59 Years Old. Explanted 20 Yr Old Salines Today - Nashville, TN

My motivation for explant involved progressive...

My motivation for explant involved progressive hardening of my implants over time, and a sister who was diagnosed with breast cancer. 3 doctors told me implants don't affect early detection, but I felt safer removing them. I selected a female MD in Nashville. I would highly recommend her.
I opted first for deflation in her office to see what I would be left with and to decide about removal and/or reimplant. I felt immediately better after deflation to have the rocks off my chest. Then after 2 weeks decided on explant, no reimplant. Procedure was $3700 for surgeon, outpatient surgery center and anesthesia. I didn't take my own pics but will get them from the doctor and post them. I am about 8 hrs postop, in an ace wrap until tomorrow, no drains, stiches out next week. I didn't take selfies but will post my MD's before/after photos after all is healed.

1 week post explant

After mustering some courage.....I uploaded 3 pictures pre-op, post-deflation, and one week post explant. I hope these don't scare anyone from getting explanted. The doctor said they'll 'fluff' over time. They feel much better than they look right now, and I am very, very happy to be natural again.
Nashville Plastic Surgeon

I got 3 opinions about explant, 2 men, one woman. One doctor told me I'd never be happy if I didn't get reimplanted, lifted, etc. Dr Haws (woman) listened to my needs and concerns and gave me options. She suggested deflate in the office first, wait a few weeks, then I'd be better able to decide about leaving them, or remove w/o reimplant, or removal & reimplant. It was very good advice and helped me come to the right decision for me.

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
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Wow! Look at the change in just one week! Looks great! And way better than the fakes I think :)
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Great news! Your now implant free yay!
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Did you see my pics?
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I did just now, I can see quite a bit of fluffing in your in just one week!
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Great. Worried my pics won't be encouraging to all the other women on this forum. But at my age and with no significant other to care about what my boobs look like.....I am simply happy being soft again. When you hit 60 there are so many other unattractive body changes, skin sagging everywhere, wild hairs growing in odd places, etc. My implant-less boobs look better than most of the rest of me.
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You will be amazed at the changes you'll see over the next few weeks and months! Our bodies are absolutely amazing and "shrink to fit" as time passes. I'm 56 and 13 months post explant and amazed at the positive changes I've seen in my little boobs! I am embracing the aging process, so far that is ;)
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I agree, I'm 53 and even though I still try to take care of myself I feel so much better without those toxic things in me. I have Hoshomoto's disease, had body swelling which is sooo! much better now ,more energy ! By the way your last pic. looked great!!
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Thank you so much.
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Good for you sweetie! Happy healing ;)
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Thank you !
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Woo-hoo, you are free! I hope you love life au naturel. I'll be looking forward to seeing your photos when you get them.
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Returning to au naturel makes me feel 20 years younger! I have a follow-up apt this week. Will get my pics from the MD and post them.
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I removed my implants after 22yrs, they were misty gold. I had years of health problems. I thought I got silicone, but have found out they were an implant filled with polyvinylpyrrolidone. through my research they were forced off market less than a year after mine were put in, no body called me to let me know that's what I had! Nov. of this year I had them removed by Dr. Taylor I was very disappointed half of my right breast was gone when I asked what happened she couldn't give me a solid answer, she just kept saying I didn't take your fat tissue. it had to go somewhere, she said maybe the other doc, did. Well I have those records and it doesn't say anything about it. If it was gone during the time I had my implants wouldn't had been noticeable. appreciate any feedback!
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Glad you're doing well! Congrats on your decision. Did you have the capsules removed? How are you feeling?
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Feeling great. Just a little sore. Removed ace wrap yesterday and wearing a cute little A cup sports bra. No drains. I'm not droopy or concave. So happy with appearance so far. Yes she removed capsules.
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it gets better, like I said in my first blog my right breast is partially missing. it's pulled in at the bottom but has got somewhat softer. So glad you didn't have that issue. Hope your healing goes well, I'm almost 6 months post removal, some of my health issues have got so much better!
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Congrats on your explant and look forward to your updates...for now rest up...sending best wishes xxxx
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Thank you!
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Just posted pics. Not pretty but oh my it is good to have soft breasts again.
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