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‘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.

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The mildest of those symptoms started a few years back. The aches, the bladder pain, brain fog, fatigue. I ignored it, labeling myself a hypochondriac, despite truly worrying that there was something wrong with me. I joked about losing my memory to age, and about getting “lazy.”

I began to cancel appointments and shoots because everything exhausted me. Before everything went downhill I was at the gym five days a week, and always shooting and working.

I’ve had days in 2016 when I couldn’t get out of bed. I’ve felt such despair knowing life was happening all around me but I couldn’t participate.’ —Crystal Hefner Facebook/Instagram

Crystal Hefner, wife to Playboy Founder and mogul, Hugh Hefner, had her breast implants removed and recently went public about why she did this.  She said they had been slowly ‘poisoning’ her.

Crystal is certainly not alone in saying this. Thousands of women are saying they too have suffered immensely due to their implants; many say their implants have simply ruined their life.

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Many teens, and women in general, look at magazines to get an idea as to what is ‘beautiful’ and what appeals to men. No other magazine competes with Playboy for ‘sexiness,’ as millions of men (and women) see Playboy as the epitome of sex appeal.

It was the first magazine of its kind when it was first published in 1953, and it has since gained worldwide recognition. The women in it are often surgically enhanced and therefore this has inspired hundreds and thousands of girls all over the world have their breasts enlarged. It would be interesting to know approximately how much influence Playboy has had in contributing to the plastic surgery industry.

It must be noted, however, that not all women get implants for purely aesthetic reasons. Many also have reconstruction after traumatic bouts of breast cancer or other health issues. Unfortunately, many of these women do not know that breast implants are actually linked to another type of cancer, ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma), as it is known.

Crystal, who says she also suffers from lyme disease, had her implants put in 8 years ago, met Hugh Hefner in 2008, and became his wife in 2012.

Like many of these young women, Crystal was not aware (and was not told by her surgeon) of the risks that breast implants carry. They are still generally touted as ‘safe’ by most plastic surgeons.

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Crystal Hefner Before Implant Removal

We published an article late last year titled ‘Breast Implants The Ticking Time Bomb In Millions Of Women’s Bodies’, alerting our readers to the dangers behind these cosmetic surgery devices. The factual information we provided was shocking, and many women simply did not know how toxic these implants are, and that they are linked to many autoimmune problems.

Removing implants, or ‘explanting’ as it is more medically known, is now one of the ten most popular plastic surgeries carried out in the USA.

Crystal also shared this from her Facebook page with her fans:

Over time, implants (both silicone and saline) break down and wreak havoc on your body. The shell on silicone and saline implants is comprised of silicone and over 40 other toxic chemicals: tin, zinc, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, formaldehyde and talc to name a few. Your immune system is constantly fighting them, leaving you vulnerable to other illnesses.

The estimated time frame for these bags to start falling apart is 8-10 years, although some people experience problems soon after implanting and some much later.

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Crystal after explant

Crystal, 30, has had a successful modelling career, and gained a lot of followers due to her relationship with Hugh Hefner. She is envied and admired by many who follow her, and for this reason it is exciting to see her go so public about what had happened to her health, and to educate her fans on why implants are dangerous. It’s also great to see her so happy with the new ‘healthier’ her.

Crystal may also be a powerful influencer to young women, ensuring them they do not need fake breasts to look good, and that they are just not worth the risk.

Since becoming so vocal about what happened to her, it’s been alarming to see the number of her followers who also shared their stories (see her Facebook and Instagram) about what breast implants have done to their health.

Crystal joins Yolanda Hadid (star of The Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills and ex-wife of music producer David Foster) who also had her breast implants removed last year. The ex-model had discovered that silicone had leaked out of her implants and was found in different parts of her body.

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Yolanda with her surgeon Dr Jean-Lu Feng and ex-husband David Foster

While some women seem to want to dismiss these stories and the factual evidence and continue to think implants are ‘safe,’ it seems we may be reaching a tipping point. The popularity of breast implants may eventually decrease until something can be done to make them safer, if that’s even possible.

Crystal, like Yolanda, also saw the esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Jean-Lu Feng who practices from her ‘Feng Clinic’ in Ohio, to have her implants removed. Dr. Feng is one of the very few plastic surgeons that has stopped performing breast implant placements. This is very telling of what she thinks about breast implant safety. Dr. Feng also performs natural breast augmentation where she uses stem cells to help the breasts have a more natural, fuller shape.

As you can see from the photo above, Crystal is still a beautiful girl, but now just more naturally so. Only time will tell where this new direction will take her, but I for one hope she continues to speak out about the dangers of breast implants and encourage her 5 million + fans to be happy with how they are.

Crystal’s story is perhaps now a big threat to the plastic surgery industry —  here is Hugh Hefner’s wife saying that breast implants are simply not safe and urging others to reconsider having them put in.

If you are a mother to a teen daughter, I urge you to show her this article.

If you are concerned about breast implants, you can join my private Facebook group (sorry no men allowed!) Breast Implants The Ticking Time Bomb.

If you would also like to keep up with Crystal Hefner, this is her Facebook page.

 


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