Flat and Happy: Benefits of Being Implant Free! - Sarasota, FL

There’s a long list of reasons why women choose...

There’s a long list of reasons why women choose to get breast implants but let me tell you why I did. It’s plain and simple; insecurity. I grew up watching the Jessica Rabbits of the world that had these huge knockers that entered the room before they did and these breasts seemed to represent ultimate femininity; what every man wanted in a woman. Never mind that I developed the ‘perfect’ hip to waist ratio, had a great round booty, or had high cheek bones and long curly hair. Without the breasts, I wasn’t a woman.
Ironically when I developed at the early age of 11, I had the largest boobs in my 5th grade class. I should have noticed that having the largest set actually made me feel more insecure thanks to the awkward stares and the feeling that I was different than my female peers. I remember wearing large t-shirts to cover them up. What I didn’t realize at the time, was that while I had the largest breasts compared to my classmates, they were still relatively small breasts compared to those of adults, and as quickly as those boobies grew, they ceased to grow past age 11.
I was settling into what I believe was a full A cup, (that I later tried to pass as a B), but as I saw other girls blossom well beyond me, I began feeling left out and more and more insecure about myself. I didn’t seem to notice the pattern of feeling insecure about two extremes; being the largest and then the smallest. Hence, it was never about the boobs.
It wasn’t long before my friends began teasing me about being flat-chested because they themselves had their own insecurities and I assume picking on me temporarily made them feel better. While I never appreciated it, I take full responsibility for the continual down spiral of my self-esteem throughout adolescence.
It was impossible for me to see my own beauty as well as the non-physical attributes I had to offer and I remained fixated on this dire need for big breasts. I took water pills, tried exercises, and ultimately I decided to save up money so that I could buy myself implants later on. I was convinced that once I had a large set my self-esteem would escalate and I would no longer feel inferior to my fellow females.
At the age of 20, I stood in a plastic surgeons office as he demonstrated what my size D implants would look like post-surgery. He put two plastic balls in my current Size B bra and I covered them with my sweater so I could pretend they were already in. I smiled into the mirror and felt what I thought was whole, accurately balanced, more womanly. I noticed that my chest felt heavier and I liked it. The balls felt very foreign but I figured of course they did because they weren’t under my skin; the ‘real’ ones would feel like they belonged to me.
When my surgery was complete, I felt horrific, like I had been run over by a train. My chest was so sore, everything was tight and angry. It occurred to me that I just paid a man to rip the muscle off of my chest to put a large plastic pouch inside of me and I felt violated, almost in a panic about what I had done. Yet my emotions were ambiguous as I still had a sense of happiness about the fact that I was fully filling out my sweater.
While at first the implants were hard and looked terrible, they began looking more and more natural and I felt a certain sense of accomplishment. I noticed that they did feel very foreign to me still and I hadn’t yet regained my nipple or under boob sensitivity but I felt confident that with time I would be ecstatic about my choice.
I wasn’t fully aware that my insecurity hadn’t subsided because I was too distracted by the newness of the implants. So distracted that I didn’t notice how enormous they looked on my small frame. What I did become aware of was that I was embarrassed that I paid for fake breasts and I preferred that no one knew that they were fake…I thought the fact that they were fake advertised how largely insecure I was to get them in the first place. Maybe if people thought they were real I would feel better about them.
Over time they began to represent a feeling of shallowness and conformity that I was too weak to resist. If I wore tight shirts or revealing bathing suit tops, I noticed other women glaring at me and I continuously felt judged.
I found other things to be unhappy about as well…maybe I wasn’t thin enough or I had other body parts that didn’t match up to the ideal. Having the breast implants never once made me feel more whole or confident like I hoped they would. If anything I was more self-conscious about feeling fake, having these foreign balls in my body, and feeling noticed only for my breasts. I also never fully regained nipple and under boob sensitivity thanks to the pressure the implant put on my nerves.
I went through the next decade with a love/hate relationship with my implants. On one hand I enjoyed feeling like the world might think I’m more womanly because I had some major cleavage and on the other hand I felt like less of a person for them.
I noticed more and more how when I wanted to be athletic and adventurous they would get in the way, when I wanted to embrace people I loved through hugging and cuddling they were there in between us, when I slept at night I was uncomfortable with the way they moved around, and so on. The breasts I had wanted so badly began making me feel tethered to the superficial physically and emotionally.
Finally noticing that big breasts weren’t the ultimate answer to my unending insecurity, I recognized that I had major inner work to do to erase years of self-doubt and self-rejection. I began learning how to love and accept myself. I began forgiving myself and others and remembering that we are all humans with flaws.
As I got better with this practice I wanted less attention on me, I wanted to be a light in the world for others, to do something powerful and fulfilling. I sought advice on a career that could take me out of my own mind and into the lives of others and I began researching nursing school. I decided to believe in myself and do something I never thought I would be able to. With this extra sense of self-awareness and love, came an obvious insight; I really hated my breast implants. They felt like a betrayal to who I really was and who I wanted to be. It was increasingly evident that I either needed to accept them and the decision I made when I was 20, or I needed to have them removed.
I began looking at explant stories and photos. It hadn’t occurred to me that I wouldn’t be ‘ruined for life’ visually if I removed the implants. I figured surely I would have 80 year old looking breasts and hide behind large t-shirts for the rest of my life but what I saw was amazing and exciting. I saw stories of women my age in my same situation that had them removed without a lift or any reconstruction and they bounced right back to what they had been pre-implant. Could it really be possible that I could so easily erase the mistake I made 10 years ago and be me again??

