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December 18, 2023

Breast Implant Illness Uncovered: What You Need to Know

with podcast guest

Jennifer Woodward

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Jennifer Woodward holds a Master of Science in Integrative Nutrition and is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and a Board Certified Functional Wellness Coach. She is also the creator of the acclaimed FDN Business School, and she’s joining me today to discuss a topic that impacts countless lives: breast implant illness (BII). BII is a complex health issue associated with breast implants, and Jennifer is here to share her personal journey and professional insights.

In this episode, Jennifer and I talk about symptoms of BII, the impact it had on Jennifer’s life as a business owner and mother of four, the differences between silicone and saline implants, common warning signs that every woman should be aware of, the importance of self-advocacy in navigating associated health challenges, and more. If you have breast implants or are considering getting them, you’ll find this conversation valuable. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights

  • Understanding breast implant illness (BII) and its symptoms
  • The strong correlation between removing breast implants and seeing improvement in symptoms
  • Hormonal factors and the multiple possible contributors to these symptoms
  • Jennifer’s journey from getting breast implants at 19 to the recognition in her late 30s that they might be negatively affecting her overall health
  • The research process and decision to remove her implants
  • What you need to know about silicone versus saline breast implants
  • Less common symptoms associated with breast implant illness
  • Why Jennifer recommends finding a surgeon who specializes in en bloc capsulectomy
  • Finding support and recommended doctors for breast implant removal
  • The emotional and spiritual aspects of removing breast implants and how it can impact a woman’s identity
  • The explant surgery journey and what the recovery period looks like
  • Considerations and advice for those considering getting breast implants
  • The potential link between breast implants and autoimmune disorders
  • Considering the need for future surgeries and the risks associated with breast implants
  • What to do next if you think you may be suffering from breast implant illness

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