Life After Explant Surgery: Mariela’s Journey to Detoxification and Recovery

Here at Longevity, our mission is to love God and serve people, and we love hearing stories from patients who have experienced amazing transformations with their health. Enjoy this story from our patient and Longevity team member, Mariela, about her journey to detoxification and recovery after breast implant removal surgery. 


When I was in my twenties, I thought it would be a great idea to get breast implants. Like so many young women, I was motivated by the idea of looking better.  At that time I never would have imagined that years later, these “things” full of chemicals that I purposely put in my body would eventually cause me many serious health issues


I began experiencing a variety of symptoms that were hindering my quality of life, from low energy, to brain fog, to excruciating neck pain, headaches, and joint pain. I spent a lot of time doing research and came across many social media pages and websites mentioning Breast Implant Illness with thousands of women just like me suffering with an array of similar symptoms.


After much thought and consideration, at the beginning of 2020, I decided to undergo breast implant removal surgery with total capsulectomy. This was a decision not taken lightly, but today, my health and happiness means so much more to me than my appearance. 


Immediately after surgery, some of my most concerning symptoms such as shortness of breath disappeared. That is when I felt assured that removing those toxic bags from my body was the right decision for me.


The journey to healing started the day of my surgery. With the help of my plastic surgeon and Longevity Health Center, I have been able to regain my life back. The talented, dedicated and caring practitioners at Longevity Health Center created a personalized supplement and detoxification protocol to get rid of the toxins I had been accumulating through the years. They suggested I try different supportive therapies offered at Longevity such as the HOCATT, Infrared Sauna, Ion Foot Bath, and Lymph Drainage Therapy to help my body detoxify more efficiently and improve my overall health. 


Over the last few months, the unexplained ailments have been disappearing. My energy is back, my daily headaches are gone, no more brain fog, no more excruciating neck and back pain, no more muscle and joint aches,  and swelling. 


I am filled with gratitude for the incredible team of people who have helped me through my difficult health journey. I would not be functioning today without them! 


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