It was horrible to see what was inside of me
It has been 8 months since my explant. I had CC Baker lV, ruptures and a hematoma. My doctor showed me pictures of the implants removed from my body. It was horrible to see what was inside of me, and I was lucky that the ruptures were contained within the capsules. My surgery and recovery was easier than expected. I had tubes for drainage. That lasted a week, but it really is no big deal. The pain after surgery was a 2. Didn't need pain medication. I was back to work in 2 weeks( my job requires lifting) I felt so good immediately, I really couldn't believe it. Prior to the explant surgery, I was in pain all the time. My chest, arms, armpits constantly hurt. It even hurt to breathe. My chest was deformed and felt cold all the time. I couldn't even vacum the rug without pain. I want to note here, I experienced coldness of my breasts and fleeting pain through out the 20+ years of having implants. Think twice before doing this procedure.
Now 8 months later, my chest is almost completely healed- doctor said it takes a full year for the pocket where the implant was to completely heal. But I feel wonderful!!! I can lift, rake leaves, do what ever I want without worrying about those awful implants. I have my strength back 100%, I have my life back! I have my own, natural body back and my breasts look and feel warm, soft & normal. The scars have faded to hardly noticable.
I want young girls to know that when I was 35 and had the implants, I was a 32A. I'm 57 now and I have much more breast tissue- as we get older, for some reason... you will gain more breast tissue. I'd say I'm a B-C cup now.
Please young ladies, consider that if you do this surgery, you will have to do more than once in your lifetime. There are no guarantees that you won't have complications. Looking back, it wasn't worth it.
My best to all women under going explant- choose your doctor with care. The first doctor I saw wanted to replace them and do a breast lift.??? Red flag. At least for me it was because I wanted them out! The doctor who did the surgery did not push replacing them. He cared about my health. He really cared about me.