She went from a D to a C cup. She said, “When I had implants, I felt uncomfortable. I would be shy at the beach. I know it sounds funny, but I’d wear high-necked clothes – unless I was at an adult-film convention. So I thought, Why don’t I be who I am and get my real ones back?”
“Even for women with naturally large boobs, getting a reduction is so freeing. I feel like I can stand up straighter…before, when I jogged, I had to hold my boobs. I looked like I was molesting myself! The first thing I did when I got home was open my bra. I wasn’t supposed to but I did. I was so happy, I cried. It was like looking into the mirror when I was 17.”
It's rare that I remove implants and not put new ones in, but it does occasionally happen. The problem that can occur is that the skin which was stretched out by the implants stays loose, causing the breasts to look saggy and empty. In most people, there is a 'fluffing' of the breasts, adding about 15-20% of volume over the ensuing couple months. Some patients follow an explantation (implant removal) with a mastopexy (breast lift) to remove the excess skin.
I'm not sure why the plastic surgeon didn't remove the lip implants too. They look like two Kielbasa sausages...