Breast Implant Removal: StoriesWrite a Review
No Problems, I Just Want Them Out - San Antonio, TX
- updated 1 month ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $3,000
- Mark W. Greene, MD, DDS (San Antonio, TX)
I got implants in 2007 after years of feeling...
- 10 Feb 2013
- 2 months pre
I got implants in 2007 after years of feeling inadequate because of small boobs. I was a 34C (not that small really). So I got implants and went up to a 34DD, a couple years later they got even bigger now up to a 34DDD or even 34G. Bras are hard to find and of course very expensive in those sizes.
I have 500cc saline under the muscle.
I've been going back and forth as to whether to totally get them out or replace with smaller ones. I have decided to totally take them out for the following reasons:
*Can't enjoy getting a massage because laying on my stomach (rather, boobs) is very uncomfortable
*Sports bras don't fit well, they don't come down far enough; swim suits: same problem
*Some yoga poses are awkward and difficult with big boobs
*I am a cyclist; cycling jerseys don't fit busty women very well
*I'm 'all chest' to where I feel like it makes me look fat
I'm glad I did it, but it's time for them to go. My only concern is whether or not my skin will 'snap back' (I'm 45 years old). Another concern is that now my belly fat will be more obvious without the boobs being the focal point. Of course with the implants gone it will be easier to do core exercises like planks :)
I had my pre op yesterday and I'm kind of annoyed....
- 12 Mar 2013
- 23 days pre
I just feel like nobody knows what they're talking about when it comes to the explant procedure. It's a bit late to change doctors at this point, I've paid in full and got the time off work which was not easy.
Should i call and speak to the office manager to let her know or just suck it up? I really don't want to make waves and end up with a late afternoon surgery...
I hope some day the explant procedure is more 'common' so we won't have to feel like second class citizens.
I'm just a couple days away and I'm excited and...
- 1 Apr 2013
- 3 days pre
I don't think anyone has mentioned this but will I have to sleep on my back for a while? I remember having to when I got implanted (so they would not fall off to the sides).
I've posted a couple more photos; some with clothes so people can see the difference between before and after. I'll put on the same clothes once I'm healed to show the difference.
Tomorrow is the big day. I'm so excited and...
- 3 Apr 2013
- 1 day pre
I'm done! I'm in between naps. I'm feeling almost...
- 4 Apr 2013
- Day of treatment
They are out!!! I'm so happy; I feel so much...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 1 day post
My PS made a small incision in the crease, then punctured the implant so he could pull it out through the one inch incision :)
My Doctor: Mark W. Greene, MD, DDS