- “Bachelorette” star Clare Crawley removed her breast implants after the devices caused hives.
- She spoke publicly about her decision so that the other recipients of the breast implant would not feel alone.
- Crawley joins thousands of women saying breast implants have given them rashes, fatigue and nausea.
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“The Bachelorette” star Clare Crawley announced on Instagram that she is removing her breast implants, citing health reasons.
“My skin has had really bad hives and rashes. My whole body is just inflamed and itchy. I’ve had blood tests after blood tests. This isn’t my only symptom, but this is the most physical. , ”Crawley said in a video Sunday.
Although Crawley said she loves her breast implants, she said the devices cause a rash that doesn’t heal.
“My body can’t heal. My body is in a state of struggle, constantly. It’s tired, it’s frustrating. It all makes sense. My health is the most important thing. I’m out.”
Crawley joins celebrities like Ashley and Tisdale Chrissy Teigan, and tens of thousands of women who have talked about health problems related to breast implants.
What is “breast implant disease”?
There are a number of diseases that thousands of women believe are linked to their breast implants: rashes, fatigue and nausea – otherwise known as breast implant disease. Other recipients of breast implants say that the devices caused hair loss and a rare type of cancer.
Despite thousands of women saying their implants have caused a myriad of health problems, many doctors say “breast implant disease” is not a formal diagnosis.
However, the FDA now requires breast implants to come with a black box warning (the most serious type) and some doctors refuse to do cosmetic surgery.
“It might help others not feel so alone.”
Crawley has spoken publicly about his illness because he doesn’t want other recipients of the breast implant to feel isolated. “Sharing in the hope that it might help others going through something similar doesn’t feel that way alone,” Crawley said.
Michelle Face, a judge at RuPaul’s Drag Race, is another vocal lawyer who aims to raise awareness about the dangers of breast implants. In her recent documentary “Explant,” Visage delves into the history of breast implants and presents women whose side effects have been ruled out by doctors.
“This has everything to do with what I like, and to let women know that I’m not crazy,” Visage previously told Insider.