November 2 WAS the big day! - 2 months post op

Well I have a mammogram in 2 days and paperwork to...

Well I have a mammogram in 2 days and paperwork to fill out right after at my PS's office. I also have a deposit of $513 I have to pay. My insurance will be covering 80% of my surgery and they are requiring 200 grams from each breast. I'm kind of glad it's not 500 like most. I feel it gives me more of an option to what size I can request to be.

So a little about me, I am 33 with two toddlers (2 and 4) and I am a 38DD or 36 DDD and I have had big boobs since I was 13!! I've always been shy and they just added to my insecurities. I was one of the only girls with big boobs and big butt so a lot of girls hated me and guys loved me. I hated attention....still do. I've been wanting a breast reduction since i was 16 but knew I was too young. Then I wanted it at 18 but decided to wait until after college. Well, then I finished college , got married and decided to wait until after I had kids. And here I am now!

I have no one other than my husband and mom to talk to about this. It's all I think about so it's all I want to talk about. I think I'm annoying my mom and my husband just gets nervous. He loves my boobs the way they are so it makes me feel kind of bad that I'm doing this but I'm finally doing something for me! I just hope I don't regret it! I'm so scred to lose nipple sensation and to have uneven nipples and breasts. But I'm excited to start running and to fit into clothes and bikinis. I told my cousins who have little boobs and they think I'm crazy. They say they wish they had big boobs like me. I explained back pain and all of that and they just don't get it. I told my mother in law about my decision and hoped she would volunteer to come into town one weekend to help me with the kids but it didn't happen. In fact, she was so negative and against the whole thing. She just kept telling me how ugly the scars are going to be and how her friends have gotten it done and they hatentheir breasts now and one of her friend wants implants now! I was so discouraged and almost wanted to cry! Why cant anyone be geniuinely happy for me? I admit I'm nervous and I'm not 100% sure I'm making the right decision but Im going for it because I want to. It makes me nervous that my PS won't provide before/after pics. Is this a red flag? I have a friend who had a BR done with him and loves him and is very happy with her results and she says her scars are barely noticeable. She Did lose all feelingnin her right breast though! (yikes)!

I just really wanted to tell my BR story and once it happens, I will post more Information and pics. Can't wait to ask my PS more questions at my 2nd and final consultation on Tuesday. I have a huge list. I love this website and all the positive results I've seen. Please comment if there is anyone out there who had felt the same way as me.

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Hi Mommy in Texas! - I'm scheduled for my surgery on Sept 6th and I too am quite nervous. I worry about the scarring and about losing sensitivity. My husband has been so supportive letting me know that if I feel this is the right thing for me then he's behind me 100%. But it still doesn't ease my worries. What if he doesn't like my breasts afterward? What if the scarring is too much? What of they're too small (I mean what man doesn't like big boobs?)

I'm 40 years old with 2 girls (10 and 6) and I'm currently a 38DD as well. I'm a small person - 5ft 1" and I've known for a while that my back and shoulder pain was caused by my breast size but waited first due to my kids then to nerves. Well I have the date set and I have my pre-op with the surgeon tomorrow morning!

Please let me know how everything goes for you and I'll post updates as well. It's good to know others that are going through this at the same time!!!
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Hi NewYork21, I have those SAME questions. I am afraid to be too small and I'm worried about my husband not liking them afterwards but our husbands love us and yes men love big boobs but they also like perky ones (which we will have soon) :)!!! I really am super worried about losing nipple sensitivity but I am hoping that if I don't have a huge amount taken out that it will lower my chances of that happening. I'm not sure if that is true though. It's one of my questions I have for him tomorrow. Let me know how your pre-op appointment goes tomorrow and I will let you know about mine! :D
hi my name is ms hill i have a breast reduction In nov 2012 i have been waiting for already two months and a half i have another two and half months to go I know you are happy to be getting your breast reduction in Aug i am a 42 I and i cant wait good luck and stay in touch and also comment back on my page i tend to forget who i go and comment under so if you respomd back on my opage we can keep in touch god bless....
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OMG! So today was my pre-op appointment and I was...

