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  1. Hi so excited just got call from surgeons office they had a cancellations asking if I would like to move Implant Exchange sooner. After talking to husband we both agreed that would be awesome. Pre Op is scheduled for next Tuesday January 9, 2018 and surgery scheduled for Wednesday January 17, 2018. So excited will keep all posted. PBB
  2. Hello everyone, im having breast revision surgery done shortly & I have the choice of having a Mentor implant or Motiva implant, I would love to hear anybody's feedback about both of these implants & would really love to see any pics that anyone would like to share. thanks so much & looking forward to reading your replys... 😉
  3. Hey Girls, Hello to all the old crew that remember me, and hi to all the newer site members Bit of a long post, but hope it's helpful for SA girls, as there is so little information out there on Adelaide surgeons. I've not been on here in nearly a year, but am currently sitting in a hotel room in San Diego, USA, day 9 post-op after reconstructive surgery with Dr Pousti. As an RN of twelve years, who has previously worked in plastics (now emergency) I know my sh*t, and have, unfortunately had dealings with most of Adelaide's plastic surgeons, and some interstate, international surgeons too, due to all my complications. Here is my frank run down on them: Dr Michael Higgs - Saw him for my first consultation. Was very thorough, spent a lot of time with me, seemed a nice guy. Also felt pressured to book. Dr Darren Maloney (APSA) - Heard he did great breasts. Rushed consult, seemed very disinterested, refused to show me any pictures of his work. Told me "If that's a deal breaker, don't book". Umm yes it is, so I didn't! Secretary kept ringing and asking when I would book. I ignored her messages and she eventually got the hint. Dr James Trott - Saw him and immediately liked him. Confident but not arrogant. Had my surgery with him. Then told I could see his wife in 3 weeks and him in 6 weeks - not the best follow up. About 10 days in noticed something was not right with the leftie - managed to get in to see him - dismissed me as anxious, but stated I may have a seroma, but he wouldn't drain it. Three months later, told me leftie would need revision. Revision made it worse. Put his hands up and said "I don't know what the problem is, and I don't know how to fix it". Sent me to Dr Cooter, who recommended a plan. Dr Trott then totally dismissed it, performed another revision that left it worse than before and left me in constant pain. Wife dismissed me from his care. Dr Rodney Cooter - I found him a bit cold, but I know of many nurses who work/have worked with him and all speak so highly of him, say he is a wonderful man, would be the surgeon they would use if they were to have surgery. Was fine at my first visit, but I saw him again after my third operation, and I got the impression he wanted nothing to do with me due to his relationship with Dr Trott. If he would have been willing to do my redo, I would have had it with him. Dr Nicholas Marshall (APSA) - Also saw him after my third op. Stated he couldn't notice the difference between my breasts (my left was 4-5cm higher than the right by now), and said no need to operate. He also told me I would just have to live with the pain I was experiencing, and maybe a massage would even them up. It didn't! PIAC via Moira (RN) at Truly Medical Getaways - Moira was fantastic, she is a nurse herself, and I had great communication with her, but unfortunately PIAC turned me down as I would be a "too complex case", unless I was willing to have the implants removed completely, which was their recommendation. Anyone going to Thailand, I would recommend going through her, she is was brilliant, knows her stuff and has great reviews, and PIAC seem great, just didn't work out for me. Dr Hamish Farrow (Melbourne) - After talking to my GP, who has been fabulously supportive, she informed me that all the surgeons here have their boys club, and are not critical of their own work or that of their buddies, so suggested I go interstate for an independent opinion. After making enquiries into booking a consult, I heard nothing for weeks. Then out of the blue I get told my appointment is x date and time, no asking me when was convenient, or letting me know what is available, despite me saying I had to arrange flying in from Adelaide. I had to wait and hour extra to see him. I saw Dr