I have always had large breasts and over the years having giving birth to children, several weight gains and losses and the passing years they had become larger and sagging and extremely uncomfortable. I had issues with my upper back, shoulders and neck and had frequent headaches as a result.
Dr Briggs made me feel comfortable immediately. He was professional and pleasant. He explained how he would perform the surgery and also told me of the risks that were possible with any surgery and in particular a breast reduction. The anaesthetist also put my mind at ease and on the day of the surgery there were no nerves, just excitement.
The surgery went well and I was discharged from hospital the following morning.
To begin with there was discomfort but not nearly as much as I expected and it was relieved with over the counter medications. The rest of my recovery went well and within a couple of weeks I was back to normal apart from exercising which I was not allowed to do for six weeks.
For me the hardest part of recovery was having to sleep on my back so at times it was much easier to sleep propped up on a comfy couch to avoid accidentally rolling over and causing pain. This too, eased after a couple of months and now I can sleep any way I like.
During all of this Dr Briggs’ staff were fabulous. The office staff and nurses were always helpful and no query was left unanswered or unresolved.
I love my new breasts. I haven’t been this comfortable for 30 years and they certainly haven’t looked this good for that long either. Not a day goes past that I don’t think of how much better I feel both physically and emotionally since the reduction.
My husband, children and friends were not surprised I was having the surgery after all the years I’d complained about big boobs and they supported me through the whole process.
A huge thank you to Dr Briggs and all his staff. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else considering the same surgery.