OMG! So today was my pre-op appointment and I was so excited to go in and ask my final questions and to register at the hospital. Well....it was AWFUL! My PS did not give me the answers I wanted to hear. I asked him to please not take out too much tissue where I would be a B cup and he said he cannot promise me that. (Do all PS say that?) He was very short with me and almost snappy. He also said he does every BR the same and he doesn't alter towards the patients size preference. (is that weird or am I being paranoid). He also would NOT provide me with any before/after pics. He says that he doesnt want his patients to think they are going to come out looking like someone else in the pics. I wanted to say NEVERMIND. He kept saying, "if you are not prepared to have small breasts, then don't have this surgery. THis is a breast reduction and the goal is to reduce your breasts." And I get that, trust me, I want SMALLER boobs just not TOO small....dont I have some say in this?
I understand that there are patients out there that are in severe pain and want their boobs off at any costs and he was very defensive. I think he thinks I just want it for cosmetic purposes ONLY. I do want a reduction but they are MY boobs and I want them to look good. I still have to live with them. I am only 33! So I left there sad and I went to register at the hospital. I was fighting back tears while I was waiting and on the last step of my registration, a nurse came to give me instructions and I LOST IT. I bawled my eyes out. I told her I was UNSURE and SCARED and I felt very UNCOMFORTABLE. What was I going to do. SHe assured me that it is ok to shop around for other doctors and not to do it if I wasnt comfortable. I am crushed. I have waited so long for my surgery day to come and now I am possibly going to start over???? I sincerely thought I was going to leave there happy and anxious!
Well, I called and cancelled my surgery. :( My husband and mom agree that it is best! btw, my back is killing me as I am typing this! :(

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I am 8 days postop. Im so glad you are looking for another doctor. My surgeon showed me lots of pictures and let me determine size. I've had complications and i hate the recovery process, but my neck, back and shoulders are very grateful that I've done this. I also used this surgeon for my abdominoplasty and hernia repair 8 years ago. Find a surgeon you trust!!
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You're right, there is a reason we did not connect. I hope I find Dr. Right soon. :) thanks for your comment.
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So sorry, MiT! But I think you will eventually find the doctor that is right for you and that will treat you with the respect that you deserve! There is a reason you did not connect with this guy. Even if your friend loved him, he certainly is not right for you! Good luck as you search for Dr. Right!
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So tomorrow I have another consultation with a new...

So tomorrow I have another consultation with a new ps in a different town. I hope it goes well. I hate getting my hopes up. I originally had my surgery planned for tomorrow which would have been perfect timing but now I'm not sure when I will get it done. I'm sure this new dr will have to resubmit a letter to my insurance which will probably take 2 weeks. But since my last post, I've lost 2 bras! One underwire poked through one one bra and the other bra, 2 of the hooks on the back bent! I don't think I want to buy another bra since unplanned to have surgery. I have a few more I can use. Well, I will post after my consultation tomorrow. I hope I like him.

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How did your appointment go today?
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My appointment was AMAZING! I am so excited all over again! Talking to this new PS made me realize how right I was about walking away from the first one. I will post an update tomorrow! :) thanks for asking!!
I know how disappointing it is to start over and the wait. I'm still waiting on my insurance from my 2nd consult (I still haven't heard peep from the 1st PSs office and its been 7+ weeks!) The 2nd consult went WAY better. I was more informed (thanks in part to these gals here), knew better questions to ask, knew what to expect, was able to listen better and was less nervous. I didn't like the first PS because of the before/after pictures. None of them seemed "right" in my eyes - maybe only 2 would I be happy about the outcome. SO, I went for the 2nd consult and I really liked him, but then I forgot to ask him for his before/after!! So I am hoping at the preop appointment that we can look through those and discuss outcomes. I've been nervous and conjuring up all these conversations if he doesn't let me see them, especially after reading your experience. If he won't, I too will walk away and start over. I figure I'll reason with him about when he designed his clinic - did he hire an intererior designer/builder without seeing their portfolio just because function was more important than form? Doubt it! Probably intereviewed several designers before choosing what fit his style best. This is the same thing - Form AND Function - Art AND Science are involved here. I might even ask him to treat me as if I am a cosmetic only patient paying fully out of pocket and that's the outcome I expect. Anyway - go with your gut tomorrow and hopefully you'll have a great appointment and see the difference between someone who cares about YOU and the attitude you felt with the first one. Keep us posted!
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Yesterday was a good day! I drove 2 hrs to have a...

