BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY

RECENT STUDIES SHOW BREAST IMPLANTS LINKED TO AUTOIMMUNE AND OTHER DISEASES

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 and stillbirths and melanoma cancers.  Additionally, another study published October 16, 2018, also 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.

Even more serious than autoimmune diseases, in March 2017, the FDA issued a warning confirming that textured breast implants are linked to BIA-ALCL cancer which is not breast cancer but rather a cancer of the immune system.  For information on BIA-ALCL symptoms and detection please go here to BIA-ALCL BREAST IMPLANT ASSOCIATED LYMPHOMA.

In addition to the above recent studies, we have accumulated several medical papers and medical 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:  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:  https://www.nyjsm.com/Medicine/Rheumatology/Silicone_Syndrome_Frank_Vasey_MD.cfm

THE NEW GENERATION OF 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 agressive 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 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

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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