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|Thu, 03-05-2009 - 8:52pm|
First, don't be alarmed by my username- it's from an earlier time in my life, when ivillage helped me a lot. Now it's goodtimes, but anyway...I have questions for those of you who have had BR. I am 32 and have thought about this surgery since I was 18. I am a 34H and am of average weight and height. I do not have back pain, but I do have deep grooves in my shoulders, constant irritation under my breasts, and the feeling of the WEIGHT hanging off me is getting to be unbearable. There is no such thing as a bra that does not hurt when you are this size! I can't run without pain in my shoulder, and I like working out and physical activity. SO I want this for all the reasons many of you did. My boyfriend (who seems to think that we will be married, and he may be right eventually) says to wait until after we have kids to have surgery. I don't know why he says this because as far as I can tell he hasn't done any research on breastfeeding and BR. At any rate, I have no guarantee that I will marry him, and though I think I want kids, it may be 3 years til I start a family IF AT ALL (it might not happen, right?) So my questions are:
1) have any of you had surgery before you had children, and if so, were you able to breastfeed, was the Dr. able to determine whether you would or would not be able to.
2) if you had BR before children, did your breast size increase after pregnancy? If so did you go up a size, or did you go back to your original size? This concerns me a great deal.
3) How many of you have had hard recoveries? Regrets?
4) Does anyone know of a competent surgeon near Greensboro NC that they could recommend. If I am going to do this I want the best.
Any input is appreciated. This is such a hard decision, I feel I have put this surgery off for 15 years because of "what ifs" and I am at the point where I feel imprisoned by my large chest.