When my wife, Nicki, decided to have a reduction after her lumpectomy, I tried to persuade her not to go ahead. I felt it wasn’t worth taking the risk that something may go wrong and reassured her that I was happy with her the way she was. She said she was doing it for herself not me, so I respected her decision. When she first saw her reduced breast she was horrified, as the stitching of the extensive wounds looked a mess, far worse than after her lumpectomy. Nevertheless, after the wounds healed, she was really pleased with the final result. I was just relieved she’d survived yet another operation. However, once she became confident about her appearance again, I felt like I’d got back the Nicki I’d married. Later she even posed naked in a project about women with positive results after breast cancer. Nicki has written about these experiences in her breast cancer diary, which also has some of her photos from the project, scars and all. I hope this helps with your decision.
Hi honey - I had a slight reduction on one boob, known as Droopy, to match it up with the after-surgery boob, known as Perky. I am left with a nice pair of Perkys, and I am VERY glad I had this op because without it I hated looking at my chest and got quite upset about it. Dressed I was fine (bras with stretchy cups are useful) but naked was horrid. And it was just for me, I'm single and not in a relationship so it wasn't for any hypothetical man.
The only advice I can offer is that you must do what feels right to YOU because you are the one living inside your body. Ask for photos, and get lots of info about how good a match they can get, will one boob stick out more than the other, will nipples be level etc.
all the best with your decision
I had DCIS (and a small tumour) so ducts were removed so my left breast is smaller than my right. This was in June 2012. I am seeing my surgeon on Thursday to see aout having my right breast reduced to same size but am not sure whether to go ahead with it. Has anyone else had this done and can offer any help and advice please? It doesn't bother me excessivley and is not overly noticeable (so I am told, although very obvious when I am nude, but some clothes don't hang right and bras really don't fit properly. Any thoughts would be appreciated.