Downsizing My Rack: A Former Stripper Removes Her Implants

by Paris Lee on November 16, 2011 · 16 comments

in Cam Girls, Tools of the Trade

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Paris Lee early in her adult modeling career, pre-implants

Breast implant removal is something that most ladies in the adult industry won’t even consider, and in fact fear undergoing due to implant rupture or some other emergency. But it’s a procedure I was eager to have to remove the implants I’d gotten in 2004 after dancing for four years. Like many other girls, I saw the implanted dancers as having their “stripper badges.” An enhanced bust said, “Hey, I make a lot of money, so I can afford these things, and I’m damn good at what I do. I’m on a higher tier then you. Like Hammer said, ‘You cant touch this.'”

As a consistent top earner, I felt like I had made it to this category. The whale of Northeast Ohio was in love with me, and management put up with my diva-like behavior on account of him. What can I say? I was young, felt like I’d made it, and wanted my stripper badge. No sooner did the whale offer to pay off one of my credit cards than I decided to get them. I put them on my card posthaste, and he ended up paying them off. Made it, indeed.

When I woke up from surgery it felt like I had a backpack on backwards and I was in quite a bit of pain. It wasn’t anything like Dr. 90210, where they cut to a week later and the girls are all grinning and talking to their new tits like schizophrenics. Luckily, I didn’t have any drains, so I just ate a lot of Vicodin and ate copious amounts of popsicles. I peeked at my new boobs when I wasn’t supposed to, and yeah, OK,  talked to them a little bit. So sue me. All in all, it was a painful experience, but at the time well worth it. After I got my implants, everyone fawned over them which boosted my confidence even more. While I had assumed that after getting my implants I would earn more, it’s not so much that my money increased, it’s that it took less effort to make it. That probably had to do with my self confidence more then anything, and the whale was happy that I was happy.

Paris with implants

Don’t think I wasn’t grateful. I did care for my whale; he was a good guy. Right up until my last day, when I knew I needed to be done with it, I loved dancing. But when that time comes, it hits you over the head and spins you around and you ARE DONE. It isn’t like those times when you make less than you want, have PMS, and storm out of the dressing room screaming “I’m fucking done with this shit!” For me, it was like a fairy godmother cracked me over the head and snapped me out of my stripper persona (I’m not so sure she did me a favor), and in the fall of 2010 I walked out of the dressing room one last time.

A year after I quit dancing I was engrossed in webcam work. Working on cam is like having a giant strip club that’s full of guys that like a million different things, so you cater to your own niche. It’s easier in that you have such a variety of of guys from all around the world. You aren’t stuck with your crappy Tuesday afternoon lunch buffet creepers like in the clubs. It’s harder in that you constantly have to be looking for the next big site, network your face off, and promote yourself all on your own.

After leaving the club, I realized that I was over the magic of the implants I’d had for seven years. They hurt my back regularly. When you’re 24 and you get implants, no one tells you how your body will change shape slightly over the years in addition to how your natural breasts change as you gain and lose weight. When I got my implants they were a large 36C. Now they were 36Ds. They still looked nice, but I knew I didn’t need them to make a living at cam work. The bras and shirts I wanted wouldn’t fit me and I felt like it was only in stripper land that my implants looked right on me. Once I’d left the club, there was no point to having them, since I only ever wanted them for work.

After getting my consult—from the same doctor who put them in—and paying for the removal out of pocket (it’s roughly half the cost of getting them in) I was nervous but excited. I missed my itty bitties. The doctor said that since my nipple placement was good, my skin was still quite elastic, and my implants weren’t huge, I should have good results without a lift, which was a relief since that would have meant more scars, a higher cost, and more time off of work (and, I suppose, a lot more vitamin E oil and Mederma).

Post-removal I was happy and much less sore than after enhancement surgery, though unfortunately this time I did have drains, which are disgusting. You have to empty the fluid and measure it. It’s not fun. And then there’s the pulling out of the drains, which are a good 12-15 inches inside each breast. It felt a lot like pulling out a splinter, painful and odd but over quickly. Within a week, I was back to normal.