I made an appointment with the amazing Dr. Marguerite Barnett and discussed my options. Thanks to the perkiness and nipple placement of my breasts, there would be no need for reconstruction and my surgery would be a simple incision in the armpit, (as they were placed), deflation and removal, all under local anesthesia resulting in a super speedy recovery. After viewing numerous pictures of women that had their pre-implant boobies back post removal, with no visible signs that they ever even had implants, I knew this was the right decision for me. I am consistently impressed with the human body's ability to bounce back after undergoing such trauma.

For anyone considering implants just because you have small breasts, I have to implore you to consider all of the downsides. In my experience, having large boobs is very overrated and getting breast implants was NOT worth it nor did it to anything to benefit my self-esteem. Also, your perspective of small boobs as well as anything else that you might find fault in about yourself can be changed and should be in order to enjoy a happier life. For instance, here are the many benefits of having small breasts:
1) Several studies have shown that women with smaller breasts have better sensation and more fun with their breasts sexually versus women with larger breasts. Reason being that the more fatty tissue you have, the less you can feel stimulation in your breasts. This alone gave me something to look forward to since my large implants were putting so much pressure on my nerves that I lost most of my sensation while having the implants.
2) Smaller breasts are way less likely to sag as you age thanks to gravity! Whoohoo
3) Having smaller breasts makes any athletic or adventurous endeavors much easier and more fun!
4) Having smaller breasts means more connection when hugging your loved ones...the less that is in between you, the better. ;)
5) Small-breasted women are sometimes considered to be younger-looking than larger-breasted women simply because small breasts stay youthful and perky and don't cause things like back pain, poor posture, etc.
6) If you have a small indented waist like I do, chances are you look better in clothes with a smaller chest because the shirt or dress fits your frame and doesn't stretch out far over your stomach to accommodate large breasts making your waist line disappear in clothing.
7) Lastly, should you choose to change your breast size via implants, be aware that they will always feel like a foreign object in your body, they aren't much fun to play with as you can feel the difference between the bags in you and your real breast tissue, and there are several risks in the surgery and even afterwards that are worth researching.

Overall I can't completely regret my decision to get implants when I was 20 years old because the whole process has taught me a lot about self-love, acceptance, and the valuable impact that your perspective has on your life. It is my wish that everyone learns these lessons in an easier way than I did so I hope you can find some benefit to my story. Cheers!
Congratulations in being implant free. It's amazing reading your story I couldn't have put it better, I only realised recently that having implants made me more insecure, I haven't hugged any of my friends properly for years. Happy healing, you look amazing already.
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While I appreciate you sharing your story, it would be more palatabe if you didn't continually criticize as "bothched" a procedure that you asked for by a surgeon that you selected. She told you that she doesn't normally do explants through armpit. I've never heard of any PS that does, and I've done a lot of research. (Even a top specialist like Feng only does it inframmary fold (no matter where your original incision site was), with a 5mm incision, so that she has room to work, so to speak.) I suspect that because your implants were saline, she agreed to this incision site. You made reference to your opinion about how much time and pain that should have entailed. Seems presumptuous. Your bruising looks pretty much like photos of liposuction that I've seen -- seemingly standard for that kind of body trauma. Glad to know that you are implant-free, healthier for it, and look fantastic. Yes, the morale of the story is select a physician that specializes in the exact type procedure that you want. Most PS try to be accommodating -- like your original one who put wayyyyy oversized implants in your small-framed body because you insisted on those.
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Great revelation, thank you!
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Me and Free

