21 Year Old Finally Getting the Reduction I've Wanted for 5 Years! - Wellesley, MA

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I've had large breasts since middle school. I went...

I've had large breasts since middle school. I went from a C cup to an E cup almost overnight. I started trying to get a reduction when I was 15 but after frustrating doctors, difficulty matching schedules, and multiple changed in insurance, I was finally able to get the reduction at age 21. My surgery was scheduled for May 20th and it's been three days since. I absolutely love my results and I am so grateful to Dr.Howrigan for changing my life!

Some background info

Like I said before, I was 16 years old when I started the process of getting a breast reduction. Four other women in my family have had this procedure and the large breasts seem to come from my mom's side. Before the surgery my breasts were a 36 E cup with the right one being half a size bigger than the left. I decided I wanted a reduction after starting a summer job at a department store. After standing on my feet for 7+ hours a day, my back began to be really painful. I was frustrated that I had to double up on sports bras and would still have an embarrassing amount of sweat whenever I worried out. It was also hard keeping up with my friends when they decided to run somewhere. My family changed insurance many times over the years so it seemed like breast reduction wasn't an option. Finally, my mom found a good stable job and we decided to go for it! Ill post about the actually surgery and recovery in my next update.

Surgery day

So I had my surgery on Friday and it was pretty simple went in, waited, saw my surgeon, got marked up, and the next thing I knew I was in the recovery room. I was admitted for a 23 hour stay after that. My pain was not bad, never more than a 4 on a 1-10 scale. It was annoying walking around with an IV but I managed. My surgeon called the hospital to make sure I was walking laps and taking care of myself. Right before I got discharged my surgeon came in and took out my drains. She said I would be around a C cup. She answered all my questions and wa very kind. The next few days of recovery weren't bad. I only took half a dose of pain killers on Saturday and Sunday but I have been off all pain medication since Monday. Not even Tylenol, I have a pretty high pain tolerance. My wounds have been super itchy which is annoying but other than that it's been smooth sailing. I have my first check up tomorrow and I'm excited to see how I'm healing. This surgery is 100% worth it to me. I got to take a shower yesterday and I like what up see, the only down side is I've been super constipated.
Wellesley Plastic Surgeon

Dr.Howrigan is absolutely amazing. She is kind, caring, and precise. I've read some reviews that attack her bedside manner but in my experience, Dr.Howrigan is exceptional in her communication. She is 100% professional and she won't try to sell you anything or convince you to have something done that you don't need.

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