Breast Reduction/Implants Gone Wrong Cases

Case1: I just had breast reduction surgery done. My doctor failed to tell me that he removed my nipples during surgery. So here it was 4 weeks later, after seeing him 2 times a week, a scab came off one of my nipples after taking a bath and there was no nipple. I screamed! Where is it? Where is it? Oh my god, my worst nightmare! He didn't even tell me that he removed them. I am so angry at my doctor. I have lost a big part of what makes me feel like a woman. Its only been a few days since I found out that they are gone and while searching the internet, I can't find anyone else this has happend too. I asked him why he took them off and he said he thought it was the best thing to do at the time. I am so confused and sad over this. Does anyone know why a Dr. Would remove your nipples and keep the areole?

Reply: I'm sorry to say but this is really stupid. The fact that he removed you nipples I mean. It is true that the nipple and areola are removed from the skin during such surgery but they are placed afterwards. Your doctor not placing your nipple back is definetly wrong...I believe you can sue him for that. It is not professional. Furthermore he is not allowed to do anything without your approval unless it is a life threatening situation. And it wasn't in your case. What? What if he had done a mastectomy? Would he have motivated that he felt like doing that? Maybe he was tired and wanted to go home early? This can't be. You can't allow that. Talk to him and ask for reasons to why he has done this. Sue him if not and with the money go to a real doctor and try to have your nipples made. I believe it can be done. I just don't know how much you will feel afterwards. Good luck!


Case2: My name is kristina and I am 28 from california. I had a breast reduction 3yrs. Ago and suffered many complications. My surgeon was supposed to remove the nipples during the surgery and re-apply them st the end of the procedure. He claims that 15min. Before surgery I told him to do it keeping the blood flow attached during surgery (which I didn't). I chose the first method sice it had the greatest chance of survival for me. To make a rather long story short. Within the first two weeks I had lost both nipples and my insisian was seperating (about 8in. On one side and 6in. On the other)and much of my remaining tissue was falling out and dying off.
I now have no nipples, no remaining breast tissue, severe pain from the nerve damage, depression and lots of mental issues surounding all of it. I am currently in the middle of a case against the doctor who denies any responsibility, and claims it is because I did not take extra viamin c for the first two weeks after surgery. We are heading to trial this month and although having a financial win would be nice, I just want to make him suffer a little and make him understant and feel helpless like me for just a moment.

Case3: About 4 hours after the surgery, my right breast began blowing up like a balloon. After calling the doctor's office 3 times, they finally agreed I should come back in.
The doctor said he couldn't wait for his anesthesiologist to get back to the office. He needed to open my breast back up asap to relieve the pressure. I can't tell you how horrifying it was. I gushed about a pint of blood when he pulled out the stitches. He said several large blood clots had formed and he needed to redo the surgery.
After about 1 hour of paging his anesthesiologist (who never returned), he called the hospital and told them send one over. (just across the street) the anesthesiologist did not want to put me back to sleep unless I was in the hospital. The plastic surgeon finally talked him into it. I was scared stiff....But way too out of it already to object.
A couple days after he said the blood flow was not good to my nipple and I almost lost it. He wanted to do another surgery immediately to remove it. I said no. I told him that I wanted to wait and that if any more surgery was to be done that I wanted it done in the hospital. The extra day saved my nipple from being removed permanently.
My breasts are still extremely sensitive a year & a half after surgery. The scaring isn't too bad, but when I lift my arm, there is a noticable dent under my breast. They are also mostly numb....Even tho I get terrible itching from nerve damage.
I've contemplated a law suit......Mainly due to the trauma of removing the stitches without anesthesia. And i'm also a cup size smaller than what I asked for. I have also suffered from some depression since.

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131 comments:

  1. I am lucky I guess. I had breast augmentation surgery done too. I like the way I look now, but like so many cases I'm reading, I have lost sensation in my nipples as well. I had large areolas, and had always wanted them to be smaller. I had a lift and implants done. The scarring isn't too bad, and will (hopefully) fade as time goes by. But the loss of sensation is so sad for me. Someone else commented that the sensation made her feel womanly (in the loving way we are with our mates) and I agree that it has been very disappointing to have lost that tactile stimulation, especially since I asked my PS over and over, "are you SURE I will get the sensation back?" He'd said yes, YES, you will. I did everything exactly as instructed before and after surgery, and still sleep in a firm support sport bra to protect my $7000 investment. Would I do it again knowing what I know now? Probably not.

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    1. In case 1 i understand what you are going thought my doctor done me the same and yes i am mad.

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  2. I am a 33 year old mother of 5 and I also have and breast enlargement surgery. I had my done August 30th 2007. I have 550cc in the left breast and 570cc in the right. So far so good I have had only a few complaints. My right side seem to be much more firm that the left side and also I have some concerns that my right breast is some what larger and sits a little higher on my cheast that( bothers me)somewhat.
    However my Dr. says it has only been a couple months it will take some time. My husband says he can't tell the difference but I CAN !! I have talked with many women that have used the same Dr. as my self and we all have the same look to our body even years later the right breast is always higher on the cheast wall. I go back the end of November for my last re-check so well see what He has to say. (WISH ME LUCK) All in all I have to say compaired to what I had before this has not been to bad.

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  3. Hello. I had breast reduction back in August 2007. So it's still pretty new. The scarring is not good, I had separation under one breast and it was very painful for the first 6 weeks, and the wounds wept continuously. BUT having said that, they are now so perky and lovely and high and girl-like, I'm smiling like I've never smiled before, wearing beautiful bras and my clothes actually now fit.

    Nipples are itchy, scars are red and still angry, but the benefits of no pains in my back and shoulders far outweight any downside.

    Would I do it again? Absolutely - a hundred times YES!!

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  4. e is lisa and i think all of you ladies are stronge fighters and very much the importance to this particulare page!
    you have given me alot more fear but in a good way and all the things i was told would never happen when it came time for a boob job have happend to you and seriously i thank you for being brave to still deal with your issues!!
    good luck every one and i hope i can share my story with you on this site again some time that is if i dont back out !! haha
    mery xmas and happy new year!!

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  5. lisa,
    im so sorry to all the women here who have had trouble, but as i say it happens to the best of us
    we want something so badly and because god and karma know it we never have it perfect!
    just like children we go threw ivf and painful times to get pregnant and they come out speaking to us like dirt!
    we wanted a better chest and some confidence for out partners and ourselves and we still CANT have what we want! the ones who use there breats as a porn accessorie never have issues
    bitches ahahaha!
    ne wy
    take care and goodluck with any other procedure (although it seam there wont be)
    lisa

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    1. I also agree this is the reason why men degrade us women and those skanks tht do have or buy what society considers the idea body/look now we second guess ourselves because we should be loved and appreicated for who we are..I always thought that not being plastic was being fake and its not who you are I breastfeed all my kids and each time my breast got bigger and now they are but always have been saggy but reading all of these horrifying stores has made me appreciate my breast even more even if I don't got the ideal type boobs cause in the end I still got what my man wants nice butt and big beautiful not so bad saggy boobs and I'm a good mother take care of my business AND SO DO ALL OF YOU WOMEN..I'm very sorry that these doctors have faked there way to make it seem as if they new what they where doing but they really jus wanted you to sign your money over that's bs and i'd be jus as depressed and angry and i'd probably pay that doc a visit at home. NOW FOR ALL YOU HOES HOMEWRECKER PORNSTARS AND TANNERS SCREW YOU YA NOT REAL WOMEN YOU SAD BARBIES AND YOU JUS HAFTA HAVE ATTENTION CAUSE YOU DON'T WANT US REAL WOMEN WHO DESERVE A RING ON THAT FINGER TO HAVE ALL THE LITE

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  6. I also have breast implants (almost 1 year ago), and my surgeon warned me of every one of the risks, several of which you are all complaining about! Its the risk you take when you decide to go under the knife!Were you not told of the risks, i find that hard to believe as every surgery you have to sign a waver form declaring that you are aware of and have been informed of all the risks. I am sorry that not all of you have had a good result, but it also lies in your choice of surgeons-did you reseach him/her? Did you research the procedure? At the end of the day WE are all responsible for our OWN ACTIONS!

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    1. I had breast implants when I was 27. They were beautiful for 20 years. My doctor did not tell me that they do not last forever. So this year they contracted, so I was worried there was a serious problem. My doctor has since retired so I had to go to a different one. She has done a terrible job. Now my breast are ugly and look deformed, and she charged me 11,000 which was more than quoted. Her excuse was she had to stage my surgery so now 3 surgeries later, I have lost trust in her ability. And I will have to pay another doctor to "fix" my breast. So I am not responsible for her actions, and she should be/ I am not a suer type, but I feel I have a good case.

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    2. dr daniel fleming in brisbane. go and see him. he is fantastic

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  7. My name is Maria Myrback. I was 40 when I had my breast lift and augmentation with Dr. Jan V. Karlin in Orlando, FL.

    Within 2 weeks of the initial surgery in October of '07, I had developed necrosis. There really are no words to describe the horror of watching my breasts rot. It took an entire month before he finally took me back in for a second, repair surgery and to have the implants removed.

    By this point I had lost both my nipples and areolae on both sides.

    I had been complaining about pressure and heaviness in my chest and this man actually had the unmitigated GALL to suggest I take a Valium.

    When he opened me up, he reported that there was about 300ccs of serous fluid in the pockets on each side. The implants were intact.

    At one check up, his nurse even pointed out what looked like a bubble on the outer edge of one breast.

    So he closed me up. I was relieved. He promised that he would do nipple reconstruction and areolae tattooing once everything was healed.

    After a few days, the sutures started opening up. Within two weeks I had two tennis ball sized gaping wounds where the sutures had opened up.

    Did I mention he was on vacation during this time and all his office could do was refer me to his on-call doc?

    Karlin actually wanted me to pack the wounds with gauze and saline until they healed. That would have taken SIX MONTHS.

    One of his staff members who is no longer there did research and found a portable machine called a V.A.C. It uses low level vaccume pressure to close the wound.

    So for six weeks over Christmas (I had to cancel my family's holiday vacation because there was no way I could travel hooked up to this thing 24/7) my husband did bandage changes every 72 hours.

    The wounds closed finally but in an odd way so now I am deformed. With no nipples and I will need at least two more surgeries to repair this damage.

    And if that wasn't bad enough, the breast tissue on the outside edges of both sides are numb.

    This man butchered me. I cried every day for four months.

    Florida allows for a minimum of $100,000 in malpractice insurance to be carried. If I were to sue, all of that would be eaten up by lawyer's fees.

    Do NOT let this man go anywhere near you and think VERY long and hard before you have any sort of cosmetic surgery.

    This CAN happen to you!!

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  8. I HAD BREAST REDUCTION DONE TO ME,,IM RELIEVED THAT I HAD IT DONE BECAUSE OF ALL THE PAIN I WAS IN.BUT I BELIEVE MY SURGERY COULDVE BEEN DONE BETTER.I HAVE HORRIFFIC SCARING,I HAVE NO BREAST I LOOK LIKE A FAT MAN.THERE ARE NO SHAPE.JUST FLAT AND UGLY,IVE BEEN IN SUCH A DEPRESSION,I CANT GET OUT OF.I HAVE NOT BEEN WITH A MAN I MANY YEARS CAUSE OF IT.IM IMBARRESSED BY IT.I DONT FEEL LIKE A WOMEN, I DIDNT SUE MY DOCTOR BECAUSE MEDICAID PAID FOR IT. I DIDNT THINK I HAD A CASE.AND ITS BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS ALL READY. I JUST WANT TO LOOK NORMAL THATS ALL.

