Your Implants Don’t Have To Be Leaking For You To Get Sick

Patient: “I want to remove my breast implants, I think they’re making me ill.

Surgeon: “You’re implants aren’t ruptured or leaking, you’ve only had them for _ years, you shouldn’t be sick. Just replace them.”

I hear about this every. single. day. day. after. day.



How did my implants look when I explanted?

I’m so glad you asked.

They looked pristine, perfectly intact, just as pretty and new as the day I put them in 12 years ago.

No leaks. No ruptures. Nothing abnormal.

They made me sick, though.


  • *brain fog
  • *hard time concentrating
  • *forgetfulness
  • *moodiness
  • *extreme fatigue
  • anxiety and depression bouts
  • *low libido (my poor husband)
  • swollen lymph node in my armpit
  • *blurry vision
  • *eye floaters
  • *ringing in my ears
  • shortness of breath
  • gasping for air
  • *always freezing, especially my extremities
  • *achy, stiff hip every morning
  • *excessive hair loss
  • *dry skin, hair and eyes
  • viral reoccurrences (EBV)
  • *slightly hyperthyroid
  • *whacked adrenals
  • *whacked hormones (especially cortisol)
  • *whacked endocrine system

*I had these daily for years.


Since my explant on August 2, 2018, do you want to know how many symptoms are completely gone?

All of them except for shortness of breath and gasping for air. This one still comes and goes but is less frequent.

As far as the bottom five bullet points, I’m going to need to get followup blood work taken to check on them, but I’m going to bet they’re much better just by the way I’ve been feeling and sleeping.


If you’re not familiar with me and my experience with breast implants, here’s a super brief rundown. I promise.

I started feeling rundown in 2011, five years after I had my breast augmentation. I was only 28 at this time and felt like my body was falling apart.

For the last seven years I’ve been getting worse, with more symptoms showing up each year and the symptoms from the previous years getting worse.

Here’s the thing…

Since I was 15 years old I’ve been studying nutrition, fitness and all things health.

When I was 23 I took nutrition and dietetics classes in college.

At the age of 25 I become a certified personal trainer.

In 2011 I began doing online health and fitness coaching for women.

I’m a healthy person. I know what to do to take very good care of my body. Yet, I was starting to fall apart.

It seriously scared the ba’jezus out of me!

In October 2014, when a lymph node in my armpit started to get swollen and tender each month, THIS is when I KNEW something was seriously wrong with my body.

In 2015 I saw doctors, had ultrasounds, blood work taken and a mammogram. Nothing abnormal ever popped up.

It was around this time that I began eating more alkaline foods, doing detoxes of all sorts, reading everything published by Chris Wark (Chris Beat Cancer) and Ty Bollinger (The Truth About Cancer) and started removing everything toxic from my household. I completely switched out all of my hygiene products and cleaning products, threw away anything plastic, bought a new shower curtain, threw out all my fragrance- filled hormone disrupting candles and bought soy ones – I went above and beyond to try and figure it out.


Little did I know that it had NOTHING to do with my external environment and EVERYTHING to do with my internal environment.

My breast implants.

It took me six years to discover Breast Implant Illness.

Six years of researching like a mad woman, “living” with uncertainty about the health of my future, feeling like zombie from the moment I woke up and never wanting to do anything, to wondering what the hell was wrong with me and my body.

Not. Any. More.

I’mmmmmmm back to my young, vibrant self!


And nothing has changed in my diet over the last eight weeks either. I’m doing the exact same things I was two months ago.

The only thing that changed is my surgeon removed two massive foreign objects, that were perfectly intact, from my body.

They weren’t leaking or ruptured, ladies… but they were slowly poisoning me.

Is it a coincidence that after I removed them I got better? I think not.


If you’re experiencing symptoms of Breast Implant Illness, and you want your breast implants removed, but a surgeon is telling you to keep them in or to just replace them… run.

