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Since having my children my breast have gotten bigger and have caused me to be uncomfortable in my own skin. I made a resolution to get my breast done amongst a few other things. I took the first step and had a consultation with Dr. MacRae. She was very nice explained the surgery and set expectations for the procedure. I was told that she could get around 500-600 cc from each breast. I was so...
I remember the first time I went to Nordstrom and got fitted for a bra... I'd been stuffing myself into old bras that used to fit, including the bra I got from being fitted at Victoria's Secret: a 36D. My Nordstrom bra? A 34F. I was astounded at how much better everything felt, but the size has steadily creeped up, along with the accompanying issues. Cue graduating college, getting into a...
Dr. Macrae was really pleasant and completely thorough with the procedure. I did not feel rushed at all and she answered my many questions. I heard from the receptionists that she genuinely enjoyed doing breast reductions and her enthusiasm showed. I felt at ease with her and imagine she would have done a wonderful job had her staff been efficient in getting me scheduled.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Molecular Biology, Haverford College, 1990
Medical: MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia
Treatments offered at Christiana Cosmetic Surgery Consultants
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I would definitely give it some more time (at least 6-8 mos) before considering more surgery. At only one month, your scar tissue will still be... READ MORE
Breast reductions are my favorite surgeries, partly because they help people feel so much better! In your consultation with a board certified plastic... READ MORE
There is an excellent chance that your insurance will cover this. Your plastic surgeon should take care of any preauthorization necessary. You may... READ MORE
From your pictures, you look like a perfect candidate for an abdominoplasty. Of course, I'd have to examine you in person to be sure, but if you have... READ MORE
Usually all of the stretch marks below the belly button are removed. The ones above the belly button get moved down to below the belly button. READ MORE
Details about getting breast reduction for an 18 year old with H cups. (Cost, risk, follow up, alternatives, etc)
You sound like you'd be a great candidate for a breast reduction. It would definitely reduce or eliminated your back and neck pain. I'd recommend you... READ MORE
Your plastic surgeon should be able to submit for you with supporting documents of medical necessity. You can ask your PCP/GYN or other doctor to... READ MORE
Good for you for considering breast reduction surgery. It will certainly help relieve your symptoms including back pain. As for what size you can get... READ MORE
The stretched skin after pregnancy will only tighten up so far, and after two years you're unlikely to see any more improvement. A full tummy tuck... READ MORE
You can do either surgery first. I'd consider doing the breast reduction first, because it will dramatically improve your quality of life. Your back... READ MORE
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