Journey from a 38DDD/E to a C Cup! 4 weeks post op- Virginia

I have experienced huge breasts since the...

I have experienced huge breasts since the beginning of high school. I lacked self confidence ESPECIALLY at the beach. I have always wanted a Breast Reduction but thought I would wait to see if they would maybe decrease in size, which didn't happen. Since my senior year in high school, I have talked to 4 doctors that perform breast reduction surgery. Only one really stuck out to me which was John Zinsser from Zinsser Plastic Surgery in Richmond VA. Going through insurance was a pain in the A**!! Since my old insurance covered the surgery from someone else, I then had a new insurance and had to go through the WHOLE process again since I was going to a different doctor. That took a month!!!! Finally the insurance said that they will cover the surgery and I only had to pay 500 for the deductable fee! My surgery is scheduled for next week and Im VERY nervous but SO excited of what the outcome will be! I will look forward to wearing the clothes and bikinis that I want and not be restricted on baggy clothes to hide my boobs! CANT WAIT!!! :D Will post pictures soon! Oh... and I have a phobia of anesthesia :(

Only 5 more days till the big day!!!! With exam...

Only 5 more days till the big day!!!! With exam week coming up it is adding even more stress for me! Praying that God will get me through this!

If anyone is reading this, how bad did the drains...

If anyone is reading this, how bad did the drains hurt when they were taken out? My doc said that they do not hurt at all since he has the up to date ones.... 4 more days!!!!!!!

My mom and I went out pajama shopping yesterday...

My mom and I went out pajama shopping yesterday and purchased 3 pajamas that button up in the front. Two were from walmart and one was from Ross. I recommened purchasing pajamas at walmart because theyre cheap cute and comfortable! I cant wait to be walking around in them! I'm trying not to be a nervous wreck for Friday...but I am! Thankfully my boyfriend and my mom are going to be at the hospital with me. This is my first surgery and I guess it's the fear of unknown. I just want to get it over with and have my small boobs!

Ok so since I'm a nervous wreck I called my doc...

Ok so since I'm a nervous wreck I called my doc and asked if I could get a nerve pill and they prescribed me Valium. I take half a tablet the night before surgery, and a half tablet the morning of surgery. They talked to the anesthesiologist and he said that it was ok to take a half tablet before surgery...I feel kinda better now!

Up early and getting really nervous!!! I slept...

Up early and getting really nervous!!! I slept wonderful last night since I took a half of a valium. It just takes the edge off and I will surely be taking one tonight! I have to get a lot of things done today such as taking my last exam...yay!!!! And getting blood work done at my doctors and getting my hair done. I have to look good for tomorrow!! Looking forward to small boobs and Christmas after tomorrow!!

TOMORROW IS THE DAY! In the bed now took my half...

TOMORROW IS THE DAY! In the bed now took my half valium and ready to get some rest. We have to be at the hospital at 730 in the morning and surgery is at 9. This is the last time for a few weeks that I get to lay on my side/stomach :(((( pray for me!! Extremely nervous even with the valium!!

Hey everyone! I'm at home now in the bed.. And...

Hey everyone! I'm at home now in the bed.. And surgery is OVER!!! Pain is at a 7 right now but have not yet taken the pain meds. I don't know why I was so worried about anesthesia because I was out in a sec! Didn't remember ANYTHING!!!! Getting some rest now!!!! Girls look amazing!

Sitting on the couch watching a movie with the...

Sitting on the couch watching a movie with the boyfriend. Pain has gotten down to maybe a 5 or 6 since I took my Percocet and my antibiotics. Sooo glad I got this done but hopefully the pain will go away really fast!

1 day post op! Just woke up from a nap. Have been...

1 day post op! Just woke up from a nap. Have been in the bed since 930. I better get up and start walking around! Pain is still around a 6 even with the pain pills! I go out to the doc on Monday to remove the drains. Change dressings, and he's going to give me another bra that he uses on his patients. I really want to go riding out with someone! But mom thinks I should stay here and watch movies :/ OH!! AND I LOST 14 POUNDS!!! I think I might have surgery more often... Lol!

Has anyone else experience terrible pains on the...

Has anyone else experience terrible pains on the sides of the breasts due to the drains??? I am and it is driving me nuts!!! Can't wait till they come out on Monday!

Hey all. The pain has decreased some what since I...

Hey all. The pain has decreased some what since I took two Percocets. They kind of make me dizzy if you ask me. Today consisted of pain and sleeping. I go in to the docs office on Monday at 1015 to get the drains removed. THANK GOD. I HATE THESE THINGS! On the bright side...9 more days till Christmas and yay for smaller boobs!! Will be posing pictures Monday or Tuesday.

