BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY

PLASTIC SURGEON’S JUNK SCIENCE AND THE SICK TRUTH ABOUT BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY

Long term safety studies of breast implant and silicone in the human body do not exist.  Dr Diana Zuckerman undertook an analysis of the scientific studies available on breasts implants and concluded: “In 1990, breast implants had been sold for more than 25 years but there were no published epidemiological studies or clinical trials.  There are now more than 100 studies of women with implants, most of them funded by Dow Corning, implant companies, or medical associations with a financial interest in the outcome.  These studies are persuasive in showing that breast augmentation does not dramatically increase the risk of diseases in the short-term.  A co-author of most of those studies, who served as a consultant to Inamed, argues that studies “with a mean follow-up of a decade and almost three decades of follow-up for the longest-term implant recipients” is “long enough.”[62],[63] However, there are numerous shortcomings in the studies he cites and co-authored, such as including many women whose implants were only a few months or a few years old at the time of the study, and therefore did not have the statistical power to draw meaningful conclusions about long-term safety.  The small number of women providing relevant long-term data is especially a problem when studying diseases such as cancer, scleroderma, and lupus which take years to develop and diagnose.  Careful scrutiny of the research indicates an increase in symptoms in many studies, but it is primarily in the studies where all the augmentation patients had implants for at least six years that increases in disease risks are statistically significant.  It is also notable that the independently funded studies tend to focus on women with implants for longer periods of time, and often show increased risks that are not apparent in the industry-funded studies.”  Full article here:  https://www.center4research.org/breast-implants-research-regulatory-summary/.   Dr Diana Zuckerman also gave gave testimony in April 2005 to the FDA of her findings here:  http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/what-you-need-to-know/aathe-fda-breast-implants/testimony-of-diana-zuckerman-ph-d/

Since Dr. Zuckerman’s testimony in April 2005, the FDA required implant manufacturers to conduct additional research to determine why implants break, how long they can be expected to last, and what the longer-term health consequences of broken and leaking breast implants might be.  No studies came to light and further the FDA has admitted that those studies were discarded by implant manufacturers and were never followed through on by the FDA.

In order to sell breast implants to women, plastic surgeons regularly quote junk science to promote the dubious idea that silicone is inert and safe in the body and that breast implants do not cause illness.

In 2005, I trusted a well respected plastic surgeon because he quoted two medical institutes as having studied breast implants and as saying breast implants are safe (unknown to me these studies may not have existed or if they did were junk) and I believed I could trust a doctor and medical institutions however this is a naive concept.  The world turns on the almighty dollar and plastic surgeons regularly turn a blind eye to accurate studies and continue to bend science their way in order to protect their cash cow of breast implant revenue.

ACCURATE SCIENCE ON BREAST IMPLANTS AND SILICONE

Fortunately, recent accurate studies are being undertaken and published about the serious dangers of breast implants.  Here is a one of a number of links that present accurate scientific studies about implants:

http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/more-than-you-wanted-to-know/

In addition to the above, we have accumulated several medical papers and medical case studies from PubMed and similar medical libraries, some from years ago and some published recently, that detail the dangers and negative health consequences of breast implants and silicone including endocrine disruption and immune dysfunction.  Simply copy and paste the links into your browser:

