On May 2 2019 the FDA issued a statement acknowledging breast implant illness and some of the the systemic symptoms caused by silicone.  Prior on February 2019, the FDA issued letters to health care providers regarding the association of breast implants and BIA-ALCL cancer.  In December 2018  French, European and Canadian authorities announced the removal of textured breast implants from their markets because they are linked to BIA-ALCL cancer.

In September 2018 the largest study ever published of silicone breast implants shows silicone breast implants are associated with an increased risk of autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, stillbirths and melanoma cancers.  Additionally, another study published October 2018 found an association between having silicone breast implants and a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with various autoimmune/rheumatic disorders such as sarcoidosis, systemic sclerosis and Sjogren’s syndrome.  The evidence of breast implant illness and the negative health consequences of breast implants continues to come to light.

For more information on BIA-ALCL symptoms and detection please go here  BIA-ALCL BREAST IMPLANT ASSOCIATED LYMPHOMA.


In November 2018 the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) broke out it’s global examination of medical device failures in IMPLANT FILES and specifically their investigative story Breast Implants Injuries Kept Hidden As New Health Threats Surface by Sasha Chavkin which details how our adverse event reports regarding breast implant injuries were hidden.  After ICIJ’s Implant Files were released, the FDA, Health Canada and other international regulatory bodies came under scrutiny regarding medical devices including breast implants and consequently the FDA announced safety discussions regarding breast implants.  On the eve of the safety discussions, it was revealed by the FDA that the FDA Kept  Hundreds of Thousands of Breast Implant Incidents Hidden From Public.  We are now awaiting the outcome of the safety discussions hoping the FDA will remove textured implants from the market and develop proper Informed Consent for anyone considering breast implants so they are well aware of the true risks and negative health affects of breast implants.  


In addition to the above recent studies, we accumulated several medical papers and case reports from medical libraries detailing the negative health consequences of breast implants including endocrine disruption and immune dysfunction:

  1. Sclerodermalike esophageal disease in children breast-fed by mothers with silicone breast implants:
  2. Immune functional impairment in patients with clinical abnormalities and silicone breast implants:
  3. Suppressed natural killer cell activity in patients with silicone breast implants: reversal upon explantation:
  4. Silicone-induced modulation of natural killer cell activity:
  5. An association of silicone-gel breast implant rupture and fibromyalgia:
  6. Antibody to silicone and native macromolecules in women with silicone breast implants:
  7. Cellular immune reactivities in women with silicone breast implants: a preliminary investigation:
  8. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a systematic review:
  9. Silicone breast implant rupture presenting as bilateral leg nodules:
  10. Intrapulmonary and cutaneous siliconomas after silent silicone breast implant failure:
  11. Silicon granuloma mimicking lung cancer:
  12. Neck lymphadenitis due to silicone granuloma:
  13. Silicone Toxicology:
  14. Locoregional silicone spread after high cohesive gel silicone implant rupture:
  15. Silicon granulomas and dermatomyositis like changes associated with chronic eyelid edema:
  16. Demonstration of silicon in the sites of connective-tissue disease in patients with silicone gel breast implant:
  17. Systemic sclerosis after augmentation with silicone breast implants:
  18. Human adjuvant disease following augmentation mammoplasty:
  19. Increase urinary NO3(-) + NO2- and neopterin excretion in children breast fed by mothers with silicone breast implants: evidence for macrophage activation:
  20. Espophageal dysmotility in children breast-fed by mother with silicone breast implants. Long term followup and response to treatment:
  21. Silicone gel breast implant rupture, extracapsular silicone, and health status:
  22. Microscopic Polyangiitis following silicone exposure from breast implants:
  23. Left unilateral breast autoinflation:
  24. The semi-permeability of silicone: a saline-filled breast implant with Aspergillus flavus (fungus):
  25. Paecilomyces variotii contamination in the lumen of a saline filled breast implant:
  26. Microbial growth inside saline filled breast implants:
  27. Detection of subclinical infection in significant breast implant capsules:
  28. Infections in breast implants:
  29. Vertical Transmission of Babesiosis Microti:
  30. Current management of human granulocytic anaplasmosis:
  31. Importance of histological analysis of seroma fluid to check for ALCL:
  32. Promotion of variant human mammary epithelial cell outgrowth by ionizing radiation: an agent-based model supported by in vitro studies:
  33. Implant infection after augmentation mammaplasty: a review of the literature and report of a multidrug-resistant Candida albicans infection:
  34. Stimulation of T lymphocytes by silica after use of silicone mammary implants:
  35. Severe Asia Syndrome associated with lymph node, thoracic and pulmonary penetration by silicone:
  36. Rupture and intrapleural migration of Cohesive Silicone Gel Implant:
  37. Lipogranulomatosis and hypersplenism induced by ruptured silicone breast implants:
  38. The spectrum of ASIA: ‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants:
  39. Intrapulmonary and cutaneous siliconomas after silent silicone breast implant failure:
  40. Silicone breast implant rupture presenting as bilateral leg nodules:
  41. Microbial Growth Inside Saline Implants:
  42. Endocrine activity of persistent organic pollutants accumulated in human silicone implants–Dosing in vitro assays by partitioning from silicone:
  43. Residual silicone detection using mri following previous breast implant removal: Case reports:
  44. Complications related to retained breast implant capsules:
  45. A controlled comparison of symptoms and chemical intolerances by implant recipients: 
  46. Silicone breast implants and autoimmunity: causation, association, or myth:
  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:
  48. Anti-collagen autoantibodies are found in women with silicone breast implants:
  49. Silicone Review:
  50. Silicone breast implant associated musculoskeletal manifestations:
  51. Silicone breast prosthesis and rheumatoid arthritis: a new systemic disease: siliconosis. A case report and critical review of the literature:
  52. Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a case report and reconstructive option:
  53. Radiological trap and oncological precautions in a patient who has undergone a permanent withdrawal of PIP breast implants:
  54. Late massive breast implant seroma in postpartum:
  55. Late seroma during pregnancy, a rare complication in prosthetic breast augmentation a case report:
  56. Talc deposition in skin and tissues surrounding silicone gel-containing prosthetic devices:
  57. Silicone breast implants, autoimmunity and the gut:
  58. Silicone breast implant-induced lymphadenopathy: 18 Cases:
  59. Is explantation of silicone breast implants useful in patients with complaints:
  60. Seroma in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction:
  61. Severe manifestation of autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (Shoenfeld’s Syndrome):
  62. Hypercalcemia as a consequence of modern cosmetic treatment with liquid silicone:
  63. The Dark Side of Breast Implants by Frank Vasey:


