38 Yr Old Removed 330cl Gummies Under Muscle After Ten Months - Australia, AU

I have been stalking these reviews for a few...

I have been stalking these reviews for a few months now and had my 330cl cohesive gel implants removed at around 9am this morning under general anaesthetic.

I will write more about my background and motivation soon but I just wanted reassure anyone with surgery coming up that I am astounded at how good I feel. The procedure was easy, I got to go home quickly and, several hours out, I'm still not feeling like I need any pain medication.

I was so scared this morning but really it was straight-forward. I haven't seen under the bandage yet but in my top I can tell I'm back to a frame shape that suits me and I'm used to. I'm bracing myself for disappointment but already I am so happy I did this. The boobs are in a sealed container. I haven't looked at them yet but my husband and I both lifted it and commented how heavy they seem.

I've had a look now :)

I kept the bandage on for as long as I could bear but it was starting to fall off this morning. Throughout yesterday I was having little peeks from the top, saw a slightly sad looking nipple gradually look like it was unshrivelling over the course of the day. I had a pretty good night's sleep with panedol so figured I may as well just go for it, take the bandage off and swap to a compression bra.

Anyway, I'm happy. My breasts look flatter and a little bit more saggy than they did pre-implant but I'm only on my second day out. I was fortunate to come through 4.5 years of breast feeding as I did and now, even if they are a bit worse than before, they just look like normal, everyday, slightly duffed up by two wonderful kids, boobs. If this is how they stay, they feel wonderful and that's really making a huge difference to me. They are soft, not hard, heavy balls on my chest and they are all me. I hated the muscle interaction with the implants - even just opening a jar or putting a pen lid on. I'm looking forward to playing soccer and not worrying about rupturing...and there's always padded bras, without needing to stitch the padding into my body!

I may put photos up over time to help people like this forum has helped me but right now I'm taking it at my pace. Besides, if I have learnt one thing from this experience it's that it's less about the reality of how you actually look and more about your own perception of it.

Downton Abbey - good recovery viewing

All the women are incredibly flat chested and really quite stunning!

All good here. No need for pain killers. Had a bit of a cry this morning about nothing in particular so think that's an anaesthetic thing. I slept so well last night it was wonderful. I've said elsewhere in a comment that I love how my breastbone feels again now.

I'm a little funked about how they might look in the long run. I'll be bummed if they end up a lot smaller than they were before but they do seem to have plumped a little. I'm not going to overthink it. All in I feel like a huge weight has lifted and I am so relieved to be implant free. This was a good decision.

Hope everyone else is healing up well.

Where has my review and updates gone?

Oh well....
Things are going brilliantly. I love the way my boobs look. At the moment they are smaller than pre-implants but they are a nicer shape so I may fill out or I may stay as is but it's win-win.

The best thing though is that I know this one next year I will barely be giving them a second thought. I know that wouldn't be the case if I'd kept the implants.

Plumping up nicely

I think I'm pretty much back to pre-aug size. I'm happy!

Two months out

RS just ate my post but sometimes they've popped up a few days later so I won't repeat myself.

Just saying that I've plumped back out nicely. The day of explant I was totally deflated and saggy. Honestly - flat as a pancake, almost indented. This is me today in a sports bra with slim modesty protectors.

