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Are you preparing to explant? An explant warrior in healing? Or still figuring out if you want to remove your breast implants? No matter where you are on your journey, you’re in the right place. Each week, we’ll bring you expert interviews, conversations with women about their experiences, and explant tips from your host Darnah Mercieca – with topics covering everything from capsules to confidence! Darnah is a board-certified health and wellness coach specializing in integrative nutrition an ...
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A little holiday message and update! Wishing you all the most beautiful Christmas and holiday season, breastie! The podcast will be back with all new episodes in 2024! Until then, join the Empowered Explant facebook group and reach out to me on the links below: Links and resources: Empowered Explant Website Resources www.empoweredexplant.com/resour…
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This powerful practice of QiGong can help you heal physically and emotionally, detoxify your body, and support your health both before and after your explant surgery. Chris and Parisa Shelton are QiGong and Chinese Medicine practitioners, co-founders of the Morning Crane Healing Arts Center, qigongteachertraining.com, and The Qi Club. Collectively …
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Gratitude is my favorite upper! It raises your entire frequency and has the power to change so much in your life. Really, studies show it can improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing. A daily gratitude practice is a must on your explant journey! Start by writing 3 things you are grateful for each day, either in the morning or at night,…
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There are so many questions… How long will recovery take? What are my limitations? Will I need someone to look after me? When can I go back to work? When can I exercise again? How much pain will I feel? How long do the drains stay in? In this episode, I cover the top 10 things you can almost certainly expect and plan for during your explant surgery…
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Listen to the full interview with my explant surgeon, Dr. Dev Vinhakar, recorded live on my 2-year explantiversary and the Empowered Explant podcast’s 1st birthday - 11/11! He answers so many important questions, including: What determines whether someone needs a lift or not? Is fat transfer a safe alternative for more volume? Does a breast lift af…
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In this episode I answer one of the top questions asked by women removing their breast implants – When should I start detoxing? I break my recommended detoxification process down into 4 phases and give you the general recommended timelines for each, although it’s important to keep in mind that this is an individualized journey and I recommend you g…
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It's my 2 year explant anniversary PLUS the Empowered Explant podcast's 1 year birthday! This calls for an 11/11 celebration with my breasties! Join us for the Empowered Explant Podcast 1st Birthday celebration! This online event will feature a live recording with our special guest, explant surgeon, Dr. Dev Vibhakar! Get ready to dive into insightf…
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Being faced with removing your breast implants can come with whole lot of anger, resentment, shame, and regret. I believe forgiving yourself is one of the most crucial first steps in emotional healing. In this episode, I fully open up to what this has looked like for me, and the 5 steps I keep coming back to for relief and letting go of resentment …
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Breast surgery comes with the risk of infection, whether you are explanting, implanting, having breast cancer removed, or reconstructing. In this episode, I speak with Lisa Crites, breast cancer survivor and inventor of The Shower Shirt – which helps women keep their chests protected after surgery. Links and resources: Buy The Shower Shirt and use …
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There are lots of to-do’s leading up to removing your breast implants, but don’t forget about the things that should be avoided! Here are all the things I recommend staying away from leading up to your explant surgery. Links and resources: Empowered Explant website Trusted Partners page: www.empoweredexplant.com/partners Download the Free 33-Step E…
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If you’ve recently decided you want to remove your breast implants, it can be super overwhelming figuring out where to start. So in this episode, I walk you through the step-by-steps so that you can embark on your explant journey without the stress! Links and resources: Empowered Explant website Resources page: www.empoweredexplant.com/resources Do…
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Feeling fear before and after removing your breast implants is normal, but when that fear gets out of hand, it can become debilitating and detrimental to your health and healing. In this episode, I share what these fears are and my favorite ways to overcome them. Here’s the quote from the end of the episode: “Bless you for your fear for it is a sig…
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Hello, Breasties! Empowered Explant is back for its second season of supporting women around the world on their explant journeys. In the coming weekly episodes, we’re taking a deeper dive into preparing for surgery, recovery, healing, detox, exercise, and nutrition, as well as addressing fears and anxiety PLUS we’re going to have some amazing exper…
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Wish you could find all the answers you need in one place? I did too. Here’s a list of resources that are really helpful whether you are in the early planning stages, you’re about to have your surgery and go through recovery, or you are healing and focusing on your health and confidence after explanting. Empowered Explant is a podcast, a community,…
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On this week's episode as part of Pride Month, join Dr. Peter Grossman as he welcomes Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, a leading expert in transgender surgery, who will unveil groundbreaking techniques and advancements that will transform the way you approach these procedures. Discover the key to achieving enhanced surgical results and patient satisfaction in…
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The answers you're looking for could be a DNA test away! I’m talking genetics with Kashif Khan, the founder of The DNA company, who knows a ton about breast implant illness and shares with us: How your DNA can tell you if you are at higher risk of your body reacting negatively to breast implants. How genetics can help in managing the symptoms of BI…
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If you're feeling helpless and frustrated after trying countless remedies for your breast implant illness, only to find little to no relief, then you are not alone. Many women experience the same emotions when faced with the debilitating symptoms of breast implant illness, such as chronic fatigue, joint pain, and brain fog. Despite their efforts to…
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Explanting is kinda like a break up, saying goodbye to a toxic relationship. And with any big hard goodbye, closure is necessary. It’s my 35th birthday week (woohoo!) and as I spent time reflecting on my journey, it was clear that breaking up with my breast implants was exactly what I needed to become the healthiest I’ve ever been. In this episode …
