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
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

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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
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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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Oh damn. That doesn't sound good at all ;( I think the most difficult part would be the taking them out and waiting period. Ugh. So if Dr. G rebuilds your pocket, will he be using Strattice to help keep them in place? I have that (for other reasons) and although it added a lot to the costs - time involved for the surgeon plus the sheet of Strattice, itself is about $3,000 in the U.S.), it really was the best possible decision in my case. Good luck, D.
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Him...sorry to hear you are looking at a revision in the future. Can you explain more about how the implant moves? I am not sure what problems that causes? Thank you!
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When I lay down they go up into the collar bone area...I can simply push them all around, side to side up or down...Always wondered if it was that way for everyone....New surgeon says no...that I need the pocket rebuilt to hold them in place...
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Im am so sorry!! I too am going through a similar situation. Needing to get a revision. I know how you are feeling. But I try and think of that fact that this is something that CAN be fixed by an experienced Dr. :-) I still have hope I will be happy one day with nice results. Hope the same for you.
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I agree, and for me they still look great standing or sitting, so until I can save up to have them redone, I just wont be laying down on a beach chair....Lol
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Just wondering, what comments would you change about the ps who did the implants considering they were done incorrectly? Your review of him doesn't match the long term results of his work. Might be helpful for other women considering using him. Hope your revision goes well.
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I know, what you are saying...Not sure how to go about addressing the situation, since yes there was a drastic change, (improvement) and never having had any PS before, I was happy. And from day one I knew they didn't look as good as they should have with the folded over skin on the bottom. I was told that was normal and that it would go away, (which it never did). So this has all been a journey. at the time of writing the review I believed all that I wrote. Now I learn the results are not what they should have been. So hoping that by posting the fact that I now have rated it as not worth it, will cause someone to read the updates. I did love my experience, the center the Doctor, just not the outcome....I am in a state of disappointment more than anything....
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