I always tell women, “don’t walk in and ask a surgeon what they think you should do or what they think is best for you… tell them that you want your implants out because you think they’re making you sick and you want to explant as soon as possible. And plus, besides the fact, they were never meant to be inside my body in the first place.

My surgeons office does more explants each week (by far) than they do breast augmentations. This speaks volumes to me.


Nobody can look me in the eyes and tell me if your breast implants aren’t leaking or ruptured, you are fine, healthy and perfectly safe.”

From my own personal experience with Breast Implant Illness, it’s NOT true.

And for the other 100,000+ women who explanted and got better, it’s not true for them either.

🤔it’s not all in your head

😤you’re not just stressed out

👵🏼you’re not just getting older

😩you’re not just a tired new mom

👎🏼these things don’t just run in your family

Breast Implant Illness, as it’s called, is a real thing. And you can get it… even if your implants aren’t ruptured or leaking. 👋🏼 🎤


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

♥️ Christina Dennis

What Does Explanting en Bloc Mean?

En Bloc: all together or all at the same time.


En Bloc basically means that they remove your implant AND your capsule (the red stuff that you see attached to implants in the photo) together in one piece.


The capsule is the scar that your body forms AFTER you implanted. It does not exist inside of you before your breast augmentation.

Your surgeon should NOT take your implant out FIRST, then go back in and remove your capsule or drain your saline implant (inside you) FIRST (or at all) then go back in to remove your capsule.

Everything is done in one step: removal of both the implant and capsule at the same time.

En Bloc is an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT step because should your implant be ruptured or bleeding silicone through the shell, you do not want to have any toxins or the broken down silicone getting into your blood stream or chest cavity by your vital organs.

Having the implant removed with the capsule attached and wrapped around it is your best option.

If your surgeon does not do en Bloc, doesn’t recommend en Bloc, doesn’t find it necessary or anything in between, he/she is not your surgeon (in my opinion). Keep looking for an explant surgeon who will.


1. Surgeons might try to convince you that you don’t need to remove the capsule or that a total Capsulectomy isn’t necessary. I disagree. The capsule can contain bacteria, fungus, micro-organisms, biofilms, silicone and all sorts of toxins. If you want to fully heal, it must be removed – in my opinion.


2. A total Capsulectomy is done after your implant and the capsule have been removed en Bloc. This is the step when they go back in and see if any capsule, scar tissue or silicone is stuck to tissue, muscle or your ribs. If they see parts of your capsule or scar tissue are still present they will peel it off, scrap it off or cauterize it to ensure a total capsulectomy is properly performed.


3. Make sure, for those who have saline implants, that your surgeon WILL NOT drain the implants before removing them. Be sure to ask him this question during your consultation. There has been high concentrations of mold, fungus and bacteria found inside saline implants. Draining them first will result in all the harmful particles getting into your system, further infecting you and making you even more sick.


4. If a surgeon tells you that en Bloc is not necessary (or that they just don’t do it), a full Capsulectomy isn’t necessary (or they just don’t do it) or that they “have to” drain your saline implant first before taking them out… I’d personally choose a different surgeon.


With all of this being said, Breast Implant Illness and en Bloc are fairly new. I’ve personally heard from women who left their capsule in and are totally fine, and other women who left the capsule in and remained very sick. The second group of women usually undergo a second surgery, removing the capsule, and actually start the detox and healing process.


I think this really all depends on:

  • how sick you are going into your surgery
  • how long you’ve had your implants
  • if you have any underlying illnesses, autoimmune diseases, inflammation or viruses hindering your immune system
  • if your have the MTHFR gene mutation, which makes detoxing almost impossible with some sort of intervention


Every BODY is different.

Just like some women can get breast implants and be totally ok… others get sick. It just all depends on your body and health.

If you still have a question, please leave me a comment below or ask me in my Facebook Group, Breast Implant Illness Education and Rejuvenation By Christina.

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

♥️ Christina Dennis