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  1. Just a quick update. I explanted with lollipop lift June 13. I had drains for two days and I’m not joking when I say I had zero pain. Took one day of codeine just in case then on to panadol for about 6 days. Slight discomfort because of the drains but that’s it. Wayyyyy easier than implant. I have more breast tissue than I thought but I’m assuming they’ll settle and be a little smaller. A lot of my neurological/cardiac issues have lessened significantly already, plus the cellulite on the back of my thighs and bum has improved immensely (despite me eating like a horse atm). If you’re feeling unwell, get them out!
  2. (This post is my personal experience and everyone has the right to their opinions and informed choices). I am looking at it explanting ASAP due to BII, rupture and discomfort. I was a thin ribby, pigeon-chested, deflated 10B after breastfeeding 3 so I can totally relate. The implants did and still do look amazing. But I am so, SO sick. Full of inflammation and neurological problems, unbelievable fatigue and a list of symptoms as long as my arm. It was not worth it; the money I don’t mind so much, the loss of quality of life is priceless. Can not wait to get these things out and to try to heal my body. I don’t want to scare you. I am sure many women have implants with no/little complications, but this is my experience. Good luck with your decision xx
  3. Yes, you should be covered by Private Health/Medicare, though the majority of your surgeon’s fee will be out of pocket. Anaesthetic and hospital fees should be covered by private health if you have a valid Medicare item number. This of course depends on your level of cover.
  4. Thanks I HaveBoobs, It does seem like it would be time-consuming (especially with recovery from Lipo each time) and potentially very expensive.
  5. LMM I am interested in this as well. I have the PU Silimeds and I’m looking to explant ASAP. It’s hard to find Aussie doctors that are skilled in fat transfer. Most say you need multiple sessions and that you can lose some/a lot of the transferred fat...
  6. I have the exact same implants and have had burning pain intermittently for a while now. I have a consult May 15 for explant and a lift. I don’t want the worry (and expense!) of going through this every five to ten years.
  7. This is so unsettling. I have the Silimed PU textured implants and am looking into getting them out ASAP.
  8. Thanks Fox, I’m booking a couple of consultations this week. I’ll look into the fat grafting as well. Jen xx
  9. Hi all, I am looking to explant my Silimed pu implants but have no idea where to start as my surgeon has retired and I’m so concerned about the Velcro-like stickiness of the furries. I have very little breast tissue but am not looking to augment again - this has scared me right off. Thinking I will need a lift an possibly an areola reduction. Yikes I’m scared of the end result. Jen
  10. Hi all, jumping on this thread to revive. I have been MIA from the forums for a long time. I am looking to explant my Silimed pu implants but have no idea where to start as my surgeon has retired and I’m so concerned about the Velcro-like stickiness of the furries. I have very little breast tissue but am not looking to augment again - this has scared me right off. Jen
  11. Hi there, I had a TT with Dr Vrtik on the 29th September, and can highly recommend her. I’m 7 weeks out and very happy with results so far, (my scar is sooooo thin) can’t wait for the swelling to go down entirely. I also had an umbilical hernia so was lucky enough to get a Medicare item number. This meant that my private health cover paid for the hospital and theatre fees ($500 excess for 5 nights/6 days). Dr Vrtik’s fee was around $5000 and I will get approximately $900 back from Medicare so all up I was out of pocket around $4600. Dr Vrtik is a great surgeon and very nice to boot, the nurses all commented that I was in great hands and her stitches are teeny tiny. Hope this helps.
  12. Congrats Mrs-B! Can't wait to see pics Happy healing xx
  13. Congrats Andy! Can't wait to see more pics Rest up xx
  14. Sucks that your GP was so dismissive Sydneymum - just keep pressing until you find some answers, even switch doctors of you feel it's necessary. I find it hard to believe that she would think it was normal to have that amount of swelling.. Hopefully the gluten/lactose free diet will give you some relief xx Jen
  15. Okay, so I had my consultation with Dr Mary Dingley at the Cosmetic Medicine Centre yesterday. Let me start by saying she was absolutely brilliant - thorough, listened to all of my questions/concerns and explained the pros and cons of different treatment options. With the current condition of my skin, she recommended Ultherapy. "Ultherapy is a nonsurgical facial skin treatment that uses ultrasound to lift and tone loose skin without surgery. Ultherapy specifically targets the skin and its deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery, but without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. The use of ultrasound also enables practitioners to see the layers of skin, ensuring the energy is delivered to where it will have the biggest impact." I'm furiously researching Ultherapy on the net at the moment. It's widely used for non-surgical face lifts, with brilliant results but there is less information on skin tightening of the body as Dr Dingley explained that results are much more varied due to individual factors such as age, skin condition, lifestyle, smoking status and sometimes, just the luck of the draw. She explained that she's seen some brilliant results and some less than brilliant results and it's not something that you can predict beforehand. The procedure takes around an hour and there is apparently a fair amount of pain/discomfort involved. There is no recovery time but may be some redness, slight swelling and temporary loss of sensation. The cost for one treatment is around $2500, but 2 treatments may be necessary. Full results aren't seen until around 6 months post treatment. I'm really considering this treatment, as I'd love to avoid the scarring and extensive recovery time of a Tummy Tuck so I'm off to search out cases on the net. I'll let you know what I decide xx Jen
  16. I had chocolate cysts (Endometriomas) which caused a fair amount of discomfort, swelling and eventually abnormal bleeding. I actually just had to modify my birth control method and luckily they disappeared on their own after about 6 months. Have you changed your birth control at all in the last year or so? Cysts/fibroids can take months or even years to develop..
  17. Hi Sydneymum - great to hear from you, but not so great about the swelling :/ I had a look at your pics and I think you're right in saying that it's not normal post-operative swelling. I'm glad that you're seeing your GP about it. It could very well be a gynaecological issue - I had trouble with cysts/fibroids which made me swell up, particularly on the left hand side. It was a hard swelling (like a pregnant tummy) as opposed to a fluid swelling.. I hope you get some answers and treatment quickly. Keep us posted xx Jen
  18. I think it really depends on the surgeon - some are willing to push the limits a little more, particularly if it's the second surgery. Australian surgeons don't seem to go above 630 though.
  19. You're looking fantastic lexi xx
  20. Foxxxxx - you're still stressing on size bless your heart! I'd go 370 - they're definitely going to be a decent size on your frame, especially as you were originally considering 340s. I'm so excited to see your results - you're going to look fantastic!! Good luck tomorrow xx
  21. Congrats on your mummy makeover! Sending you a FR as I'd love to follow your journey xx
  22. I wouldn't worry too much Nicnac. I got my period the day before surgery and was absolutely fine with tampons etc.
  23. Hi Milly19 315s have taken me from a 10A to a 10DD/E depending on bra. I think they look more like a full D though. You definitely aren't going to end up a B with 315! xx Jen
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