I'm so glad I found this community at Realself.com. Thank you to the women who have shared stories and pics. You are so brave and inspiring - so much so that I would like to share my story as well. I am now considering permanent removal (thanks to the community) and this is my story...
In 1994 (24 yrs old) I had my BA (Mentor saline 250 cc, over the muscle). I went from a... more
I called many doctors in the Chicago area to remove my breast implants with local anesthesia. I had them for 3 years and feared they were the cause of my lymphoma. Dr. Fisher went over all of the risks and took time to explain everything involved. She gave me the option of having the implants removed with local anesthesia or general. Since I was searching for local that's the option that I... more
I am 50 years old and getting ready to go through a 3rd major breast surgery, hopefully the last, to have my implants removed. I should have known better, in that my first surgery in 1984 was a breat reduction at the age of 23. As a teenager, and in college, I had the most enormous boobs. They were horrible. As a college graduation gift my parents helped me get a reduction, which was 90%... more
I had saline breast implants placed in 1995 (Mentor, saline, textured, under the muscle, 325cc overfilled to 375cc). I was very young and not mature enough to make such a life-altering decision. My surgeon did not explain to me that I would be in for a lifetime of surgeries. At the time, saline was the only option available. They did not feel soft or natural, but in hindsight I am thankful I... more