B.I.I. BRIDGE (pre & post explant 12-week program)

Waiting to explant is an emotional rollercoaster.
Doubts, fears, and anxiety creep in constantly.
If you’ve already explanted you’re probably wondering, “am I healing right? Is this normal? When should I start detoxing?
Dr Amelia and I have heard it all.
That’s why we are putting our heads (and hearts) together to bring you the BII BRIDGE.
Who better to help lead the way on the journey back to WHOLE BODY HEALTH than two Breast Implant Illness Warriors with a passion for helping women rejuvenate!


What is the B.I.I. BRIDGE?

Bridging the gap between Breast Implant Illness and whole body health
🤷🏻‍♀️ BRIDGE? What’s that?
 ‘Bridge’ is an acronym that stands for:
B*ody Image
R*oot Cause
I*mmune System
G*ut Health
E*motional Support (and Exercise!)
BUT you can bet we will be splashing in a dash of self-love, EFT & visualization, the lymphatic system (one of the most overlooked and important systems), hormones, nutrition, essential oils – and more!
This is NOT a program that solely focuses on the physical body, supplements, and detox.
BII BRIDGE is a mind & body focused program for any woman wanting to look and feel better, both before and after her explant.
We believe that the physical body has a harder time healing with a toxic mind, and a toxic mind won’t heal the body nearly as fast as it’s capable.
The Mind-Body Connection must be strong for whole-body health, any form of healing to take place, and in order to live a blissed-out life.


BII BRIDGE is broken up into two phases:

  • The Pre-Op Phase (Fighter Phase)
  • The Post-Op Phase (Warrior Phase)

🥊 In the Fighter Phase (Pre-Op) we will be helping you:

  • strengthen your immune system
  • improve your gut health
  • get your nutrition on point
  • work through any emotions, fears, and triggers
  • prepare your home and get things in order for your big day
so that you walk into surgery as healthy, strong, confident, and prepared as humanly possible!

⚔️ In the Warrior Phase (Post-Op) we will be helping you:

  • heal ~ mind and body immediately following your surgery
  • build your gut back up (especially after antibiotics)
  • remove toxins safely and effectively, aka detox
  • eat for optimal health and healing
  • ease back into exercising, moving your body, and lifting weights
  • adjust to your new body & boobies
  • work through any emotions, concerns, or doubts that pop up
so that you get back to being you again, showing up fully for those you love, and embrace your new body (and boobies)!
🌙 There will be weekly affirmations, visualization exercises, meditations, and EFT (tapping) sessions included in BOTH Phases!

With all the advice out there in the land of Facebook Groups, no “one” person or  one “Group” is addressing all of this in the right order, that’s easy for you to apply and implement safely.

There are so many suggestions being thrown out there daily, like…
do this… no, this way is better.
– take this… no, that one is horrible. Here’s what I take.
– try this brand… that brand sucks. Here, try this one.
– look into Medical Medium… no, Robert Morse, Gerson Therapy, Andy Cutler. 😫Who is the best!?
It’s information overload, downright confusing, and dangerous.
That’s why we’re stepping in 👠👠
Every BODY is different and requires different dosages, time frames to start and end, attention… not to mention if you’re on medication or have a medical condition, you have got to be careful.
When you go through this program, before we even begin, we are going to be asking you:
  1. What symptoms are you currently dealing with?
  2. Do you have the EBV?
  3. Do you have the MTHFR gene mutation?
  4. What have you been diagnosed with after you got breast implants?
  5. Were your implants ruptured when you explanted?
  6. What other supplements and prescriptions are you taking?
  7. Are you, or do you plan to get pregnant in the next 12 weeks?
  8. How’s your diet? Do you have any allergies or sensitivities?
  9. Are you currently exercise?
  10. Do you have any physical limitations/injuries?
These 10 things play a MAJOR role in your healing and detox journey. And no two women are alike.


Dr. Amelia will specifically be focusing on your gut health, immune system, nutrition, supplements, and detox.
Christina will specifically be addressing body-image, self-love, stress, and emotions.


✔️ Both Phases are 12 weeks long and are laid out strategically to help you calmly walk into surgery and confidently walk out of surgery.
If you’d like to be notified when this program is available, put your name and email address here: www.sizehappy.net/viplist


here’s to health and happiness,


Christina and Dr. Amelia

Everything I Need To Know Before and After I Explant

I recently asked 3,000 women what their most pressing questions are regarding :

  • Breast Implant Illness
  • breast implants
  • the explanting procedure
  • healing – mind & body
  • detoxing
  • Pre-Op Prep – mindset, body and your home
  • Post-Op Care – mindset & body

and more!


So what I did was compile almost my entire website into this one article!


Everything you need to know before & after you explant


1. One doctor I saw said he did not believe in adverse reactions to the implants. He says all of my symptoms could be from my hysterectomy. I don’t have leaking implants. Is it still possible to have reactions? 

ANSWER: Your implants do NOT have to be leaking or ruptured for you to experience BII. I had my breast implants for 12 years, 7 of those years I was not myself. And you know what? My breast implants were not leaking at all. Click here for the facts and truth.


