Is anyone having Breast Fat Transfer in May or June 2014?

  • BethH
  • 4 months ago

If so, please introduce yourself so we can provide you support throughout your journey!

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Hello All - I had a double mastectomy with Dr. Torres-Salichs with immediate fat grafting with Dr. Khouri in April. Last week he revised the mastectomy incisions, which was far more serious surgery than I'd expected, but so far so good, the pain has been much reduced. The lipo has left my thighs a bit numb but looking great, so I am looking forward to the next one or two lipo sessions. It is a lot to go through, but for me a better option than either radiation or implants, which were the other options.
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I just had lipo and fat transfer to my breast two days ago! It's not horrible pain but my boobs are hard as rock" anybody know we the are supposed to soften up?
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I don't know about that. But someone on this site should. Who did your surgery? I am scheduled for Dr. Khouri June 27th. I am scared and excited all at once.
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I am--with Dr. Khouri on May 15th. I really should start chronicalling my journey. I'm getting my third set of implants out (I've had implants for 21 years. I had my first set at 17. The were textured saline over the muscle--BAD IDEA, sivpce I was so, super thin. I then switched to textured silicone over the muscle at age 22. Was my surgeon an idiot? I was still thin; so I immediately had a revision where I switched to smooth silicone under the muscle. I've got a good story. I'llntrynposting it soon with some pics.
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Yes, we'd love to hear your entire story. Sounds like you have a lot of experience. I just sent you a PM with a link to start your review. I'm very excited for your fat transfer. Looking forward to your post and pics!
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Thought you might be interested in another member who recently had her 3rd set of implants removed, Lolita. She has just had breast fat transfer and is in the healing process. Hoping we'll see your story soon. Feel free to start it now before your surgery next week!
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Please keep me posted. I have scheduled the same procedure with Khouri at the end of June, but I have had implants for 31 years, 5 sets. All encapsulated. Sick of being a hamster on a wheel. I hope that dr. Khouri is the best. Why did you choose him?
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I'm here in Miami right now. I JUST got finished with my 45 min MRI with & without contrast procedure. And next, I'm going to have all my over work done: EKG, chest X-ray, blood work, etc. I'm having all that done here because it costs SO much LESS! For example, if I had the MRI done in Wisconsin, it would be $6,300 and my insurance wouldn't cover it. Here, however, it's only $650! Wow, huh!?! I'll start writing up my journey once mother gets here and can take pics of me. I was originally searching for Dr. DeWire, in Virginia, because he does this procedure that puts the implants COMPLETELY under muscle/fascia. I thought that would help stop the rippling I keep getting--even with smooth silicone (just mild, but if I can see it, someone else can too. Also, after I've been laid up with healing from a bunionectomy, which has been slow healing because I tripped and displaced the not-yet-heled pinky toe bone, I've gained 15lbs, but I can STILL see some rippling on my left breast....well that's not as bad as my round tennis ball-looking right breast!) Anyway, I remembered my dad talking about fat grafting and I thought maybe I could get fat added to mask the rippling, once I had my implants replaced by someone who cups put them completely under. Then I saw Dr. Khouri's site and was impressed that he was a pioneer in this field. And I also like how he described all the aspects of how the procedure is completed and how the fat grafting works. I was also impressed when I read an article on the Brava, which Dr Khouri invented and developed and how he was scored by the medical community. But his theory worked and he proved it with his first Guinea pig, a girl with >A cup, who, after wearing the Brava for the prescribed amount of time, developed B-C cup breasts with cleavage!--even a decade later!! Also, I like how Dr. Khouri specializes in breasts, though he's going to repair my umbilical hernia and I'm going to ask if he can put some fat to my aging and starting to sag, derrière. ;)
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Darn auto correct....I meant to say "my OTHER work" , not "my over work"...and I meant to say "the medical community SCOFFED...", not "scored" grrrr. Ok I'm off to Ritecare for my OTHER work.
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Hi Juana...hoping you'll be starting a pre-op review soon so we can easily follow your progress. We'd love to hear more about your experience with your BAs and help support you during your possibly breast fat transfer surgery.
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HI Beth, Yes I have scheduled my Fat Transfer to my breasts in June 2014. I am very excited. I am here in Australia and I previously contacted my this Dr in 2010 but was very disappointed as he could only transfer 150 ml and only 50% was expected to stay. I have been using a breast pump, bosom beauty and Noogleberry to help increase circulation prior to surgery. I am 46 5'5 150 lbs with plenty of fat size 34A tuberous breasts
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I see your review in the queue. It should be published soon. So excited to follow your journey. Your eyelid surgery review is very inspiring...you look great!
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Thanks for posting pictures in your review. You have a lot to start with so I'm imagining you're going to have some great results! Does the Noogleberry feel like a breast pump? You're doing a great job!

