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So Worth It! - Wichita, KS
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- James Shaw, MD (Wichita, KS)
As a small person with 28G boobs, my breasts...
- 2 Apr 2012
As a small person with 28G boobs, my breasts completely overwhelmed me. I decided to get a reduction when I was 17. I went in for a consultation then waited for input from my insurance. I waited a very long time and still hadn't heard anything from my insurance. Apparently it had been approved a long time ago but I wasn't informed. So I went in for the actual procedure. They took out 3 pounds of breast tissue, which put me at a D - DD. It felt like a weight had been lifted off of my chest. (literally.) It was so much easier to find bras, clothes, swimsuits, and actual exercise was possible again! I lost 25lbs after the surgery just because it was easier to move around. There were a few downsides, I was very sick after the surgery. The pain medication made me nauseous. I couldn't even eat saltine crackers without throwing up. That lasted about a week. The first few days, I needed help sitting up after laying down. I had drains in that leaked which was pretty disgusting. The period after surgery that I couldn't shower also grossed me out. I had purchased some dry shampoo which made me feel a little better. I lost feeling in my nipples, but now a year later it is starting to come back. Dr.Shaw did a great job with stitches and my scarring was minimal. I had little pink/white lines. I have had one Fraxel treatment and now they are hardly visible. I plan on getting one more Fraxel.
Last week, I had another Fraxel treatment for the...
- 25 Apr 2012
My Doctor: James Shaw, MD
Dr. Shaw did a great job. He made breast reduction as quick and comfortable as possible. He left very minimal scarring.