Friday, August 17, 2012

A New Me



I don't even really know how to start this post.
Do I tell you about how I had to start wearing a bra in 3rd grade? 
Do I tell you about how the "popular" girls in middle school made fun of me when I wore a new shirt I thought was cute, but it showed my "boobs"? 
Do I start with how I tried to wear a bra under a swim suit one time? 
Do I start with how I can't wear a sports bra without a regular bra underneath it? 
Do I tell you how I spend hundreds of dollars each time I need a bra or swimsuit?
Or do I tell you about the indention's I have in my shoulders from my bra strap?

Really, I could start with any of those, plus some... 

I hate my boobs. 

I always have. 

They've always kept me from doing everything I wanted to do.

I've contemplated plastic surgery for years, but could never just bring myself to do it. 

I think my wedding dress fiasco is what finally made me realize this might be the time.

On vacation while John and I were just lounging on the beach, the conversation came up and he told me that he would absolutely support it if it's what I wanted to do. After all the money I spend on ugly bras and old lady swimsuits, in the long run, this would be worth it.

When we got back, I asked on twitter about it and I surprisingly got SO many responses from people that had had it done or knew someone that had. Not 1 person told me they were unhappy with their choice. Then when one person told me they had even breast fed after it, I knew I had to do it.

The next day, I found 2 plastic surgeons, did some research and made the initial consult appointments. 

After my first appointment we found out that this was completely doable time wise. 4-7 days off work and completely healed by the wedding. My 2 biggest concerns.

Then price. Wowzers. More than I was expecting. She took my insurance card though and said she would find out if insurance would cover it. Well, they wouldn't. Got an email the next day from the patient counselor and I don't qualify because they aren't going to have to take out enough grams from each breast. But they did give me a "wedding present discount" and cut $1000 off the price. This made it more manageable for sure.

I had another appointment with another doctor this week and I liked him and I felt like he knew what he was doing, but after looking at his pictures, reading his reviews online, and seeing his price was $1500 more than the other doctor, John and I decided we felt more comfortable with the first doctor doing the surgery.

I made my appointment the next day and I am OFFICIALLY having a breast reduction and lift on August 28th. Yes, that is less than 2 weeks from now!!

I had my pre-op appointment yesterday and had an EKG done and blood drawn and got the A-OK for surgery. I've got to start taking vitamins tomorrow to prepare for the surgery and get some prescriptions filled and then we'll be all ready!

My mom is coming in town Tuesday morning to stay with me and help John take care of me while I recover. I don't think John would be able to handle all the dressing changes and everything else that goes alone with major surgery by himself! ;)

I am starting to get really nervous. What if I miss them? What if I hate them small? What if they aren't what I pictured? I just keep telling myself, my life will be so much better and easier. It's definitely ok to be scared though.

So, that's the scoop right now. I will definitely keep everyone updated as I recover! I am so excited to start this journey to hopefully a happier, healthier and 'smaller, perkier boobed' me!









32 comments:

Alex said...

Good luck!! :)

mrs.mfc said...

YAY!!!! I am so happy for you!! So happy to hear that you're really going to do it! Don't drive yourself crazy with all the what-ifs.. because really,think of it this way... WHAT IF you don't do it and then you spend every day frustrated with your body and spending a fortune on ugly bras? WHAT IF you were never happy with your body? Now that would suck! You're making a change that will make you so so happy. I'm proud of you for making the decision and moving forward so quickly! I am thrilled for you! :)

LWLH said...

Go girl!
I know a couple girls that have done this and they have nothing but good things to say. So much easier to find clothes and cute bras as well as a weight lifted of their chest (literally) and back.

I think your making the right decision, and good luck with surgery girl.

Ashlee Miller said...

Good luck! I had a friend that did this and never regretted it! I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope that everything goes smoothly.

Cami said...

I am SO happy you are SO HAPPY!!!!! <3
Hope everythin goes GREAT!!

Emily said...

I am so happy for you - and I know it is the right decision for you, yay for new boobs, bras, and bathing suits!!

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

You go girl, good for you for doing something that will make you happy! I'm on the other end of the "boob spectrum" and there are days that I hate them, and days that I love them. I think you'll be just happy with your choice!

Syndal said...

Oh Savannah I am SO excited for you! That's awesome they gave you a "wedding discount" and the timing seems absolutely perfect. I think you're going to be very happy-everyone I know that has gotten it done, while it takes a lot of getting used to, are so happy that it is so much easier to wear what you want to wear, and they have no more neck/back strain. You're going to be a gorgeous bride and I am so happy for you!

Domesticable said...

I am so happy for you!!! You will feel so much better and I'm so glad you decided to do this before your wedding...everyone should love themselves on their wedding day! Congrats girly!
We should have a bye bye boobies happy hour.

Lura
X

Kindra said...

