Tamra Judge reveals her post-operative tubes and drains a week after her breast implants are removed
Tamra Judge says she feels “more alive every day” as she continues to heal from having her breast implants removed.
The former Real Housewives Of Orange County star, 53, gave fans a recovery update on Sunday, sharing a very real photo of her bra and post-surgery drains, alongside a completely topless snap.
Tamra told her 1.7 million Instagram followers about her first shower after surgery, admitting she “couldn’t” avoid getting wet.
All Bare: Tamra Judge said she felt ‘more alive every day’ as she informed fans of her healing after breast implant removal
Update: Tamra told her 1.7 million Instagram followers about her first shower after surgery, admitting she “couldn’t” avoid getting “more” wet. She was seen above in 2019
‘Day 6 – I couldn’t take it anymore,’ she captioned a mirrored selfie that gave her a very candid look at her trial.
She didn’t hide the unsavory parts, donning a pink bra and revealing two tubes and small spheres for the fluid to drain into.
“I got into the shower with my bra on and did my best without wetting my drains,” Tamra wrote, adding, “I feel and smell so much better!”
Judge, who has been open about the many complications her implants caused, told followers, “I feel more alive every day!”
She said symptoms such as inflamed sinuses have disappeared and she no longer wakes up “with blurry eyes,” joking “just old eyes that need reading glasses.”
And Judge said she was also feeling better mentally, writing: ‘My thoughts are healthy and happy, something I’ve struggled with for so long!
Raw: The former Real Housewives Of Orange County star shared a very real photo of her bra and post-surgery drains alongside a completely topless photo
Progress! Later that day, she shared a video to her Instagram story revealing that the drains officially came out during her doctor’s appointment.
“Even though my body is recovering, my energy levels are better than they have been in years,” she added that she only has “two painkillers” and tried many things with CBD gummies instead of her prescription.
Tamra ended on an optimistic note: ‘I can’t wait to make a full recovery, I hear things are only getting better. happy saturday friends,” while adding the tags #biiawareness #BII for “breast implant disease.”
Later that day, she shared a video to her Instagram story revealing that the drains officially came out during her doctor’s appointment.
Last Monday, Tamra underwent breast implant and capsule removal surgery on Monday with plastic surgeon, Dr. Milind Ambe of Newport Surgery Center.
‘Implants & capsules removed. Tired and a little sore as expected,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m pretty sure not working out will be the hardest thing for me.
Tamra claimed she suffers from breast implant disease (BII), which can include a wide variety of symptoms, including joint pain, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, according to breastcancer.org.
Journey to health: Judge, who had her implants reduced in size on an episode of RHOC years ago, made the decision to have explant surgery due to ongoing “autoimmune issues” and what she described as breast implant disease
She shared a few Instagram stories after the check-up, writing, “Can’t wait to share my journey with BII with you.”
Judge revealed her decision earlier this month via Instagram Story, where she said she was “tired from being tired and inflamed” before sharing a topless photo from the doctor’s office.
“Pre-operative explant, bye bye boobies,” wrote Judge, who in no time covered her nipples with a set of orange emojis as she clarified that this would be her second implant removal, and the last was “9 years ago.”
“Five years ago I put in very small 125CC implants,” she wrote, noting that she “can’t wait” to get rid of those “very small implants.”
Judge suffered from “thyroid problems, swollen joints, fatigue and inflammation of the bladder, sinus and bowel” as a result of her implants, as recorded by People.
Judge, who has had her breasts changed “five times” over the course of her life, explained to People in 2015 how her view on implants has changed over the years.
Post-surgery: Her doctor noted that ‘everything looks great’ during a checkup, despite some swelling and gauze filling in the results
Goodbye: Judge revealed her decision last week via Instagram Story, where she said she was “tired of being tired and inflamed” before sharing a topless photo from the doctor’s office.
After the birth of her now 35-year-old son Ryan, Judge decided to go under the knife for her very first breast augmentation.
She had them redone several times, including after the arrival of her 21-year-old son Spencer, before deciding to have them all removed together in 2012 and replaced with smaller implants.
Tamra told the outlet that when her breasts were “big in the ’90s, I loved them,” but her desire for a roomy cleavage diminished due to changes in “lifestyle.”
“It’s a lifestyle I guess, when you get older you don’t want those big giant boobs.
‘It is what it is. It’s a personal choice and for me. I’m not doing it for the public or my husband. It’s something you do to make yourself feel better,” she explained.
Tamra famously left the Real Housewives of Orange County in January 2020 after 12 seasons on the hit Bravo reality series.
She had joined the cast in 2007 when the show was in its third season.
Pre-op: The RHOC alum went to a pre-op appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Milind Ambe of Newport Surgical Center