PIP Implant Removal - free of toxic bags!

Hi, I found out recently I have the PIP implants...

Hi, I found out recently I have the PIP implants and have decided to go with removal and no replacement - and no breast lift either. I would like advice please about how to find a good surgeon - not sure if someone used to doing simple implants would be skilled enough for this? Unfortunately there are no recommendations for where I live. Someone else thought perhaps someone who does reconstruction would be good? AND, does anyone have advice for post op care? How can I ensure the best results - would wearing a sports bra etc help? thanks!

Grr I just wrote lots and it disappeared! I...

Grr I just wrote lots and it disappeared!

I was just updating to say my surgery in this Thursday. Although I have felt lots of different feelings the last few weeks I know I am doing the right thing getting rid and not replacing. It feels like it is not who I am anymore if that makes sense...I was only 20 years old when I had the implants done and now 11 years later I am less bothered and shy about what other people think.

I will post photos if I feel brave!

So I had the surgery yesterday.It was scary andI...

So I had the surgery yesterday.It was scary andI was very tearful just before. When I woke up in the recovery room I felt sick so was given some anti nausea tablets which did the trick. I was taken to my room for a few hours and then went home because I didntt want to stay the night. The surgeon told me one of the implants was upside down! That breast has always been smaller and an odder shape so that would be the reason!.

I have drains in which will stay in a few days.

This morning I was terrified of taking the bandages off but I really am pleasantly surpised...so far they look pretty good- or at least not as bad as I thought! The doctor said I would probly be a B cup, but since I cant even fill the cup of the sports bra I bought I must be an A. With the implants in I was a C/D.

Will try and post photos sometimes and apologies if this is a bit incohherant, I am still a bit out of it! Thans so much everyone for your support x

So I am just over one week post op now. I have...

So I am just over one week post op now. I have small breasts -an A cup I think but I do not mind :) I am SO happy to be rid of those toxic bags, and although my breasts are not perfect, I dont care! They werent perfect WITH the implants either and now I am lighter, I look slimmer and am putting my health first. I tried on some bikinis in a shop this morning and they looked pretty good!! My breasts arent saggy, the thing that bothers me still is the assymetry which I have always had, but still it is not the end of the world. I just wish I had never had the implants in the first place now and been more accepting of myself all those years ago.

It's been nearly 7 weeks now and I am so glad I...

It's been nearly 7 weeks now and I am so glad I did it. Yes i have small boobs, but it doesn't matter!! It never did, I just wish I realised that before- we're more than a pair of boobs! :)

I've started running with a v tight sports bra and massaging breasts with almond oil. I think I'm around about an A cup now.

For anyone wondering if they should explant, I think it is highly likely you will be happier afterwards, as most women seem to be, whatever your reasons. I say go for it!

It's been nearly four months now and still happy i...

It's been nearly four months now and still happy i did it! I'm going on holiday soon and have bought a couple of cute bikinis. both slightly padded cups - one halterneck, one strapless. i think they look better than when I had the implants as I dont look fake now!

My boyfriend said the other day how much better they look. He said he never thought at the time my implants were gross but he saw a photo I took before and said they looked disgusting.

I am enjoying running about 4 times a week, I am wanting to get fit and look good for summer and not feeling like a big lump with huge breasts.
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