Clare Crawley Is 'Confident' in Her Decision to Remove Breast Implants for Health Reasons
Clare Crawley is gearing up to remove her breast implants after experiencing a series of health issues.
The Season 16 Bachelorette recently took to social media to explain why she is “confident” in her decision.
“This is the best for my health. So it does get me emotional,” she shared on her Instagram Story. “I have been having these symptoms for the last five years. I have done every elimination thing — bloodwork, tests, everything imaginable to get to this point.”
Earlier this summer, Clare revealed that she would be removing her implants after years of suffering from multiple symptoms, including a persistent itchy rash on her upper body and a low white blood cell count.
“My rash has been really bad lately. Last night I couldn’t sleep because I was so itchy,” she said, adding that she has “silicone gummy bear” implants. “I thought it was the best option to get but I realize now they have some of the most toxic ingredients in them.”
In October 2020, the FDA issued a warning label for breast implants as breast implant illnesses (BII) have continued to rise over the past several years. The syndrome — which impacts those who have undergone breast augmentations — is known to cause such symptoms as chronic fatigue, hair loss, depression, and breathing problems, among others.
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“I’m very confident and happy in my decision to remove them for the benefit of my health,” Clare elaborated. “Maintaining good mental health through this, that is a challenge. But staying strong knowing you’re being your own advocate, I’m keeping that at the forefront.”
Elsewhere in her Story, Clare responded to a follower who asked if she would be replacing her current implants with new ones.
“The whole point of me removing them is because of the toxic ingredients they are made of,” the franchise star explained. “I will not put other ones in.”
Later, Clare acknowledged that she is nervous about the “unknown” that comes with the removal of her implants.
“I haven’t done the surgery yet, so a lot of this and a lot of what affects women mentally is the unknown of the future of... What it’ll look like? What’ll it be like? What the future holds?” she said. “That’s the risk I think we are willing to take.”
Clare added, “That’s why many women don’t do this. It’s because there’s a lot of unknown. Are they going to go back to normal? But what matters is our mental health and our physical health and that’s my priority.”