Date Aired: August 8, 2023 // Guest: Amanda Porta and Robyn Towt
Join us in this eye-opening episode as Amanda and Robyn bravely share their journey of battling breast implant illness and their advocacy for women facing similar challenges today. We delve into the political aspects surrounding breast implants, explore the associated symptoms, and provide valuable insights on finding the right explant surgeon.
Other topics discussed are:
- History of breast implants
- Symptoms of breast implant illness
- State legislation and patient consent
- Breast implant capsules and stored toxicity
- Microchips in implants
- The future of cosmetics
- Legal recourse for those affected by BII
- Textured implants vs silky vs silicone
- The importance of lymph and drainage
- Practices to improve lymph flow
- Surgical mesh
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More About The Guests
Robyn is a three time cancer survivor, most recently diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. She had a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with silicone breast implants which caused an array of debilitating health issues. Robyn had the implants removed after just four months and all of her symptoms completely resolved. This experience led her to become an advocate for raising awareness about breast implant safety and proper informed consent.
She has shared her testimony twice at the FDA in Washington D.C., became co-founder of Global Patient Advocacy Coalition (GPAC) and is also an administrator in various online support groups for women who are suffering from Breast Implant Illness. Robyn worked extensively with Arizona legislators in passing an informed consent law for breast implant surgery and our GPAC team is currently working on similar legislation in several other states. GPAC has also partnered with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to develop a patient decision checklist that was created collaboratively with plastic surgeons, patient advocates and the ASPS Government Relations team. She is passionate about raising awareness and protecting patients. Robyn believes every patient should be given the opportunity to make an informed and educated decision regarding breast implants and every patient deserves to have all of the information prior to having surgery.
Amanda Porta is known as The Holistic Beauty Coach on Instagram. She has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years and has seen the trends come and go. Celebrities and influencers are now reversing their plastic surgery as they have come to the realization that the procedures seem to accelerate the aging process, rather than make them look younger, and they are now speaking out to warn others of the dangers.
Amanda’s experience with breast implants was a wakeup call that inspired her to change her beauty routine and her entire lifestyle to a more holistic and natural approach. Her job title shifted from patient care coordinator to patient advocate as she helps patients who may have experienced medical gaslighting as she did when she was chronically ill.