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Botched Breast Reduction

Botched Breast Reduction

Postby chicagobecca » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:55 pm

I had my breast reduction surgery on May 19, 2009. I researched all the surgeons that my insurance company allowed me to see. I spent weeks getting information on each doctor, narrowing them down one by one. I asked friends and family to look over all the information I pulled on these doctors and to give me their input. I got recommendations from people I knew as well. After all of that I had finally decided on one doctor who seemed educated enough to work on me. I met with him for my consultation and I was very comfortable with him and he was very knowledgeable. He had advised me that I was a perfect candidate for this surgery and he would bring my breast size down to a full C small D. (I'm 5'7, 145 pounds and originally had a breast size of a 30DDD) My insurance company approved my surgery and I was so happy. After I got out of surgery I was feeling good, but after the medicine started to die out I was in the worst amount of pain ever. Nothing any of the nurses gave me took the pain away, I felt like I was being tortured. The next day my doctor came and gave me something different and it took the pain away in a second. I noticed that day when I was sent home that my right nipple was placed higher then one left one. When I went into get my drain out I mentioned that and I was informed that the nipple would drop and be level with the other one. I didn't believe it. Each appointment I went to I mentioned my nipple and I got the same answer. About a month after surgery the internal dis solvable stitches decided to extract themselves from my body because I was allergic to them. My doctor told me I wasn't and that I had nothing to worry about. I ended up going to the hospital days later because my breast broke open in one area. The ER doctor clearly told me I was allergic to them and to have my surgeon do something, he never did. Now its April 2010 and my breasts are saggy, one hangs one inch lower then the other. I have horrible scar tissue and my scars are wide and thick. Still my nipple is higher then the other by exactly two inches. It constantly hangs out of my bra and shirts. Its horrible. I have no cleavage now. My breasts are in my armpits. When I have no bra on I look flat chested. This is not what I'm claiming from what I see this is also many friends both male and female that I've shown this to and they all have commented on the same problems. My surgeon keeps changing my appointments and pushing them back. I already saw a new doctor for a second opinion and she clearly saw everything I'm complaining about. There is no easy way to fix my breasts she said. My nipple can die off if detached again she said. I will be seeing my original surgeon on April 5, 2010 to show him his horrible work. I feel like after researching my now possible options the only good one seems to put a small implant in to give my breasts shape and cleavage again. The nipple thing needs to be fixed one way or another. I could deal with the scarring, but the flat man breasts I have and my lopsided nipples need to be fixed. Anyone have a similar experience, I would like to know what you did and how you handled the surgeon that performed the surgery?
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby gen90 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:10 pm

Hiya!! I havnt had any experience like yours and im 11days post op and can be no help wot so eva...other than make that little shit keep that app he has with you this time and get some answers!! [-X I wish you all the luck i can send you and keep posting your outcomes hun..dont be pushed aside and your right to persever!!! Keep going!! GOOD LUCK!!!!! [-o<

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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby chicagobecca » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:16 pm

Thank you! I'll post on Monday what happens at my appointment.
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby gen90 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:22 pm

Good! Please let us know...and in the meantime i hope any1 with similar experience or helpful advice might contact you with some help for you!!
You take care and write down your questions and concearns ready for monday!
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby Ramsey0105 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:48 am

Wow. Who is your surgeon and what state did you get this done in? Maybe other girls will recognize the surgeons name and give you some info. Good luck and let us know what he says!
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby chicagobecca » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:57 pm

