1 year later ! Results , Explanted and Breast Lift- New Pictures - Encino, CA

I am 33 years old and ive have my 360 cc saline...

I am 33 years old and ive have my 360 cc saline implants for 7 1/2 years. I was a 34 B without implants and went up to a 34D after the implants. I was only 130 lbs at the time that I got them and now I am 165 36D. I also breastfed my baby about a year ago. So my breast have gone thru changes. I had a mommogram and 2 ultrasounds andt everything is normal. So I decided to go see a Plastic Surgeon and ask for his opinion. He said he could feel the implant where I have the pain and that I might have scar tissue. He is removing my implants and any scar tissue I may have. He suggested I get a lift or new implants but I would much rather wait. I want to see if my discomfort goes away by removing the implants. And as far as a lift I want to wait until I finish having kids. Im very worried of how my breast will look after. But making sure im healthy is the most important to me.

i think you are gonna look just fine afterwards. good luck and let us know how it went!
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I have pain in my left breast and I now know that it has ruptured don't know how long it has been going on. I have had pain off and on in that breast for at least 6 months now. At first I thought it was hormones due to my age now, of course, I think it was something else all together. I don't know what a cc would feel like or that that caused my rupture but maybe that is what I was feeling. I will be finding out soon enough I guess. Your health is what is most important and since you are planning more children it probably is best to wait till all that is over before you decide to get any more done. I am 51 and no more kids and am at a different stage in life so I am just going to be done with this upcoming surgery. I have not made my final decision on a lift or not yet. All the best to you and keep us posted!!
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I got my surgery and a lift.
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I ended up getting surgery yesterday, instead of...

I ended up getting surgery yesterday, instead of Thursday. I decided to get a lollipop breast lift. I just wanted to get over with this and avoid another surgery in the future. I'm all bandaged up I won't see what I look like until Tuesday. I feel sore in pain but tolerable. I will post pictures soon.
Well done....cant wait for update pics...were your overs or unders?.xx
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My implants were under the muscle. I will post pics on Tuesday. I can't wait to see how I look.
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It's been 4 days since explant and breast lift. ...

It's been 4 days since explant and breast lift. My dressings were removed yesterday. Doctor says things look good. I see my breast dented but I was told it takes time for them to take their natural form. The bottom of my both breast needs to heel. The skin looks like it has a fold. It was to avoid cutting. We are hoping it sticks back to where it belongs. As far as pain I'm a bit sore. But feeling much better.
Congrats on being free of implants! You look great! I'm sure things will smooth out as you heal. It's amazing the transformation breast go through post-explant. I look forward to future updates!
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It's been 8 days since my surgery my left side...

It's been 8 days since my surgery my left side hurts more. I'm so worried about things not getting in place and now wondering if I made a good decision on the lift. How long does it take for breast to take their shape . I will post another picture without tapes on Monday.
I think you look good, i think breasts do change loads over the months when you have a lift, ive seen pictures where ive thought, oh they look a bit strange in shape and then when ive seen the few months later photos ive thought WOW!!. Ive got 500 cc over muscle so you can imagine i am absolutely terrified that ive disfigured myself, im worried ill just have flops of skin..:(....its awfull, my boobs were awfull before so i cant imagine they are going to look amazing. What is it your not liking?.xx
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I got the removal with lift, so they they are no. Saggy but they look like they have dents. I just want them to become round like they should be. U guess I need to be patient. On Monday I get the tapes removed so I get a better look. I looked at your profile and I hope that you can get them out soon. You would probably benefit from the lift. Just save money and look around until your satisfied with the doctor. Good luck.
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It's hard to tell from the pic, I would think all will fall into place. Is your surgeon confident that things will look good after a few weeks/months? My stats are similar to yours, I have 350cc salines for 8 years, coming out this spring! No lift though, I have loose skin and stretch marks so I'm not expecting anything amazing lol I hope things take shape for you soon!
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It's been 11 day since explant and breast lift. I...

It's been 11 day since explant and breast lift. I will have my stitches removed on Thursday and will post new pics. I have mixed feelings about not having implants. I'm happy not to have a foreign object in me and I also miss the look of fullness. I'm hoping when I completely heel I will be happy to just be natural.
Are you seeing improvements yet, i bet when the stitches come out you'll see a difference...yes your right i would defo benefit from a lift. Its the bit im most scared about though. Also sad it might affect BF if im lucky enough to have another baby. Your lucky though that they managed to do only lolipop incision. How much smaller are you? i actually think they look very nice and will certainly get better and better. xx
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Today I seen my doctor and had my stitches removed...

