1 year post op***** Starting my Breast Reduction Journey

Hi! I'm a 32 years old girl from Ohio. 5'10" med...

Hi! I'm a 32 years old girl from Ohio. 5'10" med frame with 34G's and I have my first consultation next week on Aug 1st for breast reduction surgery.. I'm nervous and excited. I've already seen my primary care doctor and she agreed I should be able to get it approved by my health insurance policy. I've dealt with horrible back pain, neck and numbness in my hands for years along with a lot of other issues. I'm a little scared though. I'm not worried about the scars but that I'll miss what I had. Is it normal to feel this way?

So I've been reading all kinds of reviews and...

So I've been reading all kinds of reviews and blogs about BR and I am getting really excited about my up coming consult next Wed. I am a little worried they will want me to loss some weight before hand. I'm pretty tall and muscular but I have about 15 - 20 pounds to loss off my waist. I broken my ankle 4 months ago so that really messed up my workout and eating habits but I'm getting back on track. I really don't have to many worries about the surgery except for the anesthesia. That scares the CRAP out of me. For my ankle surgery I only had a leg block and gas so I was breathing on my own. I don't like the thought of being paralyzed and having a machine breath for me. That just sends my anxiety through the roof.

So I have more questions about the different scar technique. Anchor pattern, inverted-T incision, lollipop incision or Horizontal scar technique. Which ones are better. I have large round bobbies with not to much sagging. I will post a pic soon. I'm a little nervous about doing that but we all have big boobies right??? lol

Hello all! I had my first consult today. I...

Hello all! I had my first consult today. I originally had spoken with a few other doctors but this was my first appointment. When I got there my husband and I were taken into a small office area and a nurse asked me about my history, what I did to help with the pain associated with my huge breast, etc. Then Dr S. came in and I fell in love with her. She is wonderful. She went over step by step of what to expect. When she was explaining the different surgeries types, she thought cus of my size I would need a anchor surgery but to her surprise when she saw my perky 34G's in my exam she decided to do the lollipop surgery. I think she was more excited then I was at that point. She said I would be much happier with the lollipop for aesthetic reasons. She said sometimes you can get more of a boxier look with the anchor not that it's a bad thing but she felt I would be happier with the lollipop surgery. After that they took my pictures and a nice office person came in to go over what to expect with my insurance company. She said not to get upset if they denied me the first time but they would advocate for me and help me the best they could. I am so happy. I knew I was doing the right think when Dr. S. asked me "Are you ready to have scars"? And I truely am. I may not have been in my younger years but I am NOW! I talked about earlier that I was anxious about the anesthesia, well she made me feel much more comfortable about that. Also Dr. S. told me to make sure I express my concerns to the anesthesiologist when I meet him or her .
So now i'm playing the waiting game with Aetna. Since I can't afford to pay out of pocket insurance approval is my only hope. I guess I'll have to wait and see.

I forgot this....She said she was going to make me...

I forgot this....She said she was going to make me a C. I can not believe I'm going to be a C. i haven't been a C since I was a young teenager, She said she would most likely take about 600 out my right and 700 out of my left. *smile* I can't wait!!!

Waiting is the hardest part. Not knowing if i'm...

Waiting is the hardest part. Not knowing if i'm going to get approved is going to test my patients and sanity.

I have a question for all the ladies who have...

I have a question for all the ladies who have already had their surgery. how long was it before you went back to work? i have a desk job and only have about two to 3 week avail to take off this year. (FMLA and vacation time) my PS said maybe two weeks recovery but she didnt specify if that would be when i could go back to work.

Hello friends. i'm still waiting on an answer from...

Hello friends. i'm still waiting on an answer from my PS. i spoke with the staff friday and there still waiting on all my letters from my doctor, chiro and massage therapist. i'm hoping it will all get submitted by next week. I've talked to my familg and friends they are happy for me. I just so impatient..lol.

I'm still waiting for my insurance approval.......

I'm still waiting for my insurance approval.... this seems like it's taking forever. I got a card for my PS today thanking me for coming in. I thought that was really nice. especially because it was handwritten and signed by her. i just can't wait. I don't know what i'm gonna do it i get denied. Here's hoping

I've lost 8 pounds whoohoo!!! Oh and my boobs are...

