27yrs old no kids..Breast Reduction - Houston, TX

Hello, I decided I needed to get my breast reduce...

Hello,

I decided I needed to get my breast reduce after weeks of research and looking at videos I finally made an appointment. I'm a 38DDD, I'm 5'8 and 188lbs. My right breast is bigger than the left. I had my consultation on 6/4/2014 and Dr. Dora said, I was a great candidate for a breast reduction with a left. They size he suggest is a full C. I have Anetha Life insurance. Dr. Dora said, he will submit everything and I should hear something back in ten days if not he will follow up. If Aneta denie me he said he will appeal it. I'm just anxious and nervous at the same thing. I will post pics and keep everyone updated.

Before Breast Reduction

Approval from Aetna Today!!!

I called Aetna to check the status on my precert, well behold they approved my breast reduction as of today, I'm just waiting for Dr. Dora to recive the letter and I can schedule the surgery date. It was a pretty quick a approval, I read on Aetna website that for me to get an approval, I have to go to the doctor over a year period of time and see three different doctors and get recommendation letters. I did not have to do any of that. I went to see Dr. Dora and he said I would be a good candidate for a breast reduction and he will send a letter to Aetna. I got my consultation done on June 4th, 2014 and was approved on June 17th. I don't know what Dr. Dora worte, but I'm Thankful to get an approval so quick.

Waiting on my approval letter

My approval letter should be here within 7- 10 days. I'm only responsible for 10% which is really good. D. Dora called me this morning and was just updating me on information. I told him I would like to have it done next month or early August he said, ok.
#waiting.

PS received approval letter today.

I go talk to my PS tomorrow 6/25 and go over everything. Wish me luck:)

Surgery July 9th***

I went to see my PS and my surgery date is July 9th at 10am????????The only think I'm upset about I will not be able to breast feed because he is doing a nipple graft. I don't have any kids and I don't want to wait. But I will not have that experience. I can find another PS but still not guarantee I will be able to breast feed. But that's life decisions.????????

The letter I wrote just in case I was denied. If anyone else need help for their letter here is what I wrote.

To Whom It May Concern:
I am in dire need of Breast Reduction Surgery. I endure extreme pain due to my abnormally oversized breasts. My breasts are so large that it is difficult for me to participate in everyday activities. Bilateral reduction mammoplasty is medically necessary in my case, for several reasons.
I have chronic pain in my neck, shoulders, upper and mid-back. Throughout the years this heavy weight has caused my shoulders and upper back to curve forward, leading to misalignment throughout my spinal column. I am currently taking prescription Ibuprofen for my constant pain. I worry about the long-term damage to my nerves taking prescription pain pills.. I also feel uncomfortable about continued use of prescription painkillers and the effects of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatories on liver tissue.
In addition to this lower back condition, I also suffer from pain in my middle and upper back, shoulders, neck, and arms. At times, I can feel nerves being pinched in my upper back and neck area, and jolts of pain will radiate down my upper extremities. The weight of my breasts is a strain on all these areas, and the pains are increasing steadily. My back crackles and pops each time I try to straighten out my hunched forward shoulders.
I am frightened about the obvious and continued misalignment of my spine, and I worry about suffering permanent damage. I am desperately trying to lose weight to relieve this debilitating pain, and avoid future back surgery. Unfortunately, my breast size greatly interferes with my ability to exercise.
It would be much easier to achieve my weight loss and fitness goals, if I were able to exercise freely, and without pain. I have always had trouble breathing properly while exercising. Even as a young teenager, my family doctor admitted that the extra weight on my chest would always make it harder for me to breathe.
I am enrolled in a weight resistance program at the fitness center I joined. The Chest machine, a basic piece of nautilus equipment designed to strengthen pectoral muscles, is difficult for me to use correctly. My abnormally large bust makes it impossible to fully complete the range of motion, which contracts the targeted pectoral muscles. This is very frustrating, since it is the best way to build chest muscle support for the load I carry.
Basketball is one of my greatest loves, but it wreaks havoc on my body. The jostling causes my breasts to flop around, despite my best attempts to secure them with supportive attire. There are several other sports I would love to try, but I find it nearly impossible to move freely and without embarrassment since I cannot control the bouncing of my massive breast tissue.
My bra has ultimately become an instrument of pain as the bra straps cut into my shoulders. I have permanent grooves in my shoulders where the bra straps have exerted their pull. I will always have these scars as the bone has been permanently molded. A reduction will not make this go away. But it will lessen the pull, and cause less pain and disfigurement in the future.
Even with the best of bra support, there is still some overlap and contact between my breast skin and my lower chest wall skin. Especially in the summer, I always have a chronic skin irritation. During exercising, it becomes very sweaty, and irritated, due to moisture accumulation and chafing.
Another factor in my decision to seek a breast reduction is the fact that breast cancer runs in my family. My aunt and two maternal great aunts, all had breast cancer. It is virtually impossible for me to do an accurate self-examination, as my large breasts are very dense. I understand that early detection is my best weapon against breast cancer, but I may not be able to detect something that is located in an area that I cannot feel. I am very concerned about my inability to conduct breast self-examination successfully.
I am quite self-conscious about my breast size. I know this is not something that is normally evaluated. However, I want you to know how I feel as a whole. I have suffered a variety of unwanted attention for many years. It is hard to find clothes that fit around the bust, and increasingly difficult to locate bras. I wear a size 38 DD.
Even after losing nearly 15 pounds, my bra cup size has not decreased. In fact, if I could actually find a bra with a larger cup size, I would order one. I don't fit neatly into my current bra cup size. I constantly need to readjust my bra, so that my breasts are not bulging out in front and showing a big ridge. I do this "shifting" of my breasts in the bathroom, or in my office at least 10-12 times each day. I always wear two bras in order to support the weight of my breasts. I never undress in front of anyone, not even my sisters, because of the humiliation of having to wear two bras, one on top of the other.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I wanted to express my concerns and outline the reasons why I need this procedure. It is my goal to be healthy and active. I believe with this surgery, I can finally reach that goal.
Due to the extreme abnormality of my breast size, breast reduction surgery is most definitely medically necessary. Please review the enclosed letters of support from my Primary Care Physician, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.
I hope you will reconsider this important decision.
Sincerely,
xxxx
Enclosed:
• Original Letter requesting authorization (11/5/XX, Doctor's Name, MD)
• Denial of Authorization
• Letter of support from PCP (Doctor's Name, MD)
• Letter of support from Plastic Surgeon (Doctor's Name, MD)