I just saw my doctor and going in there he acknowledged everything and agreed with me. He told me he would do whatever it takes to make them perfect. You could tell he was nervous when he saw what they looked like when I took the gown off. His whole face and voice changed, he was stuttering. As he put it, he would need to do some minor tweaking. He would do a breast lift, fix my bad scarring and make my nipple aligned, tighten my skin and also give me cleavage back. According to him, cleavage isn't apart of getting a breast reduction. A breast reduction is about curing your shoulder and back pain not cleavage. Cleavage is a cosmetic surgery. He is full of it, you just can't chop someone's body into just anything and say well all your pain is relieved so who cares about how it looks on the outside. He needs to make it perfect like he told me. He is very confident that my insurance company is going to approve and pay for this to be fixed, and if it's not he said he will then proceed to a peer to peer. A peer to peer is the doctor himself calling and speaking to the insurance company's doctor and explaining why this surgery is necessary. If both of those seem to not work out then he said he will work with me to get them fixed and he will do the surgery for me no problems but all I would need to pay is for the hospital costs and the guy who would knock me out. That's still thousands of dollars that I don't have. He should have done it right the first time. He kept telling me not to worry and this really is a good breast reduction but he feels bad that I don't like it so he will do anything to make me happy. BS, he messed up and he knows it.
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby gen90 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:26 am

HI Hun.....he seems to have plenty of sugestions to a complete revision and by him mentioning the peer to peer thing i think he absolotely knows he HAS to make this right! You keep us all posted lovely and were all wanting the best results and a VERY happy you.....ASAP!!
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby Luckysowner » Tue May 04, 2010 4:53 pm

Good luck hun, I hope everything works out for you.
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby T.O.wildcat87 » Tue May 04, 2010 7:22 pm

I had a family member who had a similar experience with a surgeon. She would not let the the same surgeon do her revision, and I don't think you should either! She gathered all of the medical records regarding her procedure and ordeal so she had proof that he was negligent, it sounds like yours was as well. Get apt times, cancelations, hospital reports, when phone calls were made, conversation content etc. Then she filed a report with the BBB and contacted a lawyer. Her original surgeon partially paid for her to have a revision by another doctor and insurance covered the rest. I would even discuss your plan of action with your original surgeon so he knows your not messing around. I hope this helps!
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby whatisperfect » Tue May 04, 2010 7:58 pm

HUNNY, if he screwed up this bad the first time, he is not skilled to do this a SECOND time. What if he makes it worse? DO NOT have him work on you again. It be diferent if maybe they were different sized a little but by two inches and they are flat among other problems , I would be running as far away as possible. I would also make up a case against him if possible like the other poster said. See if you can get it paid for by another surgeon who knows what the hell is going on. I recommend Dr.Kaiser and also i would add some complaints if u are trying to get insurance to go through yet again...get some prescrips filled for "extreme pain" or something.anything that you can do to get this fixed I would do. i would be beyond devestated in your position and i probably would have went nuts on the original surgeon after pushing back appointments bc he would rather be messing up other ppl.
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby Luckysowner » Wed May 05, 2010 7:02 am

I think you should have someone else do the Revison, the first doc could just mess it up more
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Get a new doctor!

Postby quirkyrabbit » Sat May 15, 2010 11:06 am

I agree with the others. Get a new doctor. If he screwed up so badly (and he did) he really won't be able to fix it. Don't trust him!

I had a reduction and removal of 100cc implants. I am flat and droopy and my supposedly smaller breasts flop over each other and I have crepy wrinkles that go almost to my neck.

BUT he did a medically decent job. Ugly, but he didn't butcher me. He did a lousy first job (implants too big); he did a lousy second job (implants still too big and "lift" left me with big boobs that encapsulated for years--despite his early and frequent wringing to break the encapsulation).

STILL I went back to him for removal and lift. What a dope I was!

You, be smarter than I was.
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Re: Botched Breast Reduction

Postby Sandra376 » Thu May 26, 2016 4:42 pm

I had breast reduction surgery in 2005 and both my nipples are tooooo high I cannot even where a decent bra or nice blouse or dress it is pityfull. I have written to botched for help over a year ago with no answer. Yet I heard that they did the same surgery I needed on someone else. I wonder how they had access to this help. I am looking for a good doctor to fix but I do not trust most of these plastic surgeons. Does anyone have someone good and hopefully reasonable. This is my last chance I am over 50 yrs of age but in good health. I will not date or go out to a beach because I am so embrassed.
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