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  1. 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.
  2. Hey guys I'm 172cm, around 57kg and currently wearing around a 34A cup. My left breast is slightly smaller than my right and the nipple is also a bit different (slightly inverted and smaller areola). I'm booked in for a BA on November 14, so very soon! My surgeon has recommended 250cc subglandular to achieve a C cup and balance me out, as I am very petite but with broader hips. It's been difficult finding photos of girls getting implants as small as mine. I realise they are small, but when I wear the sizers I feel like they look huge! Can anyone relate/does anyone have photos or stories of a similar journey? Regarding the asymmetry, I'm getting the same sized implants in both breasts as my surgeon says that often times the smaller one "catches up" over time, and if not, the difference in size will be much less noticeable with larger breasts. Very keen to chat to people with similar experiences! Feel free to PM me as well
  3. Post here if you've had (or having) Moderate Profile implants (Round Silicone by Mentor or similar style/brand). Any size/cc .. happy with them? There is not too much info online about it so thought I'd start this thread ..Share pics or your journey below ..Pre surgery stats and bra size post op
  4. Helloooooooooo!!! on 21st September this year 2016 I finally had a breast enlargement! I was a 34A apparently - I never measured myself as I was too embarrassed to get measured at the shop!!! i had 400cc Mentor High Profile round - textured, in pretty sure that they were 13cmin diameter. Im 2 months gone now I can't believe it, my boobs feel squishy sometimes but some of the times I feel like they are hard rocks again. I'll update my pictures in a moment to share my journey
  5. Recently had a consultation with Dr Richardson at Brisbane Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery and the implant recommended was a Nagor Impleo. I know some girls who have been through Dr Richardson and from the photos on the website that he has previously used Mentor implants. I am now confused as to which brand to go with as he had suggested the Nagor but I really like the natural look of the Mentor Siltex Moderate Plus profile. The nurse at his office had said that Nagor is what Dr Richardson prefers to use now, and that it has new technology with improved silicone that stays together more and is more of a gel compared to the Mentor which are less viscose(more liquidy), but still unsure on their response... Besides the less rippling with Nagor, he didn't mention any other differences. Does anyone know the difference between the feel of a Mentor Siltex compared to a Nagor Impleo. Whch looks and feels more natural? What has other docs said about Nagor or what have you heard? Good or bad? Is there a price difference in Mentor and Nagor? Has Nagor recently brought out a new implant that is better and thats why is isnt using Mentor anymore? If you have Nagors Moderate I would love to hear from you and your thoughts on your impants. THANK YOU so much everyone for your time and all your responses Just trying to get all my information right so I'm sure I can make the right choice.
  6. I had bilateral correction of tuberous breasts with mastoplexy and implants yesterday morning! I had stage 2 tuberous breasts. I thought I would write up my entire hospital journey as I figured it would help some girls put their minds at ease as I was quite nervous as I wasn't sure what to expect! (Which is completely normal). I woke arrived at the hospital at 7:17am and went to the main desk to check in. I was told to go up a level to the admission lounge. Once there I checked in at the second desk and told my name would be called shortly. The room was quite packed with other patience and their family. After around 15 minutes I was called by a lady who took me into a small room to go over my patient form and check all my details were correct. After that she told me to go out and wait in the lounge again where I would be called by my nurse. I was second on the list and called within 10 minutes. Once my name had been called my weight and height was checked and I was taken to a temporary room where I would change into my gown, compression stockings and little foot covers. A nurse came in and went over my details, she came in and out about 4 times. Another nurse came in and went over my details again. Next I was greeted by my surgeon, he marked me up and left. Straight after my anaesthetist came in and went over the anaesthesia with me, followed by his assistant. They then wheeled me into the theatre. I was shocked by all the people in scrubs in there! There was about 13+ people in the theatre. I wiggled from my temporary bed onto the theatre bed with the help of what I assume was one of the male nurses. I was also greeted by my surgeons assistant. The anaesthetist asked me what drink I liked and I replied with tea. He said something like "wha?!" and then I said I love cider too and his assistant agreed with me saying "I love cider too! The fruity stuff?" And I said "Yes! Apple is my favourite".He stood to the left of bed and asked what I do, I told him, and he and the male nurse asked further about it. The anaesthetist then inserted a needle into my left vain and continued talking. I felt the effects very fast, well within 2 minutes. At first I felt fuzzy... Kind of like when you are tipsy and feel good, hahaha. Then I felt sleepy and that's the last thing I remember