The winner of the latest season of “The Bachelorette” was announced last night as Blake Moynes was the recipient of the final rose from Katie Thurston. The news of the latest lucky couple brings to mind past contestants who are still in the news. Clare Crawley is well-known by Bachelor Nation as she has been featured on “The Bachelor”, “The Bachelorette”, “Bachelor Winter Games” and “Bachelor in Paradise”. Crawley told her fans earlier this month she had her breast implants removed and shared an update on her health. Fans of “The Bachelor” should take a look below to get the latest health update on this fan favorite contestant.
Just a week after having breast implant removal surgery, Crawley answered questions from her fans during a Q&A session on Instagram stories. While many of the questions were directed towards her current physical and mental health, there were others that commented on her body and overall appearance. Her fans remarked on how she had a skinner look after the breast implant explant surgery. Instead of simply accepting the compliments, Clare had a video message response for those fans that focused on her looks.
“So, there have been a few comments like this, and I know they are probably coming from a good place. But to comment on my body shape or my body size, what looks good, what doesn’t look good – that’s not why I did this. I did this to be healthier.”
The reality TV star first discussed her decision to have the procedure in a video posted in early July on Instagram. She cited the multiple health problems she had experienced in the past due to suffering from breast implant illness.
Some of the issues she had faced included inflammation and itchy rashes that could not be addressed with any treatment she had previously tried. She shared photos of the rashes and inflammation also being present on her face, arms, and torso. In addition, ultrasounds and mammograms were able to identify sacs of fluid that were located behind the breast implants as well as the fact that she had an elevated white blood cell count.
Crawley said, “As much as I love my implants, my body is fighting them and recognizes it as something obviously foreign in my body. My body can’t heal. My body is in fight mode constantly.”
She also stated, “I’ve learned the toxicity these implants can cause on our bodies, as it has done to mine. So I am stepping away from something that no longer serves me…not my heart, and certainly not my health.” One of the ways she described her goals with the surgery was “taking it back to Clare 1.0, who is lovable and worthy just the way she is.”
Once her surgery was completed, Clare shared an update on Instagram and remarked “surgery is officially done” and she was “on the road to healing”. She went on to thank her friends and family for being supportive of her idea to have the procedure even though there were times “when my brain has slipped into moments of doubt”.
While she had to have surgery to remove her breast implants, she did not let the experience ruin her positive feelings about her appearance. In fact, she shared a body-positive message for anyone that might be going through the same experience and needed to hear words of encouragement. “I will continue to pass it on to anyone else who needs to hear this…our body shape does not define us or make us any less lovable or worthy. We are perfectly made just the way we are!”
Just this past weekend, Crawley once again took to Instagram to share an update about her health. On the social media platform, she stated she is starting to feel “100\\% like me again”. When asked to describe the current state of her health, she stated “The biggest thing I noticed after surgery probably was my rashes being instantly gone…I have no inflammation in my body, so I wake up with no hangover feeling.”
During her breast implant removal journey, Clare took the time to thank her surgeons and to also admit that coming to terms with removing her breast implants was not an easy decision. Clare stared she wanted to raise awareness about the issue of breast implant illness for those who might have similar health issues and were fighting a silent battle on their own. Crawley admitted she also felt alone and did not have the answers she needed about how to address her health issues.
All of those issues seem to be in the past as she told her followers, “There’s a lot to be said for literally just feeling like me again and loving my body for what it is.”