I'm over These Things, They Make Feel Fat and Old! - Beverly Hills, CA

I've had saline implants since 2007 and I want...

I've had saline implants since 2007 and I want them out. They are under my muscle and doc went thru my nipples. I'm not sure why I ever got them done in the first place; had great boobs to start with! I never had any problems, but just don't want them anymore. They make me feel chubby and just kinda top heavy which I don't like. Just made an appt with original surgeon in Beverly Hills, curious to see how much he will charge. I'm excited about getting rid of them. They don't belong in me anymore! Turning 50 in May and for some reason just want to be me again. They really do attract the wrong kind of attention and invite rude questions. I'm over it! My consult is on tues march 4th. Will post some pics then. Good site, great info and insight. Thank u:)
Hi. Thank you for sharing your story. My consult for removal is on Tuesday March 4th too! I've only had mine for 3 1/2 years but I knew from day one I wanted to remove them. I want to book surgery for a week after my consult or even Friday. I asked if that was possible and they said yes they aren't too busy over there this time of year. Because I have a week off of school I wanted to take that week to heal. I am 29, two kids, and I want them out ASAP I just finally made up my mind that if I hadn't wanted them from day one just take them off soon so I can go on to my next chapter in life. Thank you so much again for sharing you story! We have same consult day we should keep in touch :) and we may even do our surgery at sane time frame???
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**i know I won't fully heal in a week what I mean is enough to function and not be fresh out of surgery on meds.
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I actually scheduled two additional consults. One tomorrow afternoon and another on Thursday. I wish I was having my surgery tomorrow! Absolutely can't wait to get these things out. The weird part is that I'm not exactly sure what triggered this decision, but now I'm obsessed! I'm super excited and not nervous at all. It's almost as if I'm taking my life back and regaining my self confidence. In a strange way, the implants took my confidence away! I didn't need them and now believe that unless a woman is terribly disfigured there is NO need for these stupid implants at all. Whoever invented these things I believe hate women. We are beautiful just the way god made us and I can't wait to get back to that.
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First consult today!

Just had my first consult today with Dr. Edelson. I really liked him and everyone in his office. He took his time explaining everything to me and it looks like I can just have the implants removed with no real need for a lift. I'm thankful for that! He said I could remove them under a local, but that he recommended a general anesthesia just for my comfort. It would be a short, light anesthesia. I'm beyond excited and wish the surgery was tomorrow!
I'm glad your first consultation went so well! Are you having others or have you made your decision?
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Explanation scheduled for March 31st!

So excited!!! It was an extremely difficult decision to make between the doctors that I consulted with, but now that I've made a decision I cannot wait to be myself again. Doc is going with under breast small incision (original incision was thru the nipple). No lift needed. I have a decent amount of breast tissue, so I am hopeful that I will look ok. But really even if I end up an A cup and sagging to my waist, I'm not going to care! I will be 50 in May and I've noticed a lot of women here are or will be turning fifty; maybe we have to grow up a little and mature to finally realize we are better off being ourselves.

3 Days until explant!

I absolutely cannot wait until my surgery on Monday morning. I am so ready for this and to get back to being myself and being happy in my own skin minus the plastic balloons!
Good luck on your surgery.
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I'm very excited to hear how it goes! I get mine out about 2 days after you
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I'll post pics on Monday. Good luck with everything! We will soon be free :)
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I did it!!!!!!!

