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  1. Check with your surgeon but this should be plenty of time to recover.
  2. Hi there, I have seen some fantastic results from Dr Alex Phoon for this surgery.
  3. who is your surgeon? A lot of surgeons do a nicotine test before surgery particularly for procedures such as a mummy makeover. You run the risk of considerably compromising your surgery results as smoking can cause delayed wound healing, necrosis of the healing tissue etc. You definitely can quit smoking, believe me many of us have been through it ourselves. Would you consider hypnosis? I know some ,people who have had success with this method. I can tell you, once you make it to the two week mark, it will become much easier. I would even consider patches or NRT until the end of the month and then go cold turkey
  4. We haven't had many people on the forum that have had fat transfers for breast augmentation as a stand alone procedure.
  5. That advice depends on your surgeon, some surgeons recommend no surgical bras at all, other recommend 6 weeks, some recommend calvin klein crops etc. The best time for breast surgery is when you have the most time to recover, i.e. school holidays or right before long weekends etc are very popular because you dont need to worry about taking extra time off work, getting kids to school and usually have more help on hand.
  6. I think it depends on if you drive a manual car or not, and whether or not you are on pain medication. Some medication makes it unsafe to drive.
  7. Cupcake this is incorrect. ALL textured implants are linked to ALCL - there has been no reported cases of ALCL with smooth implants. The risk for macro textured implants is significantly higher than micro textured implants though. The numbers keep changing but it is roughly 1: 4000 compared to 1:60,000 for micro textured (https://plasticsurgery.org.au/protecting-patient-safety/bia-alcl/) Ive also seen numbers such as 1:2000 for macro and 1:86000 for macro - i think there is issues with the statistics because of the different brands - you can find more info on the TGA website https://www.tga.gov.au/breast-implant-associated-cancer-or-bia-alcl https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/breast-implants-and-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma
  8. Dr Tavakoli did Pia Muehkenbeck's breast augmentation and I believe they are much bigger than a C-D cup. She has 475cc anatomical implants, so even though you think this is a C-D Cup, you might actually be describing more of the DD fuller look. Definitely bring pictures to your consult to show what look you are after. Sam Cunneen and Guy Watts both have lots of reviews on here, try searching in the search bar or view their profiles in the surgeon directory
  9. I think you should investigate what 'recovered' means. Often rapid recovery or flash recovery for breast augmentation refers to things like being able to lift your arms above your head, begin movements and exercises sooner, lack of drains and full mobility etc You may be still recovering from the effects of anaesthesia at 24 hours post op. I think a good indication fo 'recovered' is when you are cleared to drive a car. best of luck
  10. If you are Melbourne based I highly recommend She Science https://shescience.com.au/ https://shescience.com.au/collections/all/products/active-d-classic this bra will lock them down nice and tight - can recommend
  11. You look great and this bikini looks fantastic. You definitely do not look like you have them out there.
  12. Amazing, I am sure you look fantastic. I had a friend who had a similar cut and it suited her so well
  13. oooh im late...what did you choose. I think if you have the facial structure you could pull off the above look but id be tempted to stick it out as you have come this far growing it
  14. sorry to hear this happened to you but very glad you are doing better.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. We did watch this last night. I wonder what kind of recourse they are looking for.
  24. 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
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