Life after explant - Jacksonville, FL

I currently have 600cc saline implants under the...

I currently have 600cc saline implants under the muscle and an on having them removed later this year. I am going to be so excited to find tops and bathing suits and push up bras that actually fit. I wish I never would have gotten the implants but I did. I learned my lesson and I couldn't be happier or more excited to get them out!

Well I am going to be paying for my surgery this...

Well I am going to be paying for my surgery this month. I'm super excited and I am just ready for December to get here. I am starting to get nervous though because I am afraid my breast are going to be ever more saggy then they are now after the surgery. I get so angry at myself for ever getting them in the first place but I always heard all the hooplah about breast implants and wanted them for myself. I've come to the realization that my breasts probably won't ever be pretty again and for a 25 year old woman that is a scary thought.

Well I am paying for my surgery tomorrow and...

Well I am paying for my surgery tomorrow and starting to get so nervous! What if my doctor messes me up or doesn't do a good job. Guess this is normal anxiety

Just booked my surgery two weeks from tomorrow and...

Just booked my surgery two weeks from tomorrow and I feel like I could puke. So nervous

Im sorry three weeks from tomorrow is my surgery...

Im sorry three weeks from tomorrow is my surgery date. I also just ordered my surgery bras online. Fruit of the loom from Walmart online. I got the same size I wear now around and the cup size is a one size fits all.

So I have a question ladies. When you initially...

So I have a question ladies. When you initially made the decision to explant, did you consult with your significant other before making the decision? I feel so bad because I just realized I never have. I just told her I was doing it and made the arrangements lol. She will love me regardless , I know this. I just feel bad because last night we talked about how much she enjoyed my breasts but that it was my body and she wants me to be happy. I just want to make sure I am not being selfish or uncaring.

Do any of you ladys remember how many days of...

Do any of you ladys remember how many days of painkillers you got ??? I'm not having a capsulectomy and I am just worried they will give me like two days worth and I'll still be in pain

Omg the last two days my boobs have been hurting...

Omg the last two days my boobs have been hurting so bad! I'm supposed to start my cycle the week of my surgery but they have never hurt like this! I have them strapped down in a sports bra so they don't jiggle. I think they know what's coming next week and they are mad! :-(

Well five more days until the day of my surgery. I...

Well five more days until the day of my surgery. I am having it late in the afternoon at 4 and then it's a two hour drive home. I have everything ready. Already picked out what I am going to wear and picked up my perscriptions. Only thing left to do is wash my surgical bras. I have to say I am honestly not feeling any emotion. I'm not scared or nervous or upset. The other day I wore a top with a sports bra and it just fit so much better. It's gonna be nice to have things fit better and the buttons not bulge with big gaps in between. I will have dissolvable stitches and have to go back one week after for my post op. honestly I am looking forward to the time off work. Not so sure my job will like me taking off again the week after my surgery for my post op but ill have doctors notes. Anyways I will update again the night before

Well it's two days until my surgery including...

Well it's two days until my surgery including today and I guess all the emotions are hitting . I am feeling anxious and feel like I could cry at any moment. I have been wearing sports bras the last couple of days at work so maybe the difference won't be so drastic. I just stared at my breasts in the mirror this morning wishing they were perkier. I know I need a lift but I don't have the extra 5 grand to spare and as I said before I haven't had kids yet. But I know this is the last shebang , I don't want anymore surgeries after this.

Well tomorrow is the day. Feeling good today and...

Well tomorrow is the day. Feeling good today and not emotional. I know the surgery will be quick and easy. I'm at work today so don't have much time to think about it, then a two and a half hour class after work, then home, eating and bed lol. Busy day!! Tomorrow is going to be nuts too! Waking up and can't eat or drink anything! Gonna get up an clean the whole house, do laundry, clean sheets etc. also making a pumpkin pie lol so I can lay in bed and eat all weekend haha! Then at noon we will head to Jacksonville. It's a two hour drive each way. Anyways I'm babbling and ill post more tomorrow

Oh another note I haven't been feeling realf great...

