Removal of PIP Implants Without Replacement - United Kingdom, GB

Hi all, just want to say its been wonderful...

Hi all, just want to say its been wonderful reading all the reviews, I'm finding them so helpfull, so big big thank you :)

I have a date for my operation and I've mixed emotions, mainly nervous and worried about everything ( I'm quite a worrier ) I know I'm doing the right thing for my health and I'm also looking forward to be all natural again. In 2007 I had the awful pip's 260cc in right and 245cc in left under the muscle, they did increase my confidence as I really didn't like the way I looked before, 32A and to be honest I didn't really fill that, I just didn't seem to develop as a teenager, all my friends did but me, well the day never came :( so after my 2 boys I decided to go for it at the age of 26, 6 years later they're coming out! If they were good quality implants to be honest I wouldn't be putting my self through another op, but these horrible things need to go!!

I've decided not to have them replaced as I don't want to risk having further operations in the future, plus it will fill empowering to love me for me, not fake boobs! I feel as if I've grown as a person a lot these last 6 years, I'm in a happy place with life and family, who cares if I've small breasts :) 6 years ago I would never imagine I'd be able to say that lol

Roll on the 20th just want this over with!!

I'll add some pics soon

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With implants

This is how I look now, not for much longer


Hi, I am in the same position as you, with the pip's currently in place and am on the waiting list to have them removed ASAP. Would love to year how your removal went and how you look and feel about your breasts now. Good luck x
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Thank you becky, I hope you're not waiting long its awful knowing what we know about these nasty implants and all we can do is wait!

Feeling confused

Hi all I feel very mixed up today, went out with husband last night (which is rare lol) and really enjoyed getting all dressed up, but as the night went on and after a couple of cheeky wines it really dawned on me that I'll probably never wear this dress again, I know it sounds silly but I'm scared how I'll going to feel, will I still have confidence?? Will I still feel sexy?? I was so very flat before, just hope I can cope, it will be nice to get rid of these hard cold balls lol but I know I'll no longer fill my clothes...worrying times :(


Hi, I've literally just signed up to the site on reading your comments. I don't have PIP implants but I have silicone and schedules to have an explant on the 28th of October. I too have really mixed emotions. part of me just wants to get rid of them but the other part of me although feels silly for being so vain Im worried I wont look good in clothes. will my figure look terrible and out of proportion and will they be really saggy. Im 35 and had them for 16 years. feel confused :/
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I completely understand what you're going through, we know we're doing the right thing for our health but we still want to feel and look like a woman, I'm trying so hard to put things into perspective but its not easy, so your ops 8 days after mine, we're doing the right thing and I'm sure we will both look beautiful x
Good luck for the 20th Hazel and thanks so much for your reply. Let us know how it goes. I will post some pics of of before and then after the op also. Just navigating my way around here at the moment. The thing I find is my boyfriend thinks I should just get them straight out but my friends are saying I should replace them and they wont look good afterwards if I dont. I've been really surprised at my friends even the ones who I never thought of as superficial or vain are telling me I will regret not having them replaced and thats been the hard thing to try and come to terms with. I thought my friends would support me. I guess only I know what is best for me so I just have to ride it out and see what the outcome will be. x

With implants


me too I am 42 years old and always thought I had saline, but now that I have a ruptured implant I have been told its silicone, The doctors here wont do surgery with out replacing them I am confused and scared
That's dreadful I really feel for you, It shouldn't be up to the doctors whether they're replaced or not, how awful! Take care

Feeling positive

Just wanted to up date with a much better positive out look, I was really becoming stressed out about returning to a 32a but feeling a lot better now, at the end of the day my husband agrees I'm doing the right thing (he wishes I never had it done in the first place) and deep down I know I'm doing the right thing, we are all beautiful, big or small boobs plus I'm looking forward togo shopping for some cute little bras :) so feeling positive is the only way from now on! It's a good thing getting rid of these and that's what I'm holding on to :)

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Its done :))

Hello ladies its done and I feel so happy! My surgery was this morning it went really well I'm so relieved, just waiting for hubby to pick me up, I'm completely flat as I have a compression garment on (which I've been told I need to wear for 4 weeks) but its fine, already feel the need to shower so its going to be a rough week but feel so good :)


glad it went well. I am in the midst of making the same decision. After 20 yrs. with 36C, I am ready to go back to natural, scared, yes. Mine will include a lift, that makes me even more nervous, but will lead to best results. Good luck to you.
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Thank you I know I've made the right decision although I'm feeling very sore today, it took me along time to come to the decision not have them replaced and I know deep down its one of the best decisions I've ever made. I went through some scary times so I understand what you're going through, best wishes to you x

Day 2

It's day 2 and I'm very sore! I'm on the maximum dose of Co-codamol and can't move, thank goodness my husband has this week off work or I dont know how I would manage, no regrets but very sore! Just want this week over with.
Wounds are getting checked next Tuesday, looking forward to have a look at the new me.


Thinking about you as you heal!

