14 months after BL/BA and 2 weeks after revision due to Capular Contract (New pics)

My story is similar to others here. I breastfed 2...

My story is similar to others here. I breastfed 2 kids and my breast is really saggy and empty. I was a 34b before kids but my breast never were really nice. My areolas were too big and the shape just not youthful. I was happy with the smaller size and with push up bras it always looked good. But after breast feeding my 2 kids my size is 34C but it does not fill out the top portion of the bra. Or 34B, but the empty skin is falling out........now that my little girl is almost 3, I'm ready for a lift. Dr Carter was referred by 2 moms I know, and I love their result. I was impressed with him on my consultation. I want a full C , as I'm only 5.3 ' and 113lb and have a small frame. When I breasted I was a full D, and really did not like it( hubby did ...lol). So I decided I go for a full C, and dr Carter totally agreed. Suggested 275 cc , silicon with a full lift. I have a little over a month to go, and getting really excited!! I will post some of my current pictures tonight.

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Hello, my breast lift and augmentation is scheduled for April 3rd. I am saggy 34B, 5"2 120lbs. Im still undecided about size but I am going under the muscle with silicone. I cant wait for this surgery. I've waited 10 yrs for this! Can you believe we are so close? I have to travel from Nebraska to Houston for mine so I am not looking forward to the trip. Hope everything goes well with you.
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It sounds like you're ready to do this! Thank you for starting your story here on RealSelf. Looking forward to hearing it how it goes.

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3 1/2 weeks left!!! Can't wait for my pre op on...

3 1/2 weeks left!!! Can't wait for my pre op on the 19th!!! Get to choose the final size:)))

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Yea u have to take into consideration when u try them on for size There over ur tissue and might look huge but once under your muscle they don't look that big. WHAT helped me decide on my Size was looking at pix from other woman with my frame type. I originaly thought I wanted 375cc but after I seen pix and Really Did some research I ended up with 540cc and I'm very happy I did because they dont look That big.
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Thanks for your comment! I think most of us are in a huge dilemma about the size. I don't want to look huge for my frame but still want the nice medium high profile shape that gives you an hourglass figure. I mean if you go too small than what's the point of having an augment?? I am going into my pre op consult on Monday to try my exact size. At my first consult we did not try on sizes so I don't really know....
My ps said 275 will make me a full C. My very first plan did not even include implants, since I have a family history of breast cancer and having to have mammo since age 25(my Mom had breast cancer at age 24) But with the sub fascia placement mammos are more accurate. I am also terrified of a fake high look. I told my ps I still want a tiny droopyness. My pre op will be on the19th so will do the proper sizing.
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2 weeks and 6 days left till my surgery!!!!!!...

2 weeks and 6 days left till my surgery!!!!!! Super excited for my pre op on Monday!!!!

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Hi all. I have been thinking about breast lift / implants for over 15 years but never really took it serious.

I was wondering if you all told people at work. I don't want my business out there, you know what I mean. I would like to go 1-2 cup sizes and don't know how I can conceal it at first. Also, how long did you take off from work.

Thanks.
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Girl you look great after 2 kids!!! Wow!! Your tummy is nice and tight.
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Thank you! I am real lucky, I put on aroun 80 pounds with both my girls, but never developed any stretch marks or real loose skin. I love to work out and trying to have good abs....For me my boobs are the problem, I never liked them in the first place and now I hate them even more! I will ask you some questions on your page about sub fascia!

Had my pre op today. Dr Carter and his nurse was...

Had my pre op today. Dr Carter and his nurse was so nice! Listened to me and answered all my question. He did all the measurement and we agreed on the size. 375cc or 400cc . He will have both on hand and will decide on spot to make sure that I achieve the full C size. Mentor smooth silicon mod high prof..... So excited !!!

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Mod Plus Profile, I meant to say....

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Hey zsuzsica! Your day is right around the corner. How exiting.. I think your gonna look great! How many cc's are you going with?
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Lindsey, I'm going with 375 cc, round gel sub fascial. Can't wait! I looked at your pics, you look great!!!
I called today and they are gonna let me try a bigger size on my pre-op day. And I am getting the full anchor lift with the scare under the nipple. Not excited about the scare, but my sagging is pretty significant. I can't wait. April 25th can't get here fast enough!! Good luck to you guys!!
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It's the final countdown! Next week this time I be...

