“I feel like a new woman. 99% of my symptoms are now gone. I’m really excited to get back in shape and practice self-love more and more.”
Since explanting, Samantha has mentally and physically thrived on her healing journey. However, during her many years of having breast implants and experiencing breast implant illness symptoms, this description could not be farther from the truth. At first, Samantha’s implants made her feel pretty, but soon after implanting she began experiencing severe memory loss, ringing in her ears, extreme headaches, weight gain, lowered libido and so much more.
Tell us about your explant journey.
I started to think that I had early signs of dementia and the more research I did the more things pointed to bii. One day I came across a chart of symptoms and couldn’t believe how many of them I had. I want to use my voice to help other women and let them know that they are supported and beautiful
What type of implants did you have?
Mentor 475 saline
What surgeon did you explant with?
Dr David Rankin
When did you begin to experience symptoms?
9 months on the waiting list and 21 years of having implants
What symptoms did you have?
Severe memory loss
Ringing in my right ear
Loss of hearing in my right ear
Numbness in my arms and hands
Extreme headaches that lead to hospitalization
Loss of libido
Slow healing & recovery after workouts
Loss of words
Major brain fog
Constant yeast infections
How did breast implants impact your life?
At first they made me feel “pretty” (i was 20 when i got them)
Five kids later, I blamed my symptoms on being a stressed out mom and getting older.
What was surgery like for you?
My surgery was a breeze. Recovery was tough the first night but every day after got easier and better.
How are you doing now, after explant?
I feel like a new woman. 99% of my symptoms are now gone. I’m really excited to get back in shape and practice self-love more and more.
What would you like women who are considering explant to know?
It all starts with self-love. We are warriors and goddesses and our breasts don’t define us. It’s the most spiritual as well as health conscious decision I’ve ever made.