I can deal with a lot of the downsides, but.. (slightly nsfw)

vyvrhovat
vyvrhovat Posts: 80 Member
.. I am definitely struggling to come to terms with the fact that my boobs will never be the same. haha! I used to gain and lose pretty big amounts of weight before the surgery, so they were already going downhill, but MAN! they're so weird now! it is incredibly unpleasant, having loose skin that crinkles and looks terrifying on the tops of them and is visible from medium to low necklines. not cool, body. not. cool.
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  • garber6th
    garber6th Posts: 1,894 Member
    It's hard to come to terms with the fact that our bodies will never be the same after we have put so much effort into making them healthier and better. After losing over 200lbs, all of my business has taken on a mind of it's own, boobs, butt, thighs, arms. The good thing is I am good at dressing in a way that camouflages it, but honestly, I will take saggy boobs over an unhealthy body any day. The trade off for me is worth it. I will probably ending getting a few nips and tucks at some point, but even if that doesn't happen, I am good!
  • jove102
    jove102 Posts: 68 Member
    Have you tried any creams containing collagen to help build the skin elasticity? It can't hurt
  • Thaeda
    Thaeda Posts: 834 Member
    I look HORRIBLE naked. HORRIBLE. My boobs literally hang down to my stomach. Everything sags, wrinkled skin--- it is BAD-- but I am not intending to have plastic surgery, so I am just going to have to learn to live with it.
  • KarlaYP
    KarlaYP Posts: 4,439 Member
    Yep, the girls will never be the same, lol! I feel like I'm pouring them into my bra now! I wouldn't go back though!
  • chip305
    chip305 Posts: 63 Member
    Oh yeah, I'm right there with you girls, they are definitely deflated. I think the last time I wore a cup size this small I was maybe 12...oh, well, it is all worth it.
  • loriloftness
    loriloftness Posts: 476 Member
    My significant other works for a bread company. One night I told him that the focaccia loaves (long, oblong, flat shaped) look a lot like my boobs these days. I think he mostly thought I had lost my mind. The girls as currently in a 40DDD. My plan is that after I hit goal weight, I am looking at a reduction that will likely also involve implants. But I agree with everyone, I'll take the saggy boobs and wrinkly loose skin over the unhealthy state I was in pre-surgery.
  • pawoodhull
    pawoodhull Posts: 1,759 Member
    I feel like I have 2 semi inflated water balloons, the long skinny balloons. :) But oddly enough I have gone from a C cup at my biggest to a D cup. Not sure how as I'm delating just like everyone else, but I was professionally sized and was told my C cup was too small. And I also found a great support bra a Lane Bryant. They all have some padding and little built in cushions that help "fill the cup". I won't shop there for anything else now that I don't have to shop there, but I love the bras and panties.
  • mycatsnameisbug
    mycatsnameisbug Posts: 118 Member
    Yeah I'm a 36 extra long at this point...LOL. I've lost at least 2 cup sizes and 3 band sizes. And I'm only halfway (little under) to my goal weight. No suggestions or advice here-you're not alone!
  • loriloftness
    loriloftness Posts: 476 Member
    The lady that did my fitting told me that as I lose in band with, it is likely I will gain in cup size. She said it is possible to lose a little in cup size, but mostly you don't. I'm about 60% to my goal weight. If I'm a DDD now, I can only imagine what I will be at goal. How many letters do the cup sizes go up to??? :)
  • boomerkae
    boomerkae Posts: 217 Member
    I just did a sizing at Victoria's Secret . I was wearing a 46DD preop and am now a 34D. They sized me in a 36D, but when I showed how I could already latch it on the last hook, so they moved it down a size.

    I had to go for a full coverage cup (no complaints ) as I wasn't comfy with Other styles, needed more to stuff the saggy boob and side boob into. It's sad but my arms bother me more.
  • pawoodhull
    pawoodhull Posts: 1,759 Member
    boomerkae wrote: »
    I just did a sizing at Victoria's Secret . I was wearing a 46DD preop and am now a 34D. They sized me in a 36D, but when I showed how I could already latch it on the last hook, so they moved it down a size.

    I had to go for a full coverage cup (no complaints ) as I wasn't comfy with Other styles, needed more to stuff the saggy boob and side boob into. It's sad but my arms bother me more.