  1. Sclerodermalike esophageal disease in children breast-fed by mothers with silicone breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8277548
  2. Immune functional impairment in patients with clinical abnormalities and silicone breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7570622
  3. Suppressed natural killer cell activity in patients with silicone breast implants: reversal upon explantation:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7855864
  4. Silicone-induced modulation of natural killer cell activity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8565558
  5. An association of silicone-gel breast implant rupture and fibromyalgia: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12126580
  6. Antibody to silicone and native macromolecules in women with silicone breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7533175
  7. Cellular immune reactivities in women with silicone breast implants: a preliminary investigation:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9291420
  8. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a systematic review:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25490539
  9. Silicone breast implant rupture presenting as bilateral leg nodules:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19438562
  10. Intrapulmonary and cutaneous siliconomas after silent silicone breast implant failure:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19624416
  11. Silicon granuloma mimicking lung cancer:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22814981
  12. Neck lymphadenitis due to silicone granuloma:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23499209
  13. Silicone Toxicology:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7801134
  14. Locoregional silicone spread after high cohesive gel silicone implant rupture:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16876092
  15. Silicon granulomas and dermatomyositis like changes associated with chronic eyelid edema:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9612809
  16. Demonstration of silicon in the sites of connective-tissue disease in patients with silicone gel breast implant:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8420493
  17. Systemic sclerosis after augmentation with silicone breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2669593
  18. Human adjuvant disease following augmentation mammoplasty:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3415282
  19. Increase urinary NO3(-) + NO2- and neopterin excretion in children breast fed by mothers with silicone breast implants: evidence for macrophage activation:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8782144
  20. Espophageal dysmotility in children breast-fed by mother with silicone breast implants. Long term followup and response to treatment:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8769286
  21. Silicone gel breast implant rupture, extracapsular silicone, and health status:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11361228
  22. Microscopic Polyangiitis following silicone exposure from breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25386372
  23. Left unilateral breast autoinflation:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18421497
  24. The semi-permeability of silicone: a saline-filled breast implant with Aspergillus flavus (fungus):  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16996440
  25. Paecilomyces variotii contamination in the lumen of a saline filled breast implant:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7480245
  26. Microbial growth inside saline filled breast implants: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9207676
  27. Detection of subclinical infection in significant breast implant capsules:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12655204
  28. Infections in breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15680779
  29. Vertical Transmission of Babesiosis Microti:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3414010/
  30. Current management of human granulocytic anaplasmosis, human monocytic ehrlichiosis and Ehrlichia ewingii ehrlichiosis:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2739015/
  31. Importance of histological analysis of seroma fluid to check for ALCL:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23288102
  32. Promotion of variant human mammary epithelial cell outgrowth by ionizing radiation: an agent-based model supported by in vitro studies:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20146798
  33. Implant infection after augmentation mammaplasty: a review of the literature and report of a multidrug-resistant Candida albicans infection:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21717259
  34. Stimulation of T lymphocytes by silica after use of silicone mammary implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7896014
  35. Severe Asia Syndrome associated with lymph node, thoracic and pulmonary penetration by silicone:  http://m.lup.sagepub.com/content/24/4-5/463.abstract
  36. Rupture and intrapleural migration of Cohesive Silicone Gel Implant:  https://asaps.confex.com/asaps/2011/webprogram/Paper4950.html
  37. Lipogranulomatosis and hypersplenism induced by ruptured silicone breast implants:  http://m.bloodjournal.org/content/122/14/2302
  38. The spectrum of ASIA: ‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants:  http://m.lup.sagepub.com/content/21/2/118.full
  39. Intrapulmonary and cutaneous siliconomas after silent silicone breast implant failure:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19624416
  40. Silicone breast implant rupture presenting as bilateral leg nodules:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19438562
  41. Microbial Growth Inside Saline Implants: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9207676
  42. Endocrine activity of persistent organic pollutants accumulated in human silicone implants–Dosing in vitro assays by partitioning from silicone:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/26264162/?i=1&from=silicone%20breast%20toxicity
  43. Residual silicone detection using mri following previous breast implant removal: Case reports:  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00451663
  44. Complications related to retained breast implant capsules:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7824616
  45. TILT – Toxicity Syndrome Introduced by Metals and Chemicals including Breast Implants: http://drclaudiamiller.com/category/research/
  46. Silicone breast implants and autoimmunity: causation, association, or myth:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7654628
  47. Adjuvant Breast Disease: An Evaluation of 100 Symptomatic Women with Breast Implants Or Silicone Injections and a picture of silicone in breast milk ducts from a ruptured silicone breast implant:  https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/kjm1952/43/2/43_2_79/_article
  48. Anti-collagen autoantibodies are found in women with silicone breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8397717
  49. Silicone Review: http://alt.support.breast-implant.narkive.com/aE4ccK7e/http-www-silicone-review-gov-uk
  50. Silicone breast implant associated musculoskeletal manifestations:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8608686
  51. Silicone breast prosthesis and rheumatoid arthritis: a new systemic disease: siliconosis. A case report and critical review of the literature:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9676177
  52. Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a case report and reconstructive option:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23751975
  53. Radiological trap and oncological precautions in a patient who has undergone a permanent withdrawal of PIP breast implants:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26232069
  54. Late massive breast implant seroma in postpartum:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22119792
  55. Late seroma during pregnancy, a rare complication in prosthetic breast augmentation a case report: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22119792
  56. Talc deposition in skin and tissues surrounding silicone gel-containing prosthetic devices:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8285739
  57. Silicone breast implants, autoimmunity and the gut:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4036413/
  58. Silicone breast implant-induced lymphadenopathy: 18 Cases:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1755001711000029
  59. Is explantation of silicone breast implants useful in patients with complaints:  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12026-016-8813-y#Tab1
  60. Seroma in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27018665
  61. Severe manifestation of autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (Shoenfeld’s Syndrome):  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27412294
  62. Hypercalcemia as a consequence of modern cosmetic treatment with liquid silicone:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3560594
  63. The Dark Side of Breast Implants by Frank Vasey: http://www.nyjsm.com/Medicine/Rheumatology/Silicone_Syndrome_Frank_Vasey_MD.cfm

