43yrs, Explant After 10 Yrs. Hi-profile, Smooth 390, Saline - Long Beach, CA

Ok, so my right implant deflated 2 days before my...

Ok, so my right implant deflated 2 days before my 43rd birthday! right at the 10 yr mark when warranty expired..Kinda funny really. I never had any problems or complications with the implants, during that time, so Ive always felt I was lucky. When this happened I wasn't sure if I wanted to replace or explant, but then I did some research and was in disbelief when I found that many women with implants also had the same ailments I did. It never crossed my mind that the actual implants where making me feel sick..severe fatigue, chronic dry eyes, numbing and tingling in arms and hands, severe night sweats, swollen joints, severe brain fog... in retrospect I remember having constant fatigue and eye problems two yrs into surgery. As the years passed my ailments seemed to get worse, there would be times when they would get better but only for a few days. My doc always came back with normal test results, she would tell me to change diet, take vitamins, exercise, not stress but didn't help. Then 2 yrs ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogrens Syndrome. I have permanent eye damage from constant inflammation and dryness. Eye specialist have had a hard time keeping it under control its been a struggle on top of the severe fatigue and brain fog, I always seem to have. Ive been taking tramadol for 5 yrs just to be able to get thru my daily life. I'm sooo tired of feeling unhealthy, my life is suffering! So this is the #1 reason why I have to get explanted. I feel I've also taken my body for granted, Im only 43 how am I going to be in a few years if I can't resolve this??

4 days post explant... Afraid to look...

Its been 4 days since surgery. I haven't had the balls to see what I was left with. I'm tightly wrapped up with the drains out of me. Have not unwrapped I'm trying to prepare myself for todays post-op appt. and how disappointed and scary I'll look. I don't care how bad they'll look just that their even. I'm expecting the worst, hoping for the best. The pain has been minimal thanks to meds. The most uncomfortable thing so far has been these damn drains and having to sleep upright, not to mention the NO shower restriction. I feel gross right about now ! I've been bathing myself with washcloth and soap and had to was hair in sink. Cant stand myself! I hope there gone today. The day of surgery couldn't get here fast enough. the process was surprisingly fast. I woke up weeping.. relieved and great full. The last thing I remember was the nurse asking me what kind of music I liked. Everyone at Community Hospital of Long Beach was amazing! Very kind and attentive. Nurse Linda, she attended to me in recovery, was so sweet, nice and caring, I'm thankful for her. I was very worried about removal of capsule because I didn't want to loose some of my own tissue, but my doc. explained he only does partial capsulectomy and only removes very thin amount. I hope this is true. It seemed that I had more native tissue upon examination, I'm just wondering where it all went.. I'll post pics today.
Long Beach Plastic Surgeon

I found Dr Daniels to be very patient and kind. He answered all my questions and talked to me about other options as well. He listened to what I wanted and talked to me about the procedures and what to expect. He was very respectful and never tried to steer me into replacement. His staff is great, friendly and highly efficient. The morning of surgery he recapped what was going to be done and put me at ease.The following morning he called me to see how I was doing, that was a nice gesture. I would certainly return and would recommend Dr Daniels.

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
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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