I Had My Breast Implants Removed and I Don't Have One Single Regret
I recently had cosmetic surgery. Breast implants. This was my second surgery…
This time was different. It wasn’t the popular, common and well accepted implant surgery.
Quite the opposite. Ex-plant surgery.
I had my breast implants removed and I don't have one single regret.
Why you may ask?
I made the decision to have my breast implants removed after learning some hard to accept, but very true facts about breast implants and Breast Implant Illness, BII.
Recently there has been a lot of coverage in the media about the damage they can cause. Just check out these google results for the number of class action law suits https://tinyurl.com/y39lwljg.
Breast implants have been linked to cancer of the immune system along with many other autoimmune based symptoms. Once I educated myself about the potential how toxicity of breast implants and the impact they were having on my body, there was no decision to be made. I had to have them removed.
I first became aware of and started learned about BII over a year ago and it took me that long to pull the trigger and book surgery.
Was I scared?
My reasons for getting them initially were primarily driven by insecurity. I thought that breast implants would help me to feel better about myself. All it would take are the deft hands of a skilled surgeon and voila, I’d look sexy and feel more confident. Right?
I was 19 years old and made the decision to have 355cc gummy bears, (not the candy, the style of implant – the most ‘natural’ at the time) implanted under my muscle.
Reflecting back, I’m amazed how easy it was to book a consultation with a plastic surgeon. All it took was a credit card and I’d be recovering a few months later. I’m certain, had I wanted to pay a little more, that time could have been even shorter.
Having them removed was a very different experience. Before I could get to credit card part, I had to get a referral from my family doc. This was no easy task.
It seemed as if every single medical professional I was speaking to thought I was crazy for feeling that these foreign objects were making me sick and for wanting them out.
I was persistent.
I got the referral, met an amazing surgeon and despite many of the challenges and roadblocks along the way, had my explant surgery at the end of May. As I stated earlier, I couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Going in, I was preparing myself what I thought would be a hard time accepting my body without them. Based on my surgeon’s recommendations I didn't get a breast lift or fat transfer. This only added to my trepidation.
Looking back, very quickly I was able to embrace my natural self, right from the start. It was incredible and completely unexpected.
Not only do I accept what I was born with scars and all, but I embrace it. I LOVE IT. I'm actually pleasantly surprised by how good my natural breasts look and how good I feel.
This journey hasn't been easy I don't have what may would describe as ‘the big perfect breast’ anymore but despite that I'm more confident in this body now, then I ever was with implants.
Since having my breast implants removed 90% of the symptoms I was experiencing prior have disappeared.
- CHRONIC FATIGUE
- BRAIN FOG, MEMORY LOSS
- CHRONIC MUSCLE AND JOINT PAIN
- HAIR LOSS, DRY SKIN
- WEIGHT GAIN
- DRY EYES, DECLINE IN VISION
- LOW LIBIDO
- LEAKY GUT
- YEAST INFECTIONS, SINUS AND UTI INFECTIONS
- SKIN RASHES
- EAR RINGING
- FOOD INTOLERANCE
- HEADACHES, MIGRAINES
- SLOW MUSCLE RECOVERY AFTER ACTIVITY
- SHORTNESS OF BREATH
- ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND PANIC ATTACKS
My intention is not to pass judgment on anyone who is considering or has breast implants or any sort of cosmetic surgery. I'm all about doing what is best for you. Breast implant illness was real for me, and the impact it was having on my body.
I wish I had know earlier and want to help people become more informed so they can make better decisions.
For me, my implants were a slowly ticking time bomb. They were negatively impacting my physical, psychological and emotional health. The risk became greater than the benefit.
If you have breast implants and have on going health issues that you can't seem to find answers to or if you are considering getting breast implants, I highly recommend becoming a part of Breast Implant Illness and Healing by Nicole, https://tinyurl.com/y5rp2hxd.
This group has over 85k women who have experience breast implant illness.
Invest in your health by getting educated on what could be going into your body.
Cosmetic surgery is serious yet signing up for it is almost as easy as getting your hair coloured. This is a life-long commitment with potential for multiple surgery's and complications.
I’ve recognized that as a woman my body is constantly changing. There is very little about my life and my body at 32 that was the same when I was 19.
This experience has solidified my believe in the importance of listening to your gut. Despite what the medical professionals are telling you. You live with yourself all day every day and know your body best. If you feel that something is wrong don't let anyone tell you any different.
For those who have followed me for any length of time, by now you know I’m an open book. If you would like to ask me any questions about BII please feel free.
I would also like to send a special thank you to two incredible women, Sara Fennell and Carla M Randall. They provided me with unbelievable amount of support, information and encouragement. They helped me feel I was making the right decision and gave me the courage to go through with the procedure. Something I will be forever grateful for.