I dont know where to begin :) Its been a long...

I dont know where to begin :) Its been a long journey for me.back in 1999 i had my first set of implants thinking i wanted big boobs LOL!!I Back then the saying was, "go BIG or go home".So I went BIG I went from a small "A" to a FULL "D"I had saline implants,Mentor under the muscle the left was 360cc & the right was 335cc which put me at a "D".As soon as i got them i was miserable.I felt i had gained a so much weight and i instantly wanted them out. I suffered through and kept them and while having them i got capsular contraction in my right breast.Not to terrible,deffinatley still live able. A year Later i noticed one was much larger than the other.So i had the smaller one replaced with a larger one,the left was then changed to a 385 to even it out.after years of not liking them still, i decided to exchange them for smaller ones. i wanted MUCH smaller.So in 2008 i had them replaced with Silicone Mentor under the muscle. the Left was at 300cc HP & the right was 275cc HP. Explaining to my doctor i wanted to be a "B" that i was really over the big breasts. First i contracted an infection a few days after the surgery. I was uncontrollably shaking.My body was so cold but the coldness kept moving around so i had heating pads and electric blankets and it was summer time. Couldn't get a hold of my doc. So my husband being a GREAT guy. started giving me antibiotics that we had left over,"i know your not suppose to do that but desperate times call for desperate measures LOL :) "

Finally getting a hold of my Doctor he subscribed me some antibiotics and i was feeling much better.After all that then my right breast started hurting a LOT and was tightening and was as hard as a rock and now deformed. I could barely use my arm. I also discovered a swelling on the incision.So of course i contact my doctor.He wants to prescribe me Cingular for the capsular contraction which im already taking for allergies.I email him a pic of my breast incision where there is an infection. My response back from the doctor and his nurse was "that i had burnt my breast with a curling iron!" I was like are you kidding me??!!!! I would know if i burnt my breast with a curling iron.I finally got to see him in person,mind you i had a sever capsular contraction and was in soooo much pain i could barely move my arm. He told me he wouldn't touch it.He said he was going to just leave it alone. UGH!! so after living with this pain for a while a friend of mine suggested acupuncture.I know there's a lot of skeptics to acupuncture cause i was one of them,but at this point what did i have to loose.It either worked or it didn't.i wouldn't be any worse than i was.It worked a lot!!! It loosened the muscle quit a bit,so at-least its livable and soft. I still have a capsular contraction but no where near what i had. So that's my long story now im at the roads of what i want to do. I've always thought id change my implants out for some that are really small like 150cc,but after finding this site i have finally made a decision to "ex plant" im very excited and scared. Im scheduled August 10,2012 Ive met with quite a few doctors and have finally chose one in Orange county CA I am having my nipple lifted on one side just to even them up.He said i do not need a lift and i should be a "B" when all is said and done.Im really scared about doing this of course on how there going to look.I keep coming back to this site and reading everything all you ladies have gone through and its been soooo helpful to me. Everyday i keep hoping im making the right decision.I truly feel i am but still scared out of my wits :)

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You are going to feel SO relieved after explanting!! You will be so happy. I explanted a little over a week ago. Best decision ever!
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SammyS if you dont mind me asking what size were your implants? Under or over? Im getting really nervous lol but ready to be out of constant pain. Ive had a few people tell me im making a mistake by not replacing but i feel its time to be me again :) im really tired of trying to conceal them all the time.

You HAVE been through a lot. Thanks so much for starting your story here. I hope we can be a source of information and comfort to you. From what I've read from other ladies, the recovery from implantation is worse than explantation. Please keep us posted! Virtual hugs.

