Removal of Pip Implants That Are 14 Years Old and a Constant Source of Worry!

Hi everyone, I'm booked in to have my implants...

Hi everyone, I'm booked in to have my implants removed. I had a lymph node removed when the implants were only a few years old and have had pain and worry since they were put in. I've now got quite bad capsular contracture on one side and the time has come to have them out, I'm not having replacements as I want this all over and done with. I don't know why I ever had them done but nows the time to get it all done and I can put it all behind me. I'm having it done privately as its taken me years to be brave enough and have the time to get it done as I have young kids so now I'm just going for it.Thanks everyone else for your reviews they make me feel much better xxx

Getting scared now!

Just over a week to go now and I am getting nervous about having the surgery and what I will end up looking like! I was only an a cup before having 330 cc implants. I was probably a d/dd at my biggest but they have definitely shrunk over the years and i wear a c cup bra now.I just want next week to hurry up to get it done with. My capsular contractured boob feels really lumpy and ridged and I've been having pain in my 'better' boob. Maybe they know they are getting removed! I feel so much more determined though and sure that I am doing the right thing after reading everyone's explanation stories so thanks to everyone who posts on here xx

They're gone!

Had my surgery on Friday morning, it took around 2 hours I had capsule removed on the right side only this is the one that had capsular contracture and where I had previously had lumps removed. It had ruptured but everything was contained within the capsule. The left one was ok and the capsule was thin so this was left behind. I had drains in both sides. No pain after surgery just felt very tired but could not sleep at all I think due to the stress and the adrenaline! The drains were removed the next day which I was dreading but it wasn't painful at all. I've barely taken any painkillers I'm only using paracetamol and ibuprofen very sparingly.
I feel so relieved it's all done, I wish I'd done it years ago! I haven't looked at myself yet as I'm covered in padding and wearing a bra and am just not brave enough! It really wasn't as bad as I was expecting and anyone who is sick of their implants for whatever reasons I would say go for it and have them removed. I feel like a massive weight has been lifted!
Sorry but I couldn't bring myself to take photos before but maybe one day I'll put the after photos on.
Thanks to everyone for your stories and photos who inspired me enough to take the plunge. I wish you all well and happy healing xxxx
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Happy healing & soft hugs :) I just got explanted too on 4/18, also had bad cc on one side.. I hope u have a speedy recovery, feels great to be implant free!
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Thankyou, I'm feeling fine at the moment. Feel much better mentally.How are things going for you a week on from your surgery? I feel like I can't move my arm very much on the cc side did you have that feeling? X
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Yes =\ I still kinda do. I am still not really using my cc side either if so I take it super easy. I guess it will just take some time to heal, can't wait to be free from this ace wrap! Ru wearing that too??
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All I've got is a dressing over the incisions and a sports bra. I was covered in cotton wool padding for the first couple of days but took it off this morning. I feel well though all things considered! I'm hoping that my breasts will fill out a bit they look really sad but I suppose they've been through a lot. I do feel so happy they are out I just can't believe I ever had it done, wish I could turn back time. Good luck with your healing xx
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Thanks ;) I hope we both fluff up nicely
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Me too I definitely need it :) xxx
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Congrats on your explant... Sending soft hugs and happy healing your way xxx
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Thankyou, I feel fine I'm so pleased its done with. How are you feeling now? I'm too scared to look at myself at the moment :( xxx
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Hi Hun...yeah I am doing ok thanks ....getting better each day....I felt like that also about looking at myself....but you will be pleasantly surprised I am sure...take care xxxx
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I braved it and had a look, they look very sorry and dented. I didn't have much to start with! I'm hoping for some fluffing! Glad you are doing well. I certainly feel happy it's done with now xxx
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It all takes time Hun....you will fluff up eventually ....sending soft hugs and happy healing xxx
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Thankyou it's early days so I'm sure they will look a bit better in a few months. Xxx
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Sorry you got the PIPs, but yay that you're getting them out very soon! I'll be thinking of you on the 25th. Please let us know how it goes.
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Hi Loulabelle01, I agree with you totally about just going for it. For years I thought I would be stuck with them forever - until I was diagnosed with a silicone rupture (15 months ago). I have been worried since about what to do. Then I found realself and started reading and realized I am not the only woman in the world who is going through this. I want it over and done too and am looking forward to June when it will be over!
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I know I just can't wait to not have to think about boobs every day, I'm so glad I found this site :)
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Hi there....you have made the right choice Hun...I am currently awaiting explant after 8 years of having silicone 600cc implants in and finding out I have a rupture. I found this site and it has helped me no end ...and I made up my mind to get them removed altogether ....and can't wait...I am currently awaiting a date....there are some wonderful people on here that have gone or are going through the same things and hopefully we can all help each other xxxxxx best of luck xxxxxx
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Thankyou, I hope you get a date soon. The waiting is awful I just want it over and done with xxx
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Yes I agree Hun....when I had made my decision I just wanted them out...waiting is the worst bit...driving me mad ;0( xx
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