About me, and why I need this done:
I am 20 years old, 5'5 150lbs. I have an athletic build, and started developing larger breasts in about my senior year in high school. I am currently a 36G, and am looking into being a 36C. I am interested in the surgery because I am in college studying and training to become a police officer. Based on the course, we perform multiple fitness training sessions, and tests, to prep us and keep us in shape for when we go on to be recruited. It is very difficult to run and jump over walls with a bearing weight on your chest. It brings a severe level of pain that can only be reduced if I wear multiple sports bras or wrap my boobs really tight so they stay in place. Again, it is still only a temporary method to do this, and it is not very comfortable wearing 2 overly-tight sports bras. Anyways, the fact of the matter is, that I am carrying an unnecessary large amount of weight on my chest, and it needs to be gone ASAP.
The surgeon I ended up choosing is Dr. Achilles Thoma. He is known to be a great plastic surgeon that has undergone multiple surgeries such as liposuctions, breast reductions, rhinoplasties, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction (breast cancer survivors), eyelid surgery, face lifts, thigh/arm lifts, and many more that are also listed on his website for anyone who resides in Hamilton, ON that is interested in having work done
When I saw him for my consultation, spoke to me first about what I do for a living, and why i want a breast reduction. He asked me questions and took notes. Then he took me into a bigger room, where I undressed and put on a front-opening verst. He looked at me, weighed me, noted my height, and took my measurements. He told me that there is a certain weight that you should be in order to undergo this type of surgery, and he stated that I fit right into that category. He explained to me that I would be getting the lollipop incision during the surgery, and it is a new and improved method for breast reduction surgery that minimizes scarring, and is made for regular sized women within the norm on the BMI chart. Then he explained to me that there would be a possibility that I wouldn't be able to breast feed, which did not bother me too much considering that it is now 2015, and formula is great for babies as well, not to mention pumping.
I thought that everything he mentioned to me was great, and he answered every question that I asked based on the concerns I had.
He booked me in for another appointment which I attended a couple days ago actually, and informed be that I had been pre-aprroved by the Ontario Government of Canada for a free procedure. I was ecstatic, and just felt even better. I was nothing but excited at this point. He then had me to a survey for a study that he does with all of his patients. It was basically a 42-slided Slide show of pre op, and post of photos of women that had undergone a breast reduction. I was to circle weather or not the nipple was "too high" or "too low" based on the post op photos, or whether the breasts were "too big" or "too small", "too wide" or "too narrow". This I found was neat, because I was able to look at his work, and was able to get even more comfortable with the whole situation. Coming up, I have a pre op on May 7th. I am to meet with Dr. Thoma, to undergo some tests, and x-rays, then I will see my anesthetist and ask him any questions I have for when I will be put to sleep during the surgery.
Everything is moving so fast, and at this point, I hope and wish nothing but the best