Finally had the big op ? Started by: Anonymous

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    Im just going to apologise for this massive easy but I thought I’d wrote a post on how my op has gone today and so that people can read my experience as I have noticed that there isn’t much on here regarding breast reductions so I’m hoping that this could possibly help anyone who is considering it or has there op coming up soon…

    So I’m currently at first trust hospital in Preston, my admission time was 10am but I arrived early at 9.30am & was dying for a wee so they took me to room straight away and let me do the pregnancy test so that was done and dusted. I’d seen the nurse by 9.40am, she said it was okay for me to have a glass of water, then the anaesthetist came to see me at 9.50ish… then my surgeon came to doodle all over me at roughly 10.20am.

    All the staff have been so lovely and caring towards me, kept checking on me and making sure I was comfortable and calm. I got a knock on the door at 12.30ish to say that I was next on the list and then I’d be waiting another 45mins – 1hour and went down to theatre at 2pm.

    All the theatre staff were so lovely and made sure I was comfy and made sure I knew I was in safe hands, the anaesthetist was so cute he said to me “you’re such a pretty girl and you’ve got lovely eyes.” They were all making sure I was distracted and asking me loads of questions about what I do for a living etc, if I had any holidays booked etc etc.. I remember them putting the canula in my hand and saying that they were going to put me to sleep and think of my dream holiday to keep me distracted, then I had an oxygen mask on and before I knew it I was under like a flash!

    I woke up at 6pm feeling a tad disoriented but in no pain, I was absolutely sweating my bag off, they bought me back to my room. As soon as I had a glass of water I through up, luckily with it just being liquid it was alright … I threw up 3 times in total even after a cuppa tea. After that I had a few snacks and sandwich etc and the sickness subsided.

    It’s 11ish now and I am still feeling no pain, or had any more painkillers. I actually feel amazing, I think I’ve been lucky. No sore throat or grogginess… I can move my arms and I don’t feel remotely achy! Maybe I have a higher pain threshold than I though ?

    I am so pleased with the results compared to how they looked before! ? they look amazing and I can finally see all my stomach hahaha! I can’t wait to see them properly next week at my 1 week PO appointment! I shall try to upload a photo if it’ll let me know…

    I can honestly say that today has been such a great rush even though I’ve remained incredibly calm… everything has ran so smoothly and I’m so happy how with the whole experience… my surgeon came to see me at 7.30 and said how happy he was with results and how well the surgery went … I was glad I saw him so I could personally thank him for changing my life for the better!

    My partner very kindly stayed with me all day and left at 10pm, the staff made sure that we was well looked after too whilst I was in for the surgery. I honestly can’t believe that it is all done and dusted and this time tomorrow I will be back home… today has been the best day of my life and if anyone is considering going through with a breast reduction I will
    say GO FOR IT! You won’t regret it ..

    Hope my experience can help anyone out there and if anyone has any questions feel free to ask ❤️ Becky xxx

    Anonymous
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    Probs about the best photo that I’ve got ?

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    Before ! ?

    Anonymous
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    Before ?

    Anonymous
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    Oh ffs ?? the before pics won’t upload but the after photo shows how amazing they look! ♥️

    Amy
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    Thank you for this info. I’m booked in with Mr Mahdi for a reduction this Sunday so your post was really helpful.

    Anonymous
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    Awww you’ll be fine hun, that was my surgeon! He’s done fantastic job, very neat & tidy. You’ll be happy with his work for sure and everyone will make sure you’re in safe hands! Glad my post has helped?xx

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    Before & after ? my surgeon really works miracles ?

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    4 days PO ❤️Xxx

    Amy
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    How is your recovery going? I had mine done yesterday and I’m so happy! ?

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    Hey, my recovery is going really well. Came off the painkillers on Saturday, had no real pain to be honest and I’m pretty much make mobile like before. Just got to remember to take it easy, get to see them properly tomorrow at my 1WPO appointment .. can’t wait!
    Awww I’m so glad you’re happy with them, how did it go? X

    Amy
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    It went well. I’m so happy with the outcome, just hope they still look as good when the selling goes down ? I’m glad you’re recovering well. Let me know how your one week appt goes. Mine is on Friday. They had to change my dressings this morn though so I had a little peak. I’m tender but not too bad. Xx

    Amy
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    Swelling not selling ?