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  9. i have worked in a strip club for many years and have witnessed many MANY boob jobs. ok most girls i know did not have horror stories like i have just read here.. although sum wer pretty traumatic for my ears, but my point is out of 100 pairs of fake boobs, maybe...6 look good!! its a big enough risk to take health wise...but esthetically i think it balances out with risks also. i have seen boobs that are so gross, so disgustingly done, that i have no idea how theses girls have the confidence to show them. i am only 27, and barely fit in an A cup, ive also had a child wich have changed the shape of my boobs in a way that i am far from loving them....but wow, compared to what i have witnessed, they are GREAT!!!and i would NEVER change them.

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  10. I am a 36 year old who had breast surgery about a year ago I was 34dd and 34f. Surgery went great, recovery went excellent and know a year later I am still size 34D. Can someone help me understand what went wrong and what recourse do I have.

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  11. this is an interesting case, why don't you contact the surgeon who did this surgery on you? i hope everything's alrite.

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  12. I had a breast agmentation 6 months ago. I went from a 32aa to a 36b. I had no problems. There was some pain right after the surgery but it went away pretty quickly. I love my breasts the way they are now.

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    1. who was your doctor. as you can see many women on here are dissatisfied with the ones they chose...

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  13. Hi everyone, I'm 26 and I am interested in getting breast implants. I've done some research, but I'm scared to go through with the procedure considering what I have read on this site. I am torn between two doctors that I've looked up online. There names are Dr. Constantino Mendieta and the other is Dr. Sam Gershenbaum. Both doctors are from Miami, FL. What I am looking for is some advice someone can give me on this subject.

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  14. I have had several surgeries and I regret the day that I thought having great looking breasts was all I wanted. I've always been big but was a 36F when I breast fed my kids. The first dr. just put implants in to inflate me back up. I had chronic headaches/shoulder and back pain b/c they were way too big. I tried to get him to listen to me but I eventually went to another surgeon. I asked for a reduction to a "full C" but ended up with 34DD - barely down 1 size! What a disappointment. But that's not the worst. My left side kept bottoming out and after 3 surgeries to correct it, the surgeon put in a "shelf" to hold the implant. It still looks like it bottomed out as there is little to no fullness above my nipple. My right breast looks very different from the left. It is round and full at the top but way too long under the nipple. My breasts look nothing like each other. They are different sizes so my clothes shift to the side. I feel deformed and don't know where to turn. I have spent in excess of $30k on breast surgery and don't know how I can possibly justify another one to my husband - we are both self-employed. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I do?

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  15. Get before and after photos before you trust any surgeon. My wife had breast reduction from a board-certified Mayo Clinic trained doctor. Even that is no guarantee of success. The areolas are not the same size, one is sunken into the breast, and one is not even round. He reduced the circumference of both, which neither of us expected. It has devastated our sexual relationship.

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  16. I truly feel for some of the ladies on this post. I had a breast reduction done, size 38DDD and was supposed to go to a small 38D/full 38C since I have very broad shoulders and have been big breasted all my life and wanted some pain off of my back. Well needless to say I am a small C cup, one nipple faces a little outward and upward and smaller while the other is more centered but downward and larger!!! There are bearly any areolas left which ofcourse was not discussed with me. I have also lost pretty much all sensation, not much left at all, the scarring is bad and I look like I have eyelashes because of the way she stitched me, she also made the breast that used to be bigger, smaller now so they are even more uneven than they used to be. The thing about it is, I did not have a problem with my breasts before, I just wanted to relieve some pain, no I am left with this. I feel so depressed on most days and even though my husband says he loves me regardless I have to say it takes alot of energy to feel sexy when you feel like crap about a part of your body that makes up your womanhood. My surgery was done by Dr Lagere in Brunswick, Ga, nice staff but alsways felt rushed and all I kept getting was give it time, give it time and your body just does not heal good. Well I had 3 c-sections in a military facility and they look fantastic compared to what she has done to me, so my skin heals just fine!!!!!!!

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  17. I just had a reduction and one is sitched up tight like you said and now they are totally different. It's only been a week but it's a pretty dramatic difference. My doctor said that it could take months. I hope not, I'm a lil worried about it.

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  18. I had breast augmentation 5 years ago. I went from a 36A to a 36D. It was pretty painful at first but my breasts are absolutely beautiful. Everyone says they look completely real and my finance says they feel real as well. I had a great experience and would recommend my doctor to anyone.

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    1. ok. so who was your doctor?

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  19. I had a breast lift with new silicone implants on 4/8/09. After my areolas rotting for 4 weeks with my PS doing nothing except telling me everything was going to be ok, I went to my family doctor, a wound clinic, and another PS, who all told me surgery was immediately required. I now have a gaping hole in my right breast practically to the muscle. I was able to keep my implants for some unknown reason, but I will need the VAC and will require more surgeries. The PS who did this NEVER told me this could be a complication. I am a runner with 4 children and would NEVER have risked this had I known. I am now 1.5 years to being able to begin reconstruction. I can't tell you how much this has messed with me emotionally. I have a 23 year marriage with is my saving grace. My husband willingly and lovingly changes my bandages. BE INFORMED! DO NOT trust that you PS will give you all of the information available, either before or after the surgery. DEMAND information and, if something goes wrong or even if you suspect something isn't right, IMMEDIATELY get another opinion. It may save your breasts. The second PS I used told me the tissue I lost died during surgery. It's a horrifying thing to watch your body rot. I would have never done this had I known all of the complications - or even some of them.

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  20. I am 30 yrs old and recently had breast reduction surgery few weeks ago. I was a 34DD on one breast and a 34DDD I think on other breast. I had suffered from lot of neck and back pain over the years. I am 5' 1" and weighed 130 lbs. My doctor finally said after so many years that I should now get the surgery done. I was pretty scared at first. I did not want it to be too noticeable that I got a reduction. I always had trouble with clothes and bras all the time, hence the gym as well.
    My doctor suggested I go a Small D cup and I agreed. It has been four weeks since surgery and I must say I love my new boobies...I can actually wear a shirt without a bra if I wanted to. I do kind of wished i would of went to a Full C cup. But the doctor said my breasts will decrease lil more as time goes by because there is still some swelling. I have looked at other pics online of before/after and I must say I am pleased with my results and I did not lose any nipple sensation as it was discussed prior to surgery. My surgery was performed by Dr Hajjar in Michigan.

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  21. I am 29 5' 7' 140 pounds.I got breast implants in 2002 because my breast were really saggy and i just wanted them to be full i asked to be a small d and ended up a 34ddd. I was so uncomfortable so i had them redone a year later. I am still a 34dd busting out, my doctor did lypo suction under my left breast without my consent.I also had a breast lift. The day after the surgery when i went in for a check to see how they looked the nipples were really high and he promised the implant would roll out to its normal shape over time. It never happened, my implants are bottoming out so bad, and i am scared under both breast, parts of the scars are as wide as my finger.I feel so unhappy and the pain in my back is getting unbearable. I would never do it again, i just want the implants out so i could have a normal life :(

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  22. breast reduction is a crime!!!
    any woman considering it should be put in a straight-jacket and sent directly to the nearest mental hospital.
    "ohhh the back pain" and "i can't sleep they're just so uncomfortable"
    exercise and pilates are much better alternatives for you whining fatties.
    you do these stupid things to yourselves and then complain when things go wrong. it's not the surgeon who is to blame you morons. it's kinda like suing macdonalds because you're fat.
    elective surgeory should not exist.
    people should spend their money on psychiatric help instead.

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    1. I got my reduction at 28, 5ft4", 130Lbs and a 32G. Having big breasts does not always mean being fat! I was a DD at the age of 12. I became clumsy and off balance constantly falling over as my body was not bulky enough to support my suddenly large chest. In my country if your BMI is under 30 you qualify for a free breast reduction. My BMI was 22. I did not have to have this surgery, i could have lived not having it but i wanted to run with my kids, i wanted to wear nice clothes without having to by 4 sizes to big just to fit my chest and be baggy else where. They took 1.5kg out of each breast i am now a 32D and much happier and so are my kids!!

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  23. Niki my case sounds similar to yours. I'm 22 years old, 5 foot 1 inch and have 38DD and the back neck and shoulder pain is outragous! Insurance ended up covering 80%. I had the surgery about 6 weeks ago and am completely happy with it. I am now a full C and love it. Can fit into alot of my shirts way better and can wear the bras I want to wear and they look awesome. The zaps I get from the nerves reconnecting is painful but that is only temporary and is a good thing. Am very very happy with my decision. As much as these boards are helpful to read everyone should decide for themselves because everyone and every surgeon is different. You can't base your decision solely on what others say. Good luck everyone!

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  24. I so much agree with anonymous!

    WHY THE HELL ON EARTH DO YOU EVEN HAVE THESE OPERATIONS????
    YOU CAN GO AND WORK OUT INSTEAD, TREAT YOUR BODY healthily, BALANCE YOUR DIET AND MOST IMPORTANTLY VISIT YOUR PSYCHIATRIST!
    Just reading your comments, i felt like crying!
    Too lazy to do these things!
    Can't you just see...Every single surgery doesn't turn out well permanently!

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  25. I do not think that is right, many people do keep fit and eat a balanced diet, but we can do nothing when it comes to growing breasts or getting rid of that nasty apron tummy after a baby, breast enhancement and rhinoplasty surgery are therefore perfect procedures to enhance peoples confidence, and regain a great body!

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  26. Too scared to get the surgery.After reading so many horror stories, seeing so many photos.
    I'm 34. I lost alot of weight when I was in my early 20's, and my breasts shrunk and drooped.Before that I had lovely full,round boobs.
    Then I had a baby.So, by 24 I felt and looked deformed, and I have lived with it for over 10 years.
    I love my partner very much, but have not let him see me naked for about 6 years.I am too ashamed.I have not made love to him in about 4 years.It just makes me cry.I don't feel female.I feel like a fake, a fraud, a hag.I am constantly worried about leaning over a little too far in public, in case somebody sees my chest.So I have to wear tops that come to my collar bone. Even in summer, with extremely high temps..I'm in big tops to cover up.I haven't been swimming in years.I can't do alot of things like gym,yoga etc..too worried about my breasts 'falling out' of my bra when I am moving around.As my breasts have alot of loose skin now, it all tends to 'spill'out of my bra.And it is 'a' bra..I have had to wear the same one for about 2 years now..as I can't find another that can 'fit',(ie-hold it all in place, in a way that makes them resemble properly shaped boobs)
    The ironic part is, people think I'm very attractive.They are amazed when I tell them I hate my body, hate myself.They ask why..and I'm too ashamed to say I am a 35 year old woman with the breasts of an 80 year old.
    There are days I just want to cut them off. I'd rather be completely flat..nothing.My sexual life is over.I stopped being able to relax and make love to my partner years ago..it just makes me feel so ashamed,worthless when he wants to touch me and I just cringe in shame and get so sad and embarrassed.I have long dark hair.I'm going to go and cut it all off,now. I'm feeling very ugly right now.Sometimes I feel like cutting my face, scarring it.I think to myself that if my face was all scarred,it would complete the job.I wouldn't feel like a fake.(False advertising)I'd be completely ruined- no contemplating if's or but's.
    Ha, I'm not crazy.Just so tired of being ashamed.And I miss being touched.

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  27. I am so very sorry you feel how you do about yourself. I am one of those horror stories and I don't blame you for being scared. However, there are tons of qualified surgeons and thousands of successful surgeries done. I don't know where you live so I cannot recommend who has helped to begin to make me right. You have lots of means available to you to do wonderful investigation of a prospective doctor. If you're in such mental anguish about your body to the point that you're not enjoying your life, you owe it to yourself to either come to terms and embrace yourself as you are or do something about it. Don't live the rest of your life in misery. There are too many wonderful days ahead.

