Implant And Capsule Removal Dr Guillermo Koellicker
Aftercare was the top variable in this decision,...
Over muscle Implant - 25 years old
Surgery Scheduled for 8/2/2016 - CBC & EKG Submitted
20 Days Until Surgeries!!
12 Days Until BR and SMAS!
Actually am nervous and excited...but getting rid of these calcified rocks will be well worth it!
Turning 60 on Saturday - Surgery in 4 days
I'm set! I am so excited to recuperate in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. Located 90 mins from Houston; cool climate year round and gorgeous villa!
Explant after 25 years ---GROSS!!!
4 days Post-Op - HUGE Barnacle Covered Mass Removed
STITCHES OUT, THEN SHOPPING - 6 Days Post-Op
7 Days until Husband flies down-Not sure about his reaction!
BEWARE OF PUSHING!!!
LEAVING CASA MARINO - WONDER IF ANYONE WILL NOTICE?
Feeling absolutely fantastic and happy this journey has gone so well. Now, I'm wondering how many at my firm will even notice that I left a 34DD and returning a 34B? Fewer than I imagine and those that do will certainly not be so politically incorrect to ask!
FLYING HOME! 2 TIGHT BRAS & SUPPORT HOSE
DD to B - No One Noticed - Thought I Lost Weight
Physically, I'm quickly healing but found myself weeping on the drive home - more tired than I realized and must be experiencing a little post-surgery depression. The Eagles singing "Lying Eyes" has never evoked that kind of emotion.
Icing my breasts & keep remembering to be patient- it takes time.
NO PHOTOS NECESSARY
I'm due to see my MDVIP Internist & GYN this month for my annual physical. They are both so proactive and aggressive to find the way to keep me at my healthiest. Photos of the left capsule, as well as hearing the silicone had leaked, put them in major shock. Mammograms nor palpating exams gave them any reason to think I was in danger. (note: the calcification was on the INSIDE of the capsule). I always received advice to have them removed but the risk of general anesthesia was higher than leaving them. Received the same advice from ex boyfriend, notable East Coast OB-GYN oncology surgeon.
I'm not emotional over situation--knew in my gut, found out best place and did it.
Being proactive in our own health issues is critical - not from doctors neglect but from a long history of being followers. Same message from American Heart Association. Good luck to every woman!
Houston Doctors Indicated Excellent Work
Dr Koelliker - Complicated Explant
Explant - Just Fine at a "B"
Dr Guillermo Koellicker - What are the most attributes of a great surgeon? Skill, professionalism, respect from and to staff, thorough, empathetic, and one who will place your health above all else. Before Dr K schedules a surgery date, a full blood panel, medical history, and EKG is required. Your hemoglobin must be 13 if having multiple procedures. Mine was low & he was clear that if it was not at 13, only 1 procedure. In my case breast implant & capsule removal. FaceLiftMexico arranged for a driver to pick me up at the airport and take directly to the hospital. The driver stayed with me to complete the admissions process and walked me to my room. His degree is in hotel management - Impeccable English & the demeanor of a Ritz Carleton concierge. Within 15 minutes, Dr Koellicker came to my room to discuss the procedures and outline the necessary pre-op tests. Blood was drawn; EKG run, then I was offered lunch. The Internist, Dr Gomez reviewed my test results with me and Dr Koellicker came by to give me the schedule. No food/water after 10:00pm, nurses would wake me up at 6:30am to wash my entire body with Betadyne, especially my hair; 7:00am IV insertion; 7:30am Markings on face & breast; surgery at 8:00am. The nurses and I used Google Translate which was comical, yet effective! What makes Dr Koellicker stand out - when he realized after 2 hours of removing and cleaning silicone out, he would not perform the lift and insert implant. He brought me out to tell me I needed to wait 6 months. He was firm that it was not the best for my health nor for a good result. On Friday, an equally accomplished driver transferred me to Casa Marino (B&B Spa) where Fabiola met me at the front door. She handled getting my prescriptions; settling in my room (really a suite) and going over the "rules"...NO SMOKING EVER and no Alcohol or caffeine until Dr Koellicker gave the okay. 4 days later, Dr Koellicker came to me for follow up and removed stitches. I'm a "bruiser"--pushing up against a hard object will leave a bruise so I took every preventative and still bruised WHEN I SLEPT on my ride side the day after surgery. Did not try that again! At the post op visit he prescribed an additional anti-bruising Med which has helped tremendously. He came back the next day to check on me and Nancy, who had surgery the day before mine. Of note, Dr Koellicker operates on one patient per day. Not all his patients are coordinated through FaceLiftMexico. There are 2 suites at Casa Marino which limits the max number of patients to 4, if you come with a friend. The financial integrity I've experienced with Pat Marino is exemplary. She caught my error of overpaying by $1,000 and because I did not have the secondary portion of my breast surgery, the fees were refunded and I never broached the subject. A refund check was left in my room by the 3rd day. The package stays at Casa Marino are designed to ensure a safe, quick recovery. If anything goes awry it will be within the first 5 days and Dr Koellicker wants to be able to address immediately. Frankly, I could have flown back to Houston but opted to stay not just 13 days, but 16. Pat immediately indicated she would adjust the rate if I chose to leave early. I still have 5 more days of this cool, mountain air to enjoy before going back to Houston. I could add more to the list of helpful benefits but then I would be entering into that scope of "flowery" language. In a nutshell..using FaceLiftMexico was the perfect option for me. Working in a very contentious environment, with children who would freak out if they saw their Mom laid out, a husband who owns his own business who would wonder why did I not line up care. (Well, dear it does not exist in Houston for less than $400/day.) Emotionally and physically a bargain. And, I have my face from 15 years ago!!