Should Have Done It Sooner...- Beachwood, OH
I had my breast reduction in December 2012. I am...
- 15 Feb 2013
I had my breast reduction in December 2012. I am 42 years old. I met with three doctors before I chose Dr. Goldman and I could not be happier with my decision! Following is an overview of my personal story and experience.
I was pouring myself into 34 DD but I know I was larger. I just happened to find one particular bra that fit me in that size so I bought it. I had weighed 50 pounds more and I also had a lot of extra skin and they just hung really bad.
I started a running program in the summer of 2012 and running was tough. Once I selected Dr. Goldman, I pushed myself to get in the best shape I could - and I am glad I did that. I lost about 15 pounds between my consultation and the surgery. And I've lost another 5 since the surgery. It's easier to run now!
I am 5-4 and weighed 130 at the time of my surgery.
As for the surgery itself...I was a little sick from the anesthesia, but I've had that experience before. The first two days were a little painful, but it got better every day. The hardest part for me was sleeping. I laid on my back and then my back would hurt. Honestly, after one week, I felt great!
I was also glad to be able to have the surgery in the office, where I was comfortable.
I started walking on the second week and was back to running two and a half weeks later. I started slow but was back to normal in a couple weeks. And now, I can't believe how much easier it is to run and do other exercise classes where I have to jump!
I went bra shopping and if they are pretty, fancy bras, I wear a 32 D, but I wear a C if there is no underwire and more coverage. But the amazing thing is that I don't pour them into bras anymore. They are where they should be!
I am wearing the NuGel scar strips now. The scars are flat now for the most part, and just still a little dark, but I know that will go away.
This whole experience from beginning to now has been fantastic. I would recommend Dr. Goldman to anyone! I am still having a wonderful experience! Like most people who have breast reduction say, I wish I had done it sooner!
I searched for a lot of difference doctors online and met with three before choosing Dr. Goldman. I was scared about the surgery but Dr. Goldman and the entire staff made me so comfortable. And the follow up care is exceptional! My nurse Jill and Dr. Goldman have been attentive ever since.