Time for a Change... 20 Years Old, from 30 GG to a D! - Bloomington, IL

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Hi all! For the past few years, I have been...

Hi all!

For the past few years, I have been struggling with large breasts. They have made EVERYTHING difficult. From exercise, clothes not fitting properly, painful back problems, and getting unwanted attention... even getting sexually harassed every now and then. I am 5'9" with a slender frame, so I knew I better just look into getting a breast reduction surgery. I knew a few girls who had and now they are much happier.

I have been looking at this website for a long time, and many women here gave me the courage to follow through with the procedure. Right after I found out it would be covered by insurance, I scheduled the surgery. I just had the surgery yesterday morning! My procedure was supposed to be 3 hours, but took about 4.5 hours. I guess I had only breast tissue and minimal fat. After the procedure, I felt fine. I wore a patch behind my ear to cure the nausea caused by the anesthesia, and took a teaspoon of cough medicine, Delsym, to ease the inflammation. I also have a pain pump currently, and two other little containers to drain the fluid. Right now, I am feeling minimal pain and very little bruising! I will update this during the next few weeks as I continue to recover.

So happy!

Day 4 after surgery, and I finally felt well enough to take off the surgical bra. A little freaked out by the zombie boobs, but I am SO excited with the results!! It's honestly a dream come true! My doctor took about a pound of breast tissue off on each breast, and I can definitely tell! One of my nipples is a bit discolored, but other than that, the healing has been normal so far. I will get the drainage tubes and pain pump removed tomorrow! I would definitely recommend getting those, because I had no bruising.

Thanks to everyone for their kind words during my healing process, and best of luck to those who are still on their journey! :)

6 weeks in! Final size: 32 DD according to Victoria's Secret (STILL BEST DECISION EVER.)

Hey guys! Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Getting a breast reduction surgery is a huge deal, and the community on here makes the process a little better.

Here's what you need to know since my last post.

My surgery went extremely well, sensation in both nipples, and the healing was right on track.

1 week: my tubes were taken out, stitches out, and I was finally able to shower! Finally felt like a real person, and I was able to walk around and drive pretty easily. I never stood up for too long, rest is key! I CAN FEEL MY BACK PAIN LITERALLY GO AWAY. This is awesome!

2-3 weeks: Able to do daily tasks. Still not carrying anything too heavy. Scars are healing, and I am able to massage the scars!

3-4 weeks: Scabs are going away and swelling is way down. I am able to do some very light exercise, but I avoid sweating! I even got out of sorority recruitment because I can't jump around or do anything too strenuous. Boo ya.

5-6 weeks: Feeling AWESOME! I'm able to go out at night, ride my bike, carry semi heavy stuff, etc. Almost back to normal!

6 weeks: I'll be pretty much ready to get back to everything! Exercise and all. Scars are still reddish pink, but doctor will be giving me cream to help the scars be less noticeable.

Photos coming soon!
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