I had 30 year old silicone 425cc implants removed because they had ruptured and were calcifying. Removing the plasterlike goo took my ps 3 hours. He then replaced them with natrelle style 20 (high profile) 450 cc smooth gel implants. He went through the areole. He was able to lift them some by cutting the areale out in a crescent, then cut around it to make it smaller and round and replaced it. I didn't want a lift as I didn't want a scar going up my breast. I am very happy with the results. He placed strattice to help hold them in place and to give my thin breast tissue more padding. The strattice is also used to keep them from sagging in the future. The following pics were taken 4 weeks and 3 days postop. I also had a mini tummy tuck and flank lipo. Wow does lipo hurt like hell. I did not have much pain with the ba. The only pain I have had is the very tender to the touch skin above the crease line and the outer half of each boob. Periodically I get sharp pains from the muscle/strattice as the new implants were placed under the muscle. My old ones were placed in through under the arm and above the muscle. He went up 25cc from what I had before and used high profiles so they I would have more lift. The old ones were very saggy. I am extremely pleased with the results. My nipples are higher and the boobs don't sag. I started using strattice sheets at 4 weeks so its only been 3 days. I wear them 12-16 hours during the day and take them off when I sleep. I sleep in a platex 18 hour bra with no wires. Very comfortable in fact I wear the bra nearly 24 hours as I don't want the boobs to drop so much.
Ruptured Gel Implants Removed and Replaced with Natrelle Style 20 450cc with Strattice - Lubbock, TX
Saw my ps today and he said everything looks great...
Oh, by the way I am 52 1/2 years old and by old boobs were a mess 30 years later. Sagging, with dimpling and ruptured.
Now they are beautiful! I go back in 3 1/2 weeks for my 2 month postop.
I will post BEFORE pics in 3 1/2 wks. I forgot to...
For all of you ladies that had tummy tucks done...
They also help fight infection, promote reordering of the tissue below. Medical rehab clinics use them on burn patients and on patients whose scars are not healing.
14 month post op pics
Won't post again on this site till after redo.
Redoing my ba and going smaller and getting a lift on 9/26/13
Mommy Makeover Part 2 - Perkier Boobs and Flatter Tummy Coming Next Week! - Lubbock, TX
My husband just called me and told me he got back my mammo report he had ordered for my surgery on thursday. They said I had some anomilies on the upper right side breast above the implant. I think it may be the strattice or some left over silicone that my surgeon wasn't able to get out last may. So now I have to drive to Andrews which is an hour away and pick up the cd to take to my ps on tues.… Show more He's going to use it as a guide when he removes and replaces the implants I have in now. So he can make sure I don't have any more calcified silicone left in the breast tissue. Calcified silicone is not dangerous it just makes your mammos difficult to read. So you keep getting false positives for cancer. So its a good thing a want to go a bit smaller and he's going to go in there anyway. His wife just had both her breasts removed from cancer last month so he's paranoid about this kinda stuff. I'm not worried its cancer. I know it's the ruptured silicone that I had for over 30 years. Not a big deal. I never had any aches or pains or symptoms ever in the 30 years I had them. But, these false positives on mammos needs to be remedied. My husband whose a doc is not concerned either. But he wants me totally cleaned out so he called my ps and told him what's going on and my ps told him to have me bring him the films on cd and he would use that as a guide to finish cleaning me out before he puts the new implants in. GOSH! Drama
He is so wonderful and the staff is amazing. I've not had any problems and am thrilled with his bedside manner and his ability to give me exactly what I wanted. He wanted to do a lift but I talked him out of it. My results have exceeded the expectations he gave me. He's better than he knows!