Oh another note I haven't been feeling realf great since yesterday afternoon. Headache and hot flashes, I'm just hoping its anxiety or if not I can wait till Friday to get sick lol

Oh another note I haven't been feeling realf great...

Oh another note I haven't been feeling realf great since yesterday afternoon. Headache and hot flashes, I'm just hoping its anxiety or if not I can wait till Friday to get sick lol

Well just finished cleaning the house, now waiting...

Well just finished cleaning the house, now waiting on my pumpkin pie to get out of the oven and the sheets to finish in the laundry so I can make the bed. Then I will take a shower and we will hit the road in an hour. Thanks for all your kind words and wishes. Couldn't do it without you ladies! My surgery isn't for 5 more hours so ill post as soon as I'm out and on the drive back home. Wish me luck! Ill need it!

Hey girls just got out of surgery. I was awake the...

Hey girls just got out of surgery. I was awake the whole time! They didn't give me enough local at first so I felt te cauterizer but after some more I felt fine. As soon as they took them out I felt so much better. So much less pressure it was great. They seem to look ok just very flat at top. Fixing to eat dinner and then the two hour drive home. Ill post pics ASAP. Thanks for everything girls!!

Well it's the day after surgery and boy am I'm in...

Well it's the day after surgery and boy am I'm in some pain. The incisions hurt so bad, like someone had ripped them open! I don't think that it helps that my sports bra is right on top of them. I'm gonna try and go to Walmart with my partner and find a new sports bra with thin long straps that I can pull down further, even if it doesn't hook in the front. I have thought of taking the bra off but I think that would be even more uncomfortable. I have just taken two more pain pills in hopes that I can go back to sleep. I promise as soon as I am in less pain and I can get up I will post some pictures!

Here are some new pics. fresh and saggy lol

here are some new pics. fresh and saggy lol

Well still not feeling real great. Been in bed all...

Well still not feeling real great. Been in bed all weekend. I'm going to try and ween myself down to only one pain killer eery 4 hours instead of two. Tomorrow I go back to work and won't be able to take the pain killers as they make me ill. Still uncomfortable and sore. Boobs haven't changed any, still quite unattractive but I love them. Feel like my upper torso looks so much thinner. Took a shower yesterday. Took the gauze off but sill have tiny bandaids/ steri strips over the stitches. I was told they would fall off on their own. Have a post op appt Thursday at 12:30 but I am not looking forward to the 2 and a half hour drive each way :-( the new bras I got are so comfortable. They feel like panty hose material and they are like bandeaus with sports bra straps . They aren't very right but they're the only thing that is comfortable enough to wear. Well ladies I'm gonna be lazy and enjoy my last day off before its back to reality and work lol. Hope everyone had a great weekend. And I hope all my ladies who had surgery recently are feeling well and liking their results! Oh also I noticed when I lay down my nipples tend to cave in. I noticed they don't look even on my breasts. Hope that will fix itself!

Well today is a strange day. I'm walking around...

Well today is a strange day. I'm walking around work and I feel so week, out of breathe almost high. I feel like some small weak innocent child. Lol silly I know! Maybe it's the painkillers coming out of my system as I am off them for the first time today. I have my comfy bra on but in a shirt I literally look like my breasts are sitting on top of my stomach. Flat , and saggy :-( can't wait till I can actually wear a normal bra and reel those suckers into a push up. As long as they look ok in a bra I'm ok. I have this huge concavity under my armpit. An indention if you will and all the volume is in the bottom. Pretty scary picture. I just keep telling myself it will all tighten up :-/ I expected these results so I'm not upset, but damn are they ugly lol I have 80 yr old breasts !

Well I feel defeated. Just went to wal mart on my...

