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  1. Hello everyone, I'm scheduled to have my breast implants removed. We decided to get a lift at the same time as explant but unfortunately due to my partner being off work for his own surgery, we can't get finance for the amount needed to explant and lift. At the time of I consulted with a surgeon I was breastfeeding and the second time I was almost finished weaning. So since stopping and having my milk dry up, my breasts have changed again! I just wanted some opinions on whether or not I could get away without lifting? Will they look ok without it? I was a B cup before implants and a DD now with silicone subglandular implants. I'm worried about significant sagging and loose skin especially after having and feeding 3 children since getting the implants. I don't want to have to cancel the date because of painful contracture, these things need to come out.. but I don't want to go ahead and explant only if I'll need to pay and go under for surgery again to lift if I end up looking a mess. Anyway, I would appreciate some input. Thank you!
  2. I’m looking for help and advice on claiming the Mentor warranty for capsular contracture. Has anyone else successfully been through this process and had a claim approved? I had my original breast augmentation surgery 1 year ago in Sydney with a reputable surgeon and developed bilateral capsular contracture with more severity on the left side and a gel leak from the left implant. I had the revision surgery 3 weeks ago and started the claim process with Johnson & Johnson (mentor) prior to the surgery. I was preapproved as a candidate for the warranty but since then they have made it extremely hard to follow through with the claim including several mistakes on their part to do with getting the date of my surgery wrong, claiming they didn’t receive the explants (even though the hospital confirmed they did). My scar capsulation was sent to pathology for back up to the claim as well as a surgery report and ultrasound. And now they have sent a bill for the new implants used even though they haven’t made a decision on the claim. Is there any way to make contact with someone more competent or higher up in the company than the rep I have been dealing with or advice on how to make this process work in my favor? It’s the first time my surgeon has had to make a warranty claim so he is not familiar with the process either. Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi so i had my BA done in 2012 i got 495cc high profile round on top of the muscle furry Brazilian implants. I recently was told that i have capsular contracture which surprised me as i thought that maybe my breasts stayed firm due to having the Brazilian implants as i was aware that they were much firmer than traditional implants. I'm planning to have a revision surgery soon just wondering how many others on here have had capsular contracture with the furry Brazilian implants? I'm not sure if i should get a different type of implant for my revision... Anyone have any experiences good or bad with the furry Brazilian implants??
  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 all Been a while since I have been on and done a post. Quick catch up, I had my BA a few years ago then got CC in my right and had it fixed March this year. Was so upset but ***** happens yeah..... Well today I have been having pain in the same right boob and it's all tight. Same thing as last time.! I'm so devastated and upset and just want to cry. I will have to have another opp this year and fix it. It's been a little tight and hard since the opp in March (8 months ago) but I guess I just put it down to healing but I think now it wasn't at all. Will book in on Monday to get it all checked but I know what he will say. 😢 Thanks for the vent beautiful ladies ❤️💜
  6. So I had my original BA back in 2013 and havnt been on the forum for AGES!! Trying to get my head around the new layout of the forum and I'm lost! Haha! I recently developed Capsular Contracture in my lefty, which is only mild, but I noticed its sitting higher than the other and taking on an odd shape. I get slight sharp pains occasionally on the side of that implant. My my surgeon was Dr Paul Quinn, and he has been wonderful! I'm booked for my revision surgery with him on the 5th November in a few weeks. I'm also increasing from 480cc round, textured gel XHP, to 590cc round XHP's. My breast feeding boobs were actually bigger than my current implants so I do have a tiny bit of loose skin on the underside of my boobs at the moment, so I'm hoping the bigger implant should fill them out better and also bring my gap in slightly.. Very nervous about having to go through all of this again!
