I had implants placed 4 years ago during a time of mid life insecurity and hated them every since made me feel fake. Now excit ed to be getting them removed. I Ihad consult with Dr Melmed last week. He was very personable. Came to the waiting room to get me himself. His staff was friendly and relaxed.
Well I'm getting ready for surgery. I have my sport bras, medications and clean... more
I've been on this site everyday for months reading reviews, looking at pics and researching doctors. I've been wanting my breast implants out for several months but I'm so scared. I have had 492 cc silicone breast implants under muscle since 2008. I never thought I would be the type of woman that would get breast implants. I've always had nice breast and never even thought about implants until... more
My Implant Story
Lazy? Crazy? I wouldn’t necessarily describe myself with those words. I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if others perceive me in that way at times. The life that I am currently living is not the one that I imagined for myself 20 years ago. In fact, it’s very different from what I ever conceived.
At the age of 22, I made a decision that quite possibly changed my life... more
My involvement with Dr Steele and his staff for a typical procedure was a pleasant experience. The time spent in the waiting area for all the appointments were less than ten minutes. His staff was remarkable, they accommodated my schedule for the appointments, procedure, and returned all phone calls as promised in a timely manner.
His gentle and caring demeanor put me at ease and I felt... more
Thanks for all the info and pictures everyone has provided! It helped me decide to finally schedule my implant removal on Jun 5. At 34, I went to PS for a lift and he convinced me to do implants above the muscle. I knew immediately I made a mistake and wanted them removed. Will post pictures soon...
Front shot of 36DD
I've got a girlfriend staying with me and I would... more
My breast implant removal and breast lift is scheduled for May 22, 2015. I’m a 30 year old mother who initially got implants because of my small, deflated breast from breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the breast implants I got from a DIFFERENT plastic surgery was not what I expected and was given breast implants too big for my body frame. My self-confidence has never been the same since, until l... more
I had breast implants put in (by a different surgeon) after having two children. My breasts were sagging and "puddled" at the bottoms. After about three years of having the implants, they began to "droop." My original surgeon likely should have removed excess skin before putting in my implants. Not only were my breasts/implants "droopy," they also became a nuisance to me. -- They seemed... more
I loved the whole experience. I was disappointed in my previous procedures. When my implants ruptured, I dreaded having the surgery. From the office staff, hospital staff, to his amazing nurse Karen, I had a wonderful experience and my breast look SOOOOO much better. Dr. Dueber is very kind and an excellent surgeon. more
I am scheduled to have an explant and breast lift this Friday, 2/20/15. I have had huge silicone implants for 23 years and I've been unknowingly walking around with bilateral ruptures. I am very excited, very confident about this upcoming procedure. 58 years old, overweight, glad to be free soon. I am so looking forward to being able to see my stomach again, fat as it may be. I have absolutely... more
I had a mommy makeover 10 years ago when I was living in Scottsdale Az. I had very bad stretch marks so I could not wait to have a tummy tuck and my breast were more 36 long than 36B. I talked to my surgeon and told him I did not want to be bigger than a C cup, but when I woke up I was a Double D. I am very modest and have spent the last 10 years trying to cover myself up. I felt it made... more
Dr Rumalla is one of a kind!! His compassion and kind heart are his best qualities. I personally struggled with my implants for 20 years. Dr Rumalla listened to my concerns and reconstructed my breast. I feel so free and normal. I was seen by Dr Rumalla several times post op even on Saturday. If you want peace of mind and great results book your consultation today! more
I don't feel like myself and I am depressed. I have two kids and I was done nursing and I thought the implants would be the answer. It has been the worst decision I have made in my life! I don't like all the limitations involved and I should have read explant stories before I even thought of implants
Any surgeons in Dallas? Thanks for your help!
I am not even a month post op and now I... more
And by ladies, I think you know I mean my giant boobs. I am an RN who has years of experience in plastics and frankly...I should have listened to Dr. Melmed in the late 90's when he warned me about getting implants. He was right. They were a bad idea, although for years they looked good, and I was able to experience the life of a busty woman. Good times. Fast forward 16 years, 20 (okay 25)... more
I became progressively ill about 2 years ago: fatigue, arthritis, fibromyalgia, extreme cold in my arms and chest, eczema on my scalp, and several other issues but these were the worst and most problematic. A friend recently suggested that my implants you could be the source of my illness. I was shocked to find how many women were sick from their implants just like me. With the same symptoms.... more
In October of 1978, I had a breast augmentation when I lived in Oklahoma. As I grew older and gained weight, my breasts became burdensome and by shoulders and back suffered as a result. I finally made the decision after 36 years, to have them removed and my breasts lifted. Dr. Rumalla was recommended by a family member, so I made an appointment. I was at once at ease with my choice of... more
I have suffered with unexplained medical conditions for at least 6-7 years. The list includes: muscle aches/weakness, fatigue, hair loss, loss of libido, non-production of female hormones, headaches, anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, night sweats, hot skin, recurrent yeast infections, puffy eyes/eyelids, foggy thinking, shortness of breath (and I'm a fitness instructor!), memory loss, and... more
I am a 37 yr old nurse and a mom to 4 beautiful young daughters. I breast fed all 4 of them and to say the least, they sucked everything out of me, lol. I made the decision 9 years ago to have my breasts lifted here in Houston, TX. When I went in for my first consultation the plastic surgeon convinced me that I not only needed a lift but breast implants as well to have a better outcome of the... more
I had implants installed in me by my parents in 1973. I was 16. I was never asked. A Houston doctor, (Dr. Robert Wise) put them in me. I recall that he told me that I was deformed. I think my mom had him tell me that so that I would feel better about the surgery. They were silicone with dacron patches. They were put over the muscle. They encapsulated and when I finished college and got... more
I had 12 year old saline under muscle. I had pain and wierd symptoms. I visited dr melmed and he explanted me. He is an artist. I only wish other surgeons would learn from him on how to explant.
I visited several surgeons and went with him. Including a top explant doctor. You will not regret it with him! He is down to earth and a true professional.
I feel no pain. I felt no pain day after?... more
I went to Dr. Lavine in 2000 for breast augmentation. For 14 years I did not experience any issues nor did I get the ripple effect I have heard is common after several years. I went back to him in June of 2014 after a baby, and some weight gain. I had implant removal, small reduction, a lift and a tiny bit of lipo. I couldn't be happier! I look great, I have healed well and I stand by my... more