Explantation of 450 Cc Saline Under the Muscle. 6 Years Post Op - Irvine, CA

I'm motivated to remove my implants because the...

I'm motivated to remove my implants because the right one has become hard and also I feel as though having large boobs isn't that much important to me any more. I do crossfit and they get in the way when doing some lifts and running is more difficult with them. no more foreign bodies in mine! The implants were fun in my mid to late 20's now I've just grown tired of them and they inhibit me in many ways. My right breast has become very hard and is round like a ball, while the left is still somewhat soft and becoming a little saggy. I can't wait to have these things removed from my body and hope to God I can make it through the first few months of unsatisfactory aesthetic results. I'm hoping they bounce back and if they don't I may have to go under the knife again and get smaller ones put in. I really don't want that though! Wish me luck, surgery tomorrow at 8:30am

Okay, so the surgery went great. No problems and...

Okay, so the surgery went great. No problems and I felt zero pain from the moment I woke from anesthesia. The pro's to this procedure is I feel super light now and it feels great to just be me again. My goal in doing this was to look more natural and feel that way also. I've accomplished that. I knew, through looking at all the stories here on Realself.com, that my result today would not be perfect or even close to normal looking. I'm a very thin woman due to my intense workouts and have a thin frame and thin skin! I'm going from a 450 filled to 500 to nothing. It's not pretty. I'm going to be patient and take the advice of all the ladies on this site and just wait a full month before I do any judging. If I totally hate the final outcome, I can always go back and get smaller ones put in, despite my desire to be "implant/foreign body" free.
I feel like this site informed me very well of what to expect and I'm so glad I found it! Will post pix when my little one goes to sleep.

Ok, can't believe I'm posting these but it's all...

ok, can't believe I'm posting these but it's all for posterity's sake I guess. If they don't improve after about 6 month's I'll definitely be getting them fixed.
forgot to mention, I'm not even 1 week out and they are already looking dramatically better than the day of surgery photos. will post on Thursday
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I am LOVING being implant free. Can't even begin to tell you how great it feels to do double unders at Crossfit without those huge boobs bouncing all over the place. It also feels great to hold my son and not have the implants between us. I slept on my stomach for the first time a couple nights ago and it felt awesome to not feel like I was laying on top of 2 balls in my chest. If anyone out there is even remotely hesitant about getting removal and on the fence about it I can honestly say GO for it!
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Wow girl! Doing double unders already after surgery? You are hardcore, and definitely an inspiration for me. I've been scared I'll be out for months and months - you're the first crossfit explanter I've seen here :D It must feel great to not be weighed down anymore - how cool! I'm so excited for your updates, and interested to find out how long your full recovery takes (back to push ups, kipping etc). Missing crossfit has been my biggest dread in explanting - even bigger than the surgery itself! Congrats again, I'm so happy for you and even more motivated to go for it myself. Xoxo
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At this point I can now check the "was it worth...

at this point I can now check the "was it worth it" box as a yes.
I did my crossfit workout today which consisted of a butt-load of running. Let me just say that I felt like I was weightless compared to running previously with 36D implants in. I ran one of my miles in 6:13. Anyone on the fence, please just go and get it done. I want to remind everyone reading this that I had 6 consults with 6 different plastic surgeons (including the one who took my implants ) and ALL said I would need a lift and replacement implant otherwise I would be very unhappy and look really bad. DON'T listen. Make the decision to do those things at least 6 months after you have them removed. My right breast had CC but he didn't remove the capsules during explantation in the event I may want a replacement in the future. He said that leaving them intact would make it easier to put new implants in down the road if that's what I wanted. No Thanks!

Will post my 1 week post op photos tmw
Because of your courage in sharing your story and photos, as well as others on realself, I have two consultations scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving. I WILL have my implants removed, the only question is the doctor to do it. Thank you so much for sharing!
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I was back at crossfit 1 day later. just have them modify the workout so you do lower body.
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So the girls are starting their slow ascent back...

so the girls are starting their slow ascent back upwards. I noticed, though, that the left areola at about the 5 oclock position has a little raised white area and my doc should be letting me know what the heck that is.
At this point I have to say implants are a double edged sword. In one sense they suck because they mutilate your body (incisions, stretched skin) but in another sense they are good. I say that because they get you to realize just how great your body is after all (WITHOUT THEM IN). Some people, myself included, would have probably never gotten to the place in their mind that their original boobs really are pretty nice unless you've been through implants and removal of them.
you look WAY better implant free! Great results. Super athletic look. I love it! Now you can go to the gym in just a sports bra and not feel like every guy is just staring at your boobs.. now they can stare at those abs!! Yaaaayyy
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You look sooooooo much better! Although I'm not as young as you are, a year ago, I was as fit as you are. I felt like one of those children's books that have the pages cut into thirds - you can flip the top, middle or bottom pages to mix different heads with different bodies & different feet. I felt like someone had turned one of those pages onto my lean, fit body & made me look like a cartoon with disproportionate boobs. It's no one's fault but my own that I allowed myself to gain weight, but your photos inspire me to get fit, again. Thank you for that! Your breasts healed beautifully, & they FIT you now. No more "wrong boobs with the wrong head" pics for you - ha ha. You are gorgeous! Congrats on a beautiful outcome! =)
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You look so lean. You are so lean. A very feminine look!
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2 weeks post-explantation and I LOVE my new (old)...

2 weeks post-explantation and I LOVE my new (old) body. It's so much fun to put outfits together now that I don't have those huge boobs. Working out is awesome. I'm back to 100% at Crossfit and having no problems whatsoever with pain. My workouts have improved since removing them. I feel lighter and have better mobility when doing the lifts and pullups, and just about every other movement that is involved.
Here's my 2 week photos. I went to Victoria's Secret and got fitted. One bra, I'm a 36B and the other I'm a 36A. Sooo, guess it just depends on the bra as to what size I am.
Great Story mommak1978!
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Great outcome congrats!! I agree we have a love-hate relationship with implants...
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You have filled out amazingly! And can I just add, hot bod! :D Also, I don't know what dress size you are wearing, but you definitely do not look a 36 band.
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Well, it's been over a month since the procedure...

Well, it's been over a month since the procedure and I figured I'd post one final group of pics. I still feel like this was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. My boobs actually look better now than before I had implants. I'm thinking there must be some residual scar tissue build up in there and that is what has given me such nice fullness, especially in my right breast. To anyone on the fence about getting them out-I say go for it. I even have been able to master double unders (crossfit) in the time I've had my implants removed. All that excess weight and boob-bouncing was really holding me back with my workouts before. I love being implant-free!
oh and p.s. scars are healing nicely. left one is a little bit more noticeable but I don't really mind. oh and p.s.s. my nipple sensation is better than what it was with the implants in. I hardly had any sensation at all then. I wonder why I have it now?
Mommak - you look fantastic! Obviously you exercise and take care of your body and now your natural boobies fit your athletic look. You look super! Congrats on making the decision to explant!
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Your results are nothing short of perfection. Glad to know you had such an GREAT outcome. I'm scheduled for explant in about 2 wks, but am having a lift at the same time. Hoping that helps my boobies because I've had my implants for over 20yrs. How are you doing now?
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