I am 42 years old and got breast implants 3.5...
29 Apr 2013
Day of treatment
I am 42 years old and got breast implants 3.5 years ago due to lumpy pitted breasts. My implants NEVER felt good, my arms,shoulders, underarms, chest and muscles ached daily. I developed a facial and chest rash within a few day after getting the implants and my inflammation levels have been elevated since surgery as well. Being positive and wanting to believe that the implants would "settle" in -- I fought it out for the first year without resolve. It took me about 2 1/2 years to FINALLY find a PS I was not only comfortable with, but one who would not question my decision to remove my implants and one who would not try to push smaller implants, or a lift if one was not needed.
On April 18th I met with Dr. Anita Patel at ROX. WOW, I finally felt as if someone was listening and understood my concerns. Dr. Patel is extremely down to earth and grounded. She is an excellent listener and really wants to understand all concerns and opinions a patient shares. Dr. Patel NEVER attempted to push any other procedures, nor did she ever mention smaller implants...she knew that when I said I want them out...I meant it.
Surgery was scheduled quickly, which I appreciated. So this afternoon the implants went bye-bye... things went extremely well. I have minimal discomfort and should get my drains out within 7-14 days. Dr. Patel and her entire nursing staff, reception staff and Jenny her consultation nurse where all absolutely amazing!!! I feel very blessed to have found Dr. Patel and her gifted, skilled hands.
Follow up appointment tomorrow at noon. More to come...
One week post-op and feeling great! I've had two...
One week post-op and feeling great! I've had two follow up appointments with Dr. Patel since my surgery last Monday. My drains were removed Thursday afternoon and my healing is progressing rapidly. I was pleasantly surprised how good my breasts look after toting around 450cc implants. I am by no measure needing, or wanting perfection...but I am very, very happy with the early results. It is so nice to wake up and take a deep breathe, to walk around and not feel top-heavy! I am so happy with my decision to have the implants removed and thrilled with my choice to use Dr. Patel and her remarkable team. More updates to come.
So happy to be FREE from bolders!!!
I am just over the two week post-op mark and I feel great! My breast tissue has filled out a bit more, which I did not expect this early on. My breasts are tender still...kind of like the PMS tenderness. I am sure this is due to my body, muscle and tissue readjusting and relaxing. Removal was the best decision for me and my total wellness. I am just so grateful to have had an outstanding PS supporting me along my journey...and all the wonderful ladies on this site!