I am 56 years old and am having my explant surgery, after have implants for 30 years
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. He told me that my breast with just hang there if the implants were taken out since its me so long. I went for another opinion. I actually thought I wanted to just have the implants exchanged so I schedules my reimplantion date. When I went in for my preop visit last week I told then I decided that I just wanted them out. I have a appointment on wednesday to see the surgen to discuss if he thinks a lift would be in order. I have asemetrical breast, the reason I had the implants done in the first place. I had a lift on the left breast when the 1st surgery was done. I'm hoping that will make the difference now. I also want to see if he thinking sizing down the areola on the left would make thing more symetrical.(it is larger) I feel really good about my decision to have the implants out after so long. I'm sure my kids will notice, this is how they have know me there whole lives. I had them put in when I was 26, 2 yrs after my twins were born. I'm expecting the worst looking breast one they are taken out. Who's knows maybe i'll be surprise and they won't be so bad. My husband supports my decison, that helps alot. 12 days and counting.