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Thanks Beth, the noogleberry is a breast pump and I have grown my breasts a little which is great, some women and males have grown a few cup sizes with the noogleberry alone. Similar principle to BRAVA but only about $100 a and simple to use. I am hoping it will assist with the viability of the fat transfer.
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I had my surgery on May 15th. You can view my blog if you click on my name.....It's very descriptive.
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How are you today? Was the blood loss you had normal? Has the pain subsided a little? Dr. Khouri told me during my consult that he wanted to put small implants in with the fat and I said no. No more implants. Was he insistent on the surgery date that you have the implants put in? I don't want to have to go through another implant removal surgery if possible. I have read from a lot of women that they can't move their arms after surgery. What causes that? Will you be using Brava before your next fat grafting? I also asked him about the capsule in my right breast and he indicated he would take the implant out and leave the capsule. Hmm? Did he say anything about that to you? I know I am asking lots of questions but I am scared. Just found out I am allergic to penicillin since my consult with Khouri so I hope we can come up with some antibiotic ideas post surgery. Keep us all posted what is going on in your mind. It will be so helpful to so many. Thanks fab!
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Just prior to surgery Dr. Khouri offered me a choice, if during surgery, he could not get enough fat into my breast tissues............... 1) I would leave surgery with only a preliminary fat graft, yet still be very small-chested. OR............. 2) I could op for small temporary implants to replace the lack of volume, and then have them removed, after a minimum of three months, during a a touch up procedure........... Because I live in a very small city and word gets around quickly, I did not want every sincere, yet nosey, person coming up to me, thinking I had a mastectomy, and asking me what happened. So I opted for temporary implants. [Think about it this way, breast cancer survivors do this--they first wear and internal and expandable implant device, and then when their skin has been stretched out enough, they get permanent implants--(and/or fat grafting.)] If cancer survivors can do it, I figure I can suffer another half year with implants--Nonetheless, I'm hoping that my new grafted fat--especially in the upper poles of my cheat, will camouflage the presence of my these new, temporary, implants................. I read Dr. Khouri's website and many, many articles written on the subject of AFT, like an Evangelical reads the bible--so I can attest that I know enough to explain a little--if that makes any sense.........The surgeon leaves the capsule inside because it acts as additional breast tissue, in which the surgeon can inject more fat. (Remember that the capsule is not a foreign object, rather, it's part of you--Your body created it as a response to a foreign object being present within its midst).......I think this was one of my problems. My left breast was so badly ruptured that the capsule was not viable for use--and maybe the right one wasn't useable either, since it was stuck like glue underneath my pectoral muscle.......Regarding if you should trust DR Khouri's expertise--Well, I think this guy knows what he is doing--he is a breast specialist after all, who has done hundreds of these procedures. With MY experience with doctors, however, (and I really know because I'm married to one), they're not always right, though they think they are...............So my advice is to write down your questions beforehand and ask Dr. Khouri to explain, in depth, his reasoning. Maybe even take notes......If something confuses you, ask him to clarify himself--you want to be clear on things, since you won't remember most of what he will have said (patients retain approximately, only 10% of what their doctor discusses with them!).......And keep your sense of humor and confidence in yourself, so you don't feel like he's minimizing your concerns.......And listen to your gut. YOU CAN DO IT......
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I forgot to address some of your questions: My pain is getting better and I know I will not want to hand over my Lidocaine pump, which automatically defuses pain medicine into my breasts every hour. I also got the thumbs up to be able to take two Endocet (Percocet) pills instead of just one every 4-6 hours.......And as I've said before, the blood loss looks horrific, but it is actually minuscule, as only a small amount of blood is mixed in with the serosanguineous fluid, that oozes out of my lipo sites......One blood drop mixed into a bucket of water looks like a lot, though it is not. It's hard to raise the arms post explant, because the doctor must make an incision to take out the implants. So hat are is going to be tender. Also, I'm assuming that, after removing implants, the doctor must dig around inside the pocket to rid it of all implant matter............Last, Brava is not recommended for those who have implants and for those who have scars bigger than one inch. The other ladies who go from virgin breasts to fat augmented breasts, don't have to worry about any big scars stretching out, like we do.
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Glad you're finding the noogleberry easy to use. Hope your health fitness kick is going well too!
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