Wonderful For First Timers but Would Not Recomend for Repairs or Replacements - Chapel Hill, NC

After years of researching and 4 Doctor Interviews...

After years of researching and 4 Doctor Interviews I chose Dr. A based on his thorough explanations and the time he took with me at the initial visit. I went 300cc saline under the muscle I was satisfied with the results but was never completely happy. Then after 3.5 years I suffered a deflation. (Worst experience ever and very painful) When returning to Dr A. he was kind and willing to make the repair although he didn’t seem very supportive about it and then wanted the full cost of breast Augmentation paid up front with no regard to what portion the Warranty would cover I left his office in tears. A deflation is not an expected surgery and because of the pain I was in I had hoped my original BA doctor after 3 years would at least remember my face! And be willing to work with the great warranty mentor offers. So I went on a search I found a doctor that works with mentor and they credited the warranty amount off of the total surgery cost and I was repaired 2 weeks after deflation with just 2k out of pocket verses 6k.

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I had saline implants for 3 ½ years I loved them,...

I had saline implants for 3 ½ years I loved them, although the rippling was annoying and the funny compression distortion of the implant during arm movement because they were under the muscle. Sadly In December I had a rupture on the left side I believe now it was a small leak. After a terrible experience I found a doctor who was willing to do the replacement on short notice he’s been wonderful thus far. My implant exchange was for memory gel and instead of under the muscle doc suggested over would be much better for the new type of implant because of the more natural feel. First, I hate the gel implants because they are so mushy like putting my hand into mash potatoes it’s a horrible feeling going from high tight firm to saggy smushy. The worst part is 3 days post op I noticed horrible bruising on my right side (the one that was still good), bruising that was more painful on that side than the other I also noticed even though I was still swollen from the surgery I could already see what looked like an implant edge close to my nipple protruding out of my skin. I had antibiotics during surgery and 2 weeks after surgery then when I went for my 2 week post op there was a noticeable red infected area where the implant was visible through my skin verses everywhere else. I was treated for more weeks with antibiotics then on the next visit it was very clear my breast had taken on a square looks close to a CC. Boy have I been stressed, in pain, saddened ect. So since 12-12-13 I have been on constant antibiotics with a square looking breast. As of last week I was taken off the antibiotics and told maybe the implant is showing because I’m so small (118lbs 5’3). I’m ok with a little showing but to see the side of the implant distort my nipple does not seem ok. He said give it 6 weeks come back. Ok I said sure … and the following Monday I woke up with a red swollen rock hard breast with extreme excruciating pain. I rushed to docs office they gave me I.V. antibiotics and two more weeks of antibiotics with no solution. He doesn't want to take it out; he appears genuinely concerned but also confused about what to do. He is a very high accredited doctor with 2400 surgeries under his belt and to say the least he looked confused. Opinions would be wonderful I’m at a loss of what to do.

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I had saline implants for 3 ½ years I loved them,...

I had saline implants for 3 ½ years I loved them, although the rippling was annoying and the funny compression distortion of the implant during arm movement because they were under the muscle. Sadly In December I had a rupture on the left side I believe now it was a small leak. After a terrible experience I found a doctor who was willing to do the replacement on short notice he’s been wonderful thus far. My implant exchange was for memory gel and instead of under the muscle doc suggested over would be much better for the new type of implant because of the more natural feel. First, I hate the gel implants because they are so mushy like putting my hand into mash potatoes it’s a horrible feeling going from high tight firm to saggy smushy. The worst part is 3 days post op I noticed horrible bruising on my right side (the one that was still good), bruising that was more painful on that side than the other I also noticed even though I was still swollen from the surgery I could already see what looked like an implant edge close to my nipple protruding out of my skin. I had antibiotics during surgery and 2 weeks after surgery then when I went for my 2 week post op there was a noticeable red infected area where the implant was visible through my skin verses everywhere else. I was treated for more weeks with antibiotics then on the next visit it was very clear my breast had taken on a square looks close to a CC. Boy have I been stressed, in pain, saddened ect. So since 12-12-13 I have been on constant antibiotics with a square looking breast. As of last week I was taken off the antibiotics and told maybe the implant is showing because I’m so small (118lbs 5’3). I’m ok with a little showing but to see the side of the implant distort my nipple does not seem ok. He said give it 6 weeks come back. Ok I said sure … and the following Monday I woke up with a red swollen rock hard breast with extreme excruciating pain. I rushed to docs office they gave me I.V. antibiotics and two more weeks of antibiotics with no solution. He doesn’t want to take it out; he appears genuinely concerned but also confused about what to do. He is a very high accredited doctor with 2400 surgeries under his belt and to say the least he looked confused. Opinions would be wonderful I’m at a loss of what to do.

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After years of researching and 4 Doctor Interviews I chose Dr. A based on his thorough explanations and the time he took with me at the initial visit.

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