Keep Getting Cold Feet And Can't Settle On A Dr.

  • Jessie with the DDD's
  • New York, NY
  • 3 years ago

I've wanted a breast reduction for the past 4 years, I've been on a total of 5 consultations in NYC, some of the surgeons I've seen were either very nice with no experience, or completely cold/possessing NO bedside manner with more experience.

I'm so frustrated, I just want this to be over with and I'm looking for support or advice from anyone who may have experienced feeling fearful in choosing a surgeon. I've even considered going out of state, but want to hear some pros and cons. Thank you so so much, my family is not supportive of me doing this, I'm a 34 DDD 5'6 woman weighing 165 lbs.

Comments (4)

I agree with Angie and Kate. It can be nerve-wracking, but the time you invest now will pay off for the rest of your life.

Since you've had five consultations, you probably have a good idea of what you do want (e.g. experience, credentials, etc). Could you make a list of these type of questions and email them to prospective doctors? You can maybe avoid going on a few consultations upfront if they don't meet your requirements.

Hang in there, and unless your family members are DDD too then they don't get a vote! ;) It's your decision, not theirs.

Good luck!

Thank you everyone, your soooooo right about everything. I really appreciate the support.

Thanks Angie, that's very detailed information!  GeeGee I know it's a hassle to go to a bunch of consultations but you are doing the right thing.  You want to feel comfortable with your surgeon and make sure they can get the job done how you want it.  I would look around at the before/after photos when you have some time of doctors on our site and also check out their responses to get a feel for their personality.  I have seen a great deal of beautiful breast reduction jobs that doctors have done on RealSelf.  Make sure you go to someone that is a board certified plastic surgeon as well!  :)  

Good luck!



Boo on the unsupportives. They don't have to live with the back pain/inconvenience, do they? Here's a list of doctors in the NYC area that might give you a larger pool to choose from.

Here's a review from a woman in NY who was thrilled with her breast reduction. Hope this helps!

To see more reviews in New York, go to the Breast Reduction Reviews page and click on the box that says "Nearby". This will show you reviews in your area.

Hope this helps!