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G to a C?? - Winston Salem, NC

After some consideration and consultation with my...

After some consideration and consultation with my mother and grandmother (who are super amazing and supportive) we decided to make an appointment to meet with the PS and discuss whether or not I should have a BR. He said I would be a perfect candidate. I am 18 and have been a size 36 DDD/G for about a year and a half. I've always been rather busty but it wasn't until I was trying on dresses for my senior prom that I noticed how big I really was. (It should have been a clue when I put on 2-3 sports bras for working out) I think I had a bit of Big Boob Denial... Anyways, I've always had back, neck, and shoulder problems since I broke my arm freshman year of high school in a snowboarding accident. I swam in high school before that and continued after, which didn't really help things much. Prom dress shopping was really the breaking point. When I met with the PS early this month, he said it could happen either in a few weeks or over winter break in college. So we waited and heard that it could happen the 27th. I was over the moon when I found out!!! Finally I wouldn't have to worry about squeezing into multiple sports bras or making sure I didn't get the dreaded double-boob anymore! And the best part is that it is before I start college so no one will know anything different. People from home would say "WOW your boobs are HUGE" like it was a compliment but, in all honesty, it made me feel super self conscious, especially if it was coming from a guy. Another thing I'm looking forward to is being able to walk into Target or wherever and pick a swimsuit off the rack versus having to order them offline. I'm just nervous about being put under because I've never had to be before. Also a little uneasy about the recovery, though I'm sure my ma and grandma will be on it like nobody's business. I hope that I'll be able to workout easier, that the numbness and strain on my back and shoulder will disappear and that I'll just feel better. I know it might take a little while but I'm hoping it'll be worth it. I have the pre-op appointment in Winston Salem tomorrow!

Pre-op went well! They really are wonderful at the...

Pre-op went well! They really are wonderful at the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and they made me and my mom feel reassured and a LOT less worried about it. They told us everything we needed to know and I think they plan on keeping mom well informed throughout. I'm getting more excited as time passes so today is going to seem so LOOOOOOONG.

Surgery went great and I'm on the recovery road!...

Surgery went great and I'm on the recovery road! No news over the last few days other than I had my first post-op visit and he said they were looking great! I haven't had any pain in my shoulder or neck since Friday when I had the surgery. I think that's a great sign.

I never knew I could be this busy. I started...

I never knew I could be this busy. I started college and have been settling in quite nicely! I love my school. I can't believe it's been this long since surgery!! I am feeling fantastic. There is no pain anywhere in my back, neck, or shoulders and I could't be any happier. The only thing that still happens is that after a workout, my boobs are a little tender. This also occurs during that time of the month. But that should go away in time! The scars are healing up well, they're still a bit raised, but that should also clear up.
Having the procedure has severely impacted my day to day life in a very positive way. Honestly, I cannot even remember what it was like to have gargantuan boobs and I am so glad.
Anthony DeFranzo

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4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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im so happy for you,how are you doing now? my cousin had it done at 16 and good thing because in her 20s shes busty but nowhere near where she would be had she not got it done and shes still way smaller than she was when she had it done.i think having it done young while things are not old and saggy is a great benefit,,good for you for doing it at 18,courageous!
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Thank you so much! I am doing well, everything has healed up nicely and I am back to doing my normal day to day stuff! My grandmother had it done a few years ago and the way she recovered was a deciding factor for me.
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wonderful to hear such great news! im so ready!!. now i.wait and wait.hate this part!
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Thats great. i'm glad your recovery well. my ps is wanting to take me from a G to a C too. i can't wait to have some relief off my back.
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It helps so much!! I hope your procedure goes well :)
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