Regretting Breast Reduction - United Kingdom, GB

Hi everyone, I am a week post op and just got my...

Hi everyone, I am a week post op and just got my bandages off yesterday. I was a G cup before the op and i'm 25 years old.


I knew looking at them with the bandages on that they were really small but now since seeing the bandages off i feel even worse! I told my surgeon to leave me on the bigger side as i want to lose around another stone or stone and a half but what i have doesn't even look like breasts, they look like mens pecs. I'm absolutely gutted, I was a hermit before the reduction because of the big saggy breasts and now i'm probably still going to be a hermit. they aren't even a nice shape, i can't imagine ever letting anyone of the opposite sex see these.


Has anyone else felt like this? Sorry for being so negative but I just need someone to talk to about this.
Annika xxx

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Hi annika! I am 22 YO and 8 weeks PO. I was a 34G and now a c cup! It is a huge adjustment but you need to stop over analysing! Big boobs are easy to hide behind and now theyre smaller they'll make ur tummy look bigger but u def have to remember that u weret in proportion before what was normal to you wasnt actually normal. Ur breasts look beautiful but they will look a bit weird and "pekish" for about 2 more weeks and then then theyll soften and become lote natural looking! I hope this helps. Feel free to pm me if u have any questions xx
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I wish I could post a luc of mine (my surgery was 18 years ago... Yikes I'm old) but I can't figure out how to post it
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They look beautiful! I had a reduction at 18 .. I'm Now 35. I have akways had terrible feelings about my breasts psychologically . Now that I'm 35, had 2 children abd sime chemo drugs that i bekueve affexted brrast tisdue, mine just look deflated !! :( yours look great!
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They look totally amazing and exactly the size I want to be, can you tell me which surgeon you used?
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read Mia1 story. she has made me laugh through this journey and get excited about my new opportunities. How are you feeling now? Same ? .
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I a sorry you feel that way. They look great to me. After seeing so many pictures on this site it has really helped me with what to kind of anticipate. you look like a c maybe d cup?
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Awww don't feel like that honey...and don't be so hard on yourself with regards to being a hermit or not showing your bod to the opposite sex. You look great, you really do. Give yourself some time. My surgery was last week (possibly the same date as yours Dec.11th) and it was the opposite for me. I peaked at myself and winced because I thought I was still too big. Since then it's gotten better and they're totally growing on me. I think perception is a little "off" for all of us since we're so used to looking at such large, pendulum, disproportionally shaped breasts. I'm 44 years old and should have done this 20 years ago. You're saving yourself a LOT of pain and discomfort in which I wish I would have done. Warm thoughts to you annika.
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they look beautiful. the shape is perfect! and you are young, so they will probably grow more with pregnancy, age, etc. enjoy those perky boobies!
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I hope you are truly feeling better because I am hoping for results like these! I think you look fantastic!
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Wow...fantastic work! I imagine you are more than pleased!
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OOPPPS! That should read you " I imagine should be more than pleased" ..you do not look like a guy...they look perky & pretty!
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What lovely reassuring replys! Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment, you have all calmed me down a bit. Reading back what i'd written i realise i sound like a drama queen, my emotions are all over the place at the minute, it's like i have a split personality! I just thought i'd love them straight away. Think i would be ok with the size if i could just lose weight everywhere else and not much off my boobs, but i'm thinking with 14lbs i won't be that lucky, has anyone here lost weight after their reductions and noticed a difference in their breasts? thanks again for listening to me freaking out everyone and for your reassuring replys, it's great knowing i can come here to chat to people about each others experiences. Hope you are all geting on ok and goodluck for tomorrow Welshlady, I hope everything goes well for you
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Hi Annika - I also had a reduction/lift 13 weeks ago. I was also initially displeased with the size and shape of my new breasts. I thought the bottom of them looked flat. Kinda like they were sitting on a platter. I went from DD to C+. The new shape and contour have developed and I have the bottom shape that I was looking for. Being a tad smaller is much easier and prettier in my opinion than being extremely large. Clothing fits so much better and they make bras that will give you the added umph if you feel like you need it. Pretty bras were never an option before my surgery. Give yourself time, they really will fill out and take on their new perky shape before you know it! Hang in there!