Grrr! Third time lucky

Australia Plastic Surgeon

I really like David. He listens to what you want, gives you plenty of time to consider options and does beautiful work. His facial work is excellent and he has done my eyes beautifully. I had no complaints about the breasts - they just weren't for me. He also does a lot of reconstructive surgery at our local children's hospital. I really like his values and trust him completely.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Thank you for your comment, I liked reading your story...so many emotions well up within you during this whole fiasco - but it's really calming that there is a way back whatever happens. Most important is that the 'fake', unhealthy, uncomfortable, misinterpreting foreign things are gone. It's causing me loads of anxiety - I am meeting with two surgeons in the week & will be making my decision, ready for explant like yesterday!
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I'm paying my deposit and securing a date today. Kinda nervous, but I just want it over with. When I have my explant, it will have been 9 months since my implant. Would you say there is a size difference between now and pre BA?
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Not that I've noticed. Perhaps a smidge less full in the poles but you'd have to stare pretty hard to realise. They look nice. The only real difference is a small stretch mark on my righty. Just to warn you though - you will look pretty deflated for the first few days. If/when this happens DON'T PANIC! They will fill out nicely.
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Thanks so much for your post on my story. My explant is coming up and I used to be so nervous. Now I'm kind of excited (a little nervous though still) but I just want them out! Hope you're doing well!
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When I read ' next year I will barely be giving them a second thought.' it made me happy. I have been getting a lot of support to keep my implants but not to remove them. I keep changing my mind because I'm confused and scared for explant, but I want these things out of me, my chest is too tight. Will have to keep reading and re-reading positive explant stories to keep up the momentum.
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I can only talk about my own experience but as soon as the idea formed that, no matter what I'd spent, no matter what I thought before, I didn't like them and wanted them out it was really only a matter of time before I did it. I tried giving it time - 10 months and just found myself more and more wound up. I can't promise that you won't get used to your implants and that you won't love them in time. I can't promise that you won't wish that you have big boobs from time to time but I do think that, if the majority of the time you want them out, you will probably be happier without them. It didn't take a year in the end, it's only been a month and I've pretty much forgotten about it all. I actually love my natural boobs and my figure so much more after all this. In that respect it's been worth it.
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Love your positive answer & attitude. I cant stop thinking about getting mine out!
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Awesome. Thanks for sharing your story.
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Oh how I wish I could have my implants out now! Hope you are healing well. Thumbs up to you.
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Good on you. I am glad to hear you are pleased with your breasts after the explant. I am wanting to do the same. I have had breast implants since I was 21 (am now 45) and have breastfed two children with no problem. I am so worried now they are old & breaking down & I would love my implants out right now but it is the cost that is holding me back (as I may want a breast lift as well??) . I now live in north QLD & are enquiring with surgeons up here at the moment. How does your scar look ? Cheers! from another lady in Australia x
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Most will tell you to leave the lift for a year and see how you feel. Apparently they get better results phasing and letting all the tissue settle so they know exactly what they're working with. You might be pleasantly surprised and decide you don't need one. Scars look fine. They're still largely under the tape but they don't look at all bad when I change it. They are nicely under the fold. I doubt I'll notice them in the long term.
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Thanks so much for replying & feedback ! So did the explant cost you $1200, is that right? Its funny, I am wanting to get my implants out so bad (even though they seem ok ) but feel more scared about the operation than when I was 21! I had my implants done through the bottom areola. So good to hear you are happy with your progress. Hope you don't mind me quizzing you :)
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No problem at all. Happy to help. Read my comments too because I've probably chatted more about my progress on them. My surgeon did it at a reduced rate because he didn't want me to be unhappy with them. I had an item number too so all in my out of pocket was about $450. Medicare also covers straight removal if the implants are causing anxiety. I'll dig out the policy statement for you. I was freaking out too. Feel so much better now.
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Thank you and that's good information to know with Medicare etc. Not sure about the surgeons up here...one has had, bad media press. I would like to go back to the surgeon who put the implants in but its just to hard with distance & family etc. I can only imagine how much better you feel.
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I watched Downton Abbey while I recovered from my explant too! It was just the kind of show I needed :-) . Hope you continue to heal well!
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Thank you for sharing your story, it really is helpful to those of us waiting for surgery and second guessing and worried, good to hear you are happy with your decision :)
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I'm happy for you! It sounds like you have a super healthy attitude about your body now and that is a very good thing. Please continue to keep us updated as you heal and fluff out.
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Congrats! I'll be following you, I'm explanting sometime soon and I'm nervous! Happy healing!
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Congrats on your explant....look forward to your updates...take care and happy healing
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