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Breast reduction- did anyone get one after surgery? If so why?



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I was a 38G before the gastric sleeve
After 55lb loss I went down to a 38 DDD. Just had reduction/lift 5 days ago and so far very pleased. Still a lot of swelling, minimal pain. I had Lipo on my stomach too. I was told to ask for a reduction instead of a lift because a lift is included with a reduction. I think if you have smaller breast then request a lift since a reduction may not be needed. If these pics are against the rules please let me know.
First place I loose weight is in my breast ! After I loose 100 lbs I'm getting a boob job [emoji3]

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First place I loose weight is in my breast ! After I loose 100 lbs I'm getting a boob job [emoji3]

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I use to lose weight there but this time I lost weight more in my butt, now it’s FLAT ugh.


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I had a Breast reduction and a lift along with Arms, Circumference Tummy and back/ bra line. I had it done because they were sagging 1/2 way down my body.


Can i ask you wish surgeon u went to n was it expensive

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My breast reduction was the BEST think I ever did! One surgeon wanted to give me implants, but the other one had a great line...."you have enough material to work with!" I have beautiful B cup breasts and I love them. Easy recovery. They removed 150 grams from one, and 9 from the other to get them to match! So happy with them 3 years out.

Not so happy with my tummy tuck...huge scar and it has never felt right, plus I couldn't exercise for 3 months and I gained some weight back.

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I totally forgot that i even made this post lol, it’s one of my older ones. Now that’s it’s been some time i am definitely not getting a reduction, i love big boobs. I’ll probably just have a lift later on, but right now they look fine.

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I had my breast reduction in January 2017, before I decided on having gastric bypass. I went from an H to a D cup. I wish I had done it 10 years prior. I had IMMEDIATE back and ribcage relief. I could BREATHE easier. I became like an inch taller! lol. Honestly, if I was allowed, I would have had them take them off entirely. They've caused me nothing but pain my entire life. They removed EIGHT POUNDS of fat.

I am scared that I am going to now have gastric and they will shrink and get saggy again, but what can ya' do.

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Aww you guys are so awesome! I love this group.

It’s been months since i posted this....after weighing my options, i’ve decided against a reduction. I really don’t need it. I personally would feel weird with smaller boobs, i’m so used to having them and they’re still perky. Unfortunately even now, i still haven’t lost weight in that area, just obviously my band size is considerably smaller. Also i don’t have back issues so my insurance probably would not cover a reduction in my case anyway. I think i’m just going to continue with weight training and focus on body composition and then go from there.

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Man! I’m only down 50lb since surgery and mine are not holding up as well as yours have! I plan to have a reduction/lift once I’m done losing and after kids (if we’re able to conceive). For those of you who did this, what was the pain like post-surgery?

My understanding is that recovery from plastic surgery is substantially more difficult than the initial weight loss surgery.

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I had a breast reduction about 15 years ago and I agree with the other poster that it was the best decision ever! I went from 44 DD to a C cup, I’m now a 38 C and I am still very pleased with them, as I lose more weight I’m certain that they will get smaller and perhaps even become saggy but I’m ok with that. Bye the way I wasn’t having back pain or bra straps digging in my shoulders...good plastic surgeons know how to document and get it approved by the insurance companies. I did not see what he submitted to the insurance company but all I had to pay at that time was my $10 co pay, I was ecstatic because my breast became large when I was pregnant with my kid. My surgery was outpatient, had it on a Thursday stopped taking medicine that Sunday and Monday I was driving myself to my follow up appointment and went shopping for bras afterwards. Another great decision 😃

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On 10/12/2018 at 6:18 PM, insta_adventurer said:

Man! I’m only down 50lb since surgery and mine are not holding up as well as yours have! I plan to have a reduction/lift once I’m done losing and after kids (if we’re able to conceive). For those of you who did this, what was the pain like post-surgery?

My understanding is that recovery from plastic surgery is substantially more difficult than the initial weight loss surgery.

I had a breast reduction last year (prior to bypass). I went from an H cup to a D cup.

There was NO pain post-surgery. They even had to do a full nipple graft because of the sheer volume of fat and skin they removed and the distance they had to list. Full nipple grafts are rare; they remove the entire nipple and sew it back on, instead of leaving it attached via a flap.

I had 8lbs of boob removed and did not experience any pain post-op. I was not even prescribed pain medication, just Ibuprofen. There are no drains. There was a LOT of post-op care, though, as far as lotioning the stitched areas and nipples. Mostly because I had the full nipple graft. They do NOT look pretty for quite some time. lol. There are dozens of ugly stitches, and I had stitches around my nipples. They dissolve over time. It's been almost two years now and the best decision ever, although I am scared after my surgery they will get saggy again. Oh well, I guess...

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I think the painful surgeries are the ones where they remove a large area of skin, like the arm lifts and the lower body lifts (both of which I am saving up for already in anticipation... they are not cheap...)

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