3+ month update

I got my implants four years ago when I was 22...

I got my implants four years ago when I was 22 after having researched for ages. I had wanted bigger boobs my whole life so I thought it was the right thing to do. After getting my surgery done I was super satisfied for a long time. I loved my new boobs, even though I had some rippling in my cleavage (you couldn't really see it, and shortly after I gained a few pounds so it became even less noticeable). After about three years I started noticing how much my boobs were in the way when doing sports and generally the unwanted attention they gave me. Also I hate tha way I have to buy clothes a size bigger to fit and I feel it makes me look fat. Lately I have also lost some weight so the rippling is getting very visible, not that it matters, I have covered up my boobs as much as possible for the last year or so. Now I just long for the slim, flat-chested look, when you can wear a big tee-shirt and not look like you're fat or pregnant, just petite and/or athletic like I used to be. I want to be able to run without having to strap myself into a tight sports bra to avoid hurting bouncy boobs and do martial arts without fearing boob related injury.

I am over the moon about having found this site and after reading endless amounts of reviews I just know I have to do it. Just hope it can be soon!

Sounds like you've thought things out well. Smart young lady. I wish I had known they could be removed years ago. RealSelf is an excellent place to find for strength and support! Glad you found it! It is so true about the clothes, lol. I can't believe how trimming losing the implants has been. Keep us posted on your journey. Best of luck!

So I got my old before photos from the clinic and...

So I got my old before photos from the clinic and they make me doubt whether this is what I want to do. They look slightly tuberous (something I never even thought about before my BA) , and that's not something I want. Will they look like that? And they look a lot smaller than what I remembered. I used to wear a 32B, wonder if that's what I'll go back to. Anyhoo, my augmented breasts definately don't make me feel any better. I don't like showing cleavage or showing off size at all. They way I like to dress definately combines better with small breasts. But, whoa, I'm in such a turmoil of thoughts and feelings about this lately. My PS definately didn't do a bad job and I don't feel any pain or have any other problems like symmastia or cc, but it would be so relieving to not have these hunormous balls ond my chest. My husband said I could always just go smaller, but then again that means I'll have to undergo surgery every 10-15 years and I really don't want to do that. I want to be natural and not have to operate "unnecessarily". So, yeah. Lots of thinking and stuff. A good Sunday to you all!

I agree with what the ladies have said, your before breasts we're lovely. Thanks so much for starting your story and I hope you're able to do this sooner rather than later. Please keep us posted!

I think you look similar to felicitygal with implants. Have you seen her before and afters? She look great!
I have, and I agree. Hope I can get a similar result!

Yesterday in the locker room at the gym I caught...

Yesterday in the locker room at the gym I caught myself staring at this girl who I just thought was so beautiful with her smallish slightly saggy breasts. Haha! Well, now I know what I want and what true beauty is. I'm gonna so love myself after this is done!

I haven't seen a PS yet but I talked with the one that did my BA via e-mail. He basically said they'll look smaller and a bit saggier, but he didn't try to convince me to replace or do a lift or anything. Plus he's quite cheap so I think I'll go with him again. Maybe January?
Do you have a date for sugery... just wondering if you had changed your mind...
YES I DO!!! :-D
So glad your PS is so optimistic and encouraging! Too bad we all didn't get the same response from ours.

I had a consultation with my PS today and the only...

I had a consultation with my PS today and the only thing that bummed me out was that I have to wait until next year to have my surgery. He is genuinely a nice person, my PS, and was only puzzled by the fact that I wanted them out even though they look quite nice. I specified that it wasn't the result I was unhappy with, rather me that had changed and that I didn't feel comfortable with them anymore. We talked for a while and he explained the procedure and how the outcome would be. He told me that I had to be prepared that the breasts would sag a little in the beginning before the skin contracted and returned to something similar with what I used to have. I'm not really worried about sagging. I think they'll be beautiful anyway, because they'll be mine! Also, he told me about the bubbles and liquid that would form inside my pocket but not to worry because that would all go away within short time. When I asked about anethesia and wether it could be done under local he was hesitant, but quickly said it could be done. I'm so happy!!! I'm going to get them out on 11 January!!!
Your breasts before look awesome! I wish I looked like you before your BA and I'd be happy! Lol your breasts do look amazing after ur BA tho too. That's why I'm so on the fence! Want to feel natural but don't want to feel like a pre-pubescent teen anymore! Lol please keep us posted after your surgery, I can't wait to see your results! Good luck! :)
Time will be here in less than you think. It will make you more prepared for it. I found out i was well prepared but the person caring for my recovery was not. Make sure you have someone 24/7 willing to assist you in every way you need for at least 3 to 5 days.
You are going to look wonderful--you're young and healthy and your "before" is lovely . . . I personally think it's wonderful that you're embracing the real you! I'm about two weeks post-explant--healing and resting and loving the new-old me! XOXO!

