28 Year Old, Small Frame, Revision BA from 255cc Saline to 495cc HP Silicone. Very Happy So Far! Sydney, AU

I am on my day 5 after surgery and I feel great so...

I am on my day 5 after surgery and I feel great so I decided to share my experience with RealSelf, and recommend Dr Eddy Dona to everyone looking for a great Plastic Surgeon in Sydney!

I am 28 years old, 1.60m, 53kg (small frame) and I had my first BA done 9 years ago. As I was very young and skinny, my Doctor back in the days decided (wisely) to choose a small implant size - 250cc Saline under the muscle. During these years my body has obviously changed, my weight fluctuated quite significantly and my breasts paid the price of ageing I guess: they looked soggy, had dropped down too much, they were uneven, too small so I was just NOT HAPPY with them!
That's why I decided to look for a Board Plastic Surgeon in Sydney and after a lot of research and made my appointment with Dr Eddy Dona. All I could read were excellent reviews about him so I did not hesitate about my choice. He didn't disappoint on the appointment date, he was very professional and understood my needs, after a lot of detail measuring he pointed out exactly what I wanted: more projection, fuller look, larger volume at the bottom part of the breast. What would help me achieve my desired results were bigger implants and silicone instead of saline. My BWD turned out to be 13 which is quite large for a small woman, hence why he suggested my chest could fit up to 520cc! My initial idea was upsizing to 350cc-400cc but he told me not to worry about numbers but about my specific body and chest size and shape.

We agreed to go for 495cc HP Silicone which would allow me to achieve the fuller look I was after, without looking too fake or disproportional. Surgery date was here in no time and it's been already 5 days since I came back home from hospital. I have felt GREAT so far, no nauseas or sickness or major pain or anything - just the usual soreness, tightness on the chest and drowsiness from meds - they must have done a good job! I am taking antibiotics and mild pain killers (very strong pain killer for the first 48h only) and using Arnica cream for swelling. Both breasts look perfectly even and dropping down a little bit every day, I know it will take weeks even months to be completely set, I am very excited to see the final results.
I am going back to work tomorrow (office work does not require heavy lifting or anything like that) so I hope I'll be ok! My last antibiotic day is tomorrow morning which will help with the drowsiness, being constantly druged up is not fun :) ! I will update next week so you can see the progression, very happy with my results so far!

10 days post op review, feeling great!

Hi ladies, I thought I'd tell you about my week. It's been 11 days since surgery already and I feel really good. I went back to work on day 6 after surgery (office work, so did not use my arms too much) however struggled a little bit the first few days due to having to walk, catch the bus, go to meetings etc. Pain killers have helped me a lot to manage through the week and I also had my 1 week post op appointment with Dr Dona's nurses. They said the recovery was going on track, both breasts have dropped down significantly and I had the dressings over the wound removed which is great. I have uploaded a few pics so you can see the difference compared to the first few days, boobies are now sitting much lower and look much more natural already :) Feeling very happy with my results!

3 weeks now, loving them!

Hi girls, it's been 3 weeks post surgery today so I thought I'd do a quick update so you can see the progression. Boobies feel still firm but a bit softer ever day, they are dropping slowly but surely - lower pole has got more volume therefore they look more natural. They still need time to settle on their final position but I think it'll be months before it happens...I guess everyone's recovery is different but well, I'm happy with them now and hoping they will drop more and I will get a cleavage soon! xoxo

