Hello everyone, my name is Vanessa.
I am 23 years old, a mother of a beautiful angel who will be turning 3 soon.
My whole life I was always "heavy chested", but I conceal it well. I guess my body hides the body fat well. Currently I am 5"6 - 145lbs BMI @ 24.8% .. 13 months ago I was 196lbs, BMI @ 38%
When I was 16 years old, I started having major headaches from constant back pain and asked my family doctor if I could be referred for this surgery. He stated that "You are very young, have your whole sex life ahead of you. Men are very visual and the scars are not pretty". I was outraged!!
I dealt with it in hopes that over time my body would change, indeed it did. I got pregnant when I was 19, had my daughter at 20 years old and I nursed her for 2 years.
I did see another Doctor during my nursing time, and he advised me that I should wait until I was finished to be assessed because your breasts go down in volume, and even size.
I was a size 34 F while I nursed her, and over time dropped down to a 34 E. I currently wear 34 DD, but properly fitted I should still be a 34 E.
I seen a doctor in February 2013, and finally had my consultation 3 weeks ago. I love my surgeon!! She made me feel so comfortable, she informed me about everything I needed to know. She assessed me, took my measurements, went through the procedure and told me about all possible risks. She said that they will be performing the "Lollipop" Method, so I will not have a scar underneath.
Due to the fact that I am a single mother with no immediate family around me, the Surgeon was very considerate in attempting to accommodate my urgency for this surgery. My parents live 45 minutes away, which is not far.. but at the End of April (April 20th) they will be going to Portugal for 6 months. If I was going to have any assistance with this I definitely need my mom around. They submitted the Application to OHIP the same day, as well as taking before photos.
They did advise me that lately OHIP was taking 4-6 weeks to send back an approval, but they dated the form with March 6th for a surgery date. (I requested this as the following week would be my break from school, and my daughter would be at her fathers house.) They advised me it would be a slim chance, but they would try. If they didn't receive the approval in time, they would move the date to March 20th.
I got the news last Monday that my surgery was approved WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!! and would be taking place on Thursday March 6th!!
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am, and at the same time how nervous I am feeling that it is only one week away.
It was all covered with the Ontario Insurance, I did pay $1300 up front for the Liposuction she will be doing on the sides (since it is a cosmetic aspect, they would not cover it). I figured, if I am having this done, why not do everything I can to get the best result.
I'm all prepared with my post-op bra, the same one I purchased is this one :
I heard it was one of the best available, so I had to get it for myself.
I would appreciate any experiences/feedback , I know I dragged this post on, but I think I covered just about everything... :) Thank you for reading!!