My surgery was on May 24th and went very well.
My explant was performed by Dr. Frank Niessen he operates in Operatiecentrum Amstelveen. He has a great team, very sweet, caring and I practically had a private nurse sas there were only 2 other ladies after me. Whilst prepping they kept me very relaxed, even when it was super hard to find my vain. I was slapped on the hand one too many! The other anesthesiologist had to distracted me and hold my other hand to soothe me.
I meditated and listen to as much relaxing mantra’s as I could right before surgery and I came out like I was having a really nice nap with a nice dream. I was allowed to home the same day but they made sure I drank, ate (i brought some bananas), had a bathroom break and another nap. After that its all a cycle of (assisted obviously) bathroom breaks, feeding and outfit changes. Big thank you’s to the hubs and my mom for the 24/7 care even when it’s 5 am ….
The pain was not at all what I expected in a positive way mind you.
My lipo areas felt like i did an Ab Bootcamp from hell and my incisions had a burning sensation but I was never in any real pain. As for meds apparently i should have taken aspirin the morning of my surgery. Since we don’t use aspirine, they added it to my IV.
They gave me 3 prescriptions which my husband went to get just in case things would be bad over the weekend. But I never used them because the pain was not that bad and what I did have I could relieve with essential oils, just like normal discomfort.
Details: I explanted 240 cc mentor textured saline implants.
I had a reconstruction and 130 cc lipofilling (fat from other places, I had plenty to spare). The explant and lipo was the easy part but according to the surgeon, the reconstruction was the tricky part since my tissue was a bit tough. Just like me I guess
So far I’ve had my first checkup which I passed. Although my surgeon was in shock I was so weak. He was happy with the results so far, so am I, even though I am black and blue in all the places.
Fingers crossed my fat likes it’s new location!
So what’s different since I explanted?
– Biggest thing is I could take a deep breath for the first time in months! Without coughing up all kinda nasty gunk. It even happened right before surgery so imagine my surprise when I got out of surgery and I could breathe deeply with ease.
– I got rid of a bit of weight already, my itchy scalp is less.
– My skin is oiling up again (very noticeable in my face)
– No joint pain so far
– Mentally I’m feeling happier, less depressed
All the rest takes time and that’s fine! My symptoms didn’t pop up from one day till the other… They just krept up on me, slowly in stealth mode over the course of 2,5 years.
Still needing lots of rest & sleep but I went for a tiny walk around the block today to enjoy the sun and i can get out of bed by myself and i shower regularly so all in all #gratefulaf that I can start healing from #breastimplantillness