Not Yet 2 Years and Ready/scheduled for an Explant

I was a saggy B cup and at 39 years old, I finally...

I was a saggy B cup and at 39 years old, I finally decided to do something about it. Instead of just having a lift I went for the full lift and augmentation with 400cc silicone under the muscle. It's been close to a year and a half and the large breasts are just not me. I am ready to get back to the old me! Can't wait!

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When are you scheduled for explant?
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My before pic

It's been approximately one year and six months and I am ready to get back to me.

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Good luck on your upcoming surgery. I just read your other review. Sometimes things work out other times they don't. You are going to love the new / old You. Keep us posted !!!
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Thanks Hopez! I have exactly 20 days to go. You hit the nail right in the head, can't wait to get back to new / old me.
Thank you for starting your story in this wonderful community of ladies! I wish I could send everyone about to get implants into this group first. I think it make a lot of women really think about their choice and how it might not be for them. That said, you often don't know until you try. Now you know, and that's worth a lot! Please keep keeping us posted! :)
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Countdown - 2 weeks to go!

Time is going fast and I am excited. I have completed all of my forms and have to do my blood test tomorrow. I will be going under general anesthesia for the removal so all that needs to be taken care of.

I have no issues with my implants and will not be having the capsules removed. The less invasive the better for me and the doctor says it will be re-absorbed by the body. I am hoping all goes well and this is the case. He will also be removing the implants through the original lift scars. I realize they will probably droop after removal, but it will still be much better than before my first surgery. It's going to be strange getting back my "normal" boobs.

I will add a few more pics before removal. I have gained so much weight and my breasts are just so big, I know it has contributed to me not being active - it's a vicious cycle and I can't wait to resume my fitness routine without the implants.

I live in Canada, Toronto specifically and I am thankful that the procedure is covered by OHIP. So there is no financial cost to me.

14 days to go ladies! :-D

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I just found your post. I am having explantation surgery in the morning - 6/30/14 and I am starting to get really nervous. One of my implants is leaking. I have had implants for over 30 years. I am ready to get them out, as I am just starting to get health issues - the joint pain in my elbows is probably the worst of the complications. Anyone out there that can give me some peace of mind?
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Good luck sweetie pie. We are all rooting for u!
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Don't think that you'll be saggy, think that you are going to look natural. And natural is beautiful. Period. This coming from a person who has implants as well. . There are plenty of noninvasive skin tightening options for you to choose from. So don't worry. The point here is, you are doing something right for your body rather than going against what is was supposed to be. Just think, now, when you hug the ones you love, you'll he able to get really close!

Bye Bye Boobies! :-D

Just a few more hours and it will be done. My bag is packed, I am in my sweats and I am ready to head out. I am feeling a little nervous about going under again and I wish I could just do a local but this day could not have come sooner. The plan is to go in from my existing lift scars remove the implant from below the muscle and then, Bob's your uncle, I am done. The surgeon says no drains and no removal of the capsules as it will be re-absorbed by my body. I am happy about that... the less invasive the better. I am looking forward to being implant free and getting myself back on track with eating properly and exercising once I am healed. So... just adding a few last shots of the girls. Bye bye! You won't be missed!

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Good luck with your surgery today!! I'll. be thinking of you!! It'll be over before you know it!! Sending healing thoughts your way! Xxxx
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Thanks Petunia53. It's all over! I am in recovery and I feel great. Only thing is I got the drains. Sad but I understand why. Thanks for the support! I am so glad I did this.
Hi Babbs, how did you surgery go? I have been so busy, my apologies in replying now. The positive thing is that you have decided to make a change that is right for you. I had my surgery today and I feel fantastic. Hope to hear about your progress soon.

Before and After Picts

I took pics this morning and 3 hours after my surgery. The prior upload did not work, so I am trying again. I am happy with my results, even on day one! :-D

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PICS

I keep trying to upload pics on my cellphone. Not working. Finally on the computer, so here you go.

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Good going...Now don't you feel wonderful? It's too bad the doctor didn't just give you a straight lift the first time...still we learn. I had my damn things for 25 years!!! Congrats and love yourself xx
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Thank you for your comment! Doesn't it feel great to be natural again? You look fantastic and so much better natural! I'm so happy for you, soft hugs, my friend! :-)
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Hello Girl, Thank you for responding. The surgery went really well. Turns out my left implant had ruptured, so the Dr. had to really clean me out - he took as much of the capsule out as possible. I had the drain for 8 days and that was the painful part. I still have a lot of soreness at the incision area and drain area. But, I am 57 years old and I'm thinking it takes a bit longer to heal. I am so pleased with the way my breasts look. They are actually quite large without the implants and I did not require a lift. My implants were only 150cc, so there isn't much of a difference. I am so glad that you sailed through your surgery. It feels so wonderful to finally get these toxic implants out! Still have mild joint pain, but the Dr. said that I should feel better in 3-4 months. Like to hear about your follow up after your surgery. Ah, we are brave girls:)

Two weeks post-op. I feel fantastic!!

Hi Ladies, it's 2 weeks post-op and I feel fantastic. I am in love with my cute, perky breasts (compared to the flat pancakes I had before and the short stint with the implants).

My incisions are healing nicely and I had those dreaded drains removed one week ago.

My recovery has been non-eventful and painless. I am scheduled to go see my doctor one month from now for a follow-up appointment.

I can't express how happy I am to finally have made the decision and followed through on everything. I am looking forward to getting back on my diet and exercise routine without all that extra weight in my chest.

Good luck and blessings to everyone who is coming up to their surgery and everyone who may explant in the future and special thanks to everyone who has supported me in my journey.

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I do wish I just did the lift at first, but this experience taught me about myself. You are so right, we live and learn. I am so excited that my breasts are my own. It's like the saying goes... you don't know what you had until it's gone.
Thanks plentyful! I feel better too. :-D
Hi Babbs, that's wonderful. I am glad everything went okay for you. I had drains for 1 week. They were a necessary evil. It does feel fantastic to no have to worry or be conscious of the implants anymore. I didn't have any obvious problems, but I already feel better, more rested, energetic...etc. since having them removed and it only been two weeks. Congrats and I wish you the best on your recovery .

9 days post-op pics

These pics are from July 20, 9 days post-op

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You look AmZing - much better - I hope your healing well xxxx
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I am almost 100% back to myself. It has healed really well. I love the result and I am in love with my boobies at last!
I'm so happy for you xxx
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