These pictures are at 2 weeks. Excision and Lipo bilateral. As you can see some are relaxed and some flexed. Relaxed not so bad, but flexed I see all kinds of problems. Crater Deformity, Keloiding, Bad animation, uneven contour. I am trying to be optimistic and not judge the doctors work to early but how can I not. My intuition tells me that this will not be corrected with time and healing. I worry if it can be corrected at all as I am a fairly lean person. In fairness to the doc I will not say who it is just yet because it's only 2 weeks. However I can share that he is considered a leading doc in this surgery but does not participate on these boards. I am trying to be and level headed and fair to all parties.Few Questions...The right side did have a larger mass removed. Is that the reason for the indent on flexing? How does the body fill the hole?Will this fill out with time some how? My Dr. said it would but I am doubtful.Is this a normal thing when flexing at the 2 week mark? Would building up my chest (mine is normally more muscular) hurt or help with this?Is this correctable?I so wish I had went to Dr. Bermant or Dr. Jacobs. I went to a local guy who was suppose to be "one of the best" in the country. I always had such a nice chest except for the fact of the Gyne that i had developed in the past 3-4 years. I was always lean and in shape with a nice chest. I pray that I am being impatient and am totally wrong but I feel this is false optimism. My feeling is as the swelling goes down it may get even worse. GOD help me! 7K later and its worse then I started with. This is making me feel ill and I can't sleep just thinking about it.Thoughts? Professional or otherwise.
Dr Bermant,Thank you for taking the time to address my concerns. I think for any experienced doctor the trick is to keep engaged and challenged in ones work. This can be difficult when doing the same thing over and over. Complacency is the threat and not so much skill. You obviously don't just ride the success of previous work but rather take on every new one as a challange. I so commend you on your commitment. I can only imagine that my doc with all the cases he does just might not have his head in the game anymore. It's seems such a rookie mistake to make for someone with decades of specializing in this particular field. Quite frankly it's just no acceptable. I was a rather straight forward case. In shape, pure gyne and in good physical health.In your opinion doc do you think time and natural body healing could possibly fill the gap on my right side (have you ever seen this happen) or in your experience not likely? Also how will working out my chest effect this contour/gap, better or worse?
Coming up on 3 weeks... Not much change except my chest feels like it's on fire. Is it safe to assume this is normal and just the nerves firing back up from the Lipo? It's pretty damn bad and only goes away if I am not wearing a shirt of any kind. How long does it usually take to go away? Anyone else have this?
Well now I'm officially scared. I just passed the 3 week mark and my chest is still on fire. I would have thought it would have started to calm down some by now. I am worrrying if the lipo caused permamnant nerve damage. I can't image a life with this pain. It's a 7 sometimes 8 out of 10 burning pain sensation. Forget about wearing a compression garment. Anyone else ever have this?Dr. Bermant do you usually give a small amount of Lipo with your surgeries with people of my body type? Im 170lbs 5'11" 11% as you can see from my pics not much body fat.
Here is my results after 6 months. As I knew from the very beginning after surgery I was in deep trouble. The Dr. really screwed me up. I now wonder if he actually took muscle. When I went back to talk to the Dr. about this he became hyper defensive and told me there was nothing wrong, this was normal, and that I am completely out of line to for being upset. He even went as far as to say "I never wanted the surgery and should have not gotten it". I couldn't believe the nerve of this Dr. to say that to me. I wanted the surgery what I didn't want was for you to leave me with dents and possibly rip-out healthy muscle. I can't believe this happened to me. I am gonna try to see Dr. Bermant but I worry if it will at all be possible now that he is retiring. Now I am possibly stuck with more pain and a worse looking chest with a defensive and totally unprofessional Dr.. Not sure if this whole situation could have gone more wrong for me These photo's are what it looks like when lightly flexed.
Thank you Dr. Bermant. I called your office today and I am trying to get an MRI and a Operational Report ASAP. Hopefully something can be done. If at minimum I am going to hold this Dr. accountable for the damage he caused to me and a few others I found out about. There is a clear problem with this Dr. and his ethics.Like Dr. Bermant stated... It's imperative your Dr. has a clear strategy of how it will look under animation, relaxed, flexed and arms on all positions. Unfortunately for me my Dr. played along a story of doing him doing 200 surgeries a year, body building specialist, and The Best Dr. for this kind of surgery, blah blah blah. It turns out I find out later although Board Certified he has malpractice against him and is banned from some sites.. The rest of the internet hype about him is just that...marketing.Once he saw what he did to me he just wanted me to go away and not acknowledge the results and actually blame me! Well I can't just walk away from what he did. I am stuck to deal with it.If anything I will try to share my story with anyone who wants to know about my experience and maybe it will save them from the mess I now find myself in....and thanks again Dr. Bermant for even taking the time to respond here. I know you are already pretty solidly booked up until you retire yet you still come on here and try to help us out. I think that speaks volumes about your personal and professional care.