Implanted at 39, EXPLANTED at 50! - Denver, CO

I was implanted in 2003 of March, started to feel...

I was implanted in 2003 of March, started to feel ill in 2007, I became very ill in 2010. I was very health before the smooth saline implants. I did Ride the Rockies 7 times from 2000 to 2007. My last Ride the Rockies was 2007. I became too ill to continue being so active. I was explanted March 3, 2014

Pictures of before and waiting on the after.

I am so thankful to have these toxic bags out of my chest! This picture is of my breast augmentation. I really did not want these pictures up but I guess it helps to have pictures. I will update with the explant after the tape is off next week.

Breast implants

Do you really want this in your chest??

Time will tell all!

I have aged so much since 2010. That is about when I really started to feel real ill. Cancer, swellings in different areas of my body and so much more : (

My very first picture taken with my breast augmentation. December 2003

Finally not as sore!

I am still wearing tape underneath and around my breasts. I am finally not as sore. My sides wear the fat came from for the fat transfer are still a little sore. I am thinking I am feeling great about my decision with the fat transfer. I will post my picture of the after once tape is off for good : )

Still have the tape on.

Well, I am waiting for my last set up tapes to fall off. They must come off without my help per Dr. Huang. I am still very happy with my decision to explant. I am still happy with the fat transfer decision. I am still not feeling very well in my head, left side of my face, neck and left shoulder area. I know it takes time to feel better. Some women don't start to feel better for the first to two years later. So, I am hanging in there with the hope that one day I will feel normal again : )

Tapes are finally off for good!

I hope to post pictures soon of my new natural breasts! I think I am pretty happy with me being soft and natural again : )

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Today is my 3rd month post op!

Explanted and fat transfer : ) = one very happy lady : )

Still have a ways to go!

In my most recent picture you will see the swelling under my left breast. I noticed that part of my body swelling while I was in Puerto Rico last summer. I do hope it will go away someday! It is not easy to post pictures but I know it is a must..

I am feeling stronger :)

I do have an MRI tomorrow for the white spots on my brain. All my auto immune tests are coming out as being negative. That is a good thing. So now I must wait for the results of this MRI and keep my head up and hope and pray that one day I will feel 100% better : ) I am starting to forget that I was ever explanted and had my fat transfer :) I am feeling a 100% natural again! Yay!
Denver Plastic Surgeon

I believe she did a great job. I am not quite healed yet. It is a 6 week recovery time for me and I am a slow healer. I enjoyed Dr. Huang and her staff. She informed me of all that she would be doing and referred me to a therapist that will help me heal better in the areas in which she took the fat cells for the fat transfer.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Comments (135)

Sort by implants..was that contaminate into those things?
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They tell me it is betadine. I don't know if I believe it. According to my research, betadine was not allowed to be put into the implants after 2001. I had my breast augmentation in 2003..
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Dang..I read where it said not to let Betadine even touch implants from a persons skin during op augmentation procedures...and yours was filled up with it! ive sen other pics of black ones and they where contaminated. .im glad yours are out now..wonder why dr didnt pop implant before explant? Im glad dr didnt just in case the black was contaminttion. wouldnt want that leaking inside your body...
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It is actually better not to pop the implants. I had the enbloc procedure done. Dr.Huang scraped tons of scar tissue off of my left rib cage. Her term was " scar tissue was nailed to her rib cage"..I wanted all of the implant out, nothing left behind and she did it just like I asked her too! She is a wonderful plastic surgeon who listens to her patients...
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Ok..I see now why implants wasn't you feel better now!
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Im explanting 17:09:14 and I hope to start living again and feel Well xxxx
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I pray you start to feel better too! Keep me posted .
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I will be thinking of you Bluebell68. I hope you will start to feel well again. They say it takes about two years to start feeling normal again. Hang in there and remember to detox and eat good fats during your recovery time. Take care and keep us posted :-)
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Thank you - I'm Defo going to detox xxxxx
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My explant is 9/11/14. I'm in so much pain. I have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome fibromyalgia and high epstein barr numbers. I experience brain fog and terrible pain in my joints. It's not a coincidence. These things are toxic.
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I couldn't agree with you more Dogmommy1! I pray all will go well with your explant... I pray you will start to feel better once the toxic bags are out of your body... I hope you will keep us posted on your journey. We are all here for you...
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Thank you I love all of you sweet ladies.
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Ditto Dogmommy1!!! There truly is a lot of loving sweet ladies on this site. It is a wonderful thing to have lots of support during this season of our lives...
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Im having explant with the same symptoms dodmommy1. Our explant is the same day also..yee haa
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Yeah my friend said 9/11 and I said yeah why are you laughing and she said because the twin towers will fall again. Well I will just be happy to see this behind me. The funny thing is when I had these toxic bags put in I had no worries in the world. But now that I have a family I'm so afraid. But I have alot of wonderful people pulling for me. I will think of you that day and I hope we both have great outcomes. Which we of course!
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Dodmommy1 ill think of you that day slso..ill like the comment..doubles are falling that day. far as boobs. ...lets both have faith they will perk up as be nice but smaller..
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I know you will both be happy with your explants! I am so thankful and it is all becoming a distant memory...I will be thinking of you two ladies too while you are having your explant surgery!!
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Great! Keep us updated on your progress!!
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Thank you!
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Your pix post explant looks great! How were the MRI results? Please keep us posted!
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I will let you know tomorrow Happy and Holistic :-)
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Okay, so my neurologist is saying there is nothing to worry about with the white matter on my brain. There is a few scattered T2 hyperintensities in the white matter. From my research, it could still be a possibility of MS..I have complete opacification of the right maxillary sinus and partial opacification of the left maxillary sinus and polyps or mucous retention a cysts. Moderate ethmoid mucosal thickening. The report says that I have Maxillary and ethmoid disease.. My MRI also shows that I have Mild Faucet Arthrosis. I know there are a few women that had breast augmentation have complained of the sinus/mucous areas. I have set up an appointment to talk to my primary physician on August 22, I am going to end up seeing an Otlaryngologist and a Rheumatologist. I am soooo tired of doctors but maybe now I can get some relief with the pressure in my head.
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You used a lot of words on there that I don't know anything about but I am really glad to hear how pro-active you are in seeing doctors and gathering as much information as possible. If I may make a suggestion? I am very much a believer that our food/diet plays a significant role in our health. If this resonates with you, please check out Kriss Carr and Dr. Joel Furhman online. Both of these individuals really have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition and a plant based lifestyle. In the meantime, please keep us posted - healing wishes your way!
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I'm thinking of you and so sorry that you are going through rhis.
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I will most definitely look them up... thank you for the information...
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