2. Detoxing recommendations that worked for you! So much out there, not sure what to trust.

ANSWER: Detoxing post explant is a hot top! As with any surgeon, doctor, personal trainer, business coach, etc. everyone has their own opinion, formula, and protocol as to what (they think) works best. What I believe, is that any detox protocol that you chose to follow absolutely needs to be prescribed to you only after looking at YOUR labs, YOUR bloodwork, YOUR hormones, etc. There is no one-size-fits-all. With all that being said, though, I do believe in specific over the counter supplements that have been shown to scientifically help with cleansing and detoxing the body. Click here to see my personal favorite supplements and herbs.


3. Why do women get more /severe problems usually 4 months post-op? What triggers this, and if you aren’t doing an actual detox, what makes your body detox naturally to increase these symptoms? What would you recommend for an easy detox?

ANSWER: This is a great question, and one I don’t think anyone can truly pinpoint to one thing or give a definitive answer as to why this seems to happen at four months out. Being as though every “body” is different, it could literally be dozens of reasons. What I think, just from knowing so much about the body’s systems and functions, I’d say it has to do with a large number of toxins that are weakening the immune system wanting to come out quicker than the body can handle, now that the body is healthier and stronger. I mean, who really knows, though. I myself had a flare-up at four months post-op, so I know what you’re saying.

As far as ” recommendations for an easy detox“, I don’t think there is such a thing. Detoxing on the cellular level, when you’re pushing heavy metals out of your brain and neurotoxins out of your tissue, is not a walk in the part, and by no means “easy“. It should be taken very seriously, slowly and with great attention to you and your body. Dr Amelia and I are working on a detox program right now that will help women both pre and post-explant – be on the lookout for it soon!


4. What can I do to help my lymphatic system pre-explant that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg?

ANSWER: The lymphatic system is one of the most overlooked systems and one of the most important ones, especially for optimal health. Three easy things you can do to help your lymphatic fluid moving are dry brushing, hydrotherapy and rebounding. Lymphatic drainage (massage) has also been shown to be tremendously beneficial post-explant. Just be sure to find a therapist that is an expert in the technique.


5. My spouse loves me, but can come off as being unsupportive about this whole thing. Any pieces of advice on how to address this and help him understand me better?

ANSWER: This is a toughy. Especially if your man is a boob-man and likes your implants. I have a strong opinion about this issue – click here for my honest advice. You’ve got this!


6. How to talk to a friend who has symptoms but doesn’t believe in BII?

ANSWER: This can be a tough one and a place where you want to tread lightly and with care. Hounding her, scaring her, getting angry with her will not work – trust me. Here is the best way to approach your bff


7. I know there’s no test to identify whether or not you have BII or if it’s your implants are for sure making you sick, but are there any tests you recommend I should look into to for my thyroid, hormones, heavy metals, and MTHFR Gene?

ANSWER: Breast Implant Illness, in my opinion, isn’t that hard to diagnose – or at least it shouldn’t be. “Do you have breast implants? Yes… then your body IS having an immune response and being exposed to heavy metals constantly, which is taxing your immune system.” Anytime you put something foreign in the body, let aloe toxic too, your body WILL have an immediate response. Nobody is “immune” to this. Here’s a list of the most popular tests to look into.


8. My explant date is approaching and I’m feeling very scattered and scared as to how to prepare things around my house and calm my nerves – help! 

ANSWER: I’ve got you covered! Go here to read about 8 ways to emotionally prepare for surgery. Go here to find out the 22 things you should do the week before you explant.


9. I have the textured implants that were recalled in July 2019 by the FDA. I’m scared about BIA-ALCL. What should I know about it?

ANSWER: First off, don’t freak out. Probably easier said than done. The most common symptoms to look out for are fluid around the breast implant, swelling, itchiness of the breast, redness of the breast, and lesions that do not go away. Click here to see how BIA-ALCL is diagnosed and treated. At the bottom of the article I just linked you’ll find a Downloadable Fact Sheet about BIA-ALCL. Again, breathe… you’ll be just fine.


10. The proper way to test for BIA-ALCL when you explant and the price range? The proper way to be tested for BIA-ALCL, when you have a mass… Can the mass be located anywhere in the breast tissue? Why some surgeons are not following the guidelines to test properly for BIA-ALCL? 

ANSWER: The proper way to test would be to get an explant and get the surrounding fluid and tissue sent off to a lab to get screened for CD30 (the name of the test you’ll request), a specific marker that indicates lymphoma. If you have a mass in your breast it can be biopsied and/or you can get an ultrasound to see the size and if there are any abnormalities. I’ve heard the cost of the pathology test can be as little as $300, and upwards to $3,000. Insurance “should” cover symptomatic patients. If you’re not symptomatic it might be a little bit harder to push your surgeon into testing you.

The way I see things is you’re the patient, it’s your money, and your body – you should demand the test. If you have a stubborn surgeon who refuses to test you, say “if I was your daughter requesting this test, for peace of mind, would you still be denying me just because my symptoms are what you consider mild?” You will throw him/her off guard and if he/she has a heart and conscious I would hope they’d approve your request.

  • Check out www.biaalcl.com for more information
  • There’s a Facebook Group to get support and solution specifically regarding everything related to BIA-ALCL. It’s called, ALCL In Women With Breast Implants BIA-ALCL


11. I recently saw a surgeon who recommended that I drain my saline implants first before removing the shell. Is this safe?

