Then within 2 months I heard of Dr. Vinas name dropped three times. First he rebuilt a friend of mine's breast after Breast Cancer using Collegen strips to hold the implants after another Doc had failed to set them. The at my OB appointment, she commented how I really had NO breast tissue left. I asked her who she would recommend if someone had a problem with implants or needed creative reconstruction and she said, Dr. Vinas. Then ironically while getting an IPL, the tech had huge implants. I aske about them and she told me she has three surgeries, then fianlly went to Dr. Vinas to clean out the silicone that leaked and she was finally happy. I book a consultation (but was doubtful).
When I met him I instantly knew he was the Doc that could help me. I explained my fears of silicone implants. Instead of dismissing me he said we can consider saline or a fat transfer, which ever I felt more comformtable with!!! And he did NOT take naked pics (until the day before the surgery by a female nurse). I wanted to be a size C. He said he could do it with a fat transfer but would have to mix in powdered collagen to try to add extra bulk. Later I decided to only go with my real fat and understood that the final outcome would not be "perfect" like implants, but would depend how my body responded. ****tangent: the shell of implants are make with platinum salts. Go to the CDC website and look up the side effect. NEURO TOXIN!!! SCARY!
I needed a Major lift! Also it is hard to see in the pics, but my C-section scar was indented with 2" of dead loose skin bulging over and a swollen lady pubic bump under (yuk) was always self conscious and would not wear a tight skirt even though I am thin. My waist had thickened and I had a muffin top on my back which did not help with the disapearing butt problem (ageing is so fun). He did lipo on my back, inner thighs, inner knees, and a little on my ab and lady bump to smooth it out and make an equal transition from the waist. The surgery would have cost less if I had enough fat in 1 area, but he has to sculpt multiple areas to get enough.
It hurt like HELL!!! I had a drain tub in my ab for the breast and everything was swollen. He gave me morphine ahead of time, but after 4 days it no longer worked, I had to switch to percoset. They were great about giving me the pain pills I desperately needed. It was a full 1.5 weeks before I was able to not take the pills during the day (by the 2nd week I was on a much lower dose). Still needed them at night. Swollen like crazy. The first thing I said to my husband is "I am NEVER doing this again" Funny 8 weeks about and I am looking for more fat for him to transfer. I knew going into this that it can take a few transfers, but I cannot believe the results after 1!!!
I was a NOT full A cup. I wore the super padded A, folded my breast to put it in and had noting on top. Now I am an overflowing B with Very generous cleaveage and upper pole breast tissue. I am still sore at my abdominal insition, but am also chasing to kids, swiming daily, and working out.
Oh, I have 2 scars on each breast about the size of a pensil eraser, one on each side. They do not interfear with low cut clothing. I'll take a pic. The right one is a little smaller than the left. I may get a touch up next year, but once in a bra or swim suite you can't tell.
I want women to know that there are options, you don't have to get implants. If you are serious and have a consult with Dr. V, I left my info as a reference if you have questions.