Getting Rid of Huge Burdens

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I'm 22, 5'5" 196lbs, I was 210 about 3 months ago...

I'm 22, 5'5" 196lbs, I was 210 about 3 months ago and I'm hoping to lose some more weight. Anyway I have a similar story to many of the people on this site. I've had breasts since I was about 8 and they were up to DDs by the time I was 11. They are now at 38H although that cup size is actually to small for me, but my boobs fit mostly in the cups and they weigh a whopping 9lbs all by themselves,. My right breast is probably one to two cups sizes bigger than the left.

They make me honestly miserable most all of the time, both mentally and physically. I am always conscious of them. Although I am 22, I have never been in a relationship with anyone, because whenever someone is interested I stop things because the though of having to take my bra off in front of someone and have them see my monstrous boobs scares me to death.

So, obviously I desperately wish to get this surgery done and have been researching it for at least the past five years. I know I am fairly young for such a serious surgery and most people get it after having children, but I have no plans on children until I am in my thirties at the very least. I also really want to get this done before I enter the professional/real world and since I am set to graduate with my BA in Spring 2013, I do not have much time left.

I just had my consultation with my PS on Monday Aug. 28. I liked him a lot and he seemed really friendly. He seemed very worried about the scarring because I am so young and will have to live with it for a very long time. However the scarring is not a huge deal for me my upper arms are covered in old acne scars from my teens and they are scattered on my chest and shoulders too. Besides that I have never thought scars, especially the kind from cuts, to be particularly ugly; I always think they hold some fascination.

I am more afraid of the needles and the wounds directly afterwards. I have a tendency to faint when poked with needles or confronted with large wounds, especially those with stitches in them. I can barely look at some of the pictures on this site for my squeamishness. However I have been able to overcome my delicacy, so to speak, in order to get a tattoo and have my ears pierced a second time, so I'm mildly confident I could get over myself once more.

My biggest fear however, is possible necrosis of any tissue. Just the thought of it makes me want to cry, although my PS did tell me the chances were very low given I am fairly healthy and do not smoke at all nor ever have.

I am sharing my story here because I do not really have any people in my life who can relate to my situation. None of my friends have such large breasts and neither does any of my family members that I am close to, though that is not to say they are not supportive for they very much are.

Now that I have gone off about my worries I will go back to the facts. At the moment I am awaiting a call from health insurance. My PS says he thinks they will cover the surgery, because my breasts are so large and the fact that I have already undergone about three months of physical therapy in the past for my neck/shoulders/back pain and it did nothing, of course. If insurance does cover it the surgery will cost $150 plus office visit which I think was $35. If everything works out I will hopefully be able to schedule my surgery during my winter vacation from school, because my PS said I would not be able to drive long distances for about 2 weeks after operation and I have to drive an hour to school and an hour back twice a week, but my work schedule is flexible. Anyway, I will keep you all updated and I may post pics if I can get up the courage. Also, I would so sincerely love any encouragement or kind words sent my way just to quell some of the fear I am having. Thank you dearly

I'm 23 now. Insurance was approved. They're paying...

I'm 23 now. Insurance was approved. They're paying for it all! Well except for a couple fees, but I will only be paying a couple hundred dollars if that. My surgery is scheduled for March 7th. I'm super scared and have been stressing out about it. I've started to do at least a half hour of yoga every other day or more and that has been helping me relax a lot.

Another thing that has helped is my aunt is a cardiac surgical nurse and is going to personally ask this anesthesiologist, who she and others consider the best around, to do my surgery. And if she can she is going to try to see who else is on my surgical team. So that has made me feel better, more secure.

Anyway I took my measurements they are 47 - 35 - 48. I'm a bigger girl, but I always have been and I actually generally really like my body, except for my breasts. I don't want small boobs, I would just like a more normal size. While I painfully squeeze myself into an H cup, according to my measurements I should be wearing a J/K cup. SO despite all my nervous, freaking out, I'm actually kind of getting excited.

And if I can get the courage up I may post some pictures soon.

Finally had it done Thursday. Had a rough first...

Finally had it done Thursday. Had a rough first two days, but I'm feeling better now. Very swollen, hard, and sore, but my ps says I have even less bruising than he normally sees which is great. I've only snuck a few peaks getting in and out of the shower because I'm squeamish and they really don't look too bad for what they are.
I'm of Percocet and am just taking regular tylenol every 6 hours. Im also having to have daily blood thinner shots in my stomach, giving me a nice pocadot pattern of bruises on my stomach.
Haven't taken any pics yet. Like I said I can barely peak at them right now. But I will finally post a few preop photos.
Oh and my ps took 600g out of my left breast and 1,000g out of my right.
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