I was "blessed" with big breasts between the 7th...

I was "blessed" with big breasts between the 7th and 8th grade and they reached their current size of 40 DD in 9th grade! I have been seriously considering a breast reduction after I breastfed my daughter for 16 months! And lets just say that didn't help to perk them up! ;) My goal is to be a full B to small C.. I like my boobs, but not at the size they are! My mom was just a bit bigger than me and had a reduction in 98' . She said although she lost blood after surgery and had a handful of complications, she doesn't regret having the surgery. She was reduced to an A and in the last 14 years has grown to a C. I want them relatively small, cause I'm only 25 and the chances of having another child is likely and I would hate them to grow back to the size they are now!! I was approved for a reduction thru my insurance, so I will be paying no out of pocket expenses, and couldn't do so in our current financial situation. My husband is in the Army and works so hard to provide his family with excellent insurance, and for that I am so grateful! I am feeling excited and nervous for the surgery. Mostly concerned about leaving my daughter for the first time overnight! I will keep you all posted and let you know how my pre-op appt. goes! :)

Feeling really anxious to get the surgery done and...

Feeling really anxious to get the surgery done and over with! I can't even begin to imagine life with smaller breasts! Smaller, cuter shirts and bras! Not having to coordinate what I wear with my ugly bras and thick straps! NO MORE neck stiffness and back pain! The list goes on and on! Thank god I have my daughter to keep me busy the next 27 days! And that she does.. ;) My main concern is how my recovery will play out and when I'll start being able to fully care for her as I am a stay at home mom and my husband works a lot! He will get just over a week after my surgery. Is that enough time? I don't know! Kind of stresses me out. My parents are also coming down from Utah for 4 days so that will be nice! And with my mom having gone through the process of breast reduction, it will be nice to have her here for support and guidance! Another worry of mine, is how they will look afterwards.. Yeah my boobs are big now and starting to sag, but they are pretty well proportioned and I like my nipple size as they are now! I just hope everything will look symmetrical! Anyways... Hope everyone is healing well and good luck to those who have yet to have surgery! Night!

I'm actually between a 34-36 DD! haha I was...

I'm actually between a 34-36 DD! haha I was measuring my waist and breasts! What a dork!

I totally understand the anxiousness all of you...

I totally understand the anxiousness all of you ladies were/are feeling prior to surgery as I read thru your posts! I am 22 days til the big day and although I've been keeping myself busy, I am so overly anticipating this!! Come on August 6th come on! Happy healing to all! :) And for those of you awaiting the big day, I feel you...

Under the 2 week mark til the big day!! 13 days...

Under the 2 week mark til the big day!! 13 days and counting!! Woo hooo!! And we're taking a mini vacay to Ruidoso, my Grandparents are meeting us there, they live in Michigan. This is the first time they'll meet my daughter! My hubby's birthday is also a day before surgery, so we'll celebrate that up there too!! So at least I'll be distracted until my pre-op which is next Tuesday! Hop all you ladies are doing well! xx

Hi ladies!! I had an amazing get-a-way to Ruidoso,...

Hi ladies!! I had an amazing get-a-way to Ruidoso, NM!! It was so green and beautiful! I also had my pre-op appt this morning and it went well! I was able to ask the doc the questions I wanted and had my EKG, blood work, etc.. done. So now all I have to do is show up on the 6th at 6 am for my surgery! Right now I am mainly excited, but the nerves are there a bit as well.. Hope everyone is healing/doing well!! :)

Well I made it to the other side! Overall, was a...

Well I made it to the other side! Overall, was a crazy day and didn't sleep well at all last night! Really hoping tonight is better! So grateful to have the support of my husband and parents.. Will write more details later! Hope all you ladies are doing well! Will post pics when I'm feeling up to it... :)

We arrived at the hospital at 5:45 am on the 6th...

We arrived at the hospital at 5:45 am on the 6th (Monday) and headed straight to pre-op as I had already done the EKG, blood work, etc.. They called me back without the hubby and had me change into a heated gown (really nice actually!) and took a pregnancy test. I signed some papers and then they let my husband come in.. We had a very detailed convo with the anesthesiologist (he was super nice and answered all of our questions, really putting me at ease with it all!) Then my surgeon came in and started marking me, she's not much into small talk, which is okay, that's not what she's paid to do! lol After that they gave me Valium and it was smooth sailing after that! I laughed as soon as it hit the bloodstream! I was so out of it from that point on.. They took me back to the OR and the last thing I remember was transferring from the bed to table. The anesthesiologist didn't have me count from 10, instead he just put medication into my IV.

