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9 month post-op... trying to set up a revision.

So I'm 3 days post-op for my BA and some...

So I'm 3 days post-op for my BA and some flank/thigh liposuction. I feel GREAT!


AGE: 22 BEFORE SIZE: 34B (small/saggy) IMPLANT SIZE: 375cc & 400cc POSITION: Sub-muscular, Peri-aereola incision.

Please disregard any of my uncertainties about Dr. Pousti previously. HE IS AMAZING. I had immense pre-op jitters that effected my review, but the day of surgery was perfect, and he spent a good 30 minutes talking over exactly what I wanted before I went under.

The nurse tried to get a good idea of what I wanted in the exam room before the operation and summed it all up by saying "So, you want them to be nice and perky while out of a bra, VAVAVOOM-able when you put them in a push-up bra, and you don't want them to enter the room before you do?" haha that was exactly right and made me laugh. They warmed me up before the surgery with a heated hose garment, saying that studies show it helps with healing (love that!) and were playing "It's Gonna be a Good Day" by Nappy Roots as I went under :) The staff has called me every day since the surgery to see how I'm doing too.

I have usually done terribly after being put under, vomiting for at least a week, but they took such amazing care of me that I haven't even been nauseous! I've followed my medicine schedule dead on, with the help of my very caring husband. I'm already completely off of the narcotic pain medication too! Just a few Ibuprofen today and I feel fantastic. I've been taking short walks with the hubbs and my dog already, and he even washed my hair today. Of course I'm walking around with t-rex arms, not reaching or holding anything heavy. The worst parts for me have been: sitting up after laying back (you can't use your arms and it hrts to tense the chest muscles), having to sleep inclined/on back (jus gets uncomfortable), and not being able to pee well due to the anesthesia and narcotics. Otherwise, I am amazed how normal I am feeling!

I have a minor side effect called "subcutaneous emphysema" also, which sounds terrifying, but just means air bubbles are trapped under my skin above my chest. It feels/sounds like rice krispies kind of and feelings bubbly when you push on it. It'll go away on it's own, and luckily my husband knew what it was from his job, so we didn't need to call the doc after hours or anything.

I will continue to update photos and progress, but so far, recovery has been a breeze and I would highly recommend it, especially with my doctor and his staff!

5 days out now,and they're already feeling like...

5 days out now,and they're already feeling like they're apart of me :) I'm a little alarmed by my hulkish veins from the swelling and my incisions are looking angry when I peeked at them today, but that's to be expected. My husband is thrilled with how big the are right now haha. While I'm just dying to have them drop & fluff! I can't wait to get the OK on massages!

I did a lot of prep before my surgery that i think helped me so far in my recovery, so I thought I'd share.

THINGS TO DO BEFORE SURGERY:

PREP YOUR ENVIRONMENT:
My hubbs and I spent the week before my surgery cleaning out every nook and cranny of the apartment so I'd have a peaceful & clean place to heal. All laundry was done, bedding was washed, dishes put away, and drawers were organized so I had nothing to worry about besides myself.

PREP YOUR MEALS:
We made sure to stock up on healthy fruits and veggies for me as well as things that would be easy on my tummy if I were too sick to eat.
I even prepped a weeks worth of homemade freezer meals for the hubbs and included a few soups for me so I didn't have to worry about food for the first few days.

SET UP COMFY SPOTS:
I set up a soft area with plush pillows to prop myself up and blankets on both my living room couch and bed so I could quickly be comfy and ready to sleep. I lined everything with towels in case my lipo drained, and it was so nice to have a place to just plop into when we got home! I wouldn't have been able to set all of it up with my t-rex arms after the surgery anyways!

SET OUT YOUR NECESSITIES
I also put all items I would need access to (medicines, books, toiletries, comfy clothing) on my bedside table or set out in the bathroom so that I wouldn't have any bending, squatting, or reaching up to do.

