ECSTATIC! Reduction W/ Lift and Implants!! - Bal Harbor, FL

I can't begin to explain the level of...

I can't begin to explain the level of satisfaction, joy, and confidence that Dr. Krau has given me. So I had my initial consultation with Dr. Krau back in Sept. 2015. Of course, I checked my options with other surgeons, but my gut and my heart told me to go with Dr. Krau (aside from the fact that I loved his before/ after photos that are on his website). Although I decided to do my surgery with him, I was extremely skeptical about going under the knife because it would be my first time. In January I finally made my decision to schedule and I had my surgery on 3/15/16. I went in for a breast reduction, with a lift and an implant. I was a 38DD (on a good day), and Dr. Krau clearly explained what I should expect during the initial consultation, which would be the anchor incision. Initially, I was not thrilled hearing that news, but after hearing the reasons why that was my best option (severely sagging skin, and lots of breast tissue), I was much more open to the idea. So I went in for my pre-ops 2 weeks before surgery, and his nurse, Sonia, was a dream. Very nice, attentive, patient, and most importantly, INFORMATIVE. She gave me all of the details and answered 90% of the questions I had written down before I even asked. She answered all of my questions and put me at ease. On the day of surgery I was called to come in earlier than the time I was scheduled. Of course I was nervous but I rushed right over. I went in with my mom and immediately saw Dr. Krau and he re-examined me. He marked me up, and answered any question I had, as well as any questions my mom had. Shortly after, the anesthesiologist came in to explain how I'd be feeling and again, helped put me at ease. Immediately after, he walked me over to the OR, and I met Nora, the OR Nurse who is also very nice. I laid on the gurney or whatever they're called, and the anesthesiologist explained everything he was doing step by step. We all joked around a bit until I drifted off to la-la-land. The next thing I knew, I woke up to Sonia and my mom telling me it was time to go home. I was not in excruciating pain, but the pressure I felt on my chest was like no other. I went in for my follow-up the next day and when the surgical bra came off, I wanted to cry out of happiness. My breasts look 100% better than before the surgery, and this was less than 24 hours after surgery. I was given post-op instructions (which they give you at the pre-ops, and day of surgery), and given an appointment to come back in a week to remove tapes and gauze. I went back in today and wanted to do a backflip when I saw what they looked like. Absolutely FANTASTIC! I'm healing well so far, and everyday it's easier to manage my daily tasks. My friends and family absolutely LOVE how they look! I know that if I were to ever consider having another procedure, I would put all of my trust in Dr. Krau. I've got beautiful breasts that have more of a natural look than a fake look (which is what I ultimately wanted). I'm still swollen so I won't know my bra size for some time, but it looks like the small D cup that I wanted. Dr. Krau, THANK YOU for being YOU! Thank you for your amazing staff, and your top of the line work. I couldn't be happier!

1month follow/up

So on Wednesday 4/13 was my one month follow up with Dr. Krau. I was immediately taken to a room where I'd change so that he could examine his work. Dr. Krau quickly came in to see how I was doing and examined my breasts. He noticed some stiffness and said there's no capsular contracture, however, I needed to move my arms more and get into the moves of normal daily living. Obviously still no chest work outs or lifting anything over 20 lbs. I can now do anything involving cardio, just no chest work. I'm allowed to use lotion (I peeled a lot) and purchased the biocorneum for my anchor scar. I had some concerns with my right boob feeling like it shifted into my armpit, but Dr. Krau reassured me that the implant is in its place. He said he still felt mi stitches and some tightness and suggested I move my arms around more. Dr Krabu also mentioned that at the moment they're a little flat, but it'll take some time (maybe even a year) for them to fluff out into their teardrop shape. Overall, I'm happy that they look 100% better than before!

Before and after

day of surgery (before), one day after, one week after, and one month after
Miami Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Krau is not a man of many words, but he is fantastic at what he does. He explains everything, answers questions, and is a TRUE professional!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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