34 Y/o 34DDD/E 115lbs. Tired of the Pain of Large Breasts - Laguna Hills, CA
I have a small frame, so carrying around such...
Before + After (5 days post)
I felt very out of it leaving the hospital, and took some pain meds the second day. I didn't like how the pain meds made me feel so I stopped taking them and felt a lot better immediately. I'm lucky that my pain and bruising has been minimal. The only issue I've had so far is a rash, which I'm assuming is from the antibiotics because that is the only thing I'm taking. It's barely noticeable though, and not itchy.
This whole process has been a lot less painful then I thought it would be. I think the hardest part was adjusting to seeing the difference in size in the mirror. It can be shocking to go from such a big size (32DDD/E) to 32C.
I'm 5 days in and couldn't be happier. I feel taller and lighter and this is the best thing I've ever done for my back. I'm so happy I did this and happy to find such a great surgeon.
I'll try to post an update when the tape is off and I'm healed a bit more. But I'd encourage anyone whose considering this procedure to do it.
It looks like my scarring will be minimal. I'm really hoping the ones on my sides heal up well. I'm really loving the size.
I asked some of my ex boyfriends and guy friends what they thought about this whole thing, and they all seemed to think it was a great idea and were really unfazed by the whole surgery thing. That made feel more confident about the prospect of dating in the future.
I started using biocornium scar serum this week. I don't like the way it work. I allied it in a very thin layer, but it never seems to dry. Even after a half hour of waiting. So I ordered the scar away silicone scar sheets. Those are great! I put them Ali g the scars under my arms, and where I have a small dog ear on the inner left breast, and along the front scars. After wearing them for a day that cleavage dog eat was way flatter! I think it will go away without needing a touch up down the road.
It's been a little hard coming to terms with how high my scars are on the sides. It shows when I wear sleeveless shirts and in any swimsuit. I guess I had a lot of breast tissue in the sides that needed to be removed. Hopefully the scars will fade a lot over time. I'm still really happy with how things came out. I'm so glad I ended up a lot smaller. Having small boobs is awesome, I love it.
Favorite recovery bra
It's the Victoria secret PINK tropical lace unlined bralette. It says unlined, but there's a nice soft cloth layer under the lace. And no underwire and adjustable straps. I have three of these now in different colors. I don't think I'll ever go back to underwire bras! Also, after your surgery, don't forget to step into the bra and pull it up. It's impossible to pull it over your head for the first week or 2.
10 week update (revision complete)
I'm greatful to have found such a great doctor. I'm also lucky to have been able to get this done while I was in between jobs. I start my next job next week. I'm also looking forward to getting back into dating again at some point. I feel more confident now about my body. I'll update the healing progress at 6 months.
Dr. Zelken is truly a masterful surgeon. I am beyond happy with the work he did on me (breast reduction). He is not only a highly skilled surgeon, but also a perfectionist and an artist. He listened to everything that I wanted, and I could not be happier with the results. I can't say enough good things about him. He's also probably the nicest Doctor I've ever met. I can't recommend him highly enough. I'm so glad that I chose him as my surgeon. his skill and attention to detail produced the most beautiful result, far beyond my expectations. I'm so happy!