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Elle Anderson

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About Elle Anderson

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  • Surgery/ Procedure
    BA
    225cc submuscular, conical Brazilian furries, 10A to 10C
  • Name of Surgeon and Date of Surgery
    2014
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  1. Elle Anderson

    Unsure about sizing :(

    I whole-heartedly agree I was just saying who I went with in my case, which was a straight-forward BA. I see why that recommendation may not have been helpful.
  2. Elle Anderson

    Explant surgery & fat grafting

    A surgeon in Auckland, David Crabb. He appears to be one of the pioneers for breast augmentation via fat grafting here, mainly for breast reconstruction. Also seems fairly educated in BII and keeping up with the research on it. https://www.northlandplasticsurgery.co.nz/
  3. Elle Anderson

    Implant Removal & Fat Transfer

    Ah, thank you that is good to know! I was thinking the same. The surgeon even told me that in my case he thinks it is best to wait and heal before doing the grafting. And that sometimes scars can form inside after removal, knots I think he called them, and also dents, which is a bit worrying! Because of the submuscular placement and the fact they are polyurethane-coated and textured, he says they may be quite 'stuck' in there, and attached firmly to my rib cage. In fact if they are attached that firmly, he says he won't be able to remove the capsule completely, and instead will have to 'scrape' the surface of it to remove any biofilm. He told me he thinks the biofilm that is formed by bacteria and other microbes is the main cause of BII and people becoming sick from their implants. The body is trying to attack the microbes, but the biofilm acts as a shield, so you get chronic inflammation. He said the research is currently pointing to this. He will be running a culture on my capsules so I am very interested to know what is growing on them. He says they have found all manner of things in the past. And that testing is still limited, there is likely even more species variation than we are able to find with the current means. I have booked my explant for the 26th of November - cannot wait. It could be under 90 minutes to remove them but it could also be 4 hours, I am hoping not because the cost would skyrocket. Were you charged by time, @TheFox? For the fat grafting, he didn't look at my body particularly to see how much fat there was to spare, but he just said 'we can usually get enough', and that the inner thigh was a place they normally find quite a bit. Also that I had some breast tissue which was good because it would provide a bed for the fat cells to adhere too. But I am not thinking about that for now, just need to get these toxic things out of my body. xx
  4. Elle Anderson

    Unsure about sizing :(

    That's fine. I understand why you are not inclined to trust the title of 'cosmetic surgeon', and I am well aware of the unscrupulous people out there calling themselves that and botching their patients. Because my procedure did not involve a reconstructive element, it was purely cosmetic, I didn't feel I needed a plastic surgeon in that particular case, not that I was selecting against them. There definitely needs to be tightening of the regulations surrounding cosmetic surgery and who can perform it, if that means the title of 'cosmetic surgeon' is banned then so be it. I would be much more wary of the title now then a few years ago when I had my procedure. I am not trying to encourage people to go to a cosmetic surgeon as such, but simply to do thorough research on who they do entrust their body and health too. I take it as seriously as you do.
  5. Elle Anderson

    Unsure about sizing :(

    There is no need to be rude Dr Harwood actually gave me an excellent result, he certainly wasn't untrained. I know a few ladies here also went with him including @pink butterfly and @BreastsToBe. I'm not saying there is no difference between the two. I think it is you that needs to do your research before stating that cosmetic surgeons are to be completely dismissed: https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/patient-resources/cosmetic-surgery-vs-plastic-surgery/ A plastic surgeon is technically also known as a reconstructive surgeon. They can treat burn victims and those with congenital defects such as cleft palate. But a plastic surgeon can also go through their entire training without performing a breast augmentation, because this is a cosmetic surgery and not a reconstructive one. I am aware that anyone with a medical degree can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, and that is why they have gained a bad reputation, because there is little to no regulation of the cosmetic industry in Australia. But there are genuine cosmetic surgeons out there with extensive training and experience. I would rather go to a cosmetic surgeon that has performed 1000 successful BAs than a plastic surgeon that has done 10 in their entire career.
  6. Elle Anderson

    Implant Removal & Fat Transfer

    Hi everyone, For the last few weeks I have strongly been considering removing my polyurethane implants that I had almost 4 years ago. I don't have much breast tissue naturally (small A cup) so I would like to be able to replace my implants with fat so I can at least have a little something there! I remember back when I was researching augmentation and came across fat grafting, it looked ideal but I thought that being so skinny, I wouldn't have enough fat to use so I dismissed it as an option. I am having a consult with a surgeon on Monday, who I believe is the only one in my country that does breast augmentation via fat transfer (I currently live in New Zealand), on his website he says that even slim patients have success as they are usually able to find enough fat. I am 5"2 and weigh 43kg (about 400g of that is implants!). I am moderately active and stable weight, have never been able to put on weight, on the flipside I haven't lost weight either - but I don't think I'll be able to gain the extra fat if he asks me to. I would love to hear from anyone that has had experiences with fat grafting. Also if you have had an explant along with fat grafting at the same time, what your experience was like and what results you were able to achieve. Thanks, Elle xx
  7. Elle Anderson

    Unsure about sizing :(

    Hi Mannie, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. I was a flat A and I when to a full C cup with 225cc low profile conical implants, they deliver as much volume as around 250cc anatomical. I am also a small frame, being 5"2, and you have more to work with at the moment than I had. I just hope Dr Chinsee is able to correct the asymmetry. As for a plastic vs cosmetic surgeon, one is not necessarily 'better' than the other, it really depends what they chose as their specialty area and how many breast augmentations they have performed. I personally went with a cosmetic surgeon and he gave me great results. All the best xx
  8. Elle Anderson

    Do they feel like yours?

