26 Y/O and Cant Believe It Took Me This Long to Have my Breast Reduction & Lift Done! - Bahrain

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I was an early bloomer, so you can imagine how a...

I was an early bloomer, so you can imagine how a 12 years old girl with breasts size 32 DD felt like. I hated my body, nothing ever fitted right, going shopping was just another chore, going to the gym always felt good but I always felt limited by my breasts, and I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I never understood the compliments that came along with being big breasted as my breasts were a great source of discomfort physically and emotionally. I always suffered backache, shoulder pain -they were slouching and I think I developed weightlifters-like shoulder muscles- and my posture was bad. At 26, with one breast sized 36 E and the other F (I think) and fed up, I decided to go for few consultations on breast reduction and lift. I was finally comfortable with my plastic surgeon who took the time to explain the procedure inside out to me and to my family, the before, during and after. I'm form Bahrain and unfortunately this procedure isn't covered by my insurance so I had to pay for it (surgery, overnight stay in the hospital, blood test, MRI and a surgical bra). I had my surgery on 10 November. I wanted to go for a full C cup and my PS did an anchor incision. 3.5 hours later woke up in the recovery room. This was the worst part because while I didn’t feel pain, I felt weak and cold. I was shortly taken to my room and slept for a while. I woke up and immediately noticed feeling lighter! The backache and shoulder pain was gone! My breasts were covered in gauze I think and taped to my body, and there was a tube coming from each breast. Going to the bathroom was a hassle because I was still tired and under meds, thankfully nurses assisted me with everything. The following day I was discharged in the afternoon after having my tubes removed (they were held with stitches which weren't painful to remove at all) and I was placed in a surgical bra which had a back hook and a zipped front. I had 2 follow up appointments during the week after to change the tapes covering the scars and to remove the stitches (again wasn’t painful at all). The doctor told me that they'd fall of naturally and at that point I should start using "scar esthetique" silicon based cream on my scars by gently rubbing it . I asked about using bio oil and similar products to speed up the healing, he said that I can start using them around week 5-6. the first few days were exhausting, mainly because I couldn’t sleep on my back, but with the help of 2 large tube pillows, I overcame that obstacle as they held me in place and prevented me from rolling over. I was on antibiotic and pain meds for 5 days. A week later I started driving but found that the seat belt was irritating my nipples which were very sensitive to the point of pain. That’s how I got to know that I didn't lose nipple sensation at all, thankfully! I tool It easy and avoided unnecessary rides, lifting heavy things, or simply lifting my arms and extending them in full because I can feel some discomfort. I shower normally however washing my hair is a hassle. The crusted blood around the scars is falling off with rubbing the cream and the area around some of the incisions under my breast is still swollen. I was off for 2 weeks and I'm finally back to work today. It was more exhausting than I thought it would be. Now I feel like I can only go out for few hours/ have one plan a day before coming home exhausted. My next follow up is next week (3 weeks from the last appointment). I still get a surge of pain sometimes, and my nipples are a pain all the time for now (the Dr. said this is normal) but I 'm glad I finally did it! I cant wait for my breasts to settle into their final shape!
Dr. Dean Gomes

Dr. Gomes was great. He was attentive and answered all my questions and more; he took the time to explain the procedure inside out, all the gains and all the risks associated. He gave a realistic view of what to expect after the surgery.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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