Saline Implant Removal Scheduled for 5/16/14 After 19 Years - Greensburg, PA

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I'm having my hard implants out on my birthday. I...

I'm having my hard implants out on my birthday. I thought I was prepared, but as the date nears, I'm having a lot of anxiety. I work f/t and need to return five days after explant. Anxiety #1. I am worried because they have been in so long, and are so hard, there will be complications. Anxiety #2. Comments ?

Five days post-op update

So glad I had this done! Explant, no lift. Mine were 270 cc, and I have no complications and no pain-back to work at day five and feeling fine. I am comfortable in the GenieBra. Dissolvable stitches with no drains. I'm not posting pics. The only ones who are seeing this ta-ta's are my doctor and my daughter (who is pretty tired of being flashed). Not that they don't look good , because they do, just because I'm not comfortable with posting my ta-ta's on the internet. If you live in the Greensburg PA area, you need to see Dr. Antimarino at Aestique Surgical Center/Spa.

Four weeks post-op

Well, it's been four weeks. I've been back to my surgeon twice, and the only issue I've had is some pain in the right ta-ta, that has now gone away. I'm here to tell ya, I've made some stupid decisions in my life , but getting my implants out was not one of them. I feel absolutely amazing, and Dr. Antimarino was like an angel sent to me. Too bad I cannot keep him on my shoulder... Anyway, I've got some nice breast tissue and my boobs are just SO goddamn soft! - I love them! Not to mention how nice it is to not have any more pain in my chest, and to be SO much more comfortable and NOT in tight tops. No regrets on explant surgery here. I've never had issues after surgery, and actually recover quite quickly from shit, and am rarely ill. I'm still tired, because I'm 52 and work full-time at a totally stressful job, but I never attributed any of my illnesses to my implants. I believe we change as we age, and we go up, we go down, healthwise. Shit happens. Yes, I think the implants impaired me into giving me something to blame when I had an illness, but I am also not beyond my confirming belief no one should ever put them in their body, because too many women have the same illnesses, and yes, they could be related to implants. However, on the other hand, women without implants have the same illnesses also. I wish you all the best, and thank you all for posting your stories, and apologize for not posting pics. Not much to see anyway. I just don't want to put pics on the internet. Good luck to everyone searching, and good luck to everyone recovering. Be strong , be happy, laugh, and remember you are not alone and you always have someone to talk to on this site.

Update-almost one year after explant with no lift

I have been thinking about this site as my one year date of explant approaches, and all the women on it, and all the hours I spent on it last year at this time. All I really have to say is that I feel great and my explant left me with no complications whatsoever. One day it was time to remove them, and that was pretty much it. Never looked back. Nineteen years with implants was way too long; it pains me to see women with them now, knowing that most will regret it at some point in their life also. What can you do; we all have gone down that road, and you do things sometimes that you later wish you didn't do-and then you correct it. If you can. I'm glad I had them put in, and I'm glad I had them taken out. Shirts fit so much better now.
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon

My explant was done today and I am extremely happy with how everything went. I have very minimal pain. This doctor and his staff are super. They really are. My initial visit was mid-April, and here it is May 16, and I am done! It has been two years for me, trying to find a doctor I liked, and I was about to give up. There was no question , from my first contact with the office, that I had hit pay dirt. The staff are smart, knowledgeable, patient, funny, and most of all, understanding. So happy.....

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