Member since 4/13/2012


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Reviews & Stories

Four Weeks Post Op

A little about me - 41 year old, mother of two, saline implants placed under the muscle 11 years ago. No real problems but have had a "pull" in the muscle near my shoulder blade since the surgery (on the side that was overfilled due to assemetry). Remarried in September of last year and in a completely different place in my life and I want to be "me" again. Very active... READ MORE

Questions from Karen221

Recovery Time - Implant Removal and Capsulectomy?

I just scheduled my surgery for implant removal and capsulectomy for 12/21. I had my 380/360cc smooth saline implants put in 11 years ago submuscular. I missed 1 week of work,... READ MORE

Recent comments from Karen221

I had similar problems with the shoulder blade and neck pain .. I'm almost 4 weeks postop and that was the very first thing I noticed - pain gone! You may also be surprised with what you're left with, especially if you've gained some... READ COMMENT

I agree with the others - follow what your PS says. I'm STILL in a compression wrap (surgery was 12/21) - my next appt is 1/15 and I'm expecting to be released from it then. My boobs changed SO MUCH in the first week - I would stop... READ COMMENT

You're on day 2 - rest and relax and don't worry too much about what they look like. They will change so much, so quickly - just rest and let your body heal. For what it's worth, I think you look great! READ COMMENT

You look magnificent! And at a 36C - who needs implants! Congrats to you! READ COMMENT

LeahMerril - all implants cause a capsule to build around the implant (scar tissue). Sometimes it's paper thin (like Annette's), and sometimes it becomes thicker (this is what can cause capsular contracture). Different doctors have... READ COMMENT