So Worth It! - Wichita, KS

As a small person with 28G boobs, my breasts...

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.


Welcome, Elle!
28G is amazing! I'm so glad you were able to do this for yourself! How long ago did you have your surgery?
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Welcome to RealSelf and thanks for sharing your story. What an amazing feeling to be able to exercise and lose all of that weight. Your entire experience snow-balled into a great new you. How long did it take for insurance to get back to you?

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Last week, I had another Fraxel treatment for the...

Last week, I had another Fraxel treatment for the scarring. It is still healing. I will update again when the results are more clear.


How much it cost you, I mean the entire surgery.
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Sounds like you Are doing very well. I'm happy for you!!!
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November 2010
Wichita Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Shaw did a great job. He made breast reduction as quick and comfortable as possible. He left very minimal scarring.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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