Danica Patrick, the successful female race car driver, is simply enjoying her life and showing off her toned body.
The longtime racing star turned business woman recently took to Instagram and posted a series of photos of herself in a bikini at the beach.
Patrick had her breast implants removed earlier this year while acknowledging that she wished she had never felt the need to get them.
“If you put something in your body that’s not natural, your body is going to protect itself. Your body will form scar tissue around it to protect you from it,” she said. “And that’s called a capsule. My implants produced a lot of capsules. They seemed soft enough for the first couple of years, but then they hardened up more.”
Patrick initially thought the capsules were “from crashing into walls” during racing, but she still gained new ones after retiring from the sport in 2018.
“So I knew that wasn’t it,” she said. “My body was continuing to try and protect me from [her breast implants].”
And after the implants came out in April, it was clear that they had become damaged over time.
“The doctor said … my scar tissue capsules were both folded inside the implant. They had shrunk up so much from so much scar tissue forming that they were deformed,” Patrick said.
“But I also think it’s impossible to put a foreign object in your body and not have your body respond to some degree,” she added. “Every individual is different, of course … But are we really doing enough studies on them? Are people truly educated on the potential side effects and risks? Doctors tell us that they’re safe, but they’re also selling them.”