Breast Reduction Patient
“I am an active 47 year old mother and wife. I have had large breasts since I was young girl and I have always disliked how they interfered with everything, from playing sports to easily finding bras and clothing that fit well. The older I got the larger my breasts became and my dislike for them grew to pure hatred. I hated how heavy they made me look and feel, and how they appeared in clothes and bathing suits.
So, I finally decided to do something about it. I asked friends and doctors if they knew people and patients who had had breast reduction surgery. I found several women of varying ages who had the procedure and they all told me it was the best thing they had ever done. I was then very motivated to move forward.
My dermatologist highly recommended Dr. Hoffman to me. A friend recommended her plastic surgeon that had performed her breast reduction several years prior. Long story short, I saw both doctors and I was told I was an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery.
One of my biggest concerns about breast reduction surgery was the cost. I was able to proceed if my insurance would pay for the surgery.
I saw Dr. Hoffman first and I immediately liked him and his staff. He and his staff were warm, personable and very professional. They put me at ease right away. I had a million questions and lots of concerns about everything; from the actual procedure, the recovery process to insurance coverage. Dr. Hoffman was exceedingly patient, kind and thorough. I so appreciated him taking his time with me and answering every question I had. The ladies on his staff were also kind and thorough. I was very comfortable with everyone from having the pictures taken for insurance purposes to having my measurements done to answering questions with his office manager regarding schedule time frames to the insurance approval process.
A week later I saw the other plastic surgeon that my friend had used and really liked. My immediate reaction walking into his office was that it was very luxurious and the waiting room had quite a few people waiting in it. Once I was taken back, I met with a few different female staff members who were polite and professional. I was then moved to another room to meet with staff for questions and to look at portfolios. I finally met with the doctor in an examination room. He was nice but a little too slick for my taste. He wore an expensive suit and shoes and was very matter of fact. I then moved to a final person and we discussed scheduling and insurance. I basically felt like I was in an assembly line process. It felt cold and odd to me especially after my experience with Dr. Hoffman and his staff.
It was very easy for me to make my decision. I chose Dr. Hoffman. My gut and my head both told me I was making the right decision for me. His office has been amazing to work with from getting my insurance approval within 10 days to scheduling my surgery at a time that worked for me.
It has been two months since my surgery and I am thrilled with my results. I went from an H cup to a single D and my breasts are lifted and perky again. I have been asked by many people “have you lost weight? You look terrific!”. Most importantly, I am over the moon happy with how I feel about how my breasts look to me-undressed and in clothes.
In addition, Dr. Hoffman has been excellent in his post-op care for me. Although it can take up to six months for the final outcome, I know I made the right decision to have Dr. Hoffman as my plastic surgeon for my breast reduction.
I highly recommend Dr. Hoffman to my friends and family.”