2 months post op review

Hi girls, sorry I haven't been around here much lately, just came back from a 4 week Europe holiday and wanted to share with you some pics of the current status of my breasts. Haven't felt any pain or soreness for a long time now and could not remember not having them! So happy with my decision, and the size (very proportionated I think) and everything in general. I hope you've all been well! xoxo Siena
Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Great professional, very knowledgeable, understanding, caring and overall an excellent surgeon. His results are amazing and I can't wait to see my final result. His team is also great, could not recommend them more!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Wow yer PS did an awesome job! Looking happy and so sexy girl ;)
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Thanks so much my dear! I'm very happy, feel like I've had them forever, they still feel firm but much softer than the first few weeks (they were hard as a rock!) . Seeing my PS for my 2 month post op appointment today :) xxxx
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How do you like the silicone verses saline?
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Hey Happywife, they feel firmer (but not harder - because they are soft at touch) and stay in their position forever whereas Saline dropped much easier. Do you need to be 22 to be able to get silicone in the US? Here in Australia silicone is the option most PS recommend, for various reasons, so I went for what my Dr adviced. I'm sure both would look great on you specially because u can go quite big, so just keep researching and see what's the best option for u! Good luck and let us know what u decide xoxo
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Yes you have to be 22 :/ kind of suckd because I want all my options ya know. But idk silicone does scare me a bit. One dr. On here told Mr I'd qualify for both because I've nursed three babies but the PS I called her office said they still won't do it. Silicone does seem more popular but I don't even have the choice. My husband doesn't want silicone at all though it freaks him out.
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And I can't believe I didn't say so before because I thought it. You look AMAZING!!
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Thanks so much darling, I'm sooo happy with them. I try to massage them every day and they are feeling more natural and part of me every day. Look, if you don't have the choice between Silicone or Saline it's a no brainer - lots of girls have had saline implants for years and the results are great. I didn't have the choice either because I wanted Dr Dona really badly and his only option was silicone, so I was in kind of the same position than u are. Don't think too much about Silicone now then, just research the best Dr for saline in your area and it will be the right choice. Different PS have different opinion regarding what type of implant is better anyway so don't worry too much. Just out of curiosity, why does ur husband get freaked out by silicone? what is it that scare him? take care darling and let me know what u decide xoxoxo
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I love the round look yours have. I want that! I'm naturally built round so hopefully mine will be like yours. Well I considered waiting until I was 22 but honestly I started so young having babies, that noe that I'm done I want to look 20 lol with perky boobies. Or full anyway. I am about a 34/36 D so I think I have enough tissue for saline hopefully. I like the dr I picked I know two of her patients personally so that really helps and one girl has saline for 12 years! My husband is nervous because the fda here reccomends women to get MRI's after three years of having silicone breast implants then every two years. Because if they rupture it is known as a silent rupture. If saline ruptures you notice right away. The silicone gel can travel all through your body. It just makes him nervous. Me a little too. But I'd still consider it because the gels are different Noe and almost everyone I know who had saline switched to gels and love them so much more. I'm hoping that because of my before BA size that saline will feel natural. Did going bigger feel like an odd transition? I don't want them to feel like a foreign object in my body forever lol
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hahaha I totally understand you, I wouldn't want to wait 2 more years if I were you either, I'm very impatient and when I want something really badly I want it NOW lol Plus, 2 years would be like an eternity for you just because you are waiting for the time to pass by - this option is a no go! Saline is the perfect option for you hun don't worry too much, and I get your husband's concerns, I had read about the silent rupture and it's pretty scary. I have the confidence I got the best possible brand of gel implants so I do not want to be paranoid about it. I think you are on the right path choosing this PS, specially if you know 2 of her patients and they are happy with their results, you can rest assured you'll get amazing results too. Good thing is that you have enough breast tissue to fit big implants and they'll look and feel natural on you (much more than what mine look!) so you're a lucky girl!They will NOT feel like a foreign object in your body, not at all! they'll feel as if you always had them :) That's what I feel even after my considerable upsize. Are you also getting a Breast Lift or just implants? You can get the round look just getting round high profile implants, they do also exist for saline so you're all sorted :) xxxx
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You look fantastic!
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Thanks again for ur comment doll x
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Hey girl! Been thinking of you. ..hope that all is going well for you. I'm quite interested in the idea of even getting dr dona do do my revision as well. I really like how he closed in your cleavage. ..just what I'm wanting too. Please stay in touch cheers Shelly xoxo
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Hey my lovely Shelly! how have u been?I just came back from a 4 week Europe holiday to this sh**ty Sydney weather, so depressed! Check the pics Ive just updated the review with some fresh pics, what do you think? He definitely did a good job closing my cleavage. Still a small gap but well he wouldn't let me go much bigger than this so I'm happy all together! Love xoxo Siena
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Hi Siena!! Lucky you getting away from the winter...it was really cold in sydney this year apparently!! Wow...what can I say with the new girls...they look fantastic. ..you must be so happy!! I love the fullness of them and how he brought them closer together. ..just what mine need. My last meeting with my surgeon was full of doom and gloom and the only thing he can promise me is bigger boobs...not exactly the confidence that you want when choosing a revision surgeon lol! I'm going to contact dr.dona as well and see what he thinks. Did he suture you down the sides to bring implants in...just want to know it all...cheers Shelly xoxo
