Ten years ago, I visited ImplantInfo.com and located three surgeons I ended up having consultations with. After "interviewing" the three different doctors, I decided to go with Dr. Shamoun
of Newport Beach
. I was struck by his expertise (especially with women needing revisions), credentials, bedside manner, and conservative approach. I was a 34B and, with the help of Saline, high profile breast implants
(silicone breast implants
weren't available to me at the time) I went up to a small D. I loved my result but, unfortunately, I developed capsular contracture
in one breast.
Nine and a half years later, not only had my left breast become painful but the look of saline didn't agree with me anymore--I wanted something with a more natural look and feel (I was a small D). I went back to Dr. Shamoun and he performed a capsulectomy and replaced the saline with silicone. They're exactly the size (34C) and shape I wanted and I've healed (knock on wood!) beautifully. So far, so great!
Dr. Shamoun gave me EXACTLY what I wanted--a natural-looking 34 C using Silicone, moderate profiles, and removed that pesky capsule that had given me problems. For anyone on the fence on getting augmentation, do realize that a complication like I had is possible. But putting that aside, I'm so pleased with the procedures I had and would do it again. Yes, there are risks, as with anything, and being aware of that is important. For me, the good outweighs the bad ten fold. Thank you for this site, Nicole; you helped me locate a very talented and caring surgeon, and I highly recommend him to anyone in the Southern California area. For anyone interested in more about my doctor/story, please send me a message.:-)