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missljayeg

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  • Location
    Gold Coast
  • Surgery/ Procedure
    BA - pre surgery minimal breast tissue to 385cc tear drop high profile under muscle.
  • Name of Surgeon and Date of Surgery
    Dr Peter Widdowson
  • Measurements
    180cm 66kg
  • Occupation
    Sales Manager

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  1. I wasn't allowed to start gym (So anything that got my heart rate up) type exercise until 6 weeks. Should check with surgeon, see what his rules are.
  2. I probably wouldn't of cared and stressed so much if it had of been both. Keep an eye on it but mention to your surgeon just so he's aware of it. Good luck.
  3. At about 16 weeks post op I noticed when laying down one implant slid to the side leaving me pretty much flat. I hated it, and the fact the other was still perfect made it worse for me. In saying that I had absolutely perfect symmetrical breasts when I stood up, it was just the laying down that was the problem. I had the revision to have it fixed 3 weeks ago. When the Dr got me into theatre and had a look, he said that it looked like the skin inside was just so thin that it gave no support and opened up the pocket. He put stitches up the side for support. It seems to be working so far. If both your implants are doing it, it might look more natural, but with one it just looked weird. Good luck.
  4. I actually rang work cover, I work for my Dad's business and didn't want to screw him over if it was mean't to be Rec leave and not sick. I can't remember exactly what work cover said but basically it was up to us. I decided 1 week rec 1 week sick was fair so that's what I did, though my dad would of been happy for me to use all sick.
  5. In February I went in for him to see the problem (1st time i'd seen him post op). He was very apologetic and said it's a simple fix and "It'll be at no cost to you". I was like oh thanks, thats great, a huge relief... It's something I'd been stressing about because it wasn't something I'd done to cause it and I'd only just forked out $10900 for the original surgery. Then in May I went back to confirm that it still needed fixing (he'd wanted to see if it would fix itself first because at the time I saw him it was only 19 weeks post op). I must admit I didn't double check with him about the "no cost to you" because those words to me mean't (and I think most would agree), I don't have to pay ANYTHING to have it fixed, that they will pay/cover everything. He didn't mention any fees at this appointment either, even when we decided to go ahead and do the surgery. So I didn't even think about there being any, I had no reason to think there would be, because of his words to me. I figured they must just cover the surgery themselves. If there were fees I was to pay he should of said, "There is a fee involved, mine gets waived (or actually rebated, i still have to pay the damn thing!) but there is the hospital fee and anaesthetist fees you'll have to pay". Anyway So off I go, confident he'll fix the problem. So a couple of days after seeing him I get a call from his nurse or assistant or whatever she is to book in the date, and she starts talking about fees and I'm like WOAHHHHHH... I calmly explained (even though I was shocked, upset and actually kind of angry) what he said to me "No cost to you" but she said he only mean't his fee, the hospital and anaesthetist fee I have to pay. (At the time I felt like yelling "How do you know what he mean't you weren't there."...but now I think it must be a common occurrence.) After a short conversation where I was getting no where and had no chance of winning, I said well can you at least tell me exactly how much I'm now going to have to pay? A few days after that she emails me the costs. $479 for dr's fee which i can claim back from medicare $500 Anaesthetist fee which i can claim some back but she doesn't know how much, it depends on how long I'm out for. $750 hospital fee. Can claim none of that back. I was so upset, it just seems so unfair. I was told no cost to me, now I have to pay and $1729 then claim whatever I can back, (I know it's good I get some back, at least thats something). No matter what my argument was or how many times I said "He told me no cost to you" she came back with, he just meant his fee. I'll be telling him never to talk fees with customers again. It's just very misleading, unfair and wrong I think. A few of the questions I asked the nurse, which started me worrying about the outcome, were; My breasts look amazing when standing will surgery affect this outcome? – PROBABLY NOT ,BUT SUTURING AT THE SIDE MAY CHANGE THIS A LITTLE Will implant still be even? – Probably hard to be 100% sure Is Revision surgery more likely to cause capsular contraction? – SECOND SURGERY MAY STIMULATE CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE BUT UNLIKELY I know they give worse case outcomes, but I have the surgery and I might end up with stimulated capsular contracture or uneven breasts. Great! I just have to tell myself it'll work out fine, though that it A LOT easier said then done. @JugsI don't think theres really any use getting a second opinion, I need it fixed and theres nothing else to be done and I'm not living with it. If I'm not prepared to live with it (why should I, I only just paid a lot of money to get new breasts, why should I have to put up with something that is not only uncomfortable and inconvenient but I think is gross to look at?) My only option is to pay the money and get it fixed. If Lotus charges I'm sure all surgeons will charge, specially if they didn't do the original job. I was happy with his work in general though, like i said I love everything else about my breasts. .....I told you I could go on all day..... sorry....