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My surgery is next week, I just paid my coinsurance $396.00 for everything, I thought it was going to be over $1,000 but it wasn't. Pictures and videos coming soon.

Prepost pics

My preop is July 8th, I'm getting nervous and I'm nervous to see how are they going to turn out. I will be updating pics and reviews.

A video recap.

Also, I had my Preop today, The big day is tomorrow and I am very nervous. I will pray the doctor donot cut and dice me up and having my boobs look deformed. But I know I cannot think like that so I will stop. A little side of me is excited. Tonight I will clean my house and try to fnd me some nice button up shirts. Dolls, I cannnot believe this is happening its like I'm about to give birth. lol. Talk to you Doll tomorrow or Thursday.

Video should be working.

Just an intro about my process oh a breast reduction.

Sorry dollas hopefully this video works.

ON MY WAY THE Hospital

Dolls,

I'm on my way to the hospital ????????????????. I'm nervous and happy at the same time. I feel like I'm about to deliver a baby I'm so happy. I will update you all as soon as I can. Smooches.

Hey Dolls three post opt review

If video does not play copy link below.

http://youtu.be/fQuZZPKyenE

Hey???? I know I didn't post right away. I headed to the country over the weekend and had no signal. Omg,, about 1:20pm I woke up from the surgery and boobs felt like someone pulled gasoline on my boobs and lite them on fire, that's what I told the nurse. She gave me some narcotic and literally I start feeling good in five seconds. Lol, when they rolled me back to the room they gave me a pain pump trust, I pumped it every fifteen minutes. I was so high I didn't feel nothing. Lol. I was release from the hospital the next day about 9am I didn't have any drains or anything. I get my stitches out this week. Yes, he stitch the gauze to my nipples????????. lol, I hope it don't hurt when he take them out. lol . I was told no lifting over five pounds and no driving until I see Dr. Dora. Honestly, two days after surgery my pain was a three when I was trying to get up from the bed in the morning or when I wake up they're a little sore but no real pain. Today is my 5th day post opt and it feels like I didn't have a surgery at all. I've been hard heading picking stuff up or what not and my family keep reminding me I just had surgery. I've been wearing the surgical bra I'm not sure how long I have to wear it yet. Thanks for all the strong encouraging words. Smooches????????????I will most once I go to my post opt appointment.

A dress a couldn't fit because of my breast look now.

A dress a brought I couldn't wear because of the big boobs. I figured I would save the breast really for when I lose weight to see if I could fit it. When I tried it on I almost started crying I was so happy I could fit the dress.???????????? I wore it today, but I forgot I wasn't suppose to lift my hands over my head. But I took the dress off the end if the day.

Partial stiches getting removed.

http://youtu.be/OAGjmAMuQUQ

I had an FNG and stitches completely out.

The only thing with the FNG is the nipple and aerola complete turn to a sore and pull off as you can see the color coming back in. I have no pain if I left something to heavy it just feel like a sore muscle. I believe I'm a c-36. I brought so many cute bras lol, I live my new boobs my scaring is clearing up and I have not put any ointment on the scars. My PS told me to wait.
Dr. Dora

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