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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from arahia in 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.
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from arahia in Do you get your implants checked   
    I had my implants placed over 3 years ago, I have not felt the need to get them checked as I have felt no lumps, hardness or pain.
    My surgeon said I will likely need them replaced at the 10 year mark, but didn't mention how often to get them checked. Other surgeons seem to be saying every 3-5 years, but it is a good idea to keep an eye on them, listen to your body and if you suspect something, best to have them looked at professionally.
    MRI appears to be more effective than ultrasound for detecting ruptures: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/mri-is-most-accurate-test-for-detecting-ruptured-silicone-breast-implants
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from Aminar in Rhinoplasty in Australia or overseas; recovery info too   
    Around 2 weeks seems to be the time to get 'out and about', after swelling and bruising has diminished: https://www.8west.ca/rhinoplasty/how-much-time-should-i-take-off-work-for-rhinoplasty/
    Not to discourage you from going overseas but I do agree with the others about follow-up. That is one of the main reasons why I chose to have my surgery locally. Unfortunately, not having your surgeon close by in case of a later complication is the trade-off of having your surgery performed overseas.
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from Chickita in 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  
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in 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  
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    Elle Anderson reacted to vlinder in Explant surgery & fat grafting   
    I have been through 3 fat grafting procedures with good result.    You need more then 1 procedures due to 50% absorption rate,  which makes it a rather expensive road to travel, however i had no other choice.    I still needed a small (motiva) implant to match my other side..
    Hope this helps?  ☺️
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    Elle Anderson reacted to Missbolt-ons in Silimed Explant   
    I had my poly-coated breast implants several years ago and replaced with a lower textured implant as I was getting repeated seromas and inflammation.
    They had really stuck hard to my breast tissue and my surgeon ended up ripping out quite a bit of my own breast tissue in the removal process  
    Removal can be a nightmare (if the coating hasn't dissolved yet in your body)...I don't understand why some plastic surgeons still use them!
    I never felt well with those implants, I think removal is a good idea, good luck with it x
     
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    Elle Anderson reacted to Mona76 in Silimed Explant   
    I've also got Silimed textured implants and experience some issues like inflammation ,pain in breast etc. 
    ive been to see my original surgeon about a explant surgery and will go ahead with it once I have saved up the money for it . I just don't feel comfortable with the implants anymore and want them out! ?
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in 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
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from chrissy007 in 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
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in 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.
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in 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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    Elle Anderson reacted to I HaveBoobs in Side Boobs   
    Hi @BAM , i would be asking your surgeon but from memory you and i have the same surgeon.  Sam knows what i do for a job but did say it was best to avoid heavey chest workouts as it will atrophy  (build up) the chest muscles making them tighter and over a period of time (didnt say how long) those tight chet muscles will push your implants to the side causing lateral dispacement  (an usually large cleavage gap) .
    This is why i avoid anything heavier than 10 kg total on a pump bar i don't do chest flys any more,  i modify dips and keep my knees directly under my hips during push ups sa these exercises activate to much of your chest area i no longer train my chest in the gym either as i dont want to end up having to have revision surgery in the future to put my implants back whete they used to be, I also have many friends in the fitness industry that have noticed a shift in their implants by doing heavey chest exercises and one who is only 4 yrs post op.  I dont want to scare you but its body mechanics when you think about where your implant is placed in relation to your chest muscles it makes sense, also if you stand najed from the waist up place your hands on your hips and press your palms inwards contacting your chest you will see your implants shift this is the action your chest is doing when lifting weight heavey or light.  Sam didnt say i couldn't do them but he did say he didnt reccomend it and in the end it was my decision so i decided to avoid them as i for one can't afford revision surgery . 
    Sorry if this concerns you and i dont mean to offend if i did . In the end best speak to Sam and get it srtaight from the horses mouth, PS i am back to doing everything other than the above mentioned exercises and i slowly increaded my weights over a oeriod of 2-3 months and am now back to my pre BA weights??
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in Side Boobs   
    Hi lovely,
    Wow, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I had not heard of the implants shifting so long after they were healed up. It may be that your surgeon did not leave enough room for the scar capsule to form and help keep them in place:
    "After breast augmentation surgery you may find that your breasts are now too close together or too far apart. Through time, they may even start to move too close together or too far apart. These are two fairly common breast implant problems.
