Implants are out after 21 years, silicone implants, 2 revisions- Sweden

My story starts in 1991 when I was 19 years old. I...

My story starts in 1991 when I was 19 years old. I had wanted bigger breasts throughout my adolescence, I was a 34A and in the early nineties there was no bra in that size available in Sweden, it was before padding or wonderbra existed. I felt that my breasts were too small to fit my body and I felt unfeminine as I couldn´t wear any nice underwear. When I met a friend of a friend who had had BA and she was so very pleased with her result, and at the same time my grandfather passed away and left me some money, I went through with it.

Omg, when I think of it now, what did I knew when I was 19? There was no internet, so the only information I got was from my PS. I don´t remember him talking about any risks or complications, but maybe he did and I just couldn´t take it in. I got 200 cc implants with liquid silicone over the muscle, incision under nipple. The size and place I learnt later, I had absolutely no idea at the time of surgery. The size was ok, but I didn´t like the look of my breast any more than I had done before. With clothes on I looked great, but in nude I thought my breasts were ugly. My breast were also very hard and my nipples were all numb, this came as a shock for me, I didn´t get sensation back until 2 years after surgery.

So the years went by and I developed an indifferent relation to my breasts, I really didn´t care about them though I liked the size. From time to time I considered the need to change implants, but I postponed it until I had had children. So when my second daughter was born and I was done breastfeeding, I suddenly felt how awkward my breasts felt. I had developed a very hard capsule and my breast tissue had dropped from the implants that looked like they were stuck to my upper chest. Not a great look. I didn´t want to see my PS from 1991, so I booked an appointment at another clinic, but that PS was so negative about just a change of implants, he told me I needed a lift, which was something I was, and am , quite sure that I do not want. I still have some issues with sensation in the nipples and I don´t want a lot of scars. All I wanted was natural looking breasts for my age, so I went to another clinic. I thought about explanting, but my vanity was stronger and I was scheduled for a change of implants 1 of April 2010, Mentor 325 cc over muscle, incision under the breast with an internal lift.

Boy, I had expectations of the result, was I finally getting the nice, soft breasts that I had wanted all the time? Well, I didn´t. The under muscle position made every muscle flex in my chest muscles to make my breasts look deformed, swimming was extremely uncomfortable and the muscle problems gave me pain in my left arm and I got DB. My PS said it would improve, but it didn´t. So as a last chance to fix my boobies, I did a revision surgery in May 2012, and changed the same implants to above the muscle. Directly after surgery my breasts looked and felt wonderful and I was so pleased! But it didn´t last for long, after 3 or 4 weeks I discovered rippling underneath my right breast, it doesn´t show much, but it feels disgusting to touch, it is more like a crease on the implant than “common” rippling on the sides.

Then I found this site and have been reading all of your stories, which have made me so sure about that I want an explantation, I have lived for over 20 years with implants that I don´t like, now is the time to go natural. I am 40 years old and so many things have changed in my life the last years and this is something I need to do. Unfortunately, my PS don´t want to explant now, he wants me to wait. But I cannot see why I should wait, I want it done and I want to be healed before next spring. So tomorrow I have an appointment with another surgeon, will see how that works out.

My consultation on Thursday 22 went well! I am so...

My consultation on Thursday 22 went well! I am so pleased, the new PS was very nice and I have confidence in him. So now I am scheduled for surgery on December 12! I hope this is the right decision, but I am so very tired on focusing on my breasts. It seems like the last 2,5 years has been all about waiting for the new implants to settle, wait for correction, wait again, oh is the rippling getting worse or better? I am really sick of these implants and curious of what my natural breasts look like. Probably they won´t be pretty, but I hope I am a big girl and can take it.
I am sorry for not having any older photos to show and I hope my english is not to bad.
Have a nice weekend all of you nice ladies here:)

Now I have paid for my surgery, no turning back...