ANSWER: NO! Plain and simple. Draining your “safe saline” first, before removing the shell and capsule is very risky. The reason is that should your saline implants be harboring mold, bacteria or fungus (which does happen), you do not want any of those particles getting into your bloodstream. Why take that risk? You want to make sure that the surgeon you chose will do your explant en bloc and with a Total Capsulectomy. Typically surgeons who are not skilled with doing a safe and proper explant (meaning en bloc with a TC) will tell you “there’s no need to do your explant en bloc… it’s too evasive and too traumatic on the body.” This is not true. Learn about the importance of explanting en bloc here and what the explant surgery procedure should look like.


12. What do I need to ask my suregon at my explant consultation? I’m sure there are some things I’m not even thinking about that are super important.

ANSWER: When it comes to your consultation you want to make sure your surgeon has the right credentials, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, will confidently do your explant en bloc with a Total Capsulectomy, does pathology (should you need it), is going to be available post-explant should something happen … and SO much more. Get the FULL LIST of 40+ questions you’ll want to ask here.


13. I’m worried about the recovery pain and when I can start doing things like exercising, laying in the sun, taking a bath, and driving. Also like when I can shower, drive, and get my drains out. Do you have any idea about these things?

ANSWER: YAS! Long answer short, you should run these questions by your surgeon first. No matter what anyone says, including myself, you should always do what your surgeon recommends. Here is a general list of when you can start doing things and the time frame regarding Post-Op Care. As far as exercising, you’ll always want to take it slow at first, even if you do get the clear from your surgeon. If you lift weights, always start light. I’m talking 5lb dumbbells for upper body for the first 2-3 weeks after you get cleared. Here’s what I did post-explant, regarding exercise!


14. Was anyone super emotional the week prior to explant? I am four days out and I feel like a crazy woman! I cry unexpectedly, I’m super anxious and riding the emotional roller coaster. Hoping this is all normal?!

ANSWER: Yes, I have experienced this and it is normal. Your body is not only physically cleansing, it’s doing an emotional cleansing as well. All of all those low vibe emotions that got stuck in your body over the years are moving through. Don’t question it or judge it. Allow them to flow through you. On these days practice extra self-care and get more rest. Some common e-motions that get released post-explant are shame, fear, and grief. Click here to discover the three phases we all go through, and my top 5 things to do when these emotions pop up.


15. Self-love help to accept our new selves, when struggling with how we look post explant.

ANSWER: this can be tough, I know. For some of us, we got our breast implants because we were trying to fill a void from deep within, boost our confidence, and thought they’d fix everything. The best pieces of advice I have for you are in this article.


16. Can you include recommended scar treatment?

ANSWER: Yes! After I started using these three things, my scars diminished quickly. Click here to see what thousands of women, including myself, are using to help heal and fade our incisions.


17. Is there a type of soap that you would recommend using after explant? Clean safe shampoo and conditioner?

ANSWER: I have two answers to this. 1. Download the app “Think Dirty” on your phone. How this app works is you scan the barcode of any shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, and body lotion and it tells you on a Scale from o-10 (0 being non-toxic, 10 being ‘get that shit away from me’) how clean or how toxic a product is. Not only this, if this product has 50 ingredients in it, it will literally tell you what every ingredient is, what it’s commonly used for and how toxic each individual ingredient is. 2. I’ve been using a Shampoo called iRestore since I was 4 weeks post-explant. This Shampoo helps with reducing hair loss and thinning hair. I swear by it! The link above is my Amazon Affiliate Link. If you do order your Shampoo through this link I will receive a very small commission.


18. Clean products you use in your home recommendations – want to change to healthier options!

ANSWER: I love that you’re asking this! Oftentimes people overlook how toxic their household cleaning products are. For me, the only thing I really use in my home (on my counters and floor) is something called, Thieves household cleaning by Young Living. Now when it comes to laundry, window cleaning, etc. some great brands that I trust, that you can get off of Amazon, are ECOS, Meyers, and Seventh Generation.


I hope this truly helped you find solutions, feel better. 💗


I created a guide, Discovering breast Implant Illness – What Now? that covers all of this, plus more!  Click here to download it. Be sure to print it out and keep it in a notebook of its own along with your pre-op and post-op paperwork.

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here’s to self-love, health and high vibes,

Christina Roulund-Dennis

Founder of Size: Happy

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DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been approved by the FDA. The information provided on or through this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. Always work with your health care professional and surgeon when discussing treatments and supplements. This information is not intended to replace the advice or attention of a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. You should never go against what your doctor or surgeon recommends and always follow their advice first. Christina Roulund is not a doctor or healthcare professional, so none of this should be taken as medical advice.

The Best Essential Oils To Heal Mind and Body

Incorporating essentials oils into your day can be a great way to help boost your mood, improve your energy, relax and naturally cleanse your body.

When deciding on which company or brand to chose, you’ll want to make sure that it’s organic, 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil. 

There are so many knockoffs on shelves these days, like at Walmart or your local drug store, that you’ve really got to be careful or you could potentially just add more toxins into your body.

There are a few different ways to use essential oils:

  • diffuse them in a diffuser so that the tiny particles get inhaled
  • personal care, such as in baths and in cosmetics
  • in a roller bottle for topical use
  • internally/orally

Now with the last two, it’s very important to do extensive research to make sure that a particular essential oil doesn’t require a carrier oil and that the oil is safe to ingest.

If you find a non-toxic candle with any of the scents or oils infused in them, that’s one of my favorite ways as well. Not only are the flickering of candles a relaxing sight, their fragrances can be too.

