Worst Surgeon Ever - Fort Belvoir, VA

I paid market price to have my breasts done after...

I paid market price to have my breasts done after 5 kids and significant weight loss. After just a few weeks they began to bottom out and dbl bubble. His nurse told me to get better bras. I asked about a revision but was told that it would be painful with a tough recovery and that he didnt advise it.

We moved to fort Bragg nc and the ps here told me that he got so many women that went to belvoir for their surgeries and then came to him to get them fixed that he has to stop doing their revisions and wants me to go back and see Bonnecarrere. Not a chance in hell!! And now I'm stuck with the progressive disfigurement because I can't afford it.

My feeling is that I should have gotten the quality and level of treatment that I was promised and deserved;and paid for.

Dr. Emanuel Bonnecarrere

He was the only ps available on fort belvoir

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I had a reduction and tummy tuck by Dr Bonnecarrere. Both were medically indicated. He did a FANTASTIC job and I highly recommend him!! I looked on multiple sites before and after my surgeries and have found nothing but positive reviews other than here. Also, based off of what I know as a nurse about implants bottoming out, I do not think it was related to his technique. I hope everything works out for you.
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i've been thru the same thing, and since you are relatively early out, they do not want to do a revision right away ( i bottomed out, and no that doesnt fix itself) I notice you incision is moved, but that doesn't necessarily mean you bottomed out... generally when your implant is bottom heavy, your nipples are pointing upward and the implant is not longer centered behind the nipple area.... it's heard to tell if this is the case with you pics....I am finally getting mine redone next week, as I did wait about 4 months or so as he had asked me to do, i went back to him, and mine aredefin. bottomed out and malpositioned, his attitude was a totally 180 degrees. If you go back and he agrees to do a revision, get EVERYTHING he says in writing, exactly what he will do, what he will cover and if you need to pay for a portion of it, and not just noted in your file, but in your hand.
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Go see Dr Cummings in Kinston, NC. He is amazing, all he does is boobs and lipo!!
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This is just horrible. Trust me, you've just caused him some "discomfort" with your post. Probably not as much as you've gone through not to mention the emotional drain. You will be able to get this fixed through another surgeon. Check in Charlotte and please keep us posted.
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Sorry to hear about your bad experience. They are amazing doctors out and even hope after a not so great result. Good luck to you.
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Thank you for sharing on RealSelf. I'm sorry your results weren't what you'd hoped. I can see the issues you describe in the photo.

When you're ready, here's a link to the breast implant revision community.

Please keep us posted.

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I'm sorry to hear about the frustrating experience you have had after breast augmentation surgery. However, I hope it gives you some peace of mind that revisionary breast surgery is available to help patients in your situation. For example, internal suture repair techniques (capsulorraphy) will be able to reconstruct the inframammary fold areas. Doing so will improve the breast implants' position on the chest wall, hide the existing scars better, and improve the position of the nipple/areola complexes on the breast mounds. You may find the attached link helpful to you. Best wishes.
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