"52 Years Old, and Desperate to Have Implants Removed" East Grinstead, GB

Hi i am so glad Ive found this site its really...

Hi i am so glad Ive found this site its really helped me with my decision to have my implants removed. My story starts in 1999, i was 37, i had recently become a single mum of four and just finished breast feeding my forth child, i fed him for two years! I think this combined with enormous the stress of everything made me lose tons of weight. The results were very flat deflated breasts and i hated them so took steps to have implants, i wanted to boost my confidence and start to feel feminine again. Before i had my children i had nice boobs 34B, i never wanted to be bigger just regain the volume. I had the operation in Oct 2000 they were over the muscle, cant remember exact sizes but right was slightly bigger implant to balance me out, about 280g and 320g. the surgeon said i needed these sizes to "fill me out" After the op i looked huge and they felt hard and cold, i hated them.
Fast forward to 2010, i was happily remarried now and starting to think about having my implants removed, my left breast was painful and hard, looked normal though. I made an appointment to see a lady plastic surgeon who was NHS and private, she was lovely and spent time explaining all my options and showing me pictures of removal and uplift operations. To be honest it scared the hell out of me the scars seemed to be all i could focus on, she said that i probably would need an uplift due to very little natural breast tissue, my weight was low again due to a thyroid condition. She also said that i had capsular contraction and that was causing the pain. I had to do something, after weeks of contemplating i opted to have them removed and replaced with Allergan anatomical implants, i had a bilateral capsulectomy and new implants in Oct 2014. The op went well and i was happy with the look of my breasts they looked normal and natural...however despite that i still hate the feeling of them, the weight of them and the fact that they are "foreign things" in my body. I have been extremely stupid and vein over the years and i have paid dearly in cash and stress and worry!!
At this present time i have had a consultation with the same lady surgeon, whom i highly recommend, and i have told her how i feel, i have looked at hundreds of picture and videos of implant removal and uplift ops and i am no longer scared of the scars, its worth the trade off for nice natural soft breasts again! I have a second appointment on Mon 4th Aug to discuss in detail what i will be have done and to book an appoint date for my op, will keep you updated. Thank you for all your positive stories you are an inspiration!

2 appointment with surgeon

Well I had my 2nd appointment yesterday with my suregon, she had asked me to take some time to consider all the options and go back with my decision. I have decided to go with removal and anchor uplift. I could have just had them removed but she said I would be very flat as I don't have much breast tissue, with an uplift I will still be small, maybe a b cup but at least they will be "perkier" and my nipples will be in a higher position. I have to call her Secretary this morning to book my opperation date..I'm excited now ! Will update soon. Thankyou friends x x

date booked...!

Well I have now booked the op date, the 21st Aug. I really can't wait, so excited but nervous as well. Now to start looking for good support bras for after. Does any one have any experience of using arnicha tablets to help reduce bruising ?

tomorrows the day...

Well it's finally arrived tomorrow I have they horrible things out and I can't wait. I am very scared but excited too. I have to be there at 1pm, please think of me. I will update soon :) x

its done ..

Hi ladies, well at last I can say I'm rid of my plastic boobies! Had them removed on Thursday afternoon it was a three hour op, as I had an uplift as well. I woke up in recovery in a lot of pain so was given a PCA pump with morphine which really helped, I stayed in for 2 nights which I have to say I needed. It was more painful than I had imagined it would be. I had drains in. My capsules were very thin so were left in place as I didn't have a lot of breast tissue. My surgeon was very pleased with how things went and I have to go back to have tape changed in 10 days. I was a bit shocked when I saw myself this morning, it's very odd to see a flat chest, and I'm quite misshapen at the moment. The nurse said it will all settle in time and not to worry. I love the 'light' feeling I have now, it feels good. So I'm at home now in bed resting, I ache all over, think it's because of the anisetic, I was very sick the first two days. I will attempt to take some pics and post asap x x

2 days post op pics

8days post op

Well it's 9 days since my explant and uplift. I'm very pleased with the results of my op, it's been tough the pains been quite bad at times butice packs and pain tablets have have helped a lot. As you can see from the recent pics I have alot of brising coming out at the moment. I had a bad reaction to the tagaderm dressing that was covering my drain site. When I removed it on the 4th day I had a big blister which was extremely sore, it has dried out now but still very red and sensitive. I'm going to see my consultant on Monday for a follow-up and change of tape, will let you know how things go. To anyone considering having their implants removed, don't be scared, it's the best thing I've ever done, and I regret the money I wasted on two sets of implants in the past 14 years.

13 days post op ...

Had Check up yesterday, all went well. The consultant was very happy with my progress and encouraged me to look at my breasts before she 're-applied the new tape, and I was so glad I did, the incisions are very fine with no external stitches, so I didn't look like 'frankensteins monster' ! I'm so relived, I have some bad bruising still coming out but the discomfort is defiantly improving. I'm smaller now the swelling is going down, but think I will be a B cup, whoopeee!

