I have 275cc on the right & 300cc on the left...
I have 275cc on the right & 300cc on the left subglanular mentor memory gel implants.. I want to start off by saying that Dr C's entire staff is fabulous!!! Dr C is super nice as well but I had it narrowed down to 2 doctors when I chose Dr Ciaravino and what helped me make my decision was how wonderful his staff is!! I still text Steph with questions!
At my original consulation Dr C recommend 225-250cc sub muscular implants with mestopexy, although I hated the idea of the extra scars I agreed. In the 2 months prior to my appt I joined the the gym I worked out 4 days a week for 8 weeks. Working out actually changed my breasts so when went in for my pre op Dr C recommended doing 275/300cc subglanular implants. He said he didn't think I would benefit enough from the lift and that this was the better choice so again I agreed. In the early morning hours following surgery a vessel above my Ipimplant re-opened causing a collection of blood around my rt breast. That morning around 10:00am I had to go back to surgery to resolve this. I don't blame this on anyone, I know it's a possible risk. It actually happens to 1%-6% of patients..... Just my luck!!!!
I initially paid $6000 for the first surgery and then $1500 for the second
Now I'm wondering if we should have stayed the original path, I'm not sure how I feel about my breasts.
Not in Love with them????
Ok, it has now been 6 weeks since my surgery and I am not in love with my new girls! I feel like they sit too low on my chest and I don't have the upper fullness I was hoping for. I'm kind of bummed out. I have my 3 month follow up on June 8th, I will discuss this with the doctor then.
just realized I didn't post my before picture...
I wanted to share this with patients who have mentor breast implants. Mentor offers an extended warranty for their implants.
12 week update
28 May 2015
2 months post
So, yesterday was 12 weeks since my breast aug. June 8th I have my last follow up with Dr C. I'm going yo talk to him about a revision. I am not happy with them. I don't like how low they sit and I do not like the shape. This really sucks...,
3/4 Month Post follow up
Ok, so yesterday I had my 3 month follow up, which was actually at 4 months b/c the Friday before the Monday in June that I was suppose to have my 3 month follow up, Dr Ciaravino's office called and said he was going to have an emergency surgery on Monday. I told them they could move my appointed to the late afternoon b/c I had already taken the entire day off of work but they then told me he would be in surgery all day, so whatever, I changed it.
So yesterday I arrived at my 10:00am appointment, they promptly brought me back to an exam room, like they always have, but then I waited over an hour before the doctor came in to see me. Dr Ciaravino's staff was incredibly nice, they always are. Finally when I got to talk to the doctor, I told him what I didn't like about my breast. That they sit too low, my right one lower than my left, when I lay flat they fall way to the side. So much to the side that you could put a 3rd boob in the middle of them! His response to me was that they look fine, and their isn't anything he can do to make them look any better. I brought up the fact that they rest on my chest and he said that's what natural breast do. HELLO!!! I did not pay $8000 for natural breasts!! He never once asked my to lay down so he could see how far they fall. He seemed like he was in a big hurry get out there. I was on the verge of tears! The nurse stayed behind and talked to me a little, she was so sweet. Clearly he could care less about my satisfaction. He already has my money, what the hell does he care. Now I will be stuck spending way more than the $8000, to fix his mistakes.
Also I found 4 other people on this site alone that have said Dr Ciaravino gave them the same excuses he gave me about submuscular implants and put subglandular implants in them as well. I haven't seen anyone putting as many subgland implants in as this man. I think they are faster so he can do more patients in a day than if he were to do submuscular. I clearing told him multiple times that I did not want subgland, I wanted submuscular and if I had to come back in a year and get a lift, I was fine. He does not listen to his patients and does not care if they are happy,
6 1/2 Months
29 Sep 2015
6 months post
It has now been about 6 1/2 months and although I do not hate them, I still am not in live with them. My left breast I actually do like but the right one I do not... Sorry it's been so long since I have written an update.
28 Oct 2015
7 months post
Here are pictures of my incisions taken just a few days ago which is almost 8 months post op
9 months and counting....
Ok so tomorrow ( I think) makes 9 months since my augmentation... I have good news and bad....
I love my left breast now. It's gorgeous!! But my right I believe is developing double bubble... There is definitely something going on near my crease. I guess it's time to make a follow up appt.
1year in a few day!!!
I have leaned out a lot and now have rippling!!! I still want a revision, one of my scars still looks hideous!!!