Getting Nervous Before the Big Day...

Hello everyone! I've been considering a reduction...

Hello everyone! I've been considering a reduction for easily 15 years, and now the stars have aligned and it's going to happen in about 10 days, if all goes as planned. This site has been of great help to me leading up to the decision, so I'd like to thank everyone who has taken the time and effort to post. I will try to put up some pix as well.

I'm a 38DDD+ and would like to reduce to a C or a D, haven't decided yet. I'm wondering if a D will droop more as time goes on. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

I am so looking forward to less weight on my shoulders, more freedom of movement, being able to fit into tailored clothes and attractive bras, and overall feeling lighter.

Despite my efforts to calm my mind, I can't help but feel anxious. While I have confidence in my surgeon, I guess my biggest fear is not the surgery or the scars, but that I won't like the shape or that they will come out assymetrical or something and that that will bother me for the rest of my life. Also, I made the mistake of watching the youtube video of live BR surgery, despite advice received to the contrary. Don't do it! I've got all those images in my head now, and it really didn't serve any purpose to do it, except to satisfy morbid curiousity....

BTW, has anyone heard of the 'ultimate lift' technique? No vertical scar, but it seems there is only one surgeon in Texas who does it..

Wish me luck ladies!! All the best to all of you out there is the BR sisterhood.

Hi everyone, I just posted a picture of day 7...

Hi everyone,

I just posted a picture of day 7 post-op. They are still pretty bruised up and stiff, but I think the shape will be nice once they settle in.

Yesterday, I tried on a couple of my favorite suit coats that I had never been able to button. They fit BEAUTIFULLY! I think I'm a C. Happy, but honestly feeling kinda flat chested--for the first time in my life I have a sense of what it's like on the other side, i.e. 'not enough'. Not complaining though! Am loving it.

Looking back at the hospital experience, it was actually kind of fun, except for the part I mentioned about the 'vagal response' (basically, I fainted and my heart rate went down to 26 bpm, blood pressure dropped to something like 60/40. That was when he was putting the IV in and he messed up).

Can't believe I have to go back to the office in just a few days...

More later, M

Hi everyone, I've hit the two-week post-op mark...

Hi everyone,

I've hit the two-week post-op mark and things are going well--i feel a little bit more mobile and energetic each day. Posted a new pic, above--as you can see, incisions are almost entirely closed up and breasts are starting to look a bit less stiff and more natural.

I went back to the office Monday and while many said, 'you have lost an incredible amount of weight!', no-one seems to have made the boob connection! :-)
I am thrilled with the new fashion possibilities and feeling so much more confident, and light--what a weight off my shoulders! As soon as I can exercise again, I think I'll really be feeling good.

Doc said i could stop using dressings over incisions, but they feel a bit raw today so i may go back to using the vaseline gauze.

Hope all are feeling well and healing well--and to those getting ready for the big day: you will feel much less anxious once it has been done!
Dr. Susan Otero

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