Regrann from @breast_implant_awareness - @Regrann from @adventure_babe_423 - Breast Implant Illness Post Our bodies are not designed to have foreign objects implanted in them, I know that now. But it took me six years of declining health to figure it out. I couldn’t figure out why I was constantly fatigued, why my vision was blurry, why I always felt breathless, why my heart was constantly racing... I went to so many doctors and specialist and everything kept checking out “normal“. But I knew deep down something was wrong. I have always been healthy and active but by the end of the sixth year I had breast implants, I could barely stand for more than a few minutes at a time without feeling dizzy, I couldn’t walk up the stairs in my home without having to sit before I reached the top, I was driving less and less because my vision was so impaired. And then a friend mentioned to me breast implant illness… I had never heard of this in my life. I was skeptical, but also desperate for an answer. I begin doing research and came across a group of women (more than 30,000) all complaining of the same symptoms I was having. I instantly knew I had to have my implants removed if there was any hope of me getting to the bottom of this “mystery illness“. And sure enough, immediately after explant I began feeling better… Just over a year now and my body has almost recovered fully. Breast implant illness is very real!!! This message is for all of the women who have implants and feel “off“. Or any woman considering implants… Love yourself as you are, don’t risk it! Breast implants took years of my life that I can never get back… I don’t regret much in life, but if I could take just ONE thing back I would have never gotten breast implants. #breastimplantillness#breastimplants#plasticsurgery#plasticsurgeon#breastaugmentation#modeling#bossbabe#swolemates#iifymgirls#fitchick#girlswholift#gainz#girlswithmuscles#fitgirls#fitfam#fitnessfreak#girlswhosquat#fitness#motivation#flex#muscle#fitspo#gymlover#lifestyle#trainhard#mommymakeover#nopainogain#shredz#fitnessmodel#beauty
Now that we know for a fact that breast implants are causing cancer, oncologists will know what to look for. It's never been looked at until now so who knows how many have died from ALCL Lymphoma. We are going to hear about thousands of these cases over the next few years.
If you were going to have your implants removed because you are sick, it is crucial that the capsules come out also. If you have textured silicone, the capsules should come out attached to the implant. That procedure is called enbloc.
Most plastic surgeons cannot perform this delicate procedure because it's very time-consuming and tedious. Dr. Urzola in Costa Rico has done thousands.
Regrann from @drurzola - When performing explant the most difficult area to dissect is the posterior plane. We must perform this very carefully to avoid puncturing the lungs
If you are suffering with breast implant illness, it is crucial that your implants removed properly by a professional who is experienced . If you have textured silicone, you must be tested for alcl lymphoma. The test is called cd30. Request this at the time of your explant surgery.
If you are in Virginia, this surgeon is worth consulting with. He's honest and understands BII.
Regrann from @dr_stanwix - Took this screenshot of my computer when I was putting together a PowerPoint of what was found after opening the capsules on the back table from some recent en blocs. Some surprise findings! Just imagine if the lower right leaking implants were not taken out by an en bloc expert like myself...silicone would have been everywhere!
Regrann from @truth_about_breast_implants - Let’s talk about Breast Implants and Mental Health! •
• On top of compromising our immune system and poisoning our body these devices absolutely destroy our endocrine system. When your body is in fight or flight mode for years upon years it gets to a point where every cell in your body is screaming ENOUGH!! These thoughts only made me feel worthless as a mother, how could I ever even for a split second contemplate ending it with these beautiful souls I have been blessed with, what kind of mother was I. It was gut wrenching to me. I did therapy, saw a psychiatrist, was medicated up to the eye balls and still having panic attacks to the point I couldn’t breathe, at one point I even asked my doctor to admit me, I was scared! I literally felt trapped in my body. I am just so grateful I found the information and explanted before it was too late. That is one of the strongest reasons I do what I do, there are countless women out there suffering in silence that have no idea it is their implants at the root of it all. I am so thankful to the person that lead me to find out about BII, I feel like I owe her my life and I don’t even remember her name. The peace and sheer joy I have felt since explant is how I always knew I should feel. I had those implants my whole adult life I would see people feeling the way I do now and just couldn’t understand why I couldn’t be feel like that without forcing it.... now I do! 100% medication free and even my bad days are better than my best days pre explant. Emotions are normal, bad days are normal what I was feeling for many years living with BII was not! Thank you @erikatheeditor Your story encouraged me to tell the darkest part of mine •
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Great post explant update. We all share this long list of symptoms, until we explant.
