This site contains useful information regarding Breast Implant Illness.

The recovery of a particular illness is going to begin with removing any interference with the body. That’s when reversal can occur, not from symptomatic treatment which treats the symptoms but not the source. 

Many women with breast implants have unknowingly developed various symptoms in response to the foreign body reaction, toxins, and oxidative stress from their breast implants. They began seeking help from their physician and specialists – adjusting their lifestyles to cleaner eating, less work, various health treatments – without resolve until connecting their symptoms to a systemic response to their breast implants regardless of make or model.

It has been established for the past several decades that the first step in recovery is explant surgery to remove the implants and the surrounding scar tissue known as capsules. Both can be responsible for an autoimmune response, with capsules containing inflammatory cells and having the potential to harbor a breast implant associated cancer known as breast implant related anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).

Why explant without replacement?

  • You have many unexplainable symptoms, such as: fatigue, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), muscle aches, joint pain, hair loss, recurring infections, problems with thyroid and adrenals.
  • The occurrence of a new autoimmune disease, with or without family history, or have preexisting autoimmune disease
  • The occurrence of new allergies, food intolerances, or chemical sensitivities
  • You’ve gone from doctor to doctor and continue to have unresolved health issues

I recommend that women write down a chronological list of their Symptoms from when they first developed. You may notice a pattern of how they began after implantation and have only compounded since.

The first step to your recovery is Explant: choose a plastic surgeon that will remove all your capsules through an En Bloc or Total Capsulectomy procedure, insist on full capsule removal, ask for all silicone to be removed in case of a rupture or of any gel bleed, check lymph nodes, have the surgeon take pictures of your capsules and implants during surgery, and we advise to have the implants returned to you so you may inspect them. You may wish to also have the surgeon take swabs during surgery and send them to Pathology along with the capsules, to check for any infections.

Always do your own due diligence in selecting an Explant Surgeon and through preparing Questions to Ask Explant Surgeons. You may try to see if Insurance can cover the surgery.

Explant is the most important step towards recovery by removing foreign body and toxic interference. Following explant one may wish to begin Detoxification of the toxins stored in the body due to the overload of toxicity (heavy metals, chemicals, silicone, biotoxins) from the implants.

Breast implant illness is a historically reoccurring inconvenient truth.

Breast implants are a controversial subject that are still advertised as safe by plastic surgeons, doctors, and the medical community when in fact they are toxic. When you hear about breast implants, doctors generally focus on the look and local complications – without disclosing the persistent foreign body reaction, adjuvant effects of silicone toxicity, heavy metal exposure, how the implants release gel bleed, and how the implants are oxidized in the body (causing free radical/oxidative damage). These weaken the immune system and result in a systemic cascade of negative health issues, which may include autoantibodies and autoimmune diseases, endocrine dysfunction, gut dysbiosis, bacterial and viral infections, and more. Breast implants consist of two large bags full of 40+ harmful chemicals and have semipermeable shells that leak gel bleed of silicone, Heavy Metals, and chemicals from the day they are implanted and cause profound illnesses. These abrasive substances are toxic and inflammatory to our cells and body processes, such as immune and endocrine. The “new and improved” cohesive silicone breast implants also release gel bleed and contain aggressive chemicals and heavy metals. Silicone gel bleed inside the body is like glue. As Scientific Articles show, low molecular weight siloxanes are extremely toxic. Although saline implants may seem as the safer of the two, they are also encased in silicone shells. The FDA refers to these also as “Silicone Inflatable (Saline-Filled) Breast Prosthesis.” Many of them have faulty valve manufacturing defects that cause a leakage and “backwash” effect. Therefore mold can thrive inside saline implants for years, creating biotoxicity, and the health effects are detrimental. Textured implants of any kind are some the most problematic because the shell surfaces flake off debris that can get incorporated into the capsules and lymph nodes, and stimulate the immune system.

Breast implant illness is a silent epidemic. The inconvenient truth is that breast implants cause systemic harm. The manufacturers have spent billions trying to buy research to save face and cover up the truth presented in the unbiased research studies. Please refer to the breast implant Safety and the Corporate Funding of Doctors and Scientists sections. Additionally, if you wish to understand more of the mechanisms based upon scientific research, please refer to Mechanisms.

Surveys: 

(1) Please consider taking the U.S. online survey on the adverse effects of breast implants. Separately, there are also surveys for UK and Australia/New Zealand. The purpose of the surveys is to collect statistical data and pertinent information to support the need for assessing the safety of these medical devices. They take about 15-40 minutes to complete. The U.S. one is hosted by the Implant Information Network that has been around since 2004.

(2) There is an international study being done by Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld on Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA) and it involves breast implants. If you could participate, see here for more information and for the questionnaire to print out, bring to your doctor, and have him/her email or fax it to Prof. Shoenfeld for his research.

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