His office staff was sometimes hard to get in touch with or get answers from but in the end they were very helpful and answered all my concerns, even staying until 8:00pm to take the time to speak to me when they would not be interrupted giving me the attention I needed.
My surgery was June 14th, 2016. Even though I was approved by insurance (he was the only doctor that could or would try to get me approved) I liked the intimate setting in the doctor's surgery room, so I opted to have the procedure done in his office. My husband was with me until I walked into the surgery room. There was no pressure to "hurry up" while the doctor was marking me. We joked and laughed until I went under anesthesia. His staff was very kind and loving putting my nerves at ease. Four hours later I was going home to bed.
The reason the surgery took so long is that this surgeon sits you up while you are in surgery to see how you look and when he is happy, he closes you up. The table moves you up many times into a seated position until the doctor is happy. I thought that was pretty interesting as no other surgeon said they did this, but it made sense. We are upright for most of the day so how we look in that position is important. Laying down is and can be different.
I saw him weekly for the first month, then two weeks and when a complication came up I was back to weekly. Now I am at the three week point.
I am 7 weeks out and my scars are almost invisible. My husband can't believe how good I look, not that scars bother me but he is amazed at how well I am healing. I feel good too which is important.
I lurked on here for weeks before my surgery, like so many of us do. I thought I was all prepared and had purchased supplies that others had recommended and was all ready to go but I found my surgeon did things differently and while I am glad he did, I realized the reduction procedure is unique to every doctor and patient.
I had drains. Don't be afraid of drains. They are uncomfortable, yes but they are manageable. I had mine in for 6 days, surgery Tuesday and they were removed Monday. I can't imagine where the fluid would go if I didn't have them in. I think they added to my healing. Getting them out was a real harsh pain only on the left side, but all in all, it was a quick 10 seconds if even that. The drain holes have healed up nicely thanks to some Neosporin and my husband's constant attention.
I had a complication in surgery on my left breast which made me very thankful I had the surgeon I did. When he attached my left areola, the color drained out, which meant there was a circulation issue. He took the stitches out and attached it differently and let it heal different from the right one. It took longer but you'd never know now. Made me think would the other surgeons have noticed and done the same or let the nipple dry up and fall off?
I will post pictures and links to the items I purchased and what worked well for me. I also consulted with a nutritionist before hand for supplements and advice. I also made sure I didn't eat potatoes, chicken, tomatoes and eggplant the week before. Plus she gave me a list of supplements to take a week after surgery to get my body back to healing correctly and quickly.
If you are contemplating it, sitting on the fence scared, do it. Trust me, the 8 weeks have flown by and I am glad I did it. I love how my new boobs look and how cute they are. Plus, I feel better.