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    1. WEll SAID! :) Life is a gift and we need to make the best out of it. Krisztina

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  28. I, too share your feelings. Almost to a "T". I just started doing research on breast enhancement. There is alot to consider! I believe that in our situation you need to do whats right for you. For some of us this decision can give us back our femininity. Do your research. The scary stories are impacting but there are just as many success stories. I personally know many woman who have had the enhancement and they are beautiful and healthy! Good luck sweety and wish me the same.....

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  29. I am a 25 year old college student, and I was in the middle of doing research on why Cosmetic surgery should be banned, when I came across this page. I just want to let everyone know what I have learned about plastic surgery. First off, do your research. A doctor does not have to be certified in plastic surgery to preform it. Any board certified doctor can do it. That means if a person is Certefied as a dentist, he is considered able to preform plastic surgery. Ask the doctor if they are certified with the American Medical Association--American Board of Plastic Surgery. Being certified with them means that they went through 7 years of training just in the field of plastic surgery. These stories made me sad. I hope this information helps at least one person. Please ladies do your research, ask the docs if they have befor and after pics, ask them if they have any past patients you can speak to, ask them if they are fully certified to preform this. Please be carefull!!!

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  30. I regret getting breast implants. I wanted larger breasts but they DO NOT FEEL NATURAL AT ALL, THEY FEEL PHONY. In fact, men can tell they are not real. When you lie flat you really can feel the implants. They feel like firm discs lying on your chest. Too bad there is not a more undectable way of enlarging breasts then having plastic liquid filled bags placed underneath. I think the olden days of silicone shots were better as they were undectable.

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  31. I had breast surgery last month. I got a large hematoma in my left breast & had to be rushed back into surgery so they could remove it. I got told that it happened when the surgeon put the drains in, he tore a vessel. They couldnt get me to come round from the anaestetic for 3hrs.
    I was checking my breasts last night & it already looks like my right one has bottomed out :S it hangs lower than my left breast, also they are still under my armpits. I was a 34A & i had 375ccs put in so now im a 34D. THe had to go under the breast as my nipples were too small.
    After surgery was easy for me, no pain or anything, was back to normal in 3 days. Maybe thats where ive gone wrong.
    Already im starting to regret having them done. Im embarrased to take my bra off in front of my husband or friends. I got them done to make me feel more like a woman. THey do look natural & nice in a bra but i notice how out of shape they are :(

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  32. March of 2001 I had breast augmentation surgery. Because I was so flat all my life, I was a bit in shock- but then they became more normal 36B- except for the loss of sensation. The doctor went through the areola, so there is really no scar at all, he placed it a quarter size on the bottom edge of the areola. However, I lost all sensation. And get no pleasure from my husbands touch.
    Where as, I was very sensitive there before!

    As well, 2 year ago I started having alot of neurological problems out of no where. Lots of money to doctors has determined nothing. But research has un-earthed alot of women going through the exact same symptoms.
    Numbness and tingling, burning sensation on face/like scraped fibromyalgia symptoms, arthritis in women to young for arthritis. thin glove feeling on your hands and feet. Even the saline implants which have a silicone envelope are causing the same symptoms as silicone gel implants. Silicone gel is much worse- almost right off. Originally, the silicone was suppose to be inert. But, after seeing that hundreds of thousands of women are suffering w/the same thing and all having in common breast implants. Well, because of the pain and burning, and the fact that I can't really sleep on my tummy at all! I'm having them taken out this year! They were suuppose to go w/me to the grave. But, now, I regret ever having thought I wasn't enough or beautiful enough w/o larger (fake) breasts! I've decided that God created me to be beautiful in my own way. Not needing some man-made sack of liquid on the front of me!!

    49 at present and still have a great life ahead of me!! But, please encourage women not to get the implants. They will eventually, if not initially, regret such a choice!

    wish this site would post newest posts at the top and not the bottom of the page!!

    Thankyou for letting me vent!:)

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    1. Thank you for your honesty and sharing. I will consider all that in my decision wheather to get my breasts inhensed or not.
      Krisztina

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    2. Thank you for your honesty and sharing. I will consider all that in my decision making wheather to get the inhensement or not.
      Krisztina

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  33. i had my breast enlarged 4 weeks ago from a 34A cup to a 34 C... after reading the comments people have added i now wish i hadn't bothered.
    4 weeks after surgery and i am in excrutiating nerve pain in my left breast on the nipple and around it.
    My breast are also different sizes my left is noticably bigger than my right and much harder.. i can feeling the implants too, they feel lumpy and look so fake!
    When ever my boyfriend touches me i jump thro the roof with the pain and cry everyday because i'm scared they won't ever feel normal again. i'm only 25years of age wiv 2 young children.
    if i could turn back the clock i wud. please don't make the same mistake i did xx

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  34. TRULY CONCERNED , FIRST OF ALL ID LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE WOMEN WHO HAVE SHARED THE STORIES . I REALIZE FIRST HAND WHAT A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH. I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE. ITS BEEN A LITTLE OVER 2 YEARS SINSE MY FIRST SURGERY. I HAD PLENTY OF OF BREAST TISSUE TO WORK WITH . MY DOCTER SUGGESTED IMPLANTS ALONG WITH LIFT AND REDUCTION TO MAKE ME FULLER ON THE TOP SO THAT ID HAVE A BETTER SHAPE. 2 MONTHS AGO I HAD MY 3RD SURGERY BY THIS PS AND IM STILL NO WHERE CLOSE TO HOW I SHOULD LOOK . I HAVE WIDE SCARS AROUND MY NIPPLES . THEY FEEL LIKE RUBBER AND ARE NUMB. THE TOP OF MY BREAST ARE HARD AS ROCKS IMPLANTS HAVE BEEN IN ALL THIS TIME AND THE PS SAID THATS PRETTY MUCH WHAT I HAVE NOW IS ALL IMPLANT . THE SCARS ARE WIDE AND STILL HE WANTS ME TO WAIT FOR 2 MORE MONTHS SO THAT I CAN DO A LOCAL SHOT TO RESEW ME AGAIN . NOW I AM MORTIFIED THAT I EVER THOUHT ABOUT SURGERY AND BROKE . IS THERE ANY PS THAT CAN CORRECT THIS SHAPE TO A REAL LIFT, LESS SCARING AND REGAIN ANY FEELING ? WILL I BE LIKE THIS FOREVER ? ANY INFO WOLULD TRULY BE APPRECIATED . IM 39 YEARS OLD FEEL LIKE GRANDMA LOOKS BETTER THAN I DO ........WHO KNEW ??????? SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE .THANKS

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  35. I SERIOUSLY DON'T UNDERSTAND AMERICAN WOMEN, HOW STUPID YOU ARE. DO YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF WHY CAN'T I BE HAPPY THE WAY GOD CREATED ME.? WHAT ARE CONSEQUENCES OF GOING UNDER THE KNIFE.? THE DOCTOR OR YOU CAN'T KNOW WHAT ARE RESULTS AND HOW YOUR BODY IS GOING TO REACT AFTER THE SURGERY. YOU CAN'T BLAME DOCTOR FOR MISTAKES SINCE YOU ARE THE ONE TO BLAME. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO DECIDED TO GO UNDER KNIFE.? HOW MANY WOMEN IN POOR COUNTRIES DON'T HAVE MONEY TO FEED THEIR KIDS BUT YOU DO HAVE MONEY SCREW YOURSELF. AMERICAN SOCIETY IS KILLING ITS OWN PEOPLE.

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    1. You are so wrong and need a lot of maturing. You also need to understand what the word assume means. You are assuming! My mother has breast cancer. Which was not her choice! Neither was them butchering her when removing both of her breast. Now every time you talk to them they give you a different answer about what they should have done and keep torturing her by trying to correct their continuous mistakes. But my mother believes they know what they are doing because they work at Moffit cancer. The tissue is dying because he didn't connect everything correctly. Her story is a long one and very heart breaking. Doctors do mess up and the sad thing is they don't have to live with their mistakes, the patients or shall I say their victims do. Not all situation any where not just america are the same. You need to keep your narrow minded views to your self . You are either very nieve or just plain stupid or just think you know everything about everything. You are very wrong and mistaken. You need to educated yourself and open your mind before you open your mouth or write about something you know nothing about. And another thing don't open your mouth about a country you obviously don't know anything about and are just jealous of.

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  36. HEY, I MIGHT BE A STUPID AMERICAN BUT AT LEAST I DONT SIT AROUND AND READ BLOGS THAT DONT PERTAIN TO ME. GET A LIFE! I KNOW THE RISKS AND DUE TO SEVERE MIGRAINES BROUGHT ON BY 36DD'S, I CHOSE TO HAVE A REDUCTION AND AM VERY PLEASED. I ALSO HAD COMPLICATIONS BUT MY DOC WAS QUICK TO FIX. WHY DOESNT ANYONE LIST THE NAMES OF THE DOCTORS THAT MUTILATED THEM?

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  37. THANK YOU! After all these terrible stories, not one person bothered to name the doctor that f*cked them over. Hello? It may not be the surgery in general that mutilated you just the quack plastic surgeon you went to! Did anyone check the BBB for surgeons? Before and after pics? Referrals from friends? At least let me get the name of the doctor who messed you up so I don't go to 'em!

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    1. Yes we did. This was Moffit Cancer hospital. The best of the best. Stop assuming.

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  38. looking for surgeons in SAN DIEGO CA
    I am looking to get my breasts enhanced. i want them larger but to start my right is smaller then my left and the nipple is more pointed down. i have heard of the donut/benelli lift... has anyone had this procedure? does it look good?
    one dr i've consulted with said, oh this benelli lift is what you need!
    my reaction, OK LETS DO IT TOMORROW!
    ...2 days later (today) another dr has told me no, dont do it the benelli (donut) lift will make my breasts flat and the areola will become HUGE!
    please help, i dont know what im doing but i dont feel pretty and i want to have equally round breasts
    thanks

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  39. Hi all, I'm in the UK and had breast reduction 5 weeks ago, from a GG cup down to a D cup. One of my wounds has split open and there is just raw flesh exposed, which is hideously painful, it's weeping and I'm terrified of getting another infection (I've had 2 courses of antibiotics already to clear an initial infection) It just doesn't seem to be improving. The surgeon seems very laid back and unconcerned about it, but I just can't accept that this is 'normal, common' etc and will heal itself? I don't know whether to put a dressing on it, leave it open to the air to dry out, what? If anyone else has had a similar experience, I would love some advice, thanks x

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  40. First and foremost I would like to apologize to all of these women who have gone thru these ordeals. I cant say I know how you feel coz I havent had surgery myself but still I sympathise with u because nobody deserves to be treated by a careless doctor who only has the interests of his pockets and not his patients at heart. I think such doctors are cruel and you should publish their names so u can help other women.

    I have experience in being flat-chested! its not an easy thing to do but instead of leaning towards extremeties i think we should all thank God for our bodies everyday and the fact that we are in good health and count our blessings. there are soo many people out there who do not enjoy the quality of life we do. Even if you may be flat-chested im sure u make up for it elsewhere- beauty, flawless skin, intelligence, personality, humor.. booty :) anything! point is, beauty comes from within. if you wont love yourself, who will. God loves you!
    Lets be grateful for what we have.

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    1. You sir are an ass!!! You are "ok with her small breast?" oh she must be so happy that you are happy to accept her for her natural self rather than her die!! Wow what a man you are!!!

