Implant revision/crease tacking -700HP Houston, TX
I have had 3 breast augmentations in total. My...
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I researched surgeons for weeks checking every review, reading every website, and pouring over every story related to local surgeons that I could. In the end, I narrowed it down to 3 local surgeons who specialized in revision work and then Dr. Patronella. His front office staff was professional, welcoming, and very knowledgeable (this was after the amazing reviews that I read about him-literally not one single negative review in 100's). I was incredibly excited for my consult day as once I decided to have the revision, I began hating the implants I had more and more each day lol. The day of the consult, I met with the surgical coordinator, Eva, who took my medical history and went over my goals with me. After this, I met Dr. Patronella. I was very pleased that the first time I met him was to go over my history and goals. He did not do the actual exam until after establishing a rapport. Dr. P has a very good eye and was able to quickly identify the crease issue on my right without me pointing it out. He confirmed the contraction and then we discussed my size goals. I told him I wanted to go larger and thought a HP would be a better choice for me as I would get the projection I wanted but not increase to too large of a diameter. He agreed with me and we settled on 650HP silicone. I asked the surgical coordinator to also order a 700HP in the event the he felt that was a better option at the time of the surgery. What I really liked about this surgeon was that although he did use his discretion in deciding what implant would work the best for me; he was very open to the size I wanted and told me to guide him in that decision. Fast forward to after surgery…I woke up with moderate pain due to the crease tacking, but I did expect that. The surgical nurse told me that Dr. Patronelle ended up using the 700HP as that was what looked/fit best (for my goals). In the end, I had a capsulectomy on the left side and crease tacking on the right and left. I LOVE my results so far! I have the size, shape, and cleavage that I wanted. My breasts are round, full, and I have amazing cleavage. The crease on the right is beautifully rounded and the crease on the left has a bit more tacking so it will round out in a few weeks as the implant drops a bit more. My post op instructions are to wear a surgical bra 24/7 along with foam crease support, massage, and normal lifting restrictions (thank goodness lol). Dr. Patronella had a nurse come out the day after surgery which I found to be a great touch. I saw him last week and will see him again next week. I do still have moderate pain in the crease area that extends to the ribs, but I’ll happily endure that if it means the repair is solid as it seems to be. I am currently taking Singulair for the next 6 months as some reports link it to inhibiting capsular contraction. I told Dr. P that I wanted to be a 34DD and it seems that I will be at least that. I was a 34D with the 492cc so the added 208cc will likely give me another full cup size. Although this sounds large, I can take a larger implant without looking too big (top heavy). Some girls can get the same look with a 435cc implant, but I had little breast tissue to begin with so I need a large implant. I know this was very long so thank you for bearing with me!
Hello all! Well, today is post-op day 12. I have...
4.5 weeks post-op
Dr. Patronella is an amazing doctor. Not only is he a brilliant surgeon, but he really takes time to listen to his patients. He always placed my goals as priorities and I always felt he valued what I had to say. He combined my goals with his tremendous expertise and gave me EXACTLY what I was looking for and so much more. I never dreamed my results would be this wonderful!!! I wish I would have found him when I first moved to Houston.