Breast Augmentation - Albuquerque, NM

I have one side larger than the other, due to...

I have one side larger than the other, due to surgery that I had to remove lumps that were thought to be cancerous. I discussed my concerns with Dr. Hopkins and asked on several different occasions to have a larger implant placed in the smaller side. Dr. Hopkins said, every time that I mentioned it, that no one would notice the difference and that putting in different sized implants causes other issues.

I had the surgery, and as the Dr. said I should do, had the same size implant put into both sides. I discussed how different my breast sizes were several times during my first year of healing. Finally at one point in an appointment he told me to "get over it"... Are you kidding?

After over a year of complaining that I am lopsided, the dr. finally said that he could fix it, add a larger implant on the right side, and now the cost oh... just another $2000.00 surgery. What? After what I spent initially which was $6000.00? Really?

A year and 1/2 later, I am not over it. My left side is at least a 1/2 a cup size larger than the right side and it is apparent in everything I wear, bathing suits, tank tops, everything and all of my tops pull to one side. I am so lopsided that I have to wear a bra because it is that noticeable.

I ask, whose breast are they anyway? They are my breasts and I notice (so do my daughters and my friends), it was my money and now he wants more money to fix his mis-diagnosis and I notice, every single day. It is a huge issue for me and I did as the Dr.'s suggested, after all, isn't that what we pay for and his suggestion was wrong. So now I have to pay an additional $2000.00 to fix his incorrect decision?

I did not just want larger breasts, I wanted them to be at least more even in size and I said so in every appointment. I have several friends that were with me to prove it.

Do not go here! I am paying the price... daily.

Yes, I wanted an augmentation, I was below and A,...

Yes, I wanted an augmentation, I was below and A, what I called an A-... I wanted more, but I also had an issue with lopsided sides. I had a lumpectomy years ago, the right side very much smaller than the left side. I asked the Dr. to add additional to the right side during surgery, he told me no i would never notice once we added the implants and there were issues with a larger size implant in only one breast. I listened and let him do the surgery, after all he is the doctor...

To this day I am still lopsided, you can see it when I am naked, you can see it in every top and and every bathing suit that I wear. It is so apparent, that my children have asked what is wrong with my chest. I assumed that since i had made the request and listened to what he suggested, that the decision was his and I would be taken care of in the end. Well guess what....

Albuquerque Plastic Surgeon

I am still paying for my bad experience!

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
1 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Thank you for posting on RealSelf. I'm sorry you're unhappy with your results.

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