Can't Wait to Be Small Again After 14 Years! - Albany, NY

My implants are saline, under the muscle... done...

My implants are saline, under the muscle... done in 2000 during a rough time in my life. I was just going through a divorce and was so afraid to face the dating world again 'flat-chested'. I was always on the fence about it after that. I enjoyed looking more feminine in clothes, but part of me dreaded the idea of something fake being in my body like that. Flash forward 14 years... Still just as active and fit and even more weird to have big boobs on my athletic body. In the past 6 or 7 years, I picked up ballet and have been surrounded by a community of athletic, beautiful, and yes... small breasted women. It's a shame I couldn't love my body back then... on the other hand, I know what it is like to have boobs now. All things considered, I can't say I have too many regrets EXCEPT... Do the math! I 'rented' these boobs for somewhere between $500 to $1000/year considering the cost of implant and explant. Ugh. Over the past few years, my boobs have strangely grown. I've got C size bras that I've grown out of... am now a D or DD... and otherwise haven't gained any weight at all. Very strange. So I'm just not happy being this large.

All of the great women here have given me confidence that things will be alright... no matter what I look like afterwards... and I can look forward to a life free from worry about these things. I can wear my little running bras in the summer, and stick my chest out proudly while I dance. I really can't wait to be small again...

Updated with pics....

A bit more info...

FYI.. I'm 49 years old and a non-smoker. I'm 5-6" and weigh about 115-120 lbs. A healthy weight. What you see are muscles :) I'm definitely not skin and bones!!

Had explant surgery today

All went well. I'm going to keep all the bandages on for now. Instructions to say to leave all bandages in place until the next appointment, which is in 5 days. Will post more then. The good news is that I don't see any evidence of prior stretch marks when I peek under the bra. Nipple looks normal, but there is lots of loose skin. I had my implants removed through the original armpit scar while under general anesthesia. Have been watching ballet movies all day seeing how beautiful the small breasted women are with their dancing.

.....oh, and my mom is here taking care of me!

My mom is so great. She was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago (just a few months after my BA). She's cancer free now, but she knows what it is like to have a bit of a shock about one's breasts. Seeing her so happy and healthy now reminds me why I wanted these removed in the first place... and why it is so important to remove them now as to not interfere with future mammograms.

2 yrs later... no lift... no scars!

Here I am... I avoided the docs who told me I should have a lift along with the explant. Went with an amazing and caring doc who removed the implants from the original scar in my armpit, and supported my decision to take a wait and see approach. So happy! Very fortunate to have no sag, no scars, can't even tell I had implants for 14 years. If I had it to do over? No implants. I love my small size now... and if you do have implants... take them out and give your body a chance to heal.

Taken the day of my surgery...

Lots of people have asked what I looked like immediately after surgery. Here it is. Pretty scary, huh? Two years later, you see how wonderfully everything turned out without additional surgery of any kind. It was and is still very surprising to me that I could have something inside me for 14 years and still have my skin come back like this. You just never know. Before you have additional procedures, I'd recommend you give your body at least a year. Sound like a long time, but you may be very happily surprised.
Albany Plastic Surgeon

I consulted with a number of other doctors before selecting Dr. Kristen Rezak from Albany Med. It was important to me that my implants be removed from my original armpit incision, and she confidently assured me this was reasonable. I also like the idea of being treated by a woman who knows what it is like to have breasts. She was so caring and supportive through the whole process. Can't recommend her enough... She's awesome.

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