Worst Decision of my Life - Halifax, NS Canada

I had my breast augmentation done Oct 23, 2012. I...

I had my breast augmentation done Oct 23, 2012. I had moderate silicone gel implants 350cc in each breast they where put in with the incision under the breast and placed under the muscle. As you can see the result is horrible and my plastic surgeon will not do anything about it. He claims that this is a natural look and that some people have one breast "bigger" than the other. Pre op with the measurements he took this was not the case. I dont have any picture pre op but i can assure u i did not uneven. I hate the way I look and wish I never had the procedure done. I felt that I wasted $8000 on something that would make me feel more confident, which it did the total opposite. I am frustrated and very upset. I thought i did enough research on my PS who did this for over 20 years.
I not sure what to do now, If anyone can give me me advice of what to do i would be grateful
Thank you

He is a certified PS with over 20 years experience...

He is a certified PS with over 20 years experience. I did my research and read reviews of people who had this done by him before. I got another appointment with him dec 14. Hopeful he will do something.

So after 3 visits from my last post my PS will not...

So after 3 visits from my last post my PS will not cover the costs of a revision. He will not return my phone calls. I cant believe I put myself through so much agony. Maybe this is what I deserve for being vain? I have not been intimate in over 3 months, I now have no relationship due to the depression that this surgery has put me through. I feel that I am at an extreme low point in my life. My family physican just keeps giving me more medication to mask how I really feel. I think about this constantly and this situation is effecting my school and work performace. I have tried so hard to remain postive about this situation but I feel I have let myself slip into a deep depression.

Can anyone give me some direction in filing a...

Can anyone give me some direction in filing a lawsuit against my PS? And can anyone recommend where i should go to get my breasts fixed or implants removed. I will never go to this PS again!

Please help! I can't take this any longer

I just went back for a revision on june 18 on my left breast. After my surgery he found out there was a hole in the implant, he then replaced it. I feel that my right breast has bottomed out. I still look uneven, im making myself sick dwelling on how they look. Will someone please help me or tell me what is wrong so i can go get them fixed.

