24 hours, but I drained very little, maybe 50ml on each side. I met with three surgeons and they all used drains, except for one. When can I drive? I dont drive myself, so didnt ask. When can I fly? I was told 6 weeks by surgeon for insurance purposes, he was saying that travel insurance doesnt cover you until 6 weeks after - I havnt looked into it though, from a medical point of view though, he said it was fine to fly. How long do I need someone to look after me? I would say for AT LEAST the first 5 days! Why type and size of post-op bra should I buy? I bought one from Macom (https://www.macom-medical.com/products-40-breast_augmentation_surgical_|_lifting_bra.html) that my surgeon recommended me to get. I first ordered a large one, but it was too big and then got a medium which fits snug but not too-tight-i-cant-breate. I am being fitted into my bra tomorrow! Hurray! I have also bought two cheap stretchy seamless bras from TK Maxx (6-7 pounds each) in both a medium and a large to have if the surgical bra is not right, for any reason. The surgical bra is really comfy to wear though and feels more up for the task if you see what i mean? It gives a lot more support. What wil the anaesthetic be like? I dont remember much of taking it, but I was really relaxed about it because I had it before for removing my tonsils and removing my appendix. Afterwards you feel a bit out of it, but nothing you cant handle - I promise :) How often will I be visiting the hospital afterwards? So I stayed overnight, then im going back to see the nurse 1 week post op which is tomorrow and then im not seeing my surgeon until a week later. After that, I am not sure when ill be going back. Im sure its mostly depending on how i progress and so on. Hope this helps!! Ask more questions if you have more :) I would advise you to stay put for at least a few weeks after surgery, just because you wont feel like travelling but then Im sure you can go home for the summer and just pop back for the appointment, as long as everything is going smoothly :) Remember to write down all your questions on beforehand as that was really helpful for me when I was at the pre-op appointment, I wouldnt have remembered all my questions unless I would have written it down. At last, I know you where asking about your surgeon and that you couldnt find anything on him/her... my suggestion is to look him/her up in the GMC (General Medical Council) http://www.gmc-uk.org/ (click on 'check a doctors registration status) - that way you know if he/she is licensed to perform plastic surgery, if he/she currently being sued for anything related to plastic surgery etc - that will put your mind at ease im sure :) I couldnt find anything on my surgeon either on beforehand, and he ended up being fantastic!
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The only question I can give me 10c worth for is the anesthesia one! If you have never been under, please don't be scared. You know when you sleep, and you wake up and it usually feels like you've been asleep? Anesthesia isn't like that! When you wake up, you feel like you were just talking to the nurse 1 min ago! It is a crazy feeling, and not at all distressing. Try to relax going into it, when I got my tonsils out 2 years ago, being wheeled into theatre was actually the worst part, then I counted down from 100 and got to 98 ;)
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Wishful thinking

I went window shopping today and compared a massive 34G to a teeny 34 C and it just seems impossible that my body is going to change so much. I'm just so terrified that the doctor leaves me with massive bazooka boobies instead of the little fried eggs that I really want.
Also I've been exercising everyday and trying to lose a few lbs before the surgery as I know that I won't be able to do anything for a while and my friend said that my boobs looked smaller. Is it possible that I go to my preop and they tell me I no longer qualify if my boobs have shrunk? I don't think they have tbh..
The doctor did say at my first meeting with him that I wasn't "overly big" so now I'm worried they'll change their minds.
Also mum has booked time off to come and stay with me for a week 2 days preop and 5 post op. I think I'm more worried about her amusing herself in a city she doesn't know than the actual operation...
I keep having boob related dreams too. And they are Cra-ZAY! lol.
As I'm not telling anyone about my op except my par3ents,bf, sister and best friend I'm really worried if someone asks me directly if I've had them done. If someone says I look diff il say I've lost weight. But if someone says have u had a boob reduction... I don't want to lie to their face but I also don't want to tell anyone so in quite torn.. What to do. What to do!

Il stop being a ranty pants now. This day next week I will have had my preop!!! Eek! Also final uni exam is on Friday! So many massive changes!! It's frightening!!

