Crystal Hefner removed breast implants after they 'slowly poisoned' her

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Crystal Hefner Removes Her Breast Implants

Crystal Hefner took to Instagram on Tuesday to outline the dangers of plastic surgery and the scary side effects of her breast augmentation that led her to take out her implants.

In the photo, a post-op Hefner is lying in a hospital bed wearing a blue gown. She tagged The Feng Clinic in Ohio as her location.

MORE: Crystal Harris Reveals She Has Lyme Disease: I 'Have a Long Road Ahead of Me'

"My Breast Implants Slowly Poisoned Me," she began her lengthy Instagram caption. She went on to list some of the painful symptoms she received as a result of her boob job.

"Intolerance to foods and beverages, unexplained back pain, constant neck and shoulder pain, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), stunted hair growth, incapacitating fatigue, burning bladder pain, low immunity, recurring infections and problems with my thyroid and adrenals," she wrote.

My Breast Implants Slowly Poisoned Me Intolerance to foods and beverages, unexplained back pain, constant neck and shoulder pain, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), stunted hair growth, incapacitating fatigue, burning bladder pain, low immunity, recurring infections and problems with my thyroid and adrenals. The mildest of those symptoms started a few years back. The aches, the bladder pain, brain fog, fatigue. I ignored it, labeling myself a hypochondriac, despite truly worrying that there was something wrong with me. I joked about losing my memory to age, and about getting "lazy". I began to cancel appointments and shoots because everything exhausted me. Before everything went downhill I was at the gym five days a week, and always shooting and working. I've had days in 2016 when I couldn't get out of bed. I’ve felt such despair knowing life was happening all around me but I couldn’t participate. I had to miss my Summer DJ residency at my favorite Vegas spot, the Rehab pool at The Hard Rock Hotel. The fatigue was so severe that I could barely leave the house or drive. I was afraid to get up there in front of a crowd and go blank with brain fog. I had a bunch of spare photos that have enabled me to stay active on social media for the last six months. I’ve tried to keep a facade of normalcy while working to figure out what was going on with my body. Once I became allergic to most every food, had intolerable pain, developed stomach issues and night sweats, I began to research. I found a holistic doctor (Dr. Farshid Rahbar) and was tested for everything. After I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and toxic mold, I posted about it on social media. I began to receive comments saying that my symptoms resembled "Breast Implant Illness." I found a Breast Implant Illness website and Facebook group with almost 3,000 members. My symptoms matched theirs. Over time, implants (both silicone and saline) break down and wreak havoc on your body. The shell on silicone and saline implants is comprised of silicone and over 40 other toxic chemicals... (continued in link in bio)

A photo posted by Crystal Hefner (@crystalhefner) on

Hefner went on to explain to her followers that her negative side effects have been going on for years.

"I ignored it, labeling myself a hypochondriac, despite truly worrying that there was something wrong with me," she wrote. "I joked about losing my memory to age, and about getting 'lazy.'"

Eventually, the symptoms cost the model some work.

See more photos of Crystal Hefner:

18 PHOTOS
Crystal Hefner
See Gallery
Crystal Hefner
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Hugh Hefner (L) and model Crystal Hefner attend the annual Halloween Party, hosted by Playboy and Hugh Hefner, at the Playboy Mansion on October 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Television personality/DJ Crystal Hefner arrives at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on September 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 13: Crystal Hefner arrives at Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 13: Playboy playmates Amanda Vanderpool, Crystal Hefner and Carly Lauren arrive at Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Crystal Hefner attends the Los Angeles Mission Christmas Eve Event for Skid Row Homeless at Los Angeles Mission on December 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 10: Television personality/model/DJ Crystal Hefner arrives at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on May 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 10: Television personality Marta Krupa (L) and her sister, television personality and model Joanna Krupa arrive at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on May 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Model Crystal Hefner attends the 29th Annual AIDS Walk LA on October 13, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 31: Sister-in-law's model Caya Hefner (L) and television personality/model/DJ Crystal Hefner arrive at the Sapphire Pool & Dayclub as Crystal hosts Labor Day weekend on August 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 31: Television personality/model/DJ Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Dayclub to host Labor Day weekend on August 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Television personality/model Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club during Memorial Day weekend on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Television personality/model Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club during Memorial Day weekend on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner (R) and his wife Playboy Playmate Crystal Hefner (L) attend the 2013 Playmate Of The Year announcement at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 25: Model Crystal Hefner appears at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club's Memorial Day weekend celebration on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff R. Bottari/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Playmate Crystal Hefner (L) and Founder of Playboy Enterprises Hugh Hefner attend the 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year announcement and reception held at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner (R) and his wife Playboy Playmate Crystal Hefner (L) attend the 2013 Playmate Of The Year announcement at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 04: Television personality/model Crystal Hefner arrives at the Sapphire Pool & Day Club grand opening party on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

MORE: Hugh Hefner Celebrates 90th Birthday Day After Brother's Death

"I began to cancel appointments and shoots because everything exhausted me," she said. "I've had days in 2016 when I couldn't get out of bed. I've felt such despair knowing life was happening all around me but I couldn't participate."

Hefner even admitted to faking her social media presence, posting old photos for the last six months to stay active with her followers.

"I've tried to keep a façade of normalcy while working to figure out what was going on with my body," she wrote.

Surprisingly, it was one illness that led to the discovery of her true problem. After she announced she suffered from Lyme disease and toxic mold back in March, commenters said her symptoms were similar to those suffering with Breast Implant Illness.

After consulting with doctors, Hefner learned that she was, in fact, suffering from the illness and had her implants removed.

"Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better. I know I won't feel 100% overnight. My implants took 8 years to make me this sick, so I know it will take time to feel better. I also have other illnesses to address, but with the toxic bags removed, my immune system can focus on what it needs to," she continued. "Breast implants aren't as popular as they once were and I'm happy to see that."

Garry Marshall Dies at 81


Read Full Story

People are Reading