DRINK YOUR WEIGHT IN WATER:
Drink as much water as you can get the day before your surgery (up until your cut off time). I also made sure to eat a diet heavy in Anti-Inflammatory foods the month before to help purge sodium and such from my body and stimulate lymphatic drainage and help with swelling. Plus, I kept reading ladies woke up dying of thirst after surgery and I woke up fine :)


THINGS TO GET BEFORE YOUR SURGERY:

DESITIN/DIAPER RASH CREAM
Seems odd, but this has been a LIFESAVER for the chaffing I've had on my arms from the bulky post-op bra! Trust me, it's worth it!

ARNICA MONTANA & PRE/POST-OP VITAMINS
This is a homeopathic remedy for bruising and swelling. I bruise so easily, so this was a must for me. Don't bother with the expensive brand they try to push at the Dr. office though ($50 at mine, sheesh). I got some on Amazon for $8, just make sure it's 30x. Post-op vitamins also seem to be crucial to helping me heal. My skin even looks radiant since I began my pre-op regimen 3 weeks before my surgery. Focus on amino acids like l-arginine & l-glumatine and immune system building blocks like manganese, vitamin C ad zinc. I bought the Make Me Heal.com set for the sake of convenience, but it came in at $60. You could do just as well taking the time to buy yours all separately.

CUTE NECK SCARVES
I have already been out and about a few times since my surgery and all of my tops are either low cut or tight tees. To solve the "hey, I just had a boob job" look you get from the stabilizer strap, I tied a scarf all billowy around my neck. Old Navy used to have cute ones and sarongs can work the same way.


So there ya go, just a few tips that I feel like really helped me heal as far and as comfortably as I have been. Everything has been right where I need it, and I've been able to focus on taking care of myself. Granted, we don't have children :)

8 days out, and I finally had my post-op where...

8 days out, and I finally had my post-op where you're allowed to start showering and massaging. I have been trying on clothing now and allowed to wear sports bras and it's taken a toll on my emotions seeing the results.

I've been on an emotional roller coaster this week. Lots of crying. I feel that my implants are about 100cc too big for what I had pictured. I know they will drop & fluff, but from what I've read, that make actually make them look BIGGER. I love the front view, but the profile is no where near what I thought I'd have.They look heavy to me and stick out about 3 inches farther than I was picturing.

I'm freaking out and my husband is pretty angry that he spent all this money and I am less than happy with the result. Everyone keeps saying they look great, but every time I look in the mirror, I get sick to my stomach.

They look similar to the pictures I chose in shape, but in an effort to make them "proportional to my body" the doctor chose to go larger than the images. I have so many regrets about not speaking up during pre-op. I thought I was pretty clear about what I wanted, but now I am left rattled and upset. I ended up with 375cc & 400cc when I was assuming I'd be around 300-350 like the images.

Not sure where to go from here, I haven't fully discussed this with the doctor. I gave him the go ahead to do what he thought was best to match the photos, and I feel he'll blame me for simply changing my mind or something. We don't have another $6000 to drop on a revision.

Just so upset right now. I'm trying so hard to be excited and like the new fullness, but they look so big, heavy, and stick out very far. Hopefully I'll feel better as they change.

17 day's post op :) Been having up days and down...

17 day's post op :) Been having up days and down days, other blogs refer to this as "the boobie blues". Some days, I'm in love with my new size, some days I have a partial break-down because they look so big :/

Already been sleeping on my side since the end if of week one and have gone back to photo shoots (I'm a photographer), so physically, I feel fantastic. The girls at the office were amazed at my one week post-op. I was already asking when I could work out again, and they couldn't believe I was already able to take my own liposuction garment off without assistance. So yay for great recoveries!

My scars are healing nicely too, so I'll post pictures soon! Going to start using silicone scar sheets and Scar Esthetique once the scabs are gone.

