25 Year Old Silicone Implants Removed - Jacksonville, FL

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I had breast augmentation in 1989. Having nursed...

I had breast augmentation in 1989. Having nursed three babies - a daughter (nursed for one year) and three years later twin sons (nursed them for 19 months) I was lacking any breast tissue. I have always been small but after nursing my wonderful babies, there was very little left. After much research (as much as could be done before "google") and lots of time thinking about it (10 years - so I didn't rush into anything) I had silicone breast implant surgery. I was extremely happy and felt so good in my clothes. I was never one to wear low- cut tops and never did in the 25 years I had the implants. My husband was very supportive but it was strictly my decision. As he said, "I like you just the way you are". But that is not to say he did not like and appreciate my new look. Fast forward to 2013. I noticed my left breast had developed somewhat of a bump and was feeling very uncomfortable. I later found out it was a capsular contracture. After much research (this time with help of google) I decided to consult a plastic surgeon. I called several and sent e-mails provided on some of the websites. I either did not get a call back, did not get a response to my e-mail, or when I did speak with someone was treated rudely. This happened on three occasions. The surgeon I chose had an office staff who not only responded to e-mails, but also called me back, & spoke to me in a professional, courteous, and caring manner.
I had the surgery to remove the implants with a breast lift close to two weeks ago and and am so happy I did. Of course, it will be about three months, maybe more, before I see the full results. I am just so glad not to worry if I will have pain on a daily basis or shy away from having a mammogram for fear the implants will rupture. Of course this IS surgery, even though it was outpatient. I had the Jackson Pratt drains, which stayed in for 10 days; I couldn't go anywhere because of the drains, and I was tired and did not sleep well without taking extra-strength Tylenol. In other words, when having surgery under general anesthetic, it takes awhile to recover and that should be your focus. My husband was wonderful about helping me "milk" the drains and I finally had them removed yesterday. What a relief that was. Now I am healing and feeling so good about my decision. I am looking forward to shopping for new, pretty bras in a few months!!! Oh, and I always wondered about the weight of those implants. I now weigh three pounds less!!

Two weeks, four days post surgery

I had the drains removed one week ago today. The incision area of the surgery and the area where the drains were are healing nicely. At night I wear a really tight sports bra (C9 Champion zip compression sports bra - ordered from Target) During the day a Fruit of the Loom cotton sports bra that hooks in the front - found at Walmart. I am still very, very sore and feel as if my left breast (the one that had the capsular contracture) has a hard small baseball in it way up high. The right breast is smaller (which it was before the implants). Both breasts are still very numb. I go back for another checkup in 10 days and will discuss these issues. I am a little concerned at how they look, however, I am still in the healing process and from my understanding it will be many months before all is settled.
I still am not sorry I had the implants removed. I worried and fretted for so long (way over a year) that when I came out of surgery I found myself with tears streaming down my face out of relief.

Three weeks, one day post surgery

I am still very sore, especially under my arms. I get sudden, sharp pains under my right breast. I have found that the compression bra I wear at night helps with the pain in the right breast. Has anyone else experienced this? I go to the doctor next week and will discuss the pain as well as the shape of both breasts.
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon

I am so impressed with Dr. Fallucco and his staff. He is a very gentle and kind man. He explained the surgery options and told me what to expect. I felt he took his time with me and listened to all of my concerns. On the day of the surgery, he was right on time, came in to talk to my husband and me and again reviewed the procedure and what to expect. Dr. Fallucco's staff was so attentive, helpful and courteous. I have been treated with respect and caring. No question was treated with contempt, but answered with such professionalism. Amanda, Dr. Fallucco's Patient Care Coordinator and Hannah, his medical assistant, are delightful young women.

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