Now I have paid for my surgery, no turning back then! Yes, I want to get rid of these bags from my body and yes, I am prepared to look like a 40 year old mum with very small breast who has breastfed her 2 children for almost a year each. But still, I am terrified of getting disfigured breasts, can't stop looking at pictures from some women who has not been so fortunate with their explantations. I hate to be this shallow and vain.
Love to all of you nice people in here:)

So, now I am very close to my surgery date, and...

So, now I am very close to my surgery date, and I'm freaking out! Today I went sports bra shopping, to have something to wear the first time after the surgery. And I was fast rewind 20 years back in time, there was no A cup bras! Is At last I found 2 that were ok in A/B size and that went down a bit on the ribcage so that they wont carve in to the incisions.
I have been so busy finish my work, right now I am out of employment as the company I used to work for shut down their business in my town, and the last weeks were loaded with work so I haven't had the time to think so much about this.
Now that I have been at home for a week, I realize that I am very lonely, my husband is not at all supportive and thinks this is the most stupid idea that I ever had. Quite funny when he did not like my breasts with the first set of implants as they were hard, then he did not like me to get them replaced and even less liked when I did the change of position from under the muscle to above. Maybe he is just afraid of changes? Still I hope he will support me and take the kids to school and do the grocery shopping for the first days. My mum helps out, but she can't do too much as she suffers from arthritis. Well, when I write this I go from anxious to angry, I really would like to live with a man that I could expect more of, it would be nice to feel taken care of for once.
The clinic has changed my appointment time from 7 am to noon, so I will be nervous (and hungry) for the whole morning. Now I just want this to be over and be nice and calm with the morphine (if I get some:))
Hugs to all you lovely ladies here!

Oh my god, I just realized that I am scheduled for...

Oh my god, I just realized that I am scheduled for surgery 12 december 2012 at 12 o'clock! Well. let's not get superstitious now!
Now it's time for shower no 1 and then I will try to take som more before pictures.

This afternoon nurse called me and told me that...

This afternoon nurse called me and told me that my PS is sick! But I was rescheduled with another PS, feels a little funny that I haven't met him, but I've heard only good of him and he is a senior partner of the clinic. So I hope this will be ok too. Could do with some sleep now, but right now I don't feel sleepy at all.
See you tomorrow or day after that, and then I will only be me, no silicone balls that comes bumpin ahead of me;)

Yesterday afternoon my implants were taken out! It...

Yesterday afternoon my implants were taken out! It all went well and i was feeling ok straight away when I woke up from anaesthesia. Incisions are quite sore but not much pain. I think you all are so brave here and looking at your breasts and taking pictures the same day as surgery! I haven't dared to peep yet, kept my eyes shut when the nurse put on the sports bra an putting some cotton wool into it to make a little extra pressure. I see that most of you have drains, but I haven't, don't think it is that common in Sweden.
It is nice that iit is over, but still, I am not feeling that relief and joy that many of you writes about, guess I am a little scared that I won't heal well and also I feel a little lonely as my husband doesn't seem to care a bit about my well being, only as he has lost his playmates. Selfish bastard (sorry for that, I know this is an explant forum, not a relationship forum).

Two days after surgery and I daren't take my bra...

Two days after surgery and I daren't take my bra off and take pictures. Now I have looked down under the sports bra and, what can I say, it doesn't look good. Cleavage is ok, but the sides are so empty and wrinkled, there are wrinkles around my nipples too. The boobs look all too wide. I put some extra cotton wool in the sports bra to keep them more closely to my body, as that was what the PS said was important for good healing. Next week, on the 19th I will have a check up with a nurse and change the dressings, stitches are dissolvable. Maybe I can ask her to take some pictures, I think I will keep the bra on until then and just wash my hair over the sink in the laundry room and take a shower on the lower part of my body. Not too depressed over the look anyway, and no regrets.

Brace yourselves, here comes som pics. I had the...

Brace yourselves, here comes som pics. I had the house to myself and really wanted a proper shower. This is quite hard to get used to, my boobs are really ugly. No way I am ever gonna show myself naked to my husband again, I know him too well and can guess his reaction.

It actually seems that there is a little...

