19 Years Old, No Kids, 36G reduction, thinking of a BR Since 14 - Pasadena, CA

I always had big breasts. I started growing them...

I always had big breasts. I started growing them when I was in 3rd grade! Like most of the peoples stories I had back pain and lack of confidence. I also wanted to find clothes that would fit and not have to buy the expensive granny bras. I was just so tired of planning an outfit around my breasts. So when I heard that my insurance (Health Net) said that it could cover the expenses, I was so happy. We met with my surgeon and i wanted to have smaller boobs but not itty bitty either. The surgeon said a D would fit my body type. We planned the date during the summer because it would not be in the way of school. The big day was yesterday. I was really nervouse that it was going to happen. I woke up early and my arrival time was supposed to be at 9:45. Then my mom gets a call from the surgery place saying that I was supposed to be there at 8. Turns out they left messages on my moms phone and she never listens to her voicemails. So I was already stressed out on trying to get there because the surgery is supposed to start at 9. We barely made it at 9:15, my boyfriend and mom came with me. When we got in my surgeon drew on me and then I got all hooked up and the last thing i remember before i woke up is the anesthesiologist putting the mask on me. When I woke up my boyfriend and mom were by my side. I was all loopy from the pain meds. The ride back home was a pain. Especially the under my boob incision. When i got home I took the meds that were prescribed to me and I felt fine. I felt nauseous when I woke up and when I was home. I didn't know if it was from the anesthesia or the pain meds from the hospital. It turned out I just had to burp lol. My boyfriend was so helpful. He helped me with my drains and help me get everywhere. Today is the second day post op and my dad came to check up on me and we ate some food. I can walk atound fine and the burse said I had to walk like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons lol. So it doesn't hurt to walk atound but when I stand to long it starts to hurt a little. Overall the surgery was totally worth it so far. When I first stood up, I felt so much lighter. The Dr. Did a great job

Drains are out!!!

Today was my first post op appointment and I felt a lot stronger and not nauseous anymore. I stopped taking the pain meds because they didn't make me feel so good. But I am still taking my antibiotics even though they smell like farts. Anyway today I got my drains taken out and i thought it would hurt more but I didn't really feel her take it out lol. At the appointment I saw my breasts for the first time without the bra, and without looking down at them while I'm laying down while my mom helped me change the gauze. I was scared to stand up without the bra fearing that the incisions will break and I'll spill out (yikes) but my Dr. assured me that I'll be fine.

My fear about the surgery is that my nipples would turn out asymmetrical. But they are pretty even and I'm happy with the outcome. They are still swollen and a but numb on the sides of my breasts and bruises along the incisions. Which will go away with time. I'm happy with the size already but unfortunately they will shrink a bit because they are still swollen.

My fear and so was my boyfriends fear was that I wouldn't be able to feel my nipples. But actually they are pretty sensitive. Better to have feeling than none I'll say lol. Through the tape around my nipples they look poofy or puffy? Not swollen though bc they aren't hard. I love my nipples now though. Thanks Dr. Nim.

My surgeon gave me the okay to shower. So I'm going to do that tonight. Oh showers, I've missed you so. I'll attach some photos and some HD ones as well guys

Drains are out!!! Pictures attached

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