  7. HI there, I was hoping to get some help, I have quite bad capsular contracture in one of my breasts. I have received one quote to get it replaced and have to wait a year for my health fund to kick in to be able to afford the operation. At the moment it is quite uncomfortable and very noticeable. I only had my breast augmentation operation 1 year ago. In the one year that I have to wait, will it get much worse? Can the implant explode or leak? I am very worried and my doctor has offered me very little to no help saying she cannot answer that question. Is there anything I can do to slow it down or make it less worse while I wait to have the operation? Any advise would be appreciated, its quite scary.
  8. Hey ladies, just wondering if there is anyone out there who knows if there is any problems with having an autoimmune disease (eg hashimotos, lupus etc) and getting capsular contracture after having implants put in? I've been researching for years now and just recently realised the possibility that I may develop an autoimmune problem as my mother has one. I've been tested and nothing has come up so far, but autoimmune problems are something that can develop and are commonly a genetic thing :/ since autoimmune diseases attack foreign objects and its own objects in the body, would it be likely that it would cause CC around the implants? Does anyone have any experience with capsular contracture being a result of autoimmune reactions? And will doctors be less likely to operate if they know it's a likelihood? Thanks in advance!
  9. Can anyone explain to me what cc pain feels like? I am 16 weeks post op and am getting nerve pain again. Just want to know if cc pain feels like nerve pain or is it a constant pain?
  10. Hey, I'm thinking about getting my boobs done but have heard that Capsular Contracture is a big risk. Has anyone had experience with, or know much about, Capsular Contracture? Thanks in advance for your help.
  11. For those that have had capsular contracture, what were the symptoms that made you realise something wasn't quite right? My girl has some minor rippling on the side, frequently gets sharp stabbing pains in the same area and feels as though one of the implants is being pushed outwards from her chest. We have insurance with GPS but it expires in a few weeks so want a local PS to check her out to be sure but wanted to know what symptoms others experienced.
  12. Hey Ladies, I am booked in for my BA on the 6th of November! Its coming up soo soon and now I am really starting to freak out! I am so so paranoid that I will get a capsular contracture!! I know its like a 1 in 20 chance but I am still terrified! I have only really thought about getting my boobs done since I turned 22 (3yrs) because I began to hate the way I looked in bikini's and tight fitting clothes. I am pretty slim with womanly hips and thighs but my upper body is super slim! I want a BA so that I will look in proportion and like a woman! But now I am really scared. I have read a few forums where the girls have had capsular contractures and now HATE their boobs and really regret ever getting a BA! So pretty much I'm just looking for some reassurance that I'm doing the right thing. I know so many girls never experience any problems but I'd like to hear from both if there is anyone out there willing to comment! Thanks so much
  13. This question has probably been answered previously but I cant find the info I want so hence why I am posting this... I'm just curious after reading posts of people developing capsular contracture after surgery overseas & then they shop round in Australia to get it fixed... question is when you do this your up for a whole new surgery right? Where as if you get it done here is AU your covered for most, if not all expense in most cases.. well it seems to be reading on this site... I'm just trying to help myself with the decision to stick with PIAC or go with TCI in Sydney... augh... decisions... decisions...!
  14. Hi ladies, I think my lefty is developing CC. It sits higher than my right which seems to have dropped a little. Where i am pointing it feels very straight and not curved like the right and is more noticable when wearing the stabiliser. I can also feel a little bump at the bottom. I massaging as prescribed and wear the stabiliser as instructed. I'm booked in to see the nurse next Tuesday but am freaking out until then. Wondering if you could help me? Am i paranoid or has the left just not dropped or am a really developing CC
  15. Hi, I'm worried about how delicate implants are. I have two active boys and a boobie loving husband so my implants (that I plan to get in October) must stand up to accidental hits, big hugs and hubbies hands. I don't won't to have to bubble wrap my self every day and worry about them. What is everyone else's experience with similar situations?
