Sientra Textured Shaped Round Base High Projection silicon 300cc subpectoral inframammary implants
We are supposed to develop breasts when all of our...
Implant comparison with prosthetic breast enhancers
Highly recommended! My Dr. loved the idea and wanted to know if they listed cc's...they didn't on Amazon, but they have a customer service line that might have that answer.
6 week check-up and photos
My big question (other than the size difference and shape of the two breasts) was if I would ever be able to push them together. Right now they are so stiff they barely budge laterally. They are much softer than they were however, they still seem really firm.
I asked the assistant to bring in the implant I had so I could feel it again, I just wanted some confirmation that the shaped cohesive silicon ones I had weren't really as "gummy bear-ish" as I had remembered. Thank goodness, when she brought them out, they were much softer than I had remembered and gave me renewed hope that mine would be much softer by the end of the year. Dr. Tantillo also confirmed that they were a bit firm right now and to just be patient. He also assured me that I would get the slope I was hoping for in my consultation. So, I'll just have to wait...but no matter what, how they look right now is still WAY more satisfying than how I was prior to my BA! So, I'm happy!
10 weeks post-op and ....
Better be for the price I paid! ;-)
6 month check-up...oh no
I need a revision surgery! Luckily it wasn't due to capsular contraction or shifting of the shaped implant...it simply "didn't drop" due to breast tissue being too tight on the left side.
So, for $1,000 more and another "small" procedure, I'm told that they will score the tissue and it will allow the implant to drop into place. But what the hell do I do if something else goes wrong? I don't want anymore surgeries! I told myself I wouldn't do revisions, but the asymmetry is just so noticeable that I don't feel comfortable in tight shirts/sweaters/bathing suits/tank-tops or work out tops...see my dilemma.
The Dr. and physicians assistant say that they feel it is noticeable and worth going in again too (it's not just me being picky!)
So, 15th of December is IT...hopefully, I can be done with this and move on to a "normal" life again.
If it ends up turning out like my right side, it WILL all be worth is, because I LOVE my right side...and my husbands says they feel much softer now, he's kinda liking them more...although he still wishes I had gone smaller, but looking back on my two month pictures, they are much smaller now at 6 months than they were at two (I like the size right now).
After surgery the nurse told me it was rotated...the Dr has yet to talk to me about it, and never talked to me after surgery like he did the first time.
Not to mention it was a bad omen to have the anesthesiologist screw up the needle insertion and I told her it was getting pretty painful, she didn't bother to do anything about it until my arm showed signs of excess fluid / swelling near the injection site!
At least my left implant seems to be in place now...funny, if you look back at my previous pictures it seems from day one the left one was screwed up...makes me doubt the surgeons "artistic eye". I even remember telling him at each check up the left was different than the right.....makes me feel I should have stuck with round and reduced the risk of revision due to rotation.
In fact, one of the nurses has a BA 12-13 years ago saline round and she looked (and felt) amazing! I needed that peep and feel before I made my final decision!
I highly recommend for all who are still trying to decide...find women who will be open with you locally and get a reality check on the results, seeing and feeling for yourself is very eye opening!
1st Post op visit after revision
I LOVE the results! Dr. Tantillo did a great job fixing them...even with the minimal swelling on the left, I finally feel like they look PERFECT! Now to just make sure they stay that way!
Healing and symmetrical
We are staying conservative with my healing, so no upper body weights or swimming for another two weeks ( actually not until my 6-8 week mark, right now I'm at 4.5 weeks)
It's a huge time sync getting the 15 min check-ups, but We need to be sure everything is progressing smoothly. He seems extra concerned with capsular contraction, but feels better as we are passed the four week mark.
Just want to be done with Dr visits and get back to my regularly scheduled life!
I'm really pleased with the results so far! Dr. Tantillo can really fix things to perfect! Thank goodness!
3 months left side revision post op
theres always something...
I feel like I just can't get a break!
I'm never doing surgery for this again (unless it's because I have to remove them for some drastic reason), makes me wonder if it really is worth it after all? I think my biggest regret is that I didn't do round with insertion at the areola.
14 months (7 months since revision)
Dr. Tantillo's consultation was informative and relaxed. He was the third Dr. I visited, so to be fair I had much more specific questions for him (I was better prepared). He was the only Dr. that took a picture of me, printed it out and drew on it to confirm that he understood the natural slope I desired. I had many questions as the surgery day approached which were handled mostly by his staff (Sukanya and Blakely - the Physician's Asst.) Sukanya answered my emails in a timely manner and mostly made me feel fine about asking anything as much as I needed. Blakely spent a lengthy phone call with me helping me to understand new issues that I thought might arise with the choice we had made. On the day of the procedure Dr. Tantillo seemed to remember me (I had only met with him twice before) and was super nice. The procedure experience was fast, comfortable and the staff was AMAZING! My first post-op appointment was fast, the assistant took out the stitches, said everything looked great and explained how to care for them until the next visit. Dr. Tantillo came in briefly to check 'em out and was very pleased with their progress. I had questions after he left and they had no problem bringing me to his office to talk to him directly until I was satisfied. He's a great Dr. and I really would recommend him to anyone! I'm at the 3 week mark, so we'll see how the next 5 months go!