I am so happy I had a Breast Reduction & Lift....Here's my story
After years of fear and procrastination I decided to finally have a breast reduction and a lift. I have always been large chested and it was always very uncomfortable, running was always difficult and painful as I would get cut up and nothing helped. I spent thousands of $'s on what was supposed to be the most supportive and amazing bra for large chested women and none of them held up. I was also so self conscious to wear tank tops and fitted tops and always hated the way I looked. Finally after years of talking about the surgery I finally did it.
The day of the surgery I was scared and excited, but probably more excited. My surgeon and his staff were amazing and made me feel at ease. When I woke up from the surgery I could not believe it, I had finally gone through with it and I was so happy! I went from a D cup to a small C cup. I barely had any pain, my dr. prescribed pain killers but all I took was 2 Motrin, I was even able to drive the next day. The recovery process was very smooth, I am not going to lie, there was discomfort but no pain, I was even able to go back to work on Monday (surgery was Thursday).
I had to wear a zip up sports bra for up to 4 weeks and I was able to start exercising (light exercise - no lifting) after 1 week. I was able to resume doing my weight workout after 6 weeks. Now 5 months after the surgery the scar is minimal and gets lighter all the time and I am beyond thrilled with the results. In regards to the scars, I recommend using Vitamin E or some type of scar cream as they will help a lot.
Now with the summer here I am able to wear tank tops and not feel self conscious, I am even able to wear my size small bathing suit top that I bought a few years ago. When I bought it I was falling out of it, it was terrible, now it fits and I love it! Running has also gotten better, no more getting cut up and I can wear fitted running tops.
If there are any women out there who are on the fence about having a breast reduction / lift I would say to do it! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner.
Once you find the right plastic surgeon for you the rest is a piece of cake.
I hope my story has given women out there the courage to go ahead with the surgery!!
Best of luck!
Hi ND2001! - I had a breast lift early last year and the only time I was a bit worried my breasts were going to be very uneven was during my recovery period. As it turned out, this was because my breasts had uneven swelling and bruising, making them look more distorted than they actually were. Once the swelling went away, my breasts looked great! My breasts aren't perfectly symmetrical but no one would ever be able to tell. My surgeon told me going into surgery that most breasts are sisters, not twins, so I kept that in mind during my recovery. Having smaller breasts has made a huge difference in the quality of my life and even if my breasts aren't perfectly identical, having surgery was absolutely worth it. Anyone who has very uneven breasts after a breast reduction went to the wrong surgeon IMO. Do you have a surgeon in mind?
My one breast was slightly bigger than the other and before I went to meet with my plastic surgeon I never even knew. He removed more CC's from one than the other, and in the end, they are now both the same size.
JulesR is right if someone has uneven breasts after their surgery went to the wrong doctor. If your doctor is telling you that he can not guarantee even breast then I would look into finding another surgeon. Use this site, it helped me to find my doctor.
Best of Luck!
It was the best decision I ever made, trust me it took me a long time to get up the nerve to do it, but in the days leading up to the surgery, I felt myself not being nervous, even on surgery day. Do what is best for you and what makes you feel comfortable, if you want to do then I say go for it! Take care of you!!
Best of Luck!!