Today I seen my doctor and had my stitches removed. But he put more tapes to avoid any openings. Things are changing slowly. But I miss the fullness. I'm so afraid of not being happy at the end and wanting implants again.
You look great and they'll settle down nicely believe me :) u had exactly the same as you and had skin folds like little dog ears underneath. In a while you'll be able to massage and that will help but be patient. I'm 6 months PO now and look so much better. The first month I was a bit worried how they would turn out but I'm over the moon. Give them time and they'll be fine :) x
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Typo sorry....*i had exactly the same as you, i.e. explant and lollipop lift x
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Wow I'm so glad you commented on mine. I seen your pictures and I see how things change with time . You look great. Love the kitty cat in the background. I'll be patient. Thank you so much. What size are you know that you've healed.
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Today I seen my doctor and he removed all the...

Today I seen my doctor and he removed all the surgical tapes. He said things are looking a lot better. I'm happy with the changes and I know things will look great with time. I will post some pictures tomorrow.

Today its been 3 weeks since my explant and lift. ...

Today its been 3 weeks since my explant and lift. Things are changing everyday. My left breast doesnt look as great as my right. My doctor is hoping that with compression sports bras the bottom of my left breast will improve. If it doesnt within 3-4 months he will have to make an incision in the lower part to remove excess skin. I am also over weight so the fat on my sides are not making my breasts look that great. I will work on losing weight and see how that improves the appearance of my breasts. Overall Im happy to have them out I feel relieved, at times missing the fullness but hoping as things improve I will like them more.
You look amazing. Be patient and kind to yourself. From what I have read it takes a while for things to settle and fluff...it's amazing how our bodies heal. Natural breasts are So much prettier than implanted ones....the way they were meant to be. Take care...thanks for sharing your journey...it has helped so many of us on this forum.
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Thank you for the encouraging words. I'm happy I just need to be patient and let my body heal from the damage I caused it.
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Wow, your scars are lightening up already! Looks great!!!
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Today I went in for my checkup at almost 4 weeks...

Today I went in for my checkup at almost 4 weeks after surgery. My doctor sais hes happy with the results and things will only get better. Besides missing the fullness on top , Im very happy with my results. I feel so much better physically and definately relieved that I dont have anything foreing in my body. I'm so glad I found Dr. Matthew Malamet hes such a great Plastic Surgeon and really shows he cares about his patients. I will post new pictures later.
You do look great! I know what you mean about missing the fullness in the top of our breasts but that's what good push up bras are for!!!! When the healing is done of course. I never did have any fullness in the upper part of my breasts even before getting implants and mine were very soft to where if I wore anything tight they would be flattened out. If mine had been small but firmer I might have been happier and not have gotten them in the first place. 13 years later and many pounds heavier I have more breast tissue not tons mind you but enough that I will be able to wrangle it all into a good pushup bra when the occasion presents itself.
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Thanks , i guess id rather have small boobs. My breast were getting droopy cause of the size and after breast feeding.
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Its been 4 weeks and things are getting better...

Its been 4 weeks and things are getting better slowly. I think ive just been too anxious for results. I posted new pictures of my progress.
Wow what a change! You look great!!!
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Thank you. Im beginning to feel better about having small boobs. Still kind of missing the fullness.
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Looking great!!! Time is your friend, remember that :) x
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HI its been 5 weeks since Explant and Lift. I...

HI its been 5 weeks since Explant and Lift. I will post new pictures. My scars are still red and the shape of my breasts are not changing. I had round shaped breast like pretty much everyone on this site. After my explant and lift my breast are not looking round to me. Im afraid that they might stay this shape i have and I dont like it. Sometimes I wonder if i made a mistake getting the lift, does it alter your breast shape?
I had the lift and explant done 2 weeks ago. He told me to wrap my breast and help support them and that also helps the cone shape go down. He gave a fat ace bandage with some stretch to it/ it's about 6 inches wide. Maybe you can ask your doctor if that will help your breast round out a bit. You really do look fine. Your body will bounce back. But talk to your doctor. xxxBirdie
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Thanks for the advice. Thats exactly what I meant " Cone Shape". I hate that look. Its been 5 weeks for me I hope its not too late for the compression. I will definately try that asap.
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Are you still using the ace bandage now? And what kind of compression bra are you using?
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Its been 6 weeks since my explant and lift. I...