I've lost 8 pounds whoohoo!!! Oh and my boobs are the same size. lol

Omg where to start. I got a phone call from a PS...

omg where to start. I got a phone call from a PS office Dr. V I previously wanted to meet with but since their first appointment was not till Oct 15th I decided to go with my 2nd PS Dr. S which I did really like. Well today I got a call from the first PS Dr. V saying they had a cancellation for this Thursday at 1:45 and did I want it. I said yes just so I could think about it, but after some thought and talking to my husband and one of my close friends who had breast surgery recently I've decided to go see her. I feel kind of bad cus I do like my current PS that I'm setup with now but nothing is set in stone yet. Also they don't have my insurance approval yet. Dr. V has a awesome tract record (but so does the one I'm talking to now) I guess I will just she what she says and go from there. *sigh*
So far I've lost 12 pounds on my cleanse. I'm doing a juice cleanse kind of like the one from the movie "Fat Sick or Nearly Dead". Except I won't be doing this for 60 days. I'd kill myself. LOL
I wish this process was much easier. I just wish I could be over with.

So i went to my second consult appt last thurs and...

So i went to my second consult appt last thurs and i'm so glad i did not wait around for her till oct 15. She wasn't bad but we just didn't click. I now feel i have picked the best PS for me. So i'm still just waiting on my insurance approval. they said it could take about a month and it's only been about two week since they got all the paperwork submit to aetna. I'm just being impatient.

So this is my sad update. i still have yet to hear...

so this is my sad update. i still have yet to hear anything. i've talked to my insurance carrier twice and both times they said they have not gotten anything from my PS requesting approval. i've called my PS OFFICE rep three times and she has still not called me back yet....not one time!!!! i'm literally about to scream and cry. i knew this would be stressful but come on it's been forever since my appt with Dr. S. All i'm asking for is to know if they have sent my paperwork off for approval and no one can answer me this. tomorrow i'm going to either A call again or B stop by this office and see what the hell is going on. *smh*sigh*. thanks for reading.

Still waiting... :(

Still waiting... :(

I forgot to update. I did speak to my PS office on...

I forgot to update. I did speak to my PS office on the 5th. I spoke with the nice office rep and she pulled my file. She said they did send my paperwork the first time to Aetna on Aug. 17 and they sent it a 2nd time on Sept 5. I'm plannning on calling tomorrow to see if maybe they can give me some good news or atleast a confirmation that they have my request. Will see.

Correction the first submit to aetna was not the...

correction the first submit to aetna was not the 17 but the 13th

I got great news today. Not exactly the answer I...

I got great news today. Not exactly the answer I wanted. I'm still waiting on my insurance approval but I will know either way in 10 days but most likely less. I called Aetna today and got a to speak with a really nice woman. She stated they still did not have my paperwork which was really odd since I know my PS had sent it twice. Then she offered to call my PS office while I was on hold and asked them to send it directly to her. *eye blink* I was shocked she offered to do that. She had me on hold for about 5 mins at the most and when she came back she said they were going to send it to her directly and if she didn't get it with in 5-10 mins she would call them back and tell them. Now thats customer service. :) Shortly later my PS office called and told me that the nice woman from Aetna called her back after she had gotten that documentation and said she had more than enought info on me and she would get back to them with in 10 days but probably less. I guess this wonderful Aetna rep was also a prescreener as well. When my PS rep called me back she apologize for the delay and the mixup/confussion. She said she was going to be taking over the job of the insurance rep that worked in their office that had not gotten back to me and I would be working with her directly. She was very sincere. The best news is is that my PS office person said Aetna stated to her that she didn't see any reason that I wouldn't get approved. But they would review my case and make the final call with in the next ten days. I am on cloud nine. I just hope it doesn't fall through. And if it does I will appeal it. I just want to enjoy this feeling and I'm hoping and praying for the best. My back has been bothering me so bad, I just can't do it much longer. I really need this.
Well anyways I will update as soon as I know anything good or bad. Thanks for reading.

Today i've been watching old episodes of Dr. 90210...

today i've been watching old episodes of Dr. 90210 hoping that it was me getting surgery. not implants but u all know what i mean. :)

I've been denied. i did not have enough tissue in...

i've been denied. i did not have enough tissue in my size G'S boobs for the claim to be approved. i'll appealing and my PS is going to see what she can do for me. this is so depressing.

