I had my saline ( 500cc) under the muscle through...

I had my saline ( 500cc) under the muscle through the nipple crease back in 2003.

I was going through a divorce at the time. I was happy with my 34B bust tell I had kids. They were a little droopy after having kids. A lot of my friends had implants. I thought at the time this was what I wanted.

I wanted to be a full D and have cleavage. I was happy for a few years, but the past 5 to 6 years I realize I'm way to big for my body frame.
I hate them!! Wish I had never got them. If I had gone smaller maybe I would just keep them, but I saw this site in May 2012. I have seen so many great out comes. I decided I wanted to implant right then and there!
All you ladies have been so encouraging!
I'm only 700.00 dollars away and I'm looking at the end of April.
My PS from my implant surgery is doing it as the guy I saw before him was not supportive. I can't wait!!!

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I forgot to mention I am going to be 46 in April....

I forgot to mention I am going to be 46 in April. If you can see from pictures I have a very small shoulders. I wrote this review quite quickly on my iPhone.
I also have a curbed rib cage. They tend to go to the side more. I wear a 32 DDD bra now. I have gained a little wait around the middle however and go up and down in my weight as my working out is inconsistent.
Hopefully that will change once I get rid of bags
They get in the way I feel.


You and I have similar stats. I had 500cc under the muscle in 2002, I'm 49, and I had side boobs like crazy. Since I got mine out 3 wks ago, it feels great and so freeing. They do not sag like I feared, although they are still pretty empty on top. Kind of fluffed a bit on one side, but not the other, hope it catches up lol! Best of luck to you on your journey, keep us posted. We are all here for you!
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Thank you itty bitties:-) I remember reading your story and thought the same thing. Looking forward to more pics of your results. I remember you look great! Great to hear from you! It's so great to have this support!
I think you'll feel so much relief after the implants are out. For me, it was shocking to see them the next day after explant but it has been amazing watching them change everyday. I really hope you have a great result! Good luck to you! Big hugs to you!
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Hi ladies My check should be here in a few days...

Hi ladies
My check should be here in a few days and I can pay on Monday for the rest of what I owe. I wanted to share with you that I am a little nervous with telling my roomate. She has implants that don't look like implants. She looks prportional. She had said I probable would be ok with my breasts if I lost wieght. Seriously? Have you seen my front picture of my brests. How could any one be happy with that fat or skinny!
She never liked my PS. She thought he went to big for my frame and blames him. She won't be happy that I'm going back. Honestly I feel I asked for this size. Truth was he is very well known and is a great surgeon and most importantly understandable. Also I have a boyfriend that is new and he says he's understandable. Well, we will see. Oddly I don't care. Lol
I did run into my x and told him. He thinks I'm crazy!!! Yes!!! I am a rebel and I like it!!!! Anyway I just needed to get that off my chest!


Everyone goes through the "second thought" phase right before surgery. I had implants for over 20 years and I worried about what I would look like afterwards. I knew they had to come out eventually and like you hated being too big (36D), so I was determined. I saw one friend a few days before surgery who thought I was crazy and that I would sag and that made me worry .....but I powered through it and am now all natural! I am two weeks post and amazed at how wonderful I look. NO REGRETS!
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Thank you ! Thanks for sharing. Yes, I have got some" you are crazy" and I've gotton some that are supportive. It's good to hear from you! I so appreciate it! I have been unhappy for to long with these things. I'm looking forward to wearing fitted shirts and feeling good in them. It's true I worry a little about what they will look like, but I keep looking at the women here who's breasts look quite good considering. It gives me hope. My Doc did say my skin looks good and he believes the skin will shrink up well. I guess it's better that I got them after having kids then before? Have a blessed day!
Oh, just to add....I am 46 too....my skin is looking and responding great after just two weeks. I looked at all the photos on this site comparing my size with what I thought I was pre-surgery (my implants were done BEFORE two pregnancy's)....I was prepared for that flat tire look initially (gets better quick) ...but the body is amazing and thank goodness forgiving. I am healing wonderfully. Being educated and prepared will make everything easier to deal with....I read about some people being depressed after surgery. I'm divorced with a loving boyfriend who thinks the real me is so much better but more importantly I love my natural self. I am elated that I did this ...one of my favorite ahhhhaaa moments was when I felt my breasts bounce a little when I walked . I hadn't felt that in soooo long(so cool)...and how soft the breast tissue feels. All the best to you!

