Breasts & Chest - Breast implant revision - Exchange current saline implant for silicone implant, Breasts & Chest - Areola reduction, Breasts & Chest - Breast implant revision - Implant capsule removal by Dr. Bernadette Wang Ashraf
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Breast implant revision - Exchange current saline implant for silicone implant
Breast implant revision - Implant capsule removal
After having saline implants (over the muscle placement for almost 8 years), I had a fold in the left implant which left a "squishy" lump at the top of my breast appear. It was diagnosed as a fold in the implant due to the scar tissue squeezing the implant causing the fold Capsular contracture is what it was diagnosed as. My breast was not hard or disformed, as I read a lot of breasts becoming due to cc, but that squishy lump was there and it looked like it wasn't going anywhere. I went back to my original plastic surgeon who suggested removing the implants, going with saline implants this time under the muscle. Also wanted to place Strattice mesh, perform a lift and aerola reduction. I liked my original plastic surgeon and he did a great job and I know if I went with him and his treatment plan it would have been a success but it seemed like ALOT so I decided to get a second opinion. I had made an appointment at a different PS a friend had used but was put off when their complementary consulation was going to cost $250. Others had gone to see this PS and did not pay a consult fee so I was a bit put off that they were going to charge me one. The reason was because I already had implants. Didn't make sense to me so I made an appointment with Dr. Bernadette Wang Ashraf. Another friend of mine had gone to her after she had to have a double masectomy. Dr. Wang Ashraf did her restoration surgery and she was very pleased so I booked a consult. Dr. Wang Ashraf looked at my breasts and the squishy lump and agreed that there was some capsular contracture and it was her opinion that I should have the implants replaced. She suggested replacing the saline with silicone, staying above the muscle, no lift or Strattice and an areola reduction. I had not told her of the previous treatment plan I had been given. Her treatment plan was more in line to what I was hoping could be done with positive results. I booked the surgery for February 19, 2018. Fast forward to today, April 3. Healing has been good and overall no issues. Went back to work 3 days after surgery (I have a desk job). Had a blood blister along suture line on left breast which called for me keeping it covered with a nonstick gauze pad and tape (looked gnarly at first) but the nurse who did my post op at one week said it would heal and clear up and she was right. Tomorrow is my 6 week post op with Dr. Wang Ashraf and I am very pleased with the results of her work. I would recommend her to anyone who asked for a referral.