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 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 Although society clings onto the outdated term 'senior citizen', who can relate to that?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've pretty much had 3 surgeries total with Dr. Kattash. The first two was a disaster. Because my first surgery we had went too big which was 550 cc and I had a small body frame. So he had went in again for the second time to try & fix it by nailing down the middle part of my chest but still kept the same size. As years go by I was still not happy with the results because it had looked like I... 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
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
I had a vertical thighplasty and a breast reduction with silicone implant exchange. I had a breast augmentation with another surgeon 5 years ago and the implants were just too large for my personal preference. I am truly amazed at my results! I love my new body and you cannot tell that my breasts have been redone. This is not the first time I have had surgery with Dr. Agha. I have had... more
I had previously had saline implant surgery almost 20 years ago. After realizing that implants are not generally life long, I decided to enter a clinical research study where Dr. Horowitz was one of the Principal Investigators. The implants I received were not FDA approved at the time, so the implant cost was free. I was only required to pay for any costs outside of the actual costs of the... more
Dr. Robert Kessler is an incredible surgeon. I needed my old breast implants replaced and he made the process smooth. His explained my options for implant sizes and recommended what would be the best option. His staff were so welcoming, they always had a cup of coffee ready for me when I arrived for my meetings in the office. The office is clean, comfortable, and cozy; I was always greeted... more
Dr. Mills is such a great surgeon. He did my original saline implants 10 years ago which were wonderful! My implants ruptured right at the 10 yr mark, which he explained would happen to me at my original consultation. Of course I came straight back to his office to have them replaced with silicone implants. Now they are even more amazing! They are so natural and soft.
I also do fillers,... more