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  1. Great story from the great person, thank you. Wishing you best of luck with your recovery and I really admire your willpower, you are an amazing, determined person. I lost my mom this January + other everyday routine stress… Just wondering how you manage to avoid stress. And the most importantly that you’ve got an accurate diagnosis to begin with. I am not that fortune.

    1. Hi, Alla: thank you so much for your kind words. I know it is very painful to lose a mom. I don’t think stress is avoidable. However, you can certainly figure out and use techniques to reduce it. Strengthening my faith made a huge difference as well as a close friendship with my long-term friend who helps me in my business too. You can learn about her here: Would you like to talk on the phone? If yes, please reply to the emails you get from me. I would love to chat. ~Irina

  2. Hi, thank you for sharing your story. I’m so glad you are feeling better. I recently went through an explant surgery and also have a good sized dent in my right breast near the incision. I’ve tried cupping, but it’s still there. Did your indention ever go away or become less noticeable?

  3. Hi,

    I am having my 525cc textured silicone sub muscular implants removed on Nov 25 2019 and am curious about what testing (specific tests) you did post-op explant for your health? What type of doctor did you go to? I am interested in testing heavy metal mold etc as well as my immune function as I feel it has severely decreased in the past year. I live in Dallas Texas, just as additional info. Any suggestions are appreciated!! I really want to get healthy and get my body back on track after the explant. Thank you!


    1. Hi, C: I’ve been working with a functional medicine doctor. As for the tests, it is individual. I would highly recommend finding an experienced functional medicine with MD credentials. Congratulations on taking them out and good luck with the surgery. Let me know if you want to talk on the phone. ~Irina

  4. Hi Irina,

    Thanks for sharing your story. I had my implants for 13 years. I also didn’t know they came with all these illnesses. Mine are 250cc from an A cup. I was wondering if you got your nipples sensations back after explant. I lost my nipples sensations after getting implants and how I used to enjoyed being touched.

  5. Hi Irina
    I know time has passed since your explant, however I may have similar results after my explant 3 months ago, to what you describe with the indentations. My left breast complete lower portion is flat and dimpled and my breast is filling up in the upper portion, making my nipple point downward, it would be a B size now. My right breast has not filled in yet but looks normal in lower fullness except for some flat dimpled area like the other on the outer third, nipple straight, it would be an A. I don’t want any more surgery and would like to know if your indentations filled out over time? I am embarrassed because of how they look now. My PS said the way the breasts look on the lower pole is because I have no fat there (even though I am overweight), and that I had a large implant in there for 35 years and it is heavier at the bottom of the breast. I have been wearing compression bras and now a vest as a bra rides up, I have to wear it 24 hrs until the 6 months consult. I have had small seroma fluids removed a few weeks ago, tested for ALCL but all clear. PS suggests implants/lift/fat transfer only to smooth out. After 4 operations I don’t want more surgery, and costs.
    I was flat 35 years ago (like a boy) after breast feeding. I had silicone implants with contraction. I then had saline implants, one implant slowly leaked over a few years. I had saline implants replaced and the same happened. I had increasing fluid around my implants and was tested for ALCL twice, negative thank goodness. My PS said he found silicone in there during the explant through under breast incision. 27 years ago he told me that he had to cut the silicone implants to squeeze some out to remove them through the incision under my nipple, I was horrified, some silicone must have gone inside there at that time. I used saline implants to prevent that from happening, as it turns out silicone was in there the whole time! I have had health issues and have not had any relief since the explant, actually my digestive issues are worse since my saline implant leaked faster prior to removal. I had most of the capsules removed. I am hoping the massages I have been asked to do (starting in the last week) may stimulate breast growth? I can only hope. My question is did your indents fill out?

    1. Hi, Melissa: 3 months is not enough to see improvement in shape and your health. You need to give it at least a year to make sure conclusions. In my case, it took me two years for the indentations to get smaller. The right breast is still smaller on the bottom than the left. Massage and cupping should help. Even though my breasts are very small, I feel very happy that I got rid of the ticking bombs inside my body. My health has improved, too. Do you see a functional medicine doctor? Have you had a chance to look around my website? Please let me know if you have any further questions? ~Irina

      1. Please have a call with me . I’m a nurse – undiagnosed health inflammatory issues- I’m not sure who to seek for advice . Other than these implants I should have never have done .

