Posted August 19, 2016
We are so excited to see the questions coming in regarding our Breast Implant Education & Upgrade Program that was launched in July. Due to such overwhelming response, we have decided to introduce you to Debbie (with respect to her and to maintain HIPPA policy we have kept her real identity private).
Debbie is a patient who is committed to sharing her story to encourage and educate others on her personal experience, her upcoming procedure and her final outcome.
Debbie is a 50-year-old woman who has had saline breast implants since 1998. When she went in for her routine mammogram last year as part of her yearly physical exam the radiologist found a small cluster of malformed calcifications and recommended a stereotactic breast biopsy. A titanium marker was placed and the breast biopsy was performed. Thankfully, her biopsy results came back negative.
Throughout this experience Debbie found herself questioning the safety and efficacy of her implants and felt the need to explore further options once her biopsy results were cleared. She had heard from her girlfriend about a mold that can develop with older saline implants and had noticed ripples in her breast for the past few years. After hearing about the Bellissimo Implant Education & Upgrade Program, Debbie sought out Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino, a board certified plastic surgeon, to have a thorough assessment and evaluation of her breast implants.
To see Debbie’s consultation with Dr. Antimarino look for our YouTube video “Debbie’s Consultation” which will be available to view at the end of August. Continue to follow her story as she takes us with her from the initial evaluation through her re-augmentation surgery.