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Breast Implants = Nothing but Problems
- posted 6 years ago
- updated 5 years ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $4,500
- Grand Rapids, MI
My experience with breast implants has been...
- 6 May 2007
My experience with breast implants has been terrible. I got implants a month ago and have had nothing but problems with them.
I’ve wanted implants all of my life. My mom and my sisters were all blessed in the breast department but I wasn’t. So on my 30th birthday I resolved to make the change myself, and after three years of saving I had enough money for the surgery.
Mainly I think my surgery went bad because by looking at my breasts they’re an absolute mess now. The incision around the areola looks jagged and the swelling is uneven. I have felt this way since they wheeled me out of the operating room.
I had problems afterwards too. I’d been doing my massages faithfully but had trouble with leaking and bleeding from the breast area. Also, I had areas that were more swollen and bruised than others and these worried me. I called my surgeon but he promised, “not to worry” and that it would all work out. But I wasn’t so sure.
Then last week I had to have another operation to drain a hematoma under my breast, and this surgery (at the hospital, not with my plastic surgeon) is an out-of-pocket expense of over $10,000. It turns out that one of those deformed bruises was a big deal.
It’s too bad insurance companies do not pay for plastic surgery; they say it’s all “elective” and “vanity” but I would have felt much better with a good result. But I think I got a bad result because maybe I couldn’t afford a top surgeon. I took what I could get for the money I had and I am paying for it (literally and figuratively) for the rest of my life.