Want to catch up on my breast reduction story? Check out these posts first and then read this one for my breast reduction surgery recovery update:
A little over a month has passed since my breast reduction surgery. Thankfully I am all healed and really don’t even feel like I ever had surgery. My wounds are all healed and flat. About 2 weeks after my surgery, I went into the doctor to let him look at everything to make sure all was well. He removed all the surgical tape that was still on my chest. He laughed and said I could have removed that myself. I had no idea so I left it alone. I wish I had known, though, as it left a few red marks from the adhesive being against my skin so long. I was pleased to find out that the sutures they use dissolve on their own so that was the only trip back to his office I required.
At about 2 weeks, my wounds started itching like crazy since they were healing. Slathering on lotion helped quite a bit. Other than that, healing was easy peasy. I didn’t even have to take any pain medication after Friday of the week I had my surgery on Tuesday.
My breasts were a bit…um…weird at first. They were super high up and pointed straight out. Not a true “breast” shape at all. That was due to the swelling. As the weeks have progressed, they have softened and fallen into a shape that is much more natural.
My doctor recommended waiting for a few more weeks after my appointment to get new bras. There were a few reasons for this. One…the weirdness I mentioned above. Two…an underwire is VERY uncomfortable in the first bit as it hits right where your scars are. I bought a few bras without underwire before my surgery and I haven’t felt the need to go buy any different ones. The only downside to that is that I can’t really tell you what size I am now. I truly have no idea. All I do know is that he took over 2 pounds out across my two breasts.
After it is all said and done, I am pee my pants happy I did it. I can wear so many more cute summer tops now. I love how I look and I only regret that I didn’t do it sooner. Seriously over the moon happy.
So here is a pic of me before:
And here is a pic I took today:
As always, if you have any questions, just drop them in the comments!