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    Aww I bet they will.. now my swelling is going down I’m still super happy with the results. Glad it all went well for you, Mr Mahdi is great at his work I must say. Yes I shall do, will drop you a message tomorrow and let you know how I go on, I get to see them properly with no dressings, bit nerve wrecking ? yeah I got a sneak peak of mine when they took my drains out ? xxx

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    This was really helpful as I’m going for my reduction on Monday ?? how are you recovering now? I’m so scared even though I think I have quite high pain threshold xxx

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    @claire17287 hi lovely… honestly I’m recovering amazingly. Not gonna lie my 2nd week has been tougher than the first, i.e post op blues, feeling down etc (but that’s mainly because of friends not making effort etc) and soreness from bruising coming out but I’m really pleased with everything. I went to my 1WPO appointment on Tuesday and the nurse was really happy with how everything is healing etc. I wish you the best of luck with your reduction on Monday & I promise you’ll be fine! You’ll do better than you expect ? xxx

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    1WPO ?

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    Awe thank you so much I’m excited I can’t wait. I’m hoping I do recover as well as you have your pics are great. I feel pretty chilled out but I know I’ll be terrible for worry when I get to the hospital ? xxxx

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    Aww that’s good that you’re excited! Aww cheers chick. Honestly don’t worry when you get there, you’ll be in great hands, which hospital are you going?? Xxxx

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    Hey! I’m so happy you’ve put this post up, there isn’t much about breast reductions on here ? I’m going for mine on the 28th February and honestly I am so excited and nervous! I’ve been waiting for so long and it’s coming up so quickly! Seeing your pictures, makes me so much more excited! Glad you’re recovering well too! Xxx

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    @fsdavies123 hi lovely. Aww thank you that’s exactly why I posted my experience because I know before I had my op I hadn’t read much on here.. I did get chatting to a girl called Linsey tho so was messaging her on WhatsApp asking tons of questions ? .. honestly tho chick you’ve got nothing to be nervous about, it’ll be the best experience and decision you’ll ever make! ? thank you, I’ve got other after photos but for some reason they won’t let me upload them .. my boobs have changed so much in 2 weeks-ish. Yeah recovery Is going well.. much better than I expected! ? xxxx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Once I’ve had my op, I’ll do the same and put up before and after pictures so everyone can see! There isn’t much on here at all so I’d love to help in anyway I can! I’m honestly so excited! ☺️Xxx

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    Girls I’m going to keep a watch out on this post, I’ve been wanting a reduction since I was around 16 years old, and after having 2 lovely children and now 32 I want one even more (breasts are so saggy and cause me such back pain) I’m in the process of doing as much research as I can do this post has been great thanks

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    Ffion that sounds a great idea. Deffo take lots of before photos because that’s when you’ll truly see the difference!

    Hi Sam, definitely do as much research as you can but I can’t fault MYA And my Surgeon Mr Mahdi he’s done a fantastic job, much better than I thought! I won’t lie MYA are more expensive but there support and care is next to non.. you’ll get looked after so well. I would recommend MYA to any of my friends / family. Even if you just book an initial consultation it’s free & it’ll give you a better understanding of everything ?

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    On another note I noticed on Saturday that it had started bleeding underneath my boob on the right hand side and it had got worse by Tuesday (yesterday), so went in for an emergency appointment & got my dressings changed and she said the bruising is so bad like black/purple colour that there has been a collection of blood that has managed to escape from a scab or something.. it’s extremely swollen and sore, so fresh dressings on and back home. Woke up this morning and again it’s bleed even more all over the dressing so got to back today for another emergency appointment make sure everything is okay. She said it’s very common to have a build up of blood .. will let you know what she says after my appointment! ? xx

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    Drove up to Manchester to get my dressings changed and checked over by a surgeon, everything is fine but I’ve got really bad bruising so it’s just more old blood trying to get out of my system. Nothing to worry about .. all is healing well! Got another appointment next Tuesday but one Friday morning if I need it xxxx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    I’m so glad that it’s nothing major and that it’s common! The aftercare sounds 10/10. I honestly can’t wait now 25 days and counting ?xx

