About 18 years ago, I was in an unhealthy relationship and state of mind. I grew up with low self-esteem due to family dynamics, and was with someone who objectified every woman he saw. I was very insecure. I made the decision to get implants, bringing me from a 36B-C to a 36DD. While I had a very good looking result, I was sorry I did this from the day I got them done. I'd realized I'd given... more
I am having my textured saline under-the-muscle implants removed as they are much larger than I wanted them to be and seem to be shifting in a weird way in addition to general discomfort (especially when trying to sleep or exercise). I started out at a full B/small C cup and wanted to be a full D, but I am a DDD/E cup. I do not want a lift immediately as I have not yet had children and would... more
Hello ladies, I want to thank everyone so much for posting on this site- I don't think I would feel as positive as I do without you all. I have a much better idea of what to expect and am so grateful! I am 64 and had my implants put in when I was a bout 24. Silicone, under muscle. These are still my original implants- I can't imagine how I made it this long, but I did. A mammogram looked... more
Hi all, I love reading all of the stories in here & they have helped my so much. I have just booked in for implant removal for the 27 may & I'm feeling nervous so any feedback will be appreciated. I was a small b cup and had wanted to get my boobs done for about 10 years. After having my two beautiful children I was struggling to find the right bra and bikini and decided you only live once so... more
One December morning in 2014, I awoke noticing one of my saline breast implants had leaked and collasped. I seen my family doctor, because I was concerned about infection. He suggested for me to see a plastic surgeon. I searched online in the East Bay area and I discovered Elizabeth Slass Lee, MD, Artful Surgery web site. I called the office in December 2014, and made appointment on January 5,... more
As far back as my early teens, I remember feeling that my breasts were not in proportion to my body. I was a full A, maybe I small B if I pushed it, but I think I only wore A bras. In high school I wore padded bras. I don't remember feeling uncomfortable in swim suits, etc, just started thinking it would be nice if I had more up top to feel proportionate.
When I was 26, with two young... more
I have been looking for a doctor for a few years now that will do a breast implant removal without a lift.
I had breast augmentation in the nineties when I was in my 30’s. I was disappointed with the result as the implants were too large for my size, it hardened and was painful at times. I am now 54 years with two kids.
I decided to have it redone in 1998, a few years later. My primary... more
She didn't discount my Fibromyalgia and she made me feel like she heard me. She said attention. Reviewed all my medicAl records.
Keep me overnight for pain controls at the Davies campus. My surgery was at 1:16 and I was back in my room by 6:30 I believe. The surgery was painful but she does her best.
The drains are still In place. Draining bright red fluid 30 mL every 8 hours.
Hello. I am 45 years old and feel it is way past due to have my implants removed. I was ready five years ago after the birth of my son, but was advised to wait until he was a little older so I could recover better (less lifting of a baby, etc.). My PS at Kaiser in San Rafael,Ca. also felt they looked fine and that I shouldn't an unnecessary procedure. Two weeks ago I experienced servere... more
Yes, I made a big mistake. I had 330 cc saline breast implants put in. It was a rushed decision, I was feeling insecure and I decided to do it. I thought it would be life changing, I thought I would be happy. However, I have never been more depressed or angry with myself. First, I'm 5'2 and 105 lbs. 330 cc's gave me a 32DD that I was busting out of. Don't let any doctor tell you you'll be "a... more
I got my implants about 6 years ago and let's just say "What a mistake"!
Doing this surgery, I mistakenly thought that it would give my breast the lift they needed but alas, all I got was just heavier looking upper body which really made me uncomfortable.
Due to dieting throughout the years and losing and gaining weight, my breasts have sagged and the nipples are pointing downwards. I... more
Hi ladies. I've spent the last 6 months pouring over all your stories. I got implants a little over a year ago and have hated them ever since. I have an appointment to remove them in about 5 weeks! I am scared what I will be left with but determined to choose my health. A little about my story... I have struggled with body image for most of my life. Sadly I look back at photos of my 20... more
Let me begin by thanking everyone for sharing their story. It's been very helpful. My story is typical: I had my children and breast fed each child for a year. I went from a C cup to an F cup with both kids. When I finished nursing altogether, I was a B cup and they were very sad looking. My neighbor had the "mommy makeover" and made it look so easy so I signed up! I wish I would have... more
I'm 47 and have had implants since I was 19. I've had capsular contracture and problems from the beginning, I originally had saline, and replaced those with silicone, over the muscle in 2006. I'm going to have them removed, along with the capsule. Depending on how I look, I might do fat transfer. So nervous!
Had the removal yesterday morning. I was crazy nervous! Thinking of all the worst.... more
I had my 425CC high profile Allergan silicone implants placed in 3/2011. After a lifetime of being unable to fill out a bikini top, I loved my new breasts. Unfortunately, within 2 days of my implants being placed, I developed the start of digital ulcers. You see, I had a mild case of Raynaud’s prior to surgery (started approximately 2.5 years before surgery) where my fingers (and... more
Hello ladies! I've been reading your stories for a very long time, and am ready to share mine. I had implants put in 05/2003. I was 18 years old, and had the mindset of just making them bigger. My Mom had implants, my Aunt has implants, so I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. Worst decision I've ever made for myself. Less than a year later I was diagnosed with Chronic Fibroadenoma... more
When I was 18 I had a verbally abusive boyfriend who was always checking out women who had my exact body type except with larger breasts. He was never that "into" me, and he would never admit that my little breasts (36B at the time) were the only things that were not "his type."
Being a stubborn 18, I was determined to prove a point and show him that I could be as beautiful as the women he... more
First I just want to say how happy I am that I fond this community. Everyone is so supportive and when I first came to terms that I did in fact hate my implants, reading everyone's stories was a great way to console myself and understand that it does get better. So hopefully writing this will help others who are researching the same thing :) I'm a little nervous to add pictures, but I probably... more
I had my saline ( 500cc) under the muscle through the nipple crease back in 2003.
I was going through a divorce at the time. I was happy with my 34B bust tell I had kids. They were a little droopy after having kids. A lot of my friends had implants. I thought at the time this was what I wanted.
I wanted to be a full D and have cleavage. I was happy for a few years, but the past 5... more
Hi Ladies! It has been really great to see all of your similar stories leading up to your decisions for removal. am hoping to get mine out in April. 5 years ago, I went from a B in one breast and C in the other to a full D, and it is WAY too big for me. I have not been happy since I got them. My main evidence that tells me I am not happy is that since I got them, I go out of my way to hide... more