Second Time Around Breast Reduction--SUCCESS STORY. Philadelphia, PA
I had a BR done in 1981 by Dr. Marcia Fitzpatrick...
Ten Months After BR...Looking Back
MY BOOBS ARE FABULOUS!
I finally got around to shopping for underwire bras. The softies my PS recommended were fine but they didn't do a lot for my profile in clothes. The fitter at Nordstrom's put me in this marvelous Wacoal demi (no cutlets or pads) and my God, I had my figure back! My old Talbot's fit and flare dresses hang beautifully from my (partially restored) shelf. AND I CAN TAKE OFF THE BOOBS WHEN I'M DONE WITH THEM! When I'm dressing down, I wear the soft bras, but when I need a boost I can always go to the underwire. I bought a bunch of swing dresses and cropped cardigans for summer, not choices for me pre-surgery.
The new boobs are so lightweight! That's the best thing of all. My shoulders don't hurt. No more heat rash underneath the overhang.
Last night I tried going without the AC in the house and it was still a bit close...but I went braless in a t-shirt and whoa, it got better! Presurgery, braless was uncomfortable. Now, it is delicious!
Scars are faded (and I didn't tape, just used one bottle of the pricey silicone gel) and sensation is restored, just like the first time.
SIDE NOTE: The young woman who fitted me at Nordstrom's was a little thing with like a triple J cup, if such a thing exists. She had had a BR consult but was worried about pain and scarring. And there I was to show her how well I healed and give an honest account of my recovery. I hope I did as much for her with my story as she did fitting me with that fabulous bra.
When I was 17 and shopping for a swimsuit back in the Stone Age, when there 3 granny suits to choose from that would accommodate my big rack, a woman came up to me and put the idea of BR in my head. That stranger changed my life. Hope I did the same for the young woman at Nordstrom's, and for anyone reading this.
Not a flashy or pushy salesman, thank goodness, but the guy has great skills! His office staff is very responsive to calls and questions. He did a phenomenal job, and he gave as good an aesthetic result in an older woman as he would in a younger woman. I couldn't be more pleased.