It actually seems that there is a little improvement every morning when I wake up. Boobs are less raisin like than only 2 days ago and now the feeling of relief is kicking in! The worst is over and I hope it gets onward and upwards from now on.
To be honest, I had hoped that my own boobs would be just a little bigger now than 21 years ago, but I am not surprised with their smallness. After all, I don't put on weight on my breasts and when pregnant and breastfeeding my boobs have not been significant bigger than usual.
Today spells REST as I think I overstretched a little yesterday when the kids and I was out buying a Christmas tree. The girls were so impatient and wanted to start decorating the tree at once so I carried or dragged the tree inside and put it up. It did't hurt at the time but in the evening I was in pain, felt like muscle pain.

Yesterday I was at check up and removed the...

Yesterday I was at check up and removed the stitches. I was so sure that I had dissolvable stitches, but they were regular ones. Just 7 days after sugery may be a little early to remove stitches, but it was all healed.
As I had 3 layers of surgical tape under each breast I was a little afraid that the tape was holding the skin up and that the boobs would sag ever more when removing the tape. But it was ok.
One funny thing, with implants in, I had no visible stretchmarks, Now after explant, my boobs are full of white stretchmarks, or maybe they could be called shrinkmarks?
Doctors advice is to wear a tight sportsbra for 4 weeks, day and night, and to fill the bra with cotton wool for extra pressure.
Today I was out shopping for Christmas gifts and I couldn't help myself trying new bras on and it seems like I am a small A now.

Took a new picture today, a little better than 5...

Took a new picture today, a little better than 5 days ago. My skin looks kind of old, maybe that's what my other PS said repeatedly; you have such bad skin quality! Either way I am so glad that implants are out, now I just yearn for sleeping on my stomach and stretch my whole body out with hands over my head. Can't do that yet as scars hurt.
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Today I noticed that the skin under the right...

Today I noticed that the skin under the right breast is caving in when I lift my arm, my skin is just drawn inwards. Do I need to massage the tissue? I have read about it here but I do not really know how to do it and how often?
Funny that's the right breast again that's bugging me, with implants in, I had both the DB and the rippling on the right side.
After the stitches are taken, I don't have anymore check ups planned, I could call whenever I needed the nurse said, but there is no plan of 3 or 6 months check up like I had when getting the implants. And the only advice I got from the PS was to wear a tight sports bra for 4 weeks, no mentioning of massage.
Otherwise I am fine, just small issues with finding a comfortable but still firm sports bra and I have a little ache in neck and shoulders as I am less physically active than I use to be.

Today I took some new pics, but I didn't succeed...

Today I took some new pics, but I didn't succeed to get a picture to show my indentation under right boob and when I was to upload the front picture I realized that photo from today looked same or even worse than the 9 day photo. So I wait a little more with new pics.
I did send a picture in an e-mail to my PS and asked about advice on massage and about the indentation, feels funny to send breast pics on e-mail but I guess it's their job to look at these things. Well, he answered that it probably is remains of the capsule that causes this and that it will most probably go away in a few months. Massage can be good, but not necessary and I am not to overdo it. So I continue to massage a little twice a day.
Today is a bad day concerning my look and how I feel about the small boobs, it is really up and down. One one hand I am glad that I am healthy and relieved to be out of silicone and fake boobs and on the other hand I think I looked better with bigger boobs. I guess it it just a process as well as it was a process to make up my mind to explant, but still..... they are sooo small. Sorry to be so vain.

Today I found a push up bra that really pushed...

