50 Year Old with 13 Year Old Implants. Explant and Breast Lift - Gold Coast, AU

Had silicone gel implants put in 13 years ago and...

Had silicone gel implants put in 13 years ago and they slowly got bigger and bigger. I was up to an EE bra and they were so heavy that my posture was getting quite bad. Decided it was time for them to go. It's only been a week but I'm so happy with the difference in size, not having a foreign body in me anymore and feeling so much lighter. Will take another couple of weeks off work to recover but can hardly wait to buy a nice average size bra.

Plaster allergy

I had a really bad allergic reaction to the tape so my doctor has now taken it off.

2 week progress

Had a bad reaction to the tape so the surgeon has now removed it. Still not back at work as I do a lot of heavy lifting so still just taking it easy.
Gold Coast Plastic Surgeon

Dr. scamp is a fantastic surgeon. I had no other surgeon in mind to do this procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I'm having the same procedure in 2 weeks! I'm sorry about your allergic reaction, but you look wonderful! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!
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I'm allergic to latex and most adhesives so my ps didn't tape me at all. Hope you are feeling better soon. I ended up being allergic to the pain meds so I know how overwhelming it can all be right now. It's very much so worth it. Just hang in there!
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You are looking great Jules! I'm having the same procedure in 6 weeks and it's all I can think about! So excited to be free. I look forward to following your progress as you heal! Best wishes!
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Good luck jasjet. Seriously you won't know yourself! The difference I felt was immediate. My breasts were out under my arms and so heavy and uncomfortable and as soon as I came out of the surgery I looked like I'd lost a heap of weight. I'm very happy. Good luck to you. Oh and a tip for you, buy one of those boomerang pillows that wrap around you for bed because you'll need to be supported and elevated.x
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You are light and free now! Hooray! Thank you for sharing on RealSelf. Please keep us posted as you continue to heal.
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Congratulations Jules! I too feel my implants getting heavier and heavier as time goes by, I've been looking into explantation with a lift, you look fantastic! Is the scarring a "lollipop"and then another cut under the breast? Did you have to wear drains? You had plenty of tissue left, I'm afraid when I get mine out everything will be gone but when I have enough money I'm headed to a ps. Thanks for posting keep us updated, I will do same as soon as I get consult
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I also notice my posture getting worse and worse from this unnecessary weight!
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Hey island girl, yes I had the cut underneath to remove the implant and then up the breast and around the nipple. I have however had a bad reaction to the sticking plaster and have had to have it taken off so I'm not looking so fantastic right now! No I didn't have any drains thank heavens!!:))
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