THE NEW GENERATION OF IMPLANTS ARE NOT SAFER

Manufacturers and plastic surgeons have a long, erroneous history of insisting each new generation of breast implants are safer than previous generations of implants.  In the beginning of breast augmentation history,  plastic surgeons were injecting silicone which caused death to many ladies.  Then came the liquid silicone breast implants which ruptured and caused broad illness and death to many ladies and resulted in lawsuits against Dow.  Then plastic surgeons promoted saline as the new safe breast implant but now we know saline are like dirty aquariums in our chest due to faulty valves allowing colonization with toxic mold and other microorganisms.  Now recently, plastic surgeons are saying the cohesive gel/gummy bear breast implants are the new safe breast implant however, again, this is a complete lie.   Cohesive gel are by far the worst implants that have ever been manufactured because they use very aggressive chemicals and heavy metals to make the silicone gel cohesive which are toxic to us. Breast implants and the silicone they are made of have  not improved over the years, they have become more deadly.   Here is a link explaining just that, written by a scientist and doctor, Dr. Pierre Blais, who studies the safety and ill affects of breast implants:

http://implantawareness.com/agrowing-concern/cohesive-gel/

Since 2013, I have been hearing from thousands of ladies who were just implanted and are having immediate, serious health consequences from their silicone implants. There seems to be a very toxic chemical concoction laden with heavy metals on the exterior of these new implants which is causing immediate SYMPTOMS in women.

SILICONE TOXICITY

Instead of being told that silicone is an inert substance that does not react with body tissue, I wish I had been told the truth which is silicone is made up of approximately 40 known toxic chemicals and heavy metals.  Plastic surgeons don’t talk about the ingredients in silicone and that silicone will react with your body because nobody would buy implants if they knew the truth.   Here are some of the approximate 40 known toxic chemicals in silicone:

Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Cyclobexanone, Isopropyl Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol, Acetone, Urethane, Poly Vinyl Chloride, Lacquer Thinner, Ethyl Acetate, Epoxy Resin, Epoxy Hardener, Amine, Printing Ink, Toluene, Freon, Silica, Flux, Solder, Chlorplantinic Acid, Metal Cleaning Acid, Formaldehyde, Talcum Powder, Chlorplatinic Acid, Metal Cleaning Acid, Formaldehyde, Talcum Powder, Color Pigment Printers Ink, Oakite, Cyanoacyrylates, Ethylene Oxide, Carob Black, Xylene, Hexone, Benzene, Hexanone, Thixon-OSN-2, Rubber, Acid Stearic, Zinc Oxide, Naptha, Phenol, Methylene Chloride, Platinum Salts, Platinum, Tin and other heavy metals

If you wiki each of these above chemicals you will see that they are defined as as cytotoxic, neurotoxic, carcinogenic and harsh irritants to live tissues causing inflammation.  Can you believe that chemical companies making breast implants from these toxic chemicals could ever believe they should be implanted in humans and that plastic surgeons are promoting these toxic bags as safe?

The manufactures of breast implants do not disclose what is in the implants and the chemicals vary from batch to batch even for the same brand of implants.  The manufacturers and plastic surgeons also don’t tell you that implants sweat and bleed microscopically from the first day of implantation and that this process increases over time as the implant shells degrade in your body.   Most implant shells are very degraded and substantially leaking toxic silicone by six to eight years and many rupture even earlier.  Cohesive gel rupture too, we have seen many photos of cohesive gel breast implants ruptured within a few years.

Here is a video of breast implants being removed (not necessarily properly) which shows how the silicone gel bleeds through the shell of the breast implant and can be felt as a slick coating on the implant and thus poisons us even though the implants are still intact and do not appear ruptured:

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