Goodbye 10 year old Saline implants; Overs 34A to 34C/D. CC and capsules removed.

Hi Ladies, I have been looking at this website for...

Hi Ladies, I have been looking at this website for the past 6 months and feel that I have become a stalker of boobs! I am 37, and I have saline implants over the muscle for the past 10 years.I am around a 34C - 34D. I had them done when back packing (don't ask!) as I was so embarrassed by my lack of any bust, esp in a bikini. I also looked very skinny as I was so flat (34 AA). My boobs were a laughing matter to my family and friends (not nasty but they used to take the mickey) and I used to do a boob collection for new boobs when we were out!

Anyhow, 10 years on and one child later I have had enough of feeling like I have rocks in my chest. I find it difficult to sleep as I wake up in pain if I lay on them and I've really just had enough of them and the pain. So far seen 3 surgeons, Mr Adrian Richards who was nice and told me I would be a 34A, but at £4,000's I feel it is too much money and I can't afford it I saw another one who said that I would be fine but he would lift my nipple and lastly I have seen Dr Rezai who initially thought I had come for an Augmentation and proceeded to measure me until told him!! He told me that I have no breast tissue and as I have no problems with my implants I would be having surgery unnecessarily and to wait for stem cell surgery. Despite this he has agreed to remove them if I wish and he did not pressure me into making a decision and I felt he was being honest and was not motivated by money. He is £2,600 and has very good reviews. I notice on here that a lot of people have used Dr Karidias and that they have had good results. I have an appointment with him mid November. I was jut wondering whether I should just go ahead with Dr Rezai as I have paid enough in consultations and I just want them out or should I wait and get a 4th opinion? Thanks in advance, I will update with photos etc.

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Sorry I don't quite know what happened but some of my text just went missing from the middle section. It should read that at my first meeting with Mrs Kat, I knew that she would do her best for me, I am having implant removal, capsulectomy, lift and node removal x 3 at a cost of £6.784.00, this includes overnight stay a Spire hospital and lab tests on the nodes and capsules.xx
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Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm pleased that you have found the right surgeon for you. It takes time and money and I think in the end you have to go with your instinct. I have one more consultation for next Wed then I am going to make my choice!! I just want these out now! It sounds like you have been through it and hopefully this will be the last time that you need surgery.Good luck with your operation and wishing you a healthy recovery. Keep us updated too x
Hi, I just read your post. I have my surgery booked for 24th Nov in Birmingham with Mrs cc Kat. She was recommended to me by someone on this site. I had to wait 8 weeks for an appointment so had 3 other consultations while I waited. As you said it is a lot of money, it has cost me £600.20 to see all 4 surgeons but knew as soon as I met Mrs Kat that she was the on lift and 3 x lymph node removal due to PIP silicone from previous implants that bled out. This will be my 8th surgery on my breasts in 12 years and I really do want it to be my last. Hope you find someone that you are happy with, keep us updated xx
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Hi, I have just returned from seeing Mr Karidis...

Hi, I have just returned from seeing Mr Karidis and I'm more confused than ever. He was nice, slightly rushed though and informed me that I would be left with flat, empty boobs as I have no natural breast tissue (tell me something I didn't know!). We then discussed keeping mine in or replacing them. I left there thinking about having them replaced (WTF!!) how did that happen as he only said it as an option. Anyway, I'm so confused my head is spinning, he also said have them removed and if I am not happy I can have them replaced (i'm not rich!). But I suppose I was hoping for him to say ' yes you will look great!' after all he is in the business to make people look and feel better.

Ladies pleeeaaassse help me!!!!! I'm starting to chicken out.

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Hi Plasticnation. I had a similar response with my consultation with Alex Karidis - as in 'you can get them removed for now then maybe have a replacement. - I nodded to this but my mind was made up not to EVER have them replaced. The reason I got them removed last month was to NEVER worry about future complications and replacement surgery/ies ever again and to be natural for the rest of my days regardless of my pre-op size. I am 5 week post op now and an A cup which I was before. I had no complications, in fact it was close to a walk in the park for me, so I hope this helps. My boobs are no longer an 'issue' and getting on with other things in my life now. If you can get this done for with a good surgeon for cheaper then go for it - if you want. He will probably ask 'are you sure' on the day as he did with me and admittedly there was 1% doubt but that was gone in the blink of an eye. Check out my review/profile. All the best. xx
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ps...can't believe people are being charged for consultations! Ridonculous!!
Hi, Mr Karidis is quite up front about how you will look, but basically you go back to pre op size, possibly slightly bigger if you breast fed. It's a long shot, but have you tried your gp? Given that you had them put in abroad it's possible you don't know the brand and they may be PiP's? In which case you get free removal on nhs.
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Hi Ladies, Well I'm all booked in for the 17th Dec...

