A few questions... good PS in Orange county, Ca. Cost?... and question on high profile implants.

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Hi... I've had my breast implants for 11 years now... I awoke the other morning to a encapsulated implant/breast. My breast was suddenly hard as a rock and the implant has shifted to where it's pressing up against the skin just above my nipple. I went to the original doctor who put them in 11 years ago and was very unhappy with the consultation. He spent about 5 min with me... basically telling me what I needed to do without asking me what I wanted and than scooting me out the door to meet with the woman who gives you the news on what the cost is going to be.

Does $9,000 sound right? Doctor wants to replace my low profile with high profile implants and to also do a lift. After 11 years, I have some sagging... what I've heard called the "ball in a sock" look. Truth is, if I need a lift, I would truly rather go a bit smaller and I do not want my boobs poking straight out.

I actually have two questions... does anyone know of a good Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon... a doctor who specializes in surgery... not dermatology and who is within 200 miles of OC, Ca? Also, does anyone have any information on the high profile implants? I've heard that they don't look natural and make your boobs stick straight out... giving you that "ball on a chest" look.

My old doctor that I saw the other day knows that I want my breasts to look as natural as possible and that I don't mind a bit of a natural slope to them... I'm just wondering why he would want to put in the high profile implants when I've heard that they do not look natural at all. I would really appreciate any information that anyone may have... thanks so much!  Peace & light. : ) I'm attaching a pic of my breasts just in case anyone has any suggestions... 

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I hear DR. Shamoun(?) is a good dr for revison in New Port. He was one of the 3 i was going to consult with but he was too far away for me. I have a revision 12 days post op. AND they are HP 650 sili's. And its not sticking straight out of my chest. They are not obscene in any way. just fuller looking. You can take a look at my review for "switch saline for silicone's" But i do think you do need a lift of some sort but i hope that helps. Good luck
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I'm so sorry about your sudden encapsulation. I think $9,000 sounds like it's in the ballpark for replacement and lift in So Cal. Generally speaking, anyway. You're smart to want to go with a surgeon very experienced in breast surgery. Here's a list of surgeons in L.A. who do breast work (you'll want to question them about how much experience they have) and a list of doctors in San Diego as well.

High profile implants do project more, so that's something to think about and discuss at your consultations.

Please let us know what you decide to do. I hope you can find a compassionate, capable doctor to help you!

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Hi Angie... thank you so much for your response! Yes... I'm a bit bummed about the sudden encapsulation but after reading some of the horror stories... the multiple surgeries that so many woman have had to repair encapsulation etc, I find myself blessed that this is my first problem in 11 years. I am very concerned about finding a reputable doctor who has experience with replacing encapsulated breasts... I don't want to end up in the same position as so many woman have. Thank you again for the info... I'll check out the list of doctors and keep you posted! Peace & light... Rhea
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I'd highly suggest going to Dr. Schwartz in Westlake Village. He's double-board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and know many people that have had great experiences there.
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