I created this breast surgery site in 1997 and at the time it was the only breast augmentation site of its kind. Since I had done extensive research on breast implants and breast augmentation surgery and my husband at the time was a physician and my plastic surgeon was recommended to us by a general surgeon; I undoubtedly thought I had all the bases covered for a good result with my breast augmentation. However, I was disappointed with the breast implant size as well as other aspects of the breast surgery results. For the money we spend on breast implants, I didn't want other women to make the same avoidable mistakes. I have since had a breast implant redo (breast implant exchange) with a much better plastic surgeon, Dr. Revis. I also wanted to provide women a place to share their experiences with breast surgery. It turned out our IMPLANTFORUM community was a much needed support group for breast surgery patients!
ImplantForum has been in 5 issues of Skin Deep Magazine. I have written a 6-page cover story, "What Men Think of Breast Implants" as well as others. IMPLANTFORUM has also been featured in other magazines such as Plastic Surgery Products and Plastic Surgery News, newspapers, including Plastic Surgery Today and even on FoxNews after the FDA approved breast implants. See our media page here. See What Men Think of Breast Implants here.
As far as the technical & administrative side of building a web site, I have been a computer nerd since I sat down at my first one 26 years ago, so creating a web site came somewhat naturally. I also have a degree in marketing which is an advantage I have over my copy-cat surgery site competitors. However, I think the site has been a success because I have published un-biased surgery information and have sought out the best plastic surgeons to list in our plastic surgeon directory. Although the IMPLANTFORUM has been copied and copied, no other company follows this format.
I spend a great deal of time updating the sites. When I'm not, I enjoy spending time with my friends, my dog and my cats and traveling! I'm most known for honesty and doing what's right. If you're ever in a situation where you are unsure, just ask yourself, "What Would Jesus Do?"
~Rebecca Cat Kidder
Plastic Surgery Patient Advocate
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