Mixed reviews- implant looks great, might be making me sick.

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I decided that a lift and implant was right for me...

I decided that a lift and implant was right for me because I was looking for the fullness in my breasts that I no longer had, I am 36 years old.

I just had my augmentation procedure (lift, implant and axillary lipo) yesterday and I feel great.


silicone toxins? Did you heal after explant?

My PS, Dr Law was fantastic he says he values the aesthetics and he truly does. He has gone above and beyond to make me & my scars look great. He continued to 'treat' my scars until they were gone- even though it took almost 4 years! The sad news is that on the heels of my final scars healing I believe that the implants have been causing major illness and now I am fortunate to be explanting them in 4 days... Would love to hear if you felt better after- symptoms improve or go away?
I have been very ill for a couple years (Fybro like symptoms, extreme cold sensations, neuropathy, pain, muscle recovery, nerve issues and more). It has all but taken away any 'normalcy' to my life. Months after my implant I developed food sensitivities to gluten/wheat, dairy, and many processed foods and that was just the beginning. I never thought that my implants could be the cause of all of this but then I had this life changing moment. I had a mammo last Friday and discovered that one of my Allergan silicone implants(under muscle) had ruptured. The physician who was doing the ultrasound said that there was so much silicone that he had a hard time 'catching a view of the side of the implant'. I was devastated, I immediately made a connection of this finding to my illness. I got home and then promptly started researching silicone toxicity - I WAS FLOORED AT WHAT I FOUND! Now It all makes sense to me & seems like common sense... I have been flooding my body with toxic waste that my body systems have reacted to. I know that this does not happen to everyone and I believe everyone shall make their own decisions, but my body is and has always been sensitive to a lot of things. I have the guilt that I should have known not to do this 4 years ago, but I also believe that everything happens for a reason and this is just a part of my journey. Maybe this experience will help my daughter not to do the same. I found a surgeon who I believe is one of the best in enblac explants. I had my consult today and despite Dr. Kolb's eccentric nature I feel like I am in the best hands. I can't afford the mastopexy (she said would be good to do with the excess skin I will have)with the explant running about 9k(initial implant & mastopexy was 10k) I am just broke, but I pray I will have better health- Would love to hear your success or not so success story as far as illness and explant recovery. Thanks- This forum is such a supportive place.
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon

Dr. L runs a well-organized practice. He is known for having the eye for the most natural result. He gave me a thorough understanding of what to expect in my pre op appointments and has a great bedside manner. The hospital where the procedure was done was warm and comforting as I was a bit anxious! I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. I would highly recommend this physician to any of my colleagues, friends and family. Thank you Dr. L!

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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