71 Years Old, 38 DD, and Wanted BR for 40 Years, and Finally Did It! - Colorado Springs, CO

I have hated the way I looked in clothes since I...

I have hated the way I looked in clothes since I breast fed 2 children. My breasts have always been on the large side, but after breast feeding, they kept getting larger and the nipples began pointing down. I figure I'm one of the oldest women out there to do this, and many probably think it's crazy to care at my age. Both my parents lived to be quite a bit older than I am, 88 and 95, so I figured I wanted to pick one procedure that would make me feel good about myself. I figured the BR would last longer than a face lift, for example. I am in good health overall, so I decided to go for it.
I called several doctors in the Denver area, and none would do consider it for less than $9000, and a couple of them said because Medicare won't cover it, they couldn't do it. Personally, I think it is because they would not make anywhere near as much money if they filed through Medicare. I was so turned off by the price and the attitude of their phone receptionists, that I never even went to see a single Denver PS. So then I called Dr. Smith's office in Colorado Springs, and his phone receptionist was very friendly and helpful, and the price was quoted as $6000. The second Colorado Springs PS had a ditz who answered the phone, said the doc didn't take Medicare patients period.
I made an appointment with Dr. Smith, liked him even though he looks very young to me, and scheduled the surgery. He was not concerned about my age at all since I am in good health. Then I got cold feet, thinking 'why are you doing this, just learn to live with it like you have all these years'. But after the Christmas holidays, I realized I really wanted to go ahead with it, and rescheduled the surgery for March 4.
I really didn't have doubts this time, and sailed through the whole experience, which was pretty intense on surgery day, and has been discussed in minute detail by many others on this website. One notable thing was that I was not nauseous at all after the surgery, which is very unusual for me. The anesthesiologist took extra care to make sure there was no nausea. Post surgery, I had some pain for about 4 weeks, mostly at night, which I was able to control with padded ice packs under my arms. At 3 weeks, I developed only one small opening under one breast, which never got any bigger, and is healed now. It is 6 weeks post surgery today, and I am delighted with my results. I am a 38B as far as I can tell, at least at the moment. I understand that can change some as healing continues. No more large breast caused discomfort. Everything looks great - both breasts are symmetrical and both nipples are round, have feeling, and are in exactly the right place. Dr. Smith is a man of relatively few words, but he is one really good surgeon! I had not read many reviews about him on RealSelf, so I wanted to put in a good word for him and his staff. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants a great, professional job done.

6 1/2 weeks post-op

I seem to have ended up a 38B, which is small but what I wanted. I am 5'4" and weigh 144lbs. I have always been top heavy, as in I wear a size 8 pants and a size large top. But after my BR, I find I feel "normal" for the first time since puberty, and I find that I look at different clothes. I can go braless, and it feels so great! I wanted to add that ones age is never a factor in what your heart desires:)
Colorado Springs Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Smith is a very personable, competent plastic surgeon, whom I recommend highly.

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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