Hi Ladies, Well I'm all booked in for the 17th Dec. I had a good 2nd consultation with Dr Rezai, who gave me a few options and left it to me to make a decision (no easy task!). I felt no pressure, and he has said that if I have them removed with no replacement to leave it for 6-12 moths to see how I feel, and how my breasts are. I did have the option of replacement and I have thought about this but I will still need further surgery and when does it end? I could leave the implants that I have in for a while longer, but they are going to have to be replaced again soon. So really it's a no brainer; My left breast is sore and I wake throughout the night in pain if I sleep on my front. I am terrified of what I am going to look like. Don't get me wrong I don't like implants but I have enjoyed having some shape. I am also worried about what people will say when my boobs have disappeared? I keep hunching over now trying to avoid people noticing that I have any - bit late now! Ironic, really when you think about it, I've spent my life trying not to look flat, then not to look like I have implants and then not to look flat again!!!

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Are you brave enough to post any pics? It may help in that ladies who had similar implants size wise will be able to direct you to their profiles for post explant photos. It may help you then to get a better idea of what you will look like. Implants are a life commitment. I'm so pleased mine are out ( I also had a lift) I love my new silhouette, and the lovely soft feel of my boobs. I wouldn't have implants back for all the money in the world!!
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Thanks for the advise, I will put some up 2mor, I was going to wait until after the surgery but what you have said sounds a good idea. I'm glad you are feeling better and happy with your boobs. You are so right, st the time we have no idea what we are doing to our body. I know my decision to have them moved is the right one but I am still having doubts - they have not been painful for the past 2 days , I'm sure it's my body playing tricks on me!!
I had so much doubt about what to do before my operation, and as much as this website helped me, it also hindered me as I lost sight of what was my ideal. So I stayed away for a while and got my head clear and made my decision based on what I wanted and what mattered to me. Then I came back. And for me that really worked. You have to do what is absolutely right for you hon. Be 100% sure that it is what you want. Xx

I've changed my date from the 17th to the 22nd...

I've changed my date from the 17th to the 22nd Dec, as I have no one to have my son. Could anyone advise me whether I will be okay for xmas day? My PS said not to drive for a week, but I will have to drive on Xmas day for 130 miles (should be okay?) I keep getting really cold feet!! Anyhow uploaded some photo's not too great pics but I can't find my camera. Made me realise how horrible they are, saggy and different shapes!

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Not to drive if taking pain meds...
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I have had the internal lift, that was 2,5 years ago when I changed my old implants. I hardly can describe it in swedis, but it's like the PS is pulling your tissues upwards and stiching them to, I guess some other tissue, from the inside. As all the stitches are on the inside this is only done when changing implants or explantation. I have been to consultations to a few PS:s and all of them has not been using this technique. For myself I cannot say what this did to me, my boobs looked so different after the chande as my old implants were stuck to my chest of all the CC I had. But the PS said hjat my nipples was lifted about 2 cm (almost an inch I think).
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Some women on this site seem to feel great right after their surgery and be able to do everything normally, but I think it probably just depends on the person. My surgery is on Dec. 21, but I'm planning on staying home on Christmas and just resting. My PS said not to drive for 1 week-10 days. If you have to drive, I'd say just be really careful. Good luck!
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Hi, Does anyone know if any good support bras...

Hi, Does anyone know if any good support bras after surgery? Also any good treatment for the scars. Getting very nervous now, and keep thinking about replacing! However, I have to keep focused on my reasons why I want removal. Not long now....4 days agrgh!

