Location: Ohio, OH
Member since 9/1/2013


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Reviews by Giesela

58 Yrs Old, 5’4”, 215 Lbs, 42H/I, Surgery 16 Jan 2015 - Kettering, Ohio

My perspective is very similar to other ladies here, but also a little different because of my age. Like many I have wanted a reduction for years. Back in the day insurance was more restrictive, far more policies had exclusions than now and so I never even bothering talking to a PS about it. ... READ MORE

Questions from Giesela

I want a shorter surgery, fewer stitches and smaller breasts than a pedicle procedure will allow: Do I have to keep my nipples?

I want a shorter surgery, fewer stitches, easier recovery and smaller breasts than a pedicle procedure will allow. I know I know. But at 60 I just don't care about them anymore... READ MORE

Would it be cautionary to wear some mild compression socks after Breast Reduction surgery for blood clot?

I'm 58, overweight, anticipating a breast reduction. When telling my sister some of my fears she said I should be worrying more about throwing a clot. Some people wear... READ MORE

What are some post surgery restrictions with time lines?

Please give some general guidelines for reference in case you get confused and planning. Don't lift X lbs for the X days, then... Don't raise your arms X much for X days Change... READ MORE

NAC issues; Pedicle/Lollipop vs. FNG and a couple of other questions

(1) What are the statistics regarding NAC tissue death or tissue issues for Pedicle/Lollipop and FNG? Do not include issues like nipple senstivity, assuming healthy individual,... READ MORE

Discussions started by Giesela

Stitch types and gapping, poking

I have wanted a BR for a long time and at 60 its getting to be now or never.  I've been reading online and see a fair number of women have irritation/pain by stitches that... READ MORE

Breast Reduction: age 58, 5.4 1/2", 235 lbs., bigger than my 42H bra; my first consult - this is what was said

I went and saw a Dr. today just to see what he would say.  So the Dr. I saw today said 1. I won the biggest boobs  this month award 2. That he would not be... READ MORE

Breast Reduciton if you live alone, how to prepare

I live far away from family and don't have friends that I would or can rely on for help like this, at least not much more than say dropping some medicine or groceries off or... READ MORE

Post op - can you open a refrigerator? And other questions

Anyone please feel free to add questions.  Since I live alone I wonder what I'll actually be able to do.  If not the day after, what day barring complications? ... READ MORE

To those of you who experienced hematoma's, seroma's etc. How did you know?

I was recently reading through some of the different months and saw that a couple of people in Oct and Nov suffered hematoma's and had to go back in post haste. How do people... READ MORE

Bra's: Post surgery bra discussion/questions

I found an older thread and have read lots of posts but still have some questions.  I'd love this to be a thread that people can refer to in the future.  I think I... READ MORE

Recent comments from Giesela

Sounds like you are doing really well! I think I am also having a nipple graft procedure vs. the anchor. Did your PS saying anything about it? Do you have the same incision lines as the anchor anyway? READ COMMENT

Fluff gauze googled, apparently in addition to cushion and wicking it also provides aeration. READ COMMENT

Its been so long since I had a period or even then used pad I dont even know what they look like anymore:) The panty liners I use are pretty thin, IDK I don't think they would feel good but there are a lot of different brands and... READ COMMENT

I gotta agree with saralee. Anything to do with something directly relating to your boobs I would go to a regular Dr. I'd only talk to your PS about your boobs to get as much satisfaction, if any, as you can re the BR. Try not to... READ COMMENT