I finally made the decision after bad back and neck pain became a daily hindrance. I scarred poorly from a previous surgery and was concerned about the aesthetics, but that washed away after the pain became intolerable. I was a 36G at 5'0" (that was where I was properly fitted at a boutique; I usually purchased 36DD bras and wasn't spilling over or anything).
I am now 12 days post-op and wearing a 36C and couldn't be happier. I asked the surgeon for a C because it was around where I remembered being happy at that size. I realize the swelling will probably take me down a bit more, but I doubt to a B, because it's a pretty full C right now. I have full sensation in my right breast and nipple, but not the left yet. It cuts off about half way down the breast. I'm hoping it improves in time but had already accepted this might happen before I had surgery.
Insurance covered the procedure, thank heavens, because I would have paid far more than most, it seems based on estimates here. My surgeon was the only thing out of network, but we negotiated her fee.
I am so happy I did this, I just wish I hadn't waited so long, even though I'm only 32. I spent far too long feeling uncomfortable in my own body. You have to be ready, but my advice is get as much info as you can and don't delay!
One question for anyone out there- one of my breasts is pretty much yellow at this point, bruising reducing by the day, the other breat is still pretty purple. What's the longest anyone has seen bruising? My surgeon says it's nothing to worry about but it's ugly. I'll post pics once it heals up more.