I don’t mind the slightly deflated look of my breasts. Quite honestly, they look almost 85 percent like they did before. The majority so far of my unhappiness is with the scarring underneath, but at only three weeks post-op, this is still all very new and who knows how the scars will be healed in a few months.

After removal

After implant removal

I was happy to notice that it has not affected my camming income. Sure, the big tit lovers mostly don’t come around anymore, save for the ones who I consider friends and regulars who love me no matter what. I’m okay with that. I’m still the alternative-pinup-style-heavily-tattooed girl, and those guys still appreciate me. I’m happy with my new/old boobs in my personal life, and that is more important than making myself happy only in my adult work life.

I am still all for girls getting implants. the only thing i would like them to consider is that you are doing this for yourself, and for your whole life, not just for your professional one. These aren’t Reebok Pump-Ups, kids (OK, I’m dating myself here, I know). You can’t just deflate them when you go home or take them out like that piercing that’s been annoying the crap out of you. Make sure those ta-tas are for you, not for everyone else, even if they are paying for them.

Paris lives in Ohio and loves ferrets, dogs, and submissive men (which might be redundant). She still goes to strip clubs and gets boobs rubbed in her face for old times sake. Her site is www.paris-lee.com and she tweets at @parisisoncam.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Sex Mahoney November 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I don’t care much for baseball, but maybe the way I feel toward fake boobs is the same way that the anti-steroid crowd views juicing. There’s something inaccessible in those implants. Perhaps they just need an asterisk.

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Paris Lee Paris Lee November 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm

sorry abut the post implant shot that was right after i got them out and i did a terrible job photoshopping out the stitch bandadges. :( go to my blog and theres more updated pics!

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Michelle November 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Got rid of mine implants I had for 10+ years in Jan! Best decision I ever made. I love my natural soft (they move! Holy cow!) boobs that fit the size of my body. Not to mention I dont have to worry about the health repercussions or the expense (and stress) of replacing them again and again. Now if only I would have had enough sense and self esteem to not have made the decision in the first place. Could have saved $12,000.

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Kat Kat November 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I really do like your current boobies the best.

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LoganWright November 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm

@what Kat said. But wow… I didn’t even know removal was an option. Hmm, learn something new everyday. Amazing…

-Logan Wright
http://www.loganwrightnow.com
Straight Male Companion

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KyleA November 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I admire you most for the strength to make your own choices. Your article is more powerful for pointing out the considerations without preaching. It’s a sign of the hottest part of you: awesome brain!

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Paris Lee Paris Lee November 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

of all the clubs i ever worked at, only 2 ever turned me down for my tattoos. i think that its more a matter of if they are well done, look good on you and they dont already have a token tattooed girl working there. if your attractive and confident you shouldnt have an issue.

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Of many names... November 17, 2011 at 1:56 am

I think they look great in all three shots. I’m glad you finally got them out, I remember you complaining about them near the end.

I need a whale who wants to pay for me to get some, haha.

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Elle Elle November 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I agree with Kat. I think it’s awesome that you were able to want them, get them, have them, and then take them out without any serious repercussions to your body. You experienced it all, and ended up coming out of the experience even happier. Awesome.

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Kat Kat November 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Yeah, what she said! I feel dumb for having given my .02 when that’s missing the point, but they do look great (not that you asked).

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DD November 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

They look fabulous. Love your look. Good on you for owning your body.

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Jenny December 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

They look beautiful! Great decision! :-)

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Andygirl December 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Hey lady, you look great! I remember you talking about wanting the implants out on SW or EDN. I’m glad you are happy with the results.

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me October 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

you look better the normal way. a nice pair!

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Calico April 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I love how all the people commenting on what they think of yours boobs are totally missing the point.

Thanks for writing this.

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Astrin February 1, 2014 at 8:01 am

You’re incredibly beautiful both ways, but congrats on doing something that brought you satisfaction!

I am reminded of the ‘controversy’ surrounding Brittany O’Connell’s enlargement way back. A lot of guys, like me, had a sort of boyish crush on her before, and she kind of changed her style with larger breasts. She was still awesome, but a lot of guys felt like the cute redhead next door had grown up and changed, and wished that she’d never done it. Such is life in a visual profession.

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