I sought a breast reduction because I have always...
I sought a breast reduction because I have always been self conscious about the size of my breast. I often would hide inside to avoid looks and the judgement about the size of my breast, which is currently more than a 46DDD. I can't wait to have them reduced. I have my consultation 6/25/13. Wish me luck!
This is the final office visit before my big day
I was under the impression that I would have idea of the size of my breast instead I got doctor terms, such as 1000 liters from both breast. What I understand that to mean to weigh as much as two bottles of pedialyte. This only gives me an ideal that there will be a lot of weight removed as well as the nipple.
I thought I would be able to get both my breast and my stomach done at the same time., but my doctor advised me that I will have to lose another 20 lbs.. I am upset with that because I want to make sure everything is perfect, and that the time off from work would be limited. I guess that would be selfish. I need to take one step at a time. I will be paying for the tummy tuck out of pocket.
Counting down for the day's until the big day....
Today will make the 10th day that I am waiting to undergo a breast reduction. I have talked to my friends and shared some laughs, but in reality this is a do or die situation. This breast are out of control. I am looking forwarded to becoming less of an conversation piece because of the size of my breast. Once I have completed this surgery. I will be looking to reduce the size of my belly. I had an abdominal hysterectomy in 2013 and my insurance company won't cover the procedure, but I am not worried about it. I will work if I have to, to insure it will happen.
Resolving the issues of big breast
We are at the last stages of dealing with reducing my breast size. I think my nerves got the best of me this last week, but i'm doing better of me. I now back on track. My Doctor says that I will not have to use the silicone anchor gel patches, which is a good thing. I can't wait to undergo this surgery. I know that it will lead to less stress in my life. I looking forwarded to my breast sitting above my stomach. I have a total of 3 days left.
My looks have already changed!
I awakened in the recovery room with a view of my stomach. I am so proud of the outcome of the breast reduction surgery from West Penn Hospital performed by Dr. Robert H. Kang in Pittsburgh PA. I could not ask for a better view. I don't know the size but he did state that my right breast could not be weighed on the scale, and here I was thinking it was my breast that was to heavy; I now know that I was in a tremendous amount of pain daily.
Recovering from a a bilateral reduction mammoplasty with a free nipple graft
On August 7,2013 I was admitted to West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh PA to have a breast reduction. My surgeon was Dr. Robert H. Kang, whom at this point I feel that he is best within his field. He was able to deliver a beautiful outcome to a very serious situation. I have decided to release photos of my procedure after meeting with Dr. Kang to ensure that any concerns I would have were addressed and vis versa. I also wanted to say thank you to all of the women who have shared their personal stories along the way and who have helped me both emotionally and physically!
Feeling the love
Lady's and gentlemen this surgery is the best thing that I could have ever bought myself! I have endured some much pain in the past from family, friends, co-workers, and complete strangers because of the size of my breast. I am more confident now there ever. I can walk into a building without worrying that I would be hurt emotionally or physically. For the men and women who are considering this procedure (breast reduction), I urge you to take the time to find a Doctor that is board certified and who listens to your every word and can interpret your body language and can make a professional decision that is medically best for you! Good Luck to you, and I hope to post pictures to this site within a year that way I will be completely healed from surgery!
My One Month Anniversary
It has been one month today that I had my breast reduction surgery and I can't be happier! I am able to go walking and jogging without tipping over. I am completely satisfied with my recovery so far. As each day goes by my stitches get smaller and smaller. I am waiting for my nipples to form at this point so I can see the complete job. Once again I agree that this procedure is a medical procedure and not for a cosmetic surgery. If you have an insurance company that refuses to pay for the surgery, my advice would be to appeal the process, and get as much medical proof from your doctors to the women/men who do you mammogram screening to evaluate your breast. If I had to do it over again I would. Dr. Kang is a wonderful doctor.
Follow Up Appointment
I went to see Dr. Kang today and it was relatively fast and straightforward. I am still in the process of healing. My nipples have dried out and I am waiting to see what is underneath. I will add a photo of what my breast look like in a top.
Today was my last visit with Dr. Kang
29 Oct 2013
2 months post
I have been cleared to resume life as I know it. I am very happy with the results thus far, and I would recommend Dr. Kang of Western Penn Hospital here in Pittsburgh, PA for cosmetic surgery. Again, I had surgery on August 7th, 2013 and I already have nipple sensitivity at three months and my scars look great. I will continue to heal in privacy and I plan to update my current photos In August 2014! Good Luck to you all...
I changed my mind and decided to share my photos
13 Nov 2013
3 months post
It has been four months post op after a breast reduction!