Relief finally! No more 38hhh puppies to tote 4 week post op pics up - Athens, GA

After many years of consideration , I have finally...

after many years of consideration , I have finally decided to do this....my neck , back and shoulders just can't take it anymore...it's been fun, but now at 48 I'm thinking more of comfort. I really don't know what the big deal of big puppies is all about....they are always in my way, how I long to paint my toe nails again! Kind of nervous...that's how I found this site. Ive already seen PS, insurance requesting mammogram which was done 4 days ago.

Hmmmm...trying to figure out how to add pics...I'm...

hmmmm...trying to figure out how to add pics...I'm using my iPad
Ps got my mammogram report today, submitting to the insurance company for decision .( aetna)
Still waiting on an approval from my insurance...getting so frustrated.....dr gummicio came highly recommended to me,, I just hope they can get my approval...
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Hopefully you hear something soon. Depending on type of insurance you have it shouldn't take too long. I wish you the best and look forward to reading your experience :)
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Just had reduction and lift with Dr. Gumucio on 12/17. He did an excellent job. Not a lot of pain just minor discomfort. Good luck to you and you will feel so much better afterwards. My back and neck pain are gone now :))
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Second appeal denied... Ps wants to remove 500-600...

Second appeal denied... Ps wants to remove 500-600 gms.... Ins says has to be 800 grams... I'm not trying to have a mastectomy here...I just want my back pain and shoulder pain to go away... Thought I had my courage up...now just let down after let down.... I guess I gotta give up and just deal with it....

Oh dear lord Jesus .... Just got the letter from...

Oh dear lord Jesus .... Just got the letter from aetna. .... After all this time I have been approved and now a nervous wreck.... Kinda bitter sweet... All kinds of emotions going on.... It's a little harder knowing a former co- worker that passed away last week at 40 after having a tummy tuck... She developed a blood clot.
I guess I need some encouragement... Gotta work tonight, but tomorrow I'm getting on here and reminding myself of all your success stories...
Now for my journey and story to begin.... Wow... I'm literally almost speechless....
APPROVED!
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Approved!
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Approved!
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Had planned on making follow up appointment today...

Had planned on making follow up appointment today to schedule surgery.... Got some not so good news about my daughter yesterday... Possible brain tumor or fluid on her brain... She is 26... I'm gonna wait to see what is going on with her before I proceed....

Surgery date set.... March 26th.... Right around...

Surgery date set.... March 26th.... Right around the corner! Y'all get me through these next few weeks.... Sooooo bittersweet ! Also talked with my insurance company today.... Doctor and facility covered at 100%. , !
Will be praying for you and your family. Sorry to hear this.
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Thank you... We are keeping the faith right now... She is at another appt now... She lives in south ga, not sure if I may have to go there, but most likely will bring her here to Emory .... Just waiting on a diagnosis. She has very high pressure in her optic nerves ( bilateral). Headaches for over a year
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Congratulations on the approval! 5 weeks in I can truly say it has all been worth it. No more backache, shoulder and neck pains. Sometimes my left trapezius muscle acts up, but I think that's related to knitting. The constant pain and discomfort is gone, and that's just lovely :) The waiting for the approval and surgery is the worst part of the journey. The post-op period is really not that bad, mostly discomfort and some emotional ups and downs. You'll do just fine :)
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Can't seem to stay off this site since I know have...

Can't seem to stay off this site since I know have a date and this is all becoming a reality. I just don't think I've found a girl yet that is not happy. I'm always so afraid of the worse... Seems I'm usually always the one with the bad luck... But I feel so good about this.... I just can't hardly wait to get it behind me and see my after pics...

Talked with my supervisor and manager today......