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boobs look great and will look even better in time trust me xxx
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Hi All, I felt the same to some extent. I'm in the UK and went from 34 GG/H to a 34 B. At first I thought i'd had a mastectomy. The size went from massive to normal. Your perception of yourself takes a while to change and we all change at different rates. My boobs have now become more rounded and less like 'pecs'. I will also have the 'choice' of having padded bras or not, enhancers or not... and i am now used to them. I am now 'bottom heavy' (size 12 UK) and that is taking some getting used to. Don't forget GG/H is huge and B is normal for many women. Give it time as everyone has said and review things in 12 months time? x x
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However did you get from a GG/H to a B? My PS told me that he'd try to get me as small as possible from a D/DD and I think I will be a full B... Lucky you..
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Colette, I'm a 30E which is the same amount of tissue as many D/DD's and my PS thinks there's a 70-80% chance he can get me to a B. Fingers and toes crossed! Your pics look great :)
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I know my PS made a huge change especially when I look at my tan line change...before I had a lot more untanned area then in the after pics. I guess I was hoping for the impossible in getting rid of the width which isn't possible. Overall, jubilant with my results. Saw my first not posed picture yesterday and what a difference in my body shape! Love, love, love it!!!
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omg im so sorry you feel that way,I think they look absolutely perfect! Before I read your stat I viewed your pictures and my first thought was I hope mine can look like that! maybe because your used to them being so big that its shocking to you right now,we all have our own way of looking at ourselves,but from where i sit i think you look very perfect and nothing like a man!! and I can only hope to get that size!.we all do this for different reasons and my entire life I had big boob trouble so the smaller the better for me ! im sick of lugging these things around and im sure as your mind adapts to your new body you will be happy..Hang in there *hugs**
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I personally think your boobs look great. Perfect size, perfect shape. It is such a shock when you first have surgery, give yourself time. After anaesthetic everything seems worse. I was extremely tearful for quite a while. And they do say you'll feel depressed and low. Take care, and relax concentrate on recovery x
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I agree with everything the ladies below said. Give it time. You're only a week post and still have a lot of recovering to do. I am 2 weeks post and the past few days I've had many freakouts about how mine look. But the lovely ladies of RealSelf were there to talk me off the ledge! For what it's worth, I think your breasts look fantastic. Very feminine and not at all like men's pecs! I hope you eventually see what the rest of us see :)
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Your boobs haven't dropped or fluffed yet, lots of ladies I've talked to (I'm still waiting for my sugery, can't wait!!) said they felt too small at first but they realised that A) Their perception on size was different than "normal" so it took some getting used to and B) they were much happier once their tissue started softening and filling out, right now due to all the trauma they've tightened and firmed up. So give it some time, you're only 1 week out, I think you're looking great now!!
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I went through the same thing immediately after my surgery. Now 2 weeks post op I am loving my girls. Yeah, they are still a square, but not as much in the beginning. I believe that the majority of us go through this. I think you look great! Keep us posted as the days go on.
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Hi Annika, I think everything that has been said here is very true. Try and be patient and give yourself time to adjust and for your boobs to recover. I'd also suggest reading hargisjk's post. She went through a period of mourning her old girls and has a good perspective on things. It's a major adjustment when you think about how long you've spent with your previous shape. When I think ahead to my surgery I find it difficult to imagine what I'm going to look like, it seems so much that "this" is me. I think you look fantastic and have a lovely shape. If those are men's pecks then that man is in some serious trouble :)
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What?!? Your kidding right?? I would LOVE to be that size after surgery! I hope mine comes out like that! They look great!!!
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