Today I found a push up bra that really pushed things up! Felt almost unreal to see a cleavage again. But I am not to wear it now, no underwire bra for a couple of months, so I continue with my sports bras 24-7, both because it feels comfortable with the support and because I am afraid that they will sag more.
I feel fairly ok and have started to go to the gym, but no upper body excercises, and power walk. Post surgery rest and Christmas holidays are not a great combination, it feels like I have put on some weight and I hadn't my ideal weight before the surgery either. So I think I will feel better if I get in shape, small, saggy boobs don't go well with a fat, floppy tummy.
When I look at the pictures that I have posted, I don't see any difference from day 9 til now, at least not in a good way. But I think it is very difficult to take good pictures, or pics that show the truth. The stretch marks that I wrote about before are almost gone, very funny. They did't show all the time, only sometime when I took off a really tight bra and then it looked like a cobweb on my breasts, really freaky, like witches boobs:)
The indentation under right breast is still there, no change and I did not manage to capture it on pic today either. But it is OK, it only shows when I rise my arm.
I have micropore tape on the scars, doctors advice to have it on as long as scars are red and only change it when it is dirty or fall of, like in every 10 days. But since I do the massage twice a day, with lotion on my hands, the tape falls of only after a couple of days.
Well, now I long for the breast obsessing state to be over, I am kind of tired of focusing on how do they look, massage, putting tape on, this bra or that bra and how much can I exercise. Maybe I am too impatient, but I just long for being carefree and take my small saggy boobs for a run.

Today I was to the bath house with my kids (don't...

Today I was to the bath house with my kids (don't know if that is the correct word for a indoor swimming place?). Very fortunately as I have thrown away all my old bathing suits and bikini bras, I found a bikini bra with price tags on in my drawer that fitted, I had bought it a year ago without trying it on, and it was way to small when I came home, but now it was OK.
It felt a little awkward to take the small, only just healed boobs out in public, but it went fine, I am ok with how I look. In the shower I saw a very petite woman with HUGE implants, and I know it is none of my business, but I almost felt sorry for her. I am not at all judgemental and not anti implants, but I guess these reactions come after all the problems and corrections and thinking about explanting or not explanting.
This boob stalking that I have been doing for some time really must come to and end, before I looked at boobs if they were with implants and now I look at small boobs and compare to my own sagginess. It feels a little weird to not be able to refrain from looking at boobs, but at least I know how men's eyes work now:))

I added new pictures of the drawn in skin on my...

I added new pictures of the drawn in skin on my right breast. It doesn't bother me that much as it doesn't show if I not rise my arm. I have no planned check ups with my PS, I feel that even if he was very sympathetic and nice, this was not "real" surgery for the clinic, this was not surgery where how it looks afterwards matters, it was just, I don't know how to describe it, but as they can not do more for me if I am not in for any other plastic surgery procedure as fat transfer for example.
For quite some time after surgery I had pain over my left breast to left armpit and it felt like muscle pain. Now it has gone away and I think it is becaus I have started to go to the gym and spinning.
Everything feels OK at the moment, just a little tired of sports bras which I think are hard to combine with nice clothes.

Now I am nearly 2 months post op, can't believe...

Now I am nearly 2 months post op, can't believe how time flies. However, I am happy with my decision and the outcome.
At the time of surgery I was not workning, but now I have started a new job. It feels so liberating to get to know new work mates without any focus on my breasts, noone is looking down my cleavage anymore and it is great! I think I look better and leaner in clothes now, even if I want to loose a little more weight.
Without clothes, well.... don't think boobs look great but ok, I am fine with them. I don't think they have changed anything from my last pictures and I do not upload any new pics today.
Funny thing is that I felt the same with implants, fine with clothes on but felt ashamed of them naked as they were fake. It is like getting closer to the real me, this is me and there is nothing more to it, my real self;) As many other women in here have said, it is a really emotional journey to go through an explantation.
The indentation or drawn in skin on my right breast is still the same. I haven't seen my PS but have had email contact with him and he is sure about that it is remains of the old capsule that causes this. I am not worried and it doesn't show unless I rise my arms, but he will see me if there is no change before summer.
I think all this has made my mind to shift, before I could look at a flat chested woman and think that her boobs would look great with implants ( I know, shame on me, stupid before-Mary) Now I think everyone in here look better without implants, with their natural breasts, fake is just........ the road to misery. Not judgemental though, everyone can do what they think is right, it was just my time with implants that was up and I don't think I will go for fat transfer either, it feels too insecure and too expensive.

Now I am 3,5 months post explants and it feels...

