I had always had larger breasts growing up, but my decision to take the first steps into looking into surgery was not until much later. I have 2 children and about to turn 40 and I was just so uncomfortable in most things I did. I use to love running, but having big boobs was always a problem. I always got bad knots in my back and put that down to stress. I decided to look into surgery in November and I found Dr Ellis Choy and Zilver Lining online through the Real Self website. I have to say the staff at Zilver Lining were so lovely and accommodating. It was an easy choice for me as they made me feel very at ease with the whole process. After my first consult with Ellis, I went home and discussed it with my husband. Ellis also encouraged me to bring my husband along for the next meeting, so that my husband also felt at ease. Ellis took time to explain everything in detail and he always encouraged me to ask lots of questions to make sure I understood everything about the procedure, risks and recovery after surgery. I was booked into Strathfield Private Hospital. The day of the surgery came up very quickly and though I was excited, I was nervous as well. The staff at the hospital were very good, there was not too much time between when I got there and getting prepped for surgery. After the surgery Ellis personally called my husband to let him know that the surgery was a success and let him know I was in recovery. The care provided by the hospital overnight was great, they made sure I was comfortable and had the required pain medication. The recovery took a little while, but it was all worth the time. I went back to work after 2 weeks off but could have taken another week. It has now been over 3 months since the surgery and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. I have gone from a DD to a C and this has made all the difference to me. I am now enjoying running and exercising a lot more. The bad knots in my back have disappeared and I can now buy nice bra’s that fit me properly. I am really pleased with the care and treatment which I have received from Dr Choy and his team at Zilver Lining. I would recommend Dr Ellis Choy to anyone considering a breast reduction. It has certainly changed my life for the better and the way that I feel about my body.