My Breast Reduction Story

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According to doctor Dr. Dana K. Khuthaila, a board-certified plastic surgeon, women who experience serious discomfort and struggles with everyday activity as a result of the increased weight of their breasts are good candidates for a breast reduction surgery. "Most women who have very large breast complain of back, shoulder, neck pain and bra grooves on their shoulders from the weight of their breasts. In young women, that could affect their posture and make it very difficult to engage in sports and even exercise. In extreme cases, some women experience rashes in the folds underneath their breasts, especially in extreme heat." 

The Beginning

Why did I get a breast reduction at age fourteen, you may ask? Well, I had several reasons, including my terrible back pain and having to order specially made bras. This may be the hardest part for you and your wallet because these special ordered bras for me were costing $90. Yes, you heard me right $90 dollars for a bra. 

The Next Step

The next step my family and I took was talking to my doctor and my surgeon. My family and I also talked about what I felt was right to do and what my surgeon thought was best for me. When my family and I went to see my surgeon she was very confident that I was able to get the breast reduction. She said that we just had to get a doctors signature and I would be all set and ready to schedule my surgery. Waiting for the insurance company can be the hardest wait ever it felt like mine took years to get back to my parents. 

Surgery Day

My surgery date was June 20th and you guys may be asking was I nervous? And my answer was, of course, I was never put under or never even had surgery before this. I had never even had blood taken either. So this was a lot of first all in one day and I was so happy that my aunt and my best friend were able to come and keep me calm through this whole process. Saying bye to my parents before surgery was the hardest things I have ever had to do I was really scared and almost backed out. This can be a really scary feeling but just think of the outcome and how much better you will feel afterward. That is what my whole family kept telling me before the surgery. 

Post Surgery

My surgeon said that it could take up to a month for me to get back to normal. But, surprisingly it only took me two weeks to get back to normal. I wasn't in much pain and I was able to stop taking my pain meds that Thursday my whole family was shocked at how fast I bounced back. I was able to go to six flags after about two weeks and I loved that I was able to go on the rides and not hurt after. Mind you I did just have pretty big surgery so I had to take it easy and I had to stop a few times and rest. 

Do I Regret Doing The Surgery?

Not at all.  I am so happy with my results and how I feel. I am starting high school this year and it was important to me that we did the surgery before that so I don't get bullied for my size. I also wanted to do it before high school so I can be confident in myself and the way I dressed because before surgery I was just wearing leggings and a baggy t-shirt because that was the only things that fit me.

I really hope that this helped you on if you should get the breast reduction surgery or not. I know that doing a lot of research before the surgery is very important. Believe me, that is what I did for weeks even months. I hope that if you get the surgery that you have a fast and healthy recovery after your surgery. One thing I really recommend is that you take your time to recover because one wrong move can destroy all of that hard work you and your surgeon just went through. Take the recommended time off from work, school and exercise, and just rest.

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Hailey Funck

I enjoy to do bullet journaling and doing things to help people. I really enjoy doing makeup and hair. I am also a freshman in high school. I hope you enjoy my articles.