  16. I've been doing my research and I keep coming across capsular contracture, so much so that it seems like a common experience among women who choose to undergo breast augmentation, so I'd like to hear from women who have had cc, in particular those who had their surgery here in Australia. What, if anything do you think caused your capsular contracture, or do you think it was just a matter of bad luck? Also I've been madly googling ways to *possibly* prevent cc and this is what has come up in my reading... - No touch technique - Use of antibiotics - Choosing the right size (not too big) - Going under the muscle - Choosing silicone "furry brazilian" type implants - Massage daily for the lifetime of your implants - High doses of vitamin E for the lifetime of your implants - Use of asthma medications (singular or accolate) Thanks for replying to this thread
  17. Help?! I am choosing between 2 good surgeons but both have different ideas. Background: I'm 35yrs and have un-even, saggy post breastfeeding size D breasts. Both surgeons suggest a lollypop lift, both suggest textured round implants. Doctor 1 suggests I go behind the muscle and get some breast tissue removed from both breasts so they don't continue to sag which will move the nipple further down. Doctor 2 suggests I go over the muscle to avoid that problem and remove tissue from only one breast to correct the unevenness. He says removing breast tissue is invasive and can encourage contracture. My questions are: how visible will the implant be if I'm over the muscle? I have the extra weight now to cover the implant but hope to lose it, I just don't know if I will ever achieve the low weight I desire. I like the idea of removing the breast tissue and I am having the lift anyway. Doctor 2 is a little more reputable but they both trained together and Doctor 2 still has the experience. I'm happy to name the Doctors I'm just new to the forum so don't know the etiquette. Capsular contracture is a concern of mine and would likely cause me to get them re-done. Does ANYONE have any advice?
  18. Help?! I am choosing between 2 good surgeons but both have different ideas. Background: I'm 35yrs and have un-even, saggy post breastfeeding size D breasts. Both surgeons suggest a lollypop lift, both suggest textured round implants. Doctor 1 suggests I go behind the muscle and get some breast tissue removed from both breasts so they don't continue to sag which will move the nipple further down. Doctor 2 suggests I go over the muscle to avoid that problem and remove tissue from only one breast to correct the unevenness. He says removing breast tissue is invasive and can encourage contracture. My questions are: how visible will the implant be if I'm over the muscle? I have the extra weight now to cover the implant but hope to lose it, I just don't know if I will ever achieve the low weight I desire. I like the idea of removing the breast tissue and I am having the lift anyway. Doctor 2 is a little more reputable but they both trained together and Doctor 2 still has the experience. I'm happy to name the Doctors I'm just new to the forum so don't know the etiquette. Capsular contracture is a concern of mine and would likely cause me to get them re-done. Does ANYONE have any advice?
  19. I am looking to go for a revision and am looking for some Melbourne surgeons and was wondering if everyone who has had surgery in Melbourne would like to write the price they paid (if you have a break down that would be great as i dont have to pay for any hospital fees or implants they're covered by health insurance just need to pay surgeons fee and anesthetist). These are the surgeons i am looking at: Mark Ashton Hamish Farrow (have done a search and both come highly recommended) Craig Rubenstein (refuses to see girls who have had previous surgery in Thailand) Any other recomendations- I want to go to as many consults as possible because i want to get it right this time round. Please note i have done a search but none of the threads seem to contain much info. I have also emailed Dr Miroshnik and Dr Tavakoli to see if they will do online consults as im happy to fly to Sydney if need be.
