Bye Bye Tatas - Wilmington, NC

My story starts like any other boob story, as long...

My story starts like any other boob story, as long as I can remember they have been there. They are currently a 36 E and are becoming extremely unbearable. I can safely say that I hate my boobs and I want them to be gone. I joined the Marine Corps when I was 18 I thought about a reduction but never thought I could get it through the Marines. I was completely wrong. I went in for my consultation about three weeks ago. It was very simple. I went in to my MO (Medical Officer) and told her what I wanted. She referred me to plastics, and they referred me to Dr Tor LJungs office in Wilmington NC. My consultation was wonderful. He told me I could be a C Cup and I was through the roof. I seriously cannot remember ever being a C Cup. waaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! So happy. I will be a better runner...no back pain...no headaches...no neck pain!!!!! I would so love to be able to put a a cute top, and a cute bra...no bra?? Who knows. I am so extremely nervous, but Im happy at the same time. Saying goodbye to these puppies with no remorse. Reading all of the stories here on real self is also very helpful.

I didnt really realize how heavy my boobs were until I went into the office and he lifted them for me, my entire back felt great. It was amazing. So now when I want a break, I just pick them up and put them on a table lol, or I just lift them myself, it is the BEST feeling. I also wasnt aware that I was a sloucher, I cant even sit in a chair straight without my back aching. I am soooooooooooo soooooo looking forward to August 28th

36 daaaayyyssssss...did I mention I was excited???

36 daaaayyyssssss...did I mention I was excited???

Well I have officially broken up with quite a few...

Well I have officially broken up with quite a few of my bras :D I still have my minimizer and sports bras. I hadn't realized until a few days ago the lengths that I go through to try to make myself flatter. Or to try and strap these puppies down for a run! Minimizer...sports bra that fits...sports bra that's too small...and camisole!!! It's ridiculous. So from now on I'm just going to keep my two minimizer bras and call it a day. Ahhhhhhh GOODBYE GOOD RIDDANCE

So today is 15 August which means. 6 days to my...

So today is 15 August which means. 6 days to my preop and 13 to my surgery! That's a whole hell of a lot better than a month away. I'm buying a bunch of pillows so I can sit up in bed today. And some button up shirts to wear in the weeks after. I am getting really excited. I feel like I won't even know myself anymore. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. :D

OMG!!! Tomorrow is my pre op!!!!! So that means I...

OMG!!! Tomorrow is my pre op!!!!! So that means I officially have one week to go!

Hi ladies! I woke up from surgery about an hour...

Hi ladies! I woke up from surgery about an hour ago, I was in a lot of pain but they gave me some morphine and all is well. Very minimal pain it is a bit sore but I can see the difference already and I am so happy. I am staying over night because Dr. lJung is removing my drains tomorrow and making a second trip would have been useless. All in all my experience has been fantastic I am do happy

Getting the drains taken out was the worst...

Getting the drains taken out was the worst experience!!! I cried but once they were out I felt much better. I have been feeling pretty good, I'm very excited to start the healing process

Hello ladies. I just can't express how much this...

Hello ladies. I just can't express how much this BR has done for me. It's awesome. I have a little trouble getting to and from places or getting up but I take my meds every couple of hours and it helps

Hi ladies!!!! Just giving an update, I am doing...

Hi ladies!!!! Just giving an update, I am doing very well. Im am uploading my pictures today.
I went for my one week check up today and the PS said I was healing very nicely, I have had very minimal bruising, just one yellow bruise beside my nipple. I am so happy with the results. The pain is Manageable, I was prescribed Vicodin but I am okay with just take the 600 Ibuprofen. I bought this really great stuff called brave soldier, it is a really awesome ointment that I found out about while I was in Afghanistan. One of my friends used it for her post pregnancy stretch marks and they disappeared, It is also for scarring and pain relief as well as infection protection. So i am excited about that.
I hope that everyone is having a speedy recovery

Im not sure why the photos are upside down....Sorry

Im not sure why the photos are upside down....Sorry

Anyone else still feel they are too big???

Anyone else still feel they are too big???

Well I was having a bit of trouble with my left...

Well I was having a bit of trouble with my left nipple. It has been slightly swollen and very painful. It hasn't healed as nicely as the right. But I got some antibiotics and painkillers and it has started healing over beautifully. My boobies still hurt and te PS said in still very swollen so that was a definite PLUS that means I'll be smaller. I took the liberty of putting on a few old bras! Man I CAN'T BELIEVE I USED TO WEAR THOSE yuck!!! Well just thought I would update ladies. Happy healing :)

Well ladies, I am all closed up I started my scar...

Well ladies, I am all closed up I started my scar massage yaaaay!! Now the only thing that annoys me are these stupid spitting stitches UGH I have to wait to get them taken out but then are absolutely EVERYWHERE AND THEY DRIVE ME INSANE. But on a good night pain is very minimal, and I am just super happy with te results ;)
Happy healing

Wilmington Plastic Surgeon

I was referred to Dr Ljung by My MO, He is very kind, and answered all questions

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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