Tiffany B.'s Story
Tiffany had two different sets of breast implants over a 20 year period, but it wasn’t until a year or two after she got her second set of implants that she began to notice more serious breast implant illness symptoms.
“I had struggled with migraines and more since getting implants. I just always chalked them up to something else and never imagined my implants could be the cause.”
Tell us about your explant journey.
Last Fall, I shared a post on IG about how I was struggling with an unknown illness. I had spent well over 50K on doctor visits, trying to find answers to all the symptoms I’d been having. I’d given over 90 vials of blood, taken about every food sensitivity and autoimmune test, and even mailed in my feces for testing. Still no answers. But I had a few women message me and ask if I had implants, and they shared about BII. I immediately started my research and found a BII symptom list. After looking at the list, I just knew on a gut level that it was my implants that was making me sick. I’ve only had mine out 2.5 weeks, and I’m already seeing symptoms disappear.
What type of implants did you have?
Under the muscle silicone 400cc
What surgeon did you explant with?
Dr David Rankin
When did you begin to experience symptoms?
I’ve had 2 sets of implants over 20 years and I really started noticing really bad symptoms a year or two after my second set. However, I had struggled with migraines and more since getting implants. I just always chalked them up to something else and never imagined my implants could be the cause.
What symptoms did you have?
Ringing in my ears
Bone & joint pain
Pain in my chest
Limb numbness & tingling
Food intolerances and more!
How did breast implants impact your life?
Honestly, knowing what I know now I would never get them. I totally regret the decision.
What was surgery like for you?
I was scared but excited for it! Happy to be on the healing side.
How are you doing now, after explant?
My head hasn’t felt this clear in years! I’ve had a slower recovery but being patient with my body. I’m just excited to be feeling better even while sore!
What would you like women who are considering explant to know?
Give your body time to heal and detox. Go into surgery knowing that it will take time to undo the damage the implants have caused.
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Everyone's story is different. Do your research and do what’s best for you. If you decide to have explant surgery make sure to find a trusted surgeon that believes in BII and supports you!