I haven't given my planned surgery much thought...

I haven't given my planned surgery much thought over x-mas until a couple of days ago when I suddenly started thinking and getting cold feet. Why would I want to go through surgery? There's nothing wrong with me! But that lasted only for a few seconds and then, since I was lying on my stomach, I felt my implants bothering me again and started getting excited. But right now I'm just really nervous. Nervous because I have opted for local anasthesia and I'm afraid I going to get freaked out and feel pain and so on. I would really like to hear from those of you that had implants removed under local. Did you feel anything? Was it scary? Or was it just quick and easy? I'm so scared right now, so please help me and let me know if I should call them and say I want it done under general.
I had mine removed under local on December 10th. I opted for this simply because I don't handle or coming out from under it anesthesia well. I was all done in a half an hour and it did not hurt. I felt pressure/pulling and sensations but not pain. It was strange to know what is going on but the doctor and nurses were talking to me while I was listening to music and they were operating. I would say that it was a little scary but after they are in you realize it doesn't hurt and just try to focus elsewhere realizing it will be over soon. That said, being able to remember your surgery can be a little unnerving or at least it has been for me. Looking back, I made the right choice for me but if I could handle anesthesia better, I would have used it. Only you know how you handle things but the percocet and valium seemed to be enough to get me through without being really nervous during the surgery. Good luck with your surgery and if you have any further questions about just using local feel free to ask. :)
Thank you, this made me a little calmer. I was thinking it's probably not worse than having a tooth pulled or something but then again I've never done that so I wouldn't know. I'm opting for local for the same reason as you, I get really messed up and feel sick for days after being under and I really don't want that this time. Don't even want surgery, but now I'm so close I can't turn back...
Since you get sick with anesthesia too, I'd venture to say that you are making a very reasonable and good decision. It'll be okay.

OK, now I'm getting cold feet. Is that normal? I...

OK, now I'm getting cold feet. Is that normal? I guess it it is. I keep on imagining myself without boobs, because that's what I think I'm going to look like compared to now. And since I haven't told anyone except for my husband, what will people say? I'm from Norway and here people tend to not comment on people's bodies directly, even when it's something positive (except if you're really close) but I know they probably will notice and talk behind my back like they probably did when I had my BA (didn't tell many people then either).

My surgery is this Friday and this week I'm going to buy myself some books to read throughout the weekend. Is that overly ambitious? I'm worried I might be too tired and only want to watch TV. That would be nice though. Just relaxing. Ah, I'm nervous!
You will be fine, I had mine out yesterday and it's very mixed emotions. I went through the exact same thing you are going through, in fact I got myself in a bit of a state!! You know your reasons and you had good boobs before and the implants haven't been in too long. Should all be good. I know what you mean a bout martial arts as I do karate and I thought my boobs were going to pop on more than one occasion! Good luck xx

These last few days are nervre wrecking, aren't...

These last few days are nervre wrecking, aren't they? My husband told me yesterday how incredibly worried he was about me undergoing surgery and how he was willing to help me with everything and anything during my recovery. He's a sweetheart!
Lykke til på fredag! Jeg har akkurat gjennomført en slik operasjon selv, men med kapselfjerning. Du vil nok ha et mye bedre resultat enn meg da jeg har gått gravid og ammet. Men uansett er det veldig deilig å være uten store jur. Jeg elsker den lette følelsen, jeg ser mye slankere ut og det merkes at ryggen min trives bedre. Jeg håper du blir like fornøyd som meg:)
Hi ROTFC, You are going to be so good!! Don't even worry!!! This will be such an exciting day for you! I once had wisdom teeth pulled out under laughing gas while i listened to music and it was totally painless, just thinking happy calm thoughts makes u almost forget where you are !! Under local is much better than general anesthesia because recovery is much faster and safer ! Plus more affordable !! Good luck babe!!! WMLB
Hi Returnoftheflatchest, Good luck, You will be fine, think positive!!!:)

Woke up really early today (too early to get up,...