Hi ladies i have to push my date out a bit due...

Hi ladies
i have to push my date out a bit due to my CPR class that can't be changed. I seemed to have forgot about. I have to renew my RDA license at the end if the month. They were unable to bump it up and it's already paid for. Oh well everything happens for a reason.


Hi Yusu all i can say is wow! Those pics!!! You looked gorgeous before BA--not saying you dont now. I just dont get why we abuse our bodies in this way?? I am sure you will bounce back. Cant wait to see the new you. I am sure you will look great. To save money is it not possible with this surgeon to have them out under a local?? xx
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Thank you! Yes I agree:-) Looking back I realize I was beautiful just as I was then. Oh well, in life we all go through our own journey of self discovery. I think we learn not to care so much about what others think. Hugs to you! Thank you !
Not sure about local? It's scary either way. I'm paid up. I have 400.00 in savings for GA. Scary either way:-/

Hi wonderful ladies ! I needed to chat. I set my...

Hi wonderful ladies !
I needed to chat. I set my date for may 22.
I told my roomate. She is not angry at me but said what I thought she said. She gave advice before I got my implants not to go to big. I was dating a real jerk at the time and he liked big boobs. She said she has lived with my disapiontment and wanted me to do something, but was hoping i wiuld get a lift and re implant. She is saying I can't complain if I'm unhappy when I get them out. I told her i wouldnt. She says she has known me for 12 years and knows I'm going to be unhappy.
She was shocked when I told her I didn't want to replace with implants .
She says I don't work out on upper body like some of the women on this site and won't get as good a result. She says my doctor is just looking to make money off me because he knows I will be back for more surgery.
She says I should wait for a lift. :-( I'm so sick of these things.
Please help with advice.


It sounds like you have given this a lot of thought and only YOU know what is in your heart. Hopefully, your roommate will be supportive once she sees how happy you are to be natural again.
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I personally think you looked really good and natural before the implants. Now they seem a bit too large and obviously you're not happy with them. It sounds like you've already made up your mind about getting them removed, so just go for it! There are ways to make your breast look perky and lifted with all the varieties of bras that are offered nowadays. Also with keeping fit and lifting weights, you will tone them up somewhat. If you're not happy with the way you look, then get a lift later on. You have plenty of people here supporting your decision, so no need to feel alone. You have to make yourself happy first and screw what men think of you. They can't tell the difference between padding and real until you take your clothes off. A man that loves you will love you for you....not them. Most importantly, you have to feel good! It's always all about YOU!! I married a boob loving idiot back in 1978 and I was an idiot for thinking I needed to get implants to impress him. I later divorced him in 1982. I was definitely suffering from very low self-esteem. Do what makes you feel good about you and stick with your decision. People will love and support you if they really care about you....good luck!
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Hi Nomore80´s look--- OMG i stand by EVERYTHING you say !!!!! SOOOOO to the point and so right! Just take a look at my pics---look what a fabulous padded bra/ bikini can do to a AA pair of boobies!!! I now really accept the small me---even if my nipples are a bit sunk in. My husband loves me that's all that matters. I love your nick name on here too ! xxx

Well it's 22 more days left. I wanted to ask , I...

Well it's 22 more days left.
I wanted to ask , I was thinking about purchasing the per op kit but was wondering if it would be best to just purchase the Artica supplements, as I need to save as much money as possible.
Also should I stop eating tomatoes, berries and cucumbers? Could I by the Artica and cream at the health food store? Also, which cream again?
Basically what should I do before hand with little money?


I ended up buying the arnica at a health food store--if you have a Sprouts or Whol Foods near you. I'm on a very good multivitamin and will think about the other stuff after my surgery. I'm trying to save money as well.
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I could use help with bras. I have to go to...