Talked with my supervisor and manager today... Fmla forms filled out and submitted to hr. requested 4 weeks to see how things go..., nurse said I can always go back after 2 weeks if I feel up to it.... Just gotta wait and see how the healing goes....
Will be prayn for u and ur family. God will make a way. Be encourage
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Live in tween Jefferson and Braselton. Where r u having your surgery? I had mine in Gainesville, Ga on 10/24. Had 1000 removed from each breast. Wish I'd had more. I am actually having lipo on the 10th of April to remove boobage that is now under my arm (wasn't there prior but the lift pushed some to the side... Hope your daughter is ok...
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Live in tween Jefferson and Braselton. Where r u having your surgery? I had mine in Gainesville, Ga on 10/24. Had 1000 removed from each breast. Wish I'd had more. I am actually having lipo on the 10th of April to remove boobage that is now under my arm (wasn't there prior but the lift pushed some to the side... Hope your daughter is ok...
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16 days until surgery date.... Years of debating. ...

16 days until surgery date.... Years of debating. Last minute jitters... Finally have one male friend that agrees with me.... Most males are screaming... Why would you do that? Most women would pay thousands to have what you have.... There's no way those women can have jobs on their feet 12 hour shifts and be happy carrying around HHH boobs. Of course all the jealous girlfriends are saying. " do it". ... Lol... Maybe they understand my pain....
I don't think I've ran across anyone yet that is not happy with their new pups.... Are there horror stories? Do they just not make it on here?
So many thoughts seem to be rushing through my head.... I can't stop looking at the puppies.... Trying to convince myself how much better ill feel in the end...... Thinking of a 28 yo friend that recently had a mastectomy ...
Just really gonna be glad when this part is over and behind me....

Posting more before pics ...feel kinda bad for the...

Posting more before pics ...feel kinda bad for the pups. ...just keep thinking about the surgical process ...thinking of half my pup going into some dish in the or ...then off to the incenerater to be cremated. Am I the only one with these horrific thoughts?
My insurance also required 825 but when my dr started he realized that wasn't enough. Like I said, I wish he'd taken more. I was squeezing into a 38DDD and now wear a 38DD because they are wide... Dr said when he lifted the spread wide. I understand St Mary's is a nice hospital. I had appendix removed several yrs ago at Athens Regional and loved it. So glad things are looking good for your daughter!
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Going in today for pre op appointment with Dr....

Going in today for pre op appointment with Dr. Gumucio ... And to go for pre admission at the hospital. This is finally beginning to feel real... Scared, excited... So many emotions... Can't stop looking at the pups in the mirror, can't keep my hands off of them...
Just can't wait til its over...ready to wake up to a new beginning, spring will be blooming all around me....
Will update after the appointment.

Pre op is now behind me... Feeling confident.......

Pre op is now behind me... Feeling confident.... Dr gumucio is awesome in answering my questions... He has assured me that I'm not gonna come out an A or B cup! Very least I can go will be a D. I was really concerned about this since my insurance stated minimum of 825 grams had to be removed from each pup. I just wasn't sure how much that was, and really not wanting a mastectomy.....
One very helpful hint from today was to use maxi pads for bandaging... Never thought I'd be buying those things again! They just aren't as big and bulky as I remembered...
It was great to hear that I can shower the next evening... Yay! Dr gumucio does require you stay over night in the hospital... I think that's great since I live an hour away. Have to be there at 6 am... Not fun... But I doubt I'll be sleeping much that night anyway...
Now to find some button down shirts.... Time for the countdown to begin... 13 days!
wishing you all the best...I went to my 1st consultation yesterday and since then i have been looking at dresses all day long...now waiting on INS to approve I am sooo nervous !!!
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11 more days... Uggghhhh... I'm gonna be crazy.....

11 more days... Uggghhhh... I'm gonna be crazy... And all of my friends are gonna be crazy before this happens! Had to make new arrangements for a friend to go with me....... Really gonna need friends to get me through this one.... Missing my daddy more than ever... He would be so supportive and would make sure I woke up to a beautiful bouquet of fresh spring flowers... He never ceased to amaze me... Always supported me no matter what choices I made in life....
I was a 38H before. My PS submitted an estimate of 900 grams removed from each breast, which insurance approved. I was REALLY stressing the idea of the 900 gram requirement. I work in pathology and I know how much 900 grams is... I've been weighing and scrutizing reductions for weeks now. Anyway, with my surgery, my PS removed 1024 and 1200 grams. Don't worry. Looking at your pictures, you will have the 825. Even now (although I probably have a lot of swelling), I am fitting into my old 36DD bras. Best of luck- you will be so happpy!
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Good luck!!!
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It took 2 denials with my Aetna... Finally was approved with the 3 rd appeal... I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when the letter came in.... Ill just be glad when its all over
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I'm my goodness... 8 more days... Drooped...

