Recovery advice Started by: Ffion Davies

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  • Ffion Davies 34
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    Hey girls, I’m booked in to have my breast reduction on the 26th Feb! Would love some advice for the recovery please!

    Lindsey 3
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    Hi Hun, im also booked on for reduction on the 26th Jan… so nervous now it’s all real but I will let you know how I get on. There doesn’t seem to be much on here about reductions!?

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    Ffion Davies 34
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    Be seeing you there then! No there isn’t! That’s why I thought I’d reach out and see if anyone would reply! Quite excited but nervous at the same time x

    Lindsey 3
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    Your 26th Feb? Have you had to have 2 surgeon appointments? It’s cost a lot more than I thought! What size are you going to if you don’t mind me asking x

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Oh yeah, just read you’re in Jan! Oops. I’ve had my surgeon consultation, got my pre op in Jan! Yeah same here, but be worth it in the end! I’m currently 28G and asked to go to DD roughly! You Hun? X

    Lindsey 3
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    Oh yes be definitely worth it! I’m currently 36F… I’ve asked to go to DD too. What surgeon you going with? I’m with Dr Mahdi x

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Think DD will go more in proportion to my body! I’m going with Dr Fiumara! I’m excited but nervous x

    Lindsey 3
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    Hi Hun…

    Just had my reduction/uplift. Oh my god absolutely worth it, they look great I’m so pleased with them. I’m literally laid in the hospital bed can’t sleep. Hope your looking forward to yours because you will love them x

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    I had my reduction operation on the 25th. Happy so far but I’m struggling with sleeping and getting comfy.
    I’ve bought a V pillow but still waking up with back or bum pains. Any tips you can share?

    Hope your op went well Lindsey. I had mine in London. I’m off work for the next two weeks so once we’re up and moving it would be great if either of you or anyone else lives in London would want to maybe meet up and share stories/ tips?

    Hx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    I’m so happy to hear you both love them! What bra did you both buy for post op? I’m looking at buying a Macom one! I’m getting excited, coming up so fast! X

    Hayley
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    Yes I got a Macon one! It’s been perfect! So excited for you to get your op over and done with. Honestly I can’t explain how much better I’ve felt then I thiught I would. I’ve hardly had any pain. Sleeping has been the worst part as I just haven’t been able to get comfy but it’s slowly getting easier.

    Let me know if you have any more questions ????X

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    I need to order mine ASAP ready! Oh my god that’s brilliant! I’ve been getting myself ready for the pain, preparing myself for the worst haha! Yeah I suppose that would be hard because you can’t sleep lying down!?
    What size have you gone from and to?! X

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    Hi Girls, Comforting to hear you are both recovering well! – Mine is booked in for 22nd March I booked it just yesterday so I’m keen to find out how others have found it and any tips/advice. I’m so excited!! Think the nerves will kick in sooner but for now I just cant wait. Currently a 32FF hoping to go down to a 32C/D. x

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Hey Hun!! Are you excited? My nerves are kicking in the closer it’s getting! I’m a 28G going down to a 28DD hopefully xx

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    Can’t wait! Bet you are too! You’ll have to let me know how it goes 🙂 I’m nervous for the recovery but sure it will all be worth it in the end! I go on holiday 8th June so just praying I’m all healed by then and can wear normal bikinis again haha xx

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    I will let you know Hun! I’m nervous for the recovery too, but it’ll all be worth it in the end ???? Awww I hope you will be haha, that would be gutting if you’re not healed! Xx

    Lisa
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    Hi Girls, I’ve been reading up a lot on recovery and preping for surgery and I’ve heard taking Arnica at least a couple of weeks before surgery will help speed your healing along as it helps with the bruising and swelling 😉

    Rose 1
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    Not long now for you Hun! I had my last meeting with the surgeon today before my op in March it’s all becoming so real 🙂 best of luck to you hope all goes well and a speedy recovery xx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    My op is tomorrow morning and I’m so excited!! I’ll do a new thread for my journey so everyone can see ????xxx

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    Good luck Ffion..
    Yes definitely! Would love to follow your journey! Which surgeon do you have tomorrow?
    Im seeing dr giannas on Wednesday to discuss reduction and uplift…
    hoping to have done in june!
    im 34G and get terrible back pain, cant wait to make them lighter! Sooo scared though!
    Please share any tips and pics you have!!

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Thank you so much! I have Dr Fiumara!
    I will let you know how it goes and share any pictures! There isn’t much on here about reductions so any questions please feel free to ask! ????

