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And please please please don't tell me about how you have small boobs and you would LOVE bigger boobs so you don't understand why I would get one done. I would gladly give someone my boobs but they would have to take the headache, back pain, neck pain, dirty looks from guys. Still want 'em?<br><br><br><br>
Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has ever had a reduction. No matter how much weight I lose my boobs don't get any smaller. They have only gotten bigger since I breastfed my first son and am breastfeeding my youngest son still. I have already had a referral sent in from my regular doctor but it is a 2 year waiting list to get a reduction. I have been waiting 6 months now. I am still losing weight so if they did call me today I would refuse it becuase I want to get to MY ideal weight just in case they shrink. I would hate to end up an A cup (no offense anyone!). Anyways, any advice?<br><br><br><br>
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I want one also. but besides the fact that i cant afford it. i'm afraid of the scars and also of the whole surgery and of course the pain. i wouldnt mind if they took my boobies all the way off though. they are so pointless<br><br><br><br>
if you do get one let me know how it goes. oh and how did you get a referral?
 

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I've never had one, but I would have zero qualms about having one if I felt I needed/wanted one. Good luck in your decision. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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One of my neighbors had a reduction two years ago, and wow! what a difference in her appearance and in her whole life! She feels so much better, and she looks soooo much better - not that that's the most important thing. But from my perspective, I had always thought that she was bit pudgy, but once the reduction was done, I can now see that the rest of her really is in proportion. Her chest was so lop-sided that it made her whole body look heavy.
 

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I haven't, but 2 of my close friends have. Jenn was so big at 18 that the weight of her breasts was giving her scoliosis. she's now a small C cup.<br><br>
My friend Dana was a D and reduced hers to a B because she was kind of slender and she felt she looked out of proportion. so in her case it was more "cosmetic" than in the first case.<br><br><br><br>
anyhoo, from what the've said, the pain was worth it (more uncomfortable than anything) and you definitly need help with the kids for a few weeks- can't pick them up or even open jars, for that matter...<br><br><br><br>
the scarring is barely noticible. but definitely check out and consult with a few surgeons.
 

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My mother had a reduction. She was a size F! and not over weight at all. 4'8 at around 90 something pounds. Poor woman had so many problems. Now she is a small C. I'm following in her foot steps as they keep getting bigger every year. I was a C, now I'm a double D. I would eventually like a reduction. I wish I was a B.
 

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I've never had a breast reduction, though I really want one. My biggest issue is that I am just afraid of surgery. I understand about the backaches, headaches, and stares. Hell, I'd take the A cup! My cousin has had the surgery and she was very happy with the results. According to her she feels lighter, and really does look it too. Um...so I don't really have advice. But I definitely understand. Good luck!
 

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my grandma had one like last year =D<br><br><br><br>
Because my family has really big boobs, and they were bothering her. My aunts and mum and other female relatives have about a D cup each. I think its a good thing stilll though.
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies! As for the cost of a reduction.....in BC Canada it's free. Breast reductions are covered by medical. I won't be paying a single penny out of pocket. I'm still going to lose all the weight I want to lose before I get it done. Gives me some incentive to lose the weight. When I do get it done my husband will take two or three weeks off to help me out.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>angaustinbrody</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Thanks everyone for your replies! As for the cost of a reduction.....in BC Canada it's free. Breast reductions are covered by medical. I won't be paying a single penny out of pocket. I'm still going to lose all the weight I want to lose before I get it done. Gives me some incentive to lose the weight. When I do get it done my husband will take two or three weeks off to help me out.</div>
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Just a tip... There's a really good website for women getting implants... about what to expect pain-wise, what to wear, helpful hints (such as filing prescriptions the day before and bringing a pillow to clutch to your chest on the drive home)<br><br><br><br>
I know your going the other route, but as i understand it the recovery is similar. It's implantinfo.com.<br><br><br><br>
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I haven't but would consider one after having children.<br><br><br><br>
The fact that you said that yours grew after breast feeding children freaks me out. We are at the point where we are thinking about children but I would really ate for mine to grow anymore.<br><br><br><br>
The fact that yours would be free is great too! My husband said he would be okay with me getting one no matter how much insurence covers.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I forgot to say that I would also love to be a B cup.
 

