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Reviews & Stories

58 Yrs Old, 5’4”, 215 Lbs, 42H/I, Surgery 16 Jan 2015 - Kettering, Ohio

My perspective is very similar to other ladies here, but also a little different because of my age. Like many I have wanted a reduction for years. Back in the day insurance was more restrictive, far more policies had exclusions than now and so I never even bothering talking to a PS about it. Seven or so years ago I called and was told that I was too overweight for insurance approval. Last... READ MORE

Questions from Giesela

I want a shorter surgery, fewer stitches and smaller breasts than a pedicle procedure will allow: Do I have to keep my nipples?

I want a shorter surgery, fewer stitches, easier recovery and smaller breasts than a pedicle procedure will allow. I know I know. But at 60 I just don't care about them anymore... READ MORE

Would it be cautionary to wear some mild compression socks after Breast Reduction surgery for blood clot?

I'm 58, overweight, anticipating a breast reduction. When telling my sister some of my fears she said I should be worrying more about throwing a clot. Some people wear... READ MORE

What are some post surgery restrictions with time lines?

Please give some general guidelines for reference in case you get confused and planning. Don't lift X lbs for the X days, then... Don't raise your arms X much for X days Change... READ MORE

NAC issues; Pedicle/Lollipop vs. FNG and a couple of other questions

(1) What are the statistics regarding NAC tissue death or tissue issues for Pedicle/Lollipop and FNG? Do not include issues like nipple senstivity, assuming healthy individual,... READ MORE

What is this pain blocker in the armpit my surgeon is going to give me?

During my pre-op my surgeon said he had started using a pain medicine/pain blocker of somesort that he puts in the armpit and will last 3 to 4 days. So I won't have to even... READ MORE

Free nipple graft; healing and results

How does a FNG differ in terms of healing, resulting breast shape and any other diffetences? (Yes I know they are not considered necessary except extreme cases) READ MORE

Likelihood of revisions necessary? and why is the one side boob so hard? Scars very tight 5.5 wks po. (photos)

FYI: Breast Reduction, FNG, 6.75 lbs total, 5.5 weeks post (1) Big puckered incisions at sternum creating a pocket. Soft, empty feeling. Could this improve? Don't care about... READ MORE

Unpleasant movement associated sensations WITHIN left breast 3 months post breast reduction (FNG). Any suggestions?

Motion causing an unpleasant feeling WITHIN the left breast. Never had any sensation within breasts before and do not now in my right. Left breast became smaller 2 month point.... READ MORE

Discussions started by Giesela

Stitch types and gapping, poking

I have wanted a BR for a long time and at 60 its getting to be now or never.  I've been reading online and see a fair number of women have irritation/pain by stitches that... READ MORE

Breast Reduction: age 58, 5.4 1/2", 235 lbs., bigger than my 42H bra; my first consult - this is what was said

I went and saw a Dr. today just to see what he would say.  So the Dr. I saw today said 1. I won the biggest boobs  this month award 2. That he would not be... READ MORE

Breast Reduciton if you live alone, how to prepare

I live far away from family and don't have friends that I would or can rely on for help like this, at least not much more than say dropping some medicine or groceries off or... READ MORE

Post op - can you open a refrigerator? And other questions

Anyone please feel free to add questions.  Since I live alone I wonder what I'll actually be able to do.  If not the day after, what day barring complications? ... READ MORE

To those of you who experienced hematoma's, seroma's etc. How did you know?

I was recently reading through some of the different months and saw that a couple of people in Oct and Nov suffered hematoma's and had to go back in post haste. How do people... READ MORE

Bra's: Post surgery bra discussion/questions

I found an older thread and have read lots of posts but still have some questions.  I'd love this to be a thread that people can refer to in the future.  I think I... READ MORE

Free Nipple Graft experiences and results?

I am 8 days post op FNG and am wondering about others results and experiences?  Surgery was less than 3 hrs, just shy of 7 lbs removed.  Early recovery range of... READ MORE

Free Nipple Grafts and final breast size considerations; 2015

In my obsessive reading leading up to and after by own breast reduction I have noticed 2 things. (1) there are many women complaining of being too big after a BR and (2)... READ MORE

Free nipple graft - did your nipple skin "toughen" up or stay thin?

I'm a little over 2 and half months post op and I've noticed that the top layer of skin on my grafts is verythin and soft.  So much so that when I wore a sports bra on a 2... READ MORE

Recent comments from Giesela

Your scars and nipples look great. Overall really nice outcome. I'm 9 months out and still have lots of negative sensations. READ COMMENT

Did BCBS used to use a "system" or whatever that would work for you? Maybe compare some of those different type of scales and see if you would qualify under all those and use that in your appeal? Good luck, feeling for you, from a... READ COMMENT

Wow, you look good for less than a week post! I was barely 59 and it took longer. Did you have lipo on the sides? It sort of looks like it but that can be deceiving. It doesn't look like you had a free nipple graft either. How much... READ COMMENT

Glad to see this comment and hope it still holds true because I know you had some worries. READ COMMENT

I can't say mine were black but they were def a dark purple and swollen up between the stitches. Previously to that they were so pale they were practically skin colored. I don't remember any particular sensation i.e. pain associated... READ COMMENT