Desperately Needed a Breast Reduction but Wish I Had Gone Elsewhere - Bala Cynwyd, PA
After about a decade of suffering from huge...
The surgery went well and the pain was not as bad as I thought it might be. I was fortunate to have a nurse who visited me at my home and was able to assist me with my bandages. Since I live alone and couldn't get regular help, she was a life saver! Frozen peas and ibuprofen were my best friends for a while.
My breasts didn't heal very well. My body didn't respond well to the stitches and so I dealt with ongoing infection both post-op and post-revision. The scarring's significant. I'm pleased with the overall shape but I wish they were smaller. I was really looking forward to being able to walk into any store and find a bra that fits, but I still have to buy bras from specialty bra companies.
I was impressed by Dr. Pollard's credentials and her friendly, personable demeanor; however, I was ultimately very disappointed with her. She did not disclose a basic aspect of the lollipop procedure she performed on me that caused me to freak out post-op. Her post-surgery instructions were incomplete and I had to keep asking a ton of questions on basic aftercare. The woman who helped me was polite enough but gave me the impression that I was being unreasonable. Since my insurance covered the procedure, I had access to an at-home nurse who showed me how to properly care for my breasts. Apparently some of the information the doctor gave me was wrong! Without her, I don't know what I would've done. At a later appointment Dr. Pollard chastised me for gaining weight, which was totally unrelated to my breasts. She apologized as she should have, but I was laying there with my top off, totally vulnerable, and she's asking me "What's this about? Have you been eating?" I burst into tears. She later gave me kenalog injections to help reduce the raised scars but did not say anything about potential side effects. Now I am left with very thin, blue-ish skin with spider veins which may be permanent. Had I known, I don't know that I would've gone through with them. Overall, I'm very surprised by how poor my experience with Dr. Pollard has been. I wish I had gone elsewhere.