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Old 02-05-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
 
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Surgery set for Internal Bra!

After a second failed attempt at correcting my bottoming out, I had an appointment with a new doctor this week and I will be getting Strattice put in on the 21st of this month. Because he's putting it in both sides (I only bottomed out on one side), I'm increasing my implant size as well. It adds to the total cost (around 13k), but it's cheaper than going back years later and having a whole new surgery. I'm stressed about the money and the fact that I'm having another surgery but I'm excited that I'm going ahead with a permanent solution. I haven't decided how much bigger I'm going, probably around 400cc's from my current 300's. Any advice, experience, etc. welcome, I'm trying to keep my stress levels down!
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sorry you are having to go throught this! i am going for pre-op tomorrow can you explain exactly what bottoming out is? did you know it happened right after surg?
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Good luck with your revision. I too have to go for revision due to bottoming out. I haven't scheduled date yet.
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My right implant dropped lower than my left. i noticed my crease was sitting lower and the implant didn't look centered anymore, especially when i raised my arms. i noticed it within two months good luck with your procedure, i'm sure everything will turn out great!
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I have the exact same problem. My right is worse than left. Please keep me updated on your revision if you don't mind.
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I have bottomed out and will be having a revision once I have saved up for it.. I'm going to Dr. Revis for the Internal Bra and upgrading from 500cc's to around 650cc's! GOOD LUCK and keep us posted on how you make out!!!
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I had a revision with lift and Internal Bra 3 weeks ago.

I will be honest, my recovery has been very very difficult. The pain from the IB has been excrutiating and my breasts look deformed. It has taken a toll on me emotionally.
I was off of work (desk job) for 12 days post op but could have easily taken a month off but sadly that was not an option for me.
I still have to take pain meds every night when I get home from work.

I have heard from others that their recovery was not so bad and some who have said it was extremely painful. Not trying to scare you at all, just trying to be honest and share my experience.


I hope you have much better luck, praying for a speedy recovery for you
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hey girls, I had my surgery yesterday and everything went well! I was in surgery for about 3.5 hours so needless to say, the amount of work done is causing a lot of pain. yesterday was horrible, but I woke up this morning in less pain so I hope as long as I stay on top of my meds it will stay this way. I ended up going with 450 cc's but I haven't looked at them yet, I have drains and can hardly move without hurting so I've been trying to lay as still as possible and take it easy. but it's over and done with and I'm ready to be back to normal again!!
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Hey I'm just curious as to how your recovery is going with the Strattice...I had horrible double bubbles after my first BA so about a year later I had a revision with permanent sutures put in which held for one side but not the other so the next step is Strattice. Has it been worse than your previous revision surgeries? And I saw you said you had it put in on both sides even though you only bottomed out on one side, was that just to prevent another surgery in the future? Hopefully this is a permanent solution for you, it really sucks to have to pay for multiple surgeries
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I'm supposed to have a revision my a double bubble / bottom out on my left side soon (and possibly to make my flex distortion less severe). My PS is just going to use internal stitches I think...maybe I should ask about strattice. Is it normal procedure to try without strattice first? (I read that it's very expensive)

Also I had no idea that it would be so painful afterwards..I'm glad I read your posts so I can get prepared mentally for that!
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Ideally, the internal stitches would allow the scar tissue to form and hold up the implant where it should be. My doctor didn't believe in using permanent sutures, so I had two surgeries with dissolving sutures. There was a chance it would work, but I didn't form the scar tissue needed to hold it up, so as soon as my stitches dissolved my implant dropped right back. I suppose I could have tried permanent sutures, but considering I'd already been through two revision surgeries, I wanted something that I knew would work. My new doctor would not put Strattice in just one side because of its ability to hold the breast up. Over time, the breast without the Strattice would have dropped/sagged differently, so the probability they would look significantly different in the future was high. My recovery has actually been a lot easier than I anticipated. I've been mildly sore and my range of motion is horrible, but it's been nothing like my original surgery or my past revision surgeries. I was on prescription meds for about a week, if that, and now if I hurt I just take some OTC medicine. I have been tired, but other than that I really have no complaints about this recovery.
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Thanks for the info Raceerd. Yes, I read that it's a good idea to put strattice in both so there are no asymmetry issues later.
Im glad your recovery is going better this time..I wonder why your other revisions were more painful. By the way, are you happy with your upsize to 450cc? We have similar stats and my PS thinks even 400cc will be too much/ too fake for me.
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Thanks for the info Raceerd. Yes, I read that it's a good idea to put strattice in both so there are no asymmetry issues later.
Im glad your recovery is going better this time..I wonder why your other revisions were more painful. By the way, are you happy with your upsize to 450cc? We have similar stats and my PS thinks even 400cc will be too much/ too fake for me.
I'm not sure yet, once they soften up I should get a better idea of what they'll look like. I wouldn't have gone any bigger had it not been for the Strattice, my previous doctor thought even 325 would be too big and my tissue may not support them. I will tell you though, because of the placement and size I'm not sure how "natural" they're going to look...after all, I walked in with a push up bra and told him I wanted to look like that all the time...they may end up looking more fake than natural. Lucky for me I have some hips and thighs to even out so even if they look kind of fake, I'll still look proportional.
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