Okay I've calmed down some so let me tell you all...

Okay I've calmed down some so let me tell you all what happen today. I spoke with a Aetna rep this morning. She said that my information was entered into the system yesterday the 23rd and was denied today the 24th. She didn't know the reason for the denial so she got me online with a claims handler who said to the other rep "No we have not denied this claim" which was kind of odd since the woman I just had talked to said it was denied at a specific time today 24th in the system. The claims handler than told me that till they speak with my doctor they can not give me any info about my claim. She told me to call my doctor and have them call Aetna. In so many words she was not aloud to tell me anything and the first rep spoke before she should have. So I left a message for "Ms.C" from my PS office to call me back. She did with in ten mins. That's when she explained to me that they told her my claim had been denied due to the fact I didn't have enough tissue to meet the required amount that needed to be taken out to be covered by them. My PS wanted to take 700 out per boobie. When I went to my 2nd consult she had said they may do lipo on my sides to get the required amount to meet aetna's requirements. Maybe I am boarderline but I don't see how. I'm a freaking 34G. My chest is all boobs. There very heavy dense boobs. I just so fustrated. I have not given up, I'm ready to fight. And I'm PISSED! Both PS felt confident that I would be approved so I know I can win this fight. It's just going to be a battle. SIGH* I just wanted to get this done this year since I already met my ded $1600.00 bucks. So hopefully I can get a answer in the next week and I will just go from there. Thanks for reading and if anyone has any more advice let me know. Writing the letters is a great idea and if they won't listen to Dr. S I will start a letter writing campaign. :)

This is going to be a long week. sighhh

this is going to be a long week. sighhh

Hi all. My PS came through and changed my denial...

Hi all. My PS came through and changed my denial into an approval with aetna ins. I am sooooo very happy. I got a call at 5pm est today from aetna saying after further review they have changed their mind and have approved breast reduction surgery. I'm on cloud nine. So tomorrow i'm going to call my PS and make sure they know. the ins lady said they had already closed when she called and she wasn't able to leave a message. i can already feel the pain in my back subside. :) now i just need to get through the surgery. thank u all for the thoughts and prayers.
oh and since i got my approval i will repost better before pics soon.

Hi all. well i called my PS yesterday right when...

hi all. well i called my PS yesterday right when they open to talk to the wonderful rep who got aetna to change their mind so i could proceed with scheduling annnnd she was off that day. lol. so hopefully i will have some good news monday. have a great weekend everyone:)

This is going to be a long night. I really really...

This is going to be a long night. I really really hope they get everything updated tomorrow so I can get my date, lol. I think I'm just as excited about this as a vacation or even my wedding anniversary, As I sit her typing my back is killing me. I sit infront of a computer all day at work and now I'm doing it at home. I've also been thinking why didn't I do this before. I notice a lot of woman say the same thing. But who knows if I would have liked my doctor at the time or even would have been approved at that point. Well I'm doing it now and thats what matters. I'm just so happy. Sorry if I keep rambling on. I haven't posted any pics yet b/c my bff son has been over the last two days and I don't really want to be uploading boobie pics with a 12 year old in the house. I will do it soon though. Have a good night everyone. till tomorrow - me

Okay this took alot for me to do this but here are...

okay this took alot for me to do this but here are my before pics.

Hi all. I got my letter in the mail confirming my...

Hi all. I got my letter in the mail confirming my approval and coverage. Whoohoo. So i hope i get a call today to schedule. Will see.

Whoohoo. I'll be going under the knife in 22 days....

Whoohoo. I'll be going under the knife in 22 days. I am so excite but it doesn't seem real yet. I have my pre-op on Oct 23. Soooo now I need to get my house together. Some meals really so my hubby can cook me some healthy food and not go to McD's or Wendys. The best thing yet is I don't have to pay anything. It's being fully covered by insurance. yeah!!
So I wanna ask everyone. What should I expect or ask at pre-op?
Thanks for reading :)

Hi all. Next tuesday is my pre op appt and then i...

Hi all. Next tuesday is my pre op appt and then i have two weeks before surgery. i have my questions really for tues but i was wondering when did everyones PS tell them to stop drinking alcohol? i like drinking wine and maybe a Margarita but not everynight. Just wondering??

I got a little bit more excitied today looking a...

