3 Weeks After - Valencia, CA

Glad to get implant's out. Was really scared...

Glad to get implant's out. Was really scared of outcome. Went for it... When I did this 20 years ago. I went to the dr and told him I was just messing around. Unless you get a cancel today I am not doing this. Well the phone rang. He said we got a cancel from a girl with a cold. And away I went. Downstairs to draw blood. Home for a check. Next day I was in. "CRAZY" That Dr. picked the size and where He would cut. Nipple. Perfect Job. Just what the heck..BIG BIG Ones. Really scared me BAD. Even my husband could not believe it. In time they settled. Ok they were just perfect. Now for the bad part. I lost the feeling in my nipple. My back never hurt till I got implants. Oh and hard to sleep with. Cant hug my husband like next to me.Lets face it ...FAKE and kinda Hard...So on my way I went. I wanted these out before I had a problem. Why push my Luck? I just had to do it for me. Yes I was scared. In my mind I did not care how bad I would look. I had to get these out now. I am 57 years old. I just know that it would get harder to pull threw as I age. Plus getting it now while I can still heal maybe half way OK. I am So happy to share my Picture taken by my husband 3 weeks. Still they might change ? I dont know. For all of you that shared THANK YOU. Ellen

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Very Happy He removed from under the breast. His pick. I priced around and felt price was fair. The whole team took care of me. Plus He was not the one who put them in. My first time there. I am never going back again. Done with that . Maybe I will go back for his pictures??? I was a large C...Started with a little a cup "if that" After over 20 years of implants. Here is the 3 week picture.

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Is there a website for this ps I am eager to get mine and I like ur results...where was your incision the first time?
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Hi thali11....I felt just like you are. I was not happy at all. I cryed the day I got the implants. Way to Big. I waited 20 before I removed. I was cut when I had them put in and when I had them removed. If you have any questions I will answer them for you. First incision was the nipples. Second incision was under the implant. I would say why wait if you are that unhappy? I never in 20 years was happy with what I had done. Only happy to get those implants out and happy I did not have any problems in that time I had them. Hugs and Love, Ellen
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Oh and one more thing. I myself would not have the cut in the same place I had them put in. It was the docter who picked where to cut. I am gald He did not cut in the same place. The place I had them taken out is in Valencia, Ca. It is near magic mountain. I think that is about approx 45 min from you. The price was good and that is how I picked him. Course I did look up his reviews to make sure He was good. What kind of price are the docters giving you? Plus I know how you feel to get it over with. Again How I felt. It did take approx 30 days to get it done from him. Love, Ellen
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My ps wont let me explant til after 3 mths!! I am having a consultation til oct 15 and hopefully i like that ps i dont want to trust just anybody, im so afraid of the outcome but i need them out asap...i have my incision around the areola and im nervous as many ladies on here have had puckering issues :(
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I feel for you. That docter must think you will change your mind. I know I never did. I really thought I would look awful after. It just did not matter to me, I wanted them out now. Was not the best when I had them taken out. Took approx 6 months to go back to the old me. Ask the docter on the puckering issue and He will direct you what to do. I would think the same place would not be good. But I am not a docter...How much do they charge to take them out? The prices I was getting were just all around. From 7 thousand to 2 thousand in Las Vegas. I think I payed 3 thousand or maybe alittle less. I just know I wanted them out before the price goes up even more or in case I had a problem. Plus I hated them !!! They did look Great, just never felt right or real. Some people love them, I just did not like Big ones that even hurt my back. Which I had never had a back ache till I got those things. Hugs and wanting you to be happy again, Ellem
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I just looked up the word areola. Yep that is where I had it done. My docter would not cut there twice. His choice not to cut there again. Ellen
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Who did your removal? I'd love the info. I live close to Valencia. Thx
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Hi Mandmsmommy....when you call ask for Diana and she will give you a good price. Tell her Ellen Satterfield sent you and they will know to give you a Great price and everyone I told about this guy has emailed and Thanked me so much. One girl drove a hour out of her area for the price and she loved this docter. Plus she ended up looking as good as I do. : ) Oh and she loved the whole staff that took great care of her. Here is the link. http://www.lussiermd.com/ I wish you the Best and can tell you I am so happy with the out come and feel so free with no probs. : ) His number is 661-260-3021
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What dr in Valencia did you go to?
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Do you live in Valencia? If so I will look up my paper work to give you all the info. Thanks ..Ellen
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Hi Ellen, I did explant yesterday. Sore today.. The PS did end up doing some type of capsulectomy and I have drains.. I was mad at first since during consult he said he doesn't do that, but he must have had his reasons when he actually got in there. I'm looking forward to healing up. :). Thanks for thinking of me! :)
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Hi bittyBella...So glad it is over for you. The waiting is pretty bad part. The healing will happen in due time. Yes my docter said He was not sure if I woulld need drains or not till he got in there. From what I have read on drains not so bad . Very happy for you to have it over with. Now dont worry when you look at yourself in the mirror. It changes for the good soon enough. I would not even look for the first 3 or 4 days. And when I did look , well not happy. Then it changed it approx 3 weeks. Then it changes in approx 6 months for the better!!Congrats to you that it is over with. Love & Hugs, Ellen
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Hi Mopsie and everyone... Your post and comments are over a year old, but they have been so helpful to me at this particular moment and I couldn't help but share that and say Thank you! My surgery is scheduled for this Friday, the 22nd and I still have been going back and forth all week - replacement or removal?... All of your comments have helped me with my insecurity based fears about explant. Thank you again. Mopsie, you also made me nostalgic as I lived in Valencia in the early 80's as a child and remember Knight Rider being filmed all over the place... lol :) May you all be blessed with the best of health.
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Thank you bittybella : ) I just want to be honest here and others have help me here too. That is why I posted the picture. I would have never put up a picture. Just that I felt I owed it to others that posted here too. Now to be really honest !!! Only remove not replace for sure. Takes a bit to get happy with the new you. but then again small ones are in again and just feels so much better to be real and safe not to go there again. He did cut me under the breast and not the nipple as when I had them put in. Dont ask me why? I think He knew what He was doing. ??? I can say so many good things about the new me that it isnt funny...Wait till you walk and feel even little ones move like they should have from the start. Plus you can push your little ones up and looks good. Geez I could go on and on about all the good points !!! I am Happy and know that friends only wish they could get the fake ones out. Most of them because of money that stops them. "feel bad about that" Wish you to be happy and all goes well. Love, Ellen Hey they still do lots of movies here, no kidding : ))))
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Hi BittyBella, I had my 20 year old implants removed in June, 10 months ago. I did have a lift but no replacement implants. I have never felt better!!! My boobs are cute and little and the scars are fading fast. The biggest comment I get from people is that I look so much younger. I'm trying to figure out how to add a picture of me that shows how I look. I do wear a little padded bra, but it's not a big deal. I love the new look. Never had one minute of regret. I am a yoga teacher and the fake boobs just were not who I am now. So good to feel REAL :) Love to you and good luck. It's like sisters on this website so let us know how you're doing. I so appreciated the support I got from this ladies!!!
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Hey Rtoll2003...it has been a long time since I have been on this channel. Good to see you here again. It is just that I used a different email and dont check this one often. I have another email that I use for everyday use. Point is good to hear from you again. Glad you also feel the same as I do. FREE FREE from those implants!!! Every so often I think how lucky I am to have them gone and never go there again. Yes I do think we are all sisters to help each other out. I too had those for 20 years plus. Geez...what a nice place for us women to help each other out...I love it....Ellen
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BittyBella...Was thinking of you tonight...Wonder how you are doing??? Also wonder what you did? Replace or Remove...Which ever one you pick, it would be the right choice!!! Wishing that your surgery went OK for you and that you are Happy with the out come. My Love and Hugs to you for sure, Ellen
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So happy for you. The pain is certainly much different than having them put in. When I think of that I can't believe I did that to my body. Oh well, never again. Anyways, you will feel a little better each day. Just take it easy and dont push yourself. keep us posted.
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Well, yesterday was my surgery and now I'm back to the real me :) Pain meds are helping completely so no pain issue. I had my first shower this evening and my first real look at my new little girl boobs. From an A cup to a D cup and back again, but with the lift I'm very happy with how they look. And this is just one day out :) The night before my surgery I felt my right breast one last time. It had become a huge hard baseball in my body. And shortly after my surgery I hovered my hand over the place where the baseball had been and it was gone. What a relief! This afternoon, I managed to try on a couple of little button down blouses that I couldn't wear before and they looked so pretty. I'm really really happy. And so grateful for this site to share this journey with you all. Much love! Rachel
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That is sooo cool. I was thinking of you and wondering how you were doing. The best part I read was how Happy you are !!! Thanks for posting and keeping us up on your journey.
Love and Hugs, Ellen
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Rachel,Glad to hear everything went well with your surgery! I am in the conejo valley also and am wondering who your doctor was?
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Hi Mopsie and other Friends,

