Foster, who is mum to models Gigi and Bella Hadid, has opened up about the drama after revealing the leaking implant was removed on Friday (07Aug15).

She posed naked, holding a towel over her breasts and genitals and posted the shot on social media shortly after the surgery, writing, "Turn a mess into a message... We might have hit the jackpot by finding all this silicone (sic) from a 20 year old implant rupture through ultrasound mapping as shown in this selfie. Thank you Dr.Feng for holding my hand and leading the way."

Medics claim the leaking implant was exacerbating the symptoms of her Lyme disease, and they expect Foster's condition to improve.

She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012 and suffered a huge setback at the beginning of this year (15) when she lost the ability to read and write, and was unable fulfill her filming commitments for reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

She told fans, "I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can't process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it."