Dr Elist Implant Help fast!! 9 years 7 months ago #1295236859
This post serves no purpose and walks a thin line between criticism and defamation. For this purpose, the content of this entire post has been deleted.
It would be more appropriate if you shared your experience so others can learn from it. Simply bashing the doctor for the sake of bashing him is not what this forum is about. He\'s already earned whatever reputation he has through first-hand accounts, backed up credibly with photos, etc. You can follow suit, otherwise I\'m advising you no longer post in this fashion.
Regarding your problem: you are having 2 distinct problems IMHO.
1. Difficulties in post-operative healing, due to severe trauma to your genitalia which you didn\'t expect. I just had scrotal surgery and my balls were almost black for two weeks, then blue for another week before turning pink again. If your surgery was penetrating, as implant surgery is, then you can expect it to hurt bad. I will link to a video (courtesy of Smartman) of an implant surgery just so that you can see how traumatized your organ can get. Be aware: Removing it will traumatize you again just as much! Do you need this twice in a row?
2. Panic because your results are nothing like what you expected. You maybe thought you\'d wake up to a beautiful new organ which would be the envy of every jock on campus and make girls beat a path to your room, and you wind up with a swollen distorted freak show. But this is NOT your final result, which can only be seen when all swelling has receded and your body has fully healed. You do not yet know your final result.
I understand why doctors don\'t show videos of surgery or post-operative condition, because if they did nobody would go there, even if in painful need for augmentation. It is crazy and extreme, but some of us wind up going this far to finally get up to par in the bedroom or locker room.
Don\'t give up on it yet. I haven\'t had this procedure done, but quite a few members here have. I would take patience, get a local doctor, urologist, hospital emergency ward, free clinic, surgical nurse, whomever might be qualified in your town to install a new drain to remove fluids and allow healing to pursue its normal path.
Then you can post photos here, and ask for help from fellow Elist Implant friends at PhalloBoards. They will advise you as nobody can. Being alarmed is normal in your drastic situation which would have anyone very upset. But time is your ally and not your enemy, so you must remove the \"urgency\" from this situation, even if it feels like it is an emergency.
Hang in there, we\'re all going to be helping in any way we can. If later you really do need to have it removed, there are folks here who know Dr Elist and who can best advise you on how to effectively approach him so that you pay nothing for removal. Note that if it is just a \"change of \" when nothing went seriously wrong with the procedure, he may feel entitled to charge you. This is why you must tread softly until you have more data on your current condition, and guys here can coach you along that path?
Dr Elist Implant Help fast!! 9 years 7 months ago #1277680004
Just take a breath and like mm said. Let things heal. U just had you penis beat up. Take nose surgery for example. Things look pretty brutal for about 2 weeks after. Then they get better. Maybe, just maybe, you\'ll be a success story. Just give it some time and don\'t beat yourself up till things at least heal.
bostonman5555 wrote: It\'s my belief that the problem was taking the tube out too soon. I live on the East Coast, and both times he made me keep my drain in for a full week after the surgery. I\'m wondering if you can find a plastic surgeon in Chicago who can at least set you up with a drain to reduce your testicular swelling? That\'s the most pressing issue right now. Following that, I\'d pursue a free Removal of the implant by Dr. Elist. I know you\'re anxious to get it out (the past two years of my life I\'ve been in your shoes twice), but you need to set emotions aside and be strategic. You just had surgery and need to heal somewhat before going under the knife again so soon.
Dr Elist Implant Help fast!! 9 years 7 months ago #1277679647
It\'s my belief that the problem was taking the tube out too soon. I live on the East Coast, and both times he made me keep my drain in for a full week after the surgery. I\'m wondering if you can find a plastic surgeon in Chicago who can at least set you up with a drain to reduce your testicular swelling? That\'s the most pressing issue right now. Following that, I\'d pursue a free Removal of the implant by Dr. Elist. I know you\'re anxious to get it out (the past two years of my life I\'ve been in your shoes twice), but you need to set emotions aside and be strategic. You just had surgery and need to heal somewhat before going under the knife again so soon.
Try to talk the doctor directly. Personally, I would opt to have him remove it. He knows more about the implant than anyone , and Lord knows, he\'s removed .countless implants by now.
Best of luck and you can PM directly if you like...
They removed the drain tube since I live in the mid west. I was there on Friday and had the drain removed Monday. I know I just had the surgery and it takes time to heal but from hearing all these bad responses and my package looking like shit and completely fake, I just want it out
Dr Elist Implant Help fast!! 9 years 7 months ago #1277679121
I think I went through that liason too (name sounds familiar). I would call the office and demand to speak to him directly. These liasons are his buffers between him and the patients. You need it removed, and should not have to pay for his screw up.
No, he said that it\'ll go away after a few weeks. I should have looked more in depth into having surgery, I feel so stupid now. His assistant, Velhah, or w/e his name, said that they could do it for $2,5000. I haven\'t talked to Dr. Elist directly about it .
Dr Elist Implant Help fast!! 9 years 7 months ago #1277678919
I recall my testicle swelling enormously during the first week, but they were red (not black and blue). Did Dr. Elist have any suggestions for reducing the swelling? I recall him telling me not to use ice when there was swelling, and as the fluids drained the swelling went down. Do you still have the drainage tube in? I don\'t know of anyone in Chicago, but it\'s doubtful you\'ll get it removed any cheaper than $2,500. I paid Dr. Solomon $7,500 to get mine removed. At this point, you might consider aggressively demanding that Elist eat the cost and remove it given how badly it\'s gone. I believe he\'s done that before.