Joy Corrigan is sharing her journey to health after undergoing breast implant removal surgery.
‘Implants are basically…, they’re killing me,’ Corrigan said, adding a list of symptoms she has been experiencing.
The 35-year-old model, actress, and artist had breast implants for 12 years, but says she had never spoken about that until now, on the eve of her explant surgery, which took place in early September.
“I want to talk about something that’s really personal to me. Something I’ve never talked about before.
“I’m about to get an explant,” Corrigan shared with nearly a million followers on social media.
“I’ve never even opened up about having implants,” the model said.
“For the past 12 years of my career, I’ve had these implants. And so it’s kind of scary to think that this identity that I’m so attached to is all of the sudden going to be gone.
“So very scared. And my journey to health is about to begin.
“I’m bloated, I’m tired. Inflammation in my body is so crazy right now. I just want to be healthy again. Migraines, horribly. So bad. Thyroid has been a huge issue. I’m just sluggish, I’m tired, I want to be myself again,” she shared.
As she spoke of her own ailments, additional on-screen text included a long list of symptoms believed to be caused by breast implants in many women.
- “Fatigue. Chronic Pain. Brain Fog. Muscle Pain/Weakness. Joint Pain. Hair Loss. Dry Skin & Hair. Premature Aging. Autoimmune diseases. Weight Problems.
- “Inflammation. Insomnia/Poor Sleep. Vision Problems. Thyroid Problems. Adrenal Problems. Hormone Imbalance. Low Libido. Slow Healing. Sinus Infections. Digestive Issues.
- “Fevers/Night Sweats. Temperature Intolerance. Skin Rashes. Ear Ringing. Food Intolerance. Headaches/Migraines. Heart Palpitations. Flu-like Symptoms. Swollen Lymph Nodes. Dehydration.
- “Frequent Urination. Numbness/Tingling Limbs. Liver/Kidney Dysfunction. Anxiety/Depression. Leaky Gut/IBS. Feel like you are dying. BIA-ALCL Lymphoma. Acid Reflux/GERD. Vertigo/Dizziness. Frequent Infections.”
“The natural self that I am and I’m falling in love with that person again and this is part of that journey. So I’m excited to feel good again.”
“This has been a very hard decision for me, but I have decided to prioritize my health and remove my breast implants. It has been a scary, difficult, but rewarding time. And even though I’ve been anxious about how to share this, I am so excited to tell my story with the unbelievable support from close friends and family. By staying loyal to my intuition, honoring my body and myself, and with the help and support of so many wonderful people, I’ve made it through. Thank you @davidrankinmd and @dee.hicks_explant_liaison for changing my life forever. Here I am to share my experience with all of you, and I hope to spread awareness about Breast Implant Illness to women and shed light on the truth of the implant/explant process. Stay tuned as I share my journey.Model Joy Corrigan, Instagram, September 1, 2023
Dr. David Rankin, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Jupiter, Florida, performed Corrigan’s explant surgery.
Considered by many in the breast implant illness community to be one of the nation’s top surgeons for the procedure, Rankin thanked Corrigan in turn for her trust.
“Surgery time. I just got here. Dr. Rankin is about to do my explant. I’m super excited, super nervous,” the model shared in another video update.
“The surgery went smooth. Everything went great,” Corrigan shared.
“I was super loopy after surgery. Could barely walk.
“But the whole team took such good care of me. I’m beyond grateful.
“No boobies anymore,” she joked.