Drains are going to be taken out today around...

Drains are going to be taken out today around 10!!! Yayyyyy! These things are driving me CRAZY! I slept terrible last night from the pain that I was experiencing from the drains and I had terrible headaches. Hopefully most of the pain will be gone from my sides when they take the drains out! I also get to see what my boobs look like for the first time since surgery.. Really anxious about that! Hopefully they don't look that scary!

Took my first shower since surgery and I love my...

Took my first shower since surgery and I love my new boobies!!! Drains were taken out and I suddenly felt my pain decrease from my sides! My mom helped me with showering and i just let water trickel down along with gently washing them with antibacterial soap. When I got out I put my new surgical black bra on but feels kinda snug since we put a lot of gauze on them. Boobs look so different now and I'm VERY pleased with the results. New photo is posted :)

Ok so I woke up experiencing pains on my sides? I...

Ok so I woke up experiencing pains on my sides? I don't know why this is happening because I already had the drains taken out and my sides were not as painful as they were before. But now I am experiencing pains that are on the incision site underneath my left breast and where the drain site was on my right breast. I have gauze on them but they're getting annoying as they are making my breasts itch. Should I take the gauze off or leave them on? Took a pain pill so hopefully that will work.. Pain pain go away so I can enjoy my holiday!!!!! :(

Ok so today is post op day 5. Still experiencing a...

Ok so today is post op day 5. Still experiencing a little pain underneath both of breasts, I don't know why've cause pain should be decreasing. I took two pain pills and that helped a little but i went right to sleep. I put maxi pads on my breasts to act as a gauze and they're really comfy but I still feel the soreness. To the people that healed quickly, what did you do to speed up the healing process?

So today my pain was about a 3! Its about time...

So today my pain was about a 3! Its about time that the pain is decreasing! I got another compression bra from my doctor and it fits more tightly. I also finally found the perfect gauze! Its the roll gauze and I believe that I have the medium size but will try a large so it will cover the whole incision. I fold it so it will be the right size to cover the incisions. They are PERFECT all I do is put neosporin on it fold it and then it easily goes on! Will be taking 2 percocets tonight and then going to sleep! Fingers crossed that the pain will be at a 2 tomorrow... Gotta get my Christmas shopping done!

OK so now I am a week and a day post op sorry I...

OK so now I am a week and a day post op sorry I couldn't get to update this yesterday but FEELING GOOD!!!( new pic is up!) My pain has significantly decreased since I last posted! But there's just one complication... I absolutely HATE sleeping on my back! This wasn't a problem before since I was so drugged up on Percocets! But now I seem to have built up a tolerance to it so instead of being tired when I take it, I'm wide awake!!! So last night I took two tylenol Pm's and that helped me stay asleep at night thankfully!!! I CAN NOT wait until these 3 weeks are up so I can sleep on my side!! Its driving me crazy! Is anyone else having the same problem?

So now its 2 weeks post surgery and I'm getting...

So now its 2 weeks post surgery and I'm getting better each day! My healing process seems to be going a little bit slow since my right incision seems to show more than the left incision.(see pic) I had my 2nd post op appt a few days ago and he said that the right incision is normal and to not be worried about it. Sleeping is getting easier since I have my wonderful Tylenol pm. I bought some Melatonin last night and I'm going to start using that instead of the Tylenol since that can be bad taking it everyday. I think I am ready to drive now! Went to the movies for the first time yesterday since before I had surgery and went to Chipotle!!! It was WONDERFUL!!!! Can not wait until spring break to show my new look at the beach in Cali!!! Happy New Year!

So it's been 3 weeks since I have had my surgery!...

So it's been 3 weeks since I have had my surgery! Time is going by slow if you ask me! Haha but I'm doing good. Classes start back up on Monday and I start work the week after next. My right incision under my right breast is healing very well! I'm taking vitamin c pills to help with the healing. I'm finally starting to shift over to my side when I go to sleep! It feels soooo much better than being restricted on my back! I also can't wait till my 6 week checkup so my doc can tell me how everything is going and he'll tell me if I am eligible to exercise or not. New pictures are up

4 weeks post op! Feeling great the only doubts I'm...

4 weeks post op! Feeling great the only doubts I'm having is that my boobs look so swollen. HOPEFULLY the swelling will go down in the next few weeks! I want them SMALLER than they are! Anyways I got 3 new sports bras today at Walmart! They're sooooo comfy and they fit great! Can't wait till I am 6 weeks post op so I can exercise and get rid of this stomach!! Gotta get ready for spring break! Hope everyone is doing well!
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