Finally Have a Date! Removing implants with a lift!

Hi Ladies!!! Where do I start? I've read so many...

Hi Ladies!!! Where do I start? I've read so many of your reviews. I can't even begin to explain how much you all have helped me.
When I was a young 22, I decided that I needed implants to make my body more proportioned. I felt a bit insecure and thought implants were the fix. From about the month after my BA, I felt my breast were too large. I wanted to be a C cup but ended up a giant D. To start with a 34A and end up at a large D was pure shock. I cried and felt hopeless. I eventually adjusted and stopped thinking about it. I dressed to hide the giants instead of show them off. It has always been clear to my friends and family that I'm unhappy with the attention I get. So, now at almost 31 and a married/ mother of two, I've finally it's time to bid these fake and toxic bags good bye. I'm ready for natural me. I want to be able to run and play with my kids and not be in pain.
So, I've done months of research and I've decided on a doctor and a date! I couldn't be any more excited.
*Pre BA I was a 34A and now I'm a 34 full D. My implants are submuscular, Mentor high profile, 500cc's. For my 5'6 frame,122lbs, they're too big!


I just had mine out 9 days ago after only having them 17 weeks. My dr. gave me an internal lift with the explant (because he wanted to make sure the lift he gave me with the implants held up) and honestly I look like I have teen breasts! SO excited! They look completely different and so much better than before implants!! BUT they are smaller than they were before, because with my implants, I also had a reduction on one side (because my left was always 1cup size bigger than my right). My dr. did tell me before hand that I would be pretty sore after the explant because of getting the internal lift, and I was. But now at day 9, I'm feeling great! Good luck!!!!
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Thanks so much for the feed back. I'm definitely getting a lift. I'm feeling very confident with my decision. I'm nervous over the pain but it will be worth it! Congrats on your amazing outcome! I'm thrilled for you.
I've seen great results without lifts, your breast will contract back and a lift may cause more problems I would see how they healed first.
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October can't get here soon enough!

The days can't go by fast enough! I'm so anxious to be implant free. I feel like a stalker on this site but reading all of these stories keeps me excited and optimistic.

My PS office mailed me the paperwork for my labs so that finally made this feel real and like the ball is rolling! I'm going to try and post pics in the next day or two.

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New date possibly- ready to pay!

Hi Ladies! All right, well, I now have the funding in line and it appears I may be able to get the procedure done sooner than my Oct 27th date. I'm thinking about Oct 6th. All of the sudden, I am nervous! I was cool, calm and collected up until the idea of a sooner date and now funding is ready. I'm very excited but boy, these nerves!!! Also, how am I to tell my boss about needing the time off? My boss is a male and I'm not wanting to give too many details... How much notice should I give?


You are going to look amazing! Your figure is already great and soft, natural breasts will just complete your look. Congrats to you and keep us posted as you go!
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Hi there, I'm happy that you have found the site too!! I also felt like a stalker!! When I requested time off for work I just said that it was necessary "female" surgery. Most men don't like to talk about that so hopefully it would end the discussion of why. I don't believe it's any of their business why your requesting time though.
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Hi - all the best - I'm explanting 17 th sept 2014 & I can not wait to be a natural girl again - wishing you Lots of success xxxxxx
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Nerves setting in already!!!

Happy Tuesday! Ok, well over the holiday weekend my nerves set in. The anesthesia is what is scaring me. I was told my procedure would be done under twilight sedation. I don't want any complications. Has anyone had their procedure done under twilight? Someone pllllease help me in calming my fears...


You're going to do fine. I am having the same problems with nerves (as you know). You are going to be SO HAPPY when it's done!
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You soo lucky to only have to go under twilight! That's a super light form of anesthesia. Should be very easy :) Also I'd just tell your boss your having some dental work? Or maybe that a certain close family member is going in for surgery that day, and you have agreed to be their care giver?
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Aww thanks so much! I guess now that I have kids, surgery is a bit more scary. I'm praying for an easy surgery. I think I will just tell him that I'm having an out patient procedure and will need the week off. I'm hoping he doesn't ask too many details.

Pre-op reminder call

3 weeks to go and I'm very excited. I received my reminder call today that my pre- op is next week. That call made it just that much more real for me. I'm incredibly excited but anxious as well. The twilight sedation is worrying me. After hearing about Joan Rivers, my nerves got all shaken up. I just want to wake up and have NO issues with the twilight.