Woke up really early today (too early to get up, like) and straight away I started thinking about my upcoming surgery. Well, took me a while but I got to sleep again. I really want to be well rested and healthy so I'm taking everything really easy, sleeping about 9 hours a day the last week and working out hard to get some edge off, and also to compensate for next week's gym absence. Lol! Anyways, any tips on how to not think about it? I know the next 28 hours are going to be hell...
HI ROTFC, Hi! You must be so excited, tomorrow is the big day!!! =) We will all be coming on here to check in on you so please keep us updated if you can !!! =) but rest up too!!
Hi Hun, I slept exactly 1 hour the night before my operation, and now that it is done I have no clue what I was worried about. It went so well and I am beyond pleased with the outcome. Maybe my expectations were very low, so any improvement of that is a bonus for me. I just uploaded my photos (4 days post op) and hopefully it encourages you. I am so happy with the result. I think mainly because I look so much thinner in clothes. I am having my hair cut tomorrow, so that when people see me at work next week and they notice something different they will think it is my hair :-)
Hi, good luck tomorrow! Only advice I can give is to keep yourself busy. I will be thinking of you tomorrow, norwegian neighbour;-)

They're out!!! Today was nerve wracking; I woke...

They're out!!!
Today was nerve wracking; I woke up late-ish and got ready. Had so much extra time and all I could think of was how hungry and thirsty I was, and I couldn't even have a sip of water before surgery. I left home earlier than needed and took my time getting to where I was supposed to meet my husband and even waited for a while. He had to work, but got a few hours off during the afternoon. When we got to the clinic I was met by the anesthetist who straight away gave me some pills to swallow. After some time I started feeling the effect. She had told me they were anti nausea and pain killers, but there must have been some relaxing medicine too because I wasn't so nervous going into the operation room. I was told to lay down and the anesthetist gave me some sleeping meds in my IV. It's amazing how quick it was, I was asleep within seconds! Forty minutes after going into the room I was out and talking to my husband. I started trying to talk with the girl beside me, even though there was a curtain between us and neither her nor her company replied to my inquiries. Lol! Feel bad now, I shouldn't have done that.
I wasn't put into bandages or anything, only something to cover the incisions. I had been really worried about my reaction to the result the last day or two but when I looked at them I got so happy! They're so small and soft and perfect! Of course they're a bit more saggy than before (well, they weren't saggy at all before), but nothing bad at all. Now my sleeping meds are wearing off and all I can feel is a little stinging feeling in my incisions. I did get a little nauseous, but I had some ginger capsules that I took and now I don't feel that bad anymore. Hope I don't get sick.
Anyways, super happy! I'll post pics as soon as I can be bothered to get up and take them.

Posted some pics. Feeling really nauseous, btw.

Posted some pics.
Feeling really nauseous, btw.
You look amazing!!!! I hope mine look as good afterward! I like them better now!
Thanks! I hope you look good after as well. Good luck!
Oh wow!! They honestly look soo good! Wouldn't even be able to tell you even had implants in before!! Rest up! :)

Good morning! Thank you all for your lovely...

Good morning! Thank you all for your lovely comments! I'm super happy as well and I agree with you all. It doesn't really show in the photos, but they are smaller now I think, than before. But who cares. My boobs look the same today as yesterday, so no need to post new photos, but I'll post some in a week or so just so you can see the development. They are teeny tiny though. Feel like 32A and not the 32B I had before, but I am a bit skinnier, so it must be lack of body fat, and not tissue. That doesn't really bother me. I'm really happy with the outcome!
Yesterday evening, after all the meds were flushed out with about five liters of water I felt better. My hubby came home with sushi and we watched TV for a while. I had been told to take some long lasting pain pills before going to bed and also when waking up in the morning. I had also been given some to take in between if needed, but when we went to bed at midnight I just didn't feel any pain so I decided not to take anything. I woke up about three times to pee because of all the water I had been drinking that evening, but still felt no pain. When I woke up in the morning I felt rested and pain free. It's actually a bit frustrating, because it makes me want to go out and do my usual Saturday routine, working out and stuff. But I'm going to follow my doctors advice not to do anything until a week has passed. Not easy, but OK. Right now I'm waiting for a friend to visit to keep me company as my hubby's at work. He's so worried about my well-being that he doesn't even want me to go to the chemist to buy micropore tape, so I'm hoping my friend can bring some so that I can change the dressing and take a shower. My PS told me (I think) to keep the current one on for a week, but I can't see how that makes sense as I only waited about three or four days when I had my BA done and this feels just way less invasive and I had a peek at my incsions and they look fine. Guess I could wait until tomorrow though. I dunno...
Oh, and I forgot to tell. Right when leaving the clinic the nurse came over and asked if I wanted to take my implants with me home. So I did. They're huge! My hubby wants to cut them open for some reason, but I won't let him. Don't know what to do with them. Any suggestions?
Please post more pictures :)
I think their shape is prettier than pre-BA, don't you??? They look incredible! So very happy for you!
Lol, thanks so much aftermath! The shape is definately better, so the implants must have done some good. I'm really happe with my decision and the result and everything. Think I'll let hubby cut them open after all. You're right about him deserving it. Hehehe!!!

