Finally got my 380cc under the muscle implants out...
11 Nov 2013
Day of treatment
Finally got my 380cc under the muscle implants out today which I have had for 16 years. They have slid down and to the sides over the years and after getting a ridiculous price quote to do a revision I realized that I never wanted to spend another penny or risk my life with anesthesia just to have big breasts. At 38 years old my body is not perfect and never will be. I can accept that and just want to be natural again. This site and everyone on it has been so helpful I wanted to share my experience no matter how it turns out. I had my surgery done today under local anesthesia and it was incredibly easy! I was given some Valium and a Norco. Then they cleaned me up and prepped the area with a sheet hanging between my face and breasts so I could not see what they were doing. The doctor, who was very sweet and funny, came in, made a small incision under my breasts where they had gone in initially and basically just squeezed out the implant. I heard a loud pop and felt a cold breeze and that was it, the nurse stitched me up wrapped me in my sports bra and an ace bandage and sent me home. I look like a boy now in my shirts and I think my husband is pretty disappointed but i'm hoping things will be OK in the end! I'll keep you posted!
Well it's day two...
and this is harder than I thought it would be. With the Ace bandage and sports bra on I look completely flat in clothes. I went online last night and ordered a padded sports bra for when I return to work. I work in the medical field and people there are pretty straight forward. If they notice a change they will say something, and while i'm less embarassed about getting the implants out than having them in the first place, I don't want people to think that I have absolutely nothing because they're all squashed down. I'm posting a picture I took on day 1, but they do not look as good in real life as they do in this picture! I guess, as someone else said, the camera really does add a cup size. Most of my hollowness from the implants is to the side, not the front because that's where the implants had ended up. Anyway i'm just going to pray for fluffing and lots of it!
Let the fluffing begin!
I was able to take the Ace bandage off today so at least I have TINY bumps in my sports bra instead of looking completely flat. The fluffing is underway as well. I told myself before my procedure that I wouldn't even look at my breasts until I took the Ace wrap off so I wouldn't be disappointed, but I couldn't hold out. Ladies if you can wait, do it! The caved in part of my breasts already looks so much better and I would have been a lot less horrified had I never seen them all caved in and wrinkly. Not that they aren't still a little scary right now, but it's only day 4, I know from this site how much things can change.
My husband was not completely on board with my decision so he doesn't want to hear much about it, so ladies your support and having a place to discuss this means everything! Not to mention the pics which led to my decision. Everyone of you look so much better without all those silly unnatural looking bags!
I really need to get someone else to take these pics, you can see my phone in every one, just trying to be consistant and keep my arms down!
A little helping handful
I got my padded sports bra in and its definitely an improvement! It's called a Handful Bra- cute right?! I got it on Amazon and it will make going back to work tomorrow just a little easier! Oh and it comes in a cute mesh pouch for washing :) It's got small/medium pads but they're removable so after recovery a little silicone cutlet could fit in there nicely.