33 Year Old Woman, Implants 14 Years, One Child (18 Months) Time to Get Back to Me :-) Westbourne, GB

Hi, Firstly I am so grateful for finding this...

Hi,
Firstly I am so grateful for finding this website. All of you women are amazing to have shared your experiences on here. You have all truly inspired me to make a decision and express what I am feeling at this moment in time.

I am a 33 year old woman, I have one child who is 18 months old and has completely changed my life for the better :-)

I have implants which are now 14 years old (gulp) under the muscle. I think they are 350cc (can't remember it was that long ago).

I am 99% sure I want them out. I'm not sure why I had them in the first place if I'm honest. At the time I think I was slightly insecure, just wanted bigger breasts. I was of such a tiny frame. From the age of 15 I just knew I wouldn't have big breasts so in my mind I decided that I was going to have breast implants as soon as I could afford it.

By the age of 19 I booked my surgery with transform medical group. I was determined to go ahead with surgery. My date finally arrived, I travelled from
B'ham to Manchester! When I arrived I had conjunctivitis so the surgeon told me he could not go ahead. I was so gutted. At that point I actually was not going to have the implants. Anyway a Month later I decided that it was what I wanted... So here we are....

I had my consultation today with Dr Fatah at the Westbourne clinic, Birmingham. He was very understanding and helpful. I explained that there was nothing physically wrong with my implants, they look great but it's just not what I want anymore. As I've got older, had a child my prospective on life has completely changed. I don't want to have these great big heavy balls on my chest anymore. I honestly feel like I look ridiculous with them. All of my friends and family know I have them. Although a lot of people understand and accept me for having them I still feel like people just stare at me or talk about me behind my back because I have implants. I sometimes can't help but get paranoid that people only know me as 'the boob job girl' ha. Although I shouldn't let it bother me, it really does ... Sometimes.
Anyway I was watching an American reality tv show called 'wives of orange county' or something like that. There was a woman on there called Tamra. She is in her 40's absolutely stunning and she had these humongous breast implants. I remembered looking at her and thinking, I wonder if she is truly happy having breasts that big and so high on her chest knowing that is all you can see. I don't judge anyone who has had implants, I have! It's just I can't help but notice how much society has changed, I notice people striving for this look of perfection. So long story short, she decided to have her implants removed. Omg I could not believe how amazing she looks now au- nat-ur-al. She really inspired me to look at myself and it made me think about my health and the reasons why I had them in the first place.

So that's a little background about me.
I am going to make a decision very soon. I'm usually quite a spontaneous person but regarding this I know I want to do it, I guess I am a little afraid of the way they will look after and how I will mentally cope with such a drastic change.

I will keep you all updated on my progress. I know it's going to be an emotional and mental roller coaster but I'm sure this is what I want :-)

I will upload some photos very soon when I am feeling braver.

thanks for reading x

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Thank you so much for sharing your story on RealSelf so far! I remember Tamra's story. I agree that she looks much better without implants.

It sounds like you're in a very different place in your life than when you were 19. Please keep us posted!
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Birmingham Plastic Surgeon

Had a consultation with Dr Fatah. I done lots of research and was happy to see him. He made me feel very relaxed and explained everything to me clearly. He discussed all of my options regarding the procedure, how they would look and how the surgery would take place, i.e under local & general anaesthetic. He answered all of my questions and I felt very confident and comfortable with him. I also asked to see some photos of previous surgeries which he was happy to do. If I go ahead it will definitely be with Dr Fatah.

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