Finally Decided, They are Getting Out! - London, UK

Hi there, I have had 295 cc pip gel implants since...

Hi there, I have had 295 cc pip gel implants since 2005. At that time I was 34a/b and now im 36dd. Sine I have pips, transform (London) have agreed to remove them for free. I do not wish to do anything to my boobs after this and want to stay as natural as possible. I know at first I did rot my head thinking how il look without the implants as my ps has told me that it won't look good compared to now,(although they look pretty sagged with the implants in)! I'd like to share what I feel with all those courageous ladies here who worries about how their boobs will look after implant removal. I think it's not about how yul look but how yul feel. It doesn't bother me what ppl will think but what I think, and what I think is I want them out no matter how much I sag, as long as I stay more healthier without these rocks being inside me, at the end of the day when will those wonder bra come handy??!!! So go on with yur instincts and don't worry too much about the outcome of how they'll look, but how light they'll be n how grt yul feel with no worries of complications ahead. I'll update after I hear from them in regards to the removal dates. Till them think positive n have faith n courage to be more healthier

Hi everyone, im feeling lucky maybe, got a call...

Hi everyone, im feeling lucky maybe, got a call from the patient coordinator today n have an appt to see the nurse this sat n a provision date to explant on the 23rd of Feb. Hope that doesn't get delayed to a later date. Can't complain with the speed tranform has showed me.

Wish me luck n I'll keep up with the update.

Many thanks.

Well..how do I start? My explant was yesterday,...

Well..how do I start?
My explant was yesterday, in one line i'll say, 'Thank God'. Feel so great and happy with everything including the looks and freedom im experiencing. Im uploading my before(melon looking) n after(getting- there-natural looking) breast pics.

I was back in my ward with in an hour, not in pain, no drains, no other complications, Thank God. My silicone PIP were intact and not leaking, my doc removed some capusules that were necessary.

Im quite surprised and happy with the tissues left and they dont look too bad being the first day, Im awaiting for the day they will fluff up, which I know will come soon the way it came to most of you lovely ladies here who have got over it and fluffed so nicely.

I am as for today a 36b, but I got this particular style medium impact support sport bra from M&S straight after getting discharged, and guess what? the one that fitted me was 36d!!!(credit goes to the style of that bra) I couldnt believe it but loved the fit. While Il be wearing this style atleast I can say Im a 'd' cup. I think the best bras are the ones you dont feel that u r wearing them, n these ones score 100% with that, so light on your ribcage yet firm enough for the breast. Didnt want to get the high compact as yet cos im not planning to do anything heavy for the next 6 weeks.

My right breast was slightly smaller than left from before my implant, its still slightly smaller after the explant, but in the pic the doc has put a plaster on the smaller one just under the nipple area if u notice unlike the other side, making it look very assymetrical, which is not the case in real regarding the left over tissues, so ladies dont get put off by just looking at it as there is more under that plaster :)

Pls feel free to ask any questions. Il be happy to answer if it helps others here.

Id like to say for those ladies who plan for an explant, just go for it, u wont regret the feeling. I honestly love holding these smaller ones in comparison to the bigger versions. I wudnt say I regret getting the implants, at that time I felt I wud do with them and had enjoyed the size but hated the feel of foreign things in me....but now i felt time has come to remove them esp that they were PIPs and had to be removed one day then y not when it was free of charge! now when I have got rid of them im loving these more and more and its not even yet 24 hours to my explant and I may have gently held them 24 times and smiled to myself.

To all of us here, we may not have liked smaller tits that we had before until we messed them up with implanting bigger ones infront of them. For us to realise how good we were in smaller sizes that God had made us, we went and learnt thru the harder way, but cheers for learning it.

Good luck to all with their process, be it thinking stage, explanting stage or recovering stage.

I had my appointment with the nurse today. So...

I had my appointment with the nurse today. So relieved that the tapes are gone! Like the implants!

Itchiness that was driving me mad has gone down after I finally washed the tape glue n build up of those tapes for a week now. She mentioned as stitches heal they get drier hence skin stretches n that makes us itch.

They look so much better now. Even she was shock n so pleased to see what she saw.

Although she did tell me not to over rest either as that won't let my body to absorb any fluid that has retained in my breast after the surgery.

She gave me gauzes to keep my incisions dry at night from sweat. And advised me to start massaging 2 weeks from surgery date in circular motions.

Since I was post one week, she asked me to keep the incisions hygienicly clean always as im still prone to infection if I neglect. I don't smoke, but she asked me to not smoke as prevention for infection.

Im so glad to be free of implants n tapes n hope all of you get wat u want too. Keep healing and stay positive girls.

Hi everyone, hope all of you are doing well. ...

Hi everyone, hope all of you are doing well.

Its the 14th day today and it couldnt be getting better, im feeling so good about the whole thing, pain almost gone! not even on my scars.

I have been cleansing and toning them with quality and expensive products. I scrubed them today with a face scrub incl the scars, they reacted well. I use aztec indian healing clay on them once a week and moisturize them with hyluronic serum and palmers bust friming cream twice a day. I also give them ice treatment for 15 mins each daily.

