Wish I was smaller- London, Holborn
- updated 1 year ago
Hi guys I had my breast reduction exactly 4 week...
- 18 Apr 2012
Hi guys I had my breast reduction exactly 4 week and 1 day ago. Prior to the surgery I had been getting counseling due to the depression my breasts had caused and it felt like I did not exist. I was a 30J (UK), 5'5", 60kg. I hoped that getting a breast reduction would give me my life back and live it without the burden they gave me. I went to see the surgeon and discussed what I wanted from the surgery. Date was booked and I was so excited. Day of the surgery, he made his markings on me. I asked him roughly how much he was going to remove in order to get me to a small cup size - He wasn't able to. But I still hoped he would get me down to a reasonable size as I had also informed him I wanted to get back to running races again. Not sure how long it took or how much they removed cause when he came to see me after, I think I was still drugged by the meds. Pain was bearable and I had drains overnight. One thing that broke my heart to hear was when a friend of mine came to see me and they said I was still big. That was exactly what I thought when I looked down my chest when I woke up, but had dismissed it as maybe swelling. But when it came out of someone else's mouth and having known me for a while, I believed what they said. I wasn't able to see my surgeon the following day as he had to rush off somewhere of which I could have spoke to him about it. They told me I would be able to see him in 6 weeks time and till then, I would be having my follow ups with a nurse. Two weeks into recovery, I got an infection. Tender, painful, and oozing breasts. This also gave me a fever and I almost past out about 3 times before they could do anything about as the nurse said it did not look as if it was infected. It took about a week to get the results, so I've only just started my antibiotics (2 weeks). Incisions are healing fine except the small infected area. I see my surgeon next Friday and more than anything I feel angry. My symptoms of back/shoulder pain are still there (not even mildly reduced), my shirts/tops are not even slightly loose and my 30J (which I've tried on a few times) fits just about the same. I've tried other smaller sizes thinking I was maybe being irrational, but they're not even close to fitting. I am so disappointed that it makes me cry. All that and no results. It's like I went it one size and came back the same size with scars for nothing! I looks as if he gave me a breast lift. To my understanding, a breast reduction also results in a lift and not the other way around. I saved up for this procedure for 5 years and not feeling the benefits as I'd hope just brings me back to square one. I need help as to how to address this to him. I am usually not much of a talker and am afraid he won't really listen or take me seriously. Ideally I want a revision in a years time and I don't think I could pay for the second time. Has anyone had this experience, if so, how did you deal with it? Thanks for your comments in advace
I've uploaded a photo (s) in the light...
- 19 Apr 2012
One week to go till I see mu PS...
- 20 Apr 2012
I tried on a sports bra F-cup hoping maybe it...
- 22 Apr 2012
More than ever now I'm looking forward to see my PS.
Will keep you posted!
Hey ladies, So today I went to see my PS for my...
- 27 Apr 2012
So today I went to see my PS for my "6 weeks" (will be officially 6 weeks next Tuesday) post-op.
He said it was healing is well. I have full sensation on one side and part sensation on the other side. I then mentioned my concern of still being too big and having a lot of tissue on the side. I told him that I could not fit into any other bra besides my original J-cup bra. He said my breast were higher up, but could only reason out the size issue to swelling. He said I should look to the fact that they are higher up and not mind the actual bra size.
Now that puzzles me when the whole point of having this procedure was because of a large bra cup-size. I mean, that was the first question I was asked at the consultation and now being told it's the lift that counts and not the size!!??
I started to feel really upset that I couldn't even speak properly. To me he is basically saying what I thought in the first place of having had a lift instead of a proper size reduction to my breast....I wished he looked at my case on an individual basis. He said the amount he removed was roughly a standard amount of breast reduction. That was even more upsetting!
I acknowledged the fact that it was still early and would wait for another 6 weeks, but I think most surgeons hide behind the "swelling". If by then I am still wearing J-cup bras I want him to lay out my options. This is not how I wanted things to turn out. I still think the surgery would be worth it if only it was done properly.
I will update next after my 3 month post visit to see him.
Oh and by the way, the last photos I uploaded with the whit bra, that is the after reduction shot. So now hopefully you see my point when I say I'm still big.
Thanks for reading xx
Here are photos of me on holiday. The bikini to...
- 22 Jul 2012
I thought he understood me, but I guess I was wrong. Staff have been very helpful, but I have yet to see him.