Explant surgery this morning. I'm resting now but feel great. I had a very light general anesthesia with no issues so far. PS said implants came right out, no issues. I had 275's but my implant surgeon filled them to 300's. I didn't ask for that! Anyways, feel so happy that I did this for a multitude of reasons. This site helped me so much, been sharing many of the stories I've read on here with friends and family. I've learned a huge lesson through this experience and I hope my 19 year old daughter has learned from this as well. Be happy and proud being the best you can be and don't ever let anyone convince you that you aren't good enough! If anyone is having second thoughts, don't! I am thrilled about my decision and I am sure my results will be phenomenal!:) bandages off tomorrow so I will post some pics.
Oh good! This makes me confident about my surgery now! Thanks for the update!
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I feel awesome, no pain at all. I took Vicodin when I got home then almost 5 hours later two more. I'm hoping to taper off tonight. I'm forcing myself to rest which isn't easy because I'm feeling so good and I'm usually going at lightening speed. On the phone and responding to biz emails 15 mins after they brought me into recovery. Ya, I'm a little nuts:) I am so happy with my decision. You immediately feel lighter and better! I never had any issues my 7 year old implants but just wanted them out and never had any 2nd thoughts. It definitely was the right decision for me!
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I am glad everything went well for you. I just came out of an appointment with my GP to get a referral to a PS. He was very supportive but I had a total panic attack after I left. Have had mine for over 18 years. Like many others on here I waffle between wanting them gone yesterday and terrified I'm going to make the 2nd worst mistake ever. Reading the reviews helps but still so unsure..
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2nd Day Post Op

I feel great today as I did yesterday. I have my post op appt today at 2pm and I can't wait to see my NEW/OLD boobies! I took pain killers yesterday, but no need for any type of pain meds today at all. As a matter of fact, I didn't have any pain from the implant removal incisions at all. In addition to having my implants removed, I also had three scars on my stomach redone. Those bothered me just slightly. I highly recommend my surgeon Dr. Sardo from Scripps Hospital in La Jolla. She was wonderful and cannot wait to see the results today. Here is a pic from yesterday. I still cannot believe those balloons are out of me and I almost have this unnatural euphoric feeling that is difficult to describe. I at first thought it was the medication, but yesterday all day long I was feel happy, and excited for my future without these things in me. The vicodin did not make me tired at all, I was on cloud nine and today I feel the same way. This was absolutely the right thing for me to do for myself. I want to thank all the women on here for posting their stories. That really encouraged me when I first came on here searching for some info and advise from real women. This site has been extremely helpful to me and I am grateful. Looking forward to going shopping in my own closet, luckily I still have all the cute tops, dresses and jackets that I had before my implants that I haven't worn in a long time. Can't wait to show off my real self!

One Day Post Op

:-) Had to come and check you out girl! One day out and your looking great! :-) Cant wait to be where you are on Thursday! :-) Thank you for sharing your progress and keep us posted please!
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Another Pic - One Day Post Op

Congratulations you look great xxxx
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Thank u! I'm so happy it's over with and they are out! Best decision for me:)
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They look so good! Congrats!
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3 Day post op

Healing well. My incisions are itchy. Everything smooth so far and I keep thinking about going bra shopping! Can't wait!
Congrats! So happy to hear your recovery has been pretty easy! You look great!
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Trying on my Old Clothes :)

Starting to have fun shopping a little in my closet. I am so happy with my decision. I still cannot believe that I got these implants in the first place.

My healing is going well. No pain. My PS has me wearing a sports bra with a wrap that I have on 24 hours. I guess this is preventing any fluid build up and at this point, all well. I have another appt on Tuesday to get my stitches out. The wrap is kind of bothersome because it's a little tight, but I don't care as long as those balloons are out! It's amazing how much lighter I feel. No discomfort from having to manage those weights on my chest.
Looking GREAT! Keep healing
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5 Days Post Op

I went out last night with some friends to celebrate a little and had a really interesting evening. I felt and looked great. So proud of my boobs. It was just so odd for me. I have spent some time lately being embarrassed by the balloons and would try to hide the darn things unsuccessfully with my clothes. Well last night I wore a very pretty corset type bra so my incisions wouldn't be bothered and a lacy lingerie little cami! That's it! I felt beautiful, free and proud and above all confident. After a bit, I felt so good to be myself that I actually started telling people about my explanation. Yes, total strangers. I felt compelled. I'm not sure why, but it was as if I just slayed a huge dragon and had to publicize my feat. To my surprise, it became quite an interesting topic of conversation with the men high fiving me and congratulating me! It's amazing how we believe that we needed these balloons to feel better about ourselves or get more male approval or whatever the reason, but the reality was just the opposite! What an incredible journey this has been and I truly wish all you ladies the very best and hoping you all have an evening like I did last night. I will never change myself again with plastic inserts that brought the absolute opposite results for which they were meant. No more delusions here!
Thank you! :) I feel awesome 5 days post op. It's only going to get better.
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Thank you!:) I'm so happy with my decision, I keep telling everyone about it!
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9 Days Post Op

