Hi everyone, I am so happy that I have found this website. I have gotten a wealth of information lurking on this breast reduction community. I am 27yrs, 5'5" and around 176lbs with DDD breasts. Originally a 38D I went up to DD after my 1st son was born and again to DDD cup size after my 2nd son. I was actually told by a ob/gyn that my breasts will go back to per-pregnancy size after I stop breast-feeding and my milk dries up. Well now my younger son is 2.5yrs(stop almost 2yrs ago) and I still have lactation.
In early June I went to a plastic surgeon whom said that I have dense glandular breast and recommend reducing me to a D cup to relieve my back, neck and chest pain. I told her that I would prefer a full C cup. She took measurements and photos to send to my insurance. Also gave me a script to get a mammogram done(aunt is a breast cancer survivor).
Mammogram came back normal. Went to an endocrinologist to inquire about lactation before going further, she requested blood work which came back normal and said breast reduction was fine to do since my lactation was non-spontaneous.
July 3rd I received a call from my insurance company(Empire Blue Cross) saying that they had approved me for a breast reduction on July 25th and gave me my authorization number. I was not really expecting to be approved so quickly, much less be told to have surgery in 3 weeks and instantly got scared instead of happy. I called my PS, whose assistant told me that its a "dummy date" that they have to give insurance companies and went on to scheduled me for August 9th.
Went for my pre-op testing on July 26th, whereas they took blood and urine samples, quickly saw anesthesia and gave me a sheet of instructions to follow for August 8th. I was told to call 5-9pm on August 8th to get the time that I have to come in for my surgery.
Been excited reading about breast reduction and people saying how worth it it was. Nervous about how it would look in the beginning, but based on peoples reviews and photos it seems to get better. The last few days my excitement has subsided and been replaced by fear.
My husband has taken off work but has to stay home and watch our 2 little sons, 2.5yrs and 4.9yrs. So, I will be taking a taxi and going to the hospital by myself and he would pick me up after surgery with the boys. I feel saddened that I would be all alone for my 1st major surgery but I have no choice. Worried about how my boys would be,they are both active and like to rough house and my 2yr old is 26lbs and would only allow me to put him to bed. So hoping they go gentle on me, but I know my 2yr old would scream his head off if he does not get my attention if I stay away in my room.
Going to get my hair done and do some last minute shopping tomorrow. Then have to cook food in advance for my boys since they prefer my food over their father's.
I went for a breast reduction consultation in 2009 but was told to wait if I planned on having more children, due to possible loss of breastfeeding abilities.
I have wanted this for awhile now, but have put it in the back of my head until now. I want to be relieved from these large breasts that has been growing since puberty. I just hope I would not regret going under the knife...