I went to my 3rd post-op last Thursday, as well as a Cool-scultping event (look it up, it's awesome!!) and actually got to sit down, unrushed with one of the office girls after she heard I was struggling with my big implants. She convinced me that they look great, and I'll get used to them. She herself was assuming she'd receive 450cc and no bigger and said she panicked when she found herself with 600cc, but she loves them now - so much in fact- that she's worked for Dr. Pousti ever since (3 years!) :)

I have to add another 5 stars to Dr. Pousti by the way lol he was here on Realself on Saturday, recognized some of my pictures in the Q&A sections with me panicking about my size and immediately called me... from his home... on a Saturday to make sure I was OK and remind me that I can always call him to get a straight answer right away instead of waiting for the Q&A :) That's first-rate service right there :)

Lastly, I went to the mall the other day with friends and decided to get measured at VS... they put me at a 32DD. Trying not to panic at that :) The office girl I chatted with said she's an F or something at VS and a C over at Nordstroms! So I'm trying hard to not give a crud about letters and CC numbers anymore. Definitely a transition period!

I'm posting some in clothes pictures down below from earlier this week. My girls have actually already changed since these images, so I'll post again soon :)

Struggling pretty hard core today with how big my...

Struggling pretty hard core today with how big my girls are :( I've been trying so ahrd to like them, and be excited that I have a giant rack now, but it just isn't working. My husband got super impatient tonight over it, and I am now sleeping on the couch. I'm devastated! This surgery was supposed to help me feel BETTER about myself and in turn, help my marriage be the best it could be since my hubbs would know I felt great about myself. Instead, it's been a huge point of tension and we're arguing more than we have in a VERY long time.

I feel like fricking Lara Croft when I go out, and I just want to hide them! I've never been too modest, always worse an immensely padded bra and flaunted it, but these breasts look heavy and too full on me. One year for halloween, I used a VS Miraculous Bra (adds 2 cup sizes) and also inserted 2 inch thick silicone "cutlet" bra inserts to give myself a ridiculously, comically huge rack and I feel they are about the same size as they were then!

I'm looking into a possible revision as my issue with them isn't the fullness up top that will resolve with a drop and fluff, and rather they are too heavy and too wide on the bottom, which will only get fuller.

I feel very matronly looking, and being 22, this was NOT the look I was going for. I'll admit, they look and feel fairly natural and they're a great looking pair.... they just aren't right on me.

I've read some doctors will do revisions under local anesthesia, so hopefully I can go this route and save myself some money? The thought of spending even more money makes me so sick to my stomach. I wish I'd been clearer about not wanting BIG boobs to begin with, just a fuller version of my own.

PS: I tried on real bras at Target today and found I fit in 36C and 34D, so it's not the cup size messing with my head anymore- it's how they LOOK.

It'll be 4 weeks tomorrow since my surgeries, and...

It'll be 4 weeks tomorrow since my surgeries, and I had been feeling a bit better about the size. I started dressing myself up and enjoying them and thinking, "hey, they aren't THAT big". And then... I saw myself in a set of photos from a party last weekend- the first photos aside from the ones posted here that have been taken since my surgery. My jaw literally dropped with shock and that horrible feeling in my stomach came back :/

I wanted a nice set of full breasts, but I did not want to be the "whoa, that girl's got a big rack!" set of breasts. And wow, those pictures showcased me as the latter and then some. I actually photoshopped them SMALLER before posting them on facebook... which is a 180 from how I used to edit myself in pictures. Oi.

I'm going to start to save for my revision now. I'm moving to Hawaii in the fall, so I'll need it before then :/

I'm also very nervous for a trip home next month to see my family. I haven't told them I had the surgery, and never plan to as they wouldn't understand or forgive me for doing it both from a financial and religious standpoint. But, with how large they are, I'm sure I'll be asked questions.

Ugh.

5 weeks post up today. I've been trying to...

5 weeks post up today.

I've been trying to ignore and not think about my boobs since my last post. It's been fairly easy since work has been keeping me super busy!

However, I still feel gross with these big boobies on me :/ Part of the reason I wanted implants was so I could buy cheaper, cute bras and swimsuits instead of expensive, super padded ones. Well, now it seems, I have to spend just as much on special order sizes like DD >:( So pissed off about that! I love Victoria's Secret and half the swimsuits I think are cute aren't even available in DD...

I hadn't intended to buy an entire new wardrobe either and it's driving me nuts that I don't fit in any of my old clothes, when I used to fit perfectly with my padded bras. Mediums are too tight and short and larges are too baggy and sag at the shoulders. UGH!

