Breast Implant Removal Scheduled - Massachusetts

My journey is just beginning. I have made the...

My journey is just beginning. I have made the decision to have my breast implants removed after having them for 18years. I know it is going to be a difficult adjustment but I believe I am ready. I am having problems with the left breast and do not want to have to go through this again. That is one of the main reasons for not replacing. I can't say I regret having them done because I have enjoyed having fuller larger breasts. I guess since I have gotten older and more mature, I am realizing that there are more important things in life than the size of our breasts. I am ready to be back to my natural self even if that means small and saggy : 0.....

I know that with the support of my wonderful husband I will get through it but would love to speak to other woman who are going through this or have been through this journey as well. I am scheduled for surgery on January 18th.

So tomorrow is the big day. I cant believe its...

So tomorrow is the big day. I cant believe its finally here. Im excited and nervous. I just want to have them out and be done with it. I hope it goes smoothly and isnt too painful. I will repost after the surgery in a couole of days when i am felling better (hopefully)

So today was the day. My implants are gone and I...

So today was the day. My implants are gone and I am thrilled. The pain is a little bit uncomffortable but nothing some percocet cant control. I am so happy I made this decision and I hope my story can help other women who are contemplating their implant removal. They may be small but they are soft and natural and I couldnt be happier.

So implants came out this paat Wednesday....

So implants came out this paat Wednesday. Yestereday was a little tough with some pain and nausea but other than that I feel good. Having some minor pain on my ribs probably because there was some of the capsule that he had a little trouble removing. Still waiting for them to fluff up but its ok. They are small and soft and all mine. There is no deformity which was my major concern after having them for 8 years. I do not regret my decision whatsoever and am happy to be natural again. Will update again in a week or so.

My bandages came off today. one week post op. I...

My bandages came off today. one week post op. I feel good. Still no regrets and loving being 100% natural again :)

So tomorrow will be two weeks since my surgery. I...

So tomorrow will be two weeks since my surgery. I feel great. Still will get little twinges of pain with my left breast (which is the one that had the CC) and I'm guessing its my nerves trying to heal. I have bought some nice padded bras and am so happy to be implant free. Best of luck to all the others who are on this journey.

One more thing....Braza dolly wedge inserts for...

one more thing....Braza dolly wedge inserts for bras are great. I put them in my bras when I want a little extra fullness and they look very natural and comfortable.
Arthur Shektman, MD

