I am a 50 year old with controlled HBP and controlled High Cholesteral. I recently quit smoking after being an on and off social smoker (never a pack a day habit or anything). I am nervous about anesthesia for these reasons and the fact that I don’t wake up “well,” but have always wanted breast reduction. It seems the older I get the more I use my breast size as an excuse NOT to do things. Ive never been comfortable with my breasts (which I believe are 36 or 38 DDD). I am 5’4″ and weight almost 180lbs now. I’ve been inactive (except for a nightly walk) for about a year now and have slowly gained about 20 lbs from that inactivity. They are a constant cause of depression for me. I just don’t know where to begin. I would only see a female surgeon but would, of course, want the best. I had a myomectomy at 36 years (?) and hysterectomy at 40 and just don’t like waking up from surgery. I’m queezy, cold and confused for at least a day. My last surgery was 5 hours and I think this surgery is as well. I’ve had zofran before each surgery and still, it’s scary waking up and I always vomit (which is fun with an abdominal incision). I am also very modest although I’m smart enough to realize the doctor sees breasts all day and mine are no different. I think I need a sedative just to talk about this subject, let alone go for a consult! Any doctors who specialize in anxiety-ridden individuals? LOL I know I’m in a good area for great doctors. Willing to travel to NYC or stay here in NJ. Just need a push in the right direction. I would also want my upper arms done as well.