OH YEAH... I need good recommendations for zip up sports bras. PS said I will need to be in it for almost a month. How do I know what size? Once these implants are removed... I don't know what size I'll need to accommodate ?

I posted more pictures of my giant implants... I'm so over them and ready to get rid of them. What was I thinking?!?!?


Aww thank you!!! It means a lot to me. We will keep each other sane! LoL

Pre-op appointment today!

Today is my pre-op appointment. I'm very excited and feel like today's appointment will reassure me and calm my anxiety. I've printed pictures of what I consider my "preferred size". I'm having a lift so that's why I feel my pictures will help my doctor. I will write more after my appointment. I hope it goes well!


I was super nervous about anesthesia too. It was what kept me from getting them removed much sooner! I was excited to find out that I could have local with sedation which I found out from my surgeon is twilight. So should be easy!! I am with you. Can't wait to get these out!!
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Had my pre-op

Well, next up is surgery! Pre-op went great this morning. Dr. Brueck couldn't be any nicer. He was very kind, straight forward and reassured me. I have all of my prescriptions to fill. I felt all of my anxiety fade away while I was there but as soon as I left, I was instantly paranoid of the twilight sedation. I wish like anything I would stop worrying.


Congratulations on being so brave, you have a great figure and you will look amazing natural! All the best with your explant. I'm very keen to see your results as we are very similar in body shape and size:) Please keep us posted. Look after yourself:)
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I was nervous too even though I waited to have it done like a child waiting for Christmas Day! I had mine done under local, no sedation and it was about 40 minutes total. It was truly one of the easiest things I've ever done. I know everyone's experiences are different but I'm sure yours will go well too. Congrats on your decision to explant. You'll be thrilled when your done, and suprised at how good you look. Keep us posted! Very excited for you!
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*you're no your and surprised not suprised.

ANXIETY!!!! 1 week to go

Boy, today of all days, I need this support group. I woke up in sheer panic about this surgery. As a mother, it's scary thought. I'm starting to doubt my decision. I'm so scared at the moment, my hands are shaking. I just literally got the call reminding me of my appointment. Oh my gosh... I've got to calm down. I'm doing the surgery under twilight sedation. Someone please help talk me back to my senses!!!


Best of luck today, i hope it all goes well and you have a speedy and healthy recovery!
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You are so sweet! Thank you! I'm at the surgery center waiting. I'm scared as all get out. I'm praying this is easy and I can recover quickly!
You're going to do great! I was a nervous wreck in the days leading up to my explant. I knew I wanted those disgusting plastic bags out of my body but I was so incredibly scared of how I'd look afterward. My frame is tiny like yours and I got a large implant as well. I'm almost three months post op and my breasts look exactly like they did before....maybe a little better, but I attribute that to gaining weight! I do have some issues with my right boob that I could love without, but my left is least to me :) the best part of the explant is being able to cuddle with my kids without having to adjust my boobs or push my kids off them. I hated that. I can also sleep on my stomach and I hardly think about my chest anymore. As moms, we have enough to worry about, complications with our breasts because of toxic devices should not be one of our worries! Good luck, you're going to do great!
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I made it to the implant free side!

I'm thrilled to report that I'm implant free! The surgery was about 3 hours. The doctor said he was very happy with the outcome. He said the challenging part was the fact that my tissue/skin was so thin so he had robe very cautious of blood supply. I can already tell I'm pretty flat but at least I healthy and natural. Oddly enough, I'm paranoid of my nipples being sunken in. I know I need to relax but the reveal is in two days. I pray my nipples aren't sunken in and it looks good.

Off to sleep again, thank you all for such great support. I'll post pictures on Wednesday.


I would love and update to see how you're doing.
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Hey! I'm doing much better. Ventured out to the mall today and felt a bit overwhelmed. I love my natural breast but they are very small and now I need all new bras and tops. I felt like big boobs had been my identity for so long that now I am almost a little shocked with such tiny breast. I'm getting anxiety about going back to work as my boss is male and only 29. I know I did the right thing, it's just a new me that I need to get familiar with again.
Good for you! I have my explant in a few weeks and I'm nervous about loose kin! I have natural bitty a cups! I'm a fully c now and cannot wait to be natural but scared to see!!! How are they healing?

