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
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Your girls are beautiful!!!!!
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Thanks Michele! still so firm tho, need to massage the every day and hopefully they'll get softer quickly! xxx
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Hey Sienna B.,N. Thanks for updating . You look fabulous , I love the fullness up top too !
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Thanks Blutee! I think the upper pole fullness will decrease a little bit after they drop completely but hopefully the implant will be big enough to create some cleavage. Thanks for your kind words hun. Have you booked your appointment yet? You should post some pics! Xoxo
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Hey Sienna B.N, Haven't chose a doctor yet, I really like the ones out of my state but follow up will be difficult. I'm being really cautious cuz don't wanna make a mistake and choose wrong Doctor and get a bad result. It's really scary, I never got to have a good result and I really wanna be sure I get one ! I had to live 12 yrs and some with a bad result while everyone else had great results !! I'm sad and discouraged bout it ! I didn't do consults in my state yet but it's comming up soon. This month. Will update how it went. Thanks hun
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Another question. ..did you lose any nipple sensation by going bigger by 250cc?
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Not at all hun, my left nipple has got too much sensitivity since the surgery for some reason...and the right one is perfectly fine, lucky I didn't lose any nipple sensation - did it happen to you on your first BA? xoxo
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No I was lucky as well and didn't lose any nipple sensation. ..just have a slight numb patch on my lower part of left boob but that doesn't matter. So I guess I'm keen to not lose any sensation by going for another time. My original doc who was anti me getting a revision was throwing around figures like 20% chance of loss of sensation. . Thats like 1 in 5...yikes! Second surgeon I just saw said there are risks but alot depends on the surgeons skill too.. think my original doc doesn't give me much confidence lol!
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Haha Yes I think it's definitely a good idea to change surgeons Drs lol I think 1 in 5 is too pessimistic, no way! If you choose a Dr with great skills rest assured the chances are much lower hun xxx
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I'm loving those inspira tsx implants girl. They are looking fab!! How do they feel...dont mind if they feel slightly firmer though? I love the profile look tooo...I like the fact that the slightly firmer gel holds its shape so you won't lose upper pole "rack" look lol!!! Stay in touch...you are a good inspiration for me at the moment. I'm trying to imagine what the 615cc tsx or 700cc would look like on me :)
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Thanks love! I am really happy too, I want to keep the upper pole fullness but I also want them to drop more so the lower pole is nice and curvy , I hope you are right and the TSX implants hold their shape! With my previous Saline implants, I lost my upper pole fullness and cleavage straightaway, they felt very soggy and did not hold themselves up unless I wore a push up bra! I think with these new ones I will not need to much push up, fingers crossed! 615cc or 700cc will look amazing on you hun! it's like the 200cc-250cc upsize that I had done, you will be so happy with the results! Are you still researching? xoxo
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Yep I'm still looking at heaps. Just made an appointment with Dr. Ces and also another follow up with Richardson. Dr. Ces is great with brazillian implants so I'm interested to hear about those and what he would recommend for me... Dr. Richardson my original surgeon now has a vectra machine so I want him to try it on me with a few different implants and I also want to confront him about the placement of my right implant now that I have a second opinion who said its poor placement. Wonder what he's going to say or offer? Not that it really matters. ...not sure that I trust him to do the revision?? He has already told me what he won't do so its not likely to change. I asked him could he bring my cleavage closer and he said no...said he doesn't do internal sutures either. New surgeon said he can even out my cleavage...close off the side with sutures and open up the capsule in my midline so my implants look even. Just like what yours did for you. It looks amazingly better for you now...gives me hope xoxo
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Just noticed we are about the same stats. :-). Question: has all your swelling gone down? I'm just wondering if I'm still swollen or not. I'm 4 days out.
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Hey girl! Yes I saw it as well, very similar stats and also very similar implant size. I think you are recovering way faster than me, your surgery has been only a few days ago and your boobs look great already. They have dropped down and look so natural and soft already, mine on day 4 were hard as a rock and they were high up to my clavicle bone - you are very lucky! I don't think yours are too swollen to be honest with you, by the looks of it they seem perfectly settled. Probably because you didn't upsize your skin was stretched and there was enough room for the new implants without your body suffering too much stress, which is great. You look really amazing, I hope your recovery is going well xoxo
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Thanks. I honestly feel they are a bit bigger than what I wanted. That's why I was just wondering if I was still swollen or not. But when I breastfeed, my boobs got ginormous so I know I have enough space like you said. I just wish they got a tiny bit smaller. Time will tell.
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I am sure if it's only 5-6 days post op you must be a bit swollen but just a tiny bit. You will get the perfect size you want as soon as they finish dropping and the swelling disappears :)
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Hey girl. .just another question. .did your doc have to open up your pocket more in the centre or midline to get your implants closer?
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Hey hun, yes he did. He had to open it a bit in between my breasts to bring the implants closer and he also had to do it underneath the breasts to add lower pole volume - which I didn't have before and was much needed. xxx
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Wow I love your results, they are the perfect size for you. You told me your stats are similar to mine, what are they? Would like to compare.
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Thanks hun. My stats are: 5'3" 116lb BWD: 13 on both breasts Very similar to you I'm just a bit shorter. Xxx
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Can't wait to see your final results.
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Thanks hun, I will update my review every 2-3 weeks so you can see it. I can't wait to see your either, I am sure the left one will even out soon! xoxo
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So sweet. :)
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Hey Siena B.N , The perfect size for your size too , not huge and not too small. I'm gonna change from saline to silicone also , You can feel the difference huh ?
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Thanks love. Yes definitely, and luckily I listened to my surgeon and went for the 495cc. I was going to get 420cc because anything bigger sounded huge to me, but then he told me I could easily fit in bigger implants and they would look good. Xxx
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