Breast implant revision**
15 Dec 2015
5 months post
I put an asterisk next to my implant size above because I did need a revision. I had very little breast tissue to start with but the excess weight and my age had left my skin with very little elasticity. I could see and feel the implant in my upper pole. There was also a slight asymmetry with my areola (one dropped too quickly) and I apparently have really sensitive skin and developed a lot of redness due to the invisible stitches, which prevented the incisions from healing properly.
I was already returning for an arm lift (that will be a separate review) so spoke to FG about my breasts. Not gonna lie, I think going into this we all know in the back of our minds that something could go wrong. I just happened to replace those negative thoughts with "not me" positive ones!! Lol When it was me, I have to say the doc was incredibly patient because it was truly a mental and emotional process. He never brushed off my fears or dismissed me. He did ask that I wait at least 3 months to see how my breasts settled.
I broached the subject again at 3 months and he agreed to correct for me by placing the implant under the muscle. I just had that revision sx this past Friday 12/11/2015 and already see a huge difference. Before sx he recommended I use a larger implant and recommended I go with 350cc high profile. He also used traditional black stitches to facilitate the healing process. I've attached pics but keep in mind I'm just a couple days out and still experiencing swelling. I just want to reiterate that during this entire process, FG has been fantastic! He always remained accessible to me. I'm just grateful for who he is as a person and Doctor because it might have been a completely different experience for me.
They say you shouldn't look at boobs during first month... THEY were right!!
I'm 3 1/2 weeks post op from implant/lift revision (and arm lift). Still very swollen. This aspect of recovery is quite emotional (for me anyway). Can't help but freak out when I see the uneven healing but I'm trying to keep FGs words in my mind: Sisters not twins!! Hoping this applies to the healing process as well.
Trying to figure out implant massages without causing harm to my lift incisions. Anyone have any tips on implant massages to help implant drop?
Tomorrow wil be 4 weeks! Can't believe it! I was feeling a bit discouraged because left implant was still so high. FG recommended firm massages to help implant settle. After just a few days of massages, my left pec muscle has finally relaxed!! The upper finally feels soft so hopefully this will get my left implant to fall into place soon.
Will post 4 week pics soon!
6 week update
25 Jan 2016
6 months post
Sadly my left breast implant remains high. Given that I have textured silicone implants, it's unlikely to drop--plus docs suggest that pockets close after 3 weeks anyway. Still wearing the dreadful strap just in case but it's looking like I'll need another revision. According to FG the revision will take 5 minutes but I have no idea what that entails and he hasn't responded to my inquiries. Not sure what to do at this point. All I know is that I can't look at my boobs and find myself trying to cover them up with layers and scarves. Frustrated :(
7 week update
29 Jan 2016
6 months post
I cannot explain just how down and confused I was feeling about my left implant but I heard from FG yesterday!! Says I need a minor adjustment so now I'm just trying to work on when to go back. Ladies, this man takes pride in his work! Feeling blessed ????????????
Post op update
19 Mar 2016
8 months post
I am now 5 days post op and am pleased. When it comes to breasts, FG promises "sisters not twins" but since my left implant refused to drop, I had more like frenemies LOL. Although I am still very swollen, FG manually dropped my left implant and they already look like they are in the same family. Not sisters quite yet but certain that once swelling goes down, I'll love my end results.
FYI: FG is an incredibly compassionate doc that truly cares about his patients and the quality of his work. Although my left breast was problematic both times, I knew I was in great hands. Plus he's so easy on the eyes jajaja
I'll post pics once swelling goes down.