Size exchange and work med. leave
Dr. Michelle Roughton
hello! I talked briefly on the phone with my surgeon yesterday about wanting a size Exchange and he mentioned that I would probably have to wait at least a few months to heal before being able to do another surgery . I could tell he was very busy so I didn't want to keep him on the phone with non urgent questions and I don't have another appointment with him for about a month so I was wondering what you think about that time frame. Do you think it is possible to have another surgery in just 3 months or am I looking more at 4 to 6 ? I'm healing very well with no issues so I'm hoping I can get this moving again as soon as possible.
also I don't know if you've experienced too much of this but he mentioned possibly being able to put in a claim for a medical leave at my work under "breast reconstruction" to get a couple weeks off. Do you know if that typically gets approved or denied? The company my work goes through is Sedgwick. Thank you!
Good news!. Recovering from an implant exchange is a cake walk compared to the initial augmentation. You already have a pocket. If you can wait a little longer the pocket will be more 'set up.' I would not try and call it breast reconstruction though, set up for fraud IMHO. I have done tons of reconstruction in my career and we usually wait 3 months between our stages. There's a pocket at that point and women do really well. No real benefit to 6 if you're absolutely sure you want to be larger. Good luck, a lot to consider sounds like.
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