I'm my goodness... 8 more days... Drooped prescriptions off at pharmacy this am... Bought bacitracin ... Got an oversized button up shirt.... Gonna be here before I know it... Getting last minute jiggers... Did I make the right doctor decision? Hospital? I went by word of mouth.... And recommendation of my pcp... Still really wanted a tummy tuck with it, but ps thinks that would be to much.... But so many I work with have done both at the same time.... : (. I'd rather miss work and recover only once!
You will be fine. And happy! Good luck! We will be waiting for your great news!! Xoxo
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6 days... To go... Coming up really fast... ...

6 days... To go... Coming up really fast... Hoping final steps taken at work for medical leave.... Fmla eligible in 2 weeks...... Lots of paper work!! It's ok... It's kept my mind occupied! I just keep thinking this time next week it will all be over.... Almost anyway... Just the healing
Dont worry the waiting for anxious than after its all done. focus on spending time with ur family and enjoy urself the few days before u go in. plz try to take as much time as u can manage off work. i wasnt fit to be working until 5th week myself, but we are all different i think by week four u should be over the worst of it. good luck and keep us posted!
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Hospital bag is packed... My ps requires an...

Hospital bag is packed... My ps requires an overnight stay. Picked up my meds today, bought a new pair of button up pjs..... Rides are arranged... Everything at home is ready... Thank god I have to work Saturday and Sunday night to keep me occupied and not home going crazy worrying about surgery. Missing my daddy was here... I know if be was I'd be waking up to beautiful spring flowers and just know that all is well.....
It's a shame that any company would deny you EVER! This is the path that insurance companies are taking and it's crap. I'm glad you didn't give up. You're going to have the best boobies now!!
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Congratulations! I have Aetna too and am waiting for the approval. I am a nervous wreck. I have had my girls so long I am nervous at the new look but I am tired of the pain. Hope all goes well.
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Oh wow... 2 more days! Sooo excited... Scared......

Oh wow... 2 more days! Sooo excited... Scared... Just bittersweet ... Started arnica Montana yesterday... Working again tonight, then I'm almost there!, Soooo excited.
Yayyy. Congrats ur approved. I love it! I cant wait for my surgery. I go in a week. Yesssss
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Im so wondering why i have two deductibles..did any of u have to pay ur insurance deductible. And another deductible to the surgeon. Just wondering. Because i really need to know. Altho im greatful for being approved. I just need to know if anyone else has gone thru this. My surgery is in 9 days. HELLLP
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Wow... Only 16 hours til I have this huge heavy...

Wow... Only 16 hours til I have this huge heavy load lifted off my shoulders.... I worked a very busy 12 hour shift in the ER last night with not much time to think about the surgery. But at 7 am this morning as I was clocking out all I could think about was " this time tomorrow"... But as I walked to my car, the pain in my shoulders , neck and back were almost unbearable... This weight I've been carrying around on my chest all these years is about to be no more, and I just can't help but wanna jump for joy! I'm scared of the surgery... But thanks to realself I see ladies survive the surgery every day... Not only survive it, but thankful they had it... This time tomorrow I will be on the other side with them, and I just can't wait! Tata to the tatas! Hello to the new me.
I think I can , I think I can..... Lol... I know I can... Because I have angels looking out for me... I call them mama and daddy.
Good luck with everything today, be thinking of you :D Just think you'll wake up and have amazing new boobs and its the start of the rest of your life :D eeeee so exciting!!
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Uh oh.... Less than 24 hours now..... Gulp!
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Heading out... See y'all on the other side!

Heading out... See y'all on the other side!

IV in.... waiting to go....super excited

IV in.... waiting to go....super excited

I'm on the other side!!!

