This site was created because it is the information I wished was concisely available to me while identifying and recovering from my own long term breast implant illness. Experience is the foundation of wisdom and may the words of this site benefit you. Please be advised I am not a medical or legal professional and this website is in no way medical or legal advice (please see LEGAL for complete website disclaimer information). It does not take a medical degree to understand that two large bags of toxic chemicals implanted in the chest leaking over crucial organs and glands will cause profound illness in our bodies. Please be advised that this website is protected under copyright law. It cannot be copied, distributed or exhibited in whole or part without permission.
The focus of this website is not about proving how unsafe breast implants are but rest assured all the information and more than you want to know including the science is here in BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY . Unfortunately, no matter how much information comes to light about the negative health consequences of breast implants, manufacturers and plastic surgeons are still peddling breasts implants as safe. There will be many cases of breast implant illness in the future.
The focus of this website is on the timely identification of breast implant illness and then guiding you toward steps whereby you can hopefully recover your health. The body, when treated well, has an amazing healing and regenerative capacity. Trust in your body’s ability to heal.
It is not a matter of if you will get sick, it is a matter of when you will get sick, as breast implants cause endocrine disruption and immune system dysfunction and steadily deteriorate in your body from the first day of implantation and silicone particles, toxic and carcinogenic chemicals and heavy metals in the silicone damage your body glands, organs and good health processes. All types of breast implants cause illness, none are safe and especially not the cohesive gel implants which contain very aggressive chemicals and heavy metals. How do breast implants cause illness? What is silicone toxicity? What are the symptoms of breast implant illness? Please see BREAST IMPLANT SYMPTOMS . I had many of these symptoms and women who have breast implant illness have these types of symptoms and perhaps others depending on the progression of the illness and the type of implants they have.
Unfortunately, you will not get help identifying breast implant illness from your doctor and especially not from your plastic surgeon. This illness is not acknowledged by the medical community yet. In fact, the medical community clings to the false belief that silicone and breast implants are safe. Your plastic surgeon may even deny breast implants cause illness or refute your symptoms in order to avoid liability. Mine did. Plastic surgery is big business built on silicone and breast implants are their greatest source of revenue. Plastic surgeons will refuse to admit that breast implants are unsafe and will actively refute the truth in order to protect their cash cow.
Many women suffering from breast implant illness are misdiagnosed with other diseases that have similar symptoms and have been repeatedly told their breast implants are not causing their symptoms. Some women will go on to develop serious diseases and may even die because their breast implants are not removed in time. Don’t waste your precious time on misdiagnoses. Time is of the essence to your health. You know what is right for you. Your body is telling you that the implants and the toxic chemicals in silicone are poisoning you. Trust your inner wisdom.
After identification of symptoms of breast implant illness, the next and most important step is timely and proper Explantation (removal). Check out EXPLANT which goes into details you need to know about what a proper explant means. Proper removal of your breast implants as quickly as possible is the most important step to your recovery. Breast implants should be removed En Bloc (in a manner that prevents contamination to you) and with a Total Capsulectomy (remove all capsule tissue). You may hear differently from your plastic surgeon. He may attempt to talk you out of removal and instead suggest replacement or a different kind of implant because he wants to make more money. He may delay or refuse booking a removal. Mine delayed and refused to remove my implants. He may tell you that a Total Capsulectomy is not necessary. My plastic surgeon said this. Do not believe this, in fact, we suggest not going to your original plastic surgeon for removal unless he readily acknowledges breast implant illness, silicone toxicity and insists on a En Bloc/Total Capsulectomy explant and is experienced at removing breast implants En Bloc. Here is a list of world wide plastic surgeons which are known to explant breast implants properly EXPLANT SURGEONS.
After proper explantation of breast implants, the next step is a clean, nourishing diet that supports detoxification of chemicals and heavy metals and elimination of bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites in your body. Because breast implants significantly impair the endocrine and immune system certain opportunistic organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites can take hold and without elimination of the overgrowth of these organisms many women will continue to have symptoms after explantation. Please see DETOXIFICATION for steps and suggestions to assist your detoxification process.
Thousands of ladies have breast implant illness and as such we created a Facebook support group Breast Implant Illness and Healing By Nicole where you can chat with 40,000 other ladies who have been through the same symptoms, finding a surgeon, surgery, recovery, detoxification and healing. Or you can click the Facebook button at the end of any page of this website which will also take you directly to the support group.
Under RESOURCES we have compiled other supports and information which will assist and contribute to healing breast implant illness. Step by step you can heal.
Due to so many women getting sick, once again, from silicone and saline breast implants litigation is picking up, please go here to BREAST IMPLANT LAWSUITS to join lawsuits which are being filed against implant manufacturers such as Mentor Worldwide LLC due to illness caused by silicone and saline breast implants.
In March 2017, the FDA finally issued a warning confirming that breast implants cause BIA-ALCL cancer which is not breast cancer but rather a cancer of the immune system. For important information on BIA-ALCL symptoms and detection please go here to BIA-ALCL BREAST IMPLANT ASSOCIATED LYMPHOMA.
Contrary to the current misconceptions about ease and safety of breast feeding with breast implants please go here to BREAST FEEDING WITH IMPLANTS which shows implants are impractical and destructive for mother and child in regard to breast feeding.
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