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To want a breast reduction and be planning for it already?

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PlayOnWurtz Sat 18-Feb-17 19:59:16

I'm a 32GG and in the early stages of pregnancy so the likelihood is they're only going to get bigger. I hate them. I hate the shoulder pain. I hate the price of bras. I hate that they're in the way all the bloody time. I hate the comments I get. I generally just hate them.

So I'm putting money aside for a reduction blush aibu to be thinking about and looking forward to something that won't happen for at least a year if not more?

Purplestorm83 Sat 18-Feb-17 20:22:54

I'm the same size as you, although they did get bigger during pregnancy and breastfeeding, they've gone back to the same size as they were before pregnancy now that my daughter has weaned (just to reassure you that you may not end up with epic j cups, that was a worry for me!). I don't think it's unreasonable for you to save up for a reduction if they're causing you so many issues. It's not something I want personally, but luckily I don't have any back pain etc. I assume you have been properly measured somewhere that specialises in larger sizes, e.g. Bravissimo? It made a huge difference to me. Also bear in mind that a breast reduction can make breastfeeding harder or impossible, so depending on your preferences you may want to wait until your family is complete before having an op.

DoNotDenyMe Sat 18-Feb-17 20:23:29

Of course YANBU.
I have the opposite problem, I'm very small and after 2 x pregnancies the small ones I've got have sagged and look awful imo.
I'm having my boob job next week after wanting one for practically half my life! grin

clumsymummy Sat 18-Feb-17 20:43:45

I was a 32G pre-pregnancy. They got bigger during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Now my daughter is 10 months old and I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months, my boobs are now a teeny tiny 32DD. You never know what you'll end up with wink

PlayOnWurtz Sat 18-Feb-17 20:52:28

This is reassuring to read! I pray to go back to the heady days of a DD

Davros Sat 18-Feb-17 21:31:06

If you have good reason you can get it done on the NHS. A friend of mine did for many if the same reasons

monkeysox Sat 18-Feb-17 21:33:33

Very rare to get NHS funded now sad

PlayOnWurtz Sat 18-Feb-17 21:36:11

That's why I haven't even thought of it. I would probably qualify to have all the cysts removed as I periodically end up with mastitis when they spontaneously get infected. But on the nhs I'd imagine the results won't exactly be aesthetically pleasing.

khajiit13 Sat 18-Feb-17 21:40:16

Of course yanbu. This isn't a decision you jump into. It takes months and months of planning and saving. I don't blame you.

Whoopadidoodah Sat 18-Feb-17 21:53:17

I've been planning it since my first pregnancy five years ago. Now that I know there will be no more babies and I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight but still with enormous boobs, I am getting rid of them once and for all. Operation scheduled for two weeks time. I did try NHS but despite a 28hh size and terrible shoulder indents, they declined. Have saved £6000 to go private and although nervous, I can't wait to be free of them. Would recommend looking at Realself for great advice / forums about this.

PacificDogwod Sat 18-Feb-17 21:58:46

YANBU, of course you are not.

My 34G are now a 30-32DD-E (varies between brands) after some weight loss.

Get this pregnancy and whatever BFing you might want to do behind you, research your surgeon well, be aware that breast reduction is much bigger surgery than augmentation and plan for the long recover - and then go for it smile.
If you've got weight to lose, do that first (once you've had the baby, obviously).

TheProblemOfSusan Sat 18-Feb-17 23:08:54

I don't think you're unreasonable at all. I quite like my 32hhs now but they're really painful pre-period and they're going to get awfully saggy at some point and they do get in the bloody way a lot. I don't have plans to but if ever they were making me feel like you are feeling I'd have no qualms about reduction.

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