32yo, One Kid, Breast Reduction and Lift - Washington, DC

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I'm 5'2" and rather petite and always had a small...

I'm 5'2" and rather petite and always had a small chest, around 32A/B. As I gained weight through my pregnancy, my breasts also grew, and after she was born and my milk came in, I hovered around a G cup for the entire year I nursed her. Once she weaned, I lost the pregnancy weight, and my breasts lost all shape. There was no elasticity and I could pinch the skin and it would stay slightly peaked. They hung very low and were extremely heavy. I couldn't do anything without wearing a bra - going down stairs, having sex, you name it. Was too uncomfortable. If i wore a proper bra, all the skin crammed into it was a bit over a DD but then I looked like a busty cartoon character. So I pretty much always wore a sports bra to mash them flat and hide them. I'm also super active, so they were really bothersome exercising. I had to wear 2-3 bras for cardio, and certain weight lifting exercises were difficult with my boobs in the way. Lastly, they were different sizes which also made me want to hide them even more.

I started to research doctors and interview them (most in DC area charged between $75-$150 for a consultation fee) and could tell the second I met my doctor that he was the one I wanted to use. Was thrilled that he wasn't the most expensive I talked to either.

Surgery was 7/12/16. I got to the hospital at 5:30. Around 6:30 I met with the doctor, a resident, and a med student while I got all marked up. They gave me an IV, pushed in some relaxation meds, and I was out cold. Surgery took about three hours. I was super exhausted and it took me awhile to rally and be ready to wake up. Pain has been very manageable. Only once took the allowed two Percocets - before my first shower which I was terrified would hurt. Otherwise I've been taking a lot less than available. My throat was pretty sore for first two days from the breathing tube, and I'm still super exhausted, but wouldn't say I've been in true pain - just occasional deep ache/throbbing. The drains came out the day after surgery.

I'm absolutely thrilled with how they look so far and cannot wait to see them continue to heal!!

5 days post op

I've been most surprised at the lack of pain. I'm a bit of a scaredy cat about pain and am already done with the Percocet, and really only took them as directed the first day - everything else was one or two a day and I am sure I would have managed without any at all.

Loving the size. Even a bit swollen and with gauze and the ugly surgical bra, I'm drowning in my button up shirts. So strange to not have them safety pinned shut! Went to the mall with my family and couldn't stop looking at my reflection in windows - I'm so proportionate!

Only downside is fatigue. Feeling very tired but I think part of that is just getting my period also. Looking forward to the next milestone of wearing a non-compression bra.
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon

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
5 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
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5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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