Breast Reduction, Best Results Ever and Completely Happy - Madison, WI

I am a small person 5'-1" and had...

I am a small person 5'-1" and had extremely large breasts. I was completely top heavy at a size 40 DDD. My neck, back, shoulders, and head hurt all the time. I felt old and just plain ugly. I had wanted this procedure done for years and finally just had to go for it. Best decision I have ever made...well that and the Tummy Tuck. I am now a perfect size 34 full B and love it.

If you are considering this procedure don't drag your feet for 19 years like I did. Just do your research and go for it.

I wish I had done this years ago. I am so completely happy with my results. Would do it all over again if necessary.

I have had so many people ask for pictures so I have decided to post these. 


Updated July 24, 2011

Hello all of my beautiful ladies!

As you all know RealSelf and helping people is a passion of mine.  I want to spread the word to as many as possible about our wonderful breast reduction community.  This is an amazing support group and I know we will continue to support and educate many others.  So in order to do that I am asking for your help.

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I thank you all and really appreciate your help:)


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Updated December 6, 2011

Bikinis, fun and sun in the Dominican Republic! 

The hubby and I are heading out on a 12 day adventure vacation tomorrow morning.  I freaked him out at told him it was an “All Nude” resort!!!   Just kidding, no place to hide the tummy tuck scar there….LOL

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be 47 and wearing a bikini in public again.   Thank goodness for tummy tucks, breast lifts and lipo.  So is it wrong for 40 something’s to wear a bikini??

While I am gone there are some wonderful ladies who will take great care of you.   I will be back on December 19th.    So don’t panic when you don’t hear from me for a couple of weeks. 

Happy Holidays to everyone:)


Still loving my new boobs...but they are growing!

It's been a while since I last updated but until now I have not had much to add.

A few weeks ago my doctor took me off my Premarin, I have been on it for the past 16 years and done really well. Since I am quickly turning 50 she thought I should get off the meds for safety and health reasons.

The first two weeks were hell. Hot flashes, mood swings, loss of sleep and just plain grumpy..Ugh! My body is adjusting but now my boobs are growing, what the heck.

I was a nice perky "B" cup and now I am up to a full "C" cup. I had to break down and buy new bras this week. Good God what next, a D cup. Oh lordy I better not go back up to that again. If I have to do another reduction I certainly will. I am not afraid of the surgery and would do this all over again for the perky B cups.

Stay tuned and I will let you know how much more they grow. I feel like I have the curse of the big boobies LOL, As long as they stay off my waist I am sure I will be fine. With my luck I will end up like my great auntie. Hers seriously sat in her lap well into her 80's.

5 year post op picture

I wanted to add my five year post op picture.  As you can see they are holding up!   They did grow a little bit due to my estrogen issues.  Gotta love turning 50:)   

Middleton Plastic Surgeon

He is awesome! He is kind and compassionate and absolutely the best surgeon ever. His surgical skill is the best of the best and he takes pride in his work.

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Just wanted to thank you for sharing your BR journey over the past few years. It is so helpful! What a beautiful transformation! On 7/29, I'm going in for a BL with a "cosmetic" reduction. I'm not too sure what the difference is? I do know I will be getting a lift and saying good-bye to the "side" boobage I got going on. I'm 52 and have waited to do this for several years now. It's finally here! Please keep us updated, letting us know how you're doing! I'm on hormone replacement therapy and would like to wean off the meds in the next 6 months or so. Not looking forward to the return of the hot flashes! How long did yours last after quitting HRT? Thanks again for sharing your experiences! Take care!
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Thank you, I am more than happy to share and the years go by.  I was off the HRT for about 4 months and couldn't do it.  I had to go back on for a while.  She told me she would give me a couple more years.  We will then start the ever so slowly taper off.  Not looking forward to that at all.  The hot flashes and mood swings were horrible.  Plus I swear my boobs started growing again.  Once I went back on the meds, they stopped.  

Oh to be a woman:)
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Thank you for all the pics of your breast reduction. It's really helped me to see what I will look like post surgery. What was your pain level post surgery? I too am not a large woman, but thanks to Prempro during menopause, I went from a 34 C to a 36 J. So looking forward to purchasing new bras!
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No problem I am happy to share.  My pain level was not so bad.  I had more pulling and pinching feeling.  It was more like a super sore and tender feeling.   The first three days were the worst with the drains and a little burning feeling at the incisions.  That quickly went away.  

All worth it in the end.  
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Love all your photos. Your tummy tuck was like wow!!! I was so amazed how well you look. Please check your inbox.
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U look great!
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Thank you, feeling good is even better!
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Hi Kimmers25, just wanted to say, "Thank you" for what you do here on RS BR. And, your BR looks great.
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Thank you darlin.  I am so happy to be here for all of you.  
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Wow! You look amazing and are giving the push I need to do it (after waiting 5+ years).
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You are going to love it!!!  Makes you feel like a new woman.
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It is probably just the photos but I think you look better at 5 years than you did at 2! thanks for updating
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Same here.
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Thank you ladies.
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Hi Kimmers
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Well my post disappeared:(. Anyway, thanks for sharing your recent growth issues Kimmers. I may have to have my surgery done again. I had mine done in March and not sure I even went down a whole cup size. I'm still a full 34d. My surgeon said the risk to nipples is higher for a 2nd surgery but I just turned 50 and can't stand the thought of ages issues making them even bigger. Ugh
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Oh lordy!   Why us right...
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Read my review, I have had a second reduction with no problems
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I tell you what, as long as they are not in my lap I am happy!
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I went into early menapause with pelvic abalation when I was 45 and then when I was 50 had a complete hysterectomy with ovaries I had fibroids bad and also cyst on my ovaries So I hope mine dont grow I take low dose of Estrogel and good thing I stopped it a while I sometimes us premarin as well.BOOOOOOO To growing pains :)
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No doubt!   It's just not fair what our bodies go through after age 40!
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the boobs are just the start of it.....looks like bladder surgery next for me.....
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Sorry to hear that what are they going to do I think I been having some bladder issues lately as well like I go just a few drips all time I think nicked it in my surgery hysto Sorry to hear keep me updated how your getting along.
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WOW Congrats on 70 lbs weight loss thats amazing any special diet or plan I have stubborn 20-25 post hysterectomy weight Glad I got it done so I dont have any hormonal fluctuations.
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Thank you.  I followed the Weight Watchers plan and love it.  It really teaches you how to eat and ensures you make great choices in foods. 
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