Sam – London

Implant date: Feb 2002
Implant Surgeon:  Mr Chantarasak – Transform
Implant Manufacturer: McGhan Ltd
Silicone or Saline: 340g Silicone, style 120
Textured Shell: Yes
Duration Implanted:15 years


Symptoms: Headaches, Migraines, Chronic fatigue, Extreme exhaustion, Poor and unrefreshing sleep, insomnia, sleep paralysis. Cognitive dysfunction (brain fog/difficulty concentrating/memory loss), Muscle pain and weakness.Muscle spasms. Sore and aching joints (especially back, neck and shoulders). Slow muscle recovery after activity.Extreme morning stiffness. Fevers/night sweats/intolerance to heat. Dry skin and eyes. Visual disturbances. Vertigo.Dizziness, light headedness, balance problems. Slow clearing colds and flues. Dry, sore throat (especially at night). Fungal infections/yeast infections/candida. Sinus infections/allergic rhinitis. Ear ringing. Skin rashes. Sudden food intolerances and allergies. Swollen and tender lymph nodes in breast area, underarm, neck and throat, Bouts of dehydration. Frequent urination, urgency, pain and bladder weakness. Painful vaginal and anal muscle spasms. Crippling menstrual cramps uand heavy periods. Pain and discomfort during and after intercourse. Bad circulation and numbness in hands and feet, especially upon waking. Chest pain, Shortness of breath. Pain, both constant and shooting, around implants. Anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Heart palpitations/heart racing. IBS symptoms (bloating/constipation/diarrhoea/nausea). Sensitivity to light, heat, sound, smells. Intolerance to alcohol and caffeine. Hypersensitive/adverse reactions to medications. 


Autoimmune Diagnosis: Diagnosis’ of CFS & Fibromyalgia
When: Aug 2014

Explant Date: 9th Jan 2017
Explant Surgeon: Mr Whitby
Full or part Capsulectomy: Full Capsulectomy

State of Implants: Intact.. orange and blood stained
Histopathology results: None

Additional Information: Migraines, Interstitial cystitis, Endometriosis, IBS, Raynaud’s syndrome, Depression and anxiety.


1 month post explant:  My skin is clearer and I’ve noticed being able to breathe more clearly through my nose.  The numbness in my hands and feet has massively reduced. My friends keep commenting on how well I look, how good my skin and hair looks and how I seem to have a more positive energy/vibe about me! I had one day where I remember feeling excited about life (I very rarely feel excitement, just anxiety), and my energy levels were very slightly better. Not so that I noticed I had more energy, more that I realised in hindsight I’d been able to push myself more and get more things done (I did crash hard after though).  I also play music every day and for the first time in a long time found myself dancing in my room! I had a little energy and inclination to do so naturally. Sounds minor, but from being mostly bedridden and hopeless that’s a good start! I’m also really happy and pleasantly surprised with how my boobs have fluffed up and now look which, after being prepared for the worst, is really encouraging.
6 months post explant:

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