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Hi hun, i am also having mine removed on Monday. Good luck. We'll catch up afterwards.
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Good luck with your surgery!! I had mine removed on December 28th 2012 (one week ago today) and I feel so much happier. I also had mine in for 10 years: silicone and over the muscle, size 32D. I was originally a 32A so I knew that I would be pretty flat and saggy after surgery, so I opted to have a lift at the same time as the explant. Yes, I could have waited 6 months after the explant before considering a lift but I couldn't stand the thought of any more down time, another surgical procedure which also meant forking out another load of money... but those are my reasons. I had also come to terms with the scars that are synonymous with having a lift. That took me a good 4 years!! Just know that you are doing the right thing and that you are AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL!! We're all thinking of you and can't wait to share in your new boob happiness. PS: have you seen the gorgeous bras out there for ladies with small breasts?? This is a favourite of mine!! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000147IBY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ACNNIJ7GNQDF9
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Really good luck.xxxx
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My operation is tomorrow and I am having major...

My operation is tomorrow and I am having major doubts. The pain in my breast has stopped since I had my IUD removed! They are still sore but not as they were, I've also starts wearing a Genie bra which helps. I've not been sleeping all week thinking why did I want them removed? I suppose it's like the end of a relationship when you only look back on the good times!! I am thinking that I'm the age women start to get breast implants for their breasts after children and I'm doing the reverse. As you can see I'm getting myself into bit of a state!!!

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Thank you so much everyone for your support. I had...

Thank you so much everyone for your support. I had a real wobble but i'm back on track! Nice glass of wine in hand. i have updated my photo's as my friend has just taken some (the others were by me) and I wanted everyone to have the before and after photo's as I know how much they have helped and informed me.

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All the best of luck for tomorrow ladies! X
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I can relate Plasticnation. I keep on looking at myself in the mirror and I know I will miss my shape and the way my clothes fit me and the confidence my boobs gave me when I felt a bit down or insecure. To be honest, if I did not have PIP implants I would have probably never even thought about it again, and I dont even think I would have had them replaced after 10-15 years like they recommend. But since this whole PIP scandal broke it gave me a bit of a wake-up call and I realized that I just can't be bothered to have a replacement now, and then another operation when I am 55 and then the next one would be due when I am 70!! Who wants to have a boob job at the age of 70?! I was also reading about loads of women who have mummy make overs etc after kids, and had a similar thought to you :-). Yesterday we went to the Aqua Parc (water world) and I had my bikini on for the last time with my implants, and I spent all day looking at everyones boobs trying to guess what mine would look like and if I would be okay with a set like that. Strangely I thought that the smaller boobs looked much better on the women I checked out, so I hope I still feel the same after tomorrow. Maybe one last story to make you sleep a bit better this evening: A friend of mine's mom had breast implants years and years (about 25 years) ago. In the mean time her husband died, she lost all her money, she got high jacked (this is in South Africa) and shot in the leg so they had to amputate her leg and now one or both of her implants ruptured and hardened inside her body. You should see the terrible shape of hear breasts. She gained a lot of weight over the years, but still you can see how misshapen she is. It almost looks like a vreas hernia. And now she does not have money to have it fixed and to remove all the junk out of her. She is close to 60 and she thinks that she will anyway not live long and she will just live like this until she dies. I dont think I will be getting much sleep tonight, I will keep checking your updates so we can keep each other comapny on pre-op night :-).
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Hi, it's so good to have someone who feels the same as me! I am sure that everyone feels like us coming up to the surgery. I often think about being older and having implants snd the thought fills me with dread- just my skeleton and 2 implants left in my grave-ha!!! Wishing you all the best for tomorrow and here's to a new healthier if not flatter us!! x

All done and I'm flat as a pancake and boobs are...

All done and I'm flat as a pancake and boobs are looking sorry for themselves! When I came around my first thought was I'm so happy to be me again. Spoke to my surgeon who said implants were intact ( can't see how they weren't as they are saline). My left breast had CC and my implant was stuck to breast tissue. No wonder I had pain as Everytime it kept moving to the side it was touching my nerves or something along those lines; I'm a little bit away with the fairies after anaesthetic! Well as said on here before by others trust your own instincts as I knew the left one was not right and gave me the most pain. All the surgeons I saw said I would be fine to leave implants in as there were no problems. I am do pleased I have done this and this site and you ladies have been amazing. Thank you x

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Hi, great to read that you feel ok. Rest well and happy healing!
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Hi, mine r coming out on 23rd, so so scared of results, having fat transfer to plump them a little but not really got much hope from that, very worried about it going lumpy and bumpy ( which iv read on this site that it happens) but hey ho let's go, will u be putting your after pics on here, having mine done in hales Owen in Birmingham uk
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Hi, I've just had a real look at mine and they are not pretty! :) But I hope that they should improve in time. The results very much what I expected. My surgeon said fat transfer may be an option if I want in a year or so. He seemed really positive about my future flat boobies which was surprising. He said leave them a year and then see. I've not read much about it but I'd be interested in giving it a go if it works. is it expensive? You will be fine, it's the build up that's not good. I will put some photos up in the next few days, I've got a bandage on and I'm hoping it will pick my boobs up!ha. Good luck xx

Well today I've slept loads and these only minimal...

