Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes, help and support the past three weeks. It means so much to me.
The past few weeks have been extremely challenging both physically and mentally. Y'all know I am a very independent and strong woman. Going from being able to deadlift 451 pounds to not even being able to lift myself off the couch on my own has been quite the mental challenge to say the least. I am just finishing week 3 of recovery and doing great! One more week and I can officially get my heart rate up and start back training!!
I had a sub-muscular (under the pec muscle) Breast Augmentation about 4 years ago, December of 2012. I was 120 pounds of lean muscle and wanted some boobs to go with my physique! Growing up I was always an athlete and never had much in that department. LOL. I was an A/ B cup on a good day.
I absolutely loved having my breast implants and fell more in love with bodybuilding than ever! I loved lifting weights and training heavy. However, when you have sub-muscular implants you are not supposed to train chest because your pec major and minor grow.
I trained heavy and became very strong. About two years ago I found powerlifting and fell in love. I get to train heavy and I don't have to diet?? Hell yea!! Sign me up! I competed in two meets and became a nationally ranked powerlifter. During my second meet I suffered partial tears in my right hip flexor and right glute medius, but did not realize it until after the adrenaline wore off that night! I took a few months off and moved back to Atlanta to help my family, recover from my injury and pay off medical bills.
November of 2016 I started training with Steve Goggins and in 4 months was stronger than ever! I squatted 402 for two sets of 3 and I deadlifted 451 pounds. However my bench was still at 225 pounds. It may sound like a lot, but girls I compete against bench around 300 pounds. I also had a lot of pain while benching and my left implant was pressing on a nerve.
After many sleepless nights I decided to have my breast implants removed. I had 5 consultations with plastic surgeons in one week and decided to go with Dr. Wang Ashraf at Artisan Plastic Surgery. She specializes in breast cancer reconstruction and was very supportive and understanding of my concern for the integrity of my pec muscles and goals as an athlete. She really listened and took the time to walk me through everything.
March 14, 2017 at 1:00pm I had an Explant Breast Implant Removal Surgery, Capsulectomy and Mastopexy.
Surgery went great!
I loved having my implants, however in order to achieve my goals as a top powerlifter I had to have them removed.
If you are considering breast implants please do lots of research and pick a well known surgeon.
If you have any questions I would be happy to share my experience!
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