Displaced Implant

My 27yr old implants were replaced i told my...

My 27yr old implants were replaced i told my surgeon i wanted 400cc i had shown her a photo from this site.She refused and said her reputation was at stake as to me looking natural...I ended up with 300cc her choise after 3months they have shrunk and one implant i can feel the egde near my cleveage espcially when i lay on my side it feels like a saucer.untill i manipulate it flatter
on my 3month visit to my surgeon i sugested a bigger implant on that side.but was told no it would be worse.and.i had to live with it..Please tell me is this so..Thankyou

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Lacy, Miami ,Angie: As compassionate board certified plastic surgeons,we feel awful when you have an unexpected outcome. I see revision patients from all over the world and a few things are certain. If you have saline implants (which I rarely insert but frequently replace) you can have them DEFLATED in the office. The breast will reshape themselves in a couple if weeks and you can then choose the size that suits YOU best. I don't use sizers in the OR to determine size. Patients are assisted in making their choice in the office in advance. Thirdly, if you feel the lip of the implant medially (along the cleavage line) the muscle may be comprised there and it may need to be repaired. One should also consider a silicone implant. Finally, "natural " breasts are overrated and can be many sizes. Nice (aka HOT ) breast may also be different sizes. The costs for pretty breasts is exactly the same as it is for "natural". If you really want pretty breasts , don't be afraid to ask for it. And see a couple of surgeons before you accept that your request is unreasonable. I am pulling for you. Keep me "abreast" of your success. Larry Leverett ,MD

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Dr Leverett,thankyou for your message.I went back to see my surgeon on friday,to reshow her my breast when lying down on the right side it comes up like the side of a saucer the implant is INSPIRA TSF ALLERGEN 345G..she made two suggestions to correct the problem..one being to cut away some skin on the already made insicion but that would pull my nipple down and it would look deformed..or to replace just one implant with a larger size but it would be bigger than the other breast.and heavier.she has given me a month to think about it..how much extra gms should i go if i had a replacement .Thankyou
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PS. The picture on my profile is how they used to look, now they look like 1 pancake breast and the other like a baseball!
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Mine are almost as bad as your sounds, and as old. I feel your pain, and want to share that the saline implants I have in now were always unsatisfactory, and the surgeon was like yours and said the same thing when I asked for 400-450 cc, and put in 350cc and I've never been happy! Now they are broken, have huge painful lumps in them and one is almost flat from leakage. I recommend you go out immediately to a reputable surgeon for a second opinion; one that listens and gives their patients what they ask for if its not unreasonable! She sounds like she is more concerned with her own happiness over the patients! You don't have to live with it, they are meant to boost your self-esteem, not take it away! Blessings my friend!
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Thankyou so much for your concerns.You are right i should have come away happy ,What about you though ,what are you going to do with yours ,were they done a long time ago.even so i think we both need to go back to our surgeons I will keep posted and really hope you do something about your problen too ....
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MiamiHigh5, Thanks so much for your reply. I do have an appt with another plastic Surgeon for next week, my nerves are kind of shot. Did it affect you this way, emotionally? Also, were they Mentor implants? I have read where the saline are known to leak at the site where they are filled , however, I have other issues. Could I e mail you? Thanks
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frre2bme0456 - feel free to contact me at greentara_15@yahoo.com
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I actually am trying to find the right surgeon to take these things out! I am so ashamed of them now - and I used to be soo proud of them! I can't even stand to touch them, they have big golf ball size nodules and are very painful! I won't even let my husband touch the left one (it's the worst), and he is a breast man! I feel sorry it is happening to both of us. I don't have the funds now to manage it, so I feel stuck and miserable. Thanks for your comments and best to you!
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Hi Miami i'm pleased your getting your problem sorted.how frustrating it is when problems occur.What a fab site this is when we can share our experiences with other women who have had problems too.Surgeons should give us piece of mind when something doesn't feel right with the end results of our implant proccedure and in my experience my surgeon said prior to this last visit to see her ..that i had to live with it...I have also emailed the manufactures of the implant and they have asked permission from me to talk to my surgeon ..and want me to forward her details..should i do that?
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Hi lacyleather, I think your question is "should you contact the manufactuer with comments made by the surgeon?" If this is what they suggest, then I would tell the surgeon upfront what I am going to do; perhaps you should ask the manufactuer what would be appropriate type questions; and why do they want you to do that? That way you can be diplomatic in your dealings. Maybe they want to collaborate with the doc for replacements? You need more information before you proceed, in my opinion.
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Welcome to RealSelf! I'm sorry you're dealing with displacement right now. I would suggest you post this a question in the Doctor Q&A community (with your photo), but this space here is a great place to get support and post updates. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I think I can see the ridge you're talking about. It sounds like you and your surgeon weren't on the same page as far as what you wanted. Did you get teardrop shaped implants or round ones?

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Thanks Angiemcc for contacting me in this manner. I sent an email to one Miami surgeon who offered to help me once before in 2010 but then I got ill and wasn't able to follow through. I sent him a private message a week ago but haven't heard back from him. I'll do what you suggested and post to the Q&A section. They were round but now have bottomed out! Thanks. :(
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