Rachael Finch reveals her ‘pain comes and goes’ following explant surgery to remove her breast implants
Rachael Finch is recovering at home in Sydney after undergoing surgery to have her breast implants removed following complications.
And on Thursday, the model, 32, updated fans on her healing process six days after her procedure.
‘Pain comes and goes throughout the day. I stopped heavy pain relief on day 3 and had to take Panadol last night before bed,’ she wrote on Instagram.
Update: Rachael Finch [pictured] updated fans on her recovery on Thursday after having her breast implants removed
‘I have dressings over my incision lines and they come off next week yay!’
She continued: ‘I haven’t had a proper shower since surgery, just birdy baths because I don’t want to wet my dressing tape. Also haven’t watched my hair in a week lol.’
Rachael also shared a photo of herself lying in bed and wearing comfortable clothes.
‘Pain comes and goes throughout the day. I stopped heavy pain relief on day 3 and had to take Panadol last night before bed,’ she wrote on Instagram
Rachael underwent a breast augmentation at the start of her modelling career when she was just 17 years old.
She announced two weeks ago she was about to undergo explant surgery because her left implant had ruptured.
‘At  I made the decision to have them put in and they have been a part of me for pretty much all my adult life,’ Rachael explained in an Instagram post.
She said she’d first started having problems with her implants two years ago.
‘I woke up and noticed one was a little different to the other,’ she said.
Surgery: Rachael announced two weeks ago that she was having her breast implants removed after one of them started leaking
‘I immediately went in for an MRI [and] the doctor told me I had a capsular contracture in my left breast – meaning the skin the body creates around the implant to protect itself has tightened.
‘I was told it was fine, common and nothing needed to be done urgently.’
Rachael later sought a second opinion after experiencing pain in her left breast and other symptoms she did not associate with her implants at the time.
She was told by a specialist last week that her left implant had in fact ruptured, meaning there was a hole and its contents were leaking out.
Rachael explained that her original MRI two years ago had detected the rupture, but the results were ‘read wrong to me’.
Open and honest: The beauty queen had undergone the cosmetic procedure at the start of her modelling career when she was just 17 years old