9 weeks ago I had a preventative bilateral mastectomy (tested BRCA1+) -- have bad family history, and am 42. Given both family history and my "positive" - I don't want to risk ever having BC - I have a few children and a wonderful marriage and husband and married almost 20 years.
I'm 24 and I just got my implants 8 months ago. I'm already considering taking them out!! I'm a small girl, 5'4" 110lbs, with a pretty small bone structure, I feel like these implants look sooooo unnatural on me. I cannot believe I did this to my body! I had a nice butt and thighs before (in proportion to my body), now I feel like my hips look narrower and I just look top heavy.
I had my implants removed and I am so happy that I did! I highly recommend it.
I did not have a lift or anything, just the implants removed, and my breasts are not saggy or wrinkly at all. They originally were an Acup and went up to a C w/implants. I had them in for about 10yrs.
I am scheduled to have my implants removed on Dec. 3. I am not having a replacement. For the last 4 years I have battled with the decision to have them removed and left out. I originally had implants in 1986, with no problems for almost 20 years. One had developed a deformity due to capsular contracture, and the other had ruptured (not known until surgery). I had these removed and replaced with new ones. Both times were silicone implants and both times I was pleased with the results.
I HATE my breast implants, had them done at 19 and now 21. It is the biggest regret of my life, I want them removed ASAP. The implants have been a huge secret from all but select close friends, my mum and my ex bf. I feel like this 'secret' is a huge burden, I would be mortified if I were teased/talked about. My ex bf also didnt like them and Im pretty sure it influenced our break up (I think he was a bit embarrassed to have a gf 'with a boob job' even though he never said that in so many words an almost no one knows).
It has been 8 months since my explant. I had CC Baker lV, ruptures and a hematoma. My doctor showed me pictures of the implants removed from my body. It was horrible to see what was inside of me, and I was lucky that the ruptures were contained within the capsules. My surgery and recovery was easier than expected. I had tubes for drainage. That lasted a week, but it really is no big deal. The pain after surgery was a 2. Didn't need pain medication. I was back to work in 2 weeks( my job requires lifting) I felt so good immediately, I really couldn't believe it.
I am 56 years old and am having my explant surgery on July 6th, after have implants for 30 years. My first surgery was in 1982 and a few years later had both implants replaced because of capsules and found they both had ruptured. Have spent the last 10 years with hard uneven breasts. Again I a capular contracture of both breasts, one breast is higher than the other because of this. I went back to the same surgen that put them in and of course he wanted to reimplant with the new cohesive gel ones.