The need for explant surgery by women has been on the rise in recent times. Celebrities such as Crystal Hefner, Eden Sassoon, and Sharon Osbourne, have also joined the fray and have had their breast implants removed. In this article, I will discuss breast implants and the options available for you to have them removed.
Why Do You Need Explant Surgery?
You have to understand that the symptoms of breast implant disease vary from body to body due to personal differences, type of breast implants and the progression of the disease. However it turns out that some symptoms appear somewhat earlier and more consistently, such as cognitive dysfunction (clouding of mind, memory loss), fatigue/low energy, headaches, joint and muscle pain, recurring infections,hair loss, enlarged lymph nodes, skin rash, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, thyroid and adrenal gland problems. All these symptoms are your body’s indication that your implants are the cause of the disease and should be removed as soon as possible.
You see, sometimes we have breast implants for medical conditions say for example after a mastectomy, or for beauty purposes. However, later in life, explant surgery becomes inevitable for different reasons.
Rupture And Leakage
According to studies, breast implant rupture and leakage are much more common than previously thought. It’s a very common fact that a rupture doesn’t show any symptoms that warned the women that they have a rupture. Silicone from a ruptured implant can migrate into the breast and arms and into the lymph nodes under the arm; from there it can go to the lungs, liver, or other organs.
First, breast implants are large foreign objects that constantly affect the immune system, ultimately suppressing it and causing its dysfunction and failure. Immune system dysfunction leads to autoimmune symptoms and diseases. Immune system failure allows opportunistic organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites to grow uncontrollably. Bacteria and fungi can cause autoimmune diseases. Moreover, breast implants are essentially two large bags of aggressive cytotoxic, neurotoxic and carcinogenic chemicals that are highly inflammatory to our tissues, organs, and glands.
Secondary, you should know that breast implants contain heavy metals. Over the years, breast implant manufacturers have used a variety of heavy metals in their silicone recipes. Heavy metals confer on toxicity, disease, and the many diseases that plague humanity. You have to understand that basically, every chemical used to make silicone breast implants is toxic to our body.
Some people believe (and this belief is actively promoted by plastic surgeons who make money on women’s insecurities and men’s desire to objectify women) that saline implants can’t cause any health issues. But unfortunately, it’s not true. You have to understand that the shell on silicone and saline implants is comprised of silicone and over 40 other toxic chemicals such as zinc, tin, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, formaldehyde, talc, etc. Your immune system is constantly fighting these chemicals, leaving you vulnerable to other illnesses. The estimated time frame for these bags to start falling apart is 8-10 years, although some people experience problems soon after implanting and some much later.
For more information read this article: STEPS TO DETOXIFY YOUR BODY FROM SILICONE AND SALINE BREAST IMPLANTS
Other dangers associated with breast implant include infections that can cause internal bleeding, a build-up of calcium, diagnosis of cancer, liver and kidney dysfunction, toxic shock symptoms, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, leaky gut, symptoms of or diagnosis of lyme disease, and an accumulation of dead tissues around the implant, which can be fatal. For a longer list of symptoms associated with breast implants read this article: BREAST IMPLANT SYMPTOMS
Explant Surgery Process and What to Expect
The explant surgery process is dependent on a number of factors. They include; the type of implant you have, the reason for extraction, and the size of the implant.
For instance, a doctor can deflate saline implants under local anesthesia and remove them after six weeks, unlike the silicone gel type of implants. Therefore, it is critical that you visit a qualified surgeon to administer the correct procedure.
The aftermath of an implant removal process would be conducting procedures such as closing up the spaces left by the implants, breast lifts and tightening of the breast tissue.
Recovery after Surgery
One of the essential steps you can take after surgery is to detoxify your system. This is because breast implants can cause toxicity that may tamper with your immune system.
For an effective detoxification process, after a professional surgeon correctly extracts the implant, stick to a healthy diet to heal your gut. Similarly, check for any infections and monitor your progesterone levels. Finally, support your immune and endocrine system by taking relevant supplements and minerals.
Getting Your Sexy Back
After a successful explant surgery, you need to love and appreciate your true beauty. But, how do you achieve this?
Get your spirituality right: Engage yourself in activities like yoga that prompt you to know your inner self. In other words, invest your time, mind, and soul in activities that can please your spirit. A spiritual mentor or group meetings can help you to learn how to appreciate your natural beauty.
Cultivate a positive attitude towards yourself: have self-love, and develop high self-esteem. In addition, do things that can please you and give you inner peace rather than trying to seek out unwarranted attention.
Eat healthily and exercise regularly: a balanced diet coupled with regular exercises can bring about a healthy body, mind, and soul.
Frequently Asked Explant Surgery Questions and Answers
Do breast implants need to be removed?
Yes, explant surgery is a critical step towards total recovery from any breast implant-related illness or any complication they might have caused.
Can you remove breast implants?
Your breast implants can be removed through methods such as total capsulectomy.
How much does explant surgery cost?
A number of plastic surgeons give a figure of between $5000 and $7000.
Does Medical insurance cover removal of breast implants?
Some of the insurance companies would consider your case if the initial idea of getting the breast implants was considered medically necessary. Others would not.
How long does explant surgery take?
The surgery can take between one and three hours under general anesthesia.
How long does it take to heal after breast implant removal?
It depends on an individual’s body. Majority of the women take between one and two years for them to heal completely. Others take less than a year and others more than two years.
Will I look the same as before after explant surgery?
You can look the same and even better especially if they perform a breast lift after the removal of the implant. Ideally, your surgeon can remove the extra breast skin that might remain especially if your implant was bigger than your natural breast tissue, and tighten the breast tissue to give them better support.
The Bottom Line
Have you finally decided to remove your implant? Visit the right surgeon, one who is experienced in total capsulectomy explant and can commit to extracting all the capsule tissue. This way, you have the best chance of full recovery.
And if you’ve been thinking of having a boob job done, hold that thought. Regardless of the situation, you need to learn to accept and love your natural beauty. A woman’s desire to be sexually objectified by men is not good for your mental health and spiritual development. Eventually, reality will catch up with you. Why have explant surgery ten years later when you can prevent that today?