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Okay the count down is on! Its official my surgery...

okay the count down is on! Its official my surgery is Friday at 10:30!! Im getting a bit of anxiety.I hope they look good :) im ready to be free of the weight and the painbut still really scared

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okay the count down is on! Its official my surgery is Friday at 10:30!! Im getting a bit of anxiety.I hope they look good :) im ready to be free of the weight and the pain
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Im getting really nervous ,i know the surgery will...

im getting really nervous ,i know the surgery will go fine cause im in good hands.Its the after look and hoping i dont regret it. i cant stop noticing boobs everywhere i go and how much nicer the small ones look to me.So im excited and scared all wrapped in one lol. only 4 more days.ill take any words of advice from anyone :)

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Good luck sweetheart!!! Thinking of you :)) xxx
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Hi Elle1991 Wishing you the best. It's going to be alot different without the implants. All for the better. I just had mine out the 6th of July, and haven't felt this good in a long time. Explant isn't really that bad. I can say that because i'm on the other side now. I was just as scared as you before my explant. Give yourself plenty of time to rest. Don't try to do to much to soon. Dont forget a good sports bra. You'll do great.
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HI! Elle1991 Wishing you the best! Dont be scared, everything is going to go great and fast next thing you will know you're implant free.and feeling natural...:)
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WELL 1 more day!!! Tomorrow morning i will be...

WELL 1 more day!!! Tomorrow morning i will be laying in the surgery room :) im all the above right now, ( Excited,scared,nervous, and ready to be me again :) Im sure ill be checking this site in the morning on my phone LOL!!

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Well posting 1 more pic of the TaTa's LOL!! before...

well posting 1 more pic of the TaTa's LOL!! before i say good bye LOL!!

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Well tomorrow at this time(9:15 Cali time ) I will...

Well tomorrow at this time(9:15 Cali time ) I will be implant free :) my stomach is doing FLIPS LOL!! But I Love all my new Friends on here :) I want to say," Thank You ladies!" You all are sooo helpfull and supportive and it means sooo much to me that I have a place to turn to when I panic and no one else seems to understand :) all your kind words and positive outcomes has made me feel that I've REALLY made the right desicion for me :) Thank You!

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My surgery for explant was 3 wks ago tomorrow. I felt exactly how u did prior to surgery. I could not be happier w the results of my surgery and how I feel. I remember waking up post surgery and just felt free. Like a ton of bricks had been taken off of me. Sure my natural boobs aren't the same size, and I have a slight deformed nipple for the time being (it's getting better as each day passes) but it is beyond wonderful to not feel fake! I wish u the best of luck tomorrow and I'm sure u will be so happy with the results!
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Thank You! :)
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Good luck Elle, everything will be great. Just think how good it will feel to be natural again :-)
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Well ladies there out :) won't be writing to much...

Well ladies there out :) won't be writing to much cause I'm kinda loopy lol but do far so good & no drains YEA!! I'll try and post a pic tomorrow when I can shower. Long 3 1/2 hour drive Hm cause the hwy is sooo bumpy but I'm almost Hm. So as soon as I get Hm it's all about my favorite things I picked up that I knew would make me happy in case I freaked out LOL! Peanut Butter M&M new jammies my favorite dinner and a movie. I can have Tylenol pm so I will be taking that to help sleep :)

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Well done Elle!!!! Congratulations! Have a good rest and let us know how you get on :)

My op is today - I'll be in touch later sweetie xxx
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Thinking of you :) xxx
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Good luck for today.xxx
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Okay here's the newest pic. Not very pretty but...

Okay here's the newest pic. Not very pretty but it's only the first day so I keep telling myself they are going to get better :) the left looks pretty good. The right is the one with the CC so it will take longer to heal. I noticed that my nipple looks folded but I think part of that is from the tape. I'm hopeful it will fill out. I took this pic myself so not the best LOL!! hope this doesn't discourage anyone. I almost didn't post in fear of someone changing there mind but I decided I need to cause when making my decision I wanted to see and read every detail. Still in pain today but deff feel better and I'm hopeful the end result is going to be just perfect :)

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well done elle, your looking good, take it easy, everyday you will see changesxxx
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Thank You :) there feeling better. Kind of a weird shape at the bottom right now but I'm thinking that's normal. Almost looks like they have to drop lol it I know that sounds like implants but the bottom seems to be pulled up. I'll post another pic soon :) not to worried, I'm guessing it's going to take time :)
Looking good Elle1991.
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Everything going good so far.My right breast is a...