Right, so one week has passed and I just feel like...

Right, so one week has passed and I just feel like the luckiest person in the explantation world! I have not felt any pain after surgery, so no pain meds for me whatsoever. I have slept well, felt well and I haven't had any of the fluid or air bubbles in my pocket as I was told I would. My boobs are still pretty much like on the first day, only a tad firmer.

I let my husband cut open one of the implants (he was thrilled!) and it was really strange seeing him do it. It cuts really easily and the content can be taken out of the shell (for some reason I always thought it stuck, you know, gummy bear and all). It's almost like that gooey slime children play with, you know?

Yesterday, on the one week mark of post surgery I went to the gym and worked out a little just to see how it was (I had been told I could return a week or two after depending of how I felt) and I felt fine! I got a tiny bit worried as I was running on the tread mill because I felt that my sports bra was just a little bit too big for me and my boobs shook a little bit. I'm actually very small so even the smallest size was too big - guess I'll just have to sew it in a bit. But my boobs are fine! Took the micropore tape off for the first time today and my scars look amazing! My PS does internal stitches so they don't look scary. My left breast has been a tiny bit more sensitive in that area than my right and I suspect one of the stitches is touching a nerve or something. Also the left incision is not as pretty as the right one, but I expect it'll better with time. Right now I'm just happy!

Also, no one has commented on how I look, although I think I'm very different. From 32E to almost nothing (in my sports bra) over night is quite a change! Well, I have mostly been wearing big wooly jumpers and large necklaces to draw the eye "away" from the fact, but I have also shown up in thin shirts at work, so who knows. I'm going to train my martial art a bit later today (yayyy!!!) and I think it'll be noticed there! I'll let you know how that went... I expect I'll be hearing something from my friends the next time we go to a party or out drinking, drunk people are much more honest and freely spoken ;-)

Put up a couple of pics.
you are stunning! i wish i had as much natural boobs as you!
You're right - you are most fortunate and still look BEAUTIFUL...so much better than fake.
Oh my goodness, I am SO thrilled for you! I, too, had an easy explant and recovery. I'm glad you let the boy play with the toy! That had to be cute - ha ha. I'm glad you're able to work out - isn't life AMAZING without those implants? I still talk about my euphoria to Hubby, EVERY day. There is a spring in my step and joy that had left my life. Yesterday at work, a very thin coworker came up and asked me to look at her pinkie finger. I said I didn't see anything. "You don't see anything? That's YOU!" The compliment thrilled me. Happy day, post-explant friends, and to all of you pre-explanters, get EXCITED to LIVE again! =)

I absolutely LOVE getting comments from you gals!...

I absolutely LOVE getting comments from you gals! Lovely feeling on a Sunday morning :-)

Still no comments in real life though, and I think it's strange. I have been wearing large tees and big jumpers, but I still think it's obvious. I mean, I look so much better in baggy clothes now because they don't make me look fat anymore. But soon, when I get the courage to face opinions and stuff I'll wear more fitted stuff. I thought that someone was about to make a comment yesterday at training, but the girl was talking about my hair instead and I noticed that I wouldn't know what to say if it had been about my chest. It made me a bit nervous. Hahahaha!!! :-D

