Downsized Breast Implants After 21 Years with No Lift! - Toronto, ON

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I had my 600cc high profile Mentor implants...

I had my 600cc high profile Mentor implants replaced with Inspira moderate 405/445cc Soft Form #2 gel last Thursday. Dr. Kreidstein did a left capsulorraphy because the left pocket was over dissected by a previous doctor causing the left breast to sit too medially. He also revised my areola scars. I felt my previous implants were too big especially with the profile and a bit too wide as well. I didn't have hardly any space between my breasts (no symmastia) so I also wanted to have a bit more gap. My present implants seem like the perfect fit for me so far and I haven't even seen them without a bra! I had always preferred bigger faker looking breasts but now at 48 years of age I want smaller and more natural! We went with two different sizes to address asymmetry. Before choosing Dr. Kreidstein I had gone to two other consults and both of those well known doctors discouraged me from downsizing almost like they were not confident enough to do what needed to be done or they just didn't want to bother with a revision for someone else's patient. From the very first visit with Dr. Kreidstein, he displayed alot of confidence and reassured me that it was a fairly straight forward and uncomplicated revision. He said it would be time consuming for the left pocket capsulorraphy but that was it, so I felt at ease from the very first visit. That told me he was willing to put in the time....He also felt strongly that I would not need a lift. This in itself was huge because I had large implants in for 21 years but I did not have any prior sag beforehand so I'm sure that helped. We also chose the Inspiras because I had alot of rippling with the Mentors even in the cleavage. Because Inspira offers two different gels, we chose Soft Form #2 gel for this reason. I haven't looked at them yet but tomorrow I get my dressings off. I must say though that they feel nice in my hands and alot more proportionate to my body. I am so glad to have chosen Dr. Kreidstein....I will update soon with some post op revision pictures!

17 days post op Downsized.....

So it's been just over two weeks since I've downsized and I feel pretty good with no significant pain. I still have lot's of swelling, a bit of extra skin around the nipple area that needs to shrink down. The left breast hasn't settled completely and is a bit higher right now. I had a left capsulorraphy in the medial area so this is probably why the left is taking longer. I am so far very pleased with the size!

8 weeks post op from downsizing implants with a lift.

Hello, I am 8 weeks post op from downsizing my implants and I'm doing well with no discomfort or pain. When I was in to see my doctor 3 weeks ago he said the left breast (your right) should drop more to look more even with the right. Because of the capsule repair he did on the left, the implant is sitting higher and hasn't filled out in the lower half. The repair may be slower down this process of dropping completely in it's pocket. My doctor said to give it time but worse scenario if it doesn't he will have to make a small revision to revise the pocket. He said he would waive his fee, and I was so happy that he brought all of this up himself without me having to wonder or ask first. I am very happy so far and fingers crossed that my left drops some more!

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In regards to my present rippling.....There has been an improvement with my present Inspira Soft Form #2 gels. An improvement was all I was expecting and I believe had I used dermal sheeting I would of not been ripple free either and would of spent ALOT more money! Rippling is the trade off of having breast implants on thinner girls so I accept this trade off. I am pleasantly surprised to see that my present Soft Form gels are just as soft as my previous Mentors. I think that maybe downsizing could of had something to do with this but all in all these feel just as soft as my previous ones and with time this can even get better. I think the smaller the implant, the more natural it feels. My doctor did a great job revising my areola scars and at present I am using the Mepiform silicone sheeting for at least 6 months....
Toronto Plastic Surgeon

I can't stress enough the importance of finding a reputable, talented and caring doctor such as what Dr. Kreidstein has demonstrated himself to be. It takes time, and I would suggest not rushing into any procedure without educating yourself first. Dr. Kreidstein's office and surgical facility are nice and very clean. His staff have been with him for many years and that says a lot. Everyone is welcoming and pleasant to deal with. What I look for in a doctor is their ability and talent not how fancy the office is or that they offer green tea while you wait. Dr. Kreidstein is not only extremely talented but puts his everything into each and every one of his patients. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kreidstein, my experience with him has been top notch.

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