Well today I've slept loads and these only minimal pain where the stiches are. I've got a tube grip thing round my bust which is pushing them in. Been told to keep this on 4 a week but I'm wondering wherever a support bra would be better. I'm going to be honest here, I'm not having a good day, boobs are empty and flat as! Nipples and tiny bit of boob that I have are all sagged to the bottom. Feel like I may have made a big mistake but hopefully it's just because it's early days. it's a weird mixture of relief and loss and I'm not the most patient person. Sorry to be negative probably just in shock! xx

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Plasticnation, Hi, you really need to give it time to heal, try to think all the positive things you're natural now!! get lots of rest and give it time...
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Hi, there are ups and downs and it takes time to adjust. I think you are brave who dare look at boobs immediately! Try to rest and drink a lot of water.
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I know I must have been insane! I would blame the a anaesthetic if I could but I'm still peeping today! I've been told to keep bandage on for a week and not to move it. Well it's moving by itself as it had nothing to hold it up lol. Thanks for your support I feel so much better today and I am Happy with my decision, I feel much lighter! x

Hi ladies, can anyone advise me whether I should...

Hi ladies, can anyone advise me whether I should keep my compression bandages on or get a support bra? my surgeon said to leave it on for a week, I've had to cut into the bottom as it is so tight and was causing me difficulty breathing! I've got a terrible result; not been as lucky as you ladies. I am completley flat with a bit of skin with my nipples on at the end. Does anyone know how I. can try and lift this skin do that it retracts?!! I can cope with being flat but not deformed. Haven't stopped crying. I'm just wondering if my surgeon did enough or if it's the support I'm wearing or just because I have no breast tissue at all! x

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Hi, I'm sorry dear that you feel so bad. But I give the same advice as the others, talk to your PS about changing the bandage to a tight sports bra. I have worn 2 sports bras on top of one another most of the time, to get extra pressure, I think it is hard to get a lot of pressure on the breasts and still not too tight around rib cage. I guess I got no inner stitches as my PS said it was important to keep breasts tight in so the pocket heals in i closed position. Sounds really scary to me, and I have been or still is, afraid that the inner healing is not OK. Give it time and probably your skin will shrink up, I see al lot of change from day 3-4 and now (4 weeks). Hugs
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I agree with the others - follow what your PS says. I'm STILL in a compression wrap (surgery was 12/21) - my next appt is 1/15 and I'm expecting to be released from it then. My boobs changed SO MUCH in the first week - I would stop yourself from looking if you can ... just wait it out and see what you're left with. I had dimples and slopes (felt like they were sliding down my chest) but am slowly learning to love them. I know it's hard, but try to be patient. Gentle hugs!
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Hi!! Plasticnation I agree with NBK All surgeons aftercare are different, mine surgeon had me in compression bandages for 24hrs and I known it felt tight :( than after 24 hrs he told me wear a tight sports bra for 4 to 6 wks. I think i wore it longer than that maybe 3 months well than the fact I couldn't find good bra. And I still wear it around home sometimes..I think you should give you're doc a call see if you can loosen it up a bit just so you can breath comfortable. Don't panic!Give it time for you're beautiful body to heal, you're skin will do its thing , at its time.. Take care.
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I have found a code for MACOM bras for 15% off...

I have found a code for MACOM bras for 15% off online it's mybreast if anyones looking at ordering one. Every penny helps!

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Hi, the surgeon had now changed his mind and said I can wear a macom bra! I've ordered one and waiting for it. my understanding is that the skin goes back the same as if it's internally stitched. It depends on how much breast tissue there is. The internal lift results are good aren't they. Wish id had that done. These surgeons say different things and I dont think they are really that sure themselves!! All I know is that I want my loose skin to attach to my breast so pressure it is! Hope you're doing well xx
Thanks Hun, I know that feeling if sliding down the chest! I've stopped looking now and will let nature hopefully sort them out. I'm pleased I no longer have those rocks in me anymore xx
He has now said that I can wear a bra, so I've ordered one. it's funny how they are all different but I suppose the implant position and breasts are all different! thanks for your support x

I have updated some pictures and it's not pretty....

