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Anyone had breast reduction???

(14 Posts)
wurlywurly Tue 26-Jun-07 10:50:18

I'm so tempted to have mine done, but scared to have the drains in them.

advice please

wurlywurly Tue 26-Jun-07 13:44:26


Piffle Tue 26-Jun-07 13:46:33

the drains?
Thats the easy part
I'm having mine don when I finsih breastfeeding my ds2 (3rd and final child) in about 1 mths time

I've ahd a drain for anohter op and you barely notice it in the post op haze tbh

Piffle Tue 26-Jun-07 13:46:59

I'm also going to learn to spell

wurlywurly Tue 26-Jun-07 13:47:27

but had drains when i had section with ds2 and thats the only bit i remember it the PAIN when they were removed.

Piffle Tue 26-Jun-07 13:51:18

yes but when you're not post birth you cna have MUCH better drugs

QueenofBleach Tue 26-Jun-07 13:51:32

Yes and the drain removal was fine, you are so hazywith painkillers

QueenofBleach Tue 26-Jun-07 13:52:43

I had self ministered morphine, fab

Piffle Tue 26-Jun-07 13:54:14

yep thats what I had with my other op
much easier to suffer through post op with good drugs

I had an emergency appendectomy when 2o wks pregnant - paracetamol afterwards FFS

If you go private ESP through BUPA the post op treatment is ACE!

wurlywurly Tue 26-Jun-07 13:55:58

i'm so tempted cos i'm so fed up of not being able to find underwear to fit. dh said he will support what ever decision I make, just dont think i can afford £5,000 to go private.

Piffle Tue 26-Jun-07 13:58:25

how else were you going to get it done?
What size are you btw
I'm 32GG

wurlywurly Tue 26-Jun-07 14:00:00

i'm a 38H was hoping NHS but i know its better to go private.

Piffle Tue 26-Jun-07 14:03:51

very hard to get on NHS petal really hard I've been turned down twice despite being told to lose weight (I'm a size 10 FFS) I did and got down to under 9 stone (I'm 5ft 6) and they boobs did not go down at all and still GP refused to refer me.
Plus if you do get NHS op they do not give you the size you want, they take away enough to make you comfy

I have major back problems and neck problems from mine, plus permanent indents onto my shoulder bones from bra straps. Maybe your GP will be kinder...

Piffle Tue 26-Jun-07 14:04:42

do you buy from bravissimo - treat yourself to a good bra from there - it has made my life way more bearable

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