Well I feel defeated. Just went to wal mart on my lunch break hoping to find a fitted sports bra with some padding to make them look better but they can't be helped. They have that rock in a sock look and I have all this extra skin so they won't hold shape in anything. And I feel like I have this extra fat right above the bra next to the straps in the front. It's horrible. I just bought some more bandeau ones with straps and that have padding. Until I can wear underwire I think I'm just doomed to flat saggy boobs :-(

Had my one week check up today. I'm healing ok,...

Had my one week check up today. I'm healing ok, been sick and weak feeling all week so I stopped the pain killers and got some Tylenol. The two an a half hour drive there and back really made my boobs hurt :-( the doc peeled some scabs off my incisions and said everything looks good. The stitches are dissolvable and he put some ointment on them and covered them back up. They're a little irritated from my bras :-( the concavity is starting to fill in a little each day, the dr says it might not completely go away as the implants dig into our costals and cause a dent that is irreversible. Hope everyone is well!

It has been a week and a day since my surgery. I...

It has been a week and a day since my surgery. I feel so weak and sick and my back is hurting. I just wanna feel normal again. I can barely work and have misse 4 days in the last two weeks :-( I've been taking zinc and vitamin c and just finished my antibiotics. Has anyone else had this problem?? I could understand if I had general sedation but I was under Iv and local.

Well I have tried to upload new pics three times...

Well I have tried to upload new pics three times and it isn't working. It sits there forever and then nothing shows up. I will try again tomorrow. Well I take that back. It appears now that you can upload pics from your phone! I'm gonna try it and see what happens!

Ok no matter what I do three of them are upside...

Ok no matter what I do three of them are upside down so here is one of the front

Just wanted to say I bought the genie bra today...

Just wanted to say I bought the genie bra today and it is very comfy and doesn't rub my incisions. If any of you are having the same problem you might wanna check it out

Well I haven't noticed any change in my breasts...

Well I haven't noticed any change in my breasts but I am going to upload my 3 week post op photos

For those f you contemplating the genie bra I took...

For those f you contemplating the genie bra I took some pictures and posted so you can see wht it really looks like on. There isn't a ton of support so comfortable on incisions

Sorry these stupid pictures are upside down :-( I...

Sorry these stupid pictures are upside down :-( I can't delete them from the mobile site so ill try and fix it later

So this should be fun. I have a tiny whole in my...

So this should be fun. I have a tiny whole in my left incision that will not close and heal. Talked to my nurse Lori today and she told me I need to use wet to dry betadine dressings with rough gauze. I should shove the gauze soaked in betadine in the hole and cover it in dry gauze twice a day. This should cause the skin to come off and bleed and hopefully reheal. If not then it will be another trip to the ps for me :-(

Well since the hole in my incision isn't big...

Well since the hole in my incision isn't big enough to pack, and the betadine gauze isn't working like it should I've decided to take the 2 and 1/2 he trip each way to see my ps tomorrow. I am told he will scrape the hole in my incision out until it bleeds and then hopefully the tissue will grow back together. I may be over reacting but I don't think it's going to heal on its own. I am posting a picture of the hole and will update when I get home tomorrow afternoon

Ok so he said it was no big deal which I what I...

Ok so he said it was no big deal which I what I figured , he said there wasn't a stitch causing it not to heal properly . He put two new stitches in, without anything to numb it bacause as he said he would still have to poke me to numb it lol. I am to cut the stitches out in a week and hopefully all will be fine from here out. Thanks for all your well wishes sweet ladies :-) they're appreciated more than you know!

Well ladies it has been a month and a half post op...

Well ladies it has been a month and a half post op. I am noticing that they are tightening up. I have only worn a regular ra ice and its because I had to fill out a suit. I have no regular bras left since I trashed all my old ones as they were too big. I have about 15 sports bras now lol so I am going to Continue to wear them as long as I can to help with the tightening. I am adding some photos although there hasn't been much change

Hey ladies - haven't posted in a while, just as...