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  41. i am a 31 yr old woman from australia and to date know about 7 ppl who have had breast augmentation. not 1 of those ppl have had any sort of trouble with their surgeons or otherwise. luck? maybe? or just accepting the fact that any kind of surgery has NO GUARANTEES!!! my breasts were an a-cup and are now a d-cup, and yes i can see differences, but i definately dont winge about it.i went into the surgery with an open mind and with no expectations. i put all my trust and faith in my surgeon, knowing that many a thing could have gone wrong.. thats life girls.im sorry for all the tragedys that have occurred, that is completely wrong and un-just, but DO NOT go into any kind of ELECTIVE surgery expecting to look like a FAKE SUPERSTAR...

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  42. Some one has made a comment that breast reduction surgery is a crime. That we have large breasts because we are fat. Well I have a few words of wisdom for this all knowing fool. I am 20 years old, a 32FF and I weigh 135lbs. and 5'9''. I have no fat to lose. There is no other option for me. I was reading about breast reduction surgery and one of the side affects of having large breasts is not being able to sleep or lay on your stomach. I just laughed when I read that. I have not even thought of sleeping on my stomach in years. I cannot wear a wireless bathing suit because my breasts are so large. I am 20 and I have enormous breasts that do not fit my body. No cute summer tops for me. It 1in. thick bra straps and T-Shirts for me. I have always been known for my large breasts. Not my intelligence or athletic ability, but my breasts. I do not know what the right thing to do is. I want a breast reduction so bad, but when I hear these horror stories I am so scared. No matter what anyone says, having overly large breasts just plain SUCKS!! My back always hurts and I have terrible posture. So ladies do what is best for you. Wether that be a breast reduction or keeping your breasts the way they are. Its about you and your comfort not what anyone else thinks or says!

    Good luck to all!

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  43. I had my fist surgery, it was a donut lift with 400 cc of silicon under the muscle. The results were fantastic for my left breast but the lift did not take on the right. The left looked and felt natural with no visable scars. The right the lift did not take so the nipple exspanded and looked different then the left. When I showed the doctor my doctor recomended the t lift, with only the cost of anesthesia. More scares but will last slot longer, so I did it, NOW I have bottomed out on both breasts, the doctor said it's due to my skin stretching easily. He is willing to correct this by tightening the skin, and will do this for free. I'm nervous but I feel he is a good doctor that complications can happen to anyone. He also garentees his work for a year.

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  44. well i was suppose to have surgery on friday and go home on saturday.
    THEN everything went wrong, my right breast swolled up and then the docs wanted to go back into surgery, i of course was scared and told them no. but they decided to remove the blood manualy with a suction tube OMG! i was in horible pain it hurt like shit to a point i told them no get the H^LL AWAY FROM ME. they were the residents not even my real surgeon. im still trying to heal thinking of that day make me crie to think of the pain. i spent 5days in the hospital needed blood twice and then had a bad fever for days, then they told me i have a blood cloth that could have be fatal on my leg going to my lungs, so you can guess i was scared.
    at the end it coast me 47thoursands and something dollars.

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  45. well i was suppose to have surgery on friday and go home on saturday.
    THEN everything went wrong, my right breast swolled up and then the docs wanted to go back into surgery, i of course was scared and told them no. but they decided to remove the blood manualy with a suction tube OMG! i was in horible pain it hurt like shit to a point i told them no get the H^LL AWAY FROM ME. they were the residents not even my real surgeon. im still trying to heal thinking of that day make me crie to think of the pain. i spent 5days in the hospital needed blood twice and then had a bad fever for days, then they told me i have a blood cloth that could have be fatal on my leg going to my lungs, so you can guess i was scared.
    at the end it coast me 47thoursands and something dollars.ohh it was a breast reduction

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  46. i was going through this site .. i was looking for breast implant for my wife ,but now after reading this i dont wana go for this . i donot want to put her life on risk i am ok with her small brast

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  47. My advice is research, research and more research. I had implants in 2000 after spending about $250 researching and speaking to people who have had surgery. I visited different PS's on word of mouth until I found the one I felt comfortable with. He sat and answered all my questions and he gave me limits on the size that I could go to. I am a C cup (largest I could) and I have never looked back and never had a problem. I went from looking like a 12 year old boy to a woman who was happy to wear swimmers again. I was aware of all the risks but I decided to go ahead and I am so glad I did. I am so sorry to hear the terrible stories and hope that you maybe can find a surgeon you might trust to give your life back to you. God Bless.

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  48. I had breast augmentation done 2 months ago and I'm disappointed. My left breast was bigger then my right breast after surgery and so was the areola. Now the right one is the bigger one which is weird but the areola on the left breast is still bigger and noticable. The right one dropped before the left and although they are both dropping the left one is having a hard time keeping up with the right breast. My surgeon is telling me to give it time but I dont have a good feeling about it because it still looks the same and its been a month since he said that and not only that I have a galfriend who had hers done a few years back and hers ended up staying like that. My next appointment is in July so we will see if they look better by then but I doubt it.. No more cosmetic surgery for me, thats for sure! Im frustrated and wished that I shouldn't have chosen this route to make me feel better about myself.. its more of learning to love and accept you for you... I know we are our worse critics but the best thing to do is be happy with what your mama gave you... Best of luck ladies and much luv!!

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  49. I am just starting to realize that something has gone very wrong with my breast reconstruction. My Left Breast implant has been replaced twice in one year. Now there is leakage, pain, headaches, & the ER treats me like dirt because they treat people in pain who need pain RX until they can get to a doctor as if they are Drug Abusers! Their traducing looks of disdain and suspicion are demeaning and make me so angry! I have lost soooo much time out of work! My co-pays and $ lost due to time off work is sinking me. I feel so overwhelmed! And without hope! The MD won't claim any responsibility, I didn't know that I had an option about Implants or my own body tissue, IT WAS NEVER even explained to me! I am so tired of fighting and being mistreated! Czarina1

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  50. Its is so sad to hear these things are happening to you ladies. Reading this, about the possible consequences of breast augmentation makes me scared. I am only 18 years old with severe sagging breasts due to major weight loss. I am going in for surgery on May 3, and I am super nervious. I am going to have my procedure done at Strax Rejuvenation. I am going to do a crescent lift and 400 cc Saline implants. I am so nervious, after reading this, I knew there were consequences to breast augmentation and breast lifts but I didnt know the consequences could be this severe. I just want to be able to wear a dress or a shirt without having to wear a bra. I am so young, I want to be able to wear cute flirty tops. When I first went to Strax, I was consulted by a different doctor than the one performing sugery on me, I like this one however. He seems like he knows what he is doing and he has about 25 years of experinece. Ladies before deciding on surgery do your research, especially when it comes to the doctor.

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  51. You can research all you want but, if a case is settled against a doctor, you will never know anything. Also, in at least my state the plastic surgeon is not required to have malpractice insurance of any kind. Being affiliated with a hospital would of course make this necessary. Just because your doctor has a lot of patients in the waiting does not make him/her good. Beware of surgeons who have their own operating rooms in their "offices". In this event, everyone on his/her staff can lie and falsify medical records. Trust me. It happens all the time. Breast surgery happens like buying groceries nowadays and it seems that every surgeon wants his financial share of the pot of gold. Even if your surgeon has all the right credentials, it does not make him/her good. Just like a hairdresser can do hair for 25 years and still be lousy. We need laws put in place that allow for full disclosure of all malpractice claims, settled or not. Until then, we're shooting in the dark . . . all of us. My doctor was knowledgable, informative on what he/she wanted to be(of course, nothing about potential problems), and was very available to me BEFORE surgery. After things went wrong in the O.R., the doctor was happy to let me rot. Since that time one year ago, I have had 6 surgeries to correct what was irresponsibly done to me with one to go. If you spend "X" dollars on the surgery, spend a little more for an investigation. Your breasts will thank you.

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  52. I had a breast reduction in the summer of 2003 at the age of 17. I went from a 38DDD to a 36C and had no complications at all. While it was what I thought to be very painful, I never had any experiences that were out of what I had been told to expect by my plastic surgeon. Almost 7 years later, I have gained about 25lbs since high school and wear a 36-38D depending on the fit of the bra, but I am still 100% satisfied with the results. The over all look is much better and the shape is exactly what I wanted. I have, as I read in several comments, lost a lot of sensation in my nipples which I don't feel is catastrophic, but maybe a little frustrating at times. The outside of my right breast does feel a little numb sometimes, but that again was brought up by my surgeon before the surgery. She also shared with me a detailed video about the procedure and a huge portfolio of before and after pictures. I think the best advise I could give anyone considering surgery is to find the right doctor!! Really do your research. Also talk with the surgeon about scenarios that could come up, how would they handle "this" or "that". Share with them some of the horror stories and get their take on them. Find out what range of things they've dealt with in patients post surgery. Ask ask ask!!!

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  53. I had breast reduction surgery 7/08.
    I was a 38G and wasw having back, neck, shoulder pain and numbness in fingers at times. I went to a ps that I had heard good things about who was not on my insurance plan so I paid $10,000.00 out of pocket. I developed fat necrosis and after 3 subsequent surgeries lost most of the tissue and nipple and aureola of my right breast. The ps had assured me that he would reconstruct that breast at no cost to me. Long story short Dr Rademaker, Tampa Florida, did not honor his promise and wanted to charge me another $3500.00 for the surgery center. He didn't know what to do when things went wrong. I was never offered a wound vac or wound center consult.I have consulted another ps who wondered why I haven't sued him. My insurance company will not pay for reconstruction because I don't have cancer. Looks like it will cost me another $12,800.00 for reconstruction. A word to the wise..get any promises in writing and research thoroughly your ps.

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  54. I had breast reduction in Dec 2009. I went from 32 G to 32DD. The breast themselves are great, however 10 days after the operation the stitches to both breasts completely re-opened! On my right breast the wound was open and raw and very painful. My surgeon told me that I had to leave the wound to heal itself. It is now the beginning of May and the wounds still have not healed! I have had non stop infections and have been on constant anti-biotics! It has really got me down and I feel that as it was on the NHS I have not had good post-op treatment. They were done in Harlow by Mr Bradpeace whom I would not recommend to anyone!! The Hospital is fab but not the surgeon. The weight has definately helped with back problems but I am a cook and have still not managed to get back to work. I would advise anyone having a reduction to make sure you are properly bandaged up after and to do NOTHING for at least 3 weeks!!

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  55. i just had my breast augmentation last month and i really didnt know what to feel about it, there were times when i feel sad thinking that i wasnt able to achieve the size and shape that i wanted. it is that feeling that they're still not big enough that gets to me, after all i used up all my savings for my procedure and i do not wanna go under the knife again, but after reading what other people have written here, im very happy now that i listened to my surgeon when he said that he didnt think that really big boobs would look good on me. my surgeon knew better, even when i was insisting to go a lot bigger, he discouraged me and now i realize that it was for my own good. im still getting used to my new breasts but i see them looking better everyday. i consider myself lucky that i am free of serious complications. it really helps to go to the right doctor, and when you do, you have to trust their expert opinion.

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  56. Before going in for breast augmentation its really important to get to know your surgeon. His reputation and success rate will determine the kind of results you are going to get after the surgery.

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  57. I am a 59 year old who had surgery (Simple bilateral mastectomy)to remove both breast after a cancer diagnosis. I did a lot of research before hand to find the best PS, but with all the research, the PS who did my surgery did a horrible job.

