32 Years Old, 42DD, Hoping for a C!!!

I have had large breasts for the past 15 years....

I have had large breasts for the past 15 years. When I graduated from high school, I was a C cup. I remember coming home the summer after freshmen year of college and people asking me if I had a boob job...I knew I had gained a bit of weight (the proverbial freshman 15), but it hadn't occurred to me that it seemed to be mainly in the breast region.

My breasts have been the subject of many conversations amongst my friends, and many jokes, as well. I've been stared at by men and objectified because of my breasts. I am not able to wear normal, pretty, bras, let alone many shirts and dresses. I've been asked if I was pregnant on several occasions, when I in fact was not, only because things I wear hang like a tent off of my body. It's embarrassing, and I honestly hate how my boobs look on me.

I've thought about breast reduction surgery since I was 18 years old, but plastic surgery isn't something anyone I know has ever done. I mean, get cut into by choice? No way. After college, there was a period of time when I was working part time jobs and had no insurance. Then grad school, then working my way into a stable career....there was always an excuse and other things I had to do.

I decided in March to call and make a consultation appointment after hearing about someone I know having breast reduction surgery. It hit me - do it. Now. I made an appointment. After meeting with the surgeon, this afternoon, I know it is the right decision. My PS told me all about the procedure and said that she would submit the request to my insurance company. She examined me and said "Oh yeah, these are way too big for you! Your poor neck and shoulders. Can you imagine what another 20 years would do?" She seems to think I'm a good candidate and I have a good chance of at least a portion of the procedure being covered. I should hear a decision in a few weeks. Now I'm nervous!! I wish I hadn't waited so long, and I'm anxious to get the ball rolling!

Approved!!!

Just got a letter from my insurance company saying I am approved for breast reduction surgery due to medical necessity!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to schedule the surgery!

On the other side

I had my surgery yesterday morning, and everything is great! It went smoothly and I'm actually not in too much pain. Mostly I just feel tight because I'm wrapped up really well and sometimes there's a slight burning sensation, like a sunburn, underneath my boobs. I have drains, so I'm monitoring those about every 8 hours, and taking hydrocodone for the pain when needed. My boyfriend has been so amazing helping me with my drains and helping me get around. I can go to the bathroom by myself, which is amazing, because I was worried about that...haha! I'm sleeping in a recliner, and it's pretty comfortable so far. I posted a few more before pics in a sports bra from cacique which is a hefty 42DD with underwire. My Dr. Says she removed about 2.5 lbs. from each side, and I should be looking at a C cup when it's all said and done. I have not looked under the surgical bra or dressings yet, so it's hard to tell, but I have my post op appointment next Monday, so we will see!!!
Buffalo Plastic Surgeon

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