When I first hugged my children after getting implants I cried, realizing I could no longer press them tight to my heart. It was a devastating realization no one had prepared me for.
Women opting for breast augmentation should be told to savour their last precious hugs. The last hug they get before implanting will be their last real heart to heart hug until their breast implants are removed. The last hug without cold, plastic sacs between them and them person they’re hugging.
When my children tell me what it was like for them when I had breast implants it breaks my heart. It was not a good experience for them.
When you hug a child against implants they don’t sink naturally into your bosom, especially when there is capsular contracture. When I look back at photos of me hugging my children and grandchildren I feel sadness. Whenever we hugged I felt the plastic barrier that prevented true contact, and so did they. I’m sad that was their experience of me.
I wept with joy when I hugged my family and friends after explant. We can again hug heart to heart. I savour each and every hug. It is a great joy!