I had some spare time yesterday and started going through my wardrobe trying on clothes and running excitedly through the flat between the bedroom and the bathroom (which is where we have our largest mirror). I loooooooove the old new me!!! I had to put away a couple of dresses that I just looked ridiculous in though. Ridiculously petite! They were just too big for me all over, something I hadn't noiticed before because they were tight around the chest! And this beautiful vintage halterneck maxi dress I bought last summer fitted me waaay better. Before I'd only wear it for a couple of hours before my neck started getting painful from the boob weight and now I don't have that problem!!! Yayyy!!! :-D

Oh, and about my natural amount of breast tissue, I know it looks like I have a hell of a lot, but I really don't. I think it looks that way because of how small my ribcage is and because of the angle I took the last photo. They get pancaked flat in sports bras and are only barely a 32B. But I love them!
Oh, you look so good for only 8 days out!! I can only pray I look half as good as you do when I get mine out!!!
Explant here! So glad I had mine remove a week ago. Everything went great....virtually no pain (the bandage hurt, that's all!) and I'm feeling so much lighter. I'm thrilled to be able to wear some of my clothes again without bulging over the top. Hugs are already better! ;-) I encourage everyone considering this to watch the videos on Dr. Susan Kolbs website...especially about the flaking of the textured implants. Insane, what we will do to our bodies.
Hugs are definitely better, maybe the best part of the explant for me!!

Two months have passed and I've never looked back....

Two months have passed and I've never looked back. No more self conscious about big fake boobies. Just comfortable in my own skin.

Posted a couple of new photos. As you can see the scar under my right boob is much smaller than the one under my left one. Hope it gets better with time.

I stopped using micropore tape few days ago. Don't really know how long I was supposed to use it, but I think I'm fine now. Underwire bras haven't really been my thing the last few years but I can use them. I'm thinking of buying some pretty non-wire ones though. I think I'll feel more comfortable.

Anyways, just thought I'd keep you posted as it has been a while. Feel free to ask any questions :-)
wow you look amazing xxx
Your little boobies look amazing! ;) And I love your profile name...so funny. Haha. Just wanted to tell you that you look wonderful and thank you for sharing!
You have the nicest boobs! Congrats on your explant. I'm so jealous of your tata's. thank you for sharing pics and story! Hugs to you!

So more than three months have passed since I had...

So more than three months have passed since I had my explant and I'm gonna be honest and say I sometimes miss them.


I have thought briefly about it for a second or two and then when I remember the feeling: those huge balls on my chest that I always tried to hide. No, I don't miss them. I do wish I had some more breast tissue though, because my body shape is very boyish; my titties are teeny tiny, no slight hint of a cleavage whatsoever, no real waist to brag about, and my petite frame (5'2") weighs 123 lbs with only 15% body fat (quite athletic in other words). So I do sometimes feel a little unfeminine. But I compensate in dressing that way, just wish summer would come sooner so I could use my cute dresses and skirts and shoes.

I mentioned previously that none of my friends had commented on the fact. Well, now two have! One of them was an old friend I rarely see who I met randomly at a club. He was drunk and sort of blurted it out, but he's not friends with any of my friends and none of them heard it (they are new friends that don't even know I had implants). The other was a friend who lives in South America and was here on a short holiday. I'm pretty sure she was direct about it because of that. I did not mind, however, and I know she'll only talk about it with one friend we have in common, which I'm also fine with.
I know more people have noticed and I find it hard to understand why they haven't asked or anything. Knowing people they probably talk about it behind my back though, asking eachother. But I don't mind. Still happy with my decision! :-D
I must say, you look fabulous!! I'm getting my implants removed after only 4.5 months, and every time I get anxious about how I'm going to look afterwards I glance at your pictures and feel better. We're about the same age and I figure if you can look so absolutely amazing after 4 YEARS with implants, then surely I won't look like the bride of Frankenstein after only 4 months (fingers crossed). I always thought implants would make me feel sexy, but instead I'm hiding them and realize I felt so much better about myself before. I wish you all the best in your new, implant-free life! =)
I think they look wonderful! Before and after! The best part is you are happy and comfortable :) As for people not noticing, maybe half do and half don't. I am awful at noticing such things. I think we ourselves notice on other people what we are insecure about in ourselves. So you notice boobs but if they're losing hair, they notice your thick hair, make sense? I used to notice people's weight because I was weight obsessed. Now I started losing my hair several years ago so I notice people's hair so much. I don't think i could recall anyone's breast size or changes! But hair? I notice it all these days lol.
You look amazing, so natural!!
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