4 Pounds Gone and a Handful Lifted -Northbrook, IL

I've had a tough recovery only because I'm...

I've had a tough recovery only because I'm allergic to narcotics so I've pretty much been in pain until today which is the 11th day. I LOVE my new breasts! They have never been this small or perky that I could remember! I developed young, in 6th grade and by 8th grade was a very full C on a tiny 5 foot frame. Throughout highschool I was known as Boobs with DDs and its just been such a self image issue forever. My insurance approved me in Sept of 2013 and I just went for it! I'm in my early 40's and I have new "normal" handful sized breasts that I love! I went from a 38 DDD to hopefully a C but the P.S. could not be sure of the size but he did remove 800cc from each side! WOWZA! As soon as the pain subsides a bit and I can lift my arms I will post some pics. So glad I found this forum! Thank you to everyone that has shared your wonderful journey it has helped me so much!
Congrats on your surgery- I look forward to seeing your great results :-)
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Congratulations on a successful BR, I cant wait to have those same feelings of elation and to finally feel "normal", I look forward to seeing the pictures and hearing more of your story. Yes this forum is wonderful, it answers a lot of questions I didnt know to ask.
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perky size C 's hopefully :)

So here are my after ohotos. The first one is 3 days after and the second and third are 12 days after. I do not have a before yet that I can find but I will add it when I do. So amazing that they are this small!
superb result, well worth your bravery. very symmetrical and a lovely shape and size, very neat, clean looking incisions. lucky you!
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Thank you peediewife! I'm very pleased so far. Cant wait to see them when the tape is removed! They are definately different from their old selves that's for sure :)
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13 Days Post OP and I finally feel normal!!

Now that I feel great I'm going to venture out to the stores. I've read a couple reviews saying the Bali bra was the best no wire bra to get so I'm focused on getting that and will state my review for all of you. I'm so excited! I'm still gtting the zings and quick sharp pains evey now and the in the nipple area but its doable now. I can finally move my arms, not quite all the way over my head but good enough to style my hair. The axiallry surgery is what got me...That area is very painful to heal and I'm sure thats why its taken me 13 days! Happy New Year !
What a perfect shape - yay - lucky you!
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Thank you! I only hope I look like you at 52 days! You look awesome!
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Do u have any before pics ? You look good ! What size were u before th surg ?
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Big tear /hole

Has anyone ever had this happen? I'm so scared that it going to ruin the thin scar!! Help! Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I have a similar opening (the one in my left closed just fine) in my right. It will heal. Just takes time. Don't worry it happens all the time:-)
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Thank you. Its just scarey looking and deep. How long did it take to close? Im at two weeks p.o.
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the scar junction is very vulnerable to this, the hole looks clean and healthy so just be careful, keep clean and dry with a hairdryer before covering
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Love my new in bewtween bra!

I did buy the Bali #3484 wireless bra. Its really nice and comfy. Its like a sports bra hybrid with a bra feel. I bought the large and it fits great and can accomodate the fluctuation of the swelling that is different for me everyday. I'm still wearing the surgical bra every night but this is nice to have on during the day as I'm washing my one and only giant surg. bra. I can also wear normal tops without the bra hanging out. Check out the reviews, the bra is really nice for what we are all going through right now.

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Please excuse the spelling errors that only my phone can make happen all the time! So embarrasing. I will use my computer from now on when I type

3 weeks

Hello Ladies! I had my 3 week appt. today and my Dr. told me I could wear any bra I wanted even an underwire! Yikes! The thought scares me because of my sensitive scars...Has anyone started wearing one at 3 weeks p.o.? I would love some input because I only bought the bali bra thats more like a hybrid sports bra. I tried a couple at VS and that was a joke! I was suppose to be a C cup and they actually were big in the tip of the cup but spilling out the side. My breasts seem to be very perky and wide and unable to fit in any "normal" bra right now. Any info is greatly appreciated! For any of you that are farther along in recovery than me, have your breasts soften and dropped forward more over the weeks?
I'm only 3 weeks post-op but I've noticed that a "C" cup fits well at the bottom of the cup but it seems to be too big at top of the cup - it doesn't bother me too much because I started out as a "J" cup.
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just to add, they are a wonderful size and shape in the pics, i would be so happy with that and once healed, maybe sometimes not wear a bra at all!
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I am 9 weeks post - I agree. Underwire is painful within minutes. to be avoided. I am told underwire at 3 - 6 months. Also - was supposed to be C but very broad breasts - barely fitting in old DD width wise although not filling the DD in the top part. I would advise sticking with the soft bras like your Bali at least 6 months maybe longer. good luck!
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4 1/2 week p.o.

