Patient Stories

Breast Implant Revision Story - submitted by M.A.

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Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

I needed a breast implant revision because one implant was encapsulated. My reason for getting implants originally was due to a weight loss of almost 200 lbs. (without surgical intervention). I was left with what looked like 2 empty "sacks." This time I also had a lift and the implants were placed behind the muscle.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

The first time it was a "no-brainer" due to the weight loss. This time it was necessary due to the fact that I was actually having pain.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

This is the second time I have used 1800mySurgeon and they are wonderful! 1800mySurgeon responded immediately and were discreet. Each time was for a different type of surgery and both times the results were the same.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery wasn't difficult since Dr. Harrell's staff has you prepared for every small detail, so that there are no surprises. The recovery is taking a little bit longer than I anticipated; not realizing that it is 2 more surgeries than I had last time. The Doctor's office was on target for my recovery time, however and I thought they were exaggerating.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

Follow the doctor's office advice to a tee. They know how long it should take to recover. From a financial aspect, ask about any extra charges for things "not absolutely necessary," but suggested, so you can plan for it.

How do you feel about your result?

The complete results won't be known for about 3 months. The first time my implants were above the muscle and I think because they were essentially "filling in" 2 empty sacks, I came out with what I felt like were "instant breasts." This time the surgery is different and the breasts are not as shocking and are sort of slowly taking shape and it is a different shape. So far I am where I am supposed to be. I think the shape is looking more natural.

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