Danica Patrick has had her breast implants removed after suffering several severe symptoms she believes were caused by the surgery.
“I wasn’t sure I was ready to share this…. but then I remembered that true vulnerability is sharing something you’re not really ready to. So here it is,” Patrick, 40, began a lengthy Instagram post detailing her breast augmentation and why she ultimately chose to have her implants removed.
“I got breast implants November of 2014. I got them because I want to have it all. I was really fit, but I didn’t have boobs. So I got them,” she revealed. “Everything went well, and I was happy with them. Fast forward about 3 years to early 2018, and I noticed that my hair was not as healthy and was breaking off. I also gained a few pounds and had no luck losing it.”
By 2020, the former IndyCar and NASCAR driver claims that “the wheels came off” with her symptoms.
“I had cycle irregularity, gained more weight, my hair wasn’t looking healthy at all and my face was a different shape (weird I know),” she continued. “So I went down the rabbit hole to figure it out. I did every test that could be done.”
Patrick listed her symptoms, which included hypothyroidism, dry scalp, adrenal fatigue, face swelling, dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hair loss and a slew of other puzzling things she attributed to her breast implants.
“I had them removed on Wednesday,” she continued within the caption beside a split image of Patrick before and after her surgery.
“Within hours after surgery this is what I noticed – my face had more color and less dark circles (no food before the second pic), my face started producing oil again, I could take a 30% deeper breath into my chest already, and I had so much energy when I woke up (and surgery was at 230pm).”
She concluded, “If this post helps just one get to the root of their issues, it did it’s job. I will share my progress as I go along.”
We wish her a speedy recovery.