Abbie – Norfolk

Implant date: 11th Sept 2001
Implant Surgeon: Mr Peter Ashby
Implant Manufacturer: Nagor
Silicone or Saline:Silicone
Textured Shell: Yes
Duration implanted:14 years

Symptoms: Fatigue, itching, headaches, dizzy spells, neck and back ache, IBS, Hair loss,    brain fog, bone, muscle and joint pain. Morning pains in feet, joints, muscles. Unable to walk sometimes in last few months before explant. 

Autoimmune Diagnosis: Yes – Rheumatoid Arthritis
When: Dec 2015

Capsular Contracture: Yes
When: Jan 2016

Explant Date: 5th April 2016
Explant Surgeon: Mr Richard Haywood (Norfolk)
Recommend:Yes 100%
Full or part capsulectomy: Yes all capsules were able to be removed
State of Implants: Not ruptured
Histopathology results: Showed silicone debris/gel bleed in capsules

1 month post explant: First 3 weeks felt great then a huge crash of all symptoms returning.

6 months post explant: Have more good days than bad. Still fatigue with detox but not as bad. Most symptoms gone, no hair loss, brain fog, neck or back pain. No dizzy spells. Still have a few tender joints but nothing like 8 months ago and still off RA medication. 

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