until I woke up. I very, very slightly remember someone waking me up by saying my name and telling me it went very well and lifted my bra to show me my boobies. (I thought it was just me dreaming until I was later told when I woke up again that my surgeon visited me) I then woke up properly to a lady saying my name and being aware of what was going on around me and realising I was in the recovery ward. I felt very husky in the throat and had lost my voice a little bit, I was also still clearly tired. She put an oxygen mask on me. I felt pain in the crease of my breasts and bellow where the muscle is. The only way I can explain it is when you get a deep cut in your skin and multiply that pain x10. On a pain scale of 1-10 I told her it was a 7. She gave injected some pain relief into my drip and about 10 minutes later asked again. I said 4 and she said we want it about a 3, so she gave me another injection. The pain went down to a 3.5 and she gave me some more until it felt like I just had a tight chest. I told her "I feel good besides my sexy husky voice". During this process I had an arm slip and finger clip measuring my blood pressure and oxygen every 10 minutes or so. I waited around for 20 minutes until I was taken to my ward by 2 staff. I went out the door, up the elevator, around the corner and into a room with 5 elderly ladies in their hospital beds. I met my ward nurses who were just the most beautiful hearted women. They went over my details, checked my stitches and took off the top leg compression garment. They attached my blood drains to the bed and checked them. They commented at how bright and chirpy I looked. I felt so good! As if I hadn't had surgery, just a big arm day at the gym the previous day. They checked my blood pressure and oxygen every 30 minutes for the next 5 hours or so. I was given tea, cheese and crackers by one of the food staff. My nurse gave me my tea but told me I was not able to eat just yet. As you probably expect you really have to pee after surgery! Haha. So I told my nurse and she un-attached my drains, put them in a pillow case. She got me to sit at the edge of the bed to check that I wouldn't get nausea or faint. Again, I felt awesome! She carried my drip stand to the bathroom for me and I went with no issue. Once I was done she helped me back to my bed. I was given a big jug of water which I skulled down and was served a delicious dinner not long after. A tomato and chicken dish, veggie soup, bread roll, fruit salad and apple juice. I scoffed it down like I hadn't eaten in a week! I didn't feel sick at all from eating or drinking. They continued to checked on me and my drip was taken out at about 7:30pm but they left the needle in my arm so they could continue giving me the antibiotic. I had to go to the bathroom again and I started to feel pain at the side of my breasts. I was given some pain drugs with soothed the pain. I didn't feel tired so I watched movies until about 1:30am. Every 4 (I think) hours a nurse would come and give me an antibiotic through the needle in my arm. It is a very weird feeling have something cold pushed through your vain! Eventually I turned the TV off and just lay hoping to get tired. I think my lack of tiredness was due to having such a deep sleep from the anaesthesia combined with the adrenaline from everything going on around me. I dosed off at about 2:30am and fell in and out of sleep. The lights in the ward turned back on around 7:30 and I was given breakfast (eggs Benedict, bacon, peaches, wheatbix, orange juice, tea and toast) and pain medication not long after. Then my Surgeon visited me to see how I was and check how they were. He was very happy and left. The nurse came and took out my drains at 9:20. I did not feel them being taken out but afterward I become very hot, sweaty, light headed and nauseated. This was the first time a felt sick during the entire ordeal. I pressed the button for the nurse and she moved my bed so my legs were elevated higher and the rest of my body lower. After 10 minutes I felt much better and got dressed. I then signed my dispatch form and left! I am now home resting in bed with very little pain and ready to have a nice rest and watch Netflix! I highly recommend an overnight stay if you have the option (and private health insurance). I felt so well cared for. I am a very healthy person but I feel like I would have felt like crap if I hadn't chosen to stay the night. I can tell all the professional care has had a great effect on my healing. I am positive I am going to have a very successful and fast recovery because of it. I am now home and extremely happy. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Trotter and the rest of the team at Epworth Richmond. I highly recommended Dean, he's very talented. From my first email I could tell I would be in very good hands with him.He was the only surgeon that personally answered all my questions and really expressed that he wanted the best for me. I didn't bother seeing any other surgeons for consultations. My instinct was correct and I can finally look down and see the breasts I was meant to have. He gave me 350cc moderate plus on each breast. I had hesitations that 350cc would not give me the size I hoped for but I can well and truly say they are spot on and are already perfect. Please feel free to message me if you would like information on Medicare, PHI, photos, etc. I know I was lost when I started researching and it was so much help to have girls answer my questions with their knowledge and personal experience .