Yesterday was a good day! I drove 2 hrs to have a consultation with a new ps and it was worth it! The staff was sooo nice. The doctor was still in surgery so I had to wait a few minutes but I didnt mind. While I was waiting, one lady showed me some before and after pics on a laptop. They looked really good and I was already at ease. She said her daughter got hers done at 19 with this doctor before the lady started working there and she was really pleased with her results. She asked me questions and asked me what size I am and I told her a 36 DDD and then she actually asked me what size I wanted to be and I said a C/D. And she typed it in the computer. Already such a huge change from the first ps office. So I finally went in the waiting room and got undressed and in came the wonderful surgeon. He had a warm presence about him, he was so nice and professional! He told me the size I wanted was perfect for my body and he wouldnt make me a B cup even if I wanted. He said leaving more tissue behind would be safer for me. Oh, and he estimated 350g from left and 450g from right.
He took several measurements unlike first ps. He never mentioned any "cookie cutter" measurements. He even said he would make my nipples as small as I wanted. I had no idea that was an option because the first ps made it seem like I had NO choice any ANY of it. I was completely relieved. He seemed to really care about what I wanted!! He took several before pics at different angles. The first ps took only 1 from the front.
So I a have to wait for them to resubmit a letter to insurance and then we will go from there. OH, and another difference was that they dont take any money upfront, unlike first ps who wanted all his money at the preop appt! (which I got back)!
I am so relieved and so glad that I listened to my gut. I left happy and not scared....what a nice change!

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YAY! I'm super stoked that everything went so well for you today! It is totally worth waiting for the right PS! Please let us know as soon as you find out about your approval and when surgery will be scheduled!
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Reading the first part of your review made me so sad! But once I got to the end, I was so relieved and excited for you. I'm glad you made the decision to switch. I didn't write my own review until *after* surgery but the support and encouragement I've received has been such a blessing. Good luck to you!
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Thank you! :)

So I'm still waiting to hear from my insurance...

So I'm still waiting to hear from my insurance company again! It's been 2 weeks since my last consultation. It took 2 wks last time for my insurance to reply (and approve) so hopefully I will get the same letter soon! I'm ready to get a surgery date set!! :/ so until then, I'm waiting! But I do want to say congratulations to all the lovely ladies that have and love their new boobs!!

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Will be anxious to hear. There would be nothing wrong with giving the insurance company a call and checking on the status!
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Im so anxious! The more I wait, the smaller I want...

Im so anxious! The more I wait, the smaller I want my boobs to be. I called my insurance company and they said the are definitely going to approve the procedure. They just haven't mailed the letter out yet. I think I'm going to call my ps on Monday and ask him to schedule me already! I want this done while my deductible is met....definitely before it starts over! (I think 2013).
My boobs are so heavy (8lbs) and I am ready for the relief! My posture is horrible! I catch myself slouching really bad and I try and sit up straight and iy doesn't last long! :/
I will keep everyone posted!
And I must say that all the post op-ers look great and I'm so happy for you guys! I can't wait to share my experience too! :D

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Great news! Make sure you let us know when you have a date!
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So I finally heard from the insurance company and...

So I finally heard from the insurance company and they still agree to pay for 80% of my surgery since I have met my deductible! So my ps called me and we set up a date....November 2! I can't wait! Just thought I'd share! :)

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November 2? That will be here before you know it! WooHoo!
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Congratulations on the date.whoohoo!!!!
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Yahoo!!! So happy for you. I'm 10/19 so I'll be rootin' for you and see you on "the other side" :)
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My pre-op appointment is this Friday and surgery...

My pre-op appointment is this Friday and surgery is November 2! I go back and forth with my emotions! I'm really scared of the actual recovery. With two toddlers, I'm not sure how good I can allow myself to heal. I have a 2 and a 4 yo. I'm so hands on with them that I'm really freaking out about How its going to work out for me. I will have some help though. I am also hoping I am a good healer.
I am also worried about losing sensation but most of all I'm worried about the fact that I could possibly have horrible scars! I just want to love my boobs for once on my life. I'm relying on the comfort of a smaller size and lack of shoulder and back pain being worth it!!
When I think about all the possibilities I will never have if I don't have surgery, my fears fade a little. I just have to tell myself that I will be able to wear button ups and strapless bras and no bras and bikinis, spaghetti strap dresses and so on!! Oh, and no shoulder pain and bad posture, duh!! :)
Also, when I look at my ps before and after pics, I cannot believe they are real. One pic is after 4 weeks and one is after 6 weeks and they look great with minimal scarring! I will have to post those pics. I wonder if they manipulate the photos at all. That would e so wrong, right?!?
Anyway, just had to express my fears with women who understand. I also need any advice on aftercare with toddlers, so if you have any, please share! :)

