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Finally Getting my Breast Reduction - Beverly Hills, CA
- updated 3 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,800
- Fadi Chahin, MD, FACS (Beverly Hills, CA)
Breast reduction is something I have contemplated...
- 18 Oct 2012
- 1 month pre
Breast reduction is something I have contemplated doing for years. I have always been a large chested woman, however, I feel in the last year or two it has become such a burden that I finally need to address it. I currently wear a 38G (yes they make bras that big) cup and I am looking to be somewhere in the area of a D cup. I lead a very active lifestyle and I enjoy running, cycling, and hiking however, I constantly am suffering from chronic back pain, dents in my shoulders, shortness of breath when laying on my back, and open sore that develop during workouts that sometime last for weeks. I have over the past few years lost nearly 50 lbs., yet my breast size has never really fluctuated. I feel at this point there is no other option, and I am currently scheduled to have a vertical short scar Lejour technique breast reduction with axillary liposuction. I wouldn’t say I am nervous as I am excited to see what life has in store for me following my surgery. I feel like right now I have restrictions and limitations not only in physical activity but with clothing options as well. I am excited to see the final results. Although I realize that recovery won’t be easy, I am focused on the big picture and I feel as though this is a necessary step to benefit my life down the road.
About a month ago Dr. Chahin's office started the...
- 22 Oct 2012
- 1 month pre
So it has been a while since I updated my story,...
- 15 Nov 2012
- 14 days pre
So I am only a few days away from surgery. Last...
- 26 Nov 2012
- 3 days pre
Day one post op...feeling really good more sore...
- 30 Nov 2012
- 1 day post
So I'm two days post op and doing great. Taking it...
- 1 Dec 2012
- 2 days post
So I have not posted in a while but I wanted to...
- 10 Dec 2012
- 11 days post
5 weeks post-op!!! So I know its a little early...
- 3 Jan 2013
- 2 months post
So I know its a little early to be finally excited about bra shopping but I recently went and got fitted for new bras (seeing how none currently fit). I am a 38 DD (light years from where I was before surgery) and I couldnt be happier. I was told that they are still going to go down a little bit and the size will vary depending on where I am in my menstural cycle. I have had routine follow ups with the Dr. and everything seems to be going just as planned. I got my lab work back on the specimines that they removed during surgery and all came back completly clear of any cancer cells (even the lesion he removed off my breast). The hole that opened up under my breast has completly closed. All the tape has come off and I am currently treating the incision sites with just antibiotic ointment and gauze. I could not be happier about where I am right now. I even started spinning back at the gym this week. I was told running is still a couple weeks away, but I was happy to get back to doing things that I enjoy.
I think overall this whole process has been so worth it. Things didnt go exactly how I had planned in the beginning, however, I think right now I am completly on track to a life free of back aches and expensive bras! I am truly grateful for all Dr. Chahin and his staff have done for me. They work as a team with you and it makes you feel like you are truly family. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart....
pictures to come :)
I am just past two months post op and I couldnt be...
- 6 Feb 2013
- 3 months post
My Doctor: Fadi Chahin, MD, FACS
I have already had one procedure with Dr. Chahin and my results were fantastic so choosing him for this was an easy choice. I have done countless hours of research online and I found that there are a few different techniques that breast reduction offers, however, I prefer the vertical scar (or lollipop) technique as it bosts roughtly 50% less scarring then the inverted T or anchor scar. I am a candidate for this procedure which I am thrilled with. Prior to choosing Dr. Chahin for my initial surgery, I did extensive online research and looked up previous patient testinomials, which all reflected that I was in the best hands.