I got a little bit more excitied today looking a bras...18 more days

What is everyones thoughts on the best scar cream...

What is everyones thoughts on the best scar cream oil etc? One of my besties said I should try mediHoney (Manuka Honey).

Morning! TODAY is my pro-op appointment. I have...

Morning! TODAY is my pro-op appointment. I have butterflies in my stomach. 14 more days. i'll update later since i'm at work. Have a great day everyone.

Pre-Op appointment went great today. I got my Rx...

Pre-Op appointment went great today. I got my Rx for surgery. I got my instructions. All I need to do is show up with a pregnancy test and a smile and I'm good to go. I though that was odd but I have to bring a test with me. I figure they would supply them but o-well. I didn't get to see my PS (is that normal) but the nurse I spoke to was very nice and helpful with my questions. She pretty much answered most of them at the beginning. I found out that they our going to take about 100grams from each side to get the full amount that the insurance required for it to be covered which was a 1000g. I found out I'm getting drains and will have them for about a week. Also I can NOT showering for 4 days...gross. I have to shower everynight before bed. Even if I had a shower just a few hours before and leave the house for a bit I still have to shower before bed. This is going to be a BIG issue for me... I guess I will need to have my hubby give me a few sponge bathes. There going to provide my a bra but said I should get one as a backup along with gauze and a few comfort items. Everything else was pretty standard stuff I guess.
I was so excited all day today and about an hour before my appointment I got so nervous. I started freaking out a little. Gezz if I got that upset today I can only imagine how it's going be over the next two weeks. The nurse gave me some breathing exercises and some good ideas on how to handle the stress. I felt much better when I left but at first I was stumbling over all my information I was giving her. I just need to keep myself busy and pray time will fly by. She did tell me not to take arnica. She said don't take anything before surgery but that I can after if I want. Do you think that will help still?? Well that's about it. Thanks for reading. And I still thinking about you all that are still waiting for approval or the ones that's are recovering. XOXOXOX

I ordered my sports bra today. I got the one my PS...

I ordered my sports bra today. I got the one my PS suggested. It's a Moving Comfort brand. I've never gotten anything from them before but they seem to be a good brand by the reviews. I just hope it fits. My PS is sending me home in one so I don't need to wear this one exclusively.
Wow I can't believe I only have 10 more days. Time is really flying by. I still have alot of stuff to do to prepair. I'm like the biggest procrastinator. I should start on the rest of my list soon. lol. I'm still a little scared about the general anesthesia but I'm trying to just not think about it to much. Also I;m worried about the recovery time. I have two weeks off work as of now I just hope I don't need to take to much more off.
I've been trying to picture how I will look after surgery. I'm hope I'm happy.
Thanks for reading. Still thinking about all my fellow BR friends and also the ones still waiting, ttyl...XOXOXOXO

It still doesn't seem real to me that i'm having...

It still doesn't seem real to me that i'm having surgery in just a few days. i woke up this morning with a horrible headack and neck cramp... i can't wait for those days to be over. i am just so excited!!! i can't wait!!!!! :=}

I just got my call. I've gotta be there at...

I just got my call. I've gotta be there at 10am!!!! whoohoo

I found some super comfy pj's at marshalls. Also i...

I found some super comfy pj's at marshalls. Also i got the bra PS recommended in the mail today. i hope it fits cus it sure as hell not going to fit now. lol. i am just about ready. I only want to make a last stop at walmart tomorrow then i'm done. and one more thing i wish i could just enjoy my fav winter beer that came out today. Is only available in nov and dec. great lakes xmas ale. yummy. Tuesday needs to hurry on up cus my nerves can't handle much more.... man i need a beer.
i'm being very random this afternoon. my brain is going a mile a minute. lol

39hrs 40 mins... i think i'm going to puke.

39hrs 40 mins... i think i'm going to puke.

So my evening is pretty much consisting of dying...

So my evening is pretty much consisting of dying my hair to get rid of my grays and making soup. If I don't do my hair tonight it's going to be a mess in two or three weeks. I've gotta keep it all together. I my stomach is currently at war with me. I hope I can sleep tonight. *sigh*

Hi friends. i'm home. i got home about 430. i feel...