Everything going good so far.My right breast is a bit more swollen due to the CC it is Day 4My nipple looks flapped over but im pretty sure thats from the way it is taped. So far so good :) I am happy

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Looking good girl! Wishing you a speedy recovery. X
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Thank You! :)
Thank You!! I'm so happy so far!! Hopeful that they don't go down to much :) my doc was AMAZING! He didn't put drains so I'm making sure I do everything he says. He did some extra internal stitching to help with that. I'll know a little more on Wednesday when I see him :)
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Well saw the Doc today :) looking good except for...

Well saw the Doc today :) looking good except for the side I had the CC on. It's seems to want to pull back in. The best way to explain it is it wants to close the gap. So the bottom of my right breast is pulling up. Doc says its going to take time and in about 3 weeks I can start massageing it. That should help loosen it up. Has anyone else had this happen? I'm sure it's common just want to hear that there's hope it will settle down. Other than that I am very pleased :)

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Oh Elle they look great and I have more discomfort and diestortion with my right one, which had much more CC. Mine are covered in dressing pads so it can't be seen properly although my right one is quite swollen ant the nipple much higher. I'm hoping they settle down in time so I'm not panicking. My post op is 5 days so I'll ask then.

Keep doing what you're doing! We'll all get through this together! :) xxx
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Hi Elle1991 thanks so much for your reply. Without this site i dont know how i would cope. I live in spain and my friends i grew up with are in the UK so really missing them at the moment as friends i have here they dont really know me that well-- i have told a couple of them and they are not really interested-- no questions about how am I , what i must be feeling right now--it is an emotional roller coaster. It is hard to tell people too- i only toild my mum and sister last week. They are in shock but they both realise now how unhappy i have felt about them. Anyway my journey is almost over. just really want it over right now and get on with my life. keep in touch please xxxx were your under the muscle? Did you just have the implants out or the capsular also?
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Hi Reed69 I was soooo scared before doing this but am now sooo happy :) I'm sooo glad my pics are helping that's why I went ahead and posted the ugly ones just so everyone can see it does get better :) my left nipple is starting to come out now, I believe it's actually the way the Doc taped everything up on that one. I see the doc today and I doubt if the stitches come out but I will deff take another pic if he takes off the tape :) I'm soo happy with my results and can't wait to get back to regular life again (working out) I really love this site I kept coming back here everyday before I made my decision. I had originally decided to go to a smaller implant but because of this site I decided to explant and am soooo happy I did :) my hubby thought I was no longer in the house cause I was always on the computer lol. No one really understood what I was going through and how important this decision was for me except for the ladies on this site :) do glad to have you in here :)
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So im adding some more photos :) im still soooo...

so im adding some more photos :) im still soooo happy with my results!! GREAT DOC!!!! I LOVE putting on shirts and NOT feeling them out LOL!!

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Also my right Nipple is Taped up really well, so...

Also my right Nipple is Taped up really well, so its not as bad as it looks in the pic. :) but i want to share even my ugly pics to LOL! Not to freak anyone out but in case it can help anyone thinking about doing this what stages they might go through :) and that it is all worth it :) and that it takes time for the healing process,and that they dont just look perfect over night and that were all going through this together :)

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Hi Elle

If you weren't so far away I'd be tempted to come and join you! X
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Hi guys

Me too, I go to the gym, swimming and bootcamp but I stopped everything before my op, the silicone had leaked into my lymph glands so I was worried about spreading it. I'm starting to do light exercise, mostly lower body. Am going to try the gym in a week or so but keep it simple. As for bootcamp, no chance for a long time, don't know about yours but my guys are brutal, lol! Elle, you must be like a gladiator to do boot camp 5 nights - I need some of your stamina! X
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Hee hee yeh i think Elle should rename herself the gladiator!!! It is going to be hard not to do exercise as loosing these boobies i want to stay toned -- i dont want my belly sticking out more then my boobies (which it did before the implants). Please let me know what exercise you find best to do and not interferring with the breasts too much. Gutted i have to stop boot camp. I will make Tuesday my last session--thanks for the tips. x

Well today its been 10 Days :) and i couldn't be...

