Danica Patrick is living plastic free and loving it.
The former race car driver opened up about her health on Instagram on Wednesday, March 4, just a week after getting her breast implants removed.
"I wish I could of told this 32 year old girl that boobs won't make you more perfect or have it all or be more feminine," she wrote alongside a throwback photo in a bikini, which was taken before she had implants.
"These were my reasons and to me these narratives are the problem. Implants just feed into it. Culture feeds into it. Social media feeds into it. Filters feed into it. Unhealed trauma feeds into it," she said. "The work is always an inside job. The real question is – how can I do the emotional work to see myself as perfect, having it all, and feminine? When we do that, we won't seek outside validation or a way to get it."
On April 27, Danica got her 7-year-old implants removed after she believed they were poisoning her. She clearly wishes she would have never gotten them.
"The world is just a mirror to show us where we are not healed," she wrote on social media. "Super grateful to be feeling better so quickly. To be clear, the transparency of the dangers of implants are an issue. I also understand that mastectomy's require options. However, all I'm saying is, if we don't have an insecurity issue… any potential risk or danger go away."
In a separate post, Danica, 40, said she feels less inflammation after the explant surgery.
"The last couple years have been a very frustrating journey with my body," she said. "Thank god it's finally letting go of the inflammation to me from my toxic implants."