It’s now been 3 months since I had my breast reduction surgery and I wanted to give you a quick update on how I’m recovering.
My breasts now feel pretty normal, for quite some time I could tell that there was healing going on inside, it’s only now when they get squashed that I feel anything.
What has changed, apart from the size and shape, is that my nipples are now hypersensitive. Speaking to the surgeon, she told me that this is quite common, as often women who have large breasts have less sensitivity than women who have small or average size breasts as the weight of the breasts seems to dull the nerve, and once that weight is gone, they become much more sensitive. She recommended that I massage them frequently which will get them used to stimulation again and will over time reduce the sensitivity to a more normal level.
She was very pleased that I’d kept my scars taped with paper tape (micropore tape) for the entire 3 months since the surgery (she said she wished all her patients would do this). What this has done for me is to ensure that the scars are minimised and very flat (stretching of scars before they are healed will make them larger and they can get lumpy). So I’d highly recommend that (and in fact, any time I have to be stitched anywhere, I now plan to paper tape the scar for 12 weeks to reduce scarring! I’m now massaging moisturiser into the scars after each shower.
My wardrobe is still evolving as work through my clothes (with the change of season) and discover what does and doesn’t work with my new breasts. Interestingly, quite a few of my jackets that had ‘just closed’ pre-breast reduction, are now way too large and look boxy, because without the breasts, the shape no longer works as they don’t define my waist any longer.
Even though I still love my larger scale jewellery, I can now wear medium scale jewellery. I also can easily wear higher necklines without looking very busty (even though, bra size wise, I’m a 32E/34DD which isn’t small), but my breasts are now very proportionate to my bone structure.