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I don't think the weight loss will cause the PS to change his mind. I lost some weight too before surgery, but the PS didn't mention it at all. I was also quite unsure whether to tell people about the surgery, but decided to do it, as it was obvious that the boobs would not reduce that much overnight on their own. I'm glad I did, turns out that quite a few people I know also wants to have it done, and some others have actually had it done, so all in all for me telling was a good thing.
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Thanks NannyOgg!! I just had a look at ur updates and u look fantastic! I haven't lost that much weight maybe 10lbs from the first meeting with the PS. So hopefully it won't be a big deal! I just really don't want to tell people. I'm also worried about my bfs family finding out.. This is just so personal to me that I don't want to tell anyone or talk about it. Maybe no one will even notice...
It is very personal indeed. I don't think people will ask if you choose not to tell, as that would be awkward for all, I think. My cousin knew and she ogled my decidedly flatter chest for a minute or two when we met up for the first time after the surgery, and then apologised for the reaction. She knew I had had it done, but the contrast was just so striking. Made us both laugh :)

Pre-op Tomorrow

Pre-op consult is tomorrow and I'm a bit nervous. Don't know what to expect I hope the Dr goes into a lot of detail with me. Any tips or advice?

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I think you would have to lose A LOT of weight to notice in your chest and you don't have time for that. I wouldn't worry. Good luck with your preop.
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Preop

Today I went for my preop consultation and to be honest I was left disappointed as I didn't even see the surgeon and was told I wont see him until the morning of my op. I was told I could fly around a week after the op and that i would return to have my stitches out about 7 days afterwards too. The Dr also told me I would be given a surgical bra after the surgery so I think I will wait and see what they give me and then I will go out (well go online) and purchase one similar as I have no idea what size to buy. Also he didnt tell me what else i need to get e.g. bandages gauze.. and that sort of stuff.

This isnt putting me off the op or the surgeon but I am just a bit frustrated as I would have liked to see my PS today as I really want to reiterate that i want TINY boobs. They just took my blood/ pee and nose &throat swabs. My last appointment which as at the end of march was when I saw my PS and to be honest it was really overwhelming and I couldn't remember how much he said he could remove or what type of incisions he would use. I did ask the Dr this today and he said it would mostly likely be anchor incisions and drains wouldn't be used.. Uh just a bit frustrating.

Anyway only 6 sleeps. I'm currently cleaning my house top to bottom and slowly making a shopping list of things to get in. so if anyone has any suggestions:

currently I am thinking:
lots of fruits and veg
senokot (gross I know lol)
regular painkillers
button up PJs

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4 sleeps

I began to sort through my bras today as I am going to donate them to Oxfam's bra recycling thing and all of a sudden i just got really emotional and started to cry. I have no idea why tbh i think it's relief. Im so close to having my op but im still terrified that it wont happen, something will go wrong or il get sick or something. I want this so much. Also im a bit worried that having little boobs will make me look like a big fatty. That should be the least of my worries i know! Im excited about not having sore shoulders and feeling like a fat man is sitting on my chest. I know im just jabbering. Whilst my family and bf are supporting my decision they really dont agree with me so i feel like i cant talk really talk about all this stuff cuz it all goes over their heads... Ah well

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I also worry that once my boobs are gone my stomach will make me look larger around my waist. They're so big right now that they hide the top portion of my belly. I just keep telling myself that once the surgery is done I will lose weight -- and much easier since I will be able to exercise without hurting myself. The smallest part of my waist is my upper portion, so it will be nice to have that back. I enjoy my 'curves,' just not my chest. I understand what you're saying about your boyfriend being supportive but not fully agreeing. My husband keeps asking if I can leave them on the larger side. It's actually upsetting to me that he really, really loves something that I really, really hate.
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Nearly there

Mum arrived today! I live alone in a different city so she has come to take are of me for the first 5 days after THE BIG OP! She's quizzing me on the op and i have few answers. Ah well. At this stage i feel like once the op is done if they arent perfect i just need to remember how awful they are now and how heavy and the pain they cause! I dont have perfect boobs now so i just need to remember that and not expect perfect boobs afterwards either. Its just a case of trading in the old set for a new set. I dont mean to seem negative if anything im trying to be super positive and try not to get my hopes up too much. Getting a but terrified about going from my regular room to the operating room and waiting for the anaesthetic. I hope i dont freak out. AHHHHH

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Lol hey . Goodluck dear.
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All the very best for tomorrow, you must be so excited!! Can't wait to see your results! x
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You're young and healthy and should tolerate the surgery very well. Remind your PS you want to be as small as possible and he will likely tell you that he can only make you as small that will still keep good blow flow to the nipple and not leave you with an odd shape. My boobs looked alien to me after surgery but once it's done, it gets better. Drink tons of water, eat healthy, and rest as much as possible. It is such a relief once the surgery is over and having smaller breasts is wonderful.
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The sun will come out TOMORROW

TOMORROW TOMORROW!! I HAVE TO WRITE IN CAPITAL LETTERS BECAUSE IM SO EXCITED! This still doesnt feel real! Hospital bag packed, mum is well versed in what to do and im gona have a lovely big pizza for dinner before i have to fast as i dont know what my eating habits will be after! I cant wait i just wish i knew what the outcome will be! Be positive for me and keep me in your thoughts please! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!! Wee boobies here I come!!!

