Ashley Tisdale opens up about her crazy breast implant illness

The symptoms sound pretty extreme

August 25 2020

Most women are aware that breast augmentation surgery comes with a risk of scarring and infection. But what if we told you that there’s something else far more concerning to consider before going under the knife?

Take Ashley Tisdale, for example. The actress has opened up about suffering from persistent health issues that she puts down to getting implants.

"Years ago I underwent breast enhancement surgery," she captioned a post on Instagram. "Prior to the surgery, I constantly felt my body was less than, and thought this change would make me feel more whole and more secure about myself. And for a short period of time…it did. But little by little I began struggling with minor health issues that just were not adding up—food sensitivities as well as gut issues (full story on @frenshe) that I thought could be caused by my implants. So, last winter I decided to undergo implant removal."

Hey guys, this is probably the most personal post I've ever shared. As you know, I've been very open about my mental health journey and feel that this is equally important. Years ago I underwent breast enhancement surgery. Prior to the surgery, I constantly felt my body was less than, and thought this change would make me feel more whole and more secure about myself. And for a short period of time...it did. But little by little I began struggling with minor health issues that just were not adding up-food sensitivities as well as gut issues (full story on @frenshe) that I thought could be caused by my implants. So, last winter I decided to undergo implant removal. This journey has been one of growth, self discovery, self acceptance and most importantly self-love. This picture above was taken two months after my explant surgery and I think you can tell just how happy I am to finally be fully me. Over the years I've met with many holistic and non-holistic doctors and learned the importance of living a non-toxic life. I'm super excited to share with you what I've learned thus far, and would love for you to take this journey with me by following @frenshe, where we take an honest approach to our well-being and openly speak to health, beauty and everything in between. I can't say I'm the proudest of the choices I made in the past but I don't regret it because it got me here today. ❤️ Love you all! @frenshe is NOW LIVE!!

"This journey has been one of growth, self-discovery, self-acceptance and most importantly self-love," she continued, noting that she’s so much happier and healthier post-op.

Btw, there’s an actual medical diagnosis for what Ashley experienced: Breast Implant Illness.

While the symptoms vary from case to case, the most common complaints are numbness and tingling in the extremities, joint and/or muscle pain, hair loss, memory loss/cognitive problems, dry eyes and/or blurred vision, chronic fatigue, breast pain, rashes and/or hives, food sensitivity/intolerance, flu-like symptoms and/or low-grade fever and difficulty breathing.

"Women have been complaining of issues with their implants since the '90s—but social media has allowed them to connect to amplify their voices and concerns," Dr Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Centre for Health Research, Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund, explains.

Glad to hear that Ashley is finally feeling better!

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