47 Yr Old W/18 Yr Saline Implants Under the Muscle Wants Them out NOW! :) -
Hello Dear Ladies, I am 47 years old with 18 year...
Link If Insurance Does Not Cover Explant
I found this link and it's a possibility to get funding if the insurance does not cover it, especially if you have silicone and health problems. http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/insurance-coverage-for-breast-implant-removal/
Insurance Will Not Cover
Had all the medical tests done, ultra sound (did not want to have another mammogram for the fear of them busting), blood work, x-rays, test for autoimmune disease and physical. Thank GOD all test came back negative. This is good news and I feel relieved. Now I have covered all my bases to try and get my insurance to cover it and of course they will not because there is no evidence of health problems. SO now onto Plan B, I am going to try breastplantinfodotorg to see if I can qualify for the Explant Financial Assistance Program. Plan C will be to finance and most likely go back to Dr. Borsand in Scottsdale, AZ who put them in to now take them out. This photo is horrible but I am posting for documentation. I have gained so much weight and have cellulite and my intuition tells me it is these ridiculous 'clown boobs'. I am a vegan, exercise, do yoga and really take care of myself. Plus the fatigue and joint pain I am convinced it's these toxic bags. The next good news I am thinking if I have to finance then my wait should not be so long to take them out.
If Capsulectomy Is Done Are Drains Always Used
Are some ladies out there who had the capsules removed without drains? I will be having my surgery in another state, which means I will travel back home like 2 days after the actual procedure. Was just wondering how that is done?
Have surgery date AUGUST 3rd!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO! SO EXCITED!!!!
I am SO excited and it's happening all so fast! August 3rd is my date to have the explant, with capsulectomy without a lift. In just 1 1/2 week away! OMG OMG OMG! I am so happy but of course nervous about the surgery itself, which should be fine. In the past surgery freaks me out but it's always fine. I am setting myself up for the upmost best experience ever. I really would like to thank all you super women here on this site. I have spent hours and days reading all of your stories and it really has inspired me and given me the courage to proceed quickly with this explant. We all have this in common, we had a BA now we are done and ready to move on, live a quality life with self love. It really is a courageous bold move to do and take a stand towards self love. So thank you ladies. All your stories have inspired me that I too will be fine and happy to get my life back.
Love you all blessings!!
Vitamins, herbs, etc to avoid b4 surgery. Any helpful tips would be appreciated.
My surgery date came fast and furious with a small window to prepare. In just 1 1/2 week they will be OUT!! Very excited and nervous of course, but I want to prepare myself. I have not gotten a list from my doctor yet what to avoid. Any specific vitamins or herbs to avoid? I think I read somewhere no Vitamin E, but not sure. What about the difference between coconut oil and Vitamin E oil? I think after surgery Vitamin C can be taken.
Thank you so much !
In Less Than One Week They Will Be OUT!!!!! Excited and nervous!
I think I have pretty much everything I need. It was a little stressful getting everything in place but it seems to be coming together. I feel so anxious I just want them out of my body ASAP. I am scared of surgery, not of anesthesia at all, I am afraid of waking up during or having pain. These are just fears. From what I have read most women just fly through it with ease and no pain. That is what I want. I am so grateful so all of you brave woman who have shared your stories and lead the way for the rest of us to follow. It is by reading your stories that I got my courage to get these out fast.
Pre-Op Today- Explant TOMORROW!!!
By this time tomorrow it will be all over with! OMG!!!! I am looking forward to feeling relieved.
See you all on the other side!!!!
ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!! EXPLANTS AND CAPSULES OUT!!! NO DRAINS!!! YIPPEE!!!
It's all over with. Just had a successful explant with capsulectomy and NO DRAINS!!!! It was a BREEZE!!! No pain, no nausea and no drains, it is exactly what I wanted.