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Best of luck with the operation today :)
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You're living my dream tomorrow. Good luck!
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Break a leg!
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I HAVE SMALL TITS!!

Im on the other side. Still woozy so excuse the spelling
Arrived at 8am
Op was about 920
3.5 hrs longs
195g from right And 280g from left i think thts a rough guide
Felt sick waking & been sleepin on Nd off since

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Get your rest!! Congrats and welcome to the other side!!!
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Congratulations amarie300!!! Get your rest and we'll be comparing note soon.
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Good luck and get your rest. The hard part is over
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1 day post op

Hi all still have drip in my hand so its hard to type on my phone. Drains came out 5 mins ago. Wasnt sore but a bit gross. Since surgery all i have eaten is toast. Had the WORST dry mouth due to the drugs. Only had 2x paracetol and 1x codeine after surgery so they must have really drugged me for the op. im hapy to answer any questions. I dont have a surgical bra... Dr just said a sports bra would be fine what do people think? Also im not to touch my bandages until i come back in a week so no peeking im afraid. :(

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Getting vibrations

Hi all, couple of days post op. i went for a walk to the shop with my mum yesterday and nearly passed out. Too much activity. Also i have no pain at all. I stopped taking the cocodamol as it was making me feel sick. If i have any niggles im just taking paracetamol.
I keep getting vibrations in my chest google said its muscle spasms. Its a bit weird but im glad to know its normal. Swelling has reduced so ny bandages are starting to gap. I dont know what to do as im not meant to touch them. In just afraid that infection will somehow get in. Not wearing a bra but just a busty top in the day. And nothing in the evening. Hope u are all doing well.

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Welcome to the other side!! Hope healing is going well, it feels like it will last forever, but really just rest rest rest!!! Glad to hear all went well. Keep us posted! :)
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Day 8

Just on my way to get my bandages removed and stitches out. Im also donating all my bras to Oxfam's big bra hunt! Hopefully all will be well and i can get some photos for u ladies!

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Good luck today!
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Pics

Here are a few pictures of the newbies! Righty is healing better than lefty. Theres nothing wrong according to the PS everything is A okay! So pleased!!

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You look great :-)
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Thanks! Had a peek at your profile and you are looking good too! Did you go down the NHS route or private?
Hi! So happy for you, they look the perfect size!! I am soooo jealous! I have loads of questions, but wanted to know mostly, whether it feels as good to have small boobs as you imagined? Does you back feel better, and can you feel the weight is gone? And also, can you not take the bandages off for a whole week? You must be so relieved to be a week after the op now :) exciting!!
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New pics

10 days PO. Ive taped my incisions. I think he took too much from lefty as my right boob is a tad bigger than the left but im not concerned. Here's a few pics. Il take one later when i change my tape so you can all see how my incisions are healing! :)

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YOU LOOK AMAZING! :) I started scar treatment about 5 days ago, cant see any difference yet. I am using a very expensive scar gel, which I dont know if ill be able to keep buying in the long run. We shall see how long it lasts. I havent really started to massage the scars like I should be doing, but Im guessing I will start soon. Have you started massaging your scars?
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You look absolutely amazing! So excited and happy for you.
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Your breast look good, love the diffrence from day 8-10. You looking good
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2 week update

Hi all! Its been 14 days since my surgery! Eek! Time has flown in a cant quite believe it! I had tape over my incisions and although the PS didnt tell me to do that uve read that a lot of ladies on here do it. It might not help but its also not hindering my recovery. Im really frustrated that i cant exercise or drive. I feel a bit like a caged aninal. U am walking a lot but i really want to go jogging or do a spin class. I think i might try a spin class next monday? Or is that too soon? Might ring my PS during the week. Ive uploaded pics my right boob look HUGE compared to my left. Thats just the camera. It is a little bit bigger in real life but the camera has made it look like a monster boob! Also i have a few stitch ends poking out and its so difficult not to touch them!!! I also have a crease on my left hand side. PS said it will flattrn out im not worried about it but it is tender and grosses me out a bit! Anyways! Good luck to you all!!xx

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Correction

My autocorrect keeps changing the word I to U and I've to uve... Just so you all know i'm not a crazy person that doesnt make sense. Also heres a pic of my gross crease

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wow your results look amazing :) they keep getting better and better with the new pics you post :)
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You look lovely and i could barely see a difference in your 'monster boob' pic so it might just be a tricky mind thing making you see something a little bigger because of nerves or worries. Your healing great and i loved your review ^_^
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Thanks so much!!