Now I am 3,5 months post explants and it feels like I have settled with my final result. It is not much difference from my last pictures, if any difference at all. Boobs look fine sometimes, just after massage and shoulders slightly backwards, then they look great!
It took me some time to be able to sleep on my stomach, but now it is comfy and it is great, one of the things I longed for with implants in.
Now I can show myself naked to my children again, I didn't want to do that at first because I didn't want their questions. Not that it is a secret that I have had implants, but they are just too small to understand.
Husband, well, he has seen them and is frank about him liking them more before. I know he likes big boobies and I know he likes me, but still, his attitude and comments at first when I explanted has made something to me or to our relationship. And that something is not something good.
I have not been so active here lately, but like Nervous Girlie I have noticed that the number of stories here have increased a lot! When I found this forum early in 2012 I looked for women my age who had had implants for about as many years as I, and they were not many! Now there are so many of us and this site is great as there are not much information out there or from PS:s about explantation. Thanks to all of you lovely, brave ladies who post your stories and pictures!

13 months post explant

Finally I take time to update, can hardly believe that more than a year has passed since I explanted. Not a single moment have I regretted that I took out the silicone balls from my chest, and over all I have been fine with my small, slightly wrinkled boobs. I think I got my final result very fast, boobs have not changed much after 3-4 months, but when I look at the pictures they may look a little smaller, but I have lost a little weight. When I started working out properly and started running again, the excessive skin or fat under my armpit disappeared.
The indentation under the right breast is scar tissue and have not changed.
However, the wrinkling and smallness got me thinking about fat transfer and after some consideration I did it, Monday 27. Now I am here with huge bandage on my chest to keep boobs warm, and tight pants. It is hard to see the result, boobs are tense and feels like I am breastfeeding again. Fat was transferred from thighs and lower back, 280 ml to each breast. Doctor said that he tried to force the scar tissue with the fat injection needle, it sounds scary but I hope he succeeded, I will be back on check up Feb 6.
Soon I am off to work for a few hours and I am a little worried, this huge padding can not be hidden in clothes, it looks like I have put in huge silicone implants. Guess I will keep my coat on all day;)
As I haven’t been active here for a long time, I don’t know if my explant friends are still here, but love and luck to all you great women in here.
Per Erik Sahlin

