31 Yrs Old, Removal of 10 Year Old Saline Implants & Fat Grafting. Los Angeles, CA

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I had a hard time finding another review around my...

I had a hard time finding another review around my age with my intentions, and I hope my story and experience can help another woman who is struggling with making serious decisions about her body.

I had my BA 10 years ago, I was young, naive, and obsessed with becoming more busty. I chose 380 HP Mentor saline implants (under the muscle) which my surgeon filled to 420. I had a miserable recovery due to the massive amount of stretching my muscle and skin underwent. I also was immediately terrified of my large, mound like breasts! I was a 32B pre surgery and a 32D/DD post surgery. I never had any complications with my implants. In the more recent years, however, I found this physical change was affecting my relationships with people. Not just physically and in romantic relationships, but socially with everyone. I was stereotyped & judged. I spent a solid year exploring myself & my place in the world, and decided it was time to return to my physical body. It became very important to me to honor the figure I was given, and I was ready, despite the possibility of a less than pretty outcome, to remove my implants. I had seen various doctors years ago when I debated going to a smaller implant and had really liked Dr. Motykie (Los Angeles). He was the only doctor out of 8 I saw that didn't insist on needing a breast lift, and the only one I felt really listened to what I wanted. I contacted his staff & virtually consulted again with him. We discussed my options and fat grafting became a possibility. I am 5'3" & approx 105 pds. My little fat was limited to my thighs/hips. Luckily during the surgery he was able to graft 300ccs into each breast. My recovery was very easy considering the initial BA experience. I wore compression garments for a week until the stitches were removed and then switched to spanx and a sports bra. It has been 16 days from surgery & my breasts have decreased in volume since my stitches were removed. I'm sure some of that is reduction in the swelling associated with the surgery, and a portion is also fat that was grafted that did not adhere to tissue. I have been on a high (healthy) fat diet and have gained back the weight I 'lost' post surgery. I plan to continue to healthfully gain additional weight so that we can perform another lipo/fat grafting in the near future which I believe will help with the fullness I'm lacking. I'm beyond pleased with the results. I can't believe how pretty my breasts are! I see myself so differently now. I had a beautiful experience with Dr. Motykie & his amazing staff, and would recommend him to anyone. Everyone in the office has a calming, loving demeanor and they all listened to what I wanted to accomplish.
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Motykie was an excellent listener and communicator. He easily explained the procedure & made me feel very at ease. His entire staff was helpful and caring. I was coming from out of town and had no issues communicating with the doctor or office prior to being in Los Angeles. Sandi, my patient coordinator, made herself available for all my questions & was very supportive throughout the whole process. I went into surgery feeling peaceful & came out feeling fantastic. I would trust him & their office with any future surgeries I choose to do.

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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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