    Both my breast surgeon and PS recomended that I have reconstruction done on both breast on the same day the breast were removed. I did not get inplants because I had heard so many bad things about them, so I opted for the flaptran reconstruction. This was a big mistake; I had all kinds of complications and the PS did a terrible job. I had 2 more surgeries that only made things worst. I now have a 38D and a 31B cups. Before surgery my breast were 32C. Not only are they very different in size, but the right breast does not even look like a breast. I also have no niples. I went to another PS to get a second opinion on how to fix the breast so they look at least the same size, and he recommended reduction on the bigger breast and implant on the smaller to even out the two breast. After reading these posts, I have decided to do nothing else. I rather leave my breast looking like they do than to go through another surgery. If you have had a cancer diagnosis, your insurance will cover the purchase of specially made bras to correct the visual difference between the breasts.

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  58. I had a breast reduction\augmentation 7 weeks ago. during the first couple of weeks my breast looked wierd then they started to take a better shape as the weeks rolled on. they are not perfect, but I am alot happier than I was before. I believe it take months before your final result take shape. I can tell they look different, my nipples are'nt the same size and my breast are'nt the same size exactly, but like I said they are better than before. I knew my results would not be perfect because my doc informed of this possibility. I was a 38dd now a 38c. the lift looks great. So I guess it's a risk we take. I'm not estatic but I wish they looked better. good luck to you all who's had bad experiences...sorry

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  59. hey i m 28 and my size is nothing i mean to say flatchest..now i am not getting marry of this should i go for enhancement and why the doc remove nipples.plz guide me ..i m very nervous aboult my flat chest and my life also..i am not thinking of rich family even middle class boys reject me as smaller breast..i cant show my pic just imagine if i wear shirt even with bra it is flat like plain palte..reply my id preeti.kuku@rediffmail.com

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  60. hey i m 28 and my size is nothing i mean to say flatchest..now i am not getting marry of this should i go for enhancement and why the doc remove nipples.plz guide me ..i m very nervous aboult my flat chest and my life also..i am not thinking of rich family even middle class boys reject me as smaller breast..i cant show my pic just imagine if i wear shirt even with bra it is flat like plain palte..reply my id preeti.kuku@rediffmail.com

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  61. i went to the dr.BORIS in culver city california to have breast reduction and lift. jonh walker he the one do it for me, after surgery, i see it still very big i ask him he say after surgery 6 month it will going down 2 day after i take out the wrap i see where he cut it open it not close is all. i`m so scare i call him he said it ok dont worry day 4 i get hurt so much i went to my dr she get me the medication more stronger. but it not work she send me to worms center. i have to see him 2 to 3 time a week my cut open about my big toes size on both. i call him so many time i send him the picture he away say they fine they look good, lol last week that office they call me back. ADAM is dr BORIS son he let me know they will do it over for me i ply down these with my boyfriend on monday 8/12/2010 ADAM he telling me JONH WALKER not longer these because he cut so many off them like me. he will have another dr for me at 7AM tomorrow.im happy angry scare the same time lol hopefully i will look better. tomorrow come i be these at 6:30AM they put me in to the room taking picture the dr he came at 7:20AM he look the picture of last year and now do you know what he said ? miss LAM what dr WALKER do to you the size still the same it not lift and you have so many scar. he make me lift my hand up and down so many time, the end he said your muscle on your right breast get pop out. on your left breast way much bigger than your right if you want me to do i have to cut you like a T and remove your nipple again. im so disappointing and cry i go back these to make it look better not go these for him to cut me more and more lol im not doing that. god please help me....

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  63. This really makes me think twice about getting surgery. ~_~

    slim body

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  64. I had breast implants put it on 2005, i weighed 95lbs. my surgeon put in 425 ccs on both sides. in the past 6 years i've had to pay out of pocket $3000 for 3 surgeries( it fell twice & i had a nerve caught in my scar tissue) to try & fix it. it fell out again. i'm seeing pain doctors & lots of surgeons. no one can help me & i;m in so much pain,i also have severve nerve damage. i regret getting them put in.

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  65. my mom had a breast lift & her skin is dying. her breast is wide open to the flesh.her nipples died so she only has a big black scab that will soon fall off. it literally looks like a bomb exploded on her breast. i am so sad for her. this doctor needs to pay. does anyone know of any good lawyers who might take this case?

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  66. case one was lieing, you can just tell... if tou were so concerned with not having a nipple you should of sewed the doctor!

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  67. All I have to say is, "why"? Why go through something like this? Can't anyone be satisfied with what God gave them? None of us will ever be perfect and in due time we all age. Focus on your innerself and stop being so vain. Love yourselves for who you are, otherwise it's an endless chase.

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  68. Wellits been three whole days since I had a breast reduction/lift. I am 26 years old and dr kayser in roseville michiagn did my surgery. So far this has been very painful but my scars are neat and he used the spare techingue so I won't have much scarring. He is very nice I felt comfortable from the consult and even after. I eve removed my own drains...my choice of course I hate the way they feel. But I was a 44ff and so far I have a lot of swelling still but so far I am a 42d and I am still looking forward to the swelling to go down so I will know my final size but in all they look nice I will keep u updated

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  69. First off I would like to tell you all that I admire the courage that you have to post your stories here, good and bad, and let us know the real life pros and cons to having breast surgery.

    I am 21 years old, 5'5" and currently 170. I had C's in middle school and I wear a size 36DD, I refuse to admit the I may actually wear a DDD since bras are hard enough to find that fit anyway. I have recently lost a lot of weight and whereas my boobs were on the saggy side to begin with now they are super saggy. I know that as I continue to lose weight they will just lose more mass and sag more. I'm in the prime of my life and I am ashamed to be intimate with men because of my "super baggy boob syndrome".

    I've been considering a reduction, possibly to a full C or maybe a small D, I'm not sure yet, but I have mixed feelings after reading this site. Some women have had great luck and others have shared their own personal horror stories. I have enough scars so a few more won't bother me but my nipple are especially sensitive to begin with and losing all sensation or my nipples themselves would be a crushing blow to me.

    All I want is to feel beautiful and be able to wear cute bras and shirts that actually fit and even walk around the house naked if the feeling so hits without having my boobs rest on my stomach or feel like my grandmother.

    I know I won't be getting surgery until I am at my goal weight in another 30lbs or though because I don't need them sagging again after losing more weight.

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  70. I just had my 3rd set of implants done. First set at age 30 after breast feeding second child had a lift and saline implants. Had lots of underarm rippling. But was still a big improvement. Also terrible scars. At 40 replaced with another set of saline. Had another child and the implants had dropped plus always hated the ripples. Next doctor felt he could improve scars and rippling problem. He did achieve both but the implants were larger than I would have liked. Recovery after all effortless. At 50, just replaced with silicone. Wanted to be smaller and again the implants had fallen under my armpits. This recovery has been hell. The right side is perfect. The left horrible. Had soroma or bleeding inside. Have had 2 corrective procedures. It has been about 7 weeks now. The scarring is much worse...PC ended up doing sort of another lift. The left side is now healing fine but is very firm at the cleavage. PC is saying I need to message. He suggests i may need yet another procedure to remove scar tissue. If all this had happened before I never would have gone back. I think it is important to be aware of all the risks you are taking and the fact that if you have implants you will replace them at some point. The silicone is a huge improvement over saline...so much more natural. Moves more naturally. I dont know yet if I regret this. Everything has not settled. It just sucks because the doctor really cant be held responsible. I had to pay some costs for the revisions...had to pay $500 for anestisia. My implants were uncomfortably under my arms before. That has improved with the new implants but he did not make them as small as I wanted and I fear these will fall just like the others did. I do not plan to replace these. I am 50 and this is it for me. It has been nice having breasts the last 20 years. My breasts looked like a 90 yr old womans when I was 30. Little deflated shriveled up hanging flaps. It was gross and embarrasing.I dont regret getting implants. Just know everyone is different and yours may not look as natural as others. Biggest mistake is going too big.

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  71. FYI to the posters saying we are lazy and should just work out...sorry to make you feel stupid, but some people dont lose and gain weight in their boobs. I am thin and had giant boobs, no amount of working out could help that. So before you call us lazy or fat, use your little brain for two seconds and realize you dont know it all. thanks

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  72. I think the anonymous that said we are fat and lazy are jealous cuz they are either want big boobs or maybe is a man.

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  73. right now i am searching for breast augmentation doctors in the so cal area. im interested i quality and price is not an issue. any suggestions would be great

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  74. I just has breast reduction surgery a week and a half ago. I am 40 yrs old 5ft tall and 130lbs in good shape and had 36DDD.I had severe constant back and neck pain, I went down to a 36C. I researched my surgeon and exactly what was done in a breast reduction.They remove breast tissue and some skin to resize. They do make your areola smaller as a large one would look strange on a smaller breast. I had no drains. Other than the general anesthesia and painkillers they may have put in my IV I have taken nothing but Advil.( I have a high pain tolerance) I had post op swelling from fluid retention which is normal. ( green tea and drinking water helped this) I had the side sutures out a week after surgery and I get the sutures on the T and nipples out this week. I have bruising and swelling and some redness which is to be expected. They seem kinda squared off a little some days and other days more rounded. I have also researched this, it is normal as they will take time for the swelling to go down and for them to settle from natural gravity probably about 3-6 mnths before the final shape is evident. I am very happy with them I can now wear medium tops instead of 2xl . Although I will not be able to wear underwires for about 6mnths. This is all normal. I am healing a bit quicker than normal I have been told, but so far so good. My doctor was DR Howard Adams in Windsor,Ontario,Canada and it was done at Windsor Regional Hospital. The staff and doctor were great. I seen him twice before surgery, and on the day of surgery to mark me for surgery and confirm what was to be done and after surgery to make sure I was ok. The staff checked me every hour before releasing me and I had a nurse come to my house a couple days later to change bandages and check me. I feel pulling and tingling here and there which are nerves healing , I had a little leaking and tenderness and general sorenes from bruising. Expect scarring, using bio oil after a month or so will help to minimize the scarring. If anyone has this done and has opening sutures, alot of leaking, very red or high fever. GO TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY!!!
    I am sorry for the people that have had bad experiences with this type of surgery. For those considering it research the procedure to be done and the surgeon. You can ususaly find patient comments online somwhere and also details for the type of surgery and how it is done.

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  75. I'm getting breast implants next wednesday, April 13, and I am very nervous. I have always been very self conscious about my breasts because my left one is an entire cup size smaller than my right one. I have a lot of natural breast tissue because I'm a D cup and a C cup. Also, my breast are droopy and not full on top at all. My surgeon is Dr. Russell Romero in Lafayette, LA and so far he is very nice and informative. I asked for the new silicone implants because I would like my breast to feel natural, but he recommended saline since there is such a large difference in my breast size and they will have to determine the volume of my implants during the surgery. I am not going any bigger, I am just evening them out, so I will be a full D once I have implants. Dr. Romero has assured me that my new breasts will both look and feel very natural because of the relatively small size of my implants and my natural breast tissue. I am still concerned that they will be droopy after the surgery, and that they will also not feel right.

    After reading all of these stories, I am even more fearful. I look at my breasts and I hate them though. People always tell me that I am beautiful, but I cringe when I have to wear strapless dresses and swimsuits...or worse, when I'm being intimate. In fact, I have not been able to be intimate with my boyfriend of 9 months, partly because of my insecurities about my breasts. I don't know what to do. I cannot keep living in shame like this, but I am also so afraid of looking worse than before.

    On the other hand, I feel very good about my doctor. Reading all these stories, I can see where he has done all the right things. He also has over 40 years of experience in plastic surgery. I have learned so much from all these brave accounts, and I'm very thankful of all of you sharing your stories. When I go in for my Pre-Op on tuesday, I have composed two pages of questions for my doctor.I can only hope that his answers make me comfortable, and that everything goes well...I will be sure to post my results so that I can share my story too. Wish me luck! :)

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  76. Visit only a certified surgeon to ensure safety and great result. Always do a little background check before you actually entrust your body to the sugeon.

