16, and Beyond Ready. - Bristol, TN

I am 16 years old, and a Juinor in high school. My...

I am 16 years old, and a Juinor in high school. My breasts have been giving me problems for about 5 to 6 years now. I started developing at a very early age & I honestly have no idea what size breast I am. I have been referred several times to different surgeons but had a tough time getting an appointment because of my age. Finally, I went to my Primary Care Doctor a few weeks ago and asked him if he could refer me to a chiropractor, because I was getting these horrible knots all over my back because of stress from the weight of my boobs. I explained to him how I was unable to exercise and the horrid pain I have constantly in my shoulders, neck, and back. He referred me to a chiropractor without hesitation, not only that but the nurse decided that she wasnt gonna give up on finding me a surgeon that would take my insurance AND work on someone that is under 18 years of age. A few days later, my phone rang and it was the nurse telling me that she found me a very experienced surgeon that would would work on me and take my insurance. I was so excited and still am, I have been obsessed with looking at before and after photo's, watching surgery videos, and looking at different websites with information about the surgery. I have an evaulation appointment tomorrow around 10:00 a.m. and I'm extremely nervous but completely excited! I can't wait to find out more! I will upload pictures as soon as I get some. :)


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Thanks so much for sharing your experience here on RealSelf. This is going to be a huge relief for you. We'd love to hear more as you progress on your journey!

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Okay, so I went to my consultation & it went...

Okay, so I went to my consultation & it went extremely well. :) :) It's been about a week & a day now & I am now waiting on my insurance company's approval. Ive been very impatient. :( UGH. I'm hoping they approve it, I'm soo nervous that they wont, I'll be destroyed. Lol. But my surgeon said that he thinks they have no reason to deny it & that he sent in all the paperwork I needed. Keep your fingers crossed!


im 15 and just had my surgery yesterday. i can already see the difference and while i was nervous at first, there is much more discomfort than outright pain. i haven even had to take any of the strong prescribed pain medication today!! you won't regret it, i am really happy with my decision!
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Ok my fingers are crossed for you:)

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