Hello everyone, I am 35 years old from Italy, had...
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.
Last consultation pre-explant
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?
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!
here they are
bye bye implants...
drains are out and new pics
8 days post
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.