When I woke up I was extremely loopy and totally out of it! I hated that feeling! It took me a couple of hours to come to my senses and as that happened the pain came with it! Totally crappy! My parents were driving in from Utah and arrived around one.. I was so happy they came! The guys ran and got Mexican food, which was sooo good! I had a full breakfast from the hospital cafeteria and almost ate a whole quesadilla for dinner.. My mom was shocked at how well I was doing, as she was extremely nauseated and sick for the first couple of days after her reduction! All I knew was, I was STARVING!! I have maintained a healthy appetite since surgery, which is great! The first night was really bad! Was in loads of pain and couldn't sleep but maybe a couple hours. My mom stayed with me so my hubby could be home with my daughter.. Was very grateful for that. I took a walk around the block last night and have been very tired today, taking it really easy! They gave me morphine thru my IV every 4ish hours as well as Tylenol 3's. At home I've been taking Vicodin, Tylenol 3's, Celebrex, and Keflex. I have a post-op appt tomorrow morning and I'm praying I can get these drains out then! They are really uncomfortable and I am longing for a shower!! I have showered from the waist down, but it's not the same.. I will keep you posted as to how my appt goes tomorrow! :)

Had my post-op today, it went well! The doc says...

Had my post-op today, it went well! The doc says I'm healing very well with minimal bruising.. I will post pics tomorrow as I am allowed to go braless now or wear a sports bra!! I threw the surgical bra away the first chance I got! haha Unfortunately the drains are staying in until Tuesday.. Which sucks, but I understand! The pain is becoming more and more manageable and overall I feel pretty good! Definitely sore, but for the most part I have full sensation in my nipples! YAY! One of the most painful things is the drains.. I'm super nervous to get those out cause it's so sore in that area! I only drained a total of 10 mL today and the doc says as long as it's under 30 mL total, she will take the drains out! So far so good! My parents left this afternoon, but my hubby still has til next Thursday before he returns to work, and I know I'll be good by then! I've walked every night since my surgery and am cleared to do any activities I feel up to doing! Anyways, hope everyone is well! Stay tuned for pics tomorrow! :)

Going to add new pics! :)

Going to add new pics! :)

I had my drains removed today and I feel free!!!!...

I had my drains removed today and I feel free!!!! They were causing more discomfort than anything else! The bruising is looking better every day and I feel considerably great! Can't wait to see the progress in the coming weeks and months and absolutely know I made a great decision! Thanks for all the support and guidance thru this process! :)

Hi ladies! I haven't checked in for some time! I...

Hi ladies! I haven't checked in for some time! I am now post op 3 weeks as of Monday.. I am back to all of my normal activities and chores.. I am a bit regretful of getting the surgery, as I seem to be a size D, when before surgery I was a DD! Yes, I had a breast lift, but I feel my surgeon completely disregarded what I wanted as far as size (which I asked for a B!!!) and did what she thought was best! If I would have known I was going down one cup size, I would not have had this surgery! How do I mention this to my surgeon? Or do I even say anything? What's the point? What's done is done, can't go back and change it, so I guess I just need to accept my big boobs and get over it! Anyways, wish this was a happier post, I'm just not happy with my outcome and I'm not going to pretend I am! Other than the size, they are healing nicely, aside from the t-junction on both sides, which is taking it's time in healing.. If I had been paying out of pocket for this surgery, I would have been more selective on my surgeon, but since this is who my insurance assigned me to, I went with her.. My advice, make sure you have a surgeon who 100% appreciates what YOU want and not what THEY want! Anyways, I hope everyone is healing nicely and for those awaiting surgery, good luck! The waiting is the hardest part! :)

Spitting stitches!!! OWWWWW! :(

Spitting stitches!!! OWWWWW! :(
Eva P. Chavez

I was referred to my PS through my insurance and PCM..