This article isn’t going to be “A Guide To Safely Using Essential Oils“, so please, before using any essential oil that I recommend check to see:

  1. What are the health benefits of _______ essential oil?
  2. Are there any side effects with ________ essential oil?
  3. What is ________ essential oil used for?
  4. Will ________ essential oil interact or interfere with my medication?
  5. Can I apply/ingest _______ essential oil while I’m pregnant?

Here is Dr Axe Essential Oils Beginners Guide where you’ll find a lot of helpful information on how to apply them safely, carrier oils and the history of essential oils.

My Favorite Essential Oils To Help The Mind and Body Heal, Energize, Relax and more!

Energy and Fatigue:

  • Jasmine
  • Peppermint
  • Pine


  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Vetiver


  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Pine
  • Patchouli
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang


  • Copaiba
  • Jasmine
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Vetiver

Mental Clarity:

  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang Ylang


  • Helichrysum
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Spikenard

Cleansing the Body:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Palo Santo

Immune Support/Antioxidant:

  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Helichrysum
  • Hyssop
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lemon
  • Oregano
  • Palo Santo
  • Spikenard
  • Tea tree
  • Vetiver

Stimulate the Lymphatic System and Circulation:

  • Frankincense
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Thyme


  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Myrrh
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Tea Tree

Hair Growth/Thickness:

  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Clove
  • Tea tree
  • Spikenard


  • Copaiba
  • Frankincense
  • Ginger
  • Myrrh
  • Orange
  • Pine
  • Palo Santo
  • Turmeric


  • Ginger
  • Hyssop
  • Marjoram
  • Peppermint
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Wintergreen

Arthritis/Joint Pain:

  • Copaiba
  • Ginger
  • Hyssop
  • Helichrysum
  • Palo Santo
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Turmeric

Hormonal Balance:

  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Marjoram
  • Neroli
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Vetiver


  • Clary Sage
  • Fennel
  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Vetiver

Treats Herpes and Other Viruses:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemon
  • Melissa
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree

I listed a bunch under each symptom because some scents you’re not going to like. This way you have options and can choose one or more that works for you.


I personally use and trust Young Living Essential Oils.

Here are my 20 absolute favorite “blends” (instead of buying five separate essential oils):

You can order any of these Young Living Essential Oils directly through my Virtual Office

Step 1: click on the purple link above (my Virtual Office)

Step 2: once you’re on the website, checkmark which one you want – “Member” or “Retail Customer” and then hit the purple button on the bottom right that says “Continue”

Step 3: hit “Continue” again on the little pop up that says “Introducing your Sponsor and Enroller Christina Roulund”

Step 4: order away!

Or call Young Living at 1-800-371-3515 and give them my Young Living ID 15281837 so that I can be your Sponsor/Enroller. They’ll handle everything and help you save money! I’m not techy, so this is what I do 🙂

If you have any further questions or concerns about these oils and could not find information online, feel free to contact me.


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Here’s to health, massive self-love and vibing high,

Christina Roulund-Dennis

This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any diseases, nor should it replace the advice of your doctor or surgeon. Always research each oil first, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, on blood thinners, or have any medical conditions. The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food And Drug Administration or any other medical body. Christina is not a doctor, so none of this should be taken as medical advice.

The Facts About BIA-ALCL And Breast Implants

As of today, there has been a lot of media attention regarding textured breast implants and a rare cancer of the immune system called, Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or ALCL for short

“Many studies have looked to estimate risk and, depending on the source data and country, the global lifetime risk of developing breast implant associated ALCL for patients with textured breast implants ranges anywhere from 1 in 3,817 to 1 in 30,000” the FDA (Fraud and Deception Agency) said.

New data from Australia indicates that as many as one in 1,000 with breast implants may develop ALCL.

Typical symptoms of BIA-ALCL include:

  • excessive fluid build up around the breast implant
  • itchiness on the breast
  • lesions on the breast that do not go away
  • swelling and redness of the breast that do not respond to or get better after antibiotics

BIA-ALCL, which was first identified in 1997, can initially appear in the skin, lymph nodes or in organs throughout the body.

Its said to take about three to 14 years after getting implants to start developing symptoms and signs of BIA-ALCL. This does not mean that you can’t or won’t experience BIA-ALCL until after the 10 year mark. 10 years is a ballpark answer and not a definitive, firm conclusion.

Breast implants are not life time devices. They should be replaced every eight to 12 years.

In the United States, textured breast implants make up about 13% of the market.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation are each making a list of breast implant patients who develop ALCL. “The research will also focus on identifying potential risk factors and criteria detection and management of disease“, the group says on a website devoted to the matter.

Although doctors have confirmed and linked ALCL to a specific type of implant, manufactures like Allergan and Mentor have no plans to stop making them.

The FDA has been investigating reports linking breast implants with the cancer, and currently has over 400 reports about patients who have developed ALCL after undergoing a breast augmentation with breast implants, *including 12 who died.

How Is BIA-ALCL Diagnosed And Treated?

If you think it’s as easy as a needle biopsy or getting a mammogram, think again.

Oftentimes the only way to test for and confirm a BIA-ALCL diagnosis is to have surgery, remove the implant and send the surrounding fluid and tissue off to the lab to screen for CD30, a specific marker that indicates lymphoma.