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Hi mom in Texas, I've got a 2 1/2 year old and have the same concerns as you about being used to hands on with her. Until today, 11 days out from surgery, she has been with her grandma. Today I felt strong enough to have her back with us. I sat her down and explained that mommy has "owies" and I needed her to be my helper so I won't hurt anymore. I put a pillow over my chest so she can sit in my lap without injuring me. I'll post more tips as I figure it out myself :) I'm looking fwd to participating in more fun activities with her now that I have less boobage in the way. Get ready for a life changing adventure!
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Congratulations on your surgery! I hope you are feeling good! I can't wait to participate in more activities without boobage too! :) I can't wait to hear more tips!

I had my preop appoinent yesterday and it went...

I had my preop appoinent yesterday and it went good. I am a little concerned because I asked my ps how long the procedure would take and he said 2 hrs. Then he said, "well 2 hrs for you because you need to get home but longer for everyone else"!!!! What?!? I am from out of town but I don't want him to rush by any means. I don't know why I didn't speak up. I don't think I caught it until I left. Im scared he is going to rush with me and mess up or something.
How long did surgery take for you ladies? Should I call him and say something!?

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WhileI was reading a few posts, I realized that my...

WhileI was reading a few posts, I realized that my PS said he doesn't use drains. That scares me. I was relieved at the time he told me but now I'm wondering why. Where will all the fluid go? I thought everyone has drains. Please let me know if you didn't have drains and if everything was fine! My surgery is less than 2 weeks away!!!!! :(

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not much longer and u will wake up with new boobies. dont worry too much. the time before ur surgery is more anxious than after. soon u will recovering and feel so much lighter. as far as ur comment about fluid and drains. ur body does amazing things and will absorb fluids. just make sure u are prepared with lots of fluids and low salt diet. we will be here when ur recovering to see ur progress!! xxxx
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Thank you! :D
I am just over 4 months post op and I can tell you without a doubt this was sooo much more easier and non painful that I expected. I can not even call it pain. Just tightness which was the most uncomfortable when tring to sleep. The only reason I took the pain meds was to help me sleep. I know everyone has different pain levels but I was pleasantly surprised. I had drains for over night in the hospital. I was driving after 5 days. I still do not like to sleep without a bra for some reason it just is more comfortable. My scars still feel tight under my arms but I am thinking it will go away with time. Overall you will be pleasantly surprised and wonder why you did not do this sooner.... Good luck!
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So I have had a sore throat for a few days now and...

So I have had a sore throat for a few days now and woke this morning with no voice. I went to the doctor today and I have a throat infection and gave me a prescription for antibiotics. Waiting to hear back from my ps to see if I will be ok to go through with surgery on Friday. :( I sure hope so!

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So I just spoke with the ladies at my surgeon's...

So I just spoke with the ladies at my surgeon's office and he gave me the ok to take the antibiotics I was given and they will check with me on Thursday to make sure I am feeling better. I sure hope I do. I think I will.
Also, for some reason, my mind is playing tricks on me. I started looking in the mirror and thinking to myself that my boobs aren't really that big. Then I started Doubting the whole thing. Is this normal?? I know that my boobs are really big because they have been forever and I have always been known as the girl with the ginormous boobs! But I'm convinced is just my mind playing tricks on me. Has it happened to anyone else?

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How is the throat infection? Hopefully the antibiotics kicked in by now and you're feeling much better...
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I think everyone feels like that,my turn will come. Guess its like pre wedding day jitters:)
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Lol! I spent a whole week looking at my breast, saying they are not that big! But have I shared my pics from my vac in August. No! Because in all my pics all you see is my big boobs! Can't wait to here how well things went for after your surgery on the 2nd. My surgery is scheduled for the 5th, so I have to deal with the weekend. 8(
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Just wanted to update! My throat is so much...

