I was curious so had a look at the link posted by jugs. I was then confused and then found the initial posters full review. NO ONE should ever go through this. Good luck deebee8. This is a huge decision. PS all the way!
I had my surgery over 1.5 years ago, and, still, think about my mistake every day. So much so, that I thought I would post my review here. I’m waiting for it to be highly unpopular – I hear other people have had a good experience with this Doctor, which makes me wonder why I was treated like such “a number”.
Firstly, I was only given one consultation – I tried to get a second prior to the surgery, but Nurse Brown said that wasn’t usual, and didn’t book me in … maybe I shouldn’t have paid my deposit on the very first visit. One of the main reasons (apart from being super small chested) for having this procedure, was that I am quite uneven (one side noticeably larger / smaller than the other). Indeed, during this one and only consultation, one of the first things Dr Konrat said was “you don’t have the same amount of (tissue) in each side, and are quite different … don’t worry, that’s an easy fix, we simply put a larger implant in one side than the other”. Great! – problem solved.
Or so I thought. I didn’t find out until I got my paperwork (a month after surgery) from the implant manufacturer (I was prepared to wait for the swelling to go down before I jumped to any conclusions) that the SAME size implant was used in each side ??!!!! She also says on one of her advertising sites that you get to ‘have fun and play with the sizer bra’. I did that – and she said “that is the size you will be”. I was NOTHING like the impression she gave me during my one and only consult.
So, now I am STILL really uneven, just slightly larger (I've gone from A cup to large B cup). I have taken to buying those bras with the little padding inserts, so that I can leave them out on one side, just to get a bra to fit both sides nicely. Not something you want to do after paying $10k to fix the same problem!! Oh, and when I mentioned my dissatisfaction, she offered to redo the surgery … for the fee again! What the??! I didn’t get what I asked for – isn’t that illegal?
I know you are going to say I’m an idiot for getting this done without the second consult, but I thought I was dealing with a professional who was going to do what she promised. Also, she said all the right things, and noticed all the things I disliked about my breasts. So, I thought I was on a winner here. But, the outcome tells a different story. It seems it was all talk.
If you plan to go ahead with this doctor, my advice is to get any intended surgery plans confirmed in writing. I will say, the result was quite neat, but she is quite scatty when it comes to remembering conversations and concerns you have. When I was standing with her pre-op, she was looking at my chest and talking about them as if she’d never seen them before. Her “tone” comes across as caring, but beware that what you talk about will be forgotten the moment you step out the room.
Oh – and she never even got a signed ‘permission to perform a surgical procedure’ on me. Professional??