Breast Lift with Implants/Reduction - Considered Revision Due to Lift Only 15 Years Prior

When I had my kids, I had went from a D/DD to a...

When I had my kids, I had went from a D/DD to a KKK. I didn't know that size even existed. Sadly, after having my children, my D/DDs were not a lovely as they once were, so I opted to have a lift to remove the excess skin 15 years ago. I had heard about the Hedden Plastic Surgery Center from a friend/RN who had a lift there. I was not completely unhappy with my breasts but if I lost the rest of my weight, I knew they would show signs of aging. I am 54 years old and try to workout 5-7 times per week; still, I had the stubborn 10-15 lbs to remove. When I went in for my consultation, I was unaware of the risk with "revision" breast surgery. I had also had a lumpectomy on my right breast. I had not had an implant before or a reduction, but had done enough research to know I needed a lift with reduction and implant to get the desired look I hoped to obtain. He did a thorough evaluation. He explained the risks involved carefully due to previous surgeries on my breasts and after listening to me carefully understood I would like to have as close to my youthful breasts as possible. I had pictures. :) I also explained how I have a short waist and so my large breasts make me appear fat instead of blessed. He got it. He carefully explained how the tissue would be removed from the lower portion of my breast along with excess skin, the nipple would be raised, and an implant to offset the weight in tissue and skin would be implanted to restore the youthful look I desired. I have to admit, I did not think what I was asking for was possible. When the nurse removed all the bandages the next morning for my follow up and went to get the doctor, I had a chance to see for myself, the results of the surgery, and I was in disbelief. He had measured and drawn on me to perfection, in my opinion. But, a well laid plan doesn't always deliver the results desired. He delivers. I am 2 weeks post op tomorrow. I do not like pain meds, so never took any but Tylenol. I had minimal soreness. I had a few days of bruising and swelling. I used the cream to open the capillaries as recommended in the nipple area. I wear my sports bra and band without failure. The skin where the breast tissue was removed has adhered to the muscle below my breast, and the breasts are finally off my lowest rib giving me the appearance of a longer waist. Everything I asked for, he provided. His bedside manner is kind, patient, thoughtful, and his answers are deliberate, understandable, and comprehensive. I did not want to be larger. We had discussed the need for 250cc due to my broad shoulders, but in surgery he determined I only needed 210 cc. I have not been so proud of my breasts since I was 16-25 years of age, before children. :) I have complete and utter confidence in this doctor. I drove down to Pensacola Beach to see friends. He saw me on my way back to my home state. I am returning at 4 weeks because I have another vacation planned in Destin, and will do my 6 week follow up upon my return home. He gives his cell number for you to text with any questions or concerns. I never once felt alarmed or apprehensive about the procedure.He has a very calming demeanor. I would recommend him for any procedure. His attention to detail and my unbelievably quick recovery has other friends in awe and considering the drive to use him instead of a facility closer to them. Thank you! Oh, and last, my balance is back better than ever. It has been amazing how my back aches, despite the fact I am still a DD, are nonexistent now and my balance is fabulous. I could not be happier with the results. :)
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon

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
5 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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