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Dr. Hochstein answers your questions on breast augmentation, and all other breast surgeries including breast lifts, and breast reduction. Dr. Hochstein also specializes in tummy tucks.


Postby lisawalla » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:36 am

hi dr hochestein!!,id be ever so grateful if you answer this, i feel like im going crazy!! im 9 wks post op today following my 2nd tt with muscle repair!! i seen my p.s yesterday and he was very surprised to see it hadnt worked again.. he said this time he used size 0 suture and done two layers and it only lasted for 4 days, it didnt help that i had a very bad chest infection 3 days after surgery that required me to go on strong antibioctics and steroids to clear it, so coughing was impossible to avoid the 1st week after surgery.. but stupid me i did forget to tell him about this!! however he is sending me for a scan!!! and because i told him i had a gangelion on my left wrist, he said its possible i have "soft tissue" and thats the reason why my plications are'nt taking.... and if it is soft tissue i have theres nothing more that can be done..
he also said that if it wasnt soft tissue that id be able to have a piece of mesh roughly the size of A4 paper stitched with lots and lots of stitches but id most proberly feel the corners inside.. but the outcome would only be 50/50.. i cannot believe out of all the thousands of people that get this done every single day that i have to be the one that it doesnt work for.. im gutted.. i dont know wether to get a 2nd opionon or what?? what do u think do u agree with my p.s or think i should seek a 2nd opinion many thanks lisa..
p.s have you ever had any patients with this problem? and if so what did you do/suggest..
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Postby Dr.Hochstein » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:51 pm

I have never experienced this in about 4000 TT procedures.

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Postby lisawalla » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:42 pm

Dr.Hochstein wrote:I have never experienced this in about 4000 TT procedures.

thank you so much for replying!!
have you ever heard of this and do you think i should seek somebody elses opionion..
and is it right having soft tissue for this to fail many thanks lisa..
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