I have updated some pictures and it's not pretty. I have taken off the support bandage today and put on a MACOM bra, I don't even fill a small, I should have gone for a XS. My boobs are very empty and flat. The top of my chest is so flat and all the skin hangs to the bottom. Please don't let this put anyone off - I had no breast tissue before implant and was this flat but obviously with breasts up in their right place. I had implants over the muscle for 10 years and had a child. As you can see on here others have had great results. I am wondering if my surgeon could have done more to try and lift them? I don't want to re implant, but I think I will have to, I can not live with them like this. I don't even have enough breast tissue for a lift :-(

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Think of the poisonous rocks inside your chest and stay with thatbthought for another 10 years... That meditation should help ya...
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I know it's hard, but try not to judge your breasts too much yet. It took about two and a half weeks for mine to even feel like they were attached to my body. I seriously felt like they were going to fall off! Just keep wearing the sports bra and try to wait it out for a few weeks (and try not to look at them unless it's absolutely necessary) :)
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Hi! I went through the same thing as you are going through. I had very deflated caved in and flat at top breast. I am at week 10 and I have seen a huge difference. Give yourself time. They will change daily. I didn't see anything until week 5! I was so disappointed and depress. I am now back to a small B what I was before implants. They are still recovering and changing. Time is key! You are beautiful and brave, always remember that!!! Xxxxx
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Just an update as my last post was quite negative....

Just an update as my last post was quite negative. Today I saw my surgeon and he was great. There was none of the 'I told you so!' not that I thought he would but you know. He told me more about my op and that the implants were intact, I had CC in my left breast and the implant was attached to my breast tissue, so I was wise to remove. Also, he removed all of the capsules. He said that I can now take off my bandage and wear a normal bra with no wire and to cover the stitches. We discussed fat transfer and an up lift. He said i could get a 2nd opionion but my nipples are in the right place it's just they the implants pushed all my breast tissue to the bottom so they look saggy. I know im not suitable for a lift as i have nothing to lift. lol. Regarding fat transfer, he said it may be a problem as I've got no fat to take. I feel I have plenty on my backside!! Anyhow, he advised me to come back in 4 weeks for further check up and not to make any decisions for 6-12months as the breasts will change. I am so pleased I picked him as a surgeon as I feel he is honest and not after money and also did a very good job. My boobs (to be) are changing daily and I've managed to find a good padded bra with no wire. A nice AA, how have my noobs not grown in 10 years?!!! Its funny. I will update photos soon so as not scare anyone from deciding to explant as I am pleased not to have those bags inside me anymore.

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Tried to edit last post but I can't - sorry I'm on...

Tried to edit last post but I can't - sorry I'm on my phone, so lots of typos boobs are now noobs! That's a nice word for a mixture of no boobs!!

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Thank you for posting your journey here and thanks to all the comments. I'm having my explant done in about a month and I won't be having new implants inserted, so I'm concerned. Thank you all.
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It's so much better to be healthy , just buy a nice padded bra and think positive , toxic bags gone, have u heard of mr mahboob ali, (nice name eh) he specialises in fat transfer and does reconstruction surgery for cancer patients , he,s based in the midlands , he,s doing my fat transfer next week and he can take fat from different parts of your body, even if u don't think u have any spare fat, he will find it, I don't have much fat so he,s taking it from varies places , like my back, where I didn't think there was any fat at all, also inner thigh and tummy, it might be worth checking him out
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Brilliant name! Good luck and let me know how it goes. I am thinking about having it done but I'm going to leave my poor boobs alone for a while. I'm getting used to being flat, miss the volume my implants gave me but I don't miss the pain and the feeling if them. Fat transfer sounds ideal :-)

Hi Ladies, Well, it's been 2 weeks since my...

Hi Ladies, Well, it's been 2 weeks since my operation and I have noticed change. I am still flat (I was before implants) flat at the top (concaved) and saggy, but not as much. I guess this would have happened anyhow through time and pregnancy. My left breast is saggier and this is where the implant was attached to my breast tissue and the one that I had pain with, so that's understandable. I keep saying sorry to them for what I have put them through!! Overall, I am pleased with how they have changed and I also can not believe how good they are considering that I have had implants for 10 years over the muscle. If I had more breast tissue I would be over the moon - but I guess I was born to be flat!!
I feel much more comfortable in my clothes and although my implants were not overly huge, they were for my frame and they also felt horrible. Its now funny to feel my boobs wobble!!!

