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The surgeon who is going to do my breast augmentation never discussed implant volume and only recommended silicone under the muscle. What to do?
I had a consultation 1 week ago. He was kind and knowledgeable, but I felt extremely rushed. He's done beautiful work on two of my friends—their recovery was quick and without complications. I paid $1000 down for the $6200 surgery and have it scheduled for January 14. Looking back, my surgeon never had me try on sizers and didn't discuss profile. I told him I wanted a full C/small D, but he never suggested a cc volume. He said my only option was silicone under the muscle. What should I do?
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During implant exchange, will having a capsulotomy or capsulectomy reduce my chances of getting capsular contracture?
I'm 5'9", 160lbs, BWD 15. I wish to upgrade from 400cc textured anatomical implants (Natrelle 410) to 700-800cc smooth round implants. What are the most important factors in mitigating the risk of capsular contracture. Is it best to remove the whole capsule when performing an implant exchange? Do I significantly increase my chances of CC by upsizing to implants in 700-800cc range?
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Has anyone had surgery while on Isotretinoin?
Has anyone had surgery while taking Isotretinoin (e.g. Accutane or Roaccutane)?
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What's the difference between board certified and AOA certified?
Mommy Makeover - 2 answers
The doctors we are looking at for a breast lift and tummy tuck are board certified. One is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; the other is certified through the American Osteopathic Association. Reading online there doesn't seem to be much of a difference. Can anyone confirm or aid in a decision? Is one better trained than the other?
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How do I know if a surgeon is board certified?
Mommy Makeover - 2 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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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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