My double mastectomy, expander process and implant...
My double mastectomy, expander process and implant placement was a complete mess. I endured 4 surgeries, thousands of dollars out of pocket, a life threatening MRSA inflection and 10 months out of work only to end up with the inability to move either arm normally, constant pain, and a cosmetic result that gave me a set of AA rock hard cold "breasts" . I would have been far happier with nothing. Of all the surgeons I met, only Dr. Khouri told me he could restore my function rather than my looks. I literally got my life back and returned to work as a physician 2 weeks after my first surgery. I just finished my 4th procedure with him and I could not be happier. While I am scheduled for one more revision, the results are outstanding. My pain is gone, my lymphedema substantially improved, my arm function has returned, and I now have a proportionate 38D real, soft, warm, normal looking breasts with sensation.
The staff is super friendly and right on top of everything. They are extremely easy to communicate with by phone or email. Each follow up procedure was scheduled at my post op visit making planning very easy. The insurance processes is handled completely for you. The surgery center itself is convenient, and the staff there all caring and extremely competent as well.
My only regret is that I did not know about Dr. Khouri before my mastectomies.
From lousy looking with implants to fabulous with fat graft only reconstruction
26 Dec 2014
2 months post
I think the photos speak for themselves, but what you don't see is the severe pain and the restriction in movement of my arms that I was suffering in the first photo