It's the final countdown! Next week this time I be on the other side! I am getting worried mostly about my children, I don't want them to see me sick and useless! I am also questioning myself if it's the right decision to do this operation.... My Mom had breast cancer at my age(36), lost one of her breast and went through chemo when I was only 10 years old. So I am really just doing this out of my vanity??? I feel so emotional and luckily my survivor Mom is my biggest supporter!

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Congrats, can't wait to see the new girls. Please post pix when u r up to doing so.

I would not worry too much about that vanity word. I am getting the lift because i have hated my for girls for at least 2 decades. I don't want to hate them for several more...

Pls keep us posted
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2 more days left till my surgery! Any advice on...

2 more days left till my surgery! Any advice on what to take with me to the hospital that is a must and you with you wish you had known???

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I really didn't take too much with me to the hospitall. One thing I could not have lived without were my super fuzzy, long socks. It was soooo cold in there. My hubby held all my stuff for me. You will be so happy!!!
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Thank you for your kind words! I read your story and you right. This is something we need to do for ourself... I will update after surgery! I found this website the best of the best!

I am so nervous!! I am a crazy woman today trying...

I am so nervous!! I am a crazy woman today trying to sort out everything at work and home before my surgery! With 2 little kids its so hard. I can't wait to be over with it tomorrow.... I waited so long for this and it's unreal that tomorrow this time i have my boobs! I will update soon!

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You are going to do fantastic hon. I wish I had had cepacol lozengers because of the tube in my throat, that was the only thing that worked. I had a milkshake on the way home so it' helped my throat and I had something in my belly to take my pain meds. Be sure to have ice packs ready and back ups too they help immensly.Will be thinking of you!
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Thank you! I hope so...:))
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Best of luck tomorrow. You will have amazing results.
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I'm at the surgery center waiting to check in! I'm...

I'm at the surgery center waiting to check in! I'm not as nervous as I thought I will be but I hardly slept and feel exhausted!

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So I did it!!! Everything went so smooth! Can...

So I did it!!! Everything went so smooth! Can hardly remember a thing, all I know that everyone was so nice to me! They kept me warm with warm blankets and socks the whole time and kept my pain under control after I woke up. I am so happy I told the anastegiologist my prone to get nausea and vomit. He gave me Valium to relax when I got there, then Zoftan on my IV for nausea before my surgery and he said he will give me something stronger as soon as I am about to wake up. Oh and a patch behind my ear. So I vas perfectly fine when I woke up. They gave me Percoset right away too, so I feel fine with no pain. I was able to talk to my PS and he said he ended up with 375CC on both side! I'm all bandage up but he pull it to peek and make sure its fine before I left the hospital. So I peeked too.... Lol it's swallen but I can see already that the size is perfect!!!! I'm loving them already! His wonderful assistant said they tried 400 but it would be too big! I have no drain , he said I didn't need to . I overall had a great experience an now let the healing begin!!

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Congrats on your new boobies & smooth surgery. Now just take it easy & happy healing!
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Glad your surgery went well. Mine is scheduled for June 27 th, and I'm really wishing that I had chosen a closer date, but I will wait patiently. Please post some pictures. I'm looking at 390 cc or possibly 400. I'm a full c cup or small d cup at the moment and I think I want a medium d or full d. Glad you are happy with your results.
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Mine were very tight and firn. They actually feel softer today. Definately let you ps know If they stay that way.
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I went to my post op this morning and got to take...

I went to my post op this morning and got to take a peek as they changed my bandage! I was laying down but in my opinion it looked awesome ! My husband took a picture of it, I will put them up later on. I have minimal discomfort and feel great! Never got sick or nausea. Have not really had an appetite yet. My doc said not to take Percoset every 4 hours, try to space it out more. IDK... If I'm in pain I am takin it!!

