Dr. Wandra K Miles seems like a very nice woman and I thought that her having personal experience with what I was going through with cancer meant something. In the end, nice isn’t enough. Maybe she has improved, but given the small number of reviews, and the fact that my second surgeon recently mentioned still having to “fix” her work on others besides me, I just think others should know.
I’m prompted to write now after all of these years, since her name came up high in a search of surgeons. Yes, still wondering if after over 9 years and one previous attempt to fix her work, if more can be done.
My results and experience were so traumatic, I never went back to see her after the initial healing. The immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy was simply horribly done. If all you want is a blob on your chest wall, then maybe you’ll be ok with her work. It was explicitly what I said I was concerned about ending up with, and when it happened, her response was that I should just “wait…it’s just swelling”. Well, it never improved.
Since I was having a unilateral mastectomy, I let myself be convinced to let her do a “lift & fill” on my other breast for better symmetry in less than 6 months, that also failed (the implant completely moved out of its placement and had to eventually be replaced). On this side, she also made an unusually large incision, so the scar was significantly bigger than necessary and her rough stitching left ugly scarring.
I had more work done with another surgeon about 18 months later, but much of the original scarring couldn’t be fixed. All in all, it was simply a cosmetic failure of a job. I encourage others to find another surgeon.