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For what it's worth, I think you looked beautiful before the FT. Will love to see after the ft. Do you think it was worth it? I've heard it hurts but like you said, so does implants. I would love to use the fat from my stomach, since I always wanted to rid of it. Lol
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Thanks Winrinda! Well, I did not hate the look of my boobs before FT, but was a little conderned how they would age, guess I would feel better if I was not so scared of getting older. Right now I cannot tell if it was worth it, boos look better than a few days ago but are still very bruised and I'll have to wait to see the unbruised result on both thighs and boobs to tell.
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Hello!! I'm still here, well I get updates. I need to do my update as I'm now over a year. How did the FT go? Was it painful? How much? I have been considering it as I've hot dents and problems with my nipples. Still so glad I got rid if my implants 2. Life's much easier without them. Pleased to hear all's well. Can't believe it was over a year ago!
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Hi Plasticnation! So nice to read from you! Well, the FT went well I think, it is only 3 days ago, but PS said it looked fine when he came to my bed after surgery. Now I think it is less painful than implant or explant, one can feel that the breast muscle is not touched. Just very bruised, I have huge hematomas on thighs and down under knees, and stiff feeling and compression thights carve in to my stomach. But just after surgery, when I woke up, the pain was horrible, a burning, very sore pain and nurse told me it is becuase it is not good for the fat cells to use local anesthesia. But I got a lot of morphine and got VERY tired. I am still tired, maybe I got back to work too early, and as I'm alone with my children now it is not much rest. I don't remember for how long I will wear thick padding on my chest, I was worried that work mates would think I got myself a set of 700 cc implants, but I've got questions if I'm pregnant. Haha, not likely. So time will tell how boobs will look and how much fat that stays. I did the FT not so much for size, but to fill out the wrinkles and the empty area around the nipples. 280 ml or cc was transferred to each breast and if a 100 stays I think it will be fine. Most fat was taken from outside of thighs and when I look at the before pictures of my thighs and bum, well, I had resources to take from. I'm not fat, but my thighs are not small. So if fat does not stay in boobs, it can still be a win situation with more slender thighs. I paid 43 000 SEK and I think it is approx 4000 GBP.
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You'll have to keep me updated as to this procedure. I want to do FT, the same reasons as you, to fill out the dents etc. I'm just scared if the pain from the donor sites and also the scars etc. I'm also resentful of gaving to spend any more money in these god damn boobs of mine! The surgeon I want here us £6,000 which is a lot if money. How come you are single now? You didn't sound too happy with him so hopefully things are better for you now :-) men eh?!! Let me know how you're doing and how you're finding having boobs again!! X
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I will keep you updated!:) Well, I was quite scared about the lipo, from what I've seen on tv, it looks horrible, PS working fiercly with a spear in some poor woman's butt. But I haven't had much pain from donor sites and I have only 2 little scars, one on each hip and I don't think these will be visible. I had bruises on my back, so I thought fat was taken there too, but I had no stitches there so I will have to ask on my check up in March. I asked nurse if all fat that is taken is used, but she said that all the grafted fat can never be used so you have to have more fat than what is needed to put in. Good for me but not so good for a skinnier woman. I think my thighs still look big but I guess it is some swelling too. I really don't know about boobs, they are much better, not so hot, tense and not pounding like fever in them, nurse said this was normal after FT. But the look of them, I guess it takes time, now they look like they will have much the same shape as before, just a little bigger. Left boob is more saggy and my indentation on the right one is still there unfortenately. It is kind of hard to see how they look, I still have a lot of bruising, and when all the tape strips were pulled away it left a funny pattern of bruises on the sides. I'm a little impatient, I want result now, and I want it to look fine. It's funny, when I did the explantation, I was prepared for the worst and was quite happy with any result. But now, it's more like when I had the implants put in, I want boobs to be close to perfect, which is maybe not so realistic. For the rest of me, I am not calling myself single yet, we broke up during Christmas (perfect timing with kids, right?) and we haven't sorted out our living situation yet. So during weekends we live in the same house and it is hard, but I hope the situation will get better soon. X
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Hey how are things? I have heard with FT that the results can take a few months and sometimes the boobs shrink but then fill out again. I think with implants the result is instant and you can more or less guess your shape but with FT it can absorb etc. let's hope it works :-) I'm like you, I would just like it to fill in the dents and behind the nipple area so that they do not fold down/cave in. I soooo wish is left them well alone and never had implants. Hindsight is a wonderful thing! I'm sure you will be fine being single and find a whole new life for yourself and your children. Let me know how you progress. Speak soon xx
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Hi Plasticnation, time just flies here and now it is suddenly spring. On the boobs progress area it is much the same, no more shrinking. I have started working out and running again, but from the lipo area it still hurts a bit. It is horribly expensive, but I am considering to do the FT a second time. When I was at 6 weeks post op check up, PS said that he had thought that he could fill out my scar tissue/dent area with fat only. Ha! I could have told him before that that wouldn't work. So if I want to try to fix only the scar tissue, it is SEK 15000, and for a second FT including fixing the scar tissue it is SEK 34000. Ah, it is so much money ,but I think I still have a lot of fat to take on my thighs and I would like to fill out the nipple area. It seems like the implants have pressed on the tissue for so many years so it is hard to fill out. But that is jus my own guess. I wish too that I never had put in implants, but on the other hand I really think that I would have done it later in life if I hadn't done it at 19. Hugs
