“Back in December 2016, I followed through with one of the best decisions I had ever made, which was to have a breast reduction. I spent 15 years of my life being a 34DDD( sometimes I even wore a larger size, depending on the bra!) My breasts were two very different sizes, and sat very low on my body. I dealt with incredible back pain, had a terrible time finding clothes that fit properly, and lacked a certain confidence that I knew I deserved to have. I spent a long time researching and looking for the best surgeon who had great reviews, a steady hand, and a gentle manner. When I found Dr. Applebaum and had my consultation, I knew I was making the best decision.
Dr. Applebaum and his staff were kind, knowledgeable, and answered any questions I had prior to and after the surgery. The surgery itself went incredibly well. When I woke up and returned home I was already changed for the better. I followed all instructions Dr. Applebaum had given to me and I greatly contribute my fast recovery to that. I spent a week out of work after the surgery (having an office job helped as well, with no need to lift anything heavy)
When I went to my first post op visit with Dr Applebaum, I vividly remember him removing the bandages and me seeing my new breasts for the first time. There was of course some swelling and bruising, but both were minor. Looking in the mirror, I began to cry. It was like seeing the body I dreamed of having, and it was my own. My breasts were smaller, lifted higher, and looked completely natural. Just a few weeks later I was buying bras I used to dream of owning, wearing clothes I wouldn’t dare to try on before the surgery, and feeling a whole new sense of pride and comfort.
Almost a full two years after my surgery and I feel the same sense of love and appreciation for my body, for the decision I made, and for Dr. Applebaum and the work he did. ”