Best Decision I've ever made! I've been big breasted my entire life. Grade school and high school was humiliating for me because I was teased about how large my breasts were. At age 31 I had my first ... Show more
Best Decision I've ever made! I've been big breasted my entire life. Grade school and high school was humiliating for me because I was teased about how large my breasts were. At age 31 I had my first child. I was a triple D/F before getting pregnant. I spent 23 weeks on bed rest and lost most of the muscle strength in my back. Post-partum, I was a 42G. My breasts were huge and long. They rested near my belly button. I couldn't even hold my son close to me because my breasts were in the way. This threw my center balance off and caused extreme pain in my back. One to two minutes were as long as I could stand and hold my son. I was in pain all the time. I couldn't sleep on my back because I felt like I was suffocating. When sleeping on my sides, I had to wedge a pillow in between my breasts for comfort. Clothes were horrible. Even the most modest neckline could be stretched to make me look trashy because my breasts were spilling out of them.
On September 1, 2010, I met Dr. Koo and on October 21, 2010 she changed my life. I had a Breast Reduction. I waited way too long to have this done. The procedure went very well and the recovery was extremely fast. Dr. Koo kept telling me that I would be feeling wonderful within a day or two. I thought she was crazy. She was right. I was up, dressed & leaving the house within 2 days (this is only because I struggle a little with anesthesia). Within a week I was lifting my 20-month-old son. There is virtually no pain with this. What I felt was more like a deep bruising and my breasts were tender if my son bumped into me. Nothing a little Tylenol can't fix. I'm a new person! I have more energy and I can now carry my son around and hold him close to me.
My insurance covered the cost of this procedure. I paid $175 co-pay to change my life. I spend that on groceries every 2 weeks. It was silly that I waited so long. If you are even remotely considering doing this, JUST DO IT!!! Most insurance companies will pay for it, it is same-day surgery, and the recovery time is nothing. Dr. Koo and her physician's assistant, Joanne, were wonderful!! They truly care about their patients. They answered any questions I had and Joanne took my call when I had a question. There was no waiting for a return call. I have already recommended Dr. Koo to several of my friends and will continue to do so. Did I also mention that it is a 2.5 hour drive ONE-WAY just to get to Dr. Koo's office from my home? She's worth it!!