IAmAn 18-year-old girl who had a breast reduction 6 months ago. I'm back with progress photos and here to answer anything you want to know. AMA
I had my surgery on May 18, and I'm 18 years old. I got it done mostly because of back pain, rashes from skin-on-skin contact, posture problems, and to increase my quality of life (self-esteem and whatnot)
Here are the basic questions I get:
How much did it cost?
Around $5,000, and insurance didn't cover. My parents paid.
What size were you before? And now?
I was a 32G and now I'm around a 34D.
Why would you get it/You're slapping God in the face/People pay for big boobs
I had really bad back pains, dents in my shoulders, rashes under them... blah blah.
How much boobage did they remove?
They took around 3/4lb from each, so, about 1 1/2 lbs overall. (293g from the left tit and 281 from the right)
Will the scars fade?
They'll always be there, but they will turn white as time goes on. I don't care. I'd rather have scars than have my boobs how they were before.
Did they give you a lift?
Yes! Typical reductions (except in the uncommon cases in which it's liposuction only) essentially take a wedge out of your boobs and move the nipple up. It results in a lifted breast.
Did they make your areolas smaller?
Yep. It's procedure, and I see it as a bonus.
Here (NSFW) is my progress album with proof. RES users are encouraged to click on the link for captions because they can be quite gruesome out of context.
Anyways, AMA and I'm looking forward to your thoughts.
Thanks for all the questions. I'm still around, but if you have any questions, you're more than welcome to PM me and I'll do my best with advice or answers.