Broken record, I know :(

I have a post-op appt tonight and I'm going to make it very clear that I'm still unhappy. I'm also concerned about how my scars are healing. I have 3 separate spots where a chunk of the scab fell out (gross, sorry!) and there are indents/holes in my scar line now! I scar terribly and am very worried that these will heal ugly.

I'm sure all I'll hear tonight is "it takes time, just wait and see" and that offers very little comfort. Oi.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to bury myself in work some more to keep myself distracted. I'm also trying to tone up and get more fit (the lipo got me motivated!) so hopefully if I lose a bit more weight and tone up, I'll like my girls better? Here's hoping!

Just adding some pictures of me at 5 weeks,...

Just adding some pictures of me at 5 weeks, including the incisions.

Ignore the hulk-like veins >:( Another thing that makes me really sad about my implants, and something I hadn't even considered :*(

I had intended to post that I was somewhat coming...

I had intended to post that I was somewhat coming to terms with my new boobs. I'm 3 months today, and they have dropped a bit. I went in to VS for an actual fitting versus just a girl measuring, and I busted out of all the DD's still. That makes me very unhappy. I'm an XL in all Target swim tops as well. They still feel huge, but I'm coming to terms with the fact that we can't afford a fix so I just need to get over it. I had been doing alright, even feeling sexy lately... that was until I noticed the multiple dark red and disgusting stretch marks that line the underside of both of my breasts. Needless to say, after a long crying spell and reassurance from my husband, I hate my breasts more than ever. Unlike the shape/size and scars, stretch marks are permanent and something I had never even considered nor been warned about. It may have to do with my light complexion, but either way I can't believe how ugly they're looking with the harsh veins and stretch marks. So upsetting. I'll post pictures soon.

Well, the stretch marks have gotten worse and now...

Well, the stretch marks have gotten worse and now wrap almost the the top of my breasts. I am devastated that I have ruined my body. People keep saying, at least you look good IN clothes, and that just infuriates me more because I am 22 and this is the time of my life that I am supposed to look good OUT of my clothes too, before the baby stretch marks and aging takes it's toll. If I only cared how I looked IN clothes, the padded bras would've been just fine.

I am more self-concious now than I ever was before surgery and it's making me ill to my stomach whenever I think about it. During sex, my breasts were the one part of my body that didn't make me want to cover up, they were just a bit small. Now, they are marred with gross scars and stretch marks and I can't stand to have my husband see them. I am also pretty sure I am bottoming out on my left implant. I had held out hope that if I received smaller implants in the future, I'd love my investment, but now my breasts are ruined for life no matter what I do to them. I have been using bio-oil and Scar Esthetique religiously, to no avail.

I have a post-op appointment today, so we will see what the doctor says, but we have absolutely no way to fund a revision. I hate that what supposed to be the happiest, most exciting part of my life right now has turned into my greatest stressor and regret.

What a waste of time! I went to my post-op, got...

What a waste of time! I went to my post-op, got into a room right away and I showed one of the office girls, not sure if they're nurses or what, how my breasts looked and when I flexed my pecs to show her the double bubble look, she literally gasped out loud.

Then in came the doctor after a bit of a wait, and he was immediately in schmooze mode. I felt like I was dealing with a used car salesman. He glossed over everything, didn't fully address anything, and said, as always, to be patient and wait until they "settled more. He then said my scars were red and dark because of my skin tone, which I KNEW that I scar poorly before the damned procedure... which is why I had originally requested IMF incision and he adamantly disagreed and pushed for me to change my mind! Now exactly what I was afraid would happen has, and I'm left with uneven dark scars. His solution to that: he can cut me back open an make them thinner. Just F$#%! If he has listened to my wishes to begin with, there would be no friggin need for me to go back under the knife! I'm a mess.

My husband is on his way home from work, thank god. I have a ton or stuff to get done before a trip we leave on in 2 days and I'm sitting here, a big pile of sobby, snotty sniffles >:*( Never in a million years thought that I would be writing one of "those reviews" that I kinda ignored pre-surgery, assuming that it would never happen to me.

Well, I'm back ladies! I took some time off the...