Many women ask us, are there any safe breast implants?  The answer is no, there are no safe breast implants, all kinds of breast implants (saline, silicone and cohesive gel) cause symptoms and breast implant illness.  Manufacturers and plastic surgeons have a long, erroneous history of insisting each new generation of breast implants are safer than previous generations.  In the beginning of breast augmentation, doctors were injecting silicone which caused death to women.  Then came the runny silicone breast implants which leaked,  ruptured and caused broad illness resulting in lawsuits and the bankruptcy of Dow Chemical.  Then plastic surgeons promoted saline as the new safe breast implant but now we know saline cause symptoms too and mold.  Since 2004, plastic surgeons have been promoting cohesive gel breast implants (sometimes called gummy bears) as the new safe breast implant however, again, this is not true and cohesive gel seem to be the most chemically aggressive implants yet laden with even more heavy metals in order to make the silicone cohesive and these aggressive chemicals and heavy metals are causing profound illness much earlier than previous implants.  In addition, we have several photos of ruptured and leaking cohesive gel implants which clearly show they are not exactly cohesive in the human body.


Instead of being told the lie that silicone is an inert and biologically inactive substance, we wish we had been told the truth which is silicone is made up of approximately 40 toxic chemicals and an array of heavy metals which will damage your health and silicone bleeds through the shell microscopically from early on.  The ingredients of silicone were revealed in the Dow Chemical Breast Implant Trial and although they tried to cover it up after the fact, it has become public knowledge and both the ingredients of silicone and the coverup are described in the book Breast Implants and the D.I.R.T. Committee by Gail Hamilton .  Plastic surgeons don’t talk about the ingredients in silicone because nobody would buy implants if they knew the toxic chemicals and heavy metals in them.  If you wiki each of the chemicals in silicone you will see that they are defined as endocrine disruptors, cytotoxic, neurotoxic, carcinogenic and harsh irritants to live tissues causing inflammation.  Here are some of the known ingredients in silicone and breast implants:

  • Methyl ethyl ketone (neurotoxin)
  • Cyclohexanone (neurotoxin)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Acetone (used in nail polish remover and is a neurotoxin)
  • Urethane
  • Polyvinyl chloride (neurotoxin)
  • Amine
  • Toulene
  • Dicholormethane (carcinogen)
  • Chloromethane
  • Ethyl acetate (neurotoxin)
  • Silicone
  • Sodium fluoride
  • Lead Based Solder
  • Formaldehyde
  • Talcum powder
  • Oakite (cleaning solvent)
  • Methyl 2- Cynanoacrylates
  • Ethylene Oxide (Carcinogen)
  • Xylene (neurotoxin)
  • Hexon
  • 2-Hedanone
  • Thixon-OSN-2
  • Stearic Acid
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Naptha (rubber solvent)
  • Phenol (neurotoxin)
  • Benzene (carcinogen/neurotoxin)
  • Lacquer thinner
  • Epoxy resin
  • Epoxy hardener
  • Printing Ink
  • Metal cleaning acid
  • Colour pigments as release agents
  • Heavy metals such as aluminium (neurotoxin linked to Alzheimer’s and auto immune disorders)
  • Platinium
  • Silica

Here is a video of demonstrating how silicone 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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