I Know I Made the Right Choice - Saint Paul, MN

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Decided to have BR after years of living with...

Decided to have BR after years of living with overly large breasts. Now I am 3 days post-op and I'm terrified I made the wrong decision! They just seem so small! I told PS I wanted to be a D or full C. They seem tiny and maybe they are a C? But will they get smaller after swelling or settle into a nice shape?

Hi Ladies! Been hard to get back into the groove...

Hi Ladies!
Been hard to get back into the groove of things. On the days I feel good, I definitely pay for it in the evening after a productive day. Incisions seem to bother me most then. Scars are looking good! Wish I could sleep on my tummy! Have had bouts of insomnia, so that doesn't help. Hate insomnia!!! Guess I'm lucky I only work very part time right now, but wishing I had a better routine now that the surgery is over. Feel like such a slug, but I guess it's better to rest and heal up properly. Heading in to PS tomorrow. I have seemed to develop horrible acne on my chest and a little on my face and they want to check it out. Hormones have been so out of whack since after surgery. I had my period start the day before surgery and it only lasted a couple days. Feel like surgery interrupted my monthly friend and now I'm paying for it! Hope all of you are doing well and thanks for all of your support through this! it's so nice to be able to connect with others! :)

Had my 2nd post-op appt. Waited an hour to be...

Had my 2nd post-op appt. Waited an hour to be seen! I was so frusterated because there was only one person there before me and two other came after i did and all were seen BEFORE me!!!! The woman at the front desk woman (who I am pretty sure is his wife)apologized to me as my PS kept calling patients back without even checking to see who was sheduled at what time. Anywhoo, my visit was not unlike the rest, fast and hurried without much time to ask questions. However, I know he's a great surgeon and would highly recommend (even with his lack of whatever you would call it, because i know he takes much pride in his work).He presrcibed me an antibiotic for my breakout on my chest and I purchased scarguard. Amazed by the results after only two days and highly recommend to anyone looking to reduce scar tissue. Feeling a little discouraged as I have not been able to find a cute bra to fit. i'm still swollen but have definitely gone down to a size C, as my VS bras of long ago past that were a D no longer fit :(. Will wear no bra or surgical until I can find a good fitting bra. Was told by PS that I can take a bath now and wear any type of bra i want at this point. Still dealing with body image issues but so happy with the way they look! Nice and perky! getting my peroid soon so I have been a complete bear to all around! Wish I could take a nice little vacay by myself in a nice litlle hotel room with cable and a jacuzzi tub!!!

Hi there ladies! Has been quite a while since my...

Hi there ladies! Has been quite a while since my last post, and thought I'd update you all. Recovery and healing have gone well. Sleeping on my tummy for the most part(yay!) although I do have to readjust due to discomfort usually once or twice a night. Have been to the PS a few times since surgery and I am almost 3 months post op. Scars looking good, except under arms where it is thicker. Itchy too. My appointments have been less than 10 minutes, like usual. And I just recently noticed some lumps in both breasts so I went in to see my PS first. He barely checked them and said it is probably calcification but to go in to have checked further since we have breast cancer in the family. I have had history of cysts and my dr said they do feel cystic and mobile so that is a good sign. Never fun, however, to have a mammogram and I go in tomorrow morning for both a mammogramm and an ultrasound. I'll let you know how it went. Hope you all are doing well! Take care!
Saint Paul Plastic Surgeon

Dr Thao is an excellent Plastic Surgeon. Very happy with the results of my BR. I was sent home with no aftercare instructions which leads me to calling his office frequently for answer to what is ok and what is not. His office has been extremely helpful and actually encourages me to call with any questions, no matter how minor.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 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
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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