I'm on the other side!!!

Wanted to add pic, but gonna have to wait til I...

Wanted to add pic, but gonna have to wait til I get home. Pups are a lil sore....kinda stinging ....my PS requires overnight stay so on still getting morphine ..next time will be switching over to percocet. I've felt a lil nauseous ....so I was given zofran. Like I've heard the other girls say.... probably one of the best decisions I've made. Seeing double so checking out for the night...I slept none last night.
Good for you get some rest
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Congrats! Wishing u happy healing :)
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Zofran works great. Eat a little and enjoy the quiet time.
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Haven't had a very good night... temp 102.5. BP...

Haven't had a very good night... temp 102.5. BP 88/38 o2 says dropping in the 70s. I've also developed a migraine....maybe from the anesthesia or the morphine.... nurse called PS, he added tylenol and toradol. Everytime I look down a my little perky puppies I still know its worth it! I've been blessed with the greatest nurses from pre Op to current ....st Marys in Athens GA has been an awesome experience! Gonna try now once again and get sleep.... they're gonna remove Catholic and get me up in 3 hours! Can't wait to get home and post the pics for y'all

And so I'm home, I still have a horrible migraine....

And so I'm home, I still have a horrible migraine. Dr thinks from anesthesia or morphine. My temp is down.... You girls will not believe this, but I ended up driving myself home from hospital! It's a one hour drive.... I just can't ride with someone else driving.... I tried, but as soon as we pulled out of the hospital I was sorta freaking out, so my cousin pulled over and let me drive... I had only taken to radio and Tylenol... So I was good! My pups have not bothered me at all... Sting just a little sometime... But I am amazed at how well my back and neck feel already. I just wanna show them off to the world... Even my best friends had never seen the pups until last night after surgery... I took pics and texted them to all my friends! I'm working on uploading them for you girls. BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE!,!
So glad to hear you're doing well and are happy :D
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Get your rest. You did it!! I only gets better from here on out.
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So happy for you!!!!!! Rest and best wishes!! I can't wait until I am on the other side!!
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I'm really feeling like an a cup today.... I hope...

I'm really feeling like an a cup today.... I hope it's normal to fell this way. I still have a horrible migraine. Otherwise I'm ok....

Post op... Day 3. I've still had this horrible...

Post op... Day 3. I've still had this horrible migraine most of the day. My pcp called me in fioricet. I think it's gave me a little relief..... I finally ate a whole bowl of oyster stew tonight.... My niece came by and helped me empty my drains and change my bandages... I think they look pretty good, except gor the drain tubes... Which I'm dreading having taken out on Monday....4 days. I feel very flat chested... I called my daughter in tears telling her I felt like I'd had a mastectomy instead of a reduction and I feel like I'm an a cup.... I sent her a pic and she still thinks I'm a d... Just missing the other 4 letters up! I'm updating more pics.. Y'all let me know what ya think...
Oh wow.. Did I even mention the instant back, neck and shoulder pain relief! It's almost amazing! I would've never dreamed it would've been such quick relief... He said he took out 600 omething gr from right and 500something left side... Geeks like he took 10 lbs from each side!
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I think you look slightly (but not much) bigger than I did right after surgery. I was fitting into a DD and now after 2 weeks in a D. I was a 38H before. They look small to me too, no doubt I look 1000 times better in all my clothes. We are bad judges of boob size!! We've had massive ones too long. You look fabulous though! I definitely think it would have been a bad thing if your PS left you bigger....
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You look to be about a D cup to me, no way an A. Glad to hear you went through with the surgery and still happy you did it even with a horrible post-op migraine.
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Day 3 post op.... Feeling pretty good today... No...