In the news story that aired on November 26th 2018 on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Michelle Forney had a mammogram that showed nothing abnormal. She had the implants removed anyway. Come to find out, the scar capsule around her implant was full of tumors and fluid. Michelle was diagnosed with BIA-ALCL after experiencing painful swelling around her breast and constant fatigue for three years.

Patients with BIA-ALCL generally undergo surgery to remove the lymphoma, the implant(s) and some surrounding tissue.

In the unfortunate event that the lymphoma can not be removed with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or brentuximab vedotin may be given.

After three years, 93% of BIA-ALCL patients are diseases-free when the condition is detected and treated early, according to ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) data. 

Below you’ll find more in depth, eye opening articles and studies regarding BIA-ALCL

Watch NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt talk about breast implants and BIA-ALCL

View the article written by Lauren Dunn and Maggie Fox for NBC Nightly News, Doctors, patients raise alarms about cancer linked to breast implants

Download The ALCL Fact Sheet Here 

NCCN Consensus Guidelines For The Diagnosis And Management Of BIA-ALCL

*What’s Your Micromort? A Patient-Oriented Analysis Of BIA-ALCL


If you’re in the need of support and education regarding breast implants, Breast Implant Illness, explanting and ALCL, visit Breast Implant Illness Rejuvenation and Education With Christina

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here’s to health and massive self love,

❤︎ Christina Roulund Dennis


Seeing Your New Breasts For The First Time After Explanting

No matter how confident and secure you are in your relationship or with your body, the thought of getting an explant and going back to a smaller breast size is scary.

Will I be completely flat?

What if I end up deformed or misshaped?

What if I have big scars that never go away?

I’d like to think that I’m a pretty secure woman who is confident and happy with her body, but we all have our moments.

Yes, even Beyonce and J Lo.

In this blog I want to share with you my perspective and give you some things to think about when it comes to your new breasts.

When I decided to explant I knew I’d be small because I have very little breast tissue and my skin is thin, both due to breast feeding my son for four months.

Honestly, I expected to be flat… and I was perfectly ok with that if it meant getting my health and life back.

My health, family, happiness and quality of life are what’s most important to me… not the size of my breasts.

Sometimes we have to make sacrifices and decisions that just don’t seem fair. And this was definitely one of those times.

I had to stop fronting, get really honest with myself and ask: Would you rather have these big breasts that are potentially making you ill and continue to live a mediocre life, or are you ok with having smaller breasts and living a freaking epic life? – you can’t have both.

Not in my case at least.

For me it was an easy decision!

I was willing to lose a physical (foreign) part of myself if it meant the emotional, mental and spiritual side of me would flourish and shine bright again.

And boy has it been!

I was glad to trade my breast implants and have some pretty scars for a brand new life full of unlimited happiness, health, success and adventures.

Ultimately I was done with the days of:

  • laying around, doing the bare minimum each day just to get by.
  • never wanting to do anything with my family because I didn’t have the energy or desire to.
  • watching everyone around me grow their businesses and succeed in life.
  • feeling like I was lazy, when I knew in my heart I am a very driven, ambitious woman.

No regrets. Not a single one.

Smaller breasts do not mean you’re any less of a woman, less worthy of love, less deserving or less attractive. I don’t give a flying flip what society or trolls on the internet try to tell you.

You’re beautiful just as you are. Your breasts do NOT define you.

And you wanna know something crazy? I am a more confident woman standing here before you today than I ever was with my breast implants.

I mean, I got breast implants because I wasn’t confident in the first place. You know?

Not only did I explant because I wanted to feel alive again, I explanted (without hesitation) because I now realize wholeheartedly that confidence does not have anything to do with a body part. Plus I’m a health coach and it felt so out of alignment to be teaching someone how to be healthy when I’m sitting here with two toxic foreign objects implanted inside of my body for the sake of vanity.

I was not being a good example of true health and loving your body as it is. That’s how I felt inside and I hated it. Alignment is everything to me

From my own personal transformation and in my own opinion, confidence stems from taking your power back, setting firm boundaries with everyone close to you, knowing and realizing your worth and falling madly in love with every inch of yourself despite what anyone else says or thinks about you.

What to expect after surgery and some of my best self-love advice

    1. When you first get out surgery you’re going to look down and things are going to look smushed and wrinkly. This is totally normal, don’t worry!


    1. How you look on day one is not how you’ll look on month one or  year one. Let your husband know…


    1. After your explant you’re going to feel so much better that your new breast size won’t matter at all (at least this is what I’m hoping happens).


    1. Be patient with your body. She just went through a serious surgery and is doing the best she can to heal and repair things, while still focusing on all your other bodily functions.


    1. I did a Live chat with my good friend Sarah Phillipe last month about self-love… here are our notes. This goes over a ton and are all the things I did to get me to where I am today on my self-love journey.


    1. From my own personal experience and after talking to a few women, your breasts after explant will jiggle more. Going over bumps and running are going to feel weird for a couple months. Just something I thought I should mention because it’s weird lol


    1. This entire process is an adjustment for your spouse too. At the end of the day he should be supportive and proud of you for taking control of your health. If your breasts are more important to him than your health, he’s not the one for you. I unapologetically feel this way. Being with a man who only cares about your looks is not healthy… I hope you understand this.


    1. Showing your husband your new breasts, especially if you had implants before you two met, is going to be uncomfortable at first. “What is he honestly thinking?” But just rock it! Own it. Show him the real you that is happy with her decision and not shaken by the looks of your new breasts (even if you are a little bit). I’m telling you, he’s going to find that quality about you so sexy.