Farrow, and deliberately did not tell him who my original surgeon was He was very thorough and personable, and stated that he thought he might be able to fix the problem, but wanted to see my previous intra-operative notes, so I had to disclose who my surgeon was, and he admitted he knew him. I heard nothing for months, and had to email to chase up what decision he made. I finally got a letter stating he did not feel he could fix the problem. . So an expensive day trip to Melbourne was almost for nothing, save for happening on the most beautiful Pho I have ever tasted near Dr Farrow's office. It was amazing! Dr Don Revis (Florida, USA) - At this point I was at the end of my tether, and decided to contact Dr Revis and Dr Pousti, in Florida (East Coast USA) and San Diego (West Coast USA) respectively, on the advice of Donatella (thanks Don!). I received responses from both immediately. They were polite, did not make me feel like a difficult patient, answered my every question with professionalism, were reassuring, and put no pressure on me. I was impressed, these were busy men, world renowned surgeons, but they were getting back to me so quickly (unlike the Aussies docs that would take months, ). Dr Revis even emailed once to apologise as he was just going in to theatre, but would email as soon as he was done - and he did. Dr Revis said that he sees the worst of the worst from around the world, and was confident he could fix me no problem, as long as I was open to the fact that the plan may change somewhat when he examined me in person, but that he would be able to fix me with one way or another. I liked this flexible approach. I was all set to book, as I was going to be in the UK seeing my family for 6 weeks in December/January, and Florida is about 9 hours from London and cheap to get to. Then the dates got booked up, and it was not to be. I wondered if maybe he was too good to be true? I'm not into the oversized implants (over 800cc), but his work on them looks bloody amazing, and I would say he would be the only one in the world you would want to do them Dr Peter Sylaidis (APSA) - As I was looking into booking the states, I confided in a lovely doctor friend/colleague about what had happened. She pleaded with me to see Dr Sylaidis, as she had done some of her rotations under him, and also knew his family. She said he was a meticulous surgeon, and a good, ethical man. I found him to be very professional and serious. He said he would use a new implant. After some thinking, he said he wanted to have a peer review with two of his colleagues, and booked me in for my return from the UK. He stated that would be free of charge, and that if I felt more comfortable with either of the other surgeons, he would be more than happy if I elected to have surgery with them. In the end, he offered to discount his fee, due to my previous suffering, and my being a nurse and a friend of Dr X, but wanted to downsize the left and not touch the right, where as I felt I needed to have the whole thing redone from scratch if I was to end up more even. He also didn't seem that confident, it was more that he would "give fixing it ago", and for $7000 just for one side (and that was heavily discounted), I didn't feel it was worth the risk. I think he would do a good initial BA though, and think he is a very decent man. Dr Tony Moore (APSA) - Saw him at the peer review. I think he thought I was young and dumb (I do Iook young, and was spaced from jet lag from flying in from London the day before). He started banging on about how we are so lucky in Adelaide to have so many amazing surgeons, and that "Jim" (Dr Trott) is a great guy, and I shouldn't think about a revision until I've had kids because my boobs will go south then. I am 34 and recently separated, so I think I've missed the boat on that! Also told me I should downsize, as my 385 cc were far too big (I'm 165cm, 57kg ish and a size 10, they look quite small). He told me to go back to "Jim" (the same man that did my previous three surgeries ), and then suggested, and I quote "If you want to look more normal, just even them out with one of the fillet things in one side dear". Funny how they don't suggest that when you when you first see them "Oh no, save your $10k, Target have a special on chicken fillets"! Dr Tim Edwards (APSA) - Also in the peer review. Didn't really say much other than he'd seen worse. In the interim I had a lot of personal stuff going on with my relationship which had