Well, I'm back ladies! I took some time off the site after a few of my posts here weren't received the greatest by my doctor or his office. I want to clarify that it was NEVER my intention to ruin his reputation or put his practice in jeopardy. He is obviously a highly-skilled surgeon. I was just highly emotional about my results and feeling unheard. I should've never compared my doctor to a used-car salesman, as he is in no way a scheming person. It was written in haste while under great emotional instability and I apologize for painting his character in such a poor light.

Having said that, I will be trying to schedule a revision within the next few months. After my last consultation this past summer, I left the office in tears after being confronted about the unfair statements I made about my doctor here. He had every right to be unhappy with me, though at the time I was blinded by my disgust in my results and very upset to be arguing over my review here. Soon after, my husband and I moved 2,000 miles away without having time to reschedule a consultation or follow up surgery.

Now, 9 months later, I agree with my doctor's comments that the implants felt and looked (and have felt from 3 months out) very natural and real. You cannot even find the implant when squeezing. However, I feel they are still too large and have drooped significantly since my last consultation, giving a very matronly, heavy look and falling into my armpits when I lay down. They resemble that of a woman twice my age who has had children which may be attributed to a recent weight loss of 10 lbs. My scars have healed very wide as well. Because of this, I am hoping to return to San Diego for either a full revision or at least a scar revision.

After more research, I am considering replacing my 450/475cc silicone mod plus with 350/375cc or even 325/350cc high profiles. I hope to achieve great upper pole fulness with less width and heaviness on the sides. I'd like the perky, athletic look without being overly fake or round. With the amount they have sagged, I am worried I made need a lift, but hopefully internal sutures can correct whatever is going on in there. When I flex my pectorals, there is a visual abnormality in my left breast that is quite unattractive, but I'm not sure if this can even be fixed or not.


I still say to go with your own gut in scar placement and implant size. Only you know your body. I am trying to be positive and forward in this new year. Hopefully I'll have good news and lighter, younger boobies to share soon!

Almost 2 Years Post-Op

A lot has happened since my surgery in my life in general. We moved twice, and one of those moves landed us in Hawaii :)

I am still rather unhappy with the look of my breasts, unclothed, though I have come to terms with the size of them. I still feel they are a little large and matronly, but every single person I've revealed my surgery too was completely shocked that they were fake. I always hear how natural they look and everyone just thinks I was born busty, which is fabulous.

I am currently planning and saving fora revision. I am bottoming out on the left and have started having immense pain at night while laying down and during the day if I don't have a hearty underwire holding the breast up. I'm hoping that during the revision, the unattractive bumpy scars can be resolved as well and possibly an internal bra suture will be performed to keep the girls up (and fix the bottoming out). I am worried I will lose the natural look to them, but part of the reason I believe they look natural is that they are a bit saggy :/

Having said that, I know my life here would've been completely different so far had I not doen the augmentation. Living in the land of bikinis would've been torture for my small-breasted self and I have been confident in my breast-revealing clothing/swimwear here. I am still extremely self-concious while nude in front of my husband however. I did a boudoir photo shoot for him (he is in the military and currently deployed) and extensively photoshopped my breast area and scars to fix the imperfections. After spending $7K on them, this makes me sad. They are almost paid off though :)


Living so far away from my original surgery location is proving to be the big hang up on seeking a revision. I have sent in photos and a description to Dr. Pousti's office and am awaiting his opinion and directions as to what he feels needs to be done. But it is recommended on his page that for fly-in surgeries, a week long stay is done before returning home. I am trying to figure out where/when/how I would do this.

I am hoping the tension between myself and Dr.Pousti's office has faded with time and we're able to move past the high-running emotions of my last visit. I don't trust anyone on the island to do the revision, and I feel that Pousti has the best revision before/afters of any surgeon I've researched still.

For now I am just avoiding looking in the mirror and not focusing on my breasts out of clothing. I don't have time to be anything but positive this year as I live through my first long military deployment on an island far away from family and friends. A possible revision is giving me something to hope for though.
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I was able to meet with him multiple times before the surgery date and he called me personally the night before to make sure I wan't freaking out. He saw me the day after surgery for my first post-op, and gave his personal number for after hour emergencies. I have to give him all of the credit for how amazing I am healing, he's a great doctor!

