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Hello everyone, I am 35 years old from Italy, had...

Hello everyone, I am 35 years old from Italy, had my implant (300 cc Mentor silicone anatomical shape over the muscle) in 2002, after the birth of my first son. In 2007 I had my second son and couldn't feed him (I've fed the first for one year with no problems).
I didn't have any health issue from BA, but since four years from now I have started to miss my little breast, and feel this implants are heavy when I am braless and I don't like them anymore. The problem here in Italy is that the doctors are not used to simple explant. I went for a consultation and one Doc told me I would look scary without implants, and that I have to have a lift and a smaller implant inside. I was really sad and started to try to accept that I had to keep implants forever. Every night when I went to bed I looked at this plastic balls on my chest, and felt sad.
Then I found this site, it was my biggest luck, because here there are so many reviews of people who explanted and ended with perfect acceptable natural soft little breast.
So I looked for another surgeon, and found one who said that he agrees with an explant, because it is easy that in six months or so my breast will regain a nice shape. The only thing thak makes me worry is the fact that I have subglandular implants, and have read that the breast end up more ruined (I am sure to explant, anyway, everything will be better for me than keeping this heavy fake breast).
I am looking for words from people who underwent eplant starting with my same implant placement. Thank you so much.
V.

Last consultation pre-explant

Hi there,
yesterday I went to see the doctor who will perform the explant (that is not the same who did my BA). He took pictures and explained to me that, since there is no rupture, he doesn't need to perform a capsulectomy, so everything can be done in local with sedation, I am brave enough (will I be?). He said that he will reopen the old scars (under the crease), take the protesis out, and then do some little abrasions on the capsules to make them close afterwards (brrrr), put some stitches inside to help my gladular tissue to go back in the old position, and close. He also said that he will put drains, to keep for some days, and then I will have to wear a special bra for some weeks. The price must be around 1000 euros. About the results, he said that since this protesis are heavy for my frame (not 300 cc, but 375), my breasts will be relieved from taking them out, and, with some time and patience, should regain a nice natural shape. I am really relieved too. For now I have to do an ultrasound and, one week before procedure, some blood tests. We agreed to keep in touch to choose a date in september.
I am only a little concerned for the local anesthetics: will it be completely, absolutely painless?

surgery booked

So now I have a date: 16 september, afternoon. I agreed with the surgeon to do it under local with sedation. I'm happy to know it will happen soon, but at the same time all the fears are starting to appear on the surface. Will it be painful or somewhat scary? Is it really possible that my breast will look nice after eleven years with these heavy things in it?

Done!

I am so happy it is all done, I hardly believe it is true.
I was a little nervous this morning, but nothing terrible. I was only scared about the sedation, because I never had it before. They took me to the OR, put the IV and I remember only that they woke me up saying "it'all done". The implants weren't ruptured, so the doctor performed a simple explant with no capsuletomy.
It all started at 1.30 pm and I was home at 15.30 pm.
Now I feel perfect, normal, but have drains and compression gauze, so I didn't see my breast yet. Doctor said they are deflated, but not deformed at all.
Fuck all the doctors (too many) who say that you can't explant without being deformed. Really, if it wasn't for all the reviews of you ladies in Real Self I would be still blaming for my heavy ugly implants.
Thank you all!
xxx
V

here they are

I couldn't resist from taking a look at the results. My breast feel a little itchy inside and warm and swelled on the outside, but very soft, and I think it will take time to shrink and loose the shape of the implants. I can't take off the bandages from the bottom, so it is impossible to determinate how droopy they will be. For now, I think they look fine, and I am so happy to be free.

bye bye implants...

and here is a picture of the implants, 12 years old (intact, but they turned yellow in these years...), mcghan silicone anatomical 280g.

drains are out and new pics

four days post op. feeling great. breast fluffing a little, less looking like two sole fish :)

8 days post

everything going superwell. I only noticed that if I stay up all day driving around etc. I feel like my breast swells and feels itchy inside. Maybe it is because the pockets need time (weeks? months?) to seal. To prevent this I've started to wear a very tight sportsbra... did anyone recently explanted experienced something like this, feeling like there is a soft empty space inside the breast that need to be kept tightly squashed? big hugs to everyone here! v

16 days post (pics)

A little more than two weeks have passed, I feel like I had never had implants. I wear a wireless bra to feel more safe when I go out or cycling, and stay mostly braless at home (freedom!).

11 months post

Almost one year has passed since the explant.
I feel like I have never had implants. Always grateful for Real Self and the reviews that made me go for explants.
Dr. Massimo Vergine

Dr. Vergine is a roman plastic surgeon who works mostly with oncology patients (he does a lot of post-mastectomy reconstructions) in a renowned public hospital. He performs also esthetics procedures in the OR of the private medical center where he has a study. Everything went exactly how he told me before the operation. Very satisfied.

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