I religiously do the above and make a point to softly massage them twice a day.

I want to start light breast exercise from tomorrow.

They look visibly well lifted to my eyes compared to the 1st day. I m still a cup size 'c'

I just cant wait to sleep on my belly now, which is something im looking forward.

Hope all of you are healing well. keep updating pls.

It's the 23rd of since my explant and im a little...

It's the 23rd of since my explant and im a little upset on myself! : (

On my one week post appointment when I went to see the nurse to take off my mad ithcy plasters, she trimmed off the ends of the strings used to stitch me up that were sticking out. When I came home I saw that it wasnt trimmed too close and there was still some sticking out. I called the clinic and was told that bcos they are dissolvable that end will snap off as it gets dissolved.

I waited, untill yesterday when i noticed every other area nicely healing and drying but the area that had this sticking string wasnt closely healing and that string had started giving me a sharp discomforting feeling when I touched it or my bra touched it.

I called the clinic again, and the nurse said it was just fine to snap it with scissors if it hasnt fallen off yet.
Last night the pain was quite feelable and discomforting. I got a little brave and got a scissors today morning, as I was cutting it, I dont kow how but I think I must have sligthly pulled that string from inside while the scissors was chewing the string in attempt to cut it!

Now the pain has got worse and hurts no matter what I do. Im upset on my own skills : (
I could have never been a doctor!!

Has anyone gone through that string pain apart from my failed skills?

Hi Everyone, I hope you all are well. I...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are well.

I completed 6 weeks yesterday and had my post 6 weeks check up with the nurse. Everything so good so far and Im now allowed to go back to my routine life. As long as I dont overdo my breasts or scars Im ok to wear underwired, do active sports at gym, run or sleep on my belly!

Back to normal now. My breasts feel and look much much better now. Ill see if I can post a new pic. All I'll say is Im happy with my journey, it happened too fast and time flew like anything. I am enjoying life and the clothes I wear to maximum now.

All the best to all the brave women on here. Keep posting n healing.
transform

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Hi Kentucky, stop taking the vit E as it will interfere with your healing. Speak to your surgeon about when it is safe to take again. The lift should remove the extra skin, as for scars I swear by Dermatix and Bio oil daily (Dermatix twice a day for the first 6 months to a year and Bio oil daily indefinitely). Good luck, I'm sure they will look fabulous.
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I am a 42 year old woman and have had three surgerys due to capsular contracture of my right breast. I am massageing and taking accolate as well as vitamin e Looks like I will be facing my fourth and hopefulley finally surgery.. I am scared. What about scars? Could there be more surgerys? The doctor wants to do a simple lift.? What about the extra skin ? I cant wait to get back to my beautiful self.again.
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Hi Lola, Yes, I'm so happy to feel like my ole self again. And yep, I keep askn "what was I thinkin'" lolz.... Love the large dose of reality (I finally get it, quit looking like a stupid bimbo! hee hee) - that's what finally happened for me. And don't you just love sleeping on your tummy, luv it!
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I have to say that you UK ladies have an amazing sense of humor about it all!! I just contacted my surgeon's office to make an appointment. I am going to ask if they can just, in the office, put a needle in and let the saline out and leave the empty bags in. Wonder if there is any reason they also have to take the bags out if they are empty. Seems like I could save a surgery and get the same result. Thanks to all you wonderful natural gals out there!
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Hi Mary, when is your explant surgery scheduled? The bags definitely need to come out, but my plastic surgeon left the capsules in (that's part of your body that forms around the implants as a protective barrier). Geez, even our own bodies try to "protect" us from a foreign object! As you've read from the ladies here that have removed their implants; you'll feel healthier and with a renewed respect and love for your "real self". Hugs, Sirena
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Hi Mary, there are pics on here somewhere of someone who had the bags drained before removal and her breasts look quite rippled with the bags still in (her words too) so I wouldnt leave them in - I imagine it would also be unhealthy to do so.
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thanks, andi22-- that makes sense. I read about an office procedure where they drain the bags and then pull them out using the same incision from before- if they aren't putting new implants in, then they can just pull the bags out in the office. Will be interested to see what my surgeon says in a few weeks at my appointment! Thanks for the support .
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Hi Mary - I had that procedure you're describing, but I had silicone implants. It was toooooooo EZ, g/f, a ten minute procedure. My plastic surgeon did tell me during the procedure (Iwas awake) that it's MUCH harder putting the "bags" in than takin em out! The incision is small, a tugging sensation, and pop they are out. Perhaps you can ask your ps if your insurance will cover this, my insurance covered my procedure, so it cost me nada. Best wishes1
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Hi Sirena, How did you get your insurance co. to pay for your procedure? Also. What insurance do yo have? And finally. Do you know what your r wrote up where the insurance co. payed for your procedure. I'm just getting started. Still looking for a Doctor I'm comfortabl with. Thank you very much. Lisaroxy
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Hugs to you too Sirena and Golden and all you ladies who are coming to your senses! I wish I had found this site before as it would definitely have given me some comfort. You do have to laugh though, the other day I was looking at some pics of me at a beach party in California. I was wearing a bikini top and shorts and I felt sexxxy. Big titties, skimpy bikini, what more does a girl need? Umm a large dose of reality. You could have parked a BUS between those things, I think you might have seen more of them from behind!! There must be a medical term for when you mind distorts what your eyes see or is it that after all we went through to get them we just refuse to acknowledge the truth. I am so disappointed that other people have pictures of me like that. Sirena, the perky uplifted look is absolutely better, even the unuplifted, slightly emptier but cute and soft and natural looks beats having one breast in NY and the other in LA. xx
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lollllll....NY & LA, I remembered thats what I had told a friend of mine that my implants were looking london going tokyo!!!

