Location: Commerce, GA
Member since 9/2/2013


  • 130 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 6 questions

Reviews & Stories

Two-stage makeover 1st-Tummy tuck and breast lift, 2nd-silicone implants held in place with a belladerm sling

Hello community members. I will start by telling you that I was born with a very unusual tubular breast deformity and asymmetry. In 2000 I underwent a benelli/crescent lift hybrid along with sub-muscular 350cc saline implants. Shortly after ( An update to yesterday's review (a good portion of my text did not show up). After my initial implants in 2000, I have had two "bottoming outs". ... READ MORE

Questions from makingchanges2014

I Need Help Locating a Physician Atlanta, GA Experienced in Sub-facsical and Strattice/alloderm Grafting?

I had a sub-muscular implant placement with round, over-filled saline implants, along with a purse-string mastopexy; the initial surgery was 10 years ago. Bottoming out... READ MORE

Belladerm vs. Alloderm to create breast implant sling

My PS informed me that during the pre-op he would be using belladerm instead of alloderm to create a breast implant sling. Is belladerm an inferior product? Does belladerm... READ MORE

Are drains necessary with belladerm?

My PS is using belladerm to create an internal sling to hold my new breast implants in place-I have a history of repeated bottoming out and lateral displacement. Two of the PS... READ MORE

Are drains necessary when using belladerm with an augmentation? What are the risk of not having a drain?

I had an explant due to bottoming out and lateral displacement. During the explant, I had a full anchor lift. I am now moving to stage two of the breast surgery; I am getting... READ MORE

I am having a revision for a small "dog ear" on my hip. How long do I have to wait to submerge in water?

I am having a revision for a small "dog ear" on my hip. The doctor is using local to numb and revise. My question is-How long do I have to wait to submerge in water? Lakes?... READ MORE

If belladerm was "eaten up" in 6 months, would switching to allomax be futile? -What are my other alternatives to ADM? (photo)

I had an explant (350cc), followed by lift and gel implants (250cc). Because of history of bottoming out, the ps used Belladerm in the lower pole. Now, 6M later and left... READ MORE

Recent comments from makingchanges2014

I think I may have an abscess suture knot on my TT line 1 year post-op. I have been having a burning/sharp pinching pain that comes and goes (just enough to bother me) for the past few weeks. When in the bath today, I was looking down... READ COMMENT

Welcome back! READ COMMENT

Have to following sessions reduced the redness? READ COMMENT

Wow. Your transformation has been amazing. Have you considered breast implants? I was looking at your Ft Laudarde pictures. I have to say silicone is the way to go! READ COMMENT

Looking good. Thighs are a hard to take part of a woman's body. Even with my weight loss and muscle gain, I still have giggly legs. The definition in your stomach is amazing. READ COMMENT