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Breast Reduction Surgery

Even though I never could have left my house without a bra during my adult life, I HATED bras. I really, really hated bras. No, really. Part of it is because I was always a sucker for the overpriced bra that the salesperson assured me had comfort straps, soft cups, yadda, yadda. Oh sure, for the 5 minutes I’m in the change room it seems like the Cadillac of bras, but wear that thing for 16 hours straight and I feel like I’ve cut off the blood supply with a giant tourniquet.

That being said, one of the most difficult aspects of my breast reduction was the fact that I had to wear a sports bra day and night for 4-6 weeks. In the beginning, this was okay since the bra held the dressings in place, but as the healing progressed, the bra became increasingly annoying. The bra was especially annoying at night in bed but I think that this may have been psychological since in the past, this had always been a bra-free zone. I must say that 4 weeks to the day, I shed the sports bra for good (except for exercising)! I am now able to buy any pretty, frilly thing that I like for a tenth of the price and I feel good when I wear them. But not good enough to wear them to bed!

I also experience discomfort resulting from itchy incision sites. This was mostly during weeks 2-3 although for several weeks I was irritated under my breasts where the bra band sits. I happened to have nursing pads left over from the birth of my last child and I found them to be perfect during the healing phase and also to put under the bra band as a cushion. I highly recommend purchasing a box before your surgery.

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