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Can't Wait for Itty Bitties! - Atlanta, GA
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
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- Cost: $7,200
- Atlanta, GA
I began developing at 9 years old. My boobs have...
- 18 Nov 2011
I began developing at 9 years old. My boobs have always been big and the girls in my family used to tell my that I'm lucky and that I was "blessed." I thought so too. I'm 28 years old and started my career about 3 years ago. Ever since then, I have noticed more and more back aches. Now I have this chronic shoulder pain. My posture sucks and I always have aches in the muscles between my shoulder blades. I was clueless as to what was causing all this and then one day, not too long ago, a lightbulb went off and I realized it was....my boobs!
I'm a 36 DDD. My boobs are big and they sag. I've done a ton of research on BR since deciding to get one about a month ago. My sternum to nipple measurement is 31 cm. I am looking forward to small and perky boobs.
I live in Atlanta and have United Healthcare Choice Plus. I have done a bunch of research on plastic surgeons in the area and have decided to have consultations with two-one that is covered by my insurance and one that isn't, but has a great reputation. I picked my surgeons based on their online before and after pictures and ratings they have gotten on different websites. I find that most PS have had a few bad reviews. My PS that is covered by insurance has gotten good and bad reviews. His pictures online are great.
I'm looking for a small C/large B size. I am also going to get liposuction on the sides-I want to make sure I have good definition and natural looking results.
I scheduled my consultations for January, after all the holiday stress. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm definitely worried about what could go wrong.
If anyone happens to know of a plastic surgeon that does great breast reductions in the Atlanta area, please let me know. Thanks!
Hello all! The past couple of months have been...
- 15 Feb 2012
I have been reading what you ladies have had to say over the past few months. I'm ecstatic for the women that have gone through with the procedure and have had the results they were looking for. It gives me hope during the times when I am second guessing my decision to have this done.
So, I'm still playing the waiting game, at least for another 3 weeks.
Will keep you ladies updated. I hope everyone (and their boobs!) have a great day!
Hi all! Finally had my consult for the breast...
- 6 Mar 2012
He also said that the resulting shape is better with the Lejour method, saying that breasts are more likely to take on a "boxy" shape with the traditional Wise method. He says the shape that would look best on me is a full, round shape, with a sloping nipple. He says that I'm not at the size where I would require the Wise method and that I'm at a current size that would do well with the Lejour method.
He will be putting in my papers to get insurance approval, but I definitely get the feeling he didn't want me to rely on insurance to tell me what size to be. I do feel he wants the best looking result, whether insurance pays or not. And, to tell you the truth, I got a pretty decent quote for the breast reduction, as well as lipo to my axilla, back, flank, and hips. It will be very doable for me to get financing and make affordable monthly payments.
So, as of now, they are going to go ahead and submit the paperwork to insurance, while I decide how much say I want the insurance companies to have over my breasts.
Anybody here have experience with the Lejour incisions??? If so, I would love to hear about it, please message me or leave a post. I look forward to hearing from you!
So I have been researching and researching. I've...
- 8 Mar 2012
I have my consult with the second PS coming up in about a week and a half. This appointment is with a surgeon that does NOT participate with insurance, but she has a huge amount of experience and research on breast reconstruction. I'm looking forward to what she has to say. It will be interesting to see if she recommends the same techniques as the first surgeon.
The PS that participates with my insurance has sent off the paperwork, so we''ll see if I'm approved. For me, the shape and size is more important than getting it covered by insurance, as I do not have kids and minimal monthly expenses.
That's it for now. Will continue to google boobies like a teenage boy =)
Still doing Internet searches for plastic surgeons...
- 9 Mar 2012
I got news from my insurance company and I have...
- 25 Mar 2012
Sooo...I have a consult with Dr. N, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta with some of the best post op pics I've seen. Looks like he does a lot of short scar techniques. After doing a ton of research on the vertical incision BR, I've decided that it is the way I want to go. Looks like I will be having roughly 500-750 grams removed from each breast, and this technique is supposed to be good for removals of less than 750 gm. There will only be the scar going around my nipple and down to the crease.
So that's it. My consult is on Tuesday. I'm hoping things go well, and that I feel comfortable with the surgeon and the technique he will be using. I'm ready to book the surgery and get it done. I'm hoping to get it done the first week of June. That's the only time I will be able to take two weeks off.
Will update after my consult!
Surgery is scheduled! After going to two...
- 30 Mar 2012
It's been an interesting and, at times, intimidating process. But I'm ready. I'm scared I'll get a bad result, but I'm hopeful and I trust my surgeon to gives gorgeous boobs. I'm doing my part to stay healthy...and calm.
I picked my surgeon because his foremost concern was to give me beautiful breasts, with minimal incisions, and he was confident we could do that. I'm going with the doc that is doing the Lejour method, and I'm excited because the shape that comes from the Lejour is so pretty. His prices are very reasonable for me, compared with the other consult who was charging me a price that was WAY out of my league. I could buy a brand new Toyota for the price he quoted me. And he was talking about doing different incision types on each boob! No thanks!
As far as financing goes, I was NOT approved for insurance. Carecredit approved me for $5800 and the rest will come out of pocket.