    The cause of either of these situations could be that the breast enhancement surgeon didn’t place the implant in the correct location. Sometimes a surgeon may put the implant in a place that immediately pulls the breast in the wrong direction, thereby causing either of these problems. Sometimes gravity slowly pulls the breast implant one way or another, and coupled with a wrongly placed implant, it could result in breasts that now are too close or too far apart.
    After breast implant surgery, your body will heal by forming a capsule around the implant. It is part of your body’s way of recovering after surgery. This was firmly considered when your surgeon performed your breast implant procedure, and he or she took this into account by leaving some space for this capsule to grow. As every body is slightly different, and one may have a different reaction to an implant from another, one may sometimes heal in a manner that doesn’t create this capsule around the implant. In this case, your implant may move and push your breasts away or towards each other, resulting in a figure that is different from your ideal.
    In either of these cases, your only solution is another procedure to reposition the implant to the correct location."
    https://www.fecosmeticsurgery.com/breast/common-breast-implant-problems/
    Come to think of it, I remember my PS saying to never do chin-ups, and it will be unlikely that I can even do them again due to the submuscular placement.
    I am very interested to know what your PS says, best of luck! xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from JD* in Side Boobs   
    Hi lovely,
    Wow, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I had not heard of the implants shifting so long after they were healed up. It may be that your surgeon did not leave enough room for the scar capsule to form and help keep them in place:
    "After breast augmentation surgery you may find that your breasts are now too close together or too far apart. Through time, they may even start to move too close together or too far apart. These are two fairly common breast implant problems.
    The cause of either of these situations could be that the breast enhancement surgeon didn’t place the implant in the correct location. Sometimes a surgeon may put the implant in a place that immediately pulls the breast in the wrong direction, thereby causing either of these problems. Sometimes gravity slowly pulls the breast implant one way or another, and coupled with a wrongly placed implant, it could result in breasts that now are too close or too far apart.
    After breast implant surgery, your body will heal by forming a capsule around the implant. It is part of your body’s way of recovering after surgery. This was firmly considered when your surgeon performed your breast implant procedure, and he or she took this into account by leaving some space for this capsule to grow. As every body is slightly different, and one may have a different reaction to an implant from another, one may sometimes heal in a manner that doesn’t create this capsule around the implant. In this case, your implant may move and push your breasts away or towards each other, resulting in a figure that is different from your ideal.
    In either of these cases, your only solution is another procedure to reposition the implant to the correct location."
    https://www.fecosmeticsurgery.com/breast/common-breast-implant-problems/
    Come to think of it, I remember my PS saying to never do chin-ups, and it will be unlikely that I can even do them again due to the submuscular placement.
    I am very interested to know what your PS says, best of luck! xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from sabP in Side Boobs   
    Hi lovely,
    Wow, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I had not heard of the implants shifting so long after they were healed up. It may be that your surgeon did not leave enough room for the scar capsule to form and help keep them in place:
    "After breast augmentation surgery you may find that your breasts are now too close together or too far apart. Through time, they may even start to move too close together or too far apart. These are two fairly common breast implant problems.
    The cause of either of these situations could be that the breast enhancement surgeon didn’t place the implant in the correct location. Sometimes a surgeon may put the implant in a place that immediately pulls the breast in the wrong direction, thereby causing either of these problems. Sometimes gravity slowly pulls the breast implant one way or another, and coupled with a wrongly placed implant, it could result in breasts that now are too close or too far apart.
    After breast implant surgery, your body will heal by forming a capsule around the implant. It is part of your body’s way of recovering after surgery. This was firmly considered when your surgeon performed your breast implant procedure, and he or she took this into account by leaving some space for this capsule to grow. As every body is slightly different, and one may have a different reaction to an implant from another, one may sometimes heal in a manner that doesn’t create this capsule around the implant. In this case, your implant may move and push your breasts away or towards each other, resulting in a figure that is different from your ideal.
    In either of these cases, your only solution is another procedure to reposition the implant to the correct location."
    https://www.fecosmeticsurgery.com/breast/common-breast-implant-problems/
    Come to think of it, I remember my PS saying to never do chin-ups, and it will be unlikely that I can even do them again due to the submuscular placement.
    I am very interested to know what your PS says, best of luck! xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in Why did you decide to get plastic surgery?   
    Great question, I find it really interesting to hear about people's reasons for getting plastic surgery. I love reading success stories of how others increased their confidence and now feel great about how they look (:
    For me, I had always had a flat chest and I felt like something was missing. I remember the first few times my boyfriend saw me in a bra and I felt so self-conscious, my chest was pretty much as flat as his! I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this, all body shapes are beautiful, but for me personally I just always knew I wanted a fuller bust. Nothing crazy, just to have something there - now I feel balanced.
