Diary of a Breast Reduction: Michelle’s Story

Introduction: Almost 113,000 women choose to have breast reduction surgery every year and our patient kindly shares her story with our readers in a multi-part Guest Blog. Here is Michelle’s story about her experience.

Michelle writes: I heard about Dr. Bashioum on the radio, I read up on the Internet, and then I scheduled a consultation to meet him.  I was nervous at first to have an examination and give my reasons for wanting the surgery during our discussion about the procedure. But, after meeting with Dr. Bashioum, he put ALL of the worries to rest.  His bedside manner was immediate.  He walked into the room and responded like we had known each other for years.  It was a great first impression.

I have seriously been thinking about this since my breasts developed early in 4th grade when I skipped a training bra all together, going straight to a “B” cup. I have been heavy all my life, and it caught up with me in 1997 when my gallbladder got so infected and inflamed, I had to be hospitalized for 7 days. My condition was due to very bad eating habits and complications of being obese. I was at my heaviest at 187 pounds.  Before my health issue, my desire to have smaller breasts was completely about “looks.” This health issue served as a wake-up call for me.

More about how I changed my lifestyle, focused on my health and my decision about breast reduction surgery, coming up next time. Read it here.



3 Responses to “Diary of a Breast Reduction: Michelle’s Story”

  1. Tamara Says:

    Hello.I’m Tamara,29 years old no kids,single.I have a large breast with 32 J cup bra.I have back and shoulders pain,can’t walking,can’t running.I’m 160 pounds.when I’m trying to lose some weight, i lose weight all on my body but my breast still stay big. I wanna know if you guys do Reduction without assurance if yes how much.Thank you.

  2. nipntuck editor Says:

    Dr. Bashioum replies: “Good Morning Tamara,
    Thank you for commenting on our blog. While it is difficult to estimate the fee without seeing you for a personal consultation in our office, we suggest calling our toll free number during business hours to speak with our staff: 1-877-NIPNTUCK for an estimated range of fees typical for this kind of surgery.”

  3. Too Big or Too Small? - Ralph Bashioum MD Says:

    […] Diary of Breast Reduction #1: Intro to My Story,  #2: Why I am Considering Surgery,  #3: My Pre-op Instructions,  #4: Day Before Surgery,  #5: My Surgery Day,  #6: My Recovery,  #7: My Reflections […]



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