My journey to small tatas
- updated 7 months ago
I've been large breasted for pretty much as long...
- 6 Apr 2013
- 25 days pre
I've been large breasted for pretty much as long as I remember. I hit puberty early and the boobs seemed to sprout overnight. I don't ever remember wearing a training bra. I was the girl the boys chased around the school yard to watch the boobs bounce! (I actually married that boy!). In high school I was spilling out of a 36C and the sag factor had already started. I had looked at doing s breast reduction at 20 when I was a D, I was told I had to lose weight and by the time I was to meet with the surgeon, I chickened out. As I got older I gained weight, and cup size. By the time I got pregnant with my first child, I was 210 lbs and bigger than a 40DDD. After 2 kids I was a 250 lbs and a 42F. When my second baby was 6months I focused on losing weight, dropped 85 pounds and my breasts spilled nicely out of a 36F. I have back problems, neck problems, skin problems, they sag unnaturally low, the tattoo i got when I was 18 is now 4 inches below my boob, I can't wear any shirts with buttons or really anything without stretch, I look ridiculous in just about every bathing suit out there, I poke my own eyes out when I run, even with 3 bras on, I have to hold onto them, it's kinda embarrassing! I went to a plastic surgeon that came highly recommended by doctor colleagues of mine (I'm a Nurse), he happens to specialize in body sculpting after excessive weight loss. He said I'm an excellent candidate for a breast reduction and also for a lower body lift later on! I found out I was approved by OHIP (Ontario health insurance plan will cover the cost of the surgery) and my surgery date is booked for May 2nd! I'm really impressed how quickly this referral has gone. About 4 months from when they got the referral to surgery! Including "time to think". I'm so excited and can't stop thinking about all of the cute clothes and bras I'm going to buy!!!
Less than 3 weeks until surgery! Taking the girls...
- 12 Apr 2013
- 20 days pre
I'm preparing for being benched for a few weeks :)...
- 14 Apr 2013
- 18 days pre
Went to my pre op appointment with my family...
- 16 Apr 2013
- 16 days pre
I had my hospital pre op yesterday and I picked up...
- 20 Apr 2013
- 12 days pre
It's Thursday! 7:25 in the morning. This time...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 7 days pre
Well I'm ready. I have everything I need for post...
- 30 Apr 2013
- 2 days pre
I got a call as I was heading out the door that my...
- 2 May 2013
- Day of treatment
Well I did it! They're gone! My surgery was...
- 3 May 2013
- 1 day post
My surgery was moved up from 9:00 to 8:00 am, so when I got to the hospital things went quickly. They got me all set up in day surgery, 3 tries to find a vein for the IV, sucks when you're dehydrated! The I was moved to the OR waiting room where I spoke with the anaesthesiologist. Dr Shortt came in right after and took me into another room to do the markings. He was meticulous! He even go out a level to make sure things would be perfect! We agreed on a "C" cup but to err on the small side. I'd rather be smaller and be able to pad them then to be larger and still not happy. I was then brought into the OR where they did my blood pressure and the anaesthesiologist gave me a shot of something into my IV "something to settle my nerves" as he'd promised. Then I woke up in recovery! Post op wasn't bad, I was given quite a bit of Morphine so I wasn't uncomfortable at all, I was able to eat and drink right away. Dr Shortt came in and told me he took about 475cc's off of each side! Holy crap! He gave me tramaset to go home with and told me to keep the dressings on until Sunday. I did get a quick peek when he pulled back the dressings, they're so small! My nipple on the right is just below my tattoo!
I had quite a bit of nausea yesterday, but only a little today. I haven't taken the tramacet since last night, so I think that's helped. The pain isn't nearly as bad as I'd expected it to be! The most annoying thing is the dried blood under my right breast is hard and putting pressure on my ribs. When hubby comes home from work he's going to bring me more gauze and another tensor and we'll redo the dressing.
I'm swollen just about everywhere! My hands and feet are swollen, my belly is huge and even my back feels swollen! I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm up about 6 pounds!!! I know that'll come off over the next week or so.
Yay for new boobies! I can't wait to go shopping!
Thank you all for the well wishes!
- 3 May 2013
- 1 day post
Day 3. I was able to change the dressings and...
- 4 May 2013
- 2 days post
I found a sports bra in my collection of "no...
- 5 May 2013
- 3 days post
Day 6. Doctors appointment today for follow up....
- 7 May 2013
- 5 days post
I did a quick trip to a thrift store to get a couple of tops. I have no summer clothes! I was excited that everything fit and all of the options that are now open to me! I only got to try on a couple of things before I started to get sore. I really can't wait to get healed and get shopping!
I'm still quite swollen, under my breasts and under my arms are the worst. Strangely my breasts aren't as swollen as the rest of me. I'm still up about 5 pounds (or 7 when you count what was removed surgically). Hopefully that'll go down in the next week or so, then I'll be more comfortable!
I had a good soak in the tub last night and took...
- 9 May 2013
- 7 days post
Things are healing well at 10 days post op. I'm...
- 12 May 2013
- 10 days post
I'm so far really happy with the shape! I fit well into a 36C and won't mind a little smaller when the swelling goes down, they're still a bit big! So that's good! Overall I'm really happy with them!
Tomorrow I'll be 2 weeks post op. I'm doing ok,...
- 15 May 2013
- 13 days post
Pretty well all of my incisions are healed up with the exception of the t junction under my left nipple. It's a little open, not really draining anything, but when its been covered up by tape it's whitish inside with slightly red borders. When it's left open to air it scabs over. There is no pain there. I've posted a picture of it, looks much worse in the picture than it does in real life! So far I'm not worried about it. I'm just putting antibiotic ointment on it tonight, then I'll leave it open to air to scab over and hopefully heal up.
My breasts are so swollen that they still look big to me. I'm glad there is a lot of swelling left to go away, I really do want to be smaller, I'm still having clothing issues because they're so big still :). In time, I know.
My journey to small tatas
- 16 May 2013
- 14 days post
Chafed nipples post op?
- 19 May 2013
- 17 days post
First day back at work, 19 days post op
- 21 May 2013
- 19 days post
I've not had one issue with Dr Shortt or his team. I know many doctors in my profession and he his as courteous as they come. He cares about my happiness with the final result, even though I went through OHIP and made that a priority. His staff are excellent and very helpful. The reason there are a couple of 4 stars are when I had a wound issue on a Thursday before a long weekend, I called in the morning, I did hear back from Dr Shortts secretary a few hours later and Dr Shortt would have seen me the next day, but I'd already had the issue addressed by a doctor I work with. I'm very happy and will be returning for a lower body lift in the next year!