26 Reasons Why I DID NOT Like My Saline Breast Implants
- I could feel the implants.
- Wearing a sports bra was uncomfortable; anything tight that held my breasts in or shaped them differently was uncomfortable. When I took my bra off, I had to readjust and massage my breasts back into place/shape (they felt smashed).
- It was uncomfortable/almost impossible to sleep, or lie on my stomach.
- Lost sensitivity on the underside of my breasts.
- I could feel a little air pocket, or bubble in my right implant.
- I never thought about my breasts before, at least not about the way they felt on my chest. After getting implants, they were constantly on my mind (I was always aware of them) and I'd always have to wonder if I was having problems associated with them.
- My nipples were either too sensitive or not sensitive enough.
- It was hard to find clothes that fit (too tight, too short, seams are made for smaller busts, swimsuits made for smaller busts for example, I could not tastefully wear a triangle-top bikini). I needed much more support.
- My breasts were sore.
- Areola (colored part around nipple) looked different. It was slightly larger and oval-shaped instead of round.
- There were stretch marks on the upper part of my breasts that weren't there prior to being implanted.
- Implants lay unnaturally on top of each other when I was lying on my side.
- I had indentions on my shoulders where my bra straps were due to the weight of the implants. I wore bras as little as possible because of the discomfort.
- I did not like for people to touch or knock into my breasts because I was always sore.
- The thought of them rupturing crossed my mind...OFTEN. And if they did rupture, I did not have thousands of dollars lying around to fix and replace them.
- I didn't know, when I got them, that I would probably have to have them replaced about every 10 years. THEY DO NOT LAST A LIFETIME!
- Daily I had to grab the underside of my breasts and squeeze my implants upward to make sure they did not stay in the pocket...and to make sure the scar tissue capsule that formed around them did not harden and squeeze the implant (if this happened it was PAINFUL).
- I thought I would not need a bra, but I did. Implants make your breasts look larger; they do not lift them.
- I noticed my breasts were larger than they were made originally and they also were tender/hurt.
- Implants put extra pressure on my upper and lower body.
- Harder to stand up/walk in an upright position due to the added weight (bad posture).
- I found out how a mammogram is performed (a machine squeezes and lifts your breasts...it looks painful) and that the procedure sometimes causes implants to rupture.
- I did not like that I had to wear tape or band-aids over my incisions (around the underside of my areola) when I tanned in a tanning bed. This is to prevent discoloring or weird tanning due to the scar.
- It hurt tremendously to pull band-aids off my areola, or nipple (I usually used band-aids when I did not wear a bra) because the incision and surrounding area were always sensitive. I'm pretty sure all surgery incisions are sensitive.
- I had to constantly check to see that my breasts were neatly tucked into my clothing. My sensitivity was so off that I probably would not have noticed if my breasts were exposed.
And this last reason alone would have prevented me from getting breast implants had I thought about it beforehand....
- People might like me for my "boobs." Guys might date me because I have a big chest. This was never a thought or problem before I was implanted. I want people to see "me," and I want to be taken seriously. Had I thought about this one thing before my surgery, I never would have gotten breast implants.
(written while I had my breast implants in)