I agree to what u say regarding how implant free breasts look.....they dont just look cute but feel so soft n natural. How r u keeping?
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thanks very much for sharing your photos and story. You look fantastic after. I also have PIPs and will be having them out soon. Your words make me feel better about it all.
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Thank u andi for your kind words, I do like my boobs now compared to before.

You have made the right decision to get those pips out, the sooner the better. We are all here to lift eachother's self esteem if not breasts.....

Keep us posted
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I am so glad I found this sharing site-- another reason I want them out is that I feel like a fake. My husband is the only one that knows I have implants (or should I say that he is the only one who I told, but I imagine others guessed and felt it was too personal to ask). So, anyway, I just want to be me, and move my body the way I used to and not feel like I am keeping a big secret. Have a lovely day, Golden!
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Your post removal breasts look fabulous-- in fact so much better than the "melons!" The melons look tight and hard. Thanks for sharing your story!
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hi mary,

lol....Im glad someone out there agreed that they looked like melons!!

Thanks for your compliment, I do agree they look much better after explant, and yes they didnt just look hard n tight as melons but felt hard....probably put rocks out of business!

How r u keeping?
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I am great thanks Golden. I'm glad to hear that you are happy to be implant free and your op went safely. I had mine done in 2009 from 34C to 34DD and then had a revision as I wasn't happy. I thought I liked them but I must have been slightly delusional as when I look back at pictures I can't believe how bad they looked. I must have been a laughing stock. They weren't actually dodgy looking in terms of surgery standards but they were big and wide apart and made my nipples point down. It was a big mess and after the second op and all that money spent I wasn't able to acknowledge to myself that it was all a huge mistake and a waste of time and money. I also didn't want to admit to others that it had all gone wrong. I started hiding them under loose clothes, staying in, I gained weight, I couldn't look at myself naked and I became depressed. Last year I had them removed and have been feeling better ever since, they were beautiful before surgery but had dropped a little after years of not wearing a bra and I thought the implants would revitalise them. After explant they were a little droopier than before but I was so happy to be implant free that I didn't worry too much. One year on with the help of an EXCELLENT surgeon and I have had a crescent lift and I am soooo happy. They look great and I am so grateful that I can just get back to normal after three crap years. I think I got them done to be more attractive to men and to appear sexier, what a foolish reason to surgically alter my body shape. You live and you learn though. To all ladies who want to explant, don't worry about how they will look after surgery- there will always be something you can do to improve them and regardless of the extra scars involved with corrective surgery they will most likely look better than big old fake boobies. Also scars fade, Dermatix is excellent and Bio Oil can also help.
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Lola, I am so glad to hear that you got implant free, and that your lift has improved the appearance of your breasts. I personally now think the perky uplifted look is quite hot. I was delusional myself and I was most likely the laughing stock of those around me lol. I can even laugh at myself now too hee hee. I'm so glad to hear you are "keeping" good hon. Hugs across the ocean.
sirena
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hi lola,
I understand every single word u wrote, i guess many of us have actually gone thru the same thing u did.
Im glad u r happy to be implant free, we cus write novels on the positive side of being implants free.
As u can see how bad my implants boobs looked in comparision to explant, I was a A-B before implants and then went DD after and am now a C. They look good and feel good too. I'll suggest all those who want to go for implants to re think after reading our reviews.
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I agree sirena, I can laugh too at my once upon a time melons!!
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Your boobs actually look nicer post explant. They look perkier and your nipples are higher. Congratulations, it's quite liberating isn't it?
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Hi lola,

I agree with what u say, it is liberating to be implant free.

They feel and look more better and natural daily. How r u keeping?
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Sirena, Im from london, uk
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Hi Golden, I'm doing great, feel soooo much better. The biggest thing for me is I can actually breathe lolz. Crazy, what were WE thinking, not accepting our beautiful selves is it huh. I had a lift when I had my implants place, and actually enjoying the perkier smaller size, so I don't look like Mama Implants walking in the door. Now I notice the "hard look" of implants when I see them on other women, and I wonder if they know what they've gotten themselves into. If they are freshly implantees I know it may only take 6 months or so b4 things go awry. Sooo many women have had to have revision surgeries and all. Of course the plastic surgeons don't tell us that, and the reality is most will have capsular contraction, also, not revealed. We all find out the hard way, and the hardship on our precious bodies huh. Where are you from? I like the "how are you keeping" tha's cute.-Sirena
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