Bre H.'s Story
Bre began experiencing shortness of breath the moment she woke up from breast implant surgery, but that was only the beginning. Around five years after implanting, Bre’s started noticing a variety of symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pains, numbness and tinnitus.
“After having three children I really started focusing on remove toxins from our home and bodies. I remember seeing someone post about explant and what these foreign objects were doing to our bodies, once I started researching I knew this was the right choice.”
Tell us about your explant journey.
I had a full capsulectomy after 17 years of having saline implants under the muscle. I remember waking up from implant surgery when I was 22 and couldn’t take a deep breath, that feeling never went away, along with that feeling years later came low energy, sharp pains in my collar bone and chest, numbness, tingling, and more. After having three children I really started focusing on remove toxins from our home and bodies. I remember seeing someone post about explant and what these foreign objects were doing to our bodies, once I started researching I knew this was the right choice. How could I look my children in the eyes and tell them to love All of themselves when even Their mom couldn’t? How could I tell my boys to love a woman by what’s in her heart when I was so concerned with my outer looks? After my explant the first thing I remember was being able to take a deep breath, I feel that I am me again, back in my own skin, back to my truest, most authentic self.
What type of implants did you have?
Mentor Saline implants
What surgeon did you explant with?
Dr. Bradley Strawn
When did you begin to experience symptoms?
5 years after implants
What symptoms did you have?
Shortness of breath
Collar bone pain
What was surgery like for you?
Surgery wasn’t as bad as I thought, I only took pain meds for the 1st day. I was very nauseous after surgery until the next morning.
How are you doing now, after explant?
I feel incredible and more confident than I ever have
What would you like women who are considering explant to know?
Do it! If the thought has come to you, it is the right choice. Your overall health and quality of life isn’t worth it