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Erin’s Story

  • Breast Reduction Surgery

 

I started developing breasts in 5th grade and it never slowed down. After having two babies I ended up as a 42 G/H. I decided enough was enough. The back and shoulder pain, the stares I got, and never being able to find shirts that fit finally got to me.

 

I had always planned on going back to work full time after my first child was born, but my plans fell through. My husband works for his family’s business, and the health insurance was costing us an arm and a leg, and was rarely being used, so it was dropped.

 

I ended up going for a consult anyway, just to see what the cost would be. I chose to have my surgery with Dr. Todd Adam, in Webster, Texas.  My original consult was in July 2007. My husband and I came up with the money to have the surgery, went on another consult on February 26, 2008, and booked my surgery for March 13th, 2008.

 

Surgery was scheduled for 7:30 a.m., and was done by 11:00 a.m. The recovery was not too bad. I had some discomfort and a little nausea.  The doctor used the full anchor method on me, and also used liposuction in the armpit area. I think if it wasn’t for the liposuction, my recovery would have been much easier.

 

I had dark purple bruising, and little bumps on my ribcage. The bruising from the liposuction was hands down the worst part for me. I am now six months post op, and I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I have since lost about 20 lbs, and am now wearing a 38D. I was very fortunate with not having any major complications with my surgery. 

 

I do have raised, red scarring in my cleavage area unfortunately. However I have had one round of cortisone shots in the scars and it has helped tremendously.  I go back for another round of shots next week.  All in all, I would highly recommend anyone considering this breast reduction surgery to at least go on a consult to discuss it with a board certified surgeon.




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