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implants removed?

implants removed?

Postby sonrae » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:42 am

hi everyone

I had a breast augmentation in 2006 which I hated as really wanted a lift, so had another op in 2007 where I had the large implants removed and smaller ones put in together with a lift. results were very good but now I can feel implants at the bottom of the breast and they appear to be sagging a bit again. I am wondering whether to have implants removed and none put back in. anyone else had this done?
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Re: implants removed?

Postby terri45 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:19 pm


I have 14 y.o. saline implants 550 that I've hated since day one and want removed. I realize that since I was originally a b cup that I would need a lift with maybe a small implant. I do not want the lollypop scar and I'm looking for a plastic surgeon in Baltimore MD to help me with a less scaring procedure. Any recommendations? Prefer a women surgeon. Thanks. Terri
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Re: implants removed?

Postby Bubbleburst » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:53 am


I'm in the Baltimore area and have had recent consultations. Lets talk.

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Re: implants removed?

Postby mizzmf » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:49 pm

Hello, I just had my implants taken out 4 days ago and so far I'm glad I did it. I had 510 saline implants under the muscle and I had it done 15 years ago. After gaining and losing weight and having a child, I went from 38D to a 40G, so they were just too big. I'm 41 yrs old and felt I didn't need these big boobs anymore. My plastic surgeon didn't want to do a lift yet because he wants to wait to see how well my skin retracts and so far he thinks I'm healing and retracting well. He doesn't think I will need a lift but I think I will want one because I feel they would look fuller with everything lifted up. I'm still getting used to not having the fullness on top. I forgot how soft and bouncy real breast are and I like it, so I probably won't get any new implants in. The recovery wasn't bad and I only was off a week from work. The worst part was having drains put in but it was tolerable. My doctor did deflate my implants a month before removing them out so my skin would have time to retract and I could see how I would looked with smaller breast.

Anyway, hope this helps. Take care,
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Re: implants removed? Melbourne: Dr Rubinstein

Postby assistant@funkuncle.com » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:07 am

Breast explant or breast implant removal with Dr Craig Rubinstein

For anyone looking to have their breast implants removed, I highly recommend Craig Rubinstein. It's four weeks since I had my implants removed (22 year old silicon implants, both ruptured) and he has done a wonderful job. I was scared to have it done. On first meeting with Craig he made no grand promises about what he would be able to achieve. He told me that as my implants had hardened considerably and were possibly ruptured he would need to remove the capsules as well. From my understanding, the risk associated with this procedure is that it can result in slightly less breast tissue and if there is very little breast tissue to begin with the breasts may heal in a slightly misshapen way. He was upfront about this. He was matter of fact about it and with no sales guff I almost thought his attitude was a bit flippant. But on meeting him for a second consultation (which he likes his patients to have before they proceed) I realised something so fundament about him that it meant I was convinced he was the right surgeon. In the second meeting I had done my homework on the procedure and was questioning him from my list of prepared questions. He was patient to a point but then stopped me after I asked if his anesthetist would give me lots of fluids. He told me that I needed to let he and his people do their jobs. He in effect told me not to interfere and he did it in such a simple, honest way. Not arrogant but firm. Having worked in a creative field for twenty years myself, with clients, I realised that what he was doing is what all artists have to do if they want to perform with excellence - and that is they must remain a little aloof from the client, they must create a breathing space for themselves, apart from the client, so that the clients fear cannot contaminate the perfection of their work. This is what Craig was doing; actually in a very humble way. Not to overstate it too much but I do really believe he wants to work in an atmosphere of freedom and love and not by fear. He cares so deeply that he tries to keep free
of you so that he can perform at his optimum. This is an artist. When I realised this about him it made his boyish evasiveness endearing. He doesn't personally care whether you have big breasts or small breasts. What he cares about is helping you to feel happy with yourself, and in doing a beautiful job. I think, as so many women clearly do (see the hundreds of letters of deeply felt thanks from previous patients in his waiting room) that he is a gem. He likes women. And just in case you missed possibly the most important point - he did a wonderful job on my breasts. He performed something he never even promised; which is that my breasts are beautifully shaped, balanced, have less droop and have so much breast tissue remaining that neither my husband and I can believe it. I've moved down one bra size but so slightly that no one in my immediate family could possible tell there has been a change. The scar is minimal. He put drains in and there was virtually no pain. His team is amazing: fantastic anesthetist, wonderful, kind nurses in theatre who obviously all enjoy working with him and impeccable after care. In summary, apart from being a highly acclaimed surgeon he’s a good person and I’m happier than I could have imagined with the breast implant removal he performed.
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