Breast Augmentation NO LIFT After Major Weight Loss- Before/after Pics and Video of the Process - Ramsey, NJ

I've lost 169 pounds thanks to a gastric bypass...

I've lost 169 pounds thanks to a gastric bypass done a few years ago. I went on 5 different consultations before finally finding Dr. Capella, who went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and understood what was going to happen.

Two of the doctors said I needed a lift- I did my on research so I disagreed with that. One doctor said I would need high profile textured implants above the muscle, from research I know that this would result in very hard, ballon, fake looking boobs - my worst fear- The last two doctors were good but Dr. Capella won!

Before- 160 lbs, 5'3, 38 B deflated
Wanting- to fill the skin, 38D
Type/size- 500cc high profile Metro smooth round silicone implants behind the muscle.
Cost- $14,620... this is with chin/neck lipo, and an extended arm lift

I will keep you posted on my progress, on here and on youtube!

I have a youtube channel - search jenniferhammond88 - that talks about my consultations, fears, expectations, shows my before breasts, etc. Just search Jenniferhammond88

It also goes over my weight loss, and lower body lift.

Story of the day before my extended arm lift and breast augmentation. How to prepare for surgery.

My breast augmentation, extended arm lift, flankplasty. Dr. marking me, waking up, the experience

This is the day of surgery! The drive there, my nerves/feeling about it, getting to the hospital, Dr. Capella marking me for surgery, waking up talking about how it went, and the horrible 6 hour drive home.

My story- My breast augmentation, extended arm lift, flankplasty.

Day of surgery

3 days post op after breast augmentation, extended arm lift, flankplast Dr. Capella NJ NY

Link shows me 3 days post op!

3 days post op after breast augmentation, extended arm lift, flankplast Dr. Capella NJ NY

1 week post op check up with doctor after arm lift flankplasty breast augmentation after weight loss

2 weeks post op video! My experience, feelings, incisions / scars, tips, etc

2 weeks post op breast augmentation flankplasty extended arm lift after major weight loss due to an RNY gastric bypass.

My experience, feelings, incisions / scars, tips, etc

1 week

2 weeks

2 weeks

Type, size, profile!

I got mentor 500cc silicone implants under the muscle placed thru the lower portion of the areola.

Silicone- it was like $1,000 more but worth it. Everyone person, including doctors say it feels and looks better. Dr. C didn't push me either way... I was surprised by that I think he is the only doctor that doesn't push silicone! This was not a question for me no way no how would I go saline. I had a deflated flat chest so I wanted the best I could put in my chest.

Profile- He does mostly high profile if he does silicone this was by far the biggest/hardest thing that I had to decide on. My research totally disagreed with high profile... we had several long talk about it. I was def going high profile or Mod+. 90% use Mod+ its suppose to give you a natural result and be softer. I was worried high profile would give me fake ball looking hard boobs, as all my research said. At the end of the day I just listened to Dr. C he said because I've lost weight I didn't have any upper pole fullness and I would be happier with high profile. He also said hes used lower profiles in the past and people weren't happy... Another thing I considered was my breast width. I did not want to go to over it because everyone advises against it. It i did Mod+ I'd have to go like 400cc or go way over. I am happy with my boobs right now and can't see the results yet. If I had a chance to change to mod+ right now I wouldn't do it. That may change in two months if they don't go down.

Size- This was kind of hard for me so what I did was type " 160 170 500cc under muscle" (my weight range and the CC I wanted to look at) that helped a lot. I also went on several consults all my doctors said 450-550 range. Dr. C said no lower than 500 but wanted me to go 550. I chose 500cc and wouldn't change it . Again this could change lol

Boob massage after breast augmentation after surgery 16 days post op

Boob massage after breast augmentation after surgery 16 days post op

3 weeks post op after breast augmentation and extended arm lift (flankplasty and armlift)

3 weeks post op after breast augmentation and extended arm lift (flankplasty and armlift)

3 weeks post op

21 days post op more about boobs!

One month post op!

This video shows my arms in detail talks about what a can and can't due at one month out. I go over my experience and any tips I have. I also show the results from my breast augmentation ( with no lift ) I will give a more detailed review of the boobs in my next video! incision

1 month post op!

1 month post op more about boobs

New Jersey Plastic Surgeon

Amazing man with serious talent! I LOVE my arms! He also did my boobs (500cc) I have a few videos with him and... click on that link and it will bring up the page so you can see him and his work in detail!

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Hey Jennifer, just checking in to see how you are doing. You have disappeared. I also wanted to ask about how you measured your breast to determine they are 15cm and why it is recommended not to go over that size with the implant. I told Dr. C I am leaning towards saline and he smiled. I asked him why he was smirking and he sort of dodged the question and told me saline was fine yada yada yada.
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Your breasts really do look like they feel natural. Hoping you can post a side by side, before and after photo. I cannot get over your "before" photos. You are looking soooo great!