    Me too! Truth is with the right bra you can hide the fact that they just aren't as "full" as they used to be and for me, being late 50's, they were going to do that weight loss or not. But you can't totally hide the excess empty skin on the upper arms. For me, I can't hide it much on the thighs either as they "undulate" when I walk. And yes, I am aware that I am most likely the only person who notices it.
  • JreedyJanelle
    JreedyJanelle Posts: 645 Member
    I have always belonged to the the itty bitty titty club. At my highest weight I was a 38C. I am now a 34 D, after nursing 2 babies they are not the same, but what is. My biggest issue is my behind. I used to have a bubble butt, and now it is flat and looks like an old deflated balloon. I look at my daughter and she has this cute round bottom like I used to have and I miss it! Oh well, in my 60's and what the heck, I could spend a fortune on getting my legs lifted, my butt rounded, but I am not ever going to be a swimsuit model.... LOL. I did have my arms lifted and that was my biggest issue as they flapped so bad I thought I was going to take off. Being healthy now is so important, arthritis is not an issue, no more joint pain, cancer at bay, heart is strong. Spanx and a good bra, I am fine.
  • aylajane
    aylajane Posts: 979 Member
    edited May 2015
    I have always belonged to the the itty bitty titty club. At my highest weight I was a 38C. I am now a 34 D, after nursing 2 babies they are not the same, but what is. My biggest issue is my behind. I used to have a bubble butt, and now it is flat and looks like an old deflated balloon. I look at my daughter and she has this cute round bottom like I used to have and I miss it! Oh well, in my 60's and what the heck, I could spend a fortune on getting my legs lifted, my butt rounded, but I am not ever going to be a swimsuit model.... LOL. I did have my arms lifted and that was my biggest issue as they flapped so bad I thought I was going to take off. Being healthy now is so important, arthritis is not an issue, no more joint pain, cancer at bay, heart is strong. Spanx and a good bra, I am fine.

    Squats. I promise - do 20 squats (concentrate on squeezing!) every morning and night and one day you will have a round bootie :) Add weights and all, it will happen faster and better. Remember, your butt is a muscle - it can be "built" just like your biceps or abs. You just gotta work it!
  • weeziebeth
    weeziebeth Posts: 168 Member
    Empty banana peels here....still fit into a DD so with good support they're ok but on their own? I would trip over myself.
  • Thaeda
    Thaeda Posts: 834 Member
    weeziebeth wrote: »
    Empty banana peels here....still fit into a DD so with good support they're ok but on their own? I would trip over myself.

    OMG that is SO funny---and totally ME. I am 45 and I have the boobs of an 85 year old. Oh well, there are worse things in life! :)
  • JreedyJanelle
    JreedyJanelle Posts: 645 Member

    aylajane wrote: »

    Squats. I promise - do 20 squats (concentrate on squeezing!) every morning and night and one day you will have a round bootie :) Add weights and all, it will happen faster and better. Remember, your butt is a muscle - it can be "built" just like your biceps or abs. You just gotta work it!

    I do squats with barbell, I read that butt is either fat or muscle, and I don't want fat and trying to build that muscle! that and step ups! Thanks!
  • MistyHiker
    MistyHiker Posts: 175 Member
    aylajane wrote: »
    I have always belonged to the the itty bitty titty club. At my highest weight I was a 38C. I am now a 34 D, after nursing 2 babies they are not the same, but what is. My biggest issue is my behind. I used to have a bubble butt, and now it is flat and looks like an old deflated balloon. I look at my daughter and she has this cute round bottom like I used to have and I miss it! Oh well, in my 60's and what the heck, I could spend a fortune on getting my legs lifted, my butt rounded, but I am not ever going to be a swimsuit model.... LOL. I did have my arms lifted and that was my biggest issue as they flapped so bad I thought I was going to take off. Being healthy now is so important, arthritis is not an issue, no more joint pain, cancer at bay, heart is strong. Spanx and a good bra, I am fine.

    Squats. I promise - do 20 squats (concentrate on squeezing!) every morning and night and one day you will have a round bootie :) Add weights and all, it will happen faster and better. Remember, your butt is a muscle - it can be "built" just like your biceps or abs. You just gotta work it!

    Good advice! I need to do that!
  • blairmundy
    blairmundy Posts: 219 Member
    I was really hoping cup size would go down :-\ It might depend on your body. I'm a Jcup and I feel like my bras are a bit big in the cups now, though they are also big in the band so it is hard to tell. I have to buy them at the fancy bra store and they are $$$ so I haven't bought more because they are still ok enough. I'm on the last hook but I think I'm going to sew another few rows of hooks on after that because I'm not paying for new bras until I know they will last me longer than 6 months. I've mostly just been wearing lots of sports bras. But when I was at a good weight many years ago I was a DD, so putting on weight def happened in the boobs and I expect at least some of it to come off. I'd love to go down to a DD or even DDD and be able to buy a bra at a regular store. I just finished nursing my last baby right before surgery so lots of change happened all at once. The saggy is happening but not excessive yet. Biggest problem is the loose, wrinkly skin.
  • PaulaKro
    PaulaKro Posts: 5,665 Member
    edited May 2015
    I can't wear leisure bras anymore, gravity gets the best of them and the girls slide out under the band. :laugh:

    My physical therapist says lunges also help the butt. It's painful sitting without padding. :ohwell: Working on that and my arms. Jreedyjanelle your pictures are great!
  • OhhSusannah
    OhhSusannah Posts: 14 Member
    Ladies, I belong to the same club as you with the sagging boobs, loose, wrinkly skin and I am ok with that. On the positive side, my skin is soft and fluffy, pliable and very comfy--not all hard and bony. I like me no matter what :-)