I Was Young and Didn't Do my Research, Breasts Too Big! - Orange, CA

I was 20 years old, and had always wanted to go a...

I was 20 years old, and had always wanted to go a little fuller. At the time I was slender, and thought I wanted a little more fullness. Looking back, my breasts were just perfect the way they were. I was a nice B cup, looking to go to a C.

I went to Dr. Talesinik, because I had met a girl at my work and she said she was happy. I brought in some pictures of what I wanted. The doctor was nice, but we didn't discuss CC's, he said I had nice breast tissue, and I told him I didn't want to go too big. The consult was short. Looking back, I should have asked more questions and done my research. I just decided I was going to do it, and trusted that "make them look natural" and "not too big" were enough. I realize that some girls like the big, fake look, and maybe the doctor thought I would be happier like that. Now my breasts are so big that they stick out on the sides, I hate that. I would probably be happy if they were more than half of the size they are now. But at this point I want them out.

Please ladies, do your research about size, sometimes the surgeon can't or won't make you the size you want. Have him explain this. This was several years ago, and the doctor could be much better than when I went. When I was younger, I was just afraid to ask questions at my follow up. I made a huge mistake. I received no literature, or follow up. I didn't know what to do with bandages, how long to keep on wearing the surgical bra, etc. My scars did not turn out well. The breasts sit low, and are a bit uneven. I don't think the doctor did a terrible job, but much too big for me, and not happy about the scarring. I am stuck with back pain for now. I just don't want to spend that kind of money right now, so I hide under my clothes, I'm a DDD and so uncomfortable.
Orange County Plastic Surgeon

He was nice, but quick and I was not guided through the process. It was more like: take money, get boobs, very little in between. Poor communication pre-planning, despite my request for a conservative look. His staff is not very friendly, they act like they are doing a favor by answering the phone. I tried to show pictures and express my interest to look natural, but the Dr. had a different opinion on what "natural" looks like. No clear after care instructions. I should have done better research.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 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
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I am sorry for what you have gone through. My doctor gave me ddds and it's only been eight months and I'm already going back to get them taken out. I have stretched my skin from a B to 450ccs that I think I have to settle with smaller implants to not looks like I have pancakes on my chest. I did them when I was 22 and also went I fast with little research. I just wanted to tell you your not alone and I wish I had never butchered myself for some unrealistic ideal of beauty. Maybe you can go smaller or simply take them out?
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Hi, thanks for the support. I've been calling around for the explant procedure. I'm trying to see if I can do an internal "lift" without having to do a full on breast lift. Not ready for all the scars of a full lift, plus I might want more kids. So far I've been quoted about $2,500-$3,000 for removal with possible internal lift, that just seems like a lot of money! But we live, and learn to love ourselves as we were. I do not want smaller implants, I want to be natural at this point. It's a lifetime commitment I just don't want.
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I completely understand. Good luck and keep your head up :)
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MaMiller, Thank you so much for sharing & I hope your words of wisdom will reach the right ears & minds. I see a lot of younger woman who are Going BIG & I don't think they're looking at the way these larger implants will effect their breast tissue. Breast implants are a lifetime commitment & it's so much easier to increase sizes over time, as well as the toll gravity takes on our breast! We are bombarded with images that push us towards unrealistic body images. There's so much pressure to look perfect! Our society places so much value on outer appearances, instead of focusing on what's truly important.....our Inner Beauty! I sure hope you can have your implants removed & that your back pain will be relieved (I know a lot about back pain)! One of my main concerns was looking natural; having fuller looking breasts & making sure that my breasts wouldn't be so," enormous" that I would end up with more pain! I do have 425cc silicone moderate plus under muscle smooth round implants. I sure hope they don't end up looking like "pancakes" I would be bummed out! I'm currently almost 4 wks post-op. I really like the way the look and feel; but sure enough my measurements are 34G, 36DDD-38DD. I'm hoping that my PS was able to give me enough strong enough enteral bra/with the anchor lift. Best of luck to you! I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. I hope you will find the right PS to give you the results you're looking & the relief your body needs! ☺
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Fitnessbikinilady, I'm sorry that your BA turned out the way it did! I hope you'll be able to get a revision, with smaller implants or a lift. I was honestly very frightened & worried that I would possibly make my breast look worse than they did before. In just a few hrs I will be 4 wks post-op & my breasts are changing a little bit every day. Thank you for sharing your experience & caring enough to encourage others! You will be in my thoughts & prayers. I wish you all the best as you continue your journey....
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