Hi friends. i'm home. i got home about 430. i feel really great. just a burning sensation in my boobies. i haven't seen them. maybe i'll look tomorrow. Dr. Chris still did the lollipop procedure and i did NOT get drains. I will update more later. thanks for all the thoughts and prays. thinking about my girls who had surgery today and tomorrow too. happy healing.
xoxoxoxo

I forgot to mention but i had no problems with the...

I forgot to mention but i had no problems with the anesthetic. i woke up feeling really good.

Man my sleep schedule is screwed up. i'm not in...

Man my sleep schedule is screwed up. i'm not in pain i just can't stay asleep for more then two hours at a time.

I'm been really tired today so I been sleeping...

I'm been really tired today so I been sleeping alot. I have just a bit of a sore throat but it's not to bad. I unloaded a few after shots but you can't really see much since I'm wrapped up like a mummy. Thanks again for all the warm wishes. Everyone has been so supportive.

101.5 fever...I talked to my nurse and she said to...

101.5 fever...I talked to my nurse and she said to keep an eye on it. Do my deep beathing and drink lots of fluids. Hopefully I can get this fever down.

Do you know what today is???? it's shower and...

Do you know what today is???? it's shower and reveal day!!! i can wait

Morning friends. I went and had my first post op...

morning friends. I went and had my first post op appt this morning and it went well. Dr. Chris drained fluided from both of my boobies. She got a pretty good amount out of each one of them. She's happy with my healing and wants me to come back next week for a another post op and she anticipates that she will need to drain them again. She told me they took about 600+ out of the left and 500+ out of the right. I don't remember the exact number. But she said it was 2.5 pounds. gezzzz. I've been feel really good. I've been off my pain meds since friday morning. And as of now I'm only taking tylenol when needed. Like this morning I haven't taken anything yet and I feel good. I will try and take more pictures soon. I'm still leaking fluid right now so I'm still wrapped up but I will take some soon, Sorry I've been MIA but I've just been really tired with having the surgery and also having this stupid cough but I feel much better today. I hope all my girls are recovering nicely and feeling better. ttyl xoxoxox

Omg I can not stop iching. This is crazy. i guess...

Omg I can not stop iching. This is crazy. i guess since i didn't have a of pain after surgery i'm going to have horrible iching from now one. Is there anything i can do to help with the ichiness? I hope everyone is healing well:) xoxoxo

This has been bothering me some. my left nipple is...

This has been bothering me some. my left nipple is a little bit darker than my right. Dr. Chris said she pretty sure it will be fine but just that is taking a little longer to perk up. She said it took a little longer in surgery for it to pink up. this nip has always been the a little slow tho. Before the surgery my righty would be a headlight but lefty would been just just there. i kind assumed this would happen i just hope i don't lose it. as of now i can feel it when i touch it but still hasn't changed at all. i guess if it happens theres nothing i can do abt it. :(

Hi friends...I need to call my PS back today to...

Hi friends...I need to call my PS back today to see if they want me to come in today instead of next monday to have the girls drained. Fluid has been building up, more on the left side and it's been pretty painfull and heavy. It was worse yesterday but this morning it's not as bad. So I guess I'll see what they say. I getting more excited about bathingsuit weather next year. I can't wait to wear a two piece and not have to worry about the girls fallingout. Next week were going to a cabin for a few days with family. But no hottub for me. Oh well. Next May for our 13 years anniversary and were going to the gulf side of florida. Were staying in this amazing condo with a boat. I can't wait :) I hope everyone is recovering well. Thinking about you to Missy. I hope you get some good news soon. xxxx

Well tonight was exciting. I got home after a...

Well tonight was exciting. I got home after a quite evening and my left boob had broke a seal. it leaked abt 6 oz of fluid. i called dr chris and she was so nice. she asked a few questions and gave me some instuctions on what to do. it feels soooo much better. i could tell it needed drained. Anyways i'm still going in on monday to have righty drained ...which isn't as bad and to checkup on lefty. man i need to name then since each one has a mind of it own. lol. anyways i hope everyone is doing good. ttyl....xxxx

oh i can post a pic but that maybe to gross so let me know if i should.

Hi ladies. today has been a lazy day. I haven't...

