Breast Reduction: StoriesWrite a Review
Reduction from E Cup to C Cup
- posted 3 months ago
- updated 28 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $12,500
- Australia, AU
I had huge breasts at fifteen, so now that I'm 21,...
- 15 Feb 2013
- 13 days pre
I had huge breasts at fifteen, so now that I'm 21, I'm really sick of them. They cause me no end of back pain (I've been going to a chiropractor twice a week for the last 6 months now), and I can't buy any clothes that fit right. The bras I buy have to be the ugliest ones there, and I feel so upset when I walk past the pretty ones that are of a smaller size.
I guess the real moment when I was like, "No, I absolutely have to get rid of these" was when I was trying to buy a strapless bra for a dress I was wearing to an annual black tie work event. I could not find one- apparently they just don't cater for bigger boobs. It sounds sort of pathetic, but I cried. I knew then I wanted them gone, no matter what the cost or scarring.
I booked in to see a surgeon and he was fantastic- so helpful and answered all of my questions. He explained any risks, but also told me how good it's going to feel afterwards (especially for my back). I told him I wanted to go as small as I possibly could for my frame. If I'm undergoing this long surgery and paying all of this money, I want to look significantly different!
I'm so excited for it now, and not once have I considered maybe backing out. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the right thing to do. Now, it's 13 days until I get it done and I cannot WAIT!! Time is dragging and I just want March 1st to hurry up!!
It's the morning of my surgery, and I can't decide...
- 28 Feb 2013
- 1 day pre
I'm in hospital as I write this now- been out of...
- 1 Mar 2013
- On day of treatment
So far, not too bad!!
So I'm going to talk about my surgery in more...
- 10 Mar 2013
- 9 days post
I went to the hospital on March 1st and went into the admissions. I wasn't feeling nervous, but more upset that I had to leave my parents!! They took me up to a bed and I put on my gown, and then waited for what felt like forever. They make you go to the bathroom so much before surgery! (I've never even been in hospital before- let alone had surgery)
The surgeon came in and drew on me, and then said he'd see me soon. I was pretty composed until the nurse took me into theatre, and I had to say goodbye to mum and dad! I got a bit teary, but the nurse was so funny and made me feel so safe, that it was okay. In the theatre I lay on the surgery bed and the nerves were insane! I saw my surgeon in his scrubs and the nurses had their masks on... it was a cold and terrifying room. The anaesthetist said he'd give me something to relax me, put a needle in my arm... the last thing I remember was them asking me what I do for a job... I don't actually know if I answered!
I woke up in the recovery room and was so confused... I was hooked up to drips and there were strange people around me... I remember asking them if they'd even done the surgery! I was in no pain whatsoever, which was such a relief. I can't remember much from this part, but I remember them wheeling me into the ward.
That Friday was weird. I felt quite sick from the painkillers and the anaesthetic, but they gave me something through my drip that made that go away. My family came to visit me, as did my best friend, but I don't remember too much of them being there. The nurses checked on me every half an hour, and forced me to get up to go to the toilet (I was told if I don't get up, they'll put in a catheter! Needless to say, I got up).
I had drains in for two days, and they were taken out on the third day. The left one was really full and the right one had next to nothing in it. Taking them out stung really bad, and was not a pleasant thing in the SLIGHTEST!
The painkiller drip was removed and I went onto oral tablets, which helped but not as much as the oral ones! I had to stay in for an extra night because my blood pressure was really low, but on the third night I went home.
Now, it's been 10 days since my surgery and it's the first day I haven't had to have pain killers, which is really good! Sleeping is still hard because you have to be on your back, but it's a small price to pay. I'm already loving the new clothes I can wear!!
This was the best thing I have ever done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's been 4 weeks since my surgery. However,...
- 29 Mar 2013
- 27 days post
So the weeping was normal- something called fat...
- 22 Apr 2013
- 1 month post
I'm still so pleased with them, and did a workout for the first time today... it was fantastic! They're still very swollen, so I'm hoping that goes down soon. I'll post some pics soon.
My Doctor: Name not provided
www.breast.com.au West Australian Plastic Surgery Centre