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How do I know if a surgeon is board certified?
Mommy Makeover - 5 days ago2 answers
I am doing research on surgeons and have a scheduled mommy makeover. I can't find anything online for my doctor. He is claiming to be double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery but nothing online says he is. He also said after my tummy tuck and muscle repair I won't be able to do anymore sit-ups or heavy lifting. Is this true?. I'm having second thoughts about this doctor. Can you help guide me to make a good choice?
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How is it possible that my cohesive silicone implant that’s 2.5 yrs old ruptured?
Breast Augmentation - 1 week ago2 answers
I have cohesive silicone gel implants by Mentor that were placed ~2.5 years ago. I had to get an MRI & mammogram done for breast cancer screening, which is when they found that my right implant is ruptured. I’ve noticed the right was smaller than usual lately but thought it was normal asymmetry. I recall no trauma of any sort and I am very careful with my implants. How could this rupture happen in relatively new implants? Is it possible the mammogram ruptured my implant or made it worse?
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Would 575-650cc Mentor silicone smooth round implants give me a natural-looking DD?
Breast Augmentation - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I’m 5’10, 169 lbs board back. I think BWD is 14.5, so I'm like a B. Lost boob size from working out. Perky, no sag though. I’m wanting a DD full cleavage and side boob, but don’t want them resting up too high. I want a natural hang. Don’t want to look like a fake barbie.
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Will my breast pocket stretch over time? I was very clear with my surgeon about wanting a natural slope. I don't have this.
Breast Augmentation - 2 weeks ago3 answers
He told me there was no noticeable difference between rounds and anatomical. I'm coming up on my one-year post-op and I'm really not happy. There's a very abnormal shape to them. I'm quite sad about it. I consider myself an age gracefully/hippie kind of person and this was a huge decision. I breastfed all 3 of my babies and that definitely took a toll on my body. Will the pocket stretch with gravity? Is there an actual difference between the look of anatomical and rounds?
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One breast implant is noticeably bigger than the other. What should I do?
Breast Augmentation - 2 weeks ago2 answers
I am 4 months post-op of a breast aug with silicone implants. My left breast was smaller than the right to begin with. My PS did a 500cc implant on the left and 425 on the right. Now my left breast is noticeably bigger than the right. I know I am not fully healed, but as my implants settle, the size difference between the two implants is more apparent. How can this be corrected? Also, my PS had me do a “rice test” to get an idea of how big I want to go. Am I liable for the size difference?
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What is the best way to fix problems with boob replacements?
Breast Implant Replacement - 1 month ago3 answers
One boob is high up and will not drop into place and the other boob is in place but now has dropped past my incision. I could wear a shirt without a bra with my other implants but now that I’m bigger one nipple is higher than the other and one boob looks bigger than the other. Very depressing.
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Is 430cc's enough to get to a 34D cup with a narrow chest?
Breast Augmentation - 1 month ago2 answers
I am a 34B now, after breastfeeding of two kids. I am expecting 34D cup after breast augmentation surgery. My doctor suggests I choose 430cc ultra high profile but said it can be more than I am expecting. I am 4'17", 114lb.
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What are some options for encouraging my breast implants to settle?
Breast Augmentation - 1 month ago5 answers
I am 2 months post-breast augmentation. One of my implants isn’t settling into the pocket. My doctor doesn’t believe in massages or the band. What are some options to correct this? Also, at what point is it safe to have the correction done to help the implant drop? 3, 4 or 6 months? I just hate how they look; it’s so uneven. I’ve been severely depressed about how I look. Please help. My doc isn’t as sympathetic towards my concern.
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How do I know if I have implant displacement?
Breast Augmentation - 1 month ago3 answers
Since surgery, my right breast has done really well—it’s dropped and fluffed. My left, however, is still struggling and is showing no signs of dropping. The only progress thus far is the swelling is gone and no more pain. The implant itself is still sitting where my surgeon put it. My skin has stretched at the bottom but it’s empty. I am embarrassed about how I look. I’ve expressed this concern to my doc be he just says watch and wait but gives no explanation for the problem.
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Do I have a capsular contracture after my hematoma?
Breast Augmentation - 1 month ago3 answers
I'm 2 weeks post-op. My PS confirmed I had a "slight" hematoma in my right breast at 4 days po. That breast has hard lumpy nuggets in it and the whole breast is very firm. It is nothing like my left. It rides high but isn't larger in appearance. My PS gave me the option to have a full blown surgery to drain it, remove the implant and put the same implant back under general anesthesia. Or, wait and see. I opted to wait. Now I think I made a mistake. I don't know what my options are or what to do.
