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Old 02-11-2010, 01:07 PM   #11
 
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I am going in with the mindset that I should not have to pay for revision. I paid a very large sum and expected it to be done correct the first time. This is not the case, beit the implant was either too large or not positioned correctly. I should not have to pay for his mistake.


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Old 02-11-2010, 02:09 PM   #12
 
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Technically you shouldn't have to pay for the revision, but the unfortunate fact of the matter is you probably will end up paying, due to no fault of your own, Surgeons need to start taking responsibility for their actions.

This is a two part problem. First off, when you sign your pre-op papers, you sometimes sign your rights away. if you don't complete the paperwork, the surgeon will not operate. It's a catch 22.

The reason why these practices came into play are due to greedy and sometimes inexperienced and/or unqualified surgeons, as well as clients who develop (and or have) Body Dysmorphic Disorder or are greedy themselves.

Good luck and let us know how things turn out!!!

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Have you inquired about the possibility of scar tissue building up on the left side more-so than the right?

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Have you inquired about the possibility of scar tissue building up on the left side more-so than the right?

No I have not, is revision the only way to alleviate this problem, if it is indeed scar tissue building up?

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Scar tissue is usually a symptom of removal of cheek implants, not insertion. The only way scar tissue would be an issue at the present time is if you are experiencing capsular contracture. I recommend you see your surgeon post haste, as it is also possible that your implant might have shifted, which will be cause for revision. Capsular contracture would require revision(s) as well. Nerve damage remains a possibility as well.

Quick question: How was the healing process post-op? Did you get sick? Experience any inflammation or overall physical weakness? When did you notice the difference between your cheek implants?

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Scar tissue is usually a symptom of removal of cheek implants, not insertion. The only way scar tissue would be an issue at the present time is if you are experiencing capsular contracture. I recommend you see your surgeon post haste, as it is also possible that your implant might have shifted, which will be cause for revision. Capsular contracture would require revision(s) as well. Nerve damage remains a possibility as well.

Quick question: How was the healing process post-op? Did you get sick? Experience any inflammation or overall physical weakness? When did you notice the difference between your cheek implants?

Well I knew about 2 months after the swelling, that my left side was feeling different. First, I thought ok maybe the left side is just going to take longer to heal because the right side (the good side) in about 2-3 months started feeling normal, I was noticing that the left side (the bad side) didn't feel like it was healing the same way. It's been 1 year now excatly, and the left side still feels like a knot, the moment I wake up in the morning I can feel it where the implant is, esp., when I get out of the shower I lookin the mirror and you can see where the implant is, where as the right side I cannot really tell.


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I don't know if it is scar tissue. Now it's starting to sound like it's more of a placement problem and the implant is floating around the area on that side. You might need a cheek implant revision either way. The doc may try blaming it on scar tissue but I think it is because the implant slid off the zygomatic bone a little.

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How was the healing process post-op? Did you get sick? Experience any inflammation or overall physical weakness?

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How was the healing process post-op? Did you get sick? Experience any inflammation or overall physical weakness?
No, I didn't get sick at all. I knew a month or two after the surgery, the left side (bad side) felt stranger than the right, I thought maybe it would just take longer to heal, but it definitely felt different than the right side. They both healed, but one side for instance, when i open my mouth the right side i cant feel the implant, the left side the bad side i can feel it up there.

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I asked the aforementioned, as I wanted to see if there was any medical rejection on behalf of your body and/or immune system. I frequently witness scenarios such as this with cheek implants in my line of work.

Sounds like a placement issue, as Mr. Z said. If so, then a revision will be required.

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