Killer Breasts is a 300-page book on breast implant illness, breast implant removal, and the process of physical and emotional recovery, written and self-published by Diane Kazer on May 5, 2020.1Book: Killer Breasts, ISBN 979-8647227539
Kazer’s book is “a compassionate step-by-step guide to overcome breast implant illness, cleanse your body, heal your hormones, and ignite your life.”
Sixty-seven percent of readers rate it 5 out of 5 stars.2Amazon.com, “Killer Breasts,” Accessed Feb. 26, 2023
The book is dedicated to women suffering from breast implant illness, whom it aims to help understand their options in explant surgery including costs, recovery, readiness, doctors to trust, and detoxing from breast implants.
Detox supplements, DIY programs, and other free and paid resources3DianeKazer.com, “Overcoming BII,” Accessed Feb. 25, 2023 are provided on the author’s website.4DianeKazer.com, “BII Resources Page,” Accessed Feb. 26 2023
In Chapter 3, “What is Breast Implant Illness?” Kazer lists and discusses:
- 38 of the toxins found in breast implants.
- 21 possible signs one’s breast implants may be leaking, or bleeding silicone.
- 33 ways that “breast implants destroy your health.”
Subsequent chapters are devoted to the process of preparing for and undergoing explant surgery, to which Kazer says there are 1 of 3 possible outcomes: Explant and feel “significantly better,” feel “a reduction of [some] symptoms, but not all,” or “explant and feel worse.”
Kazer wrote Killer Breasts after helping herself and others navigate breast implant illness, and after several years spent helping women “achieve symptom sovereignty.” She was a group admin in online breast implant illness forums with tens of thousands of women.
“I have invested over 10 hours per day nearly every day for 2+ years learning everything I could about BII.”
“I stayed up until 1, 2, 3 a.m., sifting through the studies, the stories of suffering,” she writes.5Book: Killer Breasts, ISBN 979-8647227539
Diane Kazer was a professional soccer player in her 20s, and a bikini model. After getting silicone breast implants in December 2011, she experienced several years of sickness and mystery ailments. Dr. Bradley Strawn later performed her explant surgery, in May 2019.
Kazer moved to Orange County in 2009 and began bodybuilding and competing there in 2010.
After winning 1st place in the second bikini competition she entered, and having previously been told she’d never go pro or make a magazine cover without double D breasts, Kazer underwent an $8,000 breast augmentation surgery in December 2011, getting 500 cc Allergan silicone implants.6Book: Killer Breasts, ISBN 979-8647227539
She also had her silver tooth fillings extracted and replaced with porcelain.
Two months after those operations, she felt stomach pains, gained weight, and felt “worse than ever,” in ways she details through the book’s early chapters.
Kazer is also a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Practitioner7FDN, Accessed Feb. 25, 2023, a Holistic Health Counselor (HHC)8Learn.org, HHC, and host of the CHI Podcast (Cleanse, Heal, Ignite).9Apple Podcasts, Cleanse Heal Ignite, Diane Kazer, Accessed Feb. 26, 2023
Kazer released a documentary by the same title on June 30, 2021. Killer Breasts: The Documentary is a 10-minute film featuring parts of the stories of 15 women who had their breast implants removed after experiencing varying degrees of illness, “some of whom nearly lost their life, dying to be beautiful.”10YouTube, Killer Breasts Documentary, June 30, 2021, Diane Kazer
Killer Breasts shares the personal stories of Dee Hicks, a patient advocate and explant surgery coordinator, Anne Ziegenhorn, a former model whose breast implants grew moldy and caused her to get “deathly ill,” Tara Hopko, an advocate and author, and others.
The women whose stories are featured in Killer Breasts report experiencing a variety of symptoms from breast implant illness, including:
- Anaphylactic challenges causing breathing difficulties
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Brain fog
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic swelling
- Cystic acne
- Feeling like they were dying
- Gaining a lot of weight
- Losing hair
- Pain under the armpits
- Pain in hand joints
- Pain no one could figure out
- Rashes and acne all over
- Severe heart palpitations
- Severe night sweats
- 1Book: Killer Breasts, ISBN 979-8647227539
- 2Amazon.com, “Killer Breasts,” Accessed Feb. 26, 2023
- 3DianeKazer.com, “Overcoming BII,” Accessed Feb. 25, 2023
- 4DianeKazer.com, “BII Resources Page,” Accessed Feb. 26 2023
- 5Book: Killer Breasts, ISBN 979-8647227539
- 6Book: Killer Breasts, ISBN 979-8647227539
- 7FDN, Accessed Feb. 25, 2023
- 8Learn.org, HHC
- 9Apple Podcasts, Cleanse Heal Ignite, Diane Kazer, Accessed Feb. 26, 2023
- 10YouTube, Killer Breasts Documentary, June 30, 2021, Diane Kazer