Bobbi B.'s Story
“In 1993, I was 18 years of age, and people like Pamela Anderson were the icons of the day. I decided I would take control of my adulthood, prove the naysayers wrong and take the modeling world by storm.
I underwent what would become my first of nine breast augmentations in one breast and ten in the other (due to a seroma complication). With the exception of my first procedure, every time I had surgery, I developed capsular contracture in only one of my breast implants, causing asymmetry. This happened consistently within a year or two of each of my surgeries. While this might sound crazy to some, this is commonplace to many women who get breast augmentation surgery (which has been acknowledged by the FDA).”
Tell us about your explant journey.
You can read the whole story here: https://medium.com/@bobbibillard/bobbi-billard-augmented-reality-72195cc24aa0
What type of implants did you have?
Mentor Memory Gel
What surgeon did you explant with?
I’m not saying as he’s a BII denier and I don’t want to give him any publicity. The guy who fixed me though was Dr. Bradley Strawn. He’s amazing!
When did you begin to experience symptoms?
I always experienced problems after the first year or so.
What symptoms did you have?
I wrote all of that in this article here: https://medium.com/@bobbibillard/bobbi-billard-augmented-reality-72195cc24aa0
How did breast implants impact your life?
Breast implants made me a bunch of money in my modeling and acting career but they probably cost me as much as they made me with my having to get them replaced after constantly having problems. Thankfully I don’t have long lasting health problems as a result. I consider myself to be fortunate. I now use my platform to warn others about the dangers of breast implants. I’m exploring avenues to help get that message out more so make sure you follow me. I’m @bobbibillard everywhere so I can keep you updated about my progress with getting this important message out there.
What was surgery like for you?
The surgery didn’t phase me at all.
How are you doing now, after explant?
I’m doing fantastic! I underwent another surgery to fix what the original explant doctor did to me a little over a year ago and my results were even better than I could have ever imagined. I’m so thankful for Dr. Strawn and his team.
What would you like women who are considering explant to know?
It’s not worth it. Do your research. Read Breast Implants and the D.I.R.T. Committee (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0987719912?tag=onamzbarba095-20&linkCode=ic5&ascsubtag=amzn1.infl.us.product&creativeASIN=0987719912&ref=exp_bobbibillard_dp_vv_d) and also read my story.
Really think about your decision. Make sure that you’re willing to change out your set of implants every 5-10 years and sign on for all of that surgery for the rest of your life. Read this to hear the real story that most doctors won’t tell you: https://medium.com/@bobbibillard/so-youre-thinking-about-getting-breast-implants-read-this-cd5434679151
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Yes, please feel free to message me anytime at any of my social media profiles if you have any questions or just want to vent. You can find me online @bobbibillard on any social media site you use. Thanks for listening to my story and please spread the good word.