Well today its been 10 Days :) and i couldn't be any happier!! I have to share that this morning while i was taking a shower how good it feels not to have implants anymore :) im sooo happy!! i feel like a WHOLE new person!! I was looking down being THANKFUL i didn't go to a smaller implant, i know id have been regretting it right now if i had gone with a small implant :) and please don't think that i would ever judge anyone with implants, cause i don't & never will.They just weren't for me :) Im SUPER HAPPY!! I know they have a lot more healing to do but i think there looking GREAT for 10 days :)

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Laineylou that would have been great!! its always great to have wonderful people for motivation :)
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hahaha Ya i hate this break thing from working out :( i was doing really good and had gotten really strong.Now it is going to be like starting over 'UGH" My kids are all grown and gone one is still near by and the other is in the Military so hes FAR away.(I had them VERY young) but i really miss those days now doing all the taxi'ing around LOL!! My working out took the place of missing my kiddos :)

Okay im having a bad day :( im a bit depressed. My...

okay im having a bad day :( im a bit depressed. My right breast is having issues.my nipple is caving in.I know its nothing the doctor did its just the way my body heals.The areola did not heal correctly at all.This is the same side i had the cc on.I love the size of my breasts and i have NO regrets taking them out.I just hope this can be fixed where it looks normal.Im pretty sure there will be another procedure to fix the areola area.My husband is sooo right,when it comes to my body if there is any side affect that could possibly happen,even if its a 1% ill get it. I see the Doc next week. I havnt posted any pics of it cause im quite embarrassed and i dont want to freak anyone out that is thinking of doing this. Im not your typical case :) Im still sooo very happy with my small breasts i was just hoping to come out of 1 surgery with no complications

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I'm having explant surgery scheduled the 29th. Thank you so much for your posts. I have old implants, Alot of pain over years. Now after an MRI shows both ruptured, hematoma and IV contracture. I have to put my fears aside and although noone can do that, at least I have you here that have had similar experiences and can relate to me. My thanks to you all.
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Hi Elle1991 and Loubedoo-- i too have CC on my right side so it is reassuring in a way to expect more pain if you have had CC post explant --just under 2 weeks to go for me! xx---
I am sooo envious what you have posted Loubedoo about the BIG SOFT HUGS!!!! cant wait to get these hard balls out x
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Haha it won't be long until you can hug too!! :)) Good luck with your op! Sending you positive thoughts and an advance on happy healing xxx

Okay so here it goes LOL!! still some caving in on...

Okay so here it goes LOL!! still some caving in on my nipple area,but from what im told it will work itself out.Not so much tightening on the cc breast as there was.Im trusting my wonderful Doc :) I cant start massaging until i hit 3 weeks. which im still to sore to massage anyways LOL!! Im soo very happy when i put on a bathing suit top or even a tight shirt!! I went from hiding my breast to very confident :) SOOO VERY HAPPY with the size :)

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Oh fingers crossed. Has your friend seen similar symptoms in other patients if she's a nurse to surgeon? X
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yes she said the same thing, that it will work itself out,but that i may need a revision around my areola cause it had healed wrong due to the pulling in. and im okay with that as ling as he can fix it and make it look good :)
Hi Elle

Just had a look at your latest pics, you look fabulous. I wouldn't say your nipple had caved in, it looks more like puckering (like its cold!). It may look different again once the tape is off and/or once everyhing has knitted together properly. You look great though missus. Chin up. Hugs x
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I think its looking better but it could just be me...

I think its looking better but it could just be me with wishful thinking 20 days post op LOL!! What do you ladies think :) Cant wait to wear a regular Bra but everything hurts right now except the smash me down sports bra LOL!!! :) but i dont mind at all :)

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Tell her to bring her Wellies, it's chucking it down here just now. Can you imagine how outrageous a get together with everyone would be! We would only recognise the boobs! Ha ha ha!
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hahahahahaha that is soooooo true!!!! LOL!!!!! we would all be flashing each other to see who was who LOL!!!! :P
Brilliant!!!!! Literally LOLLING!!! Can you imagine it??? We should do it :D

Having a GOOD day :) I'm seeing my right breast...

