Maria K.'s Story
“I am doing amazing. I feel and look leaner. I have more energy. No more heart palpitations or pressure.”
Maria’s breast implants negatively affected her self-esteem, but it was not until around 15 years after she implanted that she began to experience breast implant illness symptoms.
Tell us about your explant journey.
I received 225cc saline implants placed under the muscle in 2003. I immediately regretted the decision. I didn't remove them completely until 2019 after experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, chest pressure, heart palpitations, etc.
What type of implants did you have?
What surgeon did you explant with?
Dr. Charles Perry
When did you begin to experience symptoms?
I am unsure here. I experienced an eating disorder because of spiritual challenges regarding how I objectified my body. I lost sensation immediately after. I didn't start experiencing major symptoms until 15 years after.
What symptoms did you have?
How did breast implants impact your life?
It created low self-esteem and later physically impacted my health.
What was surgery like for you?
I had an emergency hematoma twice
How are you doing now, after explant?
I am doing amazing. I feel and look leaner. I have more energy. No more heart palpitations or pressure.
What would you like women who are considering explant to know?
To love yourself
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
You can read more about my explant journey here: