19 days post-op...new pics!

Im 28 years old and currently a size 38H. I've...

Im 28 years old and currently a size 38H. I've been battling with LARGE breasts since i was a teen. For years i've battled with rashes/yeast infections between and under my breasts, deep grooves in my shoulders, and for a little over a year now extreme back pain. Finally in a position to get this done.

Had a moment yesterday. It's really starting to...

Had a moment yesterday. It's really starting to sink in that I'll be losing a part of myself. It sounds crazy because of all the hardships I've faced due to my oversized breasts. I've had dreams of a butchered reduction and also of what I consider to be my dream breasts. Has anyone else had such a dream? I laughed at myself the next morning becauseI felt as if I was losing it. I did my registration with the hospital last week and I almost cried. I was willing to go as far as paying out of pocket to have this surgery until that one fateful visit to my GYN and she asked if i was crazy because it was clear that this would not be for cosmetic reasons. She started the ball rolling on my documentation for insurance and when I went to see my PCP, he followed suit. If it wasn't for those guys, I dont know how much I'd be shelling out. Even when I went to my consult with my PS, he informed me that my breast were indeed extremely large. In the category of the largest he had seen practice wise. I just experience mixed emotions with this whole ordeal. Part of me is excited because my days of not being able to exercise properly, pain, rashes, and finding so many different outfits in the clothing store that I like and heading to the fitting room only to walk out with nothing because of the way my breasts protrude and make me look like a Sumo wrestler, are nearly over. On the other hand, the terror of being "put under", losing my big beautiful breasts , my nipple sensation, etc. I keep telling myself that I'll be fine. This is all for the better. Glad to be a part of this support team because I need all that I can get. I will be uploading pics within a few weeks of my before.

Had to nurse another huge a rash these past two...

Had to nurse another huge a rash these past two days. They're more frequent lately. Just 4 weeks and 5 days until the big day...each day brings about more anticipation. Pics coming in a couple of days after this rash clears completely.

Decided to add my photos from my first consult in...

Decided to add my photos from my first consult in October 2012 for now.

This week has been crazy!!!!! Seems like the...

This week has been crazy!!!!! Seems like the closer i get, the more hell i catch! I'm being tested but the devil can step back because it's going to happen :). Rash went away under my left breast now the right is under attack :( only 31 days left....ready for a new chapter

Preop appt just two weeks away and im so...

Preop appt just two weeks away and im so emotional! Trying to prep the house and my two babies since i'll be down for quite some time. Their father will be in town to help so i am thankful for that. I'll also have my mom and sister. I sent him a few pics through text of what he could possibly expect and he didnt really care for the visuals lol. Doing alot of reading on here ive decided to purchase a recliner because it may be easier than trying to get in and out of my bed because it sits up really high. Also, since i'll be having a FNG, does anyone know what would be best to aide with swelling, healing, and scars?

Hi everyone! These days are really flying by! I...

Hi everyone! These days are really flying by! I still have my good days and my bad ones regarding surgery but all in all, im doing well. I have my support team as well as the wonderful journey of all of the ladies on here. Preop in exactly 10 days and surgery in just 22!

Uploaded more pics of the girls and they are VERY...

Uploaded more pics of the girls and they are VERY noticeable!

Why did i all of a sudden get a cold??? Im beyond...

Why did i all of a sudden get a cold??? Im beyond pissed because this is not what i need right now! On another note, I bought my recliner yesterday and gave it a test run last night. I must say it is so comfortable so it should do the trick during recovery. Still counting down....

Finally gave in and went to the doctor today....

Finally gave in and went to the doctor today. Upper respiratory infection!!!! Yay me! :/ I've been given a Z
Pak, Medrol dose pak, and Tesselon Perles...yippie!! Preop on Wednesday and im freaking!

Had my pre-op appt today and i got NO sleep last...

