First breast lift and Breast Aug-less than decent results

Areola areas are now the size of my whole breasts....

areola areas are now the size of my whole breasts. suture string popped through areola area several times. Associate felt so bad for results offered to redo w/o dr fee, couldnt believe Dr. L did the work. Patronized me the whole time! Very self conscious and always wear a bra to sleep, need to have everything redone.

I had to go and have an additional procedure done...

I had to go and have an additional procedure done as the areola area was sutured way too tight that under my bra you could see puckering...so he cut the suture! (went from one bad problem to the next) throughout the years, BLUE SUTURE string has popped through the areola areas and has been a nightmare! This has truly hindered my self esteem! He initially told me it would take a four years for it to settle down...right after the statue of limitations! Very disappointing and hurtful, tried to correspond with him and discuss... I may post his responses as you will then understand how hurt and upset I am. After payment was received and surgery was done...so was I.....I
felt treatment was VERY DIFFERENT!

I am putting it out there that although I had less...

I am putting it out there that although I had less than great results with Dr. Leigh, he has taken the time to write several emails to me, viewed my photos, and is willing to "fix my areola area" once things heal completely from the (second surgery) that he didn't perform. I am beyond grateful and although it will be an expensive ordeal as I will have to fly there and find somewhere to stay while healing he did offer to take care of things with the exception of the anesthesia bill. I tuly respect and appreciate this and again it shows what kind of Dr and human being he is. Again, medicine is not a perfect science and although I have had a very very difficult time, because of his communication with me, and the way he has reached out, I truly respect and appreciate him. Thank you Dr. Leigh! I will keep you all updated so you can see the after results...everyone deserves a second chance and I intend to give it to him.

Attempt a corrective nipple surgery? Its been 9 months..If so who can fix this?

After two bad results with implants and lifts I am scared mentally and physically to go through anymore surgery....I was told by both Dr.s there was an issue with blood flow, one dr. blames one and the other blames the other. PLEASE advise me. several plastic surgeons said the nipple may not even take, I am truly devastated. I DONT have confidence in the surgeon who performed my procedures 9 months ago, nor do I trust him. I have been massaging the area 2x a day to get it to soften however there is still scar tissue there. PLEASE can someone HELP me I truly dont know who or where to turn. I am 53 in good health (thank g-d) have NEVER smoked or had any alcohol issues....PLEASE I need advice of someone who will be honest with me. (I live in Az) implants were suppose to be 425

Second surgery was performed by Dr. William Leighton

9 months ago I had my second set of implants and lift done by Dr. William Leighton of Scottsdale Az. I felt it only fair to make that known as my loss of nipple was from the second surgery not the first. Dr. Leighton did offer to fix things but at this point I am not certain what I will do. The devastating photos are from the second surgery.
Edina Plastic Surgeon

