Approximately 300,000 women get breast implant surgery (breast augmentation or boob job) every year in the U.S. because they want to increase and enhance their bosom. But there are serious, and toxic problems that may come with this type of plastic surgery that many people are simply not aware of.
The latest serious issue to plague some women who previously had breast augmentation is that they have dangerous mold such as aspergillus growing in their breasts, and it is making them deathly ill.
This a story that this multi-billion dollar industry does not want to get out.
These reports of mold growing in women’s breast have been coming out in the media and on various Facebook groups over the last few years.
For example, the latest report if from Hugh Hefner’s wife, Crystal Hefner found mold growing in her breast plants and decided to have them removed this week because they are poisoning her and making her really sick.
Crystal Hefner had posted on her Instagram profile that her breast Implants slowly poisoned her and she had an Intolerance to foods and beverages, unexplained back pain, constant neck and shoulder pain, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), stunted hair growth, incapacitating fatigue, burning bladder pain, low immunity, aches, the bladder pain, brain fog, fatigue, recurring infections, problems with my thyroid and adrenals.
She eventually found a holistic doctor (Dr. Farshid Rahbar) who diagnosed with Lyme disease and toxic mold.
These same symptoms resembled what is called “Breast Implant Illness,” and there is a Facebook group dedicated to this subject with approximately 3,000 members.
Here is Crystal Hefner’s complete testimonial below that was posted on Instagram.
Crystal Hefner is just one of many women who have claimed that mold growing in their breast was making them very sick. in December 2015, a Florida woman, Anne Ziegenhorn had told WEARTV that her implants nearly killed her.
Anne keeps a video on her phone of the saline breast implants covered with mold, that were removed from her body after a two-year nightmare. Ziegenhorn said, “I felt like that was it, I was gonna die, and the doctors were gonna let me die.”
It started in 2011. The woman who was a picture of health suddenly started gaining weight, losing her vision and experiencing burning, unrelenting pain.
She had sores all over her body. Her thinking was so cloudy she thought she might have Alzheimer’s. She was misdiagnosed with everything from lupus to arthritis to thyroid problems. She said, “Silicone sickness in and of itself is one entity. And then you add the mold to it that we had, and then you’ve got two illnesses going on.”
The diagnosis that Anne believes saved her life came from Dr. Susan Kolb, author of “The Naked Truth About Breast Implants.” Dr. Kolb said, “My experience in doing this for thirty years is that eventually everybody will become ill from their breast implants, unless they die sooner from something else.”
Dr. Kolb says she’s seeing lots of women with mold in their saline implants, often from defective valves. She says some patients also have detoxification problems, that make them particularly sensitive to the silicone shells of the implants. She says in 25-30 percent of the population, the reactions are debilitating. The doctor is not anti-implants, she has them herself. But she believes for safety, women need to get their implants replaced every eight to fifteen years.
Amanda Gilcrease is a patient who had her implants removed. She said, “All the neurological symptoms… the burning, numbing, stabbing, shooting, electrical shocking pains throughout my body went away immediately.”
In November 2015, WPSD6 news reported on a Kentucky woman, Paula Blades who had breast augmentation and that after years of severe mystery illnesses, it turns out here moldy breasts were killing her.
She eventually had here breasts removed and then sent to to Dr. Pierre Blais with Innoval Failure Analysis in Ottawa, Canada, for further testing. That testing found “the valve capping mechanism…faulty”, the “filling fluid grossly contaminated” and indication of “aspergillus-related entities,” —mold.
Here is an excerpt from the WPSD6 article:
It wasn’t until years later that serious health problems began to plague her.
“I started getting like chronic sinusitis and different infections —bronchitis, things of that nature that wouldn’t go away,” Paula explained. “I got these sores all over my upper torso that wouldn’t heal.”
“Severe chronic sinusitis and running a temperature every day. My white blood cell count was increased,” she recalled.
Paula also lost a lot of weight, dropping to just 80 pounds. She went to doctor after doctor and faced diagnosis after diagnosis. She went through multiple hospital stays.
“Just one thing after another,” Paula said. “It seemed like it never ever was going to end.”
No one could tell her the source of her illnesses, and she only got sicker.
“I was to the point where I was planning my funeral. I knew I was gonna’ die,” Paula said.
One night, Paula was channel surfing and happened to stop on Discover Health. The show ‘Monsters Inside Me’ was on. Paula saw a woman. She was a stranger, but her symptoms were all too familiar to Paula.
“She was like me. She had the same symptoms, everything, and I was just like ‘Oh my gosh, that’s me,’” Paula said.
Paula also saw Dr. Susan Kolb, with Plastikos Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, on the program. Paula reached out to her.
“The next week I was in Atlanta, met with her on a Wednesday,” Paula said. “She’s like ‘Honey, I know what’s wrong with you.’”
Kolb told Paula she had something called saline biotoxin illness.
“Most doctors have never heard of this disease, so they don’t know anything about it,” said Kolb. “I think most doctors right now that are internal medicine, neurology, family practice and plastic surgery have patients in their practice that are diagnosed with you know, MS, lupus, other auto-immune diseases and fibromyalgia, that are curable. Curable, if they had explant, anti-fungals, treatment of co-infections.
She has treated thousands of patients like Paula.
“She probably wouldn’t have lived very much longer had she not had some intervention in her health,” Dr. Kolb explained.
Paula’s implants were removed in a procedure called an explant. In Paula’s case, the procedure lasted hours, because it’s not as simple as removing the implant.
“Specifically, you have to have the entire scar capsule removed. Not just the implant,” Kolb said.
The implants were then sent to Dr. Pierre Blais with Innoval Failure Analysis in Ottawa, Canada, for further testing. That testing found “the valve capping mechanism…faulty”, the “filling fluid grossly contaminated” and indication of “aspergilli-related entities,” —mold.
“It can do all sorts of things in the body,” said Kolb.
The two moldy breast implant survivors, Paula Blades and Anne Ziegenhorn created The Implant Truth Survivors (or TITS) Committee to help educate other women about how dangerous breast implants can be.
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