Jenna's Story

Jenna's Story

By Akemi Fisher

Jenna's Story

“I am starting to gain back my energy little by little and praying that my symptoms go away.”


Jenna’s breast implant illness symptoms started within one year of her getting breast implants. First came the exhaustion, then hives and so much more. The fatigue was relentless, and Jenna notes, “I felt like a weight was pulling me down.”


Tell us about your explant journey.

I decided to explant after suffering from chronic hives for the last 10 months. I’ve also had severe exhaustion, recurrent infections that were unexplainable and cystic acne despite a near perfect diet.


What type of implants did you have?

Silicone mentor 


What surgeon did you explant with?

Dr David Rankin


When did you begin to experience symptoms?

Exhaustion within one year. Hives within 3 years 


What symptoms did you have?

Hives

Exhaustion

Recurrent vaginal infections

Cystic acne 


How did breast implants impact your life?

They made me tired every single day. I felt like a weight was pulling me down.


What was surgery like for you?

The surgery was very straightforward and not complicated.


How are you doing now, after explant?

I am starting to gain back my energy little by little and praying that my symptoms go away.


What would you like women who are considering explant to know?

If you have medical issues that cannot be explained by doctors and explant is like wait for you.