Repost By @tonijaime: EXPLANT! I’m doing it!!!! I’m booked in to have surgery to remove my implants in just 16 days. Am I scared? Absolutely!!! Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m petrified of any kind of minor procedure, let alone surgery. (Don’t ask me how I even put myself through getting breast implants in the first place, because I have no idea).
So why am I explanting? I’ve had trouble with my implants from day one but over the last 2 and a bit years I have noticed that my health has been slowly declining in unexplainable ways but I just put it down to “getting old” or “working too much”. It wasn’t until I started to dig deeper that I came across a support group on Facebook called “Breast implant illness and healing by Nicole” and I was shocked at what I discovered... Over 48,000 women having the exact same symptoms that I was having, and we all had one thing in common, breast implants!! It all started to make sense! I have been suffering in silence for over 2 years because I thought the way I was feeling was normal! Isn’t it crazy, we get so used to how bad our bodies feel that it becomes our new “normal” and we forget how good our bodies are supposed to feel!!! This is a decision that I haven’t made lightly, and this whole thing has been very emotional for me but my health comes first, and I’m very blessed to have such a supportive fiancé, family and friends to help me get through this!
If this situation has taught me anything, it’s to love and be grateful for the wonderful body I was given, not take it for granted. It’s also taught me that having breast implants doesn’t magically fix my insecurities, it’s changing the way I think and finding happiness within myself that changes that. I just wish I could go back in time and tell 21 year old me that! (Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it?!). But I can honestly say that there is nothing more liberating than realising that removing my implants doesn’t make me any less of a woman! ***CONTINUED IN COMMENTS***