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My stitches will dissolve so I dont have to get them removed by the dr.
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That's nice! My PS said he will remove mine on Wednesday. I wish I could upload pictures here from my phone. I have one taken by my husband at the ps office . I dont feel like sitting by computer... my neck hurts for some reason really bad
Well every PS is different I got mine on 3rd you got yours on 5th maybe 2 days makes a diff? I'm not sure but I felt fine just a little tired. I went out to eat after the mall but now I'm definately resting for the rest of the evening!!
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2nd day post op. I am trying not to take my...

2nd day post op. I am trying not to take my Percoset every 4 hours, as I don't want to sleep all day. Instead taking Tylenol. So far Im ok, not saying I'm pain free but better than yesterday. My boobs feel huge and rock hard. My neck sore and under arm too. Got a little appetite but still not much, just drinking all day. Today is a hard day. Hope it gets better soon!

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Hope you're feeling better tonight! I need to read through all these comments and see what good advice you've gotten! :)
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Yes, MoM is also my best friend! Start it early and things will go easier:)
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Yes, I already got the result.... TMI, I know! What would I do without this website!!!

Post op day 3: I had a good sleep, still taking...

Post op day 3: I had a good sleep, still taking Percoset but try to space it out. I still have 4 pills left and hope I won't need it after its gone. My boobs still feel hard and sore. I have an appt tomorrow , hope to get a better picture what I look like. Right now I'm still all bandage up and my sports bra is taped down, doc said absolutely can't take it off till he say so! I have no idea what size I became with 375 cc, but I think its a D right now!

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This is the only picture I can update, I was...

This is the only picture I can update, I was laying down one day post op, my hubby took the picture.

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Hope u feel better. Did u have the lollipop lift?
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My lift hurts as well! I have to remember not to over do things like I did today!! I'm just going to relax for the rest of the day. Just remember that you look great and it does get better day by day. Ice and pain meds really helped me.
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Hope your doing great!
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4 days post op. I woke up miserable today. I took...

4 days post op. I woke up miserable today. I took a perc last night and all was good, but this morning ... Oh boy.... My back and neck still hurts after 4 days. My boobs feel hard and heavy and the scars starts to itch. Also has a huge headache . I took 2 extra strength Tylenol , let's see if that helps. I have a checkup in the afternoon with the PS.

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All went fine at my 4 day post op. His nurse said...

All went fine at my 4 day post op. His nurse said that's the worst day. Most people stop the Percosets which has the down affect and when I take it I feel so good and calm and sleepy. Today I have not taken it, I'm not so much sore but rather irritated and uncomfortable . Doc said to take tylenol pm to sleep , I will wake much better ! I can't wait for the stitches to come out and able to shower and sleep on my side again!!

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Haha :)
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How did your appointment go this afternoon? Hope you're feeling better!
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It was fine! They changed the gauze , put up
new bangage and put me right back to my ugly sports bra.... Even taped the velcro down so I won't open it... But I saw the babies and almost fainted... Sawn on nipples... Not for weak stomach for sure! The size looks good so far rock hard and a little high! Stitches come out on Wednesday.

6 days post op.... The stitches finally came out...

6 days post op.... The stitches finally came out and now I have the steri strips on for 5 days. I a really happy with the results. It is still swollen, especially on the sides and bruised too. I have to start massaging them so they can move around and drop. Today I`m feeling much better, I glad I still have 4 days to rest before I go back to work!

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Those twins look fantastic.
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Thank you Angel! Good luck with your surgery! It's right around the corner:)))
Your right, I will!
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10 days post op. Back to work tomorrow:((( ...

10 days post op. Back to work tomorrow:((( Everything ok so far, no pain pills needed. I still have steri strips and it's pretty much same looking as a week ago. My incisions are sensitive and my boobs still super hard. I'm doing my massage 3 times a day...., the only thing bothers me really right now is that in the middle of my chest where the boobs meet, my skin is extremely itching! It drives me nuts! I wonder if anyone had this problem!

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You look awesome!!!! I am going in on the 26th, so nervous!!!!
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Thanks Cris!!! Good luck!
You look amazing!
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I had my 2 weeks PO today..... Steri strips...

