I'm so afraid what I will look like if I go thru with this, because my implants are large :(
Anyway - anyone from Oregon??
Thank you so much!
Hello. First I want to thank you to all of you that share your stories, it has helped me so much in reaching my decision. Its only fair that I post my story too becasue so many of you have responded to my messages etc.
I had saline implants placed 15 years ago under the muscle. From the very frist day, I knew they were too big, I never have been that comfortablel with them but I guess i just got use to them. They are 480-500cc, way too large! I am 5'5" 125lbs. Looking back at my photos before BA, I now wish so so bad that I wouldn't have fot them. After 3 kids and breast feeding I just felt at that time thats what I should do. I have not had any problems, no capsular contracture, no rupture, no illness from implants (that I know of) overall they are ok. What I don't like is: 1 - too big, 2 - back and neck ache at times, but I rarely complain because I chose to have these, 3 - I hate the thoughts of having to replace them every 10-15 years, who wants to do that in their 60's and 70's!?! 4 - I hate the worry about them rupturing at anytime. 5 - I love to run and they just feel huge when I'm running. I could list several more reasons! Then last year my life changed in a heartbeat. I will spare you all of the details, but in 2015 I was diagnosed with cancer. I had 13 surgeries, chemo and radiation treatments. It was hell. I told my husband during my treatment that if I survive this, then I am having my Implants removed. I want to be as healthy as I can and I know deep down that these bags need to be removed. I beat the cancer, I like to say I kicked its ass ;) - as of August I have been in remission for 1 year. So the last several months I have been on a mission researching this procedure. My husband fully supports my decision, even tho he loves my boobies. I wish he didn't like them that much ;( it would make this easier. I have had 3 consults. It is hard deciding who to use, they all have different opinions and thaf makes it so HARD for me. One Dr told me that I will look horrible, I will have "mommy skin" and told me to replace them with smaller implants. I really just want them out. I am done with them. I am not worried about having small saggy boobs but what I am worried about is them looking deformed, concaved etc. That kinda freaks me out. The Dr I chose seems so caring and he is very experienced. I am not having the capsules removed. No replacement, no lift, No drains (he may change his mind, he will decide during surgery) just removal only. He said it is a straight forward surgery. I am scheduled 9-27-16 If anyone has any advice etc please let me know. Should I be putting oils of any kind on my breast to help my skin contract? I am very nervous and hope I don't chicken out! Thank you!!!