Hey ladies - haven't posted in a while, just as soon as I have healed from ex plantation I have had some dental issues. Had to have emergency surgery to remove my bone impacted wisdom teeth. Wow I have never been in so much pain in my whole life. I've been home off from work and on strong pain killers all week. Monday I go back to work and hope that the pain will be bearable. I have lockjaw and am still on a liquid diet. Anyways, I went and bought some Bio oil today so I can start working on my scars as they are still very dark purple. Hope everyone is well ladies! Love and hugs!

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated. Life...

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated. Life has been busy as usual. It's been sixth months since my surgery and I'm still not happy with the results but I'm loving not having the implants. I still have the armpit concavities and lots of sag! But to be fair I don't massage like I should. Hope everyone is well!!!
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon

I met last week with Dr. Csikai and his surgical coordinator Lori. I fell in love! Every one in this office is so excited to be at work. Everyone is so kind and caring and it is a wonderful and comforting feeling!

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Hey stranger. Great to hear from you. Sorry to hear you're not happy with your results, not sure why as you look GREAT. Take care missus and keep us posted. xx
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Hey Lainey! I know I should be greatful as I could have had horrible results! So great to hear from you!
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i wish i had your fullness! you look awesome! :)
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Awe thanks so much! The are full on the bottom and flat on the top, so my bras fit at the bottom and look like they don't fit at the top lol
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Jessica, I think you look great! My breasts are a little flat on top and "sink" a little as well, but, you know what? Breasts are supposed to do that! We just saw them implanted so long we forgot what real breast shapes were like! ;) We look natural now! And underwire works wonders!
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Hey Jessica, it's nice to see your update here! I finally made it over to the explant side too, you are one of the people that helped solidify my decision. (Formerly known as HateMyImplantsInOR)
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Hey great to hear from you!! That's so sweet! I am glad that my story was able to help you in some way! Have you explanted yet? I gotta go check out the updates of your review! Last time I looked you still had them!
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Yay! You finally updated! I have missed seeing your boobs around here! They still look big and beautiful (and big!)! LOL :D I see they have def tightened up and the concavities have lessened! W has nothing to complain about, for sure. About the 'sag,' don't worry- you're not alone, we're in that club together! You look fabulous! P.S. Spring is here, so you can probably get flannel shirts at super low prices- stock up girl! ;)
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C- you make life worth living! I just cracked up at work loudly!! Haha! I shall begin collecting my flannel shirt collection now ;-) aww thanks for the kind words. You know I value your opinion greatly. Our boobs will meet soon and make great memories together ;-) haha
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xoxoxoxoxo :-)
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an empty response? does this mean you are speechless? lol. :P
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Lol yes that's exactly what it means! I was trying to make a heart but it wouldn't show up :-(
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I totally just imagined you saying the word "heart" with your southern accent- soooo adorable! ;-)
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Lol! You just made me blush! Although I'm pretty sure your the adorable one ! Always making me smile a mile wide! :-))
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I think you have great volume and you dont need implants at all. You might benefit from alift. I had a lift and have very small breast. Your would look great with a lift.
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Ya I am contemplating one after I have children and breast feed
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Im so sorry your not loving the results. I think your boobs look bloody fantastic!! Xx
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Aww thanks so much !
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Aaahh, you poor thing! I've had dental surgery in the past and I know it's no fun! Take care of yourself :)
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It really sucks! And way more expensive then my explant! My savings is drained which really pisses me off lol
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Merry Christmas to all the fine women on here. It's wonderful to know a community of women going through the same issues. Thanks for all of your love and support.! If you are considering explant surgery, my advice is to go for it. Life is so much better implant-free. Hi Jessica1956...you really made me happy meeting, and talking with you! Hope all is well. Love debraann
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Your too sweet honey! The pleasure has been all mine!
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Oh no! Just what you don't need, poor you. Hope all settles down with teeth and boobies. Have a Merry Christmas missus. X
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I know right lol! Hope your Christmas was good as well!
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