    Lindsey 3
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    Aww girls I’m so sorry I’ve only just seen this post… how is everyone’s boobies doing hhaha ????. Hayley I feel your pain with the back and bum pain through sleeping, I’ve had an extra 3 week off work with a trapped nerve due to me having to sleep practically upright!
    Happy new boobs day to you Ffion ???? xx

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    Sorry about the ??? They are suppose to me emoji’s.
    Bianca I was so scared too but honestly there’s nothing to be scared about. I had a hematoma and had to go back to surgery 2 hours after for them to sort it… even with that I loved everything about it and I’d have it all done again if I had to :-). Money well spent on my eyes hah xx

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    Oh really Lindsey!!
    My consultant was saying that they do blood tests and stuff before hand to check your ok for surgery… how far in advance are these done?? Like before you pay or is it just on the day of surgery?
    How long were you in the clinic before you went home?
    Thanks that makes me feel more optimistic about doing it.. i cant wait for them to be lighter!
    Hope you’re doing ok ffion xx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Unfortunately, I couldn’t have the operation done today. Nothing to do with me, surgeons decision due to a complication with the anaesthetist. I am gutted but one of those things that happens! I will update you on when I have it rescheduled for! X

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    Oh no… what a shame!! Must be so annoying when you’re all prepared for it!
    Hope u get an appointment soon xx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    I travelled from west wales to London for it aswell, so I was very gutted. Just waiting for new dates now ???? x

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    Oh my goodness ffion how disappointing for you.
    What was actually the problem then!??
    I really hope it doesn’t happen to me!
    Ive booked my date aaaahhhh!!
    Did something come up on your bloods or something like that!? I just found out i have a B12 deficiency so now taking supplements… thank goodness i found out and wasn’t left till surgery day as im sure they wouldn’t let it go ahead.

    Ffion Davies 34
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    It was nothing to do with my health or me in general. Disagreement between my surgeon and the anaesthetist! Got given 12th March for the reschedule but my chaperone can’t get it off so I can’t go for that date unfortunately. Still absolutely gutted x

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    Oh bloody hell what a nightmare that your op was cancelled! 🙁 All that anticipation! Hopefully they can reschedule you in soon. I’m literally on countdown mode now two weeks Thursday! Got my two macom bras they seem really comfortable to be fair I’m only worried about the sleeping post op. Going to read up/get some advice from MYA on how best to prepare for the surgery. Will read up on Arnica lisa thanks for the tip! 🙂 x

    Lisa
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    No worries Rose 🙂 Let me know how you get on with the Arnica as I have provisionally booked my surgery for 25th June lol x

    Sami
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    Hi everybody – ive just got past the pre-op and booked in for the 20th April. Going from. 32FF to an E/DD. A bit nervous but excited. Wasn’t to sure if I was a bit old tbh. I’m 37 but hopefully don’t look it 🙂 xx

    Ffion Davies 34
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    Never too old to have the confidence you want ???? are you excited? I’ve been given a new date of 21st May after all the hassle from before x

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    Hi girls, hope yous don’t mind me joining in! I’ve been reading the posts on here and had to share my experience. I am currently 9 days post-op. I had a breast reduction by Dr Giannis and I literally could not be happier. I wish I had spoken to people beforehand as I was really nervous but there is absolutely nothing to worry about. I went from a 32G/H to a 32 D/DD and I am in love with my new boobs! Do not be nervous when it comes to the pain after surgery, I was uncomfortable for the first few days but now I am in no pain! The worst thing for me is definitely sleeping as I saw some of you mention, I cant wait to be able to sleep on my back again! Other than that my experience has been so pain and stress free! I would love to hear about your experiences & am so excited for everyone who has their ops coming up!xx

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    Hi Phoebe! I’m so happy that you love your new boobs! I honestly can’t wait to get mine done! Good to hear that you’ve barely had any pain too! Did you keep topped up on the medication? ???? and if you don’t mind me asking, have you got any before and after pictures!? Be amazing to see the results! Xx

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    Hi ladies,
    I hope you don’t mind me joining. I am booked for reduction surgery on 25 April in London, currently a 30g going to a dd/e
    Phoebe your message almost bought tears to my eyes, I am booked with dr giannas also and really not feeling confident. More than a reduction I have wanted a boob lift for the last decade as I really wasn’t blessed in that department, and the size doesn’t help, and i feel all I am being told is that they’ll be lifted for a 2-3 months then will drop back. I’ve been on the phone to mya today to consider my options, I have a lot to think about over the weekend. Would any of you be willlng to share before and after pics?
    Us reduction girls need to stick together! Xx

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    Hi again girls! I’m so glad my post helped yous! Ffion I would say I was on my Co-Codamol tablets for around four days after my op, I really didn’t get on with them, they just made me feel really spaced out and I hated it, I then just started taking paracetamol, but after about seven days I was no longer on any pain relief! Im currently 17 days post op and I looked at my boobs properly for the first time at my 2 week appointment, girls they are amazing! I’m going to upload some photos so you can see how much of a difference there is already.