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I've had breast surgeries ... not with the intent of reduction, but for cancer. So not quite the same, but maybe some things translate.<br><br><br><br>
The drain was inconvenient (and kind of inherently ooky if such things bother you), but it didn't hurt. Even the removal was just a moment of unpleasant. The scars had some itch issues for a couple of months, but the itch faded and the scars are following suit. Ice was very nice for a day or so after each surgery -- I dug out an old oversized bra (from when I was heavier) and slipped the ice packs in there, ten minutes on ten minutes off.<br><br><br><br>
Lose all thoughts of body modesty, ye who enter here. You're gonna have a lot of people looking at (and drawing on) your chest. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Do you all get any input on who does the surgeries? If so, the number of similar procedures performed is important; as is the complication rate.
 

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And please please please don't tell me about how you have small boobs and you would LOVE bigger boobs so you don't understand why I would get one done. I would gladly give someone my boobs but they would have to take the headache, back pain, neck pain, dirty looks from guys. Still want 'em?<br><br><br><br>
Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has ever had a reduction. No matter how much weight I lose my boobs don't get any smaller. They have only gotten bigger since I breastfed my first son and am breastfeeding my youngest son still. I have already had a referral sent in from my regular doctor but it is a 2 year waiting list to get a reduction. I have been waiting 6 months now. I am still losing weight so if they did call me today I would refuse it becuase I want to get to MY ideal weight just in case they shrink. I would hate to end up an A cup (no offense anyone!). Anyways, any advice?<br><br><br><br>
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No, but I'm lopsided and wish I could get my left one reduced to the size of the other. Someday I will......
 

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I have half-seriously talked about wanting one for years ... totally agree with your opening statement about people who say "why-oh-why would you want to do that?" I've heard that a thousand times over. They definitely don't know the other side!<br><br><br><br>
However, I am reluctant to go through surgery unless absolutely necessary, and I don't like the possibility of losing sensation.<br><br><br><br>
I doubt I'll ever do it. I wish I'd just grown to a C and stopped there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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No, but I'm lopsided and wish I could get my left one reduced to the size of the other. Someday I will......</div>
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Me too! Only the opposite sides. I am a 34 D on the smaller side. The larger one makes finding bras that fit even harder, because it is hard finding that size to begin with. I don't think it is a whole size bigger, maybe a half or 3/4. The only bra i have (not just literally one- multiple of the same one) is a brand that happens to run a little big, so I can find a 34d and my larger one fits in and I have to put a thin pad in the other side. ugh.<br><br>
It is something I think about considering later in life. My shoulders each have a bra-strap ridge and thin straps are painful, so I need to wear those wide padded straps or a strapless which is such a relief, but doesn't look great under all tops.
 

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A friend of mine in college had a reduction. She had a bit of a hard time with the recovery, but once she was all healed up it was an amazing difference!!<br><br><br><br>
She could work out again with out pain and injury and just became a much more confident woman.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck to you!
 

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Angela:<br><br>
I also live in Can....and was all set to have it done. Then one day standing in the shower I decided I did NOT want to do this. I did not want to go through it. Now...it is everyone's personal choice. I had more than my share of surgeries and the idea of going through another one did not appeal to me. I have a DD/E cup, and yes, back pain. I did not want to get them sliced or the resulting scars. So I am doing exercises to strengthen my back and shoulders, and trying to lose weight.<br><br>
Just last week I ran into a woman who had it done, and she told me that she would rather not have done it. I will check witih her to find out why.<br><br>
I used to know someone who had it done TWICE.....cause they continued growing???<br><br>
I have a niece who had it done...and she is delighted!!!<br><br><br><br>
Your choice.............good luck!<br><br><br><br>
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Haven't had one myself, no, but a good friend had the operation in high school to go from a DD to a B (in '97, I think). Her scars are actually still rather noticible, but she's SO happy with the results that it doesn't matter to her (nor, I might mention, to any of her subsequent boyfriends).<br><br><br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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