Getting my Girls EXPLANTED After Less Than a Year ! Towson, MD

So, let me start from the beginning. I was 20...

So, let me start from the beginning.

I was 20 years old when I thought about getting a boob job. I have always had VERY tiny boobs.. like less than an A cup tiny.. and have been very self conscious about them. I decided to go all in and get the enlarged.

Went to have my procedure done (500cc saline implants on both sides) at 20 years of age and the surgery went great. Wonderful doctor and staff. A day or two went by and I kid you not, I FREAKED out about the size of my new ladies. I started off being very tall and thin (5'8 125lbs) and these 2 monsters were just GIGANTIC on my body. My doctor assured me that I was just in a state of shock and that the anesthesia has not yet fully worn off. He calmed me down quite a bit for the time being.

Months went on and I started to LOVE and accept my new boobs. I came to be a 32DD which is bigger than I imagined but my friends and family said I looked great. I thought I looked great too. I think that was a coping mechanism I used to hide the fact that I was actually unhappy with my breast augmentation.

My doctor did a wonderful job and they look great- prefect even ! But I know that breast implants are NOT for me. I am still young- only 21 and I want to go back to my natural self. I do not regret getting my boobs done because it has taught me an awful lot about self acceptance seeing that I want them removed and not replaced. Not to mention my boobs make it hard to work out and sleep. They are also painful almost every single day of my life. I have never truly appreciated my tiny ta-ta's until I had enormous ones. I just want my boyish flat chest back. (:

I have my explant "surgery" (local anesthetic) scheduled for July 29, 2014. I am so impatient yet excited for this day to come.

My 500cc saline mod plus submuscular 32DD's

As you can see, they look fantastic !! But I want my itty bitty titty's back ! Not to mention again that these things are painful and uncomfortable.

Before BA

Some more pre explant photos

Less than a week until EXPLANT !

Ahhh I'm getting so excited and nervous for my explant ! I can't believe it's less than a week away. It's only Wednesday and this week is dragging on ! Just get here already, Tuesday !!!!

Just curious.. has anyone had saline implants that were put under the muscle removed with local anesthesia ? It makes me a little nervous and I would really appreciate any comments !

Today is the day !!!

Today is the day I am having my implants removed ! I'm so excited but also very nervous !! It's being done under local anesthesia, which is good, I suppose, but also makes me cringe !! I will keep you updated and post something as soon as I can when I am boob-less ! :)

They are GONE !!

So I had my implants taken out about an hour ago and I feel GREAT !! I was so nervous but the doctor and staff were so friendly. The whole procedure took about 20 minutes- I kid you not. The most painful part was the needle poke to numb me. The rest of the procedure was fine.. It was so weird though being able to feel him move my implants and deflate them. I am in no pain at all and my doctor said I can resume regular activity tomorrow !!

Day 1 Post-op

SO, I am barely in ANY pain ! A little bit of pain at the incisions, of course, but other than that, I feel wonderful. I don't know if any of you girls ever had painful nipples or painful spots- but I sure did. Now I don't ! Isn't that amazing !! I feel like myself again and I am more confident than EVER BEFORE !!!!

One week POST EXPLANT !!

Some updated pics for everyone ! :)

2 weeks post explant !!

Feeling great two weeks post explant ! Never have I been more confident about my body !

Confidence ladies !!!

I'm no motivational speaker by any means, but WOW do I feel amazing and confident ! Weird, right ? I got implants to try and boost my confidence but it did just the opposite, lol. I am literally flat now, but damn do I feel free and PROUD. I have not worn a bra since the a few days after getting them removed. It is liberating. I walk with my head held high and my shoulders back. Not to mention, I look thinner ! I always thought my implants made me look bigger.

I just wanted to tell you ladies that if you are in the same boat that I was in, or considering getting implants removed, it could possibly be one of the best decisions ever. I'm happy that I got my implants originally and then had them removed because I have never had the confidence that I have today.