Beautifully said. Congratulations! !! Can't wait till mine finally come out! !!
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Thanks! It's a relief to have them gone. Good luck with your journey!
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Thank you
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One week post explant

It has been one week since my implants have been removed and I am very relieved and happy to have them out. My recovery has been unnecessarily rough due to an inexperienced surgeon whom I misplaced my trust in but overall I will eventually heal from the extra trauma and the skin on my breasts continues to shrink up nicely getting closer to my pre-implant look every day.

I have learned the importance of asking many questions during your consult to insure that you are choosing the right PS. My PS seemed experienced with the explant procedure but apparently she only operated via the breast approach and had not done many, if any, procedures via the axillary (arm pit) like mine. Due to this, my procedure was much more invasive than it should have been and there was way more digging around and tugging involved than any explant story I have read about. I felt butchered, honestly. (Nothing that won't heal and look normal soon, but still, unnecessary pain and a longer recovery time.)

What should have been a 30 minute simple procedure of her making the armpit incision, draining the implant, and removing, turned into an hour and a half. She numbed the area, stuck a needle in the side of my breasts to drain the implant, made the incisions, and THEN started looking for the implant bags which didn't make much sense to me as they would have been easier to find if she hadn't drained them before making the incision. I could feel my skin stretching all over the place and she man handled me and dug around looking for them and finally found them..it was pretty miserable and I don't say that to scare anyone away, but just to make sure that your PS is experienced with the type of explant procedure you would like to have.

The extra trauma of her tugging left me badly bruised, swollen, with what I believe is a hematoma or seroma that is trying to heal on my right side, and this has greatly extended my recovery time. After the first day I had these balls of fluid under my arms and a swollen chest, even my back was slightly swollen, so I was very uncomfortable and taking hydrocodone and 800 mg of motrin three times per day. That lasted about four days as I applied ice packs as often as possible.

I saw my PS 4 days post-op because of how uncomfortable I felt and she stuck an 18 gauge needle in the side of my chest moving it around to try to drain the fluid, (this wasn't pleasant), and could not seem to drain anything but told me to apply heat to help encourage the blood and fluid to break up so my body would just absorb it.

Luckily I have been off the pain medications for the last two days mainly because I'm stubborn and don't like to be on drugs but I have seen a decrease in swelling and things are started to feel better. I don't want to post pictures to scare anyone but do want to emphasize again that your PS makes all the difference in your post-op recovery so please don't make that decision lightly.

Before my surgery I thought the worst thing post-op would be waiting for my breasts to look normal again and generally that is the case for most of the people undergoing this procedure. I am very thankful that no permanent damage was done and that I am continuing to heal. I have zero doubt that as soon as I'm feeling well I will be absolutely ecstatic about the weight that's been lifted off my chest. ;) Right now I envy those that can carry their own groceries and sleep on their stomachs but I believe the post-op blues and discomfort will end soon and I'll be back at it in no time!
I loved reading your story, and had come to the SAME conclusions as you. I feel more like a woman NOW, then when I did WITH the implants! I've also noticed I called them breasts now, instead of BOOBS!
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Thank you :) and congratulations!! I understand what you mean about feeling more like a woman...I've noticed that I feel more connected to my daughter when she runs up to hug me, (which she seems to do more often now that 'boobs' aren't in the way haha), and there's something about that tender mother/child interaction that has certainly made me feel more feminine already. Not to mention it's nice to not feel fake. ;)
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So glad you are healing. Sorry your surgeon wouldn't own her part and grw fromt his experience. REST. This is not the simple surgery they make it seem. Did you keep your capsules in place?
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Healing seems slow but I'm feeling better everyday :)

Just wanted to post a couple of pics of the first 10 days after surgery. I was pretty beat up for the first 5 days and unable to do much for myself but I really started to see some improvement by the 6th day.

I still have bruising and slight swelling near my underarms but the worst swelling is on my right side where the PS did so much digging and stretching of my skin and muscle. The chest muscle seems to be inflamed and pretty swollen and uncomfortable still so I plan on seeing my regular doctor about it this week.