Day 3 post op.... Feeling pretty good today... No migraine... Yay! That's been the worst part so far... I really wish I could get in the shower... This is driving me crazy... I think I may go and try to just sit in a small amount of water later on... Really wish I could figure out how to wash my hair... It's just me, so no one really around to help out...
I did run a low grade temp again last night... Not sure why... Haven't had any today... I put on a load of laundry, loaded the dishwasher, made pig in a blankets and tater tots in the oven.... Only been taking Tylenol today, so all in all a good day. I changed bandages all by myself.... Very little drainage coming out. Really wish I didn't have these drains and will be happy to have them removed in 3 days! Not feeling quiet as flat chested today... And it sure is nice to see my feet again! I do believe I'd do it all over again.... Posting new pics...
I think the new girls look great! they probably feel more like bee stings since you were used to old ones, but they are nicely shaped and a good size on you. Proportional to the rest of your body :) Happy healing!
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Lol.. That should've read..." It feels like 10 lbs off each side". I am happy to announce that today I am headache free! Yay... I do finally for the first time since surgery kinda feel a little puppy pain, but its tolerable... Just took Tylenol ... The fioricet my pcp called in knocked that migraine right on out of my way! I still wish I could shower and wash my hair, I did I manage to "sponge bathe " today, put my hair up in a pony tail... It is what it is... Lol. No regrets!
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Hope you are feeling better. You look great!! The feeling of being flat chested will go away. There were days where I would ask myself why I did it. Then I would remember the pain i had in my back and neck and it would make sense to why I did it. I did use the smaller girls as motivation to lose some weight. I didn't not realize how much the big ones hid. So so far I've lost about 16 pounds and I still have more to go, but overall I'm feeling better and more confident in my appearance. I hope you get to feeling better soon and the headache goes away. Thinking about you.
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I was bad tonight... I was feeling so dirty, down...

I was bad tonight... I was feeling so dirty, down and out that I just took myself in there and jumped right in the shower... Washed my hair and my body.... I kept my back to the water. I put on an ahhh bra and pinned the drains to it... I dried everything really well and used bacitracin .... Really hoping ill be ok... Just feeling down, out, sad and dirty... I do feel a little better now that my hair is clean..... But I do feel a little guilty....
You guys i go in wednesday. And omg im excited! What should i have on hand when i get home. Any advice
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I've need bad and have taken my bandages off to peek and put less scratchy gauze over the glue and suture areas
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Lol...I'm glad I'm not the only bad one... I guess the shower was not quiet as bad as driving myself home from hospital.... Over an hour drive.... I'm just horrible.... Don't mean to be... Mama always said I'm just hard headed... And I like to make my own rules as I go
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Day 5 post op... Really swollen today... Full...

Day 5 post op... Really swollen today... Full feeling like after childbirth... Thank goodness I get these drains out tomorrow! I'm so ready to be able to take a shower when I want, I'm tired of having to ask my boys to do everything for me..... Hopefully once drains are out my whole life will change! Can't wait to go bra shopping! Btw... Happy Easter !
Best of luck in your journey.
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You look really good. I think it is normal to have mood swings. This is major surgery we had. Try to relax and enjoy the ride. I did very little the first week. Per ps he said I was to sit around do no housework cooking or cleaning and eat bob bons. I dont even know what a bon bon is.
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Lol... Mmmm Bon bons... Lil chocolate covered ice cream balls! I'm trying so hard to start eating right so that my tummy don't end up bigger than my boobs!
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Day 6 post op.... First post op appt today ... I...

Day 6 post op.... First post op appt today ... I had the drain tubes removed.... I was really scared of this hurting... A lot, but it wasn't that bad... Felt like they were pulling a wet noodle out of my boobs. I took a deep breath, they pulled, and it was out.....I feel much better with the tubes out, and glad it's over.....that part anyway. So I can now , " LEGALLY" take a shower... Starting tomorrow! Yay! They removed all extra tapes today, still same cleaning procedures, only now I get to add soap and water, and then usual peroxide, and bacitracin. The stitches around my areola will need to be removed, he said he will start " pickin" at them next Wednesday . I'm still swollen, still a little sore, got another rx for Percocet today... Just to be safe.... Really tired me out with the trip today ( 1 hour drive each way). Feel a lot better this week, than last week.... At least now I'm healing and almost. 1 week post op
I am so Happy for you. I finally started the journey. I too have Aetna and have been denied. They feel there needs to be more taken out. Do you mind telling me how u went about your appeal. Feeling discouraged. I mean I want a reduction to get rid of the pain but I don't want to be flat chested either. I would like to be proportioned.
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looking great!!! i know that first shower is amazing!!!! relax and enjoy others doing for u while u can. i know its hard as i have issues with others doing for me too!! it sucks when u cant bend to tie ur own shoes or to put socks on for that matter!! lol good luck and happy healing xxxx
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Today has been one week since surgery. I finally...

