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Im All In and Ready to Be Me Again! - Bakersfield, CA
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,100
- Dr Darshan Shah (Bakersfield, CA)
My journey with implants has been a roller coaster...
- 16 Oct 2012
- 29 days pre
My journey with implants has been a roller coaster. I originally got them because my hubby dissed my post weight loss boob appearance and I told him if it bugged him so much PAY FOR NEW ones! He is relentlessly cheap and I was very surprised when he did.
So on 10/26/06, I had Mentor 450ccs high profile (big mistake! get the lift and BA if so inclined! skip those HPs) implanted sub muscularly. I really didnt have any big problems recovering from surgery and was back on my feet at a desk job in 10 days. BUT what looked awesome in shirts and nightys and swim suits, looked ridiculous in workout clothes and I began to feel self conscious when I wore tank tops to work out. Which in turn made me workout less and over the course of 6 years helped me put back on a lot of the weight I lost.
Hugging felt uncomfortable, the rocks under a shirt we obvious, the unwanted attention at times was embarrassing and just the heaviness of them and literal pain in the neck and shoulders was enough for me to start dreaming of explanting them. Hindsight is 20/20 and I think I wouldve went with a lift and no implants instead.
I was gifted some money recently, and the first thing on list was "get these outta of me". I went back to my original doctor and we discussed the why's how's etc and set a date. While we in the consultation, I asked the doc if he could deflate the implants that day and he, his assistant and my hubby had a shocked look! I told him since surgery was over a month away, wouldnt the breast have a chance to show their true appearance and give a better idea of what he would be working with? And the doc agreed! So, in less than 10 minutes the doc had me stand, and he inserted a needle thru my skin into the best location to hit the implant (no pain relief but it only stings for a few seconds) and withdrew 100ccs from each implant! The rest of the saline would naturally drain away over the weekend.
My hubby announced I was the "baddest bitch" in the world for taking a needle to the boob with no pain relief! LOL I had that done last Friday and true to doc's word, I am back to my natural, needing a lift boobies! It feels awesome to not have shoulder pain, to have soft boobs again and to jog with out any kind of discomfort! I came out of BA surgery with a pair of 42 BIG D's and post surgery/lift, I anticipate 38/40 big B or small C.
Just 2 more days and I will be in surgery to...
- 13 Nov 2012
- 2 days pre
I am one post explantation and lift surgery and am...
- 22 Nov 2012
- 7 days post
I went to the doc yesterday for my 1 week check up and while I am swollen and slightly bruised he is pleased how well I am recovering. I go back next Monday and will have the stitches removed which will be awesome because they are so dang itchy!
Will check back in Monday here for more news! If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. I havent put up and post procedure pics yet but they are coming. Happy Thanksgiving to you all
Well here I am 2 weeks and a few day post surgery...
- 4 Dec 2012
- 19 days post
Just an update! Im at the 6 week mark and got the...
- 3 Jan 2013
- 2 months post
My breasts have healed nicely, scars are minimal and look great. The regenerating of nerve endings has been an adventure because of all the tingling and surprise random pains that occur but my sensitivity on my nipples returned and while I still have numbness on the longer scar its not that bad.
Looking forward to getting back into my groove and having fun doing it. This experience has changed my life dramatically. I no longer feel self conscious about having giant breast enter the room before I do, nor the heavyness in my neck and shoulders or the need to wear giant tops to cover myself up while working out or being poolside. I dont regret my implants, but I DO enjoy not having them in anymore.
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He was my original plastic surgeon of choice for my breast augmentation. I chose him because of his medical/ surgical background and credentials. Before he became a plastic surgeon, his specialty was breast cancer and breast cancer surgery. I knew with all his impressive background and surgical knowledge of the human body and breasts, he was the man for me! I refer everyone to him because he is an amazing surgeon and human being!