Otherwise I am on the up and up and very happy to have the heavy sacs out! Hugging and sleeping is so much more enjoyable without implants! Ahhh :)
Thank you for honestly sharing your experience. You write so well! Sorry to hear your ps wasn't responsive and over estimated her abilities. You look great!
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Thank you!! I know she bit off more than she could chew and probably didn't realize it until it was too late. I'm just glad I continue to look more normal each day.
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What an amazing journey you have been on! Your experience (though difficult) is portrayed in a very optimistic, uplifting manner, and I am so glad to see that you made the right decision for yourself. I think your story will help ease the fears and concerns of those struggling with the choice of explanting. Congratulations for accepting yourself for who you are and being proactive for your own happiness and well-being. Thank you for giving us a unique perspective and some things to think about. Bless you! :)
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Slowly but surely healing

I saw my regular doctor this week regarding some swelling and bruising that I was concerned about on my right chest where the most trauma seemed to occur. I have smaller bumps filled with blood from my right armpit down to a much larger collection of blood, (maybe the size of two golf balls next to each other) on the top of my chest along the line of my pecs down to the nipple and the doctor confirmed that this inflamed area is a hematoma that will take several weeks to dissolve. If anyone is experiencing the same thing, I was told to apply heat in 20 minute increments.

The doc said this hematoma was most likely caused by trauma to the chest muscle as I was being tugged on and because too much pressure was applied in the wrong areas during the implant removal process. (which was also my assumption even if my PS wouldn't admit to it).

Good news is that my body should absorb the blood clots and eventually the situation will handle itself so I don't have to worry about having it aspirated or surgically removed, etc. Whew.

Otherwise my breasts are still perky and my skin envelope continues to shrink up daily and is slowly 'fluffing' out on the top where it was squished by implants for 10 years. I probably have a few more months before things look normal but I'm thankful that it will be getting better with time and that I'm not deformed for life or anything. ;)

I also have noticed more sensitivity, (a little dance and cheer!), in my breasts and feel much lighter now that things aren't as swollen. I wore a sports bra and ace bandage 24/7 for the first 2 weeks and am now just wearing a sports bra 24/7. I may become a nudist when this is all said and done. ;) Happy Day!
It's good that you went for an exam with your regular doctor. So sorry you have to endure problems from the trauma to your muscles but glad that you are on the mend now and won't suffer long term effects. Super happy that your'e perky and improving!
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Haha, thanks! :)
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Lol, a nudist. I love it !!! the freedom ;-) Glad to hear that you ar doing good. Happy healing !
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3 weeks post