  7. **ESSAY ALERT** Hey girls! So I've been meaning to write a review for my BA experience for a while and I'm getting up to a month post op now so thought I'd get on with it! I can't find a review section for my surgeon but still wanted to write my experience in case it helps others whether they go with my surgeon or not!!So I had my surgery on 13th August 2015 at St John of God in Geelong and my surgeon was Dr Richard Rahdon. I wanted surgery because I lost a considerable amount of weight- around 42kgs- and the first place my weight went from was my boobs which was a bit devastating!! I am from England and here for a year but decided I wanted to be away from family when having my surgery and recovery as I don't want awkward questions or comments!I went to see Richard and explained I wanted my boobs back to the size they were. Richard was very understanding and happily answered all my questions, we talked about my options, tried on a few different sizers and I booked my surgery in! Then the wait began and it felt like forever until my surgery date!! I rang the clinic a few times asking different questions and I was always made to feel like my questions were very important and the staff were always happy to hear from me and chat to me. I decided to go with 550cc moderate plus over the muscle and mentor branded implants. I am very broad chested so they sit very nicely. Richard takes a few different sized implant on the day of your surgery in case you've changed your mind.And finally the wait was over and my surgery day was here! I was nervous but when I arrived at St John of God I was made to feel very comfortable. My partner came with me and we were given our own little waiting room. The nurse came and took my blood pressure and measured me for stockings and wrapped me up in a heated blanket so I was as comfortable as possible. She left us to watch TV and then after a while the anaesthetist came in and chatted to us about the procedure and asked if I had questions and then Richard came and measured me up and checked I was happy with size etc. after a little wait I was taken through and the anaesthetist gave me some 'G&T' and I was away with the fairies!!I woke up and I was absolutely pain free and very very happy (I think I was high on drugs and boobies) and I couldn't stop smiling. I went back to sleep for a bit and then woke and I was fed and given a drink and my meds and then went to the hotel we were staying in! My recovery has been really smooth so far and I'm really happy with my results. I can't wait to go get measured properly and buy some new bras (and clothes!).I can't recommend Richard and his team enough. All the ladies that work for him have been so friendly, lovely and professional. The hospital and my anaesthetist were great and I had a perfect experience. I am booked in with Richard in another couple of weeks where he will see me and I will have laser treatment for my scars. All in all I paid around $9000 (which was less than I'd anticipated for a PS) and I hope my review might help others considering Richard or BA in general. I am very grateful to this forum and you ladies as it has helped massively! Please feel free to check out my pics or ask me any questions. I love my boobies and I hope I haven't bored you to death with my essay! Xxx
  8. Just wondering if anyone has had there surgery with dr lim and went the same size or similar? Looking for an extremely natural result and was recommended 325 round high profile under the muscle. Currently a size B. Wanting 1-2 cup enhancement.
  9. Just wondering if anyone has similar stats. Looking for an extremely natural result and was recommended 325 round high profile under the muscle. Currently a size B. Wanting 1-2 cup enhancement. Would love to see anyone with similar stats and there after photos with implant size.
  10. I am currently a 10B, see before photos. I have been recommended a high profile 325 cc mentor implant. (Width 11.5 proj 4.8) my bwd is about 11.4 roughly. I would like to go up 1 to 1.5 bra size at the absolute most as I'm very active and a dancer. I also want the most natural result as I don't plan on telling family members. I do already have some breast tissue so my surgeon said I wouldn't need anatomical to be natural. Can I achieve natural with high profile round implants? The photo is before and what I'd like to achieve after. I really don't want the fake look what so ever. Anyone use these implants ?
  11. Hi Girls, I'm now 7 weeks post-op. I had 395cc anatomical under the muscle w/ a very high dual plane. I was borderline lift, but avoided it which I'm grateful for I dropped very quickly, which saw me in an underwire bra from 2 weeks post-op. I believe this happens when you have a lot of skin to fill, but I'm wondering if I can expect any further fluffing? I read that fluffing usually happens around this time, but I don't know if this applies to me due to being saggy before my BA? I'm happy with my size, it suits my frame and looks natural (exactly what I asked for)... however I would LOVE some more fluffing! I seem to be suffering bloody boob greed Thanks!!!