deteriorated, and in August we finally separated. After this I felt like I needed to do something for myself, so I decided it was time to look into the USA again. Dr Tom Pousti (San Diego, USA) - I had spoken to Dr Pousti previously at length at the same time I had been contacting Dr Revis, and found his demeanour to be in the same vein as Dr Revis. Dr Pousti was also very considerate, asking if I would let him have a little extra time over the weekend to go over my case and pics and consider what would be best, and contacted me a few days later without prompting with a more detailed response. I eventually had a telephone consult which put me at ease, and all his staff were really great over email/phone. As California is nearer Australia, that was one factor in my choosing him over Dr Revis. Another was that he told me he couldn't promise perfection, but he felt he could significantly improve my outcome, but that I may need allograft and drains. I felt this to be a more realistic approach than Dr Revis. Although both had thousands of glowing reviews, there were a few more negative ones on Dr Revis also. So fast forward to today, and I am sitting in a hotel room in San Diego writing this 9 days post op. My pain has been good, but was so fatigued the first week. Now been getting out and about and enjoying this beautiful city, but still tiring easily. My experience with Dr Pousti and his staff has been a million miles away from what I have experienced in Australia. Not only was Dr Pousti thorough and nice, but his staff have been so helpful and lovely. They ring me every day to check in on me. Are they going to turn out perfect? I don't think so, and it's early days, but I think they look much more even than they did. He had to do a lot of work on the leftie, but also a capsulorrhaphy (internal bra) to the right 'good' breast, as the lower part had been over dissected, and bottomed out. But I didn't need alloderm which was good. Oh he took me from 385 to 550 yay, although they don't seem that much bigger! Will start a seperate thread with a full review of my surgery out here when I get home, and add some pictures. Here are a couple of other doctors friends or professional colleagues - Drs/RNs have had dealings with - I have NOT seen any of these surgeons. Dr Mark Moore - Not much information on him, but a friend had hers done by him and they look great. She was recommended him by other friends, who were also happy with his work. Does a lot of humanitarian stuff, sounds like a good guy. I was going to consult with him regarding my redo but he was on an extended aid project somewhere. Dr Julie Lawrence - Don't know what her breast work is like, but has a fantastic reputation for abdominoplasty both with patients and in the industry. Dr James Kollias - Operates at the hospital I had my surgery at, but know people who have had BA through him and are all happy with their results. Dr Nicola Dean - Came down to the ED I now work in looking for one of our doctors (consultants never come to ED, they always send their juniors), then started to proceed to chat to one of the EN's. I asked her how she knew her and she said she remember her as an intern, then said "she does great breasts". Seemed so down to earth. Dr Kourosh Tavakoli (Sydney) - Contacted him prior to booking the states, as going overseas was a last resort, and really liked his pictures. Got email from his assistant saying he would be in touch and never heard from him. TCI (Sydney) - Emailed them about revision surgery, as they had been getting rave reviews. Very polite and prompt response, saying sorry that they don't do revisions there, but to contact Eddy Dona about the issue. I never did Well that is quite an essay, but hope it helps. Quite frankly, after my experience here, I wouldn't let an Aussie Plastic Surgeon touch me again. Here is seems a patient centred approach, with individualised plans tailored to each patient. The customer service is better, you are made to feel great, and they are focused on keeping abreast (sorry!) of the most cutting edge techniques. Will let you know how I get on once I'm back in Adelaide! Hope you are all well! xx