My swelling and bruising has gone down significantly and I'm feeling better everyday! The hematoma is gradually going down and the strange folds and lumps that I wasn't able to fully capture are getting softer, turning a more normal bruised color, and I have better ROM though I still have to wait before I can do much with my upper body.
I'm really happy to see daily improvement and I should note my PS has been quick to answer follow up questions which I really appreciate.
I still feel like everything was worth it, I just expected a faster recovery. No pain no gain, right? ;)
I have to point out to anyone as impatient as I am that this whole process requires A LOT of patience as you wait for your body to heal and change, so don't get too discouraged or expect instantaneous miracles. It's well worth the wait and see. :D I'm dying to sleep on my stomach, stop wearing sports bras, and just be able to jump up and down throwing my hands in the air like a banchee but I suppose I'm having to learn to appreciate those as privileges that I will have once again down the road.
The theme of this whole process since the very beginning, before I even decided to get implants, seems to be the vital importance of appreciating what you have and not 'waiting' for something else to make you happy. I've just begun nursing school in the process of healing from this explant and I'm already acknowledging that life won't get easier or less stressful, I won't run out of problems just because I'm back to my pre-implant state or have become an RN, so might as well enjoy the season I'm in and be thankful for each day. I hope that will be the case for all of you in whatever phase you're in. Thank you so much for your kind words and support. It means a lot. :)
Your results are so nice! I can't believe how much better most women look after removal. I had the same kind of psychological experience as you in doing this to myself 17 years ago. Had a second BA recently to fix capsular contracture and so hoped to feel normal. All the pics I took to the surgeon were natural "before" BA pictures I printed from breast implant sites! They still aren't natural looking or feeling and seem to be getting hard again. I really want them out. I was so flat before I fear the saggy bag look. Not so much for myself, I think I could deal with it, but not sure my husband can. I asked him if he would be attracted to me with them out and he said "I don't know" which was honest, but not the response I was hoping for. I would love to be just small like you. I'm encouraged to know that you had such good results after 10 years. Did you have children and breast feed? I never did and hoping that may be helpful for a better outcome.
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I did have one child and breastfed her but even though my breasts were huge at that point, (because they were already 32D when I wasn't pregnant/breastfeeding), they shrunk back to their regular implant size and were never saggy. I know whatever current condition your breasts are in with the implants makes a big difference on the outcome. For instance, my nipples were still in the middle of my breast way above the inframammary fold (crease under the breast) so if they had been lower and closer to the crease I would have been more likely to sag. I've also learned that its really important to be sooo patient (which I'm not :) ) after the explant because everyone's bodies heal in different ways and at various times so I saw some women that looked normal after 5 days but then others who took 1-2 years to look normal again and I would say mine is probably somewhere in between. I don't look normal yet but everyday I notice little changes in the skin shrinking more and them fluffing on the top. I was told that those who have had kids/breastfed, etc. will take longer for the skin to retract and it might be another 5 months or so for me but you would probably have a faster recovery! I think the worst case scenario is giving the breasts a chance to recover for a year or so and then if they don't look the way you want them to, you can always have a lift or fat transfer at that point. It feels so much better to be natural and if you aren't comfortable in your own body, your husband should be understanding of that. I've seen plenty of stories of scared husbands that thought their wives would be forever deformed but then ended up loving the natural breasts several months after explant. In my humble opinion, a man should love and be attracted to a woman for much much more than her breasts and my husband personally was nervous about the explant because he was afraid I might be depressed or unhappy with the result but ultimately he said he would always be attracted to and love me because the most important thing is that I'm happy and comfortable in my own skin. He has been amazing through this whole process and that's exactly the kind of treatment that you deserve from your husband. This isn't about him after all. ;) I feel so free and light again and I guarantee after 17 years you would be thrilled to have them gone!
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Very nice! I agree 100%
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32 B, it is

It has been 6 weeks since my explant so I went to Victoria's Secret today to get sized for a 'real' bra so I can have something to wear when I ditch my sports bras like a bad boyfriend in 2 weeks. ;) Funny part was I fully expected to walk in there and be told I was a 32 A so I grabbed several to try on and they didn't fit well. Finally my stubborn rear asked to be measured and I was told that I am a 32 B. Huh? The VS lady looked at me strangely as I kindly disagreed with her for a few moments before trying on a 32 B bra that fit really well.

I certainly won't complain about having more breast tissue than I thought I had but the moral of the story is that I was perfectly happy in thinking that I was an A and I am equally as happy as a B. Could it be that I am potentially learning to love myself no matter what??? Gasp! ;)
How are you doing now? Happy with your decision?
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Your Story is exactly what I needed to hear. So much of what you said described how I was feeling, particularly on insecurities. I know my insecurities were the reason I got my implants, and your right, they didn't help. Instead I just felt insecure that everyone could see I that I had implants and were judging me on them. It seems whenever I think I've concurred my insecurities they rear their ugly head again. Even looking at this forum I found myself feeling jealous of the girls who had their implants removed and had natural nice looking breasts. I don't have that hope for myself as preimplant breasts were small and mushy after nursing 2 children, but they are mine, they are me. I've tried to accept the implants as me, but they just aren't, thank you so much for sharing your story. I am also glad to hear a story where someone had implants via armpit and removal this route as that is how mine went in and I am hoping to get the out.
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Wow! That's fun! And it's "freeing" to hear that the size didn't matter anymore. Good for you! How are you feeling? How's your energy level? I know your surgery was harder than it should have been.
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2 Months post explant and happy!

