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I am now day 5 post op. Had my surgery on Monday,...

I am now day 5 post op. Had my surgery on Monday, I'm not even sure the size I was because I couldn't wear anything but sports bras, however the 38 E was too small.

I am 23 years old, got boobs in 3rd grade, was a triple d by 6th. However back problems really only started the last few years. Anyways, I've been following this site, has really high hopes, and now I just don't know what to think. It seems like my recovery is going much more poorly than others.

Like I said, in post op day 6, I am still in tremendous pain, having to take the prescription meds and it still doesn't alleviate everything (I always thought I had a high tolerance, pain was not my concern with this surgery). I was puking all day yesterday, didn't get any post op antibiotics although I'm not running a fever and from what I can tell the incisions/drains look okay.

But it is really uncomfortable around the drain sites and when I stand up the bottom incision kills. I'm scheduled to get drains out on Monday. Still haven't even been able to shower. I ended up crying myself to sleep last night bc I have been so miserable with being in bed etc.

Any advice? In just so discouraged at this point and feel like I'm so behind on my recovery.

Ok, not really any difference on pain yet. I'm...

Ok, not really any difference on pain yet. I'm posting a picture of one of the drains, it is supposed to come out tomorrow. Do you think I will feel better after it comes out?? Probably will hurt some the way it looks :(

Picture is upside down, sorry

Picture is upside down, sorry

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for the...

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for the comments, so nice getting first hand experience. Drains come out at 145 today, so fingers crossed for uphill recovery from here!

Drains, nipple dressings, and steri strips all...

Drains, nipple dressings, and steri strips all came off today. I feel much better around the drain sites, however no improvement when standing. To top things off, right nipple looks almost black? PS said everything looked good but I'm having serious doubts. Waiting for things to look up...

New picture. Has anybody seen this? What happens...

New picture. Has anybody seen this? What happens if it is dead? I have tried calling PS but no return call yet...

I'll be going in to see PS tomorrow. Hopefully get...

I'll be going in to see PS tomorrow. Hopefully get some answers and some kind of good news.

They did not seem to be worried at all. Right may...

They did not seem to be worried at all. Right may be a little slower to heal but he says that will fall off and new skin is underneath. Hopefully things start to look a little prettier in the coming weeks!

Post op day 18. I wanted to wait a while until I...

Post op day 18. I wanted to wait a while until I decided on the "worth it", but at this time I have to mark no. I was apparently much less educated than I realized. After finding this site I felt very comfortable. Unfortunately, I've learned there is more than one way to do a reduction. I wondered why mine was so different from the reviews I've read, and I'd say the simple answer is bc I apparently had a free nipple graft, and most of you have not. Believe it or not, I thought that was the only way to do them, and it is not how they are generally done now (dumb me). Anyways, my right nipple/areola has lost a lot of tissue. It's pink underneath but if its healin at all I can't tell, the black spot is still attached, there is just a giant drop from half the areola to the other because of the tissue loss. I don't know how it could possibly heal without a giant scar. The t zone is also open, and it looks like the left t zone could start opening as well. My back feels good, however I am 23 and now I know there will be NO shot at breast feeding (I knew it was unlikely but I've heard many who could produce some), I have no nipple protrusion, and I will most likely have some ugly scarring. If I were older, this stuff may not have as much of an effect on me, unfortunately I am not. Anyways, glad to see everyone else is healing great, happy for you guys. Maybe some day ill be able to change my review?
Wichita Plastic Surgeon

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