Had Implants Removed Today! - Denver, CO

Just had my implants removed, the actual removal...

Just had my implants removed, the actual removal was 10 minutes on each breast, no anesthesia, and was able to converse with my p.s. the whole time.My husband was in there with me,and felt comfortable the whole time. I immediately felt better; no longer the "elephant" on my chest feeling of weight and pressure. I held the 360cc silicone in my hand b4 I left, just to feel the weight I was carrying around, more than 1 lb. When I got home I had lost 3.2 lbs!!! I feel wonderful, healthy.

Today is March 3, 2012, and now I feel like I can...

Today is March 3, 2012, and now I feel like I can now go out in public and be among other "real" women, and be confident, instead of feeling like a phoney. Before with implants I always felt subconscious about being so large - felt like a complete fake around other women. Now I feel like a "natural" woman, a regular human being. Those fake blobs were not me, and now when I see a poor woman walking around with "hard fake blobs" on them I actually feel sorry for them b/c I know what's facing them - a nightmare. I'm so glad I had mine taken out and my chest area is normal and I think I look better.
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I can't wait to have mine removed, I'm scared of how they will look when the implants come out, because they are so large and ive had them ten years .I know my skin is stretched out from them.I have always hated them I just don't have the money to have them removed..Wish me luck......
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Sirena: I am also looking for a doctor in Denver to remove my implants. Can you pass along the name of yours? Thanks! Ronnie
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Hi. Did you have any leakage? I'm considering going to Dr. Vath but not sure if he's familar with removing silicone from a leak too. :) Thanks
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I didn't have any leakage. We did discuss this possibility at the consultation though. We talked about what the procedure would be in a perfect situation and what he would do if he encountered any leakage or scarring etc. Luckily I didn't have any problems whatsoever. He has done a lot of "fixes" from other surgeons and has a great portfolio of before and after pictures. He will go through and give you a pretty good idea of what type of results to expect given your current size, amount of skin etc. He actually showed me photographs of some patients who were similar in size and their results. He was pretty close. Of course no results can be guaranteed but I was overjoyed at my results. Dr. Vath was absolutely wonderful. His work is amazing. His surgery "center" is connected to his office so everything is so convenient. It feels more like a day spa than a doctor's office. Dr. Vath does incredible work and I am confident that you will be more than pleased with the result.
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Thank you for the info. I actually had a tummy tuck with Dr. Vath about 9 months ago and am 100% thrilled. I just didn't know what his experience was with removing silicone. I guess its leaked pretty bad into my arm pits and into my chest cavity. :(
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I am sorry to hear that. I hope that your health is OK from this. Dr. Vath will guide you through this and, as you know, he will do his best not only healthwise but for appearance as well. Good luck. Please share your story when you are finished. All the best.
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Hi Sirena, I am looking for a Dr in Denver to remove my implants and I was wondering who you went to. It sounds like you had a great experience and I appreciate you sharing your story.
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I went to Dr. Vath at Center for Cosmetic Surgery. I couldnt be happier. He does offer free consultations.
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YAY! YAY! YAY! I did it. I am almost two weeks explant and I LOVE IT! I feel so light and free. Immediate loss of 4 lbs. My back, neck and chest feel so much better. I have to admit that I was a little afraid to look in the mirror for the first time afterwards but I LOVE THE RESULTS. My doctor did a lift when he explanted. I love the way my clothes fit as well. THANK YOU! to everyone who encouraged me on this site. I have to say, it was a decision I am so glad I made.
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Hi. I'm glad you're happy with your explant. Did you have any leakage? One of implants is leaking. :(
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Hi, Isn't it wonderful? I feel sooo normal,. so good - luv that "over the moon" feeling too. I'll check on your update.
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Hi Serina, hope you are still doing well since your removal. All fine this side in sunny South Africa. It's taken about a month for my boobs to settle, especially the left one (see my update) but I am now feeing pretty close to normal and am over the moon that the implants are out. Take care Honey xxx
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I just had mine out today. They were silicone and sub pectoral with cintractures. That being said he had to remove the capsules . I'm in a great deal of pain now and have drains in. The price was 4500$. I had to have general anesthesia. Hopefully this pain lessens soon!
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Good Luck. Please let us know how you are feeling.
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Chiefner, also live in Denver and I went into my ps that did the first surgery and he never tried to talk me out of it and only charged me $400. It was done my local also not a big deal at all!!!! Mine were below the muscle, I am telling you it is the best decision ever!!!! I would just be firm and don't let them influence your decision. Good Luck!!
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Who was your surgeon (if you don't mind me asking). I'm very, very tired of these things and would like the local rather than general anesthesia. Mine are silicone under the muscle. I KNOW I want them out. My husband likes them just how they are now and I am afraid that if I have a bad day or even the slightest amount of regret I'll hear an "I told you so" and I don't want that. I know I want what I want and it's my body though....
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Chiefswife, my original doctor has since retired. I am looking for a doctor to remove mine. Please let me know where you went? Thanks!!!
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Hi Sirena, Thank you so much for sharing your story. I live in Colorado as well and have visited many, many doctors who have all tried (and been successful up to now I guess) to talk me out of explanting. Can I ask who you went to see and if you had to forcefully assert that you wanted explantation or was the doctor sympathetic? I am tired of being told I don't want to explant.
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Yes, I can tell you who I went to, he's only the best breast revision plastic surgeon in Denver; and that's just not my opinion either, he's that good. Email me m****@msn.com and I'll give u phone no.

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Hi Caro, yes, can you believe how quick! amazing isn't it. the ps told me much much hard to put in than to take out. I'm so glad to be done with this ordeal - what a learning lesson isn't it? I was concerned for my health, my body never felt good with implants, and I'm much more confident about my sensuality now (ironic huh). I'll try to post pics real soon. How are you feeling - more than a sigh of relief huh.
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Sirena I am amazed that they took yours out under local. They were obviously above your muscle. It sounds fantastic that you could go in and an hour later all is done and dusted. You sound totally inspired by the whole exercise and I am really happy for you. I had mine out 6 days ago and am feeling just as happy. Well done to you and may you go from strength to strength. Take care. Hugs xxx
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I'm seeing him on the 12th. I have subpectoral cohesive gels. They have been in for almost nine years. I'm sick of them. I agree about the pressure to the chest wall. My left one has begun to hurt suite a bit and feel harder. I definitely want them out as soon as I can.
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No capsule removed. In his office out in an hour no anesthesia. Very simple procedure. I do believe some insurances cover this. Have u asked ur ps if insurance would cover u?
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what is a capsule? and where did you go to have them removed? I feel exactly the same way you ladies do. I was a 34C before implants and a 34DD after in a size 0 frame, seriosly what was I thinking!!!! been wanting to have them removed since I got them just wasn't sure what the procedure entails & am nervous. anyway, if you could please let me know where you had the procdure done? much appreciated..
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How did you get your insurance to cover it? We're you having pain? Did he have to remove part of the capsule?
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