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  1. Hey girls, I will need a breast revision due to a rupture in my right breast implant I had Nagar implants 360 cc high profile done at TCI which doesn't exist anymore, in May 2013. I'm wondering if anyone has had a rupture or problems with Nagar implants, I do have a warranty on the implant, but the next time around, i want the best chance of it lasting and I didn't think I need a revision before the ten year mark.
  2. Both my implants have ruptured and I need to have them removed. I am researching everything to find the right surgeon as my initial surgeon has retired (not that it matters because I wouldn’t go back to him anyway!). I obviously need the damaged implants removed, I have cc in one breast and my implants have migrated under my arm pits - so I need the pocket created under my arm closed etc. I also may need a lift but hoping to avoid. I have seen dr Tony Connell twice (prior to rupture occurring) and he was lovely. He talked through everything with me and gave me his recommendations. He does recommend a lift. I am pushing forward to go ahead with him but I want to be certain I’m making the right decision. My implant pockets are a mess so I’d hate to go through further surgery and come out with the same problems I’m also very worried as I am highly prone to keloid scarring so a lift will leave me looking horrendous for a good five years. Has anyone got any recommendations for Dr Watts? I’ve seen a lot for Dr Connell (and I understand why) but not so much for Dr Watts - his real self reviews are amazing however. any advice would be greatly appreciated! #feelingscared
  3. Hi I had surgery in 2011 and all was well until the last 6 months where I definitely feel like my left implant has moved. I'm now getting frequent aches and burning sensation in the left boob. Visually I can see it it larger, fuller and tighter than the right one. Most noticeable is when I flex my right pec lifts easily and my left doesn't move, . To me it is pulling away towards the arm. The left has always been slightly bigger which I'm told is normal, . 6 months post op I contacted the surgeon thinking it was bottoming out and was assured it would be OK, and to exercise it and wear supportive bras. I did this and it seemed fine for the last couple of years. I am a competitive figure body builder and it feels increasingly uncomfortable to train / lift weights. Is replacing the implant the only solution or can it be fixed without surgery ? I can't afford to go back to Thailand . You can see in photos the left is sitting lower and pulling out to the side
  4. 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
  5. Just thought i'd share my experience of Breast Augmentations over the last 7 years… will be a lengthy story if you're up for the read. In December 2007 i got my first BA through Dr Robert Reed and Cosmetic Image Clinic here in Brisbane, QLD. I was about a B cup and got 365cc (13.6cm diameter; 3.4cm projection) standard profile PIP implants. At the time i asked for them to be placed under the muscle as that's what all my friends had and i liked how they looked etc. A couple of years ago all the news came out about the PIP implants and the potential risks which prompted me into going to get an ultrasound to get mine checked and make sure they weren't ruptured… it came back that they were ok so for a while i forgot about them. Then at the start of this year (about a year and a half after my first ultrasound) my partner told me i should go again… just to keep an eye on them… so i did… and it came back that i had a rupture in my left one. AND it was extracapsular and some had made it to the lymph nodes in my arm pit. So the next step from this was getting an MRI to confirm the Ultrasound results… i got that done… and it confirmed exactly what the ultrasound had stated. The original place i got them through had since undergone new ownership and rebranding AND my original surgeon had since retired! They were semi-sympathetic but really offered nothing more than a copy of my files (which i didn't really need because i kept all my original paperwork anyway). Unfortunately with ruptured PIP's no one wants to take responsibility and the guy that owned the company is already bankrupt and in jail for it so not much we can do… Anyway, after getting over all of that i started looking for a new surgeon… i contacted about 5 surgeon's in Brisbane and spoke them all via email and phone etc. But ended up going in to see 2… one was an acquaintance of my partners… be he admitted it would be a complicated surgery and just didn't really seem to care so i just didn't feel at ease with him… the second surgeon i saw was Dr Daniel Fleming. From the beginning him and his team made me feel so much better about the pretty shitty situation i was going through. My initial contact with him was an email… which he personally followed up with a phone call within 6 hours of me sending it. I then booked in for my initial consultation. The thing i have always appreciated about Dr Fleming is that he has been nothing but up front, honest and informative about everything that i would have to go through which made me feel good, even though he admitted it would be a bigger/more complicated job he made me feel like it was going to be ok. My first consultation was pretty much just that… giving me info about what had happened to my PIP implants… along with the rupture on the left side i also had a bit of capsular contraction in my right side!! yay for me!! haha what he recommended for me due to it being a re-do