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3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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Good luck with everything! I hope you get your revision and you look perfect! I'm getting a pocket revision 3 months out bc the left implant healed under my collarbone. I'm sorry the PS staff were unhappy with you for your comments but honestly he should be prepared for things like that. I hope you have great results after the revision. Why are you going back to the same PS if you don't mind me asking.
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Thanks AneSedai! Two main reasons I am going back to the same doctor would be that it's his work, so I'd like him to fix it (and possibly give me a break of the fee since I'm a repeat client), and also that I do not trust any of the other surgeons I have researched at all based on their befores and afters. I'm hoping giving him the chance to make an unhappy client happy, he will gi the extra mile to ensure the surgery has amazing results.
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Thank you to everyone who has left sweet and supportive comments the last few months. I've still be struggling with my additions, soI've been avoiding anything boob related for my mental health :/ I have an appointment today and I am going to put my foot down. My scars are bumpy, thick, and red and my left breast is pointing up/bottoming out and has muscle displacement that makes it look horrid if I flex my pec muscles the tiniest bit.

I'll keep you posted as to what the doctor says, but I'm not excited about having to drop another $2000+ to fix his mistakes >:(

Biggest regret: letting him talk me into a nipple incision (because that's what HE likes) when I repeatedly argued about my scarring situation. My breasts are ruined, and I haven't even been comfortable enough to undress in front of my husband the last few months.

My liposuctions scars are healing just as terribly, some are actually still scabbed over!!! It's been almost 5 months so I don't know what to think.

He is supposedly the best doctor in the area, but I've completely lost my trust for him. Especially after seeing my images on his site (I gave permission for that) with a caption stating that I am "extremely happy with my results". All of the images say that, and now I wonder how many other captions are complete bull.

I'll update after the appointment with some new pictures too
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OMG, DSD that is HORRIBLE!!
Girl, I am so sorry! I wish I could help out in some way. =(
I can't hardly believe it as it seemed he was good.
I hope he does you right, and this was just some one time accident......
Hugs to you- keep us updated on what he says....
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DSD, any updates after that appointment?
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Hey DSD,
I am wondering how your doing! Your at 5 months now, right? Anything new?
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I am hoping things take a turn for the better for you. It looks like you could have gotten away with inserting the implants through the fold under your breast so I am not sure why he went in through the nipple if you were not getting a lift or reducing your nipples. My skin scars very badly (prone to keloids, etc) so my PS wanted to make as few visible incisions as possible so my incisions are hidden nicely at the base of my breasts with the exception of the crescent on my left nipple. That said, the stretch marks will fade with time....I had them to begin with after nursing three babies but I can understand how frustrating it must be to get them at your age as a result of your BA and not nursing. It may not be any concelation but I have seen much worse. Try to imagine your future state once things have faded. In the mean time you can use make up on them to conceal the scars and stretch marks. I do notice my veins more and I may even have some new stretch marks but I guess it comes with the territory of larger breasts. Take care and chin up!
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OMG, how horrible!
Maybe its time to get other opinions to see what other docs say is going on.
I had no idea you had the double bubble issue when you flexed too. I have been worried about that myself and i flex in the mirror looking for it . =(
I just can't believe it! I am very disappointed in him!!
Obviously the nurse or whoever thought something didn't seem right as well.
Grrr! I am mad with you!
What do you think you'll do next?
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btw- i dont know that you could have prepared any more than you did. You went to a doc with a seemingly good rep, and who seemed to take the time with his patients and seemingly has good results. I really dont think you could have done anything more to ensure that you got the best results. I just wish he'd own up to it that something went wrong and help you out.
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Good Luck at your appt. girlie
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Oh honey, my heart goes out to you!!!!! Your doctor should do a revision ASAP and fix this situtation. I can't imagine the emotional anguish you must be feeling. If that happened to me I would sue my PS. He obviously cared only about money and not your anatomy/feelings!!!
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I have a an appt in a few hours, so we'll see what he says :/ I'm sure I signed something saying this could happen, but they never verbally went over with it with me, so that's my own stupid fault :*( I'd read a few "Not Worth It's" on this site and just thought, oh that won't happen to me! Ugh. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess.
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I dont know why but it cut off after "girlie" I cant quite rememeber exactly what I said. I read your story. Just wanted you to know you are not on this roller coaster alone. Having a BA has forever changed my life and it is very scary no matter what the result. I thought ok get sum boobs were done! It is not that simple. I now know. Every day is different and the fear of the unknown is terrible and exhausting!! . I am trying my best to keep a positive mind frame. I hope everything works out for you ;) I am sending love and positive thoughts your way xoxoxxooxo
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Oh God DSD! I am so sorry that it turned out this way!!!!
It is weird how much they changed from the time you first got them. I mean at day 8 they looked great! That is just so weird and horrible!
Dr. Pousti wont help you?? He had seemed such a good Dr......I am so disappointed for you. I wish I could do something to help. =(
I hope he steps up to help b/c i cant help but wonder if it was something he did that made them change so much once in.
Big hugs to you! So sorry DSD!
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did he put them in sub-glandular or sub-pectoral??
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never mind- i see it says sub- pectoral in your review. That is just so weird. I can see it doing them behaving that way more with subglandular than subpectoral.....
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Thanks for the support :/ I am going to see him today, but from what I was told earlier on in the post-op, revisions are stil around $2000 for the surgical fees (being out under etc).

