{ My Breast Implants, Explant }


My surgery was on May 24th and went very well, Dr. Frank Niessen operates in Operatiecentrum Amstelveen where they have a great team, very sweet and caring and a private nurse since it wasn’t a very busy day only 2 other ladies after me. whilst prepping they kept me very relaxed, even when it was super hard to find my vain and i was slapped on the hand one too many the other anesthesiologist was there to distract me and hold my other hand.

I meditated and listen to as much relaxing mantra’s as I could 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 cycle of (all 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 never in any pain. As for meds apparently i should have taken aspirin morning of the surgery, since I had none that would have been difficult but 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 didn’t end up needing them because I was able to use what I always rely on for support with soreness, aches, discomfort and my immune system; Young Living essential oils….

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🤷‍♀️
Had my first checkup and although the 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. Then there’s my pregnancy like water retention in hands and feet, that was good as gone in 2 days so I lost a bit of weight already, my itchy scalp is history, my skin is oiling up again (very noticeable in my face), no joint pain so far and I’m feeling happier, less depressed!

All the rest takes time and that’s fine they didn’t pop up from one day till the other it just came on board 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

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