Paulina Hefferan hopes that having her seven-year-old silicone breast implants removed will help her finally find healing.
Hefferan called her upcoming surgery announcement “unexpected,” but explained that her decision follows years of illness and multiple visits with medical professionals.
“Unfortunately, I’m having to get my breast implants removed because I have had tons of symptoms over the last seven years since I got them in, and they are making me sick. You guys see like the pretty side of Instagram but what you don’t see is the health-related side, the autoimmune issues, all the problems I’ve been having over the past seven years. I don’t post it. Instagram is a highlight reel.”Paulina Hefferan, Celebrity Fitness Trainer & Weight Loss Coach, Nov 11, 2023
“I’ve literally seen my OBGYN, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, allergists, naturopathic doctors, and chiropractors,” she said.
“I’ve seen them all and no one can figure out why I’m having these issues besides the fact that they are autoimmune related, and that they’re probably stemming from my breast implants.”
Hefferan says she doesn’t yet know whether she believes in breast implant illness, but that she’s been having health issues “ever since” getting her own implants.
She also has friends who have had breast implants for 20 years, are “totally fine” and have “never had any issues” with them, she shared.
“I have ZERO proof that they are causing these symptoms but I do have hope that removing my implants will allow my body and immune system to reset and HEAL! Millions of women have them with no issues, that’s just not me unfortunately.“Paulina Hefferan, Celebrity Fitness Trainer & Weight Loss Coach, Nov 11, 2023
“It literally says in my breast implant pamphlet than I never read seven years ago when I got breast implants that [they] can cause autoimmune diseases and disorders.”
Hefferan listed her own symptoms, 27 in all, in a follow-up video.
Among them are memory problems, achy joints, hair loss, swollen lymph nodes, digestive issues, sudden food intolerances, and lupus.
“I’ve seen countless doctors and no one has an answer as to why, besides possibly that my immune system is attacking my breast implants and causing me to have autoimmune issues which is causing a plethora of like 27 different symptoms,” she said.
On Saturday, the celebrity trainer and fitness coach said she wanted to be open and vulnerable and share her experience because “even if it helps one person, I feel like it’s my job.”
“I have this platform, and I have to use it for good,” she told her 57,000 followers in a video since viewed more than 72,500 times.