Post explant update from @mirandaburcham
- Day 9 of my #explant
surgery. My inflammation is going down, but my stomach is still bloated and my chest is swollen. We tried a new wrap technique to help with the swelling at the top of my chest. There is such a distinct “hole” in the middle of my chest where the implant lived for 14 years and 5 months. I have to remember that my body has a lot of healing to do and that’s it’s only been 9-days.
I’ve had tons of questions about my surgery, bc inquiring minds want to know. 😂
I had a total capsulectomy enbloc. I didn’t just get my implants removed, I had the entire capsule that my body (and all bodies) form around the implant taken out. My surgeon, Dr Eric Wright, from Little Rock, AR, removed the capsule and implant all at once, and in one piece.
This is essential when getting a #breastexplantsurgery
I didn’t get a lift, because the surgeon said I wouldn’t need one. He said to give it 6 months for things to go back. He said no woman has come back needing a lift after they #explanted
. Can I just stop right here and say how amazing God made our bodies?! 🙌
My scar is about 5x bigger than the original implant scar, because of the enbloc technique. He had to have room to take it all out in one piece.
Since my body was used to having something in it (my implants were behind my muscle) it’s important to keep a tight wrap (much tighter than I would like) around my chest for 1 month. This is so fluid doesn’t built up inside it. 🤢
I’m off all meds except 800 mg Motrin, 2x per day. Why? Because the other meds made me literally cray cray 😜. (Insert apology here to all my friends who got crazy texts from me the first few days of my surgery, and to my husband and kids who literally thought I had gone INSANE) #justsaynotodrugs
I hesitate to take anything for a headache usually so my body isn’t used to anything altering my body in any way. #naturalgirl
More stories later. Here’s hoping I am helping lots of people out there. ❤️ #Godisgood