I have had small silicone implants for 5 years. I...
I have had small silicone implants for 5 years. I continue to develop capsular contracture. The first time it was the right side, then it was the left side. It is worsening and continues to be firm and not as natural looking as I would like. I would like to just be small-breasted again.
I think that this site is SO very helpful to those that are unsure about procedures--especially one like implant removal which is sort of taboo to most plastic surgeons. I have some consults this week and will keep you all posted on the doctor that I choose!
I have a couple consults scheduled this week. I'm hoping to find the right doctor soon
I FOUND A DOCTOR!
After visiting several doctors in Arizona, I finally met the right one. Dr. Meger listened, did not insist upon exchanging the implants, and gave what I think is a fair price for the procedure. I will be scheduling the explantation very soon. Also, I preferred to have only local sedation, and he said that he would accomodate me even though this procedure usually is done under twilight sedation. FINALLY A SURGEON WHO DOES NOT PUSH HIS OPINIONS ON HIS PATIENTS!!!
I have a date!!!
My explant is scheduled for 3/17/14...dr. Meger's office called me due to a cancellation. I am good to go, local only since I opted to forego anesthesia. I AM READY!!!
They are out!!!!!! Woo hoo!
17 Mar 2014
Day of treatment
Today was my surgery. I had local only, the entire procedure took only 40 minutes or so. Dr. Meger used local numbing, waited a bit, then took out these silicone sacs!!! He also revised a scar I had from the breast augmentation. I think I will have an issue with the scar under the right breast, but I do not care. It had begun retracting inward for the past few months. It may have to do with the capsular contracture. ANYWAY......I am the proud new owner of natural breasts!!!
Advice on Firming Product....CREME DE LA MER WORKS MIRACLES!!!
hi, i want to share some incredible products to use before and after the explantation. la mer can be purchased at high-end retailers like neiman marcus, nordstrom's, etc. yes it cost A LOT, but, this is your only set of boobs. i got the lifting contour serum which i put on the entire breast area including the decollete (chest). then i put the la mer firming body cream over that. Try to apply these products twice a day. once my incisions heal i will massaging the original thick creme de la mer cream on them twice daily. you will probably be super impressed with the texture and firmness of your skin after using these products. AMAZING STUFF!! i know that some people us cocoa butter and stuff like that, but the truth is that it does not get better than la mer. good luck ladies!!! you can probably start with a couple samples first; sometimes you really do get what you pay for :) i will continue to post pics of my boobies for all of you as time goes on.
I had a follow up appointment today. I feel like one of the family at Dr. Meger's office, they are so friendly!
One month later!!!
Everything continues to improve I am very pleased with my results and I love the way I look in and out of clothes!
2 months after
18 May 2014
2 months post
I am still completely thrilled with my boobies :)
One year later
Things are great, I love the little tops that I can wear that I was unable to with implants. What a journey! I want to urge anyone pondering breast implant removal to lose the fear, I know it's stressful and nerve-racking thinking about how you'll look, but the comfort of being back to yourself is more than enough. My asymmetry is a small price to pay for my happiness. I'd do it all over again!!!
Things are still great just wanted to update with the recent picture!