  12. Hi ladies, I'm totally new to the forum, however not new to the BA topic. I've got my BA back in 1998 in Italy. I never had problems with my implants until my first baby has started to kick my boobs while changing his nappy and eventually (after 14 years) my left implant has broken. I didn't realize it immediately and by the time I had the certainty that it was broken I was pregnant again. I postponed the operation for a couple of years and now I really have to get it done because my breast has recently started to hurt (a kind of irritation feeling). Here it comes my main doubt: Where should I get it done? One option is to go to Spain for two reasons: first the fact that I know a very trustworthy surgeon and second, the price (cheaper than Oz) Another option is to get it done here: I would avoid the expensive journey and less stress of travelling so far. However... I have the impression that most of the PS here in Oz are too concerned with aesthetics and they wouldn't be so good and thorough with the cleaning. I would REALLY appreciate if somebody could recommend me a good PS here in Sydney that could do a good cleaning job at an affordable price. Thank you very much in advance
  13. I had my final consult w the doc yesterday and I decided on the 425cc textured round mentors. I'm going under the muscle as I have barely an breast tissue (thanks breastfeeding). I liked the size, look and feel of the 400's but am aware ( thanks to this awesome forum) that you loose a bit of size going under the muscle. So we agreed to 425's to make up for the lost size. Starting to feel real now and get excited. I'll put pics up of my befores and sizers in the next few days too.
  14. Feeling like I can finally pay it forward and post my surgery experience, so here goes! Firstly thank you to those of you who shared their advice and knowledge with me during my research phase, really appreciated it. I've ALWAYS wanted to get my boobs done but so many other things took priority (wedding, first home, new car, holidays etc) that it just felt like it was never going to happen. Then this year, I just woke up and was like, I'm getting my boobs done. I was initially making the decision based on price so was looking into getting it done in Thailand, then weighed all the pros and cons up and after reading a few hairy experiences of girls having their surgery cancelled or the surgeon not being flexible on size - it changed my mind. I started researching Sydney surgeons and it took me a few weeks to decide whom I would go with. I ended up booking a consult with Dr Miroshnik for the end of June, I loved his website, his Facebook page is amazing and I'm a total YouTube junkie and there were even a few vids up there, so I felt completely comfortable in my choice. He and his staff were so lovely. I didn't take any pictures in with me to the consult and he listened and was able to understand exactly what look I wanted. He did all the sizing with me (I expected this to be done by one of his team members/nurses, so was really pleased about that!) and he recommended either Mentor HP Siltex 375 or 400cc which he said would take me to a DD. He gave me some information and encouraged me to do my own research. The whole experience just confirmed that he was the right surgeon for me and I called the next day to pay the confirmation fee and my lock in my surgery date for August 6th! I decided on the 400s. DAY OF SURGERY Had no issues getting to sleep. Woke up at 5:30am so I could squeeze in a feed before I had to fast from 6:30am. The only thing that scared me about the surgery was fasting - I hate the feeling of being thirsty. In fact, I could hear nails down a chalk board all day but if you want to torture me, don't water me! So I struggled a little bit as I kept heading to the kitchen but realised I wasn't allowed anything! Ended up putting a face mask on and tried to relax as much as possible. Was due at the hospital at 12. Got there, robed up, nurse took my blood pressure (118/58) and waited in my little room. The wait was longer than I expected, tried to keep off my phone as I looked at Instagram once and all those food pics made my mouth water and my tummy grumble! Was eventually marched off to the operating room where it was freezing, laid on the table, looked at the clock, time was 3:05pm, nurse had my right arm taking my blood pressure again and the anesthetist, Dr Da Silva had my left arm, in less then a few seconds I could taste metal in my mouth and I was out! Woke up in recovery, my eyes couldn't focus at all - was trying to read all the signs around me but couldn't! Asked the nurse the time: 5:15pm. Asked for some water, and skulled two bottles of 320ml - but still wanted MORE. Lifted up the blankets and looked down, WOW - I've got mounds! Had a huge goofy smile on my face. The nurses let me be whilst I slowly came too. They called my husband to come and collect me and lucky he was already on his way. Nurses helped me dress, it was then that I realised how shakey I was. My teeth were even chattering! They took me to a recliner where they covered me with warm blankets and fixed me a nice hot cuppa and some biscuits. My hubby then walked in with the biggest bunch of flowers I've ever seen! His face was full of concern, he said he'd never seen me look so vulnerable. I was actually green in the face! Dr Miroshnik came down to