Today is the 10th anniversary of my breast reduction surgery and I’m going to celebrate by telling the one boobs story that my friends love best.
As detailed in a previous post (because I often talk about my breasts), my breast reduction surgery involved a free nipple graft. In short, this means my nipples were removed and at one point during that day, laying on the table next to me. They were then reattached.
Now, a couple of years prior to this surgery, I had my left nipple pierced. When your breasts were as big as mine were, you tend to get less shy about certain things. Flopping my tit out to have someone ram a needle and then some jewelry through my nipple seemed like a good idea. If I went back, I’d do it again. To me, there was nothing embarrassing about it, though I’m sure that piercing guy probably still tells the story of my massive boob. He was pretty impressed.
Anyway, as is a risk with piercings and despite my best care (and maybe because I have terrible luck with any piercing not in my ears), my nipple ring grew out. Basically, my body rejected it and forced it out. It got to the point where there was only a thin layer of skin keeping the jewelry in. So I took it out and the piercing healed, leaving a scar (as most things do on me). Nothing major, just two little indentions on either side of my nipple.
Which brings us back to my breast reduction and my nipples being taken off.
After the complication of having the skin on my left nipple die, slough off, and heal, I was able to really see the handiwork of my plastic surgeon.
And I realized, by the position of the old nipple piercing scar, that my nipple was on cockeyed. It’s in the right position, but the scar points more to 4 and 10, rather than 3 and 9, if you take my meaning.
It’s probably something that happens a lot with free nipple graft surgeries, but most people probably don’t have the means to recognize it.
So, what did I do when I discovered it? I burst out laughing and then told all of my friends that I’d been keeping up-to-date on my boobs.
The consensus? They thought it was the funniest thing ever. To the point, that if a related conversational topic comes up (you’d be surprised how many there are), they will call upon me to tell the tale. Because it’s funny and bizarre and unlike anything anyone else has ever experienced.
I don’t have many one-of-a-kind experiences in my life, but that one is definitely everyone’s favorite.
8 thoughts on “A Boobies Birthday Story”
When I heard “free nipple graft”, my first thought was, “Get reduction surgery today, and receive a free nipple graft!” Even I thought that was a good deal.
Well, if that was the case, I think more women AND men would be doing it. Everybody loves a freebie.
Having had my BR w/ free nipple graft done about 20 years ago, I have to agree that there must not be much care to keeping them in their original North South direction. I never had round nipples, always large ovals (stretched at due to my breast size), and post surgery instead of both being 12&6 o’clock miles, one is a 12/6 and the other is a 3/9. Very saddening as I have always wanted them pierced, but have been told it is not possible due to the thickness of tissue that would have to be pierced through.(especially on the 9/3 side)
I never expected to find someone else with a nipple story. 🙂 It’s a small detail that nobody else might notice, but boy, it stands out to us.
I’ve noticed that there’s a lot less emphasis on the aesthetic quality of breast reduction surgery compared to breast enlargement. They do what they can not to scar up anyone getting their breasts enhanced, but they wield the knife with less concern when it comes to making them smaller. It’s a shame.
Being a very fair skinned I scar horribly, and having had to have a second surgery to fix an imbalance in size that was only apparent once the scar tissue softened, I am scarred horribly despite my surgeon’s best efforts to prevent it. He also did my mothers BR and she has a LOT less scarring than I do but she was able to have the keyhole type. And, unfortunately, when you are having a reduction so massive that a nipple graft is needed (13.5 Lbs removed from my post surgery 105 Lb body), it is a lot more difficult to hide it, and even more so if you have significantly different tissue density from one breast to the other.