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Being a rather small 32A bra size, having years of...

being a rather small 32A bra size, having years of being teased at school, having a boyfriend who made me feel inadequate and then finally experiencing having breasts when I was breast feeding my daughter - only to loose them again once I had finished, it was an easy decision for me to have breast implants put in. I never wanted to be huge, just to be normal, I just wanted to have something to put into a bikini. But really when I think back about it I probably just needed a good councellor to help me deal with my young insecurities, rather than two silicone sacks inserted into my body. I was only 24! After the op I was quite surprised that I didnt feel that much better about myself anyway. After 8 years of feeling very unnatural I decided to have my implants taken out. Unfortunatelly I went to see 2 plastic surgeons who said how terrible I would look after they were removed. And so I made the decision to have my implants replaced with smaller implants. Surprise surprise I still felt like alien with two (slightly smaller) hard, unnatural breasts sitting on my chest. I made the decision last year to have them taken out permanently and have been saving ever since. I have now discovered that I have PIP implants, and so although this now means that I do not have to pay for my op, I now (like many other women) have the worry that PIPs are really damaging my body. but, im going to keep telling myself how much better it will feel when...... I can really hug people i love I can lay on my belly again I can sunbathe with pride I can not worry about my torpedo nipples when Im cold I can feel totally me again I can be proud of me!

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Will be thinking about u cantwaittobenaturalagain.

U will be absolutely fine n yea it's not a huge op, even simpler n less painful than getting a ba, I guess as per my experience.

Keep us informed as u get time. Im still resting plenty. Maybe it's best u take as much rest too to heal properly, take advantage of weekend : )
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Hi, I think we beome more confident as we get older and mature. We were all brain washed into thinking that we should have bigger boobs to be attractive, And its not untill you have a look at the photos to see just how much better women look Natural after explant..I wish you all the best for the 25th..keep us posted on ur progress, which clinic are you using ? I have mine out 4th march, (transform) will you be staying in over night ? Im just in for the day, and feeling a bit worried about it, eeek !
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thank you so much for writing, Im so glad that I have found this website Im sure it is helping us all.
Isnt it such a shame that we as young girls didnt have the strength to realise that we were just perfect the way we were. I think that the media has a huge deal to answer for many of womens insecurities with their bodyshapes.
I am going to St Johns Hospital to see Mr Karidis, not staying overnight, he says that it is a very short and easy op and so I will be fine to leave on the same day - I suppose it saves him a bit of money too - but Im not complaining, he is doing it free of charge. Im sure we are going to be just fine and wonder afterwards why we didnt do it years ago!!
Will keep you posted on my op so that hopefully you feel a bit better about yours x

Well Ive done it! and am now in bed recovering...

Well Ive done it! and am now in bed recovering.

Went to the St John and St Elizabeth hospital and all the staff were amazing. The op was very short and was able to come home the same day (yesterday) I really dont have much pain at all - (especially when I remember the enormous amount of pain I was in when I had them put in under the muscle! could hardly breath for a week! ) I have been given painkillers but dont think I will need them. Bit of pain where the stitches are and a bit sore inside but thats it.

I am petite me again and I am already 100% certain that I have made the right decision. They are a little droopy at the moment and rather empty but I am hopeful that this will improve a lot. Especially after looking at other reviews & photographs - this website has been such a help. Does anyone have any advice on how long to wear bra, massage techniques, any creams etc to help?

The support bra that I bought was a bit too big so I am in a sweaty betty sports bra and its really comfortable. I cant believe how much slimmer I look without those horrible fake lumps on my chest. I can see now that I have been holding my shoulders forwards (probably to hid my lumps) so will look forward to doing some gentle yoga and pilates to improve my posture again.

Looking forward to stand tall again - all me - amazing!

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hi naturalagain,

indeed as everyone has said before me, u look wow. They are filling up so nicely. keep updating.
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thank you golden, cant believe they are going to get any better, I am already so over the moon with the results. Small but natural, soft and light - do you know I actually feel my boobs jiggling when I walk down the stairs now! hehe :-)
wow, just looking at your new pics.They are looking good !
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Been three weeks now and I am still over the moon...

been three weeks now and I am still over the moon with my new breasts. In fact I have just been looking at my photos on my profile and I cant believe how unnatural my implants made me look. It was quite a thing to realise last week that for the first time in my life I love my boobs!!! I didnt like them before my BA, and I hated them with the implants inside, but now I am actually loving them - thats quite something!
so although I could find myself wishing that I had never put the implants in in the first place I think that instead I can realise it was just part of the journey - and now I have just two little scars under my boobs to remind me how much we can put ourselves through to feel normal or attractive but really how beautiful we all are already.

I have an appointment with my surgeon in a couple of weeks just to sign me off I suppose - he did say to me last time I saw him just after my explant that if I wasnt happy with the results we could talk about putting them back in!!! I cant wait to tell him how happy I am now, I cant wait to tell him that he needs to stop telling girls how unhappy they will be without their implants, I cant wait to tell him that I love to feel my breast jiggle when I run down the stairs now, I cant wait to tell him that actually it is more empowering for a woman to be soft, wonderful and natural instead of trying to be something different than they are.

