Wish I Would Have Consulted with Other Doctors... - New York

I was 22 years old when I decided to get breast...

I was 22 years old when I decided to get breast implants. I was in grad school and I didn't have a lot of money to afford consultation fees of $150+ like were in NYC at that time. I went to Dr. Romita for a consultation and then out of naiveté I chose him as my doctor. To make a long story short, I got saline implants through the nipple and had a complication. The implant had rotated after surgery (this is what he told me)and the valve where it is filled was poking out the bottom of my breast. Not through the skin or anything, but you could see and feel a distinct bulge… like something was there that wasn't supposed to be. When I went back he stated that I would have to get another surgery and now I could get even better implants, the silicone gels. I remember feeling a pit in my stomach knowing I would have to pay for another surgery when I had just spent all my savings on the first one. I consented to the second surgery and put the cost on my credit card! He told me I should also get a areola size reduction, as well, making me feel like I had some sort of deformity when now I know I simply had large nipples! But being young and naive, I did what the expert said and left with scarring around the entire circumference of both nipples and silicone gel implants. I was happy that the bulge was gone, but now there was an indentation of stemming from up by my arm pit all the way to the bottom of the breast. He couldn't explain what it was, he just said that it would fade away in time. It has improved after ten years, but it is still visible. As I was leaving the office after my last follow up appointment I noticed that his hands were shaking uncontrollably. That's when I realized I had made a big mistake (as if the prior complications weren't enough!). Looking back, I wish I would have went with my gut and spent the money on consultations with other doctors.

I joined this site so I could read about women who have removed their implants. I hope to remove them soon. If you have a referral for an explant specialist, please let me know.
New York Plastic Surgeon

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
Was this review helpful? {{ voteCountOthers + ' other' + (voteCountOthers == 1 ? '' : 's') }} found this helpful