Had silicone implants in 2002. prior to the Op was a 34A, went up to 34C. I was happy with the result. I felt more feminine and didn't feel like i had the breasts of a twelve yr old, i now could wear clothes i would not have worn previously.
After 7 years with the implants in place, noted my breasts becoming a little firmer and discomfort in my left breast. Went to mt GP who confirmed CC, told me that this was a side effect to the implants. Although my PS did mention this prior to the BA, he said its small percentage, thinking back he appeared to 'sugar coat' these risks. My GP referred me to the breast clinic has i also found a small pea shaped lump in left breast. Had a scan which confirmed i had 4 cysts in the left breast, Doctor unwilling to take biopsy due to rupturing the implant just told me to monitor. Over the next few years my breasts continued to firm up and it became harder to check myself, also the discomfort in my elft breast increased. Must admit kept these implants longer than i should have as i'm terrified of what i will look like after removal ( totally stupid thing to do). Finally plucked up courage to see a PS who booked me for a consultation on the 22nd November 2012. Told him i wanted to explant has my implants felt hard and was concerned i could not feel the cysts in my left breast. He did ask if i wanted a small replacement but i told him no. He also advised a capsulectomy to remove the scare tissue has this could give false diagnostic readings in the future. he said he would have to cut underneath my breasts which i wasn't happy about, had the implants through the nipple and didn't really want further scarring. He did state that my nipples could fold inwards if explanted this way. Having researched this site have noticed that's whats happened to some girls who have had explants via nipple.
In a couple of hours time will be getting ready for my OP. Must admit i'm terrified of the result has I've seen on this site, women who have explanted with hardly no breast tissue left or some kind of deformity. Really glad i found this site though has it has given me insight has to what can happen and the reality of explantation which i felt my previous PS forgot to mention.