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  77. I think you are all vain, shallow and ignorant. At least for the ones who get the implants (not reductions). Sorry, just my opinion.
    I pity you all and agree with the one who posted "Why can't you just be happy with what God gave you?"
    You are taking the risk of going under the knife VOLUNTARILY, might I add and have only yourself to blame when the surgery goes bad. It's crazy what women will do for male attention or what they call "feel better about myself" syndrome. Fix what is inside you FIRST and then you will LOVE and appreciate who you are on the outside. Very sad so many of you are so unhappy with yourselves.
    You may as well eat poison, ladies.
    And by the way, I am a natural 32 J considering a reduction, however, after some of the posts about reduction I may just keep these things and deal with the daily back,neck,shoulder pain & headaches I experience and have experiencedfor about 15 years. And I am NOT jealous of ANYONE with fake boobs because there is something so wrong with you on the inside to choose to have a surgery like this. Jealous?? I Just feel sorry for you ....Again...just my opinion, of course. Be careful what you wish for.

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    1. Hello,
      I have gone through the different posts and I especially appreciate yours. I totally agree with you. When I was 24 years old, I had no choice but to have a breast reduction as my left breast was much bigger than the right one. I had none of the complications mentioned and I don't remember being in pain for long. Scars almost invisible. Though my breasts are not perfect, I find them beautiful and I accept them as they are.Woman with fake boobs are cheaters. I really cannot understand why women put implants in their breasts. The results even if great are only temporary as age and gravity will eventually have its effects. Also, the implants need to be changed after many years and our body as it grows old may not support so well these surgeries.

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  78. From Australia
    Wow. After reading this entire site I am in absolute shock at the horrors the women on here have encountered. When I was younger (13) all I wanted was breasts. I was an A cup right through high school and I always had it in my head that for sure my boobs would get bigger and I would look like a woman by the time I turned 21. For some reason I got a whole lot of arse and no tits. I used to lay in bed at night and pull and pinch my boobs trying to will them to grow. I remember waking up on my 21st birthday bitterly disappointed that I never got the breasts I wanted/expected. I felt like such a dick wearing a bra filled with oil to make me look more shapely and feel more feminine. I almost got surgery... .I did a heap of reaserch on the net and in the end I decided to give Greenbush Herbal Breast Enlargement a go as it was safe and natural. Lol it's quite funny looking back now at the age of 30 and picturing myself taking my 9 tablets a day and rubbing gooey herbal paste into my boobs. Needless to say I did flesh out a fair bit upon taking the herbal remedy, my boobs actually formed and rounded up but they never miraciously inflated like I was hoping.
    I am so glad that I never went for surgery. Not just because of what I have read here tonight, but because I have grown to realise we have been brainwashed to think that all men want is a woman wwith big boobs (mostly because of the pictures that are glorified via media/porn).

    Guess what ladies? There are actually so many men out there who -prefer- small breasts and think large breasts are ugly. My fiance' and I were discussing this earlier and he explained to me that possibly one of the reasons women are so hung up about their breast is because the majority of guys who are into big fake boobs are loudmouth arseholes who are going to voice their opinions but there are a ton of guys out there that have the decency not to shout out "nice tits" who are actually quitely appreciating your beautiful form.

    Needless to say, these days I'm a 12B or 12C on a fat day and I love my boobies just the way they are now. Small and pert. It took a good 15 years for me to realise this. I am now glad I didn't make a silly, conceited decision when I was younger. Men are not worth butchering yourself for! Please make sure you are considering/having breast surgery for the right reasons. From what I have read it seems as though the reductions go way better than the enlargements... but honestly, first point of call is to do a self esteem check. Try listening to some affirmations saying how beautiful and awesome you are and you may actually realize there is so much more to life than boobs! What sort of shallow man are you going to attract with these new assets if that's all they are interested in? It's time we stop objectifying ourselves ladies. Love yourself for the good person you are inside!!! You may have noticed a trend where all the ladies with the big ones wantthem smaller and vise versa... it just goes to show the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Please if you're going to do it, do it for the right reasons or give good ol Greenbush herbs a try - who knows but it could even be a placebo effect but hey isn't it worth giving something natural a go first? Be true to yourselves XOXOX

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  79. im a preop transgender male to female i had my inplants done back in 08 i was hrt for three years befor the inplants and grew to a b cup now im a full d and ive never ever had a problem with my inplant.

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  80. I hope stories like this makes everyone seriously do their homework before getting something as drastic as plastic surgery done. This article about Strax Rejuvenation is a really good example of what people should consider: the death rates at these offices.

    http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2011-06-02/news/deaths-at-one-of-south-florida-s-most-popular-plastic-surgery-centers-raise-questions-about-the-safety-of-cheaper-nips-and-tucks/#disqus_thread

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  81. I'm not confident with my body because I'm flat chested, I'm wanting to get it done but the cost is just too high $11000.00aus It too expensive in Australia :(

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  82. I personally chose to not get breast augmentation surgery. I'm 5'8, 110 lbs, and have size 30A breasts. Even though I struggled with the decision for years, I realize now that the size of my breasts do not define who I am. I love myself and the rest has followed - I have a caring boyfriend, a successful job, and I'm HAPPY.

    On the other hand, my mother has gotten breast implants. Like me she is VERY happy with her decision! Her breasts look great and luckily she hasn't had any complications. They look real and they have definitely given her a new self confidence!

    Most of the stories that you read online are the horror stories because those are the people that want to speak out the most about their experience. The decision of whether or not to go under the knife is a personal-and permanent- one. I wish everyone good luck on their endeavors.

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  83. Wow. very scary. Even though these are horror stories, i believe there are success ones too. I have been on two different consultations with two doctors in the VA and MD areas and both doctors had different oppinions on what size to get. The first doctor wanted to stay in the 220-250cc range and the second doctor 400-425cc. The second doctors opinion buffled me even though i tried the different sizes on and it looked good he said i need that size because i need a wider implant to have a nice cleavage so my breast woundnt have a gap in the middle like a road. the first doctor also said i needed that small size because of my breast tissue and if i want it to look natural. That is a big difference and very confusing. I have a buddy whos had her breast augmented twice and had no complications for the past 17 years and actually encouraged me to do it for the right reasons and to go with saline atleast its safer because of the saline fluid incase it ruptures. Guess what? hers did yesterday!! wat a suprise? But she is such a gorgeous woman inside and out and very comfortable with her body, she plans on getting them removed because she believes shes had enough and not worth replacing it. She was happy the years she had them and has been a great support to me. After the rupture, she wants me to think about it now because there is a tendency the first time you go under the knife wouldnt be the last. now i think i got it, am not doing it and wont even try it. i am happy with it but she made me realize that ruptures are real but am happy she enjoyed it and she is fine. shes having them taken out soon. i love her and am glad shes been an example for me. Please do ur research, talk to people but the final decision is on you. i think i will rather invest my money in something much better even if its useless, at least it might not cost me pain of a lifetime...am ok with ME! thanks to all the ladies that posted in here..Goodluck and thanks for helping undecided women decide! i will stick with my God given boobs..:)

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  84. I had breast augmentation and lift done 1 week ago. I'm 21 & have a 3yr old. 275cc in left, 250 in right. I feel great & already they look great. I payed $10,000 & it was worth every penny. Prior to my breast surgery, I was so embarassed I would rarely let my bf of 3 1/2yrs see them. After having a child my breasts were very saggy, my left breast was bigger, and the areola was also alot larger. Now my breasts & areolas are symmetrical and they look beautiful. It is so worth it, I feel so much better about myself & I'm no longer ashamed of my breasts. You only have one life to live, do what makes YOU happy.

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  85. i recently had a breast reduction, i went from 40f and now i might be a 40d. my left breast is perfect but because 2 docters performed the surgery my right one split open at the t junction incision. my raw flesh was exposed about 8 inches. i was given home care and flamazine with bandaging, then i was given the option of having a skin graft or wait for up to a year for new skin to heal. well i gotta say the skin graft is the best choice, i woke up from the skin graft surgery and had little pain, so much less then the huge open wound i had. and its two weeks now and its almost healed. my left breast looks great but ill have to go back in 5 mths to fix any flaws on my right breast since i lost some skin. i dont regret the surgery, i already feel better. this thing happening is common for large reductions. but if this happens to any of you, do the skin graft for sure, it doesnt even hurt just itches a little and it heals quick.
    and im just happy to be able to see my feet now lol. see im still in good spirits even though it causes some emotinal hardache.

    august 6, 2011 1:23 am

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  86. I can't believe that people are not told of the potential complications of both augmentation and reduction surgery. Please make sure you do the research yourself and be prepared to take these risks before you proceed. Whilst the surgeries can be very sucessful the results can be devastating when it goes wrong.everything that people have decsribed in the above posts are KNOWN COMPLICATIONS. My experience also is that people underestimate the effect of the surgery and think they can carry on normally a few days post sugery. Paticulary after reductions the body needs to be treated with care. plenty of rest, high protein diet for wound healing, not rushing back to work and if you have young chidren you will need help to care for them for a few weeks.

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  87. I'm in a lot of pain right now 3 surgeries in less than 24 hours I've been living a nightmare!!! I had a breaftlift after I had my baby which he left my nipples extremely high they came out of my bra I couldnt wear any cleavage sexy bra or shirts! I had terrible complications after the first surgery that night had to go back for a second surgery for herotoma and major leakage on my left breast. He also deformed them they look sooo squared instead of round boobs...I'm sooo depressed all I wanted was my same size a 38DD and how they looked nice and round before but he made them smaller too!! I'm dying my left breast keeps getting swollen and I can't sleep I also have terrible headaches...I'm soooo traumatized! I hope I dont end up with a bad infection I was throwing up earlier and had fever...this is my third day my surgery was tuesday then again tuesday night to check where my excess blood was coming from and my left breast was blowing up full speed like a balloon then wed afternoon he operated me again....I'm living the worst nightmare of all and he gaved me valium so i can rest at night and muscle relaxers during the day along with pain meds....my neck and my whole chest are in too much pain also...

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  88. I had reduction surgery 2 weeks ago and am so happy I finally went through with it. I'm 30 and have been wanting it for a while due to a lot of back pain issues. I'm also excited about the added benefit that finding clothes will be that much easier and cheaper and, this is sad to admit, but hopefully harassment will lighten up a bit. I am 5'10" and 140 pounds and was size 32G. As a side note--Those commenters on here saying to exercise and eat healthily rather than have surgery have no clue what they are talking about. Large breasts run in my family and no matter what weight I am they seem to only stay the same size or grow. I've tried to accept my size but major back pain led me to this decision.
    The doctor took out more in surgery than expected, about 500 grams from each side, but it looks like I'll still be ending up as my desired size of either a D or large C. Overall recovery has gone really well. The drains were gross but not a big deal and the pain level wasn't as bad as I expected. I've also been really tired (though expected as a consequence of major surgery). My doc used surgery glue so there are no bandages or sutures that need removing. The last couple days I've felt a bit more pain as the nerves come back. That pain is a bit weird and annoying but it's expected and I'm taking it as a good sign since I have almost complete feeling back.
    I'm so pleased with my decision and can't wait to try running again and not feel the pain and discomfort from bouncing so much. I feel bad for everybody's horrible stories so I can't urge you enough to do as much research as possible and if you can't afford to go to someone good (though not saying that was the case for anyone commenting here) then to wait rather than risk such serious and permanent complications. It is major surgery and recovery takes a while but thus far so worth it. Good luck all!