Just wanted to update! My throat is so much better! I am really sad about leaving my kids for a few days. I bawled all night! I also had a hard time sleeping last night! I actually wanted to cancel the whole thing!!! I then finally slept some and woke up this morning and felt a little better about it all. I cant believe tomorrow is the day! I am seriously scared. I am worried about having complications and stuff. I just hope I am doing the right thing. I have wanted this since I was 16 and now I am 33 so it has to be the right thing to do, right? I might not get this chance again. Plus, I keep thinking that it is a good thing I am getting this done now so I have time while I am still young to be more athletic and physical for my kids. I also want to live a long healthy life and I dont need two heavy boobs holding me back.
Just freaking out a little. I am the rock in this family and I take care of my husband and kids so it is scary to think about how things will function while I am recovering!
I will post pictures tomorrow after surgery and let everyone know how it goes.
Thanks for all the support ladies.

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Hello Mommy in Texas...tomorrow is the Big day for you! I am so excited for you and totally understand yr feelings..your family will be fine and it will make them appreciate you much more. Plus it will prob grow yr husband and kids relationship.. I have found when I can't/don't do it for my kids and daddy does it is a good thing for all involued, even if they arrived somewhere and the ladies said" oh your Mom must sick"based on the state of their hair.. Daddy doesn't do hair the best:))) Just think tomorrow you will be on the recovery side!!! Perky smaller boobies!! On a side note I am a 36ddd. And want to be a D/C I am tall 5.7" 150. How tall are you? I get what you say about the cosmetic thing..my neck , back, shoulders hurt daily. I wonder if I'm doing the right thing too after reading how much larger some of the ladies girls are on here!!
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tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow little boobies for u tomorrow!!!!!!!! its only a day away!! hahaha. good luck tomorrow and prayers for a safe and sounds return to ur bed for a little rest and recoop. we will all be thinking of u and look forward to ur date when u get up to it. hugs xxxxxxxx
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I remember the day/week before jitters - you're doing great just forging ahead despite the fear and anxiety. You can do it - You'll be thrilled you did! Thinking of you and can't wait to hear how it goes!
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I want to first start off and thank all the women...

I want to first start off and thank all the women on here for the love and encouraging words. If it wasn't for this site, I might not have gone through with this! I can't say that the Surgery was a walk in the park. I hated the surgi center I was in because I didn't even have a recovery room or anything like that. It was like a cubicle with a curtain. But the staff was so nice and my surgeon is also great. When I woke up, I remember asking of I was going to die because I was in so much pain. I didn't do well coming out of anesthesia. Not well at all! I was so nauseated and in pain. I also was so tired. They couldn't wake me up, so they didn't. I slept and when I woke up I felt better. I came home (hotel) and slept so hard. When I woke up, I felt AMAZING! No pain anymore and very little nausea. I looked down and saw the cutest cleavage. I looked in the mirror and was so pleased. I felt so skinny. I can't wait to take and post pics. I will do that tomorrow. I see my ps in the morning and then I head home for a 2 hr drive! (nervous) but for now, I'm thrilled. I hope I heal well! :)
And my kids are doing so great with their nana and their Mimi. (grandmas)

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congrats! please post pics! and do you know how much he took out each side and what size you may be now..sry know thats alot of questions and your trying to recover! lol
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glad u are on the recovery side....we were all thinking of u! hope ur drive is ok. plz rest and take it easy. remember be careful about picking up the kids u dont wanna strain urself too much. gentle hugs and let us know when u make it home safe. xxxxxxxx
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I had my surgery on October 30 so Iv'e been home for 3 days you will start to feel better in a couple of days I started walking and getting up by myself today with little to no pain Congrats Hunny!!!
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Feeling good! I want to get up and do things but I...

Feeling good! I want to get up and do things but I have to remind myself to relax. I'm ready for a new sports bra so I will probably send my husband out to get me one. Lol. My bra is pressing on my incisions underneath my boobs but I placed some gauze under there and I feel a little better. I do have feeling in both of my nipples which I'm happy about.
I met with my ps this morning and he said everything looks good. I get my tape off next Thursday. I think I was in surgery for 2 1/2 hrs. I am really pleased with my results. I know they will be smaller and less firm in a couple weeks so u won't know my final size until then. Buty shoulders and back feel great! I feel lighter and it's amazing! I'm so happy!

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im so excited for u...congrats i have no after pics cause i was afraid to look..wishing u well
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Congratulations!!!! So glad your recovery started a little better off then mine did! By day 5 You'll be feeling fantastic, trust me! Can't wait to see pictures!
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Hoping u have a safe ride home!! Look forward to an update when ur up to it xxx
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Day 3: feeling pretty good! In a sports bra, no...

