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
Hi, all - 1st BA was 13yrs ago at 24 after being teased for decades about being too thin and flat chested. I nursed my baby and was 32AAA just nipples, really. At the time even VS did not carry pretty bra/panty sets or uplifting bras that worked with my figure. I spent about $4800 on the surgery, most of which came from my tax return. Initial placement was done by Dr. Chun in Newport Beach, CA... more
Twenty years ago I had my 32Bs upsized, and for 20 years I was self-conscious about how very large they were, how COLD my saline implants always made me feel, and in general was very unhappy with the results, but was afraid to go under the knife again. The doctor performing my original surgery put in implants that left me a 32DD which was far larger than I wanted and totally dismissed my... more
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