I am 17 years old and I had just graduated from highschool. When I was in 8th grade, I was flat chested. Girls would make fun of me because I was a small girl (about 5'1 now, 110lbs) and I wasn't developing as quickly as the other girls in the chest area.
As soon as my period came in January of my freshman year, I sprouted very quickly. My breasts were a size of about DD-DDD my senior year. I had back pains, but I didn't think they were from my breasts. My mom had shown me an article about a girl my age who had gotten a breast reduction and how it changed her life. That article inspired me.
Once thoughts were running through my head about a breast reduction, I contacted a couple girls from my school that I knew had a breast reduction. Once talking to the girls, they told me they went to a surgeon in Boston at Children's Hospital. I brought this up to my mom, and she said it was a great idea to make an appointment because Boston is known for great doctors and surgeons. After meeting with the surgeon and after seeing the environment, I knew I that it was the place to go to. I wanted to get it done that day. They approved me for the surgery and it took about a month for my insurance to notify us that they would cover the entire cost.
Going into surgery, everyone there was so thoughtful. They treated me so great, and I really was not nervous at all. After the surgery, I woke up with a 2.5 out of 10 pain level. Now, I have had the surgery about a week. I was off pain meds by the 4th day, and I feel great. My breasts are even and symmetrical. I am a full C, although they are a little swollen. I could not be happier with the results. I no longer feel pain in my back and I cannot wait to see the final product when the swelling goes down, because even right now my breasts still look perfect! I could not thank enough the staff who had changed my life in that operating room. It really makes a huge difference.