Last year in December I underwent breast augmentation surgery and waved a triumphant goodbye to my tiny natural boobs. I thought this decision would make me happy. That it would give me more confidence, help me to feel more feminine and beautiful in my own skin, and allow me to feel sexy and empowered. How wrong I was.
The first photo is me pre-op, and the second is post-op around two months after my surgery. I honestly have little to no photos where my breasts can be seen since the augmentation, because I hate them so much.
My dislike for them is not just because they didn't fit my vision of what I wanted aesthetically for myself, but mostly because my right breast developed capsular contracture almost immediately after surgery and has been a constant source of pain and misery for me since. In addition the surgeon I went to has dismissed me entirely and his aftercare has been non existent. "You look great!" Is all I can get back from his team, and they don't give a shiny shite that I'm in a lot of pain every. Single. day.
Tomorrow will be my last day with these toxic foreign objects in my body, because on Monday morning I am undergoing #explant surgery to remove my breast implants & capsules and return to a pain free life and put this nightmare of a mistake behind me.
I am actually very lucky that the only problem I have developed thus far is chronic pain in my breast and difficulty breathing. There are literally THOUSANDS of women who undergo breast augmentation and develop #breastimplantillness. This is something that the majority of doctors and the medical community will deny and refuse to acknowledge. But why in the world would so many women report the same symptoms and problems following their augmentation? Symptoms related to BII include (but are not limited to): chronic pain/fatigue, depression/anxiety, autoimmune disorders, hairloss, chronic infections, slow healing, food intolerance, and MANY many more.
I realise now I made a bad decision, but I am relieved to be moving forward -- and wanted to share my story (or a very brief version of it at the least) on this platform where it will reach the biggest audience I have access to.