To sum it up; an MRI technicican suggested I look into a breast reduction because all mammos for the past 10 yrs. resulted in having to have an ultrasound then an mri to rule out that cysts were not tumors. This was because of dense breasts. I found Christopher Davidson and cannot say enough great things about him. I was fortunate to have found such a compassionate Dr. with such great credentials who actually listened to what I wanted. After a consult and determination that my insurance (Harvard Pilgrim) would cover the cost a surgery date was chosen. I like that they put me on Vit C to help healing BEFORE surgery so my body would be ready. Surgery went very well and I awoke with a surgical bra and no nausea, which for me is a big deal. This is because Dr. Davidson listened to my nausea stories and put an anti nausea patch on my ear area and boy, did it work! Oh, and right before surgery when he met with me to draw out incisions he asked, if given a choice would I want to go a step smaller or larger. I chose smaller. He also noted that I was a triple D!! I am small boned and pre surgery weight was around 145. Well, it has been six weeks since surgery and I am very impressed with his skills. The incisions are healing beautifully. There is minimal scarring and I now have perfectly formed and shaped breasts, about a small C, large B. The biggest change has been how confident I feel, and I was pretty confident beforehand. I never realized how often I had to consider breast size till I no longer had to think about it. All of my tops close and zip up. On a pre bday trip the girlfriends were in awe, asking several times at breakfast, are you sure you don't have a bra on? They look amazing!! I did everything the dr. said including taking it very easy for two weeks..if you're considering this surgery you need at least this much recoup time; at a minimum , three would be best. I had nipple sensation within two days and since he told me bras were over rated I let my breasts breathe and went bra free several times a day but did find sleeping more comfortable with a bra on. I was off pain meds within 36 hours and also attribute this to his skill. I feared the dreaded drainage tubes but they actually helped me to realize everything was going well since there was no discoloration and no smell..I also believe it helped to reduce swelling. Also, when removed I felt NOTHING...I was so nervous about this..what a breeze it was. My stitches stayed in for a good 12 days or so and again, no discomfort upon removal. I'm trying to think of things I would have wanted to know so you can pm me questions. Oh, and his staff? Superb! I feared going into Newton/Wellesley and being treated indifferently. Couldn't be further from the truth. From his office staff to the surgical / hospital teams, I was treated with kindness and respect.
Breast Reduction 60 Yr. Old - Wellesley, MA
To sum it up; an MRI technicican suggested I look...
Found Dr. Davidson through a random internet search. It was my lucky day! His credentials are superb..Harvard trained..MGH.. Brigham & Women. But his personality is even better. This Dr. listens to what a woman wants. I got exactly what we decided on pre surgery. Exact size, shape etc. His surgical skills are amazing!!