I was so tired of my heavy and saggy boobs. They actually made me depressed. It was difficult for me to exercise due to the weight of my boobs. I had constant skin irritation under the folds of my breast as well as grooves in my shoulders causing me shoulder pain. I had breast reduction surgery 08/11/14 and boy am I glad I did it. I waited three years to finally have the surgery. I wait this... more
I joined Real Self several months ago, but since my surgery was scheduled out so far I thought I'd wait until the month before to give my story. So here goes...
My surgery date is scheduled for October 6, 2014. Unlike a lot of ladies I wasn't overly large at an early age or after pregnancy. I was pretty much a 32c through my twenties to forties. Petite frame good figure, beautiful breasts... more
I've wanted to do this for a very long time (common theme with this procedure) but just recently received approval from insurance (Kaiser). I'm trying to be realistic about my expectations but I don't want smaller versions of what they look like now and that is my biggest fear. I've found a PS, Dr. Rajiv Iyer, that I'm very happy with (Orange County). He's been great answering all my... more
Hi!!! First off i would like to say THANK YOU to all of you brave ladies!! I have had big boobs my whole life... My Bra is a 38DDD but u honestly don't even know my true size. I have thought about getting a breast reduction as long as i can remember. For Some reason i was always embarrassed ... Well about a month ago i got some courage made a doctors appointmet and asked my Doctor. i am... more
After years of back pain and intended shoulders I made the serious decision to move forward with this surgery. My insurance initial gave me the step of seeing a specialist and a physical therapy was recommended but after seeing my surgeon he said I was a clear case of a reduction. I was a 34 F (so I thought), 140 and 5'2. A month after meeting my PS it was time to rock and roll. I was beyond... more
I'm 20 years old and in college. I am currently a size 34G and I've been waiting for this surgery practically since I was 12! I think in 3rd grade I already had noticeable breasts. By freshman year in highschool I was a D cup, and they have only grown larger since then. When I was younger I took pride in having larger breasts, because I was the first to have them out of all my friends. By... more
So I have been hearing " how big are your breast? Does it hurt/it look like it hurt... I never seen someone with such a small frame and big boobs, You look like a mini Dolly Parton...name calling "Jugs" ..All your weight gain just go to your breast uh? I am tired of the looks, feeling uncomfortable ,pain!!!
I'm sort of driving my self crazy Ha! I have been researching on BR for about a year... more
Since I have had surgery I have had the best service from everyone at the office and from Dr. Cruise. I had a breast reduction and am very, very pleased with my results. The girls in the office are always following up with me, with phone calls and doctor visits- making sure everything looks great, which they do :) I am very pleased with everyone at this office ad Dr. Cruise has a special gift... more
Since all of the posts before me helped me in many ways, I thought it is time to write mine. Not ready to send pics yet but here is my story...... I'm 45 mother of 2. I've always had large breast to the point I was called Dollie in high school. I reached size 38dd but spilling out. Refused to buy larger size. Also lefty was larger than the rt. I was refused by insurance about a year ago then... more
Dr. Song was recommended to me via my breast cancer tumor surgeon. Things had moved so fast in my case that I was Ill equipped to pick or interview a plastic surgeon and everything you read in advance just evaporated from my brain. I sat in his office and he said "Are there any questions I can answer for you?" and I basically said 'This is all happening so fast, my surgery has moved up many... more
I have a little over a month before my surgery and although I'm so excited to buy regular clothes and bras, I'm nervous about all the unknowns. I'm a 34 DDD. I weigh 165 right now and I'm trying to get down to 155 before my surgery. I'm not sure this is possible anymore. I'm worried that if my belly sticks out further than my boobs I'll get depressed. Christmas is the worst time to lose... more
I'm scheduled for surgery on the 22. I'm soooo nervous and unsure. I feel like I have researched to no end . I'm mostly worried about the drains and having them taken out, as well as seeing incisions for the first time when ever they need to be changed and stuff. And to make matters worse my boyfriends away on work so I'm home alone which leaves lots of time to worry and over think it. Any... more
As long as I can remember I have always had large breast but after having my son they jumped two cups sizes from a D36/38 to E38 and the worst part is there so saggy :( I had one consotation but that did so well so now I'm on to anther PS I hope he's the ONE !!!! Not to mention the fact that I have to deal with OHIP it feel like I won't be getting my reduction any time soon
I found my... more
I resheduled my breats reduction until Oct so I could lose weight first. I was @ 210lbs and im now @ 200lbs hoping to be between 170-180lbs by the time my surgery comes around. 5'7 40DD Im so excited and cant wait to enjoy my new body. Things i do think about... Will they be to small for my fame? Will i ever get the sensation back in my nipples? Hope im making the right decision and they... more
Overall extremely satisfied. I am fairly new to Kaiser, within a year and a half as a member, and although I was advised it was a lengthy process to qualify, I went for the breast reduction class (required before consult with plastic surgeon) and was scheduled for mid July. When I had called to see about changing a post op appointment I was offered a sooner surgery date. I took it as it fit my... more
I went for a consultation. Was going to get breast lift and a tummy tuck. Dr.asked if I ever. Considered a breast reduction, considering. I was a double. D and with that I would also get a lift.well I was so excited. Went home told my husband..so acouple weeks later I had the surgery..well my breast are still big and sagging. It has bin four months. I talked to the Dr.and now I have wait six... more
I feel for the girls that need a breast augmentation because they feel their breasts are too small. But us big girls have problems too! I "developed early" and have had chronic back problems because of the weight on my front side. (At least, that was part of it, according to my chiropractor, and why my insurance helped out.) I decided to have my full DD reduced to a small C, and they fit me... more
I waited to have a reduction simply because I was scared. When I finally got so tired of having dents in my shoulders, sweat under my breasts when I work out and a cleavage in my neck, I made the decision to have it done. I dont remember a lot of pain other than not sleeping at night for a few nights. The results were amazing and I couldn't be happier. more
Hello! So I stumbled upon this forum while on my adventure to breast reduction. I'm 23 and for a long time I've really hated how large my breasts are. My measurements are currently 40-28-35, 5'7.5 and 150 pounds. I've suffered from random headaches, back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. Heck, sometimes I get so tired carrying these things around that I just rest them on the table when I'm... more
I got my breast reduction done by Dr Louis Mandris and he did such a terrible job on steaches that i have scar tissue bumps all over. I cant even touch my breast and one of them is so much lower then the other one. I was told by other places that once all the scar tissues are removed I will have almost nothing left and have to get augmentation done. Use someone else for your breast reduction.... more
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