Breast Reduction Thoughts. - Massachusetts
- updated 11 months ago
I am 20y/o, 5'2'' 150ibs and 38DD. Been having...
- 2 Nov 2012
- Day of treatment
I am 20y/o, 5'2'' 150ibs and 38DD. Been having back, neck, waist and shoulder pains for years now. Went for BR consultation today. The surgeon said he can only do a reduction and not a lift because my upper chest is flat or flabby/stretched (I dont know if am saying it right). In my head am I was like what? He said he's changing just the size to relief the pains and not shape/lift. But is that possible to just cut it off w/o the nipple being raised a bit? Oh, well I settled for the reduction only. I thought its better reduced only, than reduced and lifted then get flabby again after preg.( more disappointing). Originally, I wanted a reduction + lift too. Pictures have been sent to my BMC insurance. I need the surgery for medical reasons (but it has to look good as well and emotional reason) He asked me abt 3x if am really worried abt the look(a lift), I said no so long as the pain go I'll be fine. He looked like if I even over emphasize the look he'd be like, "I can't help you, you wanted a BR, your ins might consider it cosmetic instead of medical" Personally, I do feel like if I over emphasize on the look, it might be considered cosmetic instead of medical and my insurance would not bother covering it. I dont wanna wait till after i have kids, please dont tell me too lol. Earlier today, I settled with the reduction only and now am like I dont wanna say " i wish i was patient to look for a better surgeon(?)" stuff like that. Because ive seen lots of pictures with breasts like mine, suffering from the same symptoms, but they had lifts too. Why's my case different?
Hey girls. Am soooooooooooo excited! I just found...
- 30 Nov 2012
- 28 days post
Well, I still haven't gotten the second refferal yet, but this approval came right on time! Almost done with my finals, so I'll be on vacation! Works for me.
I had to speak to the secretary of my first refferal to find out my deductible, appointment date and stuff like that. She told me she hadn't set up a date yet cuz my pcp told her I wanted a second opinion. She asked if I wasn't comfortable with the doctor....? I told her that I just didn't get the reason why he cudn't do a lift too along with the reduction. She told me it's because the ins. company wouldn't cover the lift (because its considered cosmetics). She told me the doctor could do both but the lifting just wouldn't be covered by the ins. She said I cud call on Monday to find out the cost for the lifting, so that I could pay if I can afford it. I would do just that. So i called my ins. company immediately and asked how much I am supposed to pay (deduction/co payments). The guy said a $50 co payment and that's it! Was sooooo happy, burst into tears. So finally my dream is coming true. I just need to find out the cost of the lift if I can afford it, I would. If I can't I'll go in for the reduction anyways. Oooooor wait till I get the money to do both depending on the cost.
P.S the secretary also told me that another referal would also tell me the same thing about the lift, soooo I'm just go along with this doctor.
One more problem, I dont know how to tell me mom. She has no idea am that disturbed about my size.... I even teased her by saying am thinking abt plastic surgery. She said I shoudn't even think abt it. She's totally against going under the knive to 'improve appearance', especially since she's also big chested. you know the psychology " If I could carry mine all these years you can definately carry yours too" hhahahahaha. I know I am an adult but I dont wanna shock her. It wouldn't make sense telling her after the surgery, because I need my sisters leaving with her to help my out during that period. Any ideas?please!
OMG girls, 1 day for my pretest and surgeon's...
- 2 Jan 2013
- 2 months post