I hope that they do continue to change and fill a little but who knows. I am keeping on the tight sports bra in hope! I have also got pain in my left breast so I am now taking the antibiotics that I was given to take after surgery, which I never (naughty me!). I also have some lumps in both breasts (again more the left one) but once I can start to massage hopefully this will disappear. I think the worst part of this whole process is deciding to explant, then the few days after surgery as my poor boobs looked awful. But time is a healer and I am amazed at the body's ability to change. Also this siite and you ladies have really helped and supported me - Thank you.

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Wow what an improvement in only 2 weeks, imagine how u will look in another 2 weeks, beautifully natural
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You look great! You will see lots of changes. I am at month three PO and I am still seeing lots of changes. My breast have episodes of really weird internal pain but I know they are still healing. I was terribly caved and flat at top and I am finally seeing some more volume at top. Good luck with healing. Hugs)))
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Your change is amazing and I think you look great!
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Well, there's nothing like a child's view to tell...

Well, there's nothing like a child's view to tell it how it is! I was in the bath with my son this morning and he said 'oh mum your boobs look sloppy and sad!' This is the first time he's noticed that they have changed; I laughed it of and asked how they looked before and he said 'happy!'
He's got a point, the left one is so much lower than the right and there has been no fluffing and when I have my sports bra off for 5 mins the are so saggy, empty and any breast tissue goes straight to the bottom. I'm so glad I'm single at the mo. I'm going to give it one more month and reasses. I can deal with being flat, in fact I like it, but flat and empty is a NO for me :-(

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i think your boobs look great! they have really improved in such a short time! i don't see the asymmetry that you do, but i think we look at our own boobs with a magnifying glass, finding every flaw we can. try to look at the positives, like how much nicer they feel, all soft and warm!
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Hi Plasticnation, Haha, your son's comment is priceless, but that's what they say, it's from children and drunks you hear the truth;) No, I don't mean to be mean, but on the other hand, he has been used to see your fake implanted boobs, maybe normal boobs should be a little more saggy? I see your point too, I am 6 weeks after surgery and I am ok with the result considering how long I had the implants and size and shape before. But yesterday I went to the gym in the morning and at that time there are loads of old people there and in the locker room I saw several ladies in their 70-ties with nicer looking boobs than I. Are you thinking about reimplanting? I have thought a little about fat transfer,but that procedure is still exceptional in Sweden and when I search the internet there are no prices for fat transfer. And it feels so unsure as there are no garanties that the fat will remain in the boobs, and it may take 3 transfers to get results, I wonder if the price is the same all 3 times? Sorry about the botox if I misled you to believe that it would do anything in the boob area, no, it is for my forehead:)
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You've got to admire his honesty! ha. At least he knows that girls boobs don't look perfect and hopefully won't upset any girlfriends in years to come. My boobs haven't changed that much :-( but I'm just keeping on the sports bra and forgetting about them. They are painful still, did you have that? And are refusing to fluff or ping back. You look great so I can't see that 70 year olds having better boobs! I suppose we are our worst critics. I showed my friend them the other day - it was so funny we were comparing boobs and had such a fit if giggles. Hers are huge (natural) and mine are tiny! She said she would love boobs as small as mine and i said id love some if her breast fat!! We are never happy. As for new implants i very much doubt it. I just cant afford it and i know what they're all about now. I've looked at fat transfer and it's in the UK but not massive. I think I'm too much if a wimp for it and it's more expensive than implants. I've ordered some natural vitamins which are suppose to help boobs grow-prob a waste if money but who knows! I'd love to have fuller boobs but I guess it's not meant to be, like yourself I never put weight on there. Is your husbands being more supportive? Men and boobs both the a pain in the backside!!

Hello all, Just an update. Today is exactly a...

