Breast Implant Removal and Lift - Pasadena, CA

Im super happy that I finally decided to remove my...

Im super happy that I finally decided to remove my implants. I have hated them pretty much since the day I got them. Not becasue I had any issues ( hardening, etc) with them but more because I felt like I was very top heavy and it really limited the clothing I could wear.
I had my first set of implants in 2006 and they were 300cc silicone and then in about 2009 I had really wanted them out but the plastic surgeon convinced me to keep them but downsize to a 200CC implant. Flash forward 4 years later and I finally decided that Im not going to let anyone talk me out of it... I want my own natural breast and I want to be smaller... So I did it! :)

insane itching

I am itching like crazy!! Nothing is bringing relief. Ive tried every topical ointment. I find myself scratching at my breast in public with no shame to find some relief. The only thing that keeps me from scratching is ice packs.
Anyone else experience this?? When does it go away? Im at 10 days postop.

Updated pics

A few pics off my camera... Disregard the redness. I cant stop scratching...

Will the areolas stretch or change ?

Just curious if any of the ladies on here noticed that their areolas changed over the course of healing? I asked my surgeon to make mine super small ( they are currently 3 CM) but now im nervous that they are too small. I kind of want them to stretch a little bit. Will that happen? The right nipple is also a little oval compared to the left so Im hoping they start to both look the same or a little more similar. Ive had a benelli in the past and I know those stretch a lot but Im not quite sure what to expect with an anchor lift.... anywho any comments are welcomed :D
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I was initally sold on Dr. Otoole because of his before and afters. But then after meeting him and being able to track down some of his past clients ( from here) I decided that he was the doctor for me. It also helps that his prices were reasonable and hes close to my home.

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I think your size and shape are perfect. I don't feel the areolas are to small. Give it some time. They look great!!
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Thanks ;) I shall be patient ( hardest part)
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When I had my lift I woke up and couldn't believe how small my areolas were. I never asked him to make them smaller. He said they were too big. I was really upset with that-they were not even big at all. Needless to say, the size did not change. I know a woman who actually had her areolas tattooed to make them larger-ouch!! No thanks on that one
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Thanks... Thats funny you mention the tattoo because prior to my lift I actually had mine tattood because the prior surgeon gave me the oddest shaped areoals EVER and the tattoo artist fixed it. But it was kind of pricey and hurt. But it didnt hurt as much as you think becaue they put numbing solution on it and it REALLY hid the white line scar too that goes around the areola... so who knows, Maybe in a year if it bothers me I may tattoo :)
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I can't say my areoles changed much in size. But they were 2 different shapes for sure, one being very oval. Glad to say that it has corrected itself.
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oh cool thanks... thats helpful to know
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Your incision looks really nice.
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Try using some Benadryl cream or hydrocortisone. Not in the incision but next to it. That helped me with mine when I had the itchies.
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Thanks will do :) I also sent you a private message. In your inbox.
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You have one of the best results i have seen here so far, great shape !! Really pretty ! Against the itching i used Cetridizin, it is an antiallergic medicine in tablet form. Here in germany you can buy it without prescription. Maybe you have something similar you can get?
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Wow, I just read your whole story...What a great decision you made for yourself. You look wonderful. I am taking the Arnica as well, not the Bromelin though. That medicine we have here-called Zyrtec , an antihistamine and it's over the counter. Thanks for the advice. I wish you a great recovery. Loved the notes from your kids!
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Thank you :) i will come back for your updates :)
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Thanks so much!... I shall look for it. Its probably like benadryl? Did it cause you any drowsiness?
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Hm i know that it can make you tired sometimes but i didn't experience that
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you can get allegra that will not cause drowsiness, zyrtec may
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You look wonderful! I can't imagine you even needed implants in the first place. When I had my second surgery with the lift, I had insane itching. It was four years ago and I don't remember what he told me to put on it unfortunately. He did give me some kind of cream though. However, then some of my sutures started "spitting" out of the incision on the sides of my breasts. He said I was probably allergic to the vicryl sutures. Unfortunately for me, the itching of the scars has not gone away completely still after all these years but it's just the sides of my breasts. I hope yours goes away, I know how it is to try to scratch in public (lol). Good luck with your recovery, you look amazing
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omg... I will die if Im still itching in years to come. The itching has slowed down some so Im optimistic. I got implants because my breast were not round. But ultimately they got bigger and bigger... So I really should have probably just gotten a lift. But at the time I didnt want the scars.
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You look great! What size were you before implants? You're still very "full". I'm so worried that I'll be flat as a board when removing mine.
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Im actually suprised at how big they still are... But Im still swollen and I didnt have drains so there is a good chance I have a lot of fluid still in there... Im guessing. :/ Prior to getting implants I was a 34 B/C. Then I got implants ( Very small 200cc) to add to the shape and I gained a good 30 pounds and ended up a 34 DD. Now Im not sure what size I am. What size are your implants now? Breast size before? Why do you want to remove them?
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Hi, I am 5 days post op and I too have the itching! I think it was from the sterile solution they put on my body during surgery since the itchy rash was only where that stuff was put on. Hydrocortisone cream helped me and taking showers. The doctor also thought maybe it was from the antibiotics. Who knows! You look great btw!
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Aww thanks... Ill ask my doctor what he thinks is causing it. I see him tomorrow. I had steri strips on but have since removed them and washed and im still itching. I didnt think it was the steristrips anyways cause Ive had surgery in the past and used them and I was fine. It must just be the healing... But its driving me CRAZY!! :D
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Wow can we talk personally! I would like mine out as well! Please email me xxx@aol.com please thanks
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Is that really your email? XXX? I sent you a private message on here responding to your message.
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience so far! Sorry about the itching. Itchiness is a horrible sensation. Have you asked your doctor about the itching? He might be able to prescribe something that could help.
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Wow your breasts are still really big after explant! Congratulations! You look beautiful!
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