Hi ladies. today has been a lazy day. I haven't done much of anything today. Last night really scared me with the drainage/leaky boob issue. The leaking did stop but when i showered today it started leaking again. it's like the darn thing is opened. also i'm having sharp pains and zingers in my boobies. it sucks cus i suppost to go back to work tuesday. i may see if i can extent my leave. i have a short week anyways so it so be easy to extend it till next monday. i just afraid i'm going to over do it at work. Idk why this has to happen now. I'm still planing on uploading my pic from last night i just can't upload pics from my phone and my hubby has been monopolizing the laptop. i'll do it soon tho. i'm still going in for my post op appt tomorrow... hopefully when she drains me again that will releave the pain. will see. i hope everyone is doing well. xxx

I noticed alot of the ladies are having problems...

I noticed alot of the ladies are having problems with shortness of breath and problems with breathing. How long is this going to last? I had a breathing attack the other day and it scared the crap out of me.

Morning.... i saw my PS today and she drained the...

Morning.... i saw my PS today and she drained the girls. my left boobie has created its own drainage hole. dr chris said the body will find its own way to get rid of the fluid if its not drained. she said her reason for not using drains is because at this point i would have already had them removed so she would have had to drain me anyways. its so funny how each PS is so different with their post op care. The hole is very small and she said once i'm done draining it will heal nicely. she is very happy with my results. Also with this draining issue i have the stuff a little bit of gauze in the hole to keep it open so it can drain freely. which can be a bit messy but really i don't have any other options at this point. I will have gauze their so hopefully that will keep it from coming through my shirt. i am still so happy with my choice of PS. she is very kind and explains everything to me. she doesn't rush through her appointmemts either. I go back next monday for another drainage session

I have pictures i need to upload. i just can't do...

I have pictures i need to upload. i just can't do it from my phone. grrr

So i just changed my drainage area about a hour...

So i just changed my drainage area about a hour ago with some help from my bf and omg i almost passed out. this is not going to be easy.

Okay here are the leaking gross pics I've been...

okay here are the leaking gross pics I've been promising to upload. So I had a melt down about an hours ago. I was crying and shaking. I was not able to stuff the gauze in the hole of my left boob. Thank god my hubby was able to do it. I do not know how I'm going to be able to do this 4 times a day till atleast next week. My sweet hubby said he could come home from work and help me tomorrow and Weds. I almost passed out and threw up at the same time. I know I'm overreacting but I just could not do it, ;(

When I went to my PS today she did extent my leave from work to next Monday. Hopefully I should be better by then. I just don't and can't do this gauze change at work. It's not clean enough and it takes to much time let alone "I can't do it". I just need to get through this. Dr Chris is really happy with the rest of my healing to that's good I guess. I was just hoping to be doing better by now. I can't believe how bad I'm swelling and retaining fluid esp after two weeks from surgery but we all recover differently right. Well I hope everyone is doing well. xoxoxox

Well I feel better today. thanks everyone for all...

Well I feel better today. thanks everyone for all the concerns. I wanted to say that I am so happy with my results. I really am. I may have sounded that I'm not by calling them gross. I was really just calling the drainage area and the whole process I'm going through gross. I am so very happy I was able to get approved to have this surgery. I feel this surgery has changed my health and life for the better. Without insurance this surgery would not have happen. I just don't wast to sound ungreatful. I feel so bad for my firends on here who have been denied. It so rediculous how insurance companies handle cases like these. I don't want to go on about this cus insurance is a sore subject to me. Anyways Thanks again for all the thoughts. O fyi I totally started today so I think thats another reason why I was such a mess yesterday. thanks for reading
xxxxxx :)

I just enjoyed a frosty cold beer. It was amazing...

I just enjoyed a frosty cold beer. It was amazing and much needed. esp being away from home on vacation. We also brought to young boys with us. (my bf's kids) so this is really needed. lol.even tho they are good just a little hyper. lol

my girls are doing better. i'm draining them a few times aday and i'm getting less and less each time. i hope next monday at my followup appt I can stop stuffing the hole to keep it open and let them start to heal up. will see.
I hope everyone is having a good day. take care...xxxx

Hi all. Well my time is up. i have to go back to...

