This was the best thing I have ever done. I instantly felt as light as a feather when I woke up from surgery. My surgeon is amazing and I am healing so well. I highly recommend this surgery to anyone who is thinking about getting it! My whole healing process has been pretty easy. The most painful part of this whole thing was getting the drains removed! Other than that everything has been... more
I am 52 years old and had a breast reduction because I was a size 38H and was having neck and back problems and had a hard time fitting into clothes. I scheduled with Dr Vath because of great reviews. My results are amazing. I had no drains, little swelling, and an awesome result. Dr Vath is the best more
I am about to embark on a journey to improve my life and to become more active.
On July 22nd, I will have a Breast Reduction along with a bladder sling and pelvic prolapse repairs at Rose Hospital. I feel very grateful that the surgeries are being performed by two well-respected, top notch specialists, PS Linda Huang and Urogynecologist Kristinell KeiI. I will spare you many of the details of... more
I, like so many of you, have had back and neck pain for years. I have wanted to have a BR for so long I cannot remember when I started thinking about it. I checked it out about 10 years ago and my insurance at that time said no! I was, of course, discouraged after that. I figured that if I just lost weight they would subside. Didn't happen. Gained a lot of that weight back in pity... more
Puberty was not kind to me--it gave 5'3", tiny petite me these giant, DD breasts that cuased neck/back pain, rashes, and made it really hard to bra shop (I never found bras comfortable, not even profesionally fitted ones). I never plan to be pregnant or to breastfeed, so I asked Dr. Steinwald if he could reduce my DD monsters to an A cup--something small enough that I would never have to wear... more
Dr. Frank Campanile is a one of the most skilled surgeons I have known. His consult appointment was very informative and helpful to understand the entire procedure. He was non-judgmental and professional. His surgical techniques are the best and created the most wonderful results for me. His staff is kind, helpful and very knowledgeable. Dr. Campanile called me back on a weekend to answer... more
I have been waiting since September to have this approved!! I have always had big breast since I developed them in 5th grade. With each of my pregnancies they got larger and larger. I'm currently a 40 DDD/E hopefully will get down to a small C. My Doctor is Dr.William Brown in Denver Colorado. So I was approved today 3-1-15 and they scheduled me to have the surgery 3-6-15. Kinda nervous, but... more
I've worn a 34DD for as long as I can remember. 30+ years. Tired of dealing with back, shoulder & neck pain, not to mention the difficulty of finding clothes that fit me or looked nice. I've had 2 children that I nursed for a short period. Gravity had taken its toll. Saggy was not my friend. I'm eleven days post-op & so far pain or discomfort has been pretty minimal. I'm excited for my full... more
After becoming fit, I lost the fat around my rib cage. I didn't realize how much it was supporting my breasts. As I went from a 38 to a 34, my breasts became harder to hold still during my runs. My breasts didn't decrease in size despite losing 40 pounds of fat. I had scars from the chafing on my back and had serious lower back pain. I had never considered body modification and truly believed... more
I had extremely large breasts that kept me from being active and enjoying life. Dr Franco-Webb has transformed my quality of life and enabled me to become the energetic and active person that I always knew I could be! In addition to that, my confidence has increased with my new shape! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! more
I did breast feed 2 children and I felt like my breasts never "went back down". I was always trying to "cover up" and hide them. Now 3 weeks post-op I feel fabulous! I can wear button down shirts and I have a torso! It will only get better from here! I feel awesome and I finally have no more back pain! more
First, let me say I’m very happy with my breast reduction and wish I had done it many years ago! Like most of you, I’ve spent a great deal of time researching, looking at this site, thinking about it, going back and forth in my decision, and finally deciding to go for it. One of my concerns was how they would look…but I hated the way they looked anyway so what could really be worse,... more
I am 22 years old, and ever since I was 16, I have wanted a breast reduction. This desire had nothing to do with vanity but absolutely everything to do with comfort. My breasts were so heavy that I had severe stomach and back pain every day of my life. I dreaded getting up in the morning because the thought of standing for hours was unbearable. No one should ever feel like that, so I got... more
I am sooo excited and nervous for my procedure. I think I will love the outcome but not look forward to pain and scars! I am a little less than 2 weeks from surgery. I hope to keep this review updated. I will possibly be adding some pics very soon. I am a 40J and hope to be around a C when I am done. Or even smaller. I wouldn't mind. I've lived with them so big for so long.
6 days until... more
Dr. Rodgers and all her staff were extremely helpful and curteous. I know I was in the best hands for my procedure! Dr. Rodgers was very open and honest about the results that I would have. I look better than I did in my 20's! Dr. Rodgers has been practicing medicine for over 37 years, so tons of experience! more
Hello all. I have been following the stories on realself for quite some time, and now that my insurance company has scheduled my surgery, I thought it would be a prime time to begin sharing my own. All of you ladies have been so helpful in normalizing this experience, and all of the feelings that come with it through the entire process. I feel so much more prepared and reassured thanks to this... more
I first started developing in 4th grade. By 6th grade, I was a C cup. The kids in school were cruel and relentless, making up stories that I was stuffing my bra. Each kid created a different story about what my boobs were made of - balloons, tissues, etc. They would slam into my shoulders as they passed me in the hall and the popular girls talked a scrappy mexican girl into beating me up in PE... more
I have wanted a breast reduction since my 20s. I am so grateful for the excellent work Dr. Linda Huang has done for me. I am free of the burden of large breasts. I am six pounds lighter. I feel so happy and grateful to be able to live an easier life! The recovery has not been bad at all. I only had to take 4 pain pills after getting home, then extra strength tylenol. I have been able to... more
I am 19 years old and just finished my first year of college. I have been bothered by my large breasts since I was 13; I always had much bigger boobs than the girls in my grade and I felt self conscious (I have been in the D range since I was 15 and am now either a DD or DDD depending on the store). I had to live through the snide comments from boys that I thought would go away once I got to... more
Thank you to all who post here!
Every newsletter that comes to my email I go through completely. Reading all the posts has already helped me so much about what to expect, what products to use, everything.
Will post pics as soon as I start taking some.
Was always basically normal size, but on the fuller side i.e. 34B at 20yrs. Gradually grew with age. At 40 was a 38D or DD. Gained a lot of... more