I am 52 years old, 5 ft1.5. 32h bra and around 10...
I am 52 years old, 5 ft1.5. 32h bra and around 10 stone (needing to lose a few pounds! ). I have wanted a breast reduction forever but never felt ordinary people like me got this done! After reading through this website it made me realise this was not the case. I had saved the money as self funding privately and had my consultation with Mr Will Anderson around a month ago. Came in yesterday and I it is done! So far so good. Frightened to say that in case it tempts fate! I am in the murrayfield hospital in Edinburgh under spire healthcare. Feeling well looked after and the surgeon and his team have been so professional but also friendly and easy to deal with. Nursing staff efficient and lovely. And the food is fresh and tasty. Didn't think I would have an appetite - how wrong I have been!
The operation took over two hours, mr Anderson used lollipop incisions. I will probably be a D which again I presumed might still be too big but I trust his judgement and feel this is appropriate. Woke up and given pain relief. My chest felt more tight and tender than painful initially. Have pain relief topped up during the day and night. I have found it quite
Comfortable and nothing unbearable so far. I am staying in another night which is comforting. I have compression stockings on and attached to a machine so that my legs are continually massaged - in case of clots. Very pleasant. So I will post again but it has been a good experience so far. Fingers crossed! I will upload photos later
I am 52 years old, 5 ft 1.5 32h bra and around 10 stone
Got out from hospital a day early because things had gone well. I am on day three now and other than feeling a bit bashed and bruised coping really well. I am keeping up the medication regularly. I have one wee nippy bit on my right side but think it is a stitch or staple in a bit tight. Nothing unbearable though. I still have to move my bowels ( sorry folks). But taking laxative and hoping for the best. I had a shallow bath today as determined to keep dressings totally dry. I go for a check up on Thursday and get my dressings changed. So will keep you posted then. They are looking good - so pleased! Apologies for photos. They keep going upside down
Five days post op
I went back to clinic today to get my dressings looked at. Nurse reckoned I was back too soon but she took off the bulk of the dressing. I still have tape underneath and on nipples. This has been the first day without painkillers, which is good. However, I have had a very low energy day and had to pop back to bed for a nap a couple of times. Things are getting very itchy now Any suggestions to combat this would be gratefully received. I have bio oil to put on but at five days I think this mAy be too early to do this.
Two weeks post op
Well that's two weeks past now. I have gone through all my clothes and threw half of them out! Gosh I had so many frumpy tops bought to hide a multitude of sins! Lots of things still fitting but just sit they way they should now - it has been liberating! I have another one week off before I go back to work. I haven't made it common knowledge that I was getting a breast reduction and was a little apprehensive about what to wear so as not to draw attention to the change! I am now used to my new look so I feel so what- I will wear whatever I want. no one will probably ask me to my face anyhow!???? I have uploaded a couple of photos. Things are healing well, and I go back to get dressings changed and stitches out on Thursday. I still feel a little tender at times but perfectly manageable. So pleased I did this!