Want Them Out! - Vancouver, BC - 3 weeks implant free

I had silicone implants inserted in 1990. I was 22...

I had silicone implants inserted in 1990. I was 22 and and a was left with a small A cup after nursing my 2 children. I told the dr that did the surgery I was not looking to become huge or anything but just wanted " my " breasts back. When the surgery was finished I was a full B. I was alright with that for a year and then started hating the hardness in my breasts! I talked it over with the dr and he suggested to give it more time, which I did. Well 22 years later, 2 more kids and several pounds heavier, I am now a full C and hate it. My breasts hurt, especially the right one. And they are hard.
I found this site and found it very helpful - I am terrified of the outcome! But after hearing of everyones experiences and looking at the pictures that have been posted - has given me courage. I have a consult booked with a dr in Richmond BC but can't get in until August 6th - that seems like forever. I had hoped to have them out before that. I would love to hear of any recommendations for the Vancouver BC area.

I am seriously thinking of going to Washington...

I am seriously thinking of going to Washington State ( Seattle ) for a quicker explant. Funny how I have thought about it for so many years, and now that I have made up my mind- I want them out now!I have been asked to be put on a cancellation list.

My surgery date is April 15.. I am so excited to...

My surgery date is April 15.. I am so excited to get them out! I have decided to just have the removal, no lift like suggested. I guess this gives me a bit of time to find bras and such. How long do the drains usually stay in?

34 days to go.. any idea of how much recovery time...

34 days to go.. any idea of how much recovery time before going back to work? I have been told it varies on each patient, but am looking for an idea.
Thanks!

20 days and counting :) Thank you to everyone here...

20 days and counting :) Thank you to everyone here. Everyone is so helpful and it is appreciated. I was advised to book 10 days off ( yikes) so I will be doing that shortly. I am going shopping this weekend to find a comfortable bra to sleep in for the first few weeks.
The R breast is so painfully hard it has been waking me up every night. I am looking forward to being able to sleep again!

Well the day is finally here - removal is tomorrow...

Well the day is finally here - removal is tomorrow morning! Kinda freaking out tonight. What will the breasts look like after 23 years of abuse? Yikes!
My husband is so supportive, I am blessed. He has been keeping me calm these last few days.
Thank you to all you lovely ladies for your posts, and picture sharing. I could not have done this without you. Talk to you from the other side :) Wish me luck...

Day 2 of implant freedom! I have drains in, but...

Day 2 of implant freedom! I have drains in, but see the nurse about removing them today. Soreness where the CC had ridden up - even the PS was shocked at how hard it had gotten. Man I am glad that is over. Now just need to rest and heal. Looking down, I do not see much there but time will tell. I am not too worried. It is a wonderful feeling to have the hardness gone. I will try and post a few pics in a few days.

Day 3 - still have the drains( for a couple of...

Day 3 - still have the drains( for a couple of more days) , but am definitely feeling better today. Stopped the pain meds yesterday afternoon. Who knew you could feel this good so soon after surgery. I had a peak when the nurse was doing a dressing change - not much to see..lol. Will definitely want the fluff fairy to pay me a visit!

Day 4 - drains came out today :) feels great! I...

Day 4 - drains came out today :) feels great! I recommend taking something an hour before you go for the removal to help! What a difference now, the breasts are still sore but much more comfortable. The pinching feeling is gone. Now it is just the swelling and the healing of the incisions. Still getting lots of rest, husband won't let me do anything ( love that man) but tomorrow my goal is to get moving at least slowly and begin life as the new " old " me. I am so happy I had them removed.

Day 7 - wow, can hardly believe it has been a week...

Day 7 - wow, can hardly believe it has been a week already! Other than some pain around the incision area, and numbness where I am still swollen, it is good...I don't understand why it took me so long to do this. Each day is better than the last. I see the PS tomorrow to see how things are going :) I am loving the new " old" me. just a side note - currently the left nipple looks lifeless but I will not panic yet. There is still a lot of swelling going on.

Day 8 - I am SO glad these implants are out! I saw...

Day 8 - I am SO glad these implants are out! I saw the PS today. The left nipple is being " squished" from all the scar tissue. She told me when she opened the breast up, it had leaked silicone into my tissues. She had a lot of scraping and tissue removal to do to get all the "crystals" out. No wonder why that side is more uncomfortable. Good news is I can start massaging it when it is comfortable for me and she feels it should soften up. The nurse in the recovery told me that there was no leakage and all was good :( I can move up to a big girl bra in a another week! Nothing with wire tho. I am going shopping this weekend!

Lol - I have been taking pictures but my computer...

lol - I have been taking pictures but my computer is full and I can't load them on!! I will see what I can do this week...
Today is now 2 weeks and couldn't be happier to be free of the implants. I had mentioned earlier about the left nipple being " squashed " in scar tissue. It hasn't gotten any better so I figure I will have this the issue long term.... my husband says the poor thing just went through so much trauma, to stop worrying about it. I laugh and say I am not worried about it. I am starting to massage now and hopefully it will soften up. For all you ladies out there contemplating removing - don't wait. The junk that is inside you is very unhealthy. I wish I had not waited so long, might not have had the leakage if I had.

Sorry it took so long for the pics - you can see...

Sorry it took so long for the pics - you can see the left nipple is still having issues but they feel wonderful without the implants. The only thing that is sore really is the incision and the scar tissue in the left breast.
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