Oh man I am so excited for you! I ahve been wanting one for so long and finally went for a consultation last summer but with starting a new job I ddin't have the time off. I am so with you-I had to start wearing a bra in 3rd grade!

Good luck and be sure to take a before and after pic! (with your shirt on of course lol)

Mrs. Williams {Persnickety Plates} said...

I'm so excited for you! My cousin & one of my best friends are both contemplating this. I'm going to share your post with them. Best of luck!! =)

Katie said...

Good luck to you! I'm a big busted gal too, and I totally know what you mean about the giant, ugly bras, and the horrors of trying to find a decent bathing suit! It sucks, but then, I'm fat so it's going to be hard regardless of my boobs. I've thought about surgery, but it's just not for me. I'm not that unhappy with my tatas to want to go through surgery (I have major anxiety with anything surgical), so I've found ways to deal and that's ok with me.
I 100% believe that if you are not happy with your body, and you have the ability and desire to change it, then you should. I wish you the best, and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results!

Ashley Everyday said...

I don't mean for this to come off as rude. I'm just curious if you had given any thought to losing weight first, they will definitely shrink then. And then maybe getting a lift if necessary?

Jess said...

Good luck!!!

I am fine with the size of my boobs. Regardless of my weight, they've always been in the D range... the band size goes down, but the cup size is still about a D (depending on the bra, it may go up or down). So, proportionally, I'm cool with the size. However, I have contemplated a lift. I have lost 110 lbs and they are just a bit saggier than I want.

I still have about 20-30 more lbs before I'm at my goal weight. Once I get to it, I will look into a lift and perhaps some excess skin removal.

Please let us know how it goes!!

Katie said...

I'm SO excited for you!! (And a little jealous... lol) I know all about how you talk about dealing with large boobs-- starting to wear a bra in elementary school, having to wear multiple bras to work out, the $$ it costs to harness these puppies! I'm sure it's scary, but I have no doubt you'll love them! :)

Courtney@SDB said...

My mom had it done two years ago and has NO regrets!! I'll be getting it done one day as well! Best of luck!!

Heather said...

This is so inspiring to hear you are doing this. I've pretty much had the same life experiences with the "girls" as I call them. I totally wear a bra under a swimsuit because I feel more comfortable. I've always been the girl who even when I lose weight my boobs don't change size. Both sides of my family have large boobs, its just genetics. I am so happy that you've decided to this. I can't wait to hear how happy you are with your decision once it's done. Sending good thoughts and fast healing your way!

Kathryn said...

Good luck! You are awesome for taking charge and getting it done!

Perfectly Jenn said...

Don't you dare listen to any of the rude people who don't have a nice bone in their body. You are doing what's best for you and that's all that matters
I am so proud of you and excited for you too!
I know you will have no regrets and I know you will feel so much better afterwards.
I love you girlie!

Megan said...

Good luck with the surgery! I too have big boobs and have to wear a regular bra with a sports bra. Always have. I never really thought about getting a reduction done, but probably only because I know that I can't afford it. But, it is great that you are happy with this decision and that it is going to make for a better you.

Whitney @ I Wore Yoga Pants said...

GOOD FOR YOU. I can't shout that loud enough. You know yourself better than anyone else, so it's silly for anyone to tell you that what you want is wrong. They're wrong!

Jessica said...

this is very inspiring! good for you for taking this into your own hands and i wish you the best of luck!

-Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

Jenny said...

that is so great, good for you girl!!!! I am sure you will feel so much better

The Underwood's said...

So excited for you to take this huge step and go for it! I had the same worries before I had mine and have been none but pleased with the results and those worries were all out the window as soon as I woke up! It was like a weight was just lifted off my chest... Oh wait it pretty much was! Will definitely be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as the surgery gets closer!!!

Hannah said...

I'm a new reader! I am a month out from having a breast reduction! Best decision I have ever made! It was noticeably different the night after surgery. I have had zero back and shoulder pain. I went shopping 2 weeks after surgery (don't do this, you will end up exhausted) and found that I wear 2 sizes smaller!! All because of boobs!! You won't miss them!! good luck!!

Xo Hannah

Tara Badeaux said...

Excited for you!!!!

Krystal said...

Good luck with your decision. :) What fab news!

Kasey said...

Oh good for you!! That's awesome that you're able to get it done in time for the wedding! Good luck with the surgery, I'll be thinking of you!

Lindsay said...

I am so excited for you! I think it will be life-changing for the better. As a large-chested girl myself, I know how challenging even simple things can be. Best of luck and keep us updated!

Lauren said...

Such a good decision! Do what will make you feel better! :)

Jessica Renee said...

I am SO SO happy for you!!! I'm sure you won't regret it. Good luck, friend!!

Lisa said...

Congrats!! One of my friends had hers done recently w/ my surgeon and she loves it. it will be SO worth the money, I'm sure!

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