I sought a breast reduction because I have always...
I sought a breast reduction because I have always been self conscious about the size of my breast. I often would hide inside to avoid looks and the judgement about the size of my breast, which is currently more than a 46DDD. I can't wait to have them reduced. I have my consultation 6/25/13. Wish me luck!
This is the final office visit before my big day
I was under the impression that I would have idea of the size of my breast instead I got doctor terms, such as 1000 liters from both breast. What I understand that to mean to weigh as much as two bottles of pedialyte. This only gives me an ideal that there will be a lot of weight removed as well as the nipple.
I thought I would be able to get both my breast and my stomach done at the same time., but my doctor advised me that I will have to lose another 20 lbs.. I am upset with that because I want to make sure everything is perfect, and that the time off from work would be limited. I guess that would be selfish. I need to take one step at a time. I will be paying for the tummy tuck out of pocket.
Counting down for the day's until the big day....
Today will make the 10th day that I am waiting to undergo a breast reduction. I have talked to my friends and shared some laughs, but in reality this is a do or die situation. This breast are out of control. I am looking forwarded to becoming less of an conversation piece because of the size of my breast. Once I have completed this surgery. I will be looking to reduce the size of my belly. I had an abdominal hysterectomy in 2013 and my insurance company won't cover the procedure, but I am not worried about it. I will work if I have to, to insure it will happen.
Resolving the issues of big breast
We are at the last stages of dealing with reducing my breast size. I think my nerves got the best of me this last week, but i'm doing better of me. I now back on track. My Doctor says that I will not have to use the silicone anchor gel patches, which is a good thing. I can't wait to undergo this surgery. I know that it will lead to less stress in my life. I looking forwarded to my breast sitting above my stomach. I have a total of 3 days left.
My looks have already changed!
I awakened in the recovery room with a view of my stomach. I am so proud of the outcome of the breast reduction surgery from West Penn Hospital performed by Dr. Robert H. Kang in Pittsburgh PA. I could not ask for a better view. I don't know the size but he did state that my right breast could not be weighed on the scale, and here I was thinking it was my breast that was to heavy; I now know that I was in a tremendous amount of pain daily.
Feeling the love
Lady's and gentlemen this surgery is the best thing that I could have ever bought myself! I have endured some much pain in the past from family, friends, co-workers, and complete strangers because of the size of my breast. I am more confident now there ever. I can walk into a building without worrying that I would be hurt emotionally or physically. For the men and women who are considering this procedure (breast reduction), I urge you to take the time to find a Doctor that is board certified and who listens to your every word and can interpret your body language and can make a professional decision that is medically best for you! Good Luck to you, and I hope to post pictures to this site within a year that way I will be completely healed from surgery!
My One Month Anniversary
It has been one month today that I had my breast reduction surgery and I can't be happier! I am able to go walking and jogging without tipping over. I am completely satisfied with my recovery so far. As each day goes by my stitches get smaller and smaller. I am waiting for my nipples to form at this point so I can see the complete job. Once again I agree that this procedure is a medical procedure and not for a cosmetic surgery. If you have an insurance company that refuses to pay for the surgery, my advice would be to appeal the process, and get as much medical proof from your doctors to the women/men who do you mammogram screening to evaluate your breast. If I had to do it over again I would. Dr. Kang is a wonderful doctor.
Follow Up Appointment
I went to see Dr. Kang today and it was relatively fast and straightforward. I am still in the process of healing. My nipples have dried out and I am waiting to see what is underneath. I will add a photo of what my breast look like in a top.
Today was my last visit with Dr. Kang
29 Oct 2013
2 months post
I have been cleared to resume life as I know it. I am very happy with the results thus far, and I would recommend Dr. Kang of Western Penn Hospital here in Pittsburgh, PA for cosmetic surgery. Again, I had surgery on August 7th, 2013 and I already have nipple sensitivity at three months and my scars look great. I will continue to heal in privacy and I plan to update my current photos In August 2014! Good Luck to you all...
I changed my mind and decided to share my photos
13 Nov 2013
3 months post
It has been four months post op after a breast reduction!
God has blessed me...
I am feeling great about my breast reduction. I am still adapting to the new size of my breast and I am still shying away from getting them measured. I have noticed that they are becoming rounder so that is an added plus and my chest is muscular up to which is another added plus! I am happy with my results and I look forward to the day when I can start to run again!
Looking at the results @ 7 months post-op
14 Feb 2014
6 months post
The male response has not changed they still stare but my personal attitude has changed for the better. I am fighting the desire to go bra shopping for example Victoria Secret's until my first year is up. I am awaiting five more months. I can now buy bras at the retail store that range in price from $5-$15 which is something I could not do before my breast reduction. I am happy wearing one size fits all sports bra. At times I find myself having to pull the bra down because it's big. I stand by this procedure for woman with extra large breast.
Just wanted to let you know how I am doing.....
23 Feb 2014
6 months post
I have included a photo of my breast post-op......
I am also scheduled to have a mammogram within a few weeks then I will know if the breast reduction has been successful at meeting all of my needs.
40 D cup size one year after a breast reduction...
12 Jul 2014
11 months post
Since my surgery last year, I have gone from a 46+++ to A 40 D cup in my bra size, and I could not be happier with the results. I am now able to wear a variety of bra styles ranging from a Barlett bra to a strapless bra without any hang over tissue above or below the bra. I also had Free Nipple Grafting (FNG), and the scars are coming along better. At times I still worry about the size of the nipples, and that could just be my nerves because I am still not use to see my nipples. I do feel very blessed to have undergone my breast reduction with Dr. Kang of West Penn Hospital here in Pittsburgh, PA.
My point of view in the year of 2014....
I am currently wearing a size 40 D and I have not gained any extra breast tissue since my surgery. I am thrilled with this results. Because the free nipple graft surgery, I don't have the protruding nipples that I used to have instead they are large circles that become puffy when I am aroused. I have considered repairing them at times, then again I like them the way they are without everyone visually seeing my arousal! At this point and time I am using bio oil to change the appearance of my scars and that has proving to be successful. I love being able to hug people without my chest meeting them first. This surgery is a well worth it medical procedure which can lead to healthier life.