I had big boobs since 6th grade and can't wait to be active without wearing 2 sports bras or dropping 50+ bucks on one and still having my back ache after going on a short run (and then shortly becoming discouraged). The main reason I've decided to (finally) pursue a breast reduction is fear of going under the knife finally seems less terrible that putting up with a life of back pain (plus... more
I have hated my breasts all my life. They were Cs in Jr High, DD by highschool and now I'm stuck with 34J. I have suspicions that they are still growing! Bras I bought recently don't seem to be fitting as well, but it's hard to tell since it's nearly impossible to find bras in the correct size. I've had nothing but problems with my boobs. My breasts are heavy and painful without a bra on. I... more
I had gained and then lost weight, but my breasts remained large, sagging, and heavy. By evening, my shoulders hurt from the weight on my bra straps. And... then...there were the photos! Ugh!! With my breast reduction, my shoulders don't hurt, bras are more fun to buy, and I am very pleased with the new look! more
Like many others, I developed rather early. I wore a B/C during my middle school years, which I was comfortable in. However, during the first semester of high school, I grew to a large D cup, then a DD by the second semester. This past year, I went from a DD to a 34G in only a few weeks. It caused severe stretch marks from such rapid growth. On top of the stretch marks, I had bad lower back... more
I have suffered for years with neck, back, shoulder pain along with headaches. I had been stuffing myself into DDD bras - I'm guessing my size was an F because I've never had a bra that really fit. My primary MD had suggested this surgery years ago and I apparently wasn't ready at the time... I finally made the decision to have a consult. My husband has been very supportive but admitted he... more
This is my first post. I have gratefully read multiple stories on here and I feel so much better because I know I'm not alone. I am a Hairdresser and have had back, neck, and shoulder pain for years. I wear a 34G, weigh 150 pounds (though I'm working on weight loss right now) and 5'4" tall. I always attributed my pain to my job. I loved my breasts in my 20's, but after 2 kids (my breasts... more
I am a 47 year old female who has dealt with large breasts for 30 years. Getting a breast reduction was always in the back of my mind, but I never imagined it would become a reality. I was referred to Dr. Joe by my regular physician. From the moment I met him, I knew I was in good hands. He was a true professional during every appointment. He was very clear about what I should expect. ... more
My goal was to reduce the scar tissue and lip that increased since the birth of my son. For 19 years it bothered me and was uncomfortable along with unpleasant looking in a swimsuit.
Initially I wanted to explore a Breast lift but Dr. Joe recommended both a reduction and lift and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I feel amazing and I'm grateful for the expert work.
I highly... more
After years of back pain and feeling uncomfortable, Dr. Joe was able to offer me relief with great results. It has been over 10 years since my surgery and I am still happy with the results. I was able to start buying bras that were cute and fun! Being able to run and exercise without pain and not needing the extra supportive bras is great!! I feel great about the shape of my breasts, no... more
Having Dr. Gryskiewicz do my Breast Reduction surgery was one of the best decisions I have made.
"Dr. Joe" and his staff were amazing, they listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. I felt fully prepared and at peace as I went into surgery, knowing I was in good hands. From the 1st consultation, to the day of surgery and my follow-up appointments...I always felt that I had... more
Okay, I the reality of all of this is starting to sink in and I'm not sharing my journey with this to many people and this community seems very encouraging so here I am.
My story is pretty typical of what people has described. I hit puberty really early and have had a very large chest my whole life. I'm 5'3", 175 lbs and wear a 36DDD. Even when my weight goes down, my bra size has stayed... more
Thursday, I had my consultation with Dr. Sam Economu. He sent my insurance which is BCBS of MN a pre authorization letter & told me I have to wait 4-6 weeks to hear back. I'll be a full C cup post op, if insurance does approve me. He also walked me through the procedure. Wish me luck guys :) Hoping to receive my letter a little bit sooner 4-6weeks.
I had my consultation with my PS almost... more
I have had large breasts since my early 20s. I am 45 now, and was a DDD. noticed that they were getting heavier, although not larger, as I got older. I had back surgery to fix a herniated L5/S1 disc in 2012 and that took care of my low back pain, but I still struggled with upper back and neck pain.
During a visit to my neurologist, we discussed breast reduction because he said my discs in... more
I had a great experience with Dr. Joe. I had always be uncomfortable with my size 32G sized breasts and wanted a reduction. I'm 5'8" and 140 lbs. Finally, after looking at some recent vacation pictures, I decided to look into it. I came across Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery through a web search. Dr. Joe and his entire staff were great - very personable, patience and willing to... more
After years of procrastination and much research on best plastic surgeons in the Minneapolis area, I arranged for a consultation with Dr. John Ness, After meeting Dr. Ness for a consultation, my decision to go forward with the surgery was an easy one.
I cannot express how pleased I am with the results and how well the entire experience was from the initial consultation to the post op... more
My entire adult life and sense of physical self has been dominated by my chest size. As I aged, my breasts became less of an asset and more of a joke and embarrassment. After years of thinking I had to just put up with it all, I realized that the aches and pains and shame and frustration were a viable reason to take action. I also realized that, just like the company said, "I AM worth it... more
At the moment, I haven't really done much. I'm a vet, so I just got into the VA system, and spoke to my primary care. She agreed right off the bat that a breast reduction is an option, and told me she'd put in a referral to the plastic surgeon. Right now, I'm waiting for him/her to call me, which is the general procedure at the VA. The PS will decide if I medically need a reduction or not, but... more
I will never forget buying my 1st bra with my mom just after turning 12 y/o. By high school graduation I was a full 32 C (and 2" taller than I am now). When I hit 22 y/o my thyroid quit working, the weight started coming on, I couldn't get enough sleep, and I was a bitch in heels. I was diagnosed with manic depression & Hashimoto's Disease (Hypothyroidism). After 14 yrs of the ups & downs... more
So far! Well to start I've had back problems from being top heavy all my life. The past few years my back has gotten considerably worse...I've tried it all and still no comfort! Finally my Dr. Asked in his serious voice is this is something I'd consider & I said yes! So I scheduled my consult ......
So I had my consult it was pretty simple! We talked, he explained the procedure then he... more
After years of waiting for insurance approval I am officially approved and on the scheduled. I finally got a call back today to start the process. I see the Dr. next Weds again to ask any last minute questions before the procedure. I am So scared that I feel my heart pounding out of my chest.
I have struggled with large breasts since I was in the 7th grade. I was that girl that would wear... more