It's no secret that many celebrities and influencers turn to cosmetic surgery to maintain their curves and youthful appearance. While they can help women achieve certain "beauty standards" imposed by social media, many of these procedures can cause more harm than good. This was the case for NBA wife and cookbook author Ayesha Curry. In 2015, the mom of three opted to get implants but later got them removed.
During a game segment on Ellen, Ayesha had to find something in her house based on the criteria she was given. The host asked her to "bring me something that you never want to see again," and Ayesha returned with two silicon-filled breast implants.
"OK, so these are my old implants, and I've been waiting for the perfect moment to have, like, a going away party for them because they weren't good to me, they didn't work for me," she tells Ellen. "They worked for some people, but they've got to go, and I don't want to ever see them again."
In 2019, Ayesha revealed how she got a "lift" after she suffered from postpartum depression. "The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want," she revealed in an interview with Working Mother. "I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet.”
Like Ayesha, there are numerous celebrities who have decided to remove their breast implants. Others have taken them out after experiencing breast plant illness (BII), a condition where one experiences various symptoms from skin rashes to autoimmune disorders. Capsular contracture (when scar tissue forms around the implants) is also a risk with implants, a common complication that occurs after surgery.
While it is true that not every woman who gets plastic surgery experiences negative side effects, it's incredibly important for those considering implants to be aware of its potential complications. For Ayesha, her experience has taught her to practice self-love and embrace her looks, teaching her daughters to do the same. "I’m not in the entertainment industry, in the traditional sense. I’m not thin... It’s been a journey for me," she said. "That’s why I want my girls to understand who they are – and to love it.”
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