Week 3!

Today was my 3 week anniversary! Everything is going well. I have minimal swelling. Definately a 34c bra size now wayhey!! I have a stitch poking through my left areola which is a bit annoying so i trimmed it and im just going to leave it alone and hope it dissolves.
Ive had time to be critical of my new boobs and dont get me wrong these bad boys are WAY superior to the sacks i was lugging about before i notice my right breast is noticeably larger than my left and my areola is almost an upside down tear shape (see pics). Also my gross crease is still grossing me out. This is the only area which is giving me any kind of discomfort or pain. I hope it flattens out im not that bothered but it would be nice to be flat.
I had a small opening under my left boob at the cleavage. I cleaned it, put antiseptic on and gauze and called the PS. Nurse said let air at it so i have done and it looks to be closing up... Slowly. My boobs have def softened to a more booby shape and are less stuck on looking. I have attached pics. I feel so blessed to have had this surgery and my recovery has been nothing short of glorious however i do think if i had paid for my op the way some of u ladies had i would be a LOT more bothered about my crease and big right boob lol. But as it was free i do feel so lucky and should i wish to have any revisions later (which i highly doubt) i can go private for that!
Sorry for the spiel! I hope you are all recovering well and dont think i am being ungrateful.
Does my opening look ok?
Has anyone else got a gross boob crease lol?
Xxx
ALSO when should i show my bf? He hasnt seen them yet and i dont wana wait too long but idont want to frighten him! Eek

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Wow they look great. I also was luckily enough to get my reduction on the NHS back in November. They've only just settled down. I was the same as you, no need for cocodamol. No ain really. I drove after 3 weeks, but didn't exercise for a while. I had 2 young children to look after which was very difficult as I had no help except for first day at home. They stay swollen for a while, probably as long as 6 months. I think you look fantastic. I still think mine are to big, I went from 32h to 32 e and I wish I'd gone smaller! Never happy!!!!
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Thanks! Glad yours have settled! I was really worried id e left to big and really stressed that to the PS and he was a bit reluctant to go below a D cup. H to E is still a huge difference. I would love to see a 6 month pic if u didnt mind.x
Posted pics now x

5 weeks on

Today is my 5week anniversary! How exciting. Basically i am still wearing wireless sports/genie bras and i did buy a wireless bra from marks and spencer which looks like a normal (yet ugly) bra with a thickish band which had been great. Also been out jogging it has been VERY VERY hot here compared to normal ( i am a bit sunburnt in my pics) my scars were redder after exercise i think but i cant be sure that may have been my mind tricking me..
No other big news. I do have a few loose stitches poking out so i was naughty and used tweezers and small scissors to trim them. When i grasped the end of the stitch with the tweezer and pulled a bit like a knotted bit appeared... Is that normal???
My crease is healing well it can just be painful to sleep on. The small unhealed opening on my lefty is all closed up an healing well. The one small ridiculous thing i am frustrated with is my drain scar on my right hand side . Its quite high and into my armpit so when i wear sleevesleas clothes it looks like a big pimple. What can i put on it to make it go away?? My left drain was really low so the scar is covered by bra.
Anyways thats all for now i have attached pics too and invite any questions and def answers to mine!! Thanks xx
P.s nipple sensitivity is under control but have to avoid the fridge aisles in the supermarket still!

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6 week mark

Today i am 6 weeks and 3 days PO. I am very happy with my results. I am now definitely a 34c cup size and loving it! I can start wearing underwired bras but im only wearing them a day or so a week and mostly sticking with my non-wired bras so as not to cause an irratation. My right under boob scars are better than the left, but my left nipple scars are better than the right. Tried on an old string bikini which used to cut into me and now it feels great! Also got some pretty bras for just £5!!!
How exciting!
I dont think many people are following my story any longer but i do hope this can help at least 1 girl! I really adore t new boobs my bf is sick of hearing me talk about how much i love them :)
He is also really pleased with them! I would far more prefer to show people my boobs now with my scars than before with my horrible massive boobs! I still cant quite believe that ive has this done i half feel like I might wake up with massive boobs again!
This really is a dream come true!!

