Breast Lift After Weight Loss.. - Tijuana, Mexico

Wasn't sure what to expect since I never had great...

Wasn't sure what to expect since I never had great looking breasts even when I was young, but after 3 kids and losing a great deal of weight, there just wasn't much left except for that which resembled a couple empty socks....After the lift and saline implant the excess skin is completely gown and now they are perky. I would say they look like they did when I was 16, but then they never looked that good at 16...

Five month picture

This photo shows my new boobs, new face and even my new arms!!!

Barbie Boobs...

It recently hit me when I was looking in the mirror, that my upper half the boobs look like what I remember my Barbie's looking like. Yes, I guess you could say they might look fake like a Barbie, but that's fine, they look to perfect to be real, but that's okay I will just have to live with perfect. What I mean by this is they stand perfectly on their own just like Barbie's, thankfully they feel softer...but size wise, proportionally to my torso it reminds me of that. Now the lower half, well that's a whole other story...This could be why my PS said, "I know you are going to want to fix that area, (as he pointed to my stomach and legs) so the lower matches the new upper" At first I thought, no, but now I see I gotta do something down there and fast!!!

10 month photo

It's been 10 months since breast lift/implants scars are light but still can be seen a little along the bottom but the breast hides them pretty well...

At some point I will need them redone

I am used to what they look like and even though the hubby says they could have been cut and sewn better, the change was so dramatic that I really didn't notice the flaws, but now that it has been a year and the skin is still bulky due to being folded and sewn and the fact that the implant moves all over the place, which I just learned it's not suppose too, I will be having them redone. I first must save up the money. I will be using a different plastic surgeon this next time. When I went for my other plastic consultations these obvious flaws were pointed out to me. I'm not one to complain, I was just happy to have them done, thus the original review. I still loved the clinic and the Doctor, but feel I must be honest enough to share my outcome...

Who Knew....

Who knew that the implants are not supposed to move up to where the tonsils are...I always thought that was weird but when I would ask other women with implants if they moved around a lot they never quite understood what I meant. When I showed my new Plastic Surgeon how they move he cringed and asked if they hurt, Nope they just move all around....Since this was my first time having implants I didn't know anything about them. Now I find out that I will need to have the implants removed and allow the breast to heal for 6 months before reconstructing a new area for them. So as it now stands this who ordeal has been a waste....feeling disappointed at this point.

Picture Perfect

Several people have asked about the breast, so I thought I would try to explain what is happening. First of all they do look picture perfect, so that along makes it hard to think about changing anything. But for a year now, the first thing I think about when I wake up is my weird breast, they are all over the place when I sleep one maybe to the side of me one up by my collar bone, but never in the chest area. There is no pocket to hold them in place. I do have a lot of scar tissue under the breast from skin being folded and sewn which wasn't a good thing to have been done to begin with, but that never really bothered me much because I couldn't see it. It bothered my husband, more. I dream of a time when I have beautiful breast, that I don't even give one thought to when I wake up. It's depressing to be reminded, you have implants every day. I thought they would just go in and I would go on my happy way, and forget I had a little something extra, but not so. Every day I am reminded I have fake weird breast. When I am dressed they look great they stay where they are supposed to be unless I decide to push them up to my tonsils (I did that to show my new PS and freaked him out!). I make sure I don't recline to far in a beach chair, so as not to gross out any sun bathers. So for the moment, I will continue to live with them until I can save up the money to have them redone. I am not looking forward to that either, since the pocket must now be totally rebuilt, with the old implants removed and then allow the breast to heal for 6 months before new implants....Ugh

"Never seen anything like this....."