Now I am going to eat something, take a 1-2 hour nap, then get up as per the doctor. He said to be active, no laying around and it's better for overall healing. On Friday I go back for post op, he will remove ace bandage wrap to have a look then I have to put it back on for 2 weeks. The wrap cannot get wet, so shower will have to happen around bandage, like a bath type situation.
I am super excited and cannot wait to recover and enjoy my life again full of energy and peace of mind.
Don't be scared ladies, it really was a breeze! The fear of the unknown was the worst part, the surgery and experience there was nothing bad about it. Dr. Borsand and his staff are angels. They really took care of me and I am so grateful to them.
Deflated Toxic Tanks
12 Hours after explant with capsule removal and NO DRAINS!!! Doing the Happy Dance!!!
I also have not had any pain and have not taken anything at all. I will have my post op with the doctor on Friday. I am to wear the tight compression bra with ace bandage wrap for 2 weeks, then remove.
POST OP TODAY: I am SO happy with my results!!!! :)
I really think within a few months times they will look just like before if not better because of the weight gain and age.
The dents and marks are from the very tight surgical bra and ace bandage which I have to wear for 2 weeks straight. There is also some bruising but that will also go away.
I am VERY, VERY happy with the results and so glad I did this! I feel so much better already knowing those horrible toxic tanks are out of my body.
Day 3 Post Explant What I Am Noticing
The first thing I noticed is I can BREATH again! I can breath so deeply it feels wonderful, even with this very, very tight compression bandage and bra I can still breath fully. I could not do that with the implants, I felt like they were suffocating me in every sense of the matter. They had shifted and were sitting toward the sides of my rib cage and felt like they were fusing it was very uncomfortable.
Also another thing I noticed my neck and back are not stiff anymore! That is gone and I can raise my arms above my head with ease without the feeling of tightness on my pectoral muscles and back. I was so miserable and uncomfortable with those implants I can really feel such a huge positive difference.
I really feel that getting those implants out was and is a huge step towards self love. It was due to my insecurity with my own body and self-hatred why I got them in the first place. The ironic thing is it just backfires. The implants only later cause more insecurity and self-hatred. The root of self- hatred need to do be addressed and attended to, once that is done it does not matter what we look like on the outside, all that matters is that we love ourselves and our bodies.
So much emphasis of social conditionings of what is acceptable and what is not is the culprit of why so many women hate their bodies. I don't have any children, but I always tell myself if I did, I would teach her to love herself and her body the way God designed it, it is perfect. If all young women could start their lives with a positive self image so much of this could be eliminated. I can boldly say now I love myself and body now, even if it is not perfect, there is not such a thing. It was quite a lesson to learn but grateful for the awakening. I am at peace with myself and my body now and I wish this for all women out there.
I really do believe that by deciding to remove our implants it really is the first bold step towards self-love. So congratulations to all you brave, wonderful women out there who had the courage to pave the way for the rest of us! Thank you!!!
Explanting was surely one of the best decisions I have ever made and cannot wait to take charge of my life again!!!
BIG HUGS to you all!! xxxxx
5 Days Post-Op- Feeling Woozy and Nauseous- This is normal?
The day of surgery I felt like a champ! I had no pain, no grogginess, and no nausea at all. I did not even take a nap afterwards which was recommended. I was walking around my hotel room and even hung out at the pool (I did not get in the water). I only took a total of 4 pain killers, 2 each night and to the you the truth I really did not need the last 3 and 4. I would of been fine with just the 2 but it was night time and I wanted to sleep and was afraid I would wake up in pain. Anyhow, 2 days later up to date I have been feeling woozy, and nauseous. From what I remember to prior different surgeries this is normal as the anesthesia wears off at least for me. Has anyone else experienced this? How long did it last?
From what I remember with my hysterectomy it took like one week to wear off. I am also moving quite slow, eating slow, doing everything slow and just taking it super easy. My compression bra and bandage is quite tight and that is not so much fun, which I think may also be contributing to the woozy feeling but only 1 1/2 week to go before I can remove it FOREVER!!! I can say it will be worth not to have to deal with drains so for that I am grateful for this compression bandage as it also helping the tissues to fuse back together.