Having a GOOD day :) I'm seeing my right breast get better. Hopeful it will just keep on trucking in the right direction and I won't need any kind of revision :) today is the Best day it's ever looked. The pulling up seems to be dropping so fingers crossed that the sunk in look goes away :) question for you ladies, how are you massaging and does it hurt? I have to push flat on my breast hard and massage around. It HURTS LOL!! But I do it. Does the massaging hurt anyone else?

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hi Elle , i had mine out on 8-15th , i was told to massage just to lightly rub the area where you have that sooting pain or sore in circler motion lightly ... you looked great :)
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Thank You :) Im massaging and the puckering seems to be getting better :) just hope it gets a lot better LOL!! I saw your pics and you look FANTASTIC!!! :D
Hi Elle it is a real journey for you-- i have not been on this site for a few days as sooo busy with work, working 6 days a week, op Tuesday. I haven´t told my work colleagues.--not sure when i will confess to them or if ever do! Anyway i am sure it will all come good for you--it is us girlies being so impatient and wondering what the final look will be-- as you say you can see a difference again so fingers crossed no revision. I am confused about the massage bit? when did your PS say to start massage? I am a fine one to talk as i haven't even had it done yet!! Mind you in my dreams it is all done and dusted and i have a FAB pair of breasts!!! OH well we can all dream I suppose--at least it wasn´t a nighmare! xx have a good day
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Okay everyone im going to update my pics so i can...

okay everyone im going to update my pics so i can share a bit of what im going through.Im really embarrassed and am struggling to show my hubby BUT it seems to be getting better :) so im hopeful :) but i am still very GLAD im implant free and have ABSOLUTELY no regrets. i LOVE my little boobies in a bathing suit top LOL!! :)

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FYI, my PS doesn't want any use of creams for at least a yr post-op as she says that they reduce the body's natural inflammatory reaction, which is needed for the healing of scars. She says that the best thing is a continual taping until the scars become skin toned and that this taping flattens out the scars the best.
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Thank You! I'm going to pic up more tape today =)
im trying to find more steri strips LOL! youd think any drug store would carry them BUT "NOT" LOL!! went to 4 different drug stores and finally found some Nexcare ones but they dont stick UGH! LOL!! so im going to have to order some online :) But im going to kepp taping :) plus it covers the ugly part that im embarrassed about :)

Well it's day 30 for me and even with the...

Well it's day 30 for me and even with the complications I'm having i am still so happy :) I finally decided to go to a bra shop ( not VS) either. The lady was Lovely :) and I happy to say I'm an A !! :) AND IM EXSTATIC ABOUT IT LOL!!! She had me trying on push up bras when I finally decided I just wanted a plain cotton bra with no padding and no push up LOL!!! And I LOVE it!!!! I know walk around with my shoulders back and much better posture!! My boot camp trainer even said I look more athletic build now!!! YEA!!!!! I know I have a bit of a road ahead of me and I'll have my good days & bad but right now I'm walking tall with my shoulders back and more confidence in myself than ive had in a LONG LONG time :)

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oh elle thank you so much, i am just curled up in bed now wanting the world to go away. l want to be strong but l am really cruming, i am in shock today. l really should post my pictures but i look so disfigured. l look forward to your message x x x x
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hi elle,i read your posts again. you really are an inspiration and have lifted my spirits. l am day ten post up, my breasts are simular to yours...actually yours are much better then mine! both my nipples have caved in just like yours...my ps said to start massagong around the scar now but i think its to early? my breasts are awful... i cant bare to look at them, o have taken some pics but i honestly dont know if i have the courage to post them. l am having a huge wobble today. any advice about what to wear or how to stop this caved in look. your pictures give me hope as l can see great improvement on them. my breasts are much smaller and seem to spread down to my sides so not much breast tissue at the front. despite this i have no regrets about explant but i will say l do loathe my breasts at the moment, there is no way l want my husband to see me.Even the nurse was shocked when she took the compression bandage down! my husband says he loves me and is not worried about how i look. at the moment l feel so disfigured,again i dont want to scare people. lt is early days, i must try to stay positive but today is a really bad day for me. HELP! x x
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Reed I'm going to send you a personal email :) im on my i phone so when i get to my computer ill send you a message. I completely, totally & full heartedly understand what your going through :) keep your spirits up & TRUST ME I know it's hard :) I have Good & Bad days., but they seem to becoming more good and less bad :)

