40 Y/o; 400 Cc Saline, Under the Muscle Implants in May 2014; Full of Regret! Ashland, KY

I had implants in May of 2014. I didn't want to go...

I had implants in May of 2014. I didn't want to go through with the procedure about a week beforehand, but I was under the impression I could not get a refund, so rather than it be a waste, I went ahead with the procedure. I later found out that I could have changed my mind. Too little too late. The PS office staff told me that I would be put under twilight anesthesia. That was a big factor in determining my decision to get implants because I did not want to be under general anesthesia. Right before the procedure, I had to sign consent for general anesthesia! I should have backed out right then, but I didn't. I just felt very pressured (didn't want to waste $$) to go ahead with it.

The PS said my real breast tissue would raise once the implants fell into place. This didn't happen as you can see by the photos. When I went in for my first check-up, I told the doctor about my regrets and the anesthesia issue. He accused me of lying and acted like I was a kook for not liking the implants. He brought in the clerk and she admitted on-the-spot that she tells everyone they receive twilight anesthesia. Terrible situation. Very uncomfortable and awkward from then on out.

Fast-forward to now-- I do not want the implants at all. They're heavy, I have shooting and burning pains. I still have loose skin. I'm almost positive they're the reason I had severe bronchitis for three months over winter and now, chronic lower back pain. I keep this overall, congested feeling in my chest. Anybody else feel that way? I saw one PS (not original PS due to all the issues) about explanting, and he told me to leave them alone. My husband is very against explanting and will not support me whatsoever. Another PS is very nice and agreed to whatever I want, but I can tell he thinks explanting or even an explant with a lift is a bad idea. He suggested leaving them in and lifting the skin. Even the secretary shook her head like it was not a good idea.

So, basically, I am in this alone. Husband doesn't want me to explant. They look great in his eyes, and I believe he thinks the pain is in my head. He's not happy with another expensive procedure, and I don't have the BA paid for yet. They are on a payment plan, so I can see his reasoning there. Although, he did buy a motorcycle and is getting Lasik surgery later this month. So not worth it!

Doctor Appt. w/Original PS in Sept.

I have scheduled a doctor's appt. this month with the original PS. I am going to talk with him about getting them removed. Hubby isn't thrilled of course, but every day is a chore. My chest always has this enormous pressure on it. Does anyone else feel that way?

18 Months Later.......

After seeing the PS who implanted them in the first place and 2 other consults, I have decided to keep the implants for a while. Every doctor recommended against it. Plus, one of the consults wanted $5500 for an explant which I think is way too much for a removal in an office.

Basically, my husband is very against the explant. They are more annoying than anything, and since I can't really afford another procedure, I will have to keep them. I'm quite disappointed, but that's life sometimes.
Ashland Plastic Surgeon

There was a lot of confusion concerning the type of anesthesia I would be given due to the office personnel not being informed or misunderstanding somewhere along the line. Initial consultation was very long (waited 2 1/2 hrs.), but after the procedure was performed, I waited approximately 15 to 30 minutes for follow-up appointments. The PS can be quite difficult at times. He did mention I may need a revision after the procedure but never mentioned a lift which is what I feel should have been suggested. He's knowledgeable to be sure, and the incisions he made were small and healed great, but his personality can be very off-putting.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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