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  89. I did about 6 months of research before having my breast implants and had the best experience. I ended up going to Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok. (It's the 4th most accredited hospital in the world) I work in an operating theatre in Australia and could not fault their professionalism, cleanliness and preoperative and postoperative care. I do have the nerve damage, but this is normal and the feeling is slowly returning. I actually had my implants placed under the arm, so have had little to no numbness on the breasts or nipples. I agree with older posts that say dont just read the negative but still be aware of all risks prior to any surgery.

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  90. I just have been reading these comments and to that poor person with the saggy 80 year old breasts I just thought I'd share my story!

    I lost about five stone so despite everyone saying I was really attractive and looked brilliant, under my clothes my breasts looked awful. When I lay down they would roll pretty much to my sides under my arm pits and any time I bent over you would see all the excess saggy skin it made me feel so bad and depressed and unsexy.

    I found it SO hard to go to work every day - because I always had to put a bra on - had to choose which of the couple of bras I had that actually supported my skin and saggyness, I should wear and they felt uncomfortable and sore and never looked right.

    I had to wear tops up to my neck even in summer incase I bent over and somebody saw I looked like an old woman!

    I lost my sex drive, and I couldn't bare to have anyone touch me or see and I was single for two years because even though I had an accepting partner I was so tense and disgusted and unfeminine feeling that I couldn't bare for him to touch me or get any enjoyment.

    I sat there at night sobbing at how much I just wanted to be touched and to enjoy it like a normal person and how I'd never have that and I was only in my 20s...

    Anyway....I realised it was ruining my life because it was preventing me from being in a relationship so I decided just to go for it and have an uplift (no implants).

    I was SO scared, but the PS was absolutely brilliant.

    I haven't come out with ideal looking breasts - im only a few weeks post op, and whilst one seems to have settled, there's crinking under the other and it's higher up. The nipples aren't ENTIRELY even, and my skin still has a few stretch marks and a TINY bit of saggynesss

    BUT.....my breasts stay in place when I take off my bra, I can lie back and they don't roll away, they have full volume back (just from uplift no implants) , I can walk around in a top with no bra, they are pert and firm and I tried some bras on and they look amazing and I Have a normal looking cleavage again where I can bend over until my heart is content!

    Despite the scars, I feel infinitely sexier and my boyfriend doesn't care...i don't think men care whether breasts are saggy or not, but it's how it makes you feel...and I feel so happy and want to be touched and loved and I don't CARE about hte scars, or the uneveness..

    To me, having normal breasts minus the disgusting saggy skin is worth everything...I can lead a normal full life again.

    So to that woman...get it sorted. It doesn't MATTER if you have to take a loan, remortgage your house, get into debt....because you shouldn't be living a life where every day you hate yourself, when something that only takes a couple of hours can bring you so much happiness!

    I think for women like us...it's not so much cosmetic, as reconstructive...so when it doesn't come out perfect like a model - it doesn't matter, because it just matters that it restores your quality of life.

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  91. Hi Ladies,
    First off I would like to send my condolences, to those who have had bad surgeries. I feel terrible for you and it was my biggest fear, before having surgery myself.
    Even though, I was terrified, by all the horror stories out there, the pain in my upper back, shoulders, neck and most of all my self esteem, where more than I could bare anymore. So, I took the chance and had breast reduction surgery. I am 51 years old and do not look my age at all, but I had the breasts of a 80 year old. Hanging skin, that were SUPPOSED to be breasts, took a physical, but more so, mental toll on me. I was ready to risk, losing nipples, sensation, everything, just to have them perked back up again and at least resemble a boob.
    I am now 4 weeks post surgery and I am sooooo happy, that I made this choice!! I have beautiful breasts again, that are a perfect size C!! If I want to go bra less and wear spaghetti straps next summer, I CAN and wear them proudly! I would much rather have scars on my boobs, then let them continue to look the way they did.
    I think there are more POSITIVE stories out there, then negative ones. I would like to encourage you to do your homework, before deciding NOT to have the surgery. You will find that MOST of the horror stories, come from smokers, who would NOT stop smoking, 2 months BEFORE surgery and stay stopped, for at least 2 months AFTER surgery. Smoking lessens the blood flow so desperately needed, to the breasts after surgery.
    Just do exactly, as your surgeon tells you! Follow his instructions to the T. Bathe in "Hibiclens" antiseptic skin cleanser, after surgery, until ALL incisions are completely healed and there is only scaring left. Massage your scars in a small circular motion, applying as much pressure as possible, without causing pain and this will reduce the scaring and buildup of collagen and leave you with very THIN,white,fine,scar lines.
    I hope and pray, that all goes well with everyone out there and to those, whom it is too late... I pray you find peace and try not to blame the Doctor, but ask your self honestly, Did you do everything YOU were supposed to do, before AND after the surgery? Where there corners YOU cut, because you didn't think it would hurt anything to do so? Not everyone heals the same, some need to take the extra steps needed to help themselves. Only YOU, can really take care of YOU, ladies.
    I still have nerve pain, at 4 weeks out. There is nothing I can do about that, but let time heal it. Pain is GOOD though, it also lets me know, that my nerves ARE reconnecting and that one day I will have ALL sensation back. Right now, the sensation is faint, but it is there..
    Good Luck to All and God Bless!!!

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  92. Hi Ladies
    I'm 30 yrs old. At 25 I decided to get saline implants. Soon after I started experiencing health issues.. and my right breast never dropped. I had them redone 6 monts later then removed 3 months after that. I was flat again. I had silicone cohesive gel implants put in 1 yr later. I got prego about 2 yrs after that...after getting my new implants, I started having issues again. I started taking ativan to help with the muscle pain. I developed thyroid issues with no family history. They were hard and uncomfy after my pregnancy. I decided to have them removed by Dr. Melmed in Dallas Tx.. He was amazing. I am flat again.. My nipple scars look ok, as I am only 6 weeks post op.. I have a little dimpling and am now a small b cup. I feel 1,000 times better... Please Please Please talk to your OBGYN, GYN, or Family doc about getting implants before you consult with a PS. They don't really back the surgery...Do research. I had way cuter breasts before I spent all this $$ on stupid bags of plastic... Implants both silicone and saline come with issues. Don't do it!

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  93. The thing about this is that men no longer have to live with their unwanted breast fats. Thanks to modern surgery.

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  94. I had breast reduction 2 months ago (from a 42F to 42 C) and am thrilled with the results. To all you c-notes who think all I had to was "stop being lazy and lose weight" (which I did, by the way) I can only say this: I had the option, the will and the resources to do this and am glad I did, which is more than YOU have, seeing as there are no brain enhancement surgery options at this point in time.

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  95. Breast Reconstruction R/T breast cancer. Not all plastic surgeons are equally skilled, especially in the area of breast reconstruction. What I have learned through my experience and professional consultations,is that tissue expanders and previously radiated skin is a set up for failure. Mike Columbus MD in Cincinnati Ohio recommended placing tissue expanders immediately after my double mastectomy to stretch my skin and prepare me for the implants. I went with his recommendation, and why not? He is listed as one of the ‘Top Docs’ in Cincinnati Magazine. I thought he knew what he is doing. BUT THAT IS WHEN MY PROBLEMS BEGAN. My skin became a necrotic black color and peeled/fell off. Basically, the appearance was like an untreated burn victim. At that point, I was much too exhausted mentally to research for myself this entire process of my skin deterioration. The reason was put in layman’s terms for me later by one physician that I consulted, stating that the radiation kills both the cancer and good cells, leaving damaged cells that lack proper blood circulation. This was never explained to me by Mike Columbus. I trusted he was telling me everything I needed to know. FINALLY, after 7 weeks of trying to keep my skin from falling off, I initiated and asked him to remove the damaged skin. He seemed uncommitted and nonchalantly agreed.

    I was horrified when I viewed the results after the surgery. I attempted to count the thick, dark sutures, but it was nearly impossible. It looked like a preschool sewing project. Also, Mike Columbus never explained how I was sent home with a 6 inch long suture wire hanging below my breast area. It was safety hazard, possibly getting caught on something. I eventually snipped it off myself.

    I was naïve enough to allow him to begin filling the tissue expanders and too weak emotionally to recognize Mike Columbus was going down an incorrect path. The tissue expander on the radiated side stretched my skin beyond its capacity. He continued to pump normal saline into the tissue expanders. I developed severe scar tendons, striations, and a concave appearance next to my sternum. My skin was not improving. Once again, Mike Columbus gave me the same standard answer, "just wait and see". That is when I began making phone calls. I sought additional opinions from established plastic surgeons. Three to be exact; including one at the Cleveland Clinic. All concurred they never would have placed a tissue expander in my previously radiated skin. To say the least, it was a dismal time in my life. I was given two options: live with my sever scars and deformities or start all over. I chose the latter and am presently under the care of a surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction.

    There are many more details like improper wound care. More importantly, I want to get the word out about the dangers of operating on radiated skin. ALL breast cancer women need to be advised to only use the best microscopic surgeons. And be sure to be treated as patients with special medical needs, not like me, which was basically like a ‘drive- thru cosmetic customer’ with Mike Columbus. The day I walked out of there will forever be the day my emotional and physical healing began.

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  96. Hi Everyone,
    I am 58 years old and my bra size was a 38H... H for Horrid. I suffered back aches, neck aches, headaches,and I also felt very self conscious about my large breasts....I hated them. My GP had advised me that perhaps I should think about a breast reduction. I had had one about 35 years ago but they had grown back much larger after 3 babies and weight gain and menopause.
    I did my research and found a good PS here in Sydney, Australia. At the 1st visit he told me of the risks as a result of my previous reduction, and at the 2nd visit he repeated the possible complications. I decided to go ahead, and thought the worst that could happen is I could lose my nipples, but knew they could be reconstructed.
    After the operation, I woke to find these beautiful little mounds on my chest, not like before when the boobs would head down to my arm pits when I laid on my back. I felt fantastic.
    Later that day the Dr visited me... I was in hospital,... and told me he wasn't too hopefull that my nipples would survive. The blood supply was compromised and he thought they might die.
    I took the news pretty good and for 2 weeks we fought to save them. The left side finally became pink, but the right got darker and had to be removed. Back into hospital I went, but unfortunately when the Dr came to see me after that operation, he told me that 1/2 my breast had also died, and had to be removed....
    I had another another 2 operations before I eventually went home both times to debride my tiny little right breast, and also to have a skin graft on the left breast, as there had been skin seperation on the 'T' section..... I couldn't win.
    Finally I went home and have been healing well for the last 7 weeks.
    My PS is going to do a breast reconstruction for me next year, then a nipple reconstruction when that has healed.
    I am very happy with my PS, as he has informed me as to what has happened every step of the way, and I know my problems are not due to his 'sloppy' work. He also came to see me everyday I was in hospital... a total of 15 days.
    He is nearly as upset as me that he had cut away the dead nipple and tissue, as my new boobs looked so good. He also is not charging me any more than medicare and my private health insurance will cover. I am so gratefull I did my homework and found a great PS......
    I am now in a C cup and am wearing a prosthesis on the right side, but I have a very positive attitude, and I know I am in very good hands.