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Thank you for your update and sharing your journey. Your posts and support helped me loads before and after explant. You have been a star! xx
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I bet your boobs have changed/ improved, Mary! It's just hard to appreciate the change in the mirror since you see them everyday. Sleeping on the stomach without feeling beach balls underneath is the best! Too bad your husband still hasn't come around. I would think he would be so glad to see you feeling happy and confident with your natural breasts that he would view things in a more positive light. Thanks for the update! :)
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Hi Swedish Mary, How are you? You were the first person's post I looked at on the site that helped me make the choice to explant. I explanted 3 weeks ago and am so happy I did. How are your boobies doing? Have they filled in more? You have naturally beautiful breast and your young, so that all works in your favor. I'm sure you are going to enjoy your first summer explant free. I am looking forward to wearing summer clothing that I am not busting out of. Thank you again for your story, it helped me out so very much! Warmly, Birdie
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Hi Birdie, thanks, I am so happy if just one single woman out there has been helped of anything in my post or picures! I think if you have started to think of explant, you will do it sooner or later. This community meant the world to me too when I decided to explant, if I had only listened to PSs I would have waited much longer. Boobs are fine, maybe they have filled in a little more on the sides, but it is hard to tell. Maybe I have just got more used to how I look now, I really do not know. In clothes I am all comfortable, I think I look so much better with clothes on now and I have just started to wear under wire bras, not every day though, still in sports bras some days. It is great to be able to wear anything and not draw too much attention to the boob area:) My right boob has still a dent, or a pull from scar or something, it is no difference from a month ago. But it doesn't worry me too much. Happy healing to you, Birdie and thanks for your nice comment! Best wishes
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your boobies are so cute!
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Hey rk200 are you going to set up a profile and post some pics on another ladies site you have issues after explant ....not sure if u have same issues as me?
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Thanks rk! Well, I think boobies look my age and as they should when I am a mother of 2. I feel natural and it is nice not to worry over surgeries to come. And I am really pleased that I have started to examine myself, I never ever massaged or searched for lumps before as I disliked my boobs so much.
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Wow. I think you have had a wonderful result. I have 390 overs and can only hope to get a result like yours. Can you feel any of the capsule when you massage them? X
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Hi uk32e, thanks for your comment! No, I can not feel any of the capsule while massaging. But when I explanted, it were the implants that I changed in 2010. 3 years ago I changed my old implants and removed the old capsule. After that I felt some hard lumps from the calcified capsule, but it went away by itself in 1,5 years. It was a weird feeling to touch, it was as hard as stone or skeleton pieces, and it showed a little in some angles. In a way it was nice to have new implants to hide the lumps. But now I am really glad that they are gone, both lumps and implants.
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Thats good to hear. These are exciting times for you...with your new job and new friends and what sounds like a new you...the real authentic you. It is still very early days but is there any change in your indentation? X
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Hi Swedish Mary your message is very promising to me as i have a hard lump in my right breast which is like s rock this is the side where i had cc. So there is still hope for me. Still have issues with scaring stuck to chest wall...for sure i need a revision but have to wait a whole year . Do you have more pics read?
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Hi, no unfortunately no change at all in the indentation area. Now when I have started working out more, I really can feel that there is something stuck when I do excercises with arms over my head. It feels and looks like scar or tissue is pulled from inside. But I'll wait another 3 months and see what happens.
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Accept yourself, you are beautiful as you are :-)
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you look so great! i don't think you look saggy at all, especially compared to me! lol! if your husband ever comes to la, he is going to get slapped! it is so hard for me to read about his negative comments, as if you aren't going through enough emotion already. your boobs are not ruined, i think they look perfectly sexy.
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Thanks Girlie! You are most welcome to slap my husband;) I don't care so much now, I am fine and I am so happy that I made this decision but it is sad that a grown man in his forties is sooo into fake boobs. I have actually shown him before and after pictures from this community which I think look so much better after, without implants. But in his opinion everyone looks better with implants, no matter how big and fake looking or weird shapes caused by capsular contraction. Men! But it is a relief that not all men are like that. I haven't seen any of your recent picures if you had posted some, but I think you look fine!
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Thank you for such an honest and upfront blog, it's such a hard decision to make and hearing other women's stories is proving more valuable to me than the endless consultations with well meaning but confusing surgeons, I hope you are continuing to heal well : )
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I also had horrible pain in my left breast/armpit area - haven't started working out yet, but it's gone here too! My right breast also looks a little weird when I lift my arms up - haha I'm so happy they're gone I just won't go around topless lifting my arms and it'll be ok :)
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