see me and said things went well and he ended up doing a left nipple crescent lift as I had nipple asymmetry which would have been exaggerated with the implants so I'm very happy he did this at the time. Ride home was a breeze, back to my normal self, changing the station and turning the music up. I wanted to sleep in the lounge so hubby had fixed the couch up and made me a great pillow fort. Needed help taking my pants off and on to go to the loo. I was absolutely ravenous and hubby had made homemade burgers which I completely devoured! Dessert was a huge bowl of fruit salad. Iced my boobs for most of the evening. Sleep evaded me, couldn't cope being almost upright, all I wanted to do was curl into a ball on my tummy. Got up at 1am and had two Paramax and eventually fell asleep with 2 fresh icepacks on my boobs. Waist measurement before surgery: 68cm Underarm: 90cm Bust: 87cm Weight: 59.3kg DAY 1 PO Woke up during the night and had an Endone. When I eventually woke up it was early and I was feeling tight across my chest. Can get up and down by myself as long as I'm not too stretched back. Hearing weird bubbling/squelching noises when I move my arms in certain ways but I hear this is normal. My appetite is stronger than ever and all I want to do it eat everything! Had 2 cups of overnight oats with strawberries and banana. Went for a 30min walk to get some fresh air, and then went for another walk later in the arvo for another 20mins. Had a shower and had my first look at the girls - talk about Torpedo Titties. Hubby couldn't stop laughing at them and neither could I! I was in stitches, literally. And it hurt to laugh, but my gosh, they look ridiculous! The left one is really swollen and sitting higher than the right, that is the one that had the nipple lift. Meds over the course of the day: 2 x Endones, 3 x Diazepam, 4 x paramax, 3 x Dalacin (antibiotic), 4 x coloxyl (2 in am and 2 in pm), 1 x Meloxicam Waist: 74cm (6cm of bloat!!) Bust: 93cm (6cm increase) DAY 2 PO Woke up exceptionally tight in the chest this morning. Like someone had kicked my nipples in with steel cap boots like 10 times on each side with all their might! Slept most of the day. Had green smoothies for breakfast and lunch and feeling pretty amazing. Have not been constipated but I had been taking coloxyl and eating heaps of fibre. Got the hiccups today - not a good feeling at all! Weight: 62.3kg (increase of 3kg - 800g of that is due to the new girls so 2.2kg gain) Waist: 70cm (down 4cm from yesterday) Bust: 93cm (no change from yesterday) Meds: 3 x Dalacin (antibiotics), 4 x paramax, 2 x Diazepam, 3 x endone, 1 x Meloxicam DAY 3 PO Moved back into my own bed last night and had to be scooped up by Hubby this morning as I couldn't quite fling myself outta bed on my own! Feeling a lot better than yesterday - just making sure I'm staying on top of my meds. Have had no sign of nausea at all but have been ensuring I eat/drink something every time I take a pill. Wore my white PO bra and noticed that there was blood on it from the left nipple - not too worried about it as its only a tiny drop but will continue to monitor. Overall, I can't wait until the swelling goes down - the way they look right now is just too funny. I crack up laughing when I see myself naked. Hubby does too! But in a good way! Also getting around like a T-Rex. Haha, feeling extra special right now Will try upload pics soon so you guys can have a giggle with me at my Torpedos! Pew Pew.
  15. Hi Ladies! I've been floating around for a couple of months but I've got a consult booked in for early next week...yay! I just wanted to ask about implant placement. I'm hoping to get the most natural result I can with no upper pole roundness at all if possible. I was talking to a friend about this and she thought that I shouldn't ask for the implant to be placed "too low" because I'm 22 and over the next decade or so they will probably drop over time anyway so it would be better for them to be placed a little higher initially. I'm not sure if there's any truth to this so was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or experience with this? I know it's natural for the "drop and fluff" process to occur over the months following surgery but does any more dropping occur after that? I think my surgeon uses Mentor implants. From the research I've done and reading on here I'm thinking about going with smooth, under muscle, high profile implants, not sure about size yet. I'm currently a 12B and I'm hoping for a natural 12D after. Any advice would be great! I'm just not sure how to say to my surgeon at the consult that I want them to look natural but I also don't want them to be saggy(er) in 5+ years (without sounding like an idiot hah). Thanks PS These are my dream boobs. I think Adriana's are real but this is the look I would love to get if I can (maybe a touch smaller though)! [ATTACH]3491[/ATTACH]
  16. I am researching for my breast augmentation and I really want to find out what the differences are between brands of implants. I have come across Allergen/mcghann, Mentor, Eurosilicone, PIP and Furry Brazillian? (I am not sure about the last one but I remember hearing it mentioned somewhere!) So what type are you all getting or have you gotten? How do you feel about how it feels? Are some softer than others? Thanks!
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