Please note this procedure was done 14 years ago. Since this posting, he has followed up with me and taken time to inquire how I am doing. I respect him for that. I also want to put it out there that when I requested my file his office staff was very professional and assisted me promptly.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I'm am so sorry for what you have been through...I truly feel for you. I was wondering if maybe you could be a candidate for tattooing the areolas on and creating a nipple? I came across this when I was looking for pastic surgeons and browsing their photo galleries. I was rather amazed at what they could do. I know there is some concern that a nipple won't take but even if you had the scar tissue removed and nice small areolas tattooed on, I think it would give you much more self confidence. Here is a link to the photo that impressed me. http://www.columbiaaesthetic.com/photo-gallery/details.cfm?ID=16&StartRow=1 I never met this dr, just offering the possiblity of something that may be useful to you. Please keep up updated. Some of us genuinely care about each other on here and want to be a source of support. (((hugs)))
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Dear sweet Christine 10444 I cant thank you enough for your warmth care and for taking the time to respond.....I truly think for me given what I have been through that this might be the way to go.....the fear of having to go through any more disappointment would NOT be good for me mentally or physically and it is something I am going to give very serious thought to. Its amazing how people say its only a NIPPLE, but what people dont realize no matter how one looks at it, it is a loss. Yes I am so thankful I have healthy breasts, yes I am thankful I am here to talk about it BUT I invested my money and was hurt in the process, more than just physically. I did ask for my money back and my second surgeon replied with "that money that I would have to refund you would be better spent on burn patients" Yes he does a lot of good work for burn patients but why should I have to pay for them? I am the one who is still damaged. This makes no sense to me, returning my money to me I believe in his mind (and I dont want to speak for him) but my thoughts are that he believes then it is an admission of guilt when in actuality it would show a Dr that is really caring honest and ethical whom even though I had terrible results I would promote him, as plastic surgery is not a perfect science things happen but if one is "man enough" to state wow this didnt work correctly, I need do something to make her feel better and she was fearful of going through it again with the same dr or going through anything else because of results I would truly respect the surgeon more. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your care and support, g-d bless you. Thank you again so much for your time.
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Hey there, was thinking about you and wondering if you worked anything out with your PS? Hopefully he can help you get a better result. :-)
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Please see your email my friend...thank you for your concern g-d bless
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Hey love, i just looked at your questions asked to doctors, it looks like two different people in the photos on this review and on the questions asked...in the questions asked there is a complete loss of nipple? i am confused am i missing something? am i looking in the wrong place and confusing you with someone else.xx
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Same person....same breasts....the first two photos were 14 years ago...took me that long to have the courage to go get them fixed. After procedure to switch implants and redo lift...I lost my nipple due to necrosis. Sad story...sad results....sad girl...still deciding what to do...second dr wants the opportunity to fix, give me a fake nipple scar revision and larger implants...I am scared not sure what I will do......not sure what confusion is for you.....who and what are you confused about?
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I wasnt sure if your account belonged to two different people..you look so very different in the question photos..thnx for clarification..that sounds and looks bloody traumatic love..ive just had a lift myself..its a very scary process...sorry you have had to Go through this.xxx
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The account does in fact belong to one person...the same person..unfortunately two different PS 14 years apart with both Plastic Surgeons I had terrible results! Both PS came highly regarded, both board certified yet, devastating results. I hope and pray you had better results then I did. Good luck with your healing my dear
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@chavibaby- I didn't leave my previous comment for you, but since you feel the need to attack every poster to this review, I will point out that the only fact I stated was that another reviewer gave 3 stars to Dr Leigh, which is correct. Twnty4krat posted her results before and 6 months after her surgery with Dr. L- is doesn't matter if these results are from 14 years ago or 14 weeks ago, a bad result is a bad result. She didn't post this asking Dr. L to fix her second surgery, and she is entitled to her review, favorable or not. Dr. L himself responded and offered to help her, even though she has since had another surgery also with bad results, which she has NOT posted here. I find YOUR review suspicious, and btw, nice blurry photo- can't even see your nose. Fettsy is right- I am sure if Dr. L has seen your posts, they are not appreciated, YOU are making him look bad and are calling MORE attention to this review. I am glad you have closed your account- no one will miss you. Twnty4krt- stop responding to this "reviewer."
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I am just laughing out loud at the SEVEN re-writes that Cavibaby posted at 3am (all the posts are sent to my email even after she deleted them). Each one more hateful then the next. You are not a boob scout model for t & t nor are you a good person. You are NOT making things better for your precious Dr. Leigh, you're making things WORSE. I'm glad you put the wine down and stopped posting. To Twenty4KRat: Don't waste your time replying to this person anymore. She is coming across crazy all on her own.
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So ask yourself after you read her rating of not only dr. Leigh, but his staff as well. Is it logical that she would rate everything a one star? Is she really trying to rate him or just bitter?...heck if i was treated as poorly as your review stated just by the way she rated him...i would have gotten uup and walked out if i was being treated so poorly as clearly indicated in her ratings!
