Amanda H.'s Story
“They ended up holding me back a lot because they made me feel like I was so fragile and so vulnerable to getting sick. I spent so much money on alternative therapies, supplements, and testing because I didn't have my optimal health and the energy to enjoy my life in my 30's and this past year being a new mom. Those were precious years I cannot repeat but only learn from.”
Tell us about your explant journey.
It definitely was a process to get to explant. I was so sick and so ready to get rid of my implants, I knew they were the root cause of my many challenges. I did a ton of my own due diligence. I researched BII, I listened to thousands of women's stories, I starred at countless before and after photos. I made sure I had a surgeon that I felt 100% comfortable and confident with that would do the best job for me. Then I just prepared as much as I could mentally, emotionally and physically for the surgery, because I had a lot of fear wrapped up in it, and what to expect afterwards, and how I'd look and feel after they were gone. When my explant day came I was fully ready to take my health back into my hands and felt free.
What type of implants did you have?
Mentor smooth silicon gel 225cc
What surgeon did you explant with?
Dr. Surjit Rai
When did you begin to experience symptoms?
This happened slowly and gradually over years but most notably 1 year ago after my daughter was born. I had them for 12.5 years
What symptoms did you have?
Weakened immune system
Bacterial and viral infections
Sore joints & fatigued muscles after any physical exercise
Bad body odor
Mouth and skin
Blood sugar imbalance
How did breast implants impact your life?
They ended up holding me back a lot because they made me feel like I was so fragile and so vulnerable to getting sick. I spent so much money on alternative therapies, supplements, and testing because I didn't have my optimal health and the energy to enjoy my life in my 30's and this past year being a new mom. Those were precious years I cannot repeat but only learn from.
What was surgery like for you?
I'm so grateful my surgery was a breeze. I was very nervous/anxious leading up to it but I did a lot of hypnosis and pranayama(breath work) to prepare. I also felt like I had so many prayers and positive energy around me to help guide me through the whole process. I woke up from surgery slowly but peacefully. I felt safe and I wasn't in a lot of pain. I immediately starting taking arnica and bellis perennis frequently and it worked right away. I took 1 anti nausea med upon waking and had zero nausea or vomiting. Soon after I was able to go home and I continued my homeopathics every hour and didn't need any pain medicines until day 2. I took 1 extra strength Tylenol the next morning after surgery and again 1 more that night and I was good. The drains made it a bit challenging to sleep along with the anesthesia in my body but once the drains came out on the 4th day I slept dramatically better that night. It took me a solid week to detox the anesthesia out of my body, again with the help of homeopathics. I felt dramatically better 2 weeks after surgery!
How are you doing now, after explant?
I truly feel so grateful to be back in my body, it feels like I'm home! I am breathing fully and deeply. I'm sleeping like a baby and waking up happy! I have so much more energy already during the day and I can tell my body is healing. I finally feel like anything is possible and I'm just excited again.
What would you like women who are considering explant to know?
Find a very skilled and compassionate surgeon and just do it! I can honestly say I wish I had done it sooner! Before explant I was a bit skeptical if the heal was really real. I can 100% say it is! This surgery truly is life changing and life saving.
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Both of my implants were ruptured and I didn't know this until explant. I was so grateful to have a skilled surgeon that did a full En Bloc on me for this reason.