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28 Days Post Explant!! NEW Pic's (3/22 after 24 years!!))
- posted 4 months ago
- updated 7 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $4,800
- Dr. Melvin Akazawa (Orange County, CA)
Hello All, This web site is a true blessing...
- 28 Jan 2013
- 2 months pre
This web site is a true blessing to me. I have contemplated for many years 17 +...to take out my Breast Implants as I have almost always felt in my heart they are not me, and I never really liked them. So here I am telling my story wiht the hope of helping someone else the way your posts and experiences have helped me so very much! and for that...I cannot thank you all enough. it is 1989 and I allow my young self to be influenced by friends to get a BA..so I did 375 Silicone under muscle. Year 1999- Silcone implant on left ruptures and I get them replaced with Silicone again NOT even thinking that removing them was an option for me. Until 2007, My Silicone implant gets hard and encapsulated and I'm thinking I'm done with these implants and want them out! I go into my PS and he tells talks me out of it , says it will not look good and most of the women who get theirs out come back later to put them back in, they do not like the result. So at this point I trusted him , and I still needed to have the HARD implant replaced , so we decided to put in the smallest 175 Saline Implants , I was thinking maybe if they were teeny tiny this would leave me with at least some shape and the peace of mind with Saline. BIG BIG MISTAKE. Not only was I on a Implant surgery #3 ,( and about $14,000 in costs with all 3 surgerys- OUCH) but these little implants felt hard, not soft like the Silicone ...I felt like I had rocks on my chest regardless of the size ...I hated them even more because of this, they were indeed smaller and looked natural because they were so small, but they STILL did not feel right and still do not!
They are on my mind everyday and I cannot tell you how this forum has given me the courage, especially after seeing all your after pic's ....thank you so much!!... you all look so perfect! and the way God made us to be. it has been a long 23 years and I can no longer be influenced by society and its vision of how women should look.
Yay! I cannot wait to be me...I had my 1st consultation today and I plan on getting these things out for good by the end of March. My second consultation is Wednesday. i am so excited about FINALLY getting these out. i have had neck pain, Back Pain and have spent years at the chiropractors...even with the tiny saline, i did get some relief and I am so excited to see how I feel when they are GONE. I will post pictures soon of my befores.
What I have learned in my journey is that you do not need to put something in your body
to create a false sense of self. Everything you are and continue to become... comes from inside you and NOTHING can replace that .
My Explant is scheduled for March 22. i think this...
- 9 Feb 2013
- 1 month pre
My Explant is scheduled for March 22nd! It will be...
- 28 Feb 2013
- 21 days pre
7 more days to go until explant...it has been so...
- 14 Mar 2013
- 8 days pre
Hello Beautiful Ladies!! I feel connected to...
- 16 Mar 2013
- 6 days pre
I feel connected to you all, your personal stories and pics have helped me in so many ways I cannot thank you enough! I would like to share some interesting information with you all. I am a Makeup Artist working with many models , actors , TV and movies. The "makeup" chair is kind of like going to the Hair dressers and you "talk" about all kinds of things-right? I work sometimes with the same models and actresses for days, sometimes weeks on a production, we get close. There is a HUGE movement going on with the women in the industry and those who have implants are taking them out! this last 12 months I have met several.and I mean lots!!..I am hoping this forum can educate the women considering implants and the Issues that will ...at some point in time" come along with them. I have no doubt we are all doing the right thing for our bodies, mind and spirit! Love to you all
Hello ladies! I did it! I have to say that for me...
- 24 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
I have to say that for me , it's been a little rough. A little bit about the lat few days. Surgery was scheduled for 8 am.....I took a Valium at 7am , the doc gave it to me the night before to take the edge off....going under scares me. They put compression stockings on my legs...for blood clotting...they kept me warm as I was so cold after waking up. The surgery was 2 hours, as my doc suspected the left side had a lot of thick scar tissue that had be be removed. The right side was a straight explant ...left tissue paper thin capsule in on that side. I'm unfortunate to say it has been a rough 2 or so days, the pain on my left side really bothers me and I can barley move...I've been in bed for 2 days , took Tylenol with codeine for pain..2 yesterday. I am weak as I believe it is from the anesthia , it takes awhile to get out of your system. I am wrapped up very tightly...no drains, the compression will prevent this fluid and that is why I am keeping still , as to not build up fluid. I cannot see anything until Monday morn when I go back in..I will take pics and post then. Cannot wait to see how I faired. The first thing I noticed is that I can BREATH! It feels so good, less weight on my chest...bit I still am very sore n left a nd trying not to use my arms. My husband has been taking very good care of me...so sweet. So happy to be past this point! My doc sent flowers today and called my husband to tell him to keep me not moving alot..due to the left side had more thick scar tissue removed. I can tell I am swollen ....feel
The pressure and cannot wait to get into another sports bra...this zip up the front one kinda bothers me, I brought it in...I also have the genie bras which I will have them switch too tomorrow . Will post pics next week! Thank you all for your support
Hello Lovely Ladies! Every day I wake up (except...
- 25 Mar 2013
- 3 days post
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Today they took off my compression wrap and...
- 25 Mar 2013
- 3 days post
15 Days Post op: A lot of change in the last week ...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 16 days post
Hello beautiful ladies, I wanted to share with you...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 16 days post
POST EXPLANT-DAY 23- Hello Lovely's...A quick...
- 14 Apr 2013
- 23 days post
Hello Lovely's...A quick update . My sutures are getting removed on Wednesday morn, I cannot wait! it has been 3 weeks. My doc put in disolveable stitches underneath areola, and regular ones on top and closed the Areola incision in "three layers" ( for a very skilled PS!!).....This is KEY to avoiding nipple cave in for most explants that go thru areola. My doc said to me, your nipple will NOT cave in and he was very sure about this and said its a lot about how the incision is closed, incision may get some puckering, but this works itself out over time. The puckering has to do with the stitches pulling and the natural progression of healing. It softens over time and will relax out. Pictures to be updated soon.
Hi Beauties!! Want to share a few things that may...
- 19 Apr 2013
- 28 days post
I have been seeing a holistic doc for 2 years..3 weeks prior to explant and of course after.... she had me on the daily following remedies, now you can have this info for free! I have no doubt this helped me heal my skin and promote healing all over. I had very little swelling and virtually a scar with no redness and skin is healing great- see pics
1.Borage Oil- amaziing - google it! take 2x per day- can opena capsule and use as eye moisturizer. was on dr. OZ the other day as well. great stuff!
2.Cod Liver Oil- heals skin FROM INSIDE OUT- old amazing remedy.
4. Lipotropic- Liver support -helps to rid of toxins in liver
5.Organ Delight- google it
Happy Healthy Healing!
Hi Beautiful Ladies! It has been 8 weeks post...
- 14 May 2013
- 2 months post
My Doctor: Dr. Melvin Akazawa
Original PS from 1989