Breast Implants Linked to
Systemic Symptoms, Autoimmune and Cancers

On May 2 2019 the FDA issued a statement acknowledging breast implant illness and 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.

350,000 Breast Implant Incidents Hidden

In November 2018, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) broke out its 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 FDA Kept  Hundreds of Thousands of Breast Implant Incidents Hidden From Public.   

What Doctors and the FDA
Aren’t Telling You About Breast Implants

Cohesive Gel Implants are not Safer

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/gummy bear) 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 history,  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 can mold.  Since 2005, plastic surgeons have been promoting cohesive gel/gummy bear breast implants as the new safe breast implant however, again, this is not true and cohesive gel seem to be the most chemically aggressive implants laden with heavy metals which are used 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 shows they are not exactly cohesive in the human body.

Silicone Toxicity and Silicone Gel Bleed

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 that 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 as cytotoxic, neurotoxic, carcinogenic and harsh irritants to live tissues causing inflammation. Here are some of the known ingredients in 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

How Silicone Bleeds Through
the Shell of the Breast Implant

How Silicone Bleeds Through the Shell of the Breast Implant

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.

Case Reports of Negative Health Effects of Breast Implants

Case Reports of Negative
Health Effects of Breast Implants

  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
  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, human monocytic ehrlichiosis and Ehrlichia ewingii ehrlichiosis
  31. Importance of histological analysis of seroma fluid
  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. TILT – Toxicity Syndrome Introduced by Metals and Chemicals including Breast Implants
  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

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  1. Having my mentor gel implants removed on 20th November as all kinds of awful symptoms. Toxic chemicals leach out of the silicone and no wonder I have symptoms. Will be glad they are gone and I can go to a mastectomy shop for something unharmful. I hope my surgeon uses your laser like instrument – looks safer than a scalpel.

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