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Diary of Breast Reduction: Patient Reflects

March 17th, 2014

Michelle’s Patient Blog: My Reflections

Michelle writes: I write this email exactly 3 weeks after my surgery.  I am still thrilled with my decision to do this surgery.  I have to say again, I had high expectations from the results of this surgery.  I wanted to feel better in my own skin.  I wanted to be able to wear a bra without pain in my shoulders, and I wanted to be able to workout without wearing 2 bras!  Granted, I haven’t gotten back into my daily workout routine, I don’t think I am ready for that.  But, as soon as I am able, I plan to!  My breasts are starting to settle, the swelling is down, although not completely.  The scabs from the incisions have all fallen off, and the remaining scars are hidden well and barely noticeable.  There is still soreness, especially after work or the end of the day, or just moving around for 11 hours.  The ice/water bag combo feels sooooo good after a long day, and I would highly recommend that you do that everyday, from the day of surgery on, it helps out a lot!

I did this surgery for me.  Not anyone else.  And there are NO regrets.  I did tell some very close friends/family about my decision, but that is limited to maybe a close 10 people. It wasn’t something that should matter to anyone but me, and so it wasn’t something I felt that needed to share.  I didn’t care what anyone else thought.  The decision to share is obviously different for everyone, that was just my experience.

All in all – I would do this again in a heartbeat!  Even though the final results aren’t until 6-12 months after, I love the result now.  I instantly felt “lighter” in the shoulders the day after surgery. My neck isn’t as tight.  I am thrilled with how I feel, how I look and the fact that I chose Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery to perform this surgery.  They fulfilled everything they said it would be and then some.

Thank you, thank you, and thank you! Any woman who is thinking about having breast reduction surgery or a breast lift, stop thinking about it and just do it. You will not regret your decision.

Dr. Bashioum’s final thoughts, read here.

 

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Diary of a Breast Reduction: Michelle’s Blog 2

February 20th, 2014

Introduction: Almost 113,000 women choose to have breast reduction surgery every year. Our patient kindly shares her story with our readers in Guest Blog series Part 2. Michelle’s story continues about her experience and why she is considering surgery.

Michelle writes:  As I mentioned last time, before my health issue, my desire to have smaller breasts was completely about “looks.”  I have really changed my lifestyle.  I have been eating healthy and working out, and I’ve lost and kept off 50 pounds.  My breasts however, didn’t change. They remained heavy and now they’re sagging from the weight loss. I have discomfort, my shoulders hurt and the bra straps cut into my skin.  I also have back pain and headaches. To keep up with my working out, I have to wear two sports bras during exercise.  Now my desire to have smaller breasts is more than “looks.” It is about keeping up with my new and sustained lifestyle, it is about feeling good on the outside to match how  I feel on the inside.

So I’ve asked all of my questions and I have only 2 more weeks to go now until my surgery.  I am excited and anxious and I’m having dreams about how I will feel and look after the surgery. Honestly, I can’t wait!  More to come… read here.

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