I could use help with bras.
I have to go to Macy's as I have a credit card I can use. I have to save as much as I can for anasegelogist . The escolar bra they recommend on RS has wires? I thought we are not suppose to wear underwires. The don't have the other brand that is fir night time.
I have some pics. I didn't buy anything yet. Just so confused. Do I need to purchase the size I used to be? 34 B?


Well less than two days to go. In finishing up my laundry some today and tomorrow night. Tomorrow vacuum and grocery shop. Then come Wednesday morning 730 am is the day! Excited!!!
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I just commented on your post from last year when you were first thinking about removing 'them'. Its exciting to see how far you've come. Good for you. I'm curious how it goes this time around because I might like for Dr Gray to do my revision when the time comes, if you have a repeat good experience. Sending lots of good thoughts your way
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I just responded to you from that thread. Thank you sweetie! That means a lot;-)

Tomorrow morning

Bye bye. Excited the big day is almost here. 7:30am.
Can't wait to say good bye to these big implants. How I've hated them!
Thanks to you brave girls out there. Lots of love to u all!!


Glad you are feeling well. Keep resting and healing!!
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So happy for you that you listened to yourself! Be patient, I was not happy with my look until about 5-6 weeks after explant - now I can't stop smiling and thanking myself! Hope you're feeling ok today - let me know if you have any questions!
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Thank you so much! I did go to the bank this morning other than that I'm just resting:-) I haven't showered yet. I was going to wait tell tomorrow. Then I will see what they look like. Hugs

2 day update

Well I saw how they look . Shocking but still glad I did this. Plan on wearing bras 24. 7.
I have two more bras coming clear point # 218. One of the gals here recommends. Taking it easy
Hoping things will change in the months to come. Fluff fluff please.

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2 day post op


I took a shower and they are a little concave but I remember that one member I think her name is Rosie and her turn out was great and she was all concave at first. Im now wearing two bras at once. It's that overkill
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With the second one covers arm pit a little better
Yusu!!! you look so much better now! Your still nice and full. I just ordered the 218 bra too. Hoping for fluff as well. But girl you should have no worries, you look great :-) Hugs!
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Two bras


I did two bras A LOT in the beginning, I would hike one up and literally stuff the loose armpit skin into it. Sounds gross lol but I look 100% normal now :) So happy for you
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You look great! And you get to look forward to them improving from this point, too!
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Thank you! :-).


I'm worried about taking a shower and infecting my incision site?
He took them via nipple. I have taken one shower yesterday.
Wonder if I should take a bath and not have any water touch them, and wash my hair in the sink. The nurse said I can shower with regular soap without perfumes and oils. I am just wondering. I see my PS on Tuesday. I just feel very vulnerable


Ok I'm not driving I told my boys to stay at their Dads. My X husband and his wife don't know I had surgery. I did tell my X I wasn't feeling good. When did you guys start driving? Just curious.
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Congratulation, yusu...you look beautiful and natural! I was allowed to shower when my drains were removed which was two days post op. I had nothing on my incisions and was told that by day three the incisions should be 'watertight'. Just make sure you pat them dry gently afterwards. :-)
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I can't see your incisions at all! When you say they are 'nipple' incisions, does that mean right next to the nipple as opposed to the areola? Cool technique!

Nipple incision


You look like you are healing beautifully; I used a little gentle warmth from my blow dryer on my incisions before tucking myself back in my compression bra, that seemed to help.
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Hi girls going to see Dr Gray today for my first post op appointment. and will update when I get back.
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Hey Yusu! I am so happy for you! Re: Showers and incisions... I understand exactly what you mean feeling weird about getting the incisions wet. The thing that helped me was using hydrogen peroxide after my shower - I would use a Qtip with some H2O2 and let it bubble, and then let it air dry before putting bras back on. The hydrogen peroxide seems to dry the incisions out just enough, and keeps the wounds clean and sterile. The thing that is really uncomfortable is any moisture around the incisions getting trapped in those tight compression bras. Best wishes!
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Post op

