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December 2, 2018

Hello again! Well it's been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. Overall since my explant surgery on Dec 18, 2017 things have improved drastically. The decision to remove my implants was definitely the right decision for me, however, I'm potentially faced with ANOTHER expensive surgery because I did not have a surgeon that explanted properly by removing the ENTIRE capsule (only part).

For those that don't know, proper explant is REALLY crucial for a number of reasons. The capsules are formed by your body as a response to the foreign body, it's kind of like your body trying to wall it off to protect you. It's SMART! This tissue can continue to be deemed a "foreign body" itself, because the body really doesn't know it's your own tissue. The other thing is that the capsule has the bleed off from your b...

December 28, 2017

Here are my implants and capsules (Natrelle - Allergan - Style 20 High Profile Smooth SILICONE) These are the things that were removed on Dec 18 by my surgeon. My implants look nearly perfect, though the visible bubble shouldn’t be in the one implant, which indicates something happened along the way for it to get there.

Many people ask what is that thing next to the implants? That my friends is the capsule, or your foreign body reaction. The body is very smart and intuitive and begins growing this tissue around your implants to wall it off from the rest of you. In cases with ruptures this tissue thickens and even calcifies (capsular contracture) in an attempt to keep the foreign material from spreading, though even the bodies own mechanisms cannot prevent rupture implant gel from migrating to other pa...

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