Went to the mall

So... I Ventured out to the mall today and felt a bit overwhelmed. I love my natural breast but they are very small and now I need all new bras and tops. I felt like big boobs had been my identity for so long that now I am almost a little shocked with such tiny breast. I'm also getting anxiety about going back to work as my boss is male and only 29. I know he won't say anything to my face but I'm sure he will have plenty to say behind my back. I know I did the right thing, it's just a new me that I need to get familiar with again. (Sigh)

My husband loves my new girls or so he says. I have no idea why I doubt his compliments. I guess bc he raved so much over huge boobs that now I question how he is so happy with my small ones. I know, I need to be glad he's so loving and supportive. I guess I'm just a little down.


Hi what you are feeling is natural and I have felt similar ESP going to work in an all male environment. I wore scarfs the first few days just to Mage me feel less self Conscious but now I don't care do much as it's my body and whatever someone says or thinks it's not really any concern of theirs !!! So long as I do my work and I'm a good person xxx my hubby said he liked my old boobs but finds the new ones sexier because they are soft &warm and he is happy because I have no longer got toxic bags making me Ill - it's a life change for us and takes time to embrace the new us / I'm far more happier and clothes feel better and I find that I now forget I have boobs !!!! They don't get in the way or pop open buttons or get spoken to !!!! People see me!!! Clothes fit well and I feel wonderful ;) xxxxx I hope you feel good as you look lovely - you have awesome figure xxxx
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Well said!!!!! You go girl. I hope to feel as strong as you Nov 18 on explant day;)
Well said!!!!! I hope to feel as strong as you Nov 18 on explant day;)

Sweet, Sweet husband...

I'll make this quick but I had to share as my funny and loving husband just did the sweetest thing...

So, I take some seriously long showers since surgery due to me being overly cautious with my stitches. As I open the shower curtain to get out, there was a card waiting for me... The fact that he knew how much I was struggling yesterday and went out of his way to do the "little things" only reassures me that not only I am loved for me but that he's also just much happier to have "natural"!


So happy for you, LindseyE03. Thank you for your honesty. I, too, wondered how I will feel when I am implant free and have to get used to new body. But, I think having the worry of implants and health concerns gone far out weighs that concern. Your husband is an angel. GRAM1
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Oh my gosh, your husband is soooo sweet!!!!! I love that. You look great and its awesome that you have such great support. Happy healing :)).
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I am so in love with your husband!!!! :-) My husband is very supportive as well. We are very fortunate, because I've read several posts where the husband has not been happy at all and didn't want to be deprived of his big boobie toys. :-/
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Thank You

I want to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words and such amazing encouragement. There are no words to express how much each comment from you has meant.
I'd be lying if I said this process was easy emotionally, physically and financially. In every way, I have had doubts and fears. What I do know and would tell anyone of you that is considering this is to follow your heart. Have patience (still a tough one for me) with your recovery and self esteem. You will have to relearn the healthy you all over again. I can assure you that once the implants are out... You will get a sense of huge relief.
To all of you beautiful ladies that have already been through the whole ordeal, thank you for always reinforcing what I have always felt and known, I'm perfectly fine and beautiful without those huge implants.

I adore all of you, I feel like you are all my best friends. If I can ever be that shoulder for you or the listening ear... Please let me know!

I'll post new pics tomorrow :)


Keep us posted! I hope you are feeling well and enjoying your new/old boobs!
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Haven't heard from you in a few days, just wanted to check up and see how your recovery is going? Hope your doing well and getting lots of r&r. Xx
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Love the note & flowers your husband gave u. He's a keeper for sure.
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Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon

I quite honestly met with doctor Brueck first. He and all of his staff were just amazing. I told him that I was tired of the back aches and had become rather self conscience of my implants. Dr. Brueck offered to down size my implants but I told him that after becoming a mother and meeting my husband, I'm comfortable with the natural me. I've grown up and I feel my health and setting a good example for my daughter is top priority. He was very supportive and said it would still look great without implants. Due to how large my implants are (500cc's), he said I may or may not need a lift. I'm thinking to be safe I should have a lift... ( have you guys had one with your explant?)

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