Regrann from @blush_violet - Close to 3 months apart. I had my breast implants removed Dec 18, 2017 after a long slow deterioration of my health, leading to 60 chronic symptoms that would not go away despite my active, healthy lifestyle and only being 32 years of age with no family medical history of any of these issues. No doctor could find an issue, short of telling me I was just a tired mom..... I knew my body well. I knew it was not just being a mom. This is part of my story and my proof. Before and after explant photos. Nothing has changed short of doing less exercise (yoga only now instead of weights and cardio as I did before explanting until I could no longer keep up)and eating more calories then ever. I’m diagnosed with ASIA (shoenfeld syndrome) & awaiting results now for possible autoimmune disease and/or deficiency &/or new allergies as a direct result of the exposure to my breast implants. I had my Natrelle implants from 2010-2017. I transformed from a fit, active, happy & energetic person into an anxiety ridden monster that spent my days napping on a couch between feeding kids and then sleeping for the night as soon as I put my toddlers to bed. I was in a state of chronic inflammation, constant nausea and headaches, my body ached like it was 90, I had no energy. My vision was deteriorating, I had no memory recall, I was fumbling for words, slurring when I spoke, forgetting my own name, getting confused and disoriented. I couldn’t concentrate or focus and quit working for 5 months. I had chronic symptoms of UTI & yeast infections every single month. Nothing responded to treatment every test came back normal. My face was swelling. I was choking on water because it was so hard to swallow. My sinuses were always congested 24/7. My hair was coming out in clumps and I was developing balding patches. I reacted to fabrics, lotions, make up, soaps and detergents with itchy, burning rashes and swelling. I developed food intolerances to sugar, wine & lactose. I felt like I was dying.
Since explant 23 symptoms gone, 32 are improved, only 5 remain unchanged.
Post explant update: Regrann from @emilyandersonstyling - It’s been 12 weeks since my surgery and thought it was time for an update. I still get a lot of DMs asking how it all went. For those of you that don’t already know, in December I decided to take out my 12 year old breast implants. For years they were causing a lot of pain around the implants and ribs. Since the surgery, the pain is 100% gone. The biggest change though has been my allergies and sinus issues I have had for years. I was having attacks almost every day and every specialist I saw couldn’t figure out a single thing I was allergic to. I was on allergy medication, steroids, nasal sprays, Benadryl, plus all the natural things I had tried. Many days my attacks were so bad that I couldn’t function and it really effected my mental health too. I haven’t had a SINGLE attack since my explant and every day I wake up thinking “is this the day they come back?” But knock on wood they haven’t. And for those asking, no I didn’t get a lift at this time. I choose to heal first and get my body and mind healthy again. After years of not working out, not eating a healthy diet, and putting my self in downward spiral of not taking care of myself, I am making efforts to change. You guys, we have to take care of ourselves. We are no good to anyone if we don’t. We all have our struggles. For me, trying to balance being a good mom, wife, business owner, friend and go after my dreams, left me depleted and in a bad habit of not taking care of myself. I want to hear from you all, what helps you practice self love and care? I have some big tips that are helping me that I will be sharing more of, but hit me with your words of wisdom below . And feel free to dm me if you have any questions regarding my story with #breastimplantillness
This beautiful woman nearly lost her life to implants @myfairliza_ - Only 5 months ago I was fighting for my life, barely clinging on for each agonizing breath. I got down to 87lbs, burned alive as my skin fell off, hair fell out, accompanied by seizures. Drs and specialists were at a loss as to my mysterious illness and I had days to live as my organs started to fail. After many Miracles from The other side, as well as my experience in Heaven, my breast implants were removed under local anesthesia(too ill to be put under general anesthesia)on April 20th, 2016. By yet another miracle I survived the surgery despite my emaciated state. Three days later on my 32nd Birthday, my love and fiancé of 4 years left me, no longer able to endure the trauma I remained in critical state. A loving God in heaven granted me more time, returning to my