Patient Spotlight

Why did you choose to have surgery?

I chose to have surgery with Dr. Plant to correct the deformities from my 5 previous breast operations with 2 different surgeons. On the right breast I’d had issues with bottoming out, window shading (severe animation due to the breast muscle being cut), nipple asymmetry and capsular contracture.  I had a constant feeling like I was wearing a tight seatbelt strap over that side 24/7. Having to deal with it day after day was nerve racking.

Why did you choose Dr. Plant?

I chose Dr. Plant because he was the only one that told me if I wanted to get the best results,  I needed it to be done in stages. Which included for them to be removed first and then settle down before any future work could be started.  Before him I went to multiple surgeons for advice…In Sarnia, Windsor, Mississauga and 2 others in Toronto. He was the only surgeon that suggested this to me.  I was an emotional wreck with failed surgeries but Dr. Plant was very good with me. I went with him because he was sincere and was looking at me as an individual and was only concerned with my best outcome.  I had a total of 3 surgeries with Dr. Plant: explant, Breast re-augmentation and fat grafting and then an additional round of fat grafting for touch ups.

How do you feel now that you’ve had surgery?

Absolutely wonderful.  My breasts look and feel amazing. He corrected the animation and fixed the bottoming out of my right breast and my nipples are even. Also, the divots I had in my breast from the multiple surgeries were corrected when he did the fat grafting. If you look at my breast now you would never have know the nightmare I was living with before I met Dr. Plant.

What surprised you the most about your experiences?

What surprised me the most is that my breasts look even better than I could have ever imagined. He treated me like my surgery mattered as much to him as it did to me. And I have never experienced that with any other Dr. I knew I had trust in Dr. Plant, he is incredible at everything he does.

How would you describe your recovery?

My recovery was smooth.  He gives you medication and directions to follow (e.g. stretches). By day 4,  I was completely off my pain meds (codeine) and just taking extra strength Tylenol to take the edge off when it got towards the end of the day for the first week only.

What has changed most since my surgery?

I’m more comfortable in my own skin. I don’t have this horrible seatbelt feeling going across my right breast 24/7. Dr. Plant has changed my life for the better.  He is truly an amazing and meticulous doctor. Thank you so much Dr. Plant!