Breast reduction 24th July Started by: Kelly

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    Hi ladies
    I’ve commented on other posts, but thought I’d put my own in a separate post because there isn’t a lot of recent updates out there for woman considering this. I struggled when I was researching mine!

    I had my surgery on 24th July 2020. Not with Mya, but with Mr Topcic at Elanic in Glasgow (not sure if I’m allowed to mention other clinics here?) I went for consultations with Elanic and Transform back in February before lockdown.

    Transform – met a patient coordinator who explained the procedure, told me I could only go down a couple of cup sizes, and I’d need to go into hospital in Birmingham for 3 days. My breasts were never examined or even looked at. Nope, not happening.
    Elanic – consultation was with the surgeon, Dr Topcic, himself. He examined me, told me he could get me the size I wanted (down 11 cup sizes if I counted right). His insta is full of beautiful people he has worked on. I got such a great vibe from him, loved his confidence.

    When Elanic opened back up after lockdown, I booked straight away. £500 deposit, total cost £7250, which I took a loan out for.

    I was booked in for 11.30am. Straight away, Mr Topcic came for me and took me to be marked up. Next I met anaesthetist, who explained again that I would be under heavy sedation (fentanyl, propofol, midazolam) and local anaesthetic. Signed my life away, jumped up on the table, cannula in the hand. He chatted softly to me, next thing I was waking up in recovery.

    The surgery was meant to take 2 hours but took almost 4 because of the amount taken away. Dr Topcic took over 1kg from each breast, 2.5kg in all. I went from a size 34jj to a 34c/d. I’m absolutely delighted with the results. Discharged and home for around 6pm.

    The pain – it’s bloody sore. I woke up and asked the nurse if my tits were on fire. They obv weren’t but it felt like burning! They are still sore today, but the pain eases everyday. The tightness is very annoying!
    Recovery- v cushion, ice packs, painkillers, comfy clothes. Have someone with you for the first few days at least.

    Nurse gave me spare dressings to take home, I thought that meant I could change them. Don’t do it! I wasn’t supposed to, made an arse of it and had to go in so they could fix it. I’m not touching them again!

    The post op blues will hit you like a brick. You’ll cry, wonder why you did this to yourself, want to throw things, and generally be an emotional pain in the ass for a day or so. It does pass, I promise. Power through!

    Think that’s it. I’ll attach some of my photos. If anyone had any questions just ask!
    K

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    Before surgery, just after being marked up

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    Straight after surgery

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    5 days post op when I went in for dressing change

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