As each day passes, I am more and more happy with my decision to explant. I have been told that I look "so happy" by people that have no idea of my little secret! I walk around with a big smile on my face which naturally attracts attention. I've been out a couple of times and feel a surge in confidence. I just can't get over how much better I feel! I physically and emotionally feel over the moon. My healing is progressing very well. I have dissolvable stitches and they are almost gone. My PS has me wearing a sports bra with an ace bandage for compression. I will have this on for a total of two weeks. No swelling at all. My sutures were below the breast. Dr. Sardo in La Jolla, California is a fabulous surgeon, so if you are in the area, please consult with her. I have been impressed at every level! Yesterday I did a little bit of shopping and just had the best time! I could fit into the cutest little clothes and wear bras that didn't remind me of armor. I bought a few bralettes from Victoria Secrets (only $10). They are lacy little things that are comfortable and super cute. I also discovered that the new style in bras were much less restrictive than what I have been used to. They are lacy, with no underwires which fits my new breasts perfectly! They aren't push ups or anything like that, they are soft, comfortable and natural. I love it! I bought all different colors and can't wait to wear them with the little cute tops that I found. Good luck ladies, I really wish you all the best in this journey. For me at least, it has been a smooth, wonderful and joyous time.
You look great! I know what you mean about then just making you feel or look fat in almost everything (unless you want to wear something tight and sexy of course).
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Hi, well done and hope you are feeling well healed...you certainly sound like you are up and running lol:-).....your results are amazing WOW!...can i ask you what size your boobs were prior to implants....do you have a pic of yourself prior to implants. You have such a nice generous size boob now, after your removal that I am guessing you had a very good size boob before your implant?xx
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Actually, I was probably a B cup. I'm bigger now after explant and I think I'm about the same weight. I do have some pics that I will dig out. I'm really happy with my size now. But honestly I didn't really care, I just wanted those horrid things out!:)
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4 Weeks Post Op Today!

I cannot say how incredibly happy I am that I took these balloons out of me. I have been beaming with happiness and relief ever since my surgery four weeks ago today. The surgery went very smoothly with absolutely NO complications or pain. I am thankful for that. I have since indulged in a few shopping trips to purchase little lacy bralettes instead of the armor bras that I used to wear. I cleaned out my drawers and closets of all the clothes and bras that were HUGE. I am so happy to just be myself. An added benefit of all this is that I feel and look thinner and I feel SO MUCH SEXIER being myself. I wear little low cut halter tops and dresses and I feel great. I was lucky not to have some of the pains or complications with my implants and I am happy that I never will! I really hope that anyone considering implants finds this site and does their research. It just isn't worth it! My esthetician told me that explanting is the #1 surgery now for plastic surgeons. Very interesting. I guess we are getting smarter. Good luck ladies! This site has been so instrumental in my decision to explant and knowing that I was not alone with wanting to do this. Here's to us! :)
Thanks so much for sharing. I'm less than a week out & while I know I'm making the right decision, I'm on a roller coater of emotions. One minute can't wait, the next so worried I won't be happy, but I don't like them now. I have to keep reminding myself of that & the fact that I'm an athlete & they just don't belong. Women like you have & are really helping me! Thanks so much!!!
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You will feel soooo much better after you get them out. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I love the way I feel and look in clothes again. I work out a lot and I'm just starting to get back in the gym after 4+ weeks post op and I see a big difference in my workouts as well. Btw, my confidence has soared after the explant as well. So many benefits! Good luck with your decision. I am beyond happy with mine:)
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Great doc!

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