I was thankful that I found this site. In 2005, I asked my original PS if I could remove these implants, and he highly advised not to. He and some other surgeons say you can keep implants in for the rest of your life. Here are the reasons I removed them:
• did not want to further invest in maintenance cost
• was afraid they will eventually leak during a routine mammogram
• worried that... more
As several of the beautiful women here, I too, and didn't know it then, was needing a fixing something more on the inside than the outward appearance. I had my BA, 31 years ago, during a time when my first marriage was breaking...my breasts then seemed to have been the focal point of my "need fixing," then for sure things will be alright! Not so!
Eight years later, I became a Christian... more
Hi ladies.. I've been so nervous, scared, upset, and unsure of my upcoming surgery. I regret ever ever getting my breast implants... I had a small size b and decided to get 374 saline cc when I was 24.. Little did I know that this would be the biggest mistake of my life! I've had 4 reconstructive surgeries, saline to silicone, 375 to 300 ccs, and have done the protein matrix. Literally I've... more
I had my implants done in 2002. When I got my breast implants, I requested a large B or a small C from my doctor and when it was all said and done, I ended up with a DD! I left it alone at the time because they were definitely nice but as time went on and 13 years passed my breasts became too heavy saggy. I had known for about 5 years that I would want them out but the back and neck pain and... more
Ten years ago I came to dr Minnit for a revision to a botch breast augmentation from a previous plastic surgeon . Dr Miniti was amazing , extremely professional , knowledgable and the procedure was perfect , exactly how I wanted . 10 years later , I came back after 2 kids and I decided to have the implants removed because that was my personal preference to where I am now in my life . The... more
Aloha everyone! I am 25 years old and had a BA in 2012 hoping to go from an A cup to a B cup. However my dreams were crushed when I walked away as a 32 DD. I had 300 cc areola incision under the muscle and I am 5'9" 115 lbs. You can imagine how unnatural this looks on me. My breast implant on the right is now sliding down and I have rippling on both sides just standing up as well as when I... more
I'm going into surgery Friday to get my implants removed! I'm am so nervous going back and forth whether to do it or not. I got my implants 500cc I'm 5'1 110 way to big! And shortly after started getting so many health complications they diagnosed me with lupus and I contemplated taking them out , but they said it wouldn't make a difference so I left them that was in 2002 when I got them now... more
So. I wrote a whole bit about the background of these things and I just erased it. Doesn't matter. My story is not unique. Insecurity led to implants. I was 20 so I've had implants longer than I haven't. I first got saline - around 375, unders. I was a a 34A before and then a 34C.
In the years since they've been ok. Looked natural. No big issues.
Almost 2 years ago, with a new PS I got a... more
As a divorced. FT working mom of two young children, I'm jumping into explantation because I'm scared I'll never do it, if I don't take a small window of opportunity I've gotten. My implants seem to be leaking within the capsule or beyond and are 25-year-old "meme" textured silicone implants. The meme (french for "same" because they're supposed to feel soft and the same as natural breasts)... more
Ok, so my right implant deflated 2 days before my 43rd birthday! right at the 10 yr mark when warranty expired..Kinda funny really. I never had any problems or complications with the implants, during that time, so Ive always felt I was lucky. When this happened I wasn't sure if I wanted to replace or explant, but then I did some research and was in disbelief when I found that many women with... more
Hi. I’m 24 years old and I have had sub-muscular, saline implants since December 2010. I got them because of severe breast asymmetry. One breast was a sort-of-droopy small C and the other was an –A. My parents’ insurance even paid for most of it. It was an awful trial to find clothes that would hide my asymmetry and rigging bras and bathing suits with large pads. I’m not sure the... more
I had my D cup 420cc implants removed about seven weeks ago and I am loving my new natural look. Not only am I happy with the service, the price, and the professional care that Dr. Payam Jarrah-Nejad has given me but also his honest opinion from day one. Dr. J did exactly what I wanted done during my procedure to minimize scaring and possible nerve damage. After the surgery I was... more
At 28 yrs old, I suddenly decided I wanted implants. I had never wanted them before and was probably not in the right state of mind. Within weeks I booked a surgery and had 215 ccs Put in of the cohesive gel implant. Was unsure whether to do one of these but the reviews were so helpful to me I felt selfish not sharing my story. Went from a 32a to a 32c and was never happy with the feeling of a... more
I was a 32 B before I got my saline implants about 7 years ago. I thought it was what I wanted and might have been fine with them if they weren't soooo big for my size. Ever since I've had them I didn't feel comfortable with them and very self-conscious about them. I was always hunching over and this casued some back problems.
My husband loved them at first but also wanted them gone since I... more
I am 24 years old and I have had my breast implants for 7 years. I was 18 years old and thought I would love having bigger breasts. I was young and I didn't take into consideration that this was a serious surgery and a serious decision. So I just did it without a second thought. I was a 34B (which was completely fine) and got 350cc silicone implants to make me a 34D. They really do look... more
I had been really sick for four years experiencing chronic fatigue, neurological symptoms, auto-immune, IBS, feet redness, pain and inflammation, chemical and food allergies, severe itching and the list goes on--I needed a breast Explanation.
I searched the internet looking for the Top Ten Plastic Surgeon Doctors in Beverly Hills, and Dr. Andre Aboolian’s name came up on Vitals website. I... more
Hi all, I'm 33 years old mom. I had silicone implants (inamed) 7 years ago and want them removed now. My breasts didn't develop at all, made decide to get implants. But now I have many health issues , joint pain, back pain, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue and after many tests and doctors, I concluded it's my implants maybe. Anyways my right breast is very hard. Could anyone recommend good... more
Well I've been lurking around here for about two months. I figured since I went to my first consultation (more about that later), I would finally make an account on here!
A little history: I am in my mid twenties, I've had my implants for almost 8 years. Prior to implants I was a 32 full b/small c (my left was more the b, my right more the c). In a Victorias Secret bra my boobs looked amazing.... more
I am 23 y/o and had my breast augmentation in Oct of 2012. Both breast have started to have capsular contracture and a nodule in the cleavage of my right breast. I have 300cc in my left and 330cc in my right breast. Before the implants I was a full B/small C and now I am a D/DD. I have been debating getting a lift because if I am going to have small boobs again, I want them to be small PERKY... more
Help! My doctor, Dr. Kevin Ruhge in Pasadena, CA. said it would cost 3,000 to explant these inflatables out and I don't know how I'm going to pay now that I haven't worked after raising a family and these implants are irritating me! Is there somewhere I can go to get these out like a residency? If so please contact me.
Just got back from explant!!! I'm free! Feels good! more