Breast Reduction finally happening! 9/27/11- Savannah, GA

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Hi. i just recently went in for a breast reduction...

Hi. i just recently went in for a breast reduction consultation 8/12/11. I am now waiting on approval from my insurance company (TriCare). I am very nervous that i wont get approved because im slightly over weight and i heard that insurance companies base their approval on height and weight and BMI.. Im about 5'3 and i wiegh anywhere between 180-185. My bra size is 44DDD or 40F. either or, Im not quite sure what my exact size is.. Has anyone else had a Breast Reduction before and was paid for by an insurance company? or TriCare? What complications did you have with getting approved? DId you have to show some documentation of going to see a chiro or physical therapy? Basically im looking for some answers and advice about this

I started develpoing very early.. By the time i...

I started develpoing very early.. By the time i was 9 years old i was already a C cup. By the time i was ten i had my first period.. I matured very fast and my breast always brought unwanted attention. Any advice or answers about this would be very helpful.. Thanks! :)

Well ladies..... the moment that we all...

Well ladies.....

the moment that we all have been waiting for!!!!!

I went online today and i also called my insurance company and guess what

wait for it.......

I WAS APPROVED!!!! Yes the day that i have finally been waiting for!!!!!!! Iam soooo excited words cant even explain!!!!!!!!!
Iam going to call and speak to my surgeons assistant in the morning to confirm the approval!!!!! But ohhhhh my goshhhhh!! I never thought id see this day.... Thank you to all the women here on Real Self that have been encouraging me, i really appreciate that. You guys really lifted up my spirits because i was starting to feel a lil bumped out and getting approved!!!! I will keep you guys posted on when i set a day for my surgery!

Hi ladies.. i will be starting my breast...

hi ladies..

i will be starting my breast reduction journey tmrw morning.. but here is the link to my intro video... i will post a new video in the morning! :D

Just kidding wrong link..

just kidding wrong link..

this is the correct link! :D

Heyyy ladies! Soooo iam back and guess...

Heyyy ladies!

Soooo iam back and guess what?!

I have scheduled my surgery! :D

it is for next week Tuesday! :D
9/28/11 im soooo excited
my pre-op is tomorrow.
iam nervous
can any of you ladies tell me what to expect?

Sorry ladies its 9/27/11

sorry ladies its 9/27/11

Hey ladies. I decided to start a new review...

Hey ladies.

I decided to start a new review about my Breast Reduction journey. Im going to give a little bio about myself and then go on into talking about my Breast Reduction journey.


My name is Keshia. Iam 20 years old and i live in Georgia. I have always had big breast my entire life and they have always been a problem. I have had always wanted a breast reduction but i knew that at my age i could never afford one and that it would take a miracle for my insurance to ever approve it.

Years finally went on until my hubby joined the Army. Once he was done with basic and AIT we got stationed in Ft Stewart.. One day when he came home from work he mentioned to me that Tricare covered breast reductions. I didnt believe him soo i started to look online to see if other women had, had this done by Tricare.. when looking online didnt do it for me. I called Tricare and verified my eligiblity and asked if i could have this covered. Once i found out that i could have this done i wasted no time finding a doctor within the Tricare network.
I looked online found a doctor, did lots of research on him, and called to schedule a consultation.

At my consultation i met and talked with the doctor, i asked him all the question i needed to and then he showed me before and after pics and explained to me risks and complications of surgery.

Because i was having my surgery covered by insurance. They took pictures of me, front view, left and right side view. also they took measurements of where my nipple would be replaced and also he estimated how many grams i would have to have removed... once that was done all of the information was then sent to tricare for approval.. approval usually takes about 2 weeks.. mine was approved in two!!

after approval. i scheduled my surgery. and went in for a pre op appt. there i did some blood work and urinalysis. also i was given some RX's that i need to have before and after surgery and then also instructions on how to prep before the reduction..

Now here iam just 6 days pre op and iam sooooooooo nervous.. i cannot wait to have this. i know that this will be life changing.
also i forgot to mention that iam a 44DDD or 40F and i plan in going down to a 38D.

i will updating on this review as well as
posting before and after pictures.

also ladies i have started doing a breast reduction journey video on youtube so be sure to check out my link..

if you find it interesting. sub and ill sub back! :D

thanks ladies.
ill be keeping you all posted

Heyy ladies.. So today was surgery day!...

Heyy ladies..

So today was surgery day! :D

Everything went well. I feel like as if the surgery never happened because the pain is sooo minimal. On a scaled from 1-10 i would say that im at about a 3 or 2.5 ish lol. Iam feeling sooo fine.Ive been walking around, ive changed my clothes already with (minor) help from my hubby. Ive already used the bathroom twice alone. But mostly today ive been sleeping (like in and out of sleep). Luckily for me i have no drains so im guesssing thats a good thing. My brains are swollen and rock hard lol. They look nice.. well from what i can see from the surgical bra. They put on lots of padding for the bra looks really lumpy. Im gonna post pics later on but i wont doo any no top ones until i take a shower Thursday. But im soo glad ive had this done. Ill be doing vids on youtube. so you guys look out for that.

Also i really wanna thank for the good luck wishes.. That really meant alot to me :D
love you guys

Hey ladies so iam now 11 days post op and i my ...

Hey ladies so iam now 11 days post op and i my breasts have been itching like CRAZY!! Iam too scared to scratch em sooo i gently just rub my fingers around the itch. That only seems to work temporarily lol. Does anyone else have this problem, and if so what ways have you found to stop the itching?

2 weeks and 2 days post op today and im healing...

2 weeks and 2 days post op today and im healing wonderfully. My incisions are starting to scab and are very itchy and my breasts are starting to drop and look more and more natural each day.
I have started using a fade cream called scar fade. ill be back soon just to let you all know how the fade cream is working

Heyy ladies i have been gone for awhile but now...

Heyy ladies i have been gone for awhile but now iam back! :D

Iam now 5 weeks and 5 days post op and i feel amazing :D

The scarring is not as bad as i thought and the pain is barely there!!!

I just uploaded some pics so you guys can see how im doing. My left breasts is a lil bit more scared than the other but i have been using a scar fading cream that seems to be helping..

Also if you all would like to follow my breast reduction journey and weight loss videos then subscribe to my youtube channel at Keshia46.
I do weekly videos about my recovery after my breast reduction and i also i will now start on my weight loss journey now that iam able to start going back to the gym :D

ill be back soon with another update :D

It's been year!!! Update!!!!

Well hello ladies! It's been a long!! About hmmm 4 years now since my surgery and I'm still feeling great! A lot has changed since then. I got re married. Had a child. She's 3 today 3/12/16 and I'm on my second child.. A boy due 6/6/16. I wasn't able to breast feed with my daughter simply because it was painful. I never really gave it a go so this time around with my son I'll give it a try.

Here's a few others things I've been getting messages about.

Soo far my scars are still there. Not as visible. You would have to pay close attention to notice them.
My nipple sensation is gone. Not fully but it doesn't feel the same as it did before surgery. Not a big deal to me.

They have definitely dropped but are still kinda perky! ( Blame it on the baby)

I've gained almost 60 lbs since surgery so they don't look so small and I'm currently a 40 DD.

And the greatest part of it all is I can still not a wear a bra all day ( at home of course) and still feel fine as wine. My husband loves it!!! ??????

That about sums it up!!!
I'll post pics in due time but just wanted to leave y'all with a little update

Until next time ladies!!! ????

My surgeon is great! I love my results but the time he spent with me was very brief... I was really looking forward to gaining a relationship with him but he seems to be just be very brief but also VERY detailed. Other that he is amazing!

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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