36 years old and It's my Time! 32G is Too Big! - AB

Edmonton Plastic Surgeon
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I am a 36 year old mom with two great kids ages 10...

I am a 36 year old mom with two great kids ages 10 and 8. I have always been bigger on top (34c when I got married and have only grown from there) but haven't really thought about a breast reduction until this last year. I made three appointments this past winter and chose Dr Gorman Louie. He is a very quiet, older man but he made me and my husband feel very comfortable. I have to admit that this website has been a go to for me in the evening. I read up on all the reviews I can and really want to make an informed decision. So I am a 32g right now (I'm not sure why I am still growing in this area) and I want to be much smaller like a c cup. I ask my husband what he wants because I want him to be involved as much as possible because this affects him as much as it affects me. But I don't want him to feel like he has the boob lottery because he has always liked my bigger chest. Can anyone help me? I really want to be able to shop at an ordinary bra store and not have to spend $120.00 on a bra.




So my period came yesterday which makes my breasts feel like giant bowling balls on the front of me. They get so swollen! But at least it should be done before the surgery comes. I find myself going into stores and looking at the little itty bitty bras and thinking " I can't wait to buy you! You are so small and cute! 10 dollars?! That's a great deal!" Not like the 125.00 bra I bought last and it didn't even last... Good riddance 32Gs. I will not miss you...

Day of surgery

All done!!

welli made it through RS ladies. A bit groggy but good. Will post pics when I get a chance.


This was all I could do. I am in a lot of pain and I am so swollen. I am trying to get up and get around but the Tylenol is hard on me. I'll keep you posted

The girls

So the girls are starting to settle down, but my right boob is bigger and has some swelling on the incision. I am rally worried about necrosis. I see the PS on Wednesday. So I will keep you posted


So I saw the doctor yesterday and he says that everything is healing really well. Just to look for leakage and incision separation. The swelling and bruising will subside over time but overall everything is looking really good. I just hope that I can settle into a nice smaller cup size bra. They still seem so big to me... Oh well, happy healing everyone!

The girls at 2 weeks

So things are looking good. The swelling is going down but I still feel like they are invading my airspace. They are so perky!! I hope they settle down a bit more.


I took my first set of bromelain and set out with my family for a soccer tournament. I was out for about 20 minutes and happened to brush my hand against my yoga jacket... It was wet. I opened up my jacket and realized that my right breast was bleeding quite a lot from the t incision. I don't know what happened?! I think it was the combo of the bromelain and Advil? But I stopped the bromelain right away.... scary!

4 weeks.... Give or take.

So I am at four weeks and everything is going well. My incisions have finally closed up and the silicone sheeting has been applied. I have to say I am feeling a bit worried. My girls look quite boxy and the right one has a large lump in the bottom. Scar tissue or fat necrosis? Well I will keep massaging it and wait and see...

That stubborn righty...

This is what happens when I raise my hand in the air. I have this awesome dent in my right boob that doesn't want to settle down. I just want her to act and behave like her sister lefty! Is that too much to ask?! Plus I can feel a tugging on my abdominal muscle on the right side when I raise my arm... I am done with the "poor me" rant...

Family reunion

So this weekend was the annual family reunion with my husbands side if the family. Almost everyone knows about my BR but not the tummy tuck. But everyone was really supportive and asking questions. There are three girls, my sister in law and two cousins, who were really interested in my procedure as we are all big chested. One girls just have north and I am sure she is in the k range. We talked for a long time and I think the girls are interested! It was great having everyone tell me how good I looked. I felt great!!

Seven weeks

So this is the seven week mark and I finally started working out. Hour long walk followed by a 20 strength circuit. I had a bit of motivation yesterday... I tried on a two piece. Other than my scar from the tummy tuck showing it looked good except for the cottage cheese legs! Holy crap do they put unflattering lights in the changing room to have you running and screaming from the change room?! That is what I felt like! I need to run straight from that department store and into my nearest gym. So this morning was my motivation! As far ans the girls go, everything is doing really well. I did a bit of running, and jumping jacks and didn't feel like I was going to have a backlash of boobage!! The incisions are healing great and they have softened quite a bit. The muscle tugging is minimal. I did notice a stitch that I spit from the top of my left nipple but it healed like the next day. Still looking boxy but feeling really good and they look good in a bra so that is all that matters right?

