Breast Reduction -- Best Thing I Ever Did for Myself!

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I had a breast reduction about 5 years ago at the...

I had a breast reduction about 5 years ago at the age of 38, and I am still thrilled with the results. I had very large, sagging breasts, 36DDD+, and weighed about 130 lbs at just 5'4". My breasts were so big that it impacted my professional image and credibility at work. They made me look fat, my back hurt, and I had a constant rash in my clevage. I felt horrible about myslef in a lot of ways. When my doctor mentioned that my insurance would cover the entire surgery (with a $5 co-pay) I didn't hesitate for a moment. The surgery was really painful. They removed over half of my breast tissue. I had to take a month off from work and use all of my vacation days. My mother had to come take care of me and my kids for the fisrt week, and I had 19" of stitches and scars that were very painful. Two months after the surgery I was very unhappy with the results. They were still swollen and painful, one nipple was higher than the other, they were off center, and one breast was bigger than the other. My doctor kept telling me don't worry-it will improve. He was right. By about 6 months, all of the swelling and healing was done, and I was left with beautiful breasts that I never dreamed I could have. 5 years later, my 36D breasts are perky, well shaped, and the scars are practically invisible. I often enjoy going braless for the first time since I was 11 years old. The surgery perked up my sagging breasts and my self esteem. Interestingly, my income has doubled as a result of a new job. The surgery was really hard, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Honestly, I am grateful for the whole thing.

Plastic Surgeon

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