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Areola Scar is Attached to my Breast Muscle.
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $9,000
Pro: Augmentation improved my figure and self...
- 8 Jan 2010
Pro: Augmentation improved my figure and self esteem.
Con: I developed a complication
I did it to feel better about myself. I was not happy with small breasts.
I had breast augmentation in January 2008 using Mentor Saline 350 (350cc-400cc maximum), under the muscle, areola incision. I was a small 36B pre-op; the right breast was slightly smaller pre-op. My surgeon filled my left with 350cc's and the right with 380cc's. Post-op I was still smaller in the right and not happy with the results.
April 2009 my Dr. agreed to go back in and add 50cc's to the right implant even though it exceeded by 30cc’s the 400cc maximum per Mentor. A few weeks after this second surgery the bottom of my areola developed a hard, wide scar. Over the next few months I developed a deep indentation in the areola scar every time I flexed my muscle in my right arm. It deforms the whole shape of that breast.
When my Dr. looked at it he suggested an office procedure to see if he could release the scar from the muscle. I went to another Dr. for a second opinion and that Dr. suggested doing an open capsulotomy and replacement of that implant using Alloderm.I am really confused; can the scar attach itself to the muscle?
My Doctor: name not provided
Because he filled my implant over the max. allowed by the Manufacturer and also voided the warranty.