To improve my distorted breasts.
My journey started in 2000' with the desire of having the "perfect" breasts when I was very young. I went from a AA to a C and experienced moderate to severe capsular contracture with no resolution after trying to replace them under the muscle technique by another physician on 3 separate occasions.
Recently I chose to have both implants removed by my previous surgeon in August 2011 due to mastitis after delivering my last child as this only enhanced the capsular contracture in my breasts. Unknowingly, this decision would change my life forever. I experienced severe right breast skin retraction to the point of looking like a partial mastectomy due to infection from a hematoma/seroma that had developed after explantation. My husband and I went through soo much emotionally to try and figure out how I could fix this new problem.
After watching a Dr. OZ tv episode, I came upon a fairly new technique where you can inject your own fat into your breasts and amazingly feel soft and mobile like regular breast tissue. This moment was heaven sent to all my answers and I started researching local doctors in the orlando area.
I met with Dr. Hartog in October of 2011 and was amazed of the possibilities that lay ahead of me. I understood that this process "took time" even though I am very impatient and wanted to see results immediately. I was extremely impressed how thorough he was and his staff was amazingly helpful as well. For once in my life, I found a doctor that made me feel important and listened to my concerns. He has always taken time to evaluate my situation before making an indefinite surgical decision in pushing me in the right direction.
This has been a long process as I have worn the brava bra for approximately 12 weeks now and had 2 fat transfer surgeries to date with great success. My right breast may need a little more TLC but it's amazing with the right doctor and the right technique how this can change my life in a positive direction for the first time in 11 years. Dr. Hartog and his staff have been soooo patient with me as I am soo critical about myself and always strive for perfection after the tremendous amount of heartache I have experienced with previous surgeons.