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Thank you :)
Hi hazel, how it the pain treating you? Has it got any better?
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Day 5

The pain has subsided and I'm feeling a lot better which is such a relief, I've had a little peek under the tight garment I'm wearing and wow its the real me lol the skin feels so soft and warm good bye cold hard balls and from what I can see I look fine I feel so happy just need to get rid of this tight horrible thing I'm wearing so I can shower and have a proper look roll on tuesday!


Hi, how are u feeling now? How are your breast looking? X
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I'm feeling a lot better thank you, I've mixed feelings not sure about them x
Congratulations your review has really helped can I ask where u got them dun and how much az I'm desperate 2 have mine removed thankyou kt
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feeling down

Well its not been a good couple of days, at first I was so relieved to be rid of the Pips and felt happy with what I'd done however after my check up with the nurse on tuesday and seeing myself for the first time I can't help but feel quite upset, think I had forgotten just how flat I really am, basically I look like a boy and not sure I can post any pictures. I know natural is best but really how can I have so little? Feel rubbish, maybe things will get better, the nurse said give it time so that's what I'll do.


Hi, I hope you are feeling better. I am scared rotten of what mine will look like too. I hope you find the courage to post some pictures of your new you on the site or surely the site has not done it's job of making you feel comfortable in front of all of us. We need to hear and see all stories not just those with a fairytale ending but the ones where after our op we still feel unsure, stories where we are not singing and dancing from the rooftops but instead are taking time to adjust to the new us, the new shape. It must be so scary at first, I am absolutely petrified. If I could have collected the tears I have shed so far (and that's before I've even booked my surgery lol) I would surly have filled a swimming pool. I know I will find it difficult afterwards too. I was a clothes model (in a previous life - clothes on! lol)...but my looks have been such a big part of my career. Now people expect it from me and to be honest sometimes I just want to be a slob and be me but if I am less than perfect I am told I am letting myself go! I had no breasts at all to start with so I know I am going to be very, very flat. Please don't feel afraid of your new look, we are all in the same boat. I just keep telling myself at least I will be more healthy and hopefully that means I will hopefully be around longer for my children and grandchildren. xxxx
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Hi, just been reading your comments and page. Please don't worry and try to ignore everyone who is surprised at you having removal without a lift, absolutely everyone told me I would be making a mistake not to replace my implants and they were wrong, they are looking and feeling better every day. I too was really worried and cried even the day of the operation when I first looked at them but they are getting better every day!! I'll post some updated pictures in a few days but really I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Natural looks and feels so much better and safer in the long run. We don't know what these implants can do long term.:)
thank you wundawoman for that. My 2nd consultation is next Wed. and we will discuss the options, lift or no lift. I am glad you are feeling good about things post op.

feeling better

I'm feeling a lot happier with my new look sorry I've not been on here for a couple of days but I've been getting my head around what I've been through and the changes with my body, I've decided to post some pics, I'm still wearing the compression garment :( which I'm sick off, but it's a must, still very flat no fluffing for me yet.


Thank you for being honest, and for posting photos. My explant date is august 13th, and I'm not having replacement etc, not even uplift as it's nhs. To go from a 32e to what I was before (not even aaa!) is scary...but like you, I want to be "just me". Thank you for a little boost :)
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....hi...I've been following your story....thank you for sharing. I'm glad you feel a little more optimistic. I think the nurse is must take time to adjust to such a change (this is what I fear the most)... I know we have to give it time. You are healthy and I'm sure you do not look like a boy look like you have beautiful long dark hair like katy perry! lol....but I know what you mean because we beat ourselves up so much and it's just what society does to us and other women. It's like it's some kind of a competition between some women to have the biggest boobs...poor sods...they have all this to come and the bigger there boobs the more the skin will be difficult to spring back I guess. Anyway... I'm feeling the worry of the change in my body too when my time comes. I am going to leave it for a while and if I am so unhappy afterwards there are other options. Fat transfer etc...but I have to tell you...I went to primark store this week and the range of padded bras is absolutely amazing!!! Get yourself better first, but please go and have a look. I have bought some chicken fillets too ready for my time and I am also going to buy primark padded bras. They are as cheap as chips and I am sure you will feel so feminine in them because they are so pretty and lacy and girlie...even if you don't usually shop there, please try it...they are only like £7 each some even less. They have a whole range of the padded ones and I mean padded!! they are really, really padded. Go to one of the bigger stores and they have like....about 20 padded bras!! I noticed they also sold chicken fillets but I have bought some from somewhere else and mine do feel softer than the ones they were selling. You are healthy...please don't panic's just the shock of the change I'm sure. Thank you for sharing these honest and frank thoughts... Big hug and wishing you well. Let me know how you get on.x
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I just read your review and wondered how you were doing. You are young to be so wise. I'm so impressed with the younger women on this site that get it early on like you did. Your body is slim and lovely and I'm sure that you feel healthier without the implants. I hope you've adjusted to your natural look and are happy. You look beautiful!!
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