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I can't believe I AM implant free. - Beverly Hills, CA
- posted 8 months ago
- updated 5 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $22,000
- Beverly Hills, CA
I am 46 years old and I have spent half my life...
- 29 Sep 2012
- 2 months pre
I am 46 years old and I have spent half my life raising my 4 children. Now, 2 of them are away in college and the other 2 are not far behind them. I feel that it's time to work on my appearance and pursue my dreams before getting much older. I feel that by fixing my appearance, I'll have the confidence to go after my personal goals with gusto and have a better chance at making them come true. Maybe I'm just a dreamer... but I've got to try. I only live once.
I am and always have been, very insecure about my appearance. At 24, after having breastfed my first two children, I got my first set of implants. I went from 32AA to 34C. They looked great, no visible scars - just very pretty. However, since the implants were placed above muscle, the rippling of the implant shell began showing on my chest. So, at 29, I got my second pair, together with liposuction of the abdomen. The results were not good. Scars, dimples, asymmetry, complications, the works! I don't even want to go into details. It was bad. My crime, insecurity. My punishment, ugly... and I'm reminded of it every time I look in the mirror. No CC or rupture though, thank goodness.
I started perusing this site researching the latest liposuction, breast revision, explantation, breast lift, facelift, and neck lift procedures. Not looking to make changes to my look, just wanting a more youthful appearance. I had consultations with several PSs all over CA. For the breasts, I've been mulling over whether to explant or replace - all the doctors suggesting replace, of course. I definitely want to explant for health reasons but, at the same time, I want to keep my curvy silhouette - at least for a few more years while I'm still young looking. So now, I'm leaning more towards replacing and then, explanting in 2-3 years. And it's not because I don't like the results of the other women who have explanted. In fact, I actually think they look great au naturel. I love the way women look with natural breasts - small, big, low, high. It's all good! However, I am just not confident that I'll have such luck and look as well. I still may explant because I sooo want soft breasts that are just me and only me. I know that bad results in facelifts and liposuction are common too, I did months of research and I'm pretty confident with the PS I found. He does amazingly natural looking facelifts (hope so in my case, as well). As for the lipo, my mid-section looks bad already from age, weight gain, and oh, the botched lipo, too. I don't expect that I'll be wearing a lot of bikinis but I do expect to get a more defined waist so I'll look better in clothes. I have a second consultation with my doctor scheduled for October 16th, which is when I'll give him my final decisions on exactly what procedures he will be performing on me. My surgery is tentatively scheduled for October 29th.
Maybe I'll post before pictures - maybe.
Today I'm leaning more towards explanting because...
- 15 Oct 2012
- 29 days pre
Felt nervous as heck this morning. Feel as though...
- 16 Oct 2012
- 28 days pre
Went to my second consultation with my PS...
- 2 Nov 2012
- 11 days pre
I'm scared but sooooo excited! Come on Tuesday,...
- 8 Nov 2012
- 5 days pre
Okay, I'm going into town tomorrow to stay at a...
- 12 Nov 2012
- 1 day pre
Checked into my beautiful allergen free hotel room...
- 13 Nov 2012
- On day of treatment
.I kinda look like I was in a plane crash. I have...
- 14 Nov 2012
- 1 day post
I'm feeling fine and I'm implant free! I love my...
- 15 Nov 2012
- 2 days post
All this is too much on my body. It's very rough....
- 20 Nov 2012
- 7 days post
Just had my 8th day post op appointment. Got all...
- 21 Nov 2012
- 8 days post
Here's some more pictures. These are front torso...
- 23 Nov 2012
- 10 days post
The only good thing so far is that I am implant free.
- 30 Dec 2012
- 1 month post
My Doctor: name not provided
I've known about him for many years even when I was researching for my second surgery. I didn't go to him because I thought, for some reason, that I wouldn't be able to afford him. This time, I guess I chose him mostly because he does great faces. I figured if I'm going to get a bunch of work done at the same time, I better choose a PS who does great faces. His before & afters for breasts and lipo were all pretty good too. He uses the Smart Lipo and does the donut incision (Benelli) lift, as well. Everything I was looking for. I guess we'll see just how good he is. At the other offices I consulted with, the doctors were aloof, rushed, untrustworthy, and one in particular, extremely UN-genuine. However, I felt very comfortable at my doctor's office.