Mostly I am curious how long the nausea will last?
Phantom Boob Syndrome ?!?!?
I am 1 1/2 week post op and still wearing a very tight ace bandage for 3 more days. I cannot wait to take it off. It's very tight and can be uncomfortable but necessary to fuse back the tissues. I definitely feel relief from having those implants out but since this brace is so tight It almost feels like the implants are still in like 'Phantom Boob Syndrome' --maybe it's just the tight brace which is causing the feeling of pressure like the implants. What does feel great is: I can rest my arm by my side, cross my arms in front of my chest without those awful implants! Such a great feeling! I am SO loving my flat chest! LOL!
The day before yesterday I most certainly overdid it. Bending up and down, lift small things and that night I was really in a lot of pain as my muscles were screaming and so sore. I was quite angry with myself. It's amazing how sore my muscles really are.
Stomach is still quite bloated and I look 6 months pregnant or so, which is weird. Counting down the days till Wednesday and I can remove the bandage and take a shower again!
The BIG REVEAL!!! Compression Bandage OFF!!!! - Relief!!
Today is the 2 week mark and I was able to FINALLY take off that very tight compression bandage! YAY!!! What a huge relief it was! I feel so much freedom and liberation! It really reduced a lot of tension on my back and everywhere. So everything looks good. I am very happy with my results. Swelling did go down so there is less than 2 days after surgery but it's still ok. They are starting to look like what I remember before BA. My poor boobs really took a beating though! I still have some bruising, soreness and some wrinkles from the tight compression bandage. Plus I have some zits on my skin from sweating and not being able to get in there and bathe. So I am going to give my skin and boobs a day or two to settle down and I will post more photos.
Also, I still have the tape on! I am scared to take it off!!! Any tips ladies? I am afraid it will feel like ripping off a bandage. The whole area still feels very sensitive. What a beating I took! But worth every moment! :)
2 1/2 Weeks and REMOVED TAPE!!!
3 WEEKS POST OP AND FEELING GOOD!
4 Weeks Post Explant- and feel great!
I did not post without bra photo because to me they look the same. And the camera makes they look very low and extending sideways when I look at the from the front they look fine! Either way I seem to look like I did before BA. I love my new old self!!! And no more body, joint pains. All the stiff cracking in my joints and muscles GONE!!!! Celebrating life again!!!
2 Months Post Op Explant and Couldn't Be Happier! :)
Every day I feel better and better. I am walking every single day and lower body yoga. I still cannot do upper body yet as my pectoral muscles are still sore. I tried to see how much I could do in regards to upper body yoga and no way! I was in pain and very sore. It's going to take a while for the muscles to hear before I can get back into a good strong fitness routine that is the only hard part. I still wear a very tight sports bra because it feels really good. When I take the bra I feel my muscles stretching and it's very sore so I am not ready to stop wearing it yet. It just feels right for now.
I still don't think it has fully sunk in yet. Maybe because I had those horrible implants for too long. Everyday I am so grateful they are out and I have my life back again. When I look in the mirror or look down I look like me again! I am so happy to be implant free!
Best of luck to all you ladies out there who are thinking of explanting or about to. It's the best decision EVER! I just wish I would of done it sooner!
Lot's of love and blessings! <3
Dr. Borsand is AWESOME!!! He is very caring and takes the time to really listen to your questions and concerns. He did my BA 18 years ago and I just loved him so I wanted to go back and have him do the explant. The entire staff too is really wonderful and they have been working with Dr. Borsand for many years because he is a great doctor to work with and for. I would highly recommend him if you are considering any kind of plastic surgery. Dr. Borsand was wonderful. He was very friendly, personable and had a great bed-side manner. He really took the time to make sure his patients were at ease with their decision. I would most definitely recommend him for any thing you may need.