Why I Got Breast Implants

After a lifetime of looking good for other people, I needed to reclaim my body

Photos courtesy of the author.

In September 2018, I got my breast implants explanted.

The surgery was simple. Dr. C. made two-inch-long incisions and extracted a pair of saline water balloons from the exhausted skin sacks where they’d spent the previous 13 years. One moment they were inside of…