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GREAT point, chocolate drops on patient confidentiality!! Took a screen shot should anyone need it .
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I am only commenting to say that this is a public forum and anyone had the right to tell their story and what happened to them. No one should tell anyone to not review their own experience. I pray that some time soon you are able to get to a place with your breast where you will feel comfortable. as far as Dr.'s responding to patients post is that not crossing the line of patient confidentially. There is no need for anyone to know her personal info or dealings. Again, Regardless if all is true or not please respect her hand her feelings. It could very well be you.
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Thank you and gd bless...appreciate your time and your post
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Yep..could be me too!...but i wouldnt have waited 14 years! Just ageing is enough to have changed the possible new out come. If you fixed her car and she didnt like it but drove out of state knowing the more she drove it the worst it would be, then stops at some seedy shop along the way just to realize they made it worst..buut continue on..now 14 laater show up at your garaage asking you to fix it...not saying we dont feel sorry for her..i even said i hope she gets it worked out. I do not work dr. Leighs office im a scout for t and t elite models
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Not that your comments are worth my time responding to but UNDERSTAND this....I went back to him several times through the years to no avail, we contacted him prior to the second surgery only to give him one more opportunity to assist us, once I posted the photos he responded and offered to assist. Look your bantering is only making things worse for him as I will only and always tell it the way it is and was period. Do yourself and Dr. Leigh a favor stop while your ahead and refrain from posting here. Thank you
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What does my posting to you haave to do with dr leigh?...wow...you are sooo....not very smart...carrry on with your so called battle...im sure people will see the ugly in your ways...may you find what your looking for, regardless of how deep and dark you are willing to go and find it...no need to write someone to tell them to remove my post for i already told them to close my account...lol...youre very entertaining if nothing else
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I agree 100% with NervousGirlie!! In fact "somewhat nasty and oddly defensive" is SPOT on and is what everyone else is thinking. In general, this community is super supportive and it's very obvious their posts on here are planted. But back to the REAL issue : I am SOOOO sorry that this happened to you :( You are so brave and courageous for sharing your story and I hope that the doctor fixes this because this isn't an "unfavorable outcome" - this is just shoddy work. Hang in there and keep us posted!!
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Thank you so much for your support and kindness. I would never intentionally hurt anyone, however I am the one hurting and have been for the last 14 years no one else. I truly believe until someone is in ones "exact shoes" they can't fully understand however both you and nervousgirlie understand are respectful kind and compassionate so again I thank you sincerely for that. This is a traumatic enough situation and then to have people not understand but see and hear only what they want to is very hurtful. Thankfully I was brought up right and was taught RESPECT HONESTY and although one may not always agree with others doesn't mean one has to be mean and cruel. G-d bless you and thank you for being the special person you are.
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Wish what she went through on anyone... Educate yourself before you start calling it shoddy work. We are and were not being nasty. Never a bad word about her like you guys continue doing. Just stating our point of. View. If you or any of.you were that dr i would have said the same thing. She had her ssurgery 14 years ago. If dr. Leigh told her to let settle for 4 years, then why did she come back 10 years after that? And another dr did.additional work on her after dr. Leigh...i
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Wow, this is an interesting thread! I am so sorry for what you went through. I had implants removed and my PS put my scars IN my breast instead of under, and one of them pulls in now and looks unsightly, so I feel for you that things went wrong. I have seen this areola spread after a periareolar lift happen a lot on this site. It's great that the Dr. has reached out to you and is offering to help! By the way, this Dr. does not have only 5 star reviews, there is a woman in the implant removal forum who gave 3 stars, so info below is not accurate. Maybe the two ladies below should petition for her review to removed as well. They might be honest patients looking to back their Dr.'s rep, but they are coming across as shills and are being somewhat nasty and oddly defensive. I find it 'interesting' that they joined this site only after your review, and are only in communication with each other. Hope everything works out for you!
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Can't thank you enough for your support kindness and understanding. I so appreciate your feedback. I feel for you and am so sorry for your issues. I do hope you aren't in any pain and are able to get your issue resolved. My heart goes out to you my friend. Please keep in touch and let me know how your doing...I care. Again, thank you for your time your support and for your kindness. G-d bless
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Oh get your facts right. Did the other lady leave for 14 years..had anotherr dr jack it up more then went bback to original dr to ask him to also fix what time and a bad dr did to her also..im always for whats right and wrong regardless of whom it applies to. The other girl i would be on her side and feel bad for her results...
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They have spookily similar speech patterns too, and the same spelling errors :)
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Thank you, twnty4krat, for telling us your story. I rely on stories like your experience to do my due diligence before procedures and surgeries. Since I do not want to go through what you did, I would eliminate Dr. whatever from my list of options and all/any other surgeon with low scores. That chavibaby person makes me laugh, not even worth a response (fighting so hard for the Dr. Leighs, maybe 'she' is the doctor himself). I truly hope everything works out greatly for you.
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