First Fill of my Tissue Expanders on April 3, 2014 – Dallas, TX

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Exactly 30 days out of a double mastectomy to due...

Exactly 30 days out of a double mastectomy to due to DCIS, which had spread quickly per the pathology, and after every medical professional said I only had atypical hyperplasia until after my lumpectomy and the cancer was found and even the surgeon was shocked, I cringe when I think what would have happened if I had waited any longer. The surgeon thinks the outcome would have been much different so I am blessed and grateful to have found it when I did.

Now to Dr. Meade. He, by far, is the most compassionate, caring and sensitive plastic surgeon I ever could have imagined. I left my initial consultation feeling a lot better about my situation because he told me I was going to look better than I already did. Today was my first fill and even though I waited in the waiting room for over an hour, I didn't care because I knew once I got in the exam room he would spend as much time with me as he was with the patients in the exam rooms before me. Dr. Meade does not look at his watch. He will sit and answer questions without making me feel rushed and that means the world to me. To the fill - it was completely pain free and I walked out the equivalent of a C cup and he said that since my muscle had already been removed from the chest wall due to prior implants that the pain would be minimal at best and it was until I woke up at 2:30am not being able to take deep breaths without pain. I know this is a necessary evil and will only last a couple of days. I am halfway through my treatment with Dr. Meade and I have every confidence that he will deliver what he promised. He told me not to look at them now and think that's what they will look like after the exchange to the silicone implants because he will push them more together, up and whatever else is needed to make me look great. I walked out of there after my first fill today as pretty much a C cup, which is bigger than I was even after my first set of implants almost 10 years ago. He filled a bit immediately after the double mastectomy and I didn't come out flat from that which also made me happy. I go back in 2 weeks to get what will probably be my last fill because I don't want to go any bigger than a D but it's totally my choice so we'll see! I just woke up in some pretty significant pain almost worse than the mastectomy but as long as I don't lie down, I'm pain free. I have absolutely no regrets doing the mastectomy or for choosing Dr. Meade as my plastic surgeon. For breast reconstruction in the Dallas area there are no better surgeons as far as I am concerned. Although he performs all the other usual cosmetic surgeries, reconstruction is his passion and it shows. I think within 2 months I will be done and I'm so excited for the final product that I can't take the waiting! I could do without this pain right now but it's just a normal part of the process. I have so much hope and strength that I never thought possible and that's because of Dr. Meade. I will try to come back and update when I'm done. If you need reconstructive breast surgery in the Dallas area, definitely make Dr. Meade your first stop. I can only give him 5 stars but he's more like 20 stars.
Dallas Plastic Surgeon

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