Had my pre-op appt today and i got NO sleep last night! I finally closed my eyes around 2:30 am :/. My mind would not shut off. Anyways, I talked to
I had my blood work drawn, all my registration has been completed. I was given an antiseptic soap to clean with the night before and morning of surgery, a log to record fluid output since i will be having drains and I have a list of do's and dont's. No jewelry, no deodorant or lotions, make sure under arms are clean shaven at least two days before surgery because it needs to be accessible, etc. They gave me a script for Percocet for post surgery pain which im not getting filled just yet. This will be an outpatient procedure so I'll be going home the same day. Soo anxious now!

8 days away and i'm not in the best of moods. Got...

8 days away and i'm not in the best of moods. Got a text (not a phone call) from my kids father that he's basically not gonna take leave and come back to help with the kids. As usual trying to make it seem like someone else is at fault. It's always something but, thats another story. Anyways, looks like they will just be missing a day of school. Trying to keep my spirits up this last week....

I've been up since 6 am. I cant focus on anything....

I've been up since 6 am. I cant focus on anything. I plan on going grocery shopping and taking the girls to the movies. I'll also pull out a few of my fav shirts for special before pics. Pray for me!!!

Here i am!!! Finally on the other side and im...

Here i am!!! Finally on the other side and im amazed at how small i look! I arrived the hospital at 520 am yesterday all of my registration had been done previously at my pre op appt. By 6 am an IV was being started and then the nurse came in to put on my TED hose and shortly after, my PS came in to do markings and i was so excited when i saw where my nipples would be. I couldnt stop smiling!! The last thing he told me was he would see me in the OR but i wouldnt see him. My two nurses came in to take me away and my mom and i said our see ya's and i was off. My second anesthesiologist gave me a cocktail in my IV to ease my nervousness and after i reached the OR i remember transferring to the table and breathing a few times and nothing else until it was time to go home. My PS told my mom that surgery went longer than expected because i was so huge. I didnt receive a surgical bra because of my FNG and im all bandaged up but i can see past my boobs for the first time in over 10 years!!! My first post op is on Friday and i will be getting my drains removed and bandages changed. Yesterday was rough for me i was so dizzy and nauseous. I vomited a few times and slept all day. I really dont have an appetite. I haven't gone #2 yet but my Smooth Move is on standby. I'm really not in pain, just some discomfort where the drains are exiting my skin and when i attempt to move sometimes. I have to start walking today so i'll just go back and forth down the hallway. My throat is a little irritated from the breathing tube but not too terrible. I made myself some detox water Sunday night and i've been drinking that off and on. I'm about ready for a nap now but when i get up i will snap pics and share!!! Ttyl! For now here are pics of my markings! My mom was the photographer so bear with me lol!

Here i am!!! Finally on the other side and im...

Here i am!!! Finally on the other side and im amazed at how small i look! I arrived the hospital at 520 am yesterday all of my registration had been done previously at my pre op appt. By 6 am an IV was being started and then the nurse came in to put on my TED hose and shortly after, my PS came in to do markings and i was so excited when i saw where my nipples would be. I couldnt stop smiling!! The last thing he told me was he would see me in the OR but i wouldnt see him. My two nurses came in to take me away and my mom and i said our see ya's and i was off. My second anesthesiologist gave me a cocktail in my IV to ease my nervousness and after i reached the OR i remember transferring to the table and breathing a few times and nothing else until it was time to go home. My PS told my mom that surgery went longer than expected because i was so huge. I didnt receive a surgical bra because of my FNG and im all bandaged up but i can see past my boobs for the first time in over 10 years!!! My first post op is on Friday and i will be getting my drains removed and bandages changed. Yesterday was rough for me i was so dizzy and nauseous. I vomited a few times and slept all day. I really dont have an appetite. I haven't gone #2 yet but my Smooth Move is on standby. I'm really not in pain, just some discomfort where the drains are exiting my skin and when i attempt to move sometimes. I have to start walking today so i'll just go back and forth down the hallway. My throat is a little irritated from the breathing tube but not too terrible. I made myself some detox water Sunday night and i've been drinking that off and on. I'm about ready for a nap now but when i get up i will snap pics and share!!! Ttyl! For now here are pics of my markings! My mom was the photographer so bear with me lol!

Here i am!!! Finally on the other side and im...

