Breast Surgery Mega-Site by Rebecca
The Original Breast Surgery Mega Site, with the Top Breast Surgeons,
before and after photos, breast implant info, breast lift surgery,
breast reconstruction and more since 1997!
Surgeon: Dr. Revis
The key to the best possible outcome is choosing the right surgeon. This time I am undoubtedly at an advantage knowing many surgeons from coast to coast.
Rupture: 250 o/f to 275 Mentor Saline Implant
I was in the shower when I noticed my right implant was probably about 75-80% deflated. It completely deflated within 36 hours. I wasn't too concerned as there is no harm in a saline implant rupturing. However, you should seek a redo as soon as possible as the pocket begins to close. It was a little over 3 months before I was able to have surgery and Dr. Revis did state the pocket was about 50% closed at that time.
Saline to Silicone: I was excited at the prospect of now getting the size and type implants I wanted as the high profiles were not available when I first had surgery and I feel for most women like myself (thin with a small ribcage) they are a much better implant. I also qualified for silicone which I decided to do to avoid a future 24/hr deflation. Am I glad I did! They are awesome! They feel real. My salines were much firmer.
My old 250 o/f to 275 barely made me a C cup so I knew I wanted to go up a size and since 275 took me up almost 2 sizes, I knew I needed to add at least another 150cc to gain an additional cup size and then I added another 25cc just to be sure! I wanted to see a difference in size. I used to wear push-up bras even with my first set of implants, now I am that size in clothes w/o the push bras.
Placement: Same - Under the muscle
I recommend going under the muscle whenever possible for several reasons. However, for some this may not provide the best aesthetic result.
Incision: Same - Areola
Implant Warranty: Most current warranties allow up to 10 years for $1200 toward the cost of surgery. However, when I received my implants in 97, it was only 5 years so I did not qualify. Most all major manufacturer implants do come with a lifetime warranty so this helped with the cost of replacing the implants (I replaced both for reasons above).
Pain: Even though my pocket closed half way and needed to be re-opened and I went from 275 to 450 the redo surgery was a breeze. I was on my computer shortly after getting back to the hotel from surgery and that night I drove to dinner and we ate out with no problems. Most people have an easier time with a redo surgery mostly because you breast muscle is already stretched and the pocket has already been cut.
Cleavage: I did lose some cleavage due to the fact I had my new surgeon place the implants lower on my chest so my areola would not be so low (I started with a saggy A cup).
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