Getting Explanted Next Friday - Houston, TX

I have had saline implants for six years and maybe...

I have had saline implants for six years and maybe liked them for one. I kept telling myself I would like them more if I lost weight, but I just realized I don't like them at all. So ironic since all my life I wanted big boobs. I miss running without two bra's. I hate exercising because I feel men are just watching my breasts. I don't wear revealing clothes because I'm a modest person. My sister and mother tease me because I have these huge breasts that I paid money for, and I don't "show them off" I didn't want them this big, but after two kids, and weight fluctuations they are. I had my consult last week and will be getting them out next friday, I'm not sure I'm done with having children so I'm holding off on a lift. I have a feeling they may point south but I really don't care at this point, I will wear pushup bras! I cannot wait, and I think I'm more excited having them out than keeping them in!

Well I go into surgery in the morning and I am...

Well I go into surgery in the morning and I am still really positive about it. I have to say I am surprised how my family and friends have reacted. I think they all are just afraid of the word "surgery" and think I should just leave things alone. However implants do not last forever and unless you have them you know the maintenance required. I know I'm going to feel so much better, but I have to admit I am nervous on how they will end up looking. Whatever happens I know I'm making the right choice for me.

Well I'm in bed at home proped up and I feel sore...

Well I'm in bed at home proped up and I feel sore but good! I think all the hospital staff are wanting to get the day over because everyone was very efficent! I can tell that my implants are gone because I don't feel that heavyness and I love it! The drains are a drag but hopefully I will only have a few days with them. More later!
Leann

Hey ya! Well I stopped taking my pain meds...

Hey ya! Well I stopped taking my pain meds yesterday and just want these drains out. My breasts look a little droopy and my husband asked would they tighten up, I said I hope so! However I would do it again because I don't feel my implant and I always felt my implants, they were heavy to me. Once I get my drains out I will post a picture.

Hello and good morning! I just had my drains out...

Hello and good morning! I just had my drains out and talk about annoying. I think the drains were the worst part of the whole explant surgery for me. As for the girls they are really deflated but honestly I'm so happy that it really does not bother me (yet). I am posting a few pictures and keep in mind that I just had the surgery last Friday. For anyone that is on the fence about explanting without replacement: You feel so much lighter. I feel free from having that foreign feeling, like everything that is supposed to be a part of me is and the implants just didn't fit into my lifestyle. I may do a lift in the future but I know I will not replace my implants ever! Have a great week ladies!

So after about a week I'm seeing improvements. My...

So after about a week I'm seeing improvements. My muscles are sore, but not bad. I stopped all pain meds a few days ago and I wear normal bras. I am a "D" cup now, but I am happy I can shop at a normal bra store and hope as I lose my post baby weight (I had a son six months ago) that I will continue to lose a little more breast tissue. I would be happy with a "B" or "C" cup. Anyway I'm posting a photo to show you what a week later looks like, and I deleted my upside down photos!

Sitting in class today it hit me: That feeling of...

Sitting in class today it hit me: That feeling of carrying something was gone, and I started to smile, and I was just happy. I really wanted to share this feeling because for the women out there who are scared to explant, I can tell you for me, it was 100% the right thing to do. I feel a little muscle soreness still but I am telling you ladies, I just feel so free. It is like I carried this weight physically and emotionally and now I'm done with implants, and hating my body.

Well it is 5Jul12 and I'm healing pretty good. I...

Well it is 5Jul12 and I'm healing pretty good. I must say the new boobs (boobs without implants that is) are something to get used to! I feel lighter and free of that artificial feeling but the after is a little saggy and just different. I am in a "C" cup and can tell that a "B" cup is in the near future as I lose weight. I will post new pictures in a month or so. Anyway just keeping my journey real and updated for you all!
Houston Plastic Surgeon

So far my Doctor is great but the actual surgery hasn't happened so I will adjust the rating if I need to.

4 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 Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 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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