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I've had D size tubular breasts with many weight gains and losses since age 14. I've been wanting a lift just as long. I finally earned the money for this and learned that implants would help me achieve the volume I had desired. I could have the biggest boobs in the world, but the way my tissue was made up, I would never look as full as I desired unless I got some sort of implant along with the lift. *A lift will decrease your breast size, you loose tissue in the process, so I got implants but am technically the same bra size* I researched several doctors in LA with the best reviews and something just felt right with Dr. Chiu. I did feel pressured by the sales girl to get implants. So originally I backed off, I don't like feeling pressured. I eventually came back around, wanting to get the implants again, on my own accord after she got me some of the statistics of their practice. I was hesitant on sizing, afraid of going too big. He shared his opinions on what would look best with my body, but I could tell he did not want to pressure me in any way. He ended up calling me the evening before, asking if we could go up about 4 teaspoons in size so that the width would better suit what I had requested cleavage wise. I could tell he really gives each person careful consideration and seems to know what is best. I changed my mind a coupe times and he was so patient and always took time with me. (I think he may have even given up a lunch one day. He snuck into the office to see me after performing a surgery at the surgery center the day before my surgery to show me the sizes again with no appointment) I had surgery three days ago. My breasts- so far, look beautiful. Aesthetically, they are better than what I thought was possible, very natural.
Ready for the awful part? Within 7 hours of surgery (I mostly slept as soon as I got home propped up, surrounded with pillows like all the post op instructions say) I woke up in immense pain and realized one side was slightly more swollen. A few hours later, a little more noticeable. When I go into post op the next morning, I don't need to even unzip my sweatshirt and Dr. Chiu sees there is a problem. Between my clavicle and my breast, and now, the side of my breast, is very swollen. One of his first questions was if I was taking my muscle relaxer. I was never prescribed one, and the nurse immediately says that was her fault she forgot to add it when we added the implants to the procedure. One of the reasons I agreed to go with implants was because I could purchase a ten year warranty protecting me from capsular contracture and other risks financially, should there be a problem. Well now, he wants to drain fluids in my swollen pocket. If we do this it will void my warranty. Also, because this happened, it has increased my risk at developing capsular contracture while in the healing phase.
This week we will try to find a solution. The nurse who said it was her mistake is usually so on it and attentive, I know she has the best intentions and this was just a really tiny mistake that led to a huge horrible problem. I don't know if I need to pursue legal action, but will update my review as we go through this. Overall, Dr. Chiu is very skilled and knows his stuff. If you go with him, I do recommend you don't rely on anyone else for answers, always double check things with him. His entire staff is fun and caring but there have been a couple times when things didn't quite match up or they just didn't have answers for me. With that said, I would rather have them admit they don't know, rather than lie to me like another highly rated doctor did. Perhaps my standards seem high. I am paying a lot of money for this, and in return, expect great results.
As far as pain, I'm still in a lot of pain on the swollen side. Not able to flush the toilet, open door handles, I've been pretty weak but also don't want to push it. I've been sleeping as much as possible and didn't even get on the computer until 2 full days after.
I'm really hoping there will be a solution to my problem!