    1. I’m the type of person who’s like “look at these and get used to them. I’m proud of myself and happy with my itty bittys… and you’re going to be too, darn it.”  😂 I’ve always made things funny or lighthearted in situations like this. What are you going to do anyways? You can’t change anything. Might as well embrace it.


    1. You have two choices – let it affect you and your relationship negatively or just have fun and laugh at it all. I choose to make the best of any situation, even if it’s not a good one to be in. I’m always joking about my small boobies. You’ll still find me looking down and saying “damn, that happened so fast! Where’d they go!?”


Knock your husbands socks off and show him that you’re a confident, powerful women and your breast size will not take that away from you or the relationship!

You’re a brave, beautiful woman and I’m so very proud of you!

❤︎ Christina Roulund-Dennis

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How To Approach Your Friends About Breast Implant Illness

Bringing up Breast Implant Illness to friends and family can be a touchy and uncomfortable topic.

My best friend knows my breast implants made me sick for years, but she won’t listen to me. She’s still going to get a breast augmentation.”

My sister is ill and knows about Breast Implant Illness, yet she doesn’t want to hear it or admit that her implants are making her sick.

I hear story’s like this every week.

And if you’re a warrior like me, who was sick for years and explanted, you just want everyone else around you to listen up and follow suit. Right?

It’s hard to fathom that women would continue to (or potentially) jeopardize their health and livelihood for larger breasts, but if you continue to hound your friends and family you’re just going to end up annoying them and possibly losing the relationship you have with them.

Here are my best pieces of advice for you:

1. All we can do is inform others. It’s then entirely up to them to do what they want with the information you presented to them. Some women will get it immediately, some might take some time and some might be so stubborn that they avoid you like he plague.

2. It’s not our responsibility or job to try and convince or manipulate someone else into doing what we think (and know) is right for them. Even though we’ve been through the fire and we know how good life is on the other side, it’s not right to keep pounding on the door when you were never invited in the first place.

3. When you approach a women about Breast Implant Illness be very mindful of your tone and body language. I’m sure we’ve all had those times where we said something with a little too much “energy” that got interpreted wrong just because of our tone. Acting nonchalant, yet assertive and concerned, is what I think works best.

4. Not all women are ready to admit or face the truth that their implants are whats making them sick. There are a lot of women who:
– aren’t confident in their own body as is
– lack self-love and self-worth
– feel insecure in their marriage or are with a “boob man” so they think their husband will be unsupportive
– just aren’t in the right mental space to take all this on
– aren’t ready to part ways with their implants for whatever reason

Tread lightly and have patience with these women. They’re going through enough.

5. If you happen to find an article online, a Facebook Group or any information about Breast Implant Illness, tag her in it. You never know, maybe something will catch her attention.


Here’s exactly how I would approach a friend:

Me: “hey, are you still not feeling well?

Her: “all her excuses and reasons……

Me: “did you ever stop to think it could be your implants? I know we were told back when we got them that they were safe, but since then there’s been a ton of research linking implants to a cluster of illnesses and symptoms, identical to yours. It’s called Breast Implant Illness – here, join this Group and just check it out for yourself. Whatever you decide to do is entirely up to you.

That’s literally it.

Either she’s going to be open to receiving the information (like we were) and thank you, or she’s going to completely push it aside.

Both of which are her choice and decision.

I’m the type of person who wants to save everyone, so I get it.

But I can’t wear myself down and drive myself crazy trying to convince every women that it’s her implants making her sick.

I’m very protective of my energy and vibration, so for me spending too much time on people who don’t want my help (yet) isn’t worth it. 

You’re an adult, they’re an adult… and at the end of the day your health is your responsibility and her health is her responsibility.

They’ll know who to come to if/when they start feeling ill – trust and believe that. 🙏🏼


I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this topic?

Have you had a similar experience?


If you’re on Facebook join my Facebook Group, Breast Implant Illness Rejuvenation and Education With Christina

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here’s to health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,

❤︎ Christina Roulund-Dennis

The Truth And Misconception About “The Recommended Surgeon Lists”

I get messages all the time about “The Recommended Explant Surgeon Lists” online and inside Facebook Groups, and what to do if a surgeon isn’t on the list.

While I think it’s a great general list to start with, it is NOT the “be all” list.

My advice to you would be:

* If you find a plastic surgeon who will do a proper explant (en Bloc & capsulectomy)go with him/her. When it comes to explanting, this is essentially all you need to be concerned about – that they’ll get all the capsule out and take the implant and capsule out in one piece (en bloc). If they believe in BII that’s an added bonus… but if they don’t, as long as they treat you with respect, that’s what counts. 

* If you find a surgeon who is NOT on “the list” it doesn’t mean that they’re not qualified to perform your explant surgery. It just means that they aren’t that popular or not enough women have used that particular surgeon. 

* There are thousands of plastic surgeons all around the world that are NOT on “the list”, that are fantastic surgeons who will do a proper explant and give you an awesome experience. I know women who used surgeons on “the list” that had horrific experiences, and also women who went with a surgeon not on “the list” who had exceptional results and care. The best thing you can do is post “I’m thinking about going with Dr. ___ for my explant – has anyone used him/her?” inside of whatever Group you’re in and hear real experiences. You’d be surprised. 