Day 3: feeling pretty good! In a sports bra, no gauze. I feel pretty swollen but not much pain. I'm resting a lot and I'm so proud of my husband and kids for being so quiet and behaved! ;) today is a good day. I wish I could post pictures from my iPhone. I will post pics when I feel a little better.

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u look great!!!! its hard to slow down when u have kids and other stuff going at home. take it easy as long as u can and relax. happy healing !!! xxxxx
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Mommy.. I keep moving forward with the prep. For surgery..making list buying stuff....I still don't know for sure:(

Day 4- I woke up this morning with horrible back...

Day 4-
I woke up this morning with horrible back pain. I used way too many pillows to prop me up and it back fired! Also, I decides to take my sports bra off for a little while and go with my husband to drop my daughter off at school........mistake!!! Ouch!!! I took a pain pill as soon as I got home and put my bra back on. Hopefully I will feel better in a little while! I'm planning to relax on the recliner for the rest of the dAy!

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Something that has worked for me to give myself a break from the sports/surgery bra is a double lined tank size S (normally I'd be a L) that I picked up at Fred Meyer - Its very good quality, no seams anywhere, and very stretchy and snug so I still feel supported - but I enjoy wearing it around the house for a break and supportive enough so I'm not in pain.
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Can you tell me what you had to do to get the insurance to pay for 80% of your surgery? Did the Plastic surgeon reccommend it or was it a family practitioner? Can the PS actually reccommend it? Thanks, Carrie
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Hi Carrie. Since I had met my deductible, it was in my insurance's policy to pay 80% of any medical claims. My PS submitted a letter and pictures to my insurance requesting coverage of my breast reduction. My insurance agreed and required that a minimum of 200 grams be removed from each breast. Hope this helps.

Day 5: I did a lot today. I took care of my 2...

Day 5:
I did a lot today. I took care of my 2 year old all by myself, I played with her outside, I did a load of laundry and I showered again but actually washed my own hair this time. Im pretty exhausted now. I want to do more but I know it takes time.
I'm feeling pretty swollen still and today is the first day that I feel very itchy. I get my steri strips off on Friday....very curious to see how that goes.
I wish I would have napped today and tested a little more, maybe I wouldn't be so swollen but overall, I feel good.

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i pray my surgery goes this well its nov 9th and im anxious scared everything at the same time but also excited you look really good you make this sound like a walk in the park lol.... im sio ready to do this....
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Your breast look amazing they go great with your body.
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I am interested in knowing which insuracne co you used? Mine ( BC/BS) said that I need to have 500 ccs to remove and they needed 6 months worth of documentation! :( I don't qualify for it on the volume issue!
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I keep trying to take and post new pictures but I...

I keep trying to take and post new pictures but I just suck at it. I know that before I had surgery, it helped me to see pictures and have a real expectations about scars and size and all of that. Maybe I will get my hubbs to take some when he gets off work.

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omg luv ur pic with the bikini!!!! look at u...and no spillage!! :) u look great and i cant imagine doing this with a child. ur comment about the dishes made me laugh that was me the first week as its pulling teeth to get the hubby to do them. bless his heart he really was so supportive so hard to complain! lol
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Now that your breast are smaller makes a big difference in waist line too.. Waist looks smaller as well.. Congrats soo happy for you!!
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Its good to hear from someone that has small children. I have VERY active 4 year old twins and i am not sure how I will manage for the first few days after surgery. We are all so used to me doing everything. Meals, cleaning, tidying and basically thinking that it will be really hard to step back. My husband thankfully is very supportive of the OP and really steps up when he needs to. My kids are also in daycare, so at least i will get some peace during the day. You look fab by the way. Congratulations.
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Got my steri strips off today so that was a plus....

Got my steri strips off today so that was a plus. It didn't hurt so bad. I go back next week to take out the two stitches I have. They said I was healing very nicely. But I am feeling really down today. My daughter kicked me twice in the right boob while changing her diaper and then later she accidentally threw her head back right into my right boob again! I'm so swollen and hurting. My pain pill isn't even working. I feel upset that I haven't been more careful. I hope I feel better tomorrow.
I'm thinking about you ladies that just had surgery and those that are about to. Hugs to you all.