Hello all, Just an update. Today is exactly a month since I explanted. I have had mixed emotions, sadness and at times regret and panic. However, I am finally getting there :-) Mine were overs and I now understand that they do not bounce back as quickly as unders but I have seen positive changes. I have tried to get a photo full on, but I can not get a good one with my phone. I will ask my surgeon to take one tomorrow. The one I have uploaded is the left which still looks sorry for itself, nipple is still flat and it is lumpy, but it's getting there. The right is fine (flat but fine!). When I see my surgeon tomorrow he is going to show me the way to massage them and look at the lump - I think its just scar tissue and will disappear. Bless my surgeon, he's been excellent and the after care has been great. The fluffing fairy hasn't visited me-maybe I should put some money under my pillow!! I am still wearing tight sports bra's though so this could be the reason. I too scared to take them off as they droop!

I have considered fat transfer and I discussed this today over the phone with a surgeon but I do not feel that I want to mess around with my boobs or body anymore. Plus it is so expensive and who knows what the future holds, he said that it would last up to 10 years or more....and would need top ups...what? more surgery and further expense in the quest for boobs. No thanks. I am what I am and I can think of better things to spend thousands of pounds on. I have finally come to the conclusion to stop focusing on my boobs and get on and live my life! I am healthy, they are healthy and all mine. Thanks everyone for all your help and advice through this journey- it's been greatly appreciated. Anyone thinking of explanting I hope my ramblings have been of some help xx

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Well done to u , I to think everyone focuses far to much on boobs, lets all not worry any more and enjoy life healthy, big, small , bouncy, saggy, who cares, we r what we r
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Your posts have been helpful me and after the 22nd, I'm sure I will return here and reread all. My explant is scheduled that day and I'm quite nervous about it all right now. I will not be having new implants, or fat transfers or even a lift. I'm 57 years old and it will be ME! Thanks for posting.
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Wishing you luck. Good on you, I don't know your reasons but there comes a point where you think how long can I keep replacing! Keep in touch with your journey x

Well things are settling down and perking up on my...

Well things are settling down and perking up on my right side but my left is still looking very sad for itself! I wanted to ask if anyone has experienced lumps after removal? My right is fine but my left has thick, quite big and hard lump/lumps, kind of like a grissle feeling. I have seen my PS and he said everything was removed so it shouldn't be the capsule. It may be scar tissue and to massage. I'm not convinced, has anyone else experienced this and did it clear by its self? I may have to see my GP, it's not painful but can be sore and I feel it's adding weight to the tissue and making it sag. I've been self diagnosing myself, the drama queen that I am and so far I think it could be a Hematoma but not sure!! Thanks in advance xx

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I am 12 weeks out and have a lump of scar tissue behind my scar on my right breast. It feels sore at times, but has gotten much better. I have started massaging it as well. It seems to be getting smaller. Just part of the healing process, I guess!
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Plasticnation .You look great girl! :)
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I think your boobies look lovely, whats that on the scar, is that tape to help scaring or just for comfort?. Its amazing how well your skin has bounced back considering they were overs...thats my biggest fear, flops of skin that just flop down my chest. xx
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I've updated profile so it's easier for women of...

I've updated profile so it's easier for women of the same stats etc to try and guess outcome. Update; things are improving and I'm very very happy! They have perked up and I'm def glad I no longer have implants. I have more breast tissue than before implants now (not much!) and I wonder if I'd never had them what I would be like. The left is slightly smaller-that's the one with bad CC, it was a different shape in the end with the implants in and was far further south than my right even then! It feels very jelly like at times. I'm still wearing supports bras - guess I feel secure in them and couldn't care less about their size, even squashed. I dread the thought of them growing as they may sag more! ha! I have been massaging-thanks swedishmary who advised me and it's helping. I am taking fenugreek and using the oil- supposed to firm and promote growth-not bothered about growth anymore just want dents in left boob to go. All the ladies contemplating explant, do what you feel is right for you and this site and the women on it are great, they know 1st hand more than the surgeons sometimes. I've updated photos-not great as on camera phone but gives some idea of the change that can happen. They do change. Horray!! :-) x

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You were my fist contact on here and I so appreciate how you helped and encouraged me along. Tomorrow I celebrate two weeks post op and I couldn't be happier with my results.The human body is amazing and it does heal itself and forgives us for what we have done. The holes that my drains came out are hardly visible and the incision site on the left is smooth and healed while the right incision is raised a bit and tender but I know this will heal as well. I was scared that my skin wouldn't retract since I am 52 and had the implants for so long but it did and I am grateful. Enjoy your cute body
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I'm pleased I helped. This site helped me loads 2. You're looking good, actually I think your size prior and after is quite similar to me. You do have more breast tissue. They do change a lot. Mine took a while to change and they are still not great but I'm over caring now! If my nipples don't come out if hiding I may consider a little fat transfer to try and plump them out. I will update mine next week as I will be 3 months. It's odd but it doesn't bother me being flat anymore, I think once we get older we are more comfortable/confident or just couldn't care less!! I am never going to have great boobs and I accept that's me and two fingers up to conforming to society! I'm loving sleeping on my front so much I'll never re-implant. Haapy healing xx
Wow!!! Isn't it amazing how they change for the better! So happy for you and you look brilliant! :) X
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Ladies, we are setting the trend! Just opened the...