21 days post op, tape off.

Well hi everyone it's 21 days today's since my explant and uplift, I have just removed the surgical tape and massaged the scars with bio-oil. I have to say I feel a little down in the dumps, it's the first time I've had a proper look at them and I feel a bit disappointed. I know it's early days but looking at them they are very different sizes and the insiscion under my right breast is higher the the natural crease so it's making it look very odd, it doesn't fall naturally. My areolas seem to have lost all colour and are now very pale? Am I expecting to ich to soon ? Any comments would be appreciated x

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I think you're still in the healing process and things can look and feel wonky at this stage. You might have to be telling me the same thing in a few days. I go for a lift (had an explant weeks ago) tomorrow morning. I think you look great!
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Oh thank you ! I wish you lots of luck for tomorrow, it will be fine, I know I am over the worst just impatient to see the final result. I am sending you lots if Love x x x
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Joelooseskin.....best of luck tomorrow! !!! Keep us posted. ...you're going to look fab!!!
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Thank you so much, H and H! :)
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Natural...give it time. You had a lift, that's pretty traumatic for your boobies. They have been through a lot. I think they look great! Your areoles are pale but that matches your skin color. As far as the crease, that will fade and you will barely see that. You also said they are different sizes....we are all that way naturally. One side of our body (feet, hands, etc) is always a bit different in size. I didn't notice it until you pointed it out and it's very minimal. You are being very critical....you are a beautiful woman. You are still healing. We keep reading stories on here to be patient with ourselves during the healing process. These ladies on here know what they are talking about. You look fit, healthy and you have the perfect amount of breast tissue. You have given yourself a lovely gift....no more surgeries, no more toxic bags. LOVE your new boobies - they deserve it!
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Thank you I know I'm rushing things, but it's hard looking at yourself with all the bruising and scars, it's not so bad when the tapes on. How are you feeling, not long now x
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I'm wonderful. ..on my way to visit the energy vortexes in Sedona! Last time I was here was 19 years ago before my BA surgery....full circle now as my explant is on Monday! Thanks to all the stories on here I feel so ready!!!
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Enjoy ! I will be thinking of you Monday x x
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Wow you look great! Sounds like you made it through some hard pain and discomfort but now you are on the other side and healing wonderfully.
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Thank you so much, pain but worth it x
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You look super!!!!
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Thank you. Everybody has said such nice things, it makes the process all more bearable. I wish you all good speedy healing and happy days x x x
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You look so good Natural62! I am on day 2 post op (removal and lift) and wondering how long you were on pain meds? I am managing the pain but still need to take the Rx every 4 hours. I look forward to getting off the drugs so I can really start healing. Best wishes to you for an easy recovery! xxoo
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Hi, I'm still on codeine/paracetamol every 4 hrs, and sleeping tablets at night. I am 9 days post op, very bruised and sore! But loving my new chest, how are you feeling x
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Your 8 day post pixs look great!!!! And you certainly do not look your age - you are making 50+ look fantastic! I am not having a lift (just an explant on 9/15) so my results will not look nearly as good as yours but I sure hope my soft boobs will have a nice natural shape like yours. Thank you for sharing your story and updating your profile! It is very much appreciated!
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Thank you for that lovely complement, I certainly don't feel 52, especially now I have lost the ' matronly' chest ! Even my 17 year old son says I look better, more in proportion for my body frame. You will have a good result I'm sure, I had an uplift at the same time because it worked out a lot cheaper than two separate procedures. I know obey shouldn't come into it but I had already spent £8500 on implants! and my surgeon had been honest with me about how flat and saggy my blobs would be due to very little breathe tissue.I least now I now it's over and finished, no ore ops. I have not seen the wounds as they are covered with tape, so a bit UN sure how I will feel about the perminant scars, I'll deal with that eventually. I only know I'm happy with my self now and that's important. X
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I wouldn't worry too much about the scars - there are so many products out there that would probably help with that. Besides, most scars are not noticed unless you are doing some acrobatic positions in public!!! LOL! I do agree with you about this "matronly? look that implants give those of us who are older and the only way to get around that is to wear the super sexy halter style tops that you don't necessarily want to wear all the time. Congrats again on such a successful outcome!
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Thank you x
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You look great! Congrats on being on the other side....I'm happy for you! Each day will get better with your healing!
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Thank you so much. Feeling better today, and looking better x
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Yes, I bought a nice comfy slightly padded Bali bra that looks great. My boobies have fluffed a bit and I think I'm a size B rather than an A. Yay!! But it could be that they are still swollen, but not sure. It has been over 3 weeks and I go back to see the surgeon on Sept. 5th for a follow up. Take good care of yourself, eat healthy foods and drink lots of fluids and juices. Cheers to good health and happiness! Sending love your way. Xxx
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Oh thank you, it's nice to have the support of everyone here. I do feel better in myself, the painting is still quite intensive and the black bruising is coming out now
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That should have said 'pain' not painting !
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