Implant Removal with Fat Transfer - Huntington Beach, CA

I had my implants removed and replaced with a fat...

I had my implants removed and replaced with a fat transfer on the 30th of April, 2012. I plan to update this throughout my journey. I'm not sure what to say about this, & I do not want to go into too much detail, or post pictures just yet, because I'm being told that I've not reached my final results. I will be updating my experience in great detail, and including pictures in the following months.

I believe this is a good procedure in the right...

I believe this is a good procedure in the right hands. I am currently seeking another surgeon to try this again, but I would absolutely not return to this Dr. Many of the doctors I've spoken with have told me that they would not remove my implants and perform a transfer at the same time due to the fact that they feel the delicate fat graft would be compromised. My results initially looked very good, but within 6 months the fat disappeared and I am now left with deflated, shriveled breasts. The office was very disorganized. They forgot to tell me that I needed to buy a Noogleberry breast device (similar to a Brava bra). There was never a follow up call to see how I was doing. My scars are very dark still, and are as big around as a pencil eraser. The liposuction sites are uneven, and you can see the panels where the fat was removed. The cup and a half I gained that took me up to a C is now gone, and I am a shriveled A cup. I would not consider returning to this Dr if he was willing to perform another transfer for free, because the outcome of this first transfer was so extremely disappointing, and I would not want to deal with dark and disfiguring scars all for no result. I also have 4 large lumps in my left breast which were not there. I have been told that these are cysts. I've never had a history of lumps in my breast.

So, it has been 11 months since my procedure. I...

So, it has been 11 months since my procedure. I would venture to say that ALL of the fat (except for the lumps of fat necrosis) have left my body. My breasts actually look smaller than they did prior to augmentation. I would not let this doctor near me to "correct" a mistake, because I do not trust his competence to do so. Please, take my advice and stay away from him. I foolishly believed his hype. He is a great salesman. At the time when I went to see him there were not reviews about his fat transfer, but now there are, thank goodness. I hope that this effectively deters anyone from become his patient. This has been a nightmare.

I can't stop crying

Someone recently emailed me and asked me why I didn't like dr accetta, as my pix didn't look "too bad". Okay, for one, the pix clearly demonstrate that within one year I went from a post op C to an A. What the photos DO NOT SHOW is the disfigurement that resulted at the hands of this dr. I am in constant pain and don't have the money for another surgery. I'm in my 20's and this is devastating to my self esteem. I am so sad that I don't want to write anymore, but I wanted to get these pics up to hopefully prevent someone else from being hurt like this.

Just had a consultation. I'm crushed

I was told by a reputable surgeon that because the fat necrosis is so close to the skin, that it would leave a very thin pocket for an implant, and necrosis would be very likely. In short, I'm permanently disfigured. I will be seeking legal advice. Please, please do not see dr august Accetta.
Dr August Accetta

Selecting this man to operate on me was the single worst decision I've ever made.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
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1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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