body, only after I gave him purpose for my survival. Not only for my three beautiful daughters but to help others avoid my same path of suffering. Thanks to loyal family and friends, as well as a legion of angels I am healing everyday! I still have pounds to gain, LOTS of hair to grow back and a broken heart to heal, but I am so so relieved that I don't have to be in unspeakable pain 24/7. The journey to loving myself and finding my worth is one I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy(that is if I had one)but I don't regret this being my journey. I have been amazed at the people in my life that have stepped up and helped a girl through long nights and hard days. So excited to help others with mystery illnesses associated with breast implants, as well as those battling Steroid withdrawal. Assisting others on their journey to Self love is my purpose and life's work moving forward. My book, Surviving Perfect, is coming along and I am stoked for what the future has in store! #breastimplantillness#breastimplants#plasticsurgery#plasticsurgeon#breastaugmentation#modeling#bossbabe#swolemates#iifymgirls#fitchick#girlswholift#gainz#girlswithmuscles#fitgirls#fitfam#fitnessfreak#girlswhosquat#fitness#motivation#flex#muscle#fitspo#gymlover#lifestyle#trainhard#mommymakeover#nopainogain#shredz#fitnessmodel#beauty
Regrann from @breast_implant_awareness - - Body shame pushes us to hide ourselves or try to "fix" ourselves through changing our appearances. Can you imagine how much more we could contribute to the world if we weren't devoting a good portion of our attention and energy to hiding and fixing? When girls and women are constantly fixated on calories, carbs, weight, shape and beauty, we are stunted in every other thought process or pursuit. This is self-objectification. Our health, happiness, relationships, education and impacts on the world are damaged and stifled when we are dedicating a steady, invisible stream of mental and physical energy to monitoring and controlling our appearances.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We can take our power back by recognizing the forces that push us to fixate on our bodies and recognizing the amount of time and energy we often unwittingly devote to these distractions. Once we recognize how unnatural and stifling it is to prioritize the *look* of our bodies above all else, we can work to reject those messages, beliefs, and actions that keep us in those chains.
We can fulfill the potential each of us has to contribute good to a world that *needs* our unique awesomeness. We are all more than just bodies. When we *see more* in ourselves and in others, we can *be more!* __
Regrann from @beauty_redefined
Regrann from @spiritual.fit.girl11 - .
-Let’s stop fixing bodies & start fixing the world.-
There’s so much more to a person then their appearance and it’s about time we start focusing on the beauty of our imperfections.
We would be much happier as a society if we didn’t idolize perfection. It’s all around us. Perfect this-perfect that, but is that how you want your daughter to grow up feeling? Feeling less than?
We can change things by being proud of our imperfections. Role modelling for the next generation that they are enough just as they are. To embrace self love.
To love every freckle, every roll, every stretch mark. To love on their unique nose and thick thighs because that’s what makes them, them.
This is someone who grew up needing to be “perfect”. Feeling that if I altered my body I would some how feel more accepted- more confident.
In return all I did was strip my identity, my health and set a poor example for my children that altering your body is acceptable.
I experienced breast implant illness first hand and the debilitating effects it had on my body, my family, my life.
Extreme fatigue, vertigo, brain fog, shortness of breath, chronic sore throats. Antibiotics upon antibiotics.
I decided to put vanity aside a gain my life back.
What I didn’t expect after removing my toxic implants was the respect I gained for myself.
The strength, confidence, energy, self love that came flooding into my life.
The lesson I learned to never take my health for granted. To be a role model for my daughters that they are beautiful. .
But not just beautiful but smart, kind, compassionate and lovable.
Because our outer is just a shell- it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
If you’re suffering from breast Implant Illness, I’m your advocate and I’m here to tell you that there is peace on the other side of removal.
If your struggling with body image I’m here to tell you to look within. Workout and eat properly to feel good, to better your health but don’t ever drain yourself because you feel less than.
