Dr.Schwartz and his staff are extraordinary because they are professional and care about their patients. I came to Dr.Schwartz because I needed him to repair a breast augumentation that was done incorrectly. I was so depressed and frustrated prior to my surgery and Dr. Schwartz immediately made me feel like he could not only fix my breast but make me 'normal' again. I came out of surgery and I... more
Hey ladies! Wanted to share with you my experience seeing that there are very few reviews about implant exchange under local(awake while having the procedure done) My journey started 12 years ago. I got my first set of saline implants which were 450 ccs round under the muscle. My Dr. Was Thomas Toohey from Newport Beach, Ca who is the most amazing, competent Dr!!! I loved the result and... more
I went to see Dr.Cruise for a breast revision september of 2014 and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I needed a breast lift, reduction, and implant exchange. It is a big procedure and I was very nervous about potential scars especially from the lift. From the minute I walked into that office up to my last post op appointment, honestly I could not have asked for more from a Dr or a... more
I had my first set of implants over 12 years ago. I got 400cc's of saline. I started off as a 34D but now I'm down to a C cup. I want to get silicone implants this time and my doctor is recommending 600 to 650cc's. I'm very nervous about going that big. I definitely want to go bigger obviously but I don't want to look ridiculously big.
One boob sits lower than the other. I didn't notice... more
I had implants way back in the 1990's and after 10 plus years they leaked. I had them removed and then spent 12 years living with the damage. My breasts were misshapen, drastically different in size and generally unattractive. I finally decided to take the plunge again and could not be happier that I did. more
I went in to have a consultation with Dr Horowitz to have my old saline implants removed and replaced with Silicone. I was unhappy with the large gap between my implants and the fact that they looked very 'fake'. During my consultation with Dr. Horowitz he suggested I try the Sientra shaped implants and explained that they would give me the more natural look I was hoping for. The surgery was... more
I am heading in for a breast revision with lift tomorrow. I had my BA originally done 10 years ago with 450cc saline implants placed under the muscle. After having 2 children, gained a little bit of weight, I have decided to lift and replace with 325 cc silicone implants. I am so scared that I am going too small, but I have been adamant about going smaller for some time now. My... more
Did not feel my best in my cloths, especially tank tops and dresses. Although society clings onto the outdated term 'senior citizen', who can relate to that? We're the new generation of baby boomers and we look 60-something good! There was an apprehension on undergoing surgery at my age but after discussing with Dr. Seify, I felt comfortable with the procedure. Could not be more pleased... more
I was very pleased with the entire process with Dr. Grover and his staff, the consultation, procedure, and post care. I appreciated his expertise and commitment to my health and aesthetic goals. I would definitely recommend Dr. Grover for anyone seeking plastic surgery options..
First off, thanks Realself for creating a community where women (and men!) can share PS experiences with each other. This site has been/is super helpful in the journey to replace and lift my 14.5 year old implants and I hope my journey can help others. Let's see...where to start: I had my first breast aug. in Oct. 2000 at the age of 24 years old. I was a mother of a breast-fed... more
Ok here it goes ladies.... Dr Esmailian and his staff is simply amazing! Prior to choosing Dr. Esmailian as my plastic surgeon I have already put a deposit down with another plastic surgeon but I had this hazy feeling that something is not right.
After meeting Dr. Esmailian, the hazy feeling is gone! more
I had a breast lift and augmentation with saline above muscle 7 years ago. The doc said he had never seen so much skin . The surgery left bad scars like I had two areoles. Recently, my droopy breasts were bad and one implant had disintegrated the doc said. He applied for a rebate and they paid for part if the surgery and the new implants. I had to pay more since I got silicone. I did crossfit... more
Hello! I have had 4 breast revision surgeries and they keep bottoming out and my breasts fall to the side.
My breast feel heavy due to the large implants and thin skin. Please advise who does the best very thin scars and perky beautiful breasts? I've been told a casulorrhphy would help.
Have any of you ladies had good results in fixing a similar issue? I'm hoping for this to be my last... more
I got my breast implants in 1987, Memes silicone over the muscle. I was happy with them for many years. Gradually they became more & more firm, until they were rocks on my chest. I lifted something very heavy in June 2014 & began to have severe pain, mostly around one breast. I kept thinking it would get better but it did not. After about 3 weeks I went to my primary doctor & she ordered... more
Dr Jeff Hoefflin removed my 175cc saline implants, and replaced them with 350 silicone implants. We discussed size at length to make sure it was appropriate. I was very comfortable throught the process. The recovery was quick, and the healing process not bad at all. We used the same incisions ( under the breast) He did an excellent job, I highly reccomend Dr Hoefflin! more
If I could give Dr. Lavinia Chong a thousand stars that would not be enough! From pre-appointments to surgery to follow-up, she is amazing. I was referred to her by my family doctor due to ruptured implants. Old implants had to be removed, escaped silicon recovered and new implants inserted. Her reviews were wonderful, so I felt confident I would be in good hands. It would have been impossible... more
I went in to get my previous implant surgery fixed. I was very small on top to begin with, and the previous surgeon went way bigger than I asked. The pockets for the implants were so big that my breasts were hanging almost below my rib cage. There was a strange indentation on the right side in my cleavage, but my breasts were so far apart that there wasn't much cleavage and when I would lie... more
I had my kids young and my boobs got very big when I nursed them. This caused as my hubby would say flappy jacks.. This and the fact that they were just sad sad lil boobies kept me up many nights trying to fig out how I could come up with the money to get a new happy looking set lol I'm from Illinois it took me moving to Cali . After 3 yrs living here I finally found a dr I could afford . He... more
I was very self conscience of how differently my breasts looked and felt. I tried to wear patterned tops to disguise the differences. During our first consultation, Dr. Chong discussed in detail with me everything I wanted to know and then some. On the day of surgery her staff and nurses were comforting and sensitive to my nervousness. After surgery there were several follow-up visits to... more
Dr Ambe was an amazing reconstructive surgeon who corrected my botched breast implants from a different surgeon. About 3 years ago, I had breast implants done in Illinois, my home state. They were horrid. Completely different sizes, one significantly higher than the other and worse of all it was painful even years after the procedure, a problem which I never had had before.
So this time, I... more