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Hey love, that's exactly right, that's not exactly what you want to hear from your PS before spending god knows how much in a revision surgery. I wouldn't do it with him this time, look for someone who can guarantee what you want - not only bigger boobs but they must be able to close up ur cleavage. If not 100% at least something (mine isn't closed 100% either but I knew that from the start , Dr Dona set my expectations appropriately and honestly) and that's what ur PS should've done from the start. Yes he had to suture down the sides a little bit in the cleavage area to bring the implants together. I was not aware of that until surgery date when he explained that he had to do it due to my skin being too tight in between my breasts. Let me know what Dr Dona says, I'm curious to know what results he can guarantee you - he's a great PS I'm sure he can do more than what the other PS told you. xoxoxo take care hun
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Yes it would be interesting. It could even be worth a flight to sydney to see him in person. I'm just so torn at the moment as you can imagine. Torn between just putting up with what I have. ..and then torn between spending money. I know richardson is probably the cheapest but at what price to me...I don't want someone to just "give it a go" at trying to get closer as he said lol!! He said it would be him like crossing an ice bridge to get to Mt everest. Wtf!!! I think he's just dodging liability. Im actually going to speak to a lawyer too to find out where I stand. He said the only thing he can guarantee me is bigger boobs and nothing else which means he's not willing to fix his off centre implant. If I then can go to someone else who can and does can I get costs to fix up his mistake that he refused to fix..mmm I wonder? Sadly it might prove too costly but I will get advice.
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By the way....I would be happy to have a gap like yours...just didn't want the "valley of death" like I told my surgeon from the beginning haha !! I think that the fact that your doc gave you realistic expectations is also what I need. He couldn't even guarantee 3mm!!!! As other proof of the misleading things he told me was in November last year atbmy 6 months post op. I'm there bawling my eyes out and he tells me to wear a bra to bed for 6 months to bring the implants in closer. I questioned him and he says " sometimes they do move". So when it didn't work and I saw other docs they tell me its bullshit. Then at his appointment he tells me that he dissected to the full extent of the muscle....so why the f..k did he waste 6 months of my life with me hoping it would move??? Lying prick.
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Ha, speak to a lawyer and see what you can do because it does not sound right to me. What he says now it doesn't make sense and he's only trying to over up his arse now - a little too late Mr! It's exactly what you're saying, he doesn't want to risk not to deliver your expected results again hence why he's saying he can't do it. Honestly, I'm almost certain another PS will be able to guarantee something more than "only bigger boobs", I bet you anything! Hopefully the lawyer route won't be too costly and you can get his unprofessionalism with it!
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Oh dear I understand how frustrated you are. It'd be the same. Nothing irritates me more than dishonest people (specially if you are paying them 10grand to do their job!). And this "wear a bra on for 6 months , they might move" business sounds ridiculous because that's something he should've instructed on the 1week post op appointment - not at the 6 months post op, it's obvious that the boobs have already settled and won't move. And you poor thing having to deal with it! Come to Sydney for an appointment with Dr Dona and we'll catch up for a coffee so we can whinge about your Dr together! lots of love hun and stay positive xoxoxo
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Oh thanks so much for listening to me vent. I just want honesty as you say...and not a back track on honesty when confronted like this guy has done...I can't stand lying. Its ok...karma is a bitch. I will let you know if I do end up making an appointment with dr. Dona. How far do you think he is from train station? I would love to meet you for a coffee. ..maybe you can come with me to the appointment to show him what I'm hoping to achieve lol...lets stay in touch. You paid 8500...was that absolutely everything? I also have private health. I see on his website he says implant exchange from 6500...is that what was advertised when you went there but had to pay a bit extra for the pocket revision and sutures? Let me know cheers Shelly xoxo
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I can't stand lying either, specially coming from a "professional" and renown PS. It's just wrong. So, Dr Dona's rooms are not near any train station unfortunately, however there's a bus that takes you from Sydney CBD to a few min walk from his office, that's the best option even though it's quite a long way, like 40 min or so. Don't worry we'll sass it out, if you fly down here I'll borrow a car so we can go together! :) The price was $8,800 for absolutely everything, pocket revision and sutures included, and that's the first quote I got from his assistant when I first contacted them via email. I think it's pretty reasonable taking into account that he always achieves great results - at least he's honest and he'll be able to tell you what he can or cannot deliver! I think the $6500 comes after the private health insurance rebate, he will provide you with an item number of the procedure and then if your health insurance accepts it they'll pay you around $2k back. I think that's why the final out of pocket cost might be around $6.5k. I couldn't claim it back due to the waiting period of my private health insurance policy but you could probably get it which is great. Let me know what you decide hun xxx
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I will for sure :) might be onto a good thing here :)
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I'm glad you've found another possible option honey! Siena yer breasts look amazing! Isn't it just awesome how us girls are here looking after each other and willing to help when needed?! That's how it's supposed to be :) XXXXX
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Heya. Mrs. 500 I just had the most amazing couple of emails with dr.revis. I'm sitting here with my hubby and I'm crying. After all the stuff I've dealt with he sounds amazing!!!! I love him already and I haven't even met him. I told him about you and that you're going to be boobie sitter for me and he said you're beautiful and that I'll be in good hands. I really think I'm doing this. F...k the money...he might be able to give me some sort of discount I pray...but I'm aiming late feb early march. Hehe!!!!! He says that my expectations are realistic. ..I will get big closer boobies too and I'm gonna send a pic to my crap surgeon to show him when they're done!!!!
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