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What sort of implants do you have, why do you want them out, and what are your hopes for after surgery?

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Mine is scheduled for Monday! :-)
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I'm having mine out tomorrow and I'm nervous! Had capsular contracture, two sets, both turned hard as rocks. I'm 47 and they are starting to look cartoonish. I feel like the rest of me is getting softer and here are these rocks on my chest. I'm so comfortable in my own skin now. I work out, stay healthy and am SO over the whole big boob thing. What was I thinking? Wish I could tell the 19 year old me to be happy with what you have.
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Sounds like me 3 weeks ago. I am now 43 and I had mine done at 25. I could not wait to get them out. I think in our 40's we are so much more concerned about what we think and feel and not others perceive us. Good luck tomorrow. You'll be so happy when it's over! :-)
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Congrats! 4 weeks today for me! So good not to worry about the hard rocks when hugging someone
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So true! I was so self conscious of that!! How are you feeling at 3 weeks?
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Thank you for your comment! And so so true. We are now comfortable with our own strength and beauty. And thank goodness, we care more what we think about ourselves than what others think. Maybe we have gained some wisdom.
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I had mine out 3 1/2 weeks ago. I am pleased with my B boobs when sitting or standing. When I lay on my back I think they disappear! Flat! I have had silicone implants for 27 years and they were hard and ruptured so definitely not flat when I was on my back. I can't remember....is this what natural breast do?
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Congrats! I am looking forward to that! :)
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That's what it does. It moves with your body. All is good. :-)
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I'm actually looking forward to that. When I bench press at the gym, I'm always worried that my boobs look like twin torpedoes.
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did you have yours out under general? did you have drains? thanks!
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I had mine out 3 weeks ago too! I also have B boobs. It's nice to not feel the weight of the implants and also the heaviness! You are completely normal. Natural breasts do their own thing. They fall and/or disappear when laying down. It's a good thing. Congrats on your having your natural body back. :-)
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Rascal, I had a general and drains. My doctor felt like a general with all the monitoring was safer than just IV sedation. I had them out enbloc due to silicone rupture. Local not possible when having capsules out. I had drains for 2 1/2 days.
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Thank you for info. I had the removal this am, and had drains put in. So far the pain is just about nothing! So relieved!
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Back home and already I feel so much lighter! I was an AAA before I got them at 19. Who knows what they will look like now but frankly I don't care at this point. Glad to have these distorted hard balls gone!
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I had my surgery 10/29/2013. I had implant removal, capsule removal, implant revision placed under muscle this time and a lift. Total length of surgery was about 4 hours. PS said the implants were no longer in any type of outer casing and was just silicone gel floating freely in the capsule. (scary). Went for first postop appointment yesterday afternoon and he is very happy with the results so far. I am pretty sore, feels like after a very strenuous workout with arms. I am still sleeping on my back and taking the pain meds. Did anyone else have lots of itching? I am having less, but still itching. Maybe from the swelling. I am going to get some bigger Genie type bras to wear for the meantime, the ACE wrap keeps slipping down. I was very anxious preop and feel much much better now that it is over with and I am praying for a good result with no need for any tweeking. Implants were 32 + years old. It has been a comfort reading all the other stories on this site.
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I have been itching for 3+ weeks where the heart monitors were during surgery. My left breast inside deep itched for about 5 to 6 days but then settled down. My incisions have not itched which is surprising.
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Good to know, I guess. I see PS next week and will ask him.
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I'm having my 11 year old silicone implants out on November 14. I'm having a lift at the same time, but there won't be a whole lot of tissue left. They are over the muscle. I had them put in after losing 120 pounds, evidentally mostly from my breasts, because my 10 year old told me they "looked like fruit roll ups!" Ha ha! I so wish I'd had a lift back then instead of having implants. The first set of saline implants ruptured during a mammogram just two years after I had them put in. I had them replaced with silicone because my PS told me they were much more natural, perfectly safe, and would be in me until I died. He forgot to mention that it would be the implants that killed me! I've spent thousands of dollars seeing specialists to try to figure out why I suddenly got so sick three years ago after I took a fall and had to have knee surgery. What I now believe happened is that I ruptured my right implant when I fell and didn't realize it. Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea what silicone toxicity was. I just knew I was diagnosed with Sjogren's and possibly Lupus and that I've been in terrible pain for three years. My GP finally suggested breast reduction surgery and I googled "explant" and... HOLY SHIT! There are thousands of women out there going through EXACTLY what I've been experiencing! The reading I've done since then makes me want to cry and scream. I cannot WAIT to have these bags of poison out of my body!!! I can't wait to have my life back. I can't wait to be me again. I've been ashamed of my breasts for all these years, wearing baggy shirts to hide them. Itty Bitty Titty Committee, here I come!!!!
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Saline under the muscle...and as of 10/14 they are GONE! Yay
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Congrats!
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Hello! I am waiting for my surgery date to have my 32 year old silicone implants removed. The right one has ruptured and is painful so I am anxious to get on with returning to my real self. Having taken pictures to document my return, I realize how out of proportion I now appear. I am 57 years old and my breasts look IMHO ridiculous on me. In fact just the other day I was joking to a fellow co-worker about "should have been a man" and he replied "not with those boobs dearie". I was dismayed to think that even at my age I am seen as a pair of breasts! So I will be glad to be rid of them. The implants were an engagement gift from my first husband (for him apparently) and my first reaction back then when I got my first look at them was "oh no! What have I done?" They have always been disappointing to me - they are under the muscle and to me look like I have had chest implants, not breast implants. They have always been uneven, with the right implant sitting slightly higher on my chest than the left. My skin scars easily and I can still see the incision scars from the original surgery, which is one reason I don't want a lift. Okay, money is the other reason, as I simply don't have funds for surgery (luckily Medicare pays for removal of implants). As I look through this site and read other women's stories I am saddened by the way we have allowed ourselves to be so disfigured all for the sake of having bigger breasts. I would hate to think of my daughters feeling less than because they don't have bigger boobs! I could feel the displeasure of the PS's assistant when I turned down all efforts to sell me another set (saline or silicone, with or without a lift, and then just a lift). If someone else ever comes into my life at this point he is going to love me for who I am, not for my boobs! I have varicose veins and bunions too now, so what you get is not going to be perfect no matter what I do. It's going to be good enough for me and that's what counts!
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Awesome! Glad you were able to ignore the pressure to get new ones. My doctor was really cool about it. Didn't use any scare tactics about how bad they'd look. Just said, "OK."When I asked if I would need a lift he just said, "No. You'll be fine." So, I'm sure you will be, too. And congrats on your decision.
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Congrats to you too and wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Hi DarlaK. When are you scheduled? I'm 52 with 23 years old twins on my chest. Scheduled for removal on Nov 7th. I would luv it if you would start a review so I can follow your progress easily.
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