      2. Thank you Irina for your reply, it has helped me to feel more at ease with my situation, and to be patient as the passing of time is what I need to heal, my body has been exposed to toxins for 35 years of silicone and saline and it will take some time for my body to heal. I realise the stress of how unusually damaged my breasts look now after the multiple surgeries and explant has had an impact on my health, so I really need to accept what has happened, along with the other challenges in my life, to move forward. I am so glad I had my implants removed for my health, which is exceedingly more important than how I look, regret has not been an issue, but disappointment has. I have been taking time to go walking, getting a little sun every day and trying to feel healthier and happier, and distracting myself with being busy. I haven’t seen a functional medical doctor. I see online there are a few in my area and will get a consultation and tests if I don’t see improvement.
        I have looked at your site, you have vast insight into health and healing. It is hard to be natural in the world we live in, it all comes back to awareness, and trying to get as close as we can by eating and living clean. Our bodies have the amazing ability to heal if we don’t impede it with toxins.
        Irina, you have such resilience with your health issues, your mental determination is amazing. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and I wish you continued success in your life.

  6. I’m so happy you are getting back to good health! Do you by chance have a list or a link to all the tests you took for your detox? I’m having my explant surgery in June and I want to make sure to be properly cleared of everything! Also, did you experience hair loss while you had implants? If so, did your hair grow back? I’m asking because that is one of my main issues right now and I’m scared to death it won’t grow back. Thank you for sharing your story. It has been most helpful!

    1. Hi, Melanie: I am so sorry to hear about your hair loss. I know how scary it is. I had some hair loss episode after the surgery and was able to fix – so happy about that. Please read my article here:
      Let me know if you’d like to talk the phone about all this: I can tell you about something very important to do right after the surgery. ~Irina

    1. I’m getting my 23 year old saline implants taken out soon. One is deflated as of a couple weeks ago! I am diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroidits 4 years ago. I have gained a ton of weight, and my knees and hips hurt constantly. i also have dry hair, and skin. The brain fog and memory issues are horrifying. I am 55 years old. Your story has helped me feel positive about the explant! Will i feel better right after this surgery, and maybe my Hashi’s will get better? It’s been about 6 years of hell……i think its from the implants.

      1. Hi, Bridget: Congratulations! I am glad you are doing it. You will feel better soon. It will also depend on other healthy changes you have been implementing. The Hashimoto’s had is healed. And the other autoimmune conditioner is almost gone as well. Every minute I am so grateful for my health. ~Irina

  7. You have another angel in heaven taking care of you…The most important is be beautiful in your heart Irina, always remember that you can do all with God. 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing your experience, Irina! I hope you continue to feel better and better everyday!

    1. So sorry to hear. This is probably not my place to ask and I am sure you have considered all your options. But is there a way to wait for her to heal and gain weight before doing breast reconstruction? ~Irina

  9. Thank you for your story. My daughter has been contemplating prophylactic double mastectomies with implant reconstruction due to strong cancer history. But I am concerned about the implants after reading your story along with others that show auto immune problems. She already has rheumatoid arthritis and is sickly. What functional medicine doctor do you go to? Also so sorry for the loss of your mom. 🙁

  10. Bless your heart, Irina, you have been through the wringer. I am so happy for you that your health has shown so much improvement in really what has been a short time since explanting. The results have to be incredibly uplifting and encouraging. Thanks for sharing your journey. You have a lot of courage and persistence. And thank goodness you have such a supportive partner!

  11. Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. May you find comfort with family and friends. I am sure she is very proud of the compassionate daughter, wife, mother and friend that you are!

  12. Irina, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Hugs, hope the time will help to cope with losing your parent. Happy to hear you are feeling better after the surgery, you are a beautiful girl inside and out, don’t let anybody make you doubt yourself or any of the decisions you’ve made.

    1. Thank you, Elena. When my son was a baby, my mom was already sick but helped with him so I can work on this blog. She did everything she could help me create our wonderful community. 🙂 ~Irina

  13. Thanks for sharing. Your post was very interesting to read for me, I have had implants for 20 years. I had them replaced at year 14. The surgeon (who was not the same as the one that put them in) assured me that they looked good as new and were intact when they were replaced. I have had no health problems related to them or otherwise (that I am aware of) so I have elected to keep them in for now. I really do wish I had never gotten them in the first place though. They are completely unnecessary. If only I knew then what I know now about health.

    1. I’m right there with you…wish I never had them done as well. Purely a mid-life emotional reaction. The explanation of Irina’s surgery scared me. I have saline, probably for about 12 years now…no health issues. Thanks for sharing.