  20. Hello! I'm a total newbie here but have been stalking forum posts for ages haha and haven't found much recent info on Dr Szalay in Brisbane so I thought I'd ask around. I went to a consult with Dr Harwood first and he recommended 435 brazilians unders but I went to Dr Szalay (who I think I prefer, his photos are freaking amazing!) and he said I could only use brazilians if I went over as I would get a double bubble with 445s? I'm not sure why brazilians would give me a double bubble? I am after a fake but still natural look but want to be able to create insane cleavage and apparently textured implants are harder to create cleavage because they are firmer? Dr Szalay recommended textured unders for me but I'm terrifiedof rippling and all the research I've done seems to be that there isn't much difference in rates of CC between textured and smooths... and I thought brazilians were the best so I'm totally unsure now. I'm so confused and not sure what to do! Does anyone have any advice on implant surfaces or how they made their decision? and if anyone could share their experience with Dr Szalay? Sorry I know most of these questions have been asked before but there's not much recent info on Dr Szalay or the implants he uses. Thanks
  21. Hey girls, when I was 5 months post op, my surgeon confirmed me I have mild CC. Advised me to take vitamin E and massage to see if it helps. Another 6 weeks passed, I don't really see ny changes and they feel tighter and still high. So I though I would like to see the surgeon soon instead waiting for another 6 weeks and see if I can have revision sooner. It ends up the nurse responded to my email that I might go n do MRI to chek out the scar tissues. In fact, she also asked me to do ultrasound scan two months ago when I first suspect the CC. I am getting more frustrated with the condition that I am sitting here looking at my high n hard (not golf ball hard, but for sure, they r harder than normal) breasts everyday...... Waiting for solution! Girls, anyone have similar experience? Why do I need to spend on MRI? Isn't that the diagnosis can easily confirm by physical examination?
  22. Hey girls, I have my BA in mid sept. therecovery has been good. bu it was always worried m that my breats are bit firm and high. initially i thought because of the matter of tightasan skin. until few weeks ago, i realised there was a little gap/fluid/... at th side of my left breast. it feels like fluid or a tiny hollo space that you can softly press.... so. Went back n see my surgeon. i was diagnosed with 'mild' capsular contracture. At this stage I was advised to take vitamin E n nurofen n massage to see how the things go in 3 months time! I m quiet worried n suddenly feel a bit depressed in the whole BA. I love my boobs n they. Great. but now I no longer be proud of hem as I have wait for few other months to see. I may end up have to do revision. I know I will end up being fixed. But I just lost the excitement NOW for the drop n fluffy boobsas I still have to wait for long time. Hey girls, any similar experience can share!
  23. Hi everyone, I get my BA done this monday with Dr Piyapas! yay! getting nervous already but excited too! Just doing some final reading around about complications and have a question for anyone who has had cc or knows much about it. Ive read people saying that its not the surgeons fault with this complication. So is it then the patients fault? is it simply caused by them not massaging enough or incorrectly? or is it more complicated than that? Basically is correct massage a complete prevention?... or just to try aviod it? Thanks in advance Hannah
  24. SORRY accidently posted in wrong section..no idea how to delete haha Hi everyone, I get my BA done this monday with Dr Piyapas! yay! getting nervous already but excited too! Just doing some final reading around about complications and have a question for anyone who has had cc or knows much about it. Ive read people saying that its not the surgeons fault with this complication. So is it then the patients fault? is it simply caused by them not massaging enough or incorrectly? or is it more complicated than that? Basically is correct massage a complete prevention?... or just to try aviod it? Thanks in advance Hannah
  25. Hi ladies, can anyone relate to the situation that I am in. Wednesday (9 Days Post Op) I wore a post OP bra out & came home in agony. I would have spent 6-8 hours in this bra. No wires; 10D. I was still wearing my PO OP surgery bra given to me at the clinic, which was a tiny bit to big but still had great support. Prior to this I had no pain and was healing quite well. Dr. H had written 'Perfect' on my file when I came in for my 1 week check. Since waking Thursday morning, I have noticed that my boobs have hardened, worrying me I have early sings of CC. I have 2 bruises in on the top of my nipples on both breast in the same position; I am guessing from my bra I wore on Wednesday night? My breast are even more sensitive and I have the dreaded morning boob ache which I hadn't had for 2 days prior wearing the 10D bra. Also my post OP bra from the clinic is now tight on me!!! I don't know if I am over reacting as there are many changes that you experience after having a BA, but I was feeling no pain and my boobs where soft NOW they are the extreme opposite. I am going to try see my doc this week and get his advice, but wanted to know if any girls out there have had anything similar happen to them????
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