See @spiritual.fit.girl11 for entire story
This woman inspires me. She is beautiful and courageous. Regrann from @myfairliza_ - I have seen a few posts of women that have impending explant dates asking for feedback about how much health improvements some of us victims of BII have had. Pictures speak louder. The pic on the left was taken hours before my life saving removal, coming up on 2 years ago this April. I was 86 pounds at 5’10 and I was barely hanging on. I had only had Gummy Bear silicone for 17 months and went from the picture of health to walking death. My removal was done under local anesthesia because my doctor believed general would finish me off. I survived! I am healing. Even though I survived, I am still healing emotionally from what I endured and self love is still a journey I am on. I miss the way the implants felt and looked before I fell in to auto immune illness a few months later. But having a healthy body far outweighs trying to look like a “perfect specimen” of what society and men in general seem drawn to. Listen to your body and show it love everyday, wherever that takes you. Although I cannot attribute all of my health problems to Plastic Surgery, I can honestly say that having foreign plastic in your body does not help any predisposed issues and can trigger major health problems and immune system function. Do your research and make the choice you feel is right for your body, you only have ONE. I am in the process of writing my book, Surviving Perfect. At my own pace. Documenting my journey and the many miracles I was afforded during this experience in hopes to reach people suffering and raise awareness! #breastimplantillness#breastimplants#plasticsurgery#plasticsurgeon#breastaugmentation#modeling#bossbabe#swolemates#iifymgirls#fitchick#girlswholift#gainz#girlswithmuscles#fitgirls#fitfam#fitnessfreak#girlswhosquat#fitness#motivation#flex#muscle#fitspo#gymlover#lifestyle#trainhard#mommymakeover#nopainogain#shredz#fitnessmodel#beauty
Regrann from @breast_implant_awareness - Many plastic surgeons claim that if a Cohesive Gel implant leaks or ruptures, the silicone gel will not be released.
Seeing is believing that this claim could not be further than the truth .
A woman’s cohesive gel Implant ruptured and look at this mess, one of which will make one very sick . These are 9 year old implants and this woman was sick for 5 years out of those 9 years.
Regrann from @wellness.carrie.boyle - Today is Breast Implant Illness Awareness Day! It's also the perfect day for me to warn everyone about the dangers of implants. (This is a pic of the toxic bags I had 14 years too long). Truthfully it makes me sick to see them. ♀️ All Implants are toxic! Even saline implants are made with a silicone shell full of toxic chemicals and heavy metals that slowly and painfully poison your body. These chemicals mess with your endocrine system jacking up your thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones (hair loss, fatigue, low libido, weight gain). Most immune systems fight against implants as a foreign body causing compromised immune systems and autoimmune disorders (fibromyalgia, Lupus, MS, Sjogren's, etc)
Regrann from @crista.tappan - MY ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED ON @elephantjournal TODAY GO TO CRISTA'S PAGE AND Click the link in bio - it’s the first one on the list. PLEASE help me spread the knowledge of the dangers of breast implants, and SHARE it with a woman(s) in your life who either has or is considering getting them. As of this week, I have now had SIX FRIENDS (who I didn’t even know had implants!!!) get theirs removed after hearing about my story last year. Spread the knowledge. Save LIVES!
Regrann from @glutenfreeocd - Time flies, doesn't it? I joke that if time keeps going by this fast, I'll be dead soon. Not everyone appreciates that joke. I digress.
On this day last year, I was lying in a bed at the surgery center with an IV in my arm [&, alas, nothing to read] waiting for what seemed an eternity because the girl in surgery before me had a complicated rhinoplasty case.
Just a little more time to contemplate the possibility of my own untimely death.
Nevertheless, I had a really nice team of doctors & nurses. If I remember correctly, my anesthesiologist asked if I was claustrophobic, at which point I said no & he tried to put the mask on my face & I freaked the eff out. So much for my pride. I ran into him in the lobby a few days later & he told me I looked different with clothes on. I thanked him for not letting me die. Typical conversation.
Then the nurses were talking about how the big round lights in the OR looked like boobs, & I really wanted to say "They won't look like mine once I'm done here," but I didn't for some reason. Strange for me; I usually don't miss the chance to make a stupid joke.