Today has been one week since surgery. I finally got to take my first legal shower today.... It felt sooooo good. I did tire easily... By the time I took shower, did bandaging routine, make up and dry my hair, I was just exhausted..... I'll be so glad to get full energy back, but I'm only 1 week in. Will post 7 day post op pics, other than that... Nothing really new to report....
Looking good. Get your rest. This healing can kick your ass
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Your boobs look great.
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Excited2max, you will need some gauze pads or you could buy some panty liners (use this a cushion/padding between your incisions and your surgical bra to keep it from rubbing the incisions. You should get some Colace stool softener or any kind you want, the anesthesia will constipate you. Buy some Benadryl because the pain meds may make you itch. I am doing with that right now. You will need plenty of pillows to prop yourself up. Another idea is a recliner to sleep in because without one you will have to sleep flat on your back in bed and that is hard for some people to do. A note pad and pen to put by you to keep track of which meds you took and when. Arnica Gel (used to apply to bruised areas but DO NOT put it on your incisions. Hibiclens soap ( you will need to wash your entire chest the night before and the morning of surgery. Palmer's vitamin E oil for scars (only use after your incisions heal). Neosporin ointment to apply to incisions when doctor permits. 4 reusable ice packs (you will need to apply ice to reduce swelling, put two on the top and you can put one on either sides) im doing that right now. Lip balm (for some reason you lips will be very dry). pineapples (contains something in it that promotes healing (eat after surgery, eating before surgery may promote excess bleeding). Dial antibacterial soap to wash incisions when the doctor gives you the ok to shower. button up front pj's and shirts (you will have limited range in motion due to the stitches). comfortable slip on shoes (you wont be able to reach down and tie your shoes and someone else may tie them too tight. Lots of water to help with possible constipation. Pre-cook some meals for yourself the week of your surgery so you can just reheat them. Bring down all things to a lower shelf that you normally would reach over your head to get to.
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Day 8 post op... Just not a. Good day... Got...

Day 8 post op... Just not a. Good day... Got dressed, went grocery shopping...realized how small my boobs are, how big arms and belly are.... And I can't hide behind my boobs anymore... I even got a speeding ticket... I never got speeding tickets with big boobs... Just not happy
me too... so sorry you are not having a good day ...you look phenomenal ..i think your boobies look GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was scared of this very thing panicking that my boobies will be itty bitty tittie committee boobies...so i went up a size but i have to tell you ..i think yours look great with your proportions..i do know that i have read where some ladies' have meltdowns ,if you will, after surgery ..its a big deal to go through this ....give your self a break and dont be so hard on yourself......i have even told my mom about the meltdown part in case i , myself experience it.....i almost think it is just part of it ...when all is said and done and you have yourself a fabulous fredericks of hollywood bra and those perky boobies are at attention......you will feel better!!!! take care of yourself..;)
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Sorry you're not having a good day. I know what you mean about your arms and belly looking big now. I am experiencing the same thing. I need to do some serious sit ups. I hope you day get better.
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I think you look great. Sounds like you are doing a lot for just have surgery. Pick up a good book lay back and rest. You need and deserve it. Also, what we eat plays a big role on our emotions. Sugar, bread, and starches can actually make you feel depressed along with adding lbs. adding more lean protein to your meals will fill you up and lift your mood. I think your "girls" are a great size. Keep updating:-)
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Soooo. This is what day 10 post op feels like.......

