Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes
July 24, 2016
Crystal Hefner, formerly Crystal Harris and the 30-year-old Playboy model and wife of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, announced the recent removal of her breast implants by […] sharing a post on Facebook that began, “My Breast Implants Slowly Poisoned Me.” She rattles off a litany of health problems that she says she suffered from the implants such as:
- 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
- Problems with my thyroid and adrenals.
- Days in 2016 when I couldn’t get out of bed.
She explains that at first she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and toxic mold, but then learned via social media that her symptoms resembled “breast implant illness.”
After visiting a breast implant illness website and Facebook group with almost 3,000 members, she realized that her symptoms matched. On June 15th, 2016, plastic surgeon Dr Lu-Jean Feng removed Hefner’s breast implants. […] Her Facebook post continues: ”Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better. I know I won’t feel 100% overnight. My implants took 8 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.” […]