Joy Corrigan made the monumental decision to have her breast implants removed earlier this month and has now decided to reveal the grueling process behind so-called ‘explant surgery’.
The former Victoria’s Secret model — who is also a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit star and Playboy Playmate — documented her health journey in a recent video she shared on TikTok and Instagram.
Corrigan, 35, previously said she was ready to speak openly about her decision in an effort to spread awareness about “breast implant disease” and shed light on the truth about life with implants.
Similarly, last year, former racing driver Danica Patrick also documented the removal of her breast implant, seven years after suffering health problems including hair loss, weight gain and dizziness.
In his recent video, Corrigan thanked the team behind his explant surgery by showing the different stages of recovery.
“I was terrified to have surgery, but as soon as it was done, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief and freedom. I immediately knew I had made the right choice and I “I was so happy I trusted my intuition,” she explained.
Removal: Joy Corrigan made the monumental decision to have her breast implants removed
Loopy: “I’m beyond grateful, wow,” she said while wearing bandages around her chest. “No more fools,” she added
“Loving my body has been a new concept for me, and it’s an act of love that my body will always be grateful for,” the former Playboy Playmate added.
And she promised to share more of her journey with her 951,000 subscribers.
“Stay tuned as I post more videos showing you my whole journey. THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me love and support during this time, I don’t know what I would do without my family, my friends and Ted,’
The Reprisal actress also narrated the video of her breast implant removal.
‘I just arrived. Dr. Rankin is about to do my explant, she began after showing a calming photo of the ocean crashing onto the beach.
Pin-up: The former Playboy model was known for her busty look (pictured above last year in New York)
Busty exposures: Joy pictured in January this year wearing a corset top
“I’m super excited, I’m super nervous, Mama Dee is my guardian angel. She met me, braided my hair, and then Dr. Rankin came and prescribed surgery,” she explained .
Joy said her boyfriend, technical director Ted Dhanik, 46, was there waiting for her outside.
“I’m so grateful to him,” she said in a photo of the couple hugging before her surgery.
“The operation went well, everything went well. I was super mad afterwards and could barely walk, but the whole team took great care of me,” she said.
“I’m beyond grateful, wow,” she said, wearing bandages around her chest. “No more crazy,” she added.
Joy was apparently experiencing symptoms of breast implant illness, which led to her decision to have them removed.
Documentation: The former Victoria’s Secret model documented her journey in a video she shared on TikTok and Instagram
Big decision: “I’m so grateful for everyone’s incredible support so far! Here’s a video of my surgery with David Rankin and his explant Dee Hicks and the whole incredible team,” the 35-year-old wrote alongside the video.
For her health: “I was terrified of having surgery, but as soon as it was done I felt a huge sense of relief and freedom, I immediately knew I had done it. “good choice and I was so happy I trusted my intuition,” she explained
Time of operation: “The operation went well, everything went well. I was super mad afterwards and could barely walk, but the whole team took great care of me,” she said.
Under the knife: the operation took place without complications
Love: Joy said her boyfriend, technical director Ted Dhanik, 46, was there waiting for her outside. “I’m so grateful to him,” she said
Aside from that: She had to be taken to her boyfriend’s car in a wheelchair due to how crazy she felt from the surgery.
Illness: Joy was apparently experiencing symptoms of illness from the breast implants, which led to her decision to have them removed.
Symptoms of BII can include fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, dry eyes, and many other health conditions. Removal of implants often results in immediate relief.
Fans took to the comments to praise her for sharing her journey and being honest.
One fan wrote: “You are a wonderful advocate for #bii; you’ve been through so much and shared your vulnerabilities and triumphs post-explant. Dr. Rankin has restored your health. And you glow from within.
The doctor who performed the current operation added: “Thank you Joy Corrigan for being a HUGE and much-needed voice for BII. I’m so proud of you and completely honored to have been a part of your journey to better health! ‘