Ladies, we are setting the trend! Just opened the paper and victoria Beckham has gone from a 34DD back to a 34A! Big fake boobs are so last year! x

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wow, things are looking great! I just saw your review and I know I am going to ride the roller coaster too. I definintely want them out, haven't had them long, but hate them. But it will be weird now that I am finally getting used to them for them to be gone. I feel so bad for what I've put my body through and all the money and time I've wasted. Even the strain on my family since Mommy couldn't do it all anymore has been tough. I am so happy to see how your tissue has bounced back. I have unders so I know it will be different, but thank you for sharing.
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Hi love, how are you doing? How's those nipples? Mine fold over too. Hopefully in time they'll stick back up. I'm just so pleased to be natural. Hope you're doing ok and enjoying this lovely weather x
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Hello Roseyjam, pleased that you are finally on the other side!! My nipples look like yours do now, this happened for me several moths later. It's strange they go like it and then they will pick themselves back up so to speak!! I shall update my review so you can see. I think through discussion with my PS, is that the lack of breast tissue behind the nipple is causing them to drop down. The solution is wait and see, fat transfer (just a little behind the nipple area) or for the nipple to be reduced or something along those lines! see what the docs have said about mine on one of my questions. I think this can be common for overs. I'm sure yours will be fine as it early days and they will change loads and if not it's only a simple thing to fix (i'm in no rush for my surgery!). Did you have your capsules removed? I'm wondering if that added to my nipple problem or its just that they were overs and in for a long time. Who knows?! Happy healing and I know they will change loads and you have lots of breast tissue - it took me a while to get my head around being natural or in my case flat as a pancake!! But it also has so many positives such as being able to sleep on my front and no longer being in pain xx

7 months later

Hi Ladies, Hope you're all well. I just had a look at the site and there are lots of new women, so hello!! It's great to see. Overall I'm happy that I explanted, it was definitely the right choice for me. I am flat as, and my nipples cave in at times but it's not nothing that can't be fixed. I will wait until the year mark and then do something about them. My understanding is that there is not enough breast tissue to support the nipples so the excess skin or the top of nipple can be lifted to rectify this. I am hoping that I won't need to (but I dare say I will!). I am doing a lot of exercise to build up the chest muscle to help them. I have considered fat transfer, but its too expensive but it would probably solve the issue, again I'll wait and see. I've just been trying on bikinis for my holiday and its amazing how they have changed from when I was flat 10 years ago-or I'm more confident. At times I have thought if I had just re-implanted I wouldn't have had to go through this journey and i'd have some boobs!! Then I just remember how they felt and the pain that I had in the end.
It's so nice to cuddle my son close and to sleep in any position, I feel so free when I sleep now and so much lighter. Implants are big business but I can't believe that big fake boobs are still in demand!! Each to their own, I wish i'd known in my 20's what I was doing to my body. Gone on a bit of a rant there!
I've taken some photo's but they are not too clear or great but they may give an idea. My poor boobs walking around with those heavy bags for 10 years, if nipples that won't behave is the outcome, I feel that its a result really. No muscle just skin to support them. I'm sorry boobies!!

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I think you look great - so much better natural xxx hope your doing well xx
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Hi, your skin looks like it retracted really well - have things improved even more ?x
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They look really nice afterwards, you must be so happy :DD
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My PS, had been a star. The after care has been great. At my worse, when i asked him about new implants (as i hated my results after, he told me to wait six months to a year and then decide. He is genuine and put me at ease and I'm grateful I chose him. He's not a surgeon obsessed by the big boob look, in fact I came across him as he is known for the natural look. When researching surgeons he had brilliant reviews for implants. Hard to find a surgeon just for explant. He also has a good sense if humour which helps when you go from a C/D cup to an A! Also I panicked and changed dates etc, he called me direct to discuss with me. I can't fault him.

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