Breast reductions questions!
October 9, 2013 10:24 AM Subscribe
I'm scheduled to have a breast reduction next Tuesday, and am hoping for tips, advice, and any other information other Mefites who have undergone this procedure would like to share.
posted by Squeak Attack to health & fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This will be my first major surgery and I'm getting quite nervous. I don’t deal well with situations full of unknowns.
I'm 45 and have been thinking about this since I was 20, so it is not a hasty decision. I'm currently wearing a 36J or 36JJ cup bra. The doctor has agreed to aim for a full C, possibly D cup. He wanted to do a straight C, but I'm worried my self-image will have a difficult time adjusting to what I think of as so small (in relation to what I am now.)
Please tell me about experiences with your body image and adjusting to your new breast size. Is bra shopping suddenly fun? New areas of clothing opened up? Do you wish you'd gone bigger? Smaller?
I would also like to know anything and everything about the surgery and recovery you think I should know. Things I should have ready for when I come home? Good ways to deal with the drains? How long should I expect to spend in bed? Anything about the surgery or recovery that you wish someone had told you!