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    Ended up having to go too the local hospital this morning cause it had bled again from the Wednesday through the weekend and I noticed a slight smell yesterday afternoon but didn’t think anything of it, but it got incredibly worse over night (so much that it was making me feel sick) .. like a real putrid smell, so gathered it was all the old blood just sat under my dressing, got it changed by the local nurse and as soon as she removed the old dressings, the smell was vile and 10x worse, she wasn’t too happy about it but said it didn’t look infected, no yellow weeping or redness, no temperature etc .. said to was Mya’s discretion whether to proscribe me any antibiotics.
    I had previously called the emergency nurse but she was just a receptionist who couldn’t offer an advise but would get someone to contact me in office hours, so Dr called and said he thought it was urgent & that mya need to do some swabs and send it off to a lab to see what’s going on down there but explain everything the nurse had said and he was okay with it. So next appointment will be Tuesday unless MYA call me tomorrow for an earlier appointment.
    Convinced myself that the Right side is never going to heal and worrying & stressing like hell. Don’t know why it smelt so bad but glad it’s gone now ? also when I had the op my drain on the right hand side wasn’t put in correctly so I’m wondering if that’s why I’m having so many problems now with it .. xxx

    On another note I’m super excited for you Ffion, it’ll make the world of difference for you! Xxx

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    Been back to the nurse & all is healing well. Swelling and bruising is going down ? gone fresh dressings on and back next Monday to see the nurse take dressings off and to see my surgeon so he can check over everything! Feeling much happier and settled now the nurse has reassured me all is okay! Xxx

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    Hi I’m watching your posts eagerly , I’m looking for tips as my op is on 18thfeb , I’m anxious but can’t wait to not shop for huge cupped bras , I’m a34f the surgeon says, but I wear a 36Dd as I don’t like tight fit under breasts and 36DD fit nicely in cup and under breasts Iv bought Macom bras size 34 Iv been testing them but think I want 36 for comfort don’t get me wrong they are bearable but I like comfort and with swelling and such I’m worried ? any tips would be great , can’t wait to get this weight of my chest as they say ? truly

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    Hi Pamela, I was between a 34 and 36 back size so I ended up ordering one of each, a medium and large, I tend to wear the large 36 more than the medium one cause it’s comfier and not as tight fitting, I can fit better into the medium now the swelling is going down. I’d deffo opt for the bigger size 🙂 x

    Anonymous
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    So then ladies ! I’m over 4 weeks post op and I’m finally starting to feel okay in myself mentally, I have had an infection which got me feeling really down as it wouldn’t stop bleeding and leaking so finally getting my last dressings off tomorrow! I will take a photo tomorrow so everyone can see a real before and after photo. I must say my surgeon is a real miracle worker! Xxxx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Yes Becky!! I’m so happy for you!! ? I’m looking forward to seeing the results! Xxx

    Liana
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    Hey! I have booked my first consultation but I was just wondering how long it roughly took from your first consultation to having the operation? x

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    Hi Liana, my first consultation was 30th August and I didn’t have my surgery till 15th January but that was only because I needed a few months to save the money up (I paid the op in full) I could of had my surgery in October, it simply takes as long as you want. You need to have a post op app with the nurse 4 weeks before surgery date so if they could fit you in to the see the surgeon for that consultation I’d say 6-8 weeks waiting maybe? Hope that helps xx

    Anonymous
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    4 weeks post op there! What a difference ???? I look at the before photo and it makes me cringe, how did I ever live with them!! ?xx

    Anonymous
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    Another before & after ?

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    They look amazing! What size are they now?
    Have you just had 2 weeks off work?

    Anonymous
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    Thanks Jennifer..
    About D/DD now, not 100% sure on what size they are as I haven’t been measured.
    With my work being a lot of heavy lifting and running round etc (catering industry) I’ve had 6 weeks off but I’m still having complications with healing so nurse has said have few more weeks off so won’t be back till mid March so 9 weeks all together ?
    If it worked in an easier setting like office work then I’d of gone back after 2 ? xx

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    9 weeks post op tomorrow! Super chuffed with the results ?

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    Try again

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