If I could do it all over again I would first reconsider going Bellevue Plastic Surgeons and would have listened to the Seattle Doctor that told me not to do a nipple lift at the same time I was having my implants replaced. I was assured by Dr George Marosan that I had nothing to be concerned about.
Dr. Marosan verbally assured me that my surgery would take about three hours and that he promised I would not have any issues with necrosis. The reason I was having them replaced was because my 16 year old implant on the left had capsular contracture.
My surgery took just over five hours. I was under twilight anesthetic which means I was not all the way asleep. I also was given local anesthetic. I remember the doctor leaving the room at least twice. The drape kept covering my face and I was telling them I was having a hard time breathing. I could FEEL him tugging and cutting on my left breast trying to get the implant to break free, and was verbally moaning in pain.
At the end of my surgery I was supposed to have liposuction done along my sides along the breast area. I could feel the cannula going back and forth, was crying, he moved a little and did some more. I could STILL feel it and was crying. I finally heard him say “well that’s not working very well.” I believe the local anesthetic had worn off by then and instead of giving me more and completing the work promised, he just ended the surgery.
What a nightmare. By that night my right nipple was extremely dark purple, not like the left one. My staples were crooked and oddly placed. The next morning I called the Dr’s office and his assistant insisted I go in and immediately have hyperbaric therapy. I did five treatments in three days, four hours at a time, laying in a chamber, hoping not to lose my nipple. Dr. Marosan was in Hawaii that week.
I went in for a few follow up visits, wanting to scream every time. Why did you do this to me? Why did you assure me I wouldn’t have to worry about necrosis and lose my nipple? I ended up losing about 2/3 of it. The feeling is all but gone. I also need to say I liked the size my nipples were before my surgery. The left one is now half the size it was and the right one has severe scar tissue and adhesions. I only hope it doesn’t cause capsular contracture to start on that one now.
I would have hoped for at least a partial refund of MY MONEY or offer to send me to someone who could repair his botch. I had nightmares for months about waking up during surgery. My advice? go somewhere else.