Published October 27, 2015
A woman who spent $6,055 on breast implants told of her agony when the implant fell out of her chest.
Lauren Yardley, 25, had her breasts boosted from an A cup to a DD.
But two months after the operation, she noticed her right breast was bigger than her left, and it felt hard and uncomfortable.Doctors found her body had rejected the implant and performed the surgery again.
Yet two months later, the tissue around the implant tightened – pushing the pad out of Yardley’s body through the stitches underneath her breast.
The nurse was told doctors could not reinsert the implant because her body needed time to heal – effectively leaving her with one small and one big breast for six months.
Yardley, from Coventry, was forced to use chicken fillets in her bra to even out the size until surgeons eventually reinserted the implant into her breast.
And she has now warned other women to be wary of possible side effects of the surgery, saying: “I couldn’t believe it when the implant started coming out of my breast. The doctors at the hospital said they had never seen anything like it — they couldn’t believe I was not in septic shock."
Yardley suffered from capsular contracture, an unavoidable complication of breast implant surgery, which affects most patients to some degree and it is likely further surgery will be needed.
The body creates a capsule of fibrous scar issue about the breast implant as part of the healing process. This is a natural reaction that occurs when any foreign object is surgically implanted into the body. The scar tissue over time will begin to shrink at a rate and extent which varies from person to person.
In some cases, like for Yardley, the capsule can tighten and squeeze the implant, making the breast feel hard or even eject itself from the body.