The lists you see out there are simply general recommendations of surgeons who come highly recommended by women who have used them. That’s it. Do NOT allow anyone to coerce you into thinking that “a plastic surgeon is not qualified” just because they’re not on their list.


💖This is YOUR decision, YOUR body, YOUR health, YOUR life.


The Recommended Surgeon List” in Support Groups and on websites tend to be causing way too much confusion and concern with women, prolonging their explant surgery. I personally see it almost weekly from desperate women who feel stuck because a surgeon they want to use, who might even believe in Breast Implant Illness, isn’t on “The Recommended Explant Surgeon List”. 



If you find a surgeon who can/will do an explant en Bloc with a capsulectomy – that’s your surgeon! Period.


At the end of the day I HIGHLY recommend to be your own advocate, do your own research, look at reviews online and do what’s right for you and your body.


You have my support… no matter which surgeon you chose ❤︎



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here’s to health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,
 ❤︎ Christina Roulund-Dennis

My Experience With Dr. Dev From Aqua Plastic Surgery

Everything you’re about to read is from my own experience, perspective and in my own opinion. 


Before I get into my testimonial, I want to share with you a little back story.


I was watching the local news early one evening in mid 2017. They were doing a segment about a few ladies who explanted because they claimed their breast implants made them sick and how much better they started feeling afterwards.

They mentioned Aqua Plastic Surgery in Jupiter, Florida and the word Breast Implant Illness.


I was both completely shocked by what I was hearing and also over the moon excited to have finally found my answer.

I knew without a doubt that this was the root of all my issues.

And lucky for me, I had one of the best plastic surgery centers in the United States, Aqua Plastic Surgery, right down the road from me.

That very day my research begun.

The day after the news aired that segment on Breast Implant illness I called Aqua’s explant assistant. I asked them a dozen questions about the symptoms associated with Breast Implant Illness and the explant surgery process.


After a week of thinking about it and feeling it all out, I decided “yep, I’m getting these things out!

Life kinda got in the way and a year passed me by, but in mid June of 2018 it all resurfaced.

I remember it so clearly. I was upstairs doing laundry and a voice said “all of these symptoms you’re experiencing, it’s not normal. You’re too young to be going through what you’re going through. Get the ball rolling and set up your consultation.

I was experiencing shortness of breath at the time – I’ll never forget it.

So I picked up the phone, called Aqua Plastic Surgery and set up my consultation.

A week later I put down my deposit and locked in my actual date.

“Oh my gosh, I’m really doing this.”


My original surgery was going to be on Monday November 26, 2018 (after Thanksgiving) with Dr Rankin, but I did not want to wait four months.

I could feel my anxiety getting worse as I was sitting there waiting. 

Each day I woke up I had a strong pull to just get it done sooner and switch to Dr. Dev, Dr. Rankin’s partner at Aqua Plastic Surgery.

So in good ol’ Christina fashion, I asked the Universe for a sign.


On July 26, 2018 I took my dog out for a walk after breakfast and looked up in the sky.

I whispered “If I’m supposed to go with Dr. Dev, show me a deer. I don’t care if it’s in person or on tv, just show me a deer. If I’m supposed to go with Dr. Rankin and just hold off, show me a raccoon. I don’t care if it’s in person or on tv, just show me a raccoon.

Four days later my son was watching Americas Funniest Home Videos in our bed and there it was… the deer.

The date was Monday July 30, 2018. Four days later.

“Okay, I guess I’m supposed to go with Dr. Dev“, I said. 

I already had my consultation scheduled with him for that Friday August 3, 2018, so I felt relieved.

20 minutes after I saw the deer on tv, I see this in Aqua Plastic Surgery’s Instagram Story – “we have an opening on our surgical schedule this week for Dr. Dev. Patient did not get clearance. If you are ready to go, please call Beatrice.”

I keep the screen shot of it in my phone because nothing like this has ever happened before in my life. I mean, come on Universe!

I got the sign and opportunity for me to take action all within 20 minutes. 

It all happened so fast.

At this point, I still haven’t met Dr. Dev but I knew I was supposed to go with him.


I woke John up and said “honey, Dr. Dev has a surgical opening this Thursday. I can get my explant done this week!”

After going back and forth with both John and Beatrice for an hour, I made the decision to go ahead and schedule my explant surgery sooner with Dr. Dev.

I went from being four months out with Dr. Rankin to now four days out with Dr. Dev.

Talk about “holy shit, what do I need to do to prepare?

That Monday afternoon I drove to Jupiter and had my pre-op done, signed all the necessary paper work, met Dr. Dev for the first time and was now preparing for a major surgery within a few days.


Which leads me to my experience with Dr Dev (and the entire team).


The day I met Dev I knew he was the right surgeon for me. 

He is warm, personable, takes his time answering questions and has a light-hearted, compassionate spirit about him.

I felt at total ease with my decision and confident in his ability.

Besides his personality and awesome energy, he does exactly the same thing Rankin does – en Bloc, total capsulectomy, Nerve Bloc, the wrap around tissue lift/technique, muscle repair (if needed) and axillary scar release and axillary lymph node internal/external manual palpating and biopsies (if needed).  

When I was going back and forth in my head trying to figure out who I should go with, I kept thinking, “Dr. Dev can do the same thing Dr. Rankin can, so why wait? Get it over with. Get four months of your life back. Rankin wouldn’t have Dev as a partner if he didn’t like his aesthetic work.

I can’t say enough nice things about the entire process.

