@Regranned from @msredd - I was contemplating posting this, but everyone has been asking a lot of questions. I am writing my whole story for an article/blog but here goes. Yes, I removed my breast implants. You ask why? They were making me and my body very sick. It all started with my saline implants in 2001 and escalated in 2007 with my silicone ones. I was dealing with various autoimmune issues that no doctor or specialist could figure out what was wrong with me. Then @saraontheinternet reached out to me (we both had talked about our various illnesses before) she sent me a link to www.healingbreastimplantillness.com and told me to read over it. She was taking hers out and thought maybe this is what was wrong with me. When I went to the website, I sobbed. I realized that it was true...and truly made sense. I loved my big fake boobs, hell I was known for them. I knew deep down. I spent the next 6 months doing research like crazy. And a year ago today, I removed them. I’m still in the process of healing and detox but I’m getting better each and everyday. And you know what, I love my natural boobs. I love me....and so happy with my decision to save my health and life. If you have implants and are suffering from odd or inexplainable illnesses, I urge you to research breast implant illness. For those of you thinking of getting them, research that also. They do fat transfers now. I’m not telling you what to do with your body but we are not as informed when we choose to put them in. Thank you @bettina_may for this snap shot for my article on @breast_implant_illness that I’ll be writing soon. And the biggest thank you to @saraontheinternet for reaching out to me!!! Also, @elegyellem for taking the time and talking to me about her journey. To the countless ladies and their stories on @breast_implant_illness. Huge shout out to Dr. Yamane and his staff at @valhalla_wellness for believing in me and helping me with my detox.
Another possible side effect of breast implants. Just say no. They are not good for you in any way. Don't believe the plastic surgeons when they tell you that they are safe. They're not safe, they never have been and they never will be.
See that silicone glob... that will indeed get in your body. We see it happening every day where the silicone gets into lymph nodes. It can get into your organs and your brain. Breast implants are not safe. Never have been and never will be.
Post explant update @Regranned from @kimannxo - **Extremely Personal Post** One month ago, I took the leap of faith to have my breast implants removed. When I decided to get them done I was in the best physical and mental state of my life. I had lost 120lbs, was in great shape, and had an abundance of energy at all times. Over the span of a year and ½ I had gained back 70lbs (all while continuing my healthy habits), fallen into countless bouts of depression, had severe anxiety, heart palpitations, shrieks of pain throughout my breasts, shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, brain fog, mood swings, inflammation, negative autoimmune symptoms, and the list goes on. I went to an endocrinologist, gastrointestinal Dr, two nutritionists, homeopathic metabolic specialist, had my thyroid tested 4 times, countless blood work, and the list goes on. All my labs came back text book. No one could figure out what was going on, but I knew in my heart something was wrong. I had come across a few articles in the past that talked about breast implant illness. I think on some level I always knew that it was the issue but I didn’t want to face it. About a month ago things took a turn for the worst. I could barely get out of bed every morning and my immune system was being attacked. I literally felt like I was dying. I went back to those articles and everything clicked. My body was rejecting the implants so I went to my plastic surgeon and didn’t turn back. The moment I got them out I could finally breathe again and within hours I could already feel the difference. Here I am a month out and I am feeling 100% myself again. My depression, anxiety, heart palpitations, inflammation, pain, fatigue, are all gone. Taking that leap of faith to have them removed was the best decision I have ever made. I am ready to move on with my life and be the best version of myself I can possibly be for my family, friends, and myself. I wanted to share my story because someone else’s post saved my life. The least I could do is pay it forward. Breast implant illness is real and I want to spread awareness in anyway that I can.
Post explant update @Regranned from @sargar16 - I'm resurfacing for a bit! I know I kept the reasons behind my surgery a bit vague, but I'm finally ready to share my story!
When I was 16, I was in a really severe car accident that resulted in a totaled car, a nearly severed foot (thank you to UGG boots for being on trend and thick enough to protect my foot), a long lasting back and neck injury, and most relevant to today, a destroyed chest wall and muscle.
Thanks to that accident, my right breast dropped dramatically, and I hated how I looked. At 22 years old, I consulted a plastic surgeon who recommended a lift as well as the use of implants to help support the chest wall as it healed and reattached to the proper location. If only I knew then what I know now.
Since that procedure 5 years ago, I've had intensifying back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as increased autoimmune symptoms. I did have an autoimmune condition prior to my implant surgery, but, I do believe that my immune system responded to these foreign bodies like invaders.
Recently, I'd been having lots of pain so I met with a reconstructive plastic surgeon, and we agreed that the implants should come out. I'm now on day three of my recovery from explant, capsulectomy, and lift surgery, and I know this was the best decision I could've ever made.
My fatigue, anxiety, under eye bags and dark circles, my back/neck/shoulder pain are GONE! I feel free! I feel like myself (and my age) for the first time in 5 years. I feel like I got my life back. Y'all, that's a NO FILTER picture, and I haven't showered or worn makeup in 3 days!
@Regranned from @breast_implant_awareness - Breast Implants- The invisible poison to the eye -
Every Breast Implant on the market are made of a silicone shell . Whether they are saline, silicone , cohesive gel, gummy bear , they are made of silicone.
The silicone gel is not a single substance , it’s a fluid comprised of numerous toxic ingredients , such that it is better termed a chemical soup. The shell consists of 40 different TOXIC ingredients. Heavy Metals such as tin, zinc, platinum , lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic just to name a few.
So toxic that somehow Breast Implants are
considered safe by the FDA , yet thousands of women are falling ill. Could this simply be by chance women are making this up, or is there something dark and sinister ? -
Did you know , Platinum crosses the blood brain barrier and damages brain cells ?
FYI- this is not public disclosure. Your plastic surgeon will not tell you this.
Dow Corning ( manufacturer of silicone) have been aware of the toxic effects of silicone since the 1950s, based on their own studies, but never published the data.
Stop, take a breath and understand the real risks and the possible complications. Get educated. Get smart. Look before you leap. Listen to that inner voice , understand the logic. There is nothing Natural about Breast Implants. You’ve been sold a LIE .
Let’s not forget about the financial burden with the repetitive surgeries and complications.
Let’s take a step back and stop playing Russian roulette with our bodies and love who we are , just as we are. Break free from the Matrix. -
It always boils down to this.
If you feel inadequate as a woman, the problem to address is not in your chest. If you ignore that, you are doomed to disappointment. A lot of people who think a cosmetic change like this is going to fix their lives end up discouraged and suicidal when they find they're still the same person with the same life. -
When you are in the habit of always finding fault with your body, you will never run out of faults to find. You will only find more and more as you get older. It's a trap, and changing your body won't get you out of it .
@Regranned from @faith_family_fitness__ - See!! I do wear something other than gym clothes all of the time!
Although this pic does not show my entire head of hair it does do a pretty darn good job of showing the thickness around the front. Omg what a difference my hair growth has made since I tossed those toxic bags out of my body!
Getting my breast implants removed was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only do I FEEL sooo much better, I think overall I LOOK sooo much better!
I have not written on my blog for awhile (too long in my opinion). I have had a ton of life curveballs thrown my way and that was my priority. I will be doing an one year post-op update around my one year date and then plan to write regularly again.