The surgery wasn't fun, but I healed on schedule with no problems. The Plastic Surgeon put in waaaay bigger implants than I had agreed to, so I've always been kinda peeved about that, but after healing and all, I wasn't about to go back under the knife again and figured I'd get used to them. I went from a B cup to a G
And afterwards, I did enjoy the new clothes, the new curves, I looked pretty hot But I also never felt at all comfortable with it. And pretty shortly after all of that, when the (false) R got more and more strained, I started to regret the money, the physical pain, and I also started to feel very uncomfortable with people knowing and looking at me differently. I felt very self-conscious when I dressed to show the gals off at all, so I started reverting back to big, loose shirts, baggy sweats, trying to cover them up (which looks worse, actually).
I've been thinking for more than a couple years - pretty much since the divorce - that I should just get rid of the damn things. Thanks to some inheritance, I can afford to do it. I asked my PCP during my recent annual exam for a reference and have an appt with that different plastic surgeon in a couple weeks. Provided I get a good vibe from her and like the before and after pics she'll show me and all that, I'm seriously thinking about doing it.
All that to ask if anyone here has gone through this "explant" and been sorry, been thrilled, been relieved? If you don't want to post, please PM me. It seems like a great idea. Just the physical discomfort I still feel from the implants and the ridiculously huge bras I have to wear, I can't believe it wouldn't be a relief to get them out. But I'm trying to take everything into account in deciding what to do. I also don't have to do it immediately, although I'm not getting any younger in terms of healing from surgery, plus I'd rather not wait until I *have* to get them out because of a problem of some kind.
[This message edited by ISPIFFD at 1:11 PM, February 2nd (Sunday)]
As soon as she found out they were in false R…she got those bad boys down to a double D. She still turns heads.
She doesn't regret it for a moment.
"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings
I think you will be too - G's?? I would have sued my surgeon had he made me that big against my wishes. I had told my first surgeon that I just wanted a very full B-cup and he made them a very full C-cup and that pissed me off then.
I would've been furious if a doctor gave me G's against my wishes. What an asshole!! I completely understand wanting to reduce them. That is bound to give you back issues. Wishing you the best luck with this!
To answer the question, I've had these things in for just over 5 years now.
But I don't want anymore implants because then I'll be dealing with this in my 60s or 70s and that's just ridiculous.
A lift maybe, but I would rather wait and see before agreeing to that -- it would involve more pain and a much longer healing time.
However, I will see what the new surgeon has to say I just don't want to have implants in my body anymore... No one's going to see these gals again 'cept me and my pets Everyone else will see me with a nice uplifting bra and clothes on over.
[This message edited by ISPIFFD at 4:37 PM, February 7th (Friday)]