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I wrote a precious comment.. Don't know where it went! Oh well.. If you have any questions feel free to send me a message! :)
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Oh and she never showed me pics. I sent her emails post surgery to let her know I was unhappy with the results and I never heard a word back! I hate to sound negative, but you asked! Lol I'm making the best of my situation and working out lots to try and reduce the size. I at least got a lift, but never would I have done this if I knew! :)
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Sydney, so glad to see your pictures. I am have a BR done by Dr Chavez on the 12th. Did she ever show you pictures of other patients? So far I have only had the 1 consult with her. Other then being bigger than you want do you like the way the scars look? Are you still unhappy with them? I am very nervouse, and anyn info from someone who has used this PS would be great.
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lookin good congratulations!
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:) thanks!
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HI Sydney. I go back and forth with my emotions on my BR. I originally saw my P.S. for just a TT and added the breast reduction 2 weeks after my first consult, so I don't know how seriously he took it. He did a great job on the tummy tuck, but for my BR, he only took out 96 grams out of my left breast and an almost not worth it 73 grams out of my right. This is the first post where I've actually admitted the tiny amount taken out because I feel pretty short changed, and I had to pay for everything out of pocket. $15,000. So I also understand your frustrations.
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I can understand your frustration. The recovery is quite intense to see so little of a change. Good luck at your post-op.
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Thanks ladies! I really am banking on them being swollen! But I just don't feel like they are anymore! I love the look of them and the scars are healing nicely! But their just to dang big!! I didn't go thru all this to be ONE CUP SIZE smaller! haha I see the surgeon on the 10th and I'm going to seriously bring this up, cause I know I'm not going to be the B I wanted to be!! And that bugs me no matter how I look at it! My hubby is annoyed as well and insists on coming to the appt with me, which scares me a little! I told him he can come, as long as he's nice.. So we'll see! lol Toobiginlongbeach - You are so sweet! Thanks for all the kind words! HUGS xx
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You are looking so spectacular. God those boobs are nice!! Wow. I think your gonna be a little smaller than you are now because everyone sais (everyone) that you will be swolen for many months; but you got incredible fullness and no sagging. Mine has that jagged edge around cleavage and not the roundness that I wanted. Still very boxy shaped and the righty is WAY different than lefty. Overall I am severely jealous but isn't that just always the case?! LOL Enjoy them, they are lovely!
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If it's any consolation, I think they look great! But I'm sorry you're struggling now. Best of luck to you.
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Hello! I'm sorry you are happy with your results but trust me when I tell you, at only 3weeks post op there is still gonna be some changes! I am currently a little over 4 months post op and the size I thought I was at 6 weeks after surgery is not the size I am now. Definitely give it some more time because you still have some swelling and fluid build up.
The surgeon is also going to tell you to wait to see how they turn out because from my experience and my moms (she had hers done a few years ago)it will take close to a year to get final results, they will keep changing and shrinking! I wish you the best!
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Well so sorry your unhappy. I haven't had mine done yet but need to tell you, you look fabulous and maybe you still need to give more time for healing before you decide your true size.maybe you still have swelling which I've seen some people have longer than others..*hugs*
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Hi Sydney. Wanted to give you a shout out, as I used to live in El Paso for about 6 years after college at NMSU. My parents live in Alamgordo -- and we go up to Ruidoso a few times a year when we are visiting from Colorado. Your breast are looking good! My surgery is scheduled for next Thursday, Sept. 6 and I'm so nervous! Im currently at 40DD and was hoping to go down to a D cup -- But now after reading your story, Im thinking smaller would be the way to do for my frame. My PS told me -- "It's easier to dress them up, than it is to dress them down". I would definatley speak to your surgeon to see if a revision is possible. Good luck to you!
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Sydney, your experience is so similar to mine. I asked for a B as well and was only reduced one cup size. I paid for my surgery out of pocket too. While I am not unhappy that I did this, I still wish I were a B. Right now I am a 32C which I feel is too large for my small frame. I don't know why the docs think we want to stay large! Best wishes in talking to your PS.
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Thanks ladies for all the advise! Well she removed 629 grams or 1.38 lbs. in total.. So I know she took some out and they are perkier, but when I was set on them being a B and they are now a D, I can't help but feel disappointed1 I know in my heart she did what she thought was best and in no way took into consideration what I wanted! And honestly, how dare her? Is it her body? No! Anyways, I am totally venting here and would never speak to anyone this way! I will probably calmly explain that I feel they are too big and ask if there are any options as to make them smaller, which I doubt there is! Thanks again ladies! xx
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Syd, I would definitely talk to her. The worst she can do is tell you to buzz off and then you are no worse than you are right now. I would just let her know that you feel like you are still too big. That you don't feel that going from a DD to a D really feels sufficient. At least see what her response is and give her a chance to offer a resolution. If she doesn't maybe speak to your insurance company and see if they have any options for you(though I can't imagine what they can offer...but agree that one cup size doesn't seem like it was worth whatever the insurance company had to pay)

Good luck and let us know what happens!!
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I'm sorry you are disappointed with your results. Do you know how much she took off? At your next appt, I would tell her you think you are still too big and let her know if problems related to having large breasts (backaches, headaches, etc) have not been alleviated. Maybe she would be willing to do a revision.

I hate it when surgeons don't listen to what their patient wants.
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Sorry you aren't happy Sydney. :( Maybe there is still some swelling? I think they look terrific! :)
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I updated my review.. Did you read that? I think I'm a D.. Aside from the size, they look nice, just a lot bigger than I wanted! :(
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Crap, just lost a reply!! Anyway, I'm sorry that you are unhappy. You actually DO look fairly large yet. I would calmly ask your surgeon at your next appointment if she would consider doing some lipo to reduce them some more? Many girls had to have that done, including Iowa, I believe. Didn't read everything you have written here, but do you know how much she removed?? {{{{HUGS}}}}
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I see in your caption of your new pictures that you say you are a lot bigger than you wanted. What size are you now? I think your scars look really good and your breasts are a very nice shape. Sorry you are disappointed with the size :-(
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Stitches.. Drains... SUCK! haha Stitches come out I believe Monday, will post pics after that! Pretty much back to all of my normal activities! :) Feeling like my boobs are bigger than what I wanted.. Oh well. :(
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My drains were the worst part of my whole experience.. I had them 10 full days!! You look like your healing really well!! Still take it easy!!
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Thanks Iowa! I feel great too! Aside from the stitches getting caught on clothing (which hurts!!!) I'm healing nicely! xx
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Oh...I remember those stitches! You are right...they hurt terribly! I think it was the worst pain of the whole deal.
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