Jennifer's Story

Jennifer's Story

By Akemi Fisher

Jennifer's Story

Around six months after receiving her second set of implants, Jennifer began experiencing migraines, brain fog, anxiety, fatigue and so much more. When it was suggested that her breast implants may be the cause of her issues, Jennifer immediately dismissed the possibility. One comment from her son, however, changed everything.


Tell us about your explant journey.

I feel like I've been reborn. My mind is clear, my energy is through the roof, my breasts don't hurt, my food intolerances are disappearing. I 100% made the right choice. 


I never feel good. My symptoms included migraines, brain fog, stomach issues with no reasoning behind them, IBS, food intolerances like crazy, forgetfulness, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, ringing in my ears, nausea, dizziness, vertigo, eye twitching and my eyesight has changed dramatically almost overnight. ALL of these symptoms came out of the blue. None of this runs in my family. I'm also the only one in my family with implants.


I had people reach out to me asking if I thought my implants could be the cause and I said HELL NO!! That's crazy! It wasn't until I joined a Facebook group with over 110,000 women that are SICK from implants and reading their stories that I started connecting the dots.


What really made me start questioning this was when my son asked if we could go out to eat and I told him I didn’t feel good and he said, "mom you never feel good anymore!"


I woke the F-UP and started researching and being my own advocate. The ONLY way to know for sure if it's the implants is to remove them. The FDA is now saying they are aware implants are making women sick and when they get them removed they're better. ALL IMPLANTS are TOXIC PERIOD! Even if they don't "leak" your body is still being poisoned.


What type of implants did you have?

Mentor Silicone 


What surgeon did you explant with?

Charles Polsen


When did you begin to experience symptoms?

Around 6 months after getting my second set of implants in 2017


What symptoms did you have?

Migraines

Brain fog

Stomach

IBS

Food intolerances

Forgetfulness

Endometriosis

Ovarian cysts

Anxiety

Insomnia

Fatigue

Ringing in my ears

Nausea

Dizziness

Vertigo

Eye twitching

Change in eyesight 


How did breast implants impact your life?

I went from being super active to staying in the bed most of the day.


What was surgery like for you?

My surgery was a breeze!! I have had minimal pain and recovery has been so much better than I expected. My surgeon did a phenomenal job. 


How are you doing now, after explant?

I'm doing GREAT!!


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

Do your research!! Don't just research the implants themselves but research the side effects of having a foreign object in your body.