I am 37 and cannot take it anymore!! LOL. Seriously, this sucks.
I am not HUGE...but I am having a hard time. I am a 38DD. I weigh 152 and am 5'6". I lost 32 lbs last year and NOTHING was lost in my chest area. When I wear a bra that holds me up, it just pushes all the boob fat where it shouldnt be and it looks terrible. No matter what I accomplish with weight loss, I feel NO better about myself. I still have to wear big tops and I feel as tho I look huge. I hate going to events or being around ppl because I feel so bad about the way I look.
I have some back pain and my posture is affected, but I will be honest in saying that pain is not my motivator. I want to look and feel better about myself.
I had a consult a couple years ago when I was heavier, he said the amt he'd have to take out for insurance to cover would be too much for my body to be porportioned best. I gave up on the thought because I just dont have 5-6k.
But now, I just cant take this anymore. So I made a consult with 2 other docs for later this summer. I am HOPING maybe with the weight loss it may make a difference??? Or maybe certain docs try harder to get this covered?? Otherwise I will have to think about putting in on a credit card or something.
Another issue - I am PETRIFIED. I have a horrible fear of death and being put under terrifies me. I keep thinking - what if I die from a surgery I didnt NEED?? Or what about complications?? And how do I find a good doc??
I am a mess right now and could use any advice or words of wisdon available. My friends and mom all agree I should have this surgery and say I look bigger than I really am because of the boobage. I would post pics if I could.
The following user gives a hug of support to missy101: LilacGardenia (12-26-2011)
You did the right thing by losing weight. Now would be a good time to get the breast reduction. If you have dents in your shoulers from your bra straps and back pain, a doctor writing it up for medical necessity and submitting it to your insurance company should get you the surgery. Be prepared, sometimes the insurance companies turn it down so appeal it if it is denied.
Surgeries today are so much safer. The anticipation is the worst. I wont deny that.
I can be hard finding the right surgeon. You do want someone who is good in reconstruction. Don't let anyone talk you into getting implants with the threat you will sag otherwise. After the excess tissue is removed, the skin will be tightened up and you will look terrific. The scars do fade.
My mother-in-law had a reduction about 20 years ago. She is only 5'2 but started running marathons and was so huge. She is still big but she is so happy she did it.
Hey guys. I feel as tho I will disappoint you with my answer, but I did not have it done. Yet, anyway. I was really really stupid and watched an entire reduction/lift surgery online. It just freaked me out SO much I couldn't go through with it. I ended up cancelling my appointment.
I still hate my body/boobs the way they are and I feel that one day I may gain the courage. But right now...I am still too scared.
Oh I understand completely! I watched a reduction surgery after I had mine done. Watched might be too strong of a word. I had to lay on the couch and peak through the fingers that were covering my eyes. I probably missed 75% of the video while trying not to pass out. I'm still so thrilled with the outcome of my reduction that if they grew back I would have it done again! Yes, even after having gone through the recovery and then seeing the video I would still do it again, because I'm that happy with the outcome. Try to forget the video you saw online. Find a good doctor you feel comfortable with and see how you feel after talking to the doctor. I assure you it is not as horrible as you are imagining. The pain is not that bad. I was only on percocet for a few days, before I had the doctor switch me to Tylenol 3. Before you think I'm one of those people who just doesn't feel pain that bad let me give you an example of what a wimp I really am. In July of 2011 I had ankle surgery where they fixed a broken tendon, drilled my ankle bones, lengthened my Achilles tendon and removed a cyst. I was in so much pain that I was taking the full dose of percocet (2 pills every 5 hours) for a few days. I had a kidney removed due to cancer in April 2011. I was in so much pain I was thinking I should have kept the cancer!