I first had my breast implants in when I was 28. PS said they were a bit high, so he would re-do them two years later. At age 30, I had my second set of implants put in under the muscle. I was originally an A cup and I was so small that the recovery was extremely painful. I had to ice them; I used frozen peas which came in handy. I loved my boobs as I'm small on top and bigger on bottom,... more
Hi, just a short intro since I am post op and in a little pain. I'm 42 and got implants put in at 22. I was never really motivated by anything other than to make them even. One was a smaller size and I was originally a B cup. I told my original surgeon in Atlanta that I did not want to go over a C. Well, I woke up a D and have regretted my decision ever since. I would give anything if I would... 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
WHAT was I thinking!!? It's been over 6 years since I had those ridiculous, embarrassinly large and toxic (as others perfectly describe them) implants placed carelessly within my body. I use the word careless quite accurately as it was a horrible decison on my end, and the Dr who performed the surgery did a crap job including something incredibly unethical.
You lovely ladies have helped me... more
I had the implant procedure when I was too immature to realize that the body I had was beautiful as it was. Now I'm spending money just to undo the procedure I thought would make me happy. It's cost me a total of $8,000 just to put these foreign objects in and take out. In any case I had my consultation May 2, 2014 and scheduled my explant surgery appointment for June 10th (3 weeks).
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 beyond excited about my consult for explant in a couple of weeks. I have had these 450+ cc boobs since my early 20s. They never looked right on me. I have been hiding them and covering them up for years. Clothes don't fit properly. The implants hurt when I sleep. They are under the muscle. One of the challenges is I think the implants look nice when naked.
I thought my only option was... more
Recently I have been told I have a heart issue that I need a device put in.
Since I am having that done, I am wondering if I should my implants I have hated
For 15 years. I was in my 20's and a newport beach doctor advised me to do a lift with implants. He did a horrible job, I hate looking at myself. I am embarrassed to have my husband look at me even after 10 years. So the question is do I... more
After reading many of the breast implant reviews here on Realself, I have decided that its my turn to share. I’m not one for putting myself out there but maybe there’s strength in numbers.
At the age of 19 I decided to get a “boob job”. I was already a 34 B so slightly average, but perhaps not based on Southern California standards where fake boobs are likened to fashion accessories... more
Explant of my 234 cc silicone implants tomorrow. My first implants were in 2000. Went from A cup to 240 cc saline. They ruptured twice and had them removed in 2004 after my daughter was born. After first explant became a AA. Divorced in 2011 and decided to have put back in. Here I am and I hate them. Just want to be comfortable and be me instead of feeling like I have bags strapped to my... more
I am 30 years old professional, 5'7" and 115 lbs, now living in New York City. When I was 20 years old I moved to Los Angeles from Portland and was surrounded by full augmented breasts. I was a 34A at the time and had a lot of insecurities - one of them being my breast size. Five years later, I made the decision to get breast implants. I had a roommate at the time with breast implants and a... more
For as long as I could remember I wanted big boobs. I was teased a lot when I was younger and as I got older padded bras just were not cutting it. I was sad and depressed over it for the longest time. I kept thinking "oh I cant wait to get pregnant so I can see what it would be like with big boobs" well that dream shattered when after many years of trying to conceive Dr's finally told me that... more
I got saline implants (300cc) under the muscle in 1996 when I was 26 years old. I am now 43 and ready to have them out. I never liked the implants from day 1, but kept them because I had paid so much and was afraid removal would be as painful as implantation. Every day of the past 17 years I've wished I didn't have the implants, even though my natural breasts were almost nonexistent. I've... more
Hello ladies I am 27 years old 5'5 and 125 lbs... i got implants at age 24 on April 2010 i was an A cup. I had a very low self esteem because of my breast size and wanted to go bigger and when i saw my sister in law and best friend get them i was so jealous and right away got a consultation.... i got saline implant under the muscle 350cc i have to say i was very happy!!
but my luck my body did... more
Hello ladies! First off, thank you so much for all of your reviews on this procedure. It takes so much courage to do what you have done, as well as self-awareness and overcoming ego. It's something to be praised!! :)
When I was 19 I had my first breast augmentation. I started off with a pretty full B cup of my own, and added 390cc saline implants half over/ half under the muscle (which... more
So, I have been waiting for this day for years. I got my implants in November of 2006 when I was 20. I was about 125 lbs and 5'6" and a small C. Now I am about 150lbs, so im thinking I may be fuller. I have hated my implants since day one. When I met with my original surgeon, we agreed on a specific size. I was already a small C but I wanted to be a little "fuller", and I told him I wanted to... more
I had been living with 36F chest for the last few years. Gradually they were so heavy on my chest they began to drop and became very uncomfortable. It came to a point where I was uncomfortable in and out of a bra and I felt so heavy. I found Dr. Lavinia Chong in Newport Beach on Real Self and I have been beyond happy with her and her staff. I even had some minor post op complications but she... more
I've been living with my implants since Feb 2007. I was initially very conflicted about getting implants in the first place because I hated the thought of having something foreign in my body. I had two children and breast fed both of them. I was always a b-cup and had no issues being that size. However, when I was nursing my kids I enjoyed having full c/d cups and I guess you could say got... more
Hey guys. Since so many if you guys are keeping me so strong and confident about the journey I'm about to take, I wanted to pay it forward and share my story as well. My surgery is in 16 days and I am SO EXCITED! I'll give you my current stats: I am 25, I have had my implants in for 2 years, I have 575cc saline unders, and I am 5'2" 120lbs and an athlete. I got them because I felt like I... more
Hi, First of all I want to thank all whom have shared their stories on here. I have been researching this procedure for almost 6 months and am counting down the days until surgery. I am 46 years old, and have 360cc saline, over the muscle, implants for almost 20 years. After much research and 3 consultations, I have chosen a doctor in Southern California. I am having an explant, en bloc,... more
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