and with current issues and of course what size, type of implant etc if i chose to go with him… so with that i went home and spoke with my partner and considered everything he had said, how i felt about him and his team etc etc… it didn't take me (and my partner) long to decide that we definitely wanted him as my surgeon. So i called back a couple of days later and booked in for another consult and a surgery date. On my second consult we went over EVERYTHING again and made sure i was happy with what we had chosen… i went with 440cc round medium profile brazilian implants (12.9cm diameter; 5.2 cm projection), dual plane. I should say here that the reason we went with dual plane is because in all this i discovered that my implants were never actually placed under the muscle like i had asked for and always thought i had… they had been put over the muscle… therefore making it harder to put them fully under the muscle without the risk of creating a "snoopy effect"… so i either had to go back over the muscle (which at my weight/build Dr Fleming thought may be too "edgy") or dual plane (to hide the edge of the implant)… Dr Fleming was to make that call while i was "under"... So surgery day (end of May 2014) quickly came around… i went to Spring Hill Day Hospital for the surgery… everyone there was lovely!! I met with the anaesthetist and Dr Fleming right before the op and then it was straight to it. I woke up later that expected as the surgery had taken a lot longer than expected… there were problems with my left side and the rupture was a bit more of a mess and extensive than initially thought… so it was about a 2 hr 45 min surgery in the end i think. They had a big job cleaning me up. But that being said it was done… i was heavily drugged but could feel that the left side was a lot more sore than the right. Dr Fleming came and saw me when i was awake and explained everything that had gone on and i would see him the next day… My sister collected me that afternoon and all seemed fine… that night my left side started getting really swelly… luckily i had drains in so it was sucking most of it out but there was significantly more bleeding through that side than the right… which was completely expected due to the clean up and subsequent trauma that that side had to go through… BUT i was a little worried seeing all that blood coming out so i called Dr Fleming that evening and he came out to my sister's place to check up on me personally which i never expected. Because of the complications he wanted to keep a close eye on me, so i went to see him then next day as well… and then the day after again. Until the first drain came out 2 days after surgery. They took the right one out as it was fine… but i had to keep the left one in for a few more days on top of that. It got to the stage where nothing was coming out into the drains anymore so i eventually got that one out… BUT unfortunately even with the drain i had developed a hematoma because of all the trauma and the fact that where the drain sucks from was really far away from where the hematoma bleed was… the largest part of it being about where the rupture was near the top of my arm pit. We decided it wouldn't need a re-op to fix it and that my body would reabsorb and break it down with time. The hematoma is outside the capsule therefore not affecting the implant under it. I still have the hematoma (6 weeks post op) and in that time Dr Fleming has been away and back again and i have had ALOT of appt's and phone calls from his staff CONSTANTLY checking on me and looking after me beyond what i could EVER have imagined!! He even called me from England to make sure i was ok with everything that was going on and told me that if i needed him all i had to do was text him and he'd call me as soon as the hours were suitable. I am cutting a REALLY long story a bit short here as i'm sure you don't need the details of every appt i had haha and i still have a bit of a recovery ahead of me… Dr Fleming got back last week and i went in to see him which was great and this Friday i go in for my 3rd attempt to have the hematoma drained via aspiration (just to fasten the healing process and ease pressure)… the first 2 times were unsuccessful as we have to wait for the body to liquify it a little more before it will come through the syringe… REALLY hope it comes out this time. I guess in all that i really just wanted to tell anyone who was considering Dr Fleming as their surgeon to go with him, he has one of the best reputations in Australia and after everything i've gone through with him and his team i know why. They are so informative, professional and caring. From the office staff, to my nurse at Dr Flemings office, to Dr Fleming himself… all of them have gone above and beyond. I have no doubt that once the hematoma is gone the results are going to be great… i love the size, shape, placement and the scars are pretty much perfect. The support i have gotten from them through all of this has really made this whole ordeal 100% more handle-able. I completely 100% recommend him to everyone!! I guess another thing i wanted to put out there is if you got implants pre 2011 or so… check what you got… if you got PIP ones go and get them checked (via ultrasound) because of their higher than normal rupture rate!! If anyone wanted to ask me anything personal or about my experience as i skipped out a bit of it feel free to PM me or whatever as with all of these things i really have learnt that the more knowledge you have going in to them the better!!
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