23, No Kids, Ready for my New Life. - Bryn Mawr, PA

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Hello rs ladies, I've been stalking this site for...

Hello rs ladies, I've been stalking this site for a while now and I'm finally taking a step towards my goal. I'm getting a breast reduction and then a brazilian buttlift. I've always been happy with everything about my body except my boobs. course that was when I was in high school. Once I got to college stress and a really bad break caused me to become an emotional eater, I eat to celebrate, I eat after a long day at work...you get the picture. In the last year I've gained 65 pounds and I am now a size 14 vs fluctuating between a three and six as I always have. My boobs are so huge like I honestly can't even tell you the size, I might be a size k. I'm hoping this reduction will help jump start my weight loss before I get my brazilian buttlift. Smaller girls have much better results after getting brazilians. I apologize for this review being all over the place, but it's the morning of my breast reduction(first surgery I've ever had) and I am very nervous! Anyways on to the insurance, I had my consultation with Dr. Lohner in Bryn Mawr the first week of June, and received a call four days later, saying I was approved!! The coordinator originally scheduled my procedure for July 31st, but I have bronchitis so they decided to wait until today(August 7th). I have blue cross blue shield silver ppo plan with a $2k deductible. They are covering 80% of my procedure, eventually I'll have to set up a payment plan for whatever costs remain like the anesthesiologist and hospital fees. IM NOT PAYING ANYTHING UP FRONT. The only cost I've had was my copay for my pre op physical, which was $30.

Day three post op

Oh my God! First of all, please don't kid yourselves into thinking the recovery will be anything like implants. The pain is unbearable. I literally cried when I woke up because everything hurt so bad and the nurses insisted on me saying my name, d.o.b, etc. I hated every second of the first day and on top of that I had a pretty high fever. My procedure was about 3 hours(I think), I woke up at 6:45 pm. The nurses were ready to discharge me, but I could barely speak, and I was in too much pain to move, so they kept me overnight. My nurse, Marleen was amazing and made me feel really good, but my one complaint was about the tech, her name was Melissa, she was so effing horrible and rude. If anyone at Bryn Mawr hospital is reading this, your techs and your registrars in the Warden Lobby need some serious customer service training, like ASAP. All of the nurses were amazing though.
Onto Dr. lohner, he is truly a miracle worker, he was able to take out 11.6 pounds, yes, I had a newborn on my chest everyday. My breasts look amazing, they're so perky, and I believe they're the 'C' cup I've always longed for. While I'm ecstatic about my results, I feel like someone ran over my chest. I will post topless pictures after my post op appointment.

Day 7 post op

Hello, thank you ladies for the well wishes on my procedure! Sooo for some strange reason I'm still in pain, like an excruciating amount. I've been going back and reading the reviews from other rs ladies, and most of them feel somewhat fine by day four! I don't know what's wrong with me. I went to Dr. Lohner's office on Tuesday, and the nurse, Karen dismissed my complaints by telling me I was "micro focused on the pain", whatever the f* that means. *Major side eye. This was my first post op appointment and I thought I would spend a good amount of time talking to the doctor but he literally walked in for three minutes to prescribe another pain med and to tell me that my next appointment is in TWO MONTHS. Wtf, is this normal ladies or am I overreacting? I feel like so much could go left between now and October...ugh. So now I'm sitting here and I don't know how to properly bathe without getting the incisions wet. Can I get them wet? The nurse had mentioned I was sweating too much near my incisions and that I needed to keep the area dry. Where can I find surgical tape, like the kind my doc used to stitch me up. Lastly, I'm the type of person who doesn't even sweat at the gym, but ever since the procedure, I've been soaked every night. I'm also super emotional, like pms'ing without pms'ing. I know a number of women have positive experiences with br's, but right now I'm feeling like an ugly step child who just can't get it right. All around, I feel like shit.

Day 8 post op. Bursting at the seams...Literally.

My boobs are officially falling apart, yay. Last night when I changed my dressings, it was a bloodbath so I pretty much knew the incisions were going to come apart. The skin is pulled too tight. I have pictures from last night and this morning.

Day 11 Post op

Apparently my breasts are not coming apart, but the skin is pulled too tight. I went to my surgeon's office and was asked if I "wanted a band aid" to cover the points of separation....Very helpful.

1 year and 7 months post op

So it's been almost two years since my procedure and I absolutely love the outcome! Dr. Lohner did an excellent job and my life changed forever. I also had a sleeve gastrectomy done by a doctor in New Jersey. I will post a link to that review shortly. Since my reduction and weight loss my breast have become very small and have no volume at the top so I'll be getting implants very soon. Irony of life lol
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lohner and his staff are amazing.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 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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