Breast Implant Removal

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Breast implant removal is performed when a woman decides she no longer wants her implants or when complications such as capsular contracture or rupture may occur. If a woman doesn’t want to replace her implants, removal can performed along with a breast lift to address skin and tissue that might have been stretched from the implants.

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Hi Ladies, I have been following explant patients on this site for about a month and the letters and pictures have been so helpful. Now I want to share my own story as I near my surgery date. I am 49 years old, and nearly 25 years ago, after two babies, I went to a plastic surgeon for breast... READ MORE

I hope to find an experienced doctor to remove my implants under local. My left implant is now deflated. I feel so weird having a small breast and one large one! I can feel the deflated implant poking my skin. It's uncomfortable at times. I just need support! Has anyone had their's out under... READ MORE

Going for 1st PS consult tomorrow on my 60th b-day for explant of above muscle silicone implants done in '86, never had replacements. Started having pain this year in right breast & back, very severe at times. I was 36 small B cup pre-implant & now with almost 50 lb weight gain over the years up... READ MORE

I received sub muscular silicone 421 cc implants under the muscle a little over two weeks ago. I am a person that cares about my health. I am a single mother to a 6 year old wonderful little girl. I eat organic even though it leaves me practically broke, I belong to a local farm co-op for... READ MORE

I had my BA at 40 and after a divorce. Typical, I know. I never wanted huge boobs. I just wanted symmetry. My left was a C but my right was barely a B. My PS (at that time) said to achieve symmetry he would need to go bigger than the full C that I wanted. However, they never were symmetrical but... READ MORE

It's a long story and not unlike many I've read here. I got my first implants around age 30. Silicone over the muscle. They were perfect... except for repeated encapsulation. I had the capsules broken up a couple times externally. Eventually I learned to just live with it until 2002 when I... READ MORE

I got my implants 10 years ago, saline under the muscle. I was a 34C, and not unhappy with the size, but i had no volume after breastfeeding for 2 years. They were empty and heavy. It was thought by myself and the surgeon at the time that filling up the skin would be best and give me the volume... READ MORE

After 6 stressful weeks I'm finally getting my new implants out. On July 9th I had full body liposculpture with fat transfer to rear and a breast lift with a 175cc implant in each breast in Bogota Colombia. Since coming back to the states my right breast has had nothing but problems. Literally... READ MORE

So, I've been reading posts and decided it's time for the consult. I am hoping to go natural and I know I will need a lift. It was 1984 when I first augmented under breast in San Diego. The surgeon decided I needed large 450cc. I was shocked at the size of the bandages afterwards, considering I... READ MORE

After two consultations with two different doctors I have chosen Dr. Feng to do my explant surgery. I had a consult with Dr. Medalie which lasted about 15 minutes. I just felt that Dr. Feng had more experience with the surgery that I need done. My first consult with Dr. Feng lasted 90 minutes... READ MORE

I should of course have listened to my deep inner self and then I would have spared myself the discomfort of two surgeries (not to mention all the money), but hey, you live and you learn. Even at 65, ha! On March 5 2013 I had silicone implants inserted, 250 cc, something like a medium C cup.... READ MORE

I got my implants at the age of 18..Young and self absorbed I loved them. Ten years later, I stated feeling achiness in my both my boobs. It was comparable to how your chest feels as your boobs grow from being pregnant. I knew it was time to get them out. I really prayed about what I should... READ MORE

I've had saline implants for 20 years. Over the muscle, first set in 1995, second set in 2005. With the second augmentation I had a mastopexy and an abdominoplasty. I began with A cup breasts that had big ol areolas, man. Like crazy eyes starting at you from the bathroom mirror through shower... READ MORE

I'm a 25 year old mother on one. At 22 I had silicone implants put it above be muscle. Went from a B cup to a D cup. I am still breastfeeding my 20 month old and after pregnancy and nursing, my implants look nothing like they did pre pregnancy. We plan to have more kids and to breastfeed all of... READ MORE

First of all, I would like to thank all the brave women on realself for sharing their stories. It helped me a lot. So it's my turn to share mine. So here is my story : 8 years ago, after my second child birth I was left with small, deflated and slightly tuberous breast (huge areolas,... READ MORE

I've been reading reviews on this site for a while and it had been so helpful. I am having my implants removed in 4 days and am so excited! I've been thinking of getting them out for a while. No problems as such, I was just aware that they are getting to their 'sell by date' and im no longer... READ MORE

I am having my implants removed on August 5. I have been thinking about this for the past 3 or so years. I started to feel my left breast harden when I was nursing my first baby. I now have 2 kids and I nursed them each for a year. I'm terrified about what I will look like when this is done,... READ MORE

I had a breast augmentation 2 years ago after my now ex-boyfriend would make me feel bad about my small breasts. I am someone who has had other elective cosmetic surgery that I definitely DO NOT regret because it was exactly what I wanted, but I allowed a man to pressure me to get a boob job... READ MORE

A little background. When I was a teenager and young woman I had small breasts, guessing 34 A. I loved the freedom of not wearing a bra whenever it was not when I had on a t-shirt and overalls. That was stylish in the late '60s! After giving birth and breastfeeding my two kids,... READ MORE

Got my implants when I was 22. I had a D size before but after getting into running my perky boobs became sagging pancakes. My surgeon Dr Newman suggested a lift too which I agreed to do. I've was very satisfied with the results but 12 years and 3 kids later I just want to be my natural, healthy... READ MORE

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