I had my 2 weeks PO today..... Steri strips change, my doc wants me to keep it on. I have no idea till when, but I have to go back next Wed. for my 3 weeks PO. He told me still take it easy, no heavy lifting no sleeping on my side no soaking in water. I looked at my insision and it looks great. Little red but that's it. He won't allow me to wear any other bra than he gave me(the barely there bra on the picture here) and only in white. No colored ones for now because of the dye in there could go into the skin if I sweat and discolor my scar..... Interesting.... My PS is little strict on me and want to see me every week till 2 months.... He is great at follow up care I have to say! I'm so glad I picked him!!

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Also I feel great, other than the itching between...

Also I feel great, other than the itching between the boobs in the middle of my chest. The insision sore a bit and sensitive! I massage them 3 times a day and they finally starting to soften! Overall loving my boobs! They look great in clothes, and without clothes too!

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In a few days another pic would be nice
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Just read your review I think we are very similar in size. I got 400 and moderate plus profile. My doc said almost the same things to me.. You look great... I hope all the healing is PAIN FREE!!
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I read the reviews in here and so many docs just careless once they cash their cheques. I asked about scar therapy and he told me that he rather working on preventing nasty scars than making me go buy expensive scar stips! I just love him !

2 weeks pictures update. Not seeing too much...

2 weeks pictures update. Not seeing too much difference but its sorter an moves a little, not so stiff...

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The results look amazing. How did your scars turn out?
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Soosiey, I still have steri strips, I have my 3 weeks PO tomorrow , I think they are coming off. I hope they will look ok, I have not really seen it yet only took a peek when they changed the strips. I will post pictures tomorrow without the strips!
Your results are the nicest I have ever seen! Amazing! Woluld you mind telling me as much info as possible that I can give to my PS and he can copy what you have done? I'm so blown away with your results! Thanks!
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Today 3 weeks post op, had my doctor visit...

Today 3 weeks post op, had my doctor visit yesterday and the steri strips are gone. Until now I had very little discomfort but since the strips are off I feel more sensitive and the scars are sore. My boobs softening up but my left is a little harder than the right one. My skin must have stetched out because that tigh feeling and horrible itchiness is gone and the skin feels nice and soft. It also dropped and don`t look like torpedo boobs anymore.
Now I have to continue my massages but with lotions to keek the scars moist all the time so the scars won`t open up. I just use the vaseline aloe brand the cocoa butter is too greasy and sticky for me.
I can`t start any scar therapy yet per doctor`s order . I see him in 3 weeks for my 6 weeks PO....I am really happy and so glad I did it.
OHH and one more thing, that cute barely bra I`ve been wearing until now, I don`t feel the comfort anymore. Now that my breasts dropped I feel like I need more support so I got a cotton sports bra that has lots of support and holds me together!
I have no idea of my current size, I suggest it`s a full D. I only wanted a full C but so glad it turned out a little bigger....

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Your results look amazing! How much help did you have in the first few weeks? I'm the same height and weight as you and having a lift/BA on may 18th and am trying to figure out how long I will need help. I have a 2 and 4 year old. Also trying to figure out implant size, going for a full C/small D and was thinking maybe 325 or 350 silicone. I have my pre-op tomorrow and wow, this is all so overwhelming!! So many decisions!
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You will sure need help the first 4 days the most. You will deffinetly won't be able to care for your kids! You be in bed and sore and still recovering from being put under. I went out and drove on my 7th day but was still tired and weak. Then it gets better! I went with 375 cc and it gave me a full D. I wanted a full C but now I don't mind. If I went with 325-350 I would be a full C I think. Good luck! You be so happy!!!
Let us know how it goes!!
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4 weeks post op today. I noticed yesterday that I...

4 weeks post op today. I noticed yesterday that I have a sore spot under the creast line. I looked and a suture is sticking out and it's a little swallen and red around the skin . It looks like fishing thread. Then I look around other areas and I find one more, same looking but no redness. Then there is another one that is thick thread and white looks like regular cotton thread rolled together.... Now I'm freaked out!!!! I will call my PS this morning as soon as they open!!

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Ok, I call my PS office about the sutures and they...

