Dr Maxwell - Nashville, TN - Happy and healing 1 mo. PO

Hi, in 2008 I had my 32b-c(?) natural breasts...

Hi, in 2008 I had my 32b-c(?) natural breasts augmented with Naturelle 339cc smooth round moderate Silicone gel, under muscle, insertion through crease. a pocket revision was performed 1 year later to correct implant malposition with internal sutures. Both were performed by an extremely talented doctor here in California. I have a pretty slender body type naturally, but gained a little more weight than normal, due to a medication side effect. I'd estimate about 10-15 pounds more than what is my 5'7 110-120lb average size. Not too major, weight distributed well and body stayed proportionate. Total expense for both procedures was about $15,000.00 My weight has returned to 110-115 after discontinuing medication earlier this year. Breasts hadn't appeared to have increased or decreased with weight changes. In the past few months, I began to notice changes in both breasts which include, denting, shifting, folding, creasing, and unusual shapes in some areas. I've also noticed, what I can only describe as, the implants feel kind of creepy. Both to the touch, as well as, on my chest. Last Monday, I flew to Nashville to consult about a revision. The surgeon is renown for his skills for reconstructions and revisions and has an impeccable reputation. He examined me, both, visually and with the aid of 4D technology. The revision involves removing existing implants, closing the pockets, using a slightly smaller implant, textured, round, cohesive gel, with an added strattice reinforcement for both breasts, and an alternative pocket placement. The surgery will take about 4 hours to complete and I will have drains. Surgery is scheduled for the 12th of next month(August) Total expense(not including expenses for two trips from from Ca to Tn) about $20,000.00 So the grand total when, hopefully, all is said and done will be a pair of boobs worth approximately $35,000.00 in surgery alone. Has anyone experienced anything similar, or have any input I might find helpful? All comments are appreciated and I please encourage any and all opinions, advice, etc shared, as I haven't a clue. My surgeon is Dr Maxwell in Nashville. I know he's the best, but compared to what I've seen others paid it seems kind of pricey.

Maxwell is worth every last cent!

It's still a bit early for me to really predict the outcome of my revision, but it's been worth it so far. Surgery was Aug 13, returned to California last Saturday the 24th.
Dr Maxwell is a surgical wizard...my girls look more like their, pre-augmented, selves with each passing day. Truly amazing and after coming to terms with not being able to rewind time to get them back, astonishing. I honestly cried when I first looked down and discovered Maxwell must have found a way to rewind.
God bless him.

Recovery

I am moving along in my recovery, but it is a slow and painful process. With consideration to the extent and length, 7 hours, of the surgical procedure, it would be expected.
I went from smooth silicone, submuscular to Sientra textured w/Strattice subglandular. My natural breast tissue was extremely dense, which had complicated the surgery slightly or "a challenge" as Dr Maxwell described it.
My left breast is noticeably larger than the right, but I'm not overly concerned as I still have a lot of healing ahead of me.
Nashville Plastic Surgeon

A God. Seriously.

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5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
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Good luck! I researched this doctor as well when I was looking for a PS to do my surgery. There is another guy in Ft. Lauderdale who s supposed to be great as well. I couldn't afford it though, and found a doctor whonquoted me a very similar procedure. To help decrease the cost, he did a more intensive internal bra w/o strattice (which I was a candidate for and he recommended), implant removal, capsulorraphy, capsulotomy, and new sub muscular silicone implants through a 1" scar. Please keep us posted on how it goes! xo
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A 1" scar?that's amazing. Thank you for the reassurance. I'll update as I heal. :)
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Go with the best doctor, even if it's more expensive. The most important thing is you get a good result and no more revisions! Revisions are trickier than straightforward augs. Deep experience with revisions, not just augs, is essential.
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I agree. After much research, I think it worth, both, travelling to TN from CA and the cost. This Dr is apparently the absolute best. Thanks! :)
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Thats too high for initial surgery outlandish for a revision I paid 6000 for my surgery (he charges 9000 now)
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After reading what he plans to do, no, that may be a fair price. Four hours of surgery ain't cheap, especially to correct some one else's work. Best of luck!
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I paid $3500 and I'm very happy with my revision!
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That is a lot. I had a consult with a doctor who quoted me over $17k and said I needed a lot if work that actually wasn't necessary. I found my PS and he did amazing work for under $10k.
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I wanted the absolute best surgeon, Dr Maxwell is the best. So I had expected it would be expensive, but holy crap. I'm hoping this revision will be the last. If so, my boobs will be worth $35,000.00. Seeing other girls posting here who've had numerous revisions, at a fraction of that makes me second guess myself. Although, maybe that is the reason they've had to have so many revisions? I'm confident in the Dr though, so I'm sure it will be well worth the expense. Surgery on the 12th. I'll let you know how it goes. :)
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             that sounds a bit expensive for me! but strattice is very expesive! thats what ive been told! 
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I think the new implants + strattice are about $5000.00 alone. So you might be right. Looking at how much more my books are costing than everyone else's kinda freaks me out.
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             have you checked out other docters prices?
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