Soooo. This is what day 10 post op feels like.... I've been really restless , and tired?? How does that make sense? O couldn't sleep at all last night but slept most of the day. I would love to be able to just curl up in a little ball and sleep. Pain seems to be getting better, no pain meds in about 24 hours.... Maybe that's causing the restlessness .... I think I really love the new pups, but I'm really hating the rest of me now.... My belly, arms and legs all seem super huge now... Friends wanted me to go out tonight , but I just really wasn't up to it just yet...maybe next weekend.... All in all I think I'm healing pretty good, no infections, no allergic reactions, occasional " zingers" and other strange shooting sensations.... Nipple stitches removed in 5 days.... Happy healing!
Girl, looking good!! No not an A cup, but still need time to tell. I am 30 days post op today & still shape is a lil odd. I went for a walk around lake today too & happy to say the boobies did great, not to swollen. I have tons of weight to loss as well. You should join our weight loss forum. Email me if you want in gotsmallboobies@yahoo
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Thanks... I think I joined on the first day... Haven't logged back in... Been kinda busy. And life has been a lil crazy.
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That forum was complicated, so I started a new one. Email me when you have time for new site.
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2 weeks post op today... What a bumpy 3 weeks......

2 weeks post op today... What a bumpy 3 weeks... I've gone from the excitement of having br to the fear, the surgery, the migraine, driving myself home due to unforeseen circumstances, sleepless nights, crying thinking I'd had a mastectomy , feeling like a flat chest, a speeding ticket, pain meds, laxatives, days without a shower.... My first " illegal" shower, my first " legal" shower, arnica Montana..... But here I am now. 2 weeks later in a cheap, Kmart bandini bra.... Amazed at my beautiful... Not so big... Not so tiny brand new perky puppies! Best thing I've ever done, by far... Would I do it again... You bet I would! Do I have regrets? I do... I wish I had done this 10 years ago! Now to go get these nipple stitches out tomorrow... I'll let y'all know if I change my mind!
You look so good! How wonderful for you. Keep up the good job
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You look great!!!! I know you had you a long journey but the outcome is worth it!!!! I am now 12 days post op:)
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2 nd post op visit today. He snipped the nipple...

2 nd post op visit today. He snipped the nipple stitches and said they will work themselves out... Yay.. No yanking and pulling on those lil buggers! I go back in a week to have any removed that did not unravel out themselves... Sounds fair enough...I expressed my concern for the " side boobage" and he convinced me that it is from swelling and will go away.... Otherwise, all is healing well... No need for any concerns.... He assured me once again that I am nowhere near an A cup, but will not guesstimate a cup size, he said it just don't make sense to him how it's measured anyway, different companies see them as different as well.... So I still have no clue.. Thinking about going and getting measured soon.
I have Aetna too, I was denied coverage. What did you do to get them to accept it? I am happy with my perky girls and plan on having a tummy tuck in the winter to finish off my mommy makeover.
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You look great! Yours seem to fall rather quickly. I hope mine start falling soon.
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You look great! Yours seem to fall rather quickly. I hope mine start falling soon.
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I forgot to document the amount of breast tissue...

I forgot to document the amount of breast tissue removed:
left breast - 446 grms
Right breast - 645 grms

I can begin using any creams, oils or lotions now that all incisions are closed... No oozing.

Any bra. Even wireless after 6 weeks! Yay... Looks like I'm on the up side of recovery!
The insurance companies put you through the ringer. My PS is appealing the first denial. I am hoping I get an approval. From the requirements they required I would have nothing left. I mean I want the pain to stop but I want to be able to feel good about myself too. Im nervous waiting.
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My ps agreed to take what they said to take , but stated once surgery began it would not benefit me as his patient.... Hang with them... It took me a few months with each appeal process... 3 rd one approved...
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Looking good! My dr too was positive my side boobage (that didn't exist prior to reduction) was from swelling! Had my BR in October 2012. April 10, 2013 I had lipo to remove the new side boobage! I now am recouping. Lipo wasn't near as painful as the original surgery however having to pay out of pocket really hurt! I pray your swelling goes down, but if not, k ow it can be corrected!
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New 19 day pics

New 19 day pics
Lookin great congratulations!!!
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You look awesome !!! Continued happy healing to you !!!
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You are healing superbly!! I'm so jealous!!
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Today was 3 weeks post op... Felt great today,...