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  97. I only wanted to say thank you to all the ladies who came fourth with all their stories of both success and terrible outcomes with breast surgery. I am 26, overweight and currently losing weight with diet & exercise. Throughout the last ten yrs I have had children, gained and lost weight and I guess I am lucky to not have any sagging. My breasts are just small for my body
    Out of vanity I have wanted to have augmentation to balance out my bottom heavy torso. NOW I realize I'd rather be who I am than take a chance on having terrible scars or deformed breasts
    My husband loves me for who I am and I have to agree that ( unless you are badly deformed ) like those who say their best were different sizes or sagging badly or painfully large and need reduction, we really do need to look within ourselves and decide. Nothing in life is a guarantee. Lets be grateful to just be alive and healthy and love ourselves for the person we are. I won't say love yourself for the woman you are b/c even men are reading this and contemplating reductions and the transgender community respectfully are considering reductions and enlargement.

    I will pray for you all that you have the strength to awaken to the right choices for yourselves and those of you who had terrible experiences will be in my prayers as well. May you find the means to correct any improprieties and strength to love yourself the way you are now.

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  98. These kind of sharing of information across will help woman who want to undergo breast augmentation to look up and have a list of questions to ask her doctor and have a thorough knowledge of all the details. Both pre and post operative treatments can well be checked up and a detailed analysis done.

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  99. hello i also got breast implants and it went BAD!!! dr michael diaz in biloxi miss did mine. My bad for not doing my research on him. he butchered me and my implants deflated. one deflated one month after i got them. when i called him with my problems they didnt want to help. then he wanted to charge me again to fix the problem...i am still dealing with this problem...stay away from that doctor.

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  100. So sorry to know about all these cases...Very nice of you to share your stories

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  101. I just finished reading all of these comments and I have very mixed feelings.

    I had a breast reduction surgery years ago and while I was not happy with the size (reduced to an A after agreeing on a reduction from a DD/E to B), the surgeon did a very good job with the shape and my nipples. However, I did not realize that in spite of the failure in size, she did an outstanding job with the shape (which is very difficult for these surgeons) until years later. I was upset for a VERY LONG TIME, but I was still happy to have a better breast shape as a result of the surgery.

    Now, years later, I'm considering augmentation, which would be somewhat corrective, but is still not a NECESSARY surgery.

    My biggest concern is that my body will reject a foreign object and that I will have to have them removed for health reasons. So, I may not have the surgery. I'm just going to consult and give it some time until I know the right thing for me to do.

    But I do understand how women with small or awkward shaped breasts feel. It's possible to come to a sense of acceptance about your body even if you feel it's so bad that it's "deformed" in some way, but no path to that acceptance is easy (surgery or not).

    I would not have surgery simply for a man or for sex, but it was because I felt uncomfortable with my body WITH a man that I was reminded that I had planned to have surgery again someday. I also don't think that there are any "wrong" reasons to have the surgery, but surgery doesn't remedy low self-esteem.

    I can't give any advice on augmentation, because I haven't had it, but it sounds like if it's actually worth risking additional corrective surgeries (and their cost), as well as nerve and breast damage, then it may be the right thing for you. Just be careful, because there are people who are "M.D's" not real doctors and they are in this purely for prestige and money.

    For people considering a reduction, you should know that you will NOT have "perfect" breasts even if the surgery is 100% successful. You will have scars and the best outcome is that the size, shape, and healing will be what you and your doctor discussed.

    For those of you who are truly in emotional pain because of your experience with poorly done surgeries, do not blame yourself. Use your experience to help other people by preventing that pain. There are many things you can do and posting on this site was one of them. Thank you!

    I wish you all the best.

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    1. I am from the UK and just over 2 weeks ago went from an E cup to a C cup with Breast Ruduction Surgery. I am 48 years ago and for long as I can remember hated the size of my breasts so finally decided to do something about it. I did a lot of research on the Internet before hand and decided on a surgeon through word of mouth. The operation was not as bad as I thought, It was more of discomfort than pain. I had a drain either side. I was very uncomfortable but It was bearable. I stayed in hospital for two nights, having the drains removed before going home. It was better being a home, where all I did for the next 3 days was sleep, eat, drink and take my antibiotics and pain relief. Each day got better. Day 13 I had the dressings off. My skin is really itchy but the wounds are healing nicely. The nurse reapplied the dressing and told me I could take a shower now, but dry the wounds and reapply the dressing for another week. Day 15 I started to get awful shooting pains in my breasts, the pain is hard to describe, but after a lot of research was reassured to learn that it is all part of the nerve healing process. Hopefully I will continue to make good recovery and look forward to the fun shopping trips to come!

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    2. i am getting a few of those shooting pains as well, i am glad to hear its part of the healing as i was thinking of going back to the doctors thinking it might be a nerve they missed in re attaching. Thanks :)

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  102. i think all surgery includes risks, and cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation or breast reduction the like are not exceptions. I am not endorsing breast augmentation as the ultimate means here, what i am saying is that if ever you wanted to have breast augmentation surgery, then have it with a decent and reliable cosmetic surgery clinic with certified surgeons doing the surgery.

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  103. I had my breast done in 1998 and have problems ever since now after many surgerys my breast are hard as a rock in pain all the time. Can't afford to pay more money don't no what to do. Wish I never had them done what can I do I was never told off all these problems back them now do I have to suffer the rest of my life in pain.

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    1. Are your implants saline or silicone? And are they textured or smooth? If they are textured and they have become very hard in the last few months you need to research Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. It is a cancer that is associated with textured implants. You need to have an ultrasound to see if there is fluid on the outside of your implants, if so, go to a radiologist that can do a fluid biopsy to check for ALCL. Insurance will cover the removal of the implants because the cancer is very aggressive and can spread if you don't get them out.

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  104. If I could only go back in time!!!...I WOULD HAVE NEVER done this to myself!...I was NORMAL, 34B and went for enlargement 34C . Last day of my life that I was NORMAL was the day of my first surgery, 2004, I was 28. After that, scars, infection in one breast, removal of the implant, several surgery, lost of tissue, tons of antibiotics, asymmetry, big hole in my pocket, I couldn't exercise. I have tried two different doctors so far. I just had my "reconstruction" 3 weeks ago. Results: Uglier and more scars. I'm considering go flat. Does anybody know what look is waiting for me if I just have the Dr. remove the implants and cut the loose skin? Now I am 36, Can you imagine, my beautiful years are going bye bye and I still looking deformed.

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  105. excellent post, I came to your site through the search engines, I think one of the aspects most important of a breast reduction is seeking a qualified professional so you can

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  106. I am from New Zealand. In my country if your BMI is under 30 you qualify for a free breast reduction as our ministry of health is heavily funded you just need your GP to refer you. I was a G cup, terribly off balance and often fell over and I suffered from migraines. I got a breast reduction in August 2011 at a public hospital. They took me down to a D cup, 1.5 kg off each side and lifted them 3". I received free at home visits after the surgery from a district health nurse. After about a week i found a small infection in one of my stitches the nurse kept re-dressing it but i found it was just getting bigger and bigger so i left the dressing off and it dried and healed. My Scars are fading well, the main thing is to keep them clean and Dry. I bathed them in Epsom Salts available at local supermarkets and dried them well.
    At first i only had feeling in my right nipple but have just recently gained feeling back on the left as well. I have some numbness and sometimes tingling like very light pins and needles on the outer sides of both breasts but its not something that bothers me, i am hoping its the nerves trying to work. What i am concerned about is that i can no longer wear bras, though i am not fat, due to having large breasts i do have a large amount of side boob which the doctors did not remove "i am guessing due to the fact it was urgent surgery and not something i paid for" so wearing a "sexy" bra the side boob sits over the strap looking not sexy at all, lol.
    I am glad i got it done as i can now run with my kids without the bouncing and pain. I can have sex with out them flopping in mine or my partners face, Its very distracting and off putting!! I had a reasonably good experience and i would do it again in a heart beat. Be very careful who you go to, get references or recommendations from friends who have had it done. The internet knows EVERYTHING!! Google doctors names and stay away from ones that have been sued for various reasons. Your experience does not have to be a bad one just be patient and research everything before you go spending thousands of dollars.

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  107. think carefully before you take a step of going for breast deduction,and go to the right doctor who have done it before,sorry to all the women out there whom things has gone rong for them

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  108. I had a breast reduction and have had crushing pain in my back and legs every day since. No one seems to want to help me. I live in Pittsburgh but was referred to Cleveland who referred me to California. I am scarred and scared. I did not deserve this. Any suggestions?

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  109. i had protruding/elongated/hypertrophic nipples. I went to a surgeon for a BA but he noticed my nips and said he could reduce them. I had a nipplecomplex so i said okay, after the operation i removed the bandages and noticed he had amputed them. now i only have areola's. I'm so ashamed. :(

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  110. When considering plastic surgery remember:
    (1) ALWAYS go to a board-certified doctor.
    (2) ALWAYS get a second (better yet, third) opinion.
    (3) Write down what you expect, and go over it with the surgeon before the operation. The good ones do a dozen surgeries a week, and can mix up what was planned. You do NOT want to get the boob job planned for the stripper who is getting operated on after you!
    (4) Don't cheap out - this is your body you're talking about. Saving 10% isn't worth the risk. Go to the doctor who makes you feel safe.
    (5) MOST women are happy with breast enlargements, but remember the implants won't last your whole life. They're usually guaranteed only for ten years!
    (6) I'm researching enlargements, but looking at the stories I see, it looks like there are more percentage women unhappy with reductions than enlargements. I don't know what the actual statistics are, you should check them yourselves.
    (7) Back pain might not be solved by smaller boobs! My back hurt for years until I did the exercises recommended by my doctor, and I don't have big boobs (yet!)
    (8) Make sure the doctor is good at what you want done. An expert in lip enlargements might not also be an expert in boob adjustments.

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  111. I am 42. I had breast augmentation in January 2002. I had no problems with them as far as looking weird or anything until November 2011. But I have had tons of health problems since I got them. I have fibromyalgia, migraines, muscle pain in my neck and shoulders, tension headaches, back pain, chest pains, numbness and tingling in arms, hands and fingers. Gastrointestinal problems, severe constipation, abdominal pain. Pain in my legs, restless leg syndrome, pain and burning sensation in my feet. Hands and feet get extremely cold and ache bad. Not to mention, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, attempts to commit suicide. As if that isn't enough, in November my left breast started swelling, became painful and turned hard as a rock. I saw an ob-gyn for a breast exam and she had never in her over 20 yr career seen anything like it. She sent me for a diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound and they found fluid surrounding my implant. They then sent me for an MRI where the fluid was still there. My implants were saline, textured so if they were leaking my body was supposed to absorb the fluid. Since I had fluid on the outside of the implant and the implant was intact I was informed of the possibility of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma associated with textured implants. I contacted the FDA for some literature by email, they forwarded my email to a scientific researcher at USC who then forwarded it to another researcher that contacted me and shared the news of ALCL and its symptoms. I went to a plastic surgeon who told me I had it and said the only cure was to remove the implants which I did 3 days ago. However, I now am disfigured because they were wrong. It wasn't ALCL which I'm glad of but if I had known that wasn't what it was I would have just had it replaced with a smooth implant. But I don't have the money to get new implants and I'm stuck looking like this. However, maybe my health will improve since they are out now. I have been in contact personally with 4 women that do have ALCL. It is not a breast cancer it is a cancer of the blood, a lymphoma. If you have textured implants and you have swelling, pain or hardening of your breast please read about ALCL and find a doctor that will check you for it. It is a deadly disease that is caused by textured implants. The FDA says there are only 60 cases worldwide and 34 in the USA but that is not true. There are more!

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  113. I had implant put in and the niple died, I called the doctor and it took him almost 3 weeks to see me ended up removing my implant cause it got infected, ended up 3 times in the hospital and one month of severe pain. All that because the doctor didn't follow me at all after surgery. It's nice when they get the money but no one cares afterwards. Very dissapointed.

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