It's almost a month now and I can say with all my heart that this was SUCH THE RIGHT DECISION! I can't even begin to say how much better I feel and look. It is so nice not to have to avoid hugging people for fear of poking them with my rock hard breast. I can give full, honest hugs now... so nice! And for my small frame, my little breasts look so nice. At 55 I can wear all kinds of cute little summer tops now without looking like I'm a Couger trying to seduce everyone in the room :) The recovery has been a piece of cake. I started back teaching yoga 2 weeks after surgery (of course with caution). I do feel that the yoga and healthy living in general has helped with my recovery. I am now just waiting for the scarring from the lift I also had to fade. I have some scar lotion which I apply 3 times a day. But other than that, everything is totally back to normal. Thanks again for all the support to all my new wonderful friends :)
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Hi Cocomom, my doctor is Christopher Costanzo http://www.cosmeticsurg.com/
He did a great job and everyone in his office staff was wonderful. My procedure included, removal with one breast encapsulated, and a lift which came to approx. $8K . I highly recommend Dr. Costanzo! Let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck! Rachel
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Hi Rachel...So glad to hear how Great you feel. I love reading story's like yours...Makes me feel normal of how I also feel. FREE from worry is how I really feel and honest hugs are really nice too. Oh and I did get my feeling back that I thought was GONE forever in my nipples. Yep my really Dum mistake in Life has been corrected. Not often one can go back and correct what was done. At 56 almost 57 I get a new start. YEA...Love & Hugs Ellen "Mopsie" : )))
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Hi Ellen, Here's another thing, I have met SO MANY women at our age contemplating having their implants removed! Women I didn't even know had implants are asking me questions, and interested and contemplating removing theirs. Most of them have rock hard breasts like I did too. It's amazing how you think you're alone in this and then come to find out you arn't. I'd say to anyone who is on the fence, consider how great so many of us feel on the other side of the decision. So love having you all to talk with. Just like sisters :) Love, Love to you my Friends!
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