Explantation Tomorrow, Can't Wait to Be Free!

I posted my story in the wrong section so wanted...

I posted my story in the wrong section so wanted to start it here so that I could share with others. I was implanted 18 years ago at the age of 22. I am 39 now and ready to say goodbye to them. I was very small before I got them a 32AA and when I got the implants I was a 32 C, after 2 kds and 20lbs I am a 34DD.

I have never felt well sense about a year after the implants. Before them I was very athletic, active, entergetic and happy. I never knew the implants were to blame. After my kids and breast feeding I felt even worse and then after a strep infection a year an a half ago I feel aweful all of th time. I have cronic fatigue and generally feel aweful. I was told by a specialist that they should come out do to biofilms and how the strep can get attached to the implant tne implant and that there is no blood source between implant and scar tissue so the bacteria makes a biofilm and protects itself from antibiotics. Oh this was not just strep throat.

Hello, everything went well. I have no pain at...

Hello, everything went well. I have no pain at all and feel fine other than the antibiotics making me dizzy and sick. I feel like someone filled my head with cement. Can't wait to be done with them. All the pain post explant I had is gone and I am 7lbs lighter! That was a lot of boob. Anyway, I took before pics and will take after pics when I get the bandages off on wed. I will post them then. Overall feeling glad it is done and happy to have them out.

Hi, I'm back. Still trying to navigate the site...

Hi, I'm back. Still trying to navigate the site so I'm sorry if I don't respond to everyone....I have two little ones and it has been hard to recover and take care of them. Not a lot of time to get on here. I had my bandages removed yesterday and I am very very small...I was before so I'm not sure why I was so shocked. Maybe because I have had huge fake boobs for almost 20 years...lol. But I'm glad they are gone. Maye they will fluff a bit and won't look so strange. Time will tell. My PS said my implants were huge and that they were way too big for my body. He said if I wanted a tiny implant in the future he would put one in and I said "no thanks". Why would I ever have a non-medical surgery ever again? Now that I have children I realize the only thing that matters is being healthy and happy. My four year old said, "Mommy can I see your new boobies", I said sure and showed her. Then aked her, "What do you thing", she said "Well not what I expected". Kids are so funny. I will put up pic soon.

Here are some before and 5 day post op. Hoping for...

Here are some before and 5 day post op. Hoping for some fluffing up top....
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He was very very good and I like that he does his surgery in the hospital. It is taken very seriously. He went to school at Yale. He really was amazing.

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Hi, I have had explant surgery.It was on May 29th 2012. I had saline implants for 18 years and was never happy with them.I had them in at age 52 yrs because I had remarried and my husband seemed as though he wasn't pleased with my natural breasts.So...like a dummy, I got implants. From the very start, I felt ridiculous.I believe to this day..that my husband got with the doctor and just before the surgery asked that they be bigger than I had requested.I started with 34 B's and ended up with a large 38 D. I had asked for a C cup.My husband passed away and I finally had them removed .Explanting is the best thing I have ever done for myself.I am truly me now.I regret ever doing that to please my husband. Actually, because of the pain they caused me..our intimacy went out the window. I know you will be much more comfortable now that you have gotten that foreign material out of your body.I send you my best wishes for a speedy recovery. This site helped me to make my decision more reassuring.I hope that more ladies will find this site and be helped as many of us have.This site is a real blessing. ~Trulyitsme~
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Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I have yet to show my husband...I am very small now and hoping they fluff a bit...lol...but like you I am so happy they are gone.
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congrats!!! Doesn"t it feel great without them?
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woo, hoo, soo great. :) I feel like an elephant just got off my chest.
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oops I mean all the pain I had pre explant is gone. No pain at all post explant..not even one pain pill needed.
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Welcome to RealSelf! I'm so glad you started your story here.

I'm sorry you've been feeling badly the last few years (that's a long time to feel terrible). I hope the explantation gives you some relief.

Please keep us posted and let us know how you're feeling when you're up to it!

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