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You are looking beautiful just went through your pics taking care of kids is so hard when ur healing! ur doing great
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I have been thinking of you I'm so glad your well! I had a very hard time with my meds really the 1st day I'm feeling decent and able to go on the computer. I will post pics too I'm glad your well and healing. You have been in my prays!
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Hi Mia!!! I've been thinking about you too! I feel sooo bad that you have experienced so much pain. ;( . You do look amazing though! I am praying that you feel better very soon so you can enjoy your new look!!! We are all here for you if you ever need to talk! Hugs

Today I got my 2 stitches out and it wasn't so bad...

Today I got my 2 stitches out and it wasn't so bad. Everything is healing up nicely. My doctor said I can sleep on my side!!! Yay!!
I've pretty much gone back to my normal routine. I'm taking care of my kids, driving, cooking and light housework. I feel good most of the time. Today my left breast was hurting and still is. I'm not sure why, it hasn't been hurting too much previously. I think it's mostly zingers. My nerves must be re-connecting. I'm very happy with the decision to have a reduction. My shoulders don't hurt any more, ever! I also feel so much better when I get dressed. Getting dressed use to be the worst part of my day, not anymore! :)

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So glad ur getting back to feeling normal!! U r looking great and u r rocking that bikini!! Summer this coming year will be fun for u in new swim suits!! Happy healing :)
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Been having pain in my left shoulder for 3 days...

Been having pain in my left shoulder for 3 days now and it's making me miserable. Maybe a pinched nerve? Also, my left boob has been hurting for a few days. I've been hurting more this week than last. Is this normal? I thought the pain would only get better from hear on out. I also tried sleeping on my side but it hurts! I'm so ready to enjoy my smaller chest and for recovery to be over! I can't wait to see what size I'm going to be.

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Just a quick "hello"...Am wondering how you've been and if you're pain free?
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Hope you feel better soon.
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Just a quick "hello," hope you're feeling better...:o)
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Sorry I've been MIA but the holidays and sick kids...

Sorry I've been MIA but the holidays and sick kids had my very occupied! I plan to post pics this week.
I'm so happy that I had my br done! I feel like a new woman. My scars are minimal and don't bother me at all! My new boobs are wonderful! They aren't too big and not too small. Every now and then I wish they were smaller but mostly glad they aren't because it would not fit well with my body type. Im pretty proportionate now and it's great! I'm no longer insecure when I'm out and about and I feel amazing! No back pain! And I sleep so good now. My boobs don't bump onto things an knock them over any more!
If you are thinking about getting this done, I would go for it!

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Dr. Minns did my br 1 week ago. I'm thrilled to have done it. Could you post some fu pics so I can see how the scars are. He only did the lollipops on mine, but I'm still curious.
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Yes! I will post some pics tonight with an update! :) Did you like Dr. minns?
sounds great and look great..congratulations,,,,i agree on the bumping things,i hit the draw handles 100 times when im working in the kitchen! and the corners of the counters and hold them down when i have to reach the stove knobs so nothing gets burnt!.lol.cant wait!
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Almost a year post-op

Still feeling that my BR was a great decision! I feel NORMAL! I can put a bra and shirt on and go! No more feeling like I need a sports bra over my bra. No more feeling like people are staring at my boobs and no more back pain!! My husband Loves my boobs and so do I. My scars don't bother me at all!! I would do it all over again! :)
I actually had a friend that got hers done after she saw how pleased I am with mine! She is happy with her decision too!
I am going to post pics tonight!

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So to Mommy in Texas how much was your total price for your br if you don't mind me asking?
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Insurance paid 80% and I ended up paying a little less than $1500 including hospital fees and stuff!

Scar pics (11 months post op)

I don't really noticed scars unless I look for them.

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Looking good! I'll be a year in the 24th this month. Your breast at early on stage looked a lot like mine did. I curious did you ever get any space between your breasts? Can you wear a underwire bra comfortably? I still can't because my girls are too close together. I still feel very wide. What size did you end up? I still a 38DD and sometimes a DDD! All because they are wide. I am going back under for additional reduction in 2 weeks. Dr is going to do aggressive lipo on my breasts I hopes of thinning them down some.
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I definitely have space between them. I can wear underwire but I wouldn't say it's too comfortable. I do feel wide on the sides. Sometimes I wish I would have gone smaller but most of the time I don't. I still wear a D cup (probably bc of the width too). Good luck with the lipo. Let us know how it goes. :)
Wow a second BA. I hope everything goes well. My breast seem wide mainly because the technique he used. It's still really early I wonder if I will have trouble with bras?
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