If I Could Go Back in Time and Never Go to This Office, I Would - La Jolla, CA

My experience at this office was not a good one...

My experience at this office was not a good one unfortunately. I'd have been better off just flushing $8K down the toilet.

I am tall and athletic, I have an athletic build and an athletic lifestyle. I had always had D cups but having kids caused my breasts to shrink. I wasn't aiming for stripper boobs when I came in for an augmentation, I just wanted to go from a B back to a D. A point I repeated and made it abundantly clear. I didn't want anything unnatural.

What I ended up with was DDD's that looked horribly fake. I wasn't happy from the moment I came to after having had the implants put in. Dr. Saltz told me to wait and see how I felt after a couple of weeks. A couple of weeks went by and I still didn't like them. They were way more than I wanted, and not at all the look I wanted for myself. I let the office know that I still wasn't happy and wanted the implants taken out. I could tell this was not the right choice for me and I wanted to take them out before my body healed and accepted them. At this time they told me to wait three months just to be absolutely sure. So I did. And 3 months later, I still hated the implants and wanted them out.

Back and forth I went with this office. Me saying no I don't want them, and asking them to please take them out...for an entire year. The only thing they are quick to do at this office, is take your money.

I finally got in to have them removed and chickened out because I was made to feel like I would be hideous without the implants. With everything I was told I was worried my body would not recover from the size of implant that had been in place, and I was horrified by the thought of having completely flat pancake boobs. They tried to talk me into spending another $8K to try a different shape, or $10K to go under the muscle. I ended up saying "screw it" I'm taking whatever may come and followed through with the removal. I had been in that waiting room enough times to see the women coming in with problems. Women who were on their third trial, and $30K in the hole. Women who had contractions, rejections, pig skin grafting that left permanent inflammation. I saw they wanted me on that same roller coaster ride, and I just wanted off. I just wanted my old body back.

I can honestly say I was so frustrated that they hadn't listened to me...like at all during my process. Didn't listen to what I wanted.

When I did finally have the implants taken out Dr. Saltz acted so put out by It! She seemed genuinely upset and angry. I asked her if she could put me back together (stitch up the pockets) while she had me all cut open and she said she could..."but not right now." I was already open on the table. I asked her why not and she told me I could come back and have her do that some other time.

I was so confused. And I literally started begging her to please just do it right. Do you know how terrifying a feeling that is to be under the knife of someone who doesn't care?! Please just fix me the right way!!!

Her assistant, who was a gentleman and I wish I remembered his name but I don't...he stitched up my right breast, closed the pocket and honestly the side he worked on looks like a normal beautiful breast. To his credit he did this even though Dr. Saltz, while standing over me, asked him to stop sewing the pocket. Dr. Saltz honestly seemed bitter, angry and unwilling to see me as a person with feelings who simply does not want to live with implants.

The aftermath? Dr Saltz removed the implant from my left side, poorly stitched me closed and callously said "well that should be okay." She made no attempt to repair any of the carnage inside my left breast. So now I am left with a misshapen, deformed, disjointed breast. Just my left breast. So I have one normal breast, that her assistant worked on. And one that is a constant reminder to me of the poor conduct of Dr. Saltz. I can't look at myself in the mirror without crying. Showering...intimate moments are all marred by this. It's devastating. And the doctor that worked on me doesn't care. I'm crying as I write this in fact. I love my body. I see the body as a temple...and I feel like mine has been badly violated.
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

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