I am 5' 2" also. Before my surgery, I had to go through a weight loss program, & see a variety of Dr's. I had to wait over a year for the surgery & maintain my weight (not gain). They took out about 2.5 pounds total, I looked tiny right after the surgery, but I'm still in a C/D cup & look nicely balanced. This is a 1-time thing-I wish they would have taken some side tissue, but because insurance was paying-they didn't. Recovery wasn't too bad-I'm thinking less than 2 months I was back riding & it was so much better! Even just walking had been getting painful-now-no more "special" bras & all movement is much more comfortable. Good luck to you.