Hi girls
My PS says I'm healing nicely and they haves moved up a little already and will continue to do so.
All is good. I see him again next Tuesday. Hugs


Seriously...no scar...that's so cool! :-) I wonder if he can only do that with saline implants...silicone is probably too big! Happy healing, babe!
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Hi nervous girlie Good question, not sure about that, but I will ask. . I just got my clear point bras today , but wonder if the tighter sports bras are better? Hanging in there and know things will look better with time:-) So glad for this site and your support:-) hugs
That's wonderful news, Yusu!! Hang in there!
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1 week and 1 week and a day

So there has been some improvement. I went back to work on Wednesday. I have been laying low, however last night I had my first glass of wine with an x boyfriend who is the sweetest man and always complements me. That's a whole other story there. Lol
I have cleavage with my sports bra but I have cleavage of a 47 year old? but overall it could be worse. Lol ( slight wrinkling)
I'm vain what can I say? Overall happy without my implants and again happy there is some improvement. See PS on Tuesday and his removing some glue. I do have my left breast with less upper pole than right. Not working out and just working my job as RDA and I do use my hands and arms but not lifting anything that's too heavy.
Thanks girls. Hugs and happy healing to all. ??

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Sorry I put a whole year on me 46 . Lol


You look marvelous Yusu. My side boob/under armpit area has improved heaps, it'll get better with time :)
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That you girl yes. Side area under armpit is I think improving some. Hopefully will continue to do so. I have my 2 pre op appt tomorrow at 1pm . Thank you
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You are looking awesome, do you feel like the side boob is getting better?
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2weeks op

I saw my doctor on Tuesday and he removed glue on nips. Kinda uncomfortable but managed ok.
I told him my right breast seemed larger when in my sports bra but not so much when bare chested in mirror. I told him I was concerned about Seroma he checked with needle and no fluide. I do feel a little more sensitive on that side. He aside he tipically sees that with textured implants and has only seen it on one patient . He's been in practice for many years.
Anyway he did say take it easy the next 2 weeks. I told him I vacuumed the morning of my appt and I felt I was useing my muscles to much. He said yah you might want to avoid that.
Still worried about Seroma, guess I shouldn't be as he checked all over and moved that needle all around. Ouch!
Trying to do little with arms other then working and driving.
Wanted to up date you all. He said I moved up a little again. I see him in 2 weeks.
I will keep you updated as days go by. Hugs girls


You are looking great! I just had mine out 3 days ago and I am so happy with them. I just hope the perk up a little more, but yours are healing very nice!!
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Looking better with every picture posted! Xoxo
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Quitting booze for awhile. I don't dri k much but I'm avoiding it. Scared!
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1 month 1 day

Still very happy and I still have some cleavage? I am looking forward to buying some pretty bras that will contour my breast better. Tired of wearing 2 sports bras 24.7 but I know it's for the best. No pain rally once I had some funny weird feelings in left breast but nothing painful. I have another appt on July 9th. It might be my last?
Thanks girls and happy healing to you all!

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Happy with the look and feel much more confident and comfortable with my small breasts. Honestly I never wanted to be in tanks at all with implants and felt like hiding myself. .


Fabulous results, Yusu! And your breasts aren't small, just smaller. You have a good handful (or two!) left! :-)
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You look awesome!
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Boob tube

Can any one tell me about Boob Tube. It's 45.00 and I want to make sure it's worth it before I buy it. I'm about 7 weeks post explant.


Hi yusu, you're really looking great ! So happy for you!! What's the boob tube for ? Can you share more about it?
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I have not gotten it yet, but some one said it helps with skin tightening.
You look great :)
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2 months

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2 months

Still happy with removing implants!
Even though they are saggy a little there much better than they were!
Thanks to all you ladies out there!


Beautiful!!! (( Huggzz))
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Thank you ! I am soooo happy with out my implants it's been a year and a week or so since I had them removed. Need to get new picks up soon. So glad I found this site. No regrets!!!
How have they shaped up? You look like you had an awesome result:-) Thanks for sharing!
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