Crystal Hefner says she made the decision to remove her breast implants because they caused severe health problems.
The model shared her experience in a lengthy Instagram post, warning others of the potential risks of getting implants: “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, recurring infections and problems with my thyroid and adrenals.”
Initially Crystal, Hugh Hefner’s wife, ignored the symptoms: “I’ve felt such despair knowing life was happening all around me but I couldn’t participate… The fatigue was so severe that I could barely leave the house or drive.”
She went on to explain that she developed allergies to most foods, had “intolerable pain” and was diagnosed with Lyme disease. After diagnosing her condition, signs lead to her implants: “I found a Breast Implant Illness website and Facebook group with almost 3,000 members… My symptoms matched theirs.”
The Playboy model says the implants can wreak havoc on your body: “breast implants are not lifetime devices. The longer you have breast implants, the more likely it is that complications will occur and you will need to have them removed.”
Since removing the implants, Hefner says her health has significantly improved: “Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better… I know I won’t feel 100 percent overnight. My implants took eight years to make me this sick, so I know it will take time to feel better. I also have other illnesses to address, but with the toxic bags removed, my immune system can focus on what it needs to.”