Former Bachelor star Sarah Mae Amey recovers after her failed breast implants were removed last week.
The Gold Coast florist, who appeared in the Tim Robards season in 2013, had discovered last month that her left implant had been ‘ruptured’ for more than a decade after breast augmentation in Thailand.
After several weeks of silence, she revealed on Instagram that a week after her corrective surgery, she was “ in so much pain. ”
Friday, bachelor Sarah-Mae Amey told fans on Instagram Stories that she’s “still in so much pain” for a week after breast surgery after an “extensive, massive rupture” was found in her implants. Sarah-Mae Amey in the picture before the operation
She said, “I have nothing in me. I’m still in so much pain. I am really very emotional now. I just didn’t expect the pain and recovery to be so bad. ‘
Sarah Mae Amey explained that she comforted herself by watching YouTube videos of other women with similar experiences of breast implant complications.
Her last surgery consisted of removing the ruptured implant followed by a breast lift and removing and reattaching the nipples so that they are not too low on the breast.
“If you choose to have this done, be prepared, it’s frantically hectic. This combined with a really bad fracture clearance, ‘she added.
“I was not prepared for this pain at all!”
Mending: She said of her post-surgery pain, “I have nothing in me. I’m still in so much pain. I am really very emotional now. I just didn’t expect the pain and recovery to be so bad. “
What is a breast implant disease?
Breast Implant Disease (BII) is a term used by women who have breast implants who identify and describe various symptoms that they believe are directly related to their physiological saline or silicone, textured, or smooth breast implants.
Symptoms include (but are not limited to) fatigue, chest pain, hair loss, headache, chills, photosensitivity, chronic pain, rash, body odor, anxiety, brain fog, sleep disturbances, depression, neurological problems, and hormonal problems.
However, there is no definitive epidemiological evidence supporting a direct link between breast implants and a specific disease process.
Sarah Mae also shared a special thanks to her partner, Matt Flugge, and her cousin Cara for helping her through her recovery.
“Thanks to my dear ones Cara and Matt for showering, washing my hair, cooking for me,” she said.
She advised women facing similar corrective surgery that they will ‘need a lot of help. Lean on the people around you. ‘
Surgery: She told her fans that her breast enlargement surgery consisted of removing the ruptured implant, clearing it up, a breast lift, as well as removing the nipples and reattaching so they don’t lie low on the chest
What happens if breast implants rupture?
All types of breast implants can rupture. This is known as a fracture.
When a saline implant ruptures (or its valve fails), the saline drains quickly and is absorbed by the body, draining the breast in a few days.
It is less obvious to determine when a silicone implant ruptures because it takes much longer for the gel to seep out of the crack than saline.
The silicones are not absorbed and can therefore spread to other parts of the body.
The body can respond to the tearing of the silicone implant by forming scar tissue, sometimes causing a deformation of the breast shape.
“I had my first hysterical cry yesterday about what they will look like:” In June, the Gold Coast florist admitted she struggled to cope with large scars if she didn’t replace her old implants by new ones
Sarah’s advice comes after she revealed last month that doctors diagnosed an ‘extensive, massive fracture’ in her left implant.
She later admitted that she struggled to cope with major scars after the explant procedure.
“I had my first hysterical cry yesterday about how they will look with the scars later,” she wrote on Instagram Stories.
“But then I pulled myself together and remembered that they were just breasts. They don’t define me. ‘
Sarah Mae said she decided not to take any new implants because it was “not worth the risk” to have another fracture. (However, she did get a breast lift.)
Don’t take a risk: Sarah Mae said she decided not to put new implants back because it was ‘not worth the risk’ to get another fracture
Sarah Mae believes that since her first surgery in Thailand, she has been suffering from a breast implant condition, a term used by women who themselves identify symptoms that they believe are directly related to breast implants.
“I connect all the dots and feel that this could be the cause of so many of my health problems because my body is so inflamed,” she said last month, adding that she got “strange health problems” after getting implants at 19.
She has mentioned several health problems over the years, including blood clots, dizziness, endometriosis, appendix removal, food intolerances, breathing problems and rib cage inflammation.
Do nothing: Sarah Mae also urged her fans to have their breast implants checked regularly after stabbing pain in her left breast, resulting in the dangerous breakage. She warned others not to have breast implants in Thailand
Sarah Mae also urged her fans to have their breast implants checked regularly.
“I had stabbing pain in my left boob a while ago and I just left it,” she admitted.
Due to her passivity, Sarah Mae’s breakup became “quite dangerous.”
“Don’t actually have your breasts done in Thailand,” she concluded. “I thought it was a great idea as a young and naive 19-year-old.”
Remember this? Sarah-Mae appeared on Tim Robards’ season on The Bachelor in 2013