Married at First Sight bride Davina Rankin has taken to Instagram to show off her new chest after having her 12-year-old breast implants removed, saying she now feels “amazing”.
The 29-year-old told her followers last month that she was undergoing the surgery because she had experienced Breast Implant Illness (BII) symptoms for years.
On Monday, Davina shared a candid post opening up about how she was feeling post-surgery as she wants to share honest updates about her journey and bring awareness to BII.
“This morning I woke up feeling amazing, it was almost electric,” she captioned a photo with her hands to her chest.
“I could really feel the blood pumping through my veins and the rhythm of my heartbeat. I felt like I could see clearer, like I could hear better.”
She continued: “I haven’t felt this way in as long as I can remember, I have an almost excited giddy feeling in my stomach… I can only imagine the best is yet to come.”
The reality TV star also answered fan questions on her Instagram story and revealed what her first reaction was to her new look.
“I was actually preparing myself for the worst. Before I got implants, I had like, no boobs. So I was just preparing myself for like, a concave chest, basically,” she detailed.
“When I got my [surgical] drains out and got to see them for the first time, it actually did not even look like I'd had implants! I didn't have overly saggy skin, there were no stretch marks,” she added.
“I actually think I have more volume now than what I did when I was 18, obviously with like, breastfeeding and I just have more tissue now because our bodies are always changing.
“So yeah, I actually really don't hate them… I like my little chest. It's like a novelty, something new.”
Last month, Davina penned an honest post online the night before her explant surgery, describing it as a “very bittersweet moment”.
“I’m not sure if it’s just me paying extra attention over the last few days but I’ve really been noticing just how uncomfortable my implants truly are,” she wrote.
“Tossing and turning of a night time to try and find that perfect position to lay in, sharp pains when lifting my hands up over my head or sneezing.
“There are so many things I’m excited for but mostly I cannot wait to hug Mila-Mae as tight as I can without anything in between us… Chest to chest, heart to heart.”
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