Growing Up with a Breast Implant Mum
From early childhood, award-winning author Michelle Newhouse was a witness to decades of chronic health issues experienced by her mum, Yvonne who had breast implant surgery in the early seventies at the age of twenty-four.
Yvonne was an invalid for most of Michelle’s life and the root cause of her suffering remained a mystery until after her death in 2010.
Michelle remembers the emotional roller-coaster of her childhood, and the ongoing fears as a child that she may one day lose her mum to suicide. Yvonne had attempted it multiple times. The rate of suicides is high in women with breast implants.
Michelle’s Own Breast Implant Experience
In the same year her mum died, Michelle underwent cosmetic surgery to have breast implants. She was still unaware of the role breast implants played in her mum’s chronic ill-health and eventual death.
Michelle’s health never recovered following breast implant surgery and just like her mum, she began a downward spiral with autoimmune and other serious health issues. When her symptoms began to mirror her mum’s she finally made the connection, they both had breast implants.
‘It was through Mum’s suffering that I was able to recognise her symptoms in myself and eventually get the help I needed. Sadly, that support wasn’t there for my mum.’
In 2016, unable to find a doctor or surgeon in Australia willing to take her symptoms seriously Michelle flew to North America where she was confirmed as having a rare HLA-B27 gene. Women with this rare gene are extremely susceptible to autoimmune diseases from silicone exposure.
Michelle was diagnosed with multiple autoimmune conditions along with ‘silicone’ inflamed lymph nodes which were later removed as part of the grueling seven hour explant procedure. Her surgeon confirmed slow ‘gel bleed’ leaking from the implants, flaking of the textured outer surface and mold growing between the implant shell and the chest wall.
Michelle is an ambassador for breast implant awareness. She encouraged all women to speak out about the potential health risks when putting foreign materials, including breast implants inside the body.
From the onset of her breast implant symptoms Michelle began her research into ancient healing arts and the study of energy modalities to help heal herself. Michelle is an author, a qualified engineer, business consultant and life coach.
Since explant surgery in 2016, Michelle has made an astonishing recovery. She now uses the same protocols, gentle detox and natural healing therapies to support other women to heal from breast implant illness and breast implant related toxicity. Michelle works closely with a trusted implant/explant surgeon and an exceptional team of therapists, who are on-hand to offer practical guidance, emotional and physical support.
Michelle encourages continued detox, healthy diet and regular exercise, long after breast explants have been removed. This is vital for initial recovery, reclaiming long term health and restoring potential for future life expectancy and continued health.
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Do you have breast implants and are experiencing health issues?
Not all women get sick straight away with breast implants, some women like Michelle and her mum are more susceptible to immediate autoimmune symptoms, see HLA-B27 post. Other women don’t experience issues for years, until the implants begin to break down or become ruptured.
Breast implants are not inert once inside the body and all implants have the same permeable silicone outer shell. The important thing is to be fully informed prior to opting for cosmetic surgery, so that you can make the best possible choice for your long term health. For women who already have breast implants, you should understand the potential breast implant illness and toxicity signs and symptoms, so that you can quickly get the help you need.
Perhaps you’re considering breast implants, or you know someone who is? You might already have them and want to learn how to maintain your health? Are you one of the many women experiencing health issues currently?
Michelle supports women to reclaim their health after breast implants using the same proven protocols she used to reclaim her own health. If you think your symptoms may be due to breast implants or if you are ready to heal from breast implant illness and breast implant related toxicity, contact Michelle and she will guide you towards finding the help that’s right for you.