Its been 6 weeks since my explant and lift. I must say that I'm happy with my results. Things are getting better everyday. I think my breasts are beggining to look more normal as time passes. I had a problem with my pictures they got deleted by the website not sure how. Im trying to put them back up. My befor pictures are gone I need to get them from my doctor.
They look lovely and natural. Are you using anything on your scars? I've got through a bottle of Environ and a bottle of Bio oil. Your scars are settling down nicely x
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I haven't started using anything. I bought Mederma to try to fade the scars. I'll look up the ones your using.
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Looking brilliant sweetheart! Mine changed shape after about 6 weeks, when they started to resemble more of a boobie shape if that makes sense. I suspect its because the tissue has to adhere to the chest wall before they can let them fall in to their natural shape - but I'm not a Doctor Lol - I'm just guessing xxx
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It's been 2 months since my explant and lift. My...

It's been 2 months since my explant and lift. My husband seen my breasts for the first time and he said they look great. He says I exaggerate and they are great. I guess as women we are too hard on ourselves because I still look for all the imperfections. I'm happy I had them removed and I'm looking forward to buying a nice push up bra. My scars are softening up my right side is a bit harder but I'm massaging and also using Mederma for the scars.
great that your happy...i have a big hard mass in one of mine where it was so bruised ..its either that or scar tissue thats making one of my boobs looked pulled in..:(..do things change alot over time then?..it feels like if the hard rocks go the breast tissue might drop to give a more rounded shape...heres hoping anyway.xx
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Things have changed in a matter of 2 months. My doctor told me to massage to loosen it up. So Im working on it I would love it if that area where my scar is would soften up so then can drop more. How are your scars doing I was looking at your pictures.
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Im the same love, im 4 weeks post op today, some days i like them and think they look ok considering what she had to work with and other days i think they just look odd....ive still got one boob (the right one also) thats a big sucked in and square at the bottom, its like all my breast tissue is really hard and pinched in there where the other boob is all soft and squidgy!!!....i hope it changes...my scars are red but they look ok...they are neat...the boobs just dont drop correctly and symmetrical..that bit drives me mad...grrrrr!!!..xx
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Its been 10 weeks since my Explant and lift. ...

Its been 10 weeks since my Explant and lift. Overall Im happy with my results. My scars have softened up a lot. Im working on fading the scars they still look very red. I do miss the fullness on top, but Im happy.
Wow they really have turned out nice...my scars are starting to redden and they are also tender. xx
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So its normal for the scars to be reddish. My are still pink Im happy with my results just want to anxiously get rid of the scars.
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Looking Good
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Right side Scar

Left Side Scar

Its been 4 months since explant and lift. Scarstill looks Red .

With clothes

Looks better with Push up bra and clothes

4 Months since explant and lift

Its been 4 months since my surgery, healthwise I feel great. Still not too happy about my scars. They look red and on one side there cinching of the skin. I will see my doctor soon in regards to fixing that. I just want to get rid of my scars.
I think your results are really great!! The scars will fade it can take up to two years... xx
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I think they look great...mine have healed all brown pigmenty..like that line u get down ur tummy when pregnant..might b my pregnancy hormones!!..i sometimes think scar revision but im not sure ive got another surgery in me.xx
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Congratulations you are expecting !!! Im sure its your hormones darkening your scars. My doctor offered a revision just with local anesthesia.
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1 year later

Not satisfied with scars and skin cinching on the bottom.

1 year later

1 year later

Its been excatly one year today since my surgery. Sometimes I still miss my implants . Besides that I am happy with my results except for my scars. I want to do a revision I thing they are too noticeable and there is skin cinching on the bottom and you can tell that it makes the size of the breast uneven.
I think you look incredible!!! So much better than with implants scars and all!!!!!
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Thanks I am happy with no implants
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Love the photos! You look great even with the small cinching. Beautiful result :-)
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1 year post removal and lift

So its been 1 year and 2 months and I am finally going to have a scar revision for my lollipop lift. I am very excited because the scar is the only thing bothering. I do not regret removing the implants. I feel so much better knowing I don't have a foreign object inside of me. My revision is on April 25th.
Thank you for sharing your story about the explant and lift at same time. You look amazing. I am doing the same, we have the same stats too!
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I didn't think your scars look bad in the photos at all but since they still bother you I'm happy you are getting them touched up! Thanks for updating :)
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