Ok, I call my PS office about the sutures and they told me to come in as soon as I can. Do I went in right away and he took them out with a tweezers. I swear I didnt feel a thing only on the one that was red and swallen. Just a little pinch. I asked them if I can do it at home and he said he prefers to do it himself so no. I feel better if he does it anyways... Told me its normal , and he used 3 kinds of thread to saw me up. So that's why one is cotton looking the other is plastic looking....

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Im glad you called and Im glad you PS cares so much.. You look great!
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Don't worry, I had the same thing. I just lifted the small stitches ( fishing line looking) out with tweezers. My PS told me to apply warm compress to red area & apply ointment. I waited for the white thread to work its way out until I could just ease it out. I was told that the sutures can work their way to the surface.
What did your PS say?
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I am actually in the waiting room waiting to be called!

Almost 5 weeks PO! My implants basically softened...

Almost 5 weeks PO! My implants basically softened and fluffed the last week.... My skin is softened up and lost that tightness. My implant is moving around nicely and dropped a bit. A few days ago I started to feel the bottom fold of the implant in my breast fold only in the inside of the breast. It's real weired, if I tighten up and push up the skin I can see the folds too...The implant is weighting on the skin but I can't see it only feeling it. I heard of rippling of the implant so I hope that's not what it's going on.... Have any of you guys feeling the same thing! I will address it next week on my 6 week follow up! I will post some pictures too, not looking much different than at 3 weeks.

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Hey Z, was wondering if you would mind taking pics before you get your surgery since your last pic update was almost a year. Then pics after surgery? Other girls that get CC could find your story valuable and I of course, want to follow the road you travel and how it all works out.
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Yes, I taken pictures I just have to get on my laptop, as Realself won't let you upload from cell phone
Would love to see your 1 year post-op pictures! Please post! Trying to get more later post-op pictures so people can see the scars after they've had sufficient time to heal
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Finally had my capsular removed yesterday....

Finally had my capsular removed yesterday. Everything went great , my new doctor and staff were awesome. He did some fat grafting around the both implant to prevent future capsular to develop. He did a lipo on me , that was a real bonus. I'm pretty in shape . 5.4 and 112 lb, but after the kids were born got some flanks on my waist , inner knee area and inner thigh fat. I didnt let him touch my belly, I can always sculp that with Pilates and exercise. Also revised my original lift, tucked it up a bit to make it fuller and added some fat on top and inside of breast. I have sports bra and gauze on so can't see the results. Also compression garment for the lipo, and I took that off while going to bathroom . Omg, my love handles are gone! My inner thigh is swallen still but I'm sure I'll have good results there too. The main thing tho is for the capsular not to return, so fingers crossed. As soon as garments off I'll post pictures.

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Your results were beautiful! It make me that much more excited for my surgery.
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Hi - do you have any pictures you can share today of your scarring? I have a very very close skin tone to yours and am horribly nervous about the scars and healing.
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Yay! So happy for you! I wish you a speedy recovery and I cant wait to see your results!
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15 month after BL/BA and 2 weeks past revision due to capsular contracture

My revision was 2 weeks ago. Removed capsular on my right breast and fat transfer on both breast. Implants were not changed. Both of my breast is soft now, fingers crossed. Insision almost completly healed after revision. Brused still from the lipo on inner thigh.

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Im a lil confused. did you do the sub fascia? did you get the revision sub fascia? can you post a review for your revision doctor? thanks & you look great!
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Hello, which dr did you use for your revision? I have a ruptured saline implant that needs to be replaced very soon. I'm having a hard time deciding on the right dr. I live in Tampa Fl also. Thanks!
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I went to Dr Rehnke, he is in st Pete. Very reasonable and great work . Highly recommend. He has his own surgical center in his office. Mine are still perfect!
Tampa Plastic Surgeon

He really listened to my concerns and very professional. It was a no brainer after seeing 2 of her previous patients. Her staff is so helpful and everyone is really nice! He is awsome at after care!!!! Never have to wait .... Unfortuately I had to find a new PS. Dr Carter failed to diagnosed me and help me with CC.

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