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I Just Had my Reduction Today! -Towson, MD
Hello, everyone! I decided a long time ago...
- 20 Mar 2013
- Day of treatment
I decided a long time ago that I wanted a breast reduction to go from a 36DD to a 36B to help eliminate my back/shoulder/neck pain and get rid of the indentations from my bra straps, but didn't actually start the process until October 2012 (which is the same month I got denied by my insurance because my surgeon estimated that he'd remove 350g- which would put me at about a C cup- and my insurance requires 500g). I went back to the surgeon for another consultation to see if there was any way he could remove more and make me a B cup or so. He said that he was pretty sure he could, and resubmitted the claim to my insurance. I found out about a week after that I had gotten approved!
I asked if I could have my surgery done asap because I'm going to South Korea to teach for a year, and I wanted to have plenty of time to recover before I leave. At first they said that the earliest they had was May 8th, which would require me to leave for Korea later, but they were looking to squeeze me in for April 17th. I got a call this past Friday (3-15-13) asking if I wanted to have it done on Wednesday the 20th because someone had a cancellation. I was so excited that it was so soon, and since I had done so much research and read/watched testimonials from other people, I didn't really get nervous until a day or two before the surgery. The surgeon prescribed me an Ativan pill to take the night before so I would calm down and be able to sleep. It knocked me out earlier than I expected, so I didn't finish putting away my laundry lol. It also must not have worn off before my surgery because I was not worried or anxious at all. That is very shocking for me!
I had my surgery this morning, and my mom went with me. They started around 10:30am the surgery lasted about 2 hours and 45 minutes. I don't really remember waking up, but I do remember hyperventilating and crying a lot for some reason. My mom came in and helped me calm down. I was really out of it, and I couldn't get my left leg to stop shaking so much, so I told it to be like the other one that wasn't shaking! I left to go home about an hour or less later, and was really sleepy in the car. I remember talking to my mom a little bit and saying weird things to her. At one point, I was convinced there was someone in the back seat, even though my mom and I were the only ones in the car! I also told my sister later in the afternoon not to "fill up the castle too much with applesauce because I only want a little bit."
I took a little peak at my new boobs earlier, and they definitely look smaller, but not as small as I want because they're swollen. I think I will really like them!
Did anyone else sleep almost the whole day of their surgery? I couldn't stay awake for more than a few minutes, and whenever I tried to text anyone, I'd make it through 1 or maybe 2 words before I started falling asleep and typing weird things, like this text I sent to my dad: "Mother said I'm really high. I keep falling asleep k mmmmmmmmmqnnnq." LOL
I got a couple sports bras to wear over the next few months, but I can't wait to get some real bras! I found a purple one at Walmart that I really like, especially since it's my favorite color. Prior to surgery, I only liked wearing soft cup bras that don't hold their shape, but I think now that I'm smaller I will like hard cup bras. I'll also get to buy some pretty, colorful bras that I never could before because my size only came in black, gray, white, tan, or occasionally really pale pink. I can't wait! :)
Even though I haven't seen the final result yet, but I'm already thinking that I made a good decision!
I was feeling pretty good until this morning, when...
- 23 Mar 2013
- 3 days post
I tried on a few shirts and dresses that I had...
- 24 Mar 2013
- 4 days post
I am scheduled to get my sutures removed this...
- 29 Mar 2013
- 9 days post
Is it normal that the area around my incisions...
- 31 Mar 2013
- 11 days post
Hey girls. I'm starting to get a little...
- 3 Apr 2013
- 14 days post
I hope everyone is doing well and healing well or not getting too nervous about upcoming surgeries! :)
I have an appointment tomorrow with one of the...
- 10 Apr 2013
- 21 days post
Boobs looke great, but are still swollen. I'll upload pictures soon! :)
I went to get a few more stitches trimmed, and I...
- 10 May 2013
- 2 months post
PS- I measured right underneath my breasts, and it was 31 inches, and a couple weeks ago my breast measurement was 38 inches around, and bow it's down to 36. I know that different websites and stores have different sizing techniques and different sized bras, so I'm not sure what size that would be.
Starting to Get Used to/Like My New Size More
- 22 May 2013
- 2 months post
Happy Memorial Day!
My Doctor: Larry H. Lickstein, MD
I found their website while searching on Google to find good plastic surgeons. I really like the nurses and Dr. Lickstein. They were great and made me feel at ease. I would definitely recommend them! *I'm not sure how much the surgery cost because they insurance covered it, and I never really questioned how much it was because I wouldn't have been able to pay for it if it wasn't covered by insurance.
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