In the 1980s, I saw a friend have implants in her early 30s. She was a petit and fit woman. Her cup size before the surgery would have been about a B-cup. She had silicone impants put in and the surgery seemed to go quite well, although her bust did look a little unaturally round, which was how a lot of implants looked in the 1980s. After about 10 to 15 years, she had them taken out after one of them ruptured. She was mamed. It did look quite terrible at first. They kind of looked like empty pockets.
I would appreciate any support from women who have been through this. I am 52 years old, and had Saline Implants done in 2001. The following year, I had a larger sized implant put in, because I was SO small breasted (32a or less- the smallest a woman can possibly be,..) that there wasn't enough skin to even put much of an implant in. The second bilateral augmentation I was happy with,.. at least now I had a 'shape.' Well, 6 years later, the right implant ruptured. Then, 3 years after I had the right implant replaced, the left one went. I had that one replaced.
Hi there Guest...the comment from Rach above "This guy sounds really toxic to you and its my guess that he's the reason you're feeling so insecure" is 100% correct.
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.
Hi everyone, I have been so encouraged by reading your stories. I had implants put in 12 years ago and now want my own body back despite everyone now telling me that they had no idea and that they always thought I had great boobs.I was a 32A and went to a 32 D which wasn't what i asked for: I only wanted to be a 32C maximum. My op is booked for a week on Wednesday and i keep getting very scared. The thing is, my surgeon is going to remove the implants and then do a breast lift which means cutting up to the nipple and removing the nipple and then placing it higher on the breast.
I got them for my husband. Together we told the surgeon the goal was to fill out my clothes a little better - not to be obvious. Just smallish implants to provide a little shape.
I looked like a circus freak coming out of surgery. They promised it was all swelling, but weeks passed and they were still massive. I would wear both a regular bra and a sports bra to conceal them a bit, and wore (and still wear) nothing but large t shirts and un-tucked button downs.
I had saline implants done in 2004. I was a B cup and wanted to have bigger breasts. I had surgery and turned out to be a 34D. I did not experience any problems throughout the years and even though I knew that eventually I would have to have them replaced, I though it would be at least 20 years. Well, now after 7 years one of the implants has leaked and now I have a smaller breast. I consulted with my surgeon and he told me that the manufacturer would replace and also pay a portion of the surgery.