Sarah – Lymington

Implant date:1st set: June 5th 1998 age 21
             2nd set: 2012 
Implant Surgeon: 1st set: can't remember
                2nd set: Dr Hurren 
Implant Manufacturer: 1st set: McGann 210ml textured round implant.
                      2nd set: Silimed natural 245ml 
Silicone or Saline:1st set: Silicone
                  2nd set: Micro polyurethane foam covered silicone
Textured Shell: yes
Duration implanted: 1st set: 14 years
                    2nd set: 4 years (still implanted)

FIRST SET McGANN

Symptoms:  extreme fatigue, no energy, depressed. Acne when I had never had any skin problems.

Autoimmune Diagnosis: no
When

Capsular Contracture: I had a sort of weird air bubble you could seethrough my skin
When:

Explant Date: 5th December 2012
Explant Surgeon: Dr Jeremy Hurren Spire Chichester
Full or part capsulectomy: He did not remove the capsule but opened up the old capsule took the old implant out and put the new ones inside them.

State of implants: intact
Histopathology results: non taken

Additional information: I did not know at this time about BII and just had them changed due to the bubble in the implant. I saw a homeopath a year after my first implants as I felt really awful and suddenly got acne, extreme tiredness, sensitivities etc.. and he thought even back then It was my implants but everyone told me theywere fine. 

1 month post explant: sore

6 months post explant: extreme fatigue, diagnosed with M.E. I have
really really dry skin, irritable bowl syndrome, extreme hair loss.
Dry itchy scalp, weak limbs, weak muscles. Extreme brain fog, can’t
seem to get my words out. Anxiety, back and  neck pain. Sensitivity to
foods I didn’t have before. Chronic sinus infections ( on my 4th
operation!) where I am on antibiotics pretty much every couple of
months. I catch everything going around. I currently have an upper respiratory track infection as well as a sinus infection and have been in bed for five days.
Weight loss, inflammation in my face which comes and goes. My body
feels like it has aged.


SECOND SET SILIMED

Symptoms:  I have regular heart palpitations, Dizziness and feeling faint. My stomach inside is a mess and I can barely eat sometimes. I also struggle with swallowing. Tingling in my fingers. Ear ringing. I currently have an upper respiratory track infection as well as a sinus infection and have been in bed for five days. Weight loss, inflammation in my face which comes and goes. My body feels like it has aged. I have the same symptoms from 6 months post explant: extreme fatigue, still have M.E. I have really really dry skin, irritable bowl syndrome, extreme hair loss. Dry itchy scalp, weak limbs, weak muscles. Extreme brain fog, can’t seem to get my words out. Anxiety, back and  neck pain. Sensitivity to foods I didn’t have before. Chronic sinus infections ( on my 4th operation!) where I am on antibiotics pretty much every couple of months. I catch everything going around.

Autoimmune Diagnosis:
When

Capsular Contracture: no
When .

Explant Date: TBC
Explant Surgeon: TBC
Full or part capsulectomy: 

State of implants: 
Histopathology results:

Additional information: I went to see Dr Hurren, my explant surgeon, in December last year to discuss implant removal and he thought I would look deformed if I had them out and BII was a load of rubbish! I am now seeing a different surgeon next week (Feb 2017) regarding having them out. I don’t need someone to believe me I just want them to want to do a good job when operating on me. He also said that women who say they have rid themselves of their symptoms after having implants out are just experiencing the placebo effect.

1 month :

6 months:

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