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Oh, I am so sorry that you are depressed about your breasts. I saw the question just now that you posted to the surgeons here on realself 5 days ago. I do recall reading a review by a woman, I think it was on OH, who mentioned the same thing as you, that one breast was square and she hoped Dr. Capella would fix it. I know that you went for your post op consult recently. Did you discuss your concerns with Dr. Capella? My experience with him is that he is always willing to revise me. Again, so sorry that you are feeling this way, but want to assure you can get revised if after 3-mos or so everything has not settled the way that you want it to look. Right now I do not like my breast lift but I am only 2.5 weeks out. Dr. C said he would revise me during my implant surgery. I think that I will wait at least 4-mos. for that. Hang in there, girl!
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You look great I went to him for my TT I'm 2wks PO I'm considering doing my breast with him I thought they go through your nipple for implants.
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You look great!!! They look so natural if I didn't know I would think they were urs lol!!!
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Thank you! :) I hope I can fool people in the future lol
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I am shocked that you still cannot lift your arms to put on clothes. I have very few shirts that do not go over my head.
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I wear so crazy stuff lol Most of my stuff is way to small for me and super tight… They have small arm holes and neck hole. A lot of the shirts I have are like going out shirts. I can wear a big t-shirt or tank (easy to step into a tank) I wear sports bras a lot. I like to wear zip or button up sweaters/shirts, I can slip into a dress or anything that has a big neck and arm holes. I can pull up tight dresses/skirts/jeans/pants with no issue. Also remember I am extra paranoid and careful because my arm is open and that makes me wicked careful and not even push myself to try once I feel uncomfortable/tight/pain/pulling. I also had some serious lipo and he cut a lot of skin off so that may be why it is still a little bit tight/ restrictive for me.
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Oh, I do NOT want any skin dehiscence! I am going to be very gentle on my arms for 6-8 weeks. I will defiantly miss my work outs and hate the thought of "starting over." BUT I will be starting over with a much better body, so I guess that is A-OK. I just don't want to gain any weight!!! I had to get rid of my entire (extensive and expensive) wardrobe because everything is way too big. I have a few things that I bought and they are all body-hugging. Even my sports bras are tight. I have two zip-up hoodies that will work, and two pair of button up PJs. That's about it. I am not making the mistake that I did last time buying clothes before I was 3-mos out as at 3.5-mos my figure changed dramatically and the new clothes that I bought no longer fit, either.
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It is better to be safe then sorry! :) I just got a few silly on sale stuff- zip up hoodies and sports bras from walmart (not the cutest stuff but hey it works and was cheap) I know how you feel when I think of all the clothes that I've had over the years ugh so much money. I actually just sold two big bags of it.
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well, both my arms have opened and so did one spot in my groin. it was not as bad as I thought it would be. i did not freak out. it is more of an annoyance than anything. the opening in my right arm is pretty big, at least as it appears to me. it is in the arm pit and travels down part of the length of the arm incision.
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Your boobs look great!
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Thanks! :)
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Since you mentioned moderate plus implants I've been reading up on them and I am intrigued and undecided. My boobies are deflated and Dr. Capella told me that high profile would be best. I think yours look amazing already but I am not sure what to pick. My consult to take measurements is Wednesday. Decisions decisions.
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They were very tempting for me but Dr. Capella usually does high profile! I am now officially happy with the high profiles I have... they have got so soft (i was worried they'd be hard) I'm 5'3 165 lbs curvy hips and had 500 cc silicone hp and they look wicked good very natural now that i'm healing. On me less than 500cc would have looked too small. 550cc would have been the max for me
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I am 5'7" and about 170-174 lbs. you can see my pics on my review. I am curvy now. Did you get measured? I am 36B now and aspire to be a full C. Yours look great and I know he mostly uses high profile due to our empty sacs but I don't want to look like a porn star with fake looking things lol.
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You song have to use high profiles. When I went to my consult, dr C also told me that he mostly uses high profiles and I told him that it kinda went against my research and he said no problem you can do mod plus. I don't think he's against them, he just prefers high profiles. Not once did he day it's not a good choice and that I'm going against his recommendation. I felt very uncomfortable with high profiles, maybe I'll regret it and he's right or maybe not. I don't know it's too soon to tell. But I felt uncomfortable going against my gut feeling and hours of research I've done on this topic. At the end of the day, the decision is yours and the end result is also yours to live with.
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That's good to know. I am leaning towards moderate plus and will request that. That's what you got and I can tell that once they drop they will look very natural.
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I spent hours reading up on this yesterday so I've decided moderate plus is the right implants for me. I have a wide back and right now hate how my boobs are so narrow that even with a bra I have a gap of where they start in the arm area. I want them to fill my chest length wise, don't know if I make any sense. I will tell Dr. Capella on Wednesday that I want moderate plus.
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Yes I did by other doctors Dr. C never did thou. That was my biggest fear as well but now mine look even better! We sound very simial you may want to look in the 400cc-500cc range. I was having trouble deciding and he did not push me just made suggestions then after much talk and stress he said "I really would not go under 500cc if I were you" and bam I made up my mind on 500. They feel so soft- like real boobs! I'm happy I went high profile now (wow never though I would say that)
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No Dr. C just usually uses them but you def do not have to use them. He agreed to do mod plus for me but still suggested the high profiles. At the end of the day I disagreed with high profile but went with them because that's what he suggested and what he is use to working with.
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At the end of the day it is your choice! Wish you the best of luck hun!
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I will see what he says on Wednesday and will tell him how I want my chest filled sideways if that even makes sense. I wear a 36 back so i am by no means narrow there. In fact even at 118 lbs i was a 36 inch but just had to buckle on the last one. So my frame is wide there. I will tell him the look I want and take it from there. But yes I do agree yours look great with HP. I also want them to fall a little like natural breasts and not be super perky all the time lol.
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Good luck! Let me know how it goes!! :)
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