E Cup PIP Exit...- London, United Kingdom

Hi, I have had pips in now since November 2002...

Hi, I have had pips in now since November 2002 after breast feeding two children and wanting to get the fullness back in my breasts, as to me they looked like 34B empty sacks. Went to a 34D at first but as time has gone by and put on a bit of weight and ot older i am now a 36E and they feel very heavy. Started having pain in them a few months before pip scandal broke but ultasound and mri tests came back all clear.


Went back to original surgeon and explained about problems with pain I had and that pip scandal had made me feel worse. He said he was happy to help and that I would suit a replacement as they would look empty and droopy if I didn't have them replaced! Felt he was too quick to push me in for a replacement at £3800 cost without considering my feelings.

Went home and soul searched and talked it over with my husband who never wanted me to have them done in the first place but will always support me whatever I choose and decided i didnt want the hassle of having to go through a replacement in another 10-15 years time as not getting any younger so decided to just get them removed and be done with it, the relief I felt after that decision was brilliant and pressure of not having to find the money for replacements gone and thinking uncomfortableness will all be over very soon.

Am due to get my explant in two days time and now starting to get really nervous about the operation, worrying about being put to sleep and pain after etc is that normal?

Well its the night before my op and I'm so...

Well its the night before my op and I'm so anxious! I'm having to get up at something 4am to be at hospital for 7am, as I'm first down at 8am. In some ways wish I wasn't having op cos of how its making me feel but know its gotta to be sometime so best to get it over with. Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing! Wished I chickened out of the op when I was having the dreaded pip's put in!

Well its the day after my surgery and all went...

Well its the day after my surgery and all went well. Was pleased that surgeon supported my decision and said that you should do what ultimately makes you happy and comfortable. I'm getting quite a bit of pain from my breasts today, which I'm quite surprised about as wasn't expecting quite so much but it is bearable with paracetemol. Finding it hard to sleep on my back though last night so feeling quite tired today. Really pleased that implants are out though. Just concentrating on getting better now;-) will pst some piccies of before and after shortly.

It's my second day after my op and I'm still...

It's my second day after my op and I'm still feeling a little groggy although I'm not getting much pain from my breasts (taking paracetemol every 6 hours). Been out for a short walk but getting tired quick so still taking it easy.
I think the worse thing after the op has been having to sleep on my back, can't get comfy at all and end up with a stiff neck/headache. Have been waking up every few hours in the night with backache so feeling a little fuzzy in the morning.
Still no regrets though;-) and loving the feeling of smaller breasts again.
London Plastic Surgeon

Alex Karidis did the original BA and I chose to go with him originally as he was the expert always on tv shows like This Morning etc and news programmes as the top plastic surgeon expert.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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