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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You look like you're healing very well! I'm trying with all my might to get my insurance to cover this surgery for me. I'm 22 years old and a size 34J. It's SO painful, but apparently they keep saying I need MORE documentation, even though I have letters and notes from 12 different doctors! I'm so frustrated. I'm also in Wilmington, NC seeing Dr. Morgan at Wilmington Plastic Surgery. I'm trying very hard to get my SECOND appeal approved by next week so I can schedule my surgery for over Christmas break before school starts back up! I'm at UNCW and can't miss class for surgery and recovery, so I feel like I'm on such a time constraint right now. I love reading blogs from other women, especially from my area, because it comforts me. I just hope I get approved soon!
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Hey hun, just a quick question, i had my surgery yesterday. How long did it take for you perosnally to get back into PT, im a serving member in australia, and i would love to know what the process was to get your head back in the game? They look fantastic too btw
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Well I haven't been doing anything so far. It's been about five weeks and I am still sore so no running or any type of PT yet.
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So great that you are healed up! Your boobs look very nice and round. Congrats!!
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WooHoo! Sounds like you are doing great!
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Just wanted to check how you were doing girly. Hope you are still healing well. :)
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Hey! I'm doing well. Everything is healing very nicely, the pain still sucks but I'm all scarred up
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yeah its stinging and sore thats for sure. my friend came to see me earlier and she was like wow. flat chested compared to my old H cups lol
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LOL oh yea I know how that goes. I could not stop looking at my boobs!!! I still can't
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c cup was my first one....lastet maybe all of one summer lol. was D before i hit high school!
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u used the same doc im using for my surgery with is next tues. im staying in the hospital over night. i am anxious and nervous about results.
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Yes ma'am!! Please let me know how it goes. Dr Ljung is fantastic. Definitely write a review
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Good to hear he seems very nice. i didn't have a lot of questions as i've done so much research before going to see them. Do you have any idea what size you are at now?
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Me either, I did all of my research I am supposed to be a C but dr ljung said I am still really swollen I tried on a full C for the heck of it the other day and it didn't fit. It was too big :) so hopefully I'm a smallish C cup
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thats is awesome. im starting at H cup now. hopefully ill go down that much. oooo to be a c cup!! lol
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I started an E I asked for a C so I'm happy. I don't ever remember being a C
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i will need post my story as well. lol
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Omg! thats the doc im using. my surgery is next week. id really luv to find out more before my surgery. ur pics looks good. how are u healing up now????????
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You may feel like you are too big but you look much smaller, especially in the side view picture!
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Thanks for the tip on the brave soldier cream, so where do you buy it?
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You can buy it on amazon 12 bucks if I remember correctly. brave soldier antiseptic healing ointment
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I have my mammogram this Friday and my appointment Oct 23rd unless they get a cancellation then they will call me.apparently he's got a busy schedule. I hope they call me sooner because the waiting is making me lose a lot of sleep and making my temper short.haha.once I decided to do this I didn't want to wait. The roller coaster of emotions is a lot to deal with I'm sure you know. One minute I can't wait and the next I'm terrified and afraid I'll run out of there panicked.ugh.
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I thought I was going to run out the day of I was so nervous. Lol you will be fine. Keep me updated I would love to know how everything turns out
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i will thank you!. i hope you heal quickly and painlessly
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I'm so happy for you. Wish all the reviews sounded as wonderful as yours and maybe I wouldn't be so terrified.haha. you look great to!!! I wish you speedy recovery.
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