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This entire episode will blow your mind and you need to listen to it because it’s really difficult for me to distill the details here! But, basically, you are made of quantum energy, we all are – everything is! I interview Philipp Samor von Holtzendorff-Fehling, the founder of Leela Quantum Tech, who explains how their technology can upgrade and en…
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Okay this is a long episode, but it’s a must-listen, so hit pause if you need to but come back to it because this is a story you need to hear the ending of. Tiffany is an explant warrior, a superwoman mother and wife, a health coach - and just an amazing human all round. We talk about: Why she decided to explant Pre-surgery stress and fears, and wh…
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From subtle enhancements to a shocking twist – board-certified plastic surgeon, Lara Devgan's story takes an unexpected turn. But what could have possibly happened to the master of natural transformations? Keep reading to find out. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover Dr. Devgan's unique approach to achieving natural and balanced results …
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Just when you thought you knew everything about plastic surgery, Dr. Joubin Gabbay reveals his unique perspective on aesthetics, body contouring technologies and breast implants. In this episode of Beauty and the BS with Dr. Peter Grossman, you will: Appreciate the essential need for ethical principles concerning plastic surgery practices. Uncover …
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Sharing a little behind the scenes of what's going on in my life right now. A little bump in the road, but the show must and will go on! #breastfriendsforever P.s. 30 episodes today!! Woohoo! Please help us be heard and raise awareness: Subscribe to the show Rate and review Share with your friends Let's connect! Join the Empowered Explant Facebook …
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Are you tired of feeling pressure to conform to society's beauty standards? Have you been told to just accept your body as it is, but still feel unhappy with your appearance? It's time to take a deeper dive into the complex world of female self-image and the impact of labiaplasty. This episode will empower young women to understand the psychologica…
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Feeling nervous about telling people about your explant surgery? Perhaps you don’t really want them to know you had breast implants, or you're worried about what they’ll think. Listen to this episode, start to finish. Links and resources: Listen to Episode 12, Relationships, dating, and sex after explant with Stefanos Sifandos https://www.explantpo…
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Dr. Peter Grossman welcomes the esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr. Samuel Lin, to discuss the significance of caution and deep understanding in the field of plastic surgery. With his impressive background as the Associate Program Director of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program and Co-Director of the Harvard Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic…
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Listen to the end for some fun announcements!! Mum and I share a special conversation on Mother’s Day to check in on how she’s feeling 5 months after having her breast implants removed. I know many of you have been following her journey and we so appreciate your love! Happy Mother’s Day to all our mama breasties! Links and resources: Breast Implant…
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Here are my top 11 must-haves on your shopping list for your surgery. I’ve listed them all below, but be sure to listen to the full episode because I talk about why they are on my list, and share lots more insights! Links and resources: Get my full printable shopping list linked in my 33 Step Explant Planning Checklist! Download it here > checklist…
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Are you tired of trying the same ineffective methods to increase your NAD levels and not seeing results? Discover how the latest longevity research and nicotinamide riboside supplementation can help you achieve better health outcomes and unlock a whole new level of healthspan in this episode! In this episode of Beauty and the BS with Dr. Peter Gros…
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Could your breast implants be the cause of your health concerns? There are a ton of women out there with breast implants who aren’t feeling their best, or are struggling with health concerns, and have absolutely no idea that their breast implants could be contributing to the issue, or are the root cause. In this episode I share with you the top sig…
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After spending his life studying the perplexities of aging, Dr. Brian Kennedy thought he had seen it all...until he moved to Singapore and discovered a unique opportunity to revolutionize the way we age. Could Brian's research mark a turning point in how long humans will live? In this episode of Beauty and the BS with Dr. Peter Grossman, you will b…
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Here’s something you can do in 10 minutes a day (for free) to help you prepare for surgery, reduce anxiety, and heal! It really works! Creative visualization is a tool that I used before and after my explant surgery, and I still use almost every day in my life Hit play to learn: What creative visualization is. What it can help with. How it works. A…
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Dr. Aubrey De Grey, a distinguished biomedical gerontologist, is a visionary in the field of aging research. His groundbreaking work has focused on finding ways to slow, prevent, and even reverse the aging process in humans and animals. As the founder of the SENS Research Foundation, Dr. De Grey has played a pivotal role in advancing the field of g…
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Curious about how red light therapy and infrared sauna can support your healing before and after explant? In this episode I interview Brian Richards, the Founder and CEO of Sauna Space, at the Biohacking Congress in Austin to dive into the benefits– and there are many! We discuss how infrared saunas can: Help in managing the symptoms of illness Be …
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With his unique background and revolutionary approach to aging, Dr. Aubrey De Grey has upended conventional wisdom, sparking both intrigue and controversy as he seeks to extend healthy human life. But what will be the implications of his discoveries? In this episode of Beauty and the BS with Dr. Peter Grossman, you will be able to: 1. Discover the …
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In this special series, Dr. Peter Grossman speaks to the world's foremost experts on the subject of living longer, healthier and the potential this emerging area of health could unlock now and in the future. Introducing - The Longevity Series from Beauty and the BS with Dr. Peter Grossman The first episode drops tomorrow 4/12 with Dr. Grossman's gu…
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An unplanned, unscripted, imperfect episode. I’m showing up because be damned if I’m gonna miss a Tuesday with my breasties! Love you all! xx Links and resources: Email me at darnah@empoweredexplant.com and slide into my DM @darnahmercieca BII Symptoms Tracker tracker.empoweredexplant.com Explant Planning Checklist checklist.empoweredexplant.com He…
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After beating thyroid cancer, Jody Stoski confronts her own self-esteem issues by turning herself into her own canvas, bringing her watercolor technique of paramedical tattooing to patients, revealing the amazing power of her art in restoring confidence and self-love. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the significant role of paramedica…
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