I am a 56 year old happily married woman. I developed normally (I think) as a young lady. I was a about a 34 C as a senior in high school. I was a C cup for years, only getting a bit bigger with my pregnancies, but then I would go back down to a C after wards. I remember being able to buy all the latest styles of bras whenever they would come out. I had cute bras of every color and style!
about 15 years ago I started growing for some reason, I can only guess it was a hormonal thing (menopause maybe). I'm now a 34 DDD or 34 F and down to 2 ugly boring bras...lol.
My hubby gave me the go ahead for a breast lift last spring, but the more I thought about it the more I realized I wanted a tummy tuck instead. I know, completely different thing but I just couldn't imagine pretty perky boobs above a wrinkly saggy belly, So I went for the tummy tuck in July. At that time I already decided that I would get a lift after the tummy healed.
However, the more I thought about it the more I realized I didn't want a lift, I wanted a reduction. I want to be a C cup again, with the pretty bras...or no bra at all! So I thought what the heck, I'll submit a request to my insurance company. I've had years of back, neck and shoulder problems, but I didn't think it would be approved. I had planned on paying for the surgery out of pocket.
I was suprised when I received the approval letter. I immediately set up the pre-op appointment and scheduled the surgery date.
I'm not concerned about scarring, but I do worry about open wounds and infection. It seems I read a lot about wound separation and don't understand why that happens. It doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason to why some people will have it and others don't.
Anyway, my pre-op appointment is November 29th and I'm so excited. Then my surgery is set for December 20th. I realize it's awfully close to Christmas, but I scheduled it that way because I get approximately 2 weeks off during the holidays and I figure that would be enough time. I only took 12 days with the tummy tuck and did ok. I'll definiely have to get my shopping done early.