Lori came to Dr. Stephen Hardy though the recommendation from a friend. Before her breast reduction surgery, Lori was afraid to stand straight due to the lack confidence in her overly large breasts. Lori claims that having the breast reduction surgery done was one of the best decisions she has ever made. She is now much more confident in her body and enjoys do things such as exercise, which is something she couldn’t do before without being embarrassed about her look.
LORI: My name is Lori, and I had a breast reduction done. I came to Dr. Hardy through recommendations from friends, and I couldn't be happier. It was a life-changing experience. Prior to the reduction, I had problems with posture, with an achy back and exercise.
I'd known since I was probably 18 years old that I would eventually want one done, and I waited until I had children. And when my last child was one year old, I decided to do it, and I've never looked back.
I was probably a DDD, depending on different bras, they have even got higher numbers. But it makes—I don't know how to describe it, but it's hard to stand up positive because when you stand up, you feel like you're sticking out even further. So I found that I would try and hide and roll my shoulders. I didn't have the confidence. There's many things and styles that just aren't appropriate to wear when you're that size. Exercise is cumbersome. I couldn't run, or if I did, it was embarrassing. It didn't matter how many sports bras you wear, there's just some things that you can't keep tight enough, and I just—I didn't enjoy it.
After the procedure, it's the simple things that I took for granted. I can go in, and I can buy a bra off the shelf. I can take my kids to school and throw on a sweatshirt without being completely dressed. I can run. I can wear the cute little sports outfits. I can wear anything I want.
I can stand tall. I have confidence, and I look a lot thinner than I am. That was probably one of the biggest perks. And the procedure itself was way more simple than I thought it was going to be.
Dr. Hardy, he knew what I wanted before I even knew what I wanted. When I first came to see him, I just wanted them gone, and I wanted them to be an A. And he said, no, Lori, I'm not going to make you an A. I said, okay, a B. I'll be happy with a B.
No, Lori, I don't think—I think you need to be a C. So I went with it. I couldn't be happier. It is absolutely life changing. I would recommend Dr. Hardy because he is skilled, he is honest, he is personable, he's trustworthy, and he absolutely will make you feel like you're his number one patient.