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I have really enjoyed reading everyone's...

I have really enjoyed reading everyone's experiences. This site is what helped finally decide to go through with this procedure. I am 27, 5'2 and approximately 160 pounds. My current bra size is 36DDD or 36E. I have always had large breasts but they really got huge about 5 years ago. My mother had her reduction around that time and she said its the best thing that she ever did.

I started noticing upper back and shoulder pain and grooves from my bra straps and decided to look into getting rid of the girls. I did a lot of research on doctors in my area, this website and on the surgery itself. After corresponding with a few doctors I made an appointment for a consultation for January 6th. The appointment went well, the doctor asked me questions about what I wanted and answered all my questions and described the procedure in depth. He made me feel very comfortable. The office manager gathered my insurance info took pictures and let me know she would contact me as soon as the insurance company made a decision to cover the surgery. I waited about three weeks ad didn't hear anything. I emailed the office manager and she called the insurance company herself, I had a letter in the mail about 4 days later from UHC.

I walked into my apartment with jitters because I was so nervous! When I finally got the letter open I was beyond ecstatic, I was approved! I called my PS office the next day to schedule the surgery. My surgery is set for March 14th. I am soooo nervous! My mother will be staying with me for almost a week and besides the fact shes had this surgery, she's a nurse so that helps calm my nerves. Unfortunately, I'm a smoker, I didnt quit, but I have cut back. I know they say it slows down healing, but hopefully it won't be too bad. I am so ready to be pain free! I will try posting a before picture tonight. Any comments or advice please comment!

Had my pre admission testing today. I was so...

Had my pre admission testing today. I was so nervous my blood pressure was high! I hate needles but I made it. They checked later in the visit and it went down considerably Thank God... I can't believe I'm less than a week away. I have an appt with the PS tomorrow to discuss final results. I promise a before picture as soon as I can get to my laptop! Thanks for everyone's encouraging and reassuring words :-)

Ok so I just measured my self using some of the...

Ok so I just measured my self using some of the bra calculator websites, And one came back 34J and the other 34H. Apparently, I've been wearing the wrong size bra :-( Posted the before picture below

So, I'm having surgery the day after tomorrow....

So, I'm having surgery the day after tomorrow... WOW! Time flew by! I did my pre surgery cleaning yesterday and had a pre surgery cocktail to calm my nerves. Hopefully I won't have a nervous breakdown!

I made it! Very sore and sleepy right now. I will...

I made it! Very sore and sleepy right now. I will give details later today or tomorrow. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes!!

Sorry for the wait girls! I am doing pretty well...

Sorry for the wait girls! I am doing pretty well so far. I had to be at the hospital at 6:30 yesterday morning, they didnt take me back until about 9. I was out of surgery by about 12:30 and home around 2:30. The first day is the hardest especially if you have the drains. I was sore and limited in movement but no real pain just uncomfortable. I had the drains removed today and dressings changed at the PS office but for some reason was a little scared to look at them! I slept for a little whle this afternoon then after a lot of influence from my mom, I took a shower. I took off the bra and they look GREAT! They are pretty tight and a little bruised but I love them already... He he he. I will post an after picture as soon as I get to my laptop. BTW I have plenty of feeling in my nips! Lol

Day 3 is done, and it is getting easier by the...

Day 3 is done, and it is getting easier by the day! I didn't really need any pain meds today just some Tylenol. I changed my bandages alone for the first time today which was interesting! I ended up sticking maxi pads to the bra itself! Lol. I went out and got a mani/pedi and did a little window shopping, I just needed to get out for a little while, the weather has been beautiful!

I did have to take a laxative :-( all of these meds have done a number on my digestive system. I've also been pretty bloated. I've barely ate a full meal because I always feel full (must be a part of the constipation) I do have one concern, while changing my bandages I noticed a few different colors on the old bandages. A little green red and light yellow, sounds crazy! Nothing smells weird, nothing is hot to the touch, and no pain or fever so I'm pretty sure there's no infection. And it is not a lot of drainage at all. Anybody else experience anything similar? All in all I'm beyond happy with the results and I wish I would have done it years ago! I've also been officially smoke free for 10 days now :-D and I do not have the desire to start again.

So many positives as a result of this surgery, I can't wait until I'm fully healed and start shopping for the summer dresses I love! That's all for now! Thanks for all the kind comments and feel free to ask me anything about my experience?

All is going really well so far! I went to work...

All is going really well so far! I went to work yesterday (I have a desk job) and it wasn't to bad. I was pretty sore around 4 o'clock probably because I did a lot of walking around and was pretty tired by 5. Your body definitely needs a lot of energy to heal which is why we take a lot of naps during the recovery process. I hadn't really needed the prescription pain meds the past few day but I took two in the middle of the night because I woke up very sore. I'm gonna take it super easy today! The fact that my cycle started the other day isn't helping with the swelling of the girls either... Lol. I was a little concerned yesterday because I seemed to have a little more drainage than I had the previous days so of course I thought I did something catastrophic but I called the PS and his nurse told me it was normal stuff. She said to call if I had a fever, any foul smelling leakage and soreness that doesn't go away with meds.

I'm still very happy with everything and this recovery is essentially a breeze. I've had colds that made me feel worse!

Hello Ladies, sorry for the delay been a busy few...

Hello Ladies, sorry for the delay been a busy few weeks! I will be 3 weeks post op on wednesday and I am officially back at work now :-( I feel pretty good, still a little sore and a I'm a little itchy.. I did have a little separation on my right breast which is healing slowly. They have softened up and I am very happy with my results. I received a little advice about scarring which seems to be working pretty well so far. A dermatologist says to keep the wounds "moist" which helps reduce scarring because you wont develop hard scabs, which are itchy and we sometimes scratch off in our sleep. Moist meaning keep them covered with some vaseline or antibiotic ointment and gauze until they are completely closed up. Then start the scar therapy/massage. It's been working pretty well for me so far, my insicions are almost invisible!!! Any advice on scar therapy and products used, please advise.... Posting some pictures!

I just dont want to itch anymore! Lol... I'm doing...

I just dont want to itch anymore! Lol... I'm doing good almost a month post op and the itchiness has definitely set in :-( they are looking way more natural now. Will post pictures tomorrow or tuesday!
Richmond Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Wornom was completely professional! He answered all of my questions, took his time with my surgery and I am very happy with my results!

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
4 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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