Today was 3 weeks post op... Felt great today, walked about 2 miles at the park... Got in the tanning bed ( with bra on). Go tomorrow for 3 week fu appointment. He was suppose to remove any remaining stitches, but I think I've already got them all out myself. Things are great! These pups are finally starting to grow on me!

3 week follow up appointment. We decided I will...

3 week follow up appointment. We decided I will go back to work April 28... That is 4 weeks post op. last of stitches removed today including the dissolvable ones that were poking out under my right breast that were poking me and not dissolving... I'm feeling great, healing well... No pain meds in weeks, still not really comfortable sleeping, otherwise all is well! Posting a new pic.
Your new Tatas fit you perfectly and they definitely aren't an A cup. You look like a nice size D. So you did get your nipples touched up? I was gonna ask why did they look alil pushed in or was that your natural look.
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Good for you, you look just great and I am so happy for you. Isnt this the best operation ever?
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My only regret is not doing it sooner! Of course everything else looks bigger now!
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3 weeks 4 days post op... Went out on the town...

3 weeks 4 days post op... Went out on the town last night... No dancing, terrified of someone running in to my pups.... But managed to have a good time... Still unsure of how to carry myself. But feeling much better physically. Seems I just wanna boo hoo at nothing these days
Good for you. I went out with my.girlfriends about 6 weeks pistol also. They all asked me if I was having an affair because they said I was glowing. I had a good laugh on that one.
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New 4 week pics posted... Feeling great.. Almost...

New 4 week pics posted... Feeling great.. Almost pain free... I just wanna walk, walk, and walk... What a relief to be pain free... Heck.. My feet don't even hurt no more!
You look just great. What a difference. You should be over the moon with joy. Congrats.
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Thank you... I'm starting to feel much better... Worse part over the past 2 weeks has been emotional... Hormones? Maybe..... I kept feeling like I was flat chested.... It's still a little awkward for me... I really got disappointed when I got a speeding ticket! I rarely got tickets when I had huge boobs.... Now I feel just kind of ordinary and not the girl with the really big boobs! They're starting to grow on me though
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looking fabulous. I just had surgery yesterday and taking arnica. Do you feel like it made a big difference? I think your shape and size looks great on you and really amazed on how quickly you're healing.
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4 weeks and a day. Wow... What a difference that...

4 weeks and a day. Wow... What a difference that amount of time has made in my life. I finally had a ME day today. Spa pedicure, manicure... Eyebrow waxing... Walked 2 miles at the park... And bought my first good support bra for work..... Are y'all ready for this?? 38 C! I was kinda hoping for a full d. But I think I can live with this.... Everything seems to be healing very well and I have started my treatment with NIPLETTES to correct my inverted nipples. Well see how this goes. I also want to sleep bra less tonight to get a feel for these pups, since I've hidden them away for so long now,,,, posting a pic in the c bra!
I have a question, did you get a nipple graft and if so did the insurance approve that as well? Aetna approved for the breast reduction but not the nipple graft procedure.
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They look so good. I love that pink shirt looks good.
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You look so good. Isn't it wonderful
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8 weeks post op...happy, happy, happy

8 weeks post op... I have finally fell in love with the new puppies! I went bra less yesterday riding and had a blast.... I'm 4 weeks with the NIPLETTES and loving my results... I have more nipple sensation now than I've ever had. This surgery was the best decision I've ever made... Just wish I'd done it sooner.
You look good
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Are you still a 38 C ?
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I'm actually expanding out to a d now... Just returned a c today!
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Loving life

Definitely worth it!
Good for you, you look great!
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How awesome!!! You look great! I can't wait till I can be happy happy happy, like you :)
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Still happy

Best thing I've ever done
So awesome to hear updates later on! Thank you for reminding us all that no matter what bump along the way, it's all worth it in the end!!! :))
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What are nipplettes?
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I never saw your review before. You look great - what size did you end up?
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