Michael Law, M.D.
If you have had problems with Capsular Contracture, will the battle ever be won or should I give up on having nice breasts?
I had a Breast Augmentation in August. Three weeks later, because the implant wouldn't budge during massages, the one breast was opened back up. My Plastic Surgeon said that I had a significant amount of scar tissue, that he hadn't seen in previous years experience. Four months later, the same breast still has issues. It seems to be riding high. I can see my scar because it hasn't dropped. I know I have scar tissue pushing it up, because I can feel it. I also believe the implant is stuck to my chest wall now. When I lean over, the nipple area is loose vs the other breast that is full of implant. My Plastic Surgeon will not touch it until we reach the year mark. I've been massaging more than ever and feel I've gained nothing. Is there any hope for someone with multiple issues regarding scar tissue. I assume scar tissue is what is holding it to my chest wall due to the previous capsulectomy. Am I fighting a losing battle against my scar tissue or can this be beaten? Also, is there a difference between scar tissue and capsular contracture. My Plastic Surgeon has only called it scar tissue.
It is possible that implants could be an option for you. it is also possible that you may need to go without implants for a period of time.
Another consideration for you might be breast augmentation using your own fat.
Situations like your do require patience and it can be frustrating. Hopefully you and your plastic surgeon can work together to discuss all possible options. Good luck.
I have used Perlane and Radiesse fillers. Neither one have worked for me. What other soft tissue filler would you recommend?
I'm not sure if "not worked" meant didn't last or what the problem was. Fat grafting can be a permanent solution to fill hollows and wrinkles in the face. A consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced with fat grafting would be helpful
How much is a consult? Are payment plans worked out through your office? Are there combos for different services, such as breast augmentation and liposuction?
In my practice, the consultation fee is $100 which can be applied to the price of surgery.
I am strongly against plastic surgery financing programs, and I have never offered them in my practice. The terms are interest-free for as long as a year, but that reverts to an interest rate comparable to a high interest rate credit card (such as an APR of 20% or more) if a patient misses or is late on a single payment.
If you are considering one of these financing arrangements in order to schedule a plastic surgery procedure, do your due diligence before signing on the dotted line. Be sure you are informed of all consequences of missing a payment or making a late payment. Make an assessment of your ability to meet the terms of the contract. Give great consideration to the way in which the concept of financing is presented to you by a plastic surgery practice – is it an option that you can explore further on your own, or is the practice trying to "pull you in" by making the financial part "easy" for you?
How much do breast implants generally cost?
The price for breast implant surgery can vary, sometimes significantly. "Lowball" pricing may often be an attempt to fill an empty O.R. schedule, or may not be the inclusive cost of surgery.
Consult with few plastic surgeons based on their training, experience, results (including many before and after photos), reputation. and philosophy. The price for breast augmentation surgery should include all pre and post-operative visits, pain control pump, a body garment, anesthesia, and operating room charges
In order not have any surprises, ask if there are additional potential charges for pre or post-operative visits, pain control devices,or garments. Be sure that there are no additional charges for office visits. There should never be a charge for an office visit if a patient has a concern. In fact, most plastic surgeons want to see you if you have a concern.
I am wondering how much laser hair removal surgery costs? I am considering doing my legs.
Many plastic surgeons will have laser hair removal prices on their websites. Although few plastic surgeons offer "specials" on surgical procedures, it is not uncommon for plastic surgeons to offer specials for non-surgical procedures such as laser hair removal.
In my Raleigh plastic surgery practice and medical spa we offer special pricing on laser hair removal to people who donate food or funds to children in need in our community.