~L

2 weeks post explant !

Feeling better and better everyday ! Love my baby boobies ! :P

I meant to say 3 weeks post explant

Last post said 2 weeks- i meant to say 3 :)

My beautiful scars :)

And I couldn't be happier with the way I am healing. I use cocoa butter 1-3 times a day on my incision scars.
Dr. Basner

Love this doctor and staff ! WONDERFUL experience !!

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5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
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You look fantastic natural! Thankyou for sharing your story.
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You look marvelous darling!!!! I felt the same way... they were pau full and just not for me :)
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You look great! What suze are you?
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Not exactly sure what size I am, I have yet to buy a bra !
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Hi Lindsey, I'm thinking of explanting in the beginning of October after only having implants for a year. I'm like you, starting off with an A cup. As soon as I got those implants I knew they weren't for me. Just wondering how the healing is going & if you notice any muscle distortion. Mine was placed under the muscle & although my doctor says it won't cause any damage to take them out, I still worry. But you look like your healing beautifully!
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I have had no problems healing at all !! I am SO happy now- I never wear a bra !! It's great. I recommend it :)
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You look great and healing so well!!!
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You look wonderful, and you scar very well too! I'm new to this and reading all these stories, some way some how makes this journey a bit more calm! How much did he charge you if you dont mind me asking?
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I paid 1,000- well worth it !!
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Do you know if there is a way to explant through the nipple? Since that's where I have my incisions w my implants.
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Omg Lindseyyy! That is beyond awesome. I'm living in New York and have been doing my research as far as prices and of course good doctors. I've come across some charging even 6 thousand just for removal. Others have been more reasonable but this is the best one. I would be willing to even travel over there If i could possible maybe get a consultation through email as other providers do, it would be awesome. But once again you do look great! Thanks for you prompt reply!
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Yes Beverlyhillsgirl it can be done. I will have it done this way on 9/15.
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You look Great!!
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You look so good!!!!
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That is a great way of looking at at it! Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I think maybe that's what we needed. Because we must have been thinking somewhere done the line... That putting implants in would somehow improve us... So taking them out makes us even more improved....super improved ladies. ;) do I make sense? Xxxx
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Super improved ladies..... I like it ;-)
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Congrats on the removal and the acceptance and confidence you now have - you are very wise at the young age of 21! Cheers to your new soft, sweet and adorable boobs! I too will have a local during my explant on 9/15 and would love if you could share more details about what you felt during the procedure?
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Thank you and wonderful !! My procedure was done under local so I was 100% awake, which of course was crazy nerve-racking ! I went into the procedure suite and laid down on the table- same kind of table I had my BA done on. They loosely strapped my arms down so I couldn't accidentally move or anything of the sort. Then the nurse put one of those shield-like things up so I couldn't see the procedure happening (like what they use for c-sections.) The doctor came in and injected the incision sites with lidocaine. Not gonna lie, that was the worst part. The needles stung of course ! But it was all smooth sailing from there (besides the little bit of pain from needing more injections, lol.) He cut me open and found my implant and then popped it ! Saline when running down my body !! Then he put a suction- like tube in to suck out the rest of the saline and then pulled the implant out. Wow was that a weird feeing, not painful- kind of tickled actually. He then did the same exact thing to the other breast and then stitched me up ! The whole thing took about 20 minutes total. And totally worth it ! Just relaxed the rest of the day.
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Thank you for the details! I very much appreciate you taking the time to share those details. I look forward to your updates and congrats again!
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That is so true!! I agree about the new found self confidence after explanting!! Feels great :-))
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How much did you pay to have them removed if you don't mind me asking? My situation is very similar to yours /:
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I paid 1,000
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You look great! I now have a date for my explant. Cannot wait. I am having it under local as well. Very nervous about that.
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Great !! Yes, getting them explanted under local is very nerve racking, but WELL worth it ! You're gonna be so happy !!!
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Hi Lindsey did u opt for local because of financial reasons or other?
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