If you didn’t catch the tea during the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11, then we’re spilling it for you. RuPaul shedding some light on his good girlfriend Michelle Visage situation, Breast Implant Illness Awareness.
Now, Michelle Visage advocates for Breast Implant Illness awareness. Read on to get all the details…
CelebNHealth247.com reports that Michelle Visage said “sashay away” to her breast implants for an important reason.
Back in February near the beginning of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, TV judge and LGBTQ+ ally Michelle Visage revealed she would be having her breast implants removed as she believes she they have been making her sick “for 20 years”
Her hubby Jax posted this photo of the operating table where Michelle would be having her implants taken out. It was part of her journey and documentary:
My hubby is amazing and has been my rock through this recovery…
It wasn’t until the Season 11 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the 50-year-old media personality took time out during the season finale festivities to shed some light on breast implant illness awareness.
RuPaul looked up to the balcony to say a little something to his gal paying respect to Michelle while making light of a very serious situation:
My courageous friend decided to undergo explant surgery to have her breast implants removed; to help other women who may be suffering from breast implant illness,” the drag icon said, as he dazzled in a neon-green gown and larger-than-life blonde wig. She’s sharing her story in an upcoming documentary.
RuPaul followed it with a goodbye to Visage’s implants with a cheeky “In Memoriam” tribute. “Breast in Peace.”
He ended the moment saying:
I promise from now on no more big boob jokes… Now, is there anything you want to get off your chest?
Michelle laughed it off as she knew it was all love coming from Ru.
Before RuPaul let the world know of Michelle situation, she took to social media back in February to speak on rejoining the “ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE!”:
Here we go, everyone….. Tonight as I make my debut on the Wembley Arena stage ??(major dream come true) I wanted to share a picture of me now, post EXPLANT. No padding, no bra, JUST ME AND MY NATURAL, BEAUTIFUL BREASTS. I could never do this before implants. I had so much shame and hate for what I was given by nature, mostly because of boyfriends and bosses telling me how unsexy my small boobs were. NOT ANYMORE. I am reclaiming my body, sexuality and most of all, my HEALTH! #BreastImplantIllness affects hundreds of thousands of women and I am one of them. I AM PROUD TO BE THE CEO OF THE ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE! thank you to my brilliant surgeon and #BII advocate @jchunmd1 LIVE FOR TODAY EVERYONE, love yourself for who you are. I love you all and live your best life TODAY!
If you are wondering what is ‘breast implant illness’ here’s some info:
A growing body of scientific research links breast implants to autoimmune disorders and a rare form of cancer that has claimed more than a dozen lives worldwide. Despite this, it is not recognized within the field of medicine and there is no test to diagnose it.
Autoimmune disorders are conditions where immune cells attack your body. Immune cells usually help our bodies fight off infections and foreign substances. However, these immune cells see silicone as a foreign substance, and that can cause the body to start an immune response.
In some cases, the immune system launches a big enough attack that it starts attacking the body, which could lead to symptoms like joint pain, fatigue, mental confusion, dry eyes, and hair loss. Some women with breast implants report a wide range of symptoms that do not fit into one specific condition. Over time, some women develop a pattern of symptoms that are diagnosed as lupus, scleroderma, fibromyalgia, or other conditions.
In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s brought silicone implants back on the market, following an earlier decision to approve the less-commonly-used saline-filled implants. Leading manufacturers Allergan and Mentor lobbied for silicone implants to be restored, assuring regulators that the myriad of ailments reported by breast implant patients were concerns of the past. (It’s recommended that breast implants be changed every 10 – 15 years.)
What they didn’t tell women is that the FDA’s own safety notices warn that as many as one in five women who receive breast implants will get them removed within a decade due to complications
In the U.S., as many as 20% of women who receive breast implants for augmentation have to have their implants removed within 8 to 10 years.
Another thing that the FDA left out was what advocate Karissa Pukas revealed in a YouTube video that she struggled so much after getting her breast augmentation with side effects like brain fog, acne, hair loss, and fatigue that she decided to have the implants removed this year.