Seven week pics

Wouldn't let me write and submit photos at the same time...

Side by side comparison

The kids and I went out yesterday to a BBQ and I decided to throw on the jean jacket I wore in my before pic...

8 weeks... Give or take

Hello real self ladies!

So I have hit the 8 week mark and things are going great! My incisions are healing well, I have a lot less swelling( although I still feel quite big), and the tugging on my muscles have subsided. I went in to see my surgeon on Friday and he agrees that everything is looking really good. I had forgotten to ask how much tissue he had removed when the surgery was all said and done, and he told me it was about 1/2 a pound from each breast. Right now I am about a 32 DD but I am hoping to settle into a D cup or even C if it works. For now I am happy where I am and hope it just gets better!! Happy healing everyone!

Nine weeks

Not much to update. Things are looking good. I bought a couple of genie bras and they feel great. The only thing I have noticed is the incisions around my nipples are quite red but everything is doing really well!

11 weeks

Hey ladies,

Sorry I haven't updated. I have been so focused on the tummy tuck that the breasts don't get any attention. Everything has been going really well. My incisions are healed, I have sensation in both breasts in fact sometimes they get a bit over sensitive. I tried on some bras yesterday but I'm not sure what size I am yet. I think 34DD maybe where I will settle into but I'm not buying anything just yet. I hope that there is still more swelling to go down because I would still like to be smaller than this.

Update ladies!!!

Hi everyone!!

So I haven't updated in a while because not much was going on and I spent a lot of time updating my tummy tuck which has now started to settle down. I am four months in and thought I should come back and review my BR. So the incisions are all healed, I have gotten back to working out and things are going really well. I lost a couple of pounds because I am finally able to run!! Not that I love running but the option is there! I have noticed a bit of lumpiness in my incisions around my nipples but I will talk to my doctor about that at my six month appointment. I think it might be keloids...

On another exciting note, we are planning a family trip to Mexico and I was able to get a two piece swimsuit. I also got sized up for a bra and I am down two cup sizes!!!
So I have settled at a 32E which is an odd size but smaller so I will take it!! I will post pics tonight if all the progress!!'

Happy healing!!

4 month pics

6 months and a bit

Hello RS ladies and gents,

So time has flown by and I've hit the six month mark. Things are going great. My size has settle to a 32ddd/e. I am able to shop at Victoria's Secret!!! So exciting!! The anchor scar has healed really thin but the scars around the nipple are a bit bumpy and hypertrophic. As far as sensation goes, my nipples are really sensitive but my actual boob is kind of numb with some shooting pain from nerve regeneration. Things are going well.

Wow time flies!!!

Wow it's been a awhile since I've updated. Everything is going really well. I have settled nicely into a 32DDD/34DD. It's been really nice being able to shop at VS and La Senza and not being laughed out of the store!! I still have a bit of numbness overall and my nipples are actually over sensitive... The same feeling I had when I was nursing. It's kind of weird. Scars have pretty much disappeared except for a couple of bumps on the scar around my nipple. Everything is going great!! Happy healing ladies!!

One year, and a little bit

So not much to say... I have been loving the fact that I ca go into VS and buy a pretty bra without spending a fortune. I also can get a normal swimsuit. I have settled in at a full 32DDD/34DD. Much more manageable. I still wear two sport bras when running but that just makes me feel better.

My nipple scars have settled down and you can barely see the anchor scars. I still have a bit of numbness on the side of my breast but nothing too bad. And of anything my nipples are actually OVER sensitive , much to the delight of my husband ????. But things are going very well. I don't regret one moment of my surgery...

He is straight to the point, precise and not a coddler. He will not hold your hand and stroke your hair and tell you everything will be alright. But he does his work and does it well.

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3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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