Breast Implant Removal-should Have Done Years Ago - Boca Raton, FL

Hi, I'm 41 year old with 2 kids. I used to work...

Hi, I'm 41 year old with 2 kids. I used to work in Miami when I got married and wanted to look as good as everyone else. I was a 34 C and wanted to "fill" it up. So I got implants, but the doctor advised getting larger ones so I wouldn't need a lift. I ended up with 675 saline under the muscle. At that time I was around 120 lbs, 5'7 (in 2001). I loved them but I looked ridiculous. After two kids later, the breast tissue was just hanging and the implants seemed to be moving higher and higher. So finally in 2010 my husband allowed me to remove and replace with 375 silicone and get a breast lift. Very painful recovery and within 3 weeks I was developing a contracture in my right breast. No amount of massaging could stop this thing, so the surgeon said when I was ready to come back in and get it fixed. As the years went by, my right breast got worse and worse, especially a few weeks before my period. Pain, pressure-it became a "rock" in a sock. The other breast didn't look so great either. So what made me decide that at some point I would remove them is when my two young girls asked me why boobs are hard? It was always uncomfortable sitting with them on the couch and them leaning against this hard thing. So I had researched some docs in the area and then I found this site. A woman had seen a Dr. Pozner in boca and had amazing results. I saw him the next week and he advised removing them as a last resort. he felt other options would be better. But I said I do not want any more foreign objects in my body. So I scheduled it quickly so I can go on a ski trip in 8 weeks. Was extremely nervous of getting it done locally and all the "what ifs" that can go wrong-ruptured implant, or can't even get the one out. Procedure went well even though they really had to open more of the capsule on the right breast due to the contracture. I felt nothing. Took one pain pill that day and that was it. I am now in a sports bra -day two, and driving. My breasts are not perfect, but they look a lot better than before. Hopefully they will fill out a bit more, but honestly I don't really care. I'm in a 34 D sports bra but i'm guessing i'll end up being a 32 c or 34 b when this is all over with. Much better than the 32DDD I was.

finally posted some pictures

3 days post explant. Feeling pretty awesome. PS said they will continue to look better and "fluff" out, we will see. I'm okay if this is the best it will be. better than those before pics!!!

pre-explant pictures

day 1 post explant pictures

3 day post implant

7 day post explant picture

Feeling fine. Still not sure if they will shrink more. The PS said I have no fluid in them. I hope this gives women the courage to not put implants back in...

1 year, 3 month update

Wanted to update for those considering removing implants. after 3 months of implant removal (no restrictions then) my right breast swelled up (after a ski trip) and had to get 50cc of fluid drained. So basically i had a seroma on that side because he did not remove the capsules. That was the same side i had a severe contracture on. From then on i was drained a total of 12 times, twice by an interventional radiologist, the rest by the plastic surgeon. I was about to get the capulses removed by pozner but thought id go and see one other plastic surgeon in the area. I saw Dr. Becker and it was covered by insurance. I had the capsulectomy in december so i am 3 months out and finally able to run and do yoga again. So, word of advice.....get the capsules out no matter how thin they say they are. I am finally glad this is all behind me now...
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon

Very professional, cares about his patients. Had a great bedside manner and made me feel relaxed. I have only seen the nurse post op as of yet.

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