21, No Kids, 36H, Ready to Be a 36C - West Texas, TX

I've always been the "girl with big boobs" and...

I've always been the "girl with big boobs" and since I was in 8th grade, I always get comments and I've even been called "Brandi boobs". Well in August that finally gets to change! I found out yesterday I was approved at 100% for my breast reduction, and was able to schedule my surgery. I am very excited. I can't remember the last time my breasts weren't an inconvenience. By the time I was 15 I was a 32DDD and the attention for them I have never appreciated. My surgeon said he could get me around a large C or a small D cup and I think that would be perfect. Does anyone have any advice on how I could prepare since I'm two months out? Any tips would be very helpful :)


So far I am 6 days post op. Immediately after...

So far I am 6 days post op. Immediately after surgery I could (obviously) notice the huge difference. I could lay down without being choked, i no longer had neck, back, and rib pain. I look proportional, and was even able to fit into a medium button up top (normally I would need about a 1X)! The healing process has been surprisingly easy. The first few days were a little rough, but easily adjustable. The only bothersome part would be my drains located on my sides, so it's somewhat painful, but not unbearable. My PS said he had taken about 2.5 pounds per breast out. I recently made the swap from the bandage to sports bra—THAT was painful, but once readjusted I felt even better. Monday, August 22nd will be my post op appointment. I am eager to see my sutures and (fingers crossed) get these drains out! I highly recommend anyone in the West Texas area to see Dr. Proffer and his team. I am so amazed, and incredibly happy!

Same shirt, different breasts!

The top picture was taken the night before my procedure and the bottom was taken today. (Bad lighting in top picture). What a difference!

Stitches, drains, and paper tape!

The last update was right before my first post op appointment. On August 22nd I went in at 9 am to have my drains pulled out. In all honesty I was terrified of the thought, and didn't know what to expect. I spent a while trying to look up what others said about getting drains removed, but found nothing. So here it is: drains being removed was minimal pain. I find it equivalent to getting a band aid ripped off; it hurt right at the second but once finished I didn't have lasting pain. PS said everything looked wonderful and after my drains were removed I felt wonderful. My next appointment was a week later, August 30th to have my stitches clipped and cleaned up. This had been the first day I actually got to look at my new breasts without any tape or anything on. I was so pleased, they look wonderful. Getting my stitches clipped I hardly noticed as I still don't have a whole lot of feeling, so "pain" on that is nearly nonexistent. Unfortunately I graduated from stitches and medical tape to paper tape and a well defined cupped sports bra (no underwire). The paper tape is a lot lighter, and underneath my scarring looks minimal, and hardly there. I can't wait within the next 2-4 weeks I will make the change to a real bra—cannot wait for that shopping trip! I am nearly 3 weeks post op now and I feel wonderful. If you are considering this procedure, once you do it you will ask what took you so long! Life changing.
Amarillo Plastic Surgeon

Wonderful. Made sure I knew when it was happening, how it was happening and why. No question went unanswered. The staff was outstanding, and very supportive.

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