Here i am!!! Finally on the other side and im amazed at how small i look! I arrived the hospital at 520 am yesterday all of my registration had been done previously at my pre op appt. By 6 am an IV was being started and then the nurse came in to put on my TED hose and shortly after, my PS came in to do markings and i was so excited when i saw where my nipples would be. I couldnt stop smiling!! The last thing he told me was he would see me in the OR but i wouldnt see him. My two nurses came in to take me away and my mom and i said our see ya's and i was off. My second anesthesiologist gave me a cocktail in my IV to ease my nervousness and after i reached the OR i remember transferring to the table and breathing a few times and nothing else until it was time to go home. My PS told my mom that surgery went longer than expected because i was so huge. I didnt receive a surgical bra because of my FNG and im all bandaged up but i can see past my boobs for the first time in over 10 years!!! My first post op is on Friday and i will be getting my drains removed and bandages changed. Yesterday was rough for me i was so dizzy and nauseous. I vomited a few times and slept all day. I really dont have an appetite. I haven't gone #2 yet but my Smooth Move is on standby. I'm really not in pain, just some discomfort where the drains are exiting my skin and when i attempt to move sometimes. I have to start walking today so i'll just go back and forth down the hallway. My throat is a little irritated from the breathing tube but not too terrible. I made myself some detox water Sunday night and i've been drinking that off and on. I'm about ready for a nap now but when i get up i will snap pics and share!!! Ttyl! For now here are pics of my markings! My mom was the photographer so bear with me lol!

Post op day 3! My sleep schedule is still all out...

Post op day 3! My sleep schedule is still all out of whack. Experiencing constipation with small stomach cramps. The Smooth Move tea doesnt seem to work for me (even after 2 cups) so after i come from my first post op appt tomorrow i'll get the stool softeners. Went outside earlier today and walked around the yard the breeze felt good. Im sure i got some weird looks circling around the yard in my mumu but oh well. Ive done pretty well without Percocet today but had to give in after my pm drain stripping a little while ago. Experienced a hard tug after it bounced and boy did i almost pass out!! Well, the meds are kicking in so im going to end it before my words start running together. Hopefully drains get removed tomorrow. Cant wait to see my new set!!!! Hopefully they look amazing!

Drains were removed today and i feel SOOO MUCH...

Drains were removed today and i feel SOOO MUCH BETTER!!!! It hurt like all hell when they got pulled out but honey when i tell you the discomfort is gone! Only took 2 extra strength Tylenol today due to leg cramping from being in the recliner. Other than that im okay. PS says my right side is a little more swollen than the left so he wants to see me again Monday. I got a look at the girls and from my view, they were not cute but its a mind thing. Ive got to get past all the dried blood and cuts, etc. Got a look at my FNG and they look good hopefully, they'll stay that way. Still no bra for a awhile but i was told i can wear camisoles. Dressing changes everyday and have to apply Bacitracin and mesh to my FNG and the openings where the drains were. But im doing okay today :) Only up from here.

Post op day 10! Feeling so much better today!...

Post op day 10! Feeling so much better today! Still some swelling but it is gradually subsiding. My FNG are coming along. I see the pinkness when i change my dressings and that's a good sign. Ive been stretching my arms to ease out some of the stifness and get my range of motion going. Not overdoing it though. I also tried on some of my old clothes and i felt so overjoyed because not that long ago i was literally spilling out of everything. Now its either too big or fits just right. I did have the blues for a while but ive shaken it off. I know i made the right choice. Better days ahead :)

19 days post op and I'm feeling good! Bought 2...

19 days post op and I'm feeling good! Bought 2 bras yesterday from Walmart a Genie bra ($9) and a Fruit of the loom comfort front-close sports bra (9.95) and they fit so good. I'm amazed at the fact that i can now actually buy bras under $10! I'm so used to paying $30+. On another note, my healing has been absolutely amazing thusfar. The few people that have seen me since the surgery compliment me on how good I look and it makes me feel great. I also got a ton of scrub tops from one of my fabulous co-workers and I have gone from wearing a tight fitting 1x down to a Medium at the lowest and I actually cried when trying them on lol! I'm so glad I went through with this surgery! Uploading a few comparison pics tonight. More to come soon!
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