Hi all. Well my time is up. i have to go back to work tomorrow. I knew this day would come. but becides being tender at the bottom of my boobies i'm fine. The drainage on my left side is MUCH better. Also i go back tomorrow for a checkup. Anyways i need to try and get to bed early tonight. 5:30am comes early. Which it shouldn't be to hard after my weekwed away. I am worn out from kid sitting. lol. I was thinking this weekend how badly i want to go shopping for bras. since i'm leaking a little and a little bit of a bio hazard i've decided to hold off. I hope i can soon. i really want to see what i fit into. but i guess i just need to be patient. Wel i will update you all tomorrow. ttyl....xxxxxx

Hi ladies:) the day was kind of up and down. first...

Hi ladies:) the day was kind of up and down. first i only got maybe five hours of sleep last night. i just could not sleep. then i had to be up at 530am. coffee helped make the morning go better. It was nice seeing my co workers but it soon went down hill whwn i was told i could not leave 30 mins early to go to my followup appt. i even said i would come back to work for 30 mins after my appt and they didn't want to do that. i ended up calling my PS office and they said just to come in late. (i love them) well i got to my appt and got in pretty quickly. Dr. C said she didn't think lefty need to be stuffed anymore. THANK THE LORD cus that was not fun. She did end up draining righty. Alot come out but she's hoping the swelling will stay down since i'm 20 days post op. I go back next monday for a chexkup and draining if needed. She took off all the strips and i got a good look at my scars and cute linea. I'm very happy with her work and she's confidence that my holes will heal up nicely. She just gave me a few instructions to help my holes heal and to keep my scabs from getting gross. I'll post pics tomorrow.

Hi ladies:) the day was kind of up and down. first...

Hi ladies:) the day was kind of up and down. first i only got maybe five hours of sleep last night. i just could not sleep. then i had to be up at 530am. coffee helped make the morning go better. It was nice seeing my co workers but it soon went down hill whwn i was told i could not leave 30 mins early to go to my followup appt. i even said i would come back to work for 30 mins after my appt and they didn't want to do that. i ended up calling my PS office and they said just to come in late. (i love them) well i got to my appt and got in pretty quickly. Dr. C said she didn't think lefty need to be stuffed anymore. THANK THE LORD cus that was not fun. She did end up draining righty. Alot come out but she's hoping the swelling will stay down since i'm 20 days post op. I go back next monday for a chexkup and draining if needed. She took off all the strips and i got a good look at my scars and cute linea. I'm very happy with her work and she's confidence that my holes will heal up nicely. She just gave me a few instructions to help my holes heal and to keep my scabs from getting gross. I'll post pics tomorrow.

Sorry cell phone error. i wasn't finished. also i...

sorry cell phone error. i wasn't finished. also i normally check my spelling since i'm updating on my phone. anyways i'm so happy with my decision with having this done and glad i was able to get it done. Except for having to sit a bit odd at my desk i felt great. normally my back would be killing me right away. but not today. I hope my girls are all healing well and thanks for the thoughts. Also today really made me think that i'll beable to try on pretty bras soon. i can't wait for the scabs to healup. ttyl....xxxxx

Sorry cell phone error. i wasn't finished. also i...

sorry cell phone error. i wasn't finished. also i normally check my spelling since i'm updating on my phone. anyways i'm so happy with my decision with having this done and glad i was able to get it done. Except for having to sit a bit odd at my desk i felt great. normally my back would be killing me right away. but not today. I hope my girls are all healing well and thanks for the thoughts. Also today really made me think that i'll beable to try on pretty bras soon. i can't wait for the scabs to healup. ttyl....xxxxx

Hi Ladies...Sorry I've been MIA. It's been a crazy...

Hi Ladies...Sorry I've been MIA. It's been a crazy week between some personal issues and having to go back to work and having ankle surgery yesterday again. I just need a break. I didn't work today so atleast I have a 3 day weekend to sleep and ice my ankle. Wel today I am 25 days post op. The swelling and draining hasn't been to bad. I post a pic from today. the girls are a bit odd shaped today but I'm not worried. There always changing. I really think my final size will be a C. I currenly a D. I'm very happy with either size as being my final size. Well I'm on percocets right now so I'm going to end this entry. I'll talk to you all soon. lv u all xxxxx

IDK why all my pics are gone???? Has that happen...

IDK why all my pics are gone???? Has that happen to anyone else? I'm going to repost them

Hi ladies! I'm doing much better today. The ankle...

