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I have been back and forth about having a...

I have been back and forth about having a reduction for the last five years or so. I am a busy mother of two teenage daughters and a 10 year old. I feel like it is finally time to do something for myself BUT I am chicken about "elective surgery".


I love to exercise , however my boobs have always gotten in the way. Running is out of the question, even with a good support bra. I have the usual neck and shoulder pain that comes from a large bust. I am currently a 40 DD. I consulted the PS with my husband and he said I would qualify. My insurance is covering the procedure, however the doctor suggested that a I go home with a pain pump. (NOt sure what that is) It is not covered by the insurance. Anyway, I am nervous, excited but really don't know how to prep or recover. My Pre OP appointment is next week, so I should have some more information. I need any advice, tips etc...

Question: Anyone have liposuction in conjunction...

Question: Anyone have liposuction in conjunction with the surgery? My doctor recommends lipo on the side of my breasts.

I totally agree with Kat. I didn't have much pain. Just took Tylenol #3 for a couple of days post-op and then went to regular Tylenol. I didn't have lipo at the time of the BR, but had it a few months afterward and that was more painful than the BR. I think the surgery was completely worth it. The healing wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be and at 41 years old, I have better boobs than I did at 25!
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My cousin bought the pain pump and she was glad she did. I really depends on how you handle pain. I did not have the option of a pain pump with my PS, I had a continuous drip overnight and then went home with Vicodin. I only took 1 pill a day and now I only use Tylenol and take that only at night. Be ready to sit and do nothing. It's your best bet. I have a TV/DVD player in my bedroom and tons of movies. I basically go from the bed to my recliner and back. Drink tons of fluids to flush your system and you will be fine! I am 8 days Post Op today and other than the drain tubes. I feel really good. I haven't had any pain meds in days. I took Tylenol last night because my sides are sore from the drain tubes. As for breast pain, I have none, just mildly sore. hope this helps!! good luck!!
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July 30, 2012...Today is my pre op visit. Surgery...

July 30, 2012...Today is my pre op visit. Surgery is scheduled for August 15th. Of course I am second guessing my decision. I am looking forward to talking to the PS today. I am going on vacation the week before my surgery so I have to start thinking ahead! Any suggestions on items that I need to have on hand to make my life easier??
Haaaaaaaaaaaaa I wouldn't fit into a medium anything!! (Actually fits up to a 40 D)
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**Which is a crack up because they consider that a Medium. Imagine what they think a Large or Extra Large is!?!!? LOL So funny what society considers "medium, average, normal".
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I went bra shopping last night and it looks like I'm (now) a large B or small C...which is fine with me. The difference is crazy! Now if I could just lose this stomach!
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I am at my sixth week post op. Things are going...

I am at my sixth week post op. Things are going well. I still have a scab that is taking sometime to heal. Side incisions are still painful but all in all so happy I did it!. I am a full C cup now but have yet to buy a real bra because them seem to change day to day.
Monday will be my first day back at my "boot" camp class. I would say it has taken the full six weeks for me to feel myself again. I am nervous about excersing again but I will ease myself into it. I am posting before and after pictures.
You look great! Congrats :-D Make sure you have a very supportive sports bra before bouncing around the gym!
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Let me just say, you're post op pics look AMAZING! I can only hope my 6 week post op pics look as good. I am only day 6 post op. Keep us updated! My story and pics should be posted sometime today. Thanks for the great review.
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