Signs of breast implant illness: Melissa Lima says odd symptoms were sign ‘mould was growing inside her’

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A mum has detailed how she nearly died after one of her breast implants inexplicably developed mould while still inside her.

Melissa Lima, from the US, experienced debilitating symptoms for years after she got breast implants in 2002 – but multiple doctors couldn’t pin down what was wrong.

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“As a single mum, I couldn’t get out of bed anymore to cook for my boys,” she said in a viral TikTok video.

“I would often wonder if they would be better without me.”

The mum looked unrecognisable after her condition dramatically deteriorated.

For years, she suffered a range of mysterious symptoms – including severe joint pain, extreme fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, blurred vision, body rashes, unexplained inflammation and sudden food allergies.

Melissa Lima, from the US, looked unrecognisable (left) after her condition dramatically deteriorated. Credit: Melissa Lima
The mum said she nearly died after one of her breast implants inexplicably developed mould while still inside her. Credit: Melissa Lima

After “hundreds” of doctor’s appointments with no answer, Melissa said she “just gave up”.

She never suspected the silicone in her body was making her sick until a friend urged her to research Breast Implant Illness (BII).

‘Close to killing me’

“These things were so close to killing me,” she said.

Melissa is one of a growing number of women around the world who have suffered from what they believe is BII – but it’s not a medically recognised condition.

However, doctors from Breast Implant Removal Australia say the lack of a direct, proven scientific link does not mean that the symptoms experienced by these patients are not real.

In October 2020, Melissa says she made a decision that “literally saved” her life.

Her health improved shortly after she removed her breast implants in 2020. Credit: Melissa Lima

Upon removing the implants from her chest, she was shocked to find one of them was filled with mould.

“Yes that’s mould,” she said, alongside a video of her silicone.

‘Living my best life’

Shortly after her mould-filled implant was removed, she noticed her health improved.

“My face and eyes literally changed within hours (after surgery),” Melissa said.

“I finally felt like me again.”

Two years on, she feels happier and healthier than ever before.

“Now I’m living my best life,” she said.

“And best of all my sons have their mum back.”

By sharing her story, she wanted to share the warning signs of Breast Implant Illness. Credit: Melissa Lima

Beware of the signs

By sharing her story, she wanted to share the warning signs of Breast Implant Illness.

“Beware and stay very mindful of BII symptoms,” she said.

“Symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint and muscle pain, weight gain, unexplained inflammation, ringing in ears, vision problems and many more.

“Do your research.”

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