Of course this is just my opinion (and a few other girls will agree), but if you are looking at this website and are thinking that you might just be ok without your implants then I would definately say go for it.
Soft breasts rock! (or jiggle) :-) I couldnt be any happier with mine :-)

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You are so helpful...thank you so much. I too think i have put on weight, as i was 18 when i had them done and now 28, but i hsven't had a child yet snd my mum keeps telling me tgat when i do, then my breasts will get bigger anyway(?) gosh, so many thoughts!

Anyway sweety, thankyou yet again for your words of wisdom. God bless and a speedy recovery. Will keep you updated xxx
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no problem - i was really scared too, especially after the surgeons told me that I would regret removing them. but I am so over the moon with them now, the only thing that I regret is not having them out sooner!
I am still wearing comfy support sports bras at the moment, just feels nice to keep them supported and kind of safe as they have been through rather alot. If Im going out I am wearing a normal bra but have only been doing this just recently so probably been about 10 weeks. I was a 32aa - went up to a 32c and am now either a 32b. probably a bit bigger now as I am not quite as skinny as i was when i had them put in.

hope this helps

xx
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Thanks love for the reassurance. Im just worried about how they'll look afterwards. Ive had them in ten years now and im scared they'll look so ugly. How long after your extraction were you able to wear a proper bra and what size are you now. What size were you when you got your implants? I know, so many questions! Im sorry. Just want to compare to see if I may get similar results...

I feel that because you've gone to the same surgeon, you are the best person to talk to.

Thanks again for your time :) xxx
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Well its been over 3 months now since the removal...

well its been over 3 months now since the removal of my implants - and I am still so happy to be free of them. I love the way they look, feel and move. in fact my only regret is that I didnt remove them years ago.

I went to Barcelona to visit a friend a couple of weeks ago and it was such a pleasure to lay on the beach without feeling like I had to sit up all the time for fear of my implants sticking up on the top of my chest if I layed flat. Looking around I could spot instantly the boob jobs from the naturals and Im so happy to be in team natural once again. I am absolutely not saying that boob jobs look terrible just that I no longer felt happy with them myself.

I hope that the 'breast implant removal' profiles on this site can help to give women the courage to remove if they are thinking about it. From my experience the plastic surgeons will not help at all and can in fact sway you towards replacing. If you are worried about the health implications, the future implants that may go wrong, the ruptures, the scar capsules, the implants moving, the breasts hardening, or just simply tired of looking and feeling unnatural - then go for it, I cant begin to explain the huge sense of relief that I have now - feels that a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders (and my chest)

lots of love (especially to my fellow expanters) xxx

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That was supposed to say explanters :-D

that was supposed to say explanters :-D

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Hi Felicitygal, Mine are out: 8 weeks today! JUST GO AND GET THEM OUT!! I had mines in for 10 years, and I can honestly say I'm so very happy! I'm not flat: probably a C cup now (used to be a A/B pre-surgery). They get much better as the weeks go on too... :) If ANYONE'S reading this, and contemplating whether or not to get the PIPS out, don't give it a second thought! Get those toxic shit bags out of your body, buy a fantastic boosting bra and some chicken fillets, and you're good-to-go! Don't worry about saggy skin, stretch marks, etc etc. Your body is miraculous and fixes itself over time...plenty massage with bio oil and some exercise, plus a fabulous bra, and you're laughing... JUST DO IT! XXX
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Thanks Darlzaunaturale! Having consultation tomorrow and had few last min doubts, but your encouragement has helped put me back on track to HAVE THEM OUT. I was a 36a 9 years ago and if that's what I go back to then so be it. No more pain and worry. Whey-hey! So glad your op went ok and you have grat results and are happy! XXX
Yes, they definitely will improve Felicitygal. Mine were quite numb with the implants; now the sensation's coming back, slowly but surely. I massage them twice daily with Bio Oil and I can see the benefits now, two months on. Just get through the first two weeks post-op. I bought two Belvia bras from Asda: one small and one medium. Wore the small for the first two weeks, then the medium. I'm actually still wearing the medium, but put a padded bra on top! Honestly, you cannot tell the difference, and nobody's commented! My clothes still fit, and surprisingly, so do my old bras (plus the extra padding). Please don't stress about this. I put myself through so much anxiety, and it was all for nothing! Every woman on here who's had them out is so very pleased. Nobody regrets having them out....! I promise you, you WON'T be sorry.....(and that goes for any other woman reading this). Darlzaunaturale xxx :)

Its been over 6 months now - not much to say that...

its been over 6 months now - not much to say that I havent already, still over the moon, still so glad that I removed them, still loving the relief of no longer worrying about the health implications of having implants.
was such a joy to be on holiday this year, topless without feeling self concious about my fake boobs. scars are still fading well.

Ladies I couldnt be happer :-) xxx

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hello, your boobs looked so much better after! how are they now please, and how did your scars heal in the end. Thank you xx
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hi, thanks for your comment they are still amazing, scars are almost invisible now - I'm still 100% sure Ive made the right decision. :-)
Wow your looking really good. You must have great breast tissue. I'm hoping for this kind of result after 8 years but I don't want to make myself disappointed
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am very happy with my care. having PIP implants I wanted them out ASAP and my surgeon (Mr Karidis) was happy to help - was not charged a penny, he covered hospital, anethetist, and all other costs. shame he suggested that if I want them put back in at a later date then he would be happy to do this but heyho, its his job. all in all I am very impressed and very happy with my treatment

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