Thinking of explanting

I have done a great deal of thinking lately. I come to the conclusion that explanting is the way to go. I got implants only to find out that this is not something that i want or need. If someone cant love me for who i am, they doesn't deserve me at all. I know i am a good person and there is more to life than apperance. I value health more as there is no price on how you feel when you are healthy. I learned the hard way but at least i can say i learned from my mistske. I hope that others who read this, will really analyze their decision. Complications can happen, keep in mind that if they do more scaring, money, pain and recovery time is a factor.
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Who was the dr? I'm scheduled for a consult in Halifax next month!
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I am sorry to see you are so unhappy. Hope this resolves soon!
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Oh this is so sad:( Im also from the area and i was thinking about getting the surgery, im wondering who your surgeon was?
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I'm not sure who she had but I had a TT done with Dr Bendor-Samuel and I couldn't be happier!
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you should find another ps, If you can you should start contacting some online and sending pics to them and see what they say that way your not running around from place to place. You should put up pictures and ask in the DR Q&A section here on the site, they will tell you for sure what to do. good luck...
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thank you, i posted my question on the Dr Q&A.
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so i went for surgery yesterday, turns out there was a hole in my left implant, so i got a new one, still looks uneven with my right. do i just need to be patient for it to drop more or is it already set in place from the pocket before? its been 8 months of being covered up.
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You are right. You should never go back to this doctor again. If he did something wrong in the first place he won't be able to fix it. He probably does not know how to fix it either. It is a shame that happened to you. This is not a natural look, this is his mistake. Can you go to another doctor so he can tell you what went wrong and how it can be fixed? You should file a law suit against the doctor for sure. My doctor here in Greece put the implants in and at the same time removed the lump I had in my left breast. After a week when he found out it was cancer and we talked about it, he admitted he should not have done the implants before he found out what that lump was first, he made a mistake but he said it was a way for him to remove this lump knowing I would put it off again like I did a year prior to that. I had to have my lumph-nodes taken out and he said he could do it for me with no charge for him just for the other surgeon and the clinic, which came up to 1,500euros. I could do it at the State Hospital where he sent me for the treatment without paying anything but he did not want me to wait. I was very confident with him too and so I decided to do it with him. What is money when your life is at risk? Think at it this way too. I can feel your pain and you are right to feel like that. You are lucky to be alive and have only this complication though. You would be able to have the one breast fixed with much less money, wouldn't you? Do not go into depression over that, you will find a solution. I think that doctors in the U.S are ridicilously expensive, it is a big business there. I used to live in L.A for some years, I could not believe how expensive doctors were. How old are you? Please, take it easy and just think it could be worse. A solution will come up pretty soon, if hasn't happened already.
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did you do any research on dropping and fluffing ?????????
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you have to be patient for your second breast to drop.
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I'm very sorry this happened! So unfair. It is obvious that the pockets were not created evenly. This is definitely the PS's fault!
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Turn him in! I wouldn't let him near me again just because he's denying anything is wrong and ignoring your phone calls.
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First what you need to do is look over all of the paper work you signed and see what it says in regards to legal action. I would also post your pics and questions for the doctors on here and see what kind of advice they can give you. Good luck and let us know what they say.
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Sorry to hear this. I say- give us his name and your name and we start emailing him to prompt him to take some kind of action to rectify the situation!
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I am so sorry this happened to you; your not alone there is hope; don't give up.
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If you feel suicidal please call someone. People care.
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I am so sorry this has happened to you. Did they even out any the last 2 months? This is an unfair situation and will effect you everytime you look at yourself. I would not be surprised if you are on an emotional roller-coaster. I experienced a similar situation with my teeth. I saved and sacificed for 4 years to get new crowns for my front 8 teeth. Two months after I got them, a friend (who did not know I had just purchased crowns) suggested I get my teeth whitened. THEY ARE VERY GREY LOOKING. Everytime I look in the mirror, I feel sick. They are porcelin and cannot be lightened and I cannot afford to replace them. The dentist chose the color. I told him I wanted them whiter than my other teeth as my other teeth do not show, so they did not have to match. Your breast turned out pretty except the size difference is not acceptable. I would go to the waiting room and complain calmly in front of other patients in the waiting room. Take photos of you breasts with you and offer to show them to his potential customers. Be calm so you will not get arrested. Insist on seeing him within ear-shot of potential customers. REMEMBER-stay calm.
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Hun, there is NO WAY any doctor in their right mind would say this is acceptable. I would seriously consider legal action. By your physician giving you more meds to cope with this, it seems like its doing more harm than good. There are a lot of side effects that go along with the meds. I'm no doc obviously, but just be careful with the meds you take. You need to see if you can get your breasts fixed or get them removed. I would hate to see this situation get worse because its constantly in your mind. Exhaust all your options and see what can be done. Take care sweetie, it'll get fixed. Just try to stay positive and keep your head up. xxx
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I can tell you I had my first set of implants removed painlessly in the office of a PS, for only 250.00. If you want them removed it should not cost that much money, and its not painful..you do not need to be put under. I hope you get everything worked ou!
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I was planning to book an appointment for next month..was it Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel?
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I had a TT done with Dr Bendor samuel 8 weeks ago and I am so happy with my results!!! Hope you booked a consult with him
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If he is unwilling to fix this for free then I would threaten to turn him into the medical board and then the plastic surgery board. There is nothing that will make him act more quickly if he knows that his livelyhood is in jeopardy.
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If he is unwilling to fix this for free then I would threaten to turn him into the medical board and then the plastic surgery board. There is nothing that will make him act more quickly if he knows that his livelyhood is in jeopardy.
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That is terrible. I agree with Kooberry, the shape is good but the are totally uneven. He is right in that no two breasts are perfectly symmetrical, but not totally different sizes. And those who are born with breasts that are markedly asymmetrical often opt to have that corrected, so it's not acceptable for him to just brush it off. I would keep on at him. I hope you are able to get it sorted.
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the only advice i can give is along with others have posted keep pestering him. Bring in someone with you who can at least give you some support in this case. Unless his reasoning is that one dropped a little earlier than the other, which sometimes is the case. they are uneven in size and if he is a good PS he can obviuosly see that. I'm surprised in surgery he had not placed a different size implant to even out the breast as most of them would do. He should stand by his work at the least and make sure you tell him YOU ARE NOT HAPPY with the results. In a perfect world we would like a revision to be free but we all know we would end up paying for the anthesiologist fee again, but his fees should be comped at most. I'm sorry for you going thru what should be a great experience. Good luck
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