    Sam please don’t be nervous! My operation was also more about the lift than the size, of course my boobs were way too big for me, but they hung really low and I stressed to Dr Giannas that it really bothered me. He has literally made them sit in the perfect position, all of the people I have spoken to, including Dr Giannas told me that of course after a few months my boobs will drop slightly and won’t always sit where they are now, but I think once they have dropped they will look so natural, and compared to what I had before the change will still be massive.

    One thing I have to say is ask as many questions as you need, before my surgery I was pretty much clueless and it really made me nervous about what I was walking in too, you really don’t see a lot of people on here, or on social media that talk about or share their reduction experiences! I’ve uploaded my “reduction story” on my MYA profile, not too sure how it works but if you can see that have a read as they asked loads of questions on there xx

    (I’m going to try and upload some photos on here for you now but bare with me as i’m not sure how it works haha xx)

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    So girls these are my before pictures, also included the ones with Dr Giannas’ markings before surgery. At this point I was sooooo fed up of the size of my boobs that I wasn’t even nervous!

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    This was my first “before and after” picture! This was take at around 1 week post op. As you can probably see my boobs had not really settled, everyone tells you they can take months to sit properly and this is definitely something you have to remember. When I first saw them I was sooo happy but also kept picking things that I didn’t like, however when I look again two days later they had completely changed and some of the little things I didn’t like before were gone. You have got to be patient!

    The second images I have literally just taken & I am 17 days post op. I have nude dressings on which makes it easier to see them. They still haven’t settled in to their shape but definitely look better than they did a week ago. I have pictures of the underneath of boobs, I don’t want to upload them unless someone asks as they are still bruised and do not look as good as these pictures haha. I’m just keeping in mind that patience is key!

    Let me know if yous have anymore questions! I love talking about my experience as it has been so positive for me xxx

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    Hi Phoebe, hope you don’t mind me adding you. The difference is amazing, they look great! Thanks for sharing pictures, that’s one thing I’m struggling to find! Glad to hear your experience was so smooth sailing too, that fills me with confidence to get around to booking mine! X

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    Hey Kayleigh! Thank you so much, I’m so happy with them and day by day they look even better. It has been the best thing I ever done, at first I was so worried that I was too young, as i’m only 21, but now I know I did the right thing! I can’t wait to see yours when their done! I really had trouble finding before & afters when I was researching mine, so glad my pictures have helped you xx

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    Wow Phoebe, they look incredible! I’m so happy that you’re happy with them! I’m also 21, and it’s been something I’ve been thinking about for years but I always thought I was too young! But if you’re not happy then just got to take the plunge! Honestly they look amazing! I hope mine look as good as yours xxx

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    Thank you Ffion! Honestly its the best feeling I cant even describe the relief I feel now they’re done. It’s like you finally feel like you look right, because beforehand I literally used to say this isn’t my body and I hated it. I would definitely say if you feel unhappy with yours now, regardless of age it’s 10000% worth it. I get so excited thinking about others getting it done because I know you’ll love them and I have someone to talk too about it haha. Trying to describe the feeling to someone who isn’t going through it is so hard. What surgeon are you going with? xx

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    Hi ladies!
    Pheobe, thanks so much for sharing your before and after pictures, they look amazing.
    I’m so nervous, I decided to go ahead but was very close to backing out. I have just turned 30!! So slightly older than you spring chickens!
    How many days are you post op now? Xx

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    Mine are way too big for my frame and that’s why I feel so insecure about them! I just want smaller, perkier boobs that suit my body frame! I’m getting so excited about, 35 days to go! I’m going with Dr Linda Fiumara! Xx

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    Hey ladies! Sam how did your appointment go? I still cant believe we ran into each other! I am 24 days post op now and they just feel and look better every day! Getting closer to being able to buy some bras and bikinis now and i’m sooooo excited! Yes Ffion i’m a size 8/10 and my boobs just looked like they were stuck on, every top I have put on since my op just looks so much better and I look so much slimmer! Its brilliant i’m so excited for you all! xxx

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    Phoebe that’s exactly the same as me! I’m a size 6/8 with 28G boobs, it’s not right haha! Going in for a surgeon consultation again next week ahead of my surgery on 21st May xxxx

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    Oh wow phoebe they look great!
    So happy ive found someone whos had it done with dr giannas and u were happy! Gives me much more confidence!
    Im booked for june…
    Ffion that’s great youve got a new date set!

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    Ffion you’re going to be so happy with them once their done! So excited for you it’s getting close!!

    Hey Bianca! Thank you so much I literally love them more every time I look at them! Dr Giannas is so lovely as well he will come and see you before & after surgery and he made me feel confident! He has also kept my scars really small, the scar that goes underneath my boob is literally tiny & means I can show a bit of side boob without showing my scar! They are really neat so you’re 100% in safe hands! So excited for you & cant wait for you to be as happy as I am! Let me know if you have any questions xxx

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