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Will my breasts look bigger after dropping and fluffing? I'm scared that they will get smaller because I love the size they are now.
Breast Augmentation - 1 month ago2 answers
I had 410cc high profile silicone implants placed under the muscle 1 week and 4 days ago. I am 6,2m in length and weight is 51kg. I was a small A-cup before. I really would love to be at least a D-cup. Will my breast get smaller than they are now?
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One of my textured saline breast implants is smaller than the other and feels like it's folded in. It's also sore. Do I need it (or both) replaced?
Breast Implant Replacement - 1 month ago3 answers
I had textured saline breast implants placed in 1995. Recently I noticed one breast is smaller and feels like it's folded in. That breast also has a sore area. Do one or both of the implants need to be replaced? If so, do I need to get the details of my surgery in order for it to happen?
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Can lack of cleavage be fixed with a second breast augmentation without changing implant size?
Breast Augmentation - 2 months ago5 answers
I had breast augmentation on January 16. I had no complications. I like the size and how they feel. However, I don't have cleavage. My breasts are too far apart, so that makes me feel embarrassed and sad. I cannot wear certain kinds of clothes because the separation looks awful. I was totally flat and had no cleavage before the surgery, so I'm OK with the size, just not the cleavage. Is there a way to fix this problem without increasing the size of the implant? How would my surgeon do this?
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Why did I develop an infection after breast implant replacement? What can I do about the inflammation/swelling?
Breast Implant Replacement - 2 months ago1 answer
My silicone implants were replaced in July. Everything was going well and I was healing great. Then, I developed an infection in September--not at the incision site, fever, red, hot, extremely swollen, hospitalized, and treated with IV vancomycin and cefepime. Was released from the hospital with at-home IV antibiotics. Infection appears gone, labs normal, redness and heat gone, but no change in swelling. My breast is the size of a small cantaloupe. What do I do? Why did this happen?
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When will my right breast drop? It still looks like a torpedo 3 months after breast augmentation surgery.
Breast Augmentation - 2 months ago4 answers
I am about 3 months post-breast augmentation and my right breast will not drop. It looks like a torpedo still and I do not know what to do. My doc is in Ohio.
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Is it possible to rupture your breast implants with side sleeping?
Breast Augmentation - 2 months ago3 answers
I had my breast augmentation on January 16th. So far I haven't had any complications. However, I would like to know if there is a risk of rupture with side sleeping. I haven't found any information about it and it scares me that the pressure can make the implants rupture.
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I'm getting my breast implants removed. Do burn marks from a surgical electric knife go away? Will my doc need to stitch my cut breast muscle?
Breast Implant Removal - 2 months ago1 answer
I am planning to get my breast implants removed. On YouTube, I saw a breast explant surgery video where a doctor used a surgical electric knife. It left burn marks on the tissue. Is this safe? Will the burn marks go away. Also, since I had a dual plane breast implant placement, is it important to stitch the cut muscle up? Both of doctors said that it’s unnecessary.
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I plan on getting my breast implants removed. What is the safest way to do this?
Breast Implant Removal - 2 months ago3 answers
1. With local anesthesia, via areola incision (I got my breast augmentation through them). Endoscopic explant surgery, partial capsulectomy 2. With general anesthesia, via areola incision. Endoscopic explant surgery, partial capsulectomy and burn rest of the capsule with surgical electric knife to create scars so that breast tissues will stick to close the space(pocket). Is general anesthesia or local anesthesia best? Is it safe to have partial capsule left in my breasts?
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How will my current implants affect my CC decision for new augmentation?
Breast Augmentation - 2 months ago3 answers
I’m getting a second breast augmentation. My first augmentation brought me up from no breast tissue to 225 cc's. When considering how big I should go this time, does having breast implants now make a difference? Now that I already have a B cup, will that effect my cc's for the next surgery?
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I want larger breast implants (1000cc). Should I have the procedure done in Florida or Belgium?
Breast Implant Revision - 2 months ago1 answer
3 years ago I had an uplift with breast implants (405cc). Despite asking my surgeon to place the implants behind the muscle, he put in front. Now, I want to go much bigger as I feel my boobs have dropped. I found a specific doctor in Florida who does the internal bra procedure and has experience with implants over 1000cc, which I hope to get. Should I have the procedure in Florida or Belgium? Is one location better or safer than the other?
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