I got my implants (325cc saline under the muscle) thirteen years ago. Before surgery I was an A/B cup, and now I am a D or DD depending on the bra. I deeply regret getting implants, I have not had any complications with them. My husband has only known me for 5 years so he has only known me with D cups.
Before surgery in 2004, there were a few comments that my 26 year old self took too much into consideration when selecting my size:
The receptionist at the doctors office said to me "most patients wish they got bigger breasts."
My ex boyfriend said " a man will never complain your boobs are too big" .
I wish someone had said "don't get implants!!!! " oh well it is my own fault and I take full accountability, live and learn.
Back to present day, my husband just loves my boobs. Sometimes I catch him staring at them practically salivating. I feel a bit bad for him that I want to take them out but I'm tired of worrying about whether a man is going to find me sexually arousing or not. I'm SO OVER that! I did that for 35 years and it is exhausting!!!!
Then again I know that I will have a real self image readjustment to make after surgery, so I don't want to explant and then struggle with my self image right now. I cannot put the baby making on pause, I just don't have that kind of time. One step at a time.
If we weren't trying for another baby I would want to get this surgery as soon as possible. I go to great lengths to hide these giant plastic water bags under my skin with careful layering, I'm self conscious when I hug people, basically way too much thought is based around my silly boobs. I think that on me they look fake and tacky. I can't see how it can be healthy to have plastic in your body.
I went for a consult with an amazing surgeon about a year ago when I was thinking about simply downsizing my implants to a 200cc or smaller. I was hoping I could just do a implant swap. Instead the surgeon recommended I get a lift, along with Alloderm at the sides (because when I lie on my back my boobs basically fall off my rib cage and hang by my armpits). She told me that internal stitches would not be enough to hold my breasts in place. She said she could do the lift and implant exchange and Alloderm in one go. (Alloderm is basically cadaver skin with all the cells taken out of it.... if anyone reading is unfamiliar)
I'm not sure implants are for me anymore. I feel like they make me look older than I am. I don't want to get silicone or saline replacements. I am thinking I may just want to do an explant, then lift, then possible fat transfer later.
I may wait until I'm 42 and keep the implants in while my husband and I are trying for a second baby. It's the second baby that has me waiting ....although I want to take action yesterday.
When I finally do the surgery, I don't know if I will have to explant, then wait 6 months, then get a lift and fat transfer later. I may not even get a fat transfer if I am relatively happy with the lift. All i know is that I want to do this ONCE and I want to do it right, so I am happy to go in stages if that is what is necessary. I know I should make another appointment with my doctor regarding my new questions, but I'm putting it out there anyways in case anyone has any tips or suggestions for me to consider.