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thanks so much
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well done on taking the step to remove your implants. I had the same experience on the left side with the capsule sticking to my ribs so he left part of it in. I am fascinated by the Braza dolly wedge inserts. I live in South Africa and have never heard of them. Where do you get them from?
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I ordered them online and love them. I even remove the push up pads from my fredericks of hollywood or VS bras and put them in instead. Amazon.com sells them for about 20.00 and you can just google the name and find them. Good luck.
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great, thanks so much.
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For all the ladies out there. I have done alot of searching for the perfect bra since my explant. I am back to being 34A/B it has been a little tough to find a padded bra that doesn't look fake or poke out at the top. Even the Victorias secret bras havent been good for me. They always pucker out a bit at the top for me and don't lay flat on my breasts. The Fredericks of Hollywood-Hollywood extreme cleavage bra is awesome. It has removable pads if you dont want too much push up. I actually put in my braga dolly wedge bra inserts that fit into the pocket if I want a little more oomph and they look so good and natural. I am able to fill it out up top better than any other bra I have tried (and believe me I have tried many) Just a little info for you ladies. The bra is actually on sale on their website for 19.00 US dollars today.
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Ive only had my implants for 5 months but have wanted them out since week one. They scare me, are uncomfortable and im not happy I made the decision to get then in. Im not sure if i need to give it more time or just take them out. Everyone I speak to says not to take them out because I wont be happy...since I wasnt happy with my small breasts to behin with, the need will remain after explant. Im so stressed and depressed I do not know what to do!! I want these out, but im not sure if I will be deformed, or be able to accept myself the way.i am...i mean why else did I get them in...because I didnt like my breasts. Im just overwhelmed with these, im afraid they will make me sick and just dont want them...but never want to inadequate. Im 24 had a small 34b before and have 400cc silicone unders....can anyone help me think this through? Will I be deformed? Saggt or indented? Help please. :(
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SGFIT ... No one can say what you will look like but I think being only 5 months into it you have a better shot of not being so... and you can always get a lift or just put smaller ones in... I too have been struggling with wanting mine removed... I have had mine for 8 years... With the help of this wonderful site and the generous help from the women who actually went through explanting you will find that you are not alone... Brownies123 actually went through it and a few other women on here... They have given me the confidence to go ahead and not be afraid... I am meeting with a dr. in april to discuss my options... Take a deap breath.. try to relax for now until you speak to some of these women and then listen to your body... xxoo g
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Hi Gina111,
so are you meeting with my surgeon in April? I am happy for you that you have made the decision. I really don't think you will regret it. Its really strange but I feel like I never had implants now. I look at myself in the mirror and it is so nice to see my natural self again. Let me know how it goes. good luck
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Bronies..thanks to i am no longer horrified... i do see a dr. In april.. i will lllet everyone know how it goes... i cannot thank you and the other women on this site..xxoog
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Good luck Gina. I am only 7 days into my recovery from explant surgery and I am feeling great. The fact that I know I have nothing artificial inside me is the best part. You will be fine and have all the support you need right here. Take care. Hugs. Caro xxx
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I am so happy you are feeling better... i actuall y called your dr. And will be meeting him when i get back from florida... thank you for being there.. you have taken alot of the fear away..... xxx
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I am glad youre meeting with him. Good luck and let me know how it goes. Im glad i could help you. The stories on this website have helped me tremendously too
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I am so glad you are doing well.... I am so happy for you... Keep us updated!!!.... g
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Would love to get the Dr. Name you went to... My e-mail is tione7@verizon.net ... Please help...
thanks
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What dr. did you go to .. I too am in Mass .. I am getting outrageous quotes... please help
thanks
gina
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Hi Gina,
I went to Dr. Arthur Shektman. He is on Washington street in Wellesley. The staff was friendly and I had no problems. He is a nice guy. Kinda soft spoken . It isn't a real warm fuzzy kind of place but definitely professional. The consultation was 75.00. I see him tomorrow for my follow up. I am so happy I did this. I, of course, am smaller but soft, natural and all me. With a good padded bra it's all good. Keep me posted on your journey. I am happy to answer any other questions you have as I know how scary it can be. Good luck
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I also got ridiculous quotes. For a surgery that takes less than an hour it's absurd. Dr. Shektman can perform the procedure in the office which I know is part of why it isn't as expensive. If you have to go to a hospital the price probably doubles.
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THANK YOU !! I am so scared... had them for 8 years this apil... never have been happy with them... Although everyone else thinks my dr. did a great job... I have always been athletic and very fit... Since I have had them I ganed approx 15 bls and do not work out as I used to... I feel like I bust out of every shirt I wear ... I am just afraid of being deformed... How do yours look so far??? I have been to dr.s and they always suggest a smaller implant... I do not want them any more and want my old ones back... but again I am scared... Thank you for the dr.s name ... I was getting prices of $5,000 and up !!!
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Please keep me posted !!! Thank you for being there !!!!!! gina
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It is your choice and if you feel you want them out do not let a surgeon convince you otherwise. My surgeon did not try to get me to go smaller. He mentioned it as an option but never tried to make me think that I should go that way. I just did not want them anymore also. I know what you mean about not working out. I had pain when jogging all the time and it was annoying. Mine are fine now after removal. Of course, smaller but soft and natural. My husband has been a huge support as well as my other family and friends. Like I said in my other reply, with a good padded bra they look great. I was an A before implants, a full B small C with them and am back to an A but no problems so far with deformity. My surgeon recommended waiting at least six months to decide on a lift but I think I will leave well enough alone. I'm done with torturing my breasts and am accepting what God gave me and learning to love my body the way it is.
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I can not thank you enough for sharing your story... and for sharing your Dr. ..... Please keep us all posted on your progress... I am no longer going to try to live with these anymore. Its nice to know there are many out there that feel the same.... be well.. heal quickly.. enjoy the new found freedom ...I will soon be doing the same...
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Please keep us posted .... I am thinking on the same thing ... I live in Mass ... Who did you go to ??? I have been getting outrageous quotes ...
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mine are above muscle...and yes I understand exactly what you mean. I have become so self conscious too! I feel like mine just make me look large.
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i'm contemplating this myself...have saline not above muscle. I've had them for 12 years. My surgeon did a lift which i truly believe he ripped me off! But now after 12 years and 15 lbs I feel very top heavy!!! I'm having a tt on the 16th and am going to discuss my options.
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