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  1. You can read more about PU implants and ALCL here https://www.tga.gov.au/breast-implant-associated-cancer-or-bia-alcl The risk of ALCL with these implants is statistically much greater than with micro textured implants. You may consider doing more research on them. There is a very good chance they will be banned by the TGA as they have proposed on 11th July.
  2. you should be mentally prepared for an explant and know what you are getting into. Explanting can be a very hard mentally and you should consider all your options.
  3. I dont think that anatomcial implants mean that they cannot have lots of upperpole fullness. Have you seen Abby Dowse and Pia Muehlenbeck? They are both had anatomical implants with Dr Tavakoli and are quite full in the upperpole. Anatomcial implants are usually considered less cohesive than rounds
  4. wow that was really cool. I have seen some filler results to the jawline that are amazing but im not sure if they can be that amazing
  5. the swishy feeling and sound is normal. Signs of seroma include a sudden increase in size (swelling etc) it can be painful and uncomfortable. None the less, if you are concerned at all, contact your surgeon for an assessment
  6. Australia tends to follow suit. The fact that the FDA have not banned the macro textured implants from the market reflect that whilst there is indeed a risk, in some instances, the benefits outweigh the risks. It highlights that there is a legitimate use of this type of implant. However, you will find in most circumstances, surgeons have stopped using Macro textured implants and go for the lower risk micro textured or nano textured. This video might be helpful. It is from Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons President Professor Mark Ashton
  7. Ive had an MRI and it was ridicuously expensive (around $600 from memory) and was so boring and uncomfortable. You have to lay face down for about 45 mins. I certainly would prefer alternatives to routine examinations over the MRI even if it is superior in identifying issues.
  8. Certainly the recommendation is to just keep an eye on them. I dont believe any plastic surgeons are still using the two implants that are associated with the highest incidence of ALCL so when the time comes for revision, it should be fine to swap out for a safer implant
  9. We did watch this last night. I wonder what kind of recourse they are looking for.
  10. benelli lift is where they make an incision around the areola, in your case they may intend to remove some of the tuberous tissue that causes the herniation of the nipple. There is a video and more information about this on our procedure page here: https://cosmeticjourney.com/procedures/details/tuberous-breast-deformity/ The surgery perfomed in the explainer video is a benelli lift and illustrates what happens during that procedure. You can see from the footage, there is far more work involved than just performing a breast augmentation with fat grafting. Your quote says possible areola reduction and I suspect this is referring to the benelli lift aspect which at least doubles your time in theatre. Give them a call and follow it up. Id be incredibly surprised if this was not the case
  11. Your definitely quoted for a benelli lift and honestly if Dr Phoon recommends you need this as part of your tuberous correction then you should consider it, otherwise you run the risk of your breasts looking the same as they do now, just bigger. It really cant hurt to have another consult with a plastic surgeon for a second opinion before deciding on the cosmeditour route or not
  12. Your quote is $22,595 - i am almost certain that the possible areola reduction mentioned on your quote is a benelli breast lift and if you dont end up having that done, your fee will be wayyyyy less
  13. I think you should contact the clinic again, I think maybe there is a mistake and it is $12000 all up Unless you are having more work done on top of the fat grafting, your breast augmentation should not cost you more i.e. they have on their website breast augmentation cost is $11k so that plus the fat grafting really should only take it to $13500. I would follow this up and there is likely an error in your quote or your procedure is including a benelli lift. For comparison, tuberous breast correction using implants and fat graft with Dr Tavakoli is under $15k. Check with the clinic on Monday, they are always super helpful and will be able to talk you through your quote. I honestly think it might just be poorly stated and is showing you the fee twice
  14. $17000 sounds like you may be having a benelli lift or some additional procedure along with your correction? It seems like quite a jump from $1000 to $17000 with just fat grafting. I would suggest that an inperson consultation will always trump the opinion given via a photograph. Can you go ahead with an inperosn consultation with cosmeditour and then go from there? Dr Phoon is an amazing surgeon and you will certainly be in good hands and would only offer you advice on what is best for you. I believe that you must be having extensive work done and you might be able to have just an implant but run the risk of being unhappy with the outcome
  15. What about afterpay?? I see Leah at Laser Clinics Australia High Point - she is a nurse injector and one of the very few people I trust completely with my face.
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