    I also felt the taboo surrounding surgery, the perception that if you get implants it makes you fake and plastic. But my 'fake' boobs just feel like a natural part of me and now I can't imagine them not there. There are only a couple of people in my life that know I have them, I still feel like I would be judged if I was to tell all my friends and family. I'm not sure if I ever will - maybe in 10 years!
    xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from sabP in Why did you decide to get plastic surgery?   
    Great question, I find it really interesting to hear about people's reasons for getting plastic surgery. I love reading success stories of how others increased their confidence and now feel great about how they look (:
    For me, I had always had a flat chest and I felt like something was missing. I remember the first few times my boyfriend saw me in a bra and I felt so self-conscious, my chest was pretty much as flat as his! I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this, all body shapes are beautiful, but for me personally I just always knew I wanted a fuller bust. Nothing crazy, just to have something there - now I feel balanced.
    I also felt the taboo surrounding surgery, the perception that if you get implants it makes you fake and plastic. But my 'fake' boobs just feel like a natural part of me and now I can't imagine them not there. There are only a couple of people in my life that know I have them, I still feel like I would be judged if I was to tell all my friends and family. I'm not sure if I ever will - maybe in 10 years!
    xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in Bit deflated....emotionally not my boobs lol   
    I'm also quite slim with low body fat, also went from an A to a C. My natural 'gap' before BA I thought was just because I pretty much had a flat chest! So I didn't realize I would have a gap after surgery. My implants were the biggest that would fit (width-wise) and I can't get cleavage either, even in a push-up bra. After 12 weeks they were pretty much in the same position they are now and have just become softer over time (Im 3+ years post-op now.). I have furries and my surgeon told me they don't D & F in the same way, so yours probably still have changes to come. 
    Hopefully you will notice a reduction in your gap, it might just need  a little more time xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from sabP in Bit deflated....emotionally not my boobs lol   
    I'm also quite slim with low body fat, also went from an A to a C. My natural 'gap' before BA I thought was just because I pretty much had a flat chest! So I didn't realize I would have a gap after surgery. My implants were the biggest that would fit (width-wise) and I can't get cleavage either, even in a push-up bra. After 12 weeks they were pretty much in the same position they are now and have just become softer over time (Im 3+ years post-op now.). I have furries and my surgeon told me they don't D & F in the same way, so yours probably still have changes to come. 
    Hopefully you will notice a reduction in your gap, it might just need  a little more time xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from rock#3 in Bit deflated....emotionally not my boobs lol   
    I'm also quite slim with low body fat, also went from an A to a C. My natural 'gap' before BA I thought was just because I pretty much had a flat chest! So I didn't realize I would have a gap after surgery. My implants were the biggest that would fit (width-wise) and I can't get cleavage either, even in a push-up bra. After 12 weeks they were pretty much in the same position they are now and have just become softer over time (Im 3+ years post-op now.). I have furries and my surgeon told me they don't D & F in the same way, so yours probably still have changes to come. 
    Hopefully you will notice a reduction in your gap, it might just need  a little more time xx
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from MelbGal in Rhinoplasty in Australia or overseas; recovery info too   
    Around 2 weeks seems to be the time to get 'out and about', after swelling and bruising has diminished: https://www.8west.ca/rhinoplasty/how-much-time-should-i-take-off-work-for-rhinoplasty/
    Not to discourage you from going overseas but I do agree with the others about follow-up. That is one of the main reasons why I chose to have my surgery locally. Unfortunately, not having your surgeon close by in case of a later complication is the trade-off of having your surgery performed overseas.
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    Elle Anderson got a reaction from I HaveBoobs in Wide gap   
    I'm so sorry to hear about your CC, and I'm hoping your revision will get it all fixed and close the gap a bit. Sometimes the surgeon can 'over-dissect' the breast pockets to give you more cleavage. Fat grafting sounds like an option to look into too. Best of luck xx
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    Elle Anderson reacted to I HaveBoobs in Wide gap   
    Have you booked your revision surgery yet, because you could talk to your PS about fat grafting to your sternum to help close the gap, how long have you known that you have had cc for and will you be getting a size increase with your next surgery.  Hope all goes well for you. ? 
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    Elle Anderson reacted to sabP in Bras for anatomical implants   
    I love Chloe & Lola too - so comfy and so cute
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