Removed PIP Implants After 8 Years - Switzerland, CH
- updated 10 months ago
I am 36 years old and got my implants 8 years ago...
- 22 Oct 2012
- 3 months pre
I am 36 years old and got my implants 8 years ago at the age of 28. I found out I had PIP implants while I was pregnant, so I could not have them removed straight away. I am now ready to get them out, but like most of you, I am petrified of the outcome.
I started off with no boobs at all. Small A cup (I added a before implant photo too). I blindly trusted the surgeon on size and he inserted 275cc implants. I thought they were a bit big at the time, but I got used to it and actually quite liked the shape and size.
But now that I have a lovely family and couldn't ask for anything more, my health is just so much more important than big breasts. The thought of having a replacement every 10-15 years fills me with dread and I just want to get these implants out so that I can stop worrying about what it is doing to my body and if it is leaking out every time one of my kids climb onto me. hug me or play with me.
I have already seen one surgeon as soon as my baby was born who told me that "275 cc implants are very generous" and he does not advice removal without replacement. I really did not get a good feeling about his attitude towards removing them, so I have an appointment with another surgeon on the 30th of October. Hopefully he can schedule me in before the end of this year (Plastic surgeons around here seem to be very busy and it takes a good month to even get an appointment).
Thank you to all you wonderful ladies who have posted your stories and photos to give me the information I needed to make the decision to have my implants removed.
Today I received the quote from the first PS I saw...
- 29 Oct 2012
- 3 months pre
The quote only has one option and that is replacement (came in at a whopping 9800 Swiss Francs!!).
I hope the surgeon I am seeing tomorrow is a bit more supportive.
The PS I saw yesterday was amazing. So sympathetic...
- 31 Oct 2012
- 3 months pre
Booked my appointment for the operation today....
- 11 Dec 2012
- 27 days pre
Suddenly the reality hit me and now I am petrified again. But still 100% sure I want to do this. The dr also mentioned the possibility of some sort of lift where the just cut around the nipple an move it up a bit. But we concluded to wait 6 months after the operation to see what the result is and thus leave my options open. The doctor says that recovery time is max about 1 week (worst case scenario if he has to remove capsules or clean out because of leakage, less if it is a straight forward removal). From reading the posts on this site, I will have to wait and see before I believe this :-). Some woman are talking about 3-6 weeks recovery on here.
I saw the surgeon again today to discuss the lift....
- 18 Dec 2012
- 20 days pre
I am now feeling a bit braver about the operation knowing that I will be having a lift too... as long as it all goes to plan :-)
2 Days to go and I get this empty hole in my tummy...
- 5 Jan 2013
- 2 days pre
Now off to buy a AA sports bra!
I will post pictures as soon as I can... if I dont look to too horrendous ;-)
I made it through to the other side. The pain is...
- 7 Jan 2013
- Day of treatment
I am so releaved that it is all over now. I am looking at these implants on the table next to me and I can't believe I actually willingly had it put into my body. I am not wearing a compression bra and i have no drains. Dr said it is not required. I am taped up which makes by boobs look a bit strange, but I will take and post pictures as soon as i can. Thank you all so much for your support and taking the time to encourage me not to have the lift done.
It is now one month after my operation and I am...
- 7 Feb 2013
- 1 month post