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Haha im still watching your updates! My boyfriend is sick of hearing about mine too and just says "yes dear..." Lol. Your boobs look lovely and very natural sitting. If your not happy a year down the track there are always revision options for scars and fatty areas but just to let you know i think they look amazing :) x
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Still reading your updates :) Good to hear everything is progressing nicely, and a c-cup! At 5 GBP. Not bad at all! I'm still a bit miffed that I'll still have to go to pricey lingerie stores to get my size. I went from 32G UK size to 32DD. Well, either that or order online from M&S.
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I can get some variations but i look online for the beast ones even though im a 14d now. All the stores 14d bras have padding and pfft hell no! I love thin lace demi bras and i really like pretty full cups. ^_^

Quick note

Can i just say! I REALLY noticed a difference today. I went to a boxing class this morning and was able to put in 100% without and discomfort/ bra straps digging, sweaty boobs, wires prodding me, boobs giving me a black eye. I am so happy!

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I still can't get over how awesome your results are! I'm so happy for you & hope you're doing well! Have the scars disappeared? They were looking great as of that 6 week mark! :)
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Hi Amarie, Thanks so much for your review. I'm also a UK girl and find it rare to read UK reviews on here! Your results look great and I'm glad you finally got it done :) I am going to have to get a loan for mine as I don't think I will get approved through the NHS - my GP's are all quite mean near me! How are your scars now it's been a few months?
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Hi! Sorry its taken so long to reply!!! I need to update!! Il post with pics tomorrow hopefully. Ny scars look good. The vertical scars look great the horizontal scars are still quite colourful. I would def recommend ti EVERYONE! I Would try the nhs because u never know. But even if u have to get a loan id say it will be the best £ u ever spend. Were r u located. If u have any q's just ask!! I felt quite blind going into this so I am happy ro give advice or info to anyone!!! Good luck xx

4& 1/2 months later (20 weeks)

Hi everyone I'm just updating you all on my progress with pics so u can see how I'm healing. I am thrilled with my results. My right boobs is a bit bigger and my nipples aren't circle lol but I LOVE THEM. I am able to do everything as normal now. Nipples are fully working and sensitive. I am between a 34c&34d cup size. I would have loved to have been a b if I'm honest... But I think that might have devastated my bf. I only told people about my op on a need to know basis I.e family, best friend but some people have noticed - a lot of people Immediately thought I'd lost a lot of weight. I just said I'd lost weight and people accepted that. If u have any questions ASK me. I'm happy to help and answer any queries!!! If ur thinking about this think long & hard. Sometimes j tyhink I can't believe I actually did this. Its crazy. But I am 100% happy with my op and outcome.

P.s the red link between my boobs was cuz of my bra that's not a scar lol

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Hi amarie300, Hope you are doing well after your surgery. I have recently had a an appointment with mr Koshy at whiston hospital and have been told I am eligible for a reduction and have been put on the waiting list. What I wanted to know was whether you got a confirmation letter from the hospital to say it all definite and when you would receive your op date?
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Hi!! Good luck with everything! I got a phone call exactly 1 month after my inital appointment with koshy. The a letter in the post a few days later to confirm my date which was 2 weeks later! Eek! So exciting!! I love my chest now. It is apparent ive had an op but in time that will fade as its only been 7 months. The nurses and everyone took such great care of me. My appointments were in Whiston but my op was in st helens.
Thank you so much for your reply. I just can't believe it's actually going to happen. I thought I would have receive a confirmation letter about a week after my consultation as the surgeon said she was gonna write to my GP. I think I just need to see it writing b4 I can believe it. Your boobies look great from your pictures. I hope I end up with a similar result. Thanks again.
Mr Omann Koshy

My PS is an NHS doctor what he lacks in personality he makes up for in skills. I am very pleased with my results. He is very talented and quite forthright in telling you what he thinks is best. I would recommend him 100%. I now have beautiful breasts. He isn't a talker but then again he is a PS not a psychiatrist. Direct and informative answers given to my questions. From first consult to operation day was 10 weeks and this is on the NHS. Operation was completely free. No payment at all. I saw Mr Koshy at the first consult for 10 mins, then before the op to mark me up for 10 mins and then at my post op for 10mins.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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