Hi ladies! I'm doing much better today. The ankle is feeling pretty good and i was able to get rid of the headache finely after a few hours of sleep and some much need coffee yesterday. And the girls are doing soo good today. My boob holes are healing really well. I hope i don't need to be drained again monday. OMG i can not stop looking at bras and bikini tops. All day long i'm online on VS and a few random site. I can't drive very easly right now but i think i may be doing some shopping next week if my appt goes good monday. I guess it depends if i have to get opened up again to be drained. I have a VS outlet store near by that i'm dying to go to. 8$ bras and 3$ panties. B-) They have lots of other stuff too. So i have a question. I have a little bit of dry spots around may nips and stick lines. I'm pretty much healed up except at the very bottom where the holes were. Do you think it would be okay to use so oil or something just on my nips to keep them soft? When i use neosporin my scabs get to soft and start to follow apart. Or should i just hold off a bit longer?
I hope evryone is doing good. xxxxx

Hi...well this has been a crazy week. My ankle is...

hi...well this has been a crazy week. My ankle is feeling much better. I'm so glad cus last weekend was horrible. My appointment with dr. chris went good too. I had to get drained again BUT she didn't get a lot. She wants me to come in again next Mon and see how i am and that will hopefully be my last post -op appt for a while. My area are healing up nicely. I have a small endented area under each boob but she sure they will go away with time. They are always changing. I'm really sore and swollen on my outer right side of my boob. I think it's cus i'm sitting really weird at work since i need to have my foot up. At least i hope that's why it is. I didn't take any Norcos today so maybe thats why i'm sore too. Emotional this has been a horrible week. One of my closest bf made a decision that i can not support and at this point i can not be around her. I've known her for almost 20 yars. But i can't be around her right now. She is my sister. I have been crying a lot lately. Between my hormones, my surgeries and this i just feel numb. My hubby has been good to me. And he totally understands my choice to and he fully feels the same abt having to sepreate ourselves. sorry i just need to type out how i'm feeling really down right now. Thanka for reading. I'll post new pictures soon. xxxx hugs

Hello ladies. Today i DIDN'T get drained. Whoohoo....

hello ladies. Today i DIDN'T get drained. Whoohoo. finely i'm moving in the right direction. My next appointment isn't till may when i'll be six months post op. She said i'm healing beautilfully. i'm pealing a little bit but since i won't have anymore open sores i can start massaging the crap out of these gals with didn't scar treatments and creams. Also i got the okay to go back to the gym but just to start out slow. Today's been a good day!! How's eveyone healing? I hope all my ladies are doing good. xxxxx

Hi everyone. well i'm 8 weeks post op. i feel...

hi everyone. well i'm 8 weeks post op. i feel amazing. my incisions look great. i've been using palmer on the girls. it makes them soft. both girls have better snipple sensation which is great since my lefty was struggle a bit after surgery. also i'm about a large C but it only been two months so they may be smalled by the time i go back for my 6 month followup in May. This has been one of the amazing experience. i feel like this is a huge turning point. my break hasn't feel this great in years. Not since i was a teenager. If you are debating on having it done do it if you can. It was had at the beginning but i made thru the swelling, drainage and stuffing of the holes. now that was gross. but i recovered and i have no regrets except " why didn't I do this sooner"? anyways Thank you all sooooo much for listening to me and the great advice. I don't know if I could have made it without the support of everyone. I would have lost my marbles.I hope all my girls are healing well. I loved our convos. Jugsbegone, Sassy , patinky niesey and Mia...You all were awesome. I hope everyone whos gonna have surgery soon have has fast recovery. And to Rydersmom please don't give up. I'm still set up to get email updates so hope to take to you all again. xoxoxo
ps. i'll update at my next appointment.

One year post op

I can not believe it's been a year since I said goodbye to the twins. I feel amazing. Also my back pain is gone. Hallelujah!!! LOL. Best of all I feel comfortable with my body. I always hated when I would be talking to someone and they we're be starring at my boobs. I hated clothes shopping b/c nothing would fit. But now I feel GREAT!!! If you have been thinking about doing it go for it. I had some post issues with draining but besides that everything else went well. I have feeling in both nipples. But they are still tender on occasions. I hope everyone else who had there's done around me is doing good. Take care!!! Xoxo
Christine Sullivan

Dr chris and her staff were amazing and so nice. i would highly recommend them. the surgical facility with beautiful to you.

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