  4. I'm concern on how the modification of the pockets were done. I am 5'1" fluctuating 97 lbs 44 years old now w/ 2 breast fed kids. Submuscular areola incision. I originally had high profile 450cc. I relied on the surgeon to make the best judgment based on my wish & look, which was to look & feel natural. I was an AA cup. Seriously no breast tissue whatsoever. I was very unhappy of how big he went. NOT at all natural. He did the revision and paid cost of new devices to Mentor 350c Mod+ and anesthesiologist costs. Still thought they were a bit large on me. Right felt hard and surgeon said it could be capsular contracture. Take Vitamin E, massage and hope for the best. It just got worse and worse and with eventual pains. It was at Grade IV - the breast is hard, quite often painful, and looks very abnormal. The right side set high. My body is a bit twisted and had asymmetry. Surgeon had to create a pocket to level with the left side. Was always still uncomfortable with them. My goal from the beginning was to be comfortable in some outfits and swimsuits. And still never felt that well since due to having nothing than having the CC issue and how big they felt to me. Finally after 9 years decided to get them fixed. Got the consult and I was happy the new surgeon would go through the same surgical area, areola. At the last surgery I had nipple reduction. The Capsulectomy revision & replacement was on 10/21/2016. I had informed the surgeon about my twisted body and the right side with the severe CC projected more than my right. He made the pocket modifications, I thought according to how the implants would look best. He fixed the CC as the right side is softer, yet still a bit tight. The nipples are more lined up whereas before they were way off due to CC causing the right to sit high. However the pocket is malformed I don't know how he made the pockets that shape. I'm having a difficult time how he could go in there and misshape the pocket like this and think nothing's wrong with them? It is not only inset so it seems smaller than my left side. But pocket goes inward toward my sternum causing some sternum aches I've never had. Plus, though softer, it is feeling tight if that makes sense. Especially when I put my shoulders back and in mornings. My left projects more than my right and feels harder than they were before the revision surgery. I just don't get it. I downsized from Mentor 350cc mod+ to Natralle 304cc Style 15. I had those in for over 9 years stretching my skin and pockets. So more tissue to work with. Having smaller implants you think they would feel softer? Will these settle any better? The surgeon said that they are at the settled state and not likely to change. As mentioned he is not taking any responsibility of the pocket being malformed.
  5. Hi Girls!! I am just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on surgeons for breast revision surgery in Brisbane / Gold Coast at decent prices? I had dual plane implants put in Thailand 4 years ago, there are terrrriblee and only getting worse! I believe I will need them removed, a lift and new implants. Any advise would be a massive help! So scary getting them done again when the first time didn't work out Thanks
  6. Thank you all for all the posts. It helped me through my decision. I am now FIVE days post op. And so delighted with what Dr **** advised and about the whole procedure. Bit of background. A well known plastic surgeon did 240cc implants 14 years ago. My boobs were not quite level, a bit far apart and one seemed to have a bubble crease. Anyway - i loved them and lived with them for 13, 14 years. For many years I have wanted to go bigger - and as I was going through all this decided to go quite a bit bigger. I met with Dr **** and immediately liked his meticulous professionalism. (For my first surgery I had met three plastic surgeons, so knew what to expect) Anyway, we decided on 420cc. So a 180cc jump. I had read on the this forum of girls being regretful - not going big enough - and some "I'm too big". So I took the decision quite carefully, knowing that I like my gym, but that I would like to be bigger. Had contemplated 460cc, but using the rice test was a little concerned. About the operation day: Was an absolute breeze. It seems to happen so quickly. I took half an Endone that night for the pain, then a couple of Panadol over the first two days. Otherwise almost no pain. Nurse Doris said Dr **** has a gentle touch. Well, on the second night I woke up wondering - for no longer than 5 min though - that maybe I'd gone to big. But now 5 days in, I'm settling in, and am SO delighted. My boobs don't look too big with clothes - but look awesome without. Dr **** also created better cleavage - boobs absolutely level too. I've had an excellent experience.