Well still having issues. They have softened quit...

Well still having issues. They have softened quit a bit but still a lot of puckering. I believe i see a revision in my future. 6 months needs to come fast LOL!! My spirits are up though :) im still soooo very happy i explanted and am loving my small boobies. I am getting more comfortable every day with them even with the complication i am having. All my bras i buy have no padding and no push up cause i LOVE how they look being small in clothes LOL!! I feel more feminine :)

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Hey Elle

How are you getting on? X
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hi elle your pics are great! it gives me hope. Today i too feel more confident. i found a couple of nice bras size a that fitted me quite well. x x x you do have a lovely size x x
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Oh yea!!!!!! I'm glad your spirits are up :) I went through quit a few ups and downs. But deff. Having more ups now :)

Hi Ladies :) well I'm 43 days out and just...

Hi Ladies :) well I'm 43 days out and just discovered one of my dissolvable stitches sticking out of my skin. Has anyone else experienced this?? I actually thought they had dissolved by now.

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hi elle sorry to hear you have a stitch left. i had mine removed on thurs and i was half hoping the nipples would PING back to normal! in my dreams eh! hope your have a lovely time with you hubby and a belated happy anniversary to you x x x
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Thanks guys :) as soon as I get back from vaca I'm going to call my doc :) it's not irritating my skin yet but it does seem to be creating a little hole that can't heal :/
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Hi Elle

I had a similar problem years ago with another scar after an RTA. I saw one of the practice nurses who did the necessary and snipped it for me. Unless you can do it yourself I would defo go and see your doc, surgeon or nurse. Let me know how you get on. X
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Well its been almost 2 months. there looking a bit...

well its been almost 2 months. there looking a bit better but i still have the puckering. still feeling pain and soreness but its tolerable. Im still soooo VERY happy that i removed. I love the size and the softness. Now if i could just get rid of the puckering LOL!! but i dont dwell on it anymore. My left areola looks a bit different, thats the one i had lifted a bit to make the nipples symmetrical, but im sure in time it will look more normal. My scars have been working themselves out A LOT! so i am very glad about that :) all in all im doing well and am super happy to be implant free :)

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Hey elle, My healing has been going very well. I feel excellent and my breathing is normal! I can't help but feel angry at my doctor for choosing such a large implant for a tiny girl like me. The more and more I ask people what size they had, even bigger girls than me had smaller implants. I did not know better and totally trusted his judgement that he would make me a B cup. In turn I end up being a D cup, unable to breathe and feeling horrible. So I was thinking today about writting a letter to my surgeon. Just expressing what I feel in hopes that if he gets another patient as small as me, he's cautious about the size. He doesn't think my breathing was related to the implants, but it obviously was since I've had no problems since they were removed. What do you gals think? Should I write him a letter?
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is this the same doc that did you explant? I would deff right a letter but if this is your Doc that did your Ex-plant i would wait a bit just to make sure your all okay and everything has healed and you dont have to re visit him again :) I dont understand why these docs put in such big implants. I wanted small on my last implant surgery and i was the same size as before. they looked better then the first set but they were still big and heavy.
How upseting! Ican't help but wonder how this all would have turned if he had tried smaller implants. I will never know...and I've lost my money and scarred my life forever.

Hi Ladies :) Well im just over 8 weeks. I took...

