Should I do it??

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Registered: 01-31-2009
Should I do it??
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Sat, 01-31-2009 - 7:06pm

I am 5'6" and overweight.

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Registered: 11-27-2007
Sun, 02-01-2009 - 8:58pm
My best advice to you would be to find another PS one that gives you better attention. I am a little on the chunky side (I'm not obese or anything) I went from a DD to a nice C and I had 500 grams (1 pound ) removed from each and I am certainly not flat chested in fact people still think of me as a little bit busty but nothing like I was before. So in conclusion continue on your weight loss journey and find a PS that

Katie :)

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Registered: 12-20-2004
Sun, 02-01-2009 - 10:25pm

I could have wrote your post a few years ago! And 4 yrs. ago I was denied (w/ the same #'s) so it will be interesting to see if you are approved.

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Registered: 01-31-2009
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 12:28am
I actually did get approved.
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Registered: 01-31-2009
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 12:33am

From what I understand, he is a really good doctor.

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Registered: 07-24-2003
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 2:35am

No one can tell you what you should do. I will say this though. Shop around. I know it sucks, but DO IT! It is too important not to.


I had a MD tell me the insurance would not over it. I later learned that the contract with the insurance company meant he got paid less. He knew that I was serious about getting it, and so he pushed me to pay out of pocket. I also did not like the arrogance he putt off, and all of his gold jewelry.


I reseached all of my options, including traveling out of state.


I ended up having 3 consults, and am really happy with the surgeon I found.


Best of

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Registered: 07-27-2007
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 11:24am
I weighed 189 when I had my surgery. I am 5'5". I was a 40DDD and am now a 36C. I had my surgery in August 2007 and have since lost 28 pounds and a big part of that is being able to exercise easier. It is so nice to not have to wear sports bras over top of regular ones, just to try to prevent some movement. I now wear just a sport bra when I exercise and it is so liberating!! I had 1690 grams removed from my chest and even though that seems alot, I still have nice boobs. Finally it is not the first thing you notice about me anymore. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself. And even though my husband was always a "boob" man, he loves the new little girls.
I would be surprised if the surgeon took you all the way down to an A or even B cup. I know there was a gal on here who wanted the A cup and had to fight for the surgeon to take that much. But she won and is thrilled. It seems most women go for the C cup and it is still a nice amount, but definitly manageable!!LOL!!
Good luck to you~
Nancy
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Registered: 01-31-2009
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 12:42pm
It sounds like 500 grams each breast would likely not take me down that small based on what I am hearing.
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Registered: 02-02-2009
Wed, 02-04-2009 - 1:04pm
certainly do not let any ps take advantage and force you to remove anymore than you want. It can be devastating for a large chested women like ourselves to go from a whole lot to a whole lot of nothing.