  6. Hi Just wondering if anyone has had a revision surgery done with Dr Widdowson at Lotus? I have mine booked in for the 11th July. My right implant slips to the side pretty badly when laying down (noticed less then 19 weeks post op) so he is stitching up the pocket. He originally told me the surgery would be "at no cost to you" but I'm now being charged out of pocket about $1000, but I wont get into my feelings about that because I could be here all day. I asked him and his nurse several questions about how this might affect the current look of my breasts, because other then this one problem I love my breasts. They look amazing in every other way, so I was worried that any revision done might undo all the other great things about them. I know they have to give you worse case scenarios but their answers didn't leave me with a lot of confidence outcome after surgery. So.......... Just wondering if anyone's had any kind of revision with him, and were you happy with the results? Thanks
  7. Hi Just wondering if anyone has had a revision surgery done with Dr Widdowson at Lotus? I have mine booked in for the 11th July. My right implant slips to the side pretty badly when laying down (noticed less then 19 weeks post op) so he is stitching up the pocket. He originally told me the surgery would be "at no cost to you" but I'm now being charged out of pocket about $1000, but I wont get into my feelings about that because I could be here all day. I asked him and his nurse several questions about how this might affect the current look of my breasts, because other then this one problem I love my breasts. They look amazing in every other way, so I was worried that any revision done might undo all the other great things about them. I know they have to give you worse case scenarios but their answers didn't leave me with a lot of confidence outcome after surgery. So.......... Just wondering if anyone's had any kind of revision with him, and were you happy with the results? Thanks
  8. Hi @Mumstheword I'm having revision surgery to stop one implant from sliding to the side when I lay down. Dr will be taking implant out, putting stitches in the side then putting implant back in. Dr assures me it will look the same once it's all done, but I can't help but worry. Just wondering if this is what you had and if so, what is it like 3 months down the track? Standing up, I love my boobs. They are everything I've ever wanted and better then I imagined...but... when I lay down one of them slides to the side way too much for me to want to deal or live with, to me it's gross with one nice perky boob and the other almost looks like I have no boob there at all. I was less then 19 weeks post op when i realised what was happening. After a few months ('m now 8 months post op) waiting to see if it might correct itself, it hasn't and after seeing Dr today its the only way to fix it. Did your implant drop back into the right position eventually? I wasn't freaked out in the slightest with the original surgery. I couldn't wait for it. Now though i'm dreading this revision in incase it changes the shape and everything. If this is anything like the surgery you had, anything you can tell me would be great. Thanks
  9. Hey I don't have pictures on here, but I was flat. I got anatomical unders 385cc highprofile and I LOVE them. I'm 8 months postop and they look really natural and for the first time in my life i have boobs. I LOVE THEM!!
  10. At about 19 weeks I noticed when I laid flat one breast fell to the side while the other stayed put. I stressed tonnes about it, then when I finally saw my dr he said it wasnt the best outcome, was very apologetic even though it's nothing he or I did. Ive had to wait a few months wearing tight bras all the time so there's no movement to see if it will fix itself, but it hasn't. I go back next week to talk about having surgery to correct it. I DO NOT want surgery again but it looks horrible to me and i personally dont want to live with one saggy side boob, specially after i paid $11K to get nice perky ones. Thankfully it's only a small op. He makes small incision and puts stitches in the side to hold it in place. Go see your dr.
  11. I started flat chested 180cm tall, 65kg and got 385cc high profile under muscle. I'm now a D cup.
  12. I had drains. They don't hurt while they are in. Having them taken out is more a weird sensation then pain. I am afraid of needles too, but I was to excited to worry when they put then IV in I don't even remember feeling it.
  13. I was lucky, I didn't have any reservations. After 10 years of thinking about it, one day I just made the decision that it was time and that was it. I went and had 3 consults. On my 3rd I knew that was the plastic surgeon I wanted, booked it in for as soon as possible (I'm not good with waiting, so impatient ) and didn't have a moments hesitation. I'm so sorry that you are having second thoughts. I think deep down you will know if it's really something you want to do. While there is pain, and some people get it worse of than others (like me...not the fun part of the whole experience) it only last a few days, and when you're finally out of the OH GOD THE PAIN faze, it's totally worth it. There are some limitations for awhile, like sleeping sitting up, not laying on stomach and exercising, but again worth it and you do get use to most of those things. I'm 7 and a bit months post-op now and at this point it doesn't feel like I have foreign objects inside me, they just become a part of you. I hope your fears subside and you are able to enjoy the excitement of your new change leading up to surgery Good luck x
  14. I had unders. Tried situps at about 8 weeks but couldn't really do them properly until maybe week 12. Plank I dont do at all. I feel these work ur pecs and Im not allowed to work those ever.
  15. I was allowed mine. Maybe ring surgeon or where you're getting the surgery done.
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