Samantha's Story

Samantha's Story

By Akemi Fisher

Samantha's Story

“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

Dry scalp

Weight gain

Slow healing & recovery after workouts

Trouble breathing

Loss of words

Major brain fog

Constant yeast infections

Depression

Anxiety 


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.