    Hi devibear, I have to say, I go back and forth. Yes they are a part of me, but I am always aware that they are 'fake' boobs, I also lost sensation on the outer third of my breast and most of the sensation in my nipples, so that also makes them feel like they aren't mine. When I tense my chest muscles any time throughout the day I am reminded of the implants. To me lately more and more I feel like I no longer want them inside me and want to go back to my natural breasts because I worry they are affecting my health also. Sorry, I hope this doesn't dissuade you, everyone has a different experience
  9. Elle Anderson

    Explant surgery & fat grafting

    Oh interesting! I'm not sure I can afford to get them done together at this stage, having the implants out would be a huge relief by itself! Will let you know what he says as I have a consult on Monday
  10. Elle Anderson

    Silimed Explant

    Ahhh my gosh that is horrible having to remove quite a bit of your breast tissue along with them. I remember my surgeon saying the surface of the poly-coated is like velcro, it latches on to the surrounding tissue. I am a bit worried what will have to come out as there wasn't much there to start with! Can I ask what your recovery was like after having them removed, did you have the new implants put in straight away? x
  11. Elle Anderson

    Silimed Explant

    Hi ladies, I have had my implants for almost 4 years now and lately more and more I have been thinking about getting them removed. I have health issues that have been worsening and I think the implants may be partly to blame. I was especially shocked to learn about one of my favorite YouTubers having hers removed recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdrnkhiNF6M and all the health issues that having breast implants caused for her. BII (Breast Implant Illness) is denied to exist by the medical community, but it does seem very real and there are plenty of women who can vouch for it. I think it is worth looking into, especially if you feel your health is not as is should be, despite doing everything to live a healthy lifestyle. I now worry about toxins leaking into my body, and that the silicone capsule is not impermeable like your surgeon may have told you. I shall be conducting more research into this and starting a thread on it soon, as I think everyone should be aware of it. I wish I known about this risk prior my surgery. I too have Silimed Brazilian furries, and my surgeon was Dr Harwood. He is now retired so we can't consult with him.
  12. Elle Anderson

    Explant surgery & fat grafting

    Hi Mona76, I know this reply is a little late but I too have been thinking about an explant. Especially after seeing Karissa Puka's recent video on her experience with BII, having her implants removed, and how it dramatically improved her health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdrnkhiNF6M I have been looking into fat grafting and am planning on having a consultation with a surgeon who specializes in this. I have quite a small frame with not much excess fat so it will be interesting to see if a fat graft is even possible for me, though he does state on his website that even slimmer frames can have some success with grafting. I would also like to know if it is better to wait till being fully healed from the explant, rather than having the fat put in straight away. I will let you know my findings xx
  13. Elle Anderson

    help- can a nose job help me?

    Hi knightworker, I agree with @cosmetic in that there does appear to be a lot of nostril showing. It may be a good idea to look into alarplasty. Also, the possibility of using filler in the cartilage at the tip of the nose, where it is quite flat at the front, to help balance out the bridge. This shouldn't affect your frontal appearance too much. Filler can be temporary or permanent, so it is a good option if you want to do a 'test-run' of your results before making them permanent. Obviously, it is best to get the opinion of a qualified surgeon! Filler does carry risks too along with traditional rhinoplasty so be sure to research those before going ahead. Just some ideas to look into https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/health/a21787/filler-nose-job-facts/
  14. Scary stuff It doesn't happen often, that we know of, but yes, people need to be wary of who is performing these procedures and know that there are definitely risks involved. This article is interesting, and terrifying: Prof Ashton said blindness from filler can occur following an injection anywhere on the face, not just around the delicate eye area. Even lip injections, which are hugely popular among young women, can cause blindness. “If you get inadvertent injection of filler in any part of the facial artery, that can travel along the artery all the way up to the corner of the eye and then that goes into the retina,” he said. It seems botox isn't quite as risky: “If you inject Botox into an artery, there isn’t any evidence of that resulting in soft tissue death or blindness,” Prof Ashton said. https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/cosmetic-surgery/australian-society-of-plastic-surgeons-warns-dermal-fillers-can-cause-blindness-following-shocking-new-south-korean-study/news-story/719bc720d263f5162241e979d5877aad
  15. Elle Anderson

    Side Boobs

    Thanks @I HaveBoobs! 😄 I took a little break - been so busy with work. Can't wait to start posting more frequently again xx
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