I know I'm a little late in getting my mammogram, had my script for almost 2 months before I made it in to get it done, but today was the big day...My tech told me she has never in all her years seen anything like my implants...She asked what recourse I have taken against the Doctor. And also said I need to write a review. I told her I have already done that here on this site. It was hard for her to get the pictures as the implants were moving all over the place. She has been doing this job for a very long time and I was a first for her...Oh wow aren't I special....I told her I was planning on having them removed (with a new surgeon) and the breast pocket completely rebuilt and allowing them to heal for 6 months before new implants were placed. Sometimes people read these reviews, and think that we are just picky or have a grudge against our surgeon and take no thought for our warnings and go right ahead and go forward with their planned surgeries, to those I say go right ahead and enjoy your outcome....I'm just stating my personal outcome.
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Have you contacted Dr. Q? He must've changed his routine since you had them done because I was told the lift and then after healing is the aug (if needed). I would hope he would help you out. You're just being honest. Thank you for that!
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I heard he no longer is doing implants at this time, so that's good,but the folding of skin and what looked to be a basting stitch is what left me with the bad scaring that is still there 1 1/2 years later. It was the scaring that was pointed out to me by several Plastic Surgeons during my consults for my lower body lift.
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AZDee, did you sent me your email. I will send you 6 months pics soon. It's improved to some extent, not what pictures i showed him and he said I would look like a "movie star".
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Correct...he isn't doing them at the same time. I have made note of your scaring. I will definitely bring it up.
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I did contact him about my arms puckering and needing a revision, he wanted to address that when he did the lower body lift, but by that time my hubby was not about to allow me to go back to him. I knew that my breasts moved around, but at the time I last spoke with him, had no idea they needed to be removed.. So I am just moving on. In fact my new surgeon does 3 out of 5 of his surgeries as revisions, so I am confident he will do a good job.
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I hope your new doc can fix this soon to it must be very uncomfortable :(
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I am glad your mammogram tech confirmed it for you and everyone on RS! your ps was undoubtedly incompetent! AZDee,i totally understand you about trying to educate new bees about your ps or others and sometimes they take heed&others do not,all we can do is wish them the best and hope they survive or don't suffer horrible disfigurements or infections. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it! I was preaching to the choir at one point on BBL reviews,now i just wish them well. I am glad you are seeing a new ps,thank god! Happy Hump Wednesday!
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Hello, Thanks for sharing. I just got beat implants w with Dr Quiroz... how long before you noticed that they didn't stay in place and moved around? Thanks, Deb
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I think it was a couple of months, after the healing time when they were held in place with the sports bar...I remember because I was on a breast implant site and I kept asking the question if that was normal, and never got any answers...It was months before I saw another PS for a consult for something else that first noticed they weren't right...I hope mine were just a fluke, and yours are great. I do have some unsightly scars on the bottom where the skin was folded over and then sewn, but that's not really noticeable, so overall they look great, this is why it's so hard for me to have to have them removed and start over...
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Thank you for responding. I am so sorry you had to go through this. I couldn't imagine having my implants removed now that I have them. I too have unsightly scares from the work I had done back in December. I learned to accept it. In my mind anything is better than all the excess skin since weight loss. I doubt i'll ever wear a bikini again due to the scaring. The good thing
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The good thing I hide the scares under clothing. However, with my facelift/necklift it is what is, there's no hiding the flaws I see. Granted im still really swollen. Surgery was just last week so, time will tell. thank you again for your post. Its nice to talk with someone who went to the same dr.
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Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry that you have deal with this. I wish you best of luck. Keep us posted. Thinking of you.
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How are you doing? i hope all is well and you had a great 4th of July
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Sorry to read about having to have your implants taken out and breasts redone! So sad to spend all that money only to have to go to another surgeon to have fixed what the first surgeon did wrong. I must say you look great though!
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I went to the same doctor and I am unhappy with results. In my first consultation I questioned my stomach muscles not appearing tighten, I was not sore from that area which I heard was unusual. Dr. Quiroz stated it was done. I questioned the horrible stitching to my breast and tummy tuck at first consult after surgery. I felt like Frankenstein. Dr. Quiroz assured me it would improve, it has to some degree. I have kept in touch with him monthly, I think he wants me to go away. I wish I would have found this site b4 surgery.
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That's exactly what I said, I wish I would have known about this site before I had my surgeries. But now I feel I must pay it forward by being completely honest with my outcome. It would be so much easier, just to quietly go on my way, but I must be upfront with what I have experienced. I talk with people daily who are still making the decision to go down there ...That doesn't bother me in the least because at least they had the chance to know and they decided to go anyway....
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First off i want to say..you look amazing and i can't wait to see how you look after Dr. Gutierrez work on you (especially the arms) lol. I hate implants, i think they make you look older, they do not feel like normal breasts and judging by what you have described i think you would be better off just getting those things out and then having a scar revision underneather where the scar was doubled over. Maybe you even need another lift. Only you know that...Keep in mind implants sometimes cause many problems. Once we are over fifty do we really want these big fake looking boobs anyway? They are a foreign body and can cause many problems besides encapsulating and feeling uncomfortable. When i want a bit more volume i just wear a padded push up and they look great (and natural too)...Dr. Victor G sounds very good. Take care xx
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I agree...I never had planned on having implants, it was the day of surgery for the lift that I was told I only had enough tissue for a A cup, so it was a last minute decision...and it turned out to be a bad one...
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Thank u fir sharing ur story
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I am happy that you are bold enough to share your experience. You are really helping many people make wise and informed plastic surgery decisions
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I hope so....I only wish I had known about this site before I started my Plastic Surgery Journey, as I could have saved a lot of heart ache....Hoping my story helps others....
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Be proud and strong. Your story is helping countless others.
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So great of you to share your heartfelt story with us :-)
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