Vanessa K.'s Story
“Do it for your health and life. Even the self confidence is better without these toxic bags.”
Vanessa’s symptoms appeared within a year of her getting breast implants. Starting out at increased acne and hair loss, her symptoms quickly worsened to things like Thyroid dysfunction, hormone issues, mood swings and so much more. Breast implant illness slowly began to affect Vanessa’s ability to work and her personal relationships, but now, 9-weeks post explant, she already feels more energetic and can see many of her symptoms disappearing.
Tell us about your explant journey.
For a long time I did not know what is causing my several symptoms. I always thought I just have too much stress or its just the job I dont love to do or its the birth control pill. Doctors never found anything. After my misscarriage in an early state of the pregnancy I contacted a holistic counselor to help me balance my hormones. In the end of 2017 she mentioned that implants can cause trouble in the body. But to that time I think I wasn't really ready for this information, had not the money for an explant and on top my ex was against an explant. So I forgot about it. After some months I seperated from this boyfriend and found a new love. I felt a bit better but in 2019 my symptoms got worse. I just realised after seeing on my holistic counselor website that she now only treats patients who are willing to explant and a post on instagram about bii, that these toxic bags have to come out. It was kind of a shock and awakening from a nightmare. Then I quickly found a professional doctor who can make explants en bloc even if it didn't work en bloc for me in the end because the capsules were sticking to my rips, but all capsules and silicone are out now. I didn't have a rupture.
What type of implants did you have?
Textured Mentor silicone 200 cc under the muscle
What surgeon did you explant with?
Dr. Peek, Germany Frankfurt
When did you begin to experience symptoms?
Six month to one year
What symptoms did you have?
Pimples on the chest and hair loss
Loss of short term memory
Difficulties to concentrate
Infertility and a misscarriage
Food intolerance like histamine and dairy
Yeast infections /candida
Low stress tolerance
Hormonal issues like too much estrogen
Phases with weight loss and weight gain
Pain in the lymph and the sides of the breasts
Markers for autoimmune diseases
How did breast implants impact your life?
I was sad and always questioning why I couldn't be myself. I had very little tolerance for stress and so I couldn't handle my job full time anymore and had to quit at least. I think my long term relationship broke as well because of a lot of the symptoms.
What was surgery like for you?
I had no pain at all. It felt releasing for me.
How are you doing now, after explant?
Now 9 weeks post explant I can already feel the energy coming slowly back and my sadness, bloating and a lot of symptoms are gone.
What would you like women who are considering explant to know?
Do it for your health and life. Even the self confidence is better without these toxic bags.
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Thank you for spreading the awareness!