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.