I finally joined realself to post my experiences and be part of the community! Reading everyone's experiences here has really helped me in my decision making process and kept me mindful to manage my expectations of the surgery and healing process.
I'm currently a 34F/G (I think) squeezing in to a 34DDD because I will NOT buy another bra until after the surgery. I've always been the girl... more
After thinking about having a BR for two years, I finally made the decision to go for in January. I am 5'3" (was 5'4" until the weight of my breasts made me hunch over) and around 185 lbs. I had the shoulder groves and rashes underneath seemingly forever, but developing nerve problems in my neck, back and arms was what tipped me over. Exercise was extremely painful, as was sitting or standing... more
From the moment I walked into Dr. Mahoney's office, I instantly felt more comfortable. The office staff is incredibly sweet and greets you as if you are an old friend. They are completely accommodating, attentive, and sweet. Ellen herself is a truly genuine, caring person. She listened to me intently and answered every question I could think of. She discussed every aspect of the procedure with... more
Hi! I just want to introduce myself! I'm one week away from my surgery date! I've been very large chested my entire life. It Has always been such a huge part of my identity, as much as my blue eyes. It was always what made me stand out, but they just keep getting bigger.. and heavier!!! I have debilitating back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, so I decided to finally go... more
I had wanted a breast reduction since I was 14! I developed very quickly and was so insanely uncomfortable in my body. I was experiencing really bad spinal and neck pain due to the weight of my breasts. Now, several months later, I'm thinking that my breasts might still be a bit too big, but I am so much happier with them! I was able to get my first age appropriate bra! And I love being able... more
I am extremely happy with my breast lift and reduction done by Dr. Salzberg. He is truly an artist, a sculptor to be exact. My breast look natural. I was a DD with very dense breasts. I am now a C and feel less pulling on my pectoral muscles, neck and back. My breast are now more in proportion with my body shape. more
I had always contemplated having a breast reduction, yet, was afraid to undergo an elective surgery. Being married to a surgeon, I am aware that surgery carries with it certain risks, and complications. I figured I would just manage with a good bra; however, after many good bra's, I decided it was time to reduce my size G breasts, (yes, size G!); while my breasts had not caused any medical... more
Hello I'm having a breast reduction next week I just went see my doctor to ask her what size they will be she says that she couldn't tell me the size but she was removing 600cc or grams from each breast I'm thinking about not getting the reduction if is going to be less that c cup im really hoping for 36c!! oh by the way I'm size 36dd so I would like to know how big the will be after having... more
So I am new to this site I have been secretly reading alot of reviews on this website based on the procedure breast reduction just to see some personal experiences; just like majority of everyone this is something Ive been praying for since I was about 13-14 yrs old I'm now 22; I've been going back and fourth about getting the procedure; I can honestly say there was never a doubt in my mind... more
On Monday August 12, 2013, I underwent a breast reduction. I am 19 years old (20 in September) 5’3’’ and about 160 pounds. My insurance completely covered the surgery I went from being around a DDD to a large C/small D! My doctor took off 2 pounds total. I could not be happier! For the longest time I have been thinking of having one, and it finally happened for me. I cannot believe that... more
The reason for my procedure is because I had Breast Pain, I went for a consultation an was very nervous. I went in a few months before the actual date and everything was explained in detail which eased my mind a bit. The day of the actual procedure I was extremely nervous, but again I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Goldberg is an AMAZING MAN and I'm so proud to say he took very good care of... more
I had a reduction at 18. I'm 5'0 was 110 pounds (now approx 114). I went from
A 34 E to a 34 c. I am now 35 and have had two kids... Also cancer (twice). I have had an extremely difficult time nursing my children, which has lead to much sadness, regret and self doubt. I was able to nurse for 2 weeks before I was forced to supplement, which made for difficult situations. I feel that because I... more
My breasts were a curse for me. I have been large chested since the beginning of puberty. Initially it didn’t seem so bad, but after some time I realized they were very painful. I was facing severe back pain and lots of other problems. So I decided to go for breast reduction surgery. I heard a lot about Dr.Farella from my friends. So I went to consult him. He and his staff were very... more
My consult was july 3 which my ps said i eas a fanadate because im a 42i but m insuranxe had me going through hoops. Today i will find out if the surgey is still on for the 10 i really pray it is. Because i just ant take these things any longer. Te back pain a jacket i bought last fall i tried on today i cant fit. God knows rhat i need this.Well i gotten the approval thank u jesus well he will... more
I am a 43 yr old mother of 3 who has been contemplating getting a breast reduction/lift for many years. I finally went to a ps in January for a consult and after being approved through insurance in April am finally going through with it Sept 13th. I am currently a 40DD and would like to get down to a c cup. My only concern is that I am nervous how they will look afterwards(the end result-after... more
I'm 58 years old and have suffered 14 years with chronic back and neck pains. I've had botox injections to relieve the neck pains and at times the headches being caused by it. I was also injected with cortzone to relieve pains but I only felt relief for 3 months. Thereafter, I was back to the same horrible pains of my back and neck. I was very unhappy with myself because I couldn't wear the... more
I started the process when I was 17 years old. My pediatrician recommended that I see the breast surgeon within the medical group. I was having severe back pain and had indentations from my bra straps on my shoulders. It was the best thing I ever did!
I went from a small E to a full C. The surgeon said he took out just about 2 lbs. from EACH breast and I also had a slight lift! I'm... more
Not a good deal, I am currently dealing with 3 bacterial infections in the right breast and the Plastic surgeon I used keeps saying its not infected. I had a surgical revision on 3/3/11 and he did not remove the sac of infection. I am going to a wound care center, and fear i will lose my right breast completely. I had been to the ER in January when i spiked a fever over 101.3, they said the... more
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