Implant Exchange (oYo) ~ Anyone go/stay SMALL?? (B cup)
I'd love to hear from those of you who have had reconstruction and decided to stay smaller (or reduce their previous size).
I had an NSM BMX w/TE's. I am in the process of "filling" and am really afraid of going too big!! I was a small B (even down to an A when I'm thinner) in my B.B.C. (before breast cancer) life...and would like to end up really no more than a full B in my A.B.C. life.
I enjoyed being "small" and not "having" to wear a bra. It seems like most of the reconstruction ladies end up being D's or higher and I can't seem to find many smaller gals on here. I think the bigger ladies look wonderful, but I'm just not a "busty" kind of gal ... plus it seems the bigger gals end up being required to wear a well constructed supportive bra almost 24/7. If I stay under a C... will that kind of support still be required?? I understand I may need something for the first few months for encapsulation... just wondering if after that, I could get away with "lighter" support.... even go braless on occassion (like a shelf tank top) if I wanted?
Wondering what the "B cup reconstruction ladies" are experiencing? If you are a full B/small C even... what were your implant size/types, ribcage measurements? Did you get measured at Nordstrom's afterwards? What did your final post exchange bra size end up being?
Thank you in advance for any info/experience you would like to share!
Edited to add: I have learned so much since starting this thread. Probably the biggest thing is that most of us (including me!) have a somewhat skewed idea of what bra cup sizes actually look like and are most likely wearing the wrong size bra. I thought I was an 36/38 A/B before all this when in actuality..in a properly fitted bra..I was probably a 34C. I found this great website that was explaining our skewed bra cup idea and showed this picture.....
This woman (who has not had any reconstruction) measures a 34D. I would have never guessed that before!! I would have swore she was a B or C cup at the most. So apparantly THIS was the size I was aiming for all along! And I'm happy to tell you that I was successful!