  7. Hi ladies, im getting a breast revision for a bigger implant. I currently have 300cc(R) and 275cc(L) round silicon and wanting to go 450cc+. I had a consultation and if I wanted to go 450cc+ the only implant sizes I can go is 500 (R) and 450 (L) since the manufacture does not make 485cc. My question is would an extra 25cc on my right implant be very noticeable in making my breast uneven? My surgury is this Wednesday 6/1/16. Please se get back to me
  8. Hi girls, I am going to Phuket with a group surgery company in September for revision BA. (But flying solo and partner is meeting me there). I am still undecided on whether to see Dr Piyapas or Dr Pongsakorn for my surgery. Would love to hear from anyone who has seen either doctor and if you've got photos that would be amazing! Just need something to reference to. I look forward to hearing from you xx
  9. Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and thought I would share my previous experience and my new plans for the future. It's coming up to my 4 year anniversary of having my BA done by Dr Chan in Perth. Starting out I was barely an 'A' cup, I didn't even need to wear a bra so having surgery was like stuffing a chicken! I got 345cc half under the muscle with the incision under the crease. Recovery for me was awful, I was bed ridden, got post op blues and felt like I had been hit by a truck. Going into my consultations I couldn't stress enough that all I wanted was a cleavage, at not one point was I informed that this was highly unlikely due to my bone structure and not having any tissue or fat to work with and the skin will be stretched enough as it is. But just as I was about to go into theatre and was an emotional wreck, he said "and just so you know there will be a gap between your breasts because of where your nipples sit", then I was whisked away under anaesthetic. Months after the healing went down I noticed my right boob would be completely flattened when I layer down and half hang into my armpit. I thought I was being paranoid but knew something wasn't right as my left one sat perfect, the right one you can stick your finger into the pocket and in photos it looks like it's being pulled downwards if I am not in the right bikini. The whole point of getting implants was so I didn't have to wear 'chicken fillets' and boosters anymore, but I have still continued to buy these to ensure they are pulled together nicely for photoshoots. Just after 1 year I raised my concerns with Dr Chan and had another consultation, he brought up my 3 week post op photos and said "oh yes you can see here that the right breast had already began to drag to the side". Ok, so why hadn't he picked this up in my 3 week check up because it then could have been fixed under the warrantee but because it had passed 1 year i'd still have to pay a minimum $3000 to have this fixed. I was just angry now because I wasted 15k on something I was not happy with and could have been prevented if the pocket was stitched properly. I didn't want to give him any more of my money. When I was 11 my mum had hers done by Dr Chan so that's why I went to him, obviously since then things are more advanced and the silicone had deflated so it was time for her to get new ones which she did in 2013. Mum is very tall, board shoulders and could go way bigger than what she had previously but Dr Chan only wanted to offer her 2 options. She asked to see more but he insisted the sizes on offer and so in her surgeon she trusted. Months past and they're the same damn size that she very first had, after many 'discussions' back and forth he admitted he should have shown her more options, that she could have gone bigger and they were the same size as previous. He agreed to do surgery AGAIN which she had at the start of this year I think, she still had to pay but i'm not 100% sure on the agreement or if I should be discussing the details of it. So as it's my 4 year anniversary I decided NEW BOOBS AND A HOLIDAY!!! I wasn't originally booked to go with the September group to Phuket as I am flying solo with my partner, but they have said I can be a part of it as it'll be easier. I'm really excited about it and would love to know which group I can discuss our Sept trip in. I haven't decided on what size to go, don't want to be enormous but I've seen amazing work by Dr Jib and Dr Piyapas who i'm also undecided on. Would love to see any before and after pics if you don't mind sharing. Am happy to answer any questions anyone may have also Sorry it's such a long story but I like to give as much information as possible. xx
  10. I had my first surgery in december 2010 with Dr Peter Kim in sydney. After two years of constant pain and discomfort I've decided to just go ahead and get revision/corrective surgery. But in the same week I decided to do this, my fiance got a new job and we have since moved to Moranbah QLD (inland from Mackay). Before we moved I had a consultation with Dr Tavakoli in sydney. He was great, finally confirmed what was wrong and was very confident on being able to fix it, as well as give me the results that I have desired from the beginning. The only problem now is that I live so far away. So now Im looking into surgeons in Mackay so Im closer to home. I dont really know much about any surgeons here though. If anyone can help by giving me some advice on surgeons in Mackay, especially if you have also had revision/corrective breast surgery, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  11. Has anyone gone from implants above the muscle to implants below the muscle. What was difference in recovery like, were you happy with the outcome
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