I had 23 year-old implants I was very concerned that they might have been ruptured. I had two MRI's and one Ultrasound done over the years with conflicting results. I was having breast pain and low grade inflammation periodically. Even though the last MRI and mammogram suggested they were still intact I decided to go for the removal/revision surgery. I am a professional working in a... more
Paid way too much for a second unnecessary procedure with this doctor. Seemed to shirk responsibility. Do your research. There are many talented professionals out there. Front staff was genuinely nice. Financial counselor can be a bit "gruff" once payment is made. I expected much more. I will say the surgical center they use is very professional and the contracted anesthesiologist was... more
I am so glad I did my research and chose Dr. Minniti. He and his staff have been wonderful through this whole process, from the original request for a consultation, to giving me exactly what we discussed, to the follow-up care and being incredibly responsive and patient with all of my questions and concerns. My case was certainly not the easiest due to the scar tissue on one side, but he did... more
My surgery is scheduled for Friday of this week. In addition to the implant exchange my PS determined that I also need a capsulectomy and capsulorraphy to address my capsular contracture on the left and sagging on the right. We decided to go with the new "gummy bear" tear drop silicone implant at 750cc to achieve a DD size end result. I would love to hear some thoughts and feedback.
I had my first breast augmentation in 2000. I absolutely loved the result and was disappointed when my left implant deflated 14 years later. Yes, 14 years is long time without a worry. Still, I hadn't planned on having surgery. Unlike my first augmentation, I was terrified about going under the knife.
I was also nervous about changing the type and texture of my implant. For my first surgery,... more
I have had three lifts already and my breasts have fallen again. :(
I am looking for the best doctor for very small scars. ALso a doctor who is very experienced in breast revision and pocket revision.
I live in Southern California and don't mind traveling for the best Dr for the job.
Thank you in advance for your advice! more
I am very particular about surgeons so I literally spent over 5 years searching and comparing. I went to several consultations and did extensive research until I finally found Dr. J. I loved his work so I went in for a consultation. He's very congenial and will answer all of your questions. It was very refreshing to go into a surgeon's office where it doesn't seem like their only goal is to... more
Dr. Taleisnik performed breast implant revision. Three plastic surgeons declined to operate on me due to difficulties from severe scarring and capsular contracture which afflicted me with pain/discomfort and embarrassing malformed stiff breasts for more than two decades. Where other plastic surgeons have tried to remedy my severe tissue damage and misshapen breasts but failed Dr. Taleisnik... more
I initially had breast augmentation when I was 24 years old. Not by Dr. Esmailian but somewhere else. Over time as we all know these need to be replaced. Well with me, one actually ruptured so I had no choice but to replace them. I went with silicone this time vs saline. I was against silicone at first but then once I got all my information correct, etc…this ended up being my choice. I... more
I just had my 2nd surgery of breast implants on Dec 26, 2013. My first one was back in Feb 2004. I had 475cc saline now I have the silicone gel 650cc which looks & feels more natural. I'm very Happy from the results but I might redo them again in 6 months to go bigger. I was told the silicone gel runs smaller than saline & is so true. It kind of looks like the same size as before but a little... more
I am extremely pleased with my whole experience at Gerald Minniti, M.D, F.A.C.S.
His office is professional and pleasant. Dr. M is kind, patient & was extremely realistic with his recommendations for the perfect outcome for me. I highly recommend him as a surgeon to all my friends and family. Thanks Gerald Minniti, M.D, he truly is a very gifted and talented doctor. Breast... more
I came to see Dr Nguyen awhile back and had my deflated B's changed to a nice full "D". He did such a beautiful job. I almost went bigger, but after talking with Dr Nguyen about my concerns of not wanting to look obnoxious. He told me what he recommended. I LOVE the final outcome. I am always receiving compliments on how natural they look. I'm a little hippie so they look very good with my... more
The procedure I received is a Breast Implant Revision. I got my initial augmentation when I was 19 years old and made stupid decisions to get 540cc's implanted on a girl who at the time was 130 lbs at most. Over the years I started to resent them and so did my body. I began having back problems, neck problems and even problems breathing while working out. I decided it was time to do something... more
It's time for my third breast revision. My original augmentation, back in 2000 was saline over the muscle. They looked beautiful until slowly, they didn't due to encapsulation. I rushed into my next augmentation--I'm sad to say I fell for a surgeon who used car salesman tactics. He was great until he got my money. This time I wasn't getting my surgery until I found the perfect doctor. ... more
So I went to Dr Daniel Yamini on June 4th 2013. I got a breast revision from a previous botch job in Miami . An areola reduction, lipo on my flanks inner legs outter legs and above the knee cap, hips and Brazilian butt lift , fat transfer from hips. Dr Yamini bedside manner is the best I've ever come in contact with . Previously I had a Pulmonary embolism and DVT so my last surgury in Miami I... more
I came to see Dr. Daniel Yamini by referral and thank my friend every day for this life changing experience. I had a breast augmentation done 11 years ago and ended up with undesirable results that I had to live with all these years due to the previous doctor not backing his work & wanting to charge me again. Dr Yamini preformed an implant replacement of saline to silicon, baneli lift and... more
The office staff was very friendly my first visit and throughout my procedure. On the day of surgery they made me feel at ease. Dr. Hughes always came in with a smile on his face and made sure all of my questions were answered. I went from 525cc saline implants downsized to 420 saline implants filled to 450. I had a anchor lift with areola reduction. After surgery I had nearly no pain at the... more
I have done a whole lot of research (about 8 months of searching) to find a Dr. to perform a breast revision due to capsular contracture , and tummy tuck. I found it very hard to find one that did BOTH very well. . . I FINALLY found Dr. Rahban! His portfolio is amazing, and after doing some research on him I was very impressed with the fact that he travels to other countries and does free work... more
I had a very pleasant experience throughout the whole process. Both procedures gave me great results. I already lost hope of having beautiful breast after breastfeeding my two babies. Dr. Ellenbogen is a sugical genious. He transformed my asymmetrical, saggy, and deflated breast into the sexiest and most femminine breast. The facial fat grafting is amazing too. I got back the radience that I... more
I had breast implants for 17 years which I felt were always too big for me. I always use to hide my breasts and was embarrassed. I am a petite person so they looked bigger on me.I am happy with my results so far and will post a new pic after my one month.
Pre Op - 240cc saline implants, under muscle
Post Op - 150cc low profile silicone
my right side still needs to settle some hopefully in... more
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