Hey ladies, if you are reading this, it’s because you’re interested in getting one or your’re wondering why I did it so, happy reading!

 

Why did I do it?

My breast started coming in when I was in the 4th grade. I remember being an A cup and then boom! I was a 36D. The fact that mt breast grew so fast, I felt like it also made my breast sag and I just felt really uncomfortable. I could’t walk down the streets without someone staring at my boobs. As I got older, my breast started to get bigger and I was already a 38 DD. Around this time, I noticed that I was waking up with a sore back. I didn’t know what it was and when I went for physical therapy, the therapist told me that he strongly believed it was my breast. That’s when I started thinking about getting a breast reduction and started to do my research.

 

When did I decide I was ready? 

After doing my research, I started to look for for a plastic surgeon in my area that accepted my health insurance. What I did was look for 3 plastic surgeons that accepted my insurance in my area and then went for a consultation with all 3. I wanted to see who I felt more comfortable with and of course I went on their website and looked at their previous work. Once I compared my choices, I then decided to go to the one I felt more comfortable with.

 

The Process:

I was surprised to see that the process of the breast reduction was not long. My doctor’s assistant took pictures of my breast and sent them to my insurance company. Once that was done, they told me that the insurance usually sends their decision within 4-6 weeks. At this point, I was just waiting for my insurance to approve my surgery and in the mean time, I wanted to make sure I was healthy by taking multivitamins, exercising, eating better, etc. Within 4 weeks, I received a call from the doctor’s office saying that I was approved and that I can now schedule my  surgery! This is when I actually starting getting nervous because now I KNEW, it was going to happen.

 

Preparing for my surgery:

I had a month to prepare myself mentally and physically. As I mentioned above, I made sure that my health was in good shape, I quit smoking, continued taking my vitamins, and worked out. My doctor scheduled me for a PAT (Pre-admission testing is to get blood work, EKG, and X-rays to make sure that I am in perfect health before my procedure. Once I did my PAT, my doctor told me that I was healthy and that I am ready for my surgery. The day before my surgery, I was scheduled to come in for my markings. The doctor marked on my chest with a purple marker and marked where he was going to cut and make the incisions. At this point, I was so nervous that I actually started crying. My boyfriend and mother were so supportive though and helped me through it. The night before my surgery, I was told not to eat or drink anything past midnight.

 

My Surgery: 

My Surgery was scheduled for 7:45 in the morning and of course the night of, I could not sleep due to how nervous I was. This was my first time ever going under the knife and I was literally shaking. Once I got to the hospital, everyone was super nice and did everything in their power to make me feel as comfortable as possible. I changed into my robe, my IV was put in, and then I was put in the waiting room while surgeon got ready. Once he was ready, I was brought into the surgery room where I was then put under anesthesia. I literally felt like I was asleep for 10 seconds. I closed my eyes and woke up in the recovery room. When I woke up, I remember feeling a lot of pain and pressure on my chest area and I felt really tired (of course because of the anesthesia). It took a while for me to open my eyes and stay awake. I started to feel better as time went by and started to wake up more and I was given pain medicine to help with the pain. A few hours later, I was sent home with my mom and boyfriend who were there with me.

 

My recovery:

My recovery wasn’t so bad. The first 3 days were bad for me and after that my pain was lessening and I started to gain my energy back. Yes I have scars but they are not as bad as I thought they would look. The scars go around my nipple and a line down like a lollipop. My doctor told me that once my wounds heel, I can start a scar treatment to make my scars appear less.

Do I regret my decision?

Absolute not! I don’t feel relieved of my back just yet because I am still in recovery. It has been one of the best decisions of my life. I love my results and can’t wait to finish recovering so I can start shopping for cute tops that I couldn’t wear before yay!

 

Q&A

Q: I’m a bra size 34H naturally & my back is always hurting. I’ve thought about a breast reduction. Do you regret it or recommend it?

A: No I do not regret it at all. In fact, it is one of the best decision I have ever done. If you have large breast and due to your large breast, you are having back issues, you should consult a doctor and see if a breast reduction is right for you but overall, I do recommend it.

Q: What was your original bra size and was it a painless procedure:

A: My original size was a 38DD and I am not a 38C and yes, you are asleep during the procedure and don’t feel anything at all. Once you wake up, you are given pain medicine to ease the pain.

Q: Hey Love! How long is the recovery and did it hurt?

A: My surgery was 9 days ago and I am still recovering, the procedure didn’t hurt because I was asleep but I did wake up feeling sore and pressure on chest. However, with pain medicine , it is tolerable.

Q: Hey Denise! I’ve been dying to get a boob reduction for so long lol. How did you go about finding a surgeon? Did your insurance cover parts of it?

A: I searched up plastic surgeons in my area that accepted my health insurance and compared 3 doctors and went with the one I felt more comfortable with and yes my insurance covered the entire procedure.