Hi Ladies :) Well im just over 8 weeks. I took this pic this morning and i really think its looking better :) So Reed69 WE have HOPE my friend :) Im doing a lot of massaging with a massage pillow. Which i think has been a HUGE help. I didn't feel i was massaging hard enough and i had read about a gal using a massage pillow. Well it seems to be working!!!! YEA!!!!!!!! So fingers crossed, its only been 2 months so who knows i may not need a revision :D Wouldn't that be FANTASTIC!!

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Congratulations Elle.. "You've come a long way baby"! Way to go!! Get on with your FABULOUS life & continue to be such a great, loving support to all these brave & wonderful women! You're a GEM!! ( should've posted THIS on YOUR page! Sorry)
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Thank you soo much :) What an amazing person you are to have gone thru so much and you have such a wonderful spirit :) and if anyone's come a loooong way id have to say its you Girlie :D
Hi Elle, How are you doing? x
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Well its been awhile since i've updated :) i have...

Well its been awhile since i've updated :) i have had a few minor good changes in the past few weeks :) which makes me very happy :) I may not be perfect but who is. Right? LOL!!! I updated today because there was just 1 thing i really wanted to share because it just made me sooo happy, and no else would understand except all you wonderful Ladies. I had a family function this past weekend and for the First time i could actually hug everyone ( i know it sounds silly lol ) but A REAL BIG hug LOL!! Not the lean in kind where i was always worried my Breasts were going to get in the way and i would be embarrassed LOL!!! I've always LOVED to hug but really withdrew from it all these years because of the insecurities of my Big Hard Breasts. I think i hugged everyone twice LOL!! they probably thought i was crazy, (not knowing i had, had my implants removed) LOL!! But it felt sooo Good to wrap my arms around them and just hug and not let go :) all the while i was thinking " I missed this soooo very much" So i want to thank all you wonderful ladies.If it wouldn't had been for YOU and and this GREAT site. I may have been going thru another CC with smaller implants. NOT that theres anything wrong with implants, they just weren't for me :)
So GREAT BIG SOFT HUGS to all of you!! :)

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Hi Sweetheart :) How are things with you now? Any change? Thinking of you my love xxx
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Doing good :) I've had a little change :) but I think there pretty much going to stay where there at now :) havnt had time to really think about them much, almost my whole house was flooded. So that's kept me pretty busy lol :) I still love the size! I love putting on shirts and being able to not worry about wearing a tight sports bra to smash my jugs down LOL!! I've been doing boot everyday but have taken a few day break cause of the house and dealing with everything :/ LOL!! But ill be back at it tomorrow or Monday YEA!! :) you are looking FAB my friend!! :)
Elle,I want you to know EVERYTIME I read one of YOUR posts,I just want to reach out & give you a GREAT BIG hug!! Your support,love & honest concern for ALL of us is palpable! How very hard it is for ALL of us,to give women some hope when having such a difficult journey per & post explant. ALL we can do,is tell OUR experience,strength & hope..in hopes that it might help someone else. YOU,Darling ELLE,are a sublime example of that.
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Just a quick update :) sorry i've been gone...

Just a quick update :) sorry i've been gone everyone i haven't had access to a computer where i could update with pics. We had severe water damage to our house and am now living in a Hotel until it all gets rebuilt. All is Good though :) I have very little change but am very pleased so far :) I know there not perfect but im really comfortable in tops now YEA!!! I see my Doc on Dec 6 to discuss about making them a bit perkyier LOL around the nipples :) Im posting a pic i took today.I probably wont be back for a bit but will read your posts. I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving! Great BIG SOFT HUGS to ALL of you!! :D

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Hi Elle! How are you and how is your house? I hope you're well and sorted out now. Any news on your revision? Are you still planning one? xxx
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Hey missus. Sorry I've not been in touch for a while. Hope all is well and that you had a good Christmas. Wishing you love and best wishes for 2013. X
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Just saw this :) all is good :) yea!! My breasts are looking very good!! I still plan on a small revision but nothing major. Sorry I've been gone, I'm still in a hotel while my house is being repaired. Hoping to be home by the middle of February. How are things with you :)

Well it's been 6 months and I'm still super happy...