The stretch marks aren't his fault I assume? Although, he did stuff me with DD's instead of the C's I was hoping for. Either way, you can't fix stretch marks, so it makes me sick to my stomach knowing they'll be like that forever. I know they fade, but I had stretch marks on my thighs from puberty and they're a gross texture still, even though they're faded.

He's the best PS in San Diego, so I don't want to throw him under the bus without giving him a chance to fix them, but it's hard to be patient and wait and see at this point :*(
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God I dont know if the stretch marks are his fault. Could be his fault since he put in larger than you had asked for. He wont work with you on the 2k? since it is becoming apparent that the longer they are in there, the more negative changes are occurring. Even a payment plan?
I thought he was one of the best too. I was pretty impressed by him and how he works with his patients. So surely he can afford to help one of his patients out?? Beg him!! Surely he will help! I'd be so disappointed if he doesn't, they make enough to help a patient or take payments, surely?.....=(
My heart goes out to you DSD!!
Something bad could so easily happen to any of us. =(
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I found out he did dualplane, which I was excited about, but apparently the chances of bottoming out/double bubble are greatest with over the muscle, a bit less with the dual plane, and minimal with completely sub muscular. The things you learn AFTER the plunge
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ewww, i got dual plane too.....=o
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I'm sure you will be fine!! You got smaller implants, and they look fantastic! You incision looks amazing as well!
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haha, not! my implants are about same size as yours! 371cc in L, and 397cc in R. Thats why i was so worried before. I think you had more breast tissue than me starting out. And thanks about the incisions. I have been wondering if i should try the scar stuff. I'm not sure if it really works or is just wishful thinking...
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I'm so sorry you are feelin this way it really isn't fair. I have been using bio oil for the stretch marks it's suppose to lessen how they look and stop new ones.( I'm told it really helps) I've been using it once my incisions healed it's suppose to help with scarring and stretch marks. I really hope that things get better for you, I know it's hard to stay positive just know we are all here for you.
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I ran out and got Bio-oil as soon as I read this, so thank you! I've been using it 3 time a day, but new ones are appearing. I'm sure it takes a while to work, but it's so hard to be patient!
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I'm so sorry you've had a bad experience. It's very emotional to go through such a dramatic physical change! I went with 304cc's...from a small B cup to a C/D depending on the bra. Sometimes I am not 100% pleased with the shape of mine either, but am thankful I did not go too big. Does your husband like them? I think you look great in clothes ...but understand what you said about them looking "heavy". Buy some pretty bras and sexy outfits to show off those new curves it could help your confidence;) I recently bought a slinky bikini and that was fun. Thanks for sharing your story, hope you feel better soon!
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