If you have symptoms of breast implant illness, please report them all to the FDA through the MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form. When you click on the link, on the right side under “Begin Report As” click on “Consumer/Patient.” If you are interested in requesting documents from the FDA, please see this link on FOIA.
Please refer to the insurance page for information on insurance codes, which insurance companies have covered women, and contacts for assistance.
Science and Medical:
Please see the Scientific Articles page for over 200+ references to breast implant related scientific articles. They are organized into eight categories: 1. General, 2. Researchers, 3. Saline Implants & Mold, 4. Ruptured Silicone Implants, 5. Biofilm & Infections, 6. Breast Feeding with Implants and Effects on Children, 7. Biomaterials, and 8. ALCL (cancer).
Dr. Pierre Blais (chemist and biocompatibility expert – Canada), Dr. Arthur Brawer (rheumatologist and silicone toxicity expert – Long Branch, NJ), Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld (physician and autoimmunity researcher – Israel), Dr. Diana Zuckerman (President of National Center of Health Research), Dr. Sarah Myhill (UK), Dr. Victor Urzola (plastic surgeon – Costa Rica), Dr. Lu-Jean Feng (plastic surgeon – Cleveland, Ohio), Dr. Susan Kolb (plastic surgeon – Atlanta, Georgia), Dr. Michael Harbut (environmental medicine specialist – Detroit, MI), Dr. S V Maharaj (silicone breast implants and platinum expert), Dr. Cohen Tervaert (Netherlands), Dr. Rita Kappel (plastic surgeon – Netherlands), Dr. Henry Dijkman (Netherlands), Infusio Breast Implant Illness Treatment (Beverly Hills, CA and Frankfurt, Germany). See some of their publications, here.
Facebook Support Groups:
For all medical devices: Medical Device Problems
Mothers: Breast Implants and Children
Surgeon Support Groups:
What you need to know on breast implants (National Center on Health Research)
- Under Article Tools click on ‘Article as PDF’
Dr. Myhill –
Dr. Urzola –
“Over the past year and 8 months I have learned and researched a lot about this condition. After explanting over 100 patients and seeing the extraordinary post operative reports with over 85% of patients reporting complete remission of their symptoms or at least an important improvement, we are committed to starting a scientific investigation with the purpose of validating BII as a syndrome and getting the medical community to recognize it as a problem affecting thousands of women around the world.”
Dr. Feng –
Breast Implant Removal: Basics I
Breast Implant Removal: Basics II
Topics: pathology, mold/microorganisms, detoxification, coinfections/diseases, selecting a surgeon, silicone vs. saline, capsule removal, lymph node removal, hormones and symptoms of BII. Video and Transcript.
Breast Implant Removal: Basics III
Breast Implant Removal IV: Detoxification
Topic: An in-depth discussion of detoxification before and after breast implant removal. Video.
MTHFR and breast implants (Video)
Dr. Kolb –
Dr. Blais –
All articles on breast implants by Dr. Blais, click here. Topics include: rupture, cancer, breast feeding, polyurethane, saline implants, cohesive gel, explant problems etc.
Dr. Brawer –
More from Dr. Brawer on ASIA vs. the mechanisms of silicone toxicity (2017)
Doctors Speak Out –
Dr. Frank Vasey (the “Dark” side of silicone breast implants)
Dr. Stephen Edelson (goes into symptom mechanisms)
Dr. Britta Ostermeyer (on dangers of silicone implants)
Other Educational Videos –
Breast Implant Illness – Dr. Faria
Integrative en-block treatment – Dr. Hovsepian
Capsular contracture – ruptured breast implants – Dr. Cassileth
Immune Response to Silicone (skip to 5:38 for the effects on children)
National Birth Defect Registry
- Did you have breast implants while pregnant?
- Did you breastfeed with breast implants?
- Was your child born with a birth defect? Was your child born with a birth defect?
The National Birth Defect Registry might be able to help us research any possible link between breast implants and birth defects. If you’d like to help, please go to their website and register. Click here for more info.
***Search here if a doctor is receiving payments from a manufacturer and here (such as fees in research, consulting, speaker, sponsor, etc).
Breast Implant Petition – U.S.
Breast Implant Petition – Australia
PIP Implants Survey – if you have or had PIP, please fill out this survey
Personal Stories and Videos:
Personal stories (of women with breast implant illness)
Alex Chafen – Breast Implants, a Husband’s Perspective
Radhaa Nilia –
Beth Maturevich – Breast Implant Illness (Saline) Video
Raylene Hollrah – Diagnosed with ALCL, story
Implant Illness Awareness – Breast implants are not safe. We are the proof.
Jamee Cook –
- FB: Breast Implant Victim Advocacy (BIVA)
- FB: Medical Device Problems
- Breast Implant Info (Non-Profit)
- The Implant Truth Survivors Committee (Non-Profit)
- No Grit No Pearls.org (Non-Profit)
- BIA-ALCL Awareness – Just Call Me Ray Foundation (Non-Profit)
- Breast Implant Petition
- FB: Breast Implant Illness – (Australia & New Zealand) Healing and Support
- FB: PIP Implant Rupture Support & Awareness Australia
- PIP Implants Scotland Campaign
- FB: PIP Implants Scotland
- FB: Breast implant illness and explant support group Scotland
Ireland FB Group: PIP Ireland
- Johanna, 31, varnar andra: “Implantaten gjorde mig jättesjuk”
- FB: Breast Implant Illness Sverige
Switzerland: Informationen zu Brustimplantaten
Venezuela FB Group: Protesis Mamarias PIP
Singapore FB Page: Implant Illness and Detox Singapore
South Africa: Breast Implant Illness – South Africa
Breast Implant Illness Websites:
BIA-ALCL Awareness – Just Call Me Ray Foundation (Non-Profit)
Breast Implant Info (Non-Profit)
The Implant Truth Survivors Committee (Non-Profit)
No Grit No Pearls.org (Non-Profit)
Toxic Discovery (Non-Profit)
Breast Implant Manufacturer FDA Information:
For more information on breast implant FDA links and how to do more FDA research, click here.
Books – highly recommended:
The Naked Truth About Breast Implants: From Harm to Healing by Dr. Susan Kolb
The D.I.R.T. Committee by Gail Hamilton
- Must read, especially if you had Dow
- D.I.R.T = Document Investigation & Review Team
The Boobie Trap: Silicone, Scandals, and Survival by Barbara Stanistreet
Informed Consent by John A. Byrne
Dr. Andrew Hall Cutler:
- Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities
- FB: Andy Cutler Chelation Think Tank
Dr. Cutler has a PhD in chemistry from Princeton University and has extensive study in biochemistry and medicine. He himself got mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings and created these books to provide guidance for detoxification.
Movies: Two Small Voices, Absolutely Safe, Breast Men
Press Articles & News:
The Troubled History of PIP’s Implant Man in America **Implant manufacturers all operate in relatively similar ways and this article provides a glimpse of the dirty and corrupt business.
Breast Implant Toxicity – on the radio with Danielle Delaney & Alex Charfen
Breast implant illness conference – Texas (7/16/16)
News Segment on a lady with breast implant illness & saline implants
Monsters Inside of Me – Discovery Channel on saline implants with mold
Mold and Breast Implant Illness – The Doctors (TV show)
2017 – Important Year for Breast Implant News –
Breast implant illness gains nationwide coverage and becomes a movement:
Source: Image is from BIVA