total boob envy!
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Lol!!! Good luck on ur surgery!!
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Lovely size and shape - yippee! Keep on with the recovery - doing great!
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Bruised Boobies

Has anyone else had issues with riding in the car? I litterally have swollen black and blue boobies after a 45 minute car ride!
I got a tip to put a pillow between my chest and the seat belt for the ride home from hospital, maybe this would help if you are a passenger???
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I agree but I am over a month p.o. and Im the driver. Just wondering if my new girls are just sensitive or if other people got bruising this late after surgery just from driving. Its not like i went 4 wheeling ;)
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5 weeks p.o. no tape pics

Now that the tape is off (briefly) they look a bit uneven. I pray it just different stages of healing. I dont see the doc until March. So far so good. They are still very tender sore and sensitive.
You look terrific, size looks about perfect, as far as I'm concerned. Curious how long that hole took to close up, as I am at about 2.5 weeks and have noticed a similar thing a couple of days before! Did you do anything special to care for it?
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The hole is still scabbed over but getting much smaller and less deep. I was so scared when I saw it! Don't worry yours to will look better by the time you reach 5 weeks. I thought I added more pics but they did not post. I will add more
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more pics

You look really great! Can't wait to hear how you progress!!!! :))
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Thank you so much!
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You are looking great - keep up the awesome healing and I look forward to hearing your great results :-)
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7 weeks ~ a lot of change

Has anyone had a sudden change where one breast is larger than the other? One is more square/boxy (smaller one) and the other looks more natural and nice. Also one nipple is more raised (smaller one) and painful. So bummed because they were looking nice and healing wonderfully until last week.

Bruising still at 7 weeks

Im posting pictures of the bruising and size/shape difference

7 week photos

You are looking great. It seems as though we have a very similar horizontal incisions, which is a little bit above the Inframammary fold....and also goes a little bit up at the T junction. I tell my hubby it is as if I have 2 smiley faces on each breasts. I haven't seen this too much on this site, but I like the look and it also is helpful as my bras don't irritate my incisions very much. Thanks for our review
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Hey! I think they look good :) I don't really see the "boxy"-ness you're talking about... But it looks like they've settled a little more, since the last time. Make sure you wear a realllllly supportive sports bra when on treadmill and elliptical!!! I saw you respond to someone that's what you think the bruising and swelling is from.
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Have you had more than one breast reduction??
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Question

Has anyone had any issues with their new areolas? After 9 weeks I have been noticing that one is puffier than the other. It does not hurt but looks ugly and a slight different color. Hopefully someone can give me some peace cause I'm kinda freaking out.
On the pictures from the 6th everything about your nipples look normal to me. Do you have a newer picture? My right areola stands out a little more than the other butbi guess it is because they heal differently a lot. As long as the areola does not get really blue/black don't be afraid that it is something horrible. If it is just a slight difference it's normal. Nerves and blood vessels are built anew and it can be due to that, that the blood flow goes up in one area more than in the other. Do you have feeling on both or is the now darker not yet back to normal sensation?
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Thanks Raboobsel!! I do have feeling in both. I dont have a new picture yet because I taped them back up hoping pressure would help. If you look at the right one it is a little off color and slightly raised in the picture from the 6th. As of right now its more discolored and way puffier. Actually my nipple on the puffy side (right in pic.) is in full errect and super sensitive! So weird how everything was going great until about my 6th week...
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puffiness after 9 weeks

I have been noticing a change in my left areola for the past couple weeks. Today it is really puffy and slightly discolored. The first picture is the puffy areola which is my left and the second is my normal nice flat right side areola. Notice how bruised my left is also. Im a little worried. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I know it is probably hard to tell from the lighting in the pictures, but your areolas looks really good to me. Could it be from swelling? I am going to post an update tonight about some concerns....I am a week behind you and my incisions especially around my areolas are much more red. Does the 8/9 week mark have something to do with it. Do we just notice little difference now since we are feeling better? Wish I had some answers for you. Keep me posted!
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Yes it must be too hard to tell in pictures. The one is really puffy compared to the other this past week or two. Im just going to call the ps in the morning. Im concerned cause it is quite a difference. Thank you Coloradolady :) have a good night
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I am glad you are calling your PS....keep me posted. Hope you have a good night too. :)
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