Just Explanted Today - Bay Area, CA

Thanks to the wonderful stories here I was...

Thanks to the wonderful stories here I was inspired to move forward with explantation. I am 29 years old, 30 next month. I am 5'6" taIl and 120lbs. I have always been naturally thin so my breast never developed as large as other girls during grade school so I decided to get implants back in 2005 just so I would feel better in my tops and bathing suits.

My original size was a very small 34a with very little tissue. I barely fit an A cup bra. My implants were saline and I believe above the muscle. Due to some minor hardening and minor sharp pains I decided that I would rather have my natural breast instead of my breasts looking like tennis balls on my chest. I looked into my original doctor for a quote as well as another plastic surgeon but I was quoted $4000, which I couldn't afford. I decided to get a consult with Kaiser which is my regular doctor through my insurance and I am glad that I did. Because of the complications with my breast augmentation Kaiser covered my explantation and all I had to pay was my co-pay.

My explantation surgery was done this morning and I am a little sore but I was anxious to share my story with all of you. I had general anesthesia which normally makes me vomit afterwards but they gave me something for that and so far so good. I have to keep my bandage on until Friday so I will share photos once I remove it. I will continue to share my story as the months develop. Cheers!

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

Once I see how my breasts develop after removing the bandages I can give an updated rating

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Thank you for sharing your story here on RealSelf! Looking forward to seeing what you think when the bandages come off. Remember that they will change a bit as you heal.

I'm glad you're back to natural. I have never thought breast implants sounded very comfortable, so enjoy your new lighter, softer chest. :)

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Thanks ladies, I will be sure to update my story with photos soon...fyi not what happened but my story should be posted as worth it, i had to edit it so should be updated shortly as well.
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Hey mb331. Congrats for doing this. I explained last Thursday n im so happy Wwith the results. I was a a/b cup before implants n dd after. Im now a b/c as today.

They fill up slowly. Keep healing n rest alot.
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Hi, MB331 Hope you are feeling ok after your op. Im sure things will start to settle soon , I too was a very small A cup well to be honest bearly an A cup ! after breast feeding three children....I have my explant on sunday, And I am hoping they arnt going to be as bad as Im expecting !!!..anyway congratulations and rest .rest. rest !!
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