Well it's been 6 months and I'm still super happy :) Best decision I could of ever made :) even with all the complications I wouldn't change my decision for anything :) I've missed talking to a lot of the girls on here so much. My life has been crazy busy but dont think I've forgotten you all :) I'm always checking in on people's updates when I get a minute or two :) this is one of the best web sites. And for any of you girls out there thinking of doing this, just listen to all these wonderful ladies on here :) there the Best support team ever :)

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I just came across your story, Elle, and loved seeing progress as your breasts healed. You look lovely and it obvious that you're so much happier!
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Thanks for keeping up with picture updates-you really look trim and sexy!
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Your boobs look completely normal now...amazing...you must be so pleased. How did you combat the nipple retraction in the end..im having some pulling in...not nipple but underside of boob.cx
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Its been a while since ive updated. i have still...

Its been a while since ive updated. i have still been checking up on all of wonderful ladies :)
Probably not much change from my last updated pic. But im Still doing great!! Im sooo Very Happy with my decision :) I have soo much more confidence now than I've had in years :) still can't wait for my 1 year mark to do a little revision :)

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Hello Beautiful!! Happy Anniversary! I've been thinking about you - what a journey we've been on! Hope you're ok. Have things worked their way out themselves or are you still thinking of having a little revision? Lots of love to you :) xxx
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this is sooo funny :D cause i thought of you today to and jumped on here.I havnt been on in awhile :) im doing really god but yes still want the minor revision. They look great when i stand natural but if i flex at all it pulls them in,kind of a weird feeling :) Hard to believe its been a year!!! How are you doing?? you look amazing!!!
Hey! Gald you're doing ok! I have a similar thing where standing with arms down is fine but they pull a bit along the scsrs when I raise my arms etc.. On the whole though it's a major improvement being just me again. Sooo good to hear from you!! x

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!

Ya!!!!!! Hi all my friends!!!! I figured I better do a 1 year update with everything and all the complications i went through. I want to give anyone who is having problems hope :D it's been quite a journey for me but the out come has been AMAZING!! I love, love,love , did I mention LOVE my breasts now!! I'm sooooo much more confident and love wearing clothes that are fitted. For me it was the BEST thing I could of ever done, even with all the complications :D I feel like a person that has just released a lot of baggage off my shoulders! So here are my pics!!! I know I definitely don't have a body of a Greek Godess LOL!! But it sure does feel great to be confident in myself again :) Great big Soft Hugs to all you wonderful ladies! :D

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Hi, I am having my breast removal op in October with an uplift. What size was your natural breasts before implants and have you found them to be smaller after having them removed from the size they were originally. Your pictures look great. Yes it is scary knowing if you are doing the right thing, but I just keep telling myself it is. I have being having some health issues not sure if it could be down to these. Glad your happy and have no regrets
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Hi little Mynx :) I was about an A before implants.My first pic is my before implants. Im a B now.I didn't have any lifts.My doc believed i had enough breast tissue that i didn't need it and he was right :) It was very scary for me, i drove everyone crazy asking what i should do lol but now im glad i did it.I love not having any implants and being free again.I love this site and was sooooo glad when i found it.I did go through complications so there are definitely some risks that could happen. I have absolutely nooo regrets :D the women on here are amazing in fact i made a great friend that im still friends with today :) Great Big Hugs to you and cant wait to hear how your doing when you've crossed over :D
Hi Elle, I think I was prob an A before my implants. Don't think I will have a lot of tissue once removed and was recommended an uplift to tighten my skin. I look back now and ask myself why I even put myself and health through this but I suppose I was young and not a ware of the side effects. I am looking forward to having them removed but not to having the operation. I have decided just to get some breast prosthesis as only my husband knows about my implants and people will notice. I will just be glad of not having to worry about them anymore. I am new to this site and wondered how I can view your before and after photo's you mentioned. I must take some photo's before removal to keep people posted. This is such a great site and am glad I came across it. Thanks for your comments
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