Everyone from Dr. Dev, the girls at the front desk, my nurses and anesthesiologist – everyone was amazing!

It’s all about the team, just as much as the surgeon.

I love my results, too!

I anticipated to be flat because I have thin skin and little breast tissue, but I’m not.

Are they small? Yes!

Do I care? NO!

After my surgery I had a couple of minor hiccups and Dr. Dev was always very responsive to my texts.

I definitely give 5 stars!

  • The process (on such a short notice) was executed flawlessly.
  • Dr. Dev has good bedside manners, is warm, qualified and has everything he needs to do a proper, safe explant.
  • The entire staff is friendly.
  • Post-op care and communication is top notch.

If you’re considering Dr. Dev for your explant surgery, I highly recommend him and the Miami location.

He is the best money can buy, in my opinion. 


For more information about Dr Dev meet him here.


I myself have a Facebook Group, Breast Implant Illness Rejuvenation and Education with Christina.

This is a place where I:

  • educate women about Breast Implant Illness and the explanting process
  • bring on guest experts in the natural health and self-love niche and surgeons (Dr Dev did a 75 minute Live with me – it’s incredible!)
  • host monthly giveaways
  • answer your pressing questions and offer guidance both pre and post op


If you have any questions for me about my journey or Dr Dev please comment below or ask me in the Facebook Group.

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here’s to renewed health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,

 ❤︎ Christina Roulund-Dennis

Talking About Explanting With Your Spouse

Does the thought of talking to your spouse about explanting give you sweaty palms? You’re not alone, sister.

Making the decision to remove your breast implants is a tough one. Let alone knowing you’re going to have to sit down and tell your spouse what you’re about to do. You wouldn’t be alone if you wondered…

Will money be an issue?

What if he tries to convince me it’s not my implants making me sick?

Will he be unsupportive and tell me I’m making the wrong decision?

What if he’s supportive at first, but then later on down the road discovers he isn’t attracted to me anymore and leaves?

These are totally normal thoughts for you to have before the big talk.

When I first heard about Breast Implant Illness and started learning all about it, I made sure to show my husband just about everything I was discovering.

For me it was about validation.


It was about me showing my hubby that there are thousands of women just like me who have explanted and got better shortly after.

See, I’m not crazy!

John and I have been together since 2010, so he has seen firsthand how shitty (to say the least) I’ve been feeling for the last four years.

But at the end of the day, he just wanted me back.

The energetic, funny, fun to be around version of me.

Not the low vibe, never wanting to go anywhere or do anything, anxiety-filled, foggy brained, ‘always complaining about something’ version of me.

And to be clear and blunt…


ULTIMATELY, this is your decision – you know what is best for your body and health.

If your spouse knows how sick you’ve been over the years, I hope he’d be supportive of your decision to explant and want what’s best for you.

If he’s not supportive, shame on him. That’s all I’ll say about that — for now (blog post coming soon).

Then again, if you’ve only been with him for a couple of months or years and you’ve been hiding your illness well, he probably has no clue as to how bad you feel, which isn’t his fault.

Communication is everything.

This is an amazing article about clean communication. I highly recommend reading it before you sit down with your husband, if you think he’s not going to take this decision well.

Here’s the thing, chances are your spouse isn’t the one scrolling through the internet trying to figure out what’s wrong with you. Am I right? Let alone feverishly reading through tens of thousands of stories in these Facebook Groups about women who explanted and got their life back. You are.

It’s up to you to bring him into your world and show him what you’ve been discovering.


Men need to be educated on Breast Implant Illness and the explanting process, too.

The more they know, the more comfortable they’ll feel about this entire process — and that starts with YOU communicating, and understanding some of the potential thoughts and emotions he might experience in the process of that communication.

Let him know you’re not asking for permission, you’re asking for support.  💗

And remember… it’s not only a big change for you, it’s going to be a big change for him too.

This is a big change, and it will take understanding, patience and communication from both sides. 


If you’re on Facebook join my community, Breast Implant Illness Rejuvenation And Education With Christina

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here’s to newfound health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,

❤︎ Christina Dennis

Normal Fears We All Have

Being heavily involved in the Breast implant Illness community, I hear all sorts of worries and concerns daily. The most common ones are:
What if something happens during surgery?


What if I am disfigured afterwards?


What if I am completely flat afterwards?


What if my husband/partner isn’t attracted to me anymore?


What if I don’t get better after surgery?


These thoughts are completely normal during this process and we all have them.


Just keep in mind that breast implants are huge foreign bodies and cause a “foreign body response” by our immune system. This sets up chronic inflammation that affects all organs and systems.


From the very first day our body has been fighting these devices, weakening our immune system and disrupting our hormones.


Also keep in mind that these implants with incredibly toxic ingredients are located right next to vital organs such as the heart and lungs.


Our bodies will respond negatively, it’s just a question of time.


What’s done is done. You can’t take back time.


But what you can do, starting right now, is to FORGIVE yourself.


Be PATIENT with your body.


COMMUNICATE with your loved ones and seek SUPPORT.


Let go of the past and get EXCITED for a healthier future.


Just because you haven’t been really ill yet doesn’t mean it will stay this way.


Know that you are doing the right thing.


Focus on all the good ahead… all the memories you’re about to make… all the new places you’re going to visit.


You’ve got this, brave WARRIOR!
🖤 written and edited by: Christina Dennis and Kat Lead