A mum-of-four has opened up about her breast implant nightmare, claiming she was left feeling like a ‘zombie’ after her body began to reject them.
Alyssa Kirk underwent a breast enlargement in 2016 in a bid to improve her confidence but says that just six months later, her health began to decline.
“I always planned to have a boob job when I was finished having children so when I had my fourth child, Indianna, then one, I got an uplift and breast enlargement,” Alyssa, from Brisbane, said.
“I breastfed all of my children and it made my natural breasts appear saggy, I was a 32C and went up to a 32F with implants.
“I wanted them to make me feel confident but instead I felt fuzzy and faint – my memory was so bad I thought I had dementia.”
The 27-year-old claimed her implants were ‘ruining her life’ – and believes they caused her to faint and become bed-bound for months despite doctors dismissing her claims.
“I felt like I was going insane, my mind was muddled, my face would go numb and I had no colour at all,” she said, describing the last three years as ‘horrendous’.
“People said to me that I looked like a ‘walking corpse’ and I agreed, I would randomly faint and had no energy.
“I’ve lost count of how many times I visited the doctors; I had every scan and test possible including ECGs, thyroid checks, CT scans, MRI scan and they all came back perfectly fine.
“I was terrified and frustrated that I had no answers despite over 50 doctor appointments.”
Alyssa said as she was getting sicker by the day – she physically couldn’t look after her children Cohen, nine, Cameron, six, Liam, five and Indianna, four.
She reached out on social media and found multiple women with breast implants who were experiencing the same symptoms.
“It became clear that the breast implants were the cause – I spent over $11,000 but if they were left in any longer they could have cost me my life,” she said.
"Every day I was terrified that I might die, my health was getting worse by the day causing me to have severe anxiety and panic attacks.”
She underwent surgery in June of this year to remove them and is sharing her story for the first time to raise awareness of the risks that may come with implants.
“I cried with happiness when I woke up from surgery as I could see so much clearer again and I knew I had made the best decision of my life,” she said.
“The colour in my face immediately returned and I no longer need to sit down in the shower from being so weak.
“I have realised I actually liked my body before I had surgery, and I should have left them the way they were.”
With additional reporting by Caters News.
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