I am just past 2 months after my implant removal and I love the way I feel! The hematoma has almost cleared, (bruising and swelling is much smaller, while still there, its not impeding me in any way), so I am able to bounce around to my heart's content. I was told that it would take several weeks for the hematoma to completely dissolve so the fact that it gets better every day is good enough for me. :) I am REALLY enjoying my body so much more without implants and I have even regained feeling in my breasts and nipples...AWESOME! I still highly recommend explant and while it may take awhile for your body to heal, retract the breast skin, etc. it is worth it! I am continually grateful to be 'all me' again.
I read your story and maybe I missed it, but did you mention how big your implants were? I'm explanting soon and have literally NO breast tissue....everyone seems to say that but I look at their pictures and they have way more than me. I am literally just skin :( Anyway, How do you feel you look compared to before you had the implants? Is your chest concave from the removal? I'm so scared of that. You look fantastic and I'm so happy to hear you are healing well!
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Thank you! I had about 400cc implants for 10 years and I breast fed my daughter during that time as well. Victoria Secret measured me at a 32B but I really think I'm a 32A as I don't have much tissue myself. (which I'm really happy about after carrying around big saline bags for years lol) Anyway, I am still concave a bit but they continue to 'fluff' every week as the skin retracts as well. Some women seem to bounce back after a week while others take longer and I appear to be the latter. I've read several stories of women that took almost a year to bounce back so I'm not worried. :) Worst case scenario I will get a lift in a year or so if the skin doesn't bounce back all the way. The reality is that we most likely all got ourselves into this situation because of our insecurities so the last thing I want to do is beat myself up and be insecure now. ;) Its a big wait and see game but there are always other options if your body doesn't bounce back on its own. I can tell you that things are actually more fun in the bedroom now and I'm really enjoying being 'all me' again! Its worth it.
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Cute suit!! You look fantastic!! So happy to hear you are doing great!
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4 Months of freedom!

It has now been 4 months since I had my breast implants removed and I am still very happy! I still have some bruising and continual healing on my right underarm as the surgeon really botched me up and I had a huge hematoma that lasted for months but it gets better every week. The breast skin continues to shrink and I notice fluffing weekly as well. Though I have seen stories of women bouncing back in a few days, my process has taken much longer. It has still been completely worth it!

I feel so free when I exercise, dance, jump around, etc. I can hug and cuddle my loved ones closely without a barrier in between us. I also no longer feel fake or untrue to myself. I sleep better and enjoy the way my clothing fits more.

Along with my physical journey, I have been working on myself spiritually as well and continue to find the inner peace I was searching for so long ago when I decided to alter myself. I have learned that self-love is a process that must be practiced daily. Instead of asking questions like how can I improve myself, why don't I look like 'her,' or what's wrong with me, I have learned to ask what are my greatest qualities, how can I help others, what am I good at, and how can I have fun today...the answers are way more exciting. ;) Happy physical and mental recovery to all!
You look great! So sorry about the rough axcillary removal. I love the smile on your face in each pic though. You looked relieved.
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I am relieved, thank you. :)
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Xxxx
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The underlying issue

As I continue to progress, I have become very aware of the emotional burdens that we all place on ourselves and our bodies. No matter what size any body part is, we seem to have trouble accepting it and remembering the importance of loving ourselves. Therefore I have chosen to focus less on what I look like physically and more on what the real underlying issue is which is how I feel about myself. In efforts to share whatever I learn along the way with others, I have created this blog;

http://lovableyou.wordpress.com/

I hope everyone is doing well! Thank you again for all of your support! :)
you look fantastic! Thankyou for sharing your story:)
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You look great. Love your cute swimsuit top.
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Thank you!
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Tampa Plastic Surgeon

Overall I am very disappointed with my experience under Dr. Barnett's care. She is a very lovely lady with a friendly staff but in my particular case she proved to lack the knowledge necessary for me to have a good experience. I received an ex-plant via the axillary (arm pit) approach and while she did state she normally does this procedure under the nipple, she said she could do the procedure just fine as long as I could handle a little extra tugging. A 'little' turned into me feeling absolutely butchered and bruised/swelling beyond belief for what should have been a simple procedure. I have seen several pictures of other women who have had great results via this approach so there was no excuse for this abuse other than Dr. Barnett not knowing what she was doing with the axillary approach and not admitting it to me so that I could find a more suitable surgeon. I am very happy to have my implants out but there was no reason for my recovery to be as hard as it has been. I developed a large hematoma on my right chest and armpit area right away and was told by my regular doctor that this was due to an error during surgery. I highly recommend finding a surgeon who is extremely experienced in the exact type of procedure that you would like to have before trusting them. However, I would like to add that Dr. Barnett and her staff have been very helpful to me during my post-surgery follow up